We had been talking for an hour, she with that slow certitude of eternity that so befitted
her; and, for the life of me, I could lay no finger on the motives that ran through the tangled warp and woof of her.
Saying those words, under a strong conviction of the serious importance of the subject, Lady Lydiard insensibly recovered the manner and resumed the language which befitted
a lady of her rank.
Quiet, low-voiced, stately, and dignified, she somehow had the knack of dress, and but befitted
her beauty and dignity with anything she put on.
The youth was not clad in monastic garb, but in lay attire, though his jerkin, cloak and hose were all of a sombre hue, as befitted
one who dwelt in sacred precincts.
It was full also of the spirit of dramatic action, as befitted
an age whose restless enterprise was eagerly extending itself to every quarter of the globe.
The second was to Milicent; much to the same effect, but a little more confidential, as befitted
our longer intimacy, and her greater experience and better acquaintance with my circumstances.
This was particularly distasteful to the professionals, who carried themselves as befitted
those of a higher caste, and whose behavior toward the pariah amateurs was marked by hauteur and even brutality.
I had slept late, and I stepped outside with sudden energy, bent upon making up lost time as befitted
a dweller on Endeavour Island.
Your father, too, was a man of learning as befitted
his position; no man more plausibly conducted school; nor had he the manner or the speech of a common dominie; but (as ye will yourself remember) I took aye a pleasure to have him to the manse to meet the gentry; and those of my own house, Campbell of Kilrennet, Campbell of Dunswire, Campbell of Minch, and others, all well-kenned gentlemen, had pleasure in his society.
At least she gives herself no airs and remembers that she was our Governess once," Miss Violet said, intimating that it befitted
all governesses to keep their proper place, and forgetting altogether that she was granddaughter not only of Sir Walpole Crawley, but of Mr.
The state-room was spacious, as befitted
that of a commander.