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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • At this last command all the sails were lowered, and the vessel moved almost imperceptibly onwards.
  • The Englishman smiled imperceptibly.
  • They had learned to distinguish the almost imperceptible sound of his footsteps as he descended towards their dungeons, and happily, never failed of being prepared for his coming.
  • At length one evening, as the jailer was visiting him for the last time that night, Dantes, with his ear for the hundredth time at the wall, fancied he heard an almost imperceptible movement among the stones.
  • Monte Cristo smiled imperceptibly.
  • An imperceptible smile of triumph was expressed on the lips of the procureur.
  • He offered his hand to the baroness, who, descending, took it with a peculiarity of manner imperceptible to every one but Monte Cristo.
  • "Am I, indeed, so happy?" said Albert, who still could not prevent an almost imperceptible cloud passing across his brow.
  • But it was not upon Corsica, the very houses of which he could distinguish; or on Sardinia; or on the Island of Elba, with its historical associations; or upon the almost imperceptible line that to the experienced eye of a sailor alone revealed the coast of Genoa the proud, and Leghorn the commercial, that he gazed.
  • As he spoke, he sprang into the vehicle, the door was closed, but not so rapidly that Monte Cristo failed to perceive the almost imperceptible movement which stirred the curtains of the apartment in which he had left Madame de Morcerf.
  • Haidee turned her eyes towards Monte Cristo, who, making at the same time some imperceptible sign, murmured,—"Go on."
  • Andrea took the pen with an imperceptible smile and began.
  • "Have you succeeded?" asked Monte Cristo quickly, with an imperceptible gleam of hope.
  • Valentine imperceptibly thanked him, while two silent tears rolled down her cheeks.
  • Andrea blushed imperceptibly.
  • The president frowned imperceptibly.
  • He dressed entirely in black, with the exception of his white tie, and his funeral appearance was only mitigated by the slight line of red ribbon which passed almost imperceptibly through his button-hole, and appeared like a streak of blood traced with a delicate brush.
  • "Ah, indeed?" said Monte Cristo, looking earnestly at the young man, and by an imperceptible movement turning his chair, so that he remained in the shade while the light fell full on Maximilian’s face.
  • "No," said the count, with an imperceptible smile of contempt, for he had no wish to be seen in the young man’s society,—"no; I prefer listening to you here, my dear M. Andrea; we can chat better in-doors, and there is no coachman to overhear our conversation."

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  • ...and he let the line slip down, down, down, unrolling off the first of the two reserve coils. As it went down, slipping lightly through the old man’s fingers, he still could feel the great weight, though the pressure of his thumb and finger were almost imperceptible.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • Aspen gave me an almost imperceptible smile.
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