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Examples of Dire
His eyes shut and opened again with a look not pleasant to see.
He is in his grave.
Moreover, the harpies who feed and thrive on the miseries of the poor, would in no case have given her more than twenty-five cents for them; and the short respite derived from that amount would not have compensated for the sacrifice.
She had sold everything comfortable in the way of furniture; all her clothing but one respectable suit for the street, and the only thing remaining, that pointed to the history of better days, was a pair of gold eye-glasses, given her by her dying mother.
To all this Nancy listened with only moderate interest; as often as not, she failed to understand the details which should have excited her wonder.
Vast sums sounded perpetually on his lips; he glowed with envious delight in telling of speculations that had built up great fortunes.