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Hidden, shadowy doubts that had been in men's minds concerning Adolph Myers were galva- nized into beliefs.
In the baser sort, its effect was to increase the liability to sluggishness and dependence, and induce the victim of a shadowy hope to remit all self-effort, while awaiting the realization of his dreams.
Imagine it: Those rigid, shock-headed figures, with corpsy complexions and fish glass eyes, occupying one side of the table in the constrained attitudes and dead fixedness that distinquish all men that are born of wax, and this wrinkled, smoldering old fire-eater occupying the other side, mumbling her prayers and munching her sausages in the ghostly stillness and shadowy indistinctness of a winter twilight.
Of these death-white realms I formed an idea of my own: shadowy, like all the half-comprehended notions that float dim through children's brains, but strangely impressive.
She glanced round the room with its high ceiling and shadowy corners and dim fire-light.
For the first time, thoughts such as these rose darkly -- as shadowy and terrible possibilities -- in Miss Garth's mind.
Lorry it disclosed some shadowy indication that the old air of avoidance and dread had lately passed over him, like a cold wind.
Again the spectre raised a cry, and shook its chain and wrung its shadowy hands.
There is something strange to me, even now, in the reflection that he never saw me; and something stranger yet in the shadowy remembrance that I have of my first childish associations with his white grave-stone in the churchyard, and of the indefinable compassion I used to feel for it lying out alone there in the dark night, when our little parlour was warm and bright with fire and candle, and the doors of our house were - almost cruelly, it seemed to me sometimes - bolted and locked against it.
There was no shadowy melancholy in her sky-clear eyes.
And how poor and shadowy was the inferred conjecture in comparison with the reality which I now beheld
Spirits of Pride were there, who folded their shadowy garments round them, and turned scornfully away from all the rest.