The eyes of the old man were closed, as though the organs were wearied with having so long witnessed the selfish workings
of the human passions.
Having "nothing of the bear about him but the skin," and being gifted by nature with a great, honest, just heart, quite equal to his gigantic frame, he had been for some years witnessing with repressed uneasiness the workings
of a system equally bad for oppressor and oppressed.
One unexpected sentence came from her lips after another, till I got involved in a web of mystification; and wondered what unseen spirit had been sitting for weeks by my heart watching its workings
and taking record of every pulse.
It was dense enough to shut out everything from the light of the coach-lamps but these its own workings
, and a few yards of road; and the reek of the labouring horses steamed into it, as if they had made it all.
Those who remarked in the physiognomy of the Prince a dissolute audacity, mingled with extreme haughtiness and indifference to, the feelings of others could not yet deny to his countenance that sort of comeliness which belongs to an open set of features, well formed by nature, modelled by art to the usual rules of courtesy, yet so far frank and honest, that they seemed as if they disclaimed to conceal the natural workings
of the soul.
What there was in it of the purely sensuous instinct of boyhood had been transformed by the workings
of the imagination, changed into something that seemed to the lad himself to be remote from sense, and was for that very reason all the more dangerous.
After a night of grave cogitation he repaired to Kowsoter, the Pierced-nose chief, and unfolded to him the secret workings
of his bosom.
Shipmasters hanging on a breath before the thrones of the winds ruling the seas have their psychology, whose workings
are as important to the ship and those on board of her as the changing moods of the weather.
If there be mystery in its workings
, it is the mystery of a Divinity.
He gave this opinion as the result of the conversation to his father; and recommended there being nothing more said to her: no farther attempts to influence or persuade; but that everything should be left to Crawford's assiduities, and the natural workings
of her own mind.
But thou didst put a spell on the Mahratta with prideful workings
- I watched thee - and with sidelong glances to bewilder an old old man and a foolish farmer: whence calamity and suspicion.
A thousand pounds of dynamite, in sealed canisters, was placed about some workings