It includes kitchen and parlour, generally; but I believe at Wuthering Heights the kitchen is forced to retreat altogether into another quarter: at least I distinguished a chatter of tongues, and a clatter of culinary utensils, deep within; and I observed no signs of roasting, boiling, or baking, about the huge fireplace; nor any glitter of copper saucepans and tin cullenders on the walls.
At least, I would not keep my doors barred in the day-time.
Catherine's library was select, and its state of dilapidation proved it to have been well used, though not altogether for a legitimate purpose: scarcely one chapter had escaped, a pen-and-ink commentary--at least the appearance of one--covering every morsel of blank that the printer had left.
It was well he did, for the whole hill-back was one billowy, white ocean; the swells and falls not indicating corresponding rises and depressions in the ground: many pits, at least, were filled to a level; and entire ranges of mounds, the refuse of the quarries, blotted from the chart which my yesterday's walk left pictured in my mind.
The curate might set as many chapters as he pleased for Catherine to get by heart, and Joseph might thrash Heathcliff till his arm ached; they forgot everything the minute they were together again: at least the minute they had contrived some naughty plan of revenge; and many a time I've cried to myself to watch them growing more reckless daily, and I not daring to speak a syllable, for fear of losing the small power I still retained over the unfriended creatures.
'I did not mean to laugh at you,' she said; 'I could not hinder myself: Heathcliff, shake hands at least!
I prognosticate for myself an obstinate cold, at least.'
Edgar must shake off his antipathy, and tolerate him, at least.
He guesses we shouldn't wait for him till this late hour: at least, he guesses that only Mr. Hindley would be up; and he'd rather avoid having the door opened by the master.'
Its occupants had recommenced their angry discussion: Mrs. Linton, at least, was scolding with renewed vigour; Heathcliff had moved to the window, and hung his head, somewhat cowed by her violent rating apparently.
I made up my mind for broken bones, at least; but she only glared about her for an instant, and then rushed from the room.
That's her account, at least: for she flew off in the height of it, and locked herself up.
He is clearly on the verge of madness: he was so last night at least.
I must confess, that if I had been in the young lady's place, I would, at least, have swept the hearth, and wiped the tables with a duster.
At least, I suppose the weeping was on both sides; as it seemed Heathcliff could weep on a great occasion like this.
He was there--at least, a few yards further in the park; leant against an old ash-tree, his hat off, and his hair soaked with the dew that had gathered on the budded branches, and fell pattering round him.
Linton spent his days and nights there, a sleepless guardian; and--a circumstance concealed from all but me--Heathcliff spent his nights, at least, outside, equally a stranger to repose.
'I guessed he uttered those words, at least, though his voice was hardly intelligible.
But you'll not want to hear my moralising, Mr. Lockwood; you'll judge, as well as I can, all these things: at least, you'll think you will, and that's the same.
And don't harass him much by talking: let him be quiet this evening, at least, will you?'
Cathy had been caught in the fact of plundering, or, at least, hunting out the nests of the grouse.
You are the one to be blamed: he is willing to let us be friends, at least; Linton and I; and you are not.'
He makes them a little more attentive at least,' he cried.
'Let me alone, at least,' said he; 'I can't bear your talking.'
At least, it was praiseworthy ambition for him to desire to be as accomplished as Linton; and probably he did not learn merely to show off: you had made him ashamed of his ignorance before, I have no doubt; and he wished to remedy it and please you.
On the third day I took courage: at least, I couldn't bear longer suspense, and stole off once more.
Though he had set aside yearly a portion of his income for my young lady's fortune, he had a natural desire that she might retain--or at least return in a short time to--the house of her ancestors; and he considered her only prospect of doing that was by a union with his heir; he had no idea that the latter was failing almost as fast as himself; nor had any one, I believe: no doctor visited the Heights, and no one saw Master Heathcliff to make report of his condition among us.
He glanced fearfully towards the Heights, begging she would remain another half-hour, at least.
He cursed you, I dare say, for coming into the world (I did, at least); and it would just do if he cursed you as he went out of it.
Very young he looked: though his actual age was thirty-nine, one would have called him ten years younger, at least.
We had just agreed the best destiny which could await Catherine would be a permission to continue resident at the Grange; at least during Linton's life: he being allowed to join her there, and I to remain as housekeeper.
The task was done, not free from further blunders; but the pupil claimed a reward, and received at least five kisses; which, however, he generously returned.
At least, have a drink of our old ale; it will do you good: you seem weary.'
And whatever it was, it communicated, apparently, both pleasure and pain in exquisite extremes: at least the anguished, yet raptured, expression of his countenance suggested that idea.
In fact, the grey cub was not given to thinking--at least, to the kind of thinking customary of men.
No two ropes were of the same length, while the difference in length between any two ropes was at least that of a dog's body.
There were no more animals with which to fight--at least, there was none considered worthy of fighting with him.
Or at least White Fang thought he was deserted, until he smelled out the master's canvas clothes-bags alongside of him, and proceeded to mount guard over them.
If not amity, at least neutrality must obtain.
"Three broken ribs, one at least of which has pierced the lungs.
On top of all that, I believe that releasing at least one novel for free will bring my work to many readers who wouldn't otherwise be familiar with my work.
Or, at least, that was how it usually went.
At least this way, perhaps they will wait until an heir is born before the assault comes."
Or, at least, almost anything.
At least it was interesting.
Better that someone, at least, be allowed to return home.
Or, at least, that was what his priests told him.
At least, that was what Lightsong had heard.
The change would be noticeable to normal people and blatantly obvious to those of at least the First Heightening.
At least politics doesn't make you march about on an empty stomach-unless you count the nausea I feel every time I have to deal with someone trying to pull me into their political faction."