1 The dress set off to perfection the seventeen-inch waist, the smallest in three counties, and the tightly fitting basque showed breasts well matured for her sixteen years.
2 She had been on the front porch and he had ridden up the long avenue, dressed in gray broadcloth with a wide black cravat setting off his frilled shirt to perfection.
3 There was a glamor to it, a perfection and a completeness and a symmetry to it like Grecian art.
4 You used to know how, to perfection.
5 You want perfection all at once.
6 She laid her dreams of perfection aside.
7 But four parts are altogether necessary to the perfection of melody.
8 And if he himself could believe in his virtuous perfection, he conceived that there would be small trouble in convincing all others.
9 At last, they were all seated at breakfast, while Mary stood at the stove, baking griddle-cakes, which, as they gained the true exact golden-brown tint of perfection, were transferred quite handily to the table.
10 Her form was the perfection of childish beauty, without its usual chubbiness and squareness of outline.
11 We can't have perfection; and if I keep him, I must sustain his administration as a whole, even if there are, now and then, things that are exceptionable.
12 A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind and never to allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his tranquillity.
13 Marianne began now to perceive that the desperation which had seized her at sixteen and a half, of ever seeing a man who could satisfy her ideas of perfection, had been rash and unjustifiable.
14 Once for all; I loved her none the less because I knew it, and it had no more influence in restraining me than if I had devoutly believed her to be human perfection.
15 By dint of this ingenious scheme, his gloves were got on to perfection.