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The pines might be silvery and lofty, but the proud stature of majestic man, eclipsed in her eyes all their beauties.
He adds, that 'in complexion they were nearly white; of good stature, and finely formed; and on their faces and bodies were delineated representations of fishes and other devices'.
Monsieur, like a good courtier, was inquiring of monsieur le cardinal after the health of his nieces; he regretted, he said, not having the pleasure of receiving them at the same time with their uncle; they must certainly have grown in stature, beauty and grace, as they had promised to do the last time Monsieur had seen them.
There was a grim smile upon his cruel, hard face, as he, the greatest Jeddak of them all, turned to obey the dictates of a creature of another world--of a man whose stature was less than half his own.
Santos looked of uncanny stature in the low yellow light, from my pillow close to the earth.
Wemmick as we went along, to see what he was like in the light of day, I found him to be a dry man, rather short in stature, with a square wooden face, whose expression seemed to have been imperfectly chipped out with a dull-edged chisel.
They had lank black hair, almost like horsehair, and seemed as they sat to exceed in stature any race of men I have seen.
The door at length was opened, and a man appeared, of high stature, pale complexion, and black hair and beard.
The former, continually on horseback scouring the plains, gaining their food by hardy exercise, and subsisting chiefly on flesh, are generally tall, sinewy, meagre, but well formed, and of bold and fierce deportment: the latter, lounging about the river banks, or squatting and curved up in their canoes, are generally low in stature, ill-shaped, with crooked legs, thick ankles, and broad flat feet.
Every tree in the neighborhood which presented a fair appearance of beauty or stature had been taken up by its roots and transplanted to the park.
Me no fright," the son of a chief retorted, by his insolence increasing his stature in the eyes of his fellows.
TRIBUTES were paid yesterday at the funeral of a soldier who was "small in stature, big in heart".