If affection lead a man to favor the wrong side
in justice, let him rather use his countenance to compound the matter, than to carry it.
Coming afoul of that old man has a sort of turned me wrong side
His appearance however was not unpleasing, in spite of his being in the opinion of Marianne and Margaret an absolute old bachelor, for he was on the wrong side
of five and thirty; but though his face was not handsome, his countenance was sensible, and his address was particularly gentlemanlike.
A concise review of the events that have attended confederate governments will further illustrate this important doctrine; an inattention to which has been the great source of our political mistakes, and has given our jealousy a direction to the wrong side
One ear had been turned wrong side
out as she ran up, and she breathed heavily but warily, and still more warily looked round, but more with her eyes than her head, to her master.
Rankeillor's door to claim my inheritance, like a hero in a ballad; and here was I back again, a wandering, hunted blackguard, on the wrong side
Then these cockneys, instead of starting at an easy pace, as a gentleman would do, generally set off at full speed from the very stable-yard; and when they want to stop, they first whip us, and then pull up so suddenly that we are nearly thrown on our haunches, and our mouths jagged with the bit -- they call that pulling up with a dash; and when they turn a corner they do it as sharply as if there were no right side or wrong side
of the road.
The feud between the families dated from that tempest in the provincial teapot, and the surplus of votes on the wrong side
was the reason why, thirty years after, Ursula had to meet her lover by stealth if she met him at all.
It consisted of a brown body-coat with a great many brass buttons up the front and only one behind, a bright check neckerchief, a plaid waistcoat, soiled white trousers, and a very limp hat, worn with the wrong side
foremost, to hide a hole in the brim.
She had told me, bit by bit, under pressure, a great deal; but a small shifty spot on the wrong side
of it all still sometimes brushed my brow like the wing of a bat; and I remember how on this occasion--for the sleeping house and the concentration alike of our danger and our watch seemed to help-- I felt the importance of giving the last jerk to the curtain.
Where there is cunning but not energy, dissimulation, falsehood, a thousand schemes and tricks are put in play to evade the necessity of application; in short, to the tutor, female youth, female charms are like tapestry hangings, of which the wrong side
is continually turned towards him; and even when he sees the smooth, neat external surface he so well knows what knots, long stitches, and jagged ends are behind that he has scarce a temptation to admire too fondly the seemly forms and bright colours exposed to general view.
Egad, ma'am, so was I,' said Bounderby, ' - with the wrong side