Reed returned, and were hailed with the most anxious
Officers who approached him with disturbed countenances became calm; soldiers and officers greeted him gaily, grew more cheerful in his presence, and were evidently anxious
to display their courage before him.
I find myself at times very unpopular with people, whose good opinion I am anxious
to retain, simply owing to this too general misapprehension."
Miss Carteret was very anxious to have a general idea of what was next to be sung.
"Is not this song worth staying for?" said Anne, suddenly struck by an idea which made her yet more anxious to be encouraging.
When he keeps aloof and tries to provoke a battle, he is anxious
for the other side to advance.
Poor Lizabetha Prokofievna was most anxious
to get home, and, according to Evgenie's account, she criticized everything foreign with much hostility.
"Take care, gentlemen," exclaimed De Guiche, anxious to put a stop to De Wardes's reply; "take care, Madame is listening to us."
Amid these varied political and amorous interests, Malicorne was anxious to gain Montalais's attention; but the latter preferred talking with Raoul, even if it were only to amuse herself with his innumerable questions and his astonishment.
He had done his duty to the unhappy young woman, by instructing his solicitor to spare no expense in tracing her, and in restoring her once more to medical care, and he was now only anxious
to do his duty towards Miss Fairlie and towards her family, in the same plain, straightforward way.
"I shall stay, of course, I'm oldest," began Meg, looking anxious and self-reproachful.
"How is the little dear?" asked Laurie, for Beth was his especial pet, and he felt more anxious about her than he liked to show.
Now, my dear Lucie," drawing his arm soothingly round her waist, "I hear them moving in the next room, and Miss Pross and I, as two formal folks of business, are anxious not to lose the final opportunity of saying something to you that you wish to hear.
"I think," he whispered to Miss Pross, after anxious consideration, "I think we had best not speak to him just now, or at all disturb him.
Confess, Monsieur Mordaunt, that you are anxious
to kill some of us."