1 Ethan, looking slowly about the kitchen, said to himself with a shudder that in a few hours he would be returning to it alone.
2 If Gerald once got on the subject of war and secession, it would be hours before he relinquished it.
3 She wanted him and she had only a few hours in which to get him.
4 Trains roared in and out of the town at all hours.
5 She liked gossip better than anything else in the world, even more than she liked the pleasures of the table, and she prattled on for hours about other people's affairs in a harmless kindly way.
6 They fussed about her food and her hours for taking afternoon naps and for taking carriage rides.
7 Melanie and Pittypat had gone to sleep hours before, but Scarlett lay awake in the warm darkness, her heart heavy and frightened in her breast.
8 Not until hours later did she recall that he had not kissed her on the lips.
9 The past week with its shimmering, dreamlike beauty, its crowded hours of happiness, was gone.
10 Melanie, stemming the tide of fear again and again, through endless hours, was telling herself: "He can't be dead."
11 In the early morning hours before the noises of the town awoke, the cannon at Kennesaw Mountain could be heard faintly, far away, a low dim booming that might have passed for summer thunder.
12 They could hear the rumblings of the batteries, see the smoke which rolled like low-hanging clouds above the trees, but for hours no one knew how the battle was going.
13 By late afternoon the first news came, but it was uncertain, contradictory, frightening, brought as it was by men wounded in the early hours of the battle.
14 And as the long hours dragged past, they had their answer, an answer that made them look whitely into each other's eyes.
15 Sometimes it takes all day having a baby and I just couldn't let the doctor sit here for hours when all those poor boys need him so much.