Word usage examples
It had been decided definitely only on the Friday before that Daphne would use the ticket bought for her Henry had wavered desperately between going himself, sending her, and sending no one and that afternoon had been complicated by an exchange of wires with Yves in Paris.
Then she began to feel defiled all over again by what Yves had said, and it seemed in some queer way that she would bring Henry on the scene of this ugliness if she read his letter, and so she had to put off reading it a little longer, till the turmoil of her feelings had died down again like a retreating thunderstorm.
Getting a letter was an event for her then, and she felt a little extra bitterness towards Yves because he had spoiled her pleasure in this one.
Yves had put Yves in a larger perspective that made him shrink in stature.
Holding that picture before her as a shield, she was able to return defiantly to Yves s room.
It was hard to believe that clever Yves could be responsible for anything so fatuous.
The contempt and detestation that he felt for Yves had never been more obvious.
After a puzzled moment she saw that he had returned to the subject of Yves, and it was for her like waking from a dream to the grey troubles of daylight.
Jeanne was still giving an amazed and delighted welcome to Yves, who soon quelled her enthusiasm with short answers, fretted beyond measure by a humour so out of tune with his own.
And she wondered why he lived as he did, lonely and alone, and what reason he could have for fearing Yves and despising him, yet never hating him as one hates an enemy one has earned.