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I think Cassandra can explain matters better in my absence," he said, and left the room, Mr.
Darya Alexandrovna, in her best gray silk gown, obviously worried about the children, who were to have their dinner by themselves in the nursery, and by her husband's absence, was not equal to the task of making the party mix without him.
But whether that meant a long or a short absence it was difficult to say.
There was an absence of the usual hilarity which struck me.
On his return he asked the parrot what had happened during his absence, and the parrot told him some things which made him scold his wife.
Disdain hath power to kill, and patience dies Slain by suspicion, be it false or true; And deadly is the force of jealousy; Long absence makes of life a dreary void; No hope of happiness can give repose To him that ever fears to be forgot; And death, inevitable, waits in hall.
I was preoccupied by the absence of the Captain during our sitting of the day before, and hoping to see him to-day.
The peculiar V-shaped mouth with its pointed upper lip, the absence of brow ridges, the absence of a chin beneath the wedgelike lower lip, the incessant quivering of this mouth, the Gorgon groups of tentacles, the tumultuous breathing of the lungs in a strange atmosphere, the evident heaviness and painfulness of movement due to the greater gravitational energy of the earth--above all, the extraordinary intensity of the immense eyes--were at once vital, intense, inhuman, crippled and monstrous.
For a thing whose presence or absence makes no visible difference, is not an organic part of the whole.
I wish you to obtain for me, from Monsieur Dessessart, leave of absence for fifteen days.
He had made them spacious {126} and fair to see, with a free run for the pigs all round them; he had built them during his master's absence, of stones which he had gathered out of the ground, without saying anything to Penelope or Laertes, and he had fenced them on top with thorn bushes.
In the absence of these defects states that have power enough to keep an army in the field cannot be lost.
Wickham were returned, and to lament over his absence from the Netherfield ball.
During his absence we faithfully complied with his Desire and after the most mature Deliberation, at length agreed that the best thing we could do was to leave the House; of which we every moment expected the officers of Justice to take possession.
To Fanny's mind, Edmund's absence was really, in its cause and its tendency, a relief.