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To dream of thick, unsightly lips, signifies disagreeable encounters, hasty decision, and ill temper in the marriage relation. Full, sweet, cherry lips, indicates harmony and affluence. To a lover, it augurs reciprocation in love, and fidelity. Thin lips, signifies mastery of the most intricate subjects. Sore, or swollen lips, denotes privations and unhealthful desires.
- You ought not to have come today, she said in an altered voice; and suddenly she turned, flung her arms about him and pressed her lips to his. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- I was determined not to open my lips, lest my voice should betray me to Berkeley Craven. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- I saw a grim smile contort Mr. Rochester's lips, and he muttered-- No, by God! Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- It's simmering now, so I hope he'll keep out of my way, returned Jo, biting her lips as she glowered at Fred from under her big hat. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- In a moment, laying his finger on his lips, he made a silent gesture to Miss Ophelia to come and look. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Lightwood lifted his head at the neck, and put a wine-glass to his lips. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- And the lips that shall refuse to pledge me to his well-earned fame, I term false and dishonoured, and will so maintain them with my life. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- That consisted of two matchless lips and a cheek only, her head being still enveloped. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- Now while she still slept he turned her head and put his lips to hers. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- He pushed his face forward as he spoke and his lips and eyelids were continually twitching like a man with St. Vitus's dance. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- The girl with thick lips put out her tongue again at us. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- Paler than marble, with white lips and convulsed features, Idris became aware of my situation. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- I've spoilt her, said he, taking her from me with good humour, and kissing her little hot face and burning lips. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- The bitter waters of life surged high about him, their sterile taste was on his lips. Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- As I pressed her dear lips to mine the old feeling of unconquerable power and authority rose in me. Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars.
- My Prince, he started, where hast thou-- and then he stopped, but I knew the question that his lips dared not frame. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- She hesitated for a moment, holding the little volume fondly in her hands--then lifted it to her lips and kissed it. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Throughout the whole period of Mr. Candy's illness, from first to last, not one word about the Diamond escaped his lips. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- The truth, lady, though it comes from my lips,' replied the girl. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- She paused again, a little breathless with the unwonted length of her speech, and sat with her lips slightly parted and a deep blush on her cheeks. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- Mrs. Manson laid a purple finger on her lips. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- I had a spirit of my own, and I told him they should know the truth from my lips. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- My mother put her hands upon my lips to stop me. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- I saw her lips working and then tears came down her plump cheeks. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- And any one could see that he shook with fear, and that there broke out upon his lips curious white flakes, like thin snow. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- Mr. Bumble tasted the medicine with a doubtful look; smacked his lips; took another taste; and put the cup down empty. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- And then, from unseen lips, a cruel and mocking peal of laughter rang through the desolate place. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- Sympathizing was the word on Caroline's lips, but it was not uttered. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- His tutor placed him in a chair; his lips were quivering, his eyes brimming. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- He was smoking a cigarette and he held a bowl of coffee in one hand and blew smoke onto its surface as he raised it to his lips. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.