With a kind of wriggle, like a fish returned to the brook by the fisherman, Biddlebaum the silent began to talk, striving
to put into words the ideas that had been accumulated by his mind during long years of silence.
She let her hand lie listlessly, as though her thoughts were elsewhere--somewhere in advance of her body, and she was striving
to overtake them.
In consequence of this bad fashion, a man, who is too conscientious to misspend his days among the women, in learning the names of black marks, may never hear of the deeds of his fathers, nor feel a pride in striving
to outdo them.
She instinctively knew, it may be, that some sinister or evil potency was now striving
to pass her barriers; nor would she decline the contest.
Nor did it quit me when, late at night, I sat in the deserted parlour, lighted only by the glimmering coal-fire and the moon, striving
to picture forth imaginary scenes, which, the next day, might flow out on the brightening page in many-hued description.
of ships from China; some high aloft in the rigging, as if striving
to get a still better seaward peep.
While this clumsy lubber was striving
to free his white-ash, and while, in consequence, Derick's boat was nigh to capsizing, and he thundering away at his men in a mighty rage; --that was a good time for Starbuck, Stubb, and Flask.
Once or twice the lawyer looked up and asked a question of Szedvilas; the other did not know a word that he was saying, but his eyes were fixed upon the lawyer's face, striving
in an agony of dread to read his mind.
The callous indifference was gone; there was now sensibility, hope, desire, and the striving
for good,--a strife irregular, interrupted, suspended oft, but yet renewed again.
Neither Emma Jane nor Rebecca perceived anything incongruous in the idea of the Simpsons striving
for a banquet lamp.
She got her to Hartfield, and shewed her the most unvarying kindness, striving
to occupy and amuse her, and by books and conversation, to drive Mr.
Marianne, who had never much toleration for any thing like impertinence, vulgarity, inferiority of parts, or even difference of taste from herself, was at this time particularly ill-disposed, from the state of her spirits, to be pleased with the Miss Steeles, or to encourage their advances; and to the invariable coldness of her behaviour towards them, which checked every endeavour at intimacy on their side, Elinor principally attributed that preference of herself which soon became evident in the manners of both, but especially of Lucy, who missed no opportunity of engaging her in conversation, or of striving
to improve their acquaintance by an easy and frank communication of her sentiments.