1 Ethan felt that if he had pleaded an urgent need Hale might have made shift to pay him; but pride, and an instinctive prudence, kept him from resorting to this argument.
2 But suddenly his wife's face, with twisted monstrous lineaments, thrust itself between him and his goal, and he made an instinctive movement to brush it aside.
3 With all his faults, Trenor had the safeguard of his traditions, and was the less likely to overstep them because they were so purely instinctive.
4 He had again moved toward the door, and in her instinctive shrinking from him she let him regain command of the threshold.
5 Impulses of sympathy came naturally to her, and it was instinctive to proffer her help to Mrs. Fisher.
6 But compassion, in a moment, got the better of her instinctive recoil.
7 She did not care to be mingled in their noisy dispersal: once in the street, she always felt an irresistible return to her old standpoint, an instinctive shrinking from all that was unpolished and promiscuous.
8 The baby, feeling herself detached from her habitual anchorage, made an instinctive motion of resistance; but the soothing influences of digestion prevailed, and Lily felt the soft weight sink trustfully against her breast.
9 Such, gentlemen, is the inflexibility of sea-usages and the instinctive love of neatness in seamen; some of whom would not willingly drown without first washing their faces.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
10 "'Tis a safe thing to calculate on the knavery of an Iroquois," said the scout, throwing his rifle forward, by a sort of instinctive movement.
11 Uncas, with instinctive quickness, receded, and the three foresters held another of their low, earnest conferences.
12 But Uncas, denying his habits, we had almost said his nature, flew with instinctive delicacy, accompanied by Heyward, to the assistance of the females, and quickly releasing Alice, placed her in the arms of Cora.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 12
13 More than two thousand raving savages broke from the forest at the signal, and threw themselves across the fatal plain with instinctive alacrity.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 17
14 In order to appreciate the sufferings of the negroes sold south, it must be remembered that all the instinctive affections of that race are peculiarly strong.
15 With his instinctive delicacy Edmond had preferred avoiding any touch on this painful chord, and Faria had been equally silent.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 18. The Treasure.