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  • He bent under the guise of adjusting his boot, and Celaena saw a small dagger glint in the sunlight.†   (source)
  • If indeed he'd sent Ser Gregor to burn and pillage—and Ned did not doubt that he had—he'd taken care to see that he rode under cover of night, without banners, in the guise of a common brigand.†   (source)
  • Lola had come to the nursery that morning in the guise of the adult she considered herself at heart to be.†   (source)
  • Still, what little we say to one another often comes back in another guise.†   (source)
  • I don't really want to be subjected to them for longer periods of time under the guise of a team.†   (source)
  • What she didn't know was that Mama Elena had "asked" Pedro to stop praising the meals, on the grounds that it made Rosaura feel insecure, when she was fat and misshapen because of her pregnancy, to have to listen to him compliment Tita in the guise of praising the delicious food she cooked.†   (source)
  • Gates was now in his senior year, and somehow he managed to convince his teachers to let him decamp for Bonneville under the guise of an independent study project.†   (source)
  • I am thinking about control in the guise of caring: Here is a sweater for the cold, my sweet, now wear it and match my vision.†   (source)
  • Or he would sneer at me under the guise of a compliment.†   (source)
  • But not in the guise of a missionary.†   (source)
  • We find this figure appearing in different guises, even under nearly opposite circumstances, from one story to another.†   (source)
  • The Renaissance O divine lineage in mortal guise It was just twelve when Sophie reached Joanna's front gate, out of breath with running.†   (source)
  • And the Mafia way is that we pursue larger goals under the guise of personal relationships.†   (source)
  • It kept flickering through her three guises, only the eyes butter-colored and hateful remaining the same as she glared at him.†   (source)
  • Lesson number 1b in Bibwit's carefully planned curriculum: For most of the universe's inhabitants, life is not all gummy wads and tarty tarts; it is a struggle against hardship, unfairness, corruption, abuse, and adversity in all its guises, where even to survive-let alone survive with dignity-is heroic.†   (source)
  • IN MARIN THERE WERE almost no natives, these people having died out or been exterminated long ago, and one would see them only occasionally, at impromptu trading posts—or perhaps more often, but wrapped in clothes and guises and behaviors indistinguishable from anyone else.†   (source)
  • It's the only time I get homesick, when America lands on my doorstep in a missionary guise.†   (source)
  • To give me immortality in this hopeless guise, this helpless form!†   (source)
  • Abnegation was just as broken as the other factions, but its evils were less obvious, cloaked as they were in the guise of selflessness.†   (source)
  • In the guise of televised entertainment, episodes of Disneyland were often thinly disguised infomercials, promoting films, books, toys, an amusement park — and, most of all, Disney himself, the living, breathing incarnation of a brand, the man who neatly tied all the other commodities together into one cheerful, friendly, patriotic idea.†   (source)
  • She would be lonely and prey for people who sought to undermine her under the guise of being her friends.†   (source)
  • Spirits can assume many different guises, dictated by their whim.†   (source)
  • The Earth sometimes came in the guise of an old woman and brought him presents.†   (source)
  • His favorite old theatrical fantasy, the one in which he thought of himself as "Perry O'Parsons, The One-Man Symphony,"—returned in the guise of a recurrent dream.†   (source)
  • There's a certain type of spinster lady who takes her amusement by torturing others under the guise of "setting a good example."†   (source)
  • They're doing all the things that college freshmen have been doing, under various guises and with various aids, since the first tenderfoot left home for Harvard in 1636.†   (source)
  • But then he realized that he could grant Karenin a privilege forbidden to humans: Death would come for him in the guise of his loved ones.†   (source)
  • Of course it was him, but him in the guise of a macrocephalic baby, sexless and so justborn as to be, in essence, unearthly.†   (source)
  • who hath plumbed these depths before mc, for Prusias did arrive at the appointed hour, if not the appointed guise.†   (source)
  • Hale went under the guise of a Dutch schoolmaster in search of work.†   (source)
  • It was not jamais vu, since the apparition was not of someone, or something, familiar appearing to him in an unfamiliar guise.†   (source)
  • They have taken the guise of riders in black.†   (source)
  • And it would explain why a Messiah might return in the guise of a convicted murderer—to see if this time, we might get it right.†   (source)
  • Under the guise of wanting the best for Jade, I spoke with other women in Tongkou who were binding their daughters' feet.†   (source)
