The battle had been raging for some time.
She was uneasy because she had never been on a plane before.
I have been in Paris.
You've been a very good girl.
His little army had been beaten and scattered.
We've been away for a long time, you know, and so we're anxious to get home again.
I have not been sick at all.
May each evening see that all thy wishes have been performed.
"What a horrid, savage beast!" exclaimed a piglet; "and after we've been such good friends, too, and played with one another!"
And the whole world for fifty years has been repeating: Sublime!
He has been called the Father of his Country.
Gilbert de Lafayette's father and grandfather and great-grandfather had all been brave and noble men.
He began to ask about his enemies who had been hunting him.
We've been married for nearly five years, and we just made love.
The little chest that held his clothing had been carried down to the bank.
Maybe Katie wasn't the only one who had been overlooked by Señor Medena when it came to inheritance.
We've been in the dark quite a while, and you may as well explain what has happened.
He and Uncle Hugson have been having a fine visit.
Where in the world have you been, my lad?
He had had a short illness, there had been a brief time of acute suffering, then all was over.
Dorothy climbed into the buggy, although Jim had been unharnessed from it and was grazing some distance away.
Well... they had been flirting with each other in the car.
There has been much discussion of such of Miss Sullivan's statements and explanations as have been published before.
He had now been a wanderer for twenty days.
"Oh, no," said Dorothy, "we've been there, and we know."
They had never been anywhere else overnight together.
He was a great hunter, I have been told, and a celebrated shot.
It was recognized as the flu, although records describe conditions which were highly likely to have been polio.
But then, Alex had always been fluent in pretty talk.
Lately she has been much interested in colour.
These same questions had been asked me a hundred times by the learned doctors.
These were two Frenchmen who had been hiding in the forest.
We've been sitting here too long!
That beverage was already known to the French and had been given a special name.
She had evidently been reading, and fallen asleep.
What have you been after?
My mother, and sister and little brother have been here five weeks, and our happiness knows no bounds.
"Have you a factory in this place?" asked the Wizard, who had been examining the strange personage carefully.
But scientists have been busy sequencing all manner of things.
This has been a common situation throughout areas with high degrees of poverty and is certainly the case in Ethiopia.
The morning had been fine, but it was growing warm and sultry when at last we turned our faces homeward.
If he had been the only child in the family, things might have been different.
When has starting a business been so easy?
Wars have often been the result of misunderstandings brought about by language.
Science's progress over the past few hundred years has been determined mainly by the relatively slow speed at which we were able to collect data.
You are being helped by an excellent salesperson who has been working there for twenty-five years.
Right or wrong, the decision had been made.
In fact, at times she had been almost brutally clear that she was no longer interested in him.
They were angry because their plans had been discovered.
Arithmetic seems to have been the only study I did not like.
He had probably been hurting during the ride, but refused to say anything.
If you hadn't happened to find the piglet, Eureka would surely have been executed.
Both are better off than they were, even though nothing new has been created.
But my teacher had been with me several weeks before I understood that everything has a name.
Alex was supposed to be sterile, but they had been wrong about that.
Certainly she had been under a lot of stress.
His father and grandfather and great-grandfather had all been shepherds.
Would it have been better if I had fallen off and broken my neck?
But even old Jim has been saying things since we had our accident.
"And I would rather have a young hawk that has been trained to hunt" said Ethelbert.
When he had been placed on his camp bed he lay for a long time motionless with closed eyes.
And the whole thing has been unnatural because that cat and I are both able to talk your language, and to understand the words you say.
"I don't believe we'll realize anything, when it comes to that," remarked Dorothy, who had been deep in thought.
"There are no stables here," said the Wizard, "unless some have been built since I went away."
In the last thirty years there has not been a single smallpox death or even a single infection.
Ever since we've had agriculture, people have been employing technology to make it better.
In 2005, rice became the first crop plant whose complete genome had been compiled.
The disturbing thing to realize is we would have been those people had we been born in those times.
Being educated in the United States has long been a mark of distinction for the elites of other nations.
