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This harangue had evidently a momentary effect upon the pride of the hearers.
Elizabeth slowly raised her face, across which a momentary expression of sadness stole; but as she left her seat, her dark eyes lighted with their usual fire, her cheek flushed to burning, and her whole air seemed to belong to another nature.
exclaimed the timid yet theatrical voice of Vereshchagin in the midst of the momentary silence that ensued, "Count
The smiling lips tensed to the nervous shock of a momentary agony which the conscious mind never apprehended, and then the dead sank limply back into that deepest of slumbers from which there is no awakening.
A momentary lull had therefore set in whilst the prison was empty, and Rosa availed herself of this favourable moment to come forth from her hiding place, which she also induced her father to leave.
A momentary change passed over the blank terror of her face.
She never even let you catch a momentary glance at her face?
The flare was momentary, followed by black darkness, in which, however, the apparition still showed white and motionless; then by insensible degrees it faded and vanished, like a bright image on the retina after the closing of the eyes.
Even the momentary delay of entering one of the reception-rooms was more than he could endure at that moment.
Grace's momentary gayety of manner suddenly left her.
The earth heaved up, and with great difficulty some few spectators obtained a momentary glimpse of the projectile victoriously cleaving the air in the midst of the fiery vapors!
It's time you should be doing something else, Fergus,' said I, as soon as a momentary pause in his narration allowed me to get in a word.