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  • (with profound contempt).  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr. Bagnet's gravity becomes yet more profound.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr. Bagnet's gravity has now attained its profoundest point.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Now the woods settle into great masses as if they were each one profound tree.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr. George smokes with a profound meaning after this and surveys Miss Flite in silence.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mrs. Rouncewell is in attendance and receives Sir Leicester's customary shake of the hand with a profound curtsy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He folded his arms and sat looking at me with an air of the profoundest astonishment, awaiting what I should say next.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "It is natural to such a man to be so," says Sir Leicester, looking most profoundly obstinate himself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The one grand recipe remains for you—the profound philosophical prescription—the be-all and the end-all of your strange existence upon earth.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • On the strength of these profound views, he in the most ingenious manner takes infinite pains to counterplot when there is no plot, and plays the deepest games of chess without any adversary.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They straggle about in wrong places, look at wrong things, don't care for the right things, gape when more rooms are opened, exhibit profound depression of spirits, and are clearly knocked up.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He stood up to look over the parapet, he alighted and went back after a shadowy female figure that flitted past us, and he gazed into the profound black pit of water with a face that made my heart die within me.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr. Tulkinghorn, profoundly attentive, throws this off with a shrug of self-depreciation and contracts his eyebrows a little more.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I was quite unprepared for the rapid manner in which Mrs. Guppy's power of jocularity merged into a power of taking the profoundest offence.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr. George salutes the gentleman but otherwise sits bolt upright and profoundly silent—very forward in his chair, as if the full complement of regulation appendages for a field-day hung about him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In an arched room by himself, like a cellar upstairs, with walls so glaringly white that they made the massive iron window-bars and iron-bound door even more profoundly black than they were, we found the trooper standing in a corner.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I felt all through the performance that he never looked at the actors but constantly looked at me, and always with a carefully prepared expression of the deepest misery and the profoundest dejection.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Three feet of knotty-floored dark passage bring the client to Mr. Vholes's jet-black door, in an angle profoundly dark on the brightest midsummer morning and encumbered by a black bulk-head of cellarage staircase against which belated civilians generally strike their brows.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There are deferential people in a dozen callings whom my Lady Dedlock suspects of nothing but prostration before her, who can tell you how to manage her as if she were a baby, who do nothing but nurse her all their lives, who, humbly affecting to follow with profound subservience, lead her and her whole troop after them; who, in hooking one, hook all and bear them off as Lemuel Gulliver bore away the stately fleet of the majestic Lilliput.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • On young Woolwich's last birthday, Mr. Bagnet certainly did, after observing on his growth and general advancement, proceed, in a moment of profound reflection on the changes wrought by time, to examine him in the catechism, accomplishing with extreme accuracy the questions number one and two, "What is your name?" and "Who gave you that name?" but there failing in the exact precision of his memory and substituting for number three the question "And how do you like that name?" which he…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This seemed to me too profound a joke to be inserted in the body of this book or I should have restored it to Conversation Kenge or to Mr. Vholes, with one or other of whom I think it must have originated.  (not reviewed by editor)

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