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He sat silent, holding the precious little book of poems unopened in his hands, and Katharine watched him, the melancholy or contemplative expression deepening in her eyes as her annoyance faded.
Nor is there compensating influence in the adorable bridesmaids; for, having very little interest in the bride, and none at all in one another, those lovely beings become, each one of her own account, depreciatingly contemplative of the millinery present; while the bridegroom's man, exhausted, in the back of his chair, appears to be improving the occasion by penitentially contemplating all the wrong he has ever done; the difference between him and his friend Eugene, being, that the latter, in the back of HIS chair, appears to be contemplating all the wrong he would like to do--particularly to the present company.
Intent upon the resolution he had formed, of exposing the real character of the nefarious Jingle, in any quarter in which he might be pursuing his fraudulent designs, he sat at first taciturn and contemplative, brooding over the means by which his purpose could be best attained.
it was dull, certainly; not to say dreary; but a contemplative man can always employ himself in meditation.
It was Godfrey's custom on a Sunday afternoon to do a little contemplative farming in a leisurely walk.
His soul was contemplative. He lived more by thought than by action.
Porthos pretended that this occupation was proof of a reflective and contemplative organization, and he had brought him this gentleman, for whom he believed himself to be engaged, had won Planchet--that was the name of the Picard.
Perhaps a germ of love was springing in their hearts, so pure that it might blossom in Paradise, since it could not be matured on earth; for women worship such gentle dignity as his; and the proud, contemplative, yet kindly soul is oftenest captivated by simplicity like hers.
He was a contemplative, rather stout gentleman, of excellent digestion; of quiet perceptions, undiseased by hypothesis; happy in his inability to know the causes of things, preferring the things themselves.
(28) The very indiscernibility of this dispensation and its divisions becomes a motif of contemplative identity, as 'mortals know not how to judge of the merits of the magnified and the marvellous, for these are divisions of grace'.
Overall, however, for the contemplative listener who enjoys good writing about nature and the interesting people, especially the old-timers, who inhabit this area, it is a nice experience.
As someone who is deeply committed to the practice of contemplative prayer, Mr.