Unable longer to foil an enemy so alert and vigilant, he threw his arms about him, and succeeded in pinning the limbs of the other to his side, with an iron grasp, but one that was far too exhausting
to himself to continue long.
These, after exhausting
other modes of amusement, now thronged about Hester Prynne with rude and boorish intrusiveness.
often, when forced from his hammock by exhausting
and intolerably vivid dreams of the night, which, resuming his own intense thoughts through the day, carried them on amid a clashing of phrensies, and whirled them round and round in his blazing brain, till the very throbbing of his life-spot became insufferable anguish; and when, as was sometimes the case, these spiritual throes in him heaved his being up from its base, and a chasm seemed opening in him, from which forked flames and lightnings shot up, and accursed fiends beckoned him to leap down among them; when this hell in himself yawned beneath him, a wild cry would be heard through the ship; and with glaring eyes Ahab would burst from his state room, as though escaping from a bed that was on fire.
One mile of such traveling, with a weight to draw and no firm footing, would take more out of us than four on a good road; every nerve and muscle of our bodies is on the strain to keep our balance; and, added to this, the fear of falling is more exhausting
than anything else.
After having been on his feet twenty-four hours, in the exhausting
work of mountain-climbing, Sir George began the reascent at the head of the relief party of six guides, to recover the corpse of his brother.
He saw her and they had an exhausting
good time playing "hi- spy" and "gully-keeper" with a crowd of their school- mates.
She grew cross and wearisome; snapping at and teasing Catherine continually, at the imminent risk of exhausting
her limited patience.