We care not how trifling a character may be--let it be the mere inflection
of the angle of the jaw, the manner in which an insect's wing is folded, whether the skin be covered by hair or feathers--if it prevail throughout many and different species, especially those having very different habits of life, it assumes high value; for we can account for its presence in so many forms with such different habits, only by its inheritance from a common parent.
Presently she looked up and answered, with a rising inflection
implying a shade of uncertainty,
Monk, astonished at this language, which established between him and the French gentleman equality at least, raised his piercing eye to the stranger's face, and with a sensible irony conveyed by the inflection
of his voice alone, for not a muscle of his face moved, -- "I thank you, monsieur," said he; "but, in the first place, to whom have I the honor of speaking?"
And Madame de Cintre?" he added, with an interrogative inflection
He was aware that he was "talking big," like Denis Eady; but his reaction of joy had unsteadied him, and the inflection
with which she had said of the engaged couple "They're so happy!" made the words sound as if she had been thinking of herself and him.
There are plenty of witnesses --more than enough," he added with a disagreeable inflection
; and taking Jane Porter by the arm, he started to lead her toward the waiting minister.
I hope you like it?" There was a rising inflection
in her voice.
She could not go on, although Rebecca, with the smallest inflection
of sarcasm in her voice, besought her to continue that charming story.
The old life (narrated in the ten first chapters of the Life) can be understood, in Bakhtinian terms, as a "hidden polemic against the genre of judicial confession conducted with the inflections
of hagiography and Christian spiritual autobiography" (67).
Dona's paintings prioritize the flesh: they do not replay a worn-out mind-body dualism, but generate thinking by way of corporeality, forcing you to pay attention to the most subtle infractions and inflections
of your nervous and circulatory systems.
support each character's unique personality and interaction at home and at school.
The sides have been approximately equalized with a chain saw, leaving inflections
on their surfaces.
Gardner's voice has all the necessary smarmy intonations and inflections
that characterize stereotypical Hollywood executives and agents.
Fox has the young voice of an upper class British schoolgirl, with dramatic inflections
that young listeners will love.
McGann captures the vocal inflections
of each character with ease in this delightful story about an underdog known as "Dazzer" (Danny) and Chris, the young man who befriends him.