Eyelids


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Eyelids

 
  1. Eyelids drooped as though the lashes weighed intolerably —Truman Capote
  2. Eyelids fluttering, as if assailed by gnats —Leonard Michaels
  3. Eyelids heavy as if from too much dreaming. His dreaming lay like the edges of a deep slumber on the rim of his eyelids —Anais Nin
  4. Eyelids … hung askew over her cloudy gray eyes [too weak to be raised or lowered] like broken blinds in the windows of a condemned house —Gerald Kersh
  5. Eyelids like thin gray leather —Ken Kesey
  6. Eyelids pale like a chicken’s —V. S. Pritchett
  7. Eyelids translucent as crepe —Jayne Anne Phillips
  8. Eyelids which looked like walnut shells —Julia O’Faolain
  9. Eyes … double-lidded like the eyes of the black bull snake —Will Weaver
  10. Heavy eyelids … like small, brown, wrinkled egg-shells —Brian Glanville
  11. Lids … like furrows in deeply plowed soil —Anon
  12. Lower lids as straight as ruler-edges —Dashiell Hammett
  13. Eyelids flutter like butterflies that children have impaled alive on pins —Erich Maria Remarque
  14. The thick red-lined lids hung over the eyeballs like blinds of which the cords are broken —Edith Wharton
References in classic literature ?
Before long, she confused herself in the figures--tried to begin counting again-- thought she would wait a little first--felt her eyelids drooping, and her head reclining lower and lower on the pillow--sighed faintly-- and sank into sleep.
His yellow face was lifted in the light, with a show of white teeth, all grinning, and his shrunken, papery eyelids lay motionless over his blind eyes.
Then she ventured to open her eyelids, and glance over her extended arm.
In bed, she projected against her closed eyelids the few rich scenes of her mother that her child-memory retained.
Her lips and eyelids quivered; she opened her eyes full on his for an instant, like a lovely wild animal timid and struggling under caresses, and then turned sharp round toward home again.
Thus he would refer to the shape of Madonna Lampiada's sumptuous eyelids, and to her shell-like ears, to the correct length and shape of Madonna Amororrisca's nose, to the lily tower of Madonna Verdespina's throat; nor would the unabashed old Florentine shrink from calling attention to the unfairness of Madonna Selvaggia's covering up her dainty bosom, just as he was about to discourse upon "those two hills of snow and of roses with two little crowns of fine rubies on their peaks.
The charge was so outrageous that the steward for all answer only dropped his eyelids bashfully.
Send me word by telegraph whether you would like Truffles again, or whether you would prefer something simpler and lighter--say that incomparable French dish, Pig's Eyelids and Tamarinds.
The face was pinched and ghastly, a cold perspiration was on the forehead, and the eyelids were lowered so as to conceal the large dark eyes.
Bitter tears scorched the boy's eyelids as he saw scattered over the furniture the clothes which his beautiful bride was to have worn at the hour of their flight.
His eyelids closed, and his head sank on his shoulders, but the thorns ran into him and were so painful that he awoke at once.
He was tall, thin, and wasted, with a slight stoop in the shoulders, a pale face, but somewhat blotchy, and disagreeably red about the eyelids, plain features, and a general appearance of languor and flatness, relieved by a sinister expression in the mouth and the dull, soulless eyes.