Werper, thrown to his length by the suddenness
and violence of the disturbance, staggered to his feet when he found himself unhurt.
For this fell purpose he had backed the astounded De Vac twice around the hall when, with a clever feint, and backward step, the master of fence drew the King into the position he wanted him, and with the suddenness
of lightning, a little twist of his foil sent Henry's weapon clanging across the floor of the armory.
The curious flood of sentiment, which had led him to gamble for the child's picture, had merged with equal suddenness
into passion at the coming of her later presentment.
Before she could add another word, Lady Montbarry sprang from the sofa with the stealthy suddenness of a cat--seized her by both shoulders-- and shook her with the strength and frenzy of a madwoman.
Lady Montbarry surveyed herself in the glass, and wheeled round again, with her cat-like suddenness, to Mrs.
While in San Francisco Halpin Frayser was walking one dark night along the water front of the city, when, with a suddenness
that surprised and disconcerted him, he became a sailor.
Anne's white face and big eyes appeared over the bedclothes with a startling suddenness
An idea whisked through Anne's brain with a suddenness
that made her jump.
No twilight on her surface; night following day and day following night with the suddenness
of a lamp which is extinguished or lighted amid profound darkness-- no transition from cold to heat, the temperature falling in an instant from boiling point to the cold of space.
The relations between Durdles and Deputy are of a capricious kind; for, on Durdles's turning himself about with the slow gravity of beery suddenness
, Deputy makes a pretty wide circuit into the road and stands on the defensive.
But, after all, it was gone with such amazing suddenness
that it left behind it a sense of unreality.
The decision at which Bill had arrived with such dramatic suddenness
in the middle of Piccadilly was the same at which some centuries earlier Columbus had arrived in the privacy of his home.
My devil-may-care acquaintance,' said Mr Chester--'really if you do not draw some nicer distinctions, your career will be cut short with most surprising suddenness
Weak with recent illness; stupified by the blows and the suddenness
of the attack; terrified by the fierce growling of the dog, and the brutality of the man; overpowered by the conviction of the bystanders that he really was the hardened little wretch he was described to be; what could one poor child do
His account of both was quite satisfactory to Wardle --as almost any other account would have been, for the good old gentleman was overflowing with Hilarity and kindness--and a handsome portion having been bestowed upon Emily, the marriage was fixed to take place on the fourth day from that time --the suddenness
of which preparations reduced three dressmakers and a tailor to the extreme verge of insanity.