very close observer

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  • Yet, after all, a very close observer would have noticed something very peculiar about him. Cited from Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks, by Bracebridge Hemyng
  • With- out moving a muscle, save those of his eyes, he had been a very close observer of what passed. Cited from Indian Boyhood, by [Ohiyesa] Charles Eastman
  • A very close observer might perhaps have noticed that a slight tremor ran through his frame after he had held the hand for a few seconds. Cited from Three John Silence Stories, by Algernon Blackwood
  • This sign is one which could hardly be of use to any except a very close observer, however, as few can read upon the countenance the operations of the mind. Cited from Plain Facts for Old and Young, by John Harvey Kellogg
  • This is the judgment of a very close observer, and very independent critic, James Mozley. Cited from The Oxford Movement, by R.W. Church
  • It did not need a very close observer of human nature to read at a glance the ingenuous Maggie, whose speaking face betrayed all she felt. Cited from Maggie Miller, by Mary J. Holmes
  • A very close observer would have noticed that time had slightly touched her head; but the general effect of the wavy hair was as dark and glossy as ever. Cited from A Romance of the Republic, by Lydia Maria Francis Child
  • I am not a taker of notes, nor, for all my vagrant and exploring tendencies, am I a very close observer. Cited from Earth's Enigmas, by Charles G. D. Roberts
  • The lines of her exquisitely molded lips were so beautiful, that it was only a very close observer who could have perceived a certain rigidity that was unusual to them. Cited from Lady Audley's Secret, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • But the coroner was not a very close observer, and Mr. Dunbar's eager glance escaped him altogether. Cited from Henry Dunbar, by M. E. Braddon
  • "Very likely, extremely likely, and you must be a very close observer to detect the fact that perhaps I did not intend to come up to YOU at all." Cited from The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • He did not respond by look or movement to the gesture of affection; but had a very close observer been present he would have noticed that he drew his chair about the tenth of an inch nearer to hers. Cited from Light O' The Morning, by L. T. Meade
  • A very close observer, however, might have seen his eyes dilate and even flash with some sudden emotion when his brother's wife passed him and her brilliant diamonds, his gift, sparkled in the bright gaslight. Cited from Tracy Park, by Mary Jane Holmes
  • Some very close observer might have seen a change in the girl's face -- a very slight change, something that deepened the expression of the lovely eyes, something that played softly like the shadow of a great happiness on the mobile lips. Cited from Tales from Many Sources, Vol. V, by Various
  • A very close observer might have seen that behind Mr. Taynton's kind gay eyes there was sitting a personality, so to speak, that, as his mouth framed these words, was watching Morris rather narrowly and anxiously. Cited from The Blotting Book, by E. F. Benson
  • He seemed pleased to meet Mr. Hobhouse and was as affable as naval officers always are, though every now and then it might have been noticed by a very close observer that after meeting that gentleman's eye, he showed a tendency to stare suddenly out of the window for several moments. Cited from The Man From the Clouds, by J. Storer Clouston
  • The very action of speaking was so painful to her, and so much interrupted by the hard, raking little cough, which had been her constant annoyance for months, that she was too much engrossed by the physical difficulty of utterance, to be a very close observer. Cited from Mary Barton, by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • A very close observer of Eastern affairs -- Mr. Stanley Lane-Poole -- has said that the East has an extraordinary facility for assimilating all the worst features of any new civilisation with which it is brought in contact. Cited from Political and Literary Essays, 1908-1913, by Evelyn Baring
  • When Tunis came up to the Head to accompany the Balls to church -- Aunt Lucretia did not attend service on this day -- a very close observer would have seen nothing in the girl's look or manner to suggest that so keen an anxiety had touched her. Cited from Sheila of Big Wreck Cove, by James A. Cooper
  • Just the same cold, measured voice as ever, with only a slight sarcastic inflection to vary the deep, grave tones; but a very close observer might have seen his fingers clench the handle of a knife while he was speaking, as if their gripe would have dinted the ivory. Cited from Sword and Gown, by George A. Lawrence