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A small window shot an oblique square of whiter light upon the cluttered floor.
A body, being white, is said to be whiter at one time than it was before, or, being warm, is said to be warmer or less warm than at some other time.
As the breezes sport with the chaff upon some goodly threshing-floor, when men are winnowing--while yellow Ceres blows with the wind to sift the chaff from the grain, and the chaff-heaps grow whiter and whiter--even so did the Achaeans whiten in the dust which the horses' hoofs raised to the firmament of heaven, as their drivers turned them back to battle, and they bore down with might upon the foe.
They appeared to me white -- whiter than the sheet upon which I trace these words -- and thin even to grotesqueness; thin with the intensity of their expression of firmness -- of immoveable resolution -- of stern contempt of human torture.
It is a robe of state: Woven by a Venetian: the stuff, cut-velvet: The pattern, pomegranates: each separate seed Wrought of a pearl: the collar all of pearls, As thick as moths in summer streets at night, And whiter than the moons that madmen see Through prison bars at morning.
And she paused again, bending upon Newman a face which seemed to grow whiter as the darkness settled down upon them.
The body shot down with a plop, and Dan cautiously rose to his knees, whiter than the fog.
I was shocked by the change which had come over him, for his face which was naturally of a broad and massive mould, was now pinched and fallen in, while his hair seemed to me at least a shade whiter.
The afternoon was drawing to an end, and here and there a lighted pane spangled the cold gray dusk and made the snow look whiter.
Hand was a deal whiter, a deal delicater, and a deal smaller," returns Jo.
I see her yet, my passionate darling, as she turned upon me, whiter than the full white moon.
The building looks best by moonlight, because the older portions of it, being stained with age, contrast unpleasantly with the newer and whiter portions.