It was totally out of character for her.
"Every country has its own character," said he.
The cover pictured a character looking like Carnac the Magnificent from the old Johnny Carson TV show.
Somehow it seemed contrary to his character - any of them.
It is fascinating reading to this day because the things he notes about the American character are still very much with us.
The character of the voters is not staked.
Janet, with an out-of-character burst of loquaciousness asked, Miz Dean, I got a little problem.
I'm glad you find my character flaws amusing, 'cuz I have a boat load of them.
His fine character and conscience earned him universal respect and confidence.
Our national character is centered on optimism.
Sweet Rebecca, with her strong, brave spirit, and her pure, generous nature, was the only character which thoroughly won my admiration.
"The Duke of Oldenburg bears his misfortunes with admirable strength of character and resignation," remarked Boris, joining in respectfully.
"If there is any part of you that believes she'll accept the truth if it comes from me, then you're the worst judge of character I know," Gabriel replied drily.
It was Charlie's seedy character that disturbed Brady.
She scowled at him at first, but then understanding the generosity of his evidently out-of-character act, bowed politely in acknowledgment.
I kept feeling a skip was totally out of character for him.
What would he say was your greatest character trait?
Now the other sister, though they are the same family, is quite different-- an unpleasant character and has not the same intelligence.
The space business doesn't seem to work but she might have used a character for a period.
Handing out compliments seemed to be out of character for him, but hadn't he always been honest and direct?
While the old gent's hasty departure was out of character, his rapid exit caused the Deans no concern.
Her wealth made it certain that he would be the richest man in France, and he determined to play a part equal to that of his great-grandfather, the regent, whom he resembled in character and debauchery.
A large dimple formed in the upper part of his right cheek, lending character to the smooth features.
Horace Walpole, who gives an unfavourable picture of his private character, acknowledges that Stone possessed "abilities seldom to be matched"; and he had the distinction of being mentioned by David Hume as one of the only two men of mark who had perceived merit in that author's History of England on its first appearance.
Here her character was shaped; here she imbibed that passionate love of country scenes and country life which neither absence, politics nor dissipation could uproot; here she learnt to understand the ways and thoughts of the peasants, and laid up that rich store of scenes and characters which a marvellously retentive memory enabled her to draw upon at will.
The questions put by these two kept the conversation from changing its ordinary character of gossip about the higher government circles.
Of what use this measuring of me if she does not measure my character, but only the breadth of my shoulders, as it were a peg to bang the coat on?
Nothing better shows the plasticity of her character than the ease with which she adapted herself to this sudden change.
The finer traits of Miss Keller's character are so well known that one needs not say much about them.
Pierre was one of those people who, in spite of an appearance of what is called weak character, do not seek a confidant in their troubles.
And I love her, because her character is sensible and very good.
Degree at Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 1560, and the witty and sometimes coarse character of his acknowledged work makes it reasonable to suppose that he may have been a coadjutor of the author.
To be quite frank, Mary, I expect Father's character sometimes makes things trying for you, doesn't it?
Does this Grasso character fit your pattern for being the person we're tracking?
The concerned look on Randy Byrne's face told Dean that Cynthia's action, while not of itself so unusual, was totally out of character for the boy's mother.
" Character," says George Sand, " is in a great measure hereditary: if my readers wish to know me they must know my father."
No less, indeed, than twenty buildings of ecclesiastical or monastic character have been enumerated in the three islands.
Her character, as depicted in the poems, is not an attractive one; but she seems to have entertained a genuine affection for her lover.
A certain instability of character is revealed by the fact that he took up arms against Ramiro, having repented of his renunciation of the world.
While the Malays were famous almost exclusively for their piratical expeditions they naturally bore an evil reputation among Europeans, but now that we have come into closer Character, contact with them,, and have learned to understand aca them better, the old opinions concerning them have been greatly modified.
No man was ever more honored in the character of his raisers than I. They are destined, I trust, to assist at the raising of loftier structures one day.
Nicholas noticed this, as he noticed every shade of Princess Mary's character with an observation unusual to him, and everything confirmed his conviction that she was a quite unusual and extraordinary being.
He liked to talk and he talked well, adorning his speech with terms of endearment and with folk sayings which Pierre thought he invented himself, but the chief charm of his talk lay in the fact that the commonest events--sometimes just such as Pierre had witnessed without taking notice of them--assumed in Karataev's a character of solemn fitness.
Howie, out of character, had penned his intentions and with legal assistance referred by Merrill Cooms, she and Molly are financially set for life.
Count Casimir Batthyany attacked him in The Times, and Szemere, who had been prime minister under him, published a bitter criticism of his acts and character, accusing him of arrogance, cowardice and duplicity.
In England The Largest Values Of A Sufficiently Steady Character To Be Shown Correctly By An Ordinary Electrograph Occur During Winter Fogs.
This grows under oaks, in clusters - a most unusual character for the mushroom, and is said to be excellent for the table.
To this character the fungus owes its generic name (Marasmius) as well as one of its most valuable qualities for the table, for examples may be gathered from June to November, and if carefully dried may be hung on strings for culinary purposes and preserved without deterioration for several years; indeed, many persons assert that the rich flavour of these fungi increases with years.
There is no definite rule as to the material or character of the ornamentation, and attempts have been made, especially in England, to revive the use of the apparelled alb.
She moved her finger from one printed character to another as I formed each letter on my fingers.
