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82 examples of  baulk  in sentences

82 examples of baulk in sentences

His love-making gave me a chance of defying my stepmother, and I rather enjoyed baulking her plans to keep Archie and me apart.

But after looking about him for an angry second or two, he flung down the rope of his sled, walked sulkily uphill, and kicked off his snow-shoes at the door of the cabin, all with the air of one who waits, but is not baulked of his purpose.

The superstitious feeling that only slumbers in most breasts, that Mother Nature is still a mysterious being, who has her favourites whom she guards, her born enemies whom she baulks, pursues, and finally overwhelms, the age-old childishness stirred pleasantly in both men, and in the younger came forth unabashed in speech: "I tell you the omens are good!

She knew full well that vain pride baulked his employment; and after many a struggle she prevailed upon him to become a letter-writer.

Crewe bit hard into his amber mouthpiece in vexation as he recalled the ostrich-like tactics of Inspector Chippenfield, who, having accepted Hill's story as genuine, had officially baulked all his efforts to see the man and question him about it.

What wonder that, feeling her power, feeling herself more than ever baulked of her rights, she cast her eyes abroad, and coveted the imperial and commercial supremacy of the world?

Yet though he tease and baulk your listening ear, He makes one useful point exceeding clear; Howe'er ingenious on his darling theme A sceptic in philosophy may seem, Reduced to practice, his beloved rule Would only prove him a consummate fool; Useless in him alike both brain and speech, Fate having placed all truth above his reach; His ambiguities his total sum, He might as well be blind and deaf and dumb.

I observed that on the roofs of all the houses along the road the inhabitants had gathered to watch us; and as my companion was so completely veiled, I did not baulk their curiosity by drawing the canopy.

On the other hand it must be said that the latter (German diplomacy) deliberately baulked the only practical proposal (Sir Edward Grey's) which could have brought about a solution.

The pit roused themselves on this extraordinary occasion, and, as their manner is, seemed disposed to make a ring,when suddenly Antonio, who was the challenged, turning the tables upon the hot challenger, Don Gusman (who by the way should have had his sister) baulks his humour, and the pit's reasonable expectation at the same time, with some speeches out of the new philosophy against duelling.

Listen, then, for I would by no means baulk an inquisitive friend, especially one who is nailed by the ears, as you are.

"But the truth isI've been baulked!

" Joyce seated herself on a baulk of timber and began composedly to take off her shoes and stockings.

HINDENBURG holds your British foes in baulk Prior to trampling them to pulp like vermin; Russia is at your mercyyou can walk Through her to-morrow if you so determine; There is no France to fight Your gallant WILLIE'S blade has "bled her white.

Baulks of strange timbers lay on shore.

A tackle hooked to one of the baulks of timber forming the staith was being hauled at by five women and two men!

He fought fiercely, he struggled hard, but the determined elbow was not to be baulked, and to save himself from an overthrow the blacksmith was forced to relax his hold, and sprang nimbly back beyond reach, to mature another attack.

There were tremendous spurts and struggles, but patient determination was not to be baulked.

They were not going to be baulked of their prey.

But meanness will not be baulked of its victims.

It was how he was a rider in his youth, travelling for shops, and once (not to baulk his employer's bargain) on a sweltering day in August, rode foaming into Dunstable upon a mad horse to the dismay and expostulary wonderment of innkeepers, ostlers &c. who declared they would not have bestrid the beast to win the Darby.

Then, attacking the king's son, he defeated him at the river Rhyndacus, and pursued the king himself to Pergamus and Pitane, where he would have taken him but that he crossed over to Mitylene, while Fimbria had no ships and was thus baulked of his prey.

Each had one feeling in commondread lest the other should make terms with Fimbria; and the bargain was soon struck in spite of Sulla's soldiers, who were thus after all baulked of the long-looked-for Asiatic campaign and their desire to take revenge for the great massacre.

