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  • They say that terror is a disease, and anyhow I can witness that for several years now a restless fear has dwelt in my mind, — such a restless fear as a half-tamed lion cub may feel.

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • Frontier living, even on a half-tamed frontier, was rough on a body, and the gentler gravity only mostly compensated.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • He went to the roof, where the half-tamed siamang was supporting him hour after hour as gently as a mother would support a sick child.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • He is almost a complete savage; his movements are impulsive and uncontrolled, and his handsome face looks as if it belonged to a half-tamed creature out of the woods.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • The head of the valley had that half-tamed, ancient aspect that reminded me of the Romans.

    Twilight in Italy

  • The action, I remember, struck me as strangely rash; exciting the feeling one might experience on seeing an animal dangerous by nature, and but half-tamed by art, too heedlessly fondled.

    Villette

  • His hair was longer than was fashionable; no one would ever have even thought of him with other than that half-tamed, gray-and-fawn mane around his face.

    The Serpent's Shadow

  • DEMONS No one who, like me, conjures up the most evil of those half-tamed demons that inhabit the human breast, and seeks to wrestle with them, can expect to come through the struggle unscathed.

    Beowulf's Children

  • He had an overall impression of fine bones and white linen, topped with a wealth of curly brown hair in a sort of half-tamed chignon.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • Her mother has always been a mad gardener, the creator of a half-tamed world of color and perfume and light and shade.

    ME MYSELF I

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