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SECTION VII LITERARY EXPRESSIONS A A bitterness crept into her face A blazing blue sky poured down torrents of light A book to beguile the tedious hours A brave but turbulent aristocracy A broad, complacent, admiring imbecility breathed from his nose and lips A burlesque feint of evading a blow A callous and conscienceless brute A calm and premeditated prudence A calmness settled on his spirit A campaign of unbridled ferocity A carefully appraising eye A ceaselessly fleeting sky A certain implication of admiring confidence A charming air of vigor and vitality A childish belief in his own impeccability A cold, hard, frosty penuriousness was his prevalent characteristic [penuriousness = stingy; barren; poverty-stricken] A compassion perfectly angelic A constant stream of rhythmic memories A covertly triumphant voice A creature of the most delicate and rapid responses A crop of disappointments A cunning intellect patiently diverting every circumstance to its design A curious and inexplicable uneasiness A curious vexation fretted her A daily avalanche of vituperation [vituperation = harshly abusive language] A dandified, pretty-boy-looking sort of figure A dark and relentless fate A day monotonous and colorless A dazzling completeness of beauty A deep and brooding resentment A delicious throng of sensations A deliciously tantalizing sense A detached segment of life A dire monotony of bookish idiom A disheveled and distraught figure A face singularly acute and intelligent A faint accent of reproach A faint sense of compunction moved her A faint, transient, wistful smile lightened her brooding face A faint tremor of amusement was on his lips A faintly quizzical look came into his incisive stare A fawn-colored sea streaked here and there with tints of deepest orange A fever of enthusiasm A few tears came to soften her seared vision A fiery exclamation of wrath and disdain A figure full of decision and dignity A firm and balanced manhood A first faint trace of irritation A fitful boy full of dreams and hopes A flame of scarlet crept in a swift diagonal across his cheeks A fleeting and furtive air of triumph A flood of pride rose in him A foreboding of some destined change A fortuitous series of happy thoughts A frigid touch of the hand A fugitive intangible charm A gay exuberance of ambition A generation of men lavishly endowed with genius A gentle sarcasm ruffled her anger A ghastly whiteness overspread the cheek A glance of extraordinary meaning A glassy expression of inattention A glassy stare of deprecating horror A glittering infectious smile A gloom overcame him A golden haze of pensive light A golden summer of marvelous fertility A graceful readiness and vigor A grave man of pretending exterior A great pang gripped her heart A great process of searching and shifting A great sickness of heart smote him A great soul smitten and scourged, but still invested with the dignity of immortality A grim and shuddering fascination A gush of entrancing melody A gusty breeze blew her hair about unheeded A half-breathless murmur of amazement and incredulity A half-uneasy, half-laughing compunction A harassing anxiety of sorrow A harvest of barren regrets A haunting and horrible sense of insecurity A heavy oppression seemed to brood upon the air A helpless anger simmered in him A hint of death in the icy breath of the gale A hot and virulent skirmish A hot uprush of hatred and loathing A kind of ineffable splendor crowns the day A lapse from the well-ordered decencies of civilization A large, rich, copious human endowment A late star lingered, remotely burning A laugh of jovial significance A light of unwonted pleasure in her eyes [unwonted = unusual] A little jaded by gastronomical exertions A lukewarm and selfish love A man of imperious will [imperious = arrogantly domineering] A man of matchless modesty and refinement A manner bright with interest and interrogation A manner nervously anxious to please A melancholy monotone beat on one's heart A mere exhibition of fussy diffuseness A mere figment of a poet's fancy A mien and aspect singularly majestic [mien = bearing or manner] A mild and deprecating air A mind singularly practical and sagacious [sagacious = wise] A mouth of inflexible decision A murmur of complacency A mystery everlastingly impenetrable A nameless sadness which is always born of moonlight A new and overmastering impulse A new doubt assailed her A new marvel of the sky A new trouble was dawning on his thickening mental horizon A nimble-witted opponent A painful thought was flooding his mind A pang of jealousy not unmingled with scorn A patience worthy of admiration A perfect carnival of fun A perfect crime of clumsiness A piteous aspect of woe A portent full of possible danger A potion to be delicately supped at leisure A powerful agitation oppressed him A prevailing sentiment of uneasy discontent A prey to listless uneasiness A profound and absorbing interest A profound and eager hopefulness A profound and rather irritating egotist by nature A prop for my faint heart A propitious sky, marbled with pearly white [propitious = favorable; kindly; gracious] A protest wavered on her lip A puissant and brilliant family [puissant = powerful; mighty] A queer, uncomfortable perplexity began to invade her A quick flame leaped in his eyes A quick shiver ruffled the brooding stillness of the water A quiver of resistance ran through her A remarkable fusion of morality and art A random gleam of light A rare and dazzling order of beauty A rhythmical torrent of eloquent prophecy A river of shame swept over him A sad inquiry seemed to dwell in her gaze A satisfied sense of completeness A secret sweeter than the sea or sky can whisper A sensation of golden sweetness and delight A sense of desolation and disillusionment overwhelmed me A sense of infinite peace brooded over the place A sense of meditative content A sense of repression was upon her A sentiment of distrust in its worth had crept into her thoughts A sheaf of letters A shimmer of golden sun shaking through the trees A shiver of apprehension crisped her skin A shuffling compromise between defiance and prostration A sigh of large contentment A sight for the angels to weep over A skepticism which prompted rebellion A slight movement of incredulous dissent A smile full of subtle charm A smile of exquisite urbanity A soft insidious plea A soft intonation of profound sorrow A soft suspicion of ulterior motives A solemn glee possessed my mind A solemn gray expanse that lost itself far away in the gray of the sea A solemn utterance of destiny A somber and breathless calm hung over the deepening eve A somewhat melancholy indolence A somewhat sharp and incisive voice A sonorous voice bade me enter A soothing and quieting touch was gently laid upon her soul A sort of eager, almost appealing amiability A sort of stolid despairing acquiescence A sort of stunned incredulity A soundless breeze that was little more than a whisper A spacious sense of the amplitude of life's possibilities A staccato cough interrupted the flow of speech A