Some were detached sentences; other parts took the form of a regular diary, scrawled in an unformed
, childish hand.
I have had unformed
ideas of striving afresh, beginning anew, shaking off sloth and sensuality, and fighting out the abandoned fight.
Scarcely had I dropped my head back into its original position, when there flashed upon my mind what I cannot better describe than as the unformed
half of that idea of deliverance to which I have previously alluded, and of which a moiety only floated indeterminately through my brain when I raised food to my burning lips.
Twelve years had changed Anne from the blooming, silent, unformed
girl of fifteen, to the elegant little woman of seven-and-twenty, with every beauty except bloom, and with manners as consciously right as they were invariably gentle; and twelve years had transformed the fine-looking, well-grown Miss Hamilton, in all the glow of health and confidence of superiority, into a poor, infirm, helpless widow, receiving the visit of her former protegee as a favour; but all that was uncomfortable in the meeting had soon passed away, and left only the interesting charm of remembering former partialities and talking over old times.
Pandora remarked also that she wanted to show her little sister everything while she was comparatively unformed
I had already an ugly, unformed
idea of some substitution or reversal of parts; then I stooped to turn the bookstand myself, by accident, and I instantly knew everything, for I saw the two cups revolve once more, like moons in the sky.
He had an idea, unformed
as yet, but a strange idea.
She had gradually come to be interested in her niece, and fond of her; she disliked some things about her very much, she was amused by others; but she felt her, on the whole, a live if unformed
human being, experimental, and not always fortunate in her experiments, but with powers of some kind, and a capacity for feeling.
childish characters traced these last words of farewell:
Only his soul is left on the holy earth, and that fits gibbering about a small unformed
In the early Elizabethan period, however, an age when life itself was dramatically intense and tragic, when everything classic was looked on with reverence, and when standards of taste were unformed
, it was natural enough that such plays should pass for masterpieces.
Yes, that was the origin of one of the grossest scenes which, in their repetition, must have had a deplorable effect on the unformed
character of the most pitiful of de Barral's victims.