Was the old man's thoughtful
offer of hospitality another indirect expression of the natural human distress which he perversely concealed?
His eyes glistening with tears, he gazed reverentially at the venerable man, and said within himself that never was there an aspect so worthy of a prophet and a sage as that mild, sweet, thoughtful
countenance, with the glory of white hair diffused about it.
It is good and proper to study the acts of great men with thoughtful
reverence, but already the precise intention of Lord Nelson's famous memorandum seems to lie under that veil which Time throws over the clearest conceptions of every great art.
He was thoughtful
and grave--but the orders he gave Were enough to bewilder a crew.
It seems to me," said the timid, thoughtful
king, "that Charles II.
and pensive in general, her countenance always brightens into a smile when Reginald says anything amusing; and, let the subject be ever so serious that he may be conversing on, I am much mistaken if a syllable of his uttering escapes her.
It would be hard to imagine more thoughtful
and tender kindness towards an honoured guest.
She thought this was very kind and thoughtful
of the Scarecrow, but she laughed heartily at the awkward way in which the poor creature picked up the nuts.
answered the mouse, 'they are such odd names, they make me very thoughtful
You seem so grave and thoughtful
sometimes that I almost think you do.
He repeated with a thoughtful
air his fatal words: "No one shall have her.
Very probably he passed disturbed nights, and was afflicted with bad dreams; but, during the daytime, among his fellow-men, he seemed as kind as ever, and even contented; only a little thoughtful
He leaned his head on his hand, thoughtful
, scarcely breathing.
Joseph Alexeevich, having remained silent and thoughtful
for a good while, told me his view of the matter, which at once lit up for me my whole past and the future path I should follow.
Besides, I am proud to acknowledge that the books are partly yours, for your suggestions often guide me in telling the stories, and I am sure they would not be half so good without your clever and thoughtful