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  • Sometimes in a crowd, at table, in the living room in the evening, or at cards, she would gaze at him through half-veiled lashes when he was unaware, until she was certain she saw the knowledge in his eyes and face.

    CHAPTER XXVI

  • Her quick glance at his face was caught and held by his half-veiled look, so lazy and warm.

    Western Man

  • Something of the man he had once been stared out from those sunken eyes, half-veiled by a shimmer of mist the color of tarnished gold and clotted blood, and the torment in them was unbearable.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • Her breast began to heave with agitation and her cheeks, half-veiled by tumbled hair, flushed pink.

    The Night Of the Solstice

  • [Looks straight before her, with a half-veiled look.]

    The Master Builder

  • Fortunately, however, as the carriage drew up, Modeste saw an old man, in a blond wig frizzed into little curls, whose calm, plump, smooth face wore a fatherly smile and an expression of monastic cheerfulness which the half-veiled glance of the eye rendered almost noble.

    Modeste Mignon

  • And first the widow, with a sorrowful countenance, though half-veiled, pitying her daughter more than herself.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Our democracy is in peril, not only from the obvious causes of corporate corruption and special interest groups but also from the truths that still lay half-veiled, such as the apparent theft of our last Presidential election.

    Preparing for Leadership

  • The mist, you understand, had not gone entirely, it had thinned to a ghost of mist that rode upon the wind and still half-veiled the lifeless world.

    A Christmas Story, by Sarban « raincoaster

  • Beyond the desk and crystal, through the narrow floor-to-ceiling windows on the outer walls, the sunken garden looked gray, half-veiled by the mist that was rapidly being replaced by a full-fledged fog.

    Soarer's Choice

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