1 The noise came closer, the sound of wheels, the plod of a horse's hooves and voices.
2 Yet here she was exposed to the sun in a broken-down wagon with a broken-down horse, dirty, sweaty, hungry, helpless to do anything but plod along at a snail's pace through a deserted land.
3 And Connie had to plod dumbly across into the wood, knowing he was standing there watching her, with that incomprehensible grin on his face.
4 At last, far up the road, she heard the protesting screech of unoiled axles and the slow uncertain plodding of hooves.
5 In the plodding course of her life there was nothing changed, and nothing new.
6 Carol felt her arm tremble, though she was tearless, listless, plodding.
7 But they were plodding in ragged array, discussing with quick tongues the accomplishments of the late battle.
8 Words rose above the intolerably laden dumb oxen plodding through the mud.
9 She continued plodding on, but exasperation and irritation had got hold of her lower body, she couldn't escape.
10 Then, he was alone with Sikes, plodding on as on the previous day; and as shadowy people passed them, he felt the robber's grasp upon his wrist.
11 The rest, over eighty per cent, are poor and ignorant, fairly honest and well meaning, plodding, and to a degree shiftless, with some but not great sexual looseness.
12 And we who saw daily a new thoughtfulness growing in his eyes began to expect something of this plodding boy.
13 The dull driver, smoking his pipe, was plodding along toward the limits of the Faubourg Saint-Denis, where no doubt he ordinarily had his station.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 98. The Bell and Bottle Tavern.
14 I'm used to plodding in the mud, returned Jo, winking hard, because she would have died rather than openly wipe her eyes.
15 For I am a plodding kind of fellow, Copperfield, and had learnt the way of doing such things pithily.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 27. TOMMY TRADDLES