The quietness with which he spoke made Jessi feel bad for asking.
A few, like Ruskin, were doubtful about "that increased quietness of style"; one or two already suspected that the "sweetness" was obtained at some sacrifice of force, and that the "purity" involved a concession to Victorian conventionality.
Uncertain how to interpret his quietness, she tried to figure out what to say.
After the troubled times which had lasted from 1214 to 1224 they desired nothing more than peace, quietness and good governance.
i should if possible be avoided; therefore quietness and the exer cise of care when manipulating are always recommended by teachers, and practised by those who wisely take their lessons to heart.
But then, in the quietness of the night, he began to hear beyond the door, the muffled but clear sounds of lovemaking.
Majestie to stablysh Christen quietness " (1536), together with the " Injunctions " of 1536 and 1538, are chiefly noteworthy for their affirmation of almost all the current doctrines of the Catholic Church, except those relating to the papal supremacy, purgatory, images, relics and pilgrimages, and the old rooted distrust of the Bible in the vernacular.
The reign which began with this unwonted quietness was perhaps the most important epoch of all English medieval Edward!
Her husband, though he afterwards deteriorated, seems at that time to have been neither better nor worse than the Berrichon squires around him, and the first years of her married life, during which her son Maurice and her daughter Solange were born, except for lovers' quarrels, were passed in peace and quietness, though signs were not wanting of the coming storm.
A period of quietness now set in, and the condition of the kingdom, its education, its agriculture and its trade and manufactures, began to receive earnest attention, while by frugality, both in public and in private matters, King William helped to repair the shattered finances of the country.
tallish man, who paradoxically attracted attention by the quietness with which he moved.
It was once a flourishing town, but its quietness now is only disturbed by the advent of the numerous tourists who visit it in the summer, crossing hence to the island of Marken.
He often surprised his hearers by the quietness of his beginnings, and these were very often the speeches which turned out most brilliant and most irresistible ere the close.
He was a tallish man, who paradoxically attracted attention by the quietness with which he moved.
When I first turned on the toothbrush, I was surprised by the quietness and gentleness of the vibrations compared to my other electronic Sonicare toothbrush.
The subtle light provided by an oil lamp gives bestows a simple quietness upon those who are in its glow.
This may be followed rapidly by quietness, lethargy, agitation or combativeness, seizures, and coma.
Large Blacks are exceedingly docile, and the ears, hanging well forward over the eyes, contribute materially to a quietness of habit which renders them peculiarly adapted to field grazing.
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