I'm sorry I kept you waiting, but Tessa had nothing to do with it.
The clock kept on ticking.
She kept her eyes on the floor as she walked by him.
"Yeah," he grunted as he kept his eyes on the road.
He was reputed to have kept a cool head during battle and wasn't easily intimidated.
He just kept staring at the floor.
He was the one that kept me honest.
If Bordeaux was around, he kept out of sight.
I will confess that I intended to eat the little pig for my breakfast; so I crept into the room where it was kept while the Princess was dressing and hid myself under a chair.
Betsy desperately wanted to encourage him further but to her credit, she kept her silence.
She kept mostly to her room.
Dorothy kept hold of his hand and followed him, and soon they were both walking through the air, with the kitten frisking beside them.
One was an enormous Lion with clear, intelligent eyes, a tawney mane bushy and well kept, and a body like yellow plush.
All right, but I don't like being kept in the dark about all this.
One night the king sat up very late, writing letters and sending messages; and the little page was kept busy running on errands until past midnight.
Parents kept their children at home, especially in the summer, and certainly away from public swimming areas.
The smell of the flowers alone would have kept me up.
He kept trying, and we learned later, he maintained contact for nearly a mile.
They kept popping back open.
She kept coming up behind me and putting her hand on the paper and into the ink-bottle.
She kept spelling "dog--baby" and pointing to her five fingers one after another, and sucking them.
I'm not all that secretive, but you were the one who kept telling me that if he wanted you to know, he'd tell you.
For the next two hours, the women talked delightfully about meaningless things that kept them laughing.
I kept seeing little Nick's face in the window when they left the house.
Davis kept his eyes and gun on Bordeaux.
Carmen tried to shut them out by thinking about something else, but her mind kept going back to the same thing.
The arrival of Dolokhov diverted Petya's attention from the drummer boy, to whom Denisov had had some mutton and vodka given, and whom he had had dressed in a Russian coat so that he might be kept with their band and not sent away with the other prisoners.
A coloring book and crayons kept her busy while they worked and talked.
Señor Medena kept watching him, and finally spoke.
She kept her face averted until the warmth left her cheeks.
I had trouble sleeping on the sofa because I kept thinking about my vision from earlier.
Opening the door, she kept her face hidden as she walked down the hallway.
Only the machines kept his body working.
During his campaign and his time in office, the extent of the effect of his polio was kept from the public, but the fact he had the disease was commonly known.
They were a real cereal fruit which I ripened, and they had to my senses a fragrance like that of other noble fruits, which I kept in as long as possible by wrapping them in cloths.
The sheds where the corn was stored, the stable where the horses were kept, and the yard where the cows were milked morning and evening were unfailing sources of interest to Martha and me.
We kept wetweating and wetweating.
She kept looking toward Martha until Martha asked if something was wrong.
I've kept my identity hidden for five years now, but I knew deep down inside that it couldn't last forever.
Anatole kept on refilling Pierre's glass while explaining that Dolokhov was betting with Stevens, an English naval officer, that he would drink a bottle of rum sitting on the outer ledge of the third floor window with his legs hanging out.
When she spotted Carmen, her eyes widened, but she kept walking.
But you kept trying to take me from them.
That ridge was the only thing that had kept her from plunging over the edge... that and the man who was now glaring at her.
Only luck had kept her from joining her family today.
If she kept that up, her grades would suffer.
But then, they seemed to remember everything - probably because they kept it revived for entertainment.
Never the less, we kept trying.
She kept this up for nearly an hour.
Alex agreed, but he kept an eye on her.
Could it be that his stoic personality was the very thing that kept her interest perked?
He kept my mind alert and eager, and trained it to reason clearly, and to seek conclusions calmly and logically, instead of jumping wildly into space and arriving nowhere.
Dolokhov kept glancing at him.
She was facing Len, but kept Yancey in view.
It was the mystery surrounding the family that kept her mind occupied – and Yancey.
They kept their emotions at bay for the most part.
She kept her vigil for what must have been several hours.
Yet Cade had kept the baby clothes - and the furniture.
She stretched and tried to relax, but her mind kept returning to Cade - thinking of his warm touch on the palm of her hand.
Whatever the case, he kept his distance.
Martha kept up a steady stream of reminiscences; I'm sure for Howie's benefit.
Howie showed no signs of the anxiety he displayed on round one but his eagerness kept him awake.
