It was a disheartening circumstance, but a melancholy fact, that even these readers persisted in wondering
. They wondered about human nature, human passions, human hopes and fears, the struggles, triumphs and defeats, the cares and joys and sorrows, the lives and deaths of common men and women!
I was walking along wondering
who it could be in a four-in-hand?
Ostensibly she went to get some shades of Berlin wool, at a tolerably respectable shop that was chiefly supported by the ladies of the vicinity: really--I trust there is no breach of charity in supposing that she went with the idea of meeting either with the Rector himself, or some other admirer by the way; for as we went along, she kept wondering
'what Hatfield would do or say, if we met him,' &c.
There were doors all round the hall, but they were all locked; and when Alice had been all the way down one side and up the other, trying every door, she walked sadly down the middle, wondering
how she was ever to get out again.
"Just think," said Cecily, "last New Year's Eve we were wondering
what would happen this year; and what a lot of things have happened that we never expected.
"I shall?" said Colin, and he lay still as if he were wondering
Then sweet music sounded on the air, and the loud tones were hushed, as in wondering
silence the Fairies waited what should come.
As he was wandering disconsolately about the meadows round the palace, wondering
how he could escape being put to death, a little bee flew past, and settling on his shoulder whispered in his ear,
It set me thinking so that when Ada was asleep, I still remained before the fire, wondering
about Bleak House, and wondering
that yesterday morning should seem so long ago.