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  • 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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