They went out more; they frequented concerts and parties; they accepted
, with their host and his family, an invitation to one of those opulent and barbaric entertainments with which a noted San Francisco millionaire distracted his rare moments of reflection in his gorgeous palace on the hills.
After encouraging the idea of the play, they declined the personal sacrifice of acting in it -- or, they accepted
characters, and then broke down in the effort to study them -- or they volunteered to take the parts which they knew were already engaged, and declined the parts which were waiting to be acted -- or they were afflicted with weak constitutions, and mischievously fell ill when they were wanted at rehearsal -- or they had Puritan relatives in the background, and, after slipping into their parts cheerfully at the week's beginning, oozed out of them penitently, under serious family pressure, at the week's end.
the present with some reluctance, on account of the price that had been paid for me, and yet with strong emotion.
Her curiosity was all awake, and she ran through it with an eagerness which was suspended only by intervals of astonishment, that it could be chosen in the present instance, that it could be proposed and accepted
in a private theatre
Miss Honeychurch lives in the parish of Summer Street," said Miss Bartlett, filling up the gap, "and she happened to tell me in the course of conversation that you have just accepted
Yet the shrewd and experienced Kutuzov accepted
the battle, while Napoleon, who was said to be a commander of genius, gave it, losing a quarter of his army and lengthening his lines of communication still more.
There are a great many children, apparently grown-up, and largely accepted
as critical authorities, who are still of this youthful opinion of mine.
I re-wrote it and sent it in -- but I never really thought it could be accepted
because it had no plot," said Anne, recalling the bitter experience of Averil's Atonement.
At first he accepted
much of what people brought him--tea, sugar, white bread, milk, clothing, and fire-wood.
it as unhappiness and misery, and had no more explanation for it than for the crushing of the paw.
Without thinking about it, he accepted
this disappearing into the wall as a peculiarity of his father, as milk and half- digested meat were peculiarities of his mother.
Early in the new week, Emily had accepted
Sir Jervis's proposal, and had so interested the bookseller to whom she had been directed to apply, that he took it on himself to modify the arbitrary instructions of his employer.
If his father and mother accepted
the invitation, Isabel's only objection to hastening the union would fall to the ground.
the offering as women do--accepted
it, easily, gracefully, unfeelingly--accepted
it as a matter of course.
I was so ashamed of my folly, when I thought of the past--so completely discouraged, so rudely shaken in my confidence in myself, when I thought of the future, that, for once in a way, I accepted
sensible advice when it was offered to me.