Sir Nathaniel looked graver
as the narration proceeded, and when Adam had stopped he remained silent for several minutes, before speaking.
spirits imitated noble actions, and the actions of good men.
A question of graver
and universal interest is the possi- bility of another attack from the Martians.
But if so, the reason is that when one reads such a letter as you have just sent me, one's heart involuntarily softens, and affords entrance to thoughts of a graver
and weightier order.
Sneerers and prophane wits may perhaps laugh at her first fright; yet my graver
reader, when he considers the time of night, the summons from her bed, and the situation in which she found her master, will highly justify and applaud her conduct, unless the prudence which must be supposed to attend maidens at that period of life at which Mrs Deborah had arrived, should a little lessen his admiration.
My mother, in graver
displeasure, rose to retire to the drawing-room.
He looked at me more directly, and the expression of his face, graver
now, struck me as the most beautiful I had ever found in it.
Her resolve, however, had been taken, and it seemed vacillating even to childishness to abandon it now, unless for graver
But he kept his affection for certain poets of the graver
, not to say gloomier sort, and he must have suffered his children to read them, pending that great question of their souls' salvation which was a lifelong trouble to him.
Dear Madam [I wrote], It has come to my knowledge that when you walk in the Gardens with the boy David you listen avidly for encomiums of him and of your fanciful dressing of him by passers-by, storing them in your heart the while you make vain pretence to regard them not: wherefore lest you be swollen by these very small things I, who now know David both by day and by night, am minded to compare him and Porthos the one with the other, both in this matter and in other matters of graver
He bowed and walked back westwards with a graver
look than usual upon his boyish face, for he had a task before him which was very little to his liking.
You know that Alice means our thanks and our blessings," added the graver
and more thoughtful Cora.