graceful


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A graceful, elegantly-formed young man stood by her, carelessly leaning one elbow on a bale of cotton.
The queen stopped, and her eyes lighted with pleasure; she tilted her graceful head as a bird does when it listens.
He is over six feet, is young, hasn't an ounce of waste flesh, is straight, graceful, springy in his motions, quick as a cat, and has a handsome face, and black hair dangling down on his shoulders, and is beautiful to look at; and nobody is braver than he is, and nobody is stronger, except myself.
With light and graceful steps he danced through the long saloon, with the sovereign who thought never to have found a more dexterous and excellent dancer.
Her name was not mentioned; and there was so striking a change in all this, and such an illjudged solemnity of leavetaking in his graceful acknowledgments, as she thought, at first, could not escape her father's suspicion.
Lady Middleton was not more than six or seven and twenty; her face was handsome, her figure tall and striking, and her address graceful.
My attention was caught firstly by a bicycle lying carelessly on the turf, and secondly and lastly by a graceful woman's figure, recumbent and evidently sleeping against the turf bank, well tucked in among the afternoon shadows.
People," said the rat, "always speak of it with a sneer--as though it were something dis- graceful.
Her clear blue eye, which sate enshrined beneath a graceful eyebrow of brown sufficiently marked to give expression to the forehead, seemed capable to kindle as well as melt, to command as well as to beseech.
His forehead was throbbing with maddened nerves, and he felt wildly excited, but his manner as he bent over his hostess's hand was as easy and graceful as ever.
In the same manner all the characters of the two bands advanced and retired, and each executed its figures, and delivered its verses, some of them graceful, some burlesque, but Don Quixote's memory (though he had an excellent one) only carried away those that have been just quoted.
To make a good poem, the subject must be interesting, and treated in an attractive manner; genius must shine throughout the whole, and be supported by a graceful, brilliant, and sublime style.