Hello! Please pay attention to the words in bold. Do you know the meaning of them?
So frantic were their efforts to escape from the unseen thing behind me that one of the braves was hurled headlong from the cliff to the rocks below. (A Princess of Mars by Burroughs, Edgar Rice)
I was conscious that a moment's mutiny had already rendered me liable to strange penalties, and, like any other rebel slave, I felt resolved, in my desperation, to go all lengths. (Jane Eyre: An Autobiography by Charlotte Bronte)
This preparation for bonds, and the additional ignominy it inferred, took a little of the excitement out of me. (Jane Eyre: An Autobiography by Charlotte Bronte)