And the mere sight of the torment, with his fishy eyes and mouth open, his sandy hair inquisitively on end, and his waistcoat heaving with windy arithmetic, made me vicious in my reticence
For it would have been impossible for him to hide from Eppie that she was not his own child: even if the most delicate reticence
on the point could have been expected from Raveloe gossips in her presence, her own questions about her mother could not have been parried, as she grew up, without that complete shrouding of the past which would have made a painful barrier between their minds.
It is you who have sacrificed me," she said, casting away her reticence
, and looking at him for the first time during the conversation.
exasperated the curiosity of the young ladies, who crowded round little Giry, begging her to explain herself.
Was not all the genius of a loving woman revealed in such a way of lending, in her reticence
with regard to a poverty easily guessed?
Followed as he followed it, with a skilful reticence
, in a kind of social chiaroscuro, it was still possible for the polite to call him a professional painter.
All the morbid reticence
seems to have passed from her, and she has just reminded me, as if I needed any reminding, of that night, and that it was here, on this very seat, I found her asleep.
As to Athos, faithful to his system of reticence
, he contented himself with interrogating D'Artagnan by a look.
Perhaps they thought that our means were too modest for them, and, therefore, unworthy of politeness or reticence
It was not to be supposed that the emotion produced by her aunt's death had blotted out the recollection that I was interested in that lady's relics, and I fidgeted afterward as it came to me that her reticence
might very possibly mean simply that nothing had been found.
upon his part had increased the somewhat inhuman effect which he produced upon me, until sometimes I found myself regarding him as an isolated phenomenon, a brain without a heart, as deficient in human sympathy as he was pre-eminent in intelligence.
As we turned into the Corbury road the snow began to fall again, cutting off our last glimpse of the house; and Frome's silence fell with it, letting down between us the old veil of reticence