As it was, Madame de Bellegarde used to give him news of the dress she meant to wear at his wedding, and which had not yet, in her creative imagination, in spite of many interviews with the tailor, resolved itself into its composite
There were sheets on sheets of level, even brood-comb that had held in its time unnumbered thousands of unnamed workers; patches of obsolete drone-comb, broad and high-shouldered, showing to what marks the male grub was expected to grow; and two-inch deep honey-magazines, empty, but still magnificent, the whole gummed and glued into twisted scrap-work, awry on the wires; half-cells, beginnings abandoned, or grandiose, weak-walled, composite
cells pieced out with rubbish and capped with dirt.
It was the sad confession and continual exemplification of the shortcomings of the composite
man, the spirit burdened with clay and working in matter, and of the despair that assails the higher nature at finding itself so miserably thwarted by the earthly part.
When he thought of Ellen Olenska it was abstractly, serenely, as one might think of some imaginary beloved in a book or a picture: she had become the composite
vision of all that he had missed.
Whether they were the young, or merely portions of a composite
creature, I did not know.
He had been dreaming confusedly of Edna, and desert dervishes, and of riding bicycles in an extremely perilous manner through the upper air amidst a pyrotechnic display of crackers and Bengal lights--to the great annoyance of a sort of composite
person made up of the Prince and Mr.
To find component forces equal to the composite
or resultant force, the sum of the components must equal the resultant.
They are composite
of many different men we seem to have  known, and fancy we could detach again from the ensemble and from each other.
The whole composite
vision was achieved with the speed of light, producing no pause in the conversation, nor interrupting his calm train of thought.
He is followed by a sturdy fellow in a composite
dress, which presents him under the double aspect of a groom and a gardener.
The latter consisted of a curious mixture of walnut armchairs, disjointed, and covered with tapestry; rosewood bureaus; round tables on single pedestals, with brass railings and cracked marble tops; one superb Boulle secretary, the value of which style had not yet been recognized; in short, a chaos of bargains picked up by the worthy widow,--pictures bought for the sake of the frames, china services of a composite
order; to wit, a magnificent Japanese dessert set, and all the rest porcelains of various makes, unmatched silver plate, old glass, fine damask, and a four-post bedstead, hung with curtains and garnished with plumes.
Confronting him, with a face that was a composite
of destroying angel and Adonis, was a man holding a smoking revolver.