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  • An hour later I received Harold, though the sight of him hopping, almost dancing, from his truck to my back door, the sight of his glee, incensed me.†   (source)
  • Owen and I found out, later, that the business about the proposition occurring "on school property" had especially incensed Mrs. Lish; she'd told the headmaster that this was surely "grounds for dismissal."†   (source)
  • The thought of being used by Kohler incensed Langdon.†   (source)
  • Sonya is even more incensed, her sly nature taking hold.†   (source)
  • My old school was all about cutting ahead and incensing the lunch ladies, but here everyone waits patiently.†   (source)
  • Cinder dug her fingers into her thighs, too incensed to argue.†   (source)
  • I was incensed and wasn't about to let myself be put off like that.†   (source)
  • Some of the other teams on the mountain that year, failing to understand that Everest was no longer merely a mountain but a 32 commodity as well, were incensed And the greatest hue and cry came from Rob Hall, who was leading a small, impecunious New Zealand team.†   (source)
  • The incensed priest, a crowd of a hundred around him, demanded that they let the migrants go.†   (source)
  • He was incensed to learn that Father had died right here in Scheveningen; the documents on my case made no mention of it.†   (source)
  • Mom is incensed, truly so; past kidding around.†   (source)
  • She was vaguely conscious of Chacko—concerned and gentle-voiced when he was by her side—otherwise incensed, blowing like an enraged wind through the Ayemenem House.†   (source)
  • Phaedrus is quite incensed by all this and wishes he were there.†   (source)
  • But Alberto was so incensed that she dared not say a word.†   (source)
  • Moody was incensed to learn that it would be another ten days or so before the money was available.†   (source)
  • The surgeon was incensed by this and in his most authoritative manner said that it was necessary for Mr. Mandela to remain in hospital overnight and that he would not release me under any circumstances.†   (source)
  • I sit rubbing my wrist, incensed.†   (source)
  • Summer asked, incensed.†   (source)
  • Trying Again When Luma called the team's sponsors at the Decatur-DeKalb YMCA to let them know she had folded the Under 15s, administrators there were incensed.†   (source)
  • Caius was clearly incensed, but his rage was turned inward now; he was resigned.†   (source)
  • Incensed, Dad answered, Who said we were mad at each other?†   (source)
  • It was a fatal mistake on the vaquero's part: someone blasted his horse out from under him as he was racing away, and the incensed citizenry, most of whom were nearby at the Dry Bean, passing the time, hung him immediately.†   (source)
  • Incensed local lawmakers responded with monuments to legislative creativity.†   (source)
  • He was incensed.†   (source)
  • She nodded angrily, as if this show of wealth, even at her benefit, incensed her.†   (source)
  • Debbie was incensed.†   (source)
  • And he …. he became incensed.†   (source)
  • I'm absolutely incensed.'†   (source)
  • Kate whispered, sounding more incensed than ever.†   (source)
  • Gibson, who gives daily grades for in-class performance, is incensed.†   (source)
  • She was so incensed that she inadvertently lit a fire in her hand—which, luckily, she'd since removed from my knee.†   (source)
  • He was so incensed.†   (source)
  • I fully intended to pop Father Michael's bubble of incensed righteousness and get back to the spot I'd been in before he arrived.†   (source)
  • Reuben Atlee was incensed over the lawsuit and eagerly took on the defense of the church, and for no fee.†   (source)
  • The next day I got a call from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, asking me if I was incensed by the inhumanity of it.†   (source)
  • The man was incensed; she was furious, so she furiously pummeled her way through the astonished Orientals, the majority shorter than she was, but her superior sight lines were no help.†   (source)
  • WHEN JOHN SULLIVAN, a swarthy, arrogant man, appeared in Congress on September 3 to deliver Lord Howe's request for a conference, Adams was incensed.†   (source)
  • Lourdes was incensed.†   (source)
  • Deo was supposed to be collecting data and reviewing the scholarly literature for Joia, but he routinely became incensed at the papers arguing against treatment and would send Joia long diatribes, backed up not just with facts, but also with material from the websites of conspiracy theorists.†   (source)
  • They were incensed.†   (source)
  • A permanent rune, when they were so young—her mother would be incensed.†   (source)
