had as little effect on my practical certitude as I was conscious--still even without looking-- of its having upon the character and attitude of our visitor.
Of course, when one begins to find fault with foreign people's ways, he is very likely to get a reminder
to look nearer home, before he gets far with it.
She continually forgot and started up the front stairs because it was the shortest route to her bedroom; she left the dipper on the kitchen shelf instead of hanging it up over the pail; she sat in the chair the cat liked best; she was willing to go on errands, but often forgot what she was sent for; she left the screen doors ajar, so that flies came in; her tongue was ever in motion; she sang or whistled when she was picking up chips; she was always messing with flowers, putting them in vases, pinning them on her dress, and sticking them in her hat; finally she was an everlasting reminder
of her foolish, worthless father, whose handsome face and engaging manner had so deceived Aurelia, and perhaps, if the facts were known, others besides Aurelia.
The allusion served as a timely reminder
to Darnay that this disagreeable companion had, of his own free will, assisted him in the strait of the day.
But the announcement of the death of Joseph Buquet had served them as a brutal reminder
that, whenever they had disregarded the ghost's wishes, some fantastic or disastrous event had brought them to a sense of their dependence.
At first I was tempted to send her a reminder
, after which I relinquished the idea (against my judgment as to what was right in the particular case), on the general ground of wishing to keep quiet.
But her reminder
that they were in his wife's carriage provoked him to an impulse of retaliation.
the coal passers moved to their duties in the profound depths of the ship, explaining the blackness of their faces and their uncouthness of dress, with the reminder
that they were "a handful of private citizens, traveling simply for recreation," etc.
It was therefore a disagreeable reminder
of the actual situation when Joe said aloud:
But he had trained himself not to show any sign that the reminder
The coarse evergreen color of the small fir trees scattered here and there among the birches was an unpleasant reminder
I stopped dead at this sharp reminder
that I was probably not the only curious person in the room, and for a long moment we both lay low, after which, I am glad to remember, I made the first advance.