Until then I had been like a foreigner speaking through an interpreter.
We could hear the yells of the boys and the cheers of the lookers-on as plainly in our room as if we had been on the field.
In order to answer her questions, I have been obliged to read a great deal about animals.
A child of the muses cannot write fine English unless fine English has been its nourishment.
It wouldn't have been so much fun for him if she had reacted the way he did when she told him she was pregnant.
And yet, in a way, waiting this long might have been an advantage.
Actually, she hadn't thought how it looked to others - and there had never been any doubt in her mind that she was fortunate to have Alex.
I've been picked over six years, but our family is known to be especially long lived.
"Don't know," said Dorothy, "but it must have been humbug."
Smallpox has been with us for thousands of years.
That should have been the end of it, right?
A bed had been made on a bedstead for the countess only.
Old story-tellers say that he alighted on the back of a large fish, called a dolphin, which had been charmed by his music and was swimming near the ship.
The voice and words belonged to Josh, and yet he had been dead for more than two years.
But don't let us worry over such things, Zeb; we can't help ourselves just now, you know, and I've always been told it's foolish to borrow trouble.
Maybe Alex wanted to be in control because he had been dominated all his life.
Everybody was astonished, for that boy was the best scholar in the school, and he had never been known to break a rule.
What else has been achieved in our march toward civilization?
In the past, humanity has been able to sustain both wars and progress.
She has not had a vacation for twelve years, think of it, and all that time she has been the sunshine of my life.
She had been living in a world she could not realize.
They advanced in a great swarm, having been joined by many more of their kind, and they flew straight over Jim's head to where the others were standing.
"She's been caught in a trap some time, I guess," said Putnam.
Has there ever before been a time when business opportunity was more blind to color, gender, or creed?
All the best of me belongs to her--there is not a talent, or an aspiration or a joy in me that has not been awakened by her loving touch.
Besides, I have been told that "sociables" cost more than other kinds of bicycles.
The French who had been pursuing him stopped.
All day it had been calm and frosty with occasional lightly falling snow and toward evening it began to clear.
Besides, it was time to replace some of the things she'd been wearing since before they were married.
He must have been really exhausted.
Have you been sick?
The people of Antium were enemies of the Romans and had often been at war with them.
They let you fall into the water, and you would have been drowned, if it hadn't been for me.
She has never been taught; but they say she can sew and likes to help others in this sort of work.
The whole day had been hot.
His fame had not been forgotten in the Land of Oz, by any means.
Soon, at the head of a very great army, he marched toward the city which had once been his home.
"And is this the great, beautiful, happy world that I have been told about?" cried the prince.
Even with this technology called money, trade has been difficult.
As a historian, I know it has been the vanity of every age to think it represents a high point in history.
Thus far my summer has been sweeter than anything I can remember.
Her life has been a series of attempts to do whatever other people do, and to do it as well.
She had been with me to take letters to the post-office.
Her progress in arithmetic has been equally remarkable.
In this, as in all other things, Miss Sullivan has been the wise teacher.
He has been set down.
His tail was short and scraggly, and his harness had been broken in many places and fastened together again with cords and bits of wire.
It's the same old wolf that has been skulking around here all winter.
They show that three toes have been lost from the left forefoot.
For if the boy had been as well painted as the cherries, the birds would have been afraid to come near him.
She was very much ashamed and hurt, for it was the first time that she had ever been in disgrace at school.
He thought of the number of times that he himself had been a coward.
Its delicate blossoms shrank from the slightest earthly touch; it seemed as if a tree of paradise had been transplanted to earth.
You have been to Paris and have remained Russian.
What has he been doing all this time?
So far her prayers had been unanswered.
Alex had been the one who helped her see them as true family, and yet he was having issues accepting his own father.
But they've been very scarce for a few years and we usually have to be content with elephants or buffaloes, answered the creature, in a regretful tone.
Water would have been her choice.
Apparently something had been discussed in her absence.
He'd been in a grumpy mood since he got up.
That would have been more convincing if you hadn't been so willing at first.
His day had already been disrupted enough.
