light caress

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  • He turned upon her, suddenly, a face like a mother's, and touched her hand with a light caress. Cited from In the Arena, by Booth Tarkington
  • On impulse she laid her hand in light caress upon his brow, then swiftly departed. Cited from The Conflict, by David Graham Phillips
  • He touched her; and she shuddered under the light caress, still bent almost double, and covering her face with both hands. Cited from The Danger Mark, by Robert W. Chambers
  • In that attitude he felt her pause and grow absorbed, and then rigid; her light caress tightened into a grip. Cited from A Modern Instance, by William Dean Howells
  • Nina had laid a cool smooth hand across her forehead, pushing back the hair -- a light caress, sensitive as an unasked question. Cited from The Younger Set, by Robert W. Chambers
  • The sudden nestling of her head against him, the light caress of her fragrant hair across his cheek, revived a sweet, almost-conquered, almost-forgotten emotion. Cited from The Last Trail, by Zane Grey
  • The next moment Lucy's cool finger-tips touched her forehead in a light caress, and Lucy was gone. Cited from The Lee Shore, by Rose Macaulay
  • After her first moment of amazement, she moved to David's side, drew the edge of the blanket over him, touched his head with a light caress, and turned back to the fire. Cited from The Emigrant Trail, by Geraldine Bonner
  • Her skirt swept the enamelled turf; she touched the tallest flowers as she passed, and they bloomed no worse for that light caress. Cited from Sir Mortimer, by Mary Johnston
  • You're welcome to my light caress, And all the love that with it went; To live, and love you any less, Would rob me of my soul's content. Cited from The New Penelope and Other Stories and Poems, by Frances Fuller Victor
  • Those gusts which tore the trees merely waved the furze and heather in a light caress. Cited from The Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy
  • But the spasm would pass, and again he would be enchanted by the kind, cheerful voices, the laughter that was never vapid, and the light caress of the arm across his back. Cited from Where Angels Fear to Tread, by E. M. Forster
  • Leaning there, her fingers lingering in light caress on Sylvia's bright hair, for every doubt she brought up argument, to every sentimental wavering within her heart she opposed the chilling reason of common sense. Cited from The Fighting Chance, by Robert W. Chambers
  • Mrs. Payne had wheeled herself about at the same instant; and Laura, after regarding her uncertainly for a moment, impressed a light caress upon her outstretched jewelled fingers. Cited from The Wheel of Life, by Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow
  • As they reached once more the door of the little house where Jan had been washed and fed the night before, the wrinkled hand holding the rope reached out and Prince Jan's hot tongue touched it in a light caress. Cited from Prince Jan, St. Bernard, by Forrestine C. Hooker
  • Yet from this so despised earth was made The milky whiteness of those queens who swayed Their generations with a light caress, And from some image of whose loveliness The heart built up high heaven when it prayed. Cited from By Still Waters, by George William Russell
  • Music sweeter than words confess Or the minstrel's powers invent, Thrilled here once at the light caress Of the fairy hands that lent This excuse for the kiss I press On the dear old instrument. Cited from Riley Songs of Home, by James Whitcomb Riley
  • He needed the voice of loving kindness to call him back from the valley of haunting shadows, where his poet's soul was wont to linger overlong; in his hours of weakness the light caress of a comrade renewed his strength and rekindled in his hand the flaming sword of song. Cited from The House of the Vampire, by George Sylvester Viereck
  • Music sweeter than words confess, Or the minstrel's powers invent, Thrilled here once at the light caress Of the fairy hands that lent This excuse for the kiss I press On the dear old instrument. Cited from Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley, Vol I
  • Gratefully she marks the glow From those tapering lines of snow; Fondly o'er the sleeper bending His black hair with golden blending, In her soft and light caress, Cheek and lip together press. Cited from The Complete Works of John Greenleaf Whittier