state of sullen self-absorption A steady babble of talk and laughter A step was at her heels A stifling sensation of pain and suspense A stinging wind swept the woods A strange compound of contradictory elements A stream of easy talk A strong convulsion shook the vague indefinite form A strong susceptibility to the ridiculous A subtle emphasis of scorn A sudden and stinging delight A sudden gleam of insight A sudden uncontrollable outburst of feeling A super-abundance of boisterous animal spirits A supercilious scorn and pity [supercilious = haughty disdain] A super-refinement of taste A swaggering air of braggadocio [braggadocio = pretentious bragging] A sweet bewilderment of tremulous apprehension [tremulous = fearful] A sweet, quiet, sacred, stately seclusion A swift knowledge came to her A swift unformulated fear A swiftly unrolling panorama of dreams A tangle of ugly words A thousand evanescent memories of happy days [evanescent = vanishing like vapor] A thousand unutterable fears bore irresistible despotism over her thoughts A time of disillusion followed A tiny stream meandering amiably A tone of arduous admiration A torn and tumultuous sky A total impression ineffable and indescribable A tragic futility A treacherous throb of her voice A true similitude of what befalls many men and women A tumult of vehement feeling A tumultuous rush of sensations A twinge of embarrassment A vague and wistful melancholy A vast sweet silence crept through the trees A veritable spring-cleaning of the soul A very practised and somewhat fastidious critic A violent and mendacious tongue [mendacious = false; untrue] A vivid and arresting presentation A waking dream overshadowed her A weird world of morbid horrors A well-bred mixture of boldness and courtesy A wild vivacity was in her face and manner A wile of the devil's [wile = trick intended to deceive or ensnare] A wind strayed through the gardens A withering sensation of ineffable boredom A wordless farewell Absolutely vulgarized by too perpetual a parroting Absorbed in a stream of thoughts and reminiscences Absorbed in the scent and murmur of the night Accidents which perpetually deflect our vagrant attention Across the gulf of years Administering a little deft though veiled castigation Affected an ironic incredulity Affecting a tone of gayety After a first moment of reluctance After an eternity of resolutions, doubts, and indecisions Aghast at his own helplessness Agitated and enthralled by day-dreams Agitated with violent and contending emotions Alien paths and irrelevant junketings All embrowned and mossed with age All her gift of serene immobility brought into play All hope of discreet reticence was ripped to shreds All the lesser lights paled into insignificance All the magic of youth and joy of life was there All the place is peopled with sweet airs All the sky was mother-of-pearl and tender All the unknown of the night and of the universe was pressing upon him All the world was flooded with a soft golden light All was a vague jumble of chaotic impressions All was incomprehensible All was instinctive and spontaneous Aloof from the motley throng Ambition shivered into fragments Amid distress and humiliation Amid the direful calamities of the time An acute note of distress in her voice An agreeably grave vacuity An air half quizzical and half deferential An air of affected civility An air of being meticulously explicit An air of inimitable, scrutinizing, superb impertinence An air of stern, deep, and irredeemable gloom hung over and pervaded all An air of uncanny familiarity An air which was distinctly critical An almost pathetic appearance of ephemeral fragility [ephemeral = markedly short-lived] An almost riotous prodigality of energy An answering glow of gratitude An antagonist worth her steel An artful stroke of policy An assumption of hostile intent An assurance of good-nature that forestalled hostility An atmosphere of extraordinary languor [languor = dreamy, lazy mood ] An atmosphere thick with flattery and toadyism An attack of peculiar virulence and malevolence An audacious challenge of ridicule An avidity that bespoke at once the restlessness, [avidity = eagerness] and the genius of her mind An awe crept over me An eager and thirsty ear An easy prey to the powers of folly An effusive air of welcome An equal degree of well-bred worldly cynicism An erect, martial, majestic, and imposing personage An eternity of silence oppressed him An expression of mildly humorous surprise An expression of rare and inexplicable personal energy An exquisite perception of things beautiful and rare An iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart An ignoring eye An impenetrable screen of foliage An impersonal and slightly ironic interest An impervious beckoning motion An inarticulate echo of his longing An increased gentleness of aspect An incursion of the loud, the vulgar and meretricious [meretricious = plausible but false] An inexplicable and uselessly cruel caprice of fate An inexpressible fervor of serenity An ingratiating, awkward and, wistful grace An inspired ray was in his eyes An instant she stared unbelievingly An intense and insatiable hunger for light and truth An intense travail of mind An obscure thrill of alarm An odd little air of penitent self-depreciation An open wit and recklessness of bearing An oppressive sense of strange sweet odor An optimistic after-dinner mood An overburdening sense of the inexpressible An uncomfortable premonition of fear An unfailing sweetness and unerring perception An unpleasant and heavy sensation sat at his heart An unredeemed dreariness of thought An unsuspected moral obtuseness An utter depression of soul And day peers forth with her blank eyes And what is all this pother about? [pother = commotion; disturbance] Animated by noble pride Anticipation painted the world in rose Appalled in speechless disgust Appealing to the urgent temper of youth Apprehensive solicitude about the future Ardent words of admiration Armed all over with subtle antagonisms Artless and unquestioning devotion As if smitten by a sudden spasm As the long train sweeps away into the golden distance August and imperial names in the kingdom of thought Awaiting his summons to the eternal silence B Bandied about from mouth to mouth Barricade the road to truth Bartering the higher aspirations of life Beaming with pleasurable anticipation Before was the open malignant sea Beguiled the weary soul of man Beneath the cold glare of the desolate night Bent on the lofty ends of her destiny Beset by agreeable hallucinations Beset with smiling hills Beside himself in an ecstasy of pleasure Betokening an impulsive character Beyond the farthest edge of night Birds were fluting in the tulip-trees Biting sentences flew about Black inky night Blithe with the bliss of the morning Blown about by every wind of doctrine Bookish precision and professional peculiarity Borne from lip to lip Borne onward by slow-footed time Borne with a faculty of willing compromise Bowed with a certain frigid and deferential surprise Broke in a stupendous roar upon the shuddering air Browsing at