1 Amongst any other population, or at a later period in the history of New England, the grim rigidity that petrified the bearded physiognomies of these good people would have augured some awful business in hand.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneGet Context In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
2 But his whole face suddenly bore the solemn rigidity of the dead, and his expression did not change during the whole time of the drive home.
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3 This was what had caused that strange expression of deathlike rigidity in his face which had so impressed Anna.
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4 Alexey Alexandrovitch shuddered at the allusion to his wife, but immediately his face assumed the deathlike rigidity which expressed utter helplessness in the matter.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In PART 5: Chapter 24
5 Eternal rigidity had seized upon it in a momentary transition between fervour and resignation.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyGet Context In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
6 As Holmes drew the curtain I was aware, from some little rigidity and alertness of his attitude, that he was prepared for an emergency.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleGet Context In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
7 The rigidity of death had seized upon him between those four planks.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
8 They grew enthusiastic for the absolute, they caught glimpses of infinite realizations; the absolute, by its very rigidity, urges spirits towards the sky and causes them to float in illimitable space.
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9 She tried to replace the arm, but it moved with a frightful rigidity which could not deceive a sick-nurse.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasGet Context In Chapter 102. Valentine.
10 Then he sat down, rigidly, his elbow on the arm of the sofa and his chin in his hand.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott FitzgeraldGet Context In Chapter 5
11 They all had a listless and dreary air of waiting somebody's pleasure, and the most talkative of the ladies had to speak quite rigidly to repress a yawn.
Great Expectations By Charles DickensGet Context In Chapter XI
12 The shutters had been opened, but the blinds were already down, with that obedience to the etiquette of death which the British woman of the lower classes always rigidly observes.
13 The twigs overhung the current thickly, and from distance to distance a large limb of some tree projected rigidly over the stream.
14 I have been bound by my promises as rigidly as any knight of olden times.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasGet Context In Chapter 51. Pyramus and Thisbe.
15 Bessie would rather have stayed, but she was obliged to go, because punctuality at meals was rigidly enforced at Gateshead Hall.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte BronteGet Context In CHAPTER III