His face suddenly softened and tears came into his eyes.
His face softened and his lips turned up in a half smile.
His face softened into a smile that invaded his eyes.
That sweet chocolate gaze softened and a smile touched the corners of his mouth.
She softened at his obvious struggle.
His expression softened when he saw she had been crying.
He softened his words.
NORMANS, the softened form of the word "Northman," applied first to the people of Scandinavia in general, and afterwards specially to the people of Norway.
Warmth passed through his gaze, and the skin around his eyes softened as he took in her expression.
She softened at the inclusion.
His face softened as he touched her arm."Would you mind if I kept this one to myself?"
Softened by memories of Princess Mary he began to pray as he had not done for a long time.
Maybe he figured you had softened some on the issue.
His expression softened and he shrugged, "A security guard doesn't simply sit in the guard house and watch the cars go through the gate, you know."
The black eyes softened slightly.
His features softened as he gazed down at the tiny form.
His face softened as he looked at her.
Though still arch, his tone had softened enough to show her he wasn't unaffected by her genuine words.
The dark gaze softened and a smile played at the corners of his mouth.
His gaze softened and he watched her reflectively.
Toby rolled his eyes in response and crossed his arms. Katie shook her head. The angel was visibly upset and completely disheveled. She softened, sensing his distress.
For a moment the question was in his eyes and started to form on his lips – and then comprehension softened his gaze.
The dark eyes softened, even reflected shame — and then they hardened.
His faint smile softened the words.
The black memories that made him wake up screaming at night, the fear he could still taste in moments of despair, were softened by the sense of stillness that settled into him.
His gaze softened a little.
Finally his expression softened and he reached for her.
The pieces are carefully heated with exclusion of air and then compressed into a uniform mass by intense hydraulic pressure; the softened amber being forced through holes in a metal plate.
Orpheus went down to the lower world and by his music softened the heart of Pluto and Persephone, who allowed Eurydice to return with him to earth.
His piercing gaze held hers for a moment, and then his expression softened ever so slightly.
Her look turned to anger, then softened into concern.
The contrast between the yellow and white types has been softened by the remarkable development of the Japanese following the assimilation of western methods.
On the other hand, unexpurgated copies were made in Matthew's lifetime; though the offending passages are duly omitted or softened in his abridgment of his longer work, the Historia Anglorum (written about 125 3), the real sentiments of the author must have been an open secret.
The softened slices are now repeatedly passed between grooved rollers, known FIG.
The mixed rubber thus obtained is readily softened by heat, and can be very easily worked into any desired form or rolled into sheets by an apparatus known as the calendering machine.
Rubber mixed in the usual way with about WA of sulphur is now softened by heat, forced into the mould, and retained there by pressure during the operation of curing, which is usually effected in an iron box heated over a gas burner to 140° C.
Vulcanization is then effected by steam heat, and, the preparation on the cloth being softened by water, the sheet of rubber is readily removed.
of the furnace must be so% greater than that of the kettle into which the softened lead is tapped, as the dross and skimmings formed amount to about so% of the weight of the lead charged.
and softened lights, combined with depth and delicacy of hjame.
No better representative of the true old hardy Roman type, little softened by either luxury or education, had come to the head of affairs since the days of Marius.
softened down to respectful attendance.
softened down the word of God.
Natasha entered with a softened and agitated expression of face and sat down looking silently at Pierre.
With a softened, happy, timid look she watched the boy she loved in the arms of the man she loved.
When her gaze returned to Lisa, her features softened into a warm smile.
His look softened, and rare warmth crossed his features.
The softened expression on Romas's face-- only present for her-- hardened as he prepared himself to deal with whichever of his warriors had happened upon Kiera.
His face softened into a grin, as he crooked a long index finger at her.
Her face softened immediately, and she held her cheek to his.
The stranger's face softened with the warmth of pity, a sight Xander was accustomed to.
The skin around Xander's eye was softened in something other than amusement, the light in his eyes a combination of hunger – and warmth.
