I often went a hunting with them, and frequently gained
their applause for my activity at our shooting-matches.
Is her healthful presence potent enough to chase away the crowd of pale, hideous, and sinful phantoms, that have gained
admittance there since her departure?
It had been her habit, from an almost immemorial date, to go about the country as a kind of voluntary nurse, and doing whatever miscellaneous good she might; taking upon herself, likewise, to give advice in all matters, especially those of the heart, by which means -- as a person of such propensities inevitably must -- she gained
from many people the reverence due to an angel, but, I should imagine, was looked upon by others as an intruder and a nuisance.
I could feel in him how he already, from my at first finding nothing to reply, perceived the advantage he had gained
Hiding his canoe, still afloat, among these thickets, with its prow seaward, he sat down in the stern, paddle low in hand; and when the ship was gliding by, like a flash he darted out; gained
her side; with one backward dash of his foot capsized and sank his canoe; climbed up the chains; and throwing himself at full length upon the deck, grappled a ringbolt there, and swore not to let it go, though hacked in pieces.
According to this account and what was subsequently learned, it seemed that the scaramouch in question had gained
a wonderful ascendency over almost everybody in the Jeroboam.
Jerry patted and talked to him a good deal, and very soon they understood each other, and Jerry said that with an easy bit and plenty of work he would be as gentle as a lamb; and that it was an ill wind that blew nobody good, for if his lordship had lost a hundred-guinea favorite, the cabman had gained
a good horse with all his strength in him.
If hides and guts were slashed and rendered useless there was no way of tracing it to any one; and if a man lay off and forgot to come back there was nothing to be gained
by seeking him, for all the rest would quit in the meantime.