The anxiety, which in this state of their attachment must be the portion of Henry and Catherine, and of all who loved either, as to its final event, can hardly extend, I fear, to the bosom of my readers, who will see in the tell-tale compression
of the pages before them, that we are all hastening together to perfect felicity.
They too do wrong who forbid by laws the disputes between boys and their quarrels, for they contribute to increase their growth--as they are a sort of exercise to the body: for the struggles of the heart and the compression
of the spirits give strength to those who labour, which happens to boys in their disputes.
He sat rather sideways in the armchair next to the countess, arranging with his right hand the cleanest of gloves that fitted his left hand like a skin, and he spoke with a particularly refined compression
of his lips about the amusements of the highest Petersburg society, recalling with mild irony old times in Moscow and Moscow acquaintances.
If it were true that the compression
members showed strain, with the bridge only two thirds done, then there was nothing to do but pull the whole structure down and begin over again.
from the surrounding loose sand, acting while the tube was still softened from the effects of the intense heat, has evidently caused the creases or furrows.
Thackeray's great fault is prolixity; he sometimes wanders on through rather uninspired page after page where the reader longs for severe compression
I knew by the contraction of her brow, the tight compression
of her lips, and wringing of her hands, that meantime a violent conflict between reason and passion was silently passing within.
She had checked them by a visible compression
of the lips and some display of an emotion determined to be eloquently silent.
Georgiana, as if the supplication were being squeezed out of her by powerful compression
The fat boy, who had been effectually roused by the compression
of a portion of his leg between the finger and thumb of Mr.
His firm step becomes quicker, and the corners of his mouth rebel against the compression
which is meant to forbid a smile.
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