  • It is said that Cain is a chameleon, appearing in various guises, and most convincing.†   (source)
  • I easily recognize them-business-suited in their modern American executive guise, each boss two feet taller than I am and impossible to meet eye to eye.†   (source)
  • I'm supposed to get him out of the house under the guise of car shopping (my idea, of course).†   (source)
  • In the guise of a wizard's apprentice from Luskan!†   (source)
  • So we stay silent in our guises.†   (source)
  • At the age of ten, Alessandro had not known the further meanings of words like rest and peace, and although now he did, he realized that he would never fully know the mountains in all their guises and enchantments.†   (source)
  • "It's peacock blue," I reported to my mother and Mrs. Poole, who sat in the kitchen waiting for my report, under the guise that they were planning the big Fourth of July celebration.†   (source)
  • They called it down-on-the-ground, Cotton explained, because there were no tables or chairs, but only blankets, sheets, and canvas; one large picnic under the guise of churchgoing.†   (source)
  • Censorship is fear clothed in the guise of misguided righteousness.†   (source)
  • How many conquests did the Romans and other nations make under the guise of allies?†   (source)
  • People sought me out in my guise as an athlete.†   (source)
  • Of course it is somebody in an ape suit, who at a signal leaps on Pasquale from a chandelier, at the same time as half a dozen female impersonators who have up to now been lounging around in the guise of dancing girls also move in on the usurper from all parts of the stage.†   (source)
  • They deliberately choose to foster distortions, always under the guise of patriotism, upon a people who have no means of checking the facts.†   (source)
  • The stories were connected most provocatively of all to me, perhaps, through the entry into my story-telling mind of another sort of tie—a shadowing of Greek mythological figures, gods and heroes that wander in various guises, at various times, in and out, emblems of the characters' heady dreams.†   (source)
  • His snarling insult of the night before, and his general mistreatment of Sophie, had trespassed on my dreams all night in various allusive masks and guises, and now to awake to behold the same midcentury urban face intoning these hokey antebellum lyrics was simply more than I could tolerate.†   (source)
  • Only nature had remained true to history and appeared in the guise it assumed in modem art.†   (source)
  • the text of the Constitution has frequently been rewritten by the Supreme Court in the guise of interpretation.   (source)
  • the outward guise of purity was but a lie   (source)
  • But now I positively must go and dress: the second bell will ring directly, and if I come to dinner in this guise, I shall never hear the end of it from Lady Ashby.   (source)
  • One literally never saw them except in the guise of prisoners, and even as prisoners one never got more than a momentary glimpse of them.   (source)
  • To give me immortality in this hopeless guise, this helpless form.†   (source)
  • However, the mechanism of dis-guised dream content can still be intact.†   (source)
  • Even in our highly permissive age, though, sex often doesn't appear in its own guise.†   (source)
  • To give me immortality in this hopeless guise, this helpless form.†   (source)
  • Give her to me so she can care for me, complete the guise I must have to live!†   (source)
  • Or perhaps you are the Warrior in mortal guise.†   (source)
  • The doors to Skeedle's wagon burst open and Toby came hopping out, still wearing the marmot's guise.†   (source)
  • So when I leave the castle, I adopt more suitable guises, and thus live to serve you longer.†   (source)
  • But how can this slippery thing of many guises be caught, save by a feathered shaft?†   (source)
  • You have the guise of a winter-starved wolf.†   (source)
  • Lord Gyles will take him to Rosby, and conceal him there in the guise of a page.†   (source)
  • The demon had shed his human guise as a serpent sheds its skin.†   (source)
  • With the guests departed, King Orrin abandoned the guise of royal decorum.†   (source)
  • Billie's guise of craziness dropped whenever he spoke to me about Mrs. Brown.†   (source)
  • Yes, Master Gimli, he saw me, but in other guise than you see me here.†   (source)
  • So basically you're going to sterilize people without them knowing it under the guise of giving them the ultra in orgies?†   (source)
  • Under the guise of discussing environmental problems, it seeks to justify the ultimate corruption of the capitalist world.†   (source)
  • Gladstone explained that this was no longer in the interest of humanity and that a forcible annexation of Hyperion-under the guise of defending the Web itself-would allow more progressive AI coalitions in the Core to gain power.†   (source)
  • One of the central figures of the Renaissance was Marsilio Ficino, who exclaimed: 'Know thyself, O divine lineage in mortal guise!'†   (source)
  • As she grew closer to Yang Weining, he was able to get her many classics of foreign-language philosophy and history under the guise of gathering technical research materials.†   (source)
