Word usage examples
Mrs Delevan had been looking at the emerging picture in a kind of trance, the expression on her face either that of a woman who is deeply puzzled or who is feeling the onset of a migraine headache.
Mr Delevan reached for her, propelling Meg, who was still between them, forward again, quite forcefully.
Both parents considered this a low taste (Mr Delevan in particular was often outraged by what he called 'that useless junk'), but tonight neither of them had said a word.
Meanwhile, Mrs Delevan was looking from one to the other like someone who is enjoying a pretty good tennis match.
Clan Delevan was not known for its lightfootedness or handedness, which was probably one reason why he thought that image of his father so nimbly catching his mother on the way down had stuck with him, and might forever).
John and Kevin Delevan raised their hands in return, and autumn drowsed peacefully around them as if John Delevan had never sat in the open door of his old Ford and puked into the road-dust between his own feet.
There was a bench on the verge of the grassy town common, and Mr Delevan gestured for Kevin to sit down.
But I'm gonna say this, Mr Delevan: I don't bottom deal, and you know it.
Mr Delevan even felt a little ashamed of himself, as incredible as that was.
Yet more than this: John Delevan, who had for months worked himself to the edge of exhaustion and perhaps even death between the rollers in order to pay the exorbitant price this man demanded to atone for a momentary lapse into insanity - John Delevan forgot that other expression, too.