Mr Western grew every day fonder and fonder of Sophia, insomuch that
his beloved dogs themselves almost gave place to her in his affections; but as he could not prevail on himself to abandon these, he contrived very cunningly to enjoy their company, together with that of his daughter, by insisting on her riding a hunting with him.
And, to say truth, in nature it is much a like matter; insomuch that
we see a nephew sometimes resembleth an uncle, or a kinsman, more than his own parent; as the blood happens.
someone in the Senate, wishing to excuse him, said there were many men who knew much better how not to err than to correct the errors of others.
As he watches the spasmodic shoots and darts that break out of her face and limbs, like fitful lightning out of a dark sky, some contagion in them seizes upon him: insomuch that
he has to withdraw himself to a lean arm-chair by the hearth--placed there, perhaps, for such emergencies--and to sit in it, holding tight, until he has got the better of this unclean spirit of imitation.
THE plains over which the travellers were journeying continued to be destitute of trees or even shrubs; insomuch that
they had to use the dung of the buffalo for fuel, as the Arabs of the desert use that of the camel.
Upon these words a fire began to heat and kindle between them; insomuch that
they began to rate and revile one the other, that the whole multitude therewith disquieted began to be set on a hurry.
My presence gave the monks hope, and cheered them up a good deal; insomuch that
they ate a square meal that night for the first time in ten days.
Knowing your natural temper better than l, he could the better judge what arguments to use, whether of tenderness or terror, such as might prevail over your hardness and obstinacy, insomuch that
you should no longer hide the name of him who tempted you to this grievous fall.
No: the reason was this: that from the fatal experiences of the fishery there hung a terrible prestige of perilousness about such a whale as there did about Rinaldo Rinaldini, insomuch that
most fishermen were content to recognise him by merely touching their tarpaulins when he would be discovered lounging by them on the sea, without seeking to cultivate a more intimate acquaintance.
gave my father, insomuch that
I was mad with grief when they told me that the story of Pygmalion was nothing but a fable.
Hardly anybody had been permitted to see the interior of this palace; but it was reported, and with good semblance of truth, to be far more gorgeous than the outside, insomuch that
whatever was iron or brass in other houses was silver or gold in this; and Mr.
But as clay in the abstract, when too much moistened, becomes of a weak and uncertain consistency, breaking down in unexpected places, retaining impressions but faintly, and preserving no strength or steadiness of character, so Mr Swiveller's clay, having imbibed a considerable quantity of moisture, was in a very loose and slippery state, insomuch that
the various ideas impressed upon it were fast losing their distinctive character, and running into each other.