  • Any more than there is a simple answer to the question of why humankind has sought God in a million guises for ten thousand generations.†   (source)
  • That's why political and social considerations often find their way onto the page in some guise, even when the result doesn't look terribly "political."†   (source)
  • Irony, in various guises, drives a great deal of fiction and poetry, even when the work isn't overtly ironic or when the irony is subtle.†   (source)
  • Her husband in the guises of Bourne would be far more clever; she had seen his inventiveness in Paris and it was from another world, a lethal world where a mis-step could cost a person his life.†   (source)
  • It is ill dealing with such a foe: he is a wizard both cunning and dwimmer-crafty, having many guises.†   (source)
  • The four resembled Solembum, the one other werecat Eragon had seen in the guise of an animal: heavy-shouldered and long-limbed, with short, dark ruffs upon their necks and withers; tasseled ears; and black-tipped tails, which they waved gracefully from side to side.†   (source)
  • At night, as Ruth lay in her old bed, she felt she had come back to her adolescence in the guise of an adult.†   (source)
  • Moira," she said again, "in the guise of one of my attendants, told the Mede where to find you in the mountains.†   (source)
  • ...On the assumption that anyone in an emergency leaving one place for another would do so with the fastest transportation possible, our rumbottom detective went to Logan Airport, under what guise I don't know.†   (source)
  • Naturally they came on board in the guise of passengers, though how they got the weapons past Security is anyone's guess.†   (source)
  • He rushed Sophos again and in the guise of fencing practice began to give him a series of bruises he wouldn't forget for a month.†   (source)
  • He shoved his victim inside; the old man in the guise of a chaplain climbed in behind him, pulling the door shut as the chauffeur ran around the hood to the front seat.†   (source)
  • I knew everything about Snow Flower, and 1 proceeded to use it against her under the guise of social correctness and the strength of my being Lady Lu.†   (source)
  • I knew Manhattan only at street level, fitfully, and felt a little isolated, and the place scared me with its knowingness, its offhand vaunt, a style of mind and guise that can be harder to learn than some dialect of the Transvaal.†   (source)
  • But, you see, it has been a huge transition for me coming here, being brought here under the guise of equality," says Stephan, graduate of Tougaloo College in Mississippi, a black school not far from Oxford where his father is a preacher and his mother a librarian-.†   (source)
  • Afterward, when the magus offered to send him information more current than that in his own library, Eugenides had accepted gladly and read carefully, trying to see whether Attolia could be the monster in human guise she was accused of being, or only a woman who ruled without the support of her barons.†   (source)
  • One of the guises I taught him to use.†   (source)
  • Many a battle-scarred veteran—grim, close-mouthed men whose only loves seemed to be wine, women, and war—had surprised her with some facet of their character that was at odds with their outward guise: a knack for wood carving, a tendency to memorize romantic poems, a fondness for hounds, or a fierce devotion to a family that they kept hidden from the rest of the world.†   (source)
  • As in the accounts Max had read, his guise was that of a huge, powerfully built nobleman gone to seed.†   (source)
  • She would have to ask that question, and it will have to be answered, and then we'll all sit in awkward silence or my grandmother will say something unkind under the guise of being kind.†   (source)
  • Max felt a terrible, searing heat emanate from the demon's body, as though beneath his fleshy guise, Prusias was naught but flame.†   (source)
  • Whether any will be bold enough to enter Chataya's in the guise of patrons I cannot say, but I find it best to err on the side of caution.†   (source)
  • When the Sky God came to him in the guise of a charioteer with a plan to humiliate Eugenides, Lyopidus was ready to listen.†   (source)
  • Nor indeed am I a stranger; for I have been in this land before, more than once, and ridden with the host of the Rohirrim, though under other name and in other guise.†   (source)
  • My duties most certainly do not include taking the guise of some gargantuan hag so that your depraved relations can paw at me.†   (source)
  • A wild spirit in the guise of a wolf.†   (source)
  • They had even insisted that black-blue-wolf-hair-Blodhgarm fly with her in the guise of Eragon, which of course she had refused to allow.†   (source)
  • Even as she spoke, her features shifted and Umbra's guise fell away to reveal the proud, beautiful face of the warrior maiden.†   (source)
  • However, after much experimentation, Brom managed to find a flaw in Morzan's wards that allowed him to procure a position as a gardener on his estate, and it was in that guise he first met your mother.†   (source)
