as though for
mtg notes 2 (excerpt; unnatural light), 10 October 2019
Then the movements of his hand slowed down as though for fear of frightening the bird away, and in the end he seemed to be drawing rather than writing.
Peter Handke, Absence (Die Abwesenheit 1987; Ralph Mannheim trans., 1990) : 95
scribble; slow; Peter Handke