It may seem a strange contradiction in me,--I cannot explain the fact,-- but now, seeing the creature there in a perfectly animal attitude
, with the light gleaming in its eyes and its imperfectly human face distorted with terror, I realised again the fact of its humanity.
I did not catch what was going on at first, and was, therefore, extremely surprised at noticing George hurriedly smooth out his trousers, ruffle up his hair, and stick his cap on in a rakish manner at the back of his head, and then, assuming an expression of mingled affability and sadness, sit down in a graceful attitude
, and try to hide his feet.
He's an Anglo-Saxon Messenger-- and those are Anglo-Saxon attitudes
He approached, and addressing himself rather to Elinor than Marianne, as if wishing to avoid her eye, and determined not to observe her attitude
, inquired in a hurried manner after Mrs.
That it denoted jealousy I could not say, and yet, judging all things by mundane standards as I still did, I felt it safer to affect indifference in the matter until I learned more surely Sola's attitude
toward the object of my solicitude.
He was of a fat habit, even from boyhood, and inclined to a cheerful and cursory reading of the face of life; and possibly this attitude
of mind was the original cause of his misfortunes.
The trees were dark in color, and mournful in form and attitude
, wreathing themselves into sad, solemn, and spectral shapes that conveyed ideas of mortal sorrow and untimely death.
Notwithstanding his rather condescending attitude
towards patriotism he had been adopted as the national poet, and seemed since the war of seventy to be one of the most significant glories of national unity.
The French doctor held no taper; he was leaning against one of the columns in a respectful attitude
implying that he, a foreigner, in spite of all differences of faith, understood the full importance of the rite now being performed and even approved of it.
Her cousin, Cassandra Otway, for example, had a very fine taste in music, and he had charming recollections of her in a light fantastic attitude
, playing the flute in the morning-room at Stogdon House.
His garmenture was that of the ordinary Malay boatman, but there was that in his mien and his attitude
toward his companions which belied his lowly habiliments.
He spoke in French, and held his hands in the attitude
of prayer, so that he quite entirely misled the ruffians, who had no idea that he was communicating with the boy.
Look here," he said, with an attempt at good-humour, "you can at least abandon the official attitude
for a moment with me.
He maintained a belligerent attitude
toward all well-dressed men.
is unnatural, and I may say impossible.