will on all the uplands of knowledge and thought Buffeted by all the winds of passion Buried hopes rose from their sepulchers Buried in the quicksands of ignorance But none the less peremptorily [peremptorily = ending all debate or action] By a curious irony of fate By a happy turn of thinking By virtue of his impassioned curiosity C Carried the holiday in his eye Chafed at the restraints imposed on him Cheeks furrowed by strong purpose and feeling Childlike contour of the body Cleansed of prejudice and self-interest Cloaked in prim pretense Clothed with the witchery of fiction Clutch at the very heart of the usurping mediocrity Cold gaze of curiosity Collapse into a dreary and hysterical depression Comment of rare and delightful flavor Conjuring up scenes of incredible beauty and terror Conscious of unchallenged supremacy Constant indulgence of wily stratagem and ambitious craft Contemptuously indifferent to the tyranny of public opinion Covered with vegetation in wild luxuriance Crisp sparkle of the sea Crystallize about a common nucleus Cultivated with a commensurate zeal Current play of light gossip Curtains of opaque rain D Dallying in maudlin regret over the past [maudlin = tearfully sentimental] Dark with unutterable sorrows Darkness oozed out from between the trees Dawn had broken Day stood distinct in the sky Days of vague and fantastic melancholy Days that are brief and shadowed Deep shame and rankling remorse Deficient in affectionate or tender impulses Delicately emerging stars Delicious throng of sensations Despite her pretty insolence Dignity and sweet patience were in her look Dim opalescence of the moon Dimly foreshadowed on the horizon Dimmed by the cold touch of unjust suspicion Disfigured by passages of solemn and pompous monotony. Disguised itself as chill critical impartiality Dismal march of death Distinguished by hereditary rank or social position Distract and beguile the soul Distressing in their fatuous ugliness Diverted into alien channels Diverting her eyes, she pondered Dogs the footsteps Doled out in miserly measure Doubt tortured him Doubts beset her lonely and daring soul Down the steep of disenchantment Dreams and visions were surpassed Dreams that fade and die in the dim west Drear twilight of realities Drift along the stream of fancy Drowned in the deep reticence of the sea Drowsiness coiled insidiously about him Dull black eyes under their precipice of brows E Earth danced under a heat haze Easily moved to gaiety and pleasure Either way her fate was cruel Embrace with ardor the prospect of serene leisure Endearing sweetness and manner Endeavoring to smile away his chagrin Endlessly shifting moods Endowed with all those faculties that can make the world a garden of enchantment Endowed with life and emphasis Enduring with smiling composure the near presence of people who are distasteful Enjoyed with astonishing unscrupulousness Enticed irresistibly by the freedom of an open horizon Essay a flight of folly Evanescent shades of feeling [evanescent = vanishing like vapor] Events took an unexpected sinister turn Every curve of her features seemed to express a fine arrogant acrimony and harsh truculence Everywhere the fragrance of a bountiful earth Exasperated by what seemed a wilful pretense of ignorance Exhibits itself in fastidious crotchets Expectation darkened into anxiety Experience and instinct warred within her Exquisite graciousness of manner Exquisitely stung by the thought F Familiar and endearing intimacy Fatally and indissolubly united Fathomless depths of suffering Fear held him in a vice Feeding his scholarly curiosity Feeling humiliated by the avowal Felicitousness in the choice and exquisiteness in the collocation of words Fettered by poverty and toil Feverish tide of life Fine precision of intent Fitful tumults of noble passion Fleeting touches of something alien and intrusive Floating in the clouds of reverie Fluctuations of prosperity and adversity Flushed with a suffusion that crimsoned her whole countenance Forebodings possessed her Foreshadowing summer's end Forever echo in the heart Forever sings itself in memory Formless verbosity and a passionate rhetoric Fragments of most touching melody Free from rigid or traditional fetters Freedom and integrity of soul Freighted with strange, vague longings Frosty thraldom of winter [thraldom = servitude; bondage] Fugitive felicities of thought and sensation Full of dreams and refinements and intense abstractions Full of majestic tenderness G Gathering all her scattered impulses into a passionate act of courage Gaze dimly through a maze of traditions Generosity pushed to prudence Gleams of sunlight, bewildered like ourselves, struggled, surprised, through the mist and disappeared Glowing with haste and happiness Go straight, as if by magic, to the inner meaning Goaded on by his sense of strange importance Graceful length of limb and fall of shoulders Great shuddering seized on her Green hills pile themselves upon each other's shoulders Grim and sullen after the flush of the morning Guilty of girlish sentimentality H Half choked by a rising paroxysm of rage Half-suffocated by his triumph Hardened into convictions and resolves Haughtiness and arrogance were largely attributed to him Haunt the recesses of the memory Haunted with a chill and unearthly foreboding He accosted me with trepidation He adroitly shifted his ground He airily lampooned their most cherished prejudices He bowed submission He braced himself to the exquisite burden of life He condescended to intimate speech with her He conversed with a colorless fluency He could detect the hollow ring of fundamental nothingness He could do absolutely naught He drank of the spirit of the universe He drew near to a desperate resolve He evinced his displeasure by a contemptuous sneer or a grim scowl He felt an unaccountable loathing He felt the ironic rebound of her words He flung diffidence to the winds He flushed crimson He found the silence intolerably irksome He frowned perplexedly He gave her a baffled stare He gave himself to a sudden day-dream He gave his ear to this demon of false glory He grew wanton with success He had acted with chivalrous delicacy of honor He had the eye of an eagle in his trade He had the gift of deep, dark silences He held his breath in admiring silence He laughed away my protestations He lent no countenance to the insensate prattle He listened greedily and gazed intent He made a loathsome object He made the politest of monosyllabic replies He murmured a civil rejoinder He murmured a vague acceptance He mused a little while in grave thought He never wears an argument to tatters He only smiled with fatuous superiority He paused, stunned and comprehending He perceived the iron hand within the velvet glove He raised a silencing hand He ruled autocratically He sacrificed the vulgar prizes of life He sat on thorns He set his imagination adrift He shambled away with speed He sighed deeply, from a kind of mental depletion He smote her quickening sensibilities He submitted in brooding silence He suppressed every sign of surprise He surrendered himself to gloomy