1 "Nothing can embellish a beautiful face more than a narrow band drawn over the brow," says Richter.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyGet Context In BOOK 1: 7 Queen of Night
2 You have shown your relish for it by the enthusiasm which has prompted you to chronicle, and, if you will excuse my saying so, somewhat to embellish so many of my own little adventures.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleGet Context In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
3 Her voice, strong and clear in tone, attacked with great spirit the runs which embellish the air and though she sang very rapidly she did not miss even the smallest of the grace notes.
4 He could also "embellish" his words by the simple expedient of half-closing, half-winking one eye; which trick communicated to some of his satirical utterances quite a mordant effect.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich GogolGet Context In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
5 Some day I'll tell you with embellishments just where and how I stole him and how narrowly I missed getting shot.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret MitcheGet Context In CHAPTER XXIII
6 His words were brief and expressive, conveying all that was meant, and no more; no embellishments, no embroidery, no arabesques.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre DumasGet Context In 7 THE INTERIOR* OF THE MUSKETEERS
7 Then Dr. Johnson blandly assured us that education was needful solely for the embellishments of life, and was useless for ordinary vermin.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du BoisGet Context In VI
8 She heard it all under embellishment.
9 Its smell and its colour are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleGet Context In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
10 When you talked about notching ears and slitting noses I judged that that was your own embellishment, because white men don't take that sort of revenge.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark TwainGet Context In CHAPTER XXX
11 She gazed concernedly at the dusky fingers she held in her own, and also at her dress; which she feared had gained no embellishment from its contact with his.
Wuthering Heights By Emily BronteGet Context In CHAPTER VII
12 The chisel had made three or four of these attempts at embellishment over his nose, but had given them up without an effort to smooth them off.
Great Expectations By Charles DickensGet Context In Chapter XXI
13 Consider also the devilish brilliance and beauty of many of its most remorseless tribes, as the dainty embellished shape of many species of sharks.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 58. Brit.
14 In the meantime, the forest began to change its hues, losing that lively green which had embellished its arches, in the graver light which is the usual precursor of the close of day.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperGet Context In CHAPTER 13
15 To the north stretched the limpid, and, as it appeared from that dizzy height, the narrow sheet of the "holy lake," indented with numberless bays, embellished by fantastic headlands, and dotted with countless islands.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperGet Context In CHAPTER 14