more in sorrow than in anger
Saddened rather than infuriated by someone's behavior. For example, When Dad learned that Jack had stolen a car, he looked at him more in sorrow than in anger. This expression first appeared in 1603 in Shakespeare's Hamlet (1:2), where Horatio describes to Hamlet the appearance of his father's ghost: “A countenance more in sorrow than in anger.”
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He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.
The vision—it had been an instantaneous flash after all and nothing more—had left his mind completely for the time.