Still the stranger drew nearer; and now the Pygmies could plainly discern that, if his stature
were less lofty than the Giant's, yet his shoulders were even broader.
The pines might be silvery and lofty, but the proud stature
of majestic man, eclipsed in her eyes all their beauties.
Thoas came close up to him, pulled the spear out of his chest, and then drawing his sword, smote him in the middle of the belly so that he died; but he did not strip him of his armour, for his Thracian comrades, men who wear their hair in a tuft at the top of their heads, stood round the body and kept him off with their long spears for all his great stature
and valour; so he was driven back.
He adds, that 'in complexion they were nearly white; of good stature
, and finely formed; and on their faces and bodies were delineated representations of fishes and other devices'.
Monsieur, like a good courtier, was inquiring of monsieur le cardinal after the health of his nieces; he regretted, he said, not having the pleasure of receiving them at the same time with their uncle; they must certainly have grown in stature
, beauty and grace, as they had promised to do the last time Monsieur had seen them.
The former, continually on horseback scouring the plains, gaining their food by hardy exercise, and subsisting chiefly on flesh, are generally tall, sinewy, meagre, but well formed, and of bold and fierce deportment: the latter, lounging about the river banks, or squatting and curved up in their canoes, are generally low in stature
, ill-shaped, with crooked legs, thick ankles, and broad flat feet.
Let me defend the opening while you get in, then my smaller stature
will permit me to slip in with you before they can prevent.
I had nevertheless a fancy for seeing the stars once more and feeling the breath of heaven upon my bandaged temples, which impelled me to search for that which should add a cubit to my stature
Every tree in the neighborhood which presented a fair appearance of beauty or stature
had been taken up by its roots and transplanted to the park.
Only on horse back and in the mazurka was Denisov's short stature
not noticeable and he looked the fine fellow he felt himself to be.
Me no fright," the son of a chief retorted, by his insolence increasing his stature
in the eyes of his fellows.
And there rises up before me all that was there foreshadowed, and I see visions of Damon and Pythias, of life-saving crews and Red Cross nurses, of martyrs and leaders of forlorn hopes, of Father Damien, and of the Christ himself, and of all the men of earth, mighty of stature
, whose strength may trace back to the elemental loins of Lop-Ear and Big-Tooth and other dim denizens of the Younger World.
All faces turned in the direction of the familiar voice; the two men between whom in the order of stature
Greene had commonly stood in line turned and squarely confronted each other.
For the King was of his person and stature
a man right manly strong.
Hence trees would be little likely to reach distant oceanic islands; and an herbaceous plant, though it would have no chance of successfully competing in stature
with a fully developed tree, when established on an island and having to compete with herbaceous plants alone, might readily gain an advantage by growing taller and taller and overtopping the other plants.