Thrice I sprang towards her and tried to clasp her in my arms, but each time she flitted
from my embrace as it were a dream or phantom, and being touched to the quick I said to her,
A dark, ironical smile flitted
across his lips, he wished to reply, but the effort hastened the snapping of the chord of life -- he expired.
A few antelopes looked down upon them from the brow of a crag, but flitted
away out of sight at the least approach of the hunter.
A curious change flitted
across old Troop's hard face.
Then again, when she felt a wish to look forth from her seclusion, immediately, as if her thoughts were answered, the procession of external existence flitted
across a screen.
Bessie Carvil's figure appeared in black silhou- ette on the parlour window; then, with the sound of an opening door, flitted
out before the other cot- tage, all black, but with something white over her head.
The wild effects of the light enchained me to an examination of individual faces; and although the rapidity with which the world of light flitted
before the window, prevented me from casting more than a glance upon each visage, still it seemed that, in my then peculiar mental state, I could frequently read, even in that brief interval of a glance, the history of long years.
She has flitted
away to town, with no intention of remaining there, and will soon flit hither again, to the confusion of the fashionable intelligence.
Whether he noticed the look of terror with which Pierre regarded that lifeless arm, or whether some other thought flitted
across his dying brain, at any rate he glanced at the refractory arm, at Pierre's terror-stricken face, and again at the arm, and on his face a feeble, piteous smile appeared, quite out of keeping with his features, that seemed to deride his own helplessness.
It was the mysterious, evil forest, a charnel house of silence, wherein naught moved save strange tiny birds--the strangeness of them making the mystery more profound, for they flitted
on noiseless wings, emitting neither song nor chirp, and they were mottled with morbid colours, having all the seeming of orchids, flying blossoms of sickness and decay.
We tried to freight sound with the vague thoughts that flitted
like shadows through our consciousness.
There was, to my mind, something eerie and ghost-like in the endless procession of faces which flitted
across these narrow bars of light,--sad faces and glad, haggard and merry.
When I slept or was absent, the forms of the venerable blind father, the gentle Agatha, and the excellent Felix flitted
The lights were out in the hall, and a small yellow flame flitted
about down there.
Belated wanderers upon the mountains spoke of gangs of armed men, masked, stealthy, and noiseless, who flitted
by them in the darkness.