It was such a gradual movement that he discovered it only through noticing that a black mark
that had been near him five minutes ago was now at the other side of the circumference.
If a man of your age, holding certificates, has not got past a second officer's berth, there must be a black mark
against him somewhere.
It was hard getting into my dress alone, and I hadn't time to eat but a mouthful, and just at the last minute, when I honestly--HONESTLY --would have thought about clearing away and locking up, I looked at the clock and knew I could hardly get back to school in time to form in the line; and I thought how dreadful it would be to go in late and get my first black mark
on a Friday afternoon, with the minister's wife and the doctor's wife and the school committee all there!"
He had apparently been strangled, for there was no sign of any violence except the black mark
of fingers on his neck.
But I thought with dread that it was flowing towards Magwitch, and that any black mark
on its surface might be his pursuers, going swiftly, silently, and surely, to take him.
But his face looks so wicked and menacing, as he stands leaning against the sun-dial-setting, as it were, his black mark
upon the very face of day--that her flight is arrested by horror as she looks at him.
The latter had made great capital out of the forced resignation, but Daylight had grinned and silently gone his way, though registering a black mark
against more than one club member who was destined to feel, in the days to come, the crushing weight of the Klondiker's financial paw.
Saxon registered another black mark
I saw one of the latter with a black mark
on its back, as if it had been struck with a paving-stone.
Had there been no black mark
against you, I would have discharged you when I learned how you were robbing me."
At last a black mark
was found upon our door, and a great panic ensued, for we felt that now our time had come.
As to your practice, if a gentleman walks into my rooms smelling of iodoform, with a black mark
of nitrate of silver upon his right forefinger, and a bulge on the right side of his top-hat to show where he has secreted his stethoscope, I must be dull, indeed, if I do not pronounce him to be an active member of the medical profession."