I've been trying to catch you since you left the lounge.
Mom said Dad hasn't been feeling well, and he won't go to the doctor.
How long had it been?
The summer had been very dry and the corn crop had failed.
The captain himself had been a robber.
But if I had not helped you, you would have been in a worse place.
Even smallpox has been sequenced and is available for download.
Monarchy is not inherently bad, and there have been fine kings and queens in history.
Consequently, I did not do so well as I should have done, if Teacher had been allowed to read the Algebra and Geometry to me.
You've been in a hurry.
It was long since there had been so stormy a meeting.
"I have been so excited since father said you were coming!" she said to Alex, but her eyes included Carmen.
The man, or boy, couldn't have been more than twenty, yet his steps were as sure as the hands that whirled her around the room.
I've been sitting right over there.
Of course, how could she have been so blind?
In either case a grave crime has been committed which deserves a grave punishment.
A nearby steeple had been broken off short and the fragments lay heaped beside it.
There had been no sound of any kind and no warning.
Many wise men and poets and musicians had also been invited.
She showed them the beautiful pictures, and told them how they had been drawn and painted.
Well, we should have thrown both men into prison, and the treasure would have been given to the king.
Teacher has been sick in bed for many days.
He has been received by the Emperor.
You have been in Paris recently, I believe?
I have just been told that nothing is ready yet.
He had for some seconds been intently watching what was going on a few steps away.
It followed that there must have been a victory.
Here and there he could see churches that had not been burned.
You've already been in action?
During the last few days many of the men have been seen to throw away their cartridges and their arms.
The lower stakes cracked more and more and at last the wall fell, and with it the men who had been pushing it.
If it had been from the cold, ours would not have rotted either.
Natasha had been staying at her brother's with her husband and children since early autumn.
All the papers had been signed and the money provided.
He had been taking care of her for nearly a year now.
Not even a year had passed since the stabbing, but he had been doing well.
It was probably the first money, other than the air fares, Señor Medena had been able to spend on Alex - and even then he had to do it through Felipa.
"My men have been scattered," said the king, "and therefore, no one is with me."
It simply has been enabled by technology combined with prosperity compounded over time.
He turned onto Franz Josef Street, where he was not supposed to have been, and drove right in front of a surprised Princip.
It is an answer engine, but one that attempts to answer questions that have never before been asked.
Helen had been given a bed and carriage for her dolls, which she had received and used like any other gift.
Little Nicholas had been unwell for four days.
Murat was informed that the way had been cleared.
The other day if it had not been for you that affair would have ended ill.
The horses that had previously been invisible could now be seen to their very tails, and a watery light showed itself through the bare branches.
It's the only one worth remembering; but since that... it's only been tormenting folk.
Many of his best friends had been killed or captured.
The sun had been under a cloud all day, and there had been brief showers; but suddenly the sun broke forth in all its southern splendour.
Have you ever been at Dr. Crouter's Institution?
Miss Keller has two watches, which have been given her.
She was an only child who had been very welcome.
Not all the attention that has been paid her since she was a child has made her take herself too seriously.
I imagine she has been rather roughly handled sometimes by her little mistress.
"If it hadn't been for his sister, I probably still wouldn't know," he mused.
He's always been so alert and in control.
That must have been really difficult for you.
They must have been close, and yet, to the best of her memory, Alex had not spoken of Gerald.
Of course, she could have used sign language, but that would have been distracting - and it wouldn't have been as personal.
My, aren't you the night owl tonight - the boy who has been dancing with me half the night.
I guess we could say he hasn't been around much.
If it had been for both of them, they would have invited some of her friends - like Katie and Bill.
The subject was how Mary had been a vessel to carry the son of god.
Not that one had anything to do with the other, but the technology of surrogacy would have been inconceivable back then.
But it would have been alright if I had?
I've been getting the feeling she is trying to break us up.
Has she been disrespectful of you?
Actually, Dulce had been disrespectful with every look and word.
Have you been talking to Dulce?
More like Dulce has been talking to me.
