And now, some days of bitter grief having elapsed, an observable
change came over the features of the mental disorder of my friend.
The distinguishing characteristic of the Marquesan islanders, and that which at once strikes you, is the European cast of their features--a peculiarity seldom observable
among other uncivilized people.
A want of keeping is observable
sometimes in the character of the several pieces of furniture, but generally in their colours or modes of adaptation to use Very often the eye is offended by their inartistic arrangement.
The grotto was tricked out in the usual tasteless style observable
in all the holy places of Palestine.
There is observable
throughout, the contest between mechanical and spiritual methods, but with a steady tendency of the thoughtful and virtuous to a deeper belief and reliance on spiritual facts.
The wind, now scarcely observable
, was rather a gasp than a breath, and the morning could almost be foreseen when even that gasp would cease.
Your bundle has some importance, however," continued the clerk, when they had laughed their fill (it was observable
that the subject of their mirth joined in the laughter when he saw them laughing); "for though I dare say it is not stuffed full of friedrichs d'or and louis d'or--judge from your costume and gaiters--still--if you can add to your possessions such a valuable property as a relation like Mrs.
Considering that the little party had been seated round the tea-table for less than twenty minutes, the animation observable
on their faces, and the amount of sound they were producing collectively, were very creditable to the hostess.
Lydgate found it more and more agreeable to be with her, and there was no constraint now, there was a delightful interchange of influence in their eyes, and what they said had that superfluity of meaning for them, which is observable
with some sense of flatness by a third person; still they had no interviews or asides from which a third person need have been excluded.
Twice her attention was distracted from the counting, by sounds outside-- by the clock chiming the half-hour past twelve; and then again, by the fall of a pair of boots on the upper floor, thrown out to be cleaned, with that barbarous disregard of the comfort of others which is observable
in humanity when it inhabits an hotel.
If not specially observed, it was observable
that while a Frayser who was not the proud possessor of a sumptuous copy of the ancestral "poetical works" (printed at the family expense, and long ago withdrawn from an inhospitable market) was a rare Frayser indeed, there was an illogical indisposition to honor the great deceased in the person of his spiritual successor.
There is obviously an observable
fact called "knowing" such-and-such a thing; examinations are experiments for discovering such facts.
The younger Mr Chivery, more distant, did not shake hands with him at all; he stood looking at him in a state of indecision so observable
that it even came within the observation of Clennam with his heavy eyes and heavy heart.
It was observable
, too, that ladies and gentlemen who were in passions of anguish during the ceremony of interment, recovered almost as soon as they reached home, and became quite composed before the tea-drinking was over.
And what was observable
in the furniture, was observable
in the Veneerings--the surface smelt a little too much of the workshop and was a trifle sticky.