Thin to the point of emaciation, a wide striped, ill-fitting dress of some cheap material accentuated the angular lines of her body.
A flavour of the old school, a touch of something different in their manner--which is freer and rounder, if they come of what is called a good family, and often more timid and precise if they are of the middle class--serves, in these days, to accentuate the difference of age and add a distinction to gray hairs.
The wax candles shed a radiance upon their immediate surroundings, which accentuated the shadows of each unlighted corner.
From above, the hanging lamp threw strong shadows across their faces, bringing out the deep lines, accentuating the dominant passions.
A bright red necktie and patent-leather boots with cloth tops accentuated the decidedly "noisy" impression he conveyed.
The sharpness of the political antithesis served to accentuate the importance of the other differences in such cases and to debar their acceptance as the legal consequence of the difference of opinion that God's mercy allowed.
The war has accentuated the gravity of the situation, but has also demonstrated certain human characteristics that can be enlisted to correct our course.
But the initial strain hit every peasant in his pocket and thus greatly accentuated the feeling against Austria-Hungary.
When Mohammed, taking his stand as opposed to Judaism and Christianity, had accentuated the Arabian character of his religion, the Meccan rites of pagan origin were incorporated into Islam; but only after the purification required by monotheism.
Those who want to accentuate the antithesis between Islam and modern civilization point rightly to the personal law; here is indeed a great stumbling-block.
He wore a short tuft of black moustache cut well away from the edge of the red lip, a moustache which oddly accentuated his youth.
John Maynard Keynes, ever since the end of 1919, has shown in his admirable book the absurdity of asking for vast indemnities, Germany's impossibility of paying them, and the risk for all Europe of following a road leading to ruin, thus at the same time accentuating the work of disintegration started by the treaty.
I tell you in the most emphatic manner at my command," she went on, turning to the official, and tapping the edge of his desk as if to accentuate her words, "it's impossible that anybody over there in Russia could have known of my arrangements with Mr. James Allerdyke--utterly impossible.
Where black shadows lay they but accentuated the whiteness across which they fell.
He had just stooped to pick up a clod of earth with which to accentuate his vociferations, when, on rising, he was astounded by the apparition of an elderly woman wearing a purple sun-bonnet, and carrying a furled umbrella of the same color.
Indubitably Mr. Ephraim Tutt suggested a past generation, the suggestion being accentuated by a slight pedantry of diction a trifle out of character with the rushing age in which he saw fit to practise his time-honored profession. "
In fact, the war has accentuated the centrifugal tendencies which were so marked a feature of recent years, and which the introduction of Universal Suffrage and the annexation of Bosnia arrested but failed to eradicate; a stringent censorship may conceal, but cannot alter, this fact.
Then she slowly turned her eyes towards the friend who was present, and who was gazing at her with ecstasy, striving to accentuate the slavish submissiveness of his attitude.
But even in plays of a much higher type, the author might often ask himself with advantage whether he could not strengthen his obstacle, and so accentuate the struggle which forms the matter of his play.
Violent contrasts of light and shadow, accentuating the anatomical structure with rough and angular decision, give the effect of illustrative diagrams to his studies.
Hiram sat nerving himself, his distress accentuating the stern strength of his features.
And he accentuated his statement by a vicious side spit upon the American soil.
The circumstance that probably more than any other accentuated this terrible state of affairs was the addition to the ranks of the wage-earners of thousands of "war widows."
Whether it was a crucifixion, or a congress of the swan with Leda, or a rape of Ganymede, or the murder of Holofernes in his tent, or the birth of Eve, he sought to seize the central point in the situation, and to accentuate its significance by the inexhaustible means at his command for giving plastic form to an idea.
If she had not much education, she was altogether free from pretence, and the possession of property (which always works very decidedly for good or for evil) saved her from that excess of deference which would have accentuated her social shortcomings.
