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half-superstitious

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  • Surrounded by grateful patients, regarded as a half-superstitious object of veneration by the women, Dot Moxon'the matron so-called-fussing round him like an old hen.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • But, as I have said, all this I heard afterwards, and my half-superstitious feeling for the flower had grown up independently in my own mind.

    Green Mansions

  • He was gentle, kind, smiling, submissive, as usual; but it seemed to me that he experienced henceforth toward me the same half-superstitious repulsion which I had always felt from him.

    Uncle Silas

  • This had not been successful; most of them regarded him with a half-superstitious awe, and I was given to understand that Himself could naturally survive the eating of things that would kill a normal person dead on the spot.

    Drums of Autumn

  • Such, in a measure, was Hyacinthe King at twenty -- a curious compound of beauty, unspent _verve_, irritated longings, half-superstitious imaginings, and half-developed impulses, ideas and mental powers; practically, an assistant to the worn mother in her household duties,

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878

  • Even after hearing of the death of my brother, a cowardly, half-superstitious dread kept me from destroying it, though doubtless I would have done so soon after making my own will had I not been prevented by circumstances unforeseen, which I will now state.

    That Mainwaring Affair

  • At first there came involuntarily half-superstitious thoughts.

    The Cryptogram A Novel

  • He saw the same half-superstitious fear appear in her face that had touched him.

    The Winds of Time

  • Then the words of the text he had heard came back to his mind with a half-superstitious shock at the coincidence.

    Hillsboro People

  • 'More than any other girl I know – if I keep her from you, that gentle, inflexible creature could rouse in men the old half-superstitious fear –'

    The Convert

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