He was left, therefore, to shift for himself in his naked condition; which, however, did not seem to give him any concern, or to abate one jot
of his good-humor.
When Hector saw his cousin fallen in front of the ship he shouted to the Trojans and Lycians saying, "Trojans, Lycians, and Dardanians good in close fight, bate not a jot
, but rescue the son of Clytius lest the Achaeans strip him of his armour now that he has fallen.
She had conceived an idea that, during the term of our residence together, it would be well if I were always to walk behind her with a paper and pencil, in order to jot
down exactly what she spent, what she had saved, what she was paying out, and what she was laying by.
He turned the matter over judicially in his mind and concluded that even though he cared not a jot
for Rose, at least he could think of no other woman who could carry a larger share of the drudgery in their dusty lives, help save more and, on the whole, bother him less.
You refashion Nature's garments, but you cannot vary by a jot
the throbbings of her pulse.
But I would not have my Esther's bright example lost; I would not have a jot
of my dear girl's virtues unobserved and unhonoured; I would not have her admitted on sufferance into the line of Morgan ap-Kerrig, no, not for the weight in gold of all the mountains in Wales
We stirred him up occasionally, but he only unclosed an eye and slowly closed it again, abating no jot
of his stately piety of demeanor or his tremendous seriousness.
Nature is not democratic, nor limited-monarchical, but despotic, and will not be fooled or abated of any jot
of her authority by the pertest of her sons; and as fast as the public mind is opened to more intelligence, the code is seen to be brute and stammering.
cried Baisemeaux; "I do not understand a single jot
of the whole matter; but so many misfortunes, even were it madness itself that had set them at their awful work, might happen here in a couple of hours, that the king, by whom I must be judged, will see whether I have been wrong in withdrawing the countersign before this flood of imminent catastrophes.
On returning home in the evening he would jot
down in his notebook four or five necessary calls or appointments for certain hours.
they all moaned, though they were not really considering the feelings of the unhappy parents one jot
And, in so far as he could direct, he varied not one jot
from the details of that vividly conceived masterpiece of hellishness during the twenty years which followed.