"Dear heart!" said Silas, "why, there's people coming out o' the Yard as if they'd been to chapel at this time o' day--a weekday
The old gentleman, her father, I have heard, used to atone for his weekday
sins with his Sunday devotions.
On a weekday the folk were dingily and curiously hung about with dirty rags of housecloth and scarlet flannel, sacking, curtain serge, and patches of old carpet, and went either bare-footed or on rude wooden sandals.
He taught this doctrine on Sundays, and on weekdays he was an amiable and kindly old man, distinguished by his quaint disposition to wash his hands, and if possible his face, daily, and with a wonderful genius for cutting up pigs.
His coat and breeches were the best he had, and he would not have been wearing them on this weekday
occasion if he had not been to market and returned later than usual, having given himself the rare treat of dining at the public table of the Blue Bull.
As the greater number of visitors at the hotel were English, there was almost as much difference between Sunday and Wednesday as there is in England, and Sunday appeared here as there, the mute black ghost or penitent spirit of the busy weekday
. The English could not pale the sunshine, but they could in some miraculous way slow down the hours, dull the incidents, lengthen the meals, and make even the servants and page-boys wear a look of boredom and propriety.
The street was small and what is called quiet, but it drove a thriving trade on the weekdays
. The inhabitants were all doing well, it seemed and all emulously hoping to do better still, and laying out the surplus of their grains in coquetry; so that the shop fronts stood along that thoroughfare with an air of invitation, like rows of smiling saleswomen.
Half the year it would be dark as night when he went in to work, and dark as night again when he came out, and so he would never know what the sun looked like on weekdays
. And for this, at the end of the week, he would carry home three dollars to his family, being his pay at the rate of five cents per hour--just about his proper share of the total earnings of the million and three-quarters of children who are now engaged in earning their livings in the United States.
At Pavlofsk, on weekdays
, the public is more select than it is on Sundays and Saturdays, when the townsfolk come down to walk about and enjoy the park.
"Of course it's a little too exciting to be proper reading for Sunday, and I only read it on weekdays
. And I never read ANY book now unless either Miss Stacy or Mrs.
On that day, for "business" prevented him on weekdays
from taking such a pleasure, it was old Sedley's delight to take out his little grandson Georgy to the neighbouring parks or Kensington Gardens, to see the soldiers or to feed the ducks.
Before the Port Authority restored PATH service to the World Trade Center site on November 23, 2003, the bistate agency expected the temporary station to initially average 18,000 weekday
riders; to range between 20,000 and 30,000 weekday
riders within the first year; and to average 24,000 weekday
commuters after a year of service.