Pontellier scanned the names of his wife's callers
, reading some of them aloud, with comments as he read.
Good-bye calls had to be made and received, being pleasant or otherwise, according to whether callers
and called-upon were heartily in sympathy with Anne's hopes, or thought she was too much puffed-up over going to college and that it was their duty to "take her down a peg or two.
Telegraph and telephone worked his will, he saw all callers
, a cigar in his mouth and flower in his buttonhole, perfectly at his ease, sanguine and confident.
I remember when he was staying here before that he had no callers
, and seemed to spend most of his time sitting in the palm court.
We waste time," she remarked lightly, "and we may have callers
at any moment.
He spent his entire time in his cell, in prayer or in conversation with callers
, who became more and more numerous as time went on.
By a bold poetical licence, most of these Noah's Arks had knockers on the doors; inconsistent appendages, perhaps, as suggestive of morning callers
and a Postman, yet a pleasant finish to the outside of the building.
A fortnight right out in the open, with no worries, no letters, no callers
, no petty thoughts, nothing but the grand works of God, the tossing sea and the great silent sky.
Diana was sitting on the sofa, reading a book which she dropped when the callers
hurt her, too, with the well-meant platitudes with which they strove to cover the nakedness of bereavement.
from a distance invade my solitude, and it is on these occasions that I realise how absolutely alone each individual is, and how far away from his neighbour; and while they talk(generally about babies, past, present, and to come), I fall to wondering at the vast and impassable distance that separates one's own soul from the soul of the person sitting in the next chair.
looking steadily into the eyes of their receivers, pretended not to smell cooking three feet off; people, confronting closets accidentally left open, pretended not to see bottles; visitors with their heads against a partition of thin canvas, and a page and a young female at high words on the other side, made believe to be sitting in a primeval silence.
During the first week or so we had no callers
, and I had begun to think that my companion was as friendless a man as I was myself.
His wife, too, was popular with those who had made her acquaintance; though, after the English fashion, the callers
upon a stranger who settled in the county without introductions were few and far between.
Once together, we stood almost back to back against the great boulder, and thus the creatures were prevented from soaring above us to deliver their deadly blows, and as we were easily their match while they remained upon the ground, we were making great headway in dispatching what remained of them when our attention was again attracted by the shrill wail of the caller
above our heads.