The fishermen began to mingle with the crowd about the town-hall doors - blue-jowled Portuguese, their women bare-headed or shawled for the most part; clear-eyed
Nova Scotians, and men of the Maritime Provinces; French, Italians, Swedes, and Danes, with outside crews of coasting schooners; and everywhere women in black, who saluted one another with a gloomy pride, for this was their day of great days.
They are very different: one of them all elegance, all expensiveness, with an air of high fashion, from New York; the other a plain, pure, clear-eyed
, straight-waisted, straight-stepping maiden from the heart of New England.
It was a mood that took such clear-eyed
account of the conditions of human life that he was not disturbed in the least by the gliding presence of a taxicab, and without agitation he perceived that Katharine was conscious of it also, and turned her head in that direction.
And through all my thoughts, real and fanciful, moved the image of a perfect girl, clear-eyed
and strong and straight and beautiful, with the carriage of a queen and the supple, undulating grace of a leopard.
She looked clear-eyed
through the stares of the men.
Tall and sinewy, and brown, clear-eyed
, hard-featured, with the stern and prompt bearing of experienced soldiers, it would be hard indeed for a leader to seek for a choicer following.
They were healthy, smooth-skinned, clear-eyed
, and they were young--youths like me, learning the way of their feet in the world of men.
I too had been groping and floundering, the while I thought I rode clear-eyed
through the mystery.
Saxon had been clear-eyed
all her days, though her field of vision had been restricted.
You don't know what a fine, lucid intellect mother had," continued Nathalie Haldin, with her calm, clear-eyed
simplicity, which seemed to me always to have a quality of heroism.
She could have informed you that there was such a word as "polygamy," and being also acquainted with "polysyllable," she had deduced the conclusion that "poly" mean "many"; but she had had no idea that gypsies were not well supplied with groceries, and her thoughts generally were the oddest mixture of clear-eyed
acumen and blind dreams.
The stories collected offer a clear-eyed
view of post-World War II Sweden rendered with tragedy, satire, and the brick-and-mortar facets of the modernist, industrialized world.