1 I must own I felt a little proud when my captain offered me the second dignity in the vessel and entreated me to remain with the greatest earnestness, so valuable did he consider my services.
2 Shut in, however, by ice, it was impossible to follow his track, which we had observed with the greatest attention.
3 I felt the greatest eagerness to hear the promised narrative, partly from curiosity and partly from a strong desire to ameliorate his fate if it were in my power.
4 His daughter attended him with the greatest tenderness, but she saw with despair that their little fund was rapidly decreasing and that there was no other prospect of support.
5 But the cursory glance my father had taken of my volume by no means assured me that he was acquainted with its contents, and I continued to read with the greatest avidity.
6 Under the guidance of my new preceptors I entered with the greatest diligence into the search of the philosopher's stone and the elixir of life; but the latter soon obtained my undivided attention.
7 Elizabeth had caught the scarlet fever; her illness was severe, and she was in the greatest danger.
8 He appeared about fifty years of age, but with an aspect expressive of the greatest benevolence; a few grey hairs covered his temples, but those at the back of his head were nearly black.
9 In my education my father had taken the greatest precautions that my mind should be impressed with no supernatural horrors.
10 Although her disposition was gay and in many respects inconsiderate, yet she paid the greatest attention to every gesture of my aunt.
11 She welcomed me with the greatest affection.
12 These sublime and magnificent scenes afforded me the greatest consolation that I was capable of receiving.
13 When night came on and brought sleep with it, I was in the greatest fear lest my fire should be extinguished.
14 The life of my father is in the greatest danger, owing to the dreadful circumstance that I have related.
15 Lady Middleton piqued herself upon the elegance of her table, and of all her domestic arrangements; and from this kind of vanity was her greatest enjoyment in any of their parties.