No pins were ever stuck into their cotton vitals, no harsh words or blows were ever given them, no neglect ever saddened the heart or the most repulsive, but all were fed and clothed, nursed and caressed with an affection which never failed
Once he touched and half lifted the white sheet that covered her, but his courage failed
and he, like Doc- tor Reefy, turned and went out of the room.
Damon, and for one of the very few times in his life his language failed
Pontellier to define to his own satisfaction or any one else's wherein his wife failed
in her duty toward their children.
In such cases he made use of English, broken and imperfect, but sufficiently intelligible, and which he rendered so mild and musical, by his deep, guttural voice, that it never failed
to cause both ladies to look up in admiration and astonishment.
On my occasional visits to the town aforesaid, I seldom failed
to turn down Pyncheon Street, for the sake of passing through the shadow of these two antiquities, --the great elm-tree and the weather-beaten edifice.
This figure of tile study and the cloister, as Hester Prynne's womanly fancy failed
not to recall, was slightly deformed, with the left shoulder a trifle higher than the right.
that I could succeed where many another girl might have failed
Nor have Gall and his disciple Spurzheim failed
to throw out some hints touching the phrenological characteristics of other beings than man.
If a hermit could survive a wash, and that failed
to convince a duke, give him up, let him alone.
It is the way of the Alps to deliver death to their victims with a merciful swiftness, but here the rule failed
But now, this thing had actually and unquestionably failed