Evadne turned her head away and clenched her hands tightly as the flood of bitter-sweet memories threatened to engulf her.
Clenching his fists and with the boxer's attitude, Pen aimed two swift blows at Darrin.
He clenched his teeth in bitter agony, but spoke not a single word.
But that day, rather, I clenched my nails over an inward wound: For that a something manlier than my years-- Look, bearing, what-not--by the Duke not miss'd, Condemned me to promotion: I must bide At home, command the Guard! '
He clenched his fingers and his lower lip came forward by the fraction of an inch.
Eleanora's intrigue with Don Piero clenched the matter of her cohabitation with her husband.
I remember Scott by Highland streams trying to rouse me by maintaining that haggis is boiled bagpipes; Henley in dispute as to whether, say, Turgenieff or Tolstoi could hang the other on his watch-chain; he sometimes clenched the argument by casting his crutch at you; Stevenson responded in the same gay spirit by giving that crutch to John Silver; you remember with what adequate results.
For you must let me clench this God's truth into your minds; that you stand now in your last lot, in the end of your days when the Son of Man cometh again.
Then to his dying son the Champion turned, Remorse more deep within his bosom burned; A burst of frenzy fired his throbbing brain; He clenched his sword, but found his fury vain; The Persian Chiefs the desperate act represt, And tried to calm the tumult in his breast: Thus Gudarz spoke--"Alas!
Peter clenched his jaws, his nostrils spread in his effort stoically to bottle up his grief and remorse, like a white man; in an effort to keep from howling his agony aloud, like a negro.
Solon, royally promising a purse of gold to take him on his way, clenched the winning of a neat and bloodless victory.
Then Mark made fists and clenched a few times as if massaging his fingers.
As soon as they were up at the houses of the capital, there and then the enemy, collecting all together in one strong body, fought valiantly, and hurled their javelins, or else clenched their long stout spears, almost too heavy for a man to wield, and did their best to ward off the attack at close quarters.
These considerations had clenched the bookbinder's resolution, and this was now the third day of Jean's ushership.
He spoke jeeringly and clenched a pair of palsied fists. "
Sometimes, in following up a watercourse among our hills, in the early spring, one comes to a weird and desolate place, where one huge wild grapevine has wreathed its ragged arms around a whole thicket and brought it to the ground,--swarming to the tops of hemlocks, clenching a dozen young maples at once and tugging them downward, stretching its wizard black length across the underbrush, into the earth and out again, wrenching up great stones in its blind, aimless struggle.
His teeth clenched a little as if in pain, and then he feared the enchantment would soon pass away; but the music preserved it longer than he had expected, and it might have lasted still longer if he had not become aware that someone was standing in the doorway.
and clenching his lips hard, he waited for the doctor to commence the operation of setting his arm.
Then, clenching his jaws grimly, again he stood up, and this time succeeded in reaching the heavy door.
Give but scope To this her huge capacity for sainthood-- Set her, a burning and a shining light To all your people--Such a sacrifice, Such loan to God of your own flesh and blood, Will silence envious tongues, and prove you wise For the next world as for this; will clear your name From calumnies which argue worldliness; Buy of itself the joys of paradise; And clench your lordship's interest with the pontiff.
But Carew scowled and showed his teeth, and clenched his poniard-hilt so fiercely that the commoners fell away and let them down.
A little later, when delight and a more tempered feeling permitted examination, a lock of human hair was discovered entangled in the teeth of the dog, and the following week the bodies of Baptiste and the peasant of Berne were found still clenched in the desperate death-gripe, washed upon the shores of Vaud.
But when I grew to be a man "--he clenched his teeth--"by God!
But the guest stood pale and quivered, where the red flames roofward rose, And he clenched the brimming goblet in his fingers, fierce and close, Then he spake: "All hail, Earl Sigurd, mightiest of the Norsemen, hail!
She clenched the window-frame, she clasped her heaving side.
She cast herself down upon the side of the bed and clenched her hands in the fierceness of despair and--decision.
At night a negro string-band played for the white excursionists to dance, and Cissie would sit, with glowing eyes, clenching Peter's hand, every fiber of her asway to the music, and it seemed as if her heart would go mad.
Then, God forgive my youth; forgive my careless tongue; I scoffed, as the chill chains on the damp flagstones rung: "Confined in triple walls, art thou so much to fear, That we must bind thee down and clench thy fetters here?"
Her white fingers clenched, her arms thrown back, her breast panting beneath the lace, her proud face looking defiance into his--no one but a prince could have braved this princess.
Merriwell stood over Harris, his hands clenched his eyes gleaming.
And then his recognition of Bernstein's nefarious handiwork had clenched her conviction.
This clenched our conversation; and my gentleman, with a face half wise, half in scorn, troubled us with no more conversation, scientific or philosophical, for the remainder of the journey.
"Then," said the old man, clenching his hands, "the child and I are lost.
'Twas a mass of ice, where an old man stood On his frozen float; while his shrivelled hand Had clenched, as a staff by which to stand, A whitened branch that the blast had broke From the lifeless trunk of an aged oak.
The violence of her weeping shook her hair down on her shoulders, and her hands, clenching the arm of the sofa, pressed it away from her as if any contact were insufferable.
And even to me in those days she carried off the difficulties of her lot with a manner so plausible that it clenched my admiration if it did not win my belief.