The fibrous tough roots, softened by soaking in water, and split, are used by the Indians and voyageurs to sew together the birch-bark covering of their canoes; and a resin that exudes from the bark is employed to varnish over the seams. It was introduced to Great Britain at the end of the 17th century and was formerly more extensively planted than at present.
And its influence is to be seen in the legislation of the Christian emperors, which softened some of the harshest features that still marked the institution.
The " buckshot clays " of the backlands, which are so stiff that they can scarcely be ploughed until flooded and softened, and are remarkably retentive of moisture, are ideal rice soil; but none of the alluvial lands has an underlying hardpan, and they cannot as a rule be drained sufficiently to make the use of heavy harvesting machinery possible.
To convert the masticated rubber into rectangular blocks, it is first softened by heat, and then forced into iron boxes or moulds.
He thought of her pregnancy and felt sorry for her and for himself, and in a nervously emotional and softened mood he went out of the hut in which he was billeted with Nesvitski and began to walk up and down before it.
Seeing him, Kutuzov's malevolent and caustic expression softened, as if admitting that what was being done was not his adjutant's fault, and still not answering the Austrian adjutant, he addressed Bolkonski.
Yes, it was he, pale, thin, with a changed and strangely softened but agitated expression on his face.
All men seemed so pitiful, so poor, in comparison with this feeling of tenderness and love he experienced: in comparison with that softened, grateful, last look she had given him through her tears.
It seemed to Pierre that this comet fully responded to what was passing in his own softened and uplifted soul, now blossoming into a new life.
The countess looked round several times at her daughter's softened face and shining eyes and prayed God to help her.
His gaze shifted to his mother and his expression softened.
He shook his head in surrender, and his voice softened.
His tone had softened.
A wry smile twisted his face, but the eyes softened.
The skin around his eyes softened.
Sasha turned to him with a smile, and Jade's gaze softened.
over a supermodel was softened by the rationale that he would also innately recognize his intended mate, even if he didn't recognize her ability to help him control his power.
At his tone, she softened.
His face was unreadable, but the skin around his eyes had softened with warmth.
He turned when she didn't respond, and his gaze softened.
Connor's face had softened considerably.
The dark eyes softened.
Sirian's dark gaze turned to her and softened.
For a moment his gaze ran over her face like it used to, and then his expression softened.
At his startled expression, she softened the refusal with an explanation.
He glanced at her and his expression softened.
Xander's features softened in warmth.
In the industrial working of indiarubber, the various impurities present in the crude " wild rubber (bark, dirt and the principal impurities derived from the latex, except resin) are removed by the following process: The lumps of crude caoutchouc are first softened by the prolonged action of hot water, and then cut into slices by means of a sharp knife - generally by hand, as thus any large stones or other foreign substances can be removed.
To secure the highest possible permeability it is essential that the iron should be softened by careful annealing.
His reminiscences on this subject date from the Restoration, and are probably softened by considerations of expediency.
Lumps of glass of approximately the right weight are chosen, and are heated to a temperature just sufficient to soften the glass, when the lumps are caused to assume the shape of moulds made of iron or fireclay either by the natural flow of the softened glass under gravity, or by pressure from suitable tools or presses.
The eggs, which are 16 in number, are deposited in a leathery capsule fixed by a gum-like substance to the abdomen of the female, and thus carried about till the young are ready to escape, when the capsule becomes softened by the emission of a fluid substance.
As has been mentioned already, the new charter softened religious tests for office and the suffrage, and accorded " liberty of conscience " except to Roman Catholics.
By repeated passages through the rolls the bars are hardened, and to facilitate further reduction they are usually softened by annealing before being passed to the finishing rolls.
The blanks are next softened by annealing, and are then thoroughly cleaned before being passed to the coining presses.
West of the dividing crest they are forest clad; east thereof their stony grimness is but slightly softened by growths of scrub and tussock grass.
To do this, the natural gum of the cocoons which holds the filaments together must be softened, the ends of the filaments of the required number of cocoons must be caught, and means must be taken to unwind and lay these filaments together, so as to form a single uniform rounded strand of raw silk.
