Now there was left with him, at least, a philosophic acquiescence
to the existing order--only a desire to be permitted to exist, with now and then a little whiff of genuine life, such as he was breathing now.
The Delaware gravely bowed his acquiescence
to what he knew to be false, and continued:
He spoke, and Alice responded, with a soft, subdued, inward acquiescence
, and a bending of her form towards him, like the flame of a torch when it indicates a gentle draught of air.
But in his joy at the enchanted, tacit acquiescence
of the mate, Ahab did not hear his foreboding invocation; nor yet the low laugh from the hold; nor yet the presaging vibrations of the winds in the cordage; nor yet the hollow flap of the sails against the masts, as for a moment their hearts sank in.
Emma wondered whether the same suspicion of what might be expected from their knowing each other, which had taken strong possession of her mind, had ever crossed his; and whether his compliments were to be considered as marks of acquiescence
, or proofs of defiance.
The house, too, as described by Sir John, was on so simple a scale, and the rent so uncommonly moderate, as to leave her no right of objection on either point; and, therefore, though it was not a plan which brought any charm to her fancy, though it was a removal from the vicinity of Norland beyond her wishes, she made no attempt to dissuade her mother from sending a letter of acquiescence
Defarge looked gloomily at his wife, and gave no other answer than a gruff sound of acquiescence
I submissively expressed, by my silence, my acquiescence
in all I had heard from my superior in years and knowledge; and we talked about The Stranger and the Drama, and the pairs of horses, until we came to Mr.
I said I could manage it - would manage it - and he was so very much pleased by my acquiescence
, that I was pleased too.
Silas did not highly enjoy smoking, and often wondered how his neighbours could be so fond of it; but a humble sort of acquiescence
in what was held to be good, had become a strong habit of that new self which had been developed in him since he had found Eppie on his hearth: it had been the only clew his bewildered mind could hold by in cherishing this young life that had been sent to him out of the darkness into which his gold had departed.
From the tone in which this was spoken, John saw the necessity of acquiescence
``I did but jest,'' he said; ``and you turn upon me like so many adders
She was not to be soothed by a verbal acquiescence