They mounted in front of the waggon, and Abraham grew reflective
Having eaten the friendless orphan--having driven away his comrades-- having grown calm and reflective
at length--I now feel in a kindlier mood.
He had his mother's candid brow and fine, reflective
But to look at the kindling eye, the knitted brow, and the reflective
attitude of the captive, it was evident that he expected something more than silence, - a silence which Aramis now broke.
There were many crass minds in Middlemarch whose reflective
scales could only weigh things in the lump; and they had a strong suspicion that since Mr.
Wingrave looked across the carriage with cold, reflective
We shall have this little gentleman in Parliament now,' said the Alderman, holding him by the shoulders, and looking as reflective
as he could, 'before we know where we are.
The machinery was always pounding away in this man, and Wilson preferred companions of a more reflective
habit of mind.
There are songs of delight in Nature; a multitude of love poems of all moods; many pastorals, in which, generally, the pastoral conventions sit lightly on the genuine poetical feeling; occasional patriotic outbursts; and some reflective
and religious poems.
Then, after a reflective
pause, he added, 'At least, I'll tell you how it was I got to know: when I'm with papa, if I say mamma wants me, or mamma says I'm not to do something that he tells me to do, he always says, "Mamma be damned," and Rachel says it's only wicked people that are damned.
The costly charm of the ancient tragedy, and indeed of all the old literature, is that the persons speak simply,--speak as persons who have great good sense without knowing it, before yet the reflective
habit has become the predominant habit of the mind.
And when an animal is reflective
, like some men, it comes to think that it had the final situation in mind throughout; sometimes it comes to know what situation will bring satisfaction, so that in fact the discomfort does bring the thought of what will allay it.