He started to say something to the fleeing attendant but instead lifted the limp body up in his arms to a more reasonable position and carefully carried her out to the anteroom.
Yes, it was like a dream in which a man fancies that a ruffian is coming to attack him, and raises his arm to strike that ruffian a terrible blow which he knows should annihilate him, but then feels that his arm drops powerless and limp like a rag, and the horror of unavoidable destruction seizes him in his helplessness.
She lay limp in his arms, startled and afraid to respond - afraid the kiss meant nothing to him.
It wasn't until her body went totally limp in his arms that he realized just how small she was.
He then carried Cynthia Byrne's limp but still drenched and shivering body through the connecting door to her bed and laid her on one of the towels.
He carefully hefted her limp body and held her against him like a child.
He wrapped his arms around her, drawing her limp frame against him.
The Other's body seized up then went limp, its head lolling back, as it lost the ability to move.
Ethel would have listed him as a lazy, unambitious civil servant with a lifestyle as exciting as limp toast.
By the time they reached Hunter's double-parked car, Dean felt like limp lettuce at a summer picnic.
Cynthia was as limp as a rag doll as he pulled down her skirt, which was heavy with water.