They were at this period extravagantly and preternaturally
fond of me; which, after all, I could reflect, was no more than a graceful response in children perpetually bowed over and hugged.
THE STORY GIRL, WITH A PRETERNATURALLY
SOLEMN FACE:--"You shouldn't criticize Peter's story like that.
In that darkling calm my senses seemed preternaturally
As usual after dinner he was slightly feverish, and his thoughts were preternaturally
He was so preternaturally
smart in his dress, and so incomprehensibly anxious (while my husband was in the way) to make us understand that his reasons for visiting Paris were holiday reasons only, that I at once suspected him of having crossed the Channel in a double character--say, as tourist in search of pleasure, when third persons were present; as ambassador from Mr.
Her mind, and especially her memory, was preternaturally
active, and kept bringing up other scenes than this roughly hewn street of a little town, on the edge of the western wilderness: other faces than were louring upon her from beneath the brims of those steeple-crowned hats.
But her eyes - I must not forget those remarkable features, for therein her chief attraction lay - in outward aspect at least; - they were long and narrow in shape, the irids black, or very dark brown, the expression various, and ever changing, but always either preternaturally
- I had almost said diabolically - wicked, or irresistibly bewitching - often both.
His face was preternaturally
pale; so deadly white, indeed, that, through all the glimmering indistinctness of the passageway, Hepzibah could discern his features, as if a light fell on them alone.
I incautiously gave the account aloud, and she heard me; for she started up - her hair flying over her shoulders, her eyes flashing, the muscles of her neck and arms standing out preternaturally
. I made up my mind for broken bones, at least; but she only glared about her for an instant, and then rushed from the room.
The popular conception of instinct errs by imagining it to be infallible and preternaturally
wise, as well as incapable of modification.
Lying far back in the deep arm-chair, with squarely spread elbows, and throwing one leg over a thick knee, he had with his smooth and rosy countenance the air of a preternaturally
thriving baby that will not stand nonsense from anybody.
His brain became preternaturally
alert, so that when, rounding a corner, he perceived entering the main road from a side-street in front of him a small knot of pedestrians, he did not waver, but was seized with a keen spasm of presence of mind.