They turned their heads, and there was the Cynic, with his prodigious spectacles set carefully on his nose, staring now at the lake, now at the rocks, now at the distant masses of vapor, now right at the Great Carbuncle itself, yet seemingly as unconscious of its light as if all the scattered clouds were condensed
about his person.
The clouds in heaven were condensed
and dull, but apparently quite motionless.
There was, no doubt, a certain amount of absurdity in applying this title (which, as of course you see without my telling you, was nothing but 'your Royal Highness' condensed
into one syllable) to a small creature whose father was merely the Warden of Outland: still, large excuse must be made for a man who had passed several years at the Court of Fairyland, and had there acquired the almost impossible art of pronouncing five syllables as one.
To facilitate our correct apprehension of his meaning, he at first condensed
his ideas into the smallest possible compass.
How often is it the case that, when impossibilities have come to pass and dreams have condensed
their misty substance into tangible realities, we find ourselves calm, and even coldly self-possessed, amid circumstances which it would have been a delirium of joy or agony to anticipate
into a few sentences the Professor's narrative.
Of these the first and second were extremely condensed
, while the last is, as I shall now show, an absolute perversion of the facts.
She was no longer the milkmaid, but a visionary essence of woman--a whole sex condensed
into one typical form.
The roof of this first apartment was low, like all that we traversed subsequently, so that the foul odors were confined and condensed
to such an extent that they seemed to possess tangible substance.
Each morning was like the one that had preceded it; noon poured down the same exhaustless rays, and night condensed
in its shadow the scattered heat which the ensuing day would again bequeath to the succeeding night.
These same atoms dilated in accordance with a certain law need only be condensed
in accordance with another law.
It is the condensed
expression of an experience, a philosophy, and an art.
That," announced the Shaggy Man, "is a square meal, in condensed
My brain, my reading, my experience--in fact, my whole unique equipment--were to be condensed
into that epoch-making volume.
He drank a glass of condensed
cream, thinned with water, and by ten o'clock he dared to take a cup of beef-tea.