As if delicate hands carried a casket towards me--a casket open for the delectation
of modest adoring eyes: thus did the world present itself before me to-day:--
The Prince smiled and helped himself to one of the very excellent cigarettes which had been provided for the delectation
of his visitor.
All that he was and was not, all that he had done and most of what he had not done, was spread out for the delectation
of the public, accompanied by snapshots and photographs - the latter procured from the local photographer who had once taken Martin's picture and who promptly copyrighted it and put it on the market.
Helena he became very generous, disposing of a great quantity of ship stores, claret, preserved meats, and great casks packed with soda-water, brought out for his private delectation
Meanwhile, Mr Venus, who had left the duelling frogs to fight it out in his absence by candlelight for the public delectation
, put the shutters up.
There was a moment's hesitancy, then Aunt Mildred placed her hand on the board, and said: "Some one has always to be the fool for the delectation
of the rest.
Miss Slowboy, in the mean time, who had a mechanical power of reproducing scraps of current conversation for the delectation
of the baby, with all the sense struck out of them, and all the nouns changed into the plural number, inquired aloud of that young creature, Was it Gruffs and Tackletons the toymakers then, and Would it call at Pastry-cooks for wedding-cakes, and Did its mothers know the boxes when its fathers brought them homes; and so on.
Bea scrupulously makes sure that all of her TV-film outings are choice, so her burgeoning fan base is eager to see what beauties and bounties she has whipped up for their delectation
As we've had about five governments since we were anywhere near the level of our fabulously-wealthy opponents, and we were playing away, the only conclusion is television is merely looking for a gladiatorialtype scenario - with lower-placed away teams being sacrificial lambs for the slaughter and delectation
of the neutral masses.
Hence its usage is divided into two distinct values: the legal meaning of complete ownership of a possession, and the sensual meaning of a delectation
or of voluptuousness--exclusively sexual voluptuousness following the usage that is dominant today in European French.
Of the opposition he said: "The race looks to have more depth to it than last year and Cristal Fizz must have a chance, while the local horse Delectation
When lanterns are hanging all over the streets, their colourful lights brightening the streets and lightening people's souls with delectation
, people realise Ramadan is knocking on their doors.