At last he again essayed his piteous request in a hoarse, deep voice, but the words issued in so many inarticulate sounds, and once more I failed to divine his meaning
Now, for the first time, she guessed the meaning
of Tarzan's shrill scream--he had summoned Tantor, the elephant, to his rescue
For instance, he disliked the Scots, so for the meaning
of Oats he gave, "A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.
We are not therefore justified, in order to take away the appearance of inconsistency, in attributing to him hidden meanings
or remote allusions.
How many more meanings
of her own Lady Janet might have gone on enumerating, it is not easy to calculate.
The men of the Middle Ages often wrote, as we do, in direct terms and of simple things, but when they wished to rise above the commonplace they turned with a frequency which to-day appears astonishing to the devices of abstract personification and veiled meanings
How these roots acquired their meanings
is not known, but a conventional origin is clearly just as mythical as the social contract by which Hobbes and Rousseau supposed civil government to have been established.
Grose listened with dumb emotion; she forbore to ask me what this meaning
might be; so that, presently, to put the thing with some coherence and with the mere aid of her presence to my own mind, I went on: "That he's an injury to the others.
," answered the man of business, "is, of course, friendly and appreciative, and that it does you the greatest credit, and-- in short, my meaning
is everything you could desire.
nothing but a certain matured frivolity and selfishness, not always inseparable from full-blown years, I think she confirmed him in his fear that he was a constraint upon his young wife, and that there was no congeniality of feeling between them, by so strongly commending his design of lightening the load of her life.
For a moment my meaning
was lost on him; then he flushed and smiled, thanked me and was off again, saying that he must find his Shelley, as he wouldn't lose it for the world!
The jury all wrote down on their slates, `SHE doesn't believe there's an atom of meaning
in it,' but none of them attempted to explain the paper.
It therefore belongs to them to ascertain its meaning
, as well as the meaning
of any particular act proceeding from the legislative body.
Let us endeavor, in the first place, to ascertain his meaning
on this point.
There was nothing; and I resumed my seat, again exclaiming, "The boy is a fool, I say; 3^3 can have no meaning