"If I had been the boy you sent for," said Anne wistfully, "I’d be able to help you so much now and spare you in a hundred ways."
When Marilla had gone Anne looked around her wistfully.
From one to another the child’s eyes darted, eager and wistful.
Matthew nodded and looked wistfully at Anne.
Marilla looked back once as the buggy bounced along and saw that aggravating Matthew leaning over the gate, looking wistfully after them.
"I’d love to call you Aunt Marilla," said Anne wistfully.
Matthew nodded over a FARMERS’ ADVOCATE on the sofa and Anne at the table studied her lessons with grim determination, despite sundry wistful glances at the clock shelf, where lay a new book that Jane Andrews had lent her that day.
She sometimes thought wistfully that Marilla was very hard to please and distinctly lacking in sympathy and understanding.
"It seems like disloyalty to Matthew, somehow, to find pleasure in these things now that he has gone," she said wistfully to Mrs. Allan one evening when they were together in the manse garden.
With the "rose-red" girl, Stella Maynard, and the "dream girl," Priscilla Grant, she soon became intimate, finding the latter pale spiritual-looking maiden to be full to the brim of mischief and pranks and fun, while the vivid, black-eyed Stella had a heartful of wistful dreams and fancies, as aerial and rainbow-like as Anne’s own.
Studies palled just a wee bit then; the Queen’s class, left behind in school while the others scattered to green lanes and leafy wood cuts and meadow byways, looked wistfully out of the windows and discovered that Latin verbs and French exercises had somehow lost the tang and zest they had possessed in the crisp winter months.
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Sitting in her wheelchair, she looked wistfully at the dancers.