Without much extravagance of eulogy, the spectacle might even be termed splendid; for, according to the fashion of the times, the ladies shone in rich silks and satins, outspread over wide-projecting hoops; and the gentlemen glittered in gold embroidery, laid unsparingly
upon the purple, or scarlet, or sky-blue velvet, which was the material of their coats and waistcoats.
For proof, she harangued the entire household unsparingly
till food and drink were brought; and in the evening - the smoke-scented evening, copper-dun and turquoise across the fields - it pleased her to order her palanquin to be set down in the untidy forecourt by smoky torchlight; and there, behind not too closely drawn curtains, she gossiped.
They lecture our shortcomings unsparingly
, and every night they call us together and read to us chapters from the Testament that are full of gentleness, of charity, and of tender mercy; and then all the next day they stick to their saddles clear up to the summits of these rugged mountains, and clear down again.
He lived in a world of obstinate and incessant change, tand in parts where its operations were unsparingly
Short and easy as her tasks were, if done at all, they were slurred over, at any time and in any way; but generally at the least convenient times, and in the way least beneficial to herself, and least satisfactory to me: the short half-hour of practising was horribly strummed through; she, meantime, unsparingly
abusing me, either for interrupting her with corrections, or for not rectifying her mistakes before they were made, or something equally unreasonable.
He had the further mortification of seeing the very Shadwell whom he had so unsparingly
ridiculed replace him as poet laureate.
He did not attempt to offer conventional consolation, and put the gravity of my responsibilities unsparingly
before me, but I had no need of a spur.
Although the monies expended upon you in your minority, and the bills which you have drawn upon him so unsparingly
of late years, far exceed in amount the sum to which you are entitled in your own right (being the third part of the fortune of your mother, the late Mrs.
Both the director and myself were keen for the play to be unsparingly
honest in exploring the lives of autistic people in our society, including an example of some damaging 'therapy' - and to tackle some of the public misconceptions.
As always, the theme is love, the pursuit of it, the loss of it, or the dream of it, mainly from old men pursuing much younger women, or London gadabouts, foppish, superficial and greedy, a strata of 17th century society at whom Congreve tilts unsparingly
Oftentimes, labels such as "sects" or "cults" are used rather unsparingly
when referring to the Pentecostal, Evangelical, Charismatic, and independent churches.
The kid is only 20, is unsparingly
dedicated, a religious young man, and quick with the natural eye of a defender.