We should have paid heed to cynics like Butler who knew, instead of statesmen who felt—and talked.
"Oh, Mr. Kennedy!" she cried, splashing across the road and leaning on the muddy wheel, heedless of further damage to the cloak.
She thought she heard a feeble call from the next room but she paid it no heed.
There were strange faces on the streets of Atlanta now, and citizens who a year ago would have pricked up their ears at the sound of even a Western accent paid no heed to the foreign tongues of Europeans who had run the blockade to build machines and turn out Confederate munitions.
She had been so engrossed with the job of making Tara produce she had paid little heed to what was going on in the world outside.
Vaguely she had a memory of Suellen chattering about Frank and a store but she never paid much heed to anything Suellen said.
He paid no heed to anyone but raised his hat to Melly and Aunt Pitty and, riding to Scarlett’s side, leaned down and whispered: "Don’t you think this would be the time for Dr. Meade to give us his familiar speech about victory perching like a screaming eagle on our banners?"
And even as she had listened with deaf ears to her father’s war talk in the days before the war came, so she had paid little heed to Will and Ashley’s discussions around the table after supper about the beginnings of Reconstruction.
Mother was probably dying, nobody paid him any heed and one and all, they rushed about because of a new baby—a girl baby.
The unspoken words "everybody—but me" hung in the air; but Scarlett, her mind on her account books, paid no heed.
She heard the sound of feet outside but paid little heed, thinking it was the teamsters going home.
The mist swirled about her and she paid it no heed.