When, however, the conviction had come to me that I was helpless I sat down quietly--as quietly as I have ever done anything in my life--and began to think over what was best to be done.
Presently two young women with big hats and a young man in a check suit came in and sat at a table close by.
As he sat down opposite to me at a table, with his back to the door by which we had entered, he put out his rough hand again, and grasped mine warmly.
He was sitting apart, now and then sipping from his pot and looking round at the company.
Nor was Don Quixote less so, for what with blows and bruises he could not sit upright on the ass, and from time to time he sent up sighs to heaven, so that once more he drove the peasant to ask what ailed him.
I sat there silently, waiting for Brad to continue.
"(3) Commence by sitting comfortably with the eyes fixed upon the crystal, not by a fierce stare, but with a steady, calm gaze, for ten minutes only, on the first occasion.
Suddenly she sat up, and, as she opened her eyes, said sweetly:-- "Would none of you like a cup of tea?
Bates sat up straight. “
We answered him and he sat down beside us on the slope slowly and with great care.
Fix sat motionless on a bench in the station; he might have been thought asleep.
We all sat silent awhile and all at once Mr. Morris spoke:-- "Say!
Raskolnikov sat up quickly on the sofa and gazed at him, as though trying to recall something.
She tried to bully herself into being rational, but it was too difficult, surrounded, steeped in the clean smell of him, sitting so near to him, in his own space.
It sees the danger, hijacks the body, reacts a hundred times faster than that fat old man sitting in the CEO’s office upstairs; but every generation it gets harder to work around this— this creaking neurological bureaucracy.
Sit calmly and meditate.'
Ruby Gillis and Emma White, who had quarreled over a point of precedence in their platform seats, no longer sat at the same desk, and a promising friendship of three years was broken up.
The man sat down heavily on one of the chairs while the little boy lit the lamp.
On this the Trifaldi observed that Clavileno would not bear any kind of harness or trappings, and that his best plan would be to sit sideways like a woman, as in that way he would not feel the hardness so much.
I could scarcely sit still in my chair when he began introducing her, do you remember?
Suppose there were a great big hollow sphere made of looking-glass and you were sitting inside.
To sit gracefully one should not perch stiffly on the edge of a straight chair, nor sprawl at length in an easy one.
At the same time the fireman, whom I could also see below me, sat down abruptly before his furnace and ducked his head.
I retreated to my own room no more; I took refuge with Peggotty no more; but sat wearily in the parlour day after day, looking forward to night, and bedtime.
But we’ve all trained for this and we’ve got our suits, so everyone just sit tight and I’m sure we’ll be decontaminated and released quickly.”
In cities twenty-five years ago, a young girl had beaux who came to see her one at a time; they in formal clothes and manners, she in her "company best" to "receive" them, sat stiffly in the "front parlor" and made politely formal conversation.
The kindred and merchants sat round, in the same manner, behind the ministers.
Presently we sat down, side by side; and her angel-face was turned upon me with the welcome I had dreamed of, waking and sleeping, for whole years.
As if this were not bad enough for me, the boys, connecting me with the establishment, on account of the patience and perseverance with which I sat outside, half-dressed, pelted me, and used me very ill all day.
One hot day in July a friend found him sitting astride of a house roof occupied with his dilapidation business.
One dark evening, when I was later than usual—for I had, that day, been making my parting visit to Blunderstone, as we were now about to return home—I found him alone in Mr. Peggotty’s house, sitting thoughtfully before the fire.
Here I am, sitting at a little oak table where in old times possibly some fair lady sat to pen, with much thought and many blushes, her ill-spelt love-letter, and writing in my diary in shorthand all that has happened since I closed it last.
He slumped her onto the chair and then reached for a roll of medical tape sitting nearby.
But it passed with the action of rising from her chair; and she sat down again very meekly, and fainted.
She was sitting listlessly in the second seat of the gig, whilst walking beside her in farmer's marketing suit of unusually fashionable cut was an erect, well-made young man.
Instantly she sat up straight, and turned her eyes, full of surprise, upon him. "
He had been sitting idly, vacantly, perfectly quietly staring into space.
While he was sitting helplessly on the side of the bed in shirt and trousers she tapped lightly at his door and entered.
His wife put him to bed while Mr Power sat downstairs in the kitchen asking the children where they went to school and what book they were in.
Four times daily a Hindu should sit in meditation.
She sat up straighter and watched him.
Those who dance seldom sit around a ballroom anyway, and the more informal grouping of chairs in the hall or library is a better arrangement than the wainscot row or wall-flower exposition grounds.
We never could have found the dates otherwise.... I found Renfield sitting placidly in his room with his hands folded, smiling benignly.
Then his eyes roved round the room; as they caught sight of the two figures sitting patiently on the edge of the bed he went on:-- "If I were not sure already, I would know from them."
In these cases the recipient sits passively at the hour agreed upon for the experiment, and the projector concentrates intently upon a sentence, or several sentences, one word at a time--at the same time "willing" the other person to write the word.
He sat down again, but I could see that he sat firmly and proudly, as one who is on his dignity.
Buck-toothed<41>Upon an ambler easily she sat,Y-wimpled well, and on her head an hat As broad as is a buckler or a targe.
Well then, on this river there was a bridge, and at one end of it a gallows, and a sort of tribunal, where four judges commonly sat to administer the law which the lord of river, bridge and the lordship had enacted, and which was to this effect, 'If anyone crosses by this bridge from one side to the other he shall declare on oath where he is going to and with what object; and if he swears truly, he shall be allowed to pass, but if falsely, he shall be put to death for it by hanging on the gallows erected there, without any remission.'
Had I been alone with my uncle, I should certainly have sat down and argued the point fully; but in the presence of the guide I held my tongue.