1 But, spite of all this, I could see no compass before me to steer by; though it seemed but a minute since I had been watching the card, by the steady binnacle lamp illuminating it.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
2 In an instant's compass, great hearts sometimes condense to one deep pang, the sum total of those shallow pains kindly diffused through feebler men's whole lives.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
3 He was paid off one morning, and by the next he hadn't a cent left, and his watch and compass were gone.
My Antonia By Willa CatherGet Context In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
4 She habitually ate chocolates for their sustaining quality; they contained much nutriment in small compass, she said.
5 Rachel Halliday moved quietly to and fro, collecting from her household stores such needments as could be arranged in the smallest compass, for the wanderers who were to go forth that night.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher StoweGet Context In CHAPTER XVII
6 I had no compass with me and was so slenderly acquainted with the geography of this part of the world that the sun was of little benefit to me.
7 The touch of a cluster of leaves revolved it slowly, tracing, like the leg of compass, a thin red circle in the water.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott FitzgeraldGet Context In Chapter 8
8 He was for any description of policy, in the compass of a week; and nailed all sorts of colours to every denomination of mast.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensGet Context In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
9 This child, with his innocent outlook upon life, was the compass that showed them the point to which they had departed from what they knew, but did not want to know.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In PART 2: Chapter 22
10 Chichikov replied that such cases were common, since nature comprised many things which even the finest intellect could not compass.
Dead Souls By Nikolai GogolGet Context In PART 1: CHAPTER II
11 In particular was a military staff-captain working body and soul and arms and legs to compass such a series of steps as were never before performed, even in a dream.
Dead Souls By Nikolai GogolGet Context In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
12 Also, however much they might arm themselves and take the field, the men could not compass such orderliness within their ranks as could the women.
Dead Souls By Nikolai GogolGet Context In PART 1: CHAPTER IX
13 The ocean seeks to lead it astray in the alarming sameness of its billows, but the vessel has its soul, its compass, which counsels it and always shows it the north.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—THE ANKLE-CHAIN MUST HAVE UNDERGONE A CERTAIN...
14 The needle which moves round the compass also moves in souls.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
15 These old sailors, accustomed to correct manoeuvres and having as resource and guide only tactics, that compass of battles, are utterly disconcerted in the presence of that immense foam which is called public wrath.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV—THE EBULLITIONS OF FORMER DAYS