The murder happened days, maybe weeks ago.
In a letter dated April 10, 1887, only five weeks after she went to Helen Keller, she wrote to a friend:
I was hoping I was simply a few weeks late, but it's been over three now and then this started.
Two weeks passed and I'd put Howie Abbott from my mind when Betsy called one evening as I heated a frozen dinner in my lonely apartment.
The election is weeks off.
You've been quiet for weeks - since we left Texas.
In the weeks of natural stimulation, she had been the one who was embarrassed.
Two weeks before the arrest, she dissolved the remainder of their relationship.
A few weeks wouldn't mean the difference in paying for college, and she could use the time to relax.
In the last few weeks she had allowed herself to be distracted.
In a few more weeks she could make a routine visit to the doctor.
But then, hadn't she already done so when he tried to kiss her at the sink two weeks ago?
For the first three weeks she became tense as it approached 8:00 pm each Friday.
We'd drive Peabody, Massachusetts, two weeks before our wedding.
Howie couldn't do anything about it; it happened two weeks ago.
We trudged through the next few weeks marginally well though the schedule was exhausting to all and, in spite of our efforts, our other lives were suffering.
Betsy and I were physically exhausted after weeks of commuting north.
Nearly two weeks had passed since the killing.
Martha's father suffered a heart attack when she was in nursing school and her mom followed, from a broken heart, seven weeks later.
Three weeks later, baby Claire Elizabeth LeBlanc was baptized at St. Bernard's Catholic Church with Betsy and Ben Gustefson as godparents.
The radio bit was some weeks earlier and he felt the hub-bub had blown over.
Though I wouldn't have believed it two weeks ago, peace of sorts prevails at Econ Scrutiny and with the lives of its employees.
It was summer, a wonderful time of year in New Hampshire and on Friday, three weeks after her first visit, Julie returned to Keene.
Granted, Howie's mother might linger for weeks but she's still his only flesh and blood.
She was missing for several weeks and they did everything possible to get me to say I took her though I was innocent.
All that business seemed months, not just weeks, ago.
Her words fueled the sense of dread he'd felt the past two weeks, since he'd lost contact with his closest friends.
We don't usually have a problem tracking him, but this changed about two weeks ago.
"Five-- " "Nine weeks," Pierre grated.
"I have about three weeks left in my truce with Jonny," Damian started.
"The vamps have been conducting surveillance on us for weeks, but they just now started to act up," Rainy continued.
It'll be another two weeks before I'll feel comfortable imaging her uterus to see the fetus.
I was a normal human two weeks ago.
It's been going on for two weeks, and it's getting worse.
This world had been all she knew three weeks ago.
He took her arm with one of the hands that had explored every part of her body not two weeks before.
Gabriel awaited her on the beach near where they'd first sat together two weeks before.
It had been the mildest late winter in years and the lack of high country snow had opened the Jeep roads weeks earlier than usual.
David, six weeks ago I thought I might be pregnant!
When Dean questioned her, she told of receiving a phone call concerning that same property some weeks earlier.
The winter had been exceptionally clear of late snow and the high mountain passes that in many years remained closed until July had been cleared weeks earlier this spring.
Oh, she is sometimes gone for several weeks on her hunting trips, and if we were not tied we would crawl all over the mountain and fight with each other and get into a lot of mischief.
Several weeks afterward, there came a visitor to the home of the Wests.
A few weeks passed by.
Publishing was expensive, and by the time news of the lie came out, days or weeks had passed.
Anger and bitterness had preyed upon me continually for weeks and a deep languor had succeeded this passionate struggle.
But my teacher had been with me several weeks before I understood that everything has a name.
But during the first few weeks I was confronted with unforeseen difficulties.
But we did not begin the story until August; the first few weeks of my stay at the seashore were so full of discoveries and excitement that I forgot the very existence of books.
A few weeks later her style is more nearly correct and freer in movement.
I have been at home a great many weeks now.
Almost two weeks ago we called at Mr. Hutton's and had a delightful time.
We spent about three weeks in Boston, after leaving New York, and I need not tell you we had a most delightful time.
TO MR. WILLIAM WADE Wrentham, Mass., June 5, 1899. ...Linnie Haguewood's letter, which you sent me some weeks ago, interested me very much.
My mother, and sister and little brother have been here five weeks, and our happiness knows no bounds.
She said that Maud was born deaf and lost her sight when she was only three months old, and that when she went to the Institution a few weeks ago, she was quite helpless.
