If the history of that time, and especially that of the year in the middle of which our narrative commences, were not indissolubly
connected with the two names just mentioned, the few explanatory pages which we are about to add might appear quite supererogatory; but we will, from the very first, apprise the reader -- our old friend, to whom we are wont on the first page to promise amusement, and with whom we always try to keep our word as well as is in our power -- that this explanation is as indispensable to the right understanding of our story as to that of the great event itself on which it is based.
The anchor and the land are indissolubly
connected in a sailor's thoughts.
To be sure I might have known him, for every one was willing enough to tell me about him, and he himself was no accomplished hypocrite, but I was wilfully blind; and now, instead of regretting that I did not discern his full character before I was indissolubly
bound to him, I am glad, for it has saved me a great deal of battling with my conscience, and a great deal of consequent trouble and pain; and, whatever I ought to have done, my duty now is plainly to love him and to cleave to him, and this just tallies with my inclination.
I take that God to witness, at whose feet I have prostrated myself daily for the last ten years, that I would have sacrificed my life to you, and with my life the projects that were indissolubly
linked with it.
When Bobby came up from Deolali and took his place among the Tail Twisters, it was gently but firmly borne in upon him that the Regiment was his father and his mother and his indissolubly
wedded wife, and that there was no crime under the canopy of heaven blacker than that of bringing shame on the Regiment, which was the best-shooting, best-drilled, best set-up, bravest, most illustrious, and in all respects most desirable Regiment within the compass of the Seven Seas.
Inexpressibly shocked and startled, it was still the keenest pang when Herkimer remembered that the fate of his cousin Rosina, the ideal of gentle womanhood, was indissolubly
interwoven with that of a being whom Providence seemed to have unhumanized.
These tendencies appear in the plays of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, whose reputations are indissolubly
linked together in one of the most famous literary partnerships of all time.
The tenderness of his universal charity had two phases as indissolubly
joined and connected as the reverse and obverse sides of a medal.
For it was as though there had been two human beings indissolubly
joined in that enterprise.
Why, the day is already commenced which is to bind us indissolubly
; and when we are once united, there shall be no recurrence of these mental terrors: I guarantee that."
We may handle even extreme opinions with impunity while our furniture, our dinner-giving, and preference for armorial bearings in our own case, link us indissolubly
with the established order.
I didn't know how she looked, I had barely heard her name, and yet we were indissolubly
united for a certain portion of our future, to sink or swim together!