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  • The voice and words belonged to Josh, and yet he had been dead for more than two years.

  • The deeper the feeling, the more he attempted to cover it.

  • What could he do about it but lose more sleep?

  • No more searching for frozen half-tires in the snow and stomping the water out of them.

  • "I won't talk about it any more," she said cheerfully.

  • Two to four weeks - maybe more.

  • I should get rid of this and buy something a little more feminine.

  • He had indicated enough times that he would like to see her in something a little more feminine and fashionable.

  • Umm. Well, I think something like 50% of marriages fail - maybe more.

  • Of course, Alex didn't have any gray hair yet, and his lips were fuller - more defined.

  • Alex had been hiding more than a father.

  • More than likely the correction was to prevent her from being embarrassed.

  • It crossed her mind that Alex might be more than uncomfortable in these surroundings.

  • Carmen refrained from looking at Alex or displaying the shock she felt at the introduction of two more siblings he had never mentioned - an entire family.

  • Alondra was attractive in a delicate way - her features more refined.

  • She'd start feeling more comfortable with the room.

  • Carmen glanced around the table, but everyone seemed to be more amused than disturbed... everyone but Señor Medena.

  • Do you have more requests?

  • With nothing more to do, she wandered in to watch him shave.

  • Ultimately it had cost them a child and her ability to have more.

  • There had to be more.

  • But it was more.

  • Do they want more?

  • "There's more, isn't there," Carmen asked, watching Felipa's face.

  • We'll know more about her recovery tomorrow.

  • Yeah, I think it's more like a miniature rodeo.

  • That's more like it.

  • Maybe he felt more comfortable thinking of it that way.

  • More than likely Alex didn't want to hear any more about danger, though.

  • Now it seemed more like a vacation.

  • If he thought Alex was warming to him, he saw more than she did.

  • Carmen couldn't make out more than a few words, but one of them was mare.

  • 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.

  • He looked even more distinguished than usual in his Spanish garb.

  • If he knew who Alex really was, he probably knew more than Alex did.

  • More important - would he stay?

  • I guess the only thing he wanted more than that was a good woman and children.

  • If it were totally innocent, he would have volunteered more information.

  • But it isn't more comfortable.

  • "More important," she continued, "Dulce gave this picture to me.

  • Maybe she has someone more suitable in mind.

  • More like Dulce has been talking to me.

  • But a lot more complicated for the other two, maybe.

  • She squeezed him once more and then released him.

  • It's not a decision or a wish any more.

  • Nothing more was said about the tear session.

  • Surely there was more to their conversation.

  • Maybe he loved his children more than she gave him credit for.

  • Alex seemed to be more comfortable around Morino than he was around his father's family.

  • The wooden banisters were polished to a high finish, and the hardwood stairs were covered on the walkway with more carpet.

  • More people she wouldn't know.

  • Alex sat up and leaned over her, speaking softy in a voice that was little more than a whisper.

  • If his tone was any indication, he wanted more.

  • "Lust," she repeated a little louder, and then said it firmly once more.

  • Some people just put more effort into distinguishing right from wrong than others.

  • The fact that they were expecting two babies instead of one made it more of a challenge.

  • After a mind boggling search through more investment files, she found his savings account.

  • No one could have been more private than Josh.

  • In fact, if she confronted him now and then, he might be more inclined to volunteer information before she found out about it.

  • Actually, what I said was that no one got to the point that they couldn't use more money.

  • More than that, he was willing to make concessions - in front of the children.

  • Actually, I would have thought it was a lot more - but then, he did pay cash for the house and clinic.

  • He wasn't opposed to having it, but he insisted on sharing it in fair business - and with his wife, more or less.

  • What causes a parent to love one child more than another?

  • I don't know why you guys don't go out to dinner more.

  • Consequently, it made more sense to submit to Alex than argue with him.

  • Thanks, I know we can count on you, Katie, but I think she'll be more comfortable staying at our house.

  • A few minutes later they came in and got Destiny to take her for more x-rays.

  • When the doctor arrived, he had more bad news.

  • Destiny coughed and sat up with a wale that sounded more like a broken growl.

  • More important, though, was the fact that he believed the child should not suffer for the sins of the parent.

  • Maybe it was more than that.

  • Maybe it was more a case of wishing it were so.

  • You are more important to me than having children.

  • He had a family to support - and two more children on the way.

  • Alex would never cheat - not on someone he respected and admired more than anyone he knew.

  • You deserved it... and much more.

  • At the moment, it felt more domestic than romantic.

  • So why was she looking for more?

  • It was so much more fun when she left it all up to him.

  • From now on she'd have a lot more respect for the art of romancing.

  • Maybe he was trying to protect her, but more likely he was simply trying to conceal the problem.

  • Immediately after that thought came another - more painful.

  • "I didn't know," he repeated with more emphasis.

  • More important, would there ever be a time when he stopped hiding things from her?

  • He said he felt bad about it, but conceded that Tessa had been less than honest with him on more than one occasion.

  • He said he wouldn't offer her any money until he had more facts.

  • It couldn't have been more than a few seconds, but it seemed much longer.

  • It was intended to encourage her, but it was more a distraction.

  • Natalie needed little encouragement - or maybe it was because Carmen was a little more relaxed and experienced.

  • In spite of the continual struggle for custody, he had felt more welcome at the Medena home than he had with his step-father's family.

  • If she had stayed with her husband and they had more children, would he have felt financially responsible for the others as well?

  • Now she had matured into an even more beautiful woman.

  • Allen had been drinking at the party a little more than usual.

  • Howard was a good ten years older and had far more important things on his mind – like his new position as partner at the law firm.

  • Food was more a distraction than a desire.

  • A 24-hour guard wasn't possible and arresting him would only make him more dangerous.

  • The car made one more circle in the road and then lunged at the cliff.

  • If only she could have one more chance.

  • Her cheeks warmed with more than embarrassment.

  • Then don't waste any more of my time.

  • Nonsense, you're not putting us out, but you're more than welcome to use the phone... and please call me Sarah.

  • It would only cause him more trouble, both with the trip and wagging tongues.

  • He shook the newspaper and said nothing more until Sarah announced that supper was ready.

  • It had taken more than an hour to get to school on the bus, making any after-school activities rare.

  • At this point the loss of her car was more an inconvenience than anything else.

  • This is more dependable.

  • The trail couldn't have been a road... more likely a wash.

  • A little further ahead, they glimpsed a white flash of tail as a deer bounded crossed the trail no more than fifty feet ahead of them.

  • After what seemed like hours of traveling down trails that were little more than rockslides, Giddon stopped the ATV and shut off the engine.

  • She paused for no more than a few moments, but apparently Giddon hadn't heard.

  • Better would be a long time coming, but she felt more in control of her emotions.

  • That would have been more convincing if you hadn't been so willing at first.

  • She hesitated, wanting to find a way home, but not wanting to ask any more favors of him.

  • By that time the Giddon family would have felt the need to feed her two more times.

  • His kiss was no more out of line than her response.

  • I wouldn't want to put you to any more trouble.

  • She needed to get out more if she found their disgruntled exchange entertaining.

  • He and Sarah had done far more for her than could have been expected.

  • I could have... would have been more of a comfort.

  • Not more than four hours ago he was so mad at her that he could hardly speak.

  • Rephrasing the question would be nothing more than a distraction.

  • Is your fit of curiosity satisfied, or do you have some more questions?

  • For the most part, the work she did for the Giddon family was little more than she would have done at home - with the exception that at home she probably would have made a sandwich instead of a meal.

  • More than likely it was born of self-preservation.

  • The path became more indistinct with each step, eventually coming to an end in dense underbrush.

  • Lisa stared after him; unsure which was more intriguing, the man or the path.

  • That night, for the first time in more than a week, she tossed and turned in the bed, her sleep interrupted by memories of her family.