Howie kept us in suspense until we assumed our seats around the table.
He walked up and down the river bank, leading his horse behind him; but he kept his eyes turned always toward the dim, dark spot which he knew was the old North Church.
"I want to know; I want to know," he kept saying.
They say that Arion, being a good swimmer, kept himself afloat until this ship happened to pass by and rescued him from the waves.
He kept on, planning and thinking and working, until at last he succeeded in making a boat with paddle wheels that could be run by steam.
But, as I came to your palace this morning, I kept saying to myself, 'When our lord Al Mansour learns just how it was that I borrowed the gold, I have no doubt that in his kindness of heart he will forgive me the debt.'
My father made holes in these so that I could string them, and for a long time they kept me happy and contented.
I kept Homer's Iliad on my table through the summer, though I looked at his page only now and then.
Often when all sitting together everyone kept silent.
What is it for? he kept asking.
The peasant drivers, shouting and lashing their horses, kept crossing from side to side.
Malasha, who kept her eyes fixed on what was going on before her, understood the meaning of the council differently.
The questions put by these two kept the conversation from changing its ordinary character of gossip about the higher government circles.
My accounts, which I can swear to have kept faithfully, I have, indeed, never got audited, still less accepted, still less paid and settled.
No wonder he had kept his feelings hidden from her for so long.
Fritz kept watching her and Royce even snickered a few times.
She kept a keen eye out for the same kind of weed and was surprised at how much they found.
Bordeaux kept his eyes on the road.
We kept in touch with Aunt Clara.
The meat was meant for outdoor grilling, but the rain kept us inside.
Little conversation took place as each of us kept our thoughts to ourselves.
"Quinn kept pestering Howie to "go back" as he calls it, at least to his own life.
My husband did a lot of work fixing the settings on when Annie died and kept pushing Howie.
I don't know how the others kept a straight face but I pulled out a handkerchief, pretending to blow my nose.
I was tempted to comment, but refrained and kept my conversation all business.
Quinn quipped it would be worth the price of the car if she kept motoring north to Canada and out of our lives.
It wasn't worded as a question, but kept my fingers crossed so tightly they hurt.
Julie looked ready to faint and kept casting glances at Betsy.
She kept asking for Annie.
I kept after her to tell me and that pissed off Ronnie to all hell and he demanded Julie and me to get out.
As a kid I was afraid of the dark and now that I'm all grown up, I don't much like being kept in the dark either.
One of my men spotted a Pace Arrow and was about to stop it when he saw it had Alabama license plates so he let it pass and kept going.
Traffic was light and Molly kept us entertained with her chatter.
They should have kept looking.
Did he say where he kept his victims?
While we couldn't keep up with the ambulance but we held our own and kept the emergency vehicle in sight.
I knew Quinn kept cryptic notes of machine settings and results but I was sure the majority of his writings remained in Keene.
Molly was his prime target but for some reason, he'd kept me alive.
He bracketed the time for several sessions and kept meticulous records.
Though I could hardly raise my arms above my aching side, I kept working.
She'd kept the flowers around Jonny's bed as fresh as the day they arrived last week.
She wondered how many more there would be and doubted she'd last more than another day or two if he kept draining her blood.
More tears came as she realized she couldn't do anything for herself let alone Jonny if they kept her in such a state.
He sensed something wrong but kept it from the petite woman beside him, who had enough of her own issues to deal with.
She reached the door and undid the locks with trembling hands, wondering what kind of person kept five locks on his door.
There weren't many places she could go where he couldn't find her, especially if Sofi kept interfering.
She hadn't been able to log onto Dusty's computer, because he kept it locked out.
Her gaze raked over him, but she kept her distance.
He'd wanted her, but he kept his distance.
He was normal, aside from the weird buzz at the base of his skull that'd kept him awake every night since Bianca touched his face.
Dusty turned around and kept walking.
Yes, I kept you from returning with Damian to North America.
This thought she kept to herself.
Jule chose the center wing and kept to the side of the hallway.
Yully kept her gaze on the man Jule battled until his back was to her.
The small car fishtailed around a curve, but she kept up the pace until she no longer saw the man in her rearview mirror.
Her father kept her on a tight leash; was there anywhere he wouldn't find her?
Xander's face faded in and out of focus, and his thoughts kept drifting away.
The cottage had grown warm quickly, and she kept the stove's belly full of wood.
