"Boy--" he began, but something was the matter with his voice; he got no further.
Her enabled her to perceive that something was amiss.
Furthermore, the last born always desire to surpass what their predecessors have ventured: they think it a small thing to behave like them and do something that has been effected before, but determine that something original is the only thing worthy of them, because unexpected.
Two or three times we've 'ad words over one thing and another, and the last time I called 'im something that I can see now was a mistake.
The story of its chivalrous masters made no impression on his imagination--none that appears in his works--but it is not the less probable that the remembrance of the place itself occupied a deep niche in his bosom: for I have remarked, that he had a voluntary power of forgetfulness, which, on more than one occasion, struck me as singular: and I am led in consequence to think, that something unpleasant, connected with this quarrel, may have been the cause of his suppression of all direct allusion to the island.
Something the like of this, messire, is the love a woman beareth to a man, the which, until he hath felt it trembling in his heart, he hath not known the joy of living."
No one can read these volumes without seeing the disproportionate power which first impressions had with him; he was always ready to say that something, which had just happened or come before him, was the greatest or the most complete thing of its kind.
It is, of course, quite possible that the something which was done was a service which would not now be looked on as meriting reward.
"'It's nobbut a prass wi' himsel", poor lad,' thinks I. "But that wasn't it neither; for I sid something white come out o' t' water, by the gunwale, like a hand.
But if any will suppose, that in the foregoing examples something else than the interjection must be the antecedent term to the preposition or the conjunction, they may consider the expressions elliptical: though it must be confessed, that much of their vivacity will be lost, when the supposed ellipses are supplied: as, "O!
That something was Sahwah.
Perhaps that something was a distant train which came with a long trail of smoke across the distant marshlands.
I began assuring her at once that there was nothing the matter with me, and to laugh away her perturbation; but she only shook her head and said: "I have seen that something was amiss these last two days.
Something is puzzling Mukoki.
Something of the world-habit was about her, or world-wear, a professionalism that work had taught her, and a bit of humor now and then.
That something is the filing of a long point on the wire to enable the poking of the end of it through the draw plate so that it can be caught by the nippers.
So it is necessary that I make the figure of a young man, for my mother was not of these parts, but a woman of Ath Cliath, and so she put a geas upon me--" "Yes, yes, you had mentioned this geas, and I am wondering what sort of a something is this geas."
The only person he knew who had really worked hard to make something of himself was Spike Brennon.
Something was inside his collar, and he couldn't reach for it; there was a poignant itching between his shoulder blades, and this could receive no proper treatment.
* * * * * Something less successful perhaps for itself, though even more absorbing technically, is the volume containing the unfinished fragment of another HENRY JAMES novel, to be called The Sense of the Past (COLLINS).
But here, also, something is implicit which requires to be made explicit.
I surmise that this something must be the hull of a ship, and that we have run alongside.
Yet I suspected that something more than extravagance lay at the back of that seemingly wasteful act of tossing sapphires into an abyss, for there were in the depths of it those two dragons of gold of whom nothing seemed to be known.
Something more than thirty millions of pounds is probably the present average of importation: some allowance must be made for tea damaged and spoiled upon the passage.--See more on this subject, well worthy of perusal, in Mr. Ellis's Letters, Second Series, vol.
He looked a little troubled and anxious, and lifted his head once or twice with a sudden motion, like a dog who has misgivings that something is wrong out-doors.
When something was spoken which could not be pictured, and something pictured which could not be spoken, all went well; but mistakes were often made, and a word was used instead of a picture; and thence arose those monsters of symbolical mysticism, which are doubly an evil.
The "something" was Noureddin Ali very much something in his own opinion.
But we'll pass over the incident now as something of greater importance is to the fore.
And the something which told me this was a certain foreign air about that field of the dead as the eye rested on it, something un-northern, southern, and Oriental.
This intangible something is the subtile element that eludes our closest analysis; it is the germ of the immaterial principle according to which the new being is to develop.
And in the same kind of discussion, in which the question is what sort of thing something is, there arises another kind of way of arguing.
The unknown something which is supposed to have qualities, or in which these are supposed to inhere, is an unnecessary fiction of the imagination.
That something is nationality itself.
All I say is that, if we assume it possible, something like that would be our condition if we were treated by the dominant Power as we ourselves are treating other races which were powerful, wealthy, proud and, in their own estimation, highly civilised when we invaded or otherwise obtained the mastery over them.
Something has happened, and that something is History."
Something like this was the tale told by scores of wounded men, and it is little wonder that, sore with defeat and disappointment, and heart-sick at the loss which had been suffered, the feelings of the army found vent in deep grumblings at the generals who had sent out a handful of men to assault a fortress.
It is not improbable that something like this may be the State of the Soul after its first Separation, in respect of the Images it will receive from Matter; tho indeed the Ideas of Colours are so pleasing and beautiful in the Imagination, that it is possible the Soul will not be deprived of them, but perhaps find them excited by some other Occasional Cause, as they are at present by the different Impressions of the subtle Matter on the Organ of Sight.
And from the smile on her rosy lips, from the brightness of her dark eyes, from the gram of her carriage, from the chaste swelling of her bosom, from the folds of her dress which, blown by the morning breeze, revealed the harmonious outlines of her fairy leg, from all those inexpressible maiden charms, there breathed forth that something, for which there is no name in the language of men, but which accelerates the beating of the heart, which pours into the veins an unknown fluid, and bids us murmur low to the stranger who passes by, and whom perhaps we may never see again: "My life is thine, is thine!"
This, I suppose, or something like this, to have been the nature of it.
Something like this will be the disclosures that death will make.
Something of the same kind, and with something of the same effect, is Lord Byron's wonderful fertility of thought and facility of expression; and the Protean style of "Don Juan," instead of checking (as the fetters of rhythm generally do) his natural activity, not only gives him wider limits to range in, but even generates a more roving disposition.
The Something of Somebody" is, at present, the commonest bromidic form.
Something wrong in the chest' became henceforward the ordinary phrase in London society in referring to Hook's scrape.
"Henry," he said, "I feel all through me that somethin' terrible is comin'.
Something that seems quite new, or that seems insolently false or very dangerous, is the test of a reader.
So I didn't mind about the snow, for planning it all out, till all at once I looked up, and something slashed into my eyes and stung me,--it was sleet.
But something like the above must have been the Captain’s cogitations.
Something such is the welcome the men of the sea get from that shore which they serve.
Yes, Padre, there is something that impels them, and that something is the government itself.
And something there I'll do," is a well-known Massingerism, occurring everywhere in his plays.