She was tired of care and confinement
, longed for change, and thoughts of her father blended temptingly with the novel charms of camps and hospitals, liberty and fun.
But I must object to your dooming Colonel Brandon and his wife to the constant confinement
of a sick chamber, merely because he chanced to complain yesterday (a very cold damp day) of a slight rheumatic feel in one of his shoulders.
She was kept in very close confinement
, ma'am: people even for some years was not absolutely certain of her existence.
We knew she was really better, and, therefore, decided that long confinement
to a single place produced much of this despondency, and it might be partially removed by a change of scene.
My wife's confinement
is close at hand; and, besides this serious anxiety, my second daughter is just engaged to be married.
It was not the faintness of physical weakness, though confinement
and hard fare no doubt had their part in it.
Some future traveller, visiting, from motives of curiosity, not unmingled, let us hope, with sympathy, the place of confinement
allotted to debtors in this city, may, and I trust will, Ponder, as he traces on its wall, inscribed with a rusty nail,
If you had brought up your adopted daughter wholly in the dark confinement
of these rooms, and had never let her know that there was such a thing as the daylight by which she had never once seen your face - if you had done that, and then, for a purpose had wanted her to understand the daylight and know all about it, you would have been disappointed and angry?
The impatience of Cedric had been rather enhanced than diminished by his confinement
The emperor of Lilliput, attended by several of the nobility, comes to see the author in his confinement
But in order to give her variety in her confinement
he has built her seven palaces such as have never been seen before.
The beautiful Rainbow informed Fairer-than-a-Fairy that he was young, the son of a powerful king, and that the Fairy, Lagree, who owed his parents a grudge, had revenged herself by depriving him of his natural shape for some years; that she had imprisoned him in the palace, where he had found his confinement
hard to bear for some time, but now, he owned, he no longer sighed for freedom since he had seen and learned to love Fairer-than-a-Fairy.