Too long already had the young General dallied, wasting time.Wingfield, Lewis
Favoring elegant, tailored suits, he was once named one of the best dressed men in America by People magazine for his “diplomatically dapper” style.
He had dauntless courage, unwearied energy, engaging manners, boundless ambition, unsurpassed powers of debate, and strong personal magnetism.Herndon, William H.
Being alone, she ate slowly, and deliberately dawdled over the meal, to kill time.Allyn, Jack
In those arid deserts, they suffered from thirst as well as from dearth of provisions.Dawson, Æneas MacDonell
Meanwhile, for now, Mr. Obama has no major scandals or foreign policy debacles.New York Times (Feb 4, 2012)
Necropsy reports told of horses that had been running with debilitating ailments: stomach ulcers, degenerative joint diseases, pneumonia, metal screws from previous broken bones.New York Times (Mar 27, 2012)
Many examples show that what physicians once accepted as truth has been totally debunked.Scientific American (Mar 25, 2011)
These cases, extreme as they are, do not justify, in my judgment, the conclusion deduced from them.Kelly, Edmond
Doesn’t King know he is going to be smeared and defamed for these hearings no matter what?
At least 10 people were escorted by security out of the building after a systematic protest in defiance of the board’s actions.
Gold’s has found that its express gyms fit well in spaces vacated by defunct or shrinking retailers.Wall Street Journal (Sep 7, 2011)
Around the table, the group of men—pallid, gloomy, dejected, disheartened.Colles, Julia Keese
A number of the species are edible, while others have been recorded as deleterious, poisonous, etc.Taylor, Thomas
The lady soon prepared supper, consisting of broiled chicken, and other delicacies.Aughey, John H.
Dykes and bridges were washed away in places and roads submerged by the muddy deluge.
Hollande projects a unifying, jovial persona and leadership method that clashes with Sarkozy’s dominating, impetuous, controversial, and at times grating demeanor.
In my country, about 70 percent of the citizens are 30 years old or younger, and there are similar demographics in many other developing countries.New York Times (Apr 3, 2012)
Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the courthouse, chanting slogans denouncing the perpetrators and demanding justice for victims.New York Times (Apr 5, 2012)
The life-size bronze statue depicts Shannon Stone and his young son wearing baseball caps.Seattle Times (Apr 6, 2012)
Eighty-four percent of the world’s fish stocks are fully exploited, overexploited or depleted, according to the U.N.
The derivation of the words courteous and courtesy from court is obvious.Milton, John
The families that founded the two groups are closely related to each other through marriages between their descendants.New York Times (Nov 23, 2011)
Looking off seaward, I could descry no sails.Drake, Samuel Adams
The surroundings were barren rocks, gloomy deep valleys, and desolate gullies, the only redeeming feature being a glimpse of the ocean on one hand.Whymper, Frederick
They wandered over muir and fell, in poverty and sorrow, being destitute, afflicted, tormented.Turnbull, Robert
Let no sportsman or amateur naturalist be deterred from visiting Patagonia by the discouraging words of Darwin.Spears, John R.
The damage it’s done is just so detrimental to the country.
Devout peasants always kneel as the blessed infant passes.Hare, Augustus J. C.
“It’s not as good as an actual hand, obviously, but it gives you more dexterity because the fingers move independently.”Seattle Times (Dec 1, 2010)
He is ever hankering after forbidden arts, and many have fallen the innocent victims to his diabolical intrigues.Roby, John
Watercolour, being transparent but visible, is made for the insubstantial: for painting water, reflection, vapour, sky, the hazy, diaphanous and remote.
The grotesquely violent diatribes that the characters sometimes hurl at each other parody the vicious language Lear heaps on his ungrateful daughters, for instance.New York Times (Jan 15, 2010)
The stark dichotomy between their own lives and the projections on the televisions in their living rooms becomes more pronounced.New York Times (Jan 2, 2012)
Min is nothing if not didactic, lecturing to the point of hectoring the reader.Seattle Times (Apr 8, 2010)
He had exceedingly good parts, but was somewhat diffident and bashful.Rameur, E.
For the rest, in practice I am an idler, a dilettante, and a good deal else that is pleasant and utterly useless.Griffith, George Chetwynd
In Florida, the demand for foster homes was so dire that children were sleeping in child welfare offices as recently as a few years ago.Washington Post (Dec 31, 2011)
There was no drooping of fringed lids, no disconcerting silences; she chatted with ease and piquancy.Rives, Hallie Erminie
For all the alleged discord in this country, there’s an amazing amount of real agreement on what “a better America” would look like.
Sarkozy has attempted to tone down his image, becoming more discreet about his private life.
The historical discrepancies are sufficiently glaring to make the story more than questionable.Baring-Gould, S. (Sabine)
European Union observers said the vote was “marred by avoidable and logistical failures, which led to an unacceptable number of Ugandan citizens being disenfranchised.”
A darker scowl changed and disfigured his brow, as he lost hope of gaining me.Weyman, Stanley John
PA Parenteau breakaway goal less than two minutes later stretched New York’s lead and caused a cascade of boos from disgruntled Maple Leafs fans.Seattle Times (Mar 21, 2012)
The fierce winds blew some walls off some rooms, leaving disheveled beds and misplaced furniture but miraculously no injuries.
It feels both flattering and insulting, comforting and unsettling, honest and disingenuous.New York Times (Sep 13, 2011)
In the Northern Islands the entire remains are disinterred, carefully cleaned, wrapped up once more, and reburied; here, the skull and jawbone only are retained.Kloss, C. Boden
His thoughts lost their continuity and became scrappy, disjointed, hazy.Reynolds, Mrs. Baillie
Brownsville is a neighborhood so distinguished by negatives that even on a cloudless day, a dismal, enervating tension can take hold.New York Times (Jan 14, 2012)
The Tunny machines, like the Colossus computers they worked alongside, were dismantled and recycled for spare parts after World War II.
She looked at him with dismay, as though lamenting, making him responsible for her misfortune.Blasco Ib??ez, Vicente
In pitching for more contracts, AMR publicly tries to avoid disparaging fire departments, even as it criticizes the public business model.
Nationwide, women’s groups point out the glaring gender disparity in public life, noting that there are only 6 female governors and 17 female senators.New York Times (Mar 26, 2012)
His words recall to us a windy afternoon on Fifth Avenue, in the days when our Uncle Sam was dispassionate and neutral.Bone, David W. (David William)
Messengers were immediately dispatched in every direction, sending the glad tidings on.Headley, Joel Tyler
The idea that sufferers from heart disease should avoid physical exertion has been dispelled by a noted physiologist who has successfully employed regulated exercise.McCarty, Louis Philippe
Lumber being scarce in that vicinity, floors, doors, as well as sash and glass, were dispensed with.Gray, William Henry
They were dispersed by riot police officers but returned a few hours later before being chased away again.New York Times (Feb 13, 2012)
“There is a desperate need for food, for shelter and assistance,” Johnson said after visiting the affected area and meeting displaced people.
Sadly, it’s also normal to see these disposable cups spewing out of bins and knocking about on pavements.
At this time, he moved in the best society, where his courtly manners and genial disposition made him a general favorite.Stark, James H.
Few will be surprised if more details are disseminated before the big reveal at Detroit’s Cobo Hall.New York Times (Dec 30, 2011)
He attended Duke University, won a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford and earned a Ph.D., writing a dissertation on humanitarian movements and relief work.New York Times (May 8, 2011)
Just as political dissidents fought the Soviet regime, so, too, did others oppose the educational system.New York Times (Sep 15, 2011)
How do two cities so dissimilar in location, size, and environment end up on the same end of the cost-of-living scale?
He was simply more cautious than is usual in men, and so exceedingly honest that it was impossible for him to dissimulate.Swiggett, Samuel A.
