Lilla was silent in the helpless concentration
of deadly fear; Mimi was all resolve and self- forgetfulness, so intent on the soul-struggle in which she was engaged that there was no possibility of any other thought.
I had expected to see Sherlock Holmes impatient under this rambling and inconsequential narrative, but, on the contrary, he had listened with the greatest concentration
I knew that seclusion and solitude were very necessary for my friend in those hours of intense mental concentration
during which he weighed every particle of evidence, constructed alternative theories, balanced one against the other, and made up his mind as to which points were essential and which immaterial.
This writing is of extraordinary interest," said Holmes, who had been examining it with intense concentration
The presence of the one man who did not care about her increased Miss Rome's sense that everybody else was in love with her, and each in a somewhat dangerous way: the actor with all the appetite of a savage and a spoilt child; the soldier with all the simple selfishness of a man of will rather than mind; Sir Wilson with that daily hardening concentration
with which old Hedonists take to a hobby; nay, even the abject Parkinson, who had known her before her triumphs, and who followed her about the room with eyes or feet, with the dumb fascination of a dog.
In the strenuousness of his concentration
he treadled fitfully on the floor.
Perhaps a sudden rush--he shot out with the tense concentration
of one moving towards the refreshment-room at a station where the train stops three minutes.
But though I liked him more and more the better I knew him, I still felt more and more how much it was to be regretted that he had been educated in no habits of application and concentration
Therefore, within the ethnical circle of good society there is a narrower and higher circle, concentration
of its light, and flower of courtesy, to which there is always a tacit appeal of pride and reference, as to its inner and imperial court; the parliament of love and chivalry.
They have a faculty of concentration
on that which occupies them at the moment, and it irks them if one encroaches on the other.
How often must I urge you to seek that absolute concentration
of your mental faculties which alone may permit you to bring to bear the highest powers of intellectuality upon the momentous problems which naturally fall to the lot of great minds?
At the aspect of Philippe, then, he was perhaps more terrified than any one round him, and his silence, his immobility were, this time, a concentration
and a calm which precede the violent explosions of concentrated passion.