The first effect of his kindness to Ilbrahim was to produce a softened feeling, and incipient
love for the child's whole sect; but joined to this, and resulting perhaps from self-suspicion, was a proud and ostentatious contempt of all their tenets and practical extravagances.
Night was my usual time for correcting devoirs, and my own room the usual scene of such task--task most onerous hitherto; and it seemed strange to me to feel rising within me an incipient
sense of interest, as I snuffed the candle and addressed myself to the perusal of the poor teacher's manuscript.
When the substance is in a proper state for the next process, it betrays evidences of incipient
decomposition; the fibres are relaxed and softened, and rendered perfectly malleable.
And while I was conscious of this incipient
vision, I was also conscious that Pierre came to tell my father Mr.
This circumstance was at variance with his habitual frankness, and may perhaps be regarded as characteristic of the incipient
stage of that passion which is more particularly known as the mysterious one.
Some thought that their once brilliant friend was in an incipient
stage of insanity, of which his passionate impulses had perhaps been the forerunners; others prognosticated a general blight and gradual decline.
Before very long Dona Rita and Blunt rejoined us and we sat down around the table; but before we could begin to talk a dramatically sudden ring at the front door stilled our incipient
Either there was lightning afar off, whose reflections were carried by the rolling clouds, or else the gathered force, though not yet breaking into lightning, had an incipient
power of light.
Then the incipient
assassin held a basin of water under my chin and slopped its contents over my face, and into my bosom, and down the back of my neck, with a mean pretense of washing away the soap and blood.
You love the boy reading in a book, gazing at a drawing, or a cast; yet what are these millions who read and behold, but incipient
writers and sculptors?
On the piteous spectacle of the pair spending their evenings in shorthand schools and polytechnic classes, learning bookkeeping and typewriting with incipient
junior clerks, male and female, from the elementary schools, let me not dwell.
They had disposed of the unfortunate German drachenflieger and were now aiming at the incipient
aeronautic park,--the electric gas generators and repair stations which formed the German base.