Sentence Examples with the word Staving

Seeing, now, that there were no curtains to the window, and that the street being very narrow, the house opposite commanded a plain view into the room, and observing more and more the indecorous figure that Queequeg made, staving about with little else but his hat and boots on; I begged him as well as I could, to accelerate his toilet somewhat, and particularly to get into his pantaloons as soon as possible.

Yully let the power fill her and mix with the other energies, staving off panic that there was much more than she could ever control.

The compromise served its turn in allaying political bitterness and staving off a direct conflict between the United States and South Carolina.