When thoroughly softened - the time occupied depending on the heat of the water and nature of the silk - the contents of the kiln are taken out and placed into vats of hot water, and allowed to soak there for some time.
The chief works of Damiron, of which the best are his accounts of French philosophers, are the following: - An edition of the Nouveaux melanges philosophiques de Jouffroy (1842), with a notice of the author, in which Damiron softened and omitted several expressions used by Jouffroy, which were opposed to the system of education adopted by the Sorbonne, an article which gave rise to a bitter controversy, and to a book by Pierre Leroux, De la mutilation des manuscrits de M.
His fall in 1801 was softened by the grant of an earldom (he was created earl of Rosslyn 21st April 1801, with remainder to his nephew), and by a pension of £4000 per annum.
As a historian, Beza, by his chronological inexactitude, has been the source of serious mistakes; as an administrator, he softened the rigour of Calvin.
On the other hand, the concrete, being a non-conductor, preserves the steel from being softened and twisted by excessive temperature.
'The seeds are submitted to a dry heat in a furnace for an hour or thereby, by which they are softened and prepared to part easily with their oil.
Hence a machinist can cut steel or iron nearly six times as fast with a lathe tool of this steel as with one of carbon steel, because with the latter the cutting speed must be so slow that the cutting tool is not heated by the friction above say 250° C. (482° F.), lest it be unduly softened or " tempered " (§ 29).
The boldness of its scenery is softened by the richness of its verdure.
These mosques have suffered much in the beauty of their appearance from the effects of time and neglect; but their colour has been often thus softened, and their outlines rendered the more picturesque.
The severity of the doctrine of self-renunciation is softened by the affectionate tone in which it is inculcated.
The earth, baked hard by the summer heat, is thus softened, and ploughing begins at once.
After about threequarters of an hour the substances are so far fluxed or softened that the reaction now sets in fully, as shown by the copious escape of gas.
As thus the restless reason tests the emotions of the soul, criticizes the traditions to which they cling, rejects the ancient dogmas in which they have been defined, the Church slowly participates in the process: silently this position and that are forsaken, legends and beliefs once of prime importance are forgotten, or when forced into controversy many ways are found by which the old and the new are reconciled: the sharpness of distinctions can be rubbed off, expressions may be softened, definitions can be modified and half-way resting-places afforded, until the momentous transition has been made and the continuity of tradition is maintained.
The streaks are sometimes partly softened or crushed by means of a steam hammer during the process of opening the bale, then taken to the "strikers-up" where the different varieties are selected and hung on pins, and then taken to the jute softening machine.
Two of its chief causes probably are (r) improvement in cookery, whereby the harder and more irritating parts of the food are softened or removed; and (2) improvement in grinding machinery, whereby the harder and more stimulating parts of the grain are separated from the finer flour which is used for bread.
The National Gallery "Virgin of the Rocks" certainly, with help from Ambrogio de Predis; in this the Florentine character of the original is modified by an admixture of Milanese elements, the tendency to harshness and over-elaboration of detail softened, the strained action of the angel's pointing hand altogether dropped, while in many places pupils' work seems recognizable beside that of the master.
The distress of his family, and his own patience, courage and piety, softened the hearts of his judges.
The peel is first softened by maceration; then a part of the softened peel is distilled with spirit and water, and the remainder is macerated in a portion of the distillate so obtained.
The doctrine when taught is frequently softened; sometimes universalism is taught.
There can be little doubt that this absorption softened and enriched the Serbo-Croatian dialects, a process to which climatic conditions and intercourse with Italy also contributed, until Serbo-Croatian became one of the richest and most melodious of Slavonic languages.
They are as follows: (a) while the Servians pronounce the Old Slavonic yach as ye or e or ee, the Croats pronounce it always as ee (Servian beeyelo or belo, Croatian beelo); (b) the Servians have the sound gye (softened d or g), the Croats are without it, but have instead ya or ye (Servian gospogya, Croatian gospoya); (c) the Servians let the vowel i transform the preceding consonant into a soft consonant, whereas the Croats pronounce the consonant unaffected by the softening influence of i (Servian bratya, Croatian bratia); (d) the Servians change the letter l at the end of a word into o whereas the Croats always pronounce it as 1.
