She could elbow her way if need be; she had learned to clutch a piece of goods
and hold it and stick to it with persistence and determination till her turn came to be served, no matter when it came.
It was not without great fear and trepidation that little Nell slipped off her shoes and gliding through the store-room of old curiosities, where Mr Brass--the ugliest piece of goods
in all the stock--lay sleeping on a mattress, passed into her own little chamber.
Then the youth told him of the piece of good
luck that had befallen him, and asked him for the hand of his beautiful daughter.
It was the first piece of good
news we had received for a long time."
She will have in me a man already pretty well off, and a rapidly rising man, and a man of some distinction: it is a piece of good
fortune for her, but she is worthy of good fortune.
It seemed as though some piece of good
fortune had come to pass after the doctor had gone.
It was a great temptation, and for a while I thought it the greatest piece of good
'I've done you a piece of good
service, Nancy,' he began: then seeing me, he acknowledged my presence by a slight bow.
Seeing then, I said, that we are no great wits, I think that we had better adopt a method which I may illustrate thus; suppose that a short-sighted person had been asked by some one to read small letters from a distance; and it occurred to some one else that they might be found in another place which was larger and in which the letters were larger-- if they were the same and he could read the larger letters first, and then proceed to the lesser--this would have been thought a rare piece of good
"It's a piece of good
fortune sent from Heaven," said Athos, evidently much relieved.
When our travellers arrived at Brussels, in which their regiment was quartered, a great piece of good
fortune, as all said, they found themselves in one of the gayest and most brilliant little capitals in Europe, and where all the Vanity Fair booths were laid out with the most tempting liveliness and splendour.
Towards the end of his second term as in-patients' clerk a piece of good
fortune befell Philip.
If you ever need a piece of good
dry firewood, remember me."
"This is a piece of good
fortune that I hardly hoped for," said Hardyman, his cool, quiet, dreary way of speaking quickened as usual, in Isabel's presence.