People, going home late, would stop outside to listen, and then put it about all over the town, the next morning, that a fearful murder had been committed at Mr. Jefferson’s the night before; and would describe how they had heard the victim’s shrieks and the brutal oaths and curses of the murderer, followed by the prayer for mercy, and the last dying gurgle of the corpse.
To describe thus the nature of the plan, and to say that when Chaucer conceived, or at least began to execute it, he was between sixty and seventy years of age, is to proclaim that The Canterbury Tales could never be more than a fragment.
Weak people want to marry strong people who do not frighten them too much; and this often leads them to make the mistake we describe metaphorically as "biting off more than they can chew."
There is the story of a woman who could describe so accurately symptoms which resulted from a swallowed needle, that the physicians were deceived and undertook Cf.
In order to describe conveniently the changing character of the revolt, I have anticipated the story and must revert to a period when the social and racial influences were already weakening and the military spirit was not yet grown strong.
So your grave, middle-aged family practitioner vanishes into thin air, my dear Watson, and there emerges a young fellow under thirty, amiable, unambitious, absent-minded, and the possessor of a favourite dog, which I should describe roughly as being larger than a terrier and smaller than a mastiff.”
I keep my diary, and try to 'remember correctly and describe clearly all that I see and admire', as Father advised.
Yet what do we require of witnesses who have to describe much more complicated matters to which their attention had not been previously called, and who have to make their answers, not immediately, but much later; and who, moreover, may, in the presence of the fact, have been overcome by fear, astonishment, terror, etc.!
The curate, however, only went so far as to describe how the Frenchmen plundered those who were in the boat, and the poverty and distress in which his comrade and the fair Moor were left, of whom he said he had not been able to learn what became of them, or whether they had reached Spain, or been carried to France by the Frenchmen.
American police describe almost any crime committed with, by, through, or against a computer as hacking.
CHAPTER XXXVII The Subject Continued In the first place, and as a matter of the greatest necessity, we are bound to describe how a house may be got for nothing a year.
As to Mrs. Gummidge, if I were to endeavour to describe how she ran down the street by the side of the coach, seeing nothing but Mr. Peggotty on the roof, through the tears she tried to repress, and dashing herself against the people who were coming in the opposite direction, I should enter on a task of some difficulty.
Giry and made her describe so unexpected a semicircle that she uttered a despairing cry.
I kept my eyes fixed on the window, but the wolf drew his head back, and a whole myriad of little specks seemed to come blowing in through the broken window, and wheeling and circling round like the pillar of dust that travellers describe when there is a simoon in the desert.
I will not attempt to describe how Razumihin went back to the ladies, how he soothed them, how he protested that Rodya needed rest in his illness, protested that Rodya was sure to come, that he would come every day, that he was very, very much upset, that he must not be irritated, that he, Razumihin, would watch over him, would get him a doctor, the best doctor, a consultation.... In fact from that evening Razumihin took his place with them as a son and a brother.
I cannot describe how it relieved me to think that it had escaped the awful fate to which it seemed destined.
Can words describe how I sickened when I noticed exactly the same pathetic expression on his face, which had charmed me when he was pleading for destitute millions of his fellow-creatures on the platform at Exeter Hall!
He then went on to describe hurriedly the personal conflict with Lord Steyne.
CHAPTER VII It would be impossible to describe even in so detailed an account as this the subtleties, vagaries, beauties and terrors of the emotions which seized upon him, and which by degrees began also to possess Suzanne, once he became wholly infatuated with her.
The close bonnet and demure air you describe so well (and nothing was ever juster), tell one what is expected; but I got into a dreadful scrape last year from the want of them.
SPACE AND TIME IN CLASSICAL MECHANICS The purpose of mechanics is to describe how bodies change their position in space with "time."
I looked up to him, I can hardly describe how—as a father, as a guide, as one whose praise was different from all other praise, as one in whom I could have trusted and confided, if I had doubted all the world.
I find it very difficult to describe how I was affected by the discovery that Rosanna Spearman was missing.
But when Adelaida and Aglaya recalled the episode of the pigeon, his mind became filled with memories, and it is impossible to describe how this poor old man, usually half drunk, was moved by the recollection.
This has been figuratively taught to princes by ancient writers, who describe how Achilles and many other princes of old were given to the Centaur Chiron to nurse, who brought them up in his discipline; which means solely that, as they had for a teacher one who was half beast and half man, so it is necessary for a prince to know how to make use of both natures, and that one without the other is not durable.
I could never describe how it sounded because it would only ever sound perfect to me, and no one else.
Scarcely had Mitya describedhow, sitting on the wall, he had struck Grigory on the head with thepestle, while the old man had hold of his left leg, and how he thenjumped down to look at him, when the prosecutor stopped him to ask himto describe exactly how he was sitting on the wall.
Then the prosecutor went on to describe how the idea ofmurdering his father had entered the prisoner’s head, andillustrated his theory with facts.
"Beloved Master," I asked, "will you please describe more in detail the difference between rebirth on the earth and in the astral and causal spheres?"
The words describe so exactly the atmosphere of jostling, tumbling ideas I live in that I will wink at them for once, and put on a deliberate air to say that my ideas of college have changed.
Though some technical material is included for background and flavor, it is not a technical dictionary; what we describe here is the language hackers use among themselves for fun, social communication, and technical debate.
Rachel looked at him very strangely—I can’t well describe how—while he was speaking.
Perhaps, for the sake of clearness, it would be well for us to describe rather in detail the work of such a department.
The choice of the term virus todescribe quite unremarkable programs glamorized the mundane; the relentlesspromotion of the presumed threat put ideas in the minds of potential viruswriters; the publicity given the concept ensured that the writer’s progenywould become known and discussed.
He asked Alyosha todescribe once more how it had all happened, and several times insistedon the question, “Had the prisoner seemed to point to anything?