Every young man who came to the house- seeing those impressionable
, smiling young faces (smiling probably at their own happiness), feeling the eager bustle around him, and hearing the fitful bursts of song and music and the inconsequent but friendly prattle of young girls ready for anything and full of hope- experienced the same feeling; sharing with the young folk of the Rostovs' household a readiness to fall in love and an expectation of happiness.
peasant leads a larger, fuller, more dramatic life than the pachydermatous king.
a being is man, or at least such a man as I was in those days.
The completion of the Tellurionical Records closed what Lavalle himself was pleased to call the theoretical side of his labours--labours from which the youngest and least impressionable
planeur might well have shrunk.
He had learned at the most impressionable
period of his life to take his pleasures and his sorrows as the beasts take theirs.
That she had done a grievous thing in taking an impressionable
child to mould into the form that her wild resentment, spurned affection, and wounded pride, found vengeance in, I knew full well.
The truth is he had a training during the most impressionable
period of his life that was very extraordinary, such a training as few men of his generation have had.
I knew it as it had been for generations, and suddenly I saw it change, and the transformation could not fail to strike a boy, for these first years are the most impressionable
(nothing that happens after we are twelve matters very much); they are also the most vivid years when we look back, and more vivid the farther we have to look, until, at the end, what lies between bends like a hoop, and the extremes meet.
Number Thirteen noticed that when they addressed him it was always as Bulan, and upon questioning them he discovered that they had given him this title of honor partly in view of his wonderful fighting ability and partly because the sight of his white face emerging from out of the darkness of the river into the firelight of their blazing camp fire had carried to their impressionable
minds a suggestion of the tropic moon which they admired and reverenced.
"She possesses powers which you yourself have already admitted, and you, I should say, are a fairly impressionable
person, so far as her sex is concerned.
"How," demanded Sir Oracle, "can a mother reasonably expect her child to learn correct speech, when she continually accustoms its impressionable
gray matter to such absurd expressions and distortions of our noble tongue as thoughtless mothers inflict every day on the helpless creatures committed to their care?
The actress was a kind-hearted woman, and highly impressionable
. She was very angry now.