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There were divinations he was unprepared for, and he had at all events averted enquiry by the time Mrs.
I was so unprepared for the perfect coolness of this reception, though I might have expected it, that I did not know what to say.
I asked him, with the air of one not unprepared to consider the matter.
I had carefully prepared myself to take rather a back seat in that ship because of the uncommonly select material that would alone be permitted to pass through the camel's eye of that committee on credentials; I had schooled myself to expect an imposing array of military and naval heroes and to have to set that back seat still further back in consequence of it maybe; but I state frankly that I was all unprepared for this crusher.
I was not unprepared for jagged rocks and treacherous shoals if I could only have change -- change and the excitement of the unforeseen.
It was like some dreadful dream one has of finding one's self in battle without the courage needed to carry one creditably through the action, or on the stage unprepared by study of the part which one is to appear in.
This appeared so unexpectedly that they were unprepared to take advantage of it at first, and allowed the rocky wall to swing around again before they had decided to pass over.
So utterly wanton and uncalled-for was the attack that it found the girl entirely unprepared, and what would have happened had not a warrior interfered may only be guessed.
The Fire-Men must have concluded that in the interval between the smoking-out operations we would remain in our caves; so that they were unprepared, and their arrows did not begin to fly till Red-Eye and his wife were well up the wall.
I was quite unprepared for the disastrous change that showed itself, when I paid Lord Montbarry my morning visit on the 21st.
I was not unprepared for some such outbreak, and without rising replied, calmly enough:
Beauly's absence from England was a shock for which I was quite unprepared.