Usage examples for relaxation

  1. And even as the necessity of relaxation is greater at Oxford, so is the chance of having fun and of making good friends- of growing used to the ways of the world of men. – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  2. So he talked and played with Martha in his moments of relaxation. – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
  3. The morning wore into mid- day, then the recreation hour brought relaxation from all mental effort. – Dorothy Dale at Glenwood School by Margaret Penrose
  4. It was a welcome relaxation from the irksome task that had been so long imposed upon them, and the coat was at length permitted to drop down upon the ledge. – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  5. You've been working too hard of late, and you need relaxation. – The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces by John Kendrick Bangs
  6. He wore short side whiskers, but shaved the rest of his face, leaving fully exposed an obstinate chin, and mobile lips, grim and resolute in repose, but capable of relaxation into a smile of almost feminine charm. – Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work by P. Chalmers Mitchell
  7. Prince Ugo's composure did not suffer the faintest relaxation under the direct charge of the American. – Castle Craneycrow by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. The pure air of the country, and relaxation from some of his most pressing work, may do wonders for him. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  9. Relaxation of Mr. John Hay from the sentence of suspension. – The-Acts-Of-The-General-Assemblies-of-the-Church-of-Scotland by Church of Scotland. General Assembly
  10. Certainly there was relaxation- and in taking it, we sorted out each other. – Ravensdene Court by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  11. As to the drag, his father had in a certain measure approved of that, and he would keep the drag, as he must have some relaxation. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  12. " She is too tired, that is what she always says; but I cannot help thinking a little music would be a healthy relaxation for her; but she will have it that with her it is waste of time," said mother. – Esther A Book for Girls by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  13. And now, he added, with the wide yawn of sudden relaxation, you fellows can make a night of it, if you want to, but I'm going to bed. – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  14. That this regulation is emphatically a wise one is proved to all who know anything of the history of our Society by the disastrous results which followed from a very slight temporary relaxation of it. – Clairvoyance by Charles Webster Leadbeater
  15. The society of women is usually sought by men during hours of mental relaxation, and we naturally find such a charm in their mere presence, especially when they are graceful or beautiful, that we are not very severe or even accurate judges of the abstract intellectual quality of their talk. – The Intellectual Life by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  16. He was the best of good company always, as I found out early in our association, in those days when we went out together for our luncheon every day and enjoyed an hour of relaxation between the long morning's work and that of the longer afternoon. – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  17. The instant Miss Ward entered the room there was a relaxation of tense muscles and a sigh went over the room. – That Little Girl of Miss Eliza’s by Jean K. Baird
  18. Our Lord permitted him to pursue me, after a surprising manner, into all the places I have been in, without giving me any relaxation. – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon