But his polite regrets didn't impose upon her, and when she galloped away with the Count, she saw Laurie sit down by her aunt with an actual
expression of relief.
He began to get lonely and to want to touch actual
flesh-and- bone people with his hands.
All about us the snow was crusted in shallow terraces, with tracings like ripple-marks at the edges, curly waves that were the actual
impression of the stinging lash in the wind.
It was evident that his momentary weakness had vanished with the explanation of a mystery which his own experience had not served to fathom; and though he now felt all the realities of their actual
condition, that he was prepared to meet them with the energy of his hardy nature.
Carr, alive only to the actual
business that had brought him there, at once took possession of Fairfax, and began to disclose his plans for the working of the mine, occasionally halting to look at the work already done in the ditches, and to examine the field of his future operations.
The impression of its actual
state, at this distance of a hundred and sixty years, darkens inevitably through the picture which we would fain give of its appearance on the morning when the Puritan magnate bade all the town to be his guests.
This old town of Salem -- my native place, though I have dwelt much away from it both in boyhood and maturer years -- possesses, or did possess, a hold on my affection, the force of which I have never realized during my seasons of actual
I admired them, had fancies about them, for we could all profit in a degree, especially when they loomed through the dusk, by the grandeur of their actual
battlements; yet it was not at such an elevation that the figure I had so often invoked seemed most in place.
In these last-mentioned haunts you see only sailors; but in New Bedford, actual
cannibals stand chatting at street corners; savages outright; many of whom yet carry on their bones unholy flesh.
The newspapers had been full of this scandal--once there had even been an investigation, and an actual
uncovering of the pipes; but nobody had been punished, and the thing went right on.
His talents were of the very first order, although his mind showed a preference always for the ideal and the aesthetic, and there was about him that repugnance to the actual
business of life which is the common result of this balance of the faculties.
We would fain take that walk, never yet taken by us through this actual
world, which is perfectly symbolical of the path which we love to travel in the interior and ideal world; and sometimes, no doubt, we find it difficult to choose our direction, because it does not yet exist distinctly in our idea.