But on the few occasions when this had happened he could never think of anything to say and he suffered agonies of embarrassment at his dumbness.
She was naturally embarrassed and shy, and in agony lest they be overheard.
As if every movement was agony, Gerald removed his wallet from his coat and opened it.
She sprang to her feet, her hands clenched and he rose towering over her, his face full of the mute misery of one forced to face realities when realities are agonies.
Atlanta was in agony and panic.
The thought of this strange boy whom she hadn’t really wanted to marry getting into bed with her, when her heart was breaking with an agony of regret at her hasty action and the anguish of losing Ashley forever, was too much to be borne.
Or worse still, thought Scarlett with a chill, like the familiar and dear face of a mother, beautiful and quiet at last, after death agonies.
She heard the upstairs door open and a low wailing moan, wrenched from the depths of agony, came to her ears.
Stiffly, Scarlett climbed down from the seat, each movement of agony of aching muscles.
It all came back to her, the sickeningly hot day of the baby’s birth, the agony of fear, the flight and Rhett’s desertion.
She struggled against him madly, trying to bite his hand, to kick his legs, to scream her rage, despair, hate, her agony of broken pride.
"What can we do?" she thought, wringing her hands in an agony of helpless fear.
CHAPTER XXV The next morning Scarlett’s body was so stiff and sore from the long miles of walking and jolting in the wagon that every movement was agony.
"Thank God, I’m not that modest," thought Scarlett, feeling rather than seeing Melanie’s agony of embarrassment, as she wrapped the ragged cloth about the shattered face.
These names meant battles too, and the soft green grasses where she had sat were cut to bits by heavy cannon wheels, trampled by desperate feet when bayonet met bayonet and flattened where bodies threshed in agonies…… And the lazy streams were redder now than ever Georgia clay could make them.
Scarlett stared at him in agony.
In spite of the agony of fear there was a note of triumph in India’s voice.
He looked so capable and calm and even the slight twist of his mouth was comforting as though it proved her agony and confusion unwarranted.
She did not want to talk of her now, to re-live the agony of the last hour.
Scarlett would have suffered agonies of humiliation at having friends find her without draperies and carpets and cushions and the proper number of chairs and teacups and spoons.
There was a merciful dullness in her mind now, a dullness that she knew from long experience would soon give way to sharp pain, even as severed tissues, shocked by the surgeon’s knife, have a brief instant of insensibility before their agony begins.
They’ve frightened him to death!" she thought in agony but she raced by him to the bucket of drinking water which always stood in the passageway by the kitchen door.
But when Aunt Pitty told me yesterday that you—that they might hang you—it came over me of a sudden and I—I—" She looked up into his eyes with one swift imploring glance and in it she put an agony of heartbreak.
If you’ll only let me explain—" Oh, Mother of God, she thought in agony, suppose he says: "Pray do explain!" What can I say?
I’ve killed her," she thought, in superstitious agony.