To my imagination it retained throughout the day more or less of this auroral character, reminding me of a certain house on a mountain which I had visited a year before.
One of his father's ministers having discovered him, revealed to him what he was, and the misconception of his character was removed, and he knew himself to be a prince.
The highest Petersburg society was assembled there: people differing widely in age and character but alike in the social circle to which they belonged.
"As far as the service goes he is quite punctilious, your excellency; but his character..." said Timokhin.
But something had to be decided, and these conversations around him which were assuming too free a character must be stopped.
Whether the preservation of my father's house in Moscow, or the glory of the Russian arms, or the prosperity of the Petersburg and other universities, or the freedom of Poland or the greatness of Russia, or the balance of power in Europe, or a certain kind of European culture called "progress" appear to me to be good or bad, I must admit that besides these things the action of every historic character has other more general purposes inaccessible to me.
Chance forms the characters of the rulers of France, who submit to him; chance forms the character of Paul I of Russia who recognizes his government; chance contrives a plot against him which not only fails to harm him but confirms his power.
That and her beauty – but that's not a character trait, is it?
These activities were part of the culture of everyday life.
Many points in Kossuth's career and character will probably always remain the subject of controversy.
In 1897 Buchner submitted yeast to great pressure, and isolated a nitrogenous substance, enzymic in character, which he termed "zymase."
The pope was above all a religious man, of a gentle and contemplative character; the cardinal was pre-eminently a man of affairs.
The feudal assembly of the tenants-in-chief; but it assumed a more definite character during the reign of Henry I., when its members, fewer in number, were the officials of the royal household and other friends and attendants of the king.
A recent critic has sought in religion the clue to her character and the mainspring of her genius.
In the past many conflicting estimates were made of the character and achievements of the pope during whose pontificate Protestantism first took form.
Of this nature are the neutral points, where the polarization changes character, observed by F.
And intended to eliminate irregular changes, but they also to some extent eliminate regular changes if the hours of maxima and minima or the character of the diurnal variation alter throughout the year.
According to Shafi`ite law, such a cadi must be a male, free, adult Moslem, intelligent, of unassailed character, able to see, hear and write, learned in the Koran, the traditions, the Agreement, the differences of the legal schools, acquainted with Arabic grammar and the exegesis of the Koran.
As Denzel Washington's character observed in the movie Crimson Tide, "In the nuclear world, the true enemy is war itself."
In a fine Alfred Hitchcock movie called Notorious, the troubled character played by Ingrid Bergman gets very drunk at a party and asks Cary Grant to come for a drive.
In Othello is a character named Iago, an evil man who never does anything illegal himself but is always planting ideas in other people's minds, to get them to do his dirty work.
And gradually from week to week the character of each tree came out, and it admired itself reflected in the smooth mirror of the lake.
In order to see how nearly I could guess, with this experience, at the deepest point in a pond, by observing the outlines of a surface and the character of its shores alone, I made a plan of White Pond, which contains about forty-one acres, and, like this, has no island in it, nor any visible inlet or outlet; and as the line of greatest breadth fell very near the line of least breadth, where two opposite capes approached each other and two opposite bays receded, I ventured to mark a point a short distance from the latter line, but still on the line of greatest length, as the deepest.
"And what about his character?" asked the regimental commander.
He has not a character like us women who, when we suffer, can weep away our sorrows.
This inevitability alone can explain how the cruel Arakcheev, who tore out a grenadier's mustache with his own hands, whose weak nerves rendered him unable to face danger, and who was neither an educated man nor a courtier, was able to maintain his powerful position with Alexander, whose own character was chivalrous, noble, and gentle.
To clear up this last point for himself, Prince Andrew, utilizing his position and acquaintances, tried to fathom the character of the control of the army and of the men and parties engaged in it, and he deduced for himself the following of the state of affairs.
It was one of the millions of proposals, one as good as another, that could be made as long as it was quite unknown what character the war would take.
General Bagovut, a fighting old soldier of placid temperament, being also upset by all the delay, confusion, and cross-purposes, fell into a rage to everybody's surprise and quite contrary to his usual character and said disagreeable things to Toll.
The character of Kutuzov and reflections on the unsatisfactory results of the battles at Krasnoe, by Bogdanovich.
In their exposition, an historic character is first the product of his time, and his power only the resultant of various forces, and then his power is itself a force producing events.
Is the movement of the Russian people eastward to Kazan and Siberia expressed by details of the morbid character of Ivan the Terrible and by his correspondence with Kurbski?
Does swimming alone late at night strike you as in character for Byrne?
You'd be sorry the morning after – and so would I. Maybe we wouldn't be sorry for the night we spent together, or what we did, but we'd be sorry we didn't have the strength of character to wait.
In determining fungi no single character must be relied upon as conclusive, but all the characters must be taken together.
A fascinating character and an extremely patient experimenter, Mendel was a German friar and scientist who figured out that plants (and presumably animals) had inheritable characteristics.
Man's actions proceed from his innate character and the motives acting upon him.
Jeff does silly things sometimes—it wouldn't be totally out of character for him to do something on a whim.
Her early rages were an unhappy expression of the natural force of character which instruction was to turn into trained and organized power.
The pictures the language paints on her memory appear to make an indelible impression; and many times, when an experience comes to her similar in character, the language starts forth with wonderful accuracy, like the reflection from a mirror.
It's out of character if this mother is still alive.
As a statesman, Rossi was a man of signal ability and intrepid character, but it is as an economist that his name will be best remembered.