As a skillful general, seeing the enemy ready to surrender, marches toward him with a cry of victory, she rose, beautiful as an antique priestess, inspired like a Christian virgin, her arms extended, her throat uncovered, her hair disheveled, holding with one hand her robe modestly drawn over her breast, her look illumined by that fire which had already created such disorder in the veins of the young Puritan, and went toward him, crying out with a vehement
air, and in her melodious voice, to which on this occasion she communicated a terrible energy:
There are some situations which men understand by instinct, but which reason is powerless to explain; in such cases the greatest poet is he who gives utterance to the most natural and vehement
outburst of sorrow.
He saw a vehement
young man, powder-smeared and frowzled, whom he knew to be him.
Sometimes he would burst out into vehement
speech, "If I could ha' done anything to save her--if my bearing anything would ha' done any good.
You see nothing vehement
or obtrusive in my manner; am I not tranquil enough?
As soon as we succeeded in making the natives understand our intention, they broke out into the most vehement
opposition to the measure, and for a while I almost despaired of obtaining their consent.
Natty received her vehement
protestations of gratitude with a simple expression of good- will, and with indulgence for her present excitement, but with a carelessness that showed how little he thought of the service he had rendered.
At all events they closeted themselves together, and then had a long and vehement
discussion; after which the Frenchman departed in what appeared to be a passion, but returned, early this morning, to renew the combat.
The moment of silence which followed this vehement
outbreak represented for him who had spoken, and for him who had listened, ages of suffering.
Such is a sample of the rugged experience which Colter had to relate of savage life; yet, with all these perils and terrors fresh in his recollection, he could not see the present band on their way to those regions of danger and adventure, without feeling a vehement
impulse to join them.
She was observed to flutter her fan with such vehement
rapidity that the elaborate delicacy of its workmanship gave way, and it remained broken in her hand.
It was by his advice, accordingly, that we made, upon the spot, a profound incision into the tip of the subject's nose, while the Doctor himself, laying violent hands upon it, pulled it into vehement
contact with the wire.