My dear Mother,--I am very sorry to tell you that it will not be in our power to keep our promise of spending our Christmas with you; and we are prevented that happiness by a circumstance which is not likely
to make us any amends.
Macey observed, "Folks as had the devil to back 'em were not likely
to be so mushed" as poor Silas was.
It is not likely
that the Mediterranean will ever behold a battle with a greater issue; but when the time comes for another historical fight its bottom will be enriched as never before by a quantity of jagged scrap-iron, paid for at pretty nearly its weight of gold by the deluded populations inhabiting the isles and continents of this planet.
I am not likely
to forget anything you say at this our last parting.
I rather think you are mistaken, for when I was talking to her yesterday of getting a new grate for the spare bedchamber, she observed that there was no immediate hurry for it, as it was not likely
that the room would be wanted for some time.
The fact that he had been neutral in the death-struggle of Athens was not likely
to conciliate popular good-will.
said the countryman; but the judge told him that was not likely
, and cut the matter short by ordering him off to the gallows.
It is not likely
you should ever have observed him; but he knows you very well indeedI mean by sight.
exclaimed Paul, thrusting his hand into his shaggy locks, like one who thought it prudent to hesitate before he undertook so formidable an adventure; "now, heark'ee, old trapper; I've stood in my thinnest cottons in the midst of many a swarm that has lost its queen- bee, without winking, and let me tell you, the man who can do that, is not likely
to fear any living son of skirting Ishmael; but as to meddling with dead men's bones, why it is neither my calling nor my inclination; so, after thanking you for the favour of your choice, as they say, when they make a man a corporal in Kentucky, I decline serving.
Lorry, striking in to explain; "there are frequent risings in the streets; and, although it is not likely
they will ever trouble you, Madame Defarge wishes to see those whom she has the power to protect at such times, to the end that she may know them--that she may identify them.
The paper with which he had wedged it was a letter signed Nicholas Bulstrode, but Raffles was not likely
to disturb it from its present useful position.
Weston, 'I want to bid you good-bye--it is not likely
I shall see you again before you go.
go to law with him is not likely
to pay off his mortgages, especially if he enjoys the good opinion of acquaintances who want to borrow a hundred pounds on security too lofty to be represented by parchment.
But I'm not likely
to get a glimpse of it if you don't go with the professor.
They could not even be certain, that a future nomination would present a candidate in any degree more acceptable to them; and as their dissent might cast a kind of stigma upon the individual rejected, and might have the appearance of a reflection upon the judgment of the chief magistrate, it is not likely
that their sanction would often be refused, where there were not special and strong reasons for the refusal.