It were better that they should crumble to ruin once in twenty years, or thereabouts
, as a hint to the people to examine into and reform the institutions which they symbolize.
This Inspector, when I first knew him, was a man of fourscore years, or thereabouts
, and certainly one of the most wonderful specimens of winter-green that you would be likely to discover in a lifetime's search.
He was a darkly-tanned, burly, good-natured, fine-looking man, of sixty or thereabouts
, dressed in a spacious roundabout, that hung round him in festoons of blue pilot-cloth; and one empty arm of this jacket streamed behind him like the broidered arm of a huzzar's surcoat.
A native young giant of thirty or thereabouts
lay stretched upon the frame on his back, with his wrists and ankles tied to ropes which led over windlasses at either end.
Eventually, every calamity that happened thereabouts
was laid at the door of that music.
The gentlefolks thereabouts
were mostly kind to them (the men said), but none like him.
You leave your good father, my dear, in hands as earnest and as loving as your own; he shall be taken every conceivable care of; during the next fortnight, while you are in Warwickshire and thereabouts
, even Tellson's shall go to the wall (comparatively speaking) before him.
by disappearing from such place, and being no more heard of thereabouts
Meanwhile, they agreed that De Bracy should command the defence at the postern, and the Templar should keep with him a score of men or thereabouts
as a body of reserve, ready to hasten to any other point which might be suddenly threatened.
I was going to halloo after them, although it had been to little purpose, when I observed a huge creature walking after them in the sea, as fast as he could: he waded not much deeper than his knees, and took prodigious strides: but our men had the start of him half a league, and, the sea thereabouts
being full of sharp-pointed rocks, the monster was not able to overtake the boat.
That is it," said Dorothea; "he said, moreover, that he would be tall of stature and lank featured; and that on his right side under the left shoulder, or thereabouts
, he would have a grey mole with hairs like bristles.
It was thereabouts
that Feringhea, the Thuggee chief, king of the stranglers, held his sway.