gravity


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I have conceived the part of Lucy," she observed, with the demurest gravity.
Thus," replied Arthur, with all the gravity of ten Professors rolled into one.
This was said by Bellegarde with extreme gravity, looking straight at Newman, and with an eye that betokened no mental reservation; or that, at least, almost betokened none.
As they proceed with great gravity through the streets towards the region of Mount Pleasant, Mr.
At that point it reached the center of gravity of the five-hundred-mile-thick crust.
But in his hurry he overlooked a paving-stone in his way, stumbled, lost his centre of gravity, rolled over to a distance of some yards, and only rose again, bruised and begrimed, after the whole rabble of the Hague, with their muddy feet, had passed over him.
We must recognize it as we recognize heat and cold, the opaqueness of the non-transparent, and the everlasting down-pull of gravity.
Ill in bed," answered her ladyship, with a gravity which startled even Felix himself.
I cannot say that at the moment I was greatly startled, or realized the gravity of the occurrence, though I thought it singular.
The eyes are fixed on mine with an infinite gravity which is not reproach, nor hate, nor menace, nor anything less terrible than recognition.
In becoming a satellite, she lost her native purity of form; her center of gravity was in advance of the center of her figure; and from this fact some savants draw the conclusion that the air and water had taken refuge on the opposite surface of the moon, which is never seen from the earth.
When Mrs Deborah, putting on the gravity of a judge, with somewhat more than his austerity, began an oration with the words, "You audacious strumpet