1 Persons but superficially acquainted with them would have taken for provincial that which was only antique.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—REQUIESCANT
2 And now that we are acquainted, superficially at least, with the masters and the valets, let us pass on to the dwellings occupied by each of them.
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3 Connie liked her, she was so perfectly simple and frank, as far as she intended to be frank, and superficially kind.
4 This, however, was mere superficiality.
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5 I found that while among them there was a large element of substantial, worthy citizens, there was also a superficiality about the life of a large class that greatly alarmed me.
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6 She did not feel well physically but, forced by Melanie, she went to the store every day and tried to keep up a superficial interest in the mills.
7 Her relation with her aunt was as superficial as that of chance lodgers who pass on the stairs.
8 Mrs. Fisher's unconventionality was, after all, a merely superficial divergence from an inherited social creed, while the manners of the Gormer circle represented their first attempt to formulate such a creed for themselves.
9 But his dapper self-confidence seemed impenetrable to such hints, and she had a sense of something hard and self-contained behind the superficial warmth of his manner.
10 These were her superficial considerations; but under them lurked the secret dread that the obligation might not always remain intolerable.
11 It was the dominant animal failing to remember in the supreme moments the forceful causes of various superficial qualities.
12 One of the prisoners was nursing a superficial wound in the foot.
13 However, we will remark by the way, everything was not ridiculous and superficial in that curious epoch to which we are alluding, and which may be designated as the anarchy of baptismal names.
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14 In his eyes, of course, the ecclesiastical authority was the chief of all; he was religious, superficial and correct on this point as on all others.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—A SUITABLE TOMB
15 His defects and his vices, for he had some, were all superficial; in short, his physiognomy was of the kind which succeeds with an observer.
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