It was perhaps a doubt as to what manner of men this unceremonious
stranger's comrades might be, together with something in his words interpretable as a challenge, that caused every man of our half-dozen "gentlemen adventurers" to rise to a sitting posture and lay his hand upon a weapon--an act signifying, in that time and place, a policy of expectation.
Desperate with fear, I rushed forward with an unceremonious
, "You must permit me, Sir --" and felt him.
It would be something so very unceremonious
, so bordering on disrespect for Mrs.
On these occasions might be seen the change since the unceremonious
times of the old French traders; now the aristocratic character of the Briton shone forth magnificently, or rather the feudal spirit of the Highlander.
The other guests came down from the dais and followed his example, so there was unceremonious
meeting and greeting between gentle and simple.
Kennedy had to fire his rifle several times at these unceremonious
visitors, but the night passed without any untoward occurrence.
Feeling convinced that she was in imminent danger of becoming downright drunk if I gave her another glass, I kept my hand on the bottle, and forthwith told my story over again in a very abridged and unceremonious
form, and without allowing her one moment of leisure for comment on my narrative, whether it might be of the weeping, winking, drinking, groaning, or ejaculating kind.
Without noticing the unceremonious
manner in which he had been answered, Sir Patrick went on:
Jos, a little testy about his father's misfortunes and unceremonious
applications to him, was soothed down by the Major, who pointed out the elder's ill fortunes and old age.
She tried hard on the way to get them to speak more plainly, but without success; and she set them down outside the station-door, so hurt and offended by the unceremonious
abruptness of their departure and their unfriendly reluctance to place the least confidence in her, that she drove away in anger, without so much as stopping to bid them good-bye.
It was not devotion to an outdoor life, but the frequentation of foreign cafes which was responsible for that habit, investing with a character of unceremonious
impermanency Mr Verloc's steady fidelity to his own fireside.
After a very unceremonious
and scrambling breakfast, of which the staple commodities were bacon and bread, and beer, they took leave of the landlord and issued from the door of the jolly Sandboys.