Nobody would ever have believed her a day older than twenty-five, no one, that is to say, who had not watched youth ebb from her face and leave it grey and waste with premature winter, as Lanyard had that morning when he told her of the death of de Lorgnes in the restaurant of the Buttes Montmartre.
Taking off their garments they waded across; but whilst in the water Kavanagh's courage reached a low ebb, and he wished himself back again.
You cannot, in a retrospective play like Rosmersholm, attain anything like the magnificent onward rush of Othello, which moves-- "Like to the Pontick sea Whose icy current and compulsive course Ne'er feels retiring ebb, but keeps due on To the Propontick and the Hellespont."
It narrowly escaped lighting upon the bark in which Ulysses sat, but with the fall it raised so fierce an ebb, as bore back the ship till it almost touched the shore. "
We walk in mystery all the shining day Of light unfathomed that bestows our seeing, Unknown its source, unknown its ebb and flow: Thy living light's eternal fountain-play In ceaseless rainbow pulse bestows our being-- Its motions, whence or whither, who shall know?
The next year Judson and Diedrick put in a modern water gauge and took the summer ebb in equal inches.
As good-luck would have it, however, the wind backed more to the westward about eight o'clock; and we were enabled to stem the ebb that began to make at the same time.
I broke in, stepping hastily in front of Mr. Hines, for I had seen all the pink ebb out of his face, leaving it a dreadful sort of gray; and I had no desire to be witness of a murder, however much I might deem it justified.
For this is but one tiny wave In life's vast, shoreless sea of woe,-- One note in man's hoarse cry to save, Resounding o'er its ebb and flow; I ask myself in blank dismay,-- Ought I my little wealth to own?
It may mean simply an ebb of vigour on both sides, unusual hardship, a general social and economic disorganisation and grading down.
Chap, 13) The winter of 1908-9 marked the lowest ebb of Serbia's fortunes.
Next we'll lose the ebb, too, be 'anged."
That bravery which knows no ebb was never mine.
I. Upon a rock, high on a mountain side, Thousands of feet above the lake-sea's lip, A rock in which old waters' rise and dip, Plunge and recoil, and backward eddying tide Had, age-long, worn, while races lived and died, Involved channels, where the sea-weed's drip Followed the ebb; and now earth-grasses sip Fresh dews from heaven, whereby on earth they bide-- I sat and gazed southwards.
But to be human was to love life, to hate death, to faint under loss, to throb and pant with heavy sighs, to lie sleepless in the long dark night, to shrink with unutterable sadness at the wan light of dawn, to follow duty with a laggard sense, to feel the slow ebb of vitality and not to care, to suffer with a breaking heart.
But his Gaulish sailors were doubtless less disturbed; they expected the ebb, and when it came, every man doing his utmost, the transports were brought as swiftly as the long ships to that "fair and open" beach where Caesar had landed in the previous summer, the long beach which Deal and Sandwich hold.
At this time Gotar, King of the Swedes, conceived boundless love for one of the daughters of Omund, because of the report of her extraordinary beauty, and entrusted one Ebb, the son of Sibb, with the commission of asking for the maiden.
The canoe crossed the upper ebb, and entered an area where the ebb from the opposite side of the inlet struck the first one.
He knew by now all about the lock-system that counteracted the ebb and flow of the tides.)
Navigation on them was so easy that watermen to the manner born could float rafts or barges for scores of miles in any desired direction, without either sails or oars, by catching the strong ebb and flow of the tides at the proper points.