"I don't know ..." she answered, with a deliberateness intended to accentuate unmistakable scorn. "
Others may honor Kings and Queens and Princes who have had their greatness thrust upon them, but we will stand with those who accentuate their reverence for lives consecrated to the good of humanity, who are afflicted with the sorrows of God's poor, and oppressed with their burdens, and whose prayers and songs are God save the people, Their lives may not be chronicled in the pages which tell of those who lived to make others serve them, but they are shining names upon God's Book of Life, and in the day of the coronation of the nobility which God sees and records, their names will stand out like radiant stars in the heavens.
What a service of contrast each--all unwittingly, need one say--did the other, just in the same fashion as contrasting colours accentuate the special quality one of the other.
The couples who whirled round the drawing room, arm about waist, amid the smiles of the seated ladies, still further accentuated the quaking of the floors.
On the east and on the west sides of the terrace are mosques built after Byzantine designs of deep red sandstone, which accentuates the purity of the marble of which the tomb is made in a most effective manner.
That there was such a thing as the command of the sea is rarely alluded to; and when it is, it is merely to accentuate the possibility of neutralising it by evading the force holding it.
In many respects he favours the Bloodhound, and one may often see Dachshunds which, having been bred from parents carefully selected to accentuate some fancy point, have exhibited the very pronounced "peak" (occipital bone), the protruding haw of the eye, the loose dewlap and the colour markings characteristic of the Bloodhound.
From careful consideration of the weight of evidence, it seems unlikely that the breed was originally a tailless one, but the modern custom undoubtedly accentuates its picturesqueness by bringing into special prominence the rounded shaggy quarters and the characteristic bear-like gait which distinguish the Old English Sheepdog.
This accentuates once more the supreme importance to us of keeping open, at all costs, the passage through the Sound and the Great Belt.
She seemed slight and sinuous, sitting there against the stone parapet, and deep dark eyes accentuated the pallor of her face.
The shadows accentuated the towering outline; and forgotten terrors, lurking, since the world was young, in the labyrinth of the germ plasm wakened and spread like icy streams through the mortal body and seemed to threaten to extinguish the warm flame of the very soul.
Though in a note Martineau concedes that his words may somewhat strongly accentuate the common opinion, he represents Unitarians as virtually saying, 'If we could find the doctrines of the Trinity and the Atonement, and everlasting torments in the Scriptures, we should believe them; we reject them, not because we deem them unreasonable, but because we perceive them to be unscriptural.
And the dangers of the street corners, the horses looming up suddenly out of the dark, the carters with lanterns at their horses' heads, the street lamps, blurred, smoky orange at one's nearest, and vanishing at twenty yards into dim haze, seemed to accentuate the infinite need of protection on the part of a delicate young lady who had already traversed three winters of fogs, thornily alone.
It had for some time been apparent to me that the torpedo and mining work of the Fleet required a larger and more independent organization, and the intention to adopt a very extensive mining policy accentuated the necessity of appointing a larger staff and according it greater independence.
In reading the latter, one is scarcely aware that the lines are so delicately balanced that they have no need of rime to accentuate their melody.
His own personality creeps into the stories when he has some favorite sermon to preach; and he sometimes taxes the reader's patience by unduly delaying the narrative or even directing its course in order to accentuate the moral issue.
These unions are well calculated to accentuate the increasing political, commercial, and cultural intimacy with Germany, the Scandinavian policy of life predecessor, and the desire of King Oscar to see the descendants of the old royal line of Sweden as heirs to the crown.
Both ways militarism accentuates the property idea in reference to women: the one type, useful, the other, adorning, property.
It merely accentuated the hush.
Yeats's contemplative genius presents bloodless battles, symbolic of life's continued fight, and accentuates the eternal hope and peace in the land of immortal youth.
58, which accentuates the height of the over-tall, thin woman, is better adapted to enhance the charms of a woman of finer proportions.
A hanging lantern some distance away only served to accentuate the gloom apparently.
Above the sideboard a circular, concave mirror of elaborate eighteenth century type accentuates the period furnishing of the room.
The slimness of her figure as she leaned among the cushions accentuated the fragility which her recent illness had stamped upon her.
The quiet color was made to accentuate the flesh the dress concealed only to reveal.