He wheedled, bribed, ridiculed, threatened
, and scolded; affected indifference, that he might surprise the truth from her; declared her knew, then that he didn't care; and at last, by dint of perseverance, he satisfied himself that it concerned Meg and Mr.
As a tigress whose cub had been threatened
would she appear, coming out of the shadows, steal- ing noiselessly along and holding the long wicked scissors in her hand.
Cutter often threatened
to chop down the cedar trees which half-buried the house.
It was easy to know them, fluttering about with extended, protecting wings when any harm, real or imaginary, threatened
their precious brood.
The roof of bark had long since fallen, and mingled with the soil, but the huge logs of pine, which had been hastily thrown together, still preserved their relative positions, though one angle of the work had given way under the pressure, and threatened
a speedy downfall to the remainder of the rustic edifice.
During this dreadful siege, which threatened
death in every form, we had two men killed, and four wounded, besides a number of cattle.
The social complication that threatened
her now seemed to her rather the outcome of her half-civilized parlor than of the sylvan glade.
In the case of our old gentlewoman, after the excitement of new effort had subsided, the despondency of her whole life threatened
, ever and anon, to return.
In vain the captain threatened
to throw him overboard; suspended a cutlass over his naked wrists; Queequeg was the son of a King, and Queequeg budged not.
For a few minutes the struggle was intensely critical; for while they still slacked out the tightened line in one direction, and still plied their oars in another, the contending strain threatened
to take them under.
Marija, who threatened
horrid murder a hundred times a day, and would weep over the injury of a fly, seized little Sebastijonas in her arms and bid fair to smother him with kisses.
As if the poor, dumb heart, threatened
,--prisoned,--took refuge in that inarticulate sanctuary of music, and found there a language in which to breathe its prayer to God