Now, the chair in which Grandfather sat was made of oak, which had grown dark with age, but had been rubbed and polished till it shone as bright as mahogany.
The children had seen Grandfather sitting in this chair ever since they could remember anything.
He judged by the cautious movements of those who crowded round the invalid chair that they had lifted the dying man and were moving him.
Anna Mikhaylovna with her eyes indicated a chair that stood beside the bed.
She still lay back in the chair, possessed by a torpor like the torpor of death--insensible to sound, insensible to touch.
The dumbly-tortured figure in the chair; the broad window opposite the foot of the bed, with the black night beyond it; the candle burning on the table-- these, and all other objects in the room, remained unaltered.
"'Well," said Tom, slowly undressing himself, and staring at the old chair all the while, which stood with a mysterious aspect by the bedside, "I never saw such a rum concern as that in my days.
'In about half an hour, Tom woke up with a start, from a confused dream of tall men and tumblers of punch; and the first object that presented itself to his waking imagination was the queer chair.
A magic resideth even in his academic chair. And not in vain did the youths sit before the preacher of virtue.
To all those belauded sages of the academic chairs, wisdom was sleep without dreams: they knew no higher significance of life.
Since he could not compel the tiger directly to sit in the chair
, he must employ other means.
His eyes glittered; his teeth showed themselves viciously under his mustache; he drummed fiercely with both hands on the arms of his chair