Yet I was not then taking notes merely in order to be able to give you a description
of roulette, but in order to get my bearings as to my behaviour when I myself should begin to play.
And their dresses are strange beyond all description
I've left out ALL the descriptions
but the sunset," she said at last.
Individual Persons and Human Life: Is the author skilful in descriptions
of personal appearance and dress?
Before he had read a word of the description
itself, he knew what Mrs.
But one important detail I have omitted from my description
of the sleeper.
In our description
of this famous sea, an account of which may justly be expected in this place, it is most convenient to begin with the coast of Arabia, on which part at twelve leagues from the mouth stands the city of Moca, a place of considerable trade.
This was Fix, one of the detectives who had been dispatched from England in search of the bank robber; it was his task to narrowly watch every passenger who arrived at Suez, and to follow up all who seemed to be suspicious characters, or bore a resemblance to the description
of the criminal, which he had received two days before from the police headquarters at London.
But I will not weary the reader with a description
of that long morning and of the longer afternoon.
Further, if it be objected that the description
is not true to fact, the poet may perhaps reply,--'But the objects are as they ought to be': just as Sophocles said that he drew men as they ought to be; Euripides, as they are.
Bennet, however, with the assistance of her five daughters, could ask on the subject, was sufficient to draw from her husband any satisfactory description
His acquittal was complete, his friendship warmly honoured, a lively interest excited for his friend, and his description
of the fine country about Lyme so feelingly attended to by the party, that an earnest desire to see Lyme themselves, and a project for going thither was the consequence.
Well, my dear Reginald, I have seen this dangerous creature, and must give you some description
of her, though I hope you will soon be able to form your own judgment she is really excessively pretty; however you may choose to question the allurements of a lady no longer young, I must, for my own part, declare that I have seldom seen so lovely a woman as Lady Susan.
I have no need to observe that I do not wilfully or negligently mislead my readers and that before I wrote that description
I took pains to investigate the subject.
Such then is the description
of a citizen who comes nearest to what all those who are called citizens are.