C, I are seldom pronounced like s; but a feature more peculiar to the Andalusians is the inverse process, the softened and interdental pronunciation of the s (the so-called ceceo): zeor (sehor), &c. Before a consonant and at the end of a word s becomes a simple aspiration: mihmo (mismo), Dioh (Dios), do reales (dos reales).
The acacias and the Rosaceae yield their gums most abundantly when sickly and in an abnormal state, caused by a fulness of sap in the young tissues, whereby the new cells are softened and finally disorganized; the cavities thus formed fill with liquid, which exudes, dries and constitutes the gum.
Connie's determination softened and she dug in her purse, coming up with a pencil and an old grocery receipt.
Lisa gazed up at him in the darkness; acutely aware of the way the moonlight softened the rugged angles of his face.
Seeing the horror in the young vampire's eyes, his tone softened and he backed up.
For a moment the question was in his eyes and started to form on his lips â€“ and then comprehension softened his gaze.
The dark eyes softened, even reflected shame â€” and then they hardened.
The skin around Xander's eye was softened in something other than amusement, the light in his eyes a combination of hunger â€“ and warmth.
The rather austere dÃ©cor was softened by early evening candle light.
When softened by whale oil, it can be woven on machines to make coal sacks, horse bags and carpet backing.
blueberry juice with the softened gelatine in a small pan, to dissolve the gelatine.
Combine softened butter with the egg and water and half the Glutafin Pastry Mix, and beat with an electric whisk for 1 minute.
camomile liquid into the softened gelatine, squeezing any excess liquid from the tea bags.
Question I was just wondering what a softened and slightly dilated cervix could mean.
Smart tailoring with a masculine edge is softened by the addition of blouses or tops in slippery silks or delicate chiffons.
His " duo " concept carried through to evening wear, as layers of soft chiffon softened the line of body-hugging lace sheaths.
most chinchillas can be fed softened food from a spoon whilst sat on your lap.
Somewhere a small bird chirruped and cooed, and the melody of it softened the man's heart even more.
Bedrooms have natural wood floors and furnishings, softened with crisp Egyptian cotton duvets and sheets.
A mid-1980s facelift softened the edges, but this was a troubled car.
ethereal creature awakens, from softened clay.
Fortunately as the day went on it softened further down, built a kicker a played on that for an hour or two.
There's always an empty corner that can be softened by a tall palm or fig tree.
Hard lines seem softened by the rich blue patina, evenly applied in soft patches.
Fine lines are softened, irregular pigmentation is brightened and large pores are less visible.
Mix the frozen petits pois into the softened onions.
Could it be that the darker aspects of the play that so scandalized the British have somehow been softened in translation?
Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the shallots over a medium heat until softened.
Sloes: The perfect time to pick sloes: The perfect time to pick sloes is after their skins have been softened by the first frost.
In a few hours the mites will be killed and the wax softened.
Cook until slightly softened and add the diced potatoes, milk and stock.
Unfortunately, the record was ruined by its corporate sponsor when it finally achieved American release, with a considerably softened track listing.
The pain of defeat was somewhat softened by the sharing around of chocolates, however.
stilted manner has softened over the years into something much more relaxed.
strident tone which is softened by some fine piano work.
I then softened the tube with hot air from a hot-air paint stripper.
During the troubles in the Cevennes (see Huguenots) he softened to the utmost of his power the rigour of the edicts, and showed himself so indulgent even to what he regarded as error, that his memory was long held in veneration amongst the Protestants of that district.
But they are now softened and often bereft of their earlier significance, and it is this and their divergence from common Oriental thought which make Old Testament thought so profound and unique.
After vulcanization, rubber is no longer softened by a moderate heat, a temperature of 160Ã‚° C. scarcely affecting it, nor is it rendered rigid by cold, and the ordinary solvents fail to dissolve it.
Rubber mixed in the usual way with about WA of sulphur is now softened by heat, forced into the mould, and retained there by pressure during the operation of curing, which is usually effected in an iron box heated over a gas burner to 140Ã‚° C.
