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  • I knew her only as the mild-eyed young female who made soft sounds and did not fight.

    CHAPTER XI

  • O Muse Calliope, daughter of Zeus, begin to sing of glowing Helios whom mild-eyed Euryphaessa, the far-shining one, bare to the Son of

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • No; she must be an outcast from all religions, a Pariah, one devoted absolutely to the everlasting torments which lie beyond Purgatory — unless, indeed, unless that mild-eyed Saviour would be content to take her faith and her acts of hidden worship, despite her aunt, despite that odious nun, and despite the very priest himself!

    Nina Balatka

  • Would the mild-eyed, sweet Saviour, who had forgiven so many women, who had saved from a cruel death the woman taken in adultery, who had been so gracious to the Samaritan woman at the well — would He turn from her the graciousness of His dear eyes, and bid her go out for ever from among the faithful?

    Nina Balatka

  • And by and by he spoke of something else more wonderful even than the promise of a blow-pipe, with arrows galore, and this was that young sister of his, whose name was Oalava, a maid of about sixteen, shy and silent and mild-eyed, rather lean and dirty; not ugly, nor yet prepossessing.

    Green Mansions

  • Then he was gay as a lark carolling from its skiey tower, soaring in thought as an eagle, innocent as the mild-eyed dove.

    The Last Man

  • His brother-in-law, mild-eyed Thomas Buford, was the carver of Marina's cradle and a maker of every sort of furniture, following the Aesthetic edict that things of utility should also be beautiful.

    The Gates Of Sleep

  • "You merely wish to open her eyes, Mr Grey," said the mild-eyed lawyer.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • He had been startled at the precision with which all the circumstances of his daughter's position had been explained to a mild-eyed old gentleman, with a bald head, who carried on his business in a narrow, dark, clean street, behind Doctors 'Commons.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • Wallace in his high collar, mild-eyed beneath the steel spectacles;

    The Murder Room

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