  • Upon seeing David take his own guise, Skeedle clapped and circled the sorcerer to assess him from various angles.†   (source)
  • She was in Umbra's guise but now wore a shirt of silver chain and carried a small round shield strapped to her back.†   (source)
  • In this guise, I was forced to ask for information or even to complain and yell at people who had been rude to her.†   (source)
  • But since racism always hides under a respectable guise—usually the guise of patriotism and religion—a great many people loathed us for knocking holes in these respectable guises.†   (source)
  • I was warned again and again that he did not tolerate criticism under any guise; woe to him who entered Piedmont's tabernacle with the bitter tongue.†   (source)
  • But since racism always hides under a respectable guise—usually the guise of patriotism and religion—a great many people loathed us for knocking holes in these respectable guises.†   (source)
  • At this time he couldn't say how many high things were suitable for him and was trying on guises.†   (source)
  • But not in this guise, or for my present purpose.†   (source)
  • It occurs everywhere, under a variety of guises.†   (source)
  • But having thrown away, when he dismounted, all gestures and fripperies, all trophies of nuts and roses, and shrunk so that not only fame but even his own name was forgotten by him, kept even in that desolation a vigilance which spared no phantom and luxuriated in no vision, and it was in this guise that he inspired in William Bankes (intermittently) and in Charles Tansley (obsequiously)and in his wife now, when she looked up and saw him standing at the edge of the lawn, profoundly, reverence, and pity, and gratitude too, as a stake driven into the bed of a channel upon which the gulls perch and the waves beat inspires in merry boat-loads†   (source)
  • Reaching the cellar steps, they halted, Leo glancing around under the guise of fumbling with his skates.†   (source)
  • I beg you to recognize human life draped in a form and guise alien to ours, but springing from a soil plowed and sown by all our hands.†   (source)
  • We should have made it a period ball, not the hotchpotch of humanity it was bound to be, with Giles, poor fellow, well-meaning and hearty in his guise of Arabian sheik.†   (source)
  • Poirot had a good opinion of Japp's abilities, though deploring his lamentable lack of method, but I, for my part, considered that the detective's highest talent lay in the gentle art of seeking favours under the guise of conferring them!†   (source)
  • In peace we can make many of them ignore good and evil entirely; in danger, the issue is forced upon them in a guise to which even we cannot blind them.†   (source)
  • Never again did I write words like that; I kept them to myself After my father's desertion, my mother's ardently religious disposition dominated the household and I was often taken to Sunday school where I met God's representative in the guise of a tall, black preacher.†   (source)
  • So they came forward and laid hands on him and, binding him, brought him before his sire, who bade them pinion his elbows behind his back and in this guise make him stand before the presence.†   (source)
  • Cottard and Tarrou, who had merely risen from their seats, gazed down at what was a dramatic picture of their life in those days: plague on the stage in the guise of a disarticulated mummer, and in the auditorium the toys of luxury, so futile now, forgotten fans and lace shawls derelict on the red plush seats.†   (source)
  • The all-important thing for this Court to remember in deciding this boy's fate is that, though his crime was accidental, the emotions that broke loose were already there" the thing to remember is that this boy's way of life was a way of guilt" that his crime existed long before the murder of Mary Dalton" that the accidental nature of his crime took the guise of a sudden and violent rent in the veil behind which he lived, a rent which allowed his feelings of resentment and estrangement to leap forth and find objective and concrete form.†   (source)
  • 25 To protect the unprepared, mythology veils such ultimate revelations under half-obscuring guises, while yet insisting on the gradually instructive form.†   (source)
  • THE UNIVERSAL GODDESS makes her appearance to men under a multitude of guises; for the effects of creation are multitudinous, complex, and of mutually contradictory kind when experienced from the viewpoint of the created world.†   (source)
  • They were tired, and under the guise of unselfishness they wrangled.†   (source)
  • The catastrophe will, indeed must, follow—is coming toward us from all directions, in all guises.†   (source)
  • For the time, fear had been routed by growth, while growth had assumed the guise of curiosity.†   (source)
  • Some of these thoughts of mine have seen the light before in other guise.†   (source)
  • In that exchange of glances he imagined each saw the other in some different guise.†   (source)
  • He looked upon her as a species of imposter; a guilty woman in the guise of an innocent one.†   (source)
