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Word: feature

Definition: distinctive part of the faces (as the eyes or mouth); features: overall appearance of the face; prominent or distinctive quality; prominent article; film; V: make prominent


Sentences Containing 'feature'

Loitering on the way out of court not being allowed, Jerry heard no more: but left them so like each other in feature, so unlike each other in manner standing side by side, both reflected in the glass above them.
A face of a transparent paleness; every feature in it clearly defined; one set expression on it.
Thus, Saint Antoine in this vinous feature of his, until midday.
But no sooner had he made it clear to himself and his friends that she hardly had a good feature in her face, than he began to find it was rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes.
His complexion became pale with anger, and the disturbance of his mind was visible in every feature.
But they love to get some strongly accented feature, such as a crisply painted shirt coming against the soft modelling of the neck, to balance the fused edges in the flesh.
This study of values is a distinguishing feature of modern art.
The great importance of getting these proportions right early can not be over emphasised, as any mistake may later on necessitate completely shifting a carefully drawn feature.
The pose of the head is a characteristic feature about people that is not always given enough attention in portraits.
Though he knows that he has traveled it a thousand times, he can not recognize a feature in it, but it is as strange to him as if it were a road in Siberia.
A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature.
Now when I had mastered the language of this water and had come to know every trifling feature that bordered the great river as familiarly as I knew the letters of the alphabet, I had made a valuable acquisition.
All the value any feature of it had for me now was the amount of usefulness it could furnish toward compassing the safe piloting of a steamboat.
My profit is various in kind and degree; but the feature of it which I value most is the zest which that early experience has given to my later reading.
I looked upon it with that reverence with which everyone must regard a great feature of external nature.'
Apparently there is a`boom'in everything but that one dead feature.
The newspapers, as I remember them, were not a striking feature.
Mardi Gras is of course a relic of the French and Spanish occupation; but I judge that the religious feature has been pretty well knocked out of it now.
The very feature that keeps it alive in the South girly girly romance would kill it in the North or in London.
Whereas, one is not interested in the girl; she is not the prominent feature of the legend.
The countenance of the person who had addressed her remained so completely in the shade, that, though Franz tried his utmost, he could not distinguish a single feature.
``Just so, Lucien,''returned Morcerf;``you have described him feature for feature.
The young girl then continued, speaking slowly, like a person who is either inventing or suppressing some feature of the history which he is relating.
Enchantments of the sort travestied in those of Dulcinea and the Trifaldi and the cave of Montesinos play a leading part in the later and inferior romances, and another distinguishing feature is caricatured in Don Quixote's blind adoration of Dulcinea.
But there is no redeeming feature in the Manchegan landscape; it has all the sameness of the desert without its dignity; the few towns and villages that break its monotony are mean and commonplace, there is nothing venerable about them, they have not even the picturesqueness of poverty; indeed, Don Quixote's own village, Argamasilla, has a sort of oppressive respectability in the prim regularity of its streets and houses; everything is ignoble; the very windmills are the ugliest and shabbiest of the windmill kind.
But why should I attempt to depict and describe in detail, and feature by feature, the beauty of the peerless Dulcinea, the burden being one worthy of other shoulders than mine, an enterprise wherein the pencils of Parrhasius, Timantes, and Apelles, and the graver of Lysippus ought to be employed, to paint it in pictures and carve it in marble and bronze, and Ciceronian and Demosthenian eloquence to sound its praises?"
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?
"Some ten or twelve, but none which present any feature of interest.
I wish to the Lord that I had shot him then, but I spared him, though I saw his wicked little eyes fixed on my face, as though to remember every feature.
If you will have the goodness to touch the bell, Doctor, we will begin another investigation, in which, also a bird will be the chief feature."
"You have erred, perhaps," he observed, taking up a glowing cinder with the tongs and lighting with it the long cherry-wood pipe which was wont to replace his clay when he was in a disputatious rather than a meditative mood--"you have erred perhaps in attempting to put colour and life into each of your statements instead of confining yourself to the task of placing upon record that severe reasoning from cause to effect which is really the only notable feature about the thing."
"Mrs. Rucastle seemed to me to be colourless in mind as well as in feature.
A peculiar feature, which presently attracted my attention, was the presence of certain circular wells, several, as it seemed to me, of a very great depth.
I read, in every word of his plain impressive way of delivering himself, new evidence of his having thought of this one topic, in every feature it presented.
He looked at Mr. Micawber attentively, with his whole face breathing short and quick in every feature.
It was a characteristic feature in this repentance, that I was fain to ask what these two men had done, to be there at all.
The ugly monster, when he saw me, distorted several ways, every feature of his visage, and stared, as at an object he had never seen before; then approaching nearer, lifted up his fore-paw, whether out of curiosity or mischief I could not tell; but I drew my hanger, and gave him a good blow with the flat side of it, for I durst not strike with the edge, fearing the inhabitants might be provoked against me, if they should come to know that I had killed or maimed any of their cattle.
Upon the whole, the behaviour of these animals was so orderly and rational, so acute and judicious, that I at last concluded they must needs be magicians, who had thus metamorphosed themselves upon some design, and seeing a stranger in the way, resolved to divert themselves with him; or, perhaps, were really amazed at the sight of a man so very different in habit, feature, and complexion, from those who might probably live in so remote a climate.
“He was the more confirmed in this opinion, because, he observed, that as I agreed in every feature of my body with other _Yahoos_, except where it was to my real disadvantage in point of strength, speed, and activity, the shortness of my claws, and some other particulars where nature had no part; so from the representation I had given him of our lives, our manners, and our actions, he found as near a resemblance in the disposition of our minds.” He said, “the _Yahoos_ were known to hate one another, more than they did any different species of animals; and the reason usually assigned was, the odiousness of their own shapes, which all could see in the rest, but not in themselves.
For now I could no longer deny that I was a real _Yahoo_ in every limb and feature, since the females had a natural propensity to me, as one of their own species.
But the side ladder was not the only strange feature of the place, borrowed from the chaplain's former sea-farings.
His grand distinguishing feature, the fin, from which he derives his name, is often a conspicuous object.
For you see no one point precisely; not one distinct feature is revealed; no nose, eyes, ears, or mouth; no face; he has none, proper; nothing but that one broad firmament of a forehead, pleated with riddles; dumbly lowering with the doom of boats, and ships, and men.
It is only indispensable with an inveterate running whale; its grand fact and feature is the wonderful distance to which the long lance is accurately darted from a violently rocking, jerking boat, under extreme headway.
It frequently happens that when several ships are cruising in company, a whale may be struck by one vessel, then escape, and be finally killed and captured by another vessel; and herein are indirectly comprised many minor contingencies, all partaking of this one grand feature.

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