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This campaign in some measure damped the spirits of the Indians, and made them sensible of our superiority.
He did justice to his very gentlemanlike appearance, his air of elegance and fashion, his good shaped face, his sensible eye; but, at the same time, "must lament his being very much under-hung, a defect which time seemed to have increased; nor could he pretend to say that ten years had not altered almost every feature for the worse.
A really sensible man does so and is loved accordingly, for it is little acts of kindness such as this that go straight to a woman's heart.
She began first to be sensible of this, and to sigh for her conversation, as she walked along the pump-room one morning, by Mrs.
And I suppose that most sensible men, in my dilemma, would at least have nursed or played upon good-will so lucky and so enduring.
Moreover, the Rostovs' affairs were seriously embarrassed, as the suitor could not but know; and above all, Vera was twenty-four, had been taken out everywhere, and though she was certainly good-looking and sensible, no one up to now had proposed to her.
Well, then, let us try in a sensible way to get it," replied the General.
Anne had an uneasy doubt that it was not strictly "sensible" that she should still feel on her hand the warm pressure of Gilbert's, as distinctly as she had felt it for the swift second his had rested there; and still less sensible that the sensation was far from being an unpleasant one -- very different from that which had attended a similar demonstration on Charlie Sloane's part, when she had been sitting out a dance with him at a White Sands party three nights before.
He's too sensible to fight if you don't press him too hard.
Ah, sir," she said, "if you could only persuade my son to take your sensible view, how happy I should be
There is no torture about it, for tight lacing is out of fashion, and we have nice, sensible things nowadays.
I was so ashamed of my folly, when I thought of the past--so completely discouraged, so rudely shaken in my confidence in myself, when I thought of the future, that, for once in a way, I accepted sensible advice when it was offered to me.
Those dresses are good, sensible, serviceable dresses, without any frills or furbelows about them, and they're all you'll get this summer.
As we are sensible that much the greatest part of our readers are very eminently possessed of this quality, we have left them a space of twelve years to exert it in; and shall now bring forth our heroe, at about fourteen years of age, not questioning that many have been long impatient to be introduced to his acquaintance.
Now for the strength and patience to find sensible traces to fit in with my thinking--and these must come within the circle I have drawn between the two bumps on my forehead!