There he gently cursed himself for a fool, a dolt, an idiot.
I mean merely the peaceful, progressive, orderly triumph of l'homme sensuel moyen; the gradual adaptation of hopes and occupations to a purely terrestrial standard; the calculated pleasures of the cynic who is resolved to be a dupe no more."
Mildred Carr, too, crossed his mind, but of her he did not think much, not that he was by any means heartless--indeed, what had happened had pained him acutely, the more so because his own conscience told him he had been a fool.
Then he sat himself in his large arm-chair before his escritoire, and began transacting his affairs with the usual-- "But where is that idiot, that dolt, that sluggard, that snail, with my mail?"
Gatemen shouted, the big tow-rope splashed and tightened with a jerk, and the hulk began to move.
And all the time Watson exposited the way Patsy Horan had done it.
15:9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
Thou simpleton, thou!
This fish has an oval sucker on its head, by which it fixes itself to Whales, or even to the hull of a ship.
Many a brave enterprise has gone to pieces upon the stupid, unforeseen obstinacy of a despised weakling.