And Sophia Antonovna's cocksure and contemptuous "some police-hound" was characteristically
Russian in another way.
The allegorical form, we should hardly need to be reminded, is another heritage from medieval literature, but the effort to shape a perfect character, completely equipped to serve the State, was characteristically
of the Platonizing Renaissance.
I must own that it seems to me their natural and fitting end, though I might have stopped more characteristically
than with a mere crime of sentiment.
, had nothing ready, and he was very scornful of the two heads that Lawson sent; they were obviously the work of a student, straight-forward portraits of models, but they had a certain force; Clutton, aiming at perfection, had no patience with efforts which betrayed hesitancy, and with a shrug of the shoulders told Lawson it was an impertinence to exhibit stuff which should never have been allowed out of his studio; he was not less contemptuous when the two heads were accepted.
Lady Otway sighed, it may be at the faded relics, and turned, with resignation, to her balls of wool, which, curiously and characteristically
, were not an ivory-white, but rather a tarnished yellow-white.
The coach drove up, and the reverend gentleman (after waiting characteristically
for the woman's ladder) mounted to his place on the roof, behind the coachman.
They were all so characteristically
employed that she could not help smiling as she looked.
I was surprised, and joyfully, that she was so much the woman, and the display of each trait and mannerism that was characteristically
feminine gave me keener joy.
choosing the alternative which promised soonest to release him from all personal anxiety, he announced with a sudden outburst of energy, that he was not strong enough to bear any more bullying, and that we might do as we pleased.
Clare took his own characteristically
remarks that he will not speak as a rhetorician, that is to say, he will not make a regular defence such as Lysias or one of the orators might have composed for him, or, according to some accounts, did compose for him.
Moby Dick' contains an immense amount of information concerning the habits of the whale and the methods of its capture, but this is characteristically
introduced in a way not to interfere with the narrative.
Shrouded in the form of fantastical fairy tales, Mandel's complete collection of fictions utilizes a simple, concise writing style combined with a characteristically
irreverent wit to impart the wisdom of age-old morals while entertaining the reader with story lines full of implausibly magical situations.
American: Memorial Architecture, National Identity, and the Egyptian Revival
Summary: Series four of the successful late-teen drama hits our screens on Thursday with a characteristically
eventful opening episode.