It is lamentable to think of; but this restraint was the result of no arithmetical process, was self-imposed in defiance of all calculation, and went dead against any table of probabilities that any Actuary would have drawn up from the premises. (not reviewed by editor)
Whether she would instantly depart, bag and baggage, to Lady Scadgers, or would positively refuse to budge from the premises; whether she would be plaintive or abusive, tearful or tearing; whether she would break her heart, or break the lookingglass; Mr. Bounderby could not all foresee. (not reviewed by editor)
Samples from Other Sources
She was injured on the premises of the defendant.
"Then," I said, "you have been making a miscalculation, and the letter is not upon the premises, as you suppose."
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Purloined Letter
He refuses to do any copying; he refuses to do any thing; he says he prefers not to; and he refuses to quit the premises.
Herman Melville -- Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
They would like permission to search the premises, which means we have to vote.