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But, with all this intimate familiarity, there was still a reserve in Beatrice's demeanor, so rigidly and invariably sustained that the idea of infringing it scarcely occurred to his imagination.
The other arm was extended full length on the white-and- black pavement with the hand palm upwards and the fingers rigidly spread out.
The real reading of the matter, I afterward perceived, was simply the poor old woman's desire to emphasize the fact that I was in the enjoyment of a favor as rigidly limited as it had been liberally bestowed.
She managed to bring them up; my little cousins are rigidly virtuous.
He confined himself rigidly to the narration of circumstances, taking care not to colour events by any comment of his own, or any opinion of the meaning of things which he did not fully understand.
were rigidly ranked, until a tall shadow fell across the table, and his friend Flambeau sat down opposite.
The trooper raising his head, she makes another poke at her esteemed grandfather, and having thus brought them together, stares rigidly at the fire.
It depended from above, and when I pulled upon it I discovered that it was rigidly fastened, possibly at the pit's mouth.
People in Europe desiring to join the excursion--contagious sickness to be avoided--boating at the expense of the ship--physician on board--the circuit of the globe to be made if the passengers unanimously desired it--the company to be rigidly selected by a pitiless "Committee on Applications"--the vessel to be as rigidly selected by as pitiless a "Committee on Selecting Steamer.
Otter, living with her mother, was anything but rigidly virtuous.
The lever resisted his strength for a time, then over it came, and instantly the tail of the machine cocked up and the wings became rigidly spread.
The commander of the company, with his eyes fixed on his superior, pressed two fingers more and more rigidly to his cap, as if in this pressure lay his only hope of salvation.