Usage examples for leaden

  1. It is an alchemist's touch, turning many a leaden book into finest gold. – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  2. The sun was far up, shining between clouds of a leaden watery hue, by the time everything was ready for the important ceremony. – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  3. By 10 A. M. the whirling flakes ceased, but a more sullen, leaden March- like sky never lowered over a cold, dripping earth. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  4. When they had talked awhile, they went up to see Peter, who was sprawled on the floor, busy with hundreds of leaden soldiers. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  5. The maple, all scored and dotted, and partly stripped of leaves by the leaden shower, gave less cover than the ash- stole; and Geoffrey, with shot- holes in his hat, and the pellets hissing past his ears, yielded ground and retreated, firing as he went. – Greene Ferne Farm by Richard Jefferies
  6. The clouds were leaden from horizon to horizon; the rain fell with a gentle steadiness of a quiet summer storm, and had evidently been falling some hours already. – Driven Back to Eden by E. P. Roe
  7. It is almost impossible to convey to any ordinary imagination the degree to which he had transmitted the leaden London landscape to a romantic gold. – The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  8. A leaden weight seemed to be settling down upon her heart and she felt as if she were choking, but she threw it off. –  by
  9. She covered the next fifty yards with a new spring in her leaden heels and with a new and firmer grip on the precious bag. – The Chase of the Golden Plate by Jacques Futrelle
  10. The morning passed with leaden feet. – The Explorer by W. Somerset Maugham
  11. But it grew stronger with each hour; and at last she set forth under a leaden sky and through a dreary November rain to the church. – An Ambitious Man by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  12. There was thus unrest, and a straining after new conditions, in that very family toward which Mrs. Eveleth's imagination turned from this dreary, leaden sea as to a possible haven. – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  13. Jarras was sitting at his desk as I entered, and he gave me a leaden eyed stare as I closed the door behind me and stood at attention. – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  14. I recall perfectly that it was a small tin or leaden horse, attached to a little tin barrel on wheels. – Romance of the Rabbit by Francis Jammes
  15. It almost seemed as if he realised too fully for speech that leaden weight of despair which had for a space so terribly overwhelmed her. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  16. Grace went about the room with a leaden weight in every fibre, putting the place in order, and Mrs. Maynard did not speak again till she had finished. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  17. By- and- by the little maid, with leaden sorrow dragging at her heart, crept back to the Staff- Captain's door. – The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men" by Minnie L. Carpenter
  18. At this hour the advanced guard of the Germans coming from Chelmsford was midway between Leaden Roding and White Roding, while the main body was crossing the small River Roding by the shallow ford near the latter village. – The Invasion by William Le Queux
  19. And the certainty weighed down her spirits with a leaden depression. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  20. With an effort she forced them open, although lifting her eyelids seemed like raising leaden shutters. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler