The party returned to camp, balked
of their revenge, but still more grievously balked
of their supper.
My mother did not relish this at all, and now made many objections to my accepting the situation; in which my sister warmly supported her: but, unwilling to be balked
again, I overruled them all; and, having first obtained the consent of my father (who had, a short time previously, been apprised of these transactions), I wrote a most obliging epistle to my unknown correspondent, and, finally, the bargain was concluded.
It was this last habit that gave me the opportunity I craved to capture one of these herbivorous cetaceans--that is what Perry calls them--and make as good a meal as one can on raw, warm-blooded fish; but I had become rather used, by this time, to the eating of food in its natural state, though I still balked
on the eyes and entrails, much to the amusement of Ghak, to whom I always passed these delicacies.
The clergyman's shy and sensitive reserve had balked
this scheme Roger Chillingworth, however,was inclined to be hardly, if at all, less satisfied with the aspect of affairs, which Providence -- using the avenger and his victim for its own purposes, and, perchance, pardoning, where it seemed most to punish -- had substituted for his black devices A revelation, he could almost say, had been granted to him.
The first was crushed by my father in the prisoner's cell, and this man is quite aware of it, for he himself wanted to get hold of it, and, being balked
in his hope, he very nearly fell out with my father, who had been the cause of his disappointment.
More men began thrusting with more rods, but Alphonso was not to be balked
. Sara saw him coming and screamed her shrillest and savagest at him.
Developed nations balked
at a UN-backed conservation plan that included international payments for not drilling in Yasuni National Park, reports BBC News.
"I can't remember the last time I balked
in my life, ever.
Some asked if I got a "full auto license." Others said "isn't that $200 a year fee kind of hard to handle if you're going to buy several as you have done?" And I can tell you this starting out; Nearly everyone I've talked to prior to buying their first full auto nearly balked
at the thought of going through the government's red tape necessary to own National Firearms Act items.
The Post-Dispatch reported than Lane balked
when asked to take a big pay cut in order to renew her contract.