thought He threaded a labyrinth of obscure streets He threw a ton's weight of resolve upon his muscles He threw out phrases of ill-humor He threw round a measuring eye He treads the primrose path of dalliance He used an unguarded adjective He was a tall, dark, saturnine youth, sparing of speech [saturnine = melancholy; sullen] He was aware of emotion He was born to a lively and intelligent patriotism He was dimly mistrustful of it He was discreetly silent He was empty of thought He was entangled in a paradox He was giving his youth away by handfuls He was haunted and begirt by presences He was measured and urbane He was most profoundly skeptical He was nothing if not grandiloquent He was quaking on the precipice of a bad bilious attack He was utterly detached from life He went hot and cold He would fall into the blackest melancholies He writhed in the grip of a definite apprehension He writhed with impotent humiliation Her blank gaze chilled you Her bright eyes were triumphant Her eyes danced with malice Her eyes dilated with pain and fear Her eyes were full of wondering interest Her eyes were limpid and her beauty was softened by an air of indolence and languor [languor = dreamy, lazy mood] Her face stiffened anew into a gray obstinacy Her face was lit up by a glow of inspiration and resolve Her haughty step waxed timorous and vigilant Her head throbbed dangerously Her heart appeared to abdicate its duties Her heart fluttered with a vague terror Her heart pounded in her throat Her heart was full of speechless sorrow Her hurrying thoughts clamored for utterance Her imagination recoiled Her interest flagged Her life had dwarfed her ambitions Her limbs ran to marble Her lips hardened Her lips parted in a keen expectancy Her mind was a store-house of innocuous anecdote Her mind was beaten to the ground by the catastrophe Her mood was unaccountably chilled Her musings took a sudden and arbitrary twist Her scarlet lip curled cruelly Her smile was faintly depreciatory Her smile was linked with a sigh Her solicitude thrilled him Her stare dissolved Her step seemed to pity the grass it prest Her strength was scattered in fits of agitation Her stumbling ignorance which sought the road of wisdom Her thoughts outstripped her erring feet Her tone was gathering remonstrance Her tongue on the subject was sharpness itself Her tongue stumbled and was silent Her voice had the coaxing inflections of a child Her voice trailed off vaguely Her voice was full of temper, hard-held Her voice, with a tentative question in it, rested in air Her wariness seemed put to rout His accents breathed profound relief His agitation increased His brow grew knit and gloomy His brow was in his hand His conscience leapt to the light His constraint was excruciating His curiosity is quenched His dignity counseled him to be silent His ears sang with the vibrating intensity of his secret existence His eyes had a twinkle of reminiscent pleasantry His eyes literally blazed with savage fire His eyes shone with the pure fire of a great purpose His eyes stared unseeingly His face caught the full strength of the rising wind His face dismissed its shadow His face fell abruptly into stern lines His face lit with a fire of decision His face showed a pleased bewilderment His face torn with conflict His face was gravely authoritative His gaze faltered and fell His gaze searched her face His gaze seemed full of unconquerable hopefulness His hand supported his chin His hands were small and prehensible [prehensible = capable of being seized] His heart asserted itself again, thunderously beating His heart rebuked him His heart was full of enterprise His impatient scorn expired His last illusions crumbled His lips loosened in a furtively exultant smile His lips seemed to be permanently parted in a good-humored smile His mind echoed with words His mind leaped gladly to meet new issues and fresh tides of thought His mind was dazed and wandering in a mist of memories His mood yielded His mouth quivered with pleasure His passions vented themselves with sneers His pulses leaped anew His reputation had withered His sensibilities were offended His shrewd gaze fixed appraisingly upon her His soul full of fire and eagle-winged His soul was compressed into a single agony of prayer His soul was wrung with a sudden wild homesickness His speech faltered His swift and caustic satire His temper was dark and explosive His thoughts galloped His thoughts were in clamoring confusion His tone assumed a certain asperity [asperity = roughness; harshness] His torpid ideas awoke again His troubled spirit shifted its load His vagrant thoughts were in full career His voice insensibly grew inquisitorial His voice was thick with resentment and futile protest His whole face was lighted with a fierce enthusiasm His whole frame seemed collapsed and shrinking His whole tone was flippant and bumptious His words trailed off brokenly His youthful zeal was contagious Hope was far and dim How sweet and reasonable the pale shadows of those who smile from some dim corner of our memories Humiliating paltriness of revenge I I capitulated by inadvertence I cut my reflections adrift I felt a qualm of apprehension I suffered agonies of shyness I took the good day from the hands of God as a perfect gift I was in a somber mood I was overshadowed by a deep boding I was piqued [piqued = resentment; indignation] I yielded to the ingratiating mood of the day Ill-bred insolence was his only weapon Ill-dissimulated fits of ambition Imbued with a vernal freshness [vernal = resembling spring; fresh] Immense and careless prodigality Immense objects which dwarf us Immersed in secret schemes Immured in a trivial round of duty [immured = confine within] Impassioned and earnest language Impatient and authoritative tones Impervious to the lessons of experience Implying an immense melancholy Imprisoned within an enchanted circle In a deprecating tone of apology In a flash of revelation In a gale of teasing merriment In a misery of annoyance and mortification In a musing ecstasy of contemplation In a sky stained with purple, the moon slowly rose In a spirit of indulgent irony In a strain of exaggerated gallantry In a tone of after-dinner perfunctoriness [perfunctoriness = with little interest] In a tone of musing surprise In a tumult of self-approval and towering exultation In a vague and fragmentary way In a wise, superior, slightly scornful manner In accents of menace and wrath In its whole unwieldy compass In moments of swift and momentous decision In quest of something to amuse In requital for various acts of rudeness In the air was the tang of spring In the dusky path of a dream In the face of smarting disillusions In the flush and heyday of youth and gaiety and loveliness In the heyday of friendship In the mild and mellow maturity of age In the perpetual presence of everlasting verities In this breathless chase of pleasure In this chastened mood I left him Incapable of initiative or boldness Inconceivable perversion of reasoning Indolently handsome eyes Indulge in pleasing discursiveness Ineffable sensation of irritability Infantile