The matter was settled at the time, and by the competent authorities,--equitably, it is to be presumed,--and, at all events, irrevocably
But now -- since I am irrevocably
doomed -- wherefore should I not snatch the solace allowed to the condemned culprit before his execution?
However, it is always as well to have a look at him before irrevocably
committing yourself into his hands.
A large whale's case generally yields about five hundred gallons of sperm, though from unavoidable circumstances, considerable of it is spilled, leaks, and dribbles away, or is otherwise irrevocably
lost in the ticklish business of securing what you can.
It made him irrevocably
a family man; it killed the last lingering impulse that he might have had to go out in the evenings and sit and talk with the men in the saloons.
She was from New England, and knew well the first guileful footsteps of that soft, insidious disease, which sweeps away so many of the fairest and loveliest, and, before one fibre of life seems broken, seals them irrevocably
They fade irrevocably
out of my mind even now while I speak, and endeavor to recall them and recollect myself.
Besides, since happiness is irrevocably
denied me, I have a right to get pleasure out of life: and I WILL get it, cost what it may.
Heathcliff, you're a cruel man, but you're not a fiend; and you won't, from MERE malice, destroy irrevocably
all my happiness.
That although it was little else than a matter of form, I presumed I should have an opportunity of trying how I liked it, before I bound myself to it irrevocably
Perhaps it would have been possible to think of digging with some cheerfulness if Nancy Lammeter were to be won on those terms; but, since he must irrevocably
lose her as well as the inheritance, and must break every tie but the one that degraded him and left him without motive for trying to recover his better self, he could imagine no future for himself on the other side of confession but that of "'listing for a soldier"--the most desperate step, short of suicide, in the eyes of respectable families.
At the same time, the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government, upon vital questions affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably
fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.