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conservatory as in:  music conservatory

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  • She attends the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and Arts.
  • Only then did I understand where the shame had come from: it wasn't that I hadn't studied in a marble conservatory, or that my father wasn't a diplomat.   (source)
    conservatory = school specializing in one of the fine arts
  • Word was received early this morning that a student on the Moscow Conservatory's goodwill tour has gone missing in Paris.   (source)
    conservatory = a school for music
  • "Just like band camp," she joked, though my summer conservatory program is nothing like American Pie.   (source)
    conservatory = music school
  • Nic took us to the conservatory where he'd studied violin.   (source)
  • I myself trained at the Conservatory—where I received the Mussorgsky Medal.   (source)
  • The Conservatory's orchestra performed Dvorak's concerto in just over thirty minutes.   (source)
  • He informed me that she has declined the invitation to travel with the Conservatory's orchestra.   (source)
  • I have had countless reasons to be proud of you; and certainly one of the greatest was the night of the Conservatory competition.   (source)
  • But he actually studied at the Conservatory here in Moscow where he was the recipient of the Mussorgsky Medal.   (source)
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  • All she had was the elegant pair of high-heeled pumps that Anna had helped pick out for the Conservatory competition the year before.   (source)
  • A student from the Moscow Conservatory?   (source)
  • All five had done the Conservatory proud, comporting themselves professionally and playing their instruments with precision.   (source)
  • But even if there were one, with just sixteen days until the Conservatory's tour, the Count was simply out of time.   (source)
  • The Count spoke of Sofia, who was making wonderful strides at the Conservatory, and who remained so thoughtful and quiet.   (source)
  • But ever since Sofia returned home that night in late December with word of the Conservatory's tour, the Count had had a very different perspective on the passage of time.   (source)
  • For while the Count may have resolved to take action on the night of Katerina's visit six months before, it was only with news of the Conservatory's goodwill tour that the clock had begun to tick.   (source)
  • ...and in June we are sending the orchestra of the Moscow Conservatory to Minsk, Prague, and Paris—where Sofia will be performing Rachmaninov at the Palais Gamier.   (source)
  • Perhaps he would stop by Galerie Bertrand to see the latest canvases from Paris, or slip into the hall of the Conservatory where some youthful quartet was trying to master a bit of Beethoven; perhaps he would simply circle back to the Alexander Gardens, where he could find a bench and admire the lilacs as a pigeon cooed and shuffled its feet on the copper flashing of the sill.   (source)
  • Then she was looking out the window at the sights of the city as they drove to the hotel, where the young musicians would remain until their concert— under the watchful gaze of two members of the Conservatory staff, two representatives from VOKS, a cultural attaché, and three "chaperones" in the employ of the KGB….   (source)
  • Unlike him, she was very fond of music and a gifted and expressive violinist, it was his secret plan to send her to the conservatory next year...   (source)
    conservatory = school for music
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conservatory as in:  plants in the conservatory

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  • We'll have lunch in the conservatory.
  • The grounds were derelict, the gardens overgrown; the conservatory was a wreck, with broken panes of glass and desiccated plants, still in their pots.   (source)
  • We were in a kind of sun porch and conservatory combined, spacious and damp and without many plants.   (source)
  • I shall be in the conservatory under the second palm tree on the left.   (source)
    conservatory = a room where plants are arranged in a pleasing manner
  • "I was only in the conservatory," she said.   (source)
    conservatory = a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner
  • There were two stone sphinxes flanking the conservatory   (source)
  • "I'm going to live in the conservatory," I said.   (source)
  • I was all alone, or so it seemed at first, in the ruined glass conservatory at Avilion.   (source)
  • Laura wanted us to climb up on the sphinxes beside the conservatory, but I said no.   (source)
  • We'd put these things on plates, and take them outside, and eat them here and there — by the pool, in the conservatory.   (source)
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  • He'd run into her in the conservatory.   (source)
  • Once there was a gazebo, and a walled kitchen garden, and several plots of ornamentals, and a lily pond with goldfish in it, and a steam-heated glass conservatory, demolished now, that grew ferns and fuschias and the occasional spindly lemon and sour orange.   (source)