  • I cannot go to the tar-office in this guise.'†   (source)
  • There are many warm hearts in the same solitary guise as poor little Miss La Creevy's.†   (source)
  • "But however near it may be," replied d'Artagnan, "I cannot go thither in this guise."†   (source)
  • It presents itself in the guise of a plain, and it yawns like a wave.†   (source)
  • —and in strange guise doth he come before us.†   (source)
  • In such guise had Pearl adorned herself, when she heard her mother's voice, and came slowly back.†   (source)
  • "Father," she said, "how do you like me in this guise?"†   (source)
  • The friend whom he had known under a shabby and necessitous guise had become a brilliant figure on the London Press.†   (source)
  • Or did he plot in any way, half-heartedly or otherwise, to drag her up there under the guise of various aliases and then, because she would not set him free, drown her?†   (source)
  • No deep, sinister soul with ulterior motives could have given her fifteen cents under the guise of friendship.†   (source)
  • Stripped of all guise, her actions must have been construed by a penetrating and impartial judge as a mere parading of her decorated person before a number of males with the purpose of ultimate selection.†   (source)
  • He loomed up now in different guise, not as a jealous suitor, but embodying the mysterious despotism she had known from childhood—the power of her creed.†   (source)
  • What must her feelings have been when she heard that Prince Muishkin, the last of his and her line, had arrived in beggar's guise, a wretched idiot, a recipient of charity—all of which details the general gave out for greater effect!†   (source)
  • He sensed the growth of a relentless driving passion, and sometimes he feared that, more than the newly acquired zeal and pride in this ranger service, it was the old, terrible inherited killing instinct lifting its hydra-head in new guise.†   (source)
  • But sometimes catching sight in advance of the Foretopman coming in his direction, he would, upon their nearing, step aside a little to let him pass, dwelling upon Billy for the moment with the glittering dental satire of a Guise.†   (source)
  • The May-Day dance, for instance, was to be discerned on the afternoon under notice, in the guise of the club revel, or "club-walking," as it was there called.†   (source)
  • They insinuate their tyranny under a hundred guises and pompous names, such as Polite Society, the Family, the Church, Sound Business, the Party, the Country, the Superior White Race; and the only defense against them, Carol beheld, is unembittered laughter.†   (source)
  • Robespierre, Danton, Marat, she had not known in their new guise of bloody judiciaries, merciless wielders of the guillotine.†   (source)
  • Perhaps it was because, in Paul's world, the natural nearly always wore the guise of ugliness, that a certain element of artificiality seemed to him necessary in beauty.†   (source)
  • They were eyes that masked the soul with a thousand guises, and that sometimes opened, at rare moments, and allowed it to rush up as though it were about to fare forth nakedly into the world on some wonderful adventure,—eyes that could brood with the hopeless sombreness of leaden skies; that could snap and crackle points of fire like those which sparkle from a whirling sword; that could grow chill as an arctic landscape, and yet again, that could warm and soften and be all a-dance with love-lights, intense and masculine, luring and compelling, which at the same time fascinate and dominate women till they surrender in a gladness of joy and of relief and sacrifice.†   (source)
  • Standing at the gate of the other world in the guise of a beggar, he had slapped this world's face, he had spat on it, he had thrown upon it an immensity of scorn and revolt at the bottom of his misdeeds.†   (source)
  • After which it matters not that the actions, the feelings of this new order of creatures appear to us in the guise of truth, since we have made them our own, since it is in ourselves that they are happening, that they are holding in thrall, while we turn over, feverishly, the pages of the book, our quickened breath and staring eyes.†   (source)
  • In the uneasy snatches of her natural dreams he came to her sometimes in the old guise of fellowship and tenderness; and she would rise from the sweet delusion mocked and emptied of her courage.†   (source)
  • She had heard rather too often the seven jokes which, under varying guises, made up all of Clif's humor and philosophy, but she could sit for hours looking amiable while Clif told how clever he was at selling, and she sturdily reminded Martin that they would never have a friend more loyal or generous.†   (source)
  • I will not say such arguments are wholly justified,—I will not insist that there is no other side to the shield; but I do say that of the nine millions of Negroes in this nation, there is scarcely one out of the cradle to whom these arguments do not daily present themselves in the guise of terrible truth.†   (source)
