The chief tragic event of the old man's life, so far as I could judge, was his mishap with a certain goose, which lived and died some twenty or forty years ago: a goose of most promising figure, but which, at table, proved so inveterately
tough, that the carving-knife would make no impression on its carcase, and it could only be divided with an axe and handsaw.
It was striking of the children, at all events, to kiss me inveterately
with a kind of wild irrelevance and never to fail--one or the other-- of the precious question that had helped us through many a peril.
Vanstone," answered this inveterately
evasive and inveterately
In this case, I was driven to reflect deeply and inveterately
on that hard law of life, which lies at the root of religion and is one of the most plentiful springs of distress.
When we reached the other end--the wide window, inveterately
closed, connecting with the balcony that overhung the canal-- I suggested that we should remain there, as she would see the doctor arrive still better.
I don't see why the romance--since you give it that name--should be all, as the French inveterately
make it, for the women who are bad.
In the second place, my brother-in-law's face was so inveterately
and completely ugly as to set every artifice of pictorial improvement at flat defiance.
Rook was still too inveterately
amiable to take offense.
False, superstitious, inveterately
cruel-- but not mad.
vindictive woman, she had resolved to discover whatever compromising elements might exist in the governess's secret, and to make them public property (from a paramount sense of duty, of course) among her own circle of friends.
Upon my honor," cries Lady Janet, thinking, in her inveterately
ironical manner, of the cares that trouble her, "all things considered, Tom, I wish I was You
I knew what I was about, for I was aware of a little weakness of his, and of a little private sinning of which he was regularly and inveterately