It moved her to dreams, to thoughtfulness, to the shadowy anguish which had overcome her the midnight when she had abandoned herself to
Can he be going to stay the night?" she wondered, and the thought of all that might come of such a chance struck her as so awful and terrible that, without dwelling on it for a moment, she went down to meet him with a bright and radiant face; and conscious of the presence of that spirit of falsehood and deceit in herself that she had come to know of late, she abandoned herself to
that spirit and began talking, hardly knowing what she was saying.
Square no sooner made his appearance than Molly flung herself back in her bed, cried out she was undone, and abandoned herself to
But coming as the invitation did at the particular juncture when fear and indignation at these adversaries could be transformed by a spring of the foot into a triumph over them, she abandoned herself to
her impulse, climbed the gate, put her toe upon his instep, and scrambled into the saddle behind him.
She was muttering all the time, "No, no, no." She abandoned herself to
me just for an instant during which I got her back to the middle of the room.
She abandoned herself to
the mercy of accidents, missing Terence one day, meeting him the next, receiving his letters always with a start of surprise.
Then she tore her hair and beat her breast, and abandoned herself to
all the violences of extravagant emotion.
She has also abandoned herself to
her emotions, learning that feelings can tear down our sense of who we are:
Here, without losing any of her trademark raunchy humor or her proclivity for word-play (in one work addressing her own wildly fluctuating art-world reception by cheekily personifying the phrase From Success to Obscurity), she seems to have abandoned herself to
less slapdash and more formal pursuits, infusing her images with a new gravity.
In the process, she fell out with her father and abandoned herself to
a decade of excess.
How she abandoned herself to
the tripper-than-thou world of Cal Arts, recognizing that "join[ing] the exclusive ranks of the avant-garde is the quickest way in this world to up your class without money." How she stole another woman's husband, thirty years her senior, because she loved him and needed him.