1 The irresistible penetration of the new inspiration is there as everywhere else.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—FIRST SKETCH OF TWO UNPREPOSSESSING FIGURES
2 This penetration of the shadows is indescribably sinister in the case of a child.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—THE LITTLE ONE ALL ALONE
3 He was a peasant, but he had been a notary, which added trickery to his cunning, and penetration to his ingenuousness.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—WHICH TREATS OF THE MANNER OF ENTERING A CONVEN...
4 But the truth is, that this little school-girl, fresh from the convent, talked with exquisite penetration and uttered, at times, all sorts of true and delicate sayings.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—FULL LIGHT
5 So much penetration, so much frankness, created admiration, but did not entirely remove his suspicions.
6 It would have required the penetration of Oedipus or the Sphinx to have divined the irony the count concealed beneath these words, apparently uttered with the greatest politeness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 41. The Presentation.
7 I know it, and appeal to your penetration.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 88. The Insult.
8 But, as it was, she only learned, from some very significant looks, how far their penetration, founded on Margaret's instructions, extended.
9 But perhaps my brother's penetration may enable him to have some insight into his character.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 8. MY HOLIDAYS. ESPECIALLY ONE HAPPY AFTERNOON
10 Her displeasure, her penetration, and her happiness were all fearful to encounter; and the dependence of having others present when they met was Fanny's only support in looking forward to it.
11 She was still in the astonishment and confusion excited by her friend's penetration, unable to imagine how any report of Captain Wentworth could have reached her.
12 Young ladies have great penetration in such matters as these; but I think I may defy even your sagacity, to discover the name of your admirer.
13 "Well, I've seen a good deal less of you since we've got to be such pals than I used to when you were Judy's friend," he continued with unconscious penetration.
14 His hands clenched convulsively and his teeth set together as he suffered the agony of its penetration.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James JoyceContext Highlight In Chapter 2
15 "There is still much, much before us," he said, as if with an old man's penetration he understood all that was passing in Bolkonski's mind.