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The shadows of his face were deepening and his tight lips seemed holding in check the moan of great despair.
Yet the deepening twilight could not altogether conceal that the iron man was softened; he smiled at the fair spectacle of early love; he almost sighed for the inevitable blight of early hopes.
As far as the eye could reach the wild landscape was wrapped in snow, which was evidently deepening as they advanced.
His blood was as thoroughly up as Adam's now, and the two men, forgetting the emotions that had gone before, fought with the instinctive fierceness of panthers in the deepening twilight darkened by the trees.
Without more words, he threw his companion the maple stick, and was as speedily out of sight as if he had vanished into the deepening gloom.
The afternoon was already deepening into evening, and the titanic shadows of the poplars lengthened over a third of the landscape.
The sun was beginning to sink behind the stables of Mapleton, and the long, sloping plain in front of us was tinged with gold, deepening into rich, ruddy browns where the faded ferns and brambles caught the evening light.
Darkness was deepening under the mountain walls, and it was not easy to discern much of the progress of the struggle, save that tall men were pushing their horses' muzzles through a clinging crowd of brigands, who seemed more inclined to harass and hustle the invaders than to kill them.
She saw by degrees that since their first and only encounter his mobile face had grown more thoughtful, and had acquired a young man's shapely moustache and beard--the latter of the palest straw colour where it began upon his cheeks, and deepening to a warm brown farther from its root.
The quiet childhood of Humanity, spent in the far-off forest glades and by the murmuring rivers, is gone forever; and human life is deepening down to manhood amid tumult, doubt, and hope.
She looked straight at Mattie as she spoke, a faint smile deepening the vertical lines between her nose and chin.
She seemed to catch the uncertainty of his voice, for she went on in a deepening tone: "Let us talk frankly, Newland.