The four young faces on which the firelight shone brightened at the cheerful words, but darkened again as Jo said sadly, "We haven't got Father, and shall not have him for a long time
He never mentioned you," went on Professor Bumper; "yet the last time
I saw him I said I was coming to see you, though I did not tell him why.
In piecework they would reduce the time
, requiring the same work in a shorter time
, and paying the same wages; and then, after the workers had accustomed themselves to this new speed, they would reduce the rate of payment to correspond with the reduction in time
Well, you know, when you perspire that way, in rivers, there comes a time
when you -- when you -- well, when you itch.
Pap was pretty careful not to leave a knife or anything in the cabin when he was away; I reckon I had hunted the place over as much as a hundred times
; well, I was most all the time
at it, because it was about the only way to put in the time
As I writhed under it, I would at times
feel that learning to read had been a curse rather than a bless- ing.
Eager to save her mother from every unnecessary moment's horrible suspense, she ran immediately into the hall, and reached the outward door just in time
to receive and support her as she entered it.
Her turban was twice as large as the largest of any of the others; her eyebrows met, her nose was rather flat, her mouth was large but with ruddy lips, and her teeth, of which at times
she allowed a glimpse, were seen to be sparse and ill-set, though as white as peeled almonds.
It may be asked, Why, then, could not a time
have been fixed in the Constitution?
Can a cube that does not last for any time
at all, have a real existence?
For it happens at times
that the same thing is both small and great.
All this is true, if time
stood still; which contrariwise moveth so round, that a froward retention of custom, is as turbulent a thing as an innovation; and they that reverence too much old times
, are but a scorn to the new.
The sausage had only to watch the pot to see that the food was properly cooked, and when it was near dinner-time
, he just threw himself into the broth, or rolled in and out among the vegetables three or four times
, and there they were, buttered, and salted, and ready to be served.
Tess sat up getting on with some little requisites, lest the few remaining days should not afford sufficient times
The man ate stolidly some mess which had been stewing in a sauce-pan against his coming; he stared at his plate; his wife looked at him two or three times
, with little startled glances, and then quite silently began to cry.