insensibility to the solemnity of his bereavement Infantine simplicity and lavish waste Innumerable starlings clove the air [clove = split] Insensible to its subtle influence Inspired by the immortal flame of youth Intangible and indescribable essence Intense love of excitement and adventure Intimations of unpenetrated mysteries Into her eyes had come a hostile challenge Into the purple sea the orange hues of heaven sunk silently Into the very vestibule of death Involuntarily she sighed Involuntary awkwardness and reserve Involved in a labyrinth of perplexities It came to him with a stab of enlightenment It elicited a remarkably clear and coherent statement It is a flight beyond the reach of human magnanimity It is a thing infinitely subtle It is not every wind that can blow you from your anchorage It lends no dazzling tints to fancy It moved me to a strange exhilaration It parted to a liquid horizon and showed the gray rim of the sea It proved a bitter disillusion It seemed intolerably tragic It seemed to exhale a silent and calm authority It was a breathless night of suspense It was a desolating vision It was a night of little ease to his toiling mind It was a night of stupefying surprises It was all infinitely soft and refreshing to the eye It was an evening of great silences and spaces, wholly tranquil It was sheer, exuberant, instinctive, unreasoning, careless joy It was the ecstasy and festival of summer It was torture of the most exquisite kind J Jealousies and animosities which pricked their sluggish blood to tingling Joy rioted in his large dark eyes Judging without waiting to ponder over bulky tomes K Kind of unscrupulous contempt for gravity Kiss-provoking lips L Laden with the poignant scent of the garden honeysuckle Language of excessive flattery and adulation Lapped in soft music of adulation Lapse into pathos and absurdity Large, dark, luminous eyes that behold everything about them Latent vein of whimsical humor Lead to the strangest aberrations Leaping from lambent flame into eager and passionate fire [lambent = effortlessly brilliant] Leave to the imagination the endless vista of possibilities Life flowed in its accustomed stream Lights and shadows of reviving memory crossed her face Lionized by fashionable society Long intertangled lines of silver streamlets Lost in a delirious wonder Lost in irritable reflection Love hovered in her gaze Ludicrous attempts of clumsy playfulness and tawdry eloquence Luke-warm assurance of continued love Lulled by dreamy musings Luminous with great thoughts M Magnanimous indifference to meticulous niceties Making the ear greedy to remark offense Marching down to posterity with divine honors Marked out for some strange and preternatural doom Mawkishly effeminate sentiment Memories plucked from wood and field Memory was busy at his heart Merged in a sentiment of unutterable sadness and compassion Microscopic minuteness of eye Misgivings of grave kinds Mockery crept into her tone Molded by the austere hand of adversity Moments of utter idleness and insipidity Moods of malicious reaction and vindictive recoil Morn, in yellow and white, came broadening out of the mountains Mumble only jargon of dotage My body is too frail for its moods N Nature seemed to revel in unwonted contrasts [unwonted = unusual] New ambitions pressed upon his fancy New dreams began to take wing in his imagination Night after night the skies were wine-blue and bubbling with stars Night passes lightly in the open world, with its stars and dews and perfumes Nights of fathomless blackness No mark of trick or artifice Noble and sublime patience Nursed by brooding thought O Obsessed with the modishness of the hour Occasional flashes of tenderness and love Oddly disappointing and fickle One gracious fact emerges here One long torture of soul One of the golden twilights which transfigure the world Oppressed and disheartened by an all-pervading desolation Oppressed with a confused sense of cumbrous material [cumbrous = cumbersome] Outweighing years of sorrow and bitterness Over and over the paroxysms of grief and longing submerged her Overhung and overspread with ivy Overshadowed by a vague depression P Pale and vague desolation Pallor of reflected glories Palpitating with rage and wounded sensibility Panting after distinction Peace brooded over all Pelted with an interminable torrent of words Penetrate beneath the surface to the core Peopled the night with thoughts Perpetual gloom and seclusion of life Pertinent to the thread of the discussion Pervasive silence which wraps us in a mantle of content Piles of golden clouds just peering above the horizon Platitudinous and pompously sentimental Plaudits of the unlettered mob Pleasant and flower-strewn vistas of airy fancy Pledged with enthusiastic fervor Plumbing the depth of my own fears Poignant doubts and misgivings Power of intellectual metamorphosis Power to assuage the thirst of the soul Precipitated into mysterious depths of nothingness Preening its wings for a skyward flight Pressing cares absorbed him Pride working busily within her Proclaimed with joyous defiance Prodigal of discriminating epithets Prodigious boldness and energy of intellect Products of dreaming indolence Profound and chilling solitude of the spot Proof of his imperturbability and indifference Provocative of bitter hostility Pulling the strings of many enterprises Purge the soul of nonsense Q Quickened and enriched by new contacts with life and truth Quivering with restrained grief R Radiant with the beautiful glamor of youth Ransack the vocabulary Red tape of officialdom Redolent of the night lamp Reflecting the solemn and unfathomable stars Regarded with an exulting pride Rehabilitated and restored to dignity Remorselessly swept into oblivion Resounding generalities and conventional rhetoric Respect forbade downright contradiction Restless and sore and haughty feelings were busy within Retort leaped to his lips Rigid adherence to conventionalities Rudely disconcerting in her behavior Rudely reminded of life's serious issues S Sacrificed to a futile sort of treadmill Sadness prevailed among her moods Scorched with the lightning of momentary indignation Scorning such paltry devices Scotched but not slain Scrupulous morality of conduct Seem to swim in a sort of blurred mist before the eyes Seething with suppressed wrath Seize on greedily Sensuous enjoyment of the outward show of life Serenity beamed from his look Serenity of paralysis and death Seriousness lurked in the depths of her eyes Served to recruit his own jaded ideas Set anew in some fresh and appealing form Setting all the sane traditions at defiance Shadowy vistas of sylvan beauty She affected disdain She assented in precisely the right terms She bandies adjectives with the best She challenged his dissent She cherished no petty resentments She curled her fastidious lip She curled her lip with defiant scorn She did her best to mask her agitation She disarmed anger and softened asperity [asperity = harshness] She disclaimed fatigue She fell into a dreamy silence She fell into abstracted reverie She felt herself carried off