But her pace
never changed, and Vronsky, feeling a spatter of mud in his face, realized that he was once more the same distance from Gladiator.
What was Oliver's horror and alarm as he stood a few paces
off, looking on with his eyelids as wide open as they would possibly go, to see the Dodger plunge his hand into the old gentleman's pocket, and draw from thence a handkerchief!
"And I can call to mind," remarked Johnston, "that when the great cog `Christopher,' which the French had taken from us, was moored two hundred paces
from the shore, two archers, little Robin Withstaff and Elias Baddlesmere, in four shots each cut every strand of her hempen anchor-cord, so that she well-nigh came upon the rocks."
When we came to a hill, instead of slackening her pace
, she would throw her weight right into the collar, and pull away straight up.
In this state they traversed without change, except of horses and pace
, all the mire- deep leagues that lay between them and the capital.
on horseback, and only a hundred paces
in advance of his enemies!
At first, they can only travel at a foot pace
, and then with torches going on before, because of the heavy fog.
'And so am I,' returned Edward, 'though I was unconsciously riding fast just now, in compliment I suppose to the pace
of my thoughts, which were travelling post.
With bent head and half-slouched hat he continued to pace
, unmindful of the wondering whispering among the men; till Stubb cautiously whispered to Flask, that Ahab must have summoned them there for the purpose of witnessing a pedestrian feat.
Thus--I am almost ashamed to confess it--but indeed I gave myself no little trouble in my endeavours (if I did keep up with them) to appear perfectly unconscious or regardless of their presence, as if I were wholly absorbed in my own reflections, or the contemplation of surrounding objects; or, if I lingered behind, it was some bird or insect, some tree or flower, that attracted my attention, and having duly examined that, I would pursue my walk alone, at a leisurely pace
, until my pupils had bidden adieu to their companions and turned off into the quiet private road.
Daylight stood it magnificently, but the killing pace
was beginning to tell on Kama.
From the girls and women near her, all swinging irons steadily but at high pace
, came quick glances, and labor efficiency suffered to the extent of a score of suspended or inadequate movements.