I noticed the words "pure" and "natural" in constant
use by my young friend.
But it was the constant shadow of my presence, the closest propinquity of the man whom he had most vilely wronged, and who had grown to exist only by this perpetual poison of the direst revenge!
Was I not, though you might deem me cold, nevertheless a man thoughtful for others, craving little for himself -- kind, true, just and of constant, if not warm affections?
'You are neither of you worthy of a broken heart, - nor of all the sighs, and tears, and sorrowful thoughts that have been, and I fear will be, wasted upon you both; but, at present, each has a more exalted opinion of the other than, I fear, he or she deserves; and my sister's feelings are naturally full as keen as yours, and I believe more constant
; but she has the good sense and fortitude to strive against them in this particular; and I trust she will not rest till she has entirely weaned her thoughts - ' he hesitated.
There may be truly said to be a constant
struggle going on between, on the one hand, the tendency to reversion to a less modified state, as well as an innate tendency to further variability of all kinds, and, on the other hand, the power of steady selection to keep the breed true.
Many Theresas have been born who found for themselves no epic life wherein there was a constant
unfolding of far-resonant action; perhaps only a life of mistakes, the offspring of a certain spiritual grandeur ill-matched with the meanness of opportunity; perhaps a tragic failure which found no sacred poet and sank unwept into oblivion.
As the unsetting polar star, which through the livelong, arctic, six months' night sustains its piercing, steady, central gaze; so Ahab's purpose now fixedly gleamed down upon the constant
midnight of the gloomy crew.
The late owner of this estate was a single man, who lived to a very advanced age, and who for many years of his life, had a constant
companion and housekeeper in his sister.
Frequent war and constant
apprehension, which require a state of as constant
preparation, will infallibly produce them.
But wherever there is a rich supply of Fog objects that are at a distance, say of three feet, are appreciably dimmer than those at a distance of two feet eleven inches; and the result is that by careful and constant
experimental observation of comparative dimness and clearness, we are enabled to infer with great exactness the configuration of the object observed.
In her own past behaviour, there was a constant
source of vexation and regret; and in the unhappy defects of her family, a constant
source of vexation and regret; and in the unhappy defects of her family, a subject of yet heavier chagrin.
Every afternoon brought a return of their riotous games all over the house; and she very early learned to sigh at the approach of Saturday's constant