1 Instantly the captain ran forward, and in a loud voice commanded his crew to desist from hoisting the cutting-tackles, and at once cast loose the cables and chains confining the whales to the ship.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
2 Finally she tied a bit of black thread round the upper part of the head, in faint resemblance to a snood worn for confining the hair.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 5: 7 The Night of the Sixth of November
3 In spite of this antiquity, the authorities committed the error of confining in the New Building the most troublesome prisoners, of placing there "the hard cases," as they say in prison parlance.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
4 But confining myself more to the particular, I say that a prince may be seen happy to-day and ruined to-morrow without having shown any change of disposition or character.
The Prince By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In CHAPTER XXV — WHAT FORTUNE CAN EFFECT IN HUMAN AFFAIRS AN...
5 But my plan was unsettled, and I wandered many hours round the confines of the town, uncertain what path I should pursue.
6 that I would not intrude upon his kindness, were I in any other position than on the confines of distraction.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
7 One might have supposed him a child of the wilderness, long accustomed to live out of the confines of civilization, and about to return to his native wilds.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 57. THE EMIGRANTS
8 It uses it in accordance with its fancy, it dips into it hap-hazard, and it often confines itself, when occasion arises, to alter it in a gross and summary fashion.
9 Generally, to throw listeners off the track, slang confines itself to adding to all the words of the language without distinction, an ignoble tail, a termination in aille, in orgue, in iergue, or in uche.
10 This miserable strain confines me to my bed; but Mousqueton forages, and brings in provisions.
11 But where the ground confines them they fall at once into the disorder spoken of, without an effort to prevent it.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVI.
12 States maintained on this footing may make a little resistance on their confines; but when these are passed by the enemy no further defence remains.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXX.
13 Still you are miserable; for hope has quitted you on the very confines of life: your sun at noon darkens in an eclipse, which you feel will not leave it till the time of setting.
14 , provided that one confines one's observations to the surface; yet hardly need it be said that, should one penetrate deeper than that, a great deal more would come to light.
15 The champions were therefore prohibited to thrust with the sword, and were confined to striking.