Upon my word, I am not acquainted with the minutiae
of her principles.
This latter interest, it is true, did not descend to the minutiae
of trimmings and work, or even of fineness, but the "three figure" had a surprising effect.
Remarkable often found occasions, in after days, to recount the minutiae
of that celebrated operation; and when she arrived at this point she commonly proceeded as follows:” And then the doctor tuck out of the pocket book a long thing, like a knitting-needle, with a button fastened to the end on't; and then he pushed it into the wound and then the young man looked awful; and then I thought I should have swaned away—I felt in sitch a dispu’t taking; and then the doctor had run it right through his shoulder, and shoved the bullet out on tother side; and so Dr.
Whenever she had thought of the minutiae
of the evening, it had been as a matter of course that Edmund would begin with Miss Crawford; and the impression was so strong, that though her uncle spoke the contrary, she could not help an exclamation of surprise, a hint of her unfitness, an entreaty even to be excused.
I shuddered with horror as the scene recurred to me; and it recurred constantly, with all its minutiae
, as if they had been burnt into my memory; and yet, such is the madness of the human heart under the influence of its immediate desires, I felt a wild hell-braving joy that Bertha was to be mine; for the fulfilment of my former prevision concerning her first appearance before me, left me little hope that this last hideous glimpse of the future was the mere diseased play of my own mind, and had no relation to external realities.
of the business Anne could not attempt to understand; even Captain Wentworth did not seem admitted to perfect confidence here; but that there had been a withdrawing on the gentleman's side, and a relenting on the lady's, and that they were now very glad to be together again, did not admit a doubt.
Our vanities differ as our noses do: all conceit is not the same conceit, but varies in correspondence with the minutiae
of mental make in which one of us differs from another.
He caught a glimpse of that pathetic figure of him, so long ago, a self-conscious savage, sprouting sweat at every pore in an agony of apprehension, puzzled by the bewildering minutiae
of eating- implements, tortured by the ogre of a servant, striving at a leap to live at such dizzy social altitude, and deciding in the end to be frankly himself, pretending no knowledge and no polish he did not possess.
Despite the minutiae
of wrinkle-work that somehow failed to weazen them, her eyes were clear as a girl's--clear, out-looking, and far- seeing, and with an open and unblinking steadfastness of gaze that was disconcerting.
If there is the slightest mistake in the form of these precious documents, the clerk is terrified, for he lives on such minutiae
You have an extraordinary genius for minutiae
," I remarked.
Here also, as we have implied, Defoe's vivid sense for external minutiae
plays an important part.