Example sentences of "his mind ['s] " in BNC.

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1 He relied on his mind 's eye and ear — and nose .
2 In extremity , with nowhere to go , and not even a believed theory to wear or hold his mind 's hand ( ‘ what will you run away with ? ’ ) ,
3 Thus what I called Crime and Punishment 's apocalyptic naturalism is its most vital link with The Possessed ; I mean , when Dostoevsky read about that gang murder in the Moscow Record his mind 's eye was caught not by a bizarre and therefore very newsworthy incident but by the seed of a foul commonplace : the seed in eternity , in the deepest realism , though also in the mere mundane future , for Dostoevsky did imagine a time when only the most spectacular acts of terrorism would get headline treatment .
4 He saw him in his mind 's eye , running through the wood wearing Uncle Walter 's helmet and firing a make-believe gun at the spy planes .
5 The longer he stood , in his mind 's eye , the more the walls seemed to close in on him , ready to seal him in their cold , inescapable embrace .
6 The ‘ photograph ’ of the burial mound in his mind 's eye , still so sharp and detailed , had convinced him that therein lay something of importance .
7 In his mind 's eye he saw them together in the brass-ended bed , his lovely Sweetheart with her silky hair and creamy-white skin , and beside her the grinning Tom Fish with one more cruel weapon to use against a little boy .
8 She conjured wonderful colourful pictures for a boy to see with his mind 's eye , her voice pure and confident , her memory pouring out hundreds of lines of poetry in a faultless , almost hypnotic flow .
9 ‘ The main switch for here is over in the shed , ’ Sam said as if automatically , his mind 's attention elsewhere .
10 He looked at himself in his mind 's eye , squared his shoulders and carried on down the stairs .
11 As he spoke , the teacher saw Prince Richard in his mind 's eye and recalled the authority in the imperious carriage of the boy 's small head on his narrow but habitually braced shoulders .
12 The armoury fired his Jacobite imagination and within seconds of arrival , he was refighting the Battle of Prestonpans , marching to Derby , advising General George Murray on tactics and encouraging the troops ; in his mind 's eye , waiting hand and foot upon his hero , Prince Charles Edward Stewart .
13 His mind 's eye saw again , with the sharp clarity of a six-year-old , the battered galloping horses with flaring nostrils , the glittering brass posts , twisted like giant barley sugar sticks , the dizzy red and yellow swingboats and the snakes of black flex that coiled across the bruised grass of Thrush Green waiting to ensnare the feet of the bedazzled .
14 Again he saw her in his mind 's eye : a tiny figure standing outside the pension in the rain as he raised her fingers to his lips in farewell .
15 The news caught Yanto unawares and caused a jolt in his stomach , but he showed no sign of concern as the dark skinned handsome spectre of Nigger Asnett his arch rival , appeared in his mind 's eye .
16 Later , as he rode home in the cool night air , a vision of old Bert 's delighted face as he presented him with the larger fish invaded his mind 's eye , and filled him with contentment .
17 Corbett smiled slowly , the last stone was in place , the picture was complete and , in his mind 's eye , he saw full and clear the face of the murderer of Erceldoun , Seton , the young man in his own retinue , the boatman and , above all , the regicide , the slayer of the Lord 's anointed , King Alexander III of Scotland .
18 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder , of course , and what he is seeing in his mind 's eye , after years of study into world-wide distribution of disease in relation to diet , is the stool of someone unlikely to die from cancer of the bowel .
19 Paul bore all this in mind , looking down at Emily ; he could see her in his mind 's eye presiding over tea-parties at Oxford , saying the right thing to professors ' wives ; playing her part as his own wife , while he continued with his work uninterrupted except — he dared not think of it now — for the nights .
20 In his mind 's eye , Vologsky could see Major Tzann seated at his desk , holding it between trembling fingers .
21 Whenever Shiva considered the word he saw in his mind 's eye a grinning Mephistopheles with small , curly ram 's horns , capering in frock coat .
22 He had burned it himself on the fire he had made against the fruit-garden wall and it might be that no copies of it existed , yet in his mind 's eye it recreated itself , the child for ever stilled , its face a waxen mask , the old doctor haggard with sorrow and lack of sleep , the mirror no breath had misted held in his hand , the parents in each other 's arms .
23 In his mind 's eye there was dawning a picture of this Carrie .
24 He was well on his way to the station when he paused and looked up towards a building , and he saw in his mind 's eye Carrie running up the steps , and he recalled her voice saying , ‘ Oh ! why must you keep on about that . ’
25 In his mind 's eyes Lexandro could no longer quite capture nor comprehend the essentially alien anatomy of his quondam sisters .
26 ‘ Thee I invoke , oh our Emperor , ’ he prayed , the formula glowing neon in his mind 's eye , ‘ that thou wilt infuse these cards this hour ; that thereby I may obtain true insight of things hidden , to thy glory and to the salvation of humanity — ’
27 As he peered through his mind 's eye it seemed rather that the deepest water changed into a different type of material which sank down and down forever , tossed by its own fierce storms , swayed by its own currents that were swifter than any ocean 's — until far off elsewhere there surfaced from this immaterium yet other seas of life , which were other worlds .
28 Even as he spoke , this avenue closed up in his mind 's eye like a pupil contracting to a black point .
29 In his mind 's eye he relived their love-making of a few hours before and the picture of Michael lying underneath him as he penetrated him rose in his mind .
30 In his mind 's eye Michael could see Anthony 's face inside ie , staring upwards at darkness for the rest of eternity .
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