Mellowing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature MellowingAfter dinner, however, under the mellowing influence of some excellent Roederer, Charles began to expand again, and grew lively and anecdotal.ndash;Grant Allen in An African Millionaire.It was not the ghost of coffee, nor coffee robbed of its delicate aroma; but clear, strong, fragrant, and mellowed by the most delicious cream.ndash;T.S. Arthur in After A Shadow and Other Stories.A short experience had taught Jim to avoid his victim in daylight, for in Bob's sober hours the two did not agree; but once mellowed by intoxication, Wharton became imbued with a carnival spirit and welcomed Jim as freely as he welcomed every one.ndash;Rex Beach in The Auction Block.It does me good to see these great poems in stone, beautiful in their first conception, and infinitely more beautiful from the mellowing influences of age, and from the human tradition that is woven into them and through them.ndash;Arthur Christopher Benson in The Upton Letters.Take one down: it is an agreeable sight enough; there is a gentle scent of antiquity; the bumpy page crackles faintly; the big irregular print meets the eye with a pleasant and leisurely mellowness.ndash;Arthur Christopher Benson in From a College Window.There is a mellowness about his voice, which rises loud, but not altogether cheerfully, above the bird chorus, as if he were a gifted but slightly disgruntled contralto.ndash;Neltje Blanchan in Bird Neighbors.In the larger American colleges, such men are mercilessly dropped or sent to a Divinity School; but the European universities, whose tempers the centuries have mellowed, harbor in their spacious Gothic bosoms a tenderer heart for their unfortunate sons.ndash;Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen in Tales From Two Hemispheres.Amelia's mind swam in a sea of green rep, and she found herself looking up from time to time at her mellowed four walls, to see if they sparkled in desirable yet somewhat terrifying gilt paper.ndash;Alice Brown in Tiverton Tales.To Blenkiron she bore herself like an affectionate but mischievous daughter, while the desperately refined manners that afflicted him whenever women were concerned mellowed into something like his everyday self.ndash;John Buchan in Mr. Standfast.But as their noise reaches me here, subdued and mellowed, and knowing, thank Heaven, that the urchins are not within reach of me, I could readily dream myself back into childhood, and into sympathy with the lost playfields of school.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Kenelm Chillingly, book 5.
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