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Fledgeby took his leave of Miss Podsnap at the carriage door, and the Lammles dropped her at her own home, and on the way Mrs Lammle archly rallied her, in her fond and protecting manner, by saying at intervals, 'Oh little Georgiana, little Georgiana!' Which was not much; but the tone added, 'You have enslaved your Fledgeby.'
"I have always admired her complexion," replied Emma, archly; "but do not I remember the time when you found fault with her for being so pale?
The lady whom I had never seen before, lifted up her eyes and looked archly at me, and then I saw that the eyes were Estella's eyes.
I manage more deeply than you imagine, sir,” said the wife, archly smiling again; “ but it is thy will and it is your duty to submit—for a time at least.”
A portrait by one of the Old Masters, one so fair and one so dark.' Lynne accepted a glass of white wine, archly. 'Only if you come down and sit with us.
"I was busy admiring myself being admired by myself," Moore drawled archly in what may have been a swipe at the latest trendy modern tribe, the autosexuals.
"As a prominent photographer asked Mulroney to pose, she said archly, 'I'm going to give you some Pippa' and turned her back to offer a rear shot.
'Do you have the capacity to pay me?' the owner had asked archly, arms akimbo.
Linton wore an all-black outfit, complete with a pair of long black-leather gloves, and smiled archly at the camera, while Mnunchin beamed.
Penny Junor, who has written biographies of Prince Charles and Camilla using what journalists archly call "impeccable sources", was first out of the blocks.
I won't complain," Le Pen tweeted archly Tuesday, in a message signed by her personally.
Wondering what goes on at such an event, I archly inquired: "Does everyone sit around all day underestimating the intelligence of the American public?"