The sunshine came through the window, between the heavy festoons of two faded damask curtains, and fell directly across this vase; so that a mild splendor was reflected from it on the ashen visages of the five old people who sat around.
He uncovered the vase, and threw the faded rose into the water which it contained.
Meanwhile the golden light had faded
from the garden, the flowers bowed their heads, and all was dark and cold as when the gentle Fairy came.
As the green smoke arose, their faces flashed out pallid green, and faded
again as it vanished.
The letters were yellow and faded
and dim, blurred with the touch of passing years.
Tario's long suggestions had at last prevailed, and Kar Komak had become a reality in the world of men; but my harness and my weapons had faded
away with my fellows, leaving me naked and unarmed in a hostile country far from Lothar.
Henry van der Luyden, tall, spare and frock-coated, with faded
fair hair, a straight nose like his wife's and the same look of frozen gentleness in eyes that were merely pale grey instead of pale blue.
The shadow of some past grief rests quietly and impenetrably over the whole man; I see it in his faded
blue eyes, on his broad forehead, on his delicate lips, on his pale shriveled cheeks.
To go to church in a faded
print dress, with a shabby little old sun-hat and worn shoes
At the first glance, Phoebe saw an elderly personage, in an old-fashioned dressing-gown of faded
damask, and wearing his gray or almost white hair of an unusual length.
In the course of time her beauty faded
, she humbled her pride, and followed her fate by becoming a merchant's wife.
The same waves wash the moles of the new-built Californian towns, but yesterday planted by the recentest race of men, and lave the faded
but still gorgeous skirts of Asiatic lands, older than Abraham; while all between float milky-ways of coral isles, and low-lying, endless, unknown Archipelagoes, and impenetrable Japans.
Pontellier could not help wondering if there were not a little imagination responsible for its origin, for the rose tint had never faded
from her friend's face.
Beyond that the tints darkened into fine gradations of ultramarine, and faded
into vague obscurity.
In Moscow as soon as he entered his huge house in which the faded
and fading princesses still lived, with its enormous retinue; as soon as, driving through the town, he saw the Iberian shrine with innumerable tapers burning before the golden covers of the icons, the Kremlin Square with its snow undisturbed by vehicles, the sleigh drivers and hovels of the Sivtsev Vrazhok, those old Moscovites who desired nothing, hurried nowhere, and were ending their days leisurely; when he saw those old Moscow ladies, the Moscow balls, and the English Club, he felt himself at home in a quiet haven.