At times he seemed on the verge of revealing it to Adrienne, only to draw back into himself and avoid her for days.
Was he on the verge of divulging his troubles?
"I have to tell him everything!" she said on the verge of panic.
She was on the verge of crying again.
He eased into her body at first then made love to her hungrily, relentlessly pushing her deeper into the haze of pleasure and desire, until she arched beneath him, her body on the verge of shattering.
She'd been on the verge of dying, discussing how her impending death forced her to decide whether she wanted to live or mourn.
Right now, she felt like she was on the verge of an important breakthrough with Gabriel.
Gabriel wanted to say something to her, to apologize, to rationalize what happened … He felt like he was on the verge of snapping, unable to settle the turmoil of his emotions.
She'd been on the verge of death for years.
I've got an army of bored assassins on the verge of killing off the wrong souls.
There were six students around five-years-old and an older boy on the verge of puberty sitting around a beautiful blond, who was reading a book out loud.
She ground her teeth, on the verge of throwing her cup at the wall before her.
Katie maneuvered her sequined ball mask into place only to see her sister on the verge of disappearing in the masses of women in custom gowns and masks.
She stood out of his way, barely able to care for a child and at a loss as to what to do with a boy on the verge of becoming a teenager.
She sucked in deep breaths, on the verge of hysterics after the freaky trip from cliff to spaceship.
Her mind was too busy, and she felt as if she hovered on the verge of a mental breakdown.
Our clans are still on the verge of war.
While Claire and the Deans were unnerved, poor Effie looked on the verge of fainting.
He didn't know if she hadn't had time to fix her wound or didn't know how; the wound was on the verge of becoming infected.
Even on the verge of her death, she would not let loose the creature within her.
Thus he came at length to stand on the verge of the Indian Ocean; " gazing upon it," a writer has said, " with as much delight as Balboa, when he crossed the Isthmus of Darien from the Atlantic to the Pacific."
He not only re-established the Prussian legation to the Vatican, suppressed since 1874, and omitted from the imperial message to the Reichstag (17th November 1881) all reference to King Humberts visit to Vienna, but took occasion on the n9th of November to refer to Italy as a country tottering on the verge of revolution, and opened in the German semi-official press ~ campaign in favor of an international guarantee for the independence of the papacy.
south-east, on the verge of Haddingtonshire, is Carberry Hill, where Mary surrendered to the lords of the Congregation in 1567, the spot being still known as Queen Mary's Mount.
The peasantry are impoverished, and in many parts live on the verge of starvation for the greater part of the year.
The last trees which struggle for existence on the verge of the tundras are crippled dwarfs and almost without branches, and trees a hundred years old are only a few feet high and a few inches through and thickly encrusted with lichens.'
In the middle of the 3rd century Mithraism seemed on the verge of becoming the universal religion.
found the country on the verge of revolution; but the wisdom of the new monarch saved the situation and won back the Magyars.
In Natal practically the whole of the available defence force was swallowed up by the steady success of the invasion; on the western frontier two British towns were isolated and besieged; and Boer commandos were on the point of invading Cape Colony, where the Dutch population seemed on the verge of rebellion.
Sir Henry's own principal contribution to the discussion was rather unfortunate, for while insisting on the blessings derived by England from its free-trade policy, he coupled this with the rhetorical admission (at Bolton in 1903) that "12,000,000 British citizens were underfed and on the verge of hunger."
But the Army of the Tennessee had been on the verge of annihilation on the evening of the first day, and Grant's leadership throughout was by no means equal to the emergency, though he displayed his usual personal bravery and resolution.
The delusion was dissipated slowly, and even after the great Tatar invasion and devastation of eastern Europe its effects still influenced the mind of Christendom and caused popes and kings to send missions to the Tatar hordes with a lingering feeling that their khans, if not already Christians, were at least always on the verge of conversion.
The rocks on the verge of the Kisumu province of East Africa are mainly volcanic (basalt, tuff, lava, kenyte).
This incident provoked the wildest indignation, and Russia was for some days on the verge of war with England.
Three ships were sent out under letters of marque commanded by David, Lewis and Thomas Kirke, and Quebec, already on the verge of starvation, was compelled to surrender (1629).
He returned in the autumn to find England on the verge of civil war.
For a year he relinquished himself to her endearments, and when he determined to leave, she instructed him how to sail to the land of shades which lay on the verge of the ocean stream, in order to learn his fate from the prophet Teiresias.
At the time of his death he was on the verge of a controversy with Roger of Sicily.
the whole kingdom was on the verge of dissolution.
In1286-1289Scotland was on the verge of civil war.
The whole country seemed on the verge of anarchy.
against their common foe, the Polish king; but when, in 1611, Basil was deposed by his own subjects and the whole tsardom seemed to be on the verge of dissolution, Sweden's policy towards Russia changed its character.
We were on the verge of war before the Raid, and the Transvaal was on the verge of revolution.
We find ourselves on the verge of a system of abstractions, or " attributes turned into entities," as barren as any excogitated in medieval times.
Bohemia appeared to be on the verge of a revolution.
In the end the policy of England prevailed; numerous difficulties, both great and small, were overcome by the conference; although on the verge of war, peace was maintained; and Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg was placed upon the throne of Belgium.
This is not an infrequent occurrence, and arises from the tendency on the part of manufacturers to make balances so extremely sensitive that they are on the verge of in - stability.
The sandhills on the verge of the ocean are carpeted with creepers and the wild convolvulus.
