Word usage examples
I extend a daring hand towards her person, and by an involuntary movement she withdraws, blushes, her cheerfulness disappears, and, turning her head aside as if she were in search of something, she waits until her agitation has subsided.
John -- His Course on the Confiscation Act -- Anecdotes -- Is made Commandant at Fort Johnson -- His Marriage -- A Member of the State Convention in 1794 -- Withdraws from Public Life -- His Death.
Tropical downpours part at my arrival, and williwaws steal in haste from my sight.
That little pocket was sometimes convenient, but it was irritating, too — just one more visible sign of the world's half-conscious prejudice against southpaws like her.
They probably had expected to follow me around and catch some scofflaws when they got their marching orders from Ranger.
Kashgar was awash in grayish-brown mud splattered about by bicycles, motorized rickshaws, donkeys laden with fresh produce or firewood, and loud children: their faces covered in sores.
The roads were crowded with bicycles, rickshaws and electrical trams, guided by wires which hissed and sparked blue flashes in the gloom.
They seemed to have taken a liking to Moses, and had invited him to a nearby hostelry—the Queen's Arms in Queen's Gate Mews—and later they had taken rickshaws into the West End.
Some enterprising Orientals propelled pedicabs and pulled rickshaws, but Oscar couldn’t stomach riding in something like that.
Three figures, muffled in dark wool mackinaws and toques, were approaching along the path from where the boardwalk ended.