Sing Lee who stood just without the trap door through which he was about to pass Professor Maxon's evening meal to him could not be blamed for overhearing the conversation, though it may have been culpable in him in making no effort to divulge his presence, and possibly equally unpraiseworthy, as well as lacking in romance, to attribute the doctor's avowal
to his knowledge of the heavy chest.
She was not so much surprised into the avowal
, as induced to make it by a sudden calculation.
"I knew," was Gahan's only comment, but his heart was glad with elation, as a lover's must be who has heard from the lips of his divinity an avowal
of interest and loyalty, however little tinged by a suggestion of warmer regard it may be.
He had striven to put a cheat upon himself by making the avowal
of a guilty conscience, but had gained only one other sin, and a self-acknowledged shame, without the momentary relief of being self-deceived.
In such a case, a plain and open avowal
of his difficulties would have been more to his honour I think, as well as more consistent with his general character;--but I will not raise objections against any one's conduct on so illiberal a foundation, as a difference in judgment from myself, or a deviation from what I may think right and consistent."
On the day when foreign succor follows in the train of a king to replace him on his throne, it is an avowal
that he no longer possesses the help and love of his own subjects."
It was only that afternoon that May Welland had let him guess that she "cared" (New York's consecrated phrase of maiden avowal
), and already his imagination, leaping ahead of the engagement ring, the betrothal kiss and the march from Lohengrin, pictured her at his side in some scene of old European witchery.
Henry, in having such things to relate of his father, was almost as pitiable as in their first avowal
"'I do not blame you for loving him, Thuvia,' she said; 'and that your affection for him is pure and sincere I can well believe from the candour of your avowal
of it to me.'
I fully expected an explosion of anger to follow this bold avowal
of my plans for the next day.
Tess was woman enough to realize from their avowals
to herself that Angel Clare had the honour of all the dairymaids in his keeping, and her perception of his care to avoid compromising the happiness of either in the least degree bred a tender respect in Tess for what she deemed, rightly or wrongly, the self-controlling sense of duty shown by him, a quality which she had never expected to find in one of the opposite sex, and in the absence of which more than one of the simple hearts who were his house-mates might have gone weeping on her pilgrimage.
Craig, the gardener at the Chase, was over head and ears in love with her, and had lately made unmistakable avowals
in luscious strawberries and hyperbolical peas.
Despite Sanchez's family's avowal
, Faeldon denied signing his release papers.
'When they come up with this mantra that we are destroying Europe and are dismantling European values, I always warn them that for us European values are so important that not only did we give our blood and lives for them for centuries, but we are also proud that we can lay this down in our national avowal
. This says all that needs to be said about our approach to the European project,' the member of the cabinet who is also responsible for European Union relations said recalling her Brussels experiences.