Let him act like the clever archers who, designing to hit the mark
which yet appears too far distant, and knowing the limits to which the strength of their bow attains, take aim much higher than the mark, not to reach by their strength or arrow to so great a height, but to be able with the aid of so high an aim to hit the mark
they wish to reach.
True, one portrait may hit the mark
much nearer than another, but none can hit it with any very considerable degree of exactness.
Something--he was unable to r ealize what it was--told him, in the moment when they looked at each other, that his suspicion had hit the mark
"Show us some of your skill, and if you can hit the mark
here's twenty silver pennies for you.
Franklin like a shot that had hit the mark
. Though he didn't acknowledge it, I saw that I had made him uneasy, plainly enough, in his face.
You are welcome to form your judgment of me, and I may use my conjectures touching you, though neither of our shafts may hit the mark
they are shot at.
It might have been so--guesses less likely have been made at the truth, and have hit the mark
. It is, at any rate, certain that he left England, never to return again.
But D'Artagnan was impassible and Porthos motionless; the thrusts aimed so skillfully were parried by an able adversary; not one hit the mark
. Nevertheless, both began to feel the fatigue of such a contest and the announcement of supper was well received by everybody.
Rochester, to witness their repeated failure--herself unconscious that they did fail; vainly fancying that each shaft launched hit the mark
, and infatuatedly pluming herself on success, when her pride and self-complacency repelled further and further what she wished to allure--to witness THIS, was to be at once under ceaseless excitation and ruthless restraint.
We aim above the mark to hit the mark
. Every act hath some falsehood of exaggeration in it.
for there's nothing but psychology to support his evidence--that's almost unseemly with his ugly mug, while you hit the mark
exactly, for the rascal is an inveterate drunkard and notoriously so.
While some of her TV projects haven't quite hit the mark
, she remains a chirpy and pleasant presence on our screens, and it's easy to see why the Beeb snapped her up and turned her into a star after her success on The Great British Bake Off.
"Every penny has to hit the mark
, delivering for the UK taxpayer and the people around the world that desperately need it.
He hit the mark
of 80.75, with six attempts of 73.52, 76.73, 72.20, 80.75,77.56,72.20 respectively.
He hit the mark
of 80.75 , with six attempts of 73.52, 76.73, 72.20, 80.75,77.56,72.20 respectively.