  • Open fires, forges, and white-hot boiler fires were fed by stokers and incensed by bellows.†   (source)
  • Incensed, Jerry shoved Eve back.†   (source)
  • He was clearly incensed to see their most advanced design in battle craft ever upstaged.†   (source)
  • Edgar was incensed by her effrontery, practically amounting to insubordination.†   (source)
  • ANNIE takes it again, and HELEN'S hand next, but HELEN is incensed now; when ANNIE draws her hand to her face to shake her head no, then tries to spell to her, HELEN slaps at ANNIE'S face.†   (source)
  • At intervals there are places of rest and recreation, food, fuel and oil, postcards, steam-table food, picnic tables, garbage cans all fresh and newly painted, rest rooms and lavatories so spotless, so incensed with deodorants and with detergents that it takes time to get your sense of smell back.†   (source)
  • Hodge's client was incensed.†   (source)
  • She did not call her that in front of Mrs. Hopewell who would have been incensed but when she and the girl happened to be out of the house together, she would say something and add the name Hulga to the end of it, and the big spectacled Joy-Hulga would scowl and redden as if her privacy had been intruded upon.†   (source)
  • I've rarely seen anyone so incensed.†   (source)
  • The incensed Adams was convinced that, party or no party, the time for forceful action against such intolerable acts had come.†   (source)
  • Incensed, he immediately ordered the tree to be cut down.   (source)
    incensed = very angered
  • Rudy was incensed.   (source)
    incensed = very angry
  • A few times, purely to incense Mama a little further, he also brought the instrument to the kitchen and played through breakfast.   (source)
    incense = anger
  • Doubletree Mutt looked into the barn, his big tail waving provocatively, and Jody was so incensed at his health that he found a hard black clod on the floor and deliberately threw it.   (source)
    incensed = very angered
  • He did not care; he was staring up at the staff table, incensed.†   (source)
  • You may recall how incensed Plato was that the most righteous man in Athens had to forfeit his life.†   (source)
  • Fudge glared at him, evidently incensed.†   (source)
  • He was particularly incensed by the vapidness of the established Danish Lutheran Church.†   (source)
  • Incensed, Jerry heaved the glass, catching a hapless dresser in the shoulder.†   (source)
  • Harry was too incensed to speak.†   (source)
  • "That mangy old half-blood has been stealing Black heirlooms?" said Phineas Nigellus, incensed; and he stalked out of his frame, undoubtedly to visit his portrait in number twelve, Grimmauld Place.†   (source)
  • We shlump upstairs, and I imagine Professeur Gillet waiting for us, smoke pouring from her nostrils like an incensed dragon.†   (source)
  • And someone who will not admit to being preoccupied with sex can be the first to be incensed at other people's sex-fixation.†   (source)
  • And arriving there just shortly before four, we had precious little time to return to Pointe du Lac, which meant our-own lives were in danger: I was incensed at Lestat as never before, and he was determined to get the boy.†   (source)
  • Corporal Whitcomb was incensed.†   (source)
  • By all rights Hema should have been incensed by this sight of black laborers and a white overseer, and she wondered why she wasn't; maybe it was because the Italians who stayed behind in Ethiopia after it was liberated were so easygoing, so ready to mock themselves, that they were hard to resent.†   (source)
  • I knew that some of our teachers were incensed by this approach, but they had to bury their integrity and their love for Western ballet in their hearts.†   (source)
  • Adams had been initially incensed at the news of the rebellion—it was he who had ordered the federal troops to the scene—but had since insisted on making his own study of the case.†   (source)
  • He found all this out, Cedric continues, from Torrence Parks, who ended up not graduating from Wilson High because he flunked senior English and his parents-incensed about his failure and his growing affection for Islam-threatened to throw him out of the house.†   (source)
  • Black people—in many ways a forgotten people in Miami—were incensed by a court's ruling that had overturned the conviction of a Hispanic Miami police officer in the manslaughter of two men.†   (source)
  • I asked, incensed.†   (source)
  • Major Danby confided that Group was incensed with all flight surgeons because of Dr. Stubbs, the bushy-haired, baggy-chinned, slovenly flight surgeon in Dunbar's squadron who was deliberately and defiantly brewing insidious dissension there by grounding all men with sixty missions on proper forms that were rejected by Group indignantly with orders restoring the confused pilots, navigators, bombardiers and gunners to combat duty.†   (source)
