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clear, easily noticed, and/or identifiable as different or separate
  • Some hours afterwards it began again, nearer and more distinct.
    Chapters 15-16 (20% in)
  • At the same instant his ear caught a sort of indistinct sound on the stairs, followed by the measured tread of soldiery, with the clanking of swords and military accoutrements; then came a hum and buzz as of many voices, so as to deaden even the noisy mirth of the bridal party, among whom a vague feeling of curiosity and apprehension quelled every disposition to talk, and almost instantaneously the most deathlike stillness prevailed.
    Chapters 5-6 (26% in)
  • Dantes made no resistance; he was like a man in a dream: he saw soldiers drawn up on the embankment; he knew vaguely that he was ascending a flight of steps; he was conscious that he passed through a door, and that the door closed behind him; but all this indistinctly as through a mist.
    Chapters 7-8 (81% in)
  • Edmond listened, and the sound became more and more distinct.
    Chapters 15-16 (22% in)
  • permit him to spring on his victim; but man, on the contrary, loathes the idea of blood—it is not alone that the laws of social life inspire him with a shrinking dread of taking life; his natural construction and physiological formation"— Dantes was confused and silent at this explanation of the thoughts which had unconsciously been working in his mind, or rather soul; for there are two distinct sorts of ideas, those that proceed from the head and those that emanate from the heart.
    Chapters 15-16 (89% in)
  • At the end of fifteen months the level was finished, and the excavation completed beneath the gallery, and the two workmen could distinctly hear the measured tread of the sentinel as he paced to and fro over their heads.
    Chapters 17-18 (48% in)
  • The noise of the waves dashing against the rocks on which the chateau is built, reached Dantes' ear distinctly as they went forward.
    Chapters 19-20 (96% in)
  • The patron of The Young Amelia proposed as a place of landing the Island of Monte Cristo, which being completely deserted, and having neither soldiers nor revenue officers, seemed to have been placed in the midst of the ocean since the time of the heathen Olympus by Mercury, the god of merchants and robbers, classes of mankind which we in modern times have separated if not made distinct, but which antiquity appears to have included in the same category.
    Chapters 22-23 (98% in)
  • He had by degrees assumed such authority over his companions that he was almost like a commander on board; and as his orders were always clear, distinct, and easy of execution, his comrades obeyed him with celerity and pleasure.
    Chapters 23-24 (6% in)
  • About five o'clock in the evening the island was distinct, and everything on it was plainly perceptible, owing to that clearness of the atmosphere peculiar to the light which the rays of the sun cast at its setting.
    Chapters 23-24 (12% in)
  • ...on Madeleine Radelle from the fact that she had been born in a village, so called, situated between Salon and Lambesc; and as a custom existed among the inhabitants of that part of France where Caderousse lived of styling every person by some particular and distinctive appellation, her husband had bestowed on her the name of La Carconte in place of her sweet and euphonious name of Madeleine, which, in all probability, his rude gutteral language would not have enabled him to pronounce.
    Chapters 25-26 (45% in)
  • I had only an indistinct understanding of what was passing around me.
    Chapters 27-28 (22% in)
  • A moment afterwards he thought he heard his own name pronounced distinctly.
    Chapters 33-34 (42% in)
  • Three cries for help came more distinctly to his ear.
    Chapters 33-34 (42% in)
  • Conjecture soon became certainty, for the figure of a man was distinctly visible to Franz, gradually emerging from the staircase opposite, upon which the moon was at that moment pouring a full tide of silvery brightness.
    Chapters 33-34 (55% in)
  • The lower part of his dress was more distinctly visible by the bright rays of the moon, which, entering through the broken ceiling, shed their refulgent beams on feet cased in elegantly made boots of polished leather, over which descended fashionably cut trousers of black cloth.
    Chapters 33-34 (57% in)
  • The chairs were of ancient workmanship and materials; over the doors were painted sketches of shepherds and shepherdesses, after the style and manner of Boucher; and at each side pretty medallions in crayons, harmonizing well with the furnishings of this charming apartment, the only one throughout the great mansion in which any distinctive taste prevailed.
    Chapters 47-48 (1% in)
  • She stopped astonished, then the voice reached her ear more distinctly, and she recognized it to be that of Maximilian.
    Chapters 71-72 (**% in)
  • In a moment he had passed through them, and could see the house distinctly.
    Chapters 73-74 (34% in)
  • They both listened; steps were distinctly heard in the corridor and on the stairs.
    Chapters 73-74 (59% in)
  • The general appeared to be affected by a nervous tremor, which prevented his answering for some moments; then, overcoming his manifest repugnance, he pronounced the required oath, but in so low a tone as to be scarcely audible to the majority of the members, who insisted on his repeating it clearly and distinctly, which he did.
    Chapters 75-76 (33% in)
  • Oh, how distinctly I remember that kiss!
    Chapters 77-78 (36% in)
  • On descending, we saw through the lattice-work several boats which were gradually becoming more distinct to our view.
    Chapters 77-78 (36% in)
  • In the midst of all this frightful tumult and these terrific cries, two reports, fearfully distinct, followed by two shrieks more heartrending than all, froze me with terror.
    Chapters 77-78 (49% in)
  • He reached the instrument he had placed on the stand, touched a spring, and immediately a pale light, just bright enough to render objects distinct, was reflected on his hands and countenance.
    Chapters 81-82 (74% in)
  • "By your father's tomb!" said Caderousse, supported by a supernatural power, and half-raising himself to see more distinctly the man who had just taken the oath which all men hold sacred; "who, then, are you?"
    Chapters 83-84 (43% in)
  • Well yes, you are right; that name has still its charms, and this is the first time for a long period that I have pronounced it so distinctly.
    Chapters 89-90 (22% in)
  • He turned his head, looked around him, and saw no one; but the sound was repeated distinctly enough to convince him of its reality.
    Chapters 89-90 (53% in)
  • "And I say that murders are committed here," said Morrel, whose voice, though lower in tone, lost none of its terrible distinctness: "I tell you that this is the fourth victim within the last four months.
    Chapters 103-104 (18% in)
  • "Oh, do not fear the scaffold, madame," said the magistrate; "I will not dishonor you, since that would be dishonor to myself; no, if you have heard me distinctly, you will understand that you are not to die on the scaffold."
    Chapters 107-108 (91% in)
  • Every pulse beat with feverish excitement, every nerve was strained, every vein swollen, and every part of his body seemed to suffer distinctly from the rest, thus multiplying his agony a thousand-fold.
    Chapters 111-112 (3% in)
  • Ali placed himself in the light, so that his master might see him distinctly, and then imitating in his intelligent manner the countenance of the old man, he closed his eyes, as Noirtier was in the custom of doing when saying "Yes."
    Chapters 111-112 (53% in)
  • The past, like the country through which we walk, becomes indistinct as we advance.
    Chapters 113-114 (3% in)
  • Scarcely had a few seconds elapsed, ere he saw everything as distinctly as by daylight.
    Chapters 113-114 (26% in)
  • His eyes acquired that quality which in the first moment of strong emotion enables them to see distinctly, and which afterwards fails from being too much taxed.
    Chapters 113-114 (80% in)

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