A Polish count, aged eighteen, devoted himself to the ladies, who pronounced him, `a fascinating dear', and a German Serene Something, having come to supper alone, roamed vaguely about, seeking
what he might devour.
Her own room was in an obscure corner and when she felt able to work she voluntarily worked among the beds, preferring the labor that could be done when the guests were abroad seeking
trade among the merchants of Winesburg.
He chatted for a moment with the officer, and then, bidding him good-night, walked on to his home, his mind in a whirl with conglomerate visions of buried cities, great grinning idols of gold, and rival professors seeking
to be first at the goal.
However, she was not seeking
refreshment or help from any source, either external or from within.
A ragged oak grew on the right bank of the river, nearly opposite to their position, which, seeking
the freedom of the open space, had inclined so far forward that its upper branches overhung that arm of the stream which flowed nearest to its own shore.
Scarcely knowing what she did, she ran out, vaguely intent only on one thought, seeking
only the one face, lately so dear in recollection that she felt she would die if she never saw it again.
The fellow (gentleman, as he styled himself) can hardly have been other than a spurious interloper; for, instead of seeking
office from the king or the royal governor, or urging his hereditary claim to Eastern lands, he bethought himself of no better avenue to wealth than by cutting a shop-door through the side of his ancestral residence.
Nevertheless, vixenly as she looks, many people are seeking
at this very moment to shelter themselves under the wing of the federal eagle; imagining, I presume, that her bosom has all the softness and snugness of an eiderdown pillow.
His sister, on the contrary, had been alert to come out, and I strolled with her half an hour, seeking
the shade, for the sun was still high and the day exceptionally warm.
With this sin of disobedience in him, Jonah still further flouts at God, by seeking
to flee from Him.
Only one sweeter end can readily be recalled --the delicious death of an Ohio honey-hunter, who seeking
honey in the crotch of a hollow tree, found such exceeding store of it, that leaning too far over, it sucked him in, so that he died embalmed.
There they were, running away into the night and the snow, seeking
to find shelter from the cold.