The consequence of this was, so severe a whipping, that it possibly fell little short of
the torture with which confessions are in some countries extorted from criminals.
Akut, startled by the sudden rush from his rear, and following hoary instinct, was in the tree beside the girl with an agility little short of
marvelous in so heavy a beast.
This was considered a good omen, and little short of
Yes, if you don't object to walking four miles - or nearly so - little short of
eight miles, there and back - and over a somewhat rough, fatiguing road.
Even Marilla was so excited that she couldn't help showing it--which was little short of
It had almost the appearance of a racing track, and its state of preservation in the midst of the wilderness was little short of
Poor Marner went out with that despair in his soul--that shaken trust in God and man, which is little short of
madness to a loving nature.
Spenlow came to himself a little short of
it, and said, 'You must come in, Copperfield, and rest
To one or two rather officious offers of sympathy, her responses were little short of
acrimonious; and, we regret to say, Hepzibah was thrown into a positively unchristian state of mind by the suspicion that one of her customers was drawn to the shop, not by any real need of the article which she pretended to seek, but by a wicked wish to stare at her.
The whole subject of it was love-- a marriage of love was to be described by the gentleman, and very little short of
a declaration of love be made by the lady.
If the young woman was surprised by the sight of these natural enemies fraternizing, it was with emotions little short of
fear for her own sanity that she presently saw a tall, muscular warrior enter the clearing and join the group of savage beasts assembled there.
And now, as I hear you're a little short of
brandy in the fore-part, I'll offer ye a change: a bottle of brandy against two buckets of water.
Of what moment was it to me, in filling the destiny of the linum usitatissimum, whether I grew in a soil a little more or a little less fertile; whether my fibres attained the extremest fineness known to the manufacturer, or fell a little short of
To go forward over a dangerous glacier under such conditions was little short of
madness; but I could not have stopped going had I known positively that death lay two paces before my nose.
it would be little short of
a miracle, if she recovered.