He didn't feel up to the task, not when failure meant breaking the man he viewed as his brother.
At least somebody else would get the distasteful task of telling a wailing Mrs. Wassermann one of her bouncing baby boys was stretched out on a marble slab in Norfolk, Virginia.
"We were discussing her task," Jonny, the Black God, said in a tone that was cautious.
We tried not to look suspicious, a difficult task as we were used to working undisturbed.
He returned to his lawful allegiance in the following year and assisted Czarniecki in his difficult task of expelling Charles X.
Mr Stuart did not finish his task on this occasion, on account of indisposition and other causes.
To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will task the reader more than any exercise which the customs of the day esteem.
She set herself a task on her stocking and resolved not to turn round till it was finished.
Fred joined Dean in the dining room, taking up the duty of chatting with the guests, a task Dean was not yet ready to perform after a less-than-complete night's sleep.
Unfortunately, the new president was unequal to the task of composing the differences in his party.
Hansen set himself the task of studying the properties of the varieties of yeast, and to do this he had to cultivate each variety in a pure state.
This difficult task was accomplished by Count Peter Tolstoi, the most subtle and unscrupulous of Peter's servants; but terrorized though he was, Alexius would only consent to return on his father solemnly swearing, "before God and His judgment seat," that if he came back he should not be punished in the least, but cherished as a son and allowed to live quietly on his estates and marry Afrosina.
He was entrusted with the task of drawing up a revised constitution, which was known as the Pacte Rossi.
Hastings's personal task was to provide the ways and means for this exhausting war.
Much as he disliked making Fred wait, he decided to put off the task until nine o'clock but another phone call forced a change of plans.
They seemed like silly emotions when compared to the enormity of his task, and yet, she didn't think she could survive without them.
When she completed her task, she stepped up on the velvet chair, after modestly lifting her skirt ever so slightly.
Nor had he made any sense of his deliberations but finally his mind quit the task and allowed his exhausted body to sink into a deep sleep.
At any rate, he might not find the task at hand as unpleasant as she anticipated it would be.
The afternoon was a blur as Dean's mind alternated between the task at hand and the sobering fact that he might be within miles, or perhaps yards, of Cynthia Byrne's missing husband.
She kept her focus on the task of loading her plate, avoiding his gaze.
She failed her task and managed to piss off the new boss, all because she got nervous seeing a half-naked man.
Having devoted much time to the study of the Latin writers, historians, orators and poets, and filled his mind with stories of the glories and the power of ancient Rome, he turned his thoughts to the task of restoring his native city to its pristine greatness, his zeal for this work being quickened by the desire to avenge his brother, who had been killed by a noble, a member of the ruling class.
He returned to Basel charged with the task of collecting the opinions of continental reformers on the subject of Henry VIII.'s divorce, and was present at the death of Oecolampadius (Nov.
The task of its internal reorganization now began to occupy him - changes, for instance, in the military system which tended to assimilate Macedonians and Orientals.
The limited knowledge which we possess of the original features of the ground within the area of the city makes a reconstruction of the topographical history of the latter a difficult task; and, as a natural result, many irreconcilable theories have been suggested.
The great task of adjusting the financial business of the Commonwealth on a permanent basis was one of very great difficulty, as the apparent interests of the states and of the Commonwealth were opposed.
Charles devoted the rest of his life to the gigantic task of rehabilitating Sweden by means of a reduktion, or recovery of alienated crown lands, a process which involved the examination of every title deed in the kingdom, and resulted in the complete readjustment of the finances.
Nothing but Cicero's wish to do a favour to Pompey could have induced him to take up what must have been a distasteful task; indeed, it is hinted that the half-heartedness of the defence materially contributed to Gabinius's condemnation.
At first he threw himself with great energy into the task of building up an adequate system of schools.
In October 1533 he was entrusted with the unmannerly task of intimating to Clement VII., while he was the guest of Francis I.
To demonstrate that military government had given place to civil; for he approached his task in the same spirit that had prompted his declaration to the Little Parliament of his wish "to divest the sword of all power in the Civil administration."
The task of Cromwell was far greater.
These triumphs, however, had all been obtained by force of arms; the more difficult task now awaited Cromwell of governing England by parliament and by law.
To prevent foreign states from giving official recognition to the Confederacy was the task of the hour, and in this he was successful.
Thoughts shifting to the task at hand, Xander stepped back to watch the Grey God do his job.
She returned her attention to the task at hand, warmth creeping up her face.
Damian, the White God, had tried to task him twice in the past few months.
He had spent his career in the city, the last seven months investigating the crime family as a part of a special task force.
He was so much interested in that task that he was unable to sleep, and in spite of his cold which had grown worse from the dampness of the evening, he went into the large division of the tent at three o'clock in the morning, loudly blowing his nose.
When they understood that order the servants set to work at this new task with pleasure and zeal.
He had nearly finished this last task when a low growling was suddenly heard and the horse began to jump around and kick viciously with his heels.