It would take me quite a year, possibly my whole life
, to find the water.
But though his whole life was now become one watch on deck; and though the Parsee's mystic watch was without intermission as his own; yet these two never seemed to speak --one man to the other --unless at long intervals some passing unmomentous matter made it necessary.
Freely giving his whole life into such an otherwise distrusted person's hands.
Then I should be able to calculate my whole life
for thirty years beforehand.
And, when a man allows music to play upon him and to pour into his soul through the funnel of his ears those sweet and soft and melancholy airs of which we were just now speaking, and his whole life
is passed in warbling and the delights of song; in the first stage of the process the passion or spirit which is in him is tempered like iron, and made useful, instead of brittle and useless.
It did not seem particularly unpleasant, because his whole life
had been not a continual holiday, but on the contrary an unceasing round of toil of which he was beginning to feel weary.
Obviously the measurements of a single angle would no longer be sufficient under such portentous circumstances; one's whole life
would be taken up in feeling or surveying the perimeter of one's acquaintances.
All he said was: "Ah, friend, you are young yet; it may be very serious for your whole life
I might have passed my whole life
in the farmer's cornfield.
If his whole life
, for instance, should have been one continued subject of satire, he may well tremble when an incensed satirist takes him in hand.
He regarded his whole life
as a continual round of amusement which someone for some reason had to provide for him.
Then think of what a whole life
filled with these evil thoughts must be.