And recollect--it was a YOUTH, at the particular age which is most helplessly susceptible to the distortion
I have shown what a bother it is to decline a good (male) friend; well this is only a third of the work, for there is a variety of new distortions
of the adjective to be learned when the object is feminine, and still another when the object is neuter.
And now that I have given the one chapter to the theme that so filled my heart, and so often made it ache and ache again, I pass on, unhindered, to the event that had impended over me longer yet; the event that had begun to be prepared for, before I knew that the world held Estella, and in the days when her baby intelligence was receiving its first distortions
from Miss Havisham's wasting hands.
They gibber and grow fiercer, paler, uglier, mad distortions
of humanity at last, and I wake, cold and wretched, in the darkness of the night.
Transform those houris into dusky hags and ragged savages, and replace their rounded forms with shrunken and knotted distortions
, their soft hands with scarred and hideous deformities, and the persuasive music of their voices with the discordant din of a hated language, and then see how much lingering reluctance to leave could be mustered.
He captured the hand that invited, and felt on the palm familiar markings and distortions
How," demanded Sir Oracle, "can a mother reasonably expect her child to learn correct speech, when she continually accustoms its impressionable gray matter to such absurd expressions and distortions
of our noble tongue as thoughtless mothers inflict every day on the helpless creatures committed to their care?
as he rarely spoke to anybody unless somebody spoke to him) fell into a grim silence, and rubbed his hands slowly over each other: cracking the joints of his fingers, and squeezing them into all possible distortions
During many hours of the short winter days, however, when it was dusk there early in the afternoon, changing distortions
of herself in her wheeled chair, of Mr Flintwinch with his wry neck, of Mistress Affery coming and going, would be thrown upon the house wall that was over the gateway, and would hover there like shadows from a great magic lantern.
We recorded the spontaneous otoacoustic emissions (SOAE) and distortion
product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE) of each patient.
If feedback disputes a statement, prior confidence in its veracity looks weaker in retrospect, but this distortion
does not gain added force from the simple repetition of the statement.
The Los Angeles Times article on seafood safety appears to be a deliberative distortion
of FDA data about the wholesomeness of seafood on the U.