The guards were grim this night, their faces creased with worry.
For while those female whales are characteristically timid, the young males, or forty-barrel-bulls, as they call them, are by far the most pugnacious of all Leviathans, and proverbially the most dangerous to encounter; excepting those wondrous grey-headed, grizzled whales, sometimes met, and these will fight you like grim fiends exasperated by a penal gout.
There is less in common than is often supposed between the buoyant energy that led Grant to Shiloh and the grim plodding determination that led him to Vicksburg and to Appomattox.
Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.
To make the scene more grim they wore black dresses (Tertullian, De Pallio) from head to foot.
Both Elise and the Guardian were grim about the world outside the compound, and neither explained exactly why.
The grim note in Dan's voice made Brady quicken his movements.
A family likeness! aye, he did beget ye, ye young exiled royalties; and from your grim sire only will the old State-secret come.
His heart almost stopped at the grim note in Kris.s voice.
Except, a week ago, all the radars of his army of grim reapers had gone haywire.