She returned just in time to join the others as they quitted the house, on an excursion through its more immediate premises; and the rest of the morning was easily whiled away
, in lounging round the kitchen garden, examining the bloom upon its walls, and listening to the gardener's lamentations upon blights, in dawdling through the green-house, where the loss of her favourite plants, unwarily exposed, and nipped by the lingering frost, raised the laughter of Charlotte,--and in visiting her poultry-yard, where, in the disappointed hopes of her dairy-maid, by hens forsaking their nests, or being stolen by a fox, or in the rapid decrease of a promising young brood, she found fresh sources of merriment.
Here Madame de la Rocheaimard whiled away
the close of a varied and troubled life; if not in absolute peace, still not in absolute misery, while her grand-daughter grew into young womanhood, a miracle of goodness and pious devotion to her sole surviving parent.
But it seemed these beer busts were a diversion of these high-spirited young fellows whereby they whiled away
the tedium of existence by making fools of their betters.
Through that long night I held my mind off the Morlocks as well as I could, and whiled away
the time by trying to fancy I could find signs of the old constellations in the new confusion.
Jimmy Hollis and Colin Short whiled away
many an hour inventing schemes for surmounting the obstacle presented by the barrier cliffs, and making ridiculous wagers as to which one Tom Billings had in mind; but immediately we were all assured that we had raised Caprona, Billings called us together.
Thus, in discourse, the lovers whiled away
The night that waned and waned and brought no day.
They whiled away
their hours on deck reading, talking, or taking pictures with Miss Strong's camera.
But I whiled away
my time in performing the duties given me to the best of my ability and attempting to learn the language of my captors.
Butteridge's letters and examining his pocket-book, and in this manner he whiled away
And so they whiled away
the time until morning chapel.
This answered better; it whiled away
the time, and kept him from wondering where he was going, and how it was that he found himself in such an odd situation.
He noted that contrary to their expectation, residents of Tlokweng mostly whiled away
time and the night in their homes during the arrival on the new year.
Two others whiled away
the hours chatting with the estate's layabouts.
BALLET students from Hilary Dickinson Ballet School whiled away
the time until their train arrive at Lime Street Station with high leaps.
Loggers who settled Michigan's Upper Peninsula whiled away
winter evenings with tales of extreme weather; strange geography; improbable feats; and mythical creatures, such as the hodag, flitterick, and agropelter.