It cannot have been many moments in reality, for Santos was blowing his rings of smoke in the direction of the door, and the first that I noticed were but dissolving
when it opened - and the best was true
He went to the side of the car and remained for a time staring with unseeing eyes at a huge cluster of great clouds--a cluster of slowly dissolving
Monte Rosas, sunlit below.
The people in the street seemed to him only a dissolving
and combining pattern of black particles; which, for the moment, represented very well the involuntary procession of feelings and thoughts which formed and dissolved in rapid succession in his own mind.
One instant of time had put aristocrat, waiter, tramp, and dog upon one common footing of inert and dissolving
He saw these other scenes through drifting vapors and swirls of sullen fog dissolving
before shafts of red and garish light.
When I had succeeded in dissolving
the hydrocarbon which I was at work at, I came back to our problem of the Sholtos, and thought the whole matter out again.
From the world of [Shelley's] imagination the shapes of the old world had disappeared, and their place was taken by a stream of radiant vapors, incessantly forming, shifting, and dissolving
in the 'clear golden dawn,' and hymning with the voices of seraphs, to the music of the stars and the
In answer to my questions, she tells me that her bones are melting, that she is dissolving
into water; her 'heart has left her,' to quote another of her sayings.
What we could see was just the steamer we were on, her outlines blurred as though she had been on the point of dissolving
, and a misty strip of water, perhaps two feet broad, around her--and that was all.
All things tended to key them to an exquisite pitch--the movement of their bodies, at one with the moving bodies of the animals beneath them; the gently stimulated blood caressing the flesh through and through with the soft vigors of health; the warm air fanning their faces, flowing over the skin with balmy and tonic touch, permeating them and bathing them, subtly, with faint, sensuous delight; and the beauty of the world, more subtly still, flowing upon them and bathing them in the delight that is of the spirit and is personal and holy, that is inexpressible yet communicable by the flash of an eye and the dissolving
of the veils of the soul.
Swaying rhythmically with the ambling paces of his good little cob, drinking in the warm yet fresh scent of the snow and the air, as he rode through his forest over the crumbling, wasted snow, still left in parts, and covered with dissolving
tracks, he rejoiced over every tree, with the moss reviving on its bark and the buds swelling on its shoots.
On every hand opened tiny vistas of enchantment, where young redwoods grouped still and stately about fallen giants, shoulder-high to the horses, moss-covered and dissolving
The flickering, blurred flames of gas-lamps seemed to be dissolving
in a watery atmosphere.
And, turning away, he caught for an instant in the air, like a vivid detail in a dissolving
view of two heads, the eyes of General T and of Privy-Councillor Mikulin side by side fixed upon him, quite different in character, but with the same unflinching and weary and yet purposeful expression.
Her head ached with the idea that she would find the other clever one kissing Little Dorrit next, and then the two clever ones embracing each other and dissolving
into tears of tenderness for all mankind.