“He turned to agriculture, but he fared equally badly there; like Tolstoi’s well-meaning count, the more he interfered in the running of his family estate, the worse it did.”
“In the universal bêche-de-mer English, Captain Van Horn had learned that she was not regarded with relish by her companions, and that they were on their way to stake her out up to her neck in the running water of the Balebuli.”
“The very examinations he puts himself under as to his motives and mainsprings in this and that action of his life; the defences and exculpations he puts forward for this and that part of his indefensible conduct; the debate he holds now with the presbyterian party and now with the prelatist; the very way he puts his finger down on the weak and unsound places in both of the opposing parties; and, not least, his power of aphoristic thought and expression in the running diary of his spiritual life, all combine to leave the conviction on his reader's mind that Lord Brodie was one of the very ablest men of a very able day in Scotland.”
“Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,”
“Four candidates are in the running for Family Court Judge, 25th Circuit, Division 3, which covers Madison and Clark counties.”
“I heard the wind sighing in the rigging of my boat, I heard the halyards napping on the mast, and I wondered if the mooring chains were chafing at the bobstay in the running tide.”
“My dinghy was lying out astern, her painter stretched, and sheering gently in the running tide.”
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