  • One of them stood forward in the shade of a tree, and, leaning on the long barrel of a rifle, exhorted the people to prayer and repentance, advising them to kill all the strangers in their midst, some of whom, he said, were infidels and others even worse—children of Satan in the guise of Moslems.†   (source)
  • How dared he, via innuendo and in the guise of serious questioning, intrude such a thought as this, which by implication at least picked at the very foundations of society—religious and moral!†   (source)
  • From that moment the hours seemed less wearisome; there was less hopelessness in the waiting; and at last, at five o'clock in the afternoon, Marguerite, closely veiled and followed by Sir Andrew Ffoulkes, who, in the guise of her lacquey, was carrying a number of impedimenta, found her way down to the pier.†   (source)
  • And let me tell you that while folks are fussing about what they call 'economics' and 'socialism' and 'science' and a lot of things that are nothing in the world but a disguise for atheism, the Old Satan is busy spreading his secret net and tentacles out there in Utah, under his guise of Joe Smith or Brigham Young or whoever their leaders happen to be today, it doesn't make any difference, and they're making game of the Old Bible that has led this American people through its manifold trials and tribulations to its firm position as the fulfilment of the prophecies and the recognized leader of all nations.†   (source)
  • His friend promised to go and do as Swann wished as soon as he had deposited him at the door of the Saint-Euverte house, where he arrived soothed by the thought that M. de Charlus would be spending the evening in the Rue La Perouse, but in a state of melancholy indifference to everything that did not involve Odette, and in particular to the details of fashionable life, a state which invested them with the charm that is to be found in anything which, being no longer an object of our desire, appears to us in its own guise.†   (source)
  • The strength and passion and fire of her were in her eyes, and she so used them that Lassiter had to see this depth in her, this haunting promise more fitted to her years than to the flaunting guise of a wilful girl.†   (source)
  • That hateful staircase, up which I always passed with such dismay, gave out a smell of varnish which had to some extent absorbed, made definite and fixed the special quality of sorrow that I felt each evening, and made it perhaps even more cruel to my sensibility because, when it assumed this olfactory guise, my intellect was powerless to resist it.†   (source)
  • A curious mess he looked upon: little despotisms, communistic experiments, slavery, peonage, business speculations, organized charity, unorganized almsgiving,—all reeling on under the guise of helping the freedmen, and all enshrined in the smoke and blood of the war and the cursing and silence of angry men.†   (source)
  • It was obvious at a glance that the original Weltlust had come back; that he had restored himself, as nearly as a man could do who had grown three or four years older, to the old jaunty, slapdash guise under which Tess had first known her admirer, and cousin so-called.†   (source)
  • Tortured by the need of some mental if not material support in the face of his great danger, Clyde was now doing what every other human in related circumstances invariably does—seeking, and yet in the most indirect and involute and all but unconscious way, the presence or existence at least of some superhuman or supernatural personality or power that could and would aid him in some way—beginning to veer—however slightly or unconsciously as yet,—toward the personalization and humanization of forces, of which, except in the guise of religion, he had not the faintest conception.†   (source)
  • No sooner had Northern armies touched Southern soil than this old question, newly guised, sprang from the earth,—What shall be done with Negroes?†   (source)
  • Thus Tess walks on; a figure which is part of the landscape; a fieldwoman pure and simple, in winter guise; a gray serge cape, a red woollen cravat, a stuff skirt covered by a whitey-brown rough wrapper, and buff-leather gloves.†   (source)
  • And girls and women, under the guise of kindly interest, but which, at best, spelled little more than a desire to achieve a facile intimacy with this daring and romantic, if unfortunate figure, throwing him a flower here and there and calling to him gayly and loudly as the train moved out from one station or another: "Hello, Clyde!†   (source)
  • After a time, however, in running over all the names of those he knew, he finally struck upon a forlorn hope in the guise of Orrin Short, the young man conducting the one small "gents' furnishing store" in Lycurgus which catered more or less exclusively to the rich youths of the city—a youth of about his own years and proclivities, as Clyde had guessed, who ever since he had been here had been useful to him in the matter of tips as to dress and style in general.†   (source)
  • Their lodgings were in a cottage a little further along the lane, but they came and assisted Tess in her departure, and argued that she should dress up in her very prettiest guise to captivate the hearts of her parents-in-law; though she, knowing of the austere and Calvinistic tenets of old Mr Clare, was indifferent, and even doubtful.†   (source)