I know life would have been a lot simpler for me.
She released the breath she had been unconsciously holding.
Actually, her first morning of sickness had been unpleasant, until she discovered the cause was pregnancy.
If he had simply ignored her, she might have been able to get her emotions under control, but now a sob threatened so convincingly that she was afraid to breathe.
A piñata had been hung from one of the banisters above and the children of some of the employees joined them.
You all have been so nice to us, and we've enjoyed our stay.
He had never mentioned what Christmas had been like at his home.
Alex should have been there to see that.
He would have been so proud.
Maybe because it had the same theme of wrought iron and ivory as the hacienda - and maybe they had been visiting too long.
Other than an infatuation with Josh before she met Alex, there had been no one else.
He had been spending too much time with the television lately.
If he trusted her, he wouldn't have been snapping at her as if she had done something wrong.
What have you two been arguing about, and why did you kiss your brother like that?
Was that what they had been arguing about?
He's been clear enough about that, and yet it's being pushed on him.
Right now she'd like to kiss those smooth lips - and she might if she didn't know where they'd been last.
And yet, if Señor Medena hadn't been so pushy, would he have accepted the inheritance?
Who could say what might have been if the smallest thing had been different in their lives?
She had been the one who pushed him back into it.
Had they all been arguing?
Three weeks ago she would have been embarrassed by such a conversation.
That's what's been bothering me all this time.
But we're married - and have been for a long time.
I've been so focused on sin that I have been...
That I've been making you miserable.
Carmen let go of the blanket she had been clutching to her chest and turned to shut her light off.
It should have been an exciting discovery.
His excuse for going to Columbia had been that they needed money.
If they hadn't been fighting, he might have been there when she started hemorrhaging.
No one could have been more private than Josh.
I know, we've been all through this before - but I still don't understand.
You would have had to tell me about an entire family you'd been hiding.
He didn't tell her about the money because it would lead to questions - both about the money and the fact that he had been hiding it from her.
The files had been there all along and he had given her passwords and permission to look at them since they were first married.
"If I've been taking you for granted," he said firmly, "I sincerely apologize.
His mother must have been secretive as well.
What a complicated situation Alex had been born into.
He must have been overwhelmed with the responsibility - and guilt.
Wouldn't it be wounded knowing he had been used to their advantage?
She had been lying around all day catching up on her sleep while Carmen worked on her bedroom.
It's been almost a week and she hasn't been coughing today.
I should have been checking it.
As if Destiny had not been through enough already, she was forced to stay inside the tent.
She's been sleeping a lot.
Someone from the church or clinic must have been by and brought it for Alex.
Was God punishing Destiny because they had been greedy?
The hardwood floor had not been stained.
Have you been listening to the weather?
It's been almost a week.
He must understand what Alex had been through.
He's been sick all morning.
The line was silent for so long that she checked her phone to see if the call had been dropped.
In a way, it was hard to believe it had been that long.
He had been unusually quiet and solemn lately.
Maybe she was right, and if Alex hadn't been such a perfect husband in every other way, she might have done it.
Maybe that was what he had been so preoccupied with lately.
I don't know what's been bothering you lately, but if I've done something, I wish you would tell me.
No wonder he had been so solemn lately.
He seemed sincere, but it could have been an act.
It shouldn't be any surprise, since that was what suffered when he had been troubled in the past.
I sure hope you're going to deliver what you've been promising all evening.
He's always been secretive, and whenever I ask him, he just tells me it's something I don't want to be involved in.
You've been quiet for weeks - since we left Texas.
It must have been a smorgasbord.
They had been married almost five years, so... that meant the baby was conceived long before they met - about the time he and Tessa were going to get married.
No wonder Dulce had been so upset.
If Alex had known he had a son, things would have been different.
Wouldn't it have been easier if you had told me?
That should have been no big surprise, but Carmen would have thought he would welcome the idea of a willing heir.
He said he felt bad about it, but conceded that Tessa had been less than honest with him on more than one occasion.
When Alex approached Carmen about giving Tessa some money, she said it was up to him, but keep in mind that the issue could have been something like drugs.
