The sisters bent gracefully over their work; the monk, resting his chin upon his hands, looked from one to the other in silence.
'The holy man, who had often urged the same point before, but had never met with so direct a repulse, walked some little distance behind, with his eyes bent upon the earth, and his lips moving AS IF in prayer.
At this exquisite vision Tip's old comrades stared in wonder for the space of a full minute, and then every head bent
low in honest admiration of the lovely Princess Ozma.
And as the thought came to her mind, the flower raised its drooping head, and, looking up into the earnest little face bent over it, seemed by its fragrant breath to answer Annie's silent thought, and strengthen her for what might come.
At length, one day, as she sat singing in the sunny nook where all her fairest flowers bloomed, weary with gazing at the far-off sky for the little form she hoped would come, she bent to look with joyful love upon her bosom flower; and as she looked, its folded leaves spread wide apart, and, rising slowly from the deep white cup, appeared the smiling face of the lovely Elf whose coming she had waited for so long.
Their bent backs, their poor thin bodies and their hopeless, sorrowful faces attesting the weary wretchedness of their existence.
But the bent, old woman was no longer an old woman--she had become a straight, wiry, active old man.
Take my word for it, 'tain't best." And again he bent
his old head to the work before him.
If pock-marked and florid, with gartered legs, and a coat that snugly fitted the person of the wearer, it was surely an English emigrant, who had bent his steps to this retired quarter of the globe.
When the clergyman bent his knees in prayer and confession, the congregation so far imitated his example as to resume their seats; whence no succeeding effort of the divine, during the evening, was able to remove them in a body.
For the first time the feelings of revenge and hatred filled my bosom, and I did not strive to control them, but allowing myself to be borne away by the stream, I bent
my mind towards injury and death.
Not an herb which carpeted the ground, not a branch which clothed the trees, was either broken or bent
, nor did they extend horizontally; all stretched up to the surface of the ocean.