Usage examples for compressed

  1. Words seemed almost ready to burst from his lips, which he compressed with visible irritation. – The Master of the World by Jules Verne
  2. Antoinette had said; but Mrs. Busby compressed her lips and said nothing. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  3. The closest parallel I have found for this compressed use of the ablative is the idiom at v 7 'luce minus decima', 'before the tenth day'. – The Last Poems of Ovid by Ovid
  4. Calendar compressed his lips nervously. – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  5. She looked out of the window with tightly compressed lips. – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  6. An hour passed; the supper gong had sounded and the boys had taken their places at the table, when Seabrooke returned, pale as death, and with compressed lips and stern eyes. – Bessie Bradford's Prize by Joanna H. Mathews
  7. Each of the electrical ships carried about twenty men, together with an abundant supply of compressed provisions, compressed air, scientific apparatus and so on. – Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss
  8. Hardy stared at him, his lips compressed. – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  9. As he approached this there was a sharp sound like the sudden release of compressed air, repeated a second later from a point a trifle to the right. – The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp by Thornton W. Burgess
  10. No shout or cry issued from the poor man's compressed lips. – The Madman and the Pirate by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. A flash shot from his bright eye, deepening its grey into dark; and, turning on his heel, Darrell said, through his compressed lips- " You have heard, sir, I believe, through Colonel Morley, that only on condition of your permanent settlement in one of our distant colonies, or America if you prefer it, would I consent to assist you. – What Will He Do With It, Book 10. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. Her brow was frowning, her compressed mouth drawn in until its lips were hidden. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. The young girl's continued gravity began to alarm him; but, seeing that she walked quickly forward, with an absent air, her face lowered, her brows bent, her mouth compressed, he lost courage and refrained from asking her any questions. – A Woodland Queen, Complete by Andre Theuriet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  14. Her brow knit itself and her lips were compressed. – "Seth" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  15. He remained mute, with glowing eyes, and lips tightly compressed. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  16. Nevertheless, although in open water, we now find ourselves prisoners in a species of lake, as we are completely shut in by a serious dam of dense rafts of vegetation that have been borne forward and tightly compressed by the great force of this new river. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker