The smooth richness of their diction; the amiable sweetness of their mood, their gracious caprice, the delicacy of their satire (which was so kind that it should have some other name), their abundance of light and color, and the deep heart of humanity underlying
their airiest fantasticality, all united in an effect which was different from any I had yet known.
We do not know the inexorable law underlying
In most of Tu Fu's work there is an underlying
sadness which appears continually, sometimes in the vein that runs throughout the poem, sometimes at the conclusion, and often at the summing up of all things.
In some of the larger towns there are artels of a much more complex kind-- permanent associations, possessing large capital, and pecuniarily responsible for the acts of the individual members." The word "artel," despite its apparent similarity, has, Mr Aylmer Maude assures me, no connection with "ars" or "arte." Its root is that of the verb "rotisya," to bind oneself by an oath; and it is generally admitted to be only another form of "rota," which now signifies a "regimental company." In both words the underlying
idea is that of a body of men united by an oath.
This strange blending of odours consisted of something faintly and unpleasantly aromatic, mixed with another underlying
smell, so unutterably sickening that he threw open the window, and put his head out into the fresh air, unable to endure the horribly infected atmosphere for a moment longer.
Levin saw that there was an idea underlying
this question with which he did not agree.
These specific limitations, it will be evident, are outgrowths of his great underlying
deficiency--the deficiency in spiritual feeling and insight.
Very rarely, therefore, did any one seek the motives underlying
his praiseworthy turn for thrift; for it pleased others, for the most part, to set it down to a not unnatural wish to increase the amount of the savings that were to render his old age comfortable.
Her strong black brows spoke of temper easily aroused and hard to quiet; her mouth was small, nervous and weak; there was something dangerous and sulky underlying
, in her nature, much that was honest, compassionate, and even noble.
He said that he considered the principles underlying
all volunteer service fundamentally wrong, and that it seemed to him that calling for volunteers reflected upon the courage and loyalty of the entire command.
In the same way, an underlying
mockery impaired the attraction of his otherwise refined and gentle manner.
There was something underlying
the charming expression and the fascinating manner which my instinct felt to be something wrong.