His countenance possessed in the highest degree what physiognomists
call "repose in action," a quality of those who act rather than talk.
Her disposition was naturally that which physiognomists
consider as proper to fair complexions, mild, timid, and gentle; but it had been tempered, and, as it were, hardened, by the circumstances of her education.
I had not caught her name but I had noticed her fine, arched eyebrows which, so the physiognomists
say, are a sign of courage.
To scan the lines of his face, or feel the bumps on the head of this Leviathan; this is a thing which no Physiognomist
or Phrenologist has as yet undertaken.
Looking at him as a whole (and speaking of him, of course, from a woman's, not a physiognomist
's point of view), I can only describe him as being an unusually handsome man.
He had taken, without hesitation, without reflection even, the principal apartment which the hotelier had pointed out to him with a rapacious aim, very praiseworthy, some will say, very reprehensible will say others, if they admit that Cropole was a physiognomist
and judged people at first sight.
"Oh," cried Eugenie, "you are a bad physiognomist
, if you imagine I deplore on my own account the catastrophe of which you warn me.
He considered himself, to some extent, a physiognomist
. He told himself it was not possible that this man was playing a part.
This rough appeal, marked by the eloquence which characterized Mazarin when he spoke in Italian or Spanish and which he lost entirely in speaking French, was uttered with such impenetrable expression that Gondy, clever physiognomist
as he was, had no suspicion of its being more than a simple warning to be more subdued.
Every man under such circumstances is conscious of being a great physiognomist
. Nature, he knows, has a language of her own, which she uses with strict veracity, and he considers himself an adept in the language.
'Well, we ought to be charitable, you know, aunt - besides, I don't think it is false: I am an excellent physiognomist
, and I always judge of people's characters by their looks - not by whether they are handsome or ugly, but by the general cast of the countenance.
The landlord, whether he was a good or a bad physiognomist
, had fully made up his mind that the guest was an ill-looking fellow.