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Young and gentle as she was, it might yet have been possible to withstand her father's ill-will, though unsoftened by one kind word or look on the part of her sister; but Lady Russell, whom she had always loved and relied on, could not, with such steadiness of opinion, and such tenderness of manner, be continually advising her in vain.
But the face of Oolanga, as his master called him, was unreformed, unsoftened savage, and inherent in it were all the hideous possibilities of a lost, devil-ridden child of the forest and the swamp--the lowest of all created things that could be regarded as in some form ostensibly human.
To the very last, and even afterwards, her frown remained unsoftened.
He is an Englishman, and in the midst of national and professional prejudices, unsoftened by cultivation, retains some of the noblest endowments of humanity.
Cheerless and comfortless, boastfully and doggedly rich, there the room stared at its present occupants, unsoftened and unrelieved by the least trace of any womanly occupation.
This wide national life is based entirely on emphasis,--the emphasis of want, which urges it into all the activities necessary for the maintenance of good society and light irony; it spends its heavy years often in a chill, uncarpeted fashion, amidst family discord unsoftened by long corridors.
Instructions directed taking the sample from an unsoftened kitchen faucet or at the pressure tank before a softener or iron-removal system is implemented (if applicable).
And as those living with hard water know, unsoftened water can stain and leave mineral deposits on dishes and glassware.
All male classes, unsoftened by female influences, became a survival of the fittest jungle.
One can only assume that they think the unsoftened shape of their heads is preferable to the lawned look - rather like those people who prefer a front garden paved over to grass and flowers.
This concept, however, leaves intact the threatening sublime, the sublime unsoftened by custom (as in Ireland), which Gibbons later calls the "perpetual sublime" of colonialism.
Perhaps it is the impact of these two extremes of culture, unsoftened by an appreciable middle ground, that gives Faulkner his feeling for the tragic, and for the grisly humor with which he relieves it.