An intense copper calm, like a universal yellow lotus, was more and more unfolding its noiseless measureless
leaves upon the sea.
Aunt Polly knelt down and prayed for Tom so touch- ingly, so appealingly, and with such measureless
love in her words and her old trembling voice, that he was weltering in tears again, long before she was through.
He had hardly touched the paper with the point of his twig when a low, wild peal of laughter broke out at a measureless
distance away, and growing ever louder, seemed approaching ever nearer; a soulless, heartless, and unjoyous laugh, like that of the loon, solitary by the lakeside at midnight; a laugh which culminated in an unearthly shout close at hand, then died away by slow gradations, as if the accursed being that uttered it had withdrawn over the verge of the world whence it had come.
When this most tremendous and effective storm that had ever been produced in any theater was at last over, the King's approbation was measureless
. He cried:
desires which she had never felt before, united themselves with capacities for wickedness, which had been the horrid growth of a few nights--capacities which suggested even viler attempts to rid herself of a supposed rivalry than slandering Emily by means of an anonymous letter.
Then tossing both arms, with measureless
imprecations he shouted out: Aye, aye!
The assemblage rose, whiffed ceremony to the winds, and rushed for the door like a mob; overturning chairs, smashing crockery, tugging, struggling, shouldering, crowding -- anything to get out before I should change my mind and puff the castle into the measureless
dim vacancies of space.
Roxana's bosom was heaving with suppressed passion, and she was glowering down upon him with measureless
contempt written in her face.
At moments some mountainous mass of flesh surged up through the narrow orifice, as though forced by a measureless
power through an opening infinitely smaller than itself.
Athwart his back, diagonally, and extending high above his left shoulder, was an Arab gum of Saladin's time, that was splendid with silver plating from stock clear up to the end of its measureless
stretch of barrel.
I lingered at the gates; I lingered on the lawn; I paced backwards and forwards on the pavement; the shutters of the glass door were closed; I could not see into the interior; and both my eyes and spirit seemed drawn from the gloomy house--from the grey-hollow filled with rayless cells, as it appeared to me--to that sky expanded before me,--a blue sea absolved from taint of cloud; the moon ascending it in solemn march; her orb seeming to look up as she left the hill-tops, from behind which she had come, far and farther below her, and aspired to the zenith, midnight dark in its fathomless depth and measureless
distance; and for those trembling stars that followed her course; they made my heart tremble, my veins glow when I viewed them.
He will go on getting measureless
satisfaction out of you by his study fire.