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The mark of his father's early life was strong upon him and enhanced by months of association with beasts, from whom the imitative faculty of youth had absorbed a countless number of little mannerisms of the predatory creatures of the wild.
He was quick to learn, very imitative and adaptive, and built himself a hovel rather better, it seemed to me, than their own shanties.
One imitative little imp covered his face with an old black handkerchief, thereby so affrighting his playmates that the panic seized himself, and he well-nigh lost his wits by his own waggery.
As he curtsied along, with his eyes upturned to the straw knobs imitative of golden globes at the summits of the beehive ricks, which indeed were gold of the best sort, you might have imagined him to be engaged in some pagan act of adoration.
He was quite aware of this; indeed in some respects he was rather afraid of this ingenuous wife, whose imitative piety and native worldliness were equally sincere, who had nothing to be ashamed of, and whom he had married out of a thorough inclination still subsisting.
Personally, he was an intellectual moralist, and more offending to him than platitudinous pomposity was the morality of those about him, which was a curious hotchpotch of the economic, the metaphysical, the sentimental, and the imitative.
As a result Diana had abstained from any further imitative flights of imagination and did not think it prudent to cultivate a spirit of belief even in harmless dryads.
Miss Ledrook, who was of a romantic turn, wore in her breast the miniature of some field- officer unknown, which she had purchased, a great bargain, not very long before; the other ladies displayed several dazzling articles of imitative jewellery, almost equal to real, and Mrs Crummles came out in a stern and gloomy majesty, which attracted the admiration of all beholders.
The poetic form of 'Beowulf' is that of virtually all Anglo-Saxon poetry down to the tenth century, or indeed to the end, a form which is roughly represented in the present book in a passage of imitative translation two pages below.
An appreciation of the limitations of field studies has led to a steady increase in the number of laboratory studies attempting to demonstrate true imitative behavior in animals (e.g., Dawson & Foss, 1965; Denny, Clos, & Bell, 1988; Galef, Manzig, & Field, 1986; Palameta & Lefebvre, 1985).
The whole movie, a lame attempt at something commercial, is imitative; still, it is worth seeing.
He evokes images of his native land and his Indian forebears in impressionistic poems sometimes imitative of haiku.