But the arm, that was twined about my neck, clung just an atom
more closely at the suggestion, and decided me to say "She's no weight, really.
I should think them too indolent to devote any attention to its culture; and, indeed, as far as my observation extended, not a single atom
of the soil was under any other cultivation than that of shower and sunshine.
His Behaviour however was entirely of a peice with his general Character; for what could be expected from a man who possessed not the smallest atom
of Sensibility, who scarcely knew the meaning of simpathy, and who actually snored--.
Besides this, it was he who tasted the macaroni, to maintain the pure flavor of the ancient tradition; and it must be allowed that he never permitted a grain of pepper too much, or an atom
of parmesan too little.
He gets plainer as he gets on, but not an atom
more emphatic or animated.
of seed is thrown into a new place, not subject to the accidents which destroyed its parent two rods off.
I am but a poor creature, a beggar, an atom
in the scale of humanity.
and he himself an insignificant atom
in it) would go through fire and water, commit crime, die, or perform deeds of highest heroism, and so he could not but tremble and his heart stand still at the imminence of that word.
I know not, care not, for I deem no shame To hold men, flowers, and trees and stars the same, Myself, as these, one atom
in the whole.
Thus I have not an atom
of sympathy with this girl, to whom London is famous only as the residence of a young man who mistakes her for someone else, but her happiness had become part of my repast at two P.
And so she drove her motor forward again and then with her firm, white teeth set in grim determination she drove the steering lever far down to port with the intention of forcing the nose of her craft straight into the teeth of the wind, and the wind seized the frail thing and toppled it over upon its back, and twisted and turned it and hurled it over and over; the propellor raced for an instant in an air pocket and then the tempest seized it again and twisted it from its shaft, leaving the girl helpless upon an unmanageable atom
that rose and fell, and rolled and tumbled--the sport of the elements she had defied.
He felt himself swallowed up in this new and bewildering existence, of which he was so insignificant an atom
, the existence where tragedy reared her gloomy head, and the shadows of great things loomed around him.