  • She would meet this lover outside the conservatory, which by that time was neglected — my father had no interest in steam-heated orange trees — but I restored it in my mind, and supplied it with hothouse flowers.   (source)
  • Sometimes I hid from her, inside a hollow lilac bush beside the conservatory, where I would read books with my fingers stuck into my ears while she wandered around looking for me, fruitlessly calling my name.   (source)
  • The farther room was a glass conservatory full of tropical blossoms of quite unique and almost monstrous beauty, and on such afternoons as these glowing with gorgeous sunlight.   (source)
  • But you must not go till you have seen the conservatory, my aunt's winter garden,   (source)
  • I shall be in the conservatory under the second palm tree on the left.   (source)
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  • Grandpa attended the Indiana Conservatory of Music and was a classically trained violinist.†   (source)
  • In fact, the room looked like a cross between a magical antique shop and a conservatory.†   (source)
  • The conservatory.†   (source)
  • Naval Conservatory doesn't get away either.†   (source)
  • Around the periphery of the conservatory area stood marble-topped tables on intricately beautiful wrought-iron legs.†   (source)
  • Teenagers—well I won't even go into the torture of that, watching them head off to conservatory or to Mexico City for the summer to play in the symphony.†   (source)
  • And, if I wanted to stretch, there was a conservatory in Seattle, which was only a few hours' drive.†   (source)
  • The house shows its centuries of accretion: a jade tower on the east courtyard catching the first light of dawn, a series of gables on the south wing throwing triangles of shadow on the crystal conservatory at teatime, the balconies and maze of exterior stairways along the east porticoes playing Escher games with afternoon's shadows.†   (source)
  • My eldest brother's wife, Becky, had gone to Oberlin College in Ohio and she told me I should apply because they had a great liberal arts school, a conservatory of music, and most of all, scholarship money.†   (source)
  • When she got back to the conservatory, she found her mother lying motionless in a pool of blood.†   (source)
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  • He had graduated from the conservatory and the university faculty of law at the same time, but he was extremely self-critical and had come to the conclusion that he would never be a really top-ranking pianist, so he had entered the law instead; only during the war did he become a pianist again.†   (source)
  • The room opened wide to the heavens, like a conservatory.†   (source)
  • In a conservatory setting, she says, the pressure is immense, and Nathaniel's talent might have been matched only by his fragility.†   (source)
  • "That's the Vanderbilts' famous conservatory," Mr. Corrigan said, when he saw her staring at it.†   (source)
  • Conservatory in Paris ...†   (source)
  • To the best of my knowledge, this conservatory is safe.†   (source)
  • What he did need was the calendar from the Royal Conservatory of Music he had received.†   (source)
  • We're ushered through heavy curtains to a conservatory that could easily hold two hundred people.†   (source)
  • I still have all of the money that I saved for the conservatory.†   (source)
  • He went out through the conservatory.†   (source)
  • Some days after work and on Sundays when it didn't seem worth working, Deo would sit facing the fountain in the Conservatory Garden.†   (source)
  • The local ones, of course, know my situation, and as I'm retired and live alone in this large house, with its impressive flower and herb garden, and flagstone swimming pool, and leaded glass and wrought-iron conservatory, they are right to hope that I might do as Mrs. Hickey had thought I'd done, and move to one of those new developments in a welcomingly warm place like Boca Raton or Scottsdale.†   (source)
  • Wanda had come to Warsaw to study voice at the Conservatory, but the war had blasted those aspirations, as it had Sophie's.†   (source)
  • He was rarely in, spending whole days at the Bolshoi Theater or the Conservatory.†   (source)
  • The scream that echoed through the conservatory was a sound Katherine Solomon would never forget.†   (source)
  • We'll enjoy a few Cubans in the conservatory after dinner, or are you more of a Cigarillo man?†   (source)
  • The others spring into action, disappearing into the conservatory, and Walsh takes me by the arm.†   (source)
  • I'm curious what you intend about the conservatory attached to this house.†   (source)
  • I had other good friends at the music conservatory camp I went to in the summer.†   (source)
  • "A wet-planet conservatory," she breathed: Potted plants and low-pruned trees stood all about.†   (source)
  • Farley scoffs, letting the sound echo over the conservatory.†   (source)
  • "My Lord, the Duke, and I have other plans for our conservatory," Jessica said.†   (source)
