She also fancied, having set her heart upon seeing it, that she saw a certain increase of gentleness in Laurie's manner, that he dropped his voice now and then, laughed less than usual, was a little absent--minded, and settled the afghan over Beth's feet with an assiduity
that was really almost tender.
The scout, who by this time was seated, examining into the state of his rifle with a species of parental assiduity
, now looked up at the other in a displeasure that he did not affect to conceal, roughly interrupting further speech.
Now, mine continually rove away; when I should be listening to Miss Scatcherd, and collecting all she says with assiduity
, often I lose the very sound of her voice; I fall into a sort of dream.
Heathcliff; his thick brown curls were rough and uncultivated, his whiskers encroached bearishly over his cheeks, and his hands were embrowned like those of a common labourer: still his bearing was free, almost haughty, and he showed none of a domestic's assiduity
in attending on the lady of the house.
Be firm, Herbert," I would retort, plying my own pen with great assiduity
Through me they engaged or dismissed their servants; through my hands passed the accounts and returns of what was sown and reaped; the oil-mills, the wine-presses, the count of the flocks and herds, the beehives, all in short that a rich farmer like my father has or can have, I had under my care, and I acted as steward and mistress with an assiduity
on my part and satisfaction on theirs that I cannot well describe to you.
The opponents of the plan proposed have, with great assiduity
, cited and circulated the observations of Montesquieu on the necessity of a contracted territory for a republican government.
Valentine had solved the problem, and was able easily to understand his thoughts, and to convey her own in return, and, through her untiring and devoted assiduity
, it was seldom that, in the ordinary transactions of every-day life, she failed to anticipate the wishes of the living, thinking mind, or the wants of the almost inanimate body.
With quaint assiduity
he busied himself about the bier--now straightening the candlestick on the dead man's breast, now snuffing and lighting the other candles.
You smile, Miss Henley, but give me leave to hope that time and assiduity
will enable me to bring you to such a state of feeling, that in some degree, you may know how to appreciate my sensations.
He fancied no hand so worthy to hold fabrics of such exquisite fineness as that of Mademoiselle Adrienne, and it was through his assiduity
that I had the honor of being first placed within the gentle pressure of her beautiful little fingers.
The small chirruping voice that uttered this request came from a little sunny-haired girl between three and four, who, seated on a high chair at the end of the ironing table, was arduously clutching the handle of a miniature iron with her tiny fat fist, and ironing rags with an assiduity
that required her to put her little red tongue out as far as anatomy would allow.