If it hadn't been for Katie, she might not have discovered that she was right.
The only business experience she had was the goat dairy, the non-functional farm and a horse ranch that had been in the fetal stage for years.
I'm afraid I've been putting on weight.
There had been two cancellations on a flight and Alex grabbed them.
It couldn't have been more than a few seconds, but it seemed much longer.
In the weeks of natural stimulation, she had been the one who was embarrassed.
Maybe we would have felt this way with them if things had been different.
I guess he's always been a part of me... one I've wasted most of my life trying to remove.
Not like I wanted to take him away from the man who had been a Dad to him.
Had he been blaming Señor Medena for the death of his Dad?
If the boy had been his, how would his good intentions have made her husband feel?
Carmen had been his soul mate for a long time.
Katie had been telling him that for years, but he hadn't seen it until now.
As bad as the wreck was, it could have been worse.
She could have been a model.
It was a moment that lay in her stomach like a week-long hunger, regardless of the fact that they had been gone only minutes.
To an extent she had even been an accomplice.
Allen had been drinking at the party a little more than usual.
It would have been humiliating if anyone had noticed, but no one seemed to pay much attention – probably because so many others were also drinking.
Of course, the little red truck Dad had been drooling over.
How have you been, Len?
Someone must have been killed.
I should have been with them tonight.
It was something she had been told often, but never expected to be asked.
I'm sorry I've been such a poor companion.
But you haven't been working there all that long.
I know you've been preoccupied, but everyone else has noticed his interest in you.
Do you think everything they have done has been with the single ambition of getting third-party information out of you?
You've been a comfort to me.
Maybe Howard had been involved in an investigation.
But they had been inconvenienced enough with all her problems.
The car had been shut up long enough that it smelled of old upholstery.
Solitude had always been her friend.
What a fool she had been to come here.
But after what you've been through, I guess it would seem like a picnic.
The grass had been mown short for about five feet on either side of the narrow drive, and a tangle of underbrush and trees lay beyond... freedom, or a barrier?
It had been foolish to climb into the car with him.
It had been in all the local papers, but she wasn't sure she could talk about it without getting emotional.
I've been going on and on.
Maybe if I'd been with them...
If you had been with them you couldn't have done anything to prevent the accident.
The seclusion she knew well, having been brought up less than five miles from this house.
She had always been a recluse at heart, often declining a social outing with her friends so that she could be alone with a book or her writing.
Being close enough so that she could attend college while living at home had been their rationalization, but she suspected they were also trying to stimulate her social life.
The trail couldn't have been a road... more likely a wash.
I've been thinking about rigging up something on the front to catch the webs.
It was a sobering reminder that a bear had been on this spot – possibly only minutes earlier.
Geez. Looks like it's been hit by a locomotive.
Even so, it was as if a something had been lifted from her chest, allowing the flow of oxygen and blood to a starving brain.
As if she hadn't been a burden in enough ways, now she had Mrs. Giddon upset with him.
Hard as it was to admit, the embrace and the kiss had been comforting.
It was a strange feeling to realize she had been in a cocoon for weeks.
I haven't been so entertained in years.
He and Sarah had done far more for her than could have been expected.
I could have... would have been more of a comfort.
Had his offer been as impulsive as her acceptance?
You always liked living on the edge, but you've never been so impulsive.
How could she have been such a fool?
Sometimes she imagined a large field of marijuana, but that would have been discovered long ago.
And hadn't she been fooled by Allen?
The day she met him he had been riding on the road.
And yet, if she hadn't come to this house, it would have been worse.
He had been perfectly content to step back and let her bear the brunt of Giddon's anger, even knowing that he had arrived uninvited.
Dating Allen hadn't been a good idea.
His kiss had been an act of aggression, not passion.
Had Allen been here to make a drug deal with Giddon?
Was that why Giddon had been so angry?
Besides, her lack of response in the past had been far more effective.
Would she have been able to hear his conversation behind a closed door?
What if she had been seriously injured?
What if a snake had been in those bushes?
