He scoffed at them as adventures, mountebanks, sideshow riffraff, dime museum freaks; he assailed their showy titles with measureless derision; he said they were back-alley barbers disguised as nobilities, peanut peddlers masquerading as gentlemen, organ-grinders bereft of
their brother monkey.
He had released my arm and was standing rigid and motionless in the center of the illuminated roadway, staring like one bereft of
Soon after the marriage of the young people, the worthy doctor returned to Chertsey, where, bereft of
the presence of his old friends, he would have been discontented if his temperament had admitted of such a feeling; and would have turned quite peevish if he had known how.
his cake, defrauded of his frolic, and borne away by a strong hand to that detested bed, poor Demi could not restrain his wrath, but openly defied Papa, and kicked and screamed lustily all the way upstairs.
Trapped, cheated, robbed, first by Ralph and then by Katharine, she seemed all dissolved in humiliation, and bereft of
anything she could call her own.
One will pass all the hours of the night seated at the foot of some oak or rock, and there, without having closed his weeping eyes, the sun finds him in the morning bemused and bereft of
sense; and another without relief or respite to his sighs, stretched on the burning sand in the full heat of the sultry summer noontide, makes his appeal to the compassionate heavens, and over one and the other, over these and all, the beautiful Marcela triumphs free and careless.
Voyt's last word, however, was that there was just enough in it--in the theory--for them to allow that she had not shown herself, on the occasion of their talk, wholly bereft of
One and all, the faces of men and women seemed bereft of
vitality, of interest, of thought, and, most of all, of hope.
He felt himself short of breath, and bereft of
As a bailiff, when well authorized by his writ, having possessed himself of the person of some unhappy debtor, views all his tears without concern; in vain the wretched captive attempts to raise compassion; in vain the tender wife bereft of
her companion, the little prattling boy, or frighted girl, are mentioned as inducements to reluctance.
I am so unhappy, and all that should have made me otherwise is so laid waste, that if I had been bereft of
sense to this hour, and instead of being as learned as you think me, had to begin to acquire the simplest truths, I could not want a guide to peace, contentment, honour, all the good of which I am quite devoid, more abjectly than I do.
United are performing like a side bereft of
But if your toolbox is looking a little bereft of
gadgetry, an addition from this collection could take some of the strain.
Were it not for their facilities, the highly rated teenager would still be at Manchester United and the Hammers bereft of
a gifted midfielder.
Just as the Acropolis is bereft of
the Elgin marbles, so St George''s hall is bereft of
the embellishment of its original architecture.