her feet by the rush of incoherent impressions She flushed an agitated pink She forced a faint quivering smile She frowned incomprehension She had an air of restrained fury She had an undercurrent of acidity She hugged the thought of her own unknown and unapplauded integrity She lingered a few leisurely seconds She nodded mutely She nourished a dream of ambition She permitted herself a delicate little smile She poured out on him the full opulence of a proud recognition She questioned inimically [inimically = unfriendly; hostile] She recaptured herself with difficulty She regarded him stonily out of flint-blue eyes She sat eyeing him with frosty calm She seemed the embodiment of dauntless resolution She seemed wrapped in a veil of lassitude She shook hands grudgingly She softened her frown to a quivering smile She spoke with hurried eagerness She spoke with sweet severity She stilled and trampled on the inward protest She stood her ground with the most perfect dignity She strangled a fierce tide of feeling that welled up within her She swept away all opposing opinion with the swift rush of her enthusiasm She thrived on insincerity She twitted him merrily She was both weary and placated She was conscious of a tumultuous rush of sensations She was demure and dimly appealing She was exquisitely simple She was gripped with a sense of suffocation and panic She was in an anguish of sharp and penetrating remorse She was oppressed by a dead melancholy She was stricken to the soul She wore an air of wistful questioning Sheer superfluity of happiness Sickening contrasts and diabolic ironies of life Silence fell Singing lustily as if to exorcise the demon of gloom Skirmishes and retreats of conscience Slender experience of the facts of life Slope towards extinction Slow the movement was and tortuous Slowly disengaging its significance from the thicket of words So innocent in her exuberant happiness Soar into a rosy zone of contemplation Softened by the solicitude of untiring and anxious love Solitary and sorely smitten souls Some dim-remembered and dream-like images Some exquisite refinement in the architecture of the brain Some flash of witty irrelevance Something curiously suggestive and engaging Something eminently human beaconed from his eyes Something full of urgent haste Something indescribably reckless and desperate in such a picture Something that seizes tyrannously upon the soul Sore beset by the pressure of temptation Specious show of impeccability Spectacular display of wrath Spur and whip the tired mind into action Stale and facile platitudes Stamped with unutterable and solemn woe Startled into perilous activity Startling leaps over vast gulfs of time Stem the tide of opinion Stern emptying of the soul Stimulated to an ever deepening subtlety Stirred into a true access of enthusiasm Stony insensibility to the small pricks and frictions of daily life Strange capacities and suggestions both of vehemence and pride Strange laughings and glitterings of silver streamlets Stripped to its bare skeleton Strode forth imperiously [imperious = arrogantly overbearing] Struck by a sudden curiosity Struck dumb with strange surprise Stung by his thoughts, and impatient of rest Stung by the splendor of the prospect Subdued passages of unobtrusive majesty Sublime indifference to contemporary usage and taste Submission to an implied rebuke Subtle indications of great mental agitation Subtle suggestions of remoteness Such things as the eye of history sees Such was the petty chronicle Suddenly a thought shook him Suddenly overawed by a strange, delicious shyness Suddenly smitten with unreality Suddenly snuffed out in the middle of ambitious schemes Suffered to languish in obscurity Sugared remonstrances and cajoleries Suggestions of veiled and vibrant feeling Summer clouds floating feathery overhead Sunk in a phraseological quagmire Sunk into a gloomy reverie Sunny silence broods over the realm of little cottages Supreme arbiter of conduct Susceptibility to fleeting impressions Sweet smoke of burning twigs hovered in the autumn day Swift summer into the autumn flowed T Taking the larger sweeps in the march of mind Tears of outraged vanity blurred her vision Teased with impertinent questions Tenderness breathed from her Tense with the anguish of spiritual struggle Terror filled the more remote chambers of his brain with riot Tethered to earth That which flutters the brain for a moment The accelerated beat of his thoughts The affluent splendor of the summer day The afternoon was filled with sound and sunshine The afternoon was waning The air and sky belonged to midsummer The air darkened swiftly The air is touched with a lazy fragrance, as of hidden flowers The air was caressed with song The air was full of fugitive strains of old songs The air was raw and pointed The allurements of a coquette The ambition and rivalship of men The angry blood burned in his face The anguish of a spiritual conflict tore his heart The artificial smile of languor The awful and implacable approach of doom The babble of brooks grown audible The babbledom that dogs the heels of fame The bait proved incredibly successful The balm of solitary musing The beauty straightway vanished The beckonings of alien appeals The benign look of a father The blandishments of pleasure and pomp of power The blinding mist came down and hid the land The blue bowl of the sky, all glorious with the blaze of a million worlds The bound of the pulse of spring The buzz of idolizing admiration The caressing peace of bright soft sunshine The chaotic sound of the sea The chill of forlorn old age The chill of night crept in from the street The chivalric sentiment of honor The chivalrous homage of respect The clamorous agitation of rebellious passions The clouded, restless, jaded mood The constant iteration of the sea's wail The contagion of extravagant luxury The conversation became desultory [desultory = haphazardly; random] The crowning touch of pathos The current of his ideas flowed full and strong The dance whizzed on with cumulative fury The dawn is singing at the door The day sang itself into evening The day was at once redolent and vociferous [redolent = emitting fragrance; aromatic; suggestive; reminiscent] [vociferous = conspicuously and offensively loud] The day was blind with fog The day was gracious The days passed in a stately procession The days when you dared to dream The debilitating fears of alluring fate The deep and solemn purple of the summer night The deep flush ebbed out of his face The deep tranquillity of the shaded solitude The deepening twilight filled with shadowy visions The deepest wants and aspirations of his soul The delicatest reproof of imagined distrust The demerit of an unworthy alliance The desire of the moth for the star The dimness of the sealed eye and soul The dreamy solicitations of indescribable afterthoughts The dying day lies beautiful in the tender glow of the evening The early morning of the Indian summer day was tinged with blue mistiness The earth looked despoiled The east alone frowned with clouds The easy grace of an unpremeditated agreeable