She supposes herself to be an inscrutable Being, quite out of the reach and ken
of ordinary mortals--seeing herself in her glass, where indeed she looks so.
Yet, had he been in my shoes, he could not have vanished more effectually than he had done, both from the face of the town and from the ken
He said it simply--somebody somewhere ought to have stopped something, but who or how or why were all beyond his ken
Wheels creak on their axles as the cogs engage one another and the revolving pulleys whirr with the rapidity of their movement, but a neighboring wheel is as quiet and motionless as though it were prepared to remain so for a hundred years; but the moment comes when the lever catches it and obeying the impulse that wheel begins to creak and joins in the common motion the result and aim of which are beyond its ken
Instantly a gigantic circle was formed, the dancers holding hands and shouting out, "D'you ken
John Peel," as they swung faster and faster and faster, until the strain was too great, and one link of the chain-- Mrs.
He must have been known to me earlier, but I remember him first as he swam vividly into my ken
, with a volume of Macaulay's essays in his hand, one day.
Sal, you needna ask me, I'm just a doited auld stock that never set foot in a club, so it's little I ken
Then he would return to the great apes with his new mate and his baubles, and leading his hairy companions into a far wilderness beyond the ken
of man, live out his life, hunting and battling among the lower orders after the only manner which he now recollected.
Fused with the melting inner crust, it has passed forever beyond the ken
of man other than in that lost pocket of the earth whither fate has borne me and where my doom is sealed.
So enormous are the great carnivora of Caspak that they must feed perpetually to support their giant thews, and the result is that they will eat the meat of any other creature and will attack anything that comes within their ken
, no matter how formidable the quarry.
Unless something turned up within the course of the next few weeks, he knew very well that there was nothing left for him to do but to slip away quietly into the embrace of the more shady parts of the great city, to find a situation somewhere, somehow, beyond the ken
of the disappointed creditors whom he would leave behind.
Red-bearded it was, and red-haired, but even in dried death there was an ironness of feature and a massive brow that hinted to him of mastery of secrets beyond his ken