Her directions hadn't been far off.
And what would you have done if it had been a bear?
You could have been killed today, you know that?
Was he actually concerned about the fact that she might have been killed, or that his hideout might have been discovered in a search for her body?
It must have been terrible for Yancey.
There would have been, if Valorie had lived.
If it had been anyone else, I would have accepted that, but she liked to control people.
So he hadn't been in Tammy's room all this time.
Yet as the world began to open beyond her little circle, she realized that he had been open about his interest all along.
She had been so distracted with her own troubles that his interests and needs had been ignored.
But I don't like the way I've been treating you.
You've been through a lot.
I'm just beginning to see what I've been missing.
If Howard had not been able to find anything on Yancey, it was probably because there was nothing to tell.
He had been drinking and was being a jerk.
You've never been here before?
Tammy could have been born when he was very young.
Maybe the letter had been intercepted.
No one had been to that box before her.
Yet nothing had ever been placed in the box.
She had been making out with a man who might be involved in drug trafficking.
Had there been another?
She looked down at her plate before they discovered they had been observed.
For a moment she wanted to retract the part about being entertainment, but when he spoke she realized it might have been exactly what she needed to say.
Who hasn't sat at a stop light and been so distracted by something else that they didn't notice the light was green?
Had he been stalking her the day she fell off the bluff?
Maybe so, but there have been many people attacked by bears - mostly black bears.
One thought had been gnawing at her consciousness since the first time she suspected him of being involved in drugs.
If he was, that made twice she had been attracted by a man who was doing something illegal.
Of course, she didn't leap cars with motorcycles or sky dive, but in retrospect, she had always been attracted to danger – at least to some degree.
Apparently his mood had been inspired by the telephone call she made to Connie a few nights ago.
Could it have been Marijuana?
It might have been something she would suspect if she had ever seen him in the pool.
You've been staying with him long enough to know him.
Even if she had been willing to talk, she was unable.
She stopped, realizing she had been the instigator of this.
She had been the one who had betrayed, and the person she had betrayed was Yancey.
Where have you been?
Maybe he was glad Allen had been exposed and he had not.
Yet Yancey had been frightened at the very thought of it.
Whether he had arranged things to work out this way or not, her resources had been cut seriously.
Howard had been alienated, and trusting anything with Connie was dubious.
After all she had been through, journalism looked less attractive.
And yet, it had been her goal for over three years.
You've only been strangled nearly to death and gone through a terrible scare.
Never in her life had she been so attracted to a man – so totally out of control in his presence.
Maybe he had no idea she had been there.
He knew she was not in the chair, but he had no way of knowing she had been to the building.
She had been a fool to think there was anything between them.
His expression softened when he saw she had been crying.
He must have been moving, because his voice faded and then became clear again.
I think that possibility has been eliminated.
Apparently her instincts had been correct when she suspected that he was trying to warn her.
Could she have been wrong about it all?
He couldn't understand why she would say that when she'd been living in his house so long.
"I've been admiring Andy Gordon Paintings for a decade," Howard countered.
He hadn't been accepted as their roommate because he was pretty.
I think you've been putting in too many hours lately.
She couldn't have been farther from the truth.
What about that intern who's been calling you so much lately?
The petite brunette had certainly been blessed with her share of beauty.
I've been up since four.
Not that he'd been out much lately.
Had they been taking him for granted?
She couldn't have been more awake before she left the house.
The house rules had been set up to protect the girls from him.
There was another reason she had been turning down Michael's invitations.
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?
He deserved more than the sympathetic ear she had been lending him lately.
It hasn't been easy - for either of us.
Brandon was fortunate to have been raised by two people who cared as much about each other as they cared for him.
We haven't even been out for an hour yet.
Come to think of it, he hadn't been out at all since they returned from his parent's house.
Her date with Michael had been uneventful and he hadn't asked her out since.
I'd have been glad to drive you home.
Have I been that bad?
You haven't been good.
You have been keeping to yourself too long.
Was she merely a female to hold for the evening - or was this what he had been trying to tell her for so long?