Until quite recently, it used to be held impossible for a playwright to raise his curtain upon his leading character or characters, because the actor-manager would thus be baulked of his carefully arranged "entrance" and "reception," and, furthermore, because twenty-five per cent of the audience would probably arrive about a quarter of an hour late, and would thus miss the opening scene or scenes.

And Sarcey was no doubt right in holding that this was what the whole audience instinctively expected, and that they would have been more or less consciously disappointed had the author baulked their expectation.

Mr. Jerome, however, baulks us of this just expectation.

and he began with the usual miss in baulk.

To have a day in Lord Minchampstead's preserves, and to be baulked of it in this way!" John Briggs stood as one astonied.

" Nagoo pondered for a moment and said, "If a man crossed the sea, the serpent would be baulked.

I made the best dispositions possible in view of my cautious instructions, and soon every man, British, Czech and Cossack, was imbued with a determination to baulk the enemy's eastward ambitions at all costs.

He falls to, rolling the baulks, then lifting them, setting them up against the wall in a framework; one big frame for a parlour, and a smaller onethere must be a room to sleep in.

Isak he went about building, notching his baulks and fitting up his framework; also he managed a hearth and fireplace of picked stones, though this last was troublesome, and Isak himself was not always pleased with his work.

Well, Isak was not perhaps in the best of humour just then, not exactly gentle and content, no, for he had started work on that sawmill, and it was a slow and toilsome business; he couldn't hold the baulks with one hand, and a level in the other, and fix ends at the same time.

"I shouldn't wonder if he did," said Scoutbush; "two to one on his baulking the plunger!"

No man can entirely baulk his nature: it breaks out in spite of him.

"I will baulk your avaricious hopes.

My friend the mountaineer looked grave, but his disfigured face did not wear the baulked expression of others to which he drew my attention.

I had to return to the Speranza, get a half-inch rope, then back to the other, for I would not be baulked in such a way, though now the dark was come, only slightly tempered by a half-moon, and I getting hungry, and from minute to minute more fiendishly ferocious.

These are short, rough, wooden planks, nailed crossways on long baulks of timber.

The others picked up Abdul Ali as the construction gangs handle baulks of timberhorizontalface- downward.

There was a heavy baulk of timber lying near the door, with rope-handles knotted into holes bored through it at intervals.

A moment later, our men were battering the door down with their baulk of timber, working all together as if they had practised the stunt thoroughly.

At the bridge the shingle bank baulks the stream from a clear course into the sea and usually forces it into an ignominious and green scummed pool that slowly filters through the stony wall.

Oh, if I could but baulk them to-night!

It was true that he knew nothing of Paris, but surely a man who could pick his way at night through the forests of Maine would not be baulked in finding so well-known a house as that of the Archbishop of Paris.

In vain he pleads for stall-room in the stable; The cellars are engaged; 'tis idle talk To ask for bedding on the billiard-table Two families are there, each side of baulk.

When we attempt to trace the first steps in each operation of our minds, we are usually baulked by the difficulty of keeping watch, without embarrassing the freedom of its action.

Here I ought in reason to have stopped; but the speeches of Ajax and Ulysses lying next in my way, I could not baulk them.

He is an ingenious person and has been turning up new rollers out of a baulk of oak supplied by Meares, and with Simpson's small motor as a lathe.

So close it seems and only the weather to baulk us.

There are certain people, who, when unsatisfied, and baulked of whatever may be their hidden desires, are dangerous to their fellows.

But who knows what hideous lurking peril of mine or torpedo we have not survived, what baleful eye has not glowered at us, itself unseen, and retired again to its foul underworld, baulked of its thirsted prey? III.

Mr. P. BILLING, baulked of his preyfor private sittings are no use to orators of the flatulent varietybounced up and down like a Jack-in-the-Box until the SPEAKER finally suppressed him with the words, "There must be a limit to this."

"You shall wait mine, though, by your leave," said Balafrรฉ; "I will not have any nephew baulked."

High and noble action is hindered and baulked by the social conditions in the midst of which we live; and those who would live grandly and purely, and in a supreme unselfishness devote themselves to the world, find that their efforts are in vain.

