For," she said to herself, "if my appearance was not displeasing
to the prince when he saw me in the condition I was, how much more will he be struck with me when he beholds me with all my charms.
And yet he had an exquisite sense of beauty; and as beauty was often inextricably associated with the above displeasing
conditions, as he wished, above all, to be just and dispassionate, and as he was, furthermore, extremely devoted to "culture," he could not bring himself to decide that Europe was utterly bad.
If we add to this evil, the attendant glitter upon glitter, we have a perfect farrago of discordant and displeasing
I suppose it's no use trying to throttle you in order to find out; it would be displeasing
to pass the night with a corpse.
I ran the risk of displeasing
your majesty, but I risked, also, the concealment of your best interests.
The result of all was so far from displeasing
Influenced by so many inducements, I determined still to persevere; though the fear of displeasing
my mother, or distressing my father's feelings, prevented me from resuming the subject for several days.
But the subject was evidently not displeasing
to Doyle, and after a short pause he resumed:
President Barbicane, however, less sensitive to these wonders, was in haste to press forward; the very luxuriance of the country was displeasing
Everything that was peculiar and displeasing
in them--that Kay knew how to imitate: and at such times all the people said, "The boy is certainly very clever
There was something either in that smile or the recollections it awakened that was particularly displeasing
to her, for she suddenly assumed again that proud, chilly look that had so unspeakably roused my aversion at church - a look of repellent scorn, so easily assumed, and so entirely without the least distortion of a single feature, that, while there, it seemed like the natural expression of the face, and was the more provoking to me, because I could not think it affected.
This conversation between magistrates, accused, victim, witnesses and journalist, was coming to a close when quite a theatrical sensation--an incident of a kind displeasing
to Monsieur de Marquet--was produced.