This meeting with William and Dora was fortunate from the point of view of my studies; for that very night, as I dined with them en pension, I found that providence, with his usual foresight, had placed me next to a very charming American girl of the type that I was particularly wishful
I'm as wishful
t' have you settled well as if you was my own daughter; and so's your aunt, I'll be bound, for she's done by you this seven 'ear, Hetty, as if you'd been her own.
Were I to tell my delightful dream to David's mother, to whom I have never in my life addressed one word, she would droop her head and raise it bravely, to imply that I make her very sad but very proud, and she would be wishful
to lend me her absurd little pocket handkerchief.
Snagsby, holding his hat at the side of his head in his deference towards his best customer, "I was wishful
to say a word to you, sir."
Hitherto, though I saw the old lady had her defects (of which one was a proneness to proclaim her perfections), I had always been wishful
to excuse them, and to give her credit for all the virtues she professed, and even imagine others yet untold.
And this, I believe, is what most others would acknowledge who are accustomed to reflection, and wishful
to strive against their natural corruptions.'
Well, the King, it appears, was wishful
to see Hieland swordsmanship; and my father and three more were chosen out and sent to London town, to let him see it at the best.
"How do you mean, ask them questions?" I queried, wishful
to get him into a talkative humor.
It's the first time I ever heard my brother Peter was so wishful
to please God Almighty; but if I was to be struck helpless I must say it's hard--I can think no other."
Indeed the dancing-master was so proud of it, and so wishful
to display it before he left to a few select friends among the collegians, that at six o'clock on a certain fine morning, a minuet de la cour came off in the yard--the college- rooms being of too confined proportions for the purpose--in which so much ground was covered, and the steps were so conscientiously executed, that the dancing-master, having to play the kit besides, was thoroughly blown.
In my ardour, my curious phase of exaltation, I found myself led to make a full confession of the fact that I had become wishful
to learn, to KNOW, something, since I had felt hurt at being taken for a chit, a mere baby.
She watched his countenance as if she were particularly wishful
to be assured that he took kindly to his reception, she showed every possible desire to conciliate him, and there was an air of humble propitiation in all she did, such as I have seen pervade the bearing of a child towards a hard master.