He dressed in the picturesque costume worn upon grand occasions by the inhabitants of the south of France, bearing equal resemblance to the style adopted both by the Catalans and Andalusians; while La Carconte displayed the charming fashion prevalent
among the women of Arles, a mode of attire borrowed equally from Greece and Arabia.
This intelligence, whether true or false, so roused the fiery temper of M'Lellan, that he swore, if ever he fell in with Lisa in the Indian country, he would shoot him on the spot; a mode of redress perfectly in unison with the character of the man, and the code of honor prevalent
beyond the frontier.
Straight lines are too prevalent
- too uninterruptedly continued - or clumsily interrupted at right angles.
It would be difficult to give an idea of the exaggerations prevalent
at this epoch, and of the horror inspired by the Bonapartists.
Not only did the distance to the The Pure Drop, the fully-licensed tavern at the further part of the dispersed village, render its accommodation practically unavailable for dwellers at this end; but the far more serious question, the quality of the liquor, confirmed the prevalent
opinion that it was better to drink with Rolliver in a corner of the housetop than with the other landlord in a wide house.
But Volumnia the fair, being subject to the prevalent
complaint of boredom and finding that disorder attacking her spirits with some virulence, ventures at length to repair to the library for change of scene.
Oxen tread the wheat from the ear, after the fashion prevalent
in the time of Methuselah.
As for "lung sick," which is a dreadful form of pneumonia, very prevalent
in this country, they had all been inoculated against it.
At Poitou, you can risk nothing, except the chance of catching the fevers prevalent
there; and even of them, the so-called wizards of the country will cure you, for the sake of your pistoles.
Before going there I had a good deal of the then rather prevalent
idea among our people that to secure an education meant to have a good, easy time, free from all necessity for manual labour.
After his illness he looked rather thinner that day than on the field of Olmutz where Bolkonski had seen him for the first time abroad, but there was still the same bewitching combination of majesty and mildness in his fine gray eyes, and on his delicate lips the same capacity for varying expression and the same prevalent
appearance of goodhearted innocent youth.
Of course I reformed my prose style, which had been carefully modelled upon that of Goldsmith and Irving, and began to write in the manner of Macaulay, in short, quick sentences, and with the prevalent
use of brief Anglo-Saxon words, which he prescribed, but did not practise.