But," he added, with an air of chagrin, which he endeavored, though unsuccessfully
, to conceal, "had I been aware that what I then believed a soldier's conduct could be so construed, shame would have been added to the list of reasons.
Stowe attempted unsuccessfully
to have this identifying note removed from the stereotype-plate of the first edition.
She wentshe had driven once unsuccessfully
to the door, but had not been into the house since the morning after Box Hill, when poor Jane had been in such distress as had filled her with compassion, though all the worst of her sufferings had been unsuspected.
I then expounded to Miss Mills what I had endeavoured, so very unsuccessfully
, to expound to Dora.
Has your suit, then, been unsuccessfully
paid to the Saxon heiress?
We had occasion, in a former paper, to take notice of the repeated trials which have been unsuccessfully
made in the United Netherlands for reforming the baneful and notorious vices of their constitution.
They were confined for the evening at different tables, and she had nothing to hope, but that his eyes were so often turned towards her side of the room, as to make him play as unsuccessfully
I have frequently been amused at seeing one of them, after crunching the obstinate nut with his teeth for a long time unsuccessfully
, get into a violent passion with it.
Pangloss for himself; and very earnestly, but very unsuccessfully
, trying to persuade the others that there were some fine tragic parts in the rest of the dramatis personae.
Lilla made gallant efforts to brace her dwindling powers, but for a time unsuccessfully
I told him that he addressed my interest or what he supposed to be my interest quite as unsuccessfully
as he addressed my inclination, and he would now understand that I requested him, if he pleased, to go away immediately.
Vincy, in her fullest matronly bloom, looked at Mary's little figure, rough wavy hair, and visage quite without lilies and roses, and wondered; trying unsuccessfully
to fancy herself caring about Mary's appearance in wedding clothes, or feeling complacency in grandchildren who would "feature" the Garths.