  • Trixie was here, waiting in the conservatory.†   (source)
  • She led him into a conservatory, where silvery-green plants cast complicated moon shadows.†   (source)
  • He could see the left side of Nikita Street, where the Conservatory was situated.†   (source)
  • What I recall is Mother's white gown sliding ghostlike through the shadowed rooms of the estate; infinitely delicate blue veins on the back of her thin-fingered hand as she poured tea in the damask and dust light of the conservatory; candlelight caught like a gold fly in the spiderweb sheen of her hair, hair done up in a bun in the style of the Grandes Dames.†   (source)
  • He is wearing a blue shirt that reads PORTLAND NAVAL CONSERVATORY, and she has long red hair, bright as a flame.†   (source)
  • Adams, born in Pennsylvania and blind from the age of six months, had studied piano and voice at the New England Conservatory of Music and later settled with her family in Ohio.†   (source)
  • Cunningly deployed lighting and mirrors created the illusion of standing in a conservatory overlooking a wide stretch of exquisitely manicured garden.†   (source)
  • Startled, Katherine and her brother spun to see an enormous muscular figure stepping into the conservatory.†   (source)
  • Peter Hellman, my trombonist friend from conservatory camp, he died two years ago, but I didn't find out until I returned to camp and he wasn't there.†   (source)
  • While Nathaniel was at Juilliard, the rare black student in the elite world of conservatory music, I was at a junior college in the San Francisco Bay Area, where white suburban kids who couldn't crack four-year schools were killing time while avoiding the draft.†   (source)
  • She pulled out a glossy brochure for the Franklin Valley Conservatory, a summer program in British Columbia.†   (source)
  • Finally, the conservatory door burst open, and her brother, Peter, rushed in, eyes wild, gun still in his hand.†   (source)
  • I know the publicist played cello for years but chose not to go the conservatory route, and I get the sense he's impressed by Nathaniel not just for his story of survival, but because of his success as a musician, as far as it went.†   (source)
  • Quickly, every step betraying his anxiety, Yueh made for the rear yard beneath the conservatory where the 'thopter waited—the craft they had placed there to carry away Paul and his mother.†   (source)
  • Out in the conservatory, Peter and Katherine were enjoying a baked Brie and relaxed holiday conversation.†   (source)
  • That was the funny thing about conservatory camp; you got so close with the people over the summer, but it was some unwritten rule that you didn't keep in touch during the rest of the year.†   (source)
  • Three weeks later, his timing carefully planned, Andros stood in the frigid cold outside the conservatory of the Solomons' Potomac estate.†   (source)
  • She was one of the most accomplished musicians in the camp—she'd been accepted into the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto—and she was also model-gorgeous: tall, regal, with skin the color of coffee, and cheekbones that could carve ice.†   (source)
  • The Duke came to a sudden realization, placing the point where Kynes' attitude had changed—it had been when Jessica had spoken of holding the conservatory plants in trust for Arrakis.†   (source)
  • While Mother prepared the feast, Katherine and her brother relaxed in the conservatory, discussing Katherine's latest fascination—a new field called Noetic Science.†   (source)
  • I was saving it to pay for the summer music conservatory in New York that I had been drooling over for three years and was finally old enough, at fifteen, to apply to.†   (source)
  • The day evil found me, I was wearing a pink silk blouse with pearl buttons and a white eyelet skirt that came all the way down to my knees and was walking to school to record a Haydn sonata for my conservatory audition.†   (source)
  • Shura Shlesinger knew mathematics, esoteric Indian doctrine, the addresses of the best-known teachers at the Moscow Conservatory, who was living with whom, and God only knows what else.†   (source)
  • I want her to go to the junior classes either at the drama school or the Conservatory, whichever will take her, and I must apply for a scholarship, that's really why I've come without her at the moment, to make the arrangements; when I've fixed it all I'll go back.†   (source)
  • It might have been a triumphant homecoming after a year in New York City, at one of the world's elite music conservatories, but for the fact that Nathaniel's family barely recognized him.†   (source)
  • You'd be a regular conservatory for a scientific mind.†   (source)
  • —and each had to have a separate nursery, she had to have a library—"I read to distraction"—a music room, a conservatory—"we grow lilies-of-the-valley, my friends tell me it's my flower"—a den for her husband, who trusted her implicitly and let her plan the house—"because I'm so good at it, if I weren't a woman I'm sure I'd be an architect"—servants' rooms and all that, and a three-car garage.†   (source)
