Her present situation required all her presence
of mind, and she summoned it up accordingly.
Of late there had been no evidence of carnivora in the neighborhood of this drinking place; but Meriem was positive that the bleating of the kid was due to the presence
of either lion or panther.
The blood mounted rapidly to the cheeks of Valentine, for the name just announced by the count dispelled all the fear with which his presence
had inspired her.
The more I lived apart from society, and in proportion as my wretchedness subsided from the violent throb of agonized passion into the dulness of habitual pain, the more frequent and vivid became such visions as that I had had of Prague--of strange cities, of sandy plains, of gigantic ruins, of midnight skies with strange bright constellations, of mountain-passes, of grassy nooks flecked with the afternoon sunshine through the boughs: I was in the midst of such scenes, and in all of them one presence
seemed to weigh on me in all these mighty shapes--the presence
of something unknown and pitiless.
The house, as the case stood, admirably lent itself; he might wonder at the taste, the native architecture of the particular time, which could rejoice so in the multiplication of doors - the opposite extreme to the modern, the actual almost complete proscription of them; but it had fairly contributed to provoke this obsession of the presence
encountered telescopically, as he might say, focused and studied in diminishing perspective and as by a rest for the elbow.
Instantly I sprang to my feet, clutching in the direction I thought the presence
But the longer they walked thus alone, the more he was disturbed by the sense of her actual presence
But he seemed unmindful of the near presence
of the great cat.
Nor did Bennett Greene, expert in military executions, ever again signify his presence
This did them no good; it did no good to John Mortonson; but in the presence
of death reason and philosophy are silent.
Some of the cases of rudimentary organs are extremely curious; for instance, the presence
of teeth in foetal whales, which when grown up have not a tooth in their heads; and the presence
of teeth, which never cut through the gums, in the upper jaws of our unborn calves.
With my southern temperament, warped by the life I led in Paris, I should certainly have come to look without pity on an unhappy girl betrayed by her lover; I should have laughed at the story if it had been told me by some wag in merry company (for with us in France a clever bon mot dispels all feelings of horror at a crime), but all sophistries were silenced in the presence
of this angelic creature, against whom I could bring no least word of reproach.