His eyes were observant and restless, his eyebrows thick and low, and his features hard.
(5) The correspondence of eminent and observant persons.
Her killer was pulled over the next day by an observant trooper shortly after dumping the young girl's body.
The same law prevailing in all natures creation, in the plumage of birds, the painting of butterifies wings, the marking of shells, and in all the infinite variety and beauty of the floral kingdom, the lesson is constantly renewed to the observant eye.
As the nut grows the slight puncture becomes almost obliterated, so that it is unnoticed by all but the most observant eye.
The first detailed account of the west coast of South America was written by a keenly observant old soldier, Pedro de Cieza de Leon, who was travelling in South America from 1533 to 1550, and published his story at Seville in 1553.
During the reign of her husband, too (1547-1559), Catherine lived a quiet and passive, but observant life.
Added to that was Fred's frequent lies about picking up at tag sales for a pittance, items that to an observant eye, still retained their much-higher new-store price.
Apart from the more obvious characteristics of the serpent likely to impress all observant minds (§ 1), its essentially chthonic character shows itself markedly when it is associated with the treasures and healing herbs of the earth, the produce of the soil, the source of springs - and thence of all water - and the dust unto which all men return.'
His three hundred letters reveal a rich and observant nature, which, despite the troubles of ill-health and ecclesiastical unrest, remained optimistic, tender and even playful.
was watching affairs in Scotland with an observant eye, and other European sovereigns were not indifferent to the possibility of a Scotch alliance.
Even the comedies of the best authors are too observant of Latin precedents, although some pieces of Machiavelli, Ariosto, Aretino, Cecchi and Gelli are admirable for vivid delineation of contemporary manners.
Many of the friars observant of Greenwich and monks of the Charterhousc were involved in a similar fate, but there was no general resistance, and Henry, now inspired or helped by Thomas Cromwell, was able to proceed with the next step in the Reformation, the dissolution of the monasteries.
Many ivory figures of men, women and animals -are known from Nekhen (Hieraconpolis) and Abydos; and they all show the same school of work, simple, dignified, observant, and with ~an air which places them on a higher plane of truthfulness and precision than later art.
In spite of some extraordinary blunders in topography and history, his observant and detailed record, marked by evident good faith, is among the most valuable of medieval documents relating to Palestine: it is also important in the history of the Russian language, and in the study of ritual and liturgy (from its description of the Easter services in Jerusalem, the Descent of the Holy Fire, &c.).
The Arctic peoples regulated their lives by the long day and night in the year; among the tribes in the arid region the place of sunrise was marked on the horizon for each day; the tropical Indians were not so observant, but they worshipped the sun-god above all.
You need to remain observant of your rats ' behavior.
On the contrary, he gives precise and apparently comprehensive directions in the first part of the letter about how he is to be treated: "Je vous en donne advis par advance, afin que vous puissiez faire accomoder un cachot ou vous le mettrez surement, observant de faire en sorte que les jours qu'aura le lieu oÃ¹ it sera ne donnent point sur les lieux qui puissent estre abordez de personne, et qu'il y ayt assez de portes fermees, les unes sur les autres, pour que vos sentinelles ne puissent bien entendre," &c. Having finished his instructions about Dauger, he then proceeds in a fresh paragraph to tell Saint-Mars that orders have been given to "Sieur Poupart" to do "whatever you shall desire."
observant readers will now be saying to themselves, " Four ha ha ha ha!
observant eye for reminders of the past.
The Great Inked City Strolling through the streets of London, many different subcultures stand out to the observant pedestrian.
His conclusions are substantially the same as those of Pere van Ortroy, the Bollandist, and Friar Lemmens, an Observant Franciscan, and are the direct contrary of Sabatier's: the Legenda 3 Soc. is a forgery; the Speculum perfectionis is a compilation made in the 14th century, also in large measure a forgery, but containing an element (not to be precisely determined) derived from Br.
He indulged, however, his love for literature, was closely observant of public affairs, and thus gradually From Cambridge Natural History, vol.
Not only does this cause injury to your dog, but you are at risk of injury as well, so be extra observant if you have a small dog in your house so you can avoid these accidents.
Spoken by the observant Jewish convert Walter Sobchak.
This is one way that being observant pays off.
Sometimes, items will hit the clearance racks earlier, sometimes a bit later - one important trick is to be a regular and observant shopper.
Parents should be observant to ensure that unusual fears or phobias do not interfere in the lives of their children.
This means that you need to be ready and observant with your subjects.
He doesn't stand a chance with someone who's as observant as I am.
observant to notice what another new volunteer on site is doing!
Be observant if thou wouldst have a pure heart, for something is born to thee in consequence of every action.
observant student with too much time on his hands (waves!
But this is not simply a dispute between the religiously observant and the secular.
Brown's staging occasionally slid toward camp, but elsewhere was sharply observant of the vagaries of human nature.
For a time I was very observant, watching the coffin lowered, hearing the words of the ritual.
I'm a reasonably observant Catholic (by European standards anyway ).
Ibrahim says his business has been pummeled as people have become more observant.
Observant parents will come to recognize unusual sleep disruptions or those that persist or intensify.
Parents need to be aware of any existing allergies in their families that might cause a reaction from vaccines and their preservatives, and they need to be observant of a child for the first 24-72 hours after receiving the vaccine.
Virgo's observant nature allows them to learn things about their Libra partner that the Libra may have not even been aware of.
By being observant, you can be more natural.
The more relaxed you are, the easier it is to be natural, observant, positive and creative.
They have a greater-than-average ability to use all of their five senses and usually do so by thoroughly proceeding through life in a slower, more observant and detailed way than those of the other elements.
Games such as I Spy are good fun games for a kid of this age to participate in and learn to be observant of the things around him.
Considering all the things he had hidden from her, it seemed prudent to be more observant.
observant man, most unobserved; Maker of Portraits for Humanity!
Modern medicine, like modern ?xperiscience, is as boldly speculative as it has been in mental any age, and yet it is as observant as in any naturalistic period; its success lies in the addition to these qualities of the method of verification; the fault of previous times being not the activity of the speculative faculty, without which no science can be fertile, but the lack of methodical reference of all and sundry propositions, and parts of propositions, to the test of experiment.
more than justified him, and the long duel which ensued between Ferdinand and Zapolya (see Hungary: History) enabled the Polish monarch to maintain to the end a cautious but observant neutrality.
1 55, 156) "Je mande au Sieur Poupart de faire incessamment travailler 'a' ce que vous desirerez, et vous ferez preparer les meubles qui sont necessaires pour la vie de celui que l'on vous amenera, observant que comme ce n'est qu'un valet, it ne lui en faut pas de bien considerables, et je vous ferai rembourser tant de la despenses des meubles, que de ce que vous desirerez pour sa nourriture."
Magazine subscriptions sound insincere, but if you give the right magazine to the right person, then you can be seen as observant!
All that gurgling, whooshing and dripping represents a whirl of activity going on in the machine, and your cat is observant enough to have tuned into it.
When investing in used furniture bargains, remember that condition matters...a lot, so shop when you're feeling fresh and observant, or bring a friend along with you.
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