  • And she was so incensed at your demoting Hugh from the management of the mill.†   (source)
  • Moreover, he made it appear that he was incensed against her, and sent letters to all the kings, giving them to know that she had been stricken with madness by the Jinn.†   (source)
  • Wang Lung was incensed at such impudence and he would have risen except that when he thought of going into the great House of Hwang and of asking there for a woman, sweat broke out over his whole body as though he were working in a field.†   (source)
  • But as she hurried toward the incensed group, she saw Rhett bow jauntily and start toward the doorway through the crowd.†   (source)
  • She was going to say "when you haven't the man you want," but Gerald, incensed by the cavalier way in which she treated his proffered gift, the thing which, next to Ellen, he loved best in the whole world uttered a roar.†   (source)
  • "I swear it, as I hope to be saved!" exclaimed the old woman, who, this time, seemed to be incensed.†   (source)
  • He is so incensed by this that Pickering presently finds it necessary to step between them].†   (source)
  • Do you suppose his incensed words could give me any pain, or even his blows?†   (source)
  • His master was greatly incensed at what he called his insolence.†   (source)
  • "D'ye hear?" said Legree, stamping, with a roar like that of an incensed lion.†   (source)
  • She was, on the contrary, somewhat incensed at this handsome and disdainful individual.†   (source)
  • This allusion to the fate of William Rufus, his Relative, at once incensed and alarmed Prince John.†   (source)
  • My friends, then, were still alive, and though I partly believed the truth of Silver's statement, that the cabin party were incensed at me for my desertion, I was more relieved than distressed by what I heard.†   (source)
  • He had seen himself, a young and silent-mannered priest, entering a confessional swiftly, ascending the altarsteps, incensing, genuflecting, accomplishing the vague acts of the priesthood which pleased him by reason of their semblance of reality and of their distance from it.†   (source)
  • While other members of that aristocracy to which by birth he belonged were incensed at the innovators mainly because their theories were inimical to the privileged classes, not alone Captain Vere disinterestedly opposed them because they seemed to him incapable of embodiment in lasting institutions, but at war with the peace of the world and the true welfare of mankind.†   (source)
  • She continued deliberately to toss the books severally upon the floor, till Jude, incensed beyond bearing, caught her by the arms to make her leave off.†   (source)
  • But besides that I was of an unforgiving disposition from my birth, slow to take offence, slower to forget it, and now incensed both against my companion and myself.†   (source)
  • Still incensed, Hans Castorp asked if that was her husband there, and pointed to a gentleman with hunched shoulders sitting at the Good Russian table.†   (source)
  • And because of his religious and moral views, this same Kellogg was already highly incensed and irritated by the crime of which Clyde was accused.†   (source)
  • She felt as if the thing deserved an answer, and consequently decided that she would write and let him know that she knew of his married state and was justly incensed at his deception.†   (source)
  • When his agitation had cooled he would be at moments incensed with his poor wife for causing a situation in which he was obliged to practise deception on his parents.†   (source)
  • He was also inclined to temper tantrums and had frequently clashed with Herr Wenzel about politics or other matters, for he was incensed by the nationalist aspirations of the Bohemian, who likewise declared himself an advocate of temperance and would sometimes cast moral aspersions on the brewer's profession, whereupon the latter would turn red-faced and defend the incontestable benefits to health found in the beverage with which his interests were so intimately entwined.†   (source)
  • And the audience almost, if not quite, as moved and incensed against Clyde by that development as though, then and there, he had committed some additional crime.†   (source)
  • And this for a time so discouraged and at the same time incensed him that he felt he could not and would not have anything more to do with her—she was too cheap, vulgar, inconsiderate.†   (source)
  • He was incensed against his fate, bitterly disposed towards social ordinances; for they had cooped him up in a corner, out of which there was no legitimate pathway.†   (source)
