In reading my teacher's lips I was wholly dependent on my fingers: I had to use the sense of touch in catching the vibrations of the throat, the movements of the mouth and the expression of the face; and often this sense was at fault.
She just came to say, with a worried expression, "Girl--not count very large (many) words."
The best works of art are the expression of man's struggle to free himself from this condition, but the effect of our art is merely to make this low state comfortable and that higher state to be forgotten.
For a moment he gazed down at her, his expression much like the trapped fox in the hen house.
Instead of reading words on a page and trying to imagine a concept, we can see it, as the old expression goes, in Technicolor.
For a moment he looked down at her, his expression somber.
She recalled all her life with him and in every word and act of his found an expression of his love of her.
His expression was a blend of question and concern.
His expression was wary, but he said nothing.
There was not an ugly person in all the throng.
Every shade of feeling finds expression through her mobile features.
"Why, this is a palace!" she said to her husband, looking around with the expression with which people compliment their host at a ball.
As he absorbed her words, his expression went from tense to relieved, and then on to something sweet and sad.
He nodded, his expression reflective again.
Alex glanced up at him and then his expression turned sour.
Señor Medena watched him for a moment, his expression guarded.
The hostility in his voice and expression was unnerving.
An unidentifiable expression lurked in his dark features as he nodded.
His expression was perplexed.
The ancient cannon, which look seaward, wear a very menacing expression; but I doubt if there is any unkindness in their rusty old hearts.
Her early rages were an unhappy expression of the natural force of character which instruction was to turn into trained and organized power.
Prince Vasili understood it as an expression of weariness.
Prince Vasili said no more and his cheeks began to twitch nervously, now on one side, now on the other, giving his face an unpleasant expression which was never to be seen on it in a drawing room.
"What next?" the princess interrupted, smiling sardonically and not changing the expression of her eyes.
"I know the will was made, but I also know that it is invalid; and you, mon cousin, seem to consider me a perfect fool," said the princess with the expression women assume when they suppose they are saying something witty and stinging.
Anna Mikhaylovna, with a meek, sorrowful, and all-forgiving expression on her face, stood by the door near the strange lady.
Princess Mary went back to her room with the sad, scared expression that rarely left her and which made her plain, sickly face yet plainer.
But the princess never saw the beautiful expression of her own eyes--the look they had when she was not thinking of herself.
As with everyone, her face assumed a forced unnatural expression as soon as she looked in a glass.
Prince Andrew looked sternly at her and an expression of anger suddenly came over his face.
Looking at their boots he several times shook his head sadly, pointing them out to the Austrian general with an expression which seemed to say that he was not blaming anyone, but could not help noticing what a bad state of things it was.
"Can anyone find an example of an idiom, or fun expression, to share with the class?" asked the teacher.
The retired naval man was speaking very boldly, as was evident from the expression on the faces of the listeners and from the fact that some people Pierre knew as the meekest and quietest of men walked away disapprovingly or expressed disagreement with him.
With a sudden expression of malevolence on his aged face, Adraksin shouted at Pierre:
Pierre, however, felt excited, and the general desire to show that they were ready to go to all lengths--which found expression in the tones and looks more than in the substance of the speeches--infected him too.
All she could see was that his former stern and determined expression had altered to one of timidity and submission.
"Call Andrew!" he said suddenly, and a childish, timid expression of doubt showed itself on his face as he spoke.
He was still lying on the bed as before, but the stern expression of his quiet face made Princess Mary stop short on the threshold.
She could not fathom whether it was curiosity, devotion, gratitude, or apprehension and distrust--but the expression on all the faces was identical.
And again all the faces in that crowd bore an identical expression, though now it was certainly not an expression of curiosity or gratitude, but of angry resolve.
What gentleness and nobility there are in her features and expression! thought he as he looked at her and listened to her timid story.
But the princess, if she did not again thank him in words, thanked him with the whole expression of her face, radiant with gratitude and tenderness.