The former hastily fled from a place where their own safety seemed compromised, and the latter, in a state resembling stupefaction, awaited in his apartment the termination of the enterprise of the rioters.
The smile with which she dismissed them lingered, delightful and enigmatic, as Eve recognised the stupefaction with which Duchemin moved to remonstrate with her.
Such drugs as produce mental stupefaction, without impairing the physical powers, may have given rise to the accounts of men being transformed into brutes, so frequent in what are denominated the fabulous writers, while the evanescent but exquisite joys of an opposite description, an anticipation of what implicit obedience would ensure them for ever, produced blind, furious, devoted adherents to any philosophical speculator, who would venture to try so desperate an experiment.
Then, as though she pitied his stupefaction, she made further explanations.
Fortunately it was Lanyard's cue to register shock; it would have cost him something to have kept secret his stupefaction.
Think over, I beseech you, this fact of the stupefying effect of mere material civilization; and remember that plenty and comfort do not diminish but increase that stupefaction; that Hebrew prophets knew it, and have told us, again and again, that, by fulness of bread the heart waxeth gross; that Greek sages knew it, and have told us, again and again, that need, and not satiety, was the quickener of the human intellect.
Monsieur Bargemont was left alone to digest his stupefaction; even so his first thought was to save the honour of his Department.
To describe the delirious stupefaction of Marimonda, when she perceives her master under this strange costume, would be a thing impossible.
To any man who knew the Sierra hereabouts less intimately than did Mark King, Gus Ingle's message would have brought only stupefaction.
These decisions, asked of Peter, kept pricking him and breaking through the stupefaction of this sudden tragedy.