By all appreciable signs, they loved; they had looked love with eyes that conveyed the holy secret from the depths of one soul into the depths of the other, as if it were too sacred to be whispered by the way; they had even spoken love in those gushes
of passion when their spirits darted forth in articulated breath like tongues of long-hidden flame; and yet there had been no seal of lips, no clasp of hands, nor any slightest caress such as love claims and hallows.
The most lay silent, but some muttered to themselves, and others talked together in a strange, low, monotonous voice, their conversation coming in gushes
, and then suddenly tailing off into silence, each mumbling out his own thoughts and paying little heed to the words of his neighbour.
forth like an oil-well, and the sympathetic pour out their sympathy with an abandon that is sometimes embarrassing to their victims.
Captain Jim told his stories better, Gilbert was quicker in argument and repartee, Anne felt little gushes
and trickles of fancy and imagination bubbling to her lips under the influence of Leslie's personality.
Kate Winslet loves ``Little Children'' -- she gushes
over the movie -- but admits that if she met her character at the swing set, she'd probably remove her children and leave the playground immediately.