He listened with a smile on his lips, feigning an equanimity which quite deceived the dull-witted
boy who talked to him.
The discovery came to me slowly, as if I were a most dull-witted
man; at first I knew only that I no longer understood her as of old.
In time, of course, the idea would filter through their thick skulls, but in the meanwhile many things might happen--the blacks might return in force to regain their village; the whites might readily pick them all off with their rifles from the surrounding trees; he might even starve to death before the dull-witted
apes realized that he wished them to gnaw through his bonds.
Tulliver was what is called a good-tempered person,--never cried, when she was a baby, on any slighter ground than hunger and pins; and from the cradle upward had been healthy, fair, plump, and dull-witted
; in short, the flower of her family for beauty and amiability.
Luigi was incensed, and asked how it could be that the old gentleman, who was by no means dull-witted
, held his trifling nephew's evidence in inferences to be of more value than Wilson's.
He marveled that the dull-witted
creature had not long since been alarmed; but the fellow sat there as ignorant of the presence of another as though that other had not existed.
With despair I pictured to myself how coldly and disdainfully that "scoundrel" Zverkov would meet me; with what dull-witted
, invincible contempt the blockhead Trudolyubov would look at me; with what impudent rudeness the insect Ferfitchkin would snigger at me in order to curry favour with Zverkov; how completely Simonov would take it all in, and how he would despise me for the abjectness of my vanity and lack of spirit--and, worst of all, how paltry, unliterary, commonplace it would all be.
"A plague on the stupid and dull-witted
little girl!" he muttered, between his teeth.
This loud, dull-witted
comedy begins to grind on the audience from the very beginning because it was depending on its sad and pathetically unfunny characters rather than the funny logic for its laughs.
Sam Rockwell - We're still wondering how this guy's dull-witted
homophobic racist could possibly hold a candle to Christopher Plummer's class act as oil billionaire J.
"Everybody thinks King Kong - big, stupid, dull-witted
aggressive - but she was small and sweet and creative," recalls Penny.
They weren't humorous artists; they were dull-witted