talker The easy-going indolence of a sedentary life The echo of its wrathful roar surged and boomed among the hills The empurpled hills standing up, solemn and sharp, out of the green-gold air The enchanting days of youth The eternal questioning of inscrutable fate The evening comes with slow steps The evening star silvery and solitary on the girdle of the early night The exaggerations of morbid hallucinations The excitement of rival issues The extraordinary wistful look of innocence and simplicity The eye of a scrutinizing observer The eyes burnt with an amazing fire The eyes filled with playfulness and vivacity The father's vigil of questioning sorrow The fine flower of culture The first recoil from her disillusionment The flawless triumph of art The flight of the autumnal days The flower of courtesy The fluttering of untried wings The foreground was incredibly shabby The fragrance of a dear and honored name The freshening breeze struck his brow with a cooling hand The freshness of some pulse of air from an invisible sea The fruit of vast and heroic labors The general effect was of extraordinary lavish profusion The give and take was delicious The gloom of the afternoon deepened The gloom of winter dwelt on everything The gloomy insolence of self-conceit The glow of the ambitious fire The golden gloom of the past and the bright-hued hope of the future The golden riot of the autumn leaves The golden sunlight of a great summer day The gray air rang and rippled with lark music The grimaces and caperings of buffoonery The grotesque nightmare of a haunting fear The hand of time sweeps them into oblivion The haunting melody of some familiar line of verse The haunting phrase leaped to my brain The headlong vigor of sheer improvisation The heights of magnanimity and love The high-bred pride of an oriental The hills were clad in rose and amethyst The hill-tops gleam in morning's spring The hinted sweetness of the challenge aroused him The hot humiliation of it overwhelmed her The hungry curiosity of the mind The idiosyncratic peculiarities of thought The idle chatter of the crowd The immediate tyranny of a present emotion The inaccessible solitude of the sky The incarnation of all loveliness The incoherent loquacity of a nervous patient [loquacity = very talkative] The indefinable air of good-breeding The indefinable yearning for days that were dead The indefinite atmosphere of an opulent nature The intercepted glances of wondering eyes The intrusive question faded The invidious stigma of selfishness [invidious = rousing ill will] The iron hand of oppression The irresistible and ceaseless onflow of time The irrevocable past and the uncertain future The landscape ran, laughing, downhill to the sea The leaden sky rests heavily on the earth The leaves of time drop stealthily The leaves syllabled her name in cautious whispers The lights winked The little incident seemed to throb with significance The lofty grace of a prince The loud and urgent pageantry of the day The low hills on the horizon wore a haze of living blue The machinations of a relentless mountebank [mountebank = flamboyant charlatan] The machinations of an unscrupulous enemy The magical lights of the horizon The majestic solemnity of the moment yielded to the persuasive warmth of day The marvelous beauty of her womanhood The maximum of attainable and communicable truth The melancholy day weeps in monotonous despair The melodies of birds and bees The memory of the night grew fantastic and remote The meticulous observation of facts The mind freezes at the thought The mind was filled with a formless dread The mocking echoes of long-departed youth The moment marked an epoch The moon is waning below the horizon The more's the pity The morning beckons The morning droned along peacefully The most servile acquiescence The multiplicity of odors competing for your attention The murmur of soft winds in the tree-tops The murmur of the surf boomed in melancholy mockery The murmuring of summer seas The music and mystery of the sea The music of her delicious voice The music of her presence was singing a swift melody in his blood The music of unforgotten years sounded again in his soul The mute melancholy landscape The mystery obsessed him The naked fact of death The nameless and inexpressible fascination of midnight music The narrow glen was full of the brooding power of one universal spirit The nascent spirit of chivalry The night was drowned in stars The old ruddy conviction deserted me The onrush and vividness of life The opulent sunset The orange pomp of the setting sun The oscillations of human genius The outpourings of a tenderness reawakened by remorse The pageantry of sea and sky The palest abstractions of thought The palpitating silence lengthened The panorama of life was unrolled before him The paraphernalia of power and prosperity The parting crimson glory of the ripening summer sun The past slowly drifted out of his thought The pendulous eyelids of old age The penetrating odors assailed his memory as something unforgettable The pent-up intolerance of years of repression The perfume of the mounting sea saturated the night with wild fragrance The piquancy of the pageant of life [piquancy = tart spiciness] The pith and sinew of mature manhood The plenitude of her piquant ways [piquant = engagingly stimulating] The presage of disaster was in the air The pressure of accumulated misgivings The preternatural pomposities of the pulpit The pristine freshness of spring The pull of soul on body The pulse of the rebounding sea The purging sunlight of clear poetry The purple vaulted night The question drummed in head and heart day and night The question irresistibly emerged The quick pulse of gain The radiant serenity of the sky The radiant stars brooded over the stainless fields, white with freshly fallen snow The restlessness of offended vanity The retreating splendor of autumn The rising storm of words The river ran darkly, mysteriously by The river sang with its lips to the pebbles The roar of the traffic rose to thunder The romantic ardor of a generous mind The room had caught a solemn and awful quietude The rosy-hued sky went widening off into the distance The rosy twilight of boyhood The royal arrogance of youth The sadness in him deepened inexplicably The scars of rancor and remorse The scent of roses stole in with every breath of air The sea heaved silvery, far into the night The sea slept under a haze of golden winter sun The sea-sweep enfolds you, satisfying eye and mind The sea-wind buffeted their faces The secret and subduing charm of the woods The see-saw of a wavering courage The sentimental tourist will be tempted to tarry The shadows of the night seemed to retreat The shadows rested quietly under the breezeless sky The shafts of ridicule The sheer weight of unbearable loneliness The shiver of the dusk passed fragrantly down the valley The silence grew stolid The silence was uncomfortable and ominous The silent day perfumed with the hidden flowers The silver silence of the night The sinking sun made mellow gold of all the air The sky grew brighter with the imminent