Vera was good-looking, not at all stupid, quick at learning, was well brought up, and had a pleasant voice; what she said was true and appropriate
, yet, strange to say, everyone- the visitors and countess alike- turned to look at her as if wondering why she had said it, and they all felt awkward.
Ellmother burst out--and then, when it was too late, remembered the conventional restraints appropriate
to the occasion.
About noon the travelers reached a large field of pumpkins--a vegetable quite appropriate
to the yellow country of the Winkies--and some of the pumpkins which grew there were of remarkable size.
The Fox replied, "You have chosen a most appropriate
subject for your falsehoods, as I am sure none of your ancestors will be able to contradict you.
Nothing could be more appropriate
than that those who from unselfish motives and elevated sentiments are doing battle for the people's rights and interests, should themselves be the chief beneficiaries of success.
In countenance the man was rather prepossessing, with just a hint of sternness; though that he may have assumed or cultivated, as appropriate
to one in authority.
Hesiod has nothing that remotely approaches such scenes as that between Priam and Achilles, or the pathos of Andromache's preparations for Hector's return, even as he was falling before the walls of Troy; but in matters that come within the range or ordinary experience, he rarely fails to rise to the appropriate
This roof concealed a loft, from which gods and goddesses or any appropriate
properties could be let down by mechanical devices.
It will be more appropriate
in the road, I am afraid," said Margaret.
Those would be the appropriate
storms and agitators of the trees of life
Thus to revert to memory: A memory is "vague" when it is appropriate
to many different occurrences: for instance, "I met a man" is vague, since any man would verify it.
There are scenes of all sorts; some dreadful combats, some grand and lofty horse-riding, some scenes of high life, and some of very middling indeed; some love-making for the sentimental, and some light comic business; the whole accompanied by appropriate
scenery and brilliantly illuminated with the Author's own candles.