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  • The heroine, Lady Clancare, a novelist and politician, a beauty and a wit, is obviously intended for Lady Morgan herself, while Lady Abercorn figures again under the title of Lady Dunore.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • Kit was a ways down the street, standing in a narrow clump of gory Annas growing outside a beauty parlor.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • Although the prince had not as yet entered the ranks of authors, he was always interested in meeting literary people, such as Mr. Hope, author of Anastasius, Mr. Morier of Hadji Baba fame, and Lady Charlotte Bury, who had exchanged the celebrity of a beauty for that of a fashionable novelist.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • They woke, they kindled: first, they glowed in the bright tint of her cheek, which till this hour I had never seen but pale and bloodless; then they shone in the liquid lustre of her eyes, which had suddenly acquired a beauty more singular than that of Miss Temple's -- a beauty neither of fine colour nor long eyelash, nor pencilled brow, but of meaning, of movement, of radiance.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.

  • Many, too, will recall his mot, spoken to a beauty standing between himself and the Duke of Wellington: “Madame, how happy should you be to find yourself placed between the two greatest men in Europe!”

    The Great Italian and French Composers

  • His not making choice of a pompous name, and introducing his poem with an exordium, is rather a beauty than a fault; for by these means he leaves room for surprize, which is the first excellency in any poem, and to strike out beauties where they are not expected, has a happy influence upon the reader.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

  • The Doppler is a precise piece of navigation gear that is a beauty when it works.

    Thud Ridge

  • "Not a great deal, to be sure," agreed Bessie: "at any rate, a beauty like Miss Georgiana would be more moving in the same condition."

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.

  • Also a beauty bath, a Fun Fridge, a health spa, and a McDonald's.

    Futures Imperfect

  • He had then stepped in it, leaving behind a beauty of a shoeprint.

    Whispers At Midnight

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