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'Whither away, Hans?' 'To Gretel, mother.' 'Behave well, Hans.' 'Oh, I'll behave well.
When you behave well, she can only rejoice with trembling; she has no security, no confidence in your judgment or principles; but is continually dreading the close of such short-lived felicity; when you behave ill, her causes of terror and misery are more than any one can tell but herself.
"Well, I shall see how they behave to me this evening; we shall meet them at the rooms."
"I wish, Cassy," said Legree, "you'd behave yourself decently."
He could scarcely read, wrote even his name with difficulty, and he had a violent temper which sometimes made him behave like a crazy man--tore him all to pieces and actually made him ill.
Even if another human being behaves in a fashion that really enrages you, the civiilised rule is: Try never to take the law into your own hands.
I can hear the do-gooders now - what if he behaves himself and is a model prisoner?
Age, breed, past experiences, lifestyle, diet, health and sex all play a role in how your dog behaves. You have to explore them all if you want to modify your pet's behaviour.
"How to Behave so Your Dog Behaves" is a guide to dog behavior for a more harmonious relationship between pet and master.
"The way he behaves in relation to the Rangers supporters tempts fate.
When an army of personal trainers exists solely to help Julia Roberts work off last night's dessert, the fat suit provides a way for actors to show themselves doing the one thing they can't do" eating to excess, behaving the way they think their audience behaves. When Gwyneth Paltrow orders pizza burgers and chili fries in 2001's Shallow Hal, we witness the modern spectacle of a glamorous woman not being cut down to size but being brought up to it.
Water behaves in this same unusual way, but over only a narrow pressure range.