Her hopes end in disaster almost; and she is cramped and baulked on every side.

Chapter V The Turn Of The Tide 1 The Germans were baulked of Paris.

He then appropriates for his sole personal use the only piece of chalk, demands the spot ball, places it in position, and endeavours to cast his opponent's ball into a baulk pocket with a rapid back-hander.

The Adjutant now compiles a fifteen break, pauses, notices the Colonel's inattention, and with typical lack of true discipline pots his opponent's ball and leaves the others in baulk.

The opponents of the Obrenovi['c] dynasty were, however, baulked in their plans, and a cousin of the late prince was elected to the vacant and difficult position.

When he resigned his post in April 1915, he left the work of consolidating the national state on the verge of completion, and it will be his country's loss if he is baulked of achievement.

This was perturbing, but as the mistake was not ours, we decided not to allow ourselves to be baulked of a trip for which we had surrendered an expedition to Shisha Nag, beyond Pahlgam.


Once Perrot all but made an end of him, but his soldiers took that convenient opportunity of mutinying, and so baulked their leader of his prey.

The borderers were anxious for a war; and Lord Dunmore was not inclined to baulk them.

At dawn, when I looked out to sea, I saw the whole dreadful array of the storm standing to leeward like ships that had passed in the night, and as though baulked in pursuit the roll of the thunder came across the sky sullenly, though with a note of defeat.

The chances of fortune and of health persistently baulked him, but from each stroke he rose up again, with undimmed serenity and undaunted spirit.

x. 5. 'The golden mean, as she's too nice to dwell Among the ruins of a filthy cell, So is her modesty withal as great, To baulk the envy of a princely seat.

"I was never one to be baulked, as you know.

To the first, you must riposte strait; to the second by disengaging, or cutting over or under, according as you see light; and to the last, by making a strait feint or Half-thrust, to oblige the adversary to come to the parade, and then pushing where there is an opening, which is called baulking the parade.

If he disengages giving Light, to take a Counter to your Thrust, whether by a Rispost or Time, you must make a False-time or Half-thrust, and if he parrys, or takes the Time, in Case of the first, you must baulk his Parade; and if he takes the Time, you must take another upon him.

If he opposes with his Hand upon your Half-thrust, you must parry with your Left-hand, and, pushing near his Left Shoulder, baulk his Hand.

You baulked him when he was a young beginner, And almost spoiled a very hopeful sinner; But if once more you slight his weak endeavour, For aught I know, he may turn tail forever; DRAMATIS PERSONAE.

The real difficulty was created by men of a very different character and in much greater numbers, sincere in varying degrees, but deliberately, passionately and unscrupulously obstructive, bent on baulking the national will and making anything like reasonable treatment of them impossible.

House instantly alert, and attentive; baulked of its fun with PATRICK, here is promise of fresh larks.

He had not waited so long and feverishly for his prize to be baulked when it seemed almost in his grasp.

Though greatly exasperated, Sir Giles was determined not to be baulked of his prey; and fearing Jocelyn might escape in the confusion, which an attack upon the 'prentices would occasion, he gave the word for his instant seizure, and rushed towards him, as before related.

Ptolemy's efforts at exactness were baulked, as we have seen, by the supposed necessity of all the orbit planes passing through the earth, and if Copernicus had simply transferred this responsibility to the sun he would have done better.

On two or three persons showing themselves in the bow of the pinnace in front of the rain-awning, the natives ceased paddling, as if baulked in their design of surprising the large boat, but, after a short consultation, they came alongside in their usual noisy manner.

" "Oh!" "I had been baulked of winning the one being near whom my devil never durst come.

Spurred or baulked at ev'ry stride by the other's strength, So we rode the ages down and every ocean's length; Where did you refrain from us or we refrain from you? Ask the wave that has not watched war between us two.

Depend upon it kindly natureprudens, as that jolly fellow, fine gentleman, and true philosopher, Horace, says in a similar connectionkindly nature knows how to make the closing decade of life every whit as delightful as any of the preceding, if only you don't baulk her purposes.