Madame de Cintre gave Newman the sense of an elaborate education, of her having passed through mysterious ceremonies and processes of culture in her youth, of her having been fashioned and made flexible
to certain exalted social needs.
Not a rich flower upon her head, not a single leaf, but had had its prototype in Drowne's wooden workmanship, although now their fragile grace had become flexible
, and was shaken by every footstep that the wearer made.
This get-up suited him but it also changed him extremely by doing away with the effect of flexible
slimness he produced in his evening clothes.
Her hands, too, were peculiar--long, flexible
, white, with a strange movement as of waving gently to and fro.
Once upon a yellow sandbank I saw a creature like a huge swan, with a clumsy body and a high, flexible
neck, shuffling about upon the margin.
Their beautiful heads could be seen between every draught, raised in the air with quick and sudden motion as they sniffed the wind in the direction of our two hunters, with their flexible
At the third compartment the vault was so low, the passage so narrow, that the bark would scarcely have passed without touching the side; nevertheless, in moments of despair, wood softens and stone grows flexible
beneath the human will.
Lightly swaying on the flexible
springs of his carriage and no longer hearing the terrible sounds of the crowd, Rostopchin grew physically calm and, as always happens, as soon as he became physically tranquil his mind devised reasons why he should be mentally tranquil too.
Casaubon's theory of the elements which made the seed of all tradition was not likely to bruise itself unawares against discoveries: it floated among flexible
conjectures no more solid than those etymologies which seemed strong because of likeness in sound until it was shown that likeness in sound made them impossible: it was a method of interpretation which was not tested by the necessity of forming anything which had sharper collisions than an elaborate notion of Gog and Magog: it was as free from interruption as a plan for threading the stars together.
Two flags were stiffly undulating from the halyards like squares of flexible
So tightly were they buckled that they were like slightly flexible
She had a marvelously flexible
voice and wonderful power of expression; the audience went wild over her selection.