My beast had an advantage in his first hold, having sunk his mighty fangs far into the breast of his adversary; but the great arms and paws of the ape, backed by muscles far transcending those of the Martian men I had seen, had locked the throat of my guardian and slowly were choking out his life, and bending back his head and neck upon his body, where I momentarily
expected the former to fall limp at the end of a broken neck.
My sounds seemed momentarily
to disconcert the boar, and while he halted and shifted his weight with indecision, an apparition burst upon us.
I remember--and tell it here because, singularly enough, I recollected it then--that once in looking carelessly out of an open window I momentarily
mistook a small tree close at hand for one of a group of larger trees at a little distance away.
At sight of her Smith-Oldwick halted, momentarily
expecting that his presence would elicit screams for help from her.
In his uneasiness Huck found himself drawing closer and closer to the alley; fearing all sorts of dreadful things, and momentarily
expecting some catastrophe to happen that would take away his breath.
At first, on sitting down to table, we had grown momentarily
shy, with one of those sudden freaks of self-consciousness which occasionally surprise one, when, midway in some slightly unconventional situation to which the innocence of nature has led us, we realise it--"for an instant and no more."
It was as if each man were suddenly and momentarily
turned to fire.
The latter, momentarily
, paid no attention to them.
Meriem, again bound and under heavy guard in Kovudoo's own hut, saw the night pass and the new day come without bringing the momentarily
looked for return of Korak.
The colourless clearness that comes after the sunset flush was darkling; the blue sky above grew momentarily
deeper, and the little stars one by one pierced the attenuated light; the interspaces of the trees, the gaps in the further vegetation, that had been hazy blue in the daylight, grew black and mysterious.
A single gleam of light in the path, come and gone like a flash, the gleam of an electric torch directed momentarily
towards the road, was his first indication that they were near.
In her own mind, she attributed it to a sudden change in the weather--it was momentarily
becoming apparent that a storm was coming on.