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exciting a deep, usually somber response

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But at this question, Queequeg, who had twice or thrice before taken part in similar ceremonies, looked no ways abashed; but taking the offered pen, copied upon the paper, in the proper place, an exact counterpart of a queer round figure which was tattooed upon his arm; so that through Captain Peleg's obstinate mistake touching his appellative, it stood something like this: -- Quohog his mark.
Lorry followed Sydney to the outer door, and, touching him on the shoulder as he was going away, caused him to turn.
He uttered to himself the name of Flora in so many touching and dramatic keys, that he became at length fairly melted with tenderness, and could have sung aloud.
Another branched out into touching details about his family, and was not listened to.
He is here, and here," said she, touching her eyes and her heart.
The young girl raised her tearful eyes towards Monte Cristo as she said with touching earnestness, "Whether we return to the East, you mean to say, my lord, do you not?
she said, touching his arm as she had done her son's when speaking to him that afternoon, "believe me I suffer no less than you do, but be a man
And touching this matter of outward show, they are both very lordly, and neither of them likes it to be referred to, but they endure in different ways.