  • We ought to be in a conservatory, you in a white frock with a rose in your hand, and a violin playing a waltz in the distance.†   (source)
  • I can dine where I like now, and without vanity may suppose that I shall soon acquire a house in Surrey, two cars, a conservatory and some rare species of melon.†   (source)
  • I now began to spend full time with Georgie, in the last month, pulling him around on the sled, walking him in the park, and taking him to the Garfield Park conservatory to see the lemons bloom.†   (source)
  • The conservatory is deliciously cool; let me take you there, and then get you something.†   (source)
  • They had reached the great flight of steps that led from the conservatory on to the terrace.†   (source)
  • Then she had her plants in the conservatory and she liked looking after them.†   (source)
  • [LORD GORING passes into the conservatory.†   (source)
  • [LORD CAVERSHAM goes out into the conservatory   (source)
  • The conservatory, father, the conservatory—there is some one there I want you to talk to.†   (source)
  • When Natasha ran out of the drawing room she only went as far as the conservatory.†   (source)
  • And afterwards, you recollect, I saw Lord Deepmere with you in the conservatory.†   (source)
  • It is a conservatory, Axel; but is it not also a menagerie?†   (source)
  • It led through a grove of lindens to a conservatory.†   (source)
  • But they had reached the end of the conservatory, and were obliged to pause and turn.†   (source)
  • They came with letters and photographs amid the frayed clean linen in their shabby suit-cases-at any opportunity they would stoop over their bags and hopefully bring out testimonials from their Pastors; they begged for a chance to heal humanity, and for themselves only enough money to send The Girl to musical conservatory.†   (source)
  • As he spoke he took a swift glance about the conservatory, assured himself of their momentary privacy, and catching her to him laid a fugitive pressure on her lips.†   (source)
  • At the Conservatory there.†   (source)
  • It isn't a bit hotter here than in Mrs. Van Osburgh's conservatory—and some of the women are not a bit uglier.†   (source)
  • My Aunt Georgiana had been a music teacher at the Boston Conservatory, somewhere back in the latter sixties.†   (source)
  • Yes; he is in the conservatory.†   (source)
  • Sitting down behind many layers of glass in a sort of green leather conservatory, we started to town.†   (source)
  • There are certain men I want to have you meet and I don't like finding you in some corner of the conservatory exchanging silliness with any one—or listening to it.†   (source)
  • She had lovely ferns and wax-plants and, whenever anyone came to visit her, she always gave the visitor one or two slips from her conservatory.†   (source)
  • The scene in the Brys' conservatory had been like a part of her dreams; she had not expected to wake to such evidence of its reality.†   (source)
  • I suggested our visiting the Conservatory and the Common before lunch, but she seemed altogether too timid to wish to venture out.†   (source)
  • "Let me get you some orchids, Duchess," cried Dorian, starting to his feet, and walking down the conservatory.†   (source)
  • But of all this what could the most observant of friends have said except what a gardener says when he opens the conservatory door in the morning and finds a new blossom on his plant:—It has flowered; flowered from vanity, ambition, idealism, passion, loneliness, courage, laziness, the usual seeds, which all muddled up (in a room off the Euston Road), made him shy, and stammering, made him anxious to improve himself, made him fall in love with Miss Isabel Pole, lecturing in the Waterloo Road upon Shakespeare.†   (source)
  • It was the only time that he had kissed her on the lips except for their fugitive embrace in the Beaufort conservatory, and he saw that she was disturbed, and shaken out of her cool boyish composure.†   (source)
  • A week later Dorian Gray was sitting in the conservatory at Selby Royal talking to the pretty Duchess of Monmouth, who with her husband, a jaded-looking man of sixty, was amongst his guests.†   (source)
  • Scarcely three months had elapsed since he had parted from her on the threshold of the Brys' conservatory; but a subtle change had passed over the quality of her beauty.†   (source)
  • The dance over, the two, as became an affianced couple, wandered into the conservatory; and sitting behind a tall screen of tree-ferns and camellias Newland pressed her gloved hand to his lips.†   (source)
  • If Lily recalled this early emotion it was not to compare it with that which now possessed her; the only point of comparison was the sense of lightness, of emancipation, which she remembered feeling, in the whirl of a waltz or the seclusion of a conservatory, during the brief course of her youthful romance.†   (source)
  • To counteract the audacity of this proceeding he led her to a bamboo sofa in a less secluded part of the conservatory, and sitting down beside her broke a lily-of-the-valley from her bouquet.†   (source)
