"There was Peg Barney sittin' on the groun' in his shirt - wan
shoe off an' wan
shoe on - whackin' a tent-peg over the head wid his boot, an' singin' fit to wake the dead.
A few rays of light, a wan
, sinister light, that seemed to have been stolen from an expiring luminary, fell through some opening or other upon an old tower that raised its pasteboard battlements on the stage; everything, in this deceptive light, adopted a fantastic shape.
And to and fro, and in and out, The wan
stars danced between.
Through it one could confusedly distinguish the front of Notre-Dame, and the decrepit Hôtel-Dieu with some wan
invalids gazing down from the heights of its roof all checkered with dormer windows.
Or his face is far too wan
, Or there is that written in his eyes
features wore a look of a tiny, insane demon.
That was about wan
week, so far as Counahan remembered.
And truly when the stars go out and the wan
day peeps into the turret-chamber, finding him at his oldest, he looks as if the digger and the spade were both commissioned and would soon be digging.
El Greco was the painter of the soul; and these gentlemen, wan
and wasted, not by exhaustion but by restraint, with their tortured minds, seem to walk unaware of the beauty of the world; for their eyes look only in their hearts, and they are dazzled by the glory of the unseen.
I made the best of it, but I felt wan
. "It depends on what you call `much'!"
He would stand still for hours: but never sat or leaned; his wan
but wondrous eyes did plainly say --We two watchmen never rest.
She had sunk into one of the golden thrones, and as I turned to her she greeted me with a wan