  • …daughter of a well-to-do Kansas City family, knocked down and almost instantly killed—she had died an hour later; Sparser and Miss Sipe in a hospital and under arrest at the same time, guarded by a policeman sitting in the hospital awaiting their recovery; a splendid car very seriously damaged; Sparser's father, in the absence of the owner of the car for whom he worked, at once incensed and made terribly unhappy by the folly and seeming criminality and recklessness of his son.†   (source)
  • The prow of the boat is partially unbroken, and is drawn just balancing upon the monster's spine; and standing in that prow, for that one single incomputable flash of time, you behold an oarsman, half shrouded by the incensed boiling spout of the whale, and in the act of leaping, as if from a precipice.†   (source)
  • That incensed me at once.†   (source)
  • These, being cast upon the heap of inutility, aggregated it to the size of a mountain, and incensed the atmosphere with such potent fragrance that methought we should never draw pure breath again.†   (source)
  • The old lady, becoming more and more incensed against the master of deportment as she dwelt upon the subject, gave me some particulars of his career, with strong assurances that they were mildly stated.†   (source)
  • This was the only retort—except glass or crockery—that the heavy creature was capable of making; but, I became as highly incensed by it as if it had been barbed with wit, and I immediately rose in my place and said that I could not but regard it as being like the honorable Finch's impudence to come down to that Grove,— we always talked about coming down to that Grove, as a neat Parliamentary turn of expression,—down to that Grove, proposing a lady of whom he knew nothing.†   (source)
  • So fearful was I of being again hunted out by the incensed landlord and his exasperated tenants, that, surrendering my business to Nippers, for a few days I drove about the upper part of the town and through the suburbs, in my rockaway; crossed over to Jersey City and Hoboken, and paid fugitive visits to Manhattanville and Astoria.†   (source)
  • Henchard, who had been hurt at finding that Farfrae did not mean to put up with his temper any longer, was incensed beyond measure when he learnt what the young man had done as an alternative.†   (source)
  • Of late his mother, incensed with him on account of his love affair and his leaving Moscow, had given up sending him the money.†   (source)
  • Luigi was incensed, and asked how it could be that the old gentleman, who was by no means dull-witted, held his trifling nephew's evidence in inferences to be of more value than Wilson's.†   (source)
  • Porfiry repeated, apparently incensed, but preserving a good-humoured and ironical face, as though he were not in the least concerned at Raskolnikov's opinion of him.†   (source)
  • But appearing to be incensed by imaginary contradiction, or other ill-usage, Mr F.'s Aunt, instead of relapsing into silence, made the following additional proclamation: 'I hate a fool!'†   (source)
  • Whether he was incensed or surprised, or what, it was not easy to tell: he could command his countenance thoroughly.†   (source)
  • Her ladyship was highly incensed.†   (source)
  • Day after day passed away without bringing any other tidings of him than the report which shortly prevailed in Meryton of his coming no more to Netherfield the whole winter; a report which highly incensed Mrs. Bennet, and which she never failed to contradict as a most scandalous falsehood.†   (source)
  • Look wicked, Jane: as you know well how to look: coin one of your wild, shy, provoking smiles; tell me you hate me — tease me, vex me; do anything but move me: I would rather be incensed than saddened.†   (source)
  • She returned this fealty by causing it to be understood that she was even more incensed against the felonious shade of the deceased than anybody else was; thus, on the whole, she came out of her furnace like a wise woman, and did exceedingly well.†   (source)
  • "Proud damsel," said De Bracy, incensed at finding his gallant style procured him nothing but contempt—"proud damsel, thou shalt be as proudly encountered.†   (source)
  • I remembered the tragedy of the unfortunate Adams and the still more unfortunate Colt in the solitary office of the latter; and how poor Colt, being dreadfully incensed by Adams, and imprudently permitting himself to get wildly excited, was at unawares hurried into his fatal act—an act which certainly no man could possibly deplore more than the actor himself.†   (source)
  • The recollection of his wife's last act had so incensed him that he had become frigid, as at the beginning of the conversation.†   (source)