  • There was a wild recklessness of gaiety in his manner as he sat at table, but now and then a thrill of terror ran through him when he remembered that, pressed against the window of the conservatory, like a white handkerchief, he had seen the face of James Vane watching him.†   (source)
  • At the present moment, under the usual palm tree ...I mean in the conservatory ... [Enter MASON.]†   (source)
  • "Women are not always allowed a choice," he answered, but hardly had he finished the sentence before from the far end of the conservatory came a stifled groan, followed by the dull sound of a heavy fall.†   (source)
  • It was in the conservatory that stretched its dead-black bulk down the side street that he had taken his first kiss from May; it was under the myriad candles of the ball-room that he had seen her appear, tall and silver-shining as a young Diana.†   (source)
  • Then the house had been boldly planned with a ball-room, so that, instead of squeezing through a narrow passage to get to it (as at the Chiverses') one marched solemnly down a vista of enfiladed drawing-rooms (the sea-green, the crimson and the bouton d'or), seeing from afar the many-candled lustres reflected in the polished parquetry, and beyond that the depths of a conservatory where camellias and tree-ferns arched their costly foliage over seats of black and gold bamboo.†   (source)
  • [LORD GORING returns from the conservatory, looking very pleased with himself, and with an entirely new buttonhole that some one has made for him.†   (source)
  • And you threw me over because you saw, or said you saw, poor old Lord Mortlake trying to have a violent flirtation with me in the conservatory at Tenby.†   (source)
  • I was just beginning to stifle with the fumes of conservatory flowers and sprinkled essences, when I bethought myself to open the window and step out on to the balcony.†   (source)
  • When they rose she proposed to go, but Laurie said he had something more to show her, and took her away to the conservatory, which had been lighted for her benefit.†   (source)
  • But it came out, through my admiring a very fine cluster of geranium—beautiful cluster of geranium to be sure—which he had brought from his conservatory.†   (source)
  • So contaminated did I feel, remembering who was coming, that the coach came quickly after all, and I was not yet free from the soiling consciousness of Mr. Wemmick's conservatory, when I saw her face at the coach window and her hand waving to me.†   (source)
  • What had been a conservatory had now no window-shades, and on the mouldering shelves stood some dry, forsaken flower-pots, with sticks in them, whose dried leaves showed they had once been plants.†   (source)
  • They passed on into the conservatory.†   (source)
  • The conservatory doors were standing open, and Rosa Dartle was walking, bareheaded, with a quick, impetuous step, up and down a gravel walk on one side of the lawn.†   (source)
  • Everybody we know surrounds himself with a fine house, fine books, conservatory, gardens, equipage, and all manner of toys, as screens to interpose between himself and his guests.†   (source)
  • The walls of the gardens with pieces of bottle on their coping were hot as the glass windows of a conservatory.†   (source)
  • At one moment she thought it would be so natural for that young woman to come home and take a house in New York—the Rossiters', for instance, which had an elegant conservatory and was just round the corner from her own; at another she couldn't conceal her surprise at the girl's not marrying some member of one of the great aristocracies.†   (source)
  • There are powdered heads from time to time in the little windows of the hall, looking out at the untaxed powder falling all day from the sky; and in the same conservatory there is peach blossom turning itself exotically to the great hall fire from the nipping weather out of doors.†   (source)
  • In Frank's last letter she complained, he said, of being too weak to get into her conservatory without having both his arm and his uncle's!†   (source)
  • There was even the later addition of a conservatory sheltering itself against it, uncertain of hue in its deep-stained glass, and in its more transparent portions flashing to the sun's rays, now like fire and now like harmless water drops; which might have stood for Tattycoram.†   (source)
  • Every morning now she sat with Celia in the prettiest of up-stairs sitting-rooms, opening into a small conservatory—Celia all in white and lavender like a bunch of mixed violets, watching the remarkable acts of the baby, which were so dubious to her inexperienced mind that all conversation was interrupted by appeals for their interpretation made to the oracular nurse.†   (source)
  • Providence seems to have preserved in this immense conservatory the antediluvian plants which the wisdom of philosophers has so sagaciously put together again.†   (source)
  • Newman wandered through them, observing a few scattered couples to whom this comparative seclusion appeared grateful and reached a small conservatory which opened into the garden.†   (source)
  • She was sitting just inside the conservatory, waiting for her partner to bring her an ice, when she heard a voice ask on the other side of the flowery wall... "How old is he?"†   (source)
