One afternoon, after twenty minutes of desperate efforts to annihilate each other according to set rules that did not permit kicking, striking below the belt, nor hitting when one was down, Cheese-Face, panting for breath and reeling, offered to call it quits
Raoul perceived, from a distance, the two little turrets, the dove-cote in the elms, and the flights of pigeons, which wheeled incessantly around that brick cone, seemingly without power to quit
it, like the sweet memories which hover round a spirit at peace.
No, he would sooner quit
Kellynch Hall at once, than remain in it on such disgraceful terms.
Edmond preserved the most admirable self-command, not suffering the faintest indication of a smile to escape him at the enumeration of all the benefits he would have reaped had he been able to quit
the island; but as The Young Amelia had merely come to Monte Cristo to fetch him away, he embarked that same evening, and proceeded with the captain to Leghorn.
I directed my children to fly to a secure place, and shut up my house as I had done before, intending not to quit
it; but my eldest daughter repented her leaving me, hastened back, and protested she would not quit
the house unless I did.
Marianne, few as had been her hours of comfort in London, and eager as she had long been to quit
it, could not, when it came to the point, bid adieu to the house in which she had for the last time enjoyed those hopes, and that confidence, in Willoughby, which were now extinguished for ever, without great pain.
He would have told me sooner, the fireman said, had he not been so certain that I would break down under the work and quit
She has given Geoffrey notice to quit
No, no, my friend," interrupted Athos, "I will never quit
Raoul till the day his vessel disappears on the horizon.
Can you, in short, be prevailed on to quit
this scene of public triumph and oblige your friend Eleanor with your company in Gloucestershire?
It was almost eight of the clock before all matters could be got ready for his departure: for Partridge was not in any haste, nor could the reckoning be presently adjusted; and when both these were settled and over, Jones would not quit
the place before he had perfectly reconciled all differences between the master and the man.
Perhaps it had been only Billy's modesty that made him say he had quit