  • Heated and irritated as he was by his spasmodic toil at the pumps, for all his first nameless feeling of forbearance the sweating Steelkilt could but ill brook this bearing in the mate; but somehow still smothering the conflagration within him, without speaking he remained doggedly rooted to his seat, till at last the incensed Radney shook the hammer within a few inches of his face, furiously commanding him to do his bidding.†   (source)
  • Incensed at this preparation on the hermit's part for making good his inhospitable purpose, the knight struck the door so furiously with his foot, that posts as well as staples shook with violence.†   (source)
  • It was at the time when my troubles were at their highest, and when I was most incensed against my lover for his ingratitude in caring as little as he did for the innumerable distresses and mortifications I underwent on his account, that your dear friend, Mr Gowan, appeared at the house.†   (source)
  • However incensed at his adversary for the precautions which he recommended, Brian de Bois-Guilbert did not neglect his advice; for his honour was too nearly concerned, to permit his neglecting any means which might ensure victory over his presumptuous opponent.†   (source)
  • The yeomen separated the incensed priests, who continued to raise their voices, vituperating each other in bad Latin, which the Prior delivered the more fluently, and the Hermit with the greater vehemence.†   (source)
  • Lie there: you might fulfill your mother's curse, baleful as she is, incensed at you, because you switched to Trojans from Akhaians.†   (source)
  • And there was ordained an horse bier; and so with an hundred torches ever brenning about the corpse of the queen, and ever Sir Launcelot with his eight fellows went about the horse bier, singing and reading many an holy orison, and frankincense upon the corpse incensed.†   (source)
  • …that the heart of the long-suffering hero laughed,
    so glad to find a ready friend in the crowd that,
    lighter in mood, he challenged all Phaeacia's best:
    "Now go match that, you young pups, and straightaway
    I'll hurl you another just as far, I swear, or even farther!
    All the rest of you, anyone with the spine and spirit,
    step right up and try me—you've incensed me so—
    at boxing, wrestling, racing; nothing daunts me.
    Any Phaeacian here except Laodamas himself.
    The man's my host.†   (source)
  • On the other hand what incensed him more inwardly was the blatant jokes of the cabman and so on who passed it all off as a jest, laughing 1530 immoderately, pretending to understand everything, the why and the wherefore, and in reality not knowing their own minds, it being a case for the two parties themselves unless it ensued that the legitimate husband happened to be a party to it owing to some anonymous letter from the usual boy Jones, who happened to come across them at the crucial…†   (source)
  • Now, by the blood thou hast incensed, I'll do it!†   (source)
  • To whom, then first incensed, Adam replied.†   (source)
  • He hath a tear for pity and a hand Open as day for melting charity: Yet notwithstanding, being incensed, he 's flint; As humorous as winter and as sudden As flaws congealed in the spring of day.†   (source)
  • If there should be no army, whither would the militia, irritated by being called upon to undertake a distant and hopeless expedition, for the purpose of riveting the chains of slavery upon a part of their countrymen, direct their course, but to the seat of the tyrants, who had meditated so foolish as well as so wicked a project, to crush them in their imagined intrenchments of power, and to make them an example of the just vengeance of an abused and incensed people?†   (source)
  • Tom could by no means divine what had incensed Mr Allworthy, for of Master Blifil he had not the least suspicion.†   (source)
  • Why, man, they did make love to this employment; They are not near my conscience; their defeat Does by their own insinuation grow: 'tis dangerous when the baser nature comes Between the pass and fell incensed points Of mighty opposites.†   (source)
  • I have deceived even your very eyes: what your wisdoms could not discover, these shallow fools have brought to light; who, in the night overheard me confessing to this man how Don John your brother incensed me to slander the Lady Hero; how you were brought into the orchard and saw me court Margaret in Hero's garments; how you disgraced her, when you should marry her.†   (source)
  • —Well, call him hither;— We are reconcil'd, and the first view shall kill All repetition:—let him not ask our pardon; The nature of his great offence is dead, And deeper than oblivion do we bury Th' incensing relics of it; let him approach, A stranger, no offender; and inform him, So 'tis our will he should.†   (source)
