Sentence Examples


  • On the 1 9 th of May 1347 heralds invited the people to a parliament on the Capitol, and on the loth, the day being Whit-Sunday, the meeting took place.
  • Nor does Hogarth, in painting the same scene in his own "Perseus Descending," make out one whit better.
  • And if you be a philosopher, though seated in the whale-boat, you would not at heart feel one whit more of terror, than though seated before your evening fire with a poker, and not a harpoon, by your side.
  • But then there were some sceptical Greeks and Romans, who, standing out from the orthodox pagans of their times, equally doubted the story of Hercules and the whale, and Arion and the dolphin; and yet their doubting those traditions did not make those traditions one whit the less facts, for all that.
  • It is no honest and blunt tu-whit tu-who of the poets, but, without jesting, a most solemn graveyard ditty, the mutual consolations of suicide lovers remembering the pangs and the delights of supernal love in the infernal groves.

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