'This is nothing,' cried she: 'I was only going to say that heaven did not seem to be my home; and I broke my heart with weeping to come back to earth; and the angels were so angry that they flung me out into the middle of the heath on the top of Wuthering Heights; where I woke sobbing for joy.
I distinguished Mr. Heathcliff's step, restlessly measuring the floor, and he frequently broke the silence by a deep inspiration, resembling a groan.
'And I pray that he may break your neck: take him, and be damned, you beggarly interloper!
He had done no wrong, broken no law, yet here was this boy preparing to give him a beating.
"Tell me what apology I can make to Mr. Fairlie for breaking my engagement," I said.
The Reverend Bute Crawley, her husband, riding home one night, fell with his horse and broke his collar-bone.
Vasher kicked out, breaking a leg, but one man pulled Vasher's cloak off with a lucky twist.
Shall I break the seal?'
Dearest Miss Briggs, break the news as your delicate sympathy will know how to do it--to my dear, my beloved friend and benefactress.
Still Captain Culler broke a window in the Kildare street club with a slog to square leg.
Legree blustered and swore, and threatened to break down the door; but apparently thought better of it, and walked uneasily into the sitting-room.
I was sure you wouldn't break your word, and I'll make you promise again, before you go."
You know that she never broke a promise in her life--you know that she entered on this engagement at the beginning of her father's fatal illness, and that he spoke hopefully and happily of her marriage to Sir Percival Glyde on his deathbed."
Amelia stood scared and silent as William thus suddenly broke the chain by which she held him and declared his independence and superiority.
Whisperings added that a man was found who should break from off the necks of the tribes the hateful yoke of Egypt.
would it degrade me as much as to break my faith with the helpless?
He has broken the rules in some fashion.
By three, people were being trampled and crushed even in Bishopsgate Street, a couple of hundred yards or more from Liverpool Street station; revolvers were fired, people stabbed, and the policemen who had been sent to direct the traffic, exhausted and infuriated, were breaking the heads of the people they were called out to protect.
01:017:014 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
I told them I intended by no means to encourage their tricks: but as the prisoner had never broken his fast since yesterday's dinner, I would wink at his cheating Mr. Hindley that once.
Take me in straight or I'll break your arm."
She could not break her vow.
“Lord bless ye, Tom, ye needn’t break all the glasses!”
On the other hand, she housed and sheltered Mrs. Posky, who fled from her bungalow one night, pursued by her infuriate husband, wielding his second brandy bottle, and actually carried Posky through the delirium tremens and broke him of the habit of drinking, which had grown upon that officer, as all evil habits will grow upon men.
Possibly Beauty Smith, arch-fiend and tormentor, was capable of breaking White Fang's spirit, but as yet there were no signs of his succeeding.
How dare you, sir, break the bottle?"
k brown hair, and was quite skilled at breaking things.
"Brothers will wage war against one another and become each other's murderers, and sisters' children will break the bonds of blood."
He took a reel of dental floss from his waistcoat pocket and, breaking off a piece, twanged it smartly between two and two of his resonant unwashed teeth.
It does great credit, not only to you, but to your instructors, who have so broken down the walls that seemed to shut you in that now your outlook seems more bright and cheerful than that of many seeing and hearing children.
—Now touching a cup of coffee, Mr Bloom ventured to plausibly suggest to break the ice, it occurs to me you ought to sample something in the shape of solid food, say, a roll of some description.
"Your majesty," Yarda said, "they are waiting for us to break the treaty as an excuse to attack.
I would rather sit in the open air, for no dust gathers on the grass, unless where man has broken ground.
So the sailer from time to time blazed the route by breaking branches in a manner easily recognizable.
Apparently, however, he did not dare to move without the Khalifa's permission; for his letters, as late as the 20th, show that he had not broken his camp, and was still asking the Emir for information as to the doings of the 'Turks.'
Nothing had been done to break the growing power of Zangi's son, Noureddin, the uncle and predecessor of the great Saladin.
"Don't be angry and break the furniture, Major Dobbin.
Be a man, Jos: break off this disreputable connection.
Now, there was Tom Loker, my old partner, down in Natchez; he was a clever fellow, Tom was, only the very devil with niggers,—on principle ’t was, you see, for a better hearted feller never broke bread; ’t was his system, sir.
Alfred was greatly exasperated; but I told him that it was his own fault, and laid him any wager that I could break the man; and finally it was agreed that, if I caught him, I should have him to experiment on.
He had some trouble in breaking the eggs—or rather not so much trouble in breaking them exactly as in getting them into the frying-pan when broken, and keeping them off his trousers, and preventing them from running up his sleeve; but he fixed some half-a-dozen into the pan at last, and then squatted down by the side of the stove and chivied them about with a fork.
Would you be asking me to break my oath?"
"Evil are the punishments of those who break the Law.
Until this dauntless worldling came in and broke the spell, and lifted the latch, we too have forborne to enter into that sad chamber.
All four, besides, immediately broke off their conversation.
I will not tell the needless trouble I had breaking into that house--afterwards I found the front door was on the latch--nor how I ransacked every room for food, until just on the verge of despair, in what seemed to me to be a servant's bedroom, I found a rat-gnawed crust and two tins of pineapple.
The door of my cabinet is then to be forced: and you are to go in alone; to open the glazed press (letter E) on the left hand, breaking the lock if it be shut; and to draw out, with all its contents as they stand, the fourth drawer from the top or (which is the same thing) the third from the bottom.
They pleasantly break the monotony of the pull.
You wouldn’t think there was anyone living at this time of day who had such a hatred of Napoleon the First that he would break any image of him that he could see.”
The note of banishment, banishment from the heart, banishment from home, sounds uninterruptedly from The Two Gentlemen of Verona onward till Prospero breaks his staff, buries it certain fathoms in the earth and drowns his book.