What may seem a small sum to a Rothschild may seem a large sum to me, and it is not the fault of stakes or of winnings
that everywhere men can be found winning
, can be found depriving their fellows of something, just as they do at roulette.
But he alone knew just how he stood, and that, with his last claim sold and the table swept clean of his winnings
, he had ridden his hunch to the tune of just a trifle over eleven millions.
would have been from them, my winnings
would have been bestowed to the last farthing on a young sinless child whose life they would have sweetened and made happy.
He made off with his winnings
, and when I made sure he was going to give me a crown or so at least by way of a present, as it is usual and customary to give men of quality of my sort who stand by to see fair or foul play, and back up swindles, and prevent quarrels, he pocketed his money and left the house.
Such a little while ago I came to this table with the thought of winning
a hundred rubles to buy that casket for Mamma's name day and then going home.
He was no more tempted by such winning
than he was by drink.
What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning
The traitor in faction, lightly goeth away with it; for when matters have stuck long in balancing, the winning
of some one man casteth them, and he getteth all the thanks.
In the end, the winning
dog stretched himself out comfortably with his bone between his paws, and proceeded to growl over it, and gnaw it, and grease the floor with it, just as fifty others were already doing; and the rest of the court resumed their previous indus- tries and entertainments.
"One of them must have," said Miss Ellen Burnham, "for the girl that was selling soap at the Ladds' in North Riverboro was described by Adam Ladd as the most remarkable and winning
child he ever saw."
"I see that child who lay upon her bosom and who bore my name, a man winning
his way up in that path of life which once was mine.
Her manner was more winning
than she had cared to let it be to me before, and I thought I saw Miss Havisham's influence in the change.