Still less could Levin say that he was a knave, as Sviazhsky was unmistakably an honest, good-hearted, sensible man, who worked good-humoredly, keenly, and perseveringly
at his work; he was held in high honor by everyone about him, and certainly he had never consciously done, and was indeed incapable of doing, anything base.
With execrations not loud but deep I left him to live or die as he could, well satisfied that I had done my duty in attempting to save him - but forgetting how I had erred in bringing him into such a condition, and how insultingly my after-services had been offered - and sullenly prepared to meet the consequences if he should choose to say I had attempted to murder him - which I thought not unlikely, as it seemed probable he was actuated by such spiteful motives in so perseveringly
refusing my assistance.
Bedwin was waiting anxiously at the open door; the servant had run up the street twenty times to see if there were any traces of Oliver; and still the two old gentlemen sat, perseveringly
, in the dark parlour, with the watch between them.
He urged his way steadily and perseveringly
. I was surprised, however, to find, upon his having made the circuit of the square, that he turned and retraced his steps.
She had previously made a respectful virgin-like curtsey to the gentleman, and her modest eyes gazed so perseveringly
on the carpet that it was a wonder how she should have found an opportunity to see him.
'Good gracious bless me, how my poor head is vexed and worried by that girl Jupe's so perseveringly
asking, over and over again, about her tiresome letters!
Pickwick's condition at this moment: he tossed first on one side and then on the other; and perseveringly
closed his eyes as if to coax himself to slumber.
They were still fishing perseveringly
, when he peeped in at the gate for the second time; but, now they seemed to have got a bite.
Collins, who continued most perseveringly
by her side, and though he could not prevail on her to dance with him again, put it out of her power to dance with others.
I knew this was all pointed at me; and these, and all similar innuendoes, affected me far more deeply than any open accusations would have done; for against the latter I should have been roused to speak in my own defence: now I judged it my wisest plan to subdue every resentful impulse, suppress every sensitive shrinking, and go on perseveringly
, doing my best; for, irksome as my situation was, I earnestly wished to retain it.
He put this second one so perseveringly
that a stool and twelve shillings a week were at last found for Tip in the office of an attorney in a great National Palladium called the Palace Court; at that time one of a considerable list of everlasting bulwarks to the dignity and safety of Albion, whose places know them no more.
I propped my eyelids open with my two forefingers, and looked perseveringly
at her as she sat at work; at the little bit of wax-candle she kept for her thread - how old it looked, being so wrinkled in all directions!