Now there is that troublesome word
VERMA"HLT: to me it has so close a resemblance--either real or fancied--to three or four other words
, that I never know whether it means despised, painted, suspected, or married; until I look in the dictionary, and then I find it means the latter.
They were rapidly forming words
for each other, or for any body else who would be puzzled.
She little knew what a revelation every word
, every action that escaped her, now opened before him.
Moreover, he said, that if this Chief of the People of the Axe brought him the maid his heart desired, not only would he forgive him the words
he had spoken by the mouth of Masilo to the Black One who was dead, but also all the cattle of the Halakazi should be his, and he would make him great in the land.
did I utter, or what counsels did I give that had not the furtherance of thy honour and welfare for their aim?
In other words
, instead of always moving in the direction of one of your extremities, do you never feel a desire to move in the direction, so to speak, of your side?
A newly-coined word
is one which has never been even in local use, but is adopted by the poet himself.
All we have got to do is, to keep our own counsel, and remain perfectly quiet, not breathing a word
to any living soul; and you will see that the storm will pass away without in the least affecting us.
And to think that to the end I never heard one word
of it from Raffles!
He imagined to himself vicious and unfortunate people whom he would assist by word
and deed, imagined oppressors whose victims he would rescue.
She had protected him like a lioness when the big puarka (which, in Jerry's vocabulary, along with grunts and squeals, was the combination of sound, or word
, for "pig") had tried to devour him where he was cornered under the high-piled plantation house.
At two cents a word
, he calculated, that would bring him four hundred and twenty dollars.