1 The company, in obedience to the decorative instinct which calls for fine clothes in fine surroundings, had dressed rather with an eye to Mrs. Bry's background than to herself.
2 Under the masonic aprons and insignia he saw the uniforms and decorations at which they aimed in ordinary life.
3 He narrated that episode so persistently and with so important an air that everyone believed in the merit and usefulness of his deed, and he had obtained two decorations for Austerlitz.
4 A large crowd of militiamen and domestics were moving toward her, and in their midst several men were supporting by the armpits and dragging along a little old man in a uniform and decorations.
5 Then they dressed him in uniform with his decorations and placed his shriveled little body on a table.
6 Prince Vasili, who having obtained a new post and some fresh decorations was particularly proud at this time, seemed to him a pathetic, kindly old man much to be pitied.
7 Remembering what Aunt Pitty had told her about the Elsing finances, she wondered where the money for the satin dress had been obtained and for the refreshments and decorations and musicians too.
8 Even while they were removing their overshoes they were peeping at the new decorations.
9 Monsieur Ratignolle was prepared to take things seriously; the mets, the entre-mets, the service, the decorations, even the people.
10 There were no decorations in the hall this time; but there was quite a crowd upon the platform, and almost every seat in the place was filled.
11 Smiling beatifically, and wearing both his decorations, Napoleon reposed on a bed of straw on the platform, with the money at his side, neatly piled on a china dish from the farmhouse kitchen.
12 She was gazing up too, but not at the decorations.
13 "The decorations, I suppose, are left over from the Coronation," said Mrs. Parker.
14 Then I got a big pebble from the river, and came and hammered till I had flattened a coil in the decorations, and the verdigris came off in powdery flakes.
15 The decorations of the boudoir had then been left entirely to Madame Danglars and Lucien Debray.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 47. The Dappled Grays.