Ned, who had not meant to give him pain by what he said, added, on observing Tom's confusion-- "I have so many things I like to do when I go home after work, that I don't deserve praise for not being idle."
The patient writhed, hesitated, and then replied with some confusion,-- "If it's all the same to you, William Carley, I think I'd sooner be alone with Mr. Pivott."
--Her once calm and peaceful Bosom was now all Hurry and Confusion:-- The Esteem which she had been long labouring to feel for the Chevalier, was now turn'd to Aversion and Disdain; and the Indifference she had for all Mankind, now converted into the most violent Passion for one ...she thought she could be contended to live a single Life, and knew so little of the encroaching Nature of the Passion she had entertained, that she believed she should never languish for any greater Joy, than that she might, without a Crime, indulge Contemplation with the Idea of his Perfections; and to destroy that pleasing Theory by marrying with another ...was more terrible to her than the worst of Deaths.--Confounded what to do, or rather wild that there was nothing she could do that might be of Service to her in an Exigence like this, her Mind grew all a Chaos, and the unintermitting Inquietudes of her Soul not permitting any Repose, she ...had a very good Pretence to keep her Chamber, and receive no Visits."
"You kin see I ain't missed a single chanct t' hear any of 'em since I made up my mind t' be a great man"--and then appalled by his lengthy burst of eloquence the child colored violently and concluded in confusion--"an' this mornin' I got so interested in them speeches o' Daly's an' Fink's, I must 'a' lost all track o' time, fer when I come out it was noon, an' Baldy was gone."
it was a confusion!--an ugly business!" (
Is not the Borough a very improper place for the king's, or any other, college?--Is it not the very mart of trade, and consequently ever noisy and in confusion?--And what a magnificent improvement would its erection near Westminster Abbey be to that ancient and very sumptuous pile.
Easter rose in the midst of the confusion--"Brethren," cried he at the top of his voice, "be still while I call upon God to stay the clouds, till His word can be preached to perishing sinners."
--Terror and confusion.--Death of Ptolemy.--Cleopatra queen.--General disapprobation of Caesar's course.--Cleopatra's son Caesarion.--Public opinion of her conduct.--Caesar departs for Rome.--He takes Arsinoe with him.
A woman who secured a divorce through a fault of her husband had always to wait at least a year before marrying again propter seminis confusionem.
Ad hunc usque diem apud nos neque mas marem, neque foemina foeminam amavit, qualia multa apud vos memorabiles et praeclari viri fecerunt: ut viles missos faciam, Hercules imberbem sectans socium, amicos deseruit, &c. Vestrae libidines intra suos naturae fines coerceri non possunt, quin instar fluvii exundantis atrocem foeditatum, tumultum, confusionemque naturae gignant in re Venerea: nam et capras, porcos, equos inierunt viri et foeminae, insano bestiarum amore exarserunt, imde Minotauri, Centauri, Sylvani, Sphinges", &c. Sed ne confutando doceam, aut ea foras efferam, quae, non omnes scire convenit (haec enim doctis solummodo, quod causa non absimili Rodericus, scripta velim) ne levissomis ingentis et depravatis mentibus foedissimi sceleris notitiam, &c., nolo quem diutius hisce sordibus inquinare.
Los sucesos diran como esta esperanza quede frustrada, a la manera de otras muchas, y porque de este solemne acto de justicia, del que debia aguardarse el completo esclarecimiento de la verdad, resultaran nuevas y mas inexplicables confusiones.
Every thing that could be desired in gardens was presented to their eyes in one landscape, and yet without contradiction or confusion,--flowers, fruits, water, sunny hills, descending woods, retreats into corners and grottos: and what put the last loveliness upon the scene was, that the art which did it all was no where discernible.
It was often his turn to bring them their poor allowance of provision; and having some pity for their condition, as well as gratitude for a people who had used him and his companions in a different manner, told them, that they might be of good heart, for, said he, you will soon be set at liberty:--our emperor has enough to do to keep his ground in Ukraina: Charles is as victorious as ever:--the prince of the Cosaques, one of the bravest men on earth, next to himself, has entered into an alliance with him:--king Stanislaus is sending him succours from Poland:--a powerful reinforcement is coming to him from Lithuania; and when these armies are joined, as I believe they already are, nothing can withstand them:--you will hear the Swedish march beat from this prison walls,--and perhaps see your present conquerors change places with you; and, to confirm the truth of what I say, continued he, I can further assure you that the czar, before I left the camp, was in the utmost confusion:--his council, as well as army, were at a stand, and he had twice made overtures of peace, and been refused.
One of our best-known novelists, the most sensitively courteous of men, arriving very late at a dinner-party, was overcome with confusion--"I am truly sorry to be so shockingly late."
He fell asleep at night usually with a mind full of confusion,--infant baptism--a slender figure in a pink dress or a blue--the Trinity--a firm little brown hand pointing the finger of admonition at him--the regeneration of man--hair, dark and lustrous, that fell often half away from what he called its "lashings"--eternal punishment--earnest eyes--the Urim and Thummim,--and a pleading, earnest voice.
behold a most terrible reverse;--the hurry of their fond passion was over;--dalliance was no more,--kisses and embraces were now succeeded by fighting, scratching, and endeavouring to tear out each other's eyes;--the lips that before could utter only,--my dear,--my life,--my soul,--my treasure, now pour'd forth nothing but invectives;--they took as little care to conceal the proofs of their animosity as they had done to moderate those of a contrary emotion;-- they were continually quarreling;--their house was a Babel of confusion;--no servant would stay with them a week;--they were shunn'd by their most intimate friends, and despis'd by all their acquaintance; till at last they mutually resolv'd to agree in one point, which was, to be separated for ever from each other" (p. 16).
Paulo pays his compliments to the destined bride of his brother-- And paid them with an air so frank and bright, As to a friend appreciated at sight; That air, in short, which sets you at your ease, Without implying your perplexities, That what with the surprize in every way, The hurry of the time, the appointed day,-- She knew not how to object in her confusion.--p.
to those whose hearts were failing; and it dropped down, down, into the great confusions and traffic of the Land of Darkness, and startled many, like the cry of a child calling and calling, and never ceasing, "Come!
The result of this absurd law was that Bertulphe slew the earl and then himself, Constance went mad and died, Bouchard and Thancmar slew each other in fight, and all Bruges was thrown into confusion.--S. Knowles, The Provost of Bruges (1836).
He has, often, words, or phrases, with which our language has hitherto had no knowledge.--One was a heart-friend to the republic--A deed was expeded.--The Numidians begun to reel, and were in hazard of falling into confusion.--The tutor embraced his pupil close in his arms.--Four hundred women were taxed, who have, no doubt, been the wives of the best Roman citizens.--Men not born to action are inconsequential in government.--Collectitious troops.--The foot, by their violent attack, began the fatal break in the Pharsaliac field.--He and his brother, with a politic, common to other countries, had taken opposite sides.
What have I obtained but an increase of shame and confusion!--While her glory has been established by her sufferings!
UNDER NOTE V.--CONFUSION OF SENSES.
B) B2 IX.--Confusion on Board the Frigate.
But confusion worse confounded is the result of this ambitious ignorance,--confusion of brain to the sailor, and confusion of face to the landsman.