Sophia was rather above the middle size; most elegantly
They describe her in part finely and elegantly
, and in part gravely and sententiously.
What the diplomatic matter might be he did not care, but it gave him great pleasure to prepare a circular, memorandum, or report, skillfully, pointedly, and elegantly
. Bilibin's services were valued not only for what he wrote, but also for his skill in dealing and conversing with those in the highest spheres.
But--seated upon the stump, she was startled to find an elegantly
dressed gentleman reading a newspaper.
Are there still to be found in Europe gentlemen keen of face and elegantly
slight of body, of distinguished aspect, with a fascinating drawing-room manner and with a dark, fatal glance, who live by their swords, I wonder?
Let no one imagine, however, that the lovely Fayaway was in the habit of swallowing great vulgar-looking fishes: oh, no; with her beautiful small hand she would clasp a delicate, little, golden-hued love of a fish and eat it as elegantly
and as innocently as though it were a Naples biscuit.
At these words he started up, and beheld--not his Sophia--no, nor a Circassian maid richly and elegantly
attired for the grand Signior's seraglio.
If there is one spectacle that is unpleasanter than another, it is that of an elegantly
dressed young lady towing a dog by a string.
When he prepares for any undertaking this gentleman immediately explains to you, elegantly
and clearly, exactly how he must act in accordance with the laws of reason and truth.
So that when Socrates, in Plato's Republic, says that a city is necessarily composed of four sorts of people, he speaks elegantly
but not correctly, and these are, according to him, weavers, husbandmen, shoe-makers, and builders; he then adds, as if these were not sufficient, smiths, herdsmen for what cattle are necessary, and also merchants and victuallers, and these are by way of appendix to his first list; as if a city was established for necessity, and not happiness, or as if a shoe-maker and a husbandman were equally useful.
He was a large, stout young man, elegantly
dressed, and he looked up as Mr.
Tall and elegantly
slim, there was yet something in the graceful lines of her figure which reminded him forcibly that the days of her womanhood had indeed arrived.