1. She thought of her father sitting on the veranda..., a palm-leaf in his hand, watching the Negro mow the lawn. (Faulkner) 2. She was woken out of her fevered doze by Harry shaking her, holding her arm. (Lindsay) 3. On trying the door of the girl's room, she found it still locked. (Hardy) 4. I wouldn't say such a thing without being sure. (James) 5. "You are young yet, you could go back to the cities and better yourself without lifting more than an eyelid," he said. She didn't move leaning lightly against the wall, her arms folded. (Faulkner) 6. Lying back on the cushioned seat, the warm air flying at his face, Felix contemplated with delight his favourite country-side. (Galsworthy) 7. You must go and lie down. It's no good making yourself ill. (Maugham) 8. The old man walked away, and Cowperwood heard his steps dying down the cement-paved hall. He stood and listened, his ears being greeted occasionally by a distant cough, a faint scraping of some one's feet..., or the iron scratch of a key in a lock. (Dreiser) 9. In the heart of the forests great trees grew almost a hundred yards high, their lowest limbs sprouting out two hundred feet from the ground. Through the densest portions a man would lose an hour in moving a few hundred steps. (Mailer) 10. I've got your drawing framed and hung above my bureau, and very jolly it looks. (Galsworthy) 11. He took the Taylor road, increasing speed. He drank again from the jar without slowing down. (Faulkner) 12, Seeing me he stood irresolute, his eyes dark and mournful. (Hansford Johnson) 13. The idea of anybody wasting his time was obnoxious to him. (Dreiser) 14. She listened to the tapping for a while before she finally got up, grumbling for being disturbed when she felt so comfortable in bed. (Caldwell) 15. As if summoned from a long distance, Sir Lawrence galvanitically refixed his monocle. (Galsworthy) 16. When immersed in a book, she was, as her husband had put it, its slave. (Cronin) 17. Mechanically he went to the telephone. He found the number with difficulty, his eyes being misty. (Galsworthy) 18. He stopped angrily, as if looking for words. (Mailer) 19. Being your husband is only a job for which one man will do as well as another. Being my wife is something quite different. (Shaw) 20. For six years now... she had watched these slave gangs being pushed along the road. (Stone) 21. From somewhere toward the rear they could hear a dinner table being set, and a woman's voice singing obviously to a small child. (Faulkner) 22. Then came the loud ringing of a bell, mingled with the noise of fire-arms, and the sensation of being carried over uneven ground. (Dickens) 23. I distinctly recalled hearing someone moving about in the lounge on entering after my morning walk with Kitty. (Clark) 24. Firing the machine gun had partially deafened him. (Mailer) 25. Although they loved each other, their minds were like two countries at war, with the telegraph wire down and the rails torn up. (Greene) 26. Nessie fiddled with her teaspoon, dropped it, then blushed shamefully as though discovered in a wicked act. (Cronin) 27. I got into the dinghy, and found William and Christopher sitting in it, staring bad-temperedly at one another. (Snow) 28. I'll have you watched as long as you stay in Lewes. (Greene) 29. The man remained standing, with his hands in his pockets... (Dickens) 30. Please, do make an effort at entertaining her. (Heym) 31. Being a doctor he knows that he won't live much longer and he's afraid of dying; which, being a doctor, he ought not to be. (Baum) 32. After prolonging his visit by every conceivable excuse in his power, he summoned courage, and offered her his hand and his heart. Being in no way disinclined to him,... and her uncle making no objection to the match, she consented to share his fate... (Hardy) 33. There was no getting a word more out of him on the matter of the Moonstone. (Collins) 34. They had thought the question settled. (Galsworthy) 35. Now there's just one thing I feel I ought to say, Mrs. Atwood, and you mustn't mind my saying it. (Priestley) 36. Cursing himself for not having learned to drive a car, he woke up Toni and swept him down to the garage. (Baum)
37. I could feel the sense of disquiet growing rapidly. (Clark).
38. It's terribly disappointing. (Walpole) 39. Dale was near jumping with pride and satisfaction... (Cronin) 40. His eyes on the window, he ran on tiptoe across the bare space between the coppice and the wall. (Greene) 41. On descending, I found Paulina seated at the breakfast table... (Ch. Bronte) 42. But it was lovely walking in the woods. (Hemingway) 43. His footsteps could be heard descending the stairs at a run. (Murdoch) 44. She was angry with herself for letting her voice become hoarse. (Stone) 45. Warden looked over at him, almost startled, without moving, a look of actual real hurt coming on his face. (Jones)