During the second month after she came to the house, Louise gave up all hope of getting on a friendly footing
with the Hardy girls and went to her own room as soon as the evening meal was at an end.
It proved not difficult to re-establish the intimacy of the two companions, on the same footing
and in the same degree as heretofore.
This could not go on; no horse could keep his footing
under such circumstances; the pain was too great.
And they were so almost straight-up-and-down, sometimes, that one could not imagine a man being able to keep his footing
upon such a surface, yet there are paths, and the Swiss people go up and down them every day.
A large debt of gratitude was owing here; but the intercourse of the last seven years, the equal footing
and perfect unreserve which had soon followed Isabella's marriage, on their being left to each other, was yet a dearer, tenderer recollection.
It is true, that while I worked, she would idle; and I thought to myself, "If you and I were destined to live always together, cousin, we would commence matters on a different footing
Heathcliff's behaviour: and, indeed, I do think it's time to arrange his visits on another footing
Frank would be received in the office on a very different footing
from the footing
of an ordinary clerk; he would be "pushed on" at every available opportunity; and the first "good thing" the House had to offer, either at home or abroad, would be placed at his disposal.
That is another way of saying that I am placed on the footing
I have indicated.
Quinion did what a careless man so occupied, and dealing with a thing so anomalous, could, to treat me as one upon a different footing
from the rest, I never said, to man or boy, how it was that I came to be there, or gave the least indication of being sorry that I was there.
We were joined by no stragglers from the village, for the weather was cold and threatening, the way dreary, the footing
bad, darkness coming on, and the people had good fires in-doors and were keeping the day.
A man falling into dark waters seeks a momentary footing
even on sliding stones; and Silas, by acting as if he believed in false hopes, warded off the moment of despair.
Those who walk the Bridge of Spears, O king, fall off into Nowhere," I answered darkly; "even witch-doctors cannot keep a footing
on that bridge.
On the footing
of unreserved communication which the Author has established with the reader, he may here add the trifling circumstance, that a roll of Norman warriors, occurring in the Auchinleck Manuscript, gave him the formidable name of Front-de-B
He was the man with power to buy, to build, to choose, to endow, to sit on committees and adjudicate upon designs, to make his own terms for placing anything on a sound business footing