The leaked gas — mainly methane — was dissipating in the atmosphere very quickly, Total said.New York Times (Apr 2, 2012)
The Prince of Wales also still pursued the most dissipated rounds of pleasure, making his very name hateful to every virtuous ear.Hamilton, Lady Anne
But some men mean by college spirit something finer than lawlessness, dissipation, and rowdyism.Addams, Jane
Extravagance, debauchery, and dissolute habits were sure to work out in time the attendant ills of wretchedness, destitution, and penury.Carroll, Mitchell
A loosening and final dissolution of old unions, which no longer satisfy all conditions, cannot be recommended until new constellations are within reach.Various
And then the glittering mass begins to dissolve and fade away.Rameur, E.
On that album Wilco opened up its music, letting noise, dissonance and other disruptions transmogrify what had been solid, straightforward roots-rock.New York Times (Sep 26, 2011)
He thinks it’s a practical joke, because the music is fragmentary, halting, dissonant and weird.
Several old miners tried, with the best of intentions, to dissuade Gabe from going to those diggings, saying he would only meet with failure.Webster, Frank V.
I counted eight peaks, and then, on coming nearer, others, that at first had blended with those higher and more distant ones, detached themselves.Drake, Samuel Adams
Some kids said LaNiyah’s distended abdomen looked like she was carrying a baby.Seattle Times (Apr 7, 2011)
He has made his mark by simplifying and distilling his ideas, using as few elements as the conventions of showing art will allow.New York Times (Jun 24, 2011)
This process of heating an organic compound in a closed vessel without access of air and collecting the products, is called destructive distillation.Meldola, Raphael
It was dark and distorted, swollen a great deal, and one of his eyes was closed.Micheaux, Oscar
During the evening he had kept his sorrow at bay as well as he could, distracting his thoughts with passing objects.Weyman, Stanley John
He is plainly distraught, utterly unbalanced by the sad experience he has had.Flotow, Friedrich von
Prissy alone was genuinely distressed, and so affected was she that two big tears of woe trickled down her cheeks.Crockett, S. R. (Samuel Rutherford)
This remains a diverse country, and there are distinct regional differences even within a political party.Washington Post (Mar 7, 2012)
The practice was known as “tobashi,” and was used to mean “hiding bad loans” or “selling or divesting in unwanted stocks.”Wall Street Journal (Nov 8, 2011)
The Puma is, however, easily tamed and becomes very docile under kindly treatment.Various
Expect neither theological controversy nor dogmatic discussion of any kind from me.R?ville, Albert
He never held forth dark threats, nor adopted, like many preachers about him, the doleful tones of grief when he talked about religion.Ballou, Maturin Murray
At the same time, domestic oil production is actually increasing after decades of decline, meaning we have to import less than before.New York Times (Mar 21, 2012)
He looked strangely determined and forceful; almost, as she thought of it, dominant.Bindloss, Harold
In addition, this past winter was warmer than usual, so normally dormant ticks are active.Scientific American (Mar 23, 2012)
Looking out of my window the landscape is cold and dreary.Vay, P?ter
My worthy employer, however, evidently intends holding on forever, and the sordid, monotonous drudgery has been getting insupportable lately.Bindloss, Harold
Through online forums, blogs and Twitter, a cottage industry has grown up around instant criticism of dodgy scientific claims and dubious findings.Nature (Dec 7, 2011)
Whatever they touched was blighted; whatever they said or preached breathed treachery; wherever they went, vice, crime, and duplicity marked their track.Hogan, William
The department said orders for durable goods, manufactured products expected to last three years or more, fell 0.5 percent, a smaller decline than initially estimated.
They did not dwell in fixed abodes, but wandered hither and thither as inclination and duty led.Ogg, Frederic Austin
As decades pass, maximum heart rate slows, aerobic capacity wanes, muscle mass tends to dwindle.New York Times (Apr 2, 2012)
And yet his dystopian vision that humanity’s lot, our inescapable fate, will be grinding, desperate poverty, lives on.