inquired Jo, who persisted in feeling an interest in manly sports despite
her nineteen years.
the downpour, the deafening thunder and the lightning that seemed ready to sear one's eyes, he walked out of the cave entrance, followed by Tom and the others.
All these, however, were mere terrors of the night, phantoms of the mind that walk in darkness; and though he had seen many spectres in his time, and been more than once beset by Satan in divers shapes, in his lonely perambulations, yet daylight put an end to all these evils; and he would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite
of the Devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was--a woman.
But when, some year or two afterwards, Moby Dick was fairly sighted from the mast-heads, Macey, the chief mate, burned with ardor to encounter him; and the captain himself being not unwilling to let him have the opportunity, despite
all the archangel's denunciations and forewarnings, Macey succeeded in persuading five men to man his boat.
Nicely," said Ruth, taking off her little drab bonnet, and dusting it with her handkerchief, displaying, as she did so, a round little head, on which the Quaker cap sat with a sort of jaunty air, despite
all the stroking and patting of the small fat hands, which were busily applied to arranging it.
Then Sir Gawaine and Sir Uwaine went and saluted them, and asked them why they did that despite
to the shield.
Let me see, I am thirty-two; only thirty-two, despite
an occasional gray hair.
However, I mentally shake hands with you for your answer, despite
its inaccuracy; and as much for the manner in which it was said, as for the substance of the speech; the manner was frank and sincere; one does not often see such a manner: no, on the contrary, affectation, or coldness, or stupid, coarse-minded misapprehension of one's meaning are the usual rewards of candour.
The irrepressible outburst of a reserved nature, forced into open self-assertion in its own despite
, is of all moral forces the hardest to resist.
I did; but the Captain was a Captain and a hero, in despite
of all the grammars of all the languages in the world, dead or alive.
In his teeth he held the assegai, yet dripping with blood, and in his hands the lion cub that, despite
its whines and struggles, he grasped by the skin of the neck and the hind legs.
the providential loneliness of the road, there were one or two terrors that could not be disposed of so summarily.