sincerity


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"I doubt whether you make absolute sincerity your standard in life," he answered significantly.
The two grandmothers, with not less partiality, but more sincerity, were equally earnest in support of their own descendant.
In what he said there seemed so much sincerity of repentance, that it painfully affected me.
A message, a thought, a sincerity, a glance from him, I want, but not news, nor pottage.
You may have sincerity, but you have no modesty; out of the pettiest vanity you expose your sincerity to publicity and ignominy.
"It was in virtue of his sincerity, of his speaking still in some sort from the heart of Nature, though in the current artificial dialect, that Johnson was a Prophet.
Disposed, however, as he always is to think the best of everyone, her display of grief, and professions of regret, and general resolutions of prudence, were sufficient to soften his heart and make him really confide in her sincerity; but, as for myself, I am still unconvinced, and plausibly as her ladyship has now written, I cannot make up my mind till I better understand her real meaning in coming to us.
"I give you my word," he replied with evident sincerity, "we have had no guests of that name."
And the children feel it so: Learning French and unlearning sincerity," he thought to himself, unaware that Darya Alexandrovna had thought all that over twenty times already, and yet, even at the cost of some loss of sincerity, believed it necessary to teach her children French in that way.
Had you seen, as I did, the fire of truth in those gray eyes; had you felt the ring of sincerity in that quiet voice; had you realized the pathos of it all--you, too, would believe.
He was visibly affected in a way that forbade me to entertain a doubt of his sincerity.
"I don't venture to doubt the sincerity of your compassion, though it comes rather late, but you seem to lack the faculty of observation.