Mehevi sought to enlighten my ignorance, but he failed as signally
as when he had endeavoured to initiate me into the perplexing arcana of the taboo.
It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it a finger of that Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally
extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution.
It sometimes occurred to him that the person who most signally
failed to realize this fact was the lady who did him the honor to preside over his household.
Having been challenged by the blacksmith, in a spirit of banter, to attempt the breaking of a certain incorrigible colt, he succeeded so signally
as to earn quite a reputation as a horse-breaker.
If Werper succeeded in keeping himself from conversation with the young woman, he failed signally
to expel her from his thoughts.
But if he intended the speech to be hailed as a master-stroke of wit, he signally
failed, for nobody laughed.
I am gratified, of course, that they are happy; but I trust that they are profitable, as well--otherwise I should have failed signally
in my duty."
He knew that under the overthrown government he had been a spy upon Saint Antoine and Defarge's wine-shop; had received from the watchful police such heads of information concerning Doctor Manette's imprisonment, release, and history, as should serve him for an introduction to familiar conversation with the Defarges; and tried them on Madame Defarge, and had broken down with them signally
. He always remembered with fear and trembling, that that terrible woman had knitted when he talked with her, and had looked ominously at him as her fingers moved.
Skimpole and how extremely likely it was that he would signally
If his aim had been to unnerve her by the suddenness and mystery of his appearance he failed signally
, for she did not even turn her head as she said:
Sparsit, with dignity, 'my lot having been signally
cast in a widely different sphere; and Mr.
Artichoke failing signally
, my client refers the task to me: his purpose being to advance the interests of the object of his search.