The ridge which they had so pertinaciously followed, had, for the last mile narrowed and dwindled down into a sharp razor-backed spur, flanked with rugged and abrupt gullies on either slope.
"Well, then,"--abruptly he raised himself and faced round, his dark eyes raised to hers,--"I told him, Avery, that if I couldn't marry the woman I loved, I would never marry at all."
It begins again abruptly:-- "... prevented by illness from writing you before.
I said abruptly,--"about that woman?"
Read them, dear, when----" she broke off abruptly--"by and by.
I began abruptly:--Do you know that you are a rich young person?
"Talking of advice," said Peter, abruptly--"if I wanted that, I'd rather come to you than to old Crawley.
"If he were not so impulsive," said Uncle John, abruptly,--"if he were not so full of fancies!
From these descriptions it is clear that where the throat of the Chimney has an end, that is to say, where it enters into the lower part of the open canal of the Chimney, THERE the three walls which form the two covings and the back of the Fire-place all end abruptly.--It is of much importance that they should end in this manner; for were they to be sloped outward and raised in such a manner as to swell out the upper extremity of the throat of the Chimney in the form of a trumpet, and increase it by degrees to the size of the canal of the Chimney, this manner of uniting the lower extremity of the canal of the Chimney with the throat would tend to assist the winds which may attempt to blow down the Chimney, in forcing their way through the throat, and throwing the smoke backward into the room; but when the throat of the Chimney ends abruptly, and the ends of the new walls form a flat horizontal surface, it will be much more difficult for any wind from above, to find, and force its way through the narrow passage of the throat of the Chimney.
When I--when I"--she searched for a word, then finished abruptly--"oh, I can't tell you about it--it's just something you feel--there are no words for it.
asked Montier, abruptly,--referring the point with stern authority, to the last person who would be likely to acknowledge the danger of which he spoke.
Dear Don Bobus,--Pardon my abruptness.
As a horse that starts at a drum or trumpet, and will not endure the shooting of a piece, may be so manned by art, and animated, that he cannot only endure, but is much more generous at the hearing of such things, much more courageous than before, and much delighteth in it: they must not be reformed ex abrupto, but by all art and insinuation, made to such companies, aspects, objects they could not formerly away with.
Chapter XVIII Robert Bolton Caldigate felt at the moment that he had been very abrupt,--so abrupt as to have caused infinite dismay.
v. 16: 'Haec si Marcion de industria erasit,' &c. V. 14: 'Salio et hic amplissimum abruptum intercisae scripturae.'
Bible, the Holy, application of the name --what is shown by Italics in the text of --quotations in, how indicated --abrupt transitions in --its general accuracy of lang.
Consider that the end of a line, some two hundred feet long, is to be carried aloft, in your teeth, if you please, and dragged far out on the giddiest of yards, and after being wormed and twisted about through all sorts of intricacies—turning abrupt corners at the abruptest of angles—is to be dropped, clear of all obstructions, in a straight plumb-line right down to the deck.
What makes this pretty abruption?
They often employ the Bible or a dictionary or--" He stopped abruptly and studied the columns of figures.
Captain Len Guy had relapsed into silence, and came out of his inexplicable musing only to say abruptly-- "You come from Connecticut, sir?"
Then, as if anxious to forget herself, she added rather abruptly,-- "I hear you think of giving your Adam a mate,--have you begun yet?"
exabrupto, m., outburst, excess, violence, abruptness, abrupt (or unexpected) remark.
Esto diciendo la buena mujer, que ya conocen nuestros lectores por sus exabruptos de locuacidad, penetro en Santa Ines, abriendose segun costumbre, un camino entre la multitud a fuerza de empellones y codazos.