At moments, in spite of thought, she would reply to their inquiries with a manner of superiority, as if recognizing that her experiences in the field of courtship had, indeed, been slightly enviable
. But so far was she from being, in the words of Robert South, "in love with her own ruin," that the illusion was transient as lightning; cold reason came back to mock her spasmodic weakness; the ghastliness of her momentary pride would convict her, and recall her to reserved listlessness again.
Although I am not disposed to maintain that the being born in a workhouse, is in itself the most fortunate and enviable
circumstance that can possibly befall a human being, I do mean to say that in this particular instance, it was the best thing for Oliver Twist that could by possibility have occurred.
His father had been in the business before him, and Monsieur Ratignolle stood well in the community and bore an enviable
reputation for integrity and clearheadedness.
She was unanimously elected assistant editor of the Wareham School Pilot, being the first girl to assume that enviable
, though somewhat arduous and thankless position, and when her maiden number went to the Cobbs, uncle Jerry and aunt Sarah could hardly eat or sleep for pride.
To be left to write about it is not, perhaps, the most enviable
fate; but the point is that this impression resumes in its intensity the whole recollection of days and days of desperately dangerous weather.
No slave is permitted to bestow this enviable
deformity upon his child; all the slaves, therefore, are roundheads.
To be puffed by ignorance was not only humiliating, but perilous, and not more enviable
than the reputation of the weather-prophet.
If her mother's consolations could have restored her to a pleasanter and more enviable
state of mind, there were abundance of them to produce the effect.
Concerning all this, it is much to be deplored that the mast-heads of a southern whale ship are unprovided with those enviable
little tents or pulpits, called crow's-nests, in which the lookouts of a Greenland whaler are protected from the inclement weather of the frozen seas.
I had been vaguely conscious, for a while, of a person who was walking in the street abreast of us; I had glanced furtively at him once or twice, and noticed that he was a fine, large, vigorous young fellow, with an open, independent countenance, faintly shaded with a pale and even almost imperceptible crop of early down, and that he was clothed from head to heel in cool and enviable
Dunstan, whose nature it was to care more for immediate annoyances than for remote consequences, no sooner recovered his legs, and saw that it was all over with Wildfire, than he felt a satisfaction at the absence of witnesses to a position which no swaggering could make enviable
. Reinforcing himself, after his shake, with a little brandy and much swearing, he walked as fast as he could to a coppice on his right hand, through which it occurred to him that he could make his way to Batherley without danger of encountering any member of the hunt.
Lawrence Lefferts occurred to him as the husband who had most completely realised this enviable