1 As the boards shuddered under her weight, the soliloquy she had been muttering in the front hall grew louder and louder, coming clearly to the ears of the family in the dining room.
2 Of the swiftly scampering child, all that now remained were two tiny feet, inadequate to her weight, and a tendency to prattle happily and aimlessly.
3 "That little wisp looks like it was just the best he could do," she thought, not seeing in his face the cold hard intelligence that was carrying the weight of a new nation.
4 Mrs. Meade and Mrs. Merriwether sent their carriages and they, too, drove off, springs sagging beneath the weight of the wounded.
5 Autumn with its dusty, breathless heat was slipping in to choke the suddenly quiet town, adding its dry, panting weight to tired, anxious hearts.
6 "Well'm," answered Prissy, dragging out her words pleasurably to give more weight to her message.
7 The sun blinded her, the hard boards of the wagon under her were harsh against her body, and a heavy weight lay across her legs.
8 She tried to sit up and discovered that the weight was Wade who lay sleeping with his head pillowed on her knees.
9 The upstairs hall seemed to shake as Mammy's ponderous weight came toward the door.
10 They were simply a dead weight on her shoulders.
11 Her sore foot, forgotten in the excitement, now gave a tremendous throb that made her grit her teeth and shift her weight to the heel.
12 And worth his weight in gold, I dare say.
13 Melanie held onto the back of her chair for support, almost crumpling beneath the weight of a disapproval she had never known before.
14 Scarlett was annoyed at the weight he attached to Bonnie's night terrors but she thought she could eventually remedy the state of affairs and transfer the child back to the nursery.
15 She was standing on the edge of the freshly waxed top step, and as her arm with the whole weight of her body behind it, struck his out-thrust arm, she lost her balance.