Alyosha, unable to endure her persistent stare, was irresistibly and suddenly drawn to glance at her, and at once she smiled triumphantly in his face.
But this time Miuesov thought it unnecessary to reply to Father Paissy’s persistent and almost irritable question.
He would probably have succeeded, merely from her moral fatigue and desire to get rid of him, and from the contempt and loathing he aroused by his persistent and shameless importunity.
This new something was the harassing impression left by the conversation with Ivan, which now persistently haunted Alyosha’s mind.
He was fond of the Book of Job, and had somehow got hold of a copy of the sayings and sermons of "the God-fearing Father Isaac the Syrian," which he read persistently for years together, understanding very little of it, but perhaps prizing and loving it the more for that.
He would look at you and listen, seeming all the while to be persistently dreaming over something else.
Only one persistent burning sensation made itself felt continually, "like a red-hot coal in his heart," he said afterwards.
Both mother and daughter were asleep, but they waked up at Marfa’s desperate and persistent screaming and knocking at the shutter.
One day, quite unexpectedly indeed, after he had been talking with great fervor a long time, I saw him suddenly turn pale, and his face worked convulsively, while he stared persistently at me.
Now Alyosha was impressed by Madame Hohlakov’s blunt and persistent assertion that Katerina Ivanovna was in love with Ivan, and only deceived herself through some sort of pose, from "self-laceration," and tortured herself by her pretended love for Dmitri from some fancied duty of gratitude.
What infuriated Ivan more than anything was the aggressive, insolent tone to which Smerdyakov persistently adhered.
Rakitin had tried to force his way in twice, but Mitya persistently begged Varvinsky not to admit him.
A loud, persistent knocking was suddenly heard at the window.
The knocking on the window frame went on persistently, but it was by no means so loud as it had seemed in his dream; on the contrary, it was quite subdued.
And so he was sitting almost conscious himself of his delirium and, as I have said already, looking persistently at some object on the sofa against the opposite wall.
On the other side your incomprehensible, persistent, and, so to speak, obdurate silence with regard to the source from which you obtained the money which was so suddenly seen in your hands, when only three hours earlier, on your own showing, you pledged your pistols for the sake of ten roubles!
When they began taking leave of the dead and closing the coffin, he flung his arms about, as though he would not allow them to cover Ilusha, and began greedily and persistently kissing his dead boy on the lips.
This question about the envelope Fetyukovitch put to every one who could conceivably have known of it, as persistently as the prosecutor asked his question about Dmitri’s inheritance, and got the same answer from all, that no one had seen the envelope, though many had heard of it.
Doctor Herzenstube and Varvinsky, the doctor he met in the hospital, confidently asserted in reply to Ivan’s persistent questions, that Smerdyakov’s epileptic attack was unmistakably genuine, and were surprised indeed at Ivan asking whether he might not have been shamming on the day of the catastrophe.
Maybe he has gone away," the old man said in answer to Alyosha’s persistent inquiries.
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She has a persistent cough.
It is the kind of problem that can be solved if we are persistent in our efforts.