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Gone with the Wind
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  • But Mammy was under no illusions about her and was constantly alert for breaks in the veneer.
  • Between the hounds and the horses and the twins there was a kinship deeper than that of their constant companionship.
  • She loved horses and talked horses constantly.
  • But, somehow, the cotton always failed, and the garden, due to Mrs. Slattery’s constant childbearing, seldom furnished enough to feed her flock.
  • Ellen, by soft-voiced admonition, and Mammy, by constant carping, labored to inculcate in her the qualities that would make her truly desirable as a wife.
  • They have it on their minds constantly.
  • Scarlett was as anxious as her mother to have Wade out of Atlanta, not only for the child’s safety, but because his constant fear irritated her.
  • To all these arguments, Scarlett smiled but said nothing, unwilling to commit herself before learning how she would like Atlanta and constant association with her in-laws.
  • Letters from men at the front complained constantly of shoes that wore out in a week, gunpowder that would not ignite, harness that snapped at any strain, meat that was rotten and flour that was full of weevils.
  • All that afternoon, she maneuvered to be alone with Ashley, even for a few minutes, but Melanie was beside him constantly, and India and Honey, their pale lashless eyes glowing, followed him about the house.
  • In the open space around the depot, the soft ground had been cut and churned by the constant flow of traffic in and out until it resembled an enormous hog wallow, and here and there vehicles were mired to the hubs in the ruts.
  • But they treated her deferentially, as if she were old and finished, and their constant chatter of dances and beaux made her both envious of their pleasures and resentful that her widowhood barred her from such activities.
  • He was clever at whittling and Wade was constantly by his side, for he whittled out toys for him, the only toys the little boy had.
  • They swarmed on Melanie despite the fan Scarlett kept in constant motion.
  • Anything was better than the constant danger of raids from both armies.
  • There you are, a constant temptation to him, but like most of his breed he prefers what passes in these parts as honor to any amount of love.
  • Her conduct was a constant embarrassment to him but he reckoned he could endure it for a while longer.
  • Hunger and hard labor, fear and constant strain, the terrors of war and the terrors of Reconstruction had taken away all warmth and youth and softness.
  • They didn’t like them, didn’t trust them, didn’t understand them, and yet their constant cry was that Southerners didn’t know how to get along with them.
  • The ever-present menace of lawless negroes and Yankee soldiers preyed on her mind, the danger of confiscation was constantly with her, even in her dreams, and she dreaded worse terrors to come.
  • From the time the child could walk he took her about with him constantly, in the carriage or in front of his saddle.
  • Those who espoused Melanie’s side pointed triumphantly to the fact that Melanie was constantly with Scarlett these days.
  • War and constant pain and hard work had been powerless against their sweet tranquillity.
  • Now Dilcey occupied one, and the other two were in constant use by a stream of miserable and ragged transients.
  • Scarlett, you are a constant joy to me.
  • She knew he was avoiding her, knew that her constant presence in his house, at Melanie’s inescapable invitations, was a torment to him.
  • I’m too old to shoulder the burden of constant lies that go with living in polite disillusionment.
  • But she could have overlooked these things and even been happy, now that some of her money problems were being solved, except for her constantly renewed exasperation growing out of the many incidents which showed that Frank was neither a good business man nor did he want her to be a good business man.
  • Wash was afraid of horses and only the princely sum offered induced him to take the stubborn pony over the bar dozens of times a day; Mr. Butler, who bore with equanimity having his tail pulled by his small mistress and his hooves examined constantly, felt that the Creator of ponies had not intended him to put his fat body over the bar; Bonnie, who could not bear to see anyone else upon her pony, danced with impatience while Mr. Butler was learning his lessons.

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  • She is in constant pain.

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