It may always be asked whether a writer of Romance makes his world seem convincingly
real as we read or whether he frankly abandons all plausibility.
"Why, to be sure, it'll start from the bottom and go up and go up, and come out so," the carpenter said obstinately and convincingly
Never had he been actually nearer to her, and never had she been more convincingly
"I'm good f'ler, girls," he said, convincingly
. "I'm damn good f'ler.
His prompt reply to all complaints and remonstrances was--the butt-end of a handspike, so convincingly
administered as effectually to silence the aggrieved party.
I was proud that it did mean something to me, and for the first time in a weary while I was convincingly
conscious of a superiority over him.
Never had it seen a battle open more convincingly
. The papers were right.
At the moment he looked to me convincingly
tired, gone slack all over, like a man who has passed through some sort of crisis.
His blue eyes were coldly blue and convincingly
And who,' he added convincingly
, must be a low- minded thief, you know, or he never could have conducted himself as he did.'
"The text was, `He hath made everything beautiful in its season;' and he showed how all the orders and distinctions in society came from God; and that it was so appropriate, you know, and beautiful, that some should be high and some low, and that some were born to rule and some to serve, and all that, you know; and he applied it so well to all this ridiculous fuss that is made about slavery, and he proved distinctly that the Bible was on our side, and supported all our institutions so convincingly
. I only wish you'd heard him."
There was never any knowing with what new detail he was about to embellish it: and I have still to receive full credit for the tact that it required to follow his erratic lead convincingly
. Seldom have I been more thankful than when our train started next morning, and the poor, unsuspecting Nasmyth himself waved us a last farewell from the platform.