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Word: bearing

Definition: deportment; connection


Sentences Containing 'bearing'

It would have been difficult by a far brighter light, to recognize in Doctor Manette, intellectual of face and upright of bearing, the shoemaker of the garret in Paris.
There is a great crowd bearing down upon us, Miss Manette, and I see them by the Lightning.''
Perhaps, see the great crowd of people with its rush and roar, bearing down upon them, too.
Mrs. Gardiner then rallied her niece on Wickham's desertion, and complimented her on bearing it so well.
Lack of insulation means not only the loss of current for practical uses, but also serious consequences in the event of the crossing of current bearing wires.
If a current bearing wire is really equivalent in its magnetic powers to a magnet, it must possess all of the characteristics mentioned in the preceding Section.
A magnetic needle held under a current bearing wire turns on its pivot and finally comes to rest at an angle with the current.
This is true not only of motors, but of all electric machinery in which there are current bearing wires.
The winds which passed over my dwelling were such as sweep over the ridges of mountains, bearing the broken strains, or celestial parts only, of terrestrial music.
These he peddles still, prompting God and disgracing man, bearing for fruit his brain only, like the nut its kernel.
It was pleasant enough information, but I could not see the bearing of it.
He said that away out West, once, he had met, and contemplated, and actually shaken hands with a man bearing that impossible name`Eschol Sellers.'
He was a romantic, sentimental, melodramatic fraud, and his bearing impressed me with awe.
Her beauty and high bearing surprised him, and when she inquired what had become of her lover, it seemed to him that she was the judge, and he the accused.
During this time the empire made its last conscription, and every man in France capable of bearing arms rushed to obey the summons of the emperor.
Fernand departed with the rest, bearing with him the terrible thought that while he was away, his rival would perhaps return and marry Mercedes.
And, wonderful to see, in front of the tower of Saint Jean, was a ship bearing on her stern these words, printed in white letters,``The Pharaon, Morrel&Son, of Marseilles.''
Signor Pastrini drew from his fob a magnificent Breguet, bearing the name of its maker, of Parisian manufacture, and a count's coronet.
They turned round, and saw Diavolaccio bearing the young girl in his arms.
``The middle window at the Cafe Rospoli will be hung with white damask, bearing a red cross.''
Albert sprang out, bearing his moccoletto in his hand.
He had a haughty bearing, a look either steady and impenetrable or insolently piercing and inquisitorial.
Then there is his son, Andrea, a charming young man, about your own age, viscount, bearing the same title as yourself, and who is making his entry into the Parisian world, aided by his father's millions.
``No he will not, for he will tell you, what is very true, that perhaps there were fifty officers in the Greek army bearing the same name.''
It was an order the count had just given, for immediately Ali went noiselessly, and returned, bearing a black dress and a three cornered hat.
What reverses may attend the remainder is in the hand of Providence; but, if they arrive, the reflection on past happiness enjoy'd ought to help his bearing them with more resignation.
Children's anger, mere babels; wretched souls bearing up dead bodies, that they may not have their fall so soon: even as it is in that common dirge song.
On my return home, it occurred to me, in 1837, that something might perhaps be made out on this question by patiently accumulating and reflecting on all sorts of facts which could possibly have any bearing on it.
The same varieties of the cabbage do not yield abundant and nutritious foliage and a copious supply of oil-bearing seeds.
On these same principles, and bearing in mind that when organs are reduced in size, either from disuse or through natural selection, it will generally be at that period of life when the being has to provide for its own wants, and bearing in mind how strong is the force of inheritance--the occurrence of rudimentary organs might even have been anticipated.
The charge I give him is to be careful how he governs his vassals, bearing in mind that they are all loyal and well-born."
What gallant figure was it, what bold bearing, what sprightly grace, what comeliness of feature, which of these things by itself, or what all together, could have made her fall in love with you?
She might be firm, and must be; but only in bearing their firmness, and firmly believing there was no other firmness upon earth.
'I will have a respectful, prompt, and ready bearing towards myself,' he continued, 'and towards Jane Murdstone, and towards your mother.
But, finding me well employed, and bearing a good character, and hearing on all hands that I rose fast in the school, she soon discontinued these visits.
A few country carts were stirring, bearing in vegetables to the metropolis, but the lines of villas on either side were as silent and lifeless as some city in a dream.
Yet this emaciation seemed to be his natural habit, and due to no disease, for his eye was bright, his step brisk, and his bearing assured.
With a stout bearing, therefore, though her manner had shaken me more than I cared to confess, I still shook my head and declared my intention of remaining where I was.
The incident however, was too trivial to relate and can have no possible bearing upon the case."
"I am endeavouring to tell you everything, Mr. Holmes, which may have any bearing upon the case, but I beg that you will question me upon any point which I do not make clear."
The point is, have you or have you not the bearing and deportment of a lady?
The absence from his bearing of any sign of fear struck me at once.
In costume, and in all the differences of texture and bearing that now mark off the sexes from each other, these people of the future were alike.
For the white kitten had been having its face washed by the old cat for the last quarter of an hour (and bearing it pretty well, considering); so you see that it COULDN'T have had any hand in the mischief.
As the wafer digested, the tincture mounted to his brain, bearing the proposition along with it.
And besides all this, there was a certain lofty bearing about the Pagan, which even his uncouthness could not altogether maim.
Affrighted, we all sprang into the sea as the ship at last loomed into view, bearing right down upon us within a distance of not much more than its length.
So cried Ahab, once more hailing a ship showing English colours, bearing down under the stern.
Our souls are like those orphans whose unwedded mothers die in bearing them: the secret of our paternity lies in their grave, and we must there to learn it.
And jolly enough were the sights and the sounds that came bearing down before the wind, some few weeks after Ahab's harpoon had been welded.
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