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His cheekbones also gave his face a harsh character; but there was no harshness in the eyes which, looking at the world from under their tawny eyebrows, gave the impression of a man ever alert to greet a redeeming instinct in others but often disappointed.
And yet, without a harshness which was foreign to his nature, it was impossible to refuse to listen to the story of the young and beautiful woman, tall, graceful, and queenly, who presented herself at Baker Street late in the evening, and implored his assistance and advice.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
From his harshness and severity to his soldiers, Appius was so ill obeyed by them, that after sustaining what almost amounted to a defeat, he had to resign his command.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
It was as if the blood, no longer needed for the working of the heart, had gone to make the harshness of death as little rude as might be.
The unusual harshness of his tone might have shown her how much the words cost him; but she was in no state to measure his feelings while her own were in a flame of revolt.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
How fragile and tender women are, he thought, the mere mention of war and harshness makes them faint.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
He was, on the whole, a cold and ardent, noble, generous, proud, religious, enthusiastic lad; dignified to harshness, pure to shyness.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
Gillenormand felt that Marius would leave him in a few moments, that his harsh reception had repelled the lad, that his hardness was driving him away; he said all this to himself, and it augmented his grief; and as his grief was straightway converted into wrath, it increased his harshness.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
He thought that he had serious reasons which the reader has already seen, and others which will be seen later on, for getting rid of Jean Valjean without harshness, but without weakness.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Softened neither by snow nor by waving boughs the houses squatted and scowled, revealed in their unkempt harshness.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
He might have made her childhood happier; but it had been an error of judgment only which had given him the appearance of harshness, and deprived him of her early love; and now, on really knowing each other, their mutual attachment became very strong.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context