Good luck getting him to believe you, she said with calmness she didn't feel.
She astonished allonlookers by the calmness with which she braved death (April 1 3, 1794).
We know, for example, that the choice of a contemplative life was not the result of indifference to the fate of the world, or of any natural coldness or even calmness of temperament.
His prudent reserve and imperturbable calmness were branded as stiffness and haughtiness.
Cobden had the calmness and confidence of the political philosopher, Bright had the passion and the fervour of the popular orator.
"You have no choice," he said with calmness that terrified her.
"You have thirty seconds, sweetheart," Jule said with a calmness that chilled her to the bone.
He forced calmness into his voice as the thought of a wayward body resurrected very unpleasant memories.
Wiseman displayed calmness and courage, and immediately penned an admirable Appeal to the English People (a pamphlet of over 30 pages), in which he explained the nature of the pope's action, and argued that the admitted principle of toleration included leave to establish a diocesan hierarchy; and in his concluding paragraphs he effectively contrasted that dominion over Westminster, which he was taunted with claiming, with his duties towards the poor Catholics resident there, with which alone he was really concerned.
The theological calmness of the West, amid the violent theological disputes which troubled the Eastern patriarchates, and the statesmanlike wisdom of Rome's greater bishops, combined to give a unique position to the pope, which councils in vain strove to shake, and which in time of difficulty the Eastern patriarchs were fain to acknowledge and make use of, however they might protest against it and the conclusions deduced from it.
The Russian people, for example, could not contemplate with calmness as the head of their church a bishop appointed by the hereditary enemy of their country.
"Will you tell me why you betrayed him before I kill you?" he asked with calmness at odds with the storm in his breast.
He surprised himself with his calmness, prompted by a total lack of understanding of the situation.
"It looks like a few things changed while I was gone," the Immortal said with the calmness Gabriel remembered always admiring.
"Tell Rhyn what you told me, Jade," Kris said with calmness that made Rhyn.s blood boil more.
A calmness washed over her and she stared up at him coldly.
This he was able to do, as a moderate Lutheran, whose calmness and common sense contrasted advantageously with the unbridled violence of his contemporaries.
Probably he found in his calmness of temperament, even in his want of imagination, a sense of rest and of exemption from the disturbing influences of life; while in his physical philosophy he found both an answer to the questions which perplexed him and an inexhaustible stimulus to his intellectual curiosity.
He met his death on the scaffold with calmness and dignity.
He had to be torn from his seat ere he was removed to prison, and as he sat next to Danton in the tumbrel which conveyed them to the guillotine, the calmness of the great leader failed to impress him.
"Without it," he emphatically says, "there can be no theology; it can only thrive in the calmness of a soul consecrated to God."
He went to the place of execution in Lincoln's Inn Fields with perfect calmness, which was preserved to the last.
He listened with tolerable calmness to their Grand Remonstrance, hut his attempt to seize the five members whom he accused of high treason made a good understanding impossible.
He bore with calmness the storm of reproach from his party associates which followed, and lived to regain the esteem of those who had attacked him.
As he sat on the judgment-seat, ` the deep thought betrayed in his furrowed brow - the large eyebrows, overhanging eyes that seemed to regard more what was taking place within than around him - his calmness, that would have assumed a character of sternness but for its perfect placidity - his dignity, repose and venerable age, tended at once to win confidence and to inspire respect ' (Townsend).
He possessed vast and varied learning, perfect calmness and impartiality, and great power of historical insight, and is now looked back to as the pioneer in the movement for the economic interpretation of history.
He himself on more than one occasion went to sea with the fleet, and inspired all with whom he came in contact by the example he set of calmness in danger, energy in action and inflexible strength of will.
The most striking feature of the Oriental fatalism is its complete indifference to material circumstances: men accept prosperity and misfortune with calmness as the decree of fate.