[əb'zɜːvd] or [əb'zɝvd]
(imp. & p. p.) of Observe
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- She merely observed that he was perfectly good humoured and friendly. Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility.
- She draws prettily, he observed: and she has now got a little companion she is very fond of. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- Here Darwin observed crabs of monstrous size, with a structure which ena bled them to open the cocoanuts. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- This is an extraordinary story,' observed Lightwood, who had heard it out with serious attention. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Nor an old 'un neither, Sir,' observed Mr. Weller. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- Miss Eliott is a very sweet girl, and seemed to enjoy herself, I thought, observed Beth, with unusual warmth. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- Old New York scrupulously observed the etiquette of hospitality, and no discussion with a guest was ever allowed to degenerate into a disagreement. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- We must be going with the rest,' observed Mrs Lammle, rising with a show of unwillingness, amidst a general dispersal. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Bred in the country, he had attentively observed the effect of lightning on trees and cattle. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- Part of the evening church service was the form of worship observed in Mr. Helstone's household. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- He must have been a bad man, observed Mr. Rivers. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- I am pleased you like flowers, observed the Rector, looking at the joyous figure before him, which was bathed in sunshine; 'tis an innocent pleasure. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- I never smoke myself, so I think I should have observed it if there had been any smell of tobacco. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- I told you you had a remarkable face, Mr. Barsad, observed Carton, coolly. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- It presently dawned upon Mr. Briggs as a richly coloured and creditable fact he had hitherto not observed, that the sun never set on his dominions. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- He observed the look and said, 'To my mother, of course. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- You have a dancing face, Brummell quietly observed, fixing his eyes steadily on her countenance for a second or two, and then passing on. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- He need be, for he eats enough,' observed the lady. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- By the way, observed the Rector abruptly, what about Eunice? Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- He is very handsome, Deerhurst observed. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- There is, as you may have observed, a bicycle shop next to our inn. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- If he went on beside him, he observed him with the slyness of an old white fox. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Augustine's cheek flushed; but he only observed, with his usual sarcastic carelessness. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- These discoveries, added to the long observed fact of coal oil floating on streams in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, led to the search for its natural source. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- Halloa being a general observation which I had usually observed to be best answered by itself, I said, Halloa! Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- I meant no harm, young man,' observed Mr. Bumble, majestically. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- Why do not you article yourself then to a baker of it, I observed, and so pay some of your debts? Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- Well, sir,' observed Venus, after clutching at his dusty hair, to brighten his ideas, 'let us put it another way. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- The rain had ceased for a moment, and I saw the fish play in the waters as they had done a few hours before; they had then been observed by Elizabeth. Mary Shelley. Frankenstein_Or_The Modern Prometheus.
- A thousand thanks,' he then observed. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
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