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His open face seemed to promise a sort of innocence, until one looked into his eyes, which had no warmth in them but only alert intelligence.
from Brown Corpus
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For there is also the `` face of reality '' in the form of the individual's perceptions of his own abilities and interests, of the objective possibilities open to him, of the familial and other social pressures to which he is exposed.
Once covertly looking at Simms Purdew, the only man in the world whom he hated, he had seen the heavy, slack, bestubbled jaw open and close to emit the cruel, obscene banter, and had seen the pale-blue eyes go watery with whisky and merriment, and suddenly he was not seeing the face of that vile creature.
At that moment the bathroom door flew open and Eugene came out, with his face lathered for shaving, and strode down the hall, tying the sash of his dressing gown as he went.
And, shoving her against a spruce, her back to him, he retreated with the whip and made it whine and crack in the damp air, shortening its arc until it narrowed to her flesh and the sound of it snarled and cracked, settling its own cruel demons on her shoulders while she stood as unchanged, as dark and motionless as ever, her eyes open and staring at the pale delineaments of the bark so close to her face.
For any topological space X the ( Alexandroff ) one-point compactification αX of X is obtained by adding one extra point ∞ ( often called a point at infinity ) and defining the open sets of the new space to be the open sets of X together with the sets of the form G < font face =" Arial, Helvetica "> U </ font >
Such men have openly libelled him, like Dewes and Weldon, whose falsehoods were detected as soon as uttered, or have fastened upon certain ceremonious compliments and dedications, the fashion of his day, as a sample of his servility, passing over his noble letters to the Queen, his lofty contempt for the Lord Keeper Puckering, his open dealing with Sir Robert Cecil, and with others, who, powerful when he was nothing, might have blighted his opening fortunes for ever, forgetting his advocacy of the rights of the people in the face of the court, and the true and honest counsels, always given by him, in times of great difficulty, both to Elizabeth and her successor.
Stalin was opposed to these provocations, as he felt the USSR unready to face the West in open war so soon after the losses of WWII.
The reference face can be open to atmosphere to measure gauge pressure, open to a second port to measure differential pressure, or can be sealed against a vacuum or other fixed reference pressure to measure absolute pressure.
Most forms of stud poker, in contrast, are open games, because some players ' cards are dealt face up or are exposed during play ( blind stud games are an exception ).
Rocket Arena provides the ability for players to face each other in small, open arenas with changes in the gameplay rules so that item collection and detailed level knowledge are no longer factors.
If it chooses the former, the telephone company will face less regulation but will also have to comply with FCC regulations requiring what the Act refers to as " open video systems.
agents were stationed on the roof of the theater and fired downward, causing the open cuts on the face which were described through the media as " scars resulting from inept plastic surgery.
Solid black spots in place of open rosettes are generally seen along the face, limbs and underbelly.
In a closed room, this does not make much sense, but in an open kitchen, it makes the stove accessible from all sides such that two persons can cook together, and allows for contact with guests or the rest of the family, since the cook does not face the wall anymore.
The trapping prevents the opponent from moving the body parts needed for defense, leaving them “ trapped ” and their body or face open for multiple strikes.
One legend tells that, when Balor was slain by Lugh, Balor's eye was still open when he fell face first into the ground.
More familiar Rosenman compositions include the action music for the face off between the Bird-of-Prey and a whaling ship in open water, and the atmospheric music ( reminiscent of the composer's work in Fantastic Voyage ) during the probe's communication.
She has a face expression of really big and open eyes, and she breathes and blows up her chins, and often screams.
open and seemed
After what seemed several seconds, the open mouth grew dark inside then blood began to ooze from it.
Shy, actually, he avoided feminine overtures and seemed truly ignorant of the girls' desires when they sought to make liaisons with him in the open fields, in carriages and in boathouses.
One of the drawing-room shutters was partly open and he made out the shapes of chairs and sofas, which seemed to be upholstered in brown or russet velvet.
and on Christmas Day, 1890, Hardy wrote: `` While thinking of resuming ' the viewless Wings Of Poesy before dawn this morning, new horizons seemed to open, and worrying pettinesses to disappear '' ( Early Life, p. 302 ).
Far-reaching prospects seemed to open before him when Honorius crowned Peter II of Courtenay as Latin Emperor of Constantinople in April of 1217, but the new Emperor was captured on his eastward journey and died in confinement.
Coach Landry said Staubach tried to throw the ball soft when he saw how wide open Smith was and that it came in low, and that when Smith tried to stop, his feet seemed to come out from under him.
In the later 18th century, the published voyages of Captain James Cook and Louis Antoine de Bougainville seemed to open a glimpse into an unspoiled Edenic culture that still existed in the un-Christianized South Seas.
War and division seemed to open the door for colonialism, and in 1897 German colonialists and missionaries arrived in Rwanda.
Phillips had an open style and insightful guidance that seemed to allow musicians, especially Presley, to search and feel their way to a point to where they would perform beyond Phillips's and their own expectations.
R & B legends Kool and the Gang were hand-picked by frontman David Lee Roth to open the first two legs of Van Halen's tour-a decision that seemed baffling at first, but ultimately proved to be successful.
Mimeography, with its loose tolerances, relative absence of noxious solvents, and consequent open architecture ( which put its inky pads and rollers on display ), may simply have looked messier, and hence seemed more daunting.
Heaven seemed open to my view, and I saw distinctly and clearly that instead of our High Priest coming out of the Most Holy of the heavenly sanctuary to come to this earth on the tenth day of the seventh month, at the end of the 2300 days, that He for the first time entered on that day the second apartment of that sanctuary ; and that He had a work to perform in the Most Holy before coming to this earth in His Second Coming.
Although we seemed to have little in common — I was a redneck from Aragon, and he an elegant Andalusian — we spent most of our time together ... We used to sit on the grass in the evenings behind the Residencia ( at that time, there were vast open spaces reaching to the horizon ), and he would read me his poems.
To us, Buñuel, big and athletic, his black eyes protruding a little, seemed exactly like he always is in Un Chien Andalou, meticulously honing the razor that will slice the open eye in two.
It seemed to him to be the only salve for his troubled conscience and the only hope of moral improvement open to him.
In the state, the success of McDuffie ’ s speech seemed to open up the possibilities of both military confrontation with the federal government and civil war within the state itself.
However, the Avatar actress seemed to open Ebony to a new segment – Americans of mixed black and Hispanic ancestry.
The Chicago Cubs had been in first place in the NL East for 156 days of the season, and they seemed likely to win the division when they came to New York to open a crucial two game series with the Mets on September 8.
Despite his open protests and subterraneous counter-mining, war was actually declared against Sweden in 1675, and his subsequent policy seemed so obscure and hazardous to those who did not possess the clue to the perhaps purposely tangled skein, that the numerous enemies whom his arrogance and superciliousness had raised up against him, resolved to destroy him.
The islanders had enjoyed some measure of exemption from the worst excesses of the Turkish officials, but suffered severely from the conscription raised to man the Turkish ships ; and though they seemed to be peculiarly open to attack by the Sultan's forces from the sea, they took an early and active part in the rising.
In January 1979, with his term expiring, the State's Pardon Board began to make a series of pardons that seemed to be either the product of sheer politics or open bribery.