A ---- is worse than ----, because it bears the ineffaceable stamp of ignorance.
Another marital liability of this type is his disinclination and inability to make new friends.
Her thin legs, visible below her once-long frock, now short by her growing, and her uncomfortable hands and arms revealed her youth and inexperience.
burst in female accents from the human heap--those of the unhappy partner of the man whose clumsiness had caused the mishap; she happened also to be his recently married wife, in which assortment there was nothing unusual at Trantridge as long as any affection remained between wedded couples; and, indeed, it was not uncustomary in their later lives, to avoid making odd lots of the single people between whom there might be a warm understanding.
There was something subtly wrong with the face, some coarseness of expression, some hardness, perhaps, of eye, some looseness of lip which marred its perfect beauty.
The crudeness of the question startled him: the word was one that women of his class fought shy of, even when their talk flitted closest about the topic.
But she was still young and incapable of hiding her feelings; and by inviting her papa and sister to her third-rate parties, and behaving very coldly to them when they came, and by avoiding Russell Square, and indiscreetly begging her father to quit that odious vulgar place, she did more harm than all Frederick's diplomacy could repair, and perilled her chance of her inheritance like a giddy heedless creature as she was.
You have said you do not wish to hurt me.’
A disastrous voyage brings incompetence, and false loves.
For the first time his soul revolted against the dull inelegance of Capel Street.
No lover at all, all impatience and fumbling ineptness.
f such roughness, indeed, as she would never have deliberately voluteered for.