elegance


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They were, of course, very anxious to see a person on whom so much of their comfort at Barton must depend; and the elegance of her appearance was favourable to their wishes.
When she took in her history, indeed, her situation, as well as her beauty; when she considered what all this elegance was destined to, what she was going to sink from, how she was going to live, it seemed impossible to feel any thing but compassion and respect; especially, if to every wellknown particular entitling her to interest, were added the highly probable circumstance of an attachment to Mr.
The living in incessant noise was, to a frame and temper delicate and nervous like Fanny's, an evil which no superadded elegance or harmony could have entirely atoned for.
Such were Elizabeth Elliot's sentiments and sensations; such the cares to alloy, the agitations to vary, the sameness and the elegance, the prosperity and the nothingness of her scene of life; such the feelings to give interest to a long, uneventful residence in one country circle, to fill the vacancies which there were no habits of utility abroad, no talents or accomplishments for home, to occupy.
She was here shown successively into three large bed-chambers, with their dressing-rooms, most completely and handsomely fitted up; everything that money and taste could do, to give comfort and elegance to apartments, had been bestowed on these; and, being furnished within the last five years, they were perfect in all that would be generally pleasing, and wanting in all that could give pleasure to Catherine.
Such elegance of manner, so many graces of deportment, such powers of conversation, could never pass unnoticed.
In speech and especially in literature, most of all in poetry, they were given to abstractness of thought and expression, intended to secure elegance, but often serving largely to substitute superficiality for definiteness and significant meaning.
Writing generally as a man of affairs, for practical ends, he makes no attempt at elegance and is informal even to the appearance of looseness of expression.
I was pretty good at most exercises in which countryboys are adepts, but, as I was conscious of wanting elegance of style for the Thames - not to say for other waters - I at once engaged to place myself under the tuition of the winner of a prizewherry who plied at our stairs, and to whom I was introduced by my new allies.
Co-founder of the Queen of Elegance Competition Mohamed Nagh and women participants - Press Photo CAIRO -- 13 February 2018: Searching for standards of beauty different from the mainstream, the third season of Egypt's Queen of Elegance will kick off on March 2, without differentiating between hijabi women and non-hijabi.
Mercedes-Benz Oman is inviting customers to take advantage of its Enlightened Elegance offer on all of its luxury range of new cars.
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 31, 2017-Top Ships Acquires Controlling Stake in M/T Stenaweco Elegance