  • She had not slept and had stolen downstairs on tiptoe, and going to the door of the conservatory where he slept that night had listened at the door.†   (source)
  • Albert, completely exhausted with the exercise which invigorated Monte Cristo, was sleeping in an arm-chair near the window, while the count was designing with his architect the plan of a conservatory in his house, when the sound of a horse at full speed on the high road made Albert look up.†   (source)
  • John no one thwarted, much less punished; though he twisted the necks of the pigeons, killed the little pea-chicks, set the dogs at the sheep, stripped the hothouse vines of their fruit, and broke the buds off the choicest plants in the conservatory: he called his mother "old girl," too; sometimes reviled her for her dark skin, similar to his own; bluntly disregarded her wishes; not unfrequently tore and spoiled her silk attire; and he was still "her own darling."†   (source)
  • Mercedes had no fire in that cold and naked room—she, who was accustomed to stoves which heated the house from the hall to the boudoir; she had not even one little flower—she whose apartment had been a conservatory of costly exotics.†   (source)
  • It was just after the Lords had thrown out the Reform Bill: that explains how Mr. Cadwallader came to be walking on the slope of the lawn near the great conservatory at Freshitt Hall, holding the "Times" in his hands behind him, while he talked with a trout-fisher's dispassionateness about the prospects of the country to Sir James Chettam.†   (source)
  • Mrs. March wanted to talk of her father with the old man who had not forgotten him, Meg longed to walk in the conservatory, Beth sighed for the grand piano, and Amy was eager to see the fine pictures and statues.†   (source)
  • When Princess Mary went to her father's room at the usual hour, Mademoiselle Bourienne and Anatole met in the conservatory.†   (source)
  • The drawing-room, as I have before observed, was raised two steps above the dining-room, and on the top of the upper step, placed a yard or two back within the room, appeared a large marble basin — which I recognised as an ornament of the conservatory — where it usually stood, surrounded by exotics, and tenanted by gold fish — and whence it must have been transported with some trouble, on account of its size and weight.†   (source)
  • The end of the conservatory was formed by a clear sheet of glass, unmasked by plants, and admitting the winter starlight so directly that a person standing there would seem to have passed into the open air.†   (source)
  • As for Stephen, he leaned back against the framework of the conservatory, dizzy with the conflict of passions,—love, rage, and confused despair; despair at his want of self-mastery, and despair that he had offended Maggie.†   (source)
  • Lady Chettam had not yet returned, but Mrs. Cadwallader's errand could not be despatched in the presence of grooms, so she asked to be taken into the conservatory close by, to look at the new plants; and on coming to a contemplative stand, she said— "I have a great shock for you; I hope you are not so far gone in love as you pretended to be."†   (source)
  • On the other side of the house, to match with the library, was the conservatory, ornamented with rare flowers, that bloomed in china jars; and in the midst of the greenhouse, marvellous alike to sight and smell, was a billiard-table which looked as if it had been abandoned during the past hour by players who had left the balls on the cloth.†   (source)
  • Here, here!" and she led him into the conservatory to the place among the tubs where she had been hiding.†   (source)
  • The focus of brilliancy was the long drawing-room, where the dancing went forward, under the inspiration of the grand piano; the library, into which it opened at one end, had the more sober illumination of maturity, with caps and cards; and at the other end the pretty sitting-room, with a conservatory attached, was left as an occasional cool retreat.†   (source)
  • On the other side was a stately stone mansion, plainly betokening every sort of comfort and luxury, from the big coach house and well-kept grounds to the conservatory and the glimpses of lovely things one caught between the rich curtains.†   (source)
  • "Oh, how nice," thought Natasha; and when Sonya and Nicholas had gone out of the conservatory she followed and called Boris to her.†   (source)
  • Meg could walk in the conservatory whenever she liked and revel in bouquets, Jo browsed over the new library voraciously, and convulsed the old gentleman with her criticisms, Amy copied pictures and enjoyed beauty to her heart's content, and Laurie played 'lord of the manor' in the most delightful style.†   (source)
  • They went into the reception room familiar to Pierre, with two Italian windows opening into the conservatory, with its large bust and full length portrait of Catherine the Great.†   (source)
  • She was going straight on through the conservatory, neither seeing nor hearing anything, when suddenly the well-known whispering of Mademoiselle Bourienne aroused her.†   (source)