  • I passed it as negligently as I did the pollard willow opposite to it: I had no presentiment of what it would be to me; no inward warning that the arbitress of my life — my genius for good or evil — waited there in humble guise.†   (source)
  • On that occasion she observed a man in a singular guise, watching her in the distance, with an intentness that induced her to inquire into his pursuits and character.†   (source)
  • In and out of the fern-dells snakes glided in their most brilliant blue and yellow guise, it being the season immediately following the shedding of their old skins, when their colours are brightest.†   (source)
  • I expressed a wish to visit England, but concealing the true reasons of this request, I clothed my desires under a guise which excited no suspicion, while I urged my desire with an earnestness that easily induced my father to comply.†   (source)
  • Ralph was a clever man; but Ralph had never—to his own sense—been so clever as when he observed, in petto, that under the guise of caring only for intrinsic values Osmond lived exclusively for the world.†   (source)
  • You have seven martlets on your arms; give three to your wife, and you will still have four; that is one more than M. de Guise had, who so nearly became King of France, and whose cousin was Emperor of Germany.†   (source)
  • It was laughable, while we glanced along, as it were, at the tail of a thunderbolt, to observe two dusty foot travellers in the old pilgrim guise, with cockle shell and staff, their mystic rolls of parchment in their hands and their intolerable burdens on their backs.†   (source)
  • But could it be possible that any sober harpooneer would get into a door mat, and parade the streets of any Christian town in that sort of guise?†   (source)
  • Had Phoebe been coarse in feature, shaped clumsily, of a harsh voice, and uncouthly mannered, she might have been rich with all good gifts, beneath this unfortunate exterior, and still, so long as she wore the guise of woman, she would have shocked Clifford, and depressed him by her lack of beauty.†   (source)
  • —Behold, thou mayst glad thy heart an thou hast faith to believe the wonderful when that it cometh in unexpected guise and maketh itself manifest in impossible places—here standeth in the flesh his mightiness The Boss, and with thine own ears shall ye hear him speak!†   (source)
  • She stood, in the humble guise and with the shrinking air of an Indian girl, holding the pledge of their former love in her arms, directly in his path.†   (source)
  • Are you indisposed, or have you forgotten the glances you favored me with at the ball of Mme. de Guise?†   (source)
  • Mademoiselle Bourienne and the little princess had to own to themselves that Princess Mary in this guise looked very plain, worse than usual, but it was too late.†   (source)
  • Could they be other than the insidious whispers of the bad angel, who would fain have persuaded the struggling woman, as yet only half his victim, that the outward guise of purity was but a lie, and that, if truth were everywhere to be shown, a scarlet letter would blaze forth on many a bosom besides Hester Prynne's?†   (source)
  • He looked such an extraordinary object in this guise that, flurried as she was, she could not avoid laughing outright.†   (source)
  • He cast a glance of tenderness and admiration into the interior of the precious pouch, readjusted his toilet, rubbed up his boots, dusted his poor half sleeves, all gray with ashes, whistled an air, indulged in a sportive pirouette, looked about to see whether there were not something more in the cell to take, gathered up here and there on the furnace some amulet in glass which might serve to bestow, in the guise of a trinket, on Isabeau la Thierrye, finally pushed open the door which his brother had left unfastened, as a last indulgence, and which he, in his turn, left open as a last piece of malice, and descended the circular staircase, skipping like a bird.†   (source)
  • Nearer yet to town, you come to Breed's location, on the other side of the way, just on the edge of the wood; ground famous for the pranks of a demon not distinctly named in old mythology, who has acted a prominent and astounding part in our New England life, and deserves, as much as any mythological character, to have his biography written one day; who first comes in the guise of a friend or hired man, and then robs and murders the whole family—New-England Rum.†   (source)
  • A set of gallants, who have been masquerading in such guise as our own, are carrying a band of prisoners thither—Watch them closely, for even if they reach the castle before we collect our force, our honour is concerned to punish them, and we will find means to do so.†   (source)
  • In the frightful meditation into which its presence casts the soul the scaffold appears in terrible guise, and as though taking part in what is going on.†   (source)
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