The voice of Hepzibah, with a hush through it, was going up along with the footsteps; and, again, responsive to her cousin's voice, Phoebe heard that strange, vague murmur, which might be likened to an indistinct
shadow of human utterance.
Still it seems to me that translation from one language into another, if it be not from the queens of languages, the Greek and the Latin, is like looking at Flemish tapestries on the wrong side; for though the figures are visible, they are full of threads that make them indistinct
, and they do not show with the smoothness and brightness of the right side; and translation from easy languages argues neither ingenuity nor command of words, any more than transcribing or copying out one document from another.
remembrance prevents my describing all the impressions it made.
Almost immediately came a turn in the ravine, and the indistinct
One of the candles on the mantel was blown out, and the little machine suddenly swung round, became indistinct
, was seen as a ghost for a second perhaps, as an eddy of faintly glittering brass and ivory; and it was gone--vanished
For the most part these were staring before them, murmuring indistinct
questions, jaded, haggard, unclean.
At the same instant his ear caught a sort of indistinct
sound on the stairs, followed by the measured tread of soldiery, with the clanking of swords and military accoutrements; then came a hum and buzz as of many voices, so as to deaden even the noisy mirth of the bridal party, among whom a vague feeling of curiosity and apprehension quelled every disposition to talk, and almost instantaneously the most deathlike stillness prevailed.
Thy voice has fallen on my ear like a sound afar off and indistinct
," replied Pearson without lifting his eyes.
Eudosia had some indistinct
glimmerings of this fact, though it was not often that she came to sound and discriminating decisions even in matters less complicated.
The night humours of the town descended from the street to the waterside in the still watches of the night: larrikins rushing down in bands to settle some quarrel by a stand-up fight, away from the police, in an indistinct
ring half hidden by piles of cargo, with the sounds of blows, a groan now and then, the stamping of feet, and the cry of "Time
Irwine's side towards the valley of the Willow Brook, had also certain indistinct
anticipations, running as an undercurrent in his mind while he was listening to Mr.
When she blushed it gradually became more indistinct
, and finally vanished amid the triumphant rush of blood that bathed the whole cheek with its brilliant glow.