I'm very sorry you were disappointed, dear, but we all did our best
to satisfy you," said Mrs.
Yea," quoth Robin Hood, to whom she spake, "I will do my best for thy sake, and, if I fail, I make my vow never to finger bowstring more.
An there lived a man that would not do his best for thee--I will say nought, only I would like to have the cracking of his knave's pate!
Do your best, lads, and if ye win this bout ye shall be glad of it to the last days of your life.
But let us consider this further point: Is not he who can best strike a blow in a boxing match or in any kind of fighting best able to ward off a blow?
And he who is most skilful in preventing or escaping from a disease is best able to create one?
And he is the best guard of a camp who is best able to steal a march upon the enemy?
I see, sir, now," said Blifil, with one of those grinning sneers with which the devil marks his best beloved, "Mrs Miller really doth know him.
In short he hath killed a man; I will not say murdered--for perhaps it may not be so construed in law, and I hope the best for his sake.
Some readers may, perhaps, be pleased with these minute circumstances, in relating of which we follow the example of Plutarch, one of the best of our brother historians; and others, to whom they may appear trivial, will, we hope, at least pardon them, as we are never prolix on such occasions.
He was walking in, but not with the best possible grace, when he suddenly stopped, and started back.
The best that could be done,' returned the hangman.