As one of her nearest kindred, she had naturally betaken
herself to Hepzibah, with no idea of forcing herself on her cousin's protection, but only for a visit of a week or two, which might be indefinitely extended, should it prove for the happiness of both.
Bygrave and his family had betaken
themselves, and he was perfectly ignorant of the number of days over which their absence might be expected to extend.
Hitherto she had steadily borne up against the pressure of her malady, and had not betaken
herself finally to bed; but, on the closing in of the evening of my arrival at the house, she succumbed (as her brother told me at night with inexpressible agitation) to the prostrating power of the destroyer; and I learned that the glimpse I had obtained of her person would thus probably be the last I should obtain--that the lady, at least while living, would be seen by me no more.
No; far from wishing to learn whither he has betaken
himself, I should shun the possibility of meeting him as I would a wild beast.
Aramis affected a laugh, to divert the attention of certain curious listeners, and perceiving that Athos had betaken
himself to the embrasure of a window and remained there, he proceeded to join him, throwing out a few words carelessly as he moved through the room.
Charley had already exhausted the less eager activity of the other children; and they had betaken
themselves to occupations that did not admit of his companionship.
But if, in the reaction of disgust, I have betaken
myself to a fishy eye, there has been a surprising similarity of result.
These hordes of villains being broken up and dispersed, Rose had betaken
himself to the wilderness, and associated himself with the Crows, whose predatory habits were congenial with his own, had married a woman of the tribe, and, in short, had identified himself with those vagrant savages.
So long as he was in actual professional practice the records of his successes were of some practical value to him, but since he has definitely retired from London and betaken
himself to study and bee-farming on the Sussex Downs, notoriety has become hateful to him, and he has peremptorily requested that his wishes in this matter should be strictly observed.
He had made his inquiries; and had then betaken
himself for additional information, to the letter which he had picked up from the parlor floor at Craig Fernie
They had betaken
themselves to their work; I, less to divert my mind than to deprecate conversation, had provided myself with a book.
In the little German watering-place to which the Shtcherbatskys had betaken
themselves, as in all places indeed where people are gathered together, the usual process, as it were, of the crystallization of society went on, assigning to each member of that society a definite and unalterable place.