She heard Dr. Portman's statement in horrified silence, and before she slept that night had despatched letters to Major Pendennis demanding his immediate return from London to help her in the management of her son at this critical point in his youthful career.
Thus, if Mr. EDGAR C. MIDDLETON'S book fails to secure general appreciation, he must place the blame elsewhere than with his subject, and it is a fact that by some repetitions and contradictions, as well as by a tendency to let one down at what should be the critical point of his yarns, he has done something to alienate a publicsuch as myselfentirely predisposed in his favour.
XXII CRADLE GIFTS Mrs. Henry Lord sent out a good many invitations to the fairies for Cyril's birthday party, but Mr. Lord was at his critical point in the first volume of his text book, and forgot that he had a son.
The most critical point has been to obtain a secure foundation in the sandy soil for these erections; and, strange to say, the principle adopted by our engineers, under the name of the 'Sunken Well' system, is the same as that followed by the great architects who built the famous 'Taj' of Agra.
There is not, I believe, in the whole of the records of Nelson's opinions and actions a single expression tending to show that tactical efficiency was considered by him to be due to superiority in size of individual ships of the same class oras far as matériel was concernedto anything but superior numbers, of course at the critical point.
James Steadman apologised for the postilions, explaining that when they came to the critical point of their journey, where the road branched off to the Langdales, the snow was falling so thickly, the whole country was so hidden in all-pervading whiteness, that even he, who knew the way so well, could give no help to the drivers.
He was approaching the critical point.
"Above my head the heavy rumbling of the great wheels, over which the cable was passing and was being regulated, every now and then giving a tremendous thump like the discharge of artillery, kept me from sleep, and I knew they were approaching the critical point.
He could hold a hundred difficult balls in succession, but when a critical point came, he 'd let go of even a dewdrop.
Even our help, small as it is, may be useful at some critical point.
The earth is strewed with wrecks of character which were occasioned by one fatal determination at a critical point in life, when the will stood face to face with duty, and had to make its decision deliberately and intensely for evil.
Dr. Knowlton suggestsand here we come to the critical point of this inquiryhe suggests that, instead of marriage being postponed, it shall be hastened.
About nine out of ten, I think, of my child-friendships get ship-wrecked at the critical point, "where the stream and river meet," and the child-friends, once so affectionate, become uninteresting acquaintances, whom I have no wish to set eyes on again.
This, therefore, was the critical point of his undertaking; but it was also the most perilous part of it.
It is like the dinners we have eaten; of course we cannot remember the good without becoming exasperated over the bad: but"shrugging her shoulders"since we cannot beat the cooks, we must submit to fate," forcing a queen that she needed at the critical point of her game.
'You have come back at a very critical point of time for your friend,' said the barrister.
"He is a Nihilist, a man who accepts nothing, who regards everything from the critical point of viewwho does not take any principle on faith, whatever reverence that principle may be enshrined in.
Although the latter had displayed an extraordinary degree of coolness at a critical point in the events, it must not be supposed that he possessed any unusual share of courage.
The long winter evenings thus passed pleasantly, Mr. Bayard alternately talking and reading aloud Scott, Bulwer, James, Cooper, and Dickens, whose works were just then coming out in numbers from week to week, always leaving us in suspense at the most critical point of the story.
"I've so longed to be in the country, but matters had reached such a critical point at the laboratory that I couldn't get away.
At the critical point of relating the difficulty attending my first audience with Tolstoy, I am constrained to mention a few of the obstacles encountered by a person bearing indifferent letters of introduction, and if by so doing I persuade any man or woman to write one worthy letter introducing one strange man or woman in a foreign country to a foreign host, I shall feel that I have not lived in vain.
It was really the most critical point in our experience.
This critical point has been called the fibre-saturation point.
At some remote epoch of the pastwe cannot say just when or howour half-human forefathers reached and passed this critical point, and forthwith their varied struggles began age after age to result in the preservation of bigger and better brains, while the rest of their bodies changed but little.
Bell was now at a critical point in his career and was confronted by the same difficulty which assails so many inventors.