  • The countess was accustomed to this tone as a precursor of news of something detrimental to the children's interests, such as the building of a new gallery or conservatory, the inauguration of a private theater or an orchestra.†   (source)
  • Mademoiselle Bourienne walked up and down the conservatory for a long time that evening, vainly expecting someone, now smiling at someone, now working herself up to tears with the imaginary words of her pauvre mere rebuking her for her fall.†   (source)
  • Sometimes on his way back from the anteroom he would pass through the conservatory and pantry into the large marble dining hall, where tables were being set out for eighty people; and looking at the footmen, who were bringing in silver and china, moving tables, and unfolding damask table linen, he would call Dmitri Vasilevich, a man of good family and the manager of all his affairs, and while looking with pleasure at the enormous table would say: "Well, Dmitri, you'll see that things are all as they should be?†   (source)
  • I knew his letters of old; I had had them at Ravenna; I should not have been disappointed; but that day, as I tore the stiff sheet across and let it fall into the basket, and gazed resentfully across the grimy gardens and irregular backs of Bayswater, at the jumble of soil-pipes and fire-escapes and protuberant little conservatories, I saw, in my mind's eye, the pale face of Anthony Blanche, peering through the straggling leaves as it had peered through the candle flames at Thame, and heard, above the murmur of traffic, his clear tones..."You mustn't blame Sebastian if at times he seems a little insipid....When I hear him talk I am reminded of that in some ways nauseatin†   (source)
  • "They have myriads of servants, miles of conservatories," Clarissa wrote; something like that.†   (source)
  • He conducted her about the lawns, and flower-beds, and conservatories; and thence to the fruit-garden and greenhouses, where he asked her if she liked strawberries.†   (source)
  • That both should be missing struck her with foreboding; and she charmed Mr. Rosedale by proposing that they should make their way to the conservatories at the farther end of the house.†   (source)
  • She fancied he was the kind of man whose sentimental associations would be stirred by the conventional imagery of a wedding, and she pictured herself, in the seclusion of the Van Osburgh conservatories, playing skillfully upon sensibilities thus prepared for her touch.†   (source)
  • The latter, however, was not discoverable in the conservatories, and Lily, oppressed by a sudden conviction of failure, was casting about for a way to rid herself of her now superfluous companion, when they came upon Mrs. Van Osburgh, flushed and exhausted, but beaming with the consciousness of duty performed.†   (source)
  • Let them talk of their oriental summer climes of everlasting conservatories; give me the privilege of making my own summer with my own coals.†   (source)
  • "Yes?" said Dorothea, "but they don't understand—they want me to be a great deal on horseback, and have the garden altered and new conservatories, to fill up my days.†   (source)
  • There she had a magnificent, splendidly furnished house and a beautiful garden, with conservatories; her late husband had spared no expense to gratify his fancies.†   (source)
  • And I think for a kiss from such a dear creature as Amelia, I would purchase all Mr. Lee's conservatories out of hand.†   (source)
  • The prince went through the conservatories, the serfs' quarters, and the outbuildings, frowning and silent.†   (source)
  • Though Mademoiselle Bourienne had been so unsuccessful in her choice of a subject, she did not stop talking, but chattered about the conservatories and the beauty of a flower that had just opened, and after the soup the prince became more genial.†   (source)
  • A rabbitry and fowlrun, a dovecote, a botanical conservatory, 2 hammocks (lady's and gentleman's), a sundial shaded and sheltered by laburnum or lilac trees, an exotically harmonically accorded Japanese tinkle gatebell affixed to left lateral gatepost, a capacious waterbutt, a lawnmower with side delivery and grassbox, a lawnsprinkler with hydraulic hose.†   (source)
  • During Gregor's short periods in town, conversation with his sister would often turn to the conservatory but it was only ever mentioned as a lovely dream that could never be realised.†   (source)
  • He never wanted to let her out of his room, not while he lived, anyway; his shocking appearance should, for once, be of some use to him; he wanted to be at every door of his room at once to hiss and spit at the attackers; his sister should not be forced to stay with him, though, but stay of her own free will; she would sit beside him on the couch with her ear bent down to him while he told her how he had always intended to send her to the conservatory, how he would have told everyone about it last Christmas — had Christmas really come and gone already?†   (source)
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