for a time

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The two ladies were at the moment deep in conversation with Prince Alphege, and hearing a knocking so late at night begged him to keep out of sight for a time.
So with this resolution I composed myself for a time, and resolved that I would go to work with all speed to build me a wall with piles and cables, &c.
But only for a time," replied the Wizard, shaking his head gloomily.
Helena; was laid up for a time when we were off the Western Islands, but got out of bed to make his Landfall.
All went well for a time, and then it suddenly got whispered about that she and the village schoolmaster were meeting each other at nights, in the meadow-bottom at the end of her own park.