When Dunstan Cass turned his back on the cottage, Silas Marner was not more than a hundred yards away from it, plodding along
from the village with a sack thrown round his shoulders as an overcoat, and with a horn lantern in his hand.
It was nine o'clock at night, when the man, quite tired out, and the dog, limping and lame from the unaccustomed exercise, turned down the hill by the church of the quiet village, and plodding along
the little street, crept into a small public-house, whose scanty light had guided them to the spot.
The humming of flies among the evergreen shrubs under the window penetrated drowsily into the room; and the tramp of a heavy-footed cart-horse, plodding along
the high-road beyond the garden, was as plainly audible in the stillness as if it had been night.
Very slight matters were enough to gall him in his sensitive mood, and the sight of Dorothea driving past him while he felt himself plodding along
as a poor devil seeking a position in a world which in his present temper offered him little that he coveted, made his conduct seem a mere matter of necessity, and took away the sustainment of resolve.
But now the Miller, plodding along
the road, had come opposite to where the yeomen lay hidden, whereupon all four of them ran at him and surrounded him.
The dull driver, smoking his pipe, was plodding along
toward the limits of the Faubourg Saint-Denis, where no doubt he ordinarily had his station.
Instead of a lonely and ragged man with a huge burden on his back, plodding along
sorrowfully on foot while the whole city hooted after him, here were parties of the first gentry and most respectable people in the neighborhood setting forth towards the Celestial City as cheerfully as if the pilgrimage were merely a summer tour.
Meanwhile, Magnolia shoots for a second straight win to move ahead of NLEX in their Final Four series as the Hotshots try to continue plodding along
without their best low post defender, Marc Pingris.
With Brathwaite plodding along
in his usual stoic manner at the other end, new batsman Shimron Hetmyer sought to seize the initiative from the bowlers.
Hadley had, like a Spandau Ballet song, been plodding along
in a bland manner - and then he made The Big Mistake .
uk) THERE isn't anything quite as mundane as plodding along
the pavement but you can easily liven things up by going off-road.
I live near one where the speed limit is 20mph and every day while I'm plodding along
cyclists whizz past me at nearly twice that.
Then, on a showery day of unremitting grey skies, Durham spent the day plodding along
on a good track at between two and three an over.
And finally, the State of Montana is still plodding along
in their efforts to resolve pay issues with state employees.
Members of the NECC team, from left, Martin Potts, Brian Rogers, Mark Stephenson, Mike Linstead, John Milichap and Tina Mason