1 The convent is a compression which, in order to triumph over the human heart, should last during the whole life.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—CHANGE OF GATE
2 The compression of history produces conciseness in the historian.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
3 If anyone comes meddling again," said he, emitting the words separately through his thin compressed lips, "I will throw him down there.
4 Her eyes were dry and glistening, her lips compressed, her cheeks sunken.
5 With compressed and parched lips and dry fixed eyes, she sat at the window, uneasily watching the people who drove past and hurriedly glancing round at anyone who entered the room.
6 His face was gloomy and his lips compressed.
7 The wounded, bandaged with rags, with pale cheeks, compressed lips, and knitted brows, held on to the sides of the carts as they were jolted against one another.
8 His face with its fine straight nose would have been handsome had it not been for his thin, compressed, twitching lips and dull, gloomy, fixed eyes.
9 Each drop tried to spread out and occupy as much space as possible, but others striving to do the same compressed it, sometimes destroyed it, and sometimes merged with it.
10 Countess Mary turned red and then pale, but continued to sit with head bowed and lips compressed and gave her husband no reply.
11 I stared in silence at Sherlock Holmes, whose lips were compressed and his brows drawn down over his eyes.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
12 His lips were thin, and though, as it seemed, compressed by thought, there was a pleasant twitch at their corners now and then.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
13 His face was bent downward, his shoulders bowed, his lips compressed, and the veins stood out like whipcord in his long, sinewy neck.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
14 Lord St. Simon had by no means relaxed his rigid attitude, but had listened with a frowning brow and a compressed lip to this long narrative.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR
15 One piece, about three feet in length, had a very marked indentation at one end, while several were flattened at the sides as if they had been compressed by some considerable weight.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual