But she is perfectly amiable, and often condescends to drive by my humble abode in her little phaeton and ponies.”
Lady Lucas could not be insensible of triumph on being able to retort on Mrs. Bennet the comfort of having a daughter well married; and she called at Longbourn rather oftener than usual to say how happy she was, though Mrs. Bennet’s sour looks and ill-natured remarks might have been enough to drive happiness away.
“Indeed,” replied Elizabeth, “I am heartily sorry for him; but he has other feelings, which will probably soon drive away his regard for me.
She heard the carriage drive away as she proceeded up stairs.
It’s enough to drive one crazy!’
Sometimes I grew alarmed at the wreck I perceived that I had become; the energy of my purpose alone sustained me: my labours would soon end, and I believed that exercise and amusement would then drive away incipient disease; and I promised myself both of these when my creation should be complete.
Even if you were really criminal, for that can only drive you to desperation, and not instigate you to virtue.
Thus situated, my only resource was to drive before the wind.
I read and reread her letter, and some softened feelings stole into my heart and dared to whisper paradisiacal dreams of love and joy; but the apple was already eaten, and the angel's arm bared to drive me from all hope.
‘I shall drive out in the park at five as usual,’ she said as she left him.