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  • By contrast, Kyril Shianri, tall and lean, and nearly as elegant as Baldhere despite the dust and sweat on his face, with silver bells on his boot tops and gloves as well as fastened to his braids; he wore his usual expression of dissatisfaction and had a way of always peering coolly down his prominent nose at anyone but Paitar.

    The Path of Daggers

  • Bishop Grant had a way of introducing an educated man to speak, saying he represented the present generation of schoolmen.

    Unwritten History

  • The pouted-up deep red mouth to which this syllable was native had hardly as yet settled into its definite shape, and her lower lip had a way of thrusting the middle of her top one upward, when they closed together after a word.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • Charlotte had a way of asking this question that, to Len, snapped her in an instant from her role as Mom to her position as Professor of English at Willamette Community College.

    The Welkening

  • He wished they had a way of knowing how the battle against the ecofanatics was going.

    Flinx In Flux

  • Mr. Abbot [t] had a way of expressing himself in telling aphorisms.

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • Soon word spread throughout the cellblock that the wild inmate Trick had a way with words.

    Magic City

  • When I was growing up, Momma had a way of chicken-frying nearly every dish she put on the table.

    Thin, Rich and Happy

  • They had long been accustomed among themselves to call her obstinate, and knew that even in her acts of obedience she had a way of obeying after her own fashion.

    The Eustace Diamonds

  • Cadfael's warrior blood, long since abjured, had a way of coming to the boil when he heard steel in the offing.

    An Excellent Mystery


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