Editors of scientific journals, quarrelling with believers in the supernatural
, spilled seas of ink during this memorable campaign, some even drawing blood; for from the sea-serpent they came to direct personalities.
Mordaunt wanted now only two or three fathoms to reach the boat, for the approach of death seemed to give him supernatural
Well, Laurence, if our oaken chair, like the wooden palladium of Troy, was connected with the country's fate, yet there appears to have been no supernatural
obstacle to its removal from the Province House.
Blue John consulted his medicine, or talismanic charm, such as every chief keeps in his lodge as a supernatural
It was not that he was mean in character or humble in spirit; no, he was a philosopher, or rather he had the indifference, the apathy, the obstinacy which banish from man every sentiment of the supernatural
From this time the Blackbird seemed endowed with supernatural
powers, to possess the gift of prophecy, and to hold the disposal of life and death within his hands.
Sir Nathaniel realised that Adam was right; the White Worm had no supernatural
powers and could not harm them until she discovered their hiding place.
But surely, if your supernatural
theory be correct, it could work the young man evil in London as easily as in Devonshire.
There, in that supernatural
land, he appears as a fair-haired and saintlike young man--fair hair and goodness always go together on the stage.
Such tranquil stupidity, such supernatural
gravity, such self- righteousness, and such ineffable self-complacency as were in the countenance and attitude of that gray-bodied, dark-winged, bald-headed, and preposterously uncomely bird
Upon this sudden mishap of their leader, his warriors seemed struck dumb with amazement; his supernatural
death awed them, while it reanimated the courage and ardor of their adversaries, and, in a twinkling, the field was abandoned by half the combatants.
This ideal of glory and grandeur- which consists not merely in considering nothing wrong that one does but in priding oneself on every crime one commits, ascribing to it an incomprehensible supernatural
significance- that ideal, destined to guide this man and his associates, had scope for its development in Africa.