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  • “We begin by ruining ourselves,” she said, in a half-joyous, half-anxious tone.

    The Vendetta

  • When his English harangue was finished, he remained standing in the centre of the room, a half-pleased, half-anxious expression on his face.

    Monsieur Lecoq

  • Italian garden — allowing only for arid places freshened by the natural dews of a quaint half-anxious, half-helpless fatherhood.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • I kept the suitably feeble half-anxious smile in place.

    Come To Grief

  • When Mordred glanced at him, with a word of half-anxious apology ready, he turned quickly away without speaking, and strode off down the corridor.

    The Wicked Day

  • I didn't know what exactly was in my face when I looked up at Alessandro, but the smirk deteriorated into a half-anxious bravado.

    Bonecrack

  • Now, however, the thunder-clap had come, and after the first alarm, finding they were not killed, they began to discover a certain half-anxious, half-pleasant excitement in talking it over, encouraging one another, and feeling unusually friendly, as people do when a sudden shower drives two or three to the shelter of one umbrella.

    An Old-Fashioned Girl

  • He was tall, sandy-haired, with a half-anxious countenance, as though the cares of the shining new edifice and of the flock rather troubled him.

    The First Soprano

  • For a moment the two little girls stood looking at each other in silence, Sylvia smiling, hut Estralla with a surprised, half-anxious expression.

    Yankee Girl at Fort Sumter

  • It was half-jocular, half-anxious, wholly inexplicable.

    The Imperialist

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