With this exclamation, the most frequent in his mouth, the unfortunate man clutched both hands upon his breast as if an intolerable sting or torture impelled him to rend it open and let out the living mischief, even should it be intertwined with his own life.
What could it be that gnawed the breast of Roderick Elliston?
had scarcely vanished into cloud-clad privacy, before our thirst--literally a burning question--reasserted itself.
So Oz brought a pair of tinsmith's shears and cut a small, square hole in the left side of the Tin Woodman's breast
Behind him were two males, and then Kala, closely straining the little dead form to her breast
From her breast
she plucked it, Parbati the thief, Saw the Least of Little Things gnawed a new-grown leaf
The very sight of it awakened in his breast
a strange yearning.
He placed his ear to the breast
of Athos, his face to the comte's mouth.
My beast had an advantage in his first hold, having sunk his mighty fangs far into the breast
of his adversary; but the great arms and paws of the ape, backed by muscles far transcending those of the Martian men I had seen, had locked the throat of my guardian and slowly were choking out his life, and bending back his head and neck upon his body, where I momentarily expected the former to fall limp at the end of a broken neck.
He therefore applied to the weakest first; and, letting the parson go, he directed a blow at the young squire's breast
, which luckily taking place, reduced him to measure his length on the ground.
Thus the young and pure would be taught to look at her, with the scarlet letter flaming on her breast
-- at her, the child of honourable parents -- at her, the mother of a babe that would hereafter be a woman -- at her, who had once been innocent -- as the figure, the body, the reality of sin.
And so exactly was the expression repeated on the fair young face of her who had crept along the wall to a point where she could see him, and where she now stood looking at him, with hands which at first had been only raised in frightened compassion, if not even to keep him off and shut out the sight of him, but which were now extending towards him, trembling with eagerness to lay the spectral face upon her warm young breast
, and love it back to life and hope--so exactly was the expression repeated (though in stronger characters) on her fair young face, that it looked as though it had passed like a moving light, from him to her.