1 The spirit of the convent, with which she had been permeated for the space of five years, was still in the process of slow evaporation from her person, and made everything tremble around her.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—THE BATTLE BEGUN
2 Possibly nothing at all; the overflow of my brain would probably, in a state of freedom, have evaporated in a thousand follies; misfortune is needed to bring to light the treasures of the human intellect.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
3 All the uses and scents of the brewery might have evaporated with its last reek of smoke.
4 To these interrogations Mr. Bumble returned very brief and snappish replies; for the temporary blandness which gin-and-water awakens in some bosoms had by this time evaporated; and he was once again a beadle.
5 Provincial diffidence, that slight varnish, the ephemeral flower, that down of the peach, had evaporated to the winds through the little orthodox counsels which the three Musketeers gave their friend.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In 11 IN WHICH THE PLOT THICKENS
6 Tranquilly permitting these irregular cursings to evaporate, Stubb then in a plain, business-like, but still half humorous manner, cursed Pip officially; and that done, unofficially gave him much wholesome advice.
7 By a tunnel inserted at the rear, this reservoir is kept replenished with water as fast as it evaporates.
8 If the philosopher succeeds in fixing, for a moment, for purposes of observation, this language which is incessantly evaporating, he falls into doleful and useful meditation.