WHEN the author of these little tales commenced them, it was her intention to form a short series of such stories as, it was hoped, might not be entirely without moral advantage; but unforeseen
circumstances have prevented their completion, and, unwilling to delay the publication any longer, she commits them to the world in their present unfinished state, without any flattering anticipations of their reception.
I was not unprepared for jagged rocks and treacherous shoals if I could only have change -- change and the excitement of the unforeseen
Starting at the unforeseen
concluding exclamation of the so suddenly scornful old man, Stubb was speechless a moment; then said excitedly, I am not used to be spoken to that way, sir; I do but less than half like it, sir.
This agreement was to continue in operation four years, and to be renewable for a similar term, unless some unforeseen
contingency should render a modification necessary.
He took only two hundred pounds of ballast for "unforeseen
emergencies," as he remarked, since otherwise he did not expect to use any, thanks to the peculiarity of his apparatus.
After passing through Borodino the vice-King was driven back to the Kolocha and could get no farther; while the divisions of Morand and Gerard did not take the redoubt but were driven back, and the redoubt was only taken at the end of the battle by the cavalry (a thing probably unforeseen
and not heard of by Napoleon).
The operation involved unforeseen
dangers, which a great influx of spectators would have hindered him from averting.
Answering inquiries about the disposition of Anna Arkadyevna's rooms and belongings, he had exercised immense self-control to appear like a man in whose eyes what had occurred was not unforeseen
nor out of the ordinary course of events, and he attained his aim: no one could have detected in him signs of despair.
"Welcome the unforeseen
," he says again, by way of a counsel of perfection in the matter of culture, "but give to  your life unity, and bring the unforeseen
within the lines of your plan." Bring, we should add, the Great Possibility at least within the lines of your plan--your plan of action or production; of morality; especially of your conceptions of religion.
If, however, by an unforeseen
chance it should be in my power to serve him farther, I must think very differently of him from what I now do, if I am not as ready to be useful to him then as I sincerely wish I could be at present.
Two orders he had given at the first sign of an utterly unforeseen
onset; after that the magnitude of his mistake seemed to have overwhelmed him.
Carey was married she had three hundred pounds, and this money, carefully watched, had been used by her to meet any unforeseen
expense, any urgent charity, or to buy Christmas and birthday presents for her husband and for Philip.