Thedora had long been at work; and it was time that I too should bestir
If nobody knows the address, you must still bestir
yourself in trying to find it.
As we are very far from believing in any such heathen goddess, or from encouraging any superstition, so we wish Mr John Fr , or some other such philosopher, would bestir
himself a little, in order to find out the real cause of this sudden transition from good to bad fortune, which hath been so often remarked, and of which we shall proceed to give an instance; for it is our province to relate facts, and we shall leave causes to persons of much higher genius.
The mourners, too, enveloped and swathed in their skirts and gowns, were unable to bestir
themselves, and so with entire safety to himself Don Quixote belaboured them all and drove them off against their will, for they all thought it was no man but a devil from hell come to carry away the dead body they had in the litter.
yourselves, good fellows!" cried Robin Hood; "and while our new cook, whom I see with us, is preparing a feast worthy of our high guest, let us have a few games to do him honor!"
The next morning when Dame Ilsabill awoke it was broad daylight, and she jogged the fisherman with her elbow, and said, 'Get up, husband, and bestir
yourself, for we must be king of all the land.' 'Wife, wife,' said the man, 'why should we wish to be the king?
No one spoke for a minute, but there were signs of emotion among the aunts, which warned the boys to bestir
themselves before the water-works began to play.
But little Denmark must take care what it is about, and not run counter to the moon; that great realm, that might in an ill-humor bestir
itself, and dash down a hail-storm in our faces, or force the Baltic to overflow the sides of its gigantic basin.
At length as darkness settled upon the jungle the apes commenced to bestir
themselves, and soon they formed a great circle about the earthen drum.
Local administrations turn a blind eye, or at the very least do not bestir
themselves to act effectively.
As for all those Irish cops, many were also, like Bailey, "brought up in the Irish tradition that celebrated the far-sighted few who mounted audacious risings to bestir
the unenlightened many," yet did not generally share Bailey's leftist sentiments.
Once you actually bestir
yourself to visit the polling station, all you give up by your ballot is the opportunity to have voted for the other side; influence over outcomes is virtually a nonfactor.