I had never in the whole of my previous experience found my duty and my inclination so painfully and so unaccountably at variance
as I found them now.
And yet there was visible on the part of the child a painful anxiety for his reply, and consciousness of his power to render it disagreeable or distressing, which was strongly at variance
with this impulse and restrained it more effectually than she could possibly have done by any efforts of her own.
But we must betray Hepzibah's secret, and confess that the native timorousness of her character even now developed itself in a quick tremor, which, to her own perception, set each of her joints at variance
with its fellows.
It is a point difficult to fix where the features and countenance are so much at variance
as in your case.
No, I repeat again, that nothing shall induce me to renew attempts evidently at variance
with the Almighty's pleasure.
There was a general bustle, a rustling of the women's gowns and shuffling of the men's feet, greatly at variance
with that hushed repose which should attend the entrance of the minister.
Two epaulettes graced the shoulders of the hero; and before the picture was done, although it was somewhat at variance
with republican principles, an aristocratical star glittered on its breast.
A man can never do anything at variance
with his own nature.