  • I know the knight is incensed against you, even to a mortal arbitrement; but nothing of the circumstance more.†   (source)
  • Gloster, we have done deeds of charity; Made peace of enmity, fair love of hate, Between these swelling wrong-incensed peers.†   (source)
  • Room for the incensed Worthies!†   (source)
  • …yet [moreover] there is a privy species of pride that waiteth first to be saluted ere he will salute, all [although] be he less worthy than that other is; and eke he waiteth [expecteth] or desireth to sit or to go above him in the way, or kiss the pax, <7> or be incensed, or go to offering before his neighbour, and such semblable [like] things, against his duty peradventure, but that he hath his heart and his intent in such a proud desire to be magnified and honoured before the people.†   (source)
  • This makes bold mouths; Tongues spit their duties out, and cold hearts freeze Allegiance in them; their curses now Live where their prayers did; and it's come to pass This tractable obedience is a slave To each incensed will.†   (source)
  • Incensed at the behaviour of his wife, he one day gave her so effectual a remedy to cure her of a slight cold, that she died two hours after, in most horrid convulsions.†   (source)
  • And there was ordained an horse bier; and so with an hundred torches ever brenning about the corpse of the queen, and ever Sir Launcelot with his eight fellows went about the horse bier, singing and reading many an holy orison, and frankincense upon the corpse incensed.†   (source)
  • Our present musters grow upon the file To five and twenty thousand men of choice; And our supplies live largely in the hope Of great Northumberland, whose bosom burns With an incensed fire of injuries.†   (source)
  • So pondering, and from his armed peers Forth stepping opposite, half-way he met His daring foe, at this prevention more Incensed, and thus securely him defied.†   (source)
  • Having first, therefore, laid violent hands on the horses, for whose escape from the stable no place but the window was left open, he next applied himself to his sister; softened and soothed her, by unsaying all he had said, and by assertions directly contrary to those which had incensed her.†   (source)
  • Think you, my lord, this little prating York Was not incensed by his subtle mother To taunt and scorn you thus opprobriously?†   (source)
  • This so incensed her father, that after many bitter vows, that he would force her to have him whether she would or no, he departed from her with many hard words and curses, locked the door, and put the key into his pocket.†   (source)
  • Cease then this impious rage, And tempt not these; but hasten to appease The incensed Father, and the incensed Son, While pardon may be found in time besought.†   (source)
  • Nothing can be more provoking to the human temper, nor more dangerous to that cardinal virtue, patience, than solicitations of extraordinary offices of kindness on behalf of those very persons with whom we are highly incensed.†   (source)
  • On th' other side, Incensed with indignation, Satan stood Unterrified, and like a comet burned, That fires the length of Ophiuchus huge In th' arctic sky, and from his horrid hair Shakes pestilence and war.†   (source)
  • Some I have chosen of peculiar grace, Elect above the rest; so is my will: The rest shall hear me call, and oft be warn'd Their sinful state, and to appease betimes The incensed Deity, while offer'd grace Invites; for I will clear their senses dark, What may suffice, and soften stony hearts To pray, repent, and bring obedience due.†   (source)
  • I now gave him a severer reprimand than before, when the rascal had the insolence to—In short, he imputed my early coming home to——In short, he cast a reflection——He mentioned the name of a young lady, in a manner—in such a manner that incensed me beyond all patience, and, in my passion, I struck him.†   (source)
  • …would never have ventured to apply them; nay, I have heard that the college of chambermaids hold them to be as sovereign remedies as any in the female dispensary; but whether it was that Sophia's disease differed inwardly from those cases with which it agreed in external symptoms, I will not assert; but, in fact, the good waiting-woman did more harm than good, and at last so incensed her mistress (which was no easy matter) that with an angry voice she dismissed her from her presence.†   (source)
