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You seem to have long years to spare When there's a promise to fulfil: And yet how punctual you were In calling with that little bill
As far as he knew Rachel was inclined to be punctual, but he could not remember that he had ever seen her with a pen in her hand.
Mosey, Doctor Allday entered his consulting-room, punctual to the hour at which he was accustomed to receive patients.
Right as a trivet all the time, and punctual at your meals.
United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company.
Impey Barbicane was a man of forty years of age, calm, cold, austere; of a singularly serious and self-contained demeanor, punctual as a chronometer, of imperturbable temper and immovable character; by no means chivalrous, yet adventurous withal, and always bringing practical ideas to bear upon the very rashest enterprises; an essentially New Englander, a Northern colonist, a descendant of the old anti-Stuart Roundheads, and the implacable enemy of the gentlemen of the South, those ancient cavaliers of the mother country.
Mr Allworthy, his sister, and another lady, were assembled at the accustomed hour in the supper-room, where, having waited a considerable time longer than usual, Mr Allworthy first declared he began to grow uneasy at the captain's stay (for he was always most punctual at his meals); and gave orders that the bell should be rung without the doors, and especially towards those walks which the captain was wont to use.
She may as well begin at once to learn to be punctual.
Stepan Arkadyevitch remembered his joke about this punctual, bald watchmaker, "that the German was wound up for a whole lifetime himself, to wind up watches," and he smiled.
Punctual to the moment, Little Dorrit appeared; punctual to the moment, Little Dorrit vanished.
There are the beggars of punctual business-habits too.
That punctual servant of all work, the sun, had just risen, and begun to strike a light on the morning of the thirteenth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, when Mr.