In the feverish, pulsating life of the young metropolis they often stopped oppressed, giddy, and choking; the roar of the streets and thoroughfares was meaningless to them, except to revive strange memories of the deep, unvarying
monotone of the evening wind over their humbler roof on the Sierran hillside.
Making so long a passage through such unfrequented waters, descrying no ships, and ere long, sideways impelled by unvarying
trade winds, over waves monotonously mild; all these seemed the strange calm things preluding some riotous and desperate scene.
And it isn't much inconvenience, either, to have one drop of water fall on your head; yet the worst torture of the inquisition is produced by drop after drop, drop after drop, falling moment after moment, with monotonous succession, on the same spot; and work, in itself not hard, becomes so, by being pressed, hour after hour, with unvarying
, unrelenting sameness, with not even the consciousness of free-will to take from its tediousness.
This hog was always wallowing there, and as he was the only hog we saw, his frequent repetition, together with his unvarying
similarity to himself, finally caused me to reflect that he must be the same hog, and this led me to the deduction that this must be the same spring, also--which indeed it was.
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.
My memory of them is the memory of unvarying
gentleness and generosity; and my life shall pay the debt of my gratitude to their orphan children.
Everything belonging to Miss Nancy was of delicate purity and nattiness: not a crease was where it had no business to be, not a bit of her linen professed whiteness without fulfilling its profession; the very pins on her pincushion were stuck in after a pattern from which she was careful to allow no aberration; and as for her own person, it gave the same idea of perfect unvarying
neatness as the body of a little bird.
Utterson became so used to the unvarying
character of these reports, that he fell off little by little in the frequency of his visits.
Always the same impassible member of the Reform Club, whom no incident could surprise, as unvarying
as the ship's chronometers, and seldom having the curiosity even to go upon the deck, he passed through the memorable scenes of the Red Sea with cold indifference; did not care to recognise the historic towns and villages which, along its borders, raised their picturesque outlines against the sky; and betrayed no fear of the dangers of the Arabic Gulf, which the old historians always spoke of with horror, and upon which the ancient navigators never ventured without propitiating the gods by ample sacrifices.
She remained nearly always in her second-floor chamber, shivering in her chair, or stretched languid and feeble on her bed, while her husband kept his daily watch at the door -- a duty he performed with so much the greater willingness, as it saved him the necessity of listening to the endless plaints and murmurs of his helpmate, who never saw him without breaking out into bitter invectives against fate; to all of which her husband would calmly return an unvarying
reply, in these philosophic words: --
In a country neighbourhood you move in a very confined and unvarying
In the valley of Typee ice-creams would never be rendered less acceptable by sudden frosts, nor would picnic parties be deferred on account of inauspicious snowstorms: for there day follows day in one unvarying
round of summer and sunshine, and the whole year is one long tropical month of June just melting into July.