  • She then renewed her proposal, and very fervently recommended it, omitting no argument which her invention could suggest on the subject; for she was so violently incensed against her aunt, that scarce anything was capable of affording her equal pleasure with exposing her; and, like a true woman, she would see no difficulties in the execution of a favourite scheme.†   (source)
  • At length, after much deliberation, which during that night supplied the place of sleep, he determined to feign himself sick: for this suggested itself as the only means of failing the appointed visit, without incensing Lady Bellaston, which he had more than one reason of desiring to avoid.†   (source)
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  • I gave him soothing herbs, I burned incenses, I called birds to sing at our windows.†   (source)
  • The incenses and perfumes which filled the air were thick and cloying.†   (source)
  • Essences of musk and champac, and the bluish haze of burning incenses drifted, soothing his soul, about him.†   (source)
  • There were begging beggars, meditating holy men, laughing children, gossiping women, burning incenses, singing birds, gurgling purification tanks and humming pray-o-mats to be found in this courtyard at any hour of the day.†   (source)
  • He rose and stalked off toward his pavilion, past stunted trees that twisted with a certain grotesque beauty, past trellises woven with morning glory, pools of blue water lilies, strings of pearls swinging from rings all wrought of white gold, past lamps shaped like girls, tripods wherein pungent incenses burnt and an eight-armed statue of a blue goddess who played upon the veena when properly addressed.†   (source)
  • Citragupta, serving man to Lord Yama, built a mighty pyre at Worldsend, out of aromatic woods, gums, incenses, perfumes and costly cloths; and upon the pyre he laid the Talisman of the Binder and the great blue-feather cloak that had belonged to Srit, chief among the Kataputna demons; he also placed there the shape-changing jewel of the Mothers, from out the Dome of the Glow, and a robe of saffron from the purple grove of Alundil, which was said to have belonged to Tathagatha the…†   (source)
  • Either there is a civil strife in heaven, Or else the world too saucy with the gods, Incenses them to send destruction.†   (source)
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  • Then we came home in the middle of the night, still smelling of incense from the church, and drank warm atole de chocolate, and opened our gifts.†   (source)
  • Once in a while I've found sticks of incense, and candles too, as if Laura were being invoked.†   (source)
  • I hid the completed calculations under my pillow, and threw the scratch paper into the incense burner in the yard.†   (source)
  • Inside the air smelled of incense.†   (source)
  • Up and down the street were entrepreneurial immigrants in colorful clothes—embroidered guayaberas and flowing kente and spray-painted T-shirts—hustling everything from mix tapes to T-shirts to incense from crowded sidewalk tables.†   (source)
  • The voice that answered had an Indian lilt to its Canadian accent, light but unmistakable, like a trace of incense in the air.†   (source)
  • Tonight, the cavernous nave of Saint-Sulpice was as silent as a tomb, the only hint of life the faint smell of incense from mass earlier that evening.†   (source)
  • Harry laughed again because he knew it would incense her, the pain building in his head so badly he thought his skull might burst.†   (source)
  • And then Pattie lights incense that is in the shape of a triangle and she places it on a red plate.†   (source)
  • Light the incense, make an offering to the moon, bow your head.†   (source)
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  • This only seems to incense them.†   (source)
  • The abbey smelled like incense and wood.†   (source)
  • The smell of incense and lilies, the candles lit for loved ones passed away, the throaty intonations of the priest, and the majestic trumpeting of the organ.†   (source)
  • She roots through her kitchen drawer for a packet of incense.†   (source)
  • It was well into night before the bedroom door opened and she came out, a cloud of incense surrounding her; behind her appeared Peter, completely restored.†   (source)
  • Worship was a septon with a censer, the smell of incense, a seven-sided crystal alive with light, voices raised in song.†   (source)
  • She could remember her mother lighting incense and putting on her favorite records—Judee Sill and Judy Collins and Crosby, Stills and Nash—while she cleaned the house.†   (source)
  • Incense made me sneeze.†   (source)
  • The faces of those enameled creatures meant nothing to him, though he talked to them and stood in that church for a long time, trying to be of that religion, trying to know what that religion was, trying to get enough of the raw incense and special dust of the place into his lungs and thus into his blood to feel touched and concerned by the meaning of the colorful men and women with the porcelain eyes and the blood-ruby lips.†   (source)
