The cut of this gentleman's mustache, with the two premature wrinkles in the cheek above it, and the fashion of his garments, in which an exposed shirt-front and a cerulean cravat played perhaps an obtrusive
part, completed the conditions of his identity.
Or, my juvenile friends," says Chadband, descending to the level of their comprehension with a very obtrusive
demonstration in his greasily meek smile of coming a long way downstairs for the purpose, "if the master of this house was to go forth into the city and there see an eel, and was to come back, and was to call unto him the mistress of this house, and was to say, 'Sarah, rejoice with me, for I have seen an elephant
He was a madman ever to have invested in so obvious and obtrusive
a receptacle for treasure.
The tribes inhabiting the region seemed excited and hostile; they manifested more anger than adoration, and evidently saw in the aeronauts only obtrusive
strangers, and not condescending deities.
But he was positively obtrusive
at this moment, and his dimpled hands were quite disagreeable.
I wished to know if she was unhappy; but I felt it was not my province to inquire: I might endeavour to win her confidence; but, if she chose to conceal her matrimonial cares from me, I would trouble her with no obtrusive
An ink-stained table, littered with pens, papers, and almanacs, an American cloth sofa, three chairs of varying patterns, and a much-worn carpet, constituted all the furniture, save only a very large and obtrusive
porcelain spittoon, and a gaudily framed and very somber picture which hung above the fireplace.
Her freckles were more numerous and obtrusive
than ever; the wind had ruffled her hatless hair into over-brilliant disorder; it had never looked redder than at that moment.
to receive this sort of welcome, emphasized by obtrusive
hand-shakings, sometimes actually by downright kissings of my wife, and then to look round and see that not one in thirty of these very people had brought their unmarried daughters to the ball, was, I honestly believe, to see civilized human nature in its basest conceivable aspect.
In spite of his obtrusive
baldness, he gave the impression of youth.
At length Ralph laid down his pen, and threw himself back in his chair as though he had made up his mind to allow the obtrusive
current of reflection to take its own course, and, by giving it full scope, to rid himself of it effectually.
But I rebuke the inward questioner, and repel the obtrusive
thoughts that crowd upon me; for were he ten times as sensual and impenetrable to good and lofty thoughts, I well know I have no right to complain.