"I would have gone alone," he said, "but could not deny myself
the pleasure of such distinguished company."
I knew deep down in my heart that it couldn't last, yet how deny myself
these roses, while the opportunity of gathering them was mine!--the more so, as I believed it would do no harm to Nicolete.
The dearest room in this house costs, with board, thirty-five roubles--more than my purse could well afford; whereas MY room costs only twenty-four, though formerly I used to pay thirty, and so had to deny myself
many things (I could drink tea but seldom, and never could indulge in tea and sugar as I do now).
What could I do but steal that every second drink, or else deny myself
the kick equivalent to what he got out of half the number?
It was a long journey to Staningley for those slow-travelling days, but I did not deny myself
needful refreshment on the road, nor even a night's rest at a wayside inn, choosing rather to brook a little delay than to present myself worn, wild, and weather-beaten before my mistress and her aunt, who would be astonished enough to see me without that.
Why should I deny myself
the joy of exciting Leach's soul to fever-pitch?
My dear Sir Thomas, with all my faults I have a warm heart; and, poor as I am, would rather deny myself
the necessaries of life than do an ungenerous thing.
I know that the proper thing to do, when you get to a village or town, is to rush off to the churchyard, and enjoy the graves; but it is a recreation that I always deny myself
. I take no interest in creeping round dim and chilly churches behind wheezy old men, and reading epitaphs.
"I am afraid," he said, rising, "that I must deny myself
the pleasure of seeking the Marchioness again today.
"I cannot deny myself
the satisfaction of letting you know that I return to Paris, to-morrow, with my mother, in order that we may see my sister and confirm her in the resolution which is the most effectual reply to your audacious pertinacity.
"It's a real pleasure to me to come here, and I'm not going to deny myself
jest because you haven't got down to see me.
'Well, sir,' he returned, in his slow way, 'it's more than I am accustomed to; but I can't deny myself
the pleasure of your conversation.
My guardian had throughout been earnest to visit me, and there was now no good reason why I should deny myself
I also took a food intolerance blood test and try to avoid the foods that were listed, but do not deny myself
the occasional food item that may cause me to bloat.
"If I fancy something I don't deny myself
that," she explained.