  • I could smell incense, weed, spaghetti sauce cooking.†   (source)
  • It's warm in the church and sweet with flowers and incense and candles.†   (source)
  • Lopsang Jangbu's father, Ngawang Sya Kya-an ordained lama-burned juniper incense and chanted Buddhist scripture beneath a metallic gray sky.†   (source)
  • Black statues stood in alcoves, with sticks of incense smoking in their cold hands.†   (source)
  • She told Ma she didn't know much about the lady other than that she wore a lot of scarves and used incense.†   (source)
  • Dust and powdered plaster hung in the air like incense, outlining two shafts of sunlight streaming down from narrow windows high above.†   (source)
  • She smelled like bread and incense.†   (source)
  • Hell, I knew, was a hot place, so heaven must be like this cold, dank, holy building, where smoke rose like incense from the footwarmers of the paying customers.†   (source)
  • The countryside itself seemed spooky-shadows and tunnels and incense burning in the dark.†   (source)
  • By the time the three-ringer has found that all-important light switch, she is banking a sharp turn into the front lot— which has turned into a jeek festivall Every jeek in Southern Cal is here, it seems, driving their giant, wrecked taxicabs with alien livestock in the back seat, reeking of incense and sloshing neon-hued Airwicksi They have set up a giant eight-tubed hookah on the trunk of one of the cabs and are slurping up great mountain-man lungfuls of choking smoke.†   (source)
  • He smelled interesting—like oldtimey spices, copal and amber, like the incense shops in Covent Garden.†   (source)
  • The cloying smell of incense drifted through the doorway, over which a small wooden placard said Work is Struggle.†   (source)
  • The thick sweet scent of incense spilled from the half-open door into the foyer.†   (source)
  • As she did, she seemed to lift off her chair and shimmer with a dance of subtle hues and shades and the room was faintly filling with an array of aromas, incense-like and heady.†   (source)
  • Indoors, in the cool bedrooms saturated with incense, women protected themselves from the sun as if it were a shameful infection, and even at early Mass they hid their faces in their mantillas.†   (source)
  • Where it would grow, they introduced camel sage, onion grass, gobi feather grass, wild alfalfa, burrow bush, sand verbena, evening primrose, incense bush, smoke tree, creosote bush.†   (source)
  • The incense smell was strong again — fresh.†   (source)
  • The faces in the pews around me were waxen with candlelight, and pine boughs, left over from Christmas, sent up a sepulchral incense in the cold air.†   (source)
  • Bring back some incense for the altar.†   (source)
  • The Doxology's gone, they'll be having incense next—orthodoxy's my doxy.†   (source)
  • The sun, coming in through the icy windowpanes, played gaily in the room, not angrily as it did at the power station; and, spreading across the broad sunbeam, the smoke of Tsezar's pipe looked like Incense in church.†   (source)
  • Candles flickered, incense burned in an unsuccessful attempt to cover the pungent smell of marijuana.†   (source)
  • Okay, the incense was odd.†   (source)
  • If you see alphabetized CDs, a Harvard diploma on the wall, incense on a side table, and laundry neatly stacked in a hamper, you know certain aspects about that individual's personality instantly, in a way that you may not be able to grasp if all you ever do is spend time with him or her directly.†   (source)
  • "Urgh," I said, still associating the temple with boredom—a lot of people chanting and incense everywhere.†   (source)
  • It would have been an impressive ceremony, with a bearded priest, clouds of incense, and evocative hymns.†   (source)
  • This is the incense of her experience, the burnt cedar and gum, a retaining medium that keeps the moment whole, all the moments, the swaying soulclap raptures and the unspoken closeness, a fellowship of deep belief.†   (source)
  • The candle and incense are lit.†   (source)
  • At dusk, outside the Missionaries of Charity Motherhouse, hundreds of hushed mourners crowded the gates, holding candles and arranging offerings of fruit and incense on the pavement.†   (source)
  • These men, Jack thought, had a special way of walking up the aisle amid the incense-smell at Mass or during a funeral service: confident, in control, but always accessible.†   (source)
  • With the incense burning?†   (source)
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