He saw plainly enough that Lady Arabella was making a dead set
at his master, and he was watchful of the slightest sign of anything which might enhance this knowledge.
How often he is at a dead set
! "Sir, if I may be so bold, what do you mean by a dead set
?" If you are a seer, whenever you meet a man you will see all that he owns, ay, and much that he pretends to disown, behind him, even to his kitchen furniture and all the trumpery which he saves and will not burn, and he will appear to be harnessed to it and making what headway he can.
"I recollect, sir, there was a girl at Dumdum, a daughter of Cutler of the Artillery, and afterwards married to Lance, the surgeon, who made a dead set
at me in the year '4--at me and Mulligatawney, whom I mentioned to you before dinner--a devilish good fellow Mulligatawney--he's a magistrate at Budgebudge, and sure to be in council in five years.
Even old Lobbs himself, in the very height of his ferocity, couldn't resist the coaxing of his pretty daughter; and when she, and her cousin Kate--an arch, impudent-looking, bewitching little person--made a dead set
upon the old man together, as, to say the truth, they very often did, he could have refused them nothing, even had they asked for a portion of the countless and inexhaustible treasures, which were hidden from the light, in the iron safe.
HOWEVER, I made a dead set
at him, and before the first third of the dinner was reached, I had him happy again.
To make the thing a cert," he says, getting up, "all you have to do is to make a dead set
at her folks." He winks at me.
The more of a dead set
she makes at you the better."
"Are you going to make a dead set
at me, too?" inquired Geoffrey.
"It would take no end of generosity, no end of gentleness to forgive such a dead set
. For my part I would have liked better to have been killed and done with at once.
This instrument happening to be the baby, great commotion and alarm ensued, which the sagacity of Boxer rather tended to increase; for, that good dog, more thoughtful than its master, had, it seemed, been watching the old gentleman in his sleep, lest he should walk off with a few young poplar trees that were tied up behind the cart; and he still attended on him very closely, worrying his gaiters in fact, and making dead sets
at the buttons.
Dear Maggie I want to get a puppy but my wife is dead set
They consider how female characters have been presented in various ways, such as the gendering and sexualization of female "monsters," how older actresses are represented through their characters, and how women are seen as heroine, victim, and "monster," in The Hunger, American Horror Story, Z Nation, Doctor Who, Masters of Horror, Penny Dreadful, and slasher television series; masculinity and the traditional hero in Hannibal, Dead Set
, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural; and monsters as Other, with discussion of how American Horror Story was received by female audiences in Greece, the role of the house and the home in Supernatural and iZombie, gender and the narrative arcs of characters in The Walking Dead, and gender in Bates Motel.