Nights were sleepless bouts of coughing, and days were endless hours of work.
But then, Alex had spent a lot of nights alone.
The nights were still cold into April, but the temperature climbed into the 60's during the day.
They were given reasonable service and whispered offers to, "Stay three nights, the next one's free, and we'll give you a receipt for four."
There was far more to learn about Jeffrey Byrne before he could report an informed opinion on the happenings in Norfolk two nights earlier.
It wasn't as if she hadn't gone to sleep nights without him.
The nights made him think fondly of his old friend, an ancient blind man who saved him from madness in the catacombs.
"You will remain here for twelve nights," she said.
Apparently his mood had been inspired by the telephone call she made to Connie a few nights ago.
If you'll think back, my message was that spending a few nights together wasn't a good reason to get married.
Each of us maintains our own apartment, but when Betsy is in town, we spend most nights together.
I've spent half my summer nights in that room working on my tests.
I cringed at the thought of who might have spent their last nights on earth on that pallet.
Memories of how much Darian loved Claire, of his own nights in her bed, overwhelmed him.
Damian gritted his teeth, remembering how tempted he'd been by the same ruse a few nights before.
She sat down on her couch, recalling the nights she spent watching television after work.
We were in Hawaii and pretty mellowed out on one of those perfect beach nights, watching the moon dance on the incoming surf.
We won't spend our nights away from one another.
Past-Death took him to her bed most nights for thousands of years, and he'd never woken this sated and centered.
It was past dark, and she'd come to his cabin most nights for the past two months.
If only she hadn't slept with a complete stranger two nights ago.
He'd calmed her with a simple touch last night and quenched her body two nights ago.
With his looks, he'd have no trouble finding company for the nights he wasn't murdering people and stealing their souls.
He'd spent the past three nights in bed with another woman after completely destroying her whole world!
She perched on a boulder near the entrance, wondering how many nights of Sasha-type treatment she'd take before tossing herself off the cliff.
He.d spent many wonderful nights in the now crispy bed.
But now, all she wants to do is— have sex with me, like we're still kids and she can turn the clock back to hot nights and summer camp.
On those special nights I nervously leave the back door unlatched, and quietly steal to my bed.
He was a married minister, preaching the good book on Sunday and raising a family all week.
Greenie got you working nights, too?
Research conducted during quiet nights such as this only bolstered her opinion that the only organization that might have the capabilities still couldn't have done this.
The climate is characterized by hot days and cool nights, and is considered healthy, though the daily change tends to provoke bronchial, catarrhal and inflammatory diseases.
Heavy falls of snow in June are not uncommon, and only for a short time towards the end of July are the nights totally exempt from light frosts.
Frequently half his nights were spent in reading, after the labour of his most strenuous days.
He learned and practised several small handicrafts, and devoting his nights to study of the most miscellaneous description earned a pittance by teaching.
Her nights were spent in writing, which seemed in her case a relaxation from the real business of the day, playing with her grandchildren, gardening, conversing with her visitors - it might be Balzac or Dumas, or Octave Feuillet or Matthew Arnold - or writing long letters to Sainte-Beuve and Flaubert.
If the days were filled with flattery, the nights were filled with emptiness.
If the nights were lonely, the days were filled with changes.
It had been nearly a month of empty Thursday nights since his no-show session with Ethel Rosewater and the beautiful Betty from Boise was offering an effective way to make sure that embarrassment was a temporary happening.
Their little get-togethers took place on Thursday nights unless one or the other had a pressing engagement.
Tents had sprung up two nights before, and the two people who could keep his powers from spinning out of control remained at the center of the beach.
She'd turned from the sweet, open Angel who kept him company on dark nights to a stranger who wanted nothing to do with him.