She kept her voice low, in case the room next door was occupied.
All his weapons were kept clean and loaded, from the crossbows to the guns in the gun locker.
He kept notes on when they visited town and where they went.
She purposely kept her thoughts of what was to come—and her fear for Jule—at the back of her mind, instead filling it with her willingness to learn her trade.
It kept her centered and prevented her from running for the hills tearing her hair out.
Seems he kept that secret from you as well, ikir.
If there's one thing that drives Dustin crazy, it's being kept in the dark.
But she kept crying.
She cried and kept talking, her sentences punctuated by sobs.
She kept the movies playing, focusing on nothing other than the brothers' time together.
He was there to save your brother when Isac finished and kept him under control using Claire's blood.
How sick was the man who kept his former enemy as a slave?
So you kept me quiet long enough for the marking to appear.
I kept you quiet long enough for the bond to stick.
I'm assuming he kept you because you're the best surgeon there is.
He kept pushing me away, she said.
His magic comes from the souls of the dead, which are kept in the underworld.
Gabriel kept his eyes on the ocean.
I kept hoping things would just go well.
Deidre kept her thoughts to herself, growing more distressed with the visit.
'Cause I kept having dreams about the dead guy in the mine.
You ain't never poked around in my past and I've sort of kept my business close to the vest.
And God kept multiplying and multiplying 'em and feeding this whole field of people, like at a rock concert.
"I imagine she'd have kept trying if the line was busy," Dean answered.
You kept saying all that land up there is the same—trees and rocks.
"Looks like you should have kept the top on," he muttered.
He kept writing all one summer—ten or twelve letters.
Or perhaps the theater props were kept somewhere just before the auction— after they were hauled out of the storage quarters.
Since I was in kindergarten, the world has kept saying how pretty I am with one breath and how stupid I am with the other.
Yes. I kept my maiden name because of my business—it's less confusing.
He kept an eye out for Billy Langstrom, whom he still hoped to talk to, but he spotted neither him nor Pumpkin Green in the crowd.
He tried to formulate a non-accusatory question but the image of Billy Langstrom's crushed body kept getting in the way.
Ed was okay, so long as he kept his belly away from the bar, Harold answered.
He insisted on being kept abreast of the news.
Dean kept quiet about his meager half-breakfast.
Do you own that storage facility where they were kept?
He was met with a blank stare but kept going.
He knew I was adopted by my stepfather, but he wasn't sure what I'd been told, so he just kept quiet.
There were lots of pretty flowers down below but he kept driving.
It was Brandon who kept coming back to Ouray year after year when you'd think the loathsome thing that happened here would cause him to despise the place.
Fred O'Connor and David Dean kept close tabs on the New Jersey nuptials via telephone.
I know I only won because you kept your mouth shut.
Sometimes, he kept himself entertained by forecasting what happened without letting himself peek at the details.
Infatuated by the carpet, she kept her feet bare.
They feared her, and this was what kept them in check.
She kept her distance from him.
Deidre studied him, unable to determine what was going on with him and the human he'd kept in Hell.
She was quiet for a moment, grappling with emotions that kept clouding her judgment.
Deidre sought to figure out what it was about the currents and subtle movement that kept her in place when she wanted to return to the castle, where it was warm.
She kept her back to him.
Whatever secret she kept, it couldn't change this moment or what he felt.
"No. He kept me in Hell to undo what Sasha did," Wynn answered.
Lori could have kept the baby, the farm and the money, but she chose to "escape" instead.
If he had lived, maybe Lori would have kept Destiny.
She kept her voice even.
She kept looking at them, possibly wondering what was causing such pain.
All the way to the hospital she kept rehashing the attack and their last moments together.
She kept the doors locked and pulled Brutus in from the fields to walk with them when they did chores.
I kept throwing Alex at him all the time.
The only thing that kept her from breaking down was the fact that Jonathan and Destiny needed her.
Jonathan had taken the time to learn sign language so that he could talk to Alex and she had kept him away from the hospital.
His new schedule often sent him to bed early and kept him there until the last moment.
She kept telling herself she had married him not knowing what that would be like, so basically he was the same person.
When she looked at him, he kept his eyes on the road.
I kept having the same dream over and over.
I tried to tell you, but I couldn't talk and everyone kept telling me not to speak.
Alex kept his gaze on Carmen.
There was nothing she kept from him.
This part he kept silent for fear of spooking someone he was supposed to be leading.
