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  • While saying this, which his character as a gentleman of some little station, and his character as a father, equally demanded of him, he would not be so diplomatic as to conceal that the proposal remained in hopeful abeyance and under conditional acceptance, and that he thanked Mr Sparkler for the compliment rendered to himself and to his family.†   (source)
  • You have put many things in abeyance to win a war.†   (source)
  • The animacy of life hung in abeyance.†   (source)
  • Anyway, Henry waited four years, holding the three of them in that abeyance, that durance, waiting, hoping, for Bon to renounce the woman and dissolve the marriage which he (Henry) admitted was no marriage, and which he must have known as soon as he saw the woman and the child that Bon would not renounce.†   (source)
  • Sometimes I wasn't sure whether she could add the next word, her throat kept so many other sounds back, in abeyance.†   (source)
  • And in that second the slow pulse of the fountain was suspended, life was held, like an arrested gesture, in photographic abeyance, and Gant felt himself alone move deathward in a world of seemings as, in 1910, a man might find himself again in a picture taken on the grounds of the Chicago Fair, when he was thirty and his mustache black, and, noting the bustled ladies and the derbied men fixed in the second's pullulation, remember the dead instant, seek beyond the borders fo†   (source)
  • Just at present the sense of humor is in abeyance.†   (source)
  • Thoughts and emotions relative to the meeting with Tom Doan were held in abeyance.†   (source)
  • His mind floated in abeyance, coming back always to that horrible bottle.†   (source)
  • Her thrills seemed to be in abeyance to the end of her journey.†   (source)
  • That was the great and the terrible moment which for long had been in abeyance.†   (source)
  • It had held her senses of beauty and proportion in abeyance.†   (source)
  • She sat in abeyance till he croaked: "No.†   (source)
  • Nowadays the military profession is in abeyance and the magisterial robe is the badge of honor.†   (source)
  • Tom's severity gave her a certain fund of defiance, and kept her sense of error in abeyance.†   (source)
  • While these affairs were in abeyance, our visit to Mr. Boythorn's was postponed.†   (source)
  • But in a very short time, all these efforts at communal legislation fell into abeyance.†   (source)
  • Under such circumstances Mr. Raffles's pleasure in annoying his company was kept in abeyance.†   (source)
  • My face was purple, my lips blue, my faculties in abeyance.†   (source)
  • Time was in abeyance on the ship's clocks.†   (source)
  • The beginning of November found its date still in abeyance, though he asked her at the most tempting times.†   (source)
  • But if anyone had suggested to my aunt that this Swann, who, in his capacity as the son of old M. Swann, was 'fully qualified' to be received by any of the 'upper middle class,' the most respected barristers and solicitors of Paris (though he was perhaps a trifle inclined to let this hereditary privilege go into abeyance), had another almost secret existence of a wholly different kind: that when he left our house in Paris, saying that he must go home to bed, he would no sooner have turned the corner than he would stop, retrace his steps, and be off to some drawing-room on whose like no stockbroker or associate of stockbrokers had ever set eyes—that would hav†   (source)
  • By custom sanctioned for centuries, and judicially maintained by a Lord Chancellor as late as Mansfield, that mode of manning the fleet, a mode now fallen into a sort of abeyance but never formally renounced, it was not practicable to give up in those years.†   (source)
  • She was in abeyance.†   (source)
  • Tonight the drug seemed to work more slowly than usual: each passionate pulse had to be stilled in turn, and it was long before she felt them dropping into abeyance, like sentinels falling asleep at their posts.†   (source)
  • Again the feeling of excitement, the poignancy of emotional heights, the ever-present impending sense of catastrophe became held in abeyance to the sheer intensity of physical sensations.†   (source)
  • All the secret ambitions which Mrs. Gormer's native indolence, and the attitude of her companions, kept in habitual abeyance, were now germinating afresh in the glow of Bertha's advances; and whatever the cause of the latter, Lily saw that, if they were followed up, they were likely to have a disturbing effect upon her own future.†   (source)
  • His voice varied rapidly from a tremulous indecision (when the animal spirits seemed utterly in abeyance) to that species of energetic concision—that abrupt, weighty, unhurried, and hollow-sounding enunciation—that leaden, self-balanced and perfectly modulated guttural utterance, which may be observed in the lost drunkard, or the irreclaimable eater of opium, during the periods of his most intense excitement.†   (source)
  • For this reason, I suppose, they were now inflexible with one another; Mr. Jaggers being highly dictatorial, and Wemmick obstinately justifying himself whenever there was the smallest point in abeyance for a moment.†   (source)
  • But every other feeling as it rushed upon his was thrown into abeyance by pity, deep respectful pity, for the man who sat before him—already so bruised, going forth with sad blind resignedness to an unreal sorrow, while a real one was close upon him, too far beyond the range of common trial for him ever to have feared it.†   (source)
  • She asked herself when it would begin, like fire-works, or Lent, or the opera season; not that she cared much, but she wondered what kept it in abeyance.†   (source)
  • Then Thera sank under the waves, only to rise and sink once more in the year 69 A.D. From that day to this, such plutonic construction work has been in abeyance.†   (source)
  • "Don't say so, Bessy," said Mr. Tulliver, whose pride, in these first moments of humiliation, was in abeyance to the sense of some justice in his wife's reproach.†   (source)
  • In Mr. Brooke the hereditary strain of Puritan energy was clearly in abeyance; but in his niece Dorothea it glowed alike through faults and virtues, turning sometimes into impatience of her uncle's talk or his way of "letting things be" on his estate, and making her long all the more for the time when she would be of age and have some command of money for generous schemes.†   (source)
  • For to Dorothea, after that toy-box history of the world adapted to young ladies which had made the chief part of her education, Mr. Casaubon's talk about his great book was full of new vistas; and this sense of revelation, this surprise of a nearer introduction to Stoics and Alexandrians, as people who had ideas not totally unlike her own, kept in abeyance for the time her usual eagerness for a binding theory which could bring her own life and doctrine into strict connection with that amazing past, and give the remotest sources of knowledge some bearing on her actions.†   (source)
  • His natural inclination to blame, hitherto kept entirely in abeyance toward his father by the predisposition to think him always right, simply on the ground that he was Tom Tulliver's father, was turned into this new channel by his mother's plaints; and with his indignation against Wakem there began to mingle some indignation of another sort.†   (source)
  • Of late it has fallen into abeyance, though sixteen /Athenses/ still remain, and there are yet many /Carthages/, /Uticas/, /Syracuses/, /Romes/, /Alexandrias/, /Ninevahs/ and /Troys/.†   (source)
  • Creeds and schools in abeyance,
    Retiring back a while sufficed at what they are, but never forgotten,
    I harbor for good or bad, I permit to speak at every hazard,
    Nature without check with original energy.†   (source)
  • Virginia—The West
    The noble sire fallen on evil days,
    I saw with hand uplifted, menacing, brandishing,
    (Memories of old in abeyance, love and faith in abeyance,)
    The insane knife toward the Mother of All.†   (source)
  • I'm giving you time, And until morning I'll hold in abeyance The execution of this conveyance.†   (source)
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