He stared with an almost comical seriousness
at his bald forehead, and pointed to a three-cornered cicatrice, long healed, but still discernible.
But though Evgenie Pavlovitch had put his questions to the prince with no other purpose but to enjoy the joke of his simple-minded seriousness
, yet now, at his answer, he was surprised into some seriousness
himself, and looked gravely at Muishkin as though he had not expected that sort of answer at all.
The words alone, we said, were enough to send us into fits, but added to his mock seriousness
- oh, it was too much!
As she talked to her friends her eyes for the moment seemed to have lost their seriousness
Another paper, in deadly seriousness
, reproving Helen Della Delmar for her parody, said: "But unquestionably Miss Delmar wrote it in a moment of badinage and not quite with the respect that one great poet should show to another and perhaps to the greatest.
My guide, too, appeared to take on an added seriousness
as he read it, and I fancied that I could detect beneath his whimsical manner something of manliness, almost of dignity.
The young man listened to this tale of wrong with all the seriousness
that he could maintain; but at the sight of the pursy red-faced man and the dignity with which he bore him, the laughter came so thick upon him that he had to lean up against a tree-trunk.
He realised, partially, the seriousness
of my condition.
Among others, to show the whimsicality of their deadly seriousness
, may be mentioned the following: The Bleeding Hearts, Sons of the Morning, the Morning Stars, The Flamingoes, The Triple Triangles, The Three Bars, The Rubonics, The Vindicators, The Comanches, and the Erebusites.
The extensive building is separated from the street by a pretty high railing, the thick iron bars of which are so far apart, that in all seriousness
, it is said, some very thin fellow had of a night occasionally squeezed himself through to go and pay his little visits in the town.
Hargrave divined my thoughts, I cannot tell, but, with a half-hesitating, sympathising seriousness
of tone and manner, he asked if I had lately heard from Mr.
Nearly two years passed in this way, and the better I knew him, the more I learned to love him; for, in spite of his careless extravagance, I had discovered in him what was, considering his age, an extraordinary seriousness