They are intended for the perusal of young women, at that tender age when the feelings of their nature begin to act on them most insidiously
, and when their minds are least prepared by reason and experience to contend with their passions.
Attempts so extravagant as these to disfigure or, it might rather be said, to metamorphose the object, render it necessary to take an accurate view of its real nature and form: in order as well to ascertain its true aspect and genuine appearance, as to unmask the disingenuity and expose the fallacy of the counterfeit resemblances which have been so insidiously
, as well as industriously, propagated.
From some sense of this, and of the dizzy see-saw - heaven-high, hell-deep - on which men sit clutching; or perhaps fearing that the sources of his fortune might be insidiously
traced to some root in the field of petty cash; he stuck to his work, said not a word of his new circumstances, and kept his account with a bank in a different quarter of the town.
When I remember the insidiously
relaxing effect of it on all my faculties, I feel inclined to alter the popular definition, and to call it a moral vapor-bath.
Shall I ask you whether God is a magician, and of a nature to appear insidiously
now in one shape, and now in another--sometimes himself changing and passing into many forms, sometimes deceiving us with the semblance of such transformations; or is he one and the same immutably fixed in his own proper image?
First came the Chinese immigration (or, rather, it was already there, having come there slowly and insidiously
during the previous years).
I felt the inexpugnable strength of common sense being insidiously
menaced by this gruesome, by this insane, delusion.
Lecount -- returning insidiously
, in company with that besetting anxiety to talk about his grievances, which had got the better of him at the breakfast-table, and which had shown the wound inflicted on his vanity to his wife's maid.
Henry Jekyll stood at times aghast before the acts of Edward Hyde; but the situation was apart from ordinary laws, and insidiously
relaxed the grasp of conscience.
Let this man be tried by a temptation which insidiously
calls into action, in his own interests, the savage instincts latent in humanity--the instincts of self-seeking and cruelty which are at the bottom of all crime.
Dubbed the slow, silent killer, hepatitis C can cause chronic liver disease that proceeds insidiously
and can go unnoticed for decades.
Whether it be supporting "our boys", as the RAF in cowardly fashion bomb thousands of innocent men, women and children in Iraq, or inducing a collective psychotic sobbing episode over the death of someone we didn't even know, we are all insidiously
taken in by TV output.