A greater change had come over Jane than over any other person in the brick house, but it had been wrought so secretly, and concealed so religiously, that it scarcely appeared to the ordinary observer
Had Greece, says a judicious observer
on her fate, been united by a stricter confederation, and persevered in her union, she would never have worn the chains of Macedon; and might have proved a barrier to the vast projects of Rome.
Every unbiased observer
may infer, without danger of mistake, and at the same time without meaning to reflect on either party, or any individuals of either party, that, unfortunately, PASSION, not REASON, must have presided over their decisions.
If a judicious observer
of human nature could have seen at that moment the expression on the Comte de Sucy's face, he would perhaps have shuddered.
His face was wrinkled and his hair silvered; but an intelligent observer
would have recognized at once the stigmata of passion and the furrows of pleasure which appeared in the crow's-feet and the marches-du-palais, so prized at the court of Cythera.
Perhaps the eye of a scrutinizing observer
might have discovered a barely perceptible fissure, which, extending from the roof of the building in front, made its way down the wall in a zigzag direction, until it became lost in the sullen waters of the tarn.
Together they slunk from the house, but no casual observer
might have noted that one of them was an ape.
A close observer
might have gathered that the topic was distasteful; but the doctor carried it off gaily.
A keen observer
of English customs relates that, being in one of the rooms of the Bank one day, he had the curiosity to examine a gold ingot weighing some seven or eight pounds.
D'Artagnan made all these remarks with the rapidity of a most minute observer
, and doubtless from an instinctive feeling that this stranger was destined to have a great influence over his future life.
said the Englishman with an expression of curiosity, which a close observer
would have been astonished at discovering in his phlegmatic countenance.
A casual observer
might have thought "and there ends the dialogue