I told her that in my opinion the child ought to be separated from the family for a few weeks at least--that she must learn to depend on and obey me before I could make any headway.
But her appetite, which left her a few weeks ago, has returned, and her sleep seems more quiet and natural.
For weeks we did nothing but talk and read and tell each other stories about Christmas.
She was at work upon it about two weeks, writing a little each day, at her own pleasure.
For more than five years I maintained myself thus solely by the labor of my hands, and I found that, by working about six weeks in a year, I could meet all the expenses of living.
I have never felt lonesome, or in the least oppressed by a sense of solitude, but once, and that was a few weeks after I came to the woods, when, for an hour, I doubted if the near neighborhood of man was not essential to a serene and healthy life.
The north wind had already begun to cool the pond, though it took many weeks of steady blowing to accomplish it, it is so deep.
The pond had in the meanwhile skimmed over in the shadiest and shallowest coves, some days or even weeks before the general freezing.
For many weeks I met no one in my walks but those who came occasionally to cut wood and sled it to the village.
He had often before, during the last six weeks, remained alone with her, but had never spoken to her of love.
In April the Pavlograds were stationed immovably for some weeks near a totally ruined and deserted German village.
Rostov brought them to his quarters, placed them in his own lodging, and kept them for some weeks while the old man was recovering.
"And mine have had nothing for two weeks," said Denisov.
That same August the Emperor was thrown from his caleche, injured his leg, and remained three weeks at Peterhof, receiving Speranski every day and no one else.
During the first weeks of his stay in Petersburg Prince Andrew felt the whole trend of thought he had formed during his life of seclusion quite overshadowed by the trifling cares that engrossed him in that city.
Three weeks after the last evening he had spent with the Rostovs, Prince Andrew returned to Petersburg.
Three weeks passed in this way.
On the twenty-ninth of May Napoleon left Dresden, where he had spent three weeks surrounded by a court that included princes, dukes, kings, and even an emperor.
For three weeks the old prince lay stricken by paralysis in the new house Prince Andrew had built at Bogucharovo, ever in the same state, getting neither better nor worse.
Do you remember at Braunau he commanded an army for three weeks and did not once mount a horse to inspect his entrenchments....
All he saw about him merged into a general impression of naked, bleeding human bodies that seemed to fill the whole of the low tent, as a few weeks previously, on that hot August day, such bodies had filled the dirty pond beside the Smolensk road.
For five weeks after that there was not a single battle.
When five weeks later these same men left Moscow, they no longer formed an army.
The sight of them reminded him of all he had experienced and learned during these weeks and this recollection was pleasant to him.
And now during these last three weeks of the march he had learned still another new, consolatory truth--that nothing in this world is terrible.
Princess Mary put off her departure, and for three weeks looked after Natasha as if she had been a sick child.
The last weeks passed in her mother's bedroom had strained Natasha's physical strength.
Two to four weeks - maybe more.
Three weeks ago she would have been embarrassed by such a conversation.
This wasn't about what he had hidden from her or the fact that he had left her alone for two weeks to go to Columbia.
In fact, she had spent the last two weeks wallowing in self-pity.
Three weeks after she began working for the Giddons, they had the pool filled.
In the weeks that followed, she was careful to restrict her forays to walks down the drive, but she was getting restless.
Only weeks remained until college started.
A few weeks ago we were only friends, and now...
Well, it's only been a few weeks since we confessed.
After weeks of tense waiting to see if she passed, she finally reached her goal.
Don't you know people talk about a woman who spends weeks out here with men - and men start to get ideas.
It could only have been in the last few weeks since the weather had turned warm.
And Cade had become more solemn in the last few weeks, as if he sensed her dilemma and felt uncomfortable as well.
Over the next couple of weeks, Cynthia made a few visits to town, once taking in a movie before she returned.
We mutually agreed the subject of our tests was verboten until we were able to get together again in three weeks hence.
A couple of weeks ago, I guess.
Making a great effort she did however go to call on them a few weeks after her arrival in Moscow.
Pierre had gone to Petersburg on business of his own for three weeks as he said, but had remained there nearly seven weeks and was expected back every minute.
He was given four weeks' leave of absence.
He hadn't been his usual jocular self for the last three weeks, and now this spontaneous trip to see his parents - and inviting her along?
Man does some of his part of the exchange work in his six weeks of haying, and it is no boy's play.