It threw out a reddish, unequal light, sometimes brilliant, sometimes dull, and the tall shadow of the lieutenant was seen marching on the wall, in profile
, like a figure by Callot, with his long sword and feathered hat.
The Germans, as we know, are a transcendental people, and there was at last an irresistible appeal for Vogelstein in this quick bright silent girl who could smile and turn vocal in an instant, who imparted a rare originality to the filial character, and whose profile
was delicate as she bent it over a volume which she cut as she read, or presented it in musing attitudes, at the side of the ship, to the horizon they had left behind.
was half turned towards me, and his face seemed to be rigid with expectation as he stared out into the blackness of the moor.
She sat with that proud, delicate profile
of hers outlined against the red curtain.
When he dropped into the hollow, however, the impression was lost; the rocky banks, though hardly above the height of a cottage, hung over and had the profile
of a precipice.
Throw up your chin a moment, so that I may catch the profile
of your face better.
Ethan Frome drove in silence, the reins loosely held in his left hand, his brown seamed profile
, under the helmet-like peak of the cap, relieved against the banks of snow like the bronze image of a hero.
She walked on, all silence and stony profile
, uncomfortably conscious that her companion was in no way abashed by the former and was regarding the latter with that frank admiration which had made itself so obnoxious to her before, until they reached their destination.
Beaufort listened with her perfect smile, and her head at just the right angle to be seen in profile
from the stalls, Madame Olenska turned and spoke in a low voice.
Jo looks all round the court again, looks at his questioner's knees again, and concludes by laying his profile
against the hoarding in a sort of resignation.
Her greatest deficiency was in the pencil -- she had no notion of drawing -- not enough even to attempt a sketch of her lover's profile
, that she might be detected in the design.
Nevertheless, I put my light out early, and sat a long time peeping through my blind; but only an inevitable Tom, with back hunched up and tail erect, broke the moonlit profile
of the back-garden wall; and once more that disreputable music (which none the less had saved my life) was the only near sound all night.
, muffled by the heavy mist, was defined but vaguely.
On re-entering the cloister, the archdeacon found at the door of his cell his brother Jehan du Moulin, who was waiting for him, and who had beguiled the tedium of waiting by drawing on the wall with a bit of charcoal, a profile
of his elder brother, enriched with a monstrous nose.
It was true that her profile
was beautiful; it was extraordinary how English girls of that class had so often a perfection of outline which took your breath away, but it was as cold as marble; and the faint green of her delicate skin gave an impression of unhealthiness.