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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • His whole countenance suddenly changed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Arina Petrovna, compose your countenance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was tall but thin and delicate-looking, and of very pleasing countenance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • His countenance at this time bore traces of something that testified unmistakably to the life he had led.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Dmitri Fyodorovitch, a young man of eight and twenty, of medium height and agreeable countenance, looked older than his years.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The countenance of the unexpected visitor was not so much good-natured, as accommodating and ready to assume any amiable expression as occasion might arise.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Kolya pointed to a tall peasant, with a good-natured countenance in a long sheepskin coat, who was standing by his wagon, clapping together his hands, in their shapeless leather gloves, to warm them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • His expression was severe and uncompromising, especially with the peasants of Mokroe, but he had the power of assuming the most obsequious countenance, when he had an inkling that it was to his interest.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "A regular Roman nose," he used to say, "with my goiter I've quite the countenance of an ancient Roman patrician of the decadent period."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The lady came to meet her visitor, with a sternly inquiring countenance, and, without asking him to sit down, began at once with the question: "What do you want?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The monks, with unchanged countenances, waited, with earnest attention, to hear what the elder would say, but seemed on the point of standing up, like Miuesov.  (not reviewed by editor)

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