I have a recollection of large, unbending
women with great noses and rapacious eyes, who wore their clothes as though they were armour; and of little, mouse-like spinsters, with soft voices and a shrewd glance.
The belief of being prudent, and self-denying, principally for his advantage, was her chief consolation, under the misery of a parting, a final parting; and every consolation was required, for she had to encounter all the additional pain of opinions, on his side, totally unconvinced and unbending
, and of his feeling himself ill used by so forced a relinquishment.
The ambassador drew himself a little more upright, a stiff unbending
Having talked a little while, and noticing that Vronsky glanced at the clock, Yashvin asked her whether she would be staying much longer in Petersburg, and unbending
his huge figure reached after his cap.
This man, whose name was Beaufort, was of a proud and unbending
disposition and could not bear to live in poverty and oblivion in the same country where he had formerly been distinguished for his rank and magnificence.
Never, even in the company of his dear friends at Netherfield, or his dignified relations at Rosings, had she seen him so desirous to please, so free from self-consequence or unbending
reserve, as now, when no importance could result from the success of his endeavours, and when even the acquaintance of those to whom his attentions were addressed would draw down the ridicule and censure of the ladies both of Netherfield as Rosings.
Big bushy eyebrows, an awfully deep and solemn voice, a harsh unbending
manner, a complete absence in her figure of the undulating lines characteristic of the sex, presented Virtue in this excellent person under its least alluring aspect.
But when he had told and advised me, he, the strong Slayer of Argos, went back to the families of the deathless gods, while I am now come to you: for unbending
necessity is upon me.
With his unbending
, utilitarian, matter-of-fact face, he hardened her again; and the moment shot away into the plumbless depths of the past, to mingle with all the lost opportunities that are drowned there.
Above all, he had upon his side the unyielding obstinacy of his nation, and that unbending
resolution, with which Israelites have been frequently known to submit to the uttermost evils which power and violence can inflict upon them, rather than gratify their oppressors by granting their demands.
He said that despite deployment of a large number of troops and the use of every weapon, India had failed in the face of bravery and unbending
resolve of Kashmiris.
He said that despite deployment of a unprecedented number of troops with the use of every weapon, India had failed in the face of bravery and unbending