  • But there were more important things to think about at the moment.

  • His remark about how she looked in the swimsuit made it obvious that he saw her as something more than a baby sitter or maid.

  • He grabbed her shoulders, pulling her roughly against him and kissed her lips in a demanding way that roused more anger than anything else.

  • Besides, her lack of response in the past had been far more effective.

  • Those animals were more afraid of her than she of them, and he knew it.

  • After a pause, his voice was more controlled.

  • Yes, wanting more money.

  • He spooned mashed potatoes onto his plate with a vengeance and said nothing more the rest of the meal.

  • Getting into that building was getting more important all the time.

  • Yet, one backward glance at the hard lines of the face over hers reminded her that there was more than the gentle side to him.

  • Her soft touch did more than erase the worry from his brow.

  • I haven't cooked more than a couple times since you came, and I'm afraid I might forget how.

  • In fact, I think my big mouth made him all the more determined.

  • I always thought he felt more pity than love for the old lady.

  • Every time he lashes out at you and gets his nails clipped in the process, it erases a little more of that fear.

  • I'll take you for a ride through more country in a day than you could hope to walk in a week.

  • An armadillo stared at them from a rocky ledge as they passed, and a doe and her fawn darted across the trail not more than a hundred yards ahead, disappearing into the brush.

  • No more so than the area round the house.

  • When you're riding an ATV you can cover more territory, and the animals have grown used to the sound of them.

  • You'd see less wildlife if you were walking - making more frightening noises to the animals.

  • "Lisa," his voice was barely more than a whisper as he pulled her into his arms.

  • As he had once said, he was a man of his word and he made no more advances.

  • More importantly, what would he say when she returned?

  • The more questions he asks, the tighter their lips.

  • More important, why hadn't Connie responded to her letter?

  • We'll have to do this more often.

  • Maybe Yancey would be more careful in the future about using the threat of bears as a method of keeping Lisa away from that building.

  • It's our home and you're more than a sitter or maid to all of us.

  • Didn't he know that the more he didn't want her to see it, the more she wanted to see what it was?

  • Have you discovered anything more about him yet?

  • "You look more horrified than surprised," she said.

  • Best keep her eyes on the trail for any more footless friends.

  • More likely the latter.

  • It sounded more like something a woman would think of.

  • It was a soft kiss, not demanding but more inquisitive.

  • The encounter had frightened him more than he would admit.

  • He was dead on when he said she was more afraid of her emotions than him.

  • Maybe he had more information he didn't want to give over the phone with Yancey listening.

  • So I've finally found something you're afraid of more than me.

  • No matter what happened, he would always be more than a fond memory - maybe a first love.

  • More likely it stemmed from the fact that she had not gone to the house yet.

  • It was several more minutes before she was able to take deep breaths – even longer before she was able to utter more than a strangled sound.

  • His kiss was more than friendly.

  • Now she wanted it more than life itself.

  • "Lisa," his voice was louder and more demanding.

  • The building she had spent more than a month trying to get into and now was the site of an open house.

  • The three of them walked abreast along a narrow road consisting of no more than two bare strips of dirt in the grass.

  • Lisa seemed to fear him more than she did Giddon.

  • Each case I handle gives me that much more experience.

  • There was no denying that Brandon was a private person - or that he had confided in her more than Rachel or Julia.

  • It can't be any more dangerous than driving around in Tulsa.

  • And burn more calories.

  • The gray eyes held a glint of something more than humor, but his lips twisted into a satirical smile.

  • Maybe his mood had more to do with feeling unappreciated.

  • It was something more unsettling than friendship.

  • She couldn't have been more awake before she left the house.

  • Did he suspect that she was beginning to feel more for him than simple friendship?

  • He deserved more than the sympathetic ear she had been lending him lately.

  • Her erotic dreams were proof that he was becoming more than a friend to her, and that thought was troubling - both from the standpoint of her goals, and the fact that she was setting herself up for rejection.

  • The minute he detected something more than a platonic relationship, it was going to be good-by friendship.

