On arriving, he would halt for a while by the window in the hall, as though afraid to enter; until, should any one happen to pass in or out of the door-- whether Sasha or myself or one of the servants (to the latter he always resorted the most readily, as being the most nearly akin
to his own class)--he would begin to gesticulate and to beckon to that person, and to make various signs.
Sweetness, bitterness, sourness, are examples of this sort of quality, together with all that is akin
to these; heat, moreover, and cold, whiteness, and blackness are affective qualities.
And there was something in the mingled sorrow of his lifetime that became akin
to happiness, after being long treasured in the depths of his heart.
From what is related of them, I reckon that their favorite diet was pork, and that they had lived upon it until a good part of their physical substance was swine's flesh, and their tempers and dispositions were very much akin
to the hog.
Arthur's was a much commoner British face, and the splendour of his new-fashioned clothes was more akin
to the young farmer's taste in costume than Mr.
It was parting with somebody of the nature of a friend; and though, in one light, glad to have him gone, it seemed as if she was now deserted by everybody; it was a sort of renewed separation from Mansfield; and she could not think of his returning to town, and being frequently with Mary and Edmund, without feelings so near akin
to envy as made her hate herself for having them.
This was not because he was what is called purse-proud; handling money in public was on the contrary positively disagreeable to him; he had a sort of personal modesty about it, akin
to what he would have felt about making a toilet before spectators.
As regarded Feathertop, all this resulted in a wild, extravagant, and fantastical impression, as if his life and being were akin
to the smoke that curled upward from his pipe.
Or perhaps mine was a physical state, some sort of disease akin
to melancholia which is a form of insanity?
The strangeness of the figure, and its being so close akin
to his own nature, attracted him.
Tess had never before visited this part of the country, and yet she felt akin
to the landscape.
The artist, painter, poet, or musician, by his decoration, sublime or beautiful, satisfies the aesthetic sense; but that is akin
to the sexual instinct, and shares its barbarity: he lays before you also the greater gift of himself.