Like Jane Eyre, Villette is steeped in the romantic spirit, but the hard light of reason again dispels the illusion.
A hard light crept into her eyes as she looked down at him from where she stood.
Tom Chester watched him with a hard light in his clear eye, and a moistening of the palms of his hands.
For the first time he saw the hard light of self-mastery in her eyes.
Doctor Prescott did not raise or quicken his clear voice; his eyes did not flash, but they gave out a hard light.
I watched him close, and I saw a crafty, hard light in his eyes as if the tiger in him had come for a look out of doors.
Their helmets gleamed in the bright, hard light from a sun that looked uncomfortably small to an Earthman's eyes.
What may happen is, that the nature of the girl will declare itself, under the hard light of intimacy, vulgar.
When he once more faced the boys, the hard light had vanished from the blinking eyes, and a softer light shone there.
A hard light came into the Martian's eyes as he stared straight at the Earthman.