He realized that he had no desire to leave this city where life was suddenly keyed to its highest pitch, and retire to the security and inaction of the country.
Inaction of the Athenian fleet after the battle of Arginusæ.
Tullow Castle delayed him for five precious days, after which he had the satisfaction of slaughtering the garrison, and five more days were spent in inaction on the Barrow.
But his after inaction and efforts ending only in failure, disgusted the people and Congress.
Sometimes these feints were entirely relinquished, and intervals of absolute inaction continued so long that it might seem a matter of doubt why the two lines were there at all, with so vague a similitude of war.
We owe it to her that the family existence of England does not rot in mereinaction and peace.
A long period of inaction followed, but during this time the most important events happened with regard to the ultimate result.
No matter how great their ambition or natural capability, they had no prospect of emancipating themselves from the dull sphere of inaction to which custom relegated them.
A variety of reasons, all equally creditable to Major Gordon's judgment and single-mindedness, induced him after two months' retirement to abandon his inaction and to sink his difference with the Futai.
In some cases nerves overstrained by hours of inaction gave way, and a few men threw down arms or equipment in a momentary panic, abandoning even their Maxim gun for a time.
But nobody can pretend to regard our present inaction following investment as anything but a disagreeable necessity, or affect a cheerful endurance of conditions that become more intolerable day after day.
Now, however, the regulars, who had long been ready for any service, in view of the brilliant performance of the irregulars, regarded inaction as a slur upon their particular regiments.
If disaster results from the continuedinaction of Congress, the responsibility must rest where it belongs.
Interest rates have passed the peak of 1966; and if there is continued inaction on the tax bill, they will climb even higher.
It will brace up resolution until one may almost perform miracles, or it may be dissipated in irresolution and inaction until life is a wreck.
In other quarters of the kingdom, the affairs of the Swedes began to wear a more favourable aspect, and to recover from the humiliation into which they had been thrown by the inaction of France, and the desertion of their allies.
France from the German war, and was the cause of the inaction of its troops in the field.
Has not his envious and perfidious inaction already betrayed the French army at Auerstadt?
Soon after, Napoleon was heard reproaching Bernadotte with his envious and treacherous inaction during the battle of Auerstadt, and his order of the day at Wagram, in which he had assumed the honour of that victory.
That cessation of operations in the Soudan does not at this moment mean our military inaction in the East.