Before the evening was out she had seduced him into seducing her, a conquest that the young Tuohy lived to regret when he discovered, at roughly the same time as the dean, that his latest mistress was the dean's youngest daughter. Which is how Tuohy, despite his passing grades, came to be expelled from the Columbia University School of Mines.
p. 39, The Revolutionist. Robert Littell.
"...cannot outward appearances be deceptive?"
More thinking. "I suppose. My supervisor says I appear unintelligent. For that matter, so does my wife. And she appeared warm and loving when I first married her."
p. 271, Over a Torrent Sea. Christopher L. Bennett.
"The situation is worse than we thought," Melora told Vale and the others in the observation lounge."
"Naturally," Vale said. "Because things have just been going so well this week."
264, Over a Torrent Sea. Christopher L. Bennett.
Considering that the captain and another officer went missing after being engulfed by a massive hurricane on a water-planet, the ship is partially disabled after trying to stop an asteroid from smacking into said planet, the inhabitants of said planet are angry as a swarm of hornets that Titan has seemingly shot an asteroid at their ecosystem, and the Captain's very pregnant wife has been kidnapped by a large, paranoid dinosaur who insists she give birth someplace safe, like an industrial planet on the edge of their own WW1,.....I think she's being sarcastic.
"As the indignities of the present became more and more disagreeable to contemplate, the past and the other world became more splendid to Egyptian eyes. It is from the festering humilitations of peoples that arrogant religious propagandas bring."
p. 302, The Outline of History. H.G. Wells. For those who have wondered why I haven't updated since last week, it's because I've been reading nothing but this Outline. ;-) I am on the cusp of finishing it, though, so today I cut back on it and started The Revolutionist.