References in classic literature ?
I knowed we could get him drunk--he was always ready for that--but what's the good of it?
I want to tell the servants to get your room ready," he answered.
Madame, wait at the door, whilst I shall be at the head of the king's bed, ready to die for him.
I watched for his coming; and he found his meat cooked and ready.
I should like to see him well settled in this parish; he would be ready then to act as my grand-vizier when I wanted one.
Within twenty-four hours she was hoping to be gone; her father and mother must be spoken to, Susan prepared, everything got ready.
I felt ready," said he, "to fall upon my knees in a transport of gratitude.
Then he cut his leather out, all ready to make up the next day, meaning to rise early in the morning to his work.
Nevertheless, of all who sailed by her in January, I alone was ready to return at the beginning of the following July.
If my lords are rested we will journey on to Loo, where a hut is made ready for my lords to-night.
Before going to Tuskegee I had expected to find there a building and all the necessary apparatus ready for me to begin teaching.
When all was ready, the sabers stuck in the snow to mark the barriers, and the pistols loaded, Nesvitski went up to Pierre.