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But though Evgenie Pavlovitch had put his questions to the prince with no other purpose but to enjoy the joke of his simple-minded seriousness, yet now, at his answer, he was surprised into some seriousness himself, and looked gravely at Muishkin as though he had not expected that sort of answer at all.
You should hear the things he says sometimes, apparently in perfect seriousness."
Jeering at the White Logic, I go out to join my guests at table, and with assumed seriousness to discuss the current magazines and the silly doings of the world's day, whipping every trick and ruse of controversy through all the paces of paradox and persiflage.
Vronsky openly flirted with Kitty at balls, danced with her, and came continually to the house, consequently there could be no doubt of the seriousness of his intentions.
On the evening previous to her being brought to my home, my mother had said playfully, "I have a pretty present for my Victor--tomorrow he shall have it." And when, on the morrow, she presented Elizabeth to me as her promised gift, I, with childish seriousness, interpreted her words literally and looked upon Elizabeth as mine--mine to protect, love, and cherish.
It could not be said that she was less playful, whimsical, or natural, than she always had been; but it seemed, her husband thought, as if there were some rather graver reason than he had supposed for what she had so lately said, and as if throughout all this, there were glimpses of an underlying seriousness.
The Duke addressed the priest with great seriousness. "Father Brown," he said, "Doctor Mull informs me that you have come here to make a request.
He stared with an almost comical seriousness at his bald forehead, and pointed to a three-cornered cicatrice, long healed, but still discernible.
(a) Is there cross-cultural or international consensus on crime seriousness? While cultural differences regarding crime seriousness might be expected, it is difficult to find many national surveys within Western culture that indicate serious discrepancies between different populations.
The foreign affairs chief then noted that the Philippine government would grant permission based on the 'surveyor's seriousness and capability.'
QUETTA -- Senior Vice President of Balochistan National Party Malik Abdul Wali Kakar has said, provincial government completely foiled in addressing demands of protesting engineers announced to join Engineers' movement if provincial government didn't show seriousness.
Speaking at the official program in observance of African Day of School Feeding held at the Executive Pavilion in Monrovia under the theme: 'Investing in home-grown school feeding for achieving zero hunger and sustaining inclusive education for all,' Minister Tarr notes the Government of Liberia attaches seriousness to the school feeding program as a means of increasing enrollment in schools.