Lord Derbys resignation was everywhere regarded as a proof that Great Britain was on the verge of war.
Hence it consists (1) partly of ranges, mostly snow-capped, which stretch from south-west to north-east, and which in several cases terminate en echelon on the verge of the desert, and (2) partly of ranges which strike away from the above at various angles, but in a predominantly north-western direction.
The finances were in the last distress; the anti-religious policy of the government kept many departments on the verge of revolt; and commerce was almost suspended by the decay of roads and the increase of bandits.
Gabriel wanted to say something to her, to apologize, to rationalize what happened â€¦ He felt like he was on the verge of snapping, unable to settle the turmoil of his emotions.
The Council had been on the verge of splitting for years, severing the effectiveness of their ability to combat Darkyn's demons.
That it emerged now, when the Council was on the verge of disintegrating, couldn't be a coincidence.
His sex appeal was amplified by the dangerous edge; he was on the verge of snapping.
For migratory species on the verge of stock collapse, we must now aim to maximize the potential to recover.
The scientist was on the verge of perfecting a special bodysuit, which he termed Polymer.
Speedway was on the verge of collapse tho, and only eleven senior tracks remained after the post-war boom.
crash-lands on an ice planet whose population is on the verge of civil war.
embody the spirit of a man on the verge of a great change with ease.
endangered species, on the verge of extinct in Sri Lanka.
We had now won 20, drawn 13 and lost just 4 games in the league and were on the verge of promotion.
He has been on the verge of working as a full-time film scriptwriter for several years.
He manages to embody the spirit of a man on the verge of a great change with ease.
But these eight songs still present 32 minutes of barely suppressed emotions on the verge of kindling.
teeters on the verge of collapse.
Even before the foot and mouth outbreak, thousands of small farmers were already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy.
Divided on Europe, rejected by the electorate, the Conservatives now totter on the verge of self-destruction over the euro.
tottering on the verge of economic collapse.
The younger Dionysius came back and from his island fortress again oppressed the citizens; the plight of the city, torn by faction and conflicts and plundered by foreign troops, was so utterly wretched that all Greek life seemed on the verge of extinction (Plato, Epist.
At the time of her abdication the state was on the verge of bankruptcy, and the financial difficulty had superinduced a serious political agitation.
Comisene, the districts on the verge of the desert; (10) Hyrcania; (II) Astabene, with the royal town Asaac on the Attruck (see PARTHIA);
During the war in Italy he is several times on the verge of destruction and each time is saved in an unexpected manner.
But they seemed to be on the verge of rave culture there, more so than here then.
In the 21st century, the city of Freeport teeters on the verge of collapse.
Due to a decrease in investment from abroad, these economies appear to be tottering on the verge of economic collapse.
Doyle is a member at Benson 's Health Spa - an ailing gym on the verge of bankruptcy.
We seem to be on the verge of a breakthrough in understanding.
SCULLY is on the verge of tears or laughter or both.
Belgium and Canada are on the verge of splitting apart because of linguistic differences.
Park on the verge by the wire fence at its far end.
This is an extreme measure that some clients may require, particularly if they are on the verge of bankruptcy, repossession, or foreclosure.
For the next few years they lived on the verge of poverty as his mother struggled to make ends meet on a teacher's salary.
Mad Men is a critically acclaimed drama that captures life in America during the 1960s, a simpler time in many ways but also on the verge of many changes.
At 11, girls are considered tweens because they are on the verge of becoming teenagers and their interests are divided between childhood and teen concerns.
If you get up to speed with the parts that could need replacement and learn where to buy the pieces quickly, you'll be better prepared to deal with glasses when they are broken or on the verge of breaking.
It shows him on the verge of suicide as he jumps off the highest mountain in all of Olympus.
The parent may have more questions relating to physical changes or developmental changes, because the baby is now on the verge of toddlerhood.
Whether you've always wondered what it would be like to have extra long hair or are simply on the verge of growing out a medium length haircut, long haircuts still offer plenty style variation.
While this technique will not work for all women and it will not work for any woman whose body is not on the verge of childbirth, many women report that this natural induction technique works.
My girlfriend has totally changed after this and is even on the verge of breaking off our relationship which we had built slowly.
I felt such sadness and longing as I described what I was seeing that I was on the verge of tears," he explains.
In 1983 N.A.W.C. acquired the ailing Movado, a Swiss watch company with over 100 years of history that was on the verge of closing down.
This is particularly true if the company is on the verge of bankruptcy or has already declared bankruptcy.
If you have money to invest and want to own a business, it might be time to purchase a business on the verge of closing its doors.
For example, strains may mean muscle tissue is on the verge of tearing, and a sprain may take a very long time to heal simply because tendons are made of tissue that is slow to repair itself.
However, if you are fatigued, over-trained or on the verge of getting a cold, you might get an elevated heart rate.
Healthy curves soon went out of style, but if the growing interest in enhancing underwear is any indication, they might be on the verge of a comeback.
He left his baby daughter Natalie without a father, his wife without a husband, and he denied Joy Division the success they had strived for, and were on the verge of achieving.
They were eventually taken to court by Wire's publishers in March 1995, just when Elastica were on the verge of releasing their debut album.
The title and lyrics also can arguably imply a message of hope, however, with December being the last month of the year and on the verge of a fresh new start.
Party hats and silly games are great for younger kids, but your teen is on the verge of adulthood, and as such, she doesn't want to be embarrassed by your attempts to keep her a kid.
Kara is either in the brig or on the verge of being thrown there.
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