Then, moreover, as regarded his unceremonious ejectment, the late Surveyor was not altogether ill-pleased to be recognised by the Whigs as an enemy; since his inactivity in political affairs -- his tendency to roam, at will, in that broad and quiet field where all mankind may meet, rather than confine himself to those narrow
paths where brethren of the same household must diverge from one another -- had sometimes made it questionable with his brother Democrats whether he was a friend.
Anxious to separate herself from them as far as she could, she soon afterwards took possession of a narrow
footpath, a little raised on one side of the lane, leaving them together in the main road.
I looked round and saw to the right of me and a half-dozen yards in front of me a narrow
gap in the wall of rock through which a ray of light slanted into the shadows.
After encamping at this place all night, Captain Bonneville, at sunrise, descended with his party through a narrow
ravine, or rather crevice, in the vast wall of basaltic rock which bordered the river; this being the only mode, for many miles, of getting to the margin of the stream.
He died by it, too, later on, in a Balkanian squabble, in the cause of some Serbs or else Bulgarians, who were neither Catholics nor gentlemen - at least, not in the exalted but narrow
sense he attached to that last word.
An-echantillon--a--a sample often serves to give an idea of the whole; besides, narrow
and wide are words comparative, are they not?
But the valley grew narrow
and narrower still, And the evening got darker and colder, Till (merely from nervousness, not from goodwill) They marched along shoulder to shoulder.
At the distance of a mile and a half from the foot of this narrow
channel is a rapid, formed by two rocky islands; and two miles beyond is a second great fall, over a ledge of rocks twenty feet high, extending nearly from shore to shore.
Whilst they had been speaking, she had opened the door, a narrow
iron one, well hung, for it opened easily and closed tightly without any creaking or sound of any kind.
There lies our only hope of even temporary escape; there we may find a cave or a narrow
ledge which two may defend for ever against this motley, unarmed horde.
The stream was narrow
that in the blackness I was constantly bumping first one rock wall and then another as the river wound hither and thither along its flinty bed.
streets, vast, gloomy marble palaces, black with the corroding damps of centuries, and all partly submerged; no dry land visible any where, and no sidewalks worth mentioning; if you want to go to church, to the theatre, or to the restaurant, you must call a gondola.