Jurgis had not studied the books, and he would not have known how to pronounce "laissez faire"; but he had been round the world enough to know that a man has to shift
for himself in it, and that if he gets the worst of it, there is nobody to listen to him holler.
Heathcliff had gone to loose the beast, and shift
it to his own stall; he was passing behind it, when Hindley finished his speech by knocking him under its feet, and without stopping to examine whether his hopes were fulfilled, ran away as fast as he could.
I had grown to be so accustomed to the Micawbers, and had been so intimate with them in their distresses, and was so utterly friendless without them, that the prospect of being thrown upon some new shift
for a lodging, and going once more among unknown people, was like being that moment turned adrift into my present life, with such a knowledge of it ready made as experience had given me.
So we had to make shift
to love without either language.
yet stay,'' he said, as his retainers were bending their bows, ``it avails not--we must thus far trust him since we have no better shift
Six of the crew, of whom I was one, having let down the boat into the sea, made a shift
to get clear of the ship and the rock.
If you watch, you will see the mirror first rise an inch or two and then shift
an inch or two from left to right.
They slept standing, breaking their slumbers to shift
from place to place.
For the most part they were like ourselves, taking advantage of a lull to shift
Mimes, in the form of God on high, Mutter and mumble low, And hither and thither fly - Mere puppets they, who come and go At bidding of vast formless things That shift
the scenery to and fro, Flapping from out their Condor wings Invisible Wo !
Lastly, he pictured the young girl in her shift
, with the rope about her neck, shoulders bare, feet bare, almost nude, as he had seen her on that last day.
He climbed out of the sledge and standing with his back to the wind began to shift
his belt again, fastening it lower down in the waist and tightening it.