He had detected
the latent sensuality, which unfolded under his delicate sense of her nature's requirements like a torpid, torrid, sensitive blossom.
Those acute and long-practised senses, whose powers so often exceed the limits of all ordinary credulity, after having detected
the danger, had enabled them to ascertain its magnitude and duration.
The cat stared up at her, like a detected
thief or murderer, and, the next instant, took to flight.
It might be, on this one day, that there was an expression unseen before, nor, indeed, vivid enough to be detected
now; unless some preternaturally gifted observer should have first read the heart, and have afterwards sought a corresponding development in the countenance and mien.
In his hand he swayed a ferule, that sceptre of despotic power; the birch of justice reposed on three nails behind the throne, a constant terror to evil doers, while on the desk before him might be seen sundry contraband articles and prohibited weapons, detected
upon the persons of idle urchins, such as half-munched apples, popguns, whirligigs, fly-cages, and whole legions of rampant little paper game-cocks.
I was shown quite a long list of young men who had been detected
in an attempt to escape, who avenged themselves by singing them.
Another man started up; the bridging bough was detected
, and a volunteer started up the tree that furnished the bridge.
I had seen the heads and faces of ten youths gashed in every direction by the keen two-edged blades, and yet had not seen a victim wince, nor heard a moan, or detected
any fleeting expression which confessed the sharp pain the hurts were inflicting.
He dropped gradually back into his old frivolous and easygoing ways and conditions of feeling and manner of speech, and no familiar of his could have detected
anything in him that differentiated him from the weak and careless Tom of other days.
He was restive all through it; he kept tally of the details of the prayer, unconsciously -- for he was not listening, but he knew the ground of old, and the clergyman's regular route over it -- and when a little trifle of new matter was in- terlarded, his ear detected
it and his whole nature re- sented it; he considered additions unfair, and scoun- drelly.
Minnie's face was not pleasant to see, for a coward detected
at the moment of wrongdoing is not an object of delight.
His quick eye she detected
again and again glancing towards them with a happy expression; and even, when he might have determined not to look, she was confident that he was often listening.