a world of little odd things
“I am monstrous glad to see you — sorry I could not come before — beg your pardon — but I have been forced to look about me a little, and settle my matters; for it is a long while since I have been at home, and you know one has always a world of little odd things to do after one has been away for any time….”
(Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 26 / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 2, Episode 22)
charles is out
Anne said what was proper, and enquired after her husband. “Oh! Charles is out shooting. I have not seen him since seven o’clock. He would go, though I told him how ill I was. He said he should not stay out long; but he has never come back, and now it is almost one.”
(Persuasion, Chapter 5 / Angel, Season 1, Episode 16)
wherever he goes
He knows that he is a very handsome young man, and a great favourite wherever he goes; and from his general way of talking in unreserved moments, when there are only men present, I am convinced that he does not mean to throw himself away.
(Emma, Chapter 8 / Angel, Season 1, Episode 3)
some time afterwards
“Bertram,” said Crawford, some time afterwards, taking the opportunity of a little languor in the game, “I have never told you what happened to me yesterday in my ride home.”
(Mansfield Park, Chapter 25 / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 4, Episode 3)
after what Henry said
The key was in the door, and she had a strange fancy to look into it; not, however, with the smallest expectation of finding anything, but it was so very odd, after what Henry had said.
(Northanger Abbey, Chapter 21 / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 2, Episode 6)
I am exceedingly sorry: but it is well that the mistake ends where it does.
(Emma, Chapter 15 / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 3, Episode 1)
like an old friend
He was cut short by the eager attacks of the little boys, clinging to him like an old friend, and declaring he should not go; and being too much engrossed by proposals of carrying them away in his coat pockets….
(Persuasion, Chapter 6 / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 3, Episode 1)
before the gentlemen came
Anxious and uneasy, the period which passed in the drawing-room, before the gentlemen came, was wearisome and dull to a degree that almost made her uncivil.
(Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 54 / Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 3, Episode 1)