Why,' said he, `does not the emperor, who has devised so many clever and efficient modes of improving the art of war, organize a regiment of lawyers, judges and legal practitioners, sending them in the hottest
fire the enemy could maintain, and using them to save better men?
The difference betwixt the atmosphere here and the cold, wintry twilight out of doors, was like stepping at once from Nova Zembla to the hottest
part of India, or from the North Pole into an oven.
But you should read my hottest
ones--them I kips for slums and seaports.
It is the hottest
long vacation known for many years.
For a few minutes I experienced some of the hottest
fighting I had ever passed through.
And yet - and yet - it was in the hottest
room of all, in a temperature of 270ø Fahrenheit, that the bolt fell from the Pall Mall Gazette which I had bought outside the bath.
I felt as though a cold hand had checked my heart at its hottest
, but I mastered myself sufficiently to face her question and to answer it as honestly as I might.
It was the hottest
day we had seen yet--the sun-flames shot down like the shafts of fire that stream out before a blow-pipe--the rays seemed to fall in a steady deluge on the head and pass downward like rain from a roof.
Great causes are never tried on their merits; but the cause is reduced to particulars to suit the size of the partisans, and the contention is ever hottest
on minor matters.
At last, one beautiful evening in January, which is our hottest
month, we steamed past the coast of Natal, expecting to make Durban Point by sunset.
She looked very nice now in a large straw hat: it was hot that afternoon, the hottest
day they had had, and beads of sweat stood in a line on her upper lip.
Having passed the Guards and traversed an empty space, Rostov, to avoid again getting in front of the first line as he had done when the Horse Guards charged, followed the line of reserves, going far round the place where the hottest
musket fire and cannonade were heard.