Her voice was high and rather shrill, and she often spoke with an anxious inflection, for she was exceedingly desirous
that everything should go with due order and decorum.
Madame Ratignolle kissed Edna good-night, and went away, being in truth rather desirous
of joining in the general and animated conversation which was still in progress concerning Mexico and the Mexicans.
I trust you may find it so," said the old gentleman, who seemed rather embarrassed, and desirous
of avoiding the observation which Clifford's wild talk drew on them both.
He had begun an investigation, as he imagined, with the severe and equal integrity of a judge, desirous
only of truth, even as if the question involved no more than the air-drawn lines and figures of a geometrical problem, instead of human passions, and wrongs inflicted on himself.
I observed, however, that one of them held somewhat aloof, and though he seemed desirous
not to spoil the hilarity of his shipmates by his own sober face, yet upon the whole he refrained from making as much noise as the rest.
One of the first consequences of the discovery of the union was that Jurgis became desirous
of learning English.
The woman seemed desirous
, yet reluctant, to speak, and answered, in low, mysterious tone.
I have never declined paying the highway tax, because I am as desirous
of being a good neighbor as I am of being a bad subject; and as for supporting schools, I am doing my part to educate my fellow countrymen now.
He seemed desirous
of getting the poor girl out of existence.
However, as they are so very desirous
to have dear Emma dine with them, and as you will both be there, and Mr.
In showing kindness to his cousins therefore he had the real satisfaction of a good heart; and in settling a family of females only in his cottage, he had all the satisfaction of a sportsman; for a sportsman, though he esteems only those of his sex who are sportsmen likewise, is not often desirous
of encouraging their taste by admitting them to a residence within his own manor.
of meeting with a situation in a private family where the children are under fourteen (I thought that as I was barely eighteen, it would not do to undertake the guidance of pupils nearer my own age).