It would be four to six weeks before they would know whether the procedure was successful.
Besides, it was time to replace some of the things she'd been wearing since before they were married.
Let's go do the chores one last time before we leave.
Alex helped the man get the luggage into the trunk and then hurried to assist Carmen into the car before the man could touch her.
After all, he knew Katie too, but they only wanted the people he knew before he met his wife - excluding his sister.
"He will not return before we get back," he said quickly.
She rinsed the pot again before responding.
"Your Highness," said he, "I will now proceed to prove my magic by creating two suns that you have never seen before; also I will exhibit a Destroyer much more dreadful that your Clinging Vines."
The sides of the tunnel showed before them like the inside of a long spy-glass, and the floor became more level.
After a journey of several hours they came to a point where the river curved, and they found they must cross a mile or so of the Valley before they came to the Pyramid Mountain.
Jim, who was in advance, saw the last stair before him and stuck his head above the rocky sides of the stairway.
If I remember rightly, we were sixty-six years old the day before yesterday.
"In that case you are very welcome!" cried all the servants, and it pleased the Wizard to note the respect with which the royal retainers bowed before him.
"Your Royal Highness and Fellow Citizens," he began; "the small cat you see a prisoner before you is accused of the crime of first murdering and then eating our esteemed Ruler's fat piglet--or else first eating and then murdering it.
He would do many more before the war was over.
Andrew's gray eyes blazed as he stood up straight and proud before the haughty captain.
It ran into a narrow cleft which he had not seen before, and then through a long, dark passage which was barely large enough for a man's body.
Hardly had they spoken these words when the door opened and Arion himself stood before them.
They were so astonished that they fell upon their knees before the king and confessed their crime.
Before Mrs. Jacquot could open it, some one called out, "Is this the house of Jacquot, the charcoal man?"
He was called "the Fourteenth" because there had been thirteen other kings before him who bore the name of Louis.
The great cathedral Notre Dame de Paris, which was begun before your birth, would not be finished by your death.
Imagine if someone had come to you on January 1, 1991, and said, Before the end of the year, the Soviet Union will vote itself into nonexistence and peacefully break into fifteen republics.
Nothing exists that even remotely looks like Twitter before the Internet.
The choices we make to test options never before contemplated will tell us all kinds of new things about ourselves.
It does so in orders of magnitude better than what came before it—libraries—but only better, not differently.
Long ago, before Gutenberg, if you wanted to know something, you had to memorize it.
It is a safe bet that no one has ever asked that question before, and yet this system is designed to answer it.
On a sudden thought I ran upstairs before any one could stop me, to put on my idea of a company dress.
I do not remember when I first realized that I was different from other people; but I knew it before my teacher came to me.
My earliest distinct recollection of my father is making my way through great drifts of newspapers to his side and finding him alone, holding a sheet of paper before his face.
I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding-line, and had no way of knowing how near the harbour was.
After this experience it was a long time before I climbed another tree.
This was before I knew many words.
"Love is something like the clouds that were in the sky before the sun came out," she replied.
The cart before the horse is neither beautiful nor useful.
Before we can adorn our houses with beautiful objects the walls must be stripped, and our lives must be stripped, and beautiful housekeeping and beautiful living be laid for a foundation: now, a taste for the beautiful is most cultivated out of doors, where there is no house and no housekeeper.
When it stormed before my bread was baked, I fixed a few boards over the fire, and sat under them to watch my loaf, and passed some pleasant hours in that way.
It would seem that I made it according to the recipe which Marcus Porcius Cato gave about two centuries before Christ.
Above all, as I have implied, the man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off.
An afternoon sufficed to lay out the land into orchard, wood-lot, and pasture, and to decide what fine oaks or pines should be left to stand before the door, and whence each blasted tree could be seen to the best advantage; and then I let it lie, fallow, perchance, for a man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
The nearest that I came to actual possession was when I bought the Hollowell place, and had begun to sort my seeds, and collected materials with which to make a wheelbarrow to carry it on or off with; but before the owner gave me a deed of it, his wife--every man has such a wife--changed her mind and wished to keep it, and he offered me ten dollars to release him.
Stout, about the average height, broad, with huge red hands; he did not know, as the saying is, how to enter a drawing room and still less how to leave one; that is, how to say something particularly agreeable before going away.
Before the ices, champagne was served round.
He had not finished the last verse before the young people began to get ready to dance in the large hall, and the sound of the feet and the coughing of the musicians were heard from the gallery.
Lorrain, pursing up his lips, waved a severely negative finger before his nose.
In this room it was almost dark; only two tiny lamps were burning before the icons and there was a pleasant scent of flowers and burnt pastilles.
This might have been taken as an expression of sorrow and devotion, or of weariness and hope of resting before long.
The same people were still sitting here in almost the same positions as before, whispering to one another.