  • It was beautiful in winter, but it would be much more so when the trees gained color.

  • Following a long drive that consisted of little more than two ruts worn by vehicle tires, they came to the Marsh ranch.

  • Nobody stays at home to look after the kids any more.

  • Some day Michael would grow up and realize there was something more in life than conquest.

  • Was he was feeling more than just friendship for her?

  • Don't you think that was more than a little distracting?

  • It's been more than that for a long time - or am I only imagining things?

  • What more is there to learn?

  • It's just that sometimes I wonder what is more important in your life - your career or me.

  • It isn't a matter of which I love more.

  • Do you want me to give up my schooling just to prove that I love you more?

  • If you get stopped, you'll loose more time than if you go the speed limit.

  • Brandon gave the car more gas and it straightened up, darting between the two vehicles.

  • Nothing she had ever experienced in her life was more painful than that moment, knowing his pain and not being able to say a thing to help.

  • Sure, they had spent more time wandering on the ranch, but that was only because Brandon wanted to get her alone.

  • They were offering more than she could make after several years' experience at the hospital in Tulsa.

  • You don't hear that much any more.

  • It sounded more like a statement than a question anyway.

  • The more she heard, the harder it was to believe the job was for real.

  • You're more important to me than that ranch.

  • I'm saying what we had together was more important than what I have now.

  • More than likely the unidentified rider was only another drifter.

  • Hopefully her voice sounded more composed than she felt.

  • Only a few more trips and the loan on the ranch would be paid.

  • A horse and rider could cover more distance in a day that the mules could pulling the heavy freight wagons.

  • He was proud of the fifteen or more miles his freighters could travel in a day.

  • Wherever Bordeaux was, he was probably more comfortable than the rest of them.

  • If you throw one more dead animal at my feet, I'm going to beat you over the head with it.

  • Anyway, we'll reach Ashley in four or five more days.

  • Why would I want to see more of the same thing I view from this wagon seat all day?

  • Each trip was more boring than the last.

  • Four more days and they would be in Ashley.

  • Four more days and she would go back to the ranch.

  • She was confused and a little annoyed by a growing desire for a more serious relationship.

  • In a few more days they would all part company anyway.

  • She flicked the whip so that the end of it snapped on his shoulder - a warning, no more.

  • As for abandoning his children, there's more to it than you think.

  • That's nice of you, but there should be more to a marriage than convenience.

  • Her feelings for Bordeaux had become more than mere friendship.

  • He leaned over to get more coffee and Cassie pored him another cup.

  • We'll spend two hours burying supplies - no more.

  • More hostile than this?

  • She plodded on, willing herself to take each step, not thinking of the miles to go, but merely getting through one more painful step.

  • Somehow she managed to take a few steps, and then a few more - fury driving her on.

  • I don't think they're with us any more.

  • After what seemed like hours, but probably wasn't more than thirty minutes in the hot sun, Bordeaux stood.

  • At the end of the pool, it seeped back into the ground between some more rocks.

  • More important, what had they been doing?

  • The water wasn't much more than a drip and it took us a long time to fill the canteens.

  • No, it was more than that.

  • I hope you find this trip a little more comfortable than the last.

  • The look of pity on Darcie's face was more than Cassie could bear.

  • In fact, now I'm even more convinced I was right.

  • He slapped the team into action and they headed for town at a more leisurely pace.

  • The wages weren't all that great, but deducting rent, utilities and groceries from her present salary, it wound up being a good deal more.

  • The house sits more than a mile off the snow plow route, so sometimes I'm snowed in for a week or so.

  • You do more work than the other two girls put together.

  • I'd think that would make you even more comfortable with the idea.

  • I guess his stepfather thought more of him than her.

  • He drove the speed limit - no more, no less.

  • Apparently he spent a lot of time on the back of a horse, riding his range in all kinds of weather - a fact that prompted more than one comment by townsfolk that he had wasted a good college education.

  • Again she wondered if she had bit off more than she could chew.

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