Hence a machinist can cut steel or iron nearly six times as fast with a lathe tool of this steel as with one of carbon steel, because with the latter the cutting speed must be so slow that the cutting tool is not heated by the friction above say 250Ã‚° C. (482Ã‚° F.), lest it be unduly softened or " tempered " (§ 29).
These men and their followers were never weary of ridiculing the timid caution of the aged statesman who sacrificed everything to perpetuate an inglorious peace and derisively nicknamed his adherents " Night-caps " (a term subsequently softened into " Caps "), themselves adopting the sobriquet " Hats," from the threecornered hat worn by officers and gentlemen, which was considered happily to hit off the manly self-assertion of the opposition.
The Latin ex augurio appears in the Italian sciagura, sciagurato, softened into sciaura, sciaurato, wretchedness, wretched.
Sonya was softened, excited, and touched by all that had occurred that day, especially by the mysterious fulfillment she had just seen of her vision.
She understood those words to mean that he had suddenly softened and that this softening and gentleness were signs of approaching death.
Sloes: The perfect time to pick sloes is after their skins have been softened by the first frost.
The parade caught the mood of their lord and any brevity soon softened down to respectful attendance.
Eve had begun to feel the fascination of the evil one, for she softened down the word of God.
His stilted manner has softened over the years into something much more relaxed.
This has a more strident tone which is softened by some fine piano work.
Stir briefly until softened then add 4 x 300g cans drained butter beans and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary and cook until heated through.
Hassidic Jews came a close second for their distinctive black and white formality softened by casual unbuttoned jackets and stringy hair bangs.
Be 100 percent sure of the hardness of your water so you don't spend too much getting one that won't soften the water efficiently or not spend enough so your water doesn't get softened.
Start blending at the middle of the eyelid where you softened your contour color and simply blend the eye shadow into your contour color.
The ultra-fine mineral content is responsible for deflecting attention away from lines and imperfections through light dispersion, which results in a softened skin tone.
After face is softened, apply under eye concealer and translucent powder to set the finish.
Place the softened cream cheese and cheddar cheese into the bowl of your stand mixer and use the low setting mix them.
Cook over a medium low heat until the leeks are softened.
Add 1 cup of warm broth to the rice mixture, stir over low heat until broth is absorbed; repeat until all 6 cups of liquid is absorbed and the Arborio rice is softened.
Use your scraper to remove the softened adhesive.
The yellow hues softened the austere whiteness, offering an air of antiquity and warmth.
It occurs most commonly from the age of one to three years and is a slowly progressive disease that affects the softened areas of the skull, other flat bones, the eyes, and skin.
High necked gowns look great with upswept hair, and low cut gowns are easily softened with loose waves.
Lubricate: Although a quick shave can be done with just warm water and softened skin, using a shaving foam or lubricant will ensure better results and a slicker glide.
If you have a strong jaw, would you prefer to have that feature highlighted, for example, with a chin length bob, or softened with layers of length?
Mattel first softened Barbie's look in 1960, toning down her eye makeup and eyebrows.
Many home cooks used to add a little bit of sodium bicarbonate when they cooked vegetables because it softened them.
Today, they inspire a retro-chic feeling that women flock to when they wish to convey a sexy appearance softened with a hint of coy innocence.
His harder edges were softened over time by his love for Kayla Brady and their romance that played out on screen until his 'death' in 1990.
Old soap operas, like old family friends, were deeply missed when they left the air, but time softened has softened the loss.
When you are ready to make the pastry, take the softened butter and place it between two sheets of plastic wrap.
The Luthor family's Shakespearean dramas left Lex a cynical and bitter young man, but his friendship with Clark softened the edges.
Over time her disposition softened and she became a strong supporter of Bajor joining the Federation.
The skin tone is improved and even softened as the product masks imperfections and reveals a more even, smoother complexion.
" I hardly know if even to you," he writes to his wife, " I dare disclose the sweet and softened feeling that comes over me when I find a young man whose examination is thoroughly satisfactory.
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