She'd rejected him but kept the ring.
His thoughts kept straying to a certain pink-haired woman whose scent on his skin was driving him crazy.
Not an original, but probably kept to spec.
They kept Logan's baseball gear there, and she felt the sudden need to have a bat in her hands.
He kept his voice firm and cold, unwilling to give on either point.
It was respect for this usefulness that kept Jared from feeling the brunt of Darkyn's anger.
She understood why Daniela kept feeding her brandy the night before.
Uncertain what to do with either, she kept them.
Wynn's work on us kept you safe and me trapped.
kept things switched up.
Andre was dressed in cashmere and wool, his hair kept short and neat, his loafers more expensive than Kris's conference room had cost to build.
Next to Kris's whiskey Andre kept at the wet bar was Tamer's favorite vodka, Kiki's rice wine, and Erik's diet soda.
Hands darted from the cells to swipe at them, and she saw why the robed man kept to the center of the corridor.
At least Hell kept up with the latest styles, she thought darkly.
The breakfast room had cleared out an hour before, but the patient matriarch kept her coffee cup full and left her alone.
You dropped me into this world, and he's kept me alive.
"Andre killed your mother and kept me from destroying you as I should have," Kris replied.
He started around the breakfast bar, and she kept pace with him on the opposite side.
The jaguar winced but kept its grip, and Toby.s blood turned the snow beneath them red.
If he didn.t leave soon, and she kept looking at him like that, he.d make love to her right there.
"Yes, thanks," she said and stretched for the pen and paper she kept in the nightstand drawer next to the bed.
Rhyn kept his distance, knowing just how jumpy an assassin could be.
Hannah had been a kept woman with no problems since meeting Gio, whereas Katie had always struggled to find her path.
Having spent many afternoons with him in the lab, she knew he kept only serums and instruments in the refrigerator.
The altar in the center was empty while seven statues kept watch over it.
He kept up at it all night.
She kept telling herself she'd wake up from this wacky dream soon.
She kept her eyes on the couple instead of the crowd.
"Romas had all the cats corralled and kept elsewhere for this feast, just for you," Evelyn leaned over to whisper.
Perhaps, if Romas kept the spiders away and Evelyn could make the days pass quickly, she might survive her visit.
I'm pretty sure the prisoners are kept on the same floor as the warriors.
Disoriented, she kept her eyes closed as she savored the kiss.
He kept the distance between them, and she felt it like a rejection.
Two moons rose, and the four warriors around her kept to a path only they understood.
She was happy for the mist; it kept the seaside lovers off the Lane and made her feel more invisible.
Dean thought of a few more snappy comebacks but kept the rest of his thoughts to himself in front of Donnie.
Edith kept shaking her head 'no' as he spoke.
If she's kept him up all night, he'll be more of a morning bear than usual.
Dean wondered why he kept getting stuck with the point-fours.
Dean couldn't think of a polite response so for once he kept his mouth shut.
He kept telling me that.
But to give the old man credit, he kept his cool.
Donald Ryland kept up a nonstop conversation with his son and front seat companion, as they whipped along the highway.
"Maybe Annie kept her wedding secret from her family, at least for a time," Cynthia offered.
I kept thinking I could hear an alarm clock.
While she wasn't crying, she was biting her lip against doing so, and kept blinking her reddened eyes.
If Dean had given any thought to how that statement sounded before he opened his big fat mouth, he would have practiced a little restraint and kept it shut.
The Annie of Dean's dreams had long blonde hair but kept her head turned from him as she wrote in her journal.
He kept wanting to see her face but was unable to do so.
Cynthia Dean kept pushing away all other thoughts from his tattered mind.
We could probably find out for sure if we kept checking enough records.
He was the one who kept at it.
Now, come along, Master Victor should not be kept waiting.
I kept saying, 'I would never hurt you, I love you', but he just kept trying to get away from me, begging me to let him go.
No one would believe two people as attractive as Sarah and Jackson could be in a platonic relationship, so it kept the neighbors from gossiping.
As she kept trying to grab the pad, he avoided her reach and flipped through it.
She kept her head low, avoiding his shocked eyes.
His face softened as he touched her arm."Would you mind if I kept this one to myself?"
Above each shelf, a hinged, Plexiglas cover kept dust off the shoes.
She kept telling me how sorry she is for everything.
They went in for dinner to find that Sarah had kept to her promise.
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