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D'Artagnan recognized the king; he saw him fix his melancholy look upon the immense extent of the waters, and absorb upon his pale countenance the red rays of the sun already cut by the black line of the horizon.
Her taste for painting took the place of the passions and interests which usually absorb her sex.
What if Bill, too, should finally have acquiescence to Martin rubbed into his very marrow, should absorb his father's point of view, grow up and run, with mechanical obedience, the farm he abhorred?
I couldn't help noticing the way that even you looked--as if you wished to absorb her
My own complete happiness, and the home-centred interests which rise up around the man who first finds himself master of his own establishment, were sufficient to absorb all my attention, while Holmes, who loathed every form of society with his whole Bohemian soul, remained in our lodgings in Baker Street, buried among his old books, and alternating from week to week between cocaine and ambition, the drowsiness of the drug, and the fierce energy of his own keen nature.
For the first, we had each, no doubt, our own pressing personal affairs to absorb us.
They stood looking at each other as if the eyes of each were straining to absorb and hold fast the other's image.
As he sits in the middle of the grim parlour, leaning a little forward, with his hands upon his thighs and his elbows squared, he looks as though, if he remained there long, he would absorb into himself the whole family and the whole four-roomed house, extra little back-kitchen and all.
The good old swivel saw here a rare opportunity: his niece, whom he so much loved, would absorb knowledge from this man, and it would not cost him a cent.
Once we lived in what we saw; now, the rapaciousness of this new power, which threatens to absorb all things, engages us.
I don't think I can absorb anything more profitably.
Do clothes absorb a little of the character of their wearer, so that I recognised this jacket by a certain coquetry?