1 If he would have admitted it, and prepared himself for it: or if he would have admitted it, and actively struggled with his wife against it: that would have been acting like a man.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H LawrenceGet Context In Chapter 19
2 Oliver was rendered the more anxious to be actively employed, by what he had seen of the stern morality of the old gentleman's character.
Oliver Twist By Charles DickensGet Context In CHAPTER X
3 In an instant, the other two were on their legs, and all were actively engaged in busy preparation.
Oliver Twist By Charles DickensGet Context In CHAPTER XXII
4 But Thomasin's imagination being so actively engaged elsewhere, the night and the weather had for her no terror beyond that of their actual discomfort and difficulty.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyGet Context In BOOK 5: 8 Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers
5 In the meantime, the matter is being actively investigated, Mr. Lestrade, one of the very smartest of our detective officers, being in charge of the case.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleGet Context In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
6 Though his popularity was of the quiet kind, felt rather than actively expressed among his friends, she had never mistaken his inconspicuousness for obscurity.
House of Mirth By Edith WhartonGet Context In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
7 That lady, though still floating in the void, showed faint symptoms of developing an outline; and in this endeavour she was actively seconded by Mr. Melville Stancy.
House of Mirth By Edith WhartonGet Context In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
8 Soon the crew came on board in twos and threes; the riggers bestirred themselves; the mates were actively engaged; and several of the shore people were busy in bringing various last things on board.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 21. Going Aboard.
9 Soon I had traced on the paper a broad and prominent forehead and a square lower outline of visage: that contour gave me pleasure; my fingers proceeded actively to fill it with features.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte BronteGet Context In CHAPTER XXI
10 I continued the labours of the village-school as actively and faithfully as I could.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte BronteGet Context In CHAPTER XXXII
11 My sister, who had begun to be alarmingly meditative, had to employ herself actively in getting the gin the hot water, the sugar, and the lemon-peel, and mixing them.
Great Expectations By Charles DickensGet Context In Chapter IV
12 I am free to confess that I have not been actively engaged in pursuits immediately connected with cultivation or with stock, though well aware that both will claim my attention on a foreign shore.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensGet Context In CHAPTER 54. Mr. MICAWBER'S TRANSACTIONS
13 Gabriel coloured, as if he felt he had made a mistake and, without looking at her, kicked off his goloshes and flicked actively with his muffler at his patent-leather shoes.
14 But the very difficulties and preoccupations of the journey, which she took so actively in hand, saved her for a while from her grief and gave her strength.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In BOOK 12: CHAPTER XIV
15 He fancied himself a burden to the society, forgetting in his perfectly juvenile good faith that he had fed this society for a month; and he set his mind actively to work.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre DumasGet Context In 8 CONCERNING A COURT INTRIGUE