He said they would get under way as soon as the ebb set
, and expressed his gladness to be out of a port where there were no taverns and fiddlers; but all with such horrifying oaths, that I made haste to get away from him.
I told him exactly how everything had happened, and when I said I must go, and asked him to further me on my way, he made no sort of difficulty, but set
about doing so at once.
of particulars may be called a "momentary thing." To define that series of "momentary things" that constitute the successive states of one thing is a problem involving the laws of dynamics.
I reckoned Tom would fly at his aunt and hug her head off; but if you believe me he set
there like a rock, and never said a word.
To all intents and purposes the compass was as efficient as before; but, as a matter of fact, the moving of the pointers upon the dials resulted now in no corresponding shift of the mechanism beneath--and the device was set
, immovably, upon a destination of the slave's own choosing.
Her connection with this circle was kept up through Princess Betsy Tverskaya, her cousin's wife, who had an income of a hundred and twenty thousand roubles, and who had taken a great fancy to Anna ever since she first came out, showed her much attention, and drew her into her set
, making fun of Countess Kidia Ivanovna's coterie.
Hath any commentator well accounted for the limitation which an antient critic hath set
to the drama, which he will have contain neither more nor less than five acts?
Neither is the ancient rule amiss, to bend nature, as a wand, to a contrary extreme, whereby to set
it right, understanding it, where the contrary extreme is no vice.
the lackeys to work first because, since these men had been in the service of himself and his friends he had discovered in each of them different and essential qualities.
Sometimes the boat would seem to be retained motionless, as if spell-bound, opposite some point round which the current set
with violence, and where the utmost labor scarce effected any visible progress.
Afterwards Jim said the witches be- witched him and put him in a trance, and rode him all over the State, and then set
him under the trees again, and hung his hat on a limb to show who done it.
We bought merchandise, loaded a vessel with it, and set
forth with a favorable wind.