1 His own, at the moment, lent it a festive readiness of welcome that might well, in a disenchanted eye, have turned to paint and facility.
2 He gave most of the morning lectures, droning with equal unhappy facility about poetry, the Holy Land, and the injustice to employers in any system of profit-sharing.
3 Thereby, the whale commanders are enabled to recognise each other upon the ocean, even at considerable distances and with no small facility.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
4 And he could string oaths with the facility of a maiden who strings beads.
5 Certainly they will, in their gentleness, their lowly docility of heart, their aptitude to repose on a superior mind and rest on a higher power, their childlike simplicity of affection, and facility of forgiveness.
6 Huckleberry was filled with admiration of Tom's facility in writing, and the sublimity of his language.
7 You believe me to be a Frenchman, for I speak French with the same facility and purity as yourself.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 48. Ideology.
8 But nothing escaped the count's notice, and he observed a little note, passed with the facility that indicates frequent practice, from the hand of Madame Danglars to that of the minister's secretary.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 62. Ghosts.
9 And the youth dressed himself with a facility his valet de chambre had failed to rob him of during the two months of fashionable life he had led in Paris.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 98. The Bell and Bottle Tavern.
10 He knew that by this term was understood a mechanical facility for painting or drawing, entirely apart from its subject.
11 And the most experienced and adroit painter could not by mere mechanical facility paint anything if the lines of the subject were not revealed to him first.
12 A lady so decorous in herself, and so highly connected, was not to be suspected of dropping over the banisters or sliding down them, yet her extraordinary facility of locomotion suggested the wild idea.
13 Wildeve had at present the rayless outline of the sun through smoked glass, and she could say such things as that with the greatest facility.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 2: 6 The Two Stand Face to Face
14 The remarkable thing about it is, also, their facility in paying themselves off with words.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI—THE ABSOLUTE GOODNESS OF PRAYER
15 With that facility of triumphant prophecy which is one of the sources of strength in the French combatant, they divided the day which was at hand into three distinct phases.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—LIGHT AND SHADOW