In the ballroom guests stood crowding at the entrance doors awaiting the Emperor.
If, instead of considering the whole mass of stars, attention is directed to those of large proper motion, which are therefore in the mean relatively near us, the crowding to the galactic plane is much less noticeable, if not indeed entirely absent.
The flames now died down and were lost in the black smoke, now suddenly flared up again brightly, lighting up with strange distinctness the faces of the people crowding at the crossroads.
At daybreak, however, those nearing the town at the Dorogomilov bridge saw ahead of them masses of soldiers crowding and hurrying across the bridge, ascending on the opposite side and blocking the streets and alleys, while endless masses of troops were bearing down on them from behind, and an unreasoning hurry and alarm overcame them.
The centre of retail trade moved steadily eastward, crowding out the large houses with spacious grounds which had made Euclid avenue famous.
The old countess, not letting go of his hand and kissing it every moment, sat beside him: the rest, crowding round him, watched every movement, word, or look of his, never taking their blissfully adoring eyes off him.
Ambrose, perceiving that this crowding together merely enabled the contagion to spread, had the image secretly removed.
The domestic serfs were crowding in the hall, waiting to bid good-by to the young prince.
Various considerations tend to show that this apparent crowding does not imply a really greater density or clustering of the stars in space, but is due to the fact that in these directions we look through a greater depth of stars before coming to the boundary of the stellar system.
In general, the fainter the stars included in the discussion the more marked is their crowding towards the galactic plane.