But, if it is your difficulty," (his voice unconsciously took a tenderer
tone) "then I will speak.
A familiarity with Alec d'Urberville's presence--which that young man carefully cultivated in her by playful dialogue, and by jestingly calling her his cousin when they were alone--removed much of her original shyness of him, without, however, implanting any feeling which could engender shyness of a new and tenderer
A large debt of gratitude was owing here; but the intercourse of the last seven years, the equal footing and perfect unreserve which had soon followed Isabella's marriage, on their being left to each other, was yet a dearer, tenderer
But Maggie's face, made more childlike by the gathering tears, touched him with a tenderer
, less egotistic feeling.
For in that sad yet happy hour, she had learned not only the bitterness of remorse and despair, but the sweetness of self-denial and self-control, and led by her mother's hand, she had drawn nearer to the Friend who always welcomes every child with a love stronger than that of any father, tenderer
than that of any mother.
Towards Phoebe, as we have said, she was affectionate, --far tenderer
than ever before, in their brief acquaintance, except for that one kiss on the preceding night,--yet with a Continually recurring pettishness and irritability.
Had Grace been young and handsome, I should have been tempted to think that tenderer
feelings than prudence or fear influenced Mr.
I sometimes think that you boys of this generation are a deal tenderer
fellows than we used to be.
Every night, at the same hour, does Miss Twinkleton resume the topics of the previous night, comprehending the tenderer
scandal of Cloisterham, of which she has no knowledge whatever by day, and references to a certain season at Tunbridge Wells (airily called by Miss Twinkleton in this state of her existence 'The Wells'), notably the season wherein a certain finished gentleman (compassionately called by Miss Twinkleton, in this stage of her existence, 'Foolish Mr.
Nancy, indeed, was not exempt from a failing which was very common among the Jew's female pupils; and in which, in their tenderer
years, they were rather encouraged than checked.