half-extinguished love

half-extinguished

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  • The lieutenant waited for the answer, taking quick pulls at his half-extinguished cigar.

    Almayer's Folly

  • It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs.

    Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus

  • And half-extinguished words, which prophesied of change.

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • At dawn, the half-extinguished disc of the sun rose above a misty horizon; but it was now possible to recognise objects two miles off.

    Around the World in 80 Days

  • That rosy candlelight was still their colour, but half-extinguished and deadened in the diminished life which was now theirs, and which may be called the twilight of a flower.

    Swann's Way

  • Glancing at the looking-glass, we behold — deep within its haunted verge — the smouldering glow of the half-extinguished anthracite, the white moon-beams on the floor, and a repetition of all the gleam and shadow of the picture, with one remove further from the actual, and nearer to the imaginative.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • Finally it was a rustle, as though someone in the distance were stirring up a half-extinguished fire.

    Secret Mission Moluk

  • One was evidently Pasquale Solara, for a torch was smouldering on the ground half-extinguished by the damp moss, and the young man caught an occasional flash of a knife such as the shepherd had carried when he passed him, but beyond these circumstances all was supposition, for the identity of the contending men could not be made out in the obscurity.

    Monte-Cristo's Daughter

  • Like a lamp half-extinguished, and lonely it burns;

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume II. The Songs of Scotland of the past half century

  • "Such, history informs us, was the suppliant whose voice you seemed to hear, such his sick man's half-extinguished eye and labouring breast, such Byblis expiring in the pangs of love, and, above all, the half-slain mother shuddering lest the eager babe should suck the blood from her palsied nipple."

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843

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