1 As her young brown head detached itself against the patch-work cushion that habitually framed his wife's gaunt countenance, Ethan had a momentary shock.
2 But she shrugged off her momentary annoyance.
3 The little flame under his hand cast a deeper crimson on his puffing face, and Lily averted her eyes with a momentary feeling of repugnance.
4 Even the immediate one of letting Trenor, as they drove homeward, lean a little nearer and rest his hand reassuringly on hers, cost her only a momentary shiver of reluctance.
5 Moreover, by some obscure process of logic, she felt that her momentary burst of generosity had justified all previous extravagances, and excused any in which she might subsequently indulge.
6 Lily's taste of beneficence had wakened in her a momentary appetite for well-doing.
7 But the thought of being personally connected with the transaction was less agreeable; and her momentary flashes of amusement were followed by increasing periods of doubt.
8 The drug gave her a momentary illusion of complete renewal, from which she drew strength to take up her daily work.
9 The street-lamps were lit, but the rain had ceased, and there was a momentary revival of light in the upper sky.
10 She felt an intense longing to prolong, to perpetuate, the momentary exaltation of her spirit.
11 There were high squeals and low squeals, grunts, and wails of agony; there would come a momentary lull, and then a fresh outburst, louder than ever, surging up to a deafening climax.
12 As these frequent pauses were never followed by any remark, the momentary uneasiness they created quickly passed away, and for a time was forgotten.
13 Hawkeye, who alone appeared to reason on the occasion, shook his head at his own momentary weakness, even uttering his self-disapprobation aloud.
14 David smiled sadly, though not without a momentary gleam of pleasure, at this allusion to his beloved vocation.
15 Magua seemed also content to rest the controversy as well as all further communication there, for he resumed the leaning attitude against the rock from which, in momentary energy, he had arisen.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 10