day The sky grew ensaffroned with the indescribable hue that heralds day The sky put on the panoply of evening The sky was a relentless, changeless blue The sky was dull and brooding The sky was heavily sprinkled with stars The sky was turning to the pearly gray of dawn The smiling incarnation of loveliness The song of hurrying rivers The sound of the sea waxed The spacious leisure of the forest The spell of a deathless dream was upon them The star-strewn spaces of the night The stars looked down in their silent splendor The stars seemed attentive The steadfast mind kept its hope The steady thunder of the sea accented the silence The still voice of the poet The stillness of a forced composure The stillness of the star-hung night The strangest thought shimmered through her The stream forgot to smile The streams laughed to themselves The strident discord seemed to mock his mood The stunning crash of the ocean saluted her The subtle emanation of other influences seemed to arrest and chill him The sudden rush of the awakened mind The summit of human attainment The sun blazed torridly The sun goes down in flame on the far horizon The sun lay golden-soft over the huddled hills The sunlight spread at a gallop along the hillside The sunset was rushing to its height through every possible phase of violence and splendor The suspicion of secret malevolence The swelling tide of memory The swing of the pendulum through an arch of centuries The tempered daylight of an olive garden The tender grace of a day that is fled The tension of struggling tears which strove for an outlet The thought leaped The timely effusion of tearful sentiment The tone betrayed a curious irritation The torture of his love and terror crushed him The trees rustled and whispered to the streams The tumult in her heart subsided The tumult in her mind found sudden speech The tumult of pride and pleasure The tune of moving feet in the lamplit city The tyranny of nipping winds and early frosts The unmasked batteries of her glorious gray eyes The vacant fields looked blankly irresponsive The vast and shadowy stream of time The vast cathedral of the world The vast unexplored land of dreams The velvet of the cloudless sky grew darker, and the stars more luminous The veneer of a spurious civilization The very pulsation and throbbing of his intellect The very silence of the place appeared a source of peril The vision fled him The vivifying touch of humor The web of lies is rent in pieces The wheel of her thought turned in the same desolate groove The whispering rumble of the ocean The white seething surf fell exhausted along the shore The whole exquisite night was his The whole sea of foliage is shaken and broken up with little momentary shiverings and shadows The wide horizon forever flames with summer The wild whirl of nameless regret and passionate sorrow The wild winds flew round, sobbing in their dismay The wind charged furiously through it, panting towards the downs The wind piped drearily The wind was in high frolic with the rain The winnowed tastes of the ages The woods were silent with adoration The youth of the soul The zenith turned shell pink Their ephemeral but enchanting beauty had expired forever [ephemeral = markedly short-lived] Their eyes met glancingly Their troth had been plighted There was a kind of exhilaration in this subtle baiting There was a mild triumph in her tone There was a mournful and dim haze around the moon There was a strange massing and curving of the clouds There was a thrill in the air There was a time I might have trod the sunlit heights There was no glint of hope anywhere There was no menace in the night's silvern calmness There was something so kindly in its easy candor There was spendthrift grandeur These qualities were raised to the white heat of enthusiasm They became increasingly turbid and phantasmagorical [phantasmagorical = fantastic imagery] They escaped the baffled eye They sit heavy on the soul They were vastly dissimilar This exquisite conjunction and balance This little independent thread of inquiry ran through the texture of his mind and died away This shadowy and chilling sentiment unaccountably creeps over me Thought shook through her in poignant pictures Thoughts came thronging in panic haste Thrilled by fresh and indescribable odors Thrilled with a sense of strange adventure Through a cycle of many ages Through endless and labyrinthine sentences Thrilled to the depths of her being Time had passed unseen Tinsel glitter of empty titles Tired with a dull listless fatigue To all intents and purposes To speak with entire candor To stay his tottering constancy To the scourging he submitted with a good grace Tossed disdainfully off from young and ardent lips Touched every moment with shifting and enchanting beauty Touched with a bewildering and elusive beauty Transcendental contempt for money Transformed with an overmastering passion Trouble gathered on his brow Turning the world topsy-turvey Twilight creeps upon the darkening mind U Unapproachable grandeur and simplicity Unaware of her bitter taunt Under the vivifying touch of genius Unearthly in its malignant glee Unfathomed depths and impossibilities Unforced and unstudied depth of feeling Unspoiled by praise or blame Unspoken messages from some vaster world Unstable moral equilibrium of boyhood Until sleep overtakes us at a stride Untouched by the ruthless spirit of improvement Upon the mountain-tops of meditation Urbanely plastic and versatile Uttering grandiose puerilities [puerilities = childishness, silly] V Vain allurements of folly and fashion Variously ramified and delicately minute channels of expression Varnished over with a cold repellent cynicism Vast sweep of mellow distances Veiled by some equivocation Vibrant with the surge of human passions Vicissitudes of wind and weather [vicissitudes = sudden or unexpected changes] Vigor and richness of resource Visible and palpable pains and penalties Voices that charm the ear and echo with a subtle resonance in the soul Volcanic upheavings of imprisoned passions W Wantonly and detestably unkind Waylay Destiny and bid him stand and deliver Wayward and strangely playful responses Wearing the white flower of a blameless life What sorry and pitiful quibbling When a pleasant countryside tunes the spirit to a serene harmony of mood When music is allied to words When the frame and the mind alike seem unstrung and listless When the profane voices are hushed When the waves show their teeth in the flying breeze Whilst the morn kissed the sleep from her eyes Whistled life away in perfect contentment Wholly alien to his spirit With a vanquished and weary sigh Womanly fickleness and caprice Words and acts easily wrenched from their true significance Worn to shreds by anxiety Wrapped in a sudden intensity of reflection Wrapped in an inaccessible mood Wrapped in scudding rain Wrapt in his odorous and many-colored robe Wrapt in inward contemplation Wrought of an emotion infectious and splendidly dangerous Wrought out of intense and tragic experience Y Yielding to a wave of pity Your mind enthroned in the seventh circle of content