Yet never did he lose any chance of speaking to myself; and, one morning when we had met, and exchanged a couple of words, he burst out in his usual abrupt
way, without saying "Good-morning."
"But this is very abrupt," she said hurriedly, feeling that in some ridiculous way she had precipitated an equally ridiculous catastrophe.
If I have said anything which you think justifies this very abrupt leave-taking, I beg you will forgive and forget it--or, at least, let it have no more weight with you than the idle words of any woman.
I am sure you must have been struck by his awkward look and abrupt manner, and the uncouthness of a voice which I heard to be wholly unmodulated as I stood here."
Martin is now awkward and abrupt; what will he be at Mr.
At the Hermitage we were about fifteen or eighteen hundred feet above the sea, and thus far a portion of the ascent had been pretty abrupt
. For the next two miles the road was a mixture--sometimes the ascent was abrupt
and sometimes it was not: but one characteristic it possessed all the time, without failure--without modification--it was all uncompromisingly and unspeakably infamous.
Even as he glimpsed this abrupt
danger, and before he could know what it was, he leaped sideways and saved himself.
-- The abrupt
manner in which whole groups of species suddenly appear in certain formations, has been urged by several palaeontologists, for instance, by Agassiz, Pictet, and by none more forcibly than by Professor Sedgwick, as a fatal objection to the belief in the transmutation of species.
He had then gone out, as he said, for a stroll; than which nothing, I reflected, could better have expressed his frank view of the abrupt
transformation of my office.
But thou, whence intrudest thou into my realm of Lineland?" Receiving this abrupt
reply, I begged pardon if I had in any way startled or molested his Royal Highness; and describing myself as a stranger I besought the King to give me some account of his dominions.
The railway track wound in and out among the passes, now approaching the mountain-sides, now suspended over precipices, avoiding abrupt
angles by bold curves, plunging into narrow defiles, which seemed to have no outlet.
Presently, with an abrupt
click, it gripped something--I thought it had me!--and seemed to go out of the cellar again.