Laurence, told the hard story bravely through, and then broke down, crying so dismally over her own insensibility
that the kind old gentleman, though sorely disappointed, did not utter a reproach.
Then, in a gust of anger at her insensibility
, he shook her maiden form with a violence which, the next moment, it affrighted him to remember.
She had borne that morning all that nature could endure; and as her temperament was not of the order that escapes from too intense suffering by a swoon, her spirit could only shelter itself beneath a stony crust of insensibility
, while the faculties of animal life remained entire.
There was only one mercy about the cruel grind--that it gave her the gift of insensibility
I, who cannot stay in my chamber for a single day without acquiring some rust, and when sometimes I have stolen forth for a walk at the eleventh hour, or four o'clock in the afternoon, too late to redeem the day, when the shades of night were already beginning to be mingled with the daylight, have felt as if I had committed some sin to be atoned for,--I confess that I am astonished at the power of endurance, to say nothing of the moral insensibility
, of my neighbors who confine themselves to shops and offices the whole day for weeks and months, aye, and years almost together.
The difficulty was great of driving his strange insensibility
towards Harriet, from her mind, while he not only sat at her elbow, but was continually obtruding his happy countenance on her notice, and solicitously addressing her upon every occasion.
His pleasure in music, though it amounted not to that ecstatic delight which alone could sympathize with her own, was estimable when contrasted against the horrible insensibility
of the others; and she was reasonable enough to allow that a man of five and thirty might well have outlived all acuteness of feeling and every exquisite power of enjoyment.
Lecount's resolution not to be offended, Captain Wragge's exasperating insensibility
to every stroke she aimed at him began to ruffle her.
He awoke from a broken slumber, under the confused impressions which are naturally attendant on the recovery from a state of insensibility
All these mishaps have befallen thee, hardhearted knight, for the sin of thy insensibility
and obstinacy; and God grant thy squire Sancho may forget to whip himself, so that that dearly beloved Dulcinea of thine may never be released from her enchantment, that thou mayest never come to her bed, at least while I who adore thee am alive.
I do not suppose that, when a drunkard reasons with himself upon his vice, he is once out of five hundred times affected by the dangers that he runs through his brutish, physical insensibility
; neither had I, long as I had considered my position, made enough allowance for the complete moral insensibility
and insensate readiness to evil, which were the leading characters of Edward Hyde.
Each instant he seemed as though he would open his eyes and speak, but then would follow a prolonged stertorous breath, and he would relapse into a more fixed insensibility