= The actress turned up dressed in a sumptuous evening gown.
= The road seemed interminable.
= The issue has become moot since the situation has changed.
= There was an ominous silence in the house.
= The company's headquarteres is located in an imposing VIctorian building.
= Mount Everest has claimed the lives of many intrepid climbers.
= She looked nonchalant about the whole thing.
= This is the most authoritative book on the subject.