Du Bousquier was torn with conflicting
sentiments, joy, distrust, calculation.
Oppressed, as I certainly was, upon the occurrence of the second and most extraordinary coincidence, by a thousand conflicting
sensations, in which wonder and extreme terror were predominant, I still retained sufficient presence of mind to avoid exciting, by any observation, the sensitive nervousness of my companion.
As soon as I had changed my clothes I went up on to the platform, and, a prey to conflicting
emotions, I sat down near the binnacle.
Suddenly, as I watched their grotesque and unaccountable gestures, I perceived clearly for the first time what it was that had offended me, what had given me the two inconsistent and conflicting
impressions of utter strangeness and yet of the strangest familiarity.
In order to make one's way amid these turbulent and conflicting
waves, it was necessary to be an officer, a great noble, or a pretty woman.
Every one, from the highest to the lowest degree, has his place on the social ladder, and is beset by stormy passions and conflicting
interests, as in Descartes' theory of pressure and impulsion.
There was a melee of screeches, in which the men were ordered to do conflicting
and impossible things.
Throughout the remainder of his days Chief Justice Oliver was agitated with those same conflicting
emotions that had tortured him while taking his farewell walk through the streets of Boston.
If he had moved a muscle, he must inevitably have sprung upon Arthur like a tiger; and in the conflicting
emotions that filled those long moments, he had told himself that he would not give loose to passion, he would only speak the right thing.