Then they were locked in a passionate embrace, seeking and finding the love they had been pushing aside for so long.
That's what I've been wanting to tell you.
What do you think I've been going through lately... wanting to tell you, wanting to hold you in my arms - not knowing if you felt the way I did.
How could they have missed feeling the light flakes that had been kissing their cheeks?
If she hadn't been there in his arms only minutes ago, she never would have guessed he had been so aroused.
It's been more than that for a long time - or am I only imagining things?
Well, it's only been a few weeks since we confessed.
I've been living in the same apartment with you for two years.
What had she been thinking of all this time?
Obviously, she hadn't been doing much thinking at all.
I've been planning it since...
You would have, if I hadn't been traveling so fast.
If she had come up with Brandon when he asked, she would have been there when Mr. Marsh suffered the heart attack.
She had been selfish.
So, that's why you've been shutting me out.
This has been hard for you, as well.
She should have been there for him.
He was the one who had been deceptive.
To make matters worse, lately she had been dreaming of the ranch as well.
Hadn't she been supportive of Brandon when he made his foolish move of dropping out of college?
Hadn't she been patient while he stayed with his mother?
I've been through this so many times I could do it in my sleep.
She must have been satisfied, because she nodded shortly and went on.
I love you and it's been miserable without you.
I've been in a rut for a long time.
She's been moping around every since you left.
Nothing has been the same.
Sure, 'til someone snatches that whip out of your hand and gives you the spankin' you've been asking for.
Her age must have been mentioned at least a half-dozen times in the last six trips.
The wheels of the Conestoga wagons had been modified with wide rims to even the load on the sand.
Two times she had been back to visit her siblings, both times at Christmas.
It had been two years since their mother had died - three since their father had run off with that harlot.
The Hertz's had not been blessed with children and were adamant that they would love taking care of the twins.
If there had been discord between her parents, she had never seen any indication.
There had been an instant bond between them from the day they met.
She handed Bordeaux a plate full of flapjacks she had been keeping warm by the fire and poured some honey over the top.
You've been spending enough time with my mules.
If they all hadn't been so close, she would have thought he didn't hear the question.
Royce and I have been considering a job with an outfit in Wyoming.
That's why you've been helping me, isn't it?
No wonder he had been so elusive.
He had used her and she had been fool enough to think he was actually interested in her.
She was angry last night and her voice had been too loud.
I know you've been shorting yourself.
But the mules have been working all day.
For the first time, Cassie realized what a target they had been around the fire at night.
It would have been easier to run off and leave them.
"Something I've been wonderin' about," Royce said to Bordeaux.
Even if it hadn't been dark, visibility would have been less than a few feet.
This isn't the first dust storm you've been through, is it?
She had thought she could never be coerced, but the truth was, she had never been tempted.
They must have been attacked some time during the night.
She kept her vigil for what must have been several hours.
When the last horse had been gone for a few minutes, he stood.
How long would the Indians wait before they realized they had been fooled?
Bordeaux had been leading the horse along the ravine to spare its hooves, but it had been a risk that hadn't paid off.
The landscape around them was bleak, almost as devoid of plant life as the white sands had been.
She was taking liberties he had been gentleman enough to resist.
Until now, there hadn't been much time.
Where had they been?
More important, what had they been doing?
We've been invited to stay for breakfast.
Nothing has been going on that you wouldn't be welcome to watch.
Had the idea only been a clever method to gain favors?
Neither of them had been in high spirits yesterday.
He had been preoccupied yesterday with his business in Ashley.
I've been looking for you every since.
If she hadn't witnessed his exchange with the woman earlier, she would have been certain he was disappointed.
She hadn't been given that much consideration.
We've been on the same stage since Ashley.
"So you can see what a fool you've been," he answered coldly.
There was no point in telling them that riding with Bordeaux hadn't been her idea.
Still, he had been with Darcey only minutes before.
But their conversation... was an expression of love for a sibling – siblings that had apparently been through a lot together.
Haven't you been through enough danger in the past two weeks?
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