In this expedition we took seven prisoners and five scalps, with the loss of only four men, two of whom were accidentally
killed by our own army.
She put her hand accidentally
upon the tapestry near her, and then sprang back, feeling quite startled.
The only forgotten object belonging to her that she discovered was a little packet of Norah's letters which she had been reading overnight, and which had been accidentally
pushed under the looking-glass while she was engaged in dressing herself.
In his expostulation he dropped his cleaner hand (perhaps accidentally
, perhaps not) upon the joker's heart.
One day, Traddles (the most unfortunate boy in the world) breaks that window accidentally
, with a ball.
I had never heard Joe read aloud to any greater extent than this monosyllable, and I had observed at church last Sunday when I accidentally
held our Prayer-Book upside down, that it seemed to suit his convenience quite as well as if it had been all right.
I met her accidentally
the last time I was in town.
I was assured that, a year or two before my arrival, Flimnap would infallibly have broke his neck, if one of the king's cushions, that accidentally
lay on the ground, had not weakened the force of his fall.
cried Alice, quite forgetting in the flurry of the moment how large she had grown in the last few minutes, and she jumped up in such a hurry that she tipped over the jury-box with the edge of her skirt, upsetting all the jurymen on to the heads of the crowd below, and there they lay sprawling about, reminding her very much of a globe of goldfish she had accidentally
upset the week before.
It was therefore with the deepest shame and sorrow that he accidentally
discovered, after several years, that she had deceived him completely, and her whole conduct turned out to have been so bad, that he felt himself obliged to carry out the law of the land, and order the grand-vizir to put her to death.
It came into my mind when I began to chew it that perhaps it might be that venomous herb against which no antidote had yet been found, but persuading myself afterwards that my fears were merely chimerical, I continued to chew it, till a man accidentally
meeting me, and seeing me with a handful of it, cried out to me that I was poisoned; I had happily not swallowed any of it, and throwing out what I had in my mouth, I returned God thanks for this instance of his protection.
According to his account, my unfortunate Ancestor, being afflicted with rheumatism, and in the act of being felt by a Polygon, by one sudden start accidentally
transfixed the Great Man through the diagonal; and thereby, partly in consequence of his long imprisonment and degradation, and partly because of the moral shock which pervaded the whole of my Ancestor's relations, threw back our family a degree and a half in their ascent towards better things.