For one moment he stood as though about to carry out his first intention
. He stood glaring at his opponent, his face contracted into a snarl, his whole appearance hideous, almost bestial.
Sola told me that the coolness of the night, when it fell, together with the rest would doubtless revive him, and so I decided not to kill him, as was my first intention
, as I had thought it cruel to leave him alone there to die of hunger and thirst.
His first intention
was to hire a horse there and ride home forthwith, for to walk many miles without a gun in his hand, and along an ordinary road, was as much out of the question to him as to other spirited young men of his kind.
In imitation of them he halted for a while, and after having deeply considered it, he gave Rocinante his head, submitting his own will to that of his hack, who followed out his first intention
, which was to make straight for his own stable.
Grimaud's first intention
had been to return to Paris, but he remembered the anxiety which his prolonged absence might occasion Raoul, and reflecting that there were now only two miles between the vicomte and himself and a quarter of an hour's riding would unite them, and that the going, returning and explanation would not occupy an hour, he put spurs to his horse and a few minutes after had reached the only inn of Mazingarbe.
Under the changed circumstances, Emily would have acted ungraciously if she had persisted in holding to her first intention
. She consented to wait.
As the minuteness of the parts formed a great hindrance to my speed, I resolved, contrary to my first intention
, to make the being of a gigantic stature, that is to say, about eight feet in height, and proportionably large.
As often happened with this gentleman, he reasoned so long in all his acts of liberality, that he supposed a sufficient sacrifice had been made in the mental discussions, and he never got beyond what surgeons call the "first intention
" of his moral cures.
"All the healing, and there's plenty of it, will have to be by first intention
. If his temperature shoots up we'll have to put him out of his misery.
Having, by this open declaration of his feelings, quite precluded himself from offering Nicholas any cautious worldly advice (which had been his first intention
), Mr Noggs went straight to the point.
For it was he; and, instead of drowning me, as was certainly his first intention
, he swam with me and laid me gently on the bank:
"It does not signify, gentlemen," continued the cardinal, without appearing to be in the least swerved from his first intention
by the diversion which Athos had started, "it does not signify, gentlemen.