It was a living man, swimming vigorously, sometimes disappearing to breathe at the surface, then instantly diving again.
And yet the keen air acted violently on my nervous system; sky, earth, all seemed to swim round, while the steeple rocked like a ship.
Moreover, it is to be noted that he does not swim naturally; he has to learn to swim, and that seems to point to a long-standing separation from rivers and lakes and the sea.
Meantime, Neb was swimming vigorously in a diagonal direction, against the current; his black shoulders were seen rising with each stroke.
He swam powerfully and was dragged ashore by Pete and Hans at the very point where swimming ceased to be possible and destruction began.
And shortly you can both swim and ride.
He was on the top of a wave, swimming bravely; and the very forces of the universe conspired to land him on an episcopal throne.
He swam eagerly towards it.
2 The impalpable sustenance of me from all things at all hours of the day, The simple, compact, well-join'd scheme, myself disintegrated, every one disintegrated yet part of the scheme, The similitudes of the past and those of the future, The glories strung like beads on my smallest sights and hearings, on the walk in the street and the passage over the river, The current rushing so swiftly and swimming with me far away, The others that are to follow me, the ties between me and them, The certainty of others, the life, love, sight, hearing of others.
As it came nearer, I saw it to be Magwitch, swimming, but not swimming freely.
Wei-Dong cast his healing spells at Lu while he swam back as fast as he could.
I shouted, swimming desperately toward the Abraham Lincoln.
In the water, their ideal element, I must say these animals swim wonderfully thanks to their flexible backbones, narrow pelvises, close-cropped hair, and webbed feet.
I taught him and a friend of his to swim at twice going into the river, and they soon became good swimmers.
Nobody will very readily regard a doctrine as true merely because it makes people happy or virtuous--excepting, perhaps, the amiable "Idealists," who are enthusiastic about the good, true, and beautiful, and let all kinds of motley, coarse, and good-natured desirabilities swim about promiscuously in their pond.
My head was swimming so wildly that I could not frame a coherent answer.
This fact may be compared with the other, that when you look directly into swift-moving water from a low bridge, the latter seems all of a sudden to be swimming rapidly up stream, though the water does not appear to stand still.
Then she threw herself on the floor and began to swim so energetically that some of us thought we should be kicked out of our chairs!
They were alive with a teeming horde of shapes swimming inward toward the town; and even at my vast distance and in my single moment of perception I could tell that the bobbing heads and flailing arms were alien and aberrant in a way scarcely to be expressed or consciously formulated.