The oval face was lengthened, his smiling mouth had assumed the firm and marked lines which betoken resolution; his eyebrows were arched beneath a brow furrowed with thought; his eyes were full of melancholy, and from their depths occasionally sparkled gloomy fires of misanthropy and hatred; his complexion, so long kept from the sun, had now that pale color which produces, when the features are encircled with black hair, the aristocratic beauty of the man of the north; the profound learning he had acquired had besides diffused
over his features a refined intellectual expression; and he had also acquired, being naturally of a goodly stature, that vigor which a frame possesses which has so long concentrated all its force within itself.
Throughout my whole being there seemed to be diffused
a kind of elation--of elation at Pokrovski's attentions, at the thought that he was anxious and uneasy about me.
Neither did he profess to relate it on his own authority, or that of any one person; but mentioned it as a report generally diffused
They declared that there were eighty-two erroneous opinions on religious subjects diffused
among the people, and that Mrs.
It was probably the effect of the western sunshine, melting through the thinly diffused
vapors that had swept between him and the object that he gazed at.
There appeared to be no soil favorable to vegetation, nothing but coarse gravel; yet, over all this isolated, barren landscape, were diffused
such atmospherical tints and hues, as to blend the whole into harmony and beauty.
The slight tinge that usually was seated on her cheek spreading over its whole surface like the faintest glow of sunset blending, by mellow degrees, with the surrounding clouds, was heightened to richness, and even diffused
itself like a reflection, across her polished forehead, because she believed she was about to listen to a declaration that her years and her education united to tell her was never to approach female ears without slightly trespassing on the delicacy of her sex.
On the table a shaded lamp diffused
around a soft, pleasant, and equal light; the furniture was almost luxurious for a young bachelor, comprising a couch and two very easy chairs; bookshelves filled the recesses on each side of the mantelpiece; they were well-furnished, and arranged with perfect order.
A richer tint of crimson diffused
itself over the pictured horrors of blood.
The gates of heaven at times seemed to open, and a bland air diffused
itself over the earth, when animate and inanimate nature would awaken, and, for a few hours, the gayety of spring shone in every eye and smiled on every field.
There was such an interest, such an animation, such a spirit diffused
A warm, sultry smell was diffused
throughout the room.
Something like a presentiment flashed across his mind; he knew that the time had passed away for grands coups entre gentilshommes; but that the feeling of hatred treasured up in the mind, instead of being diffused
abroad, was still hatred all the same; that a smile was sometimes as full of meaning as a threat; and, in a word, that to the fathers who had hated with their hearts and fought with their arms, would now succeed the sons, who would indeed hate with their hearts, but would no longer combat their enemies, save by means of intrigue or treachery.
A momentary joy was diffused
through the camp, for they supposed succor to be at hand.
Bread supposed, went all the time, and no particular servant could enjoy all the sunshine diffused
by the career of an exacting master.