They used to
run after her--she racing away with her poor feeble lungs panting and gasping, and they pelting her and shouting abuse at her.
Then, they made me dress up, every day; and gentlemen used to
come in and stand and smoke their cigars, and look at me, and ask questions, and debate my price.
I thought that this was all that I was going to hear but she added moodily, "I used to
take my goats there, a dozen or so of them, for the day.
Every landlady makes you feel thoroughly ashamed of yourself by informing you, whenever the subject crops up, that she used to
get twice as much for her rooms as you are paying.
THEY used to
come at all hours, and some of them were quite ferocious.
She used to
walk across the park with him when he went to his office in the morning, talking busily all the way, and saying "Good-by" with a nod and a smile when they parted at the great gate.
It would lie in this attitude all day, with its bright specks of eyes open, wondering (as I used to
imagine) how it came to be so small and weak.
He used to
say that the art of training animals was the art of inspiring them with fear.
He wasn't much like the usual run of derelicts who used to
come out to P.
When he was drunk, he used to
beat his wife and daughter; and the next morning, with a headache, he would rail at the world for its neglect of his genius, and abuse, with a good deal of cleverness, and sometimes with perfect reason, the fools, his brother painters.
But I just want you to know, first, that the boss I used to
work for in Oakland ain't got nothin' on me.
816: The author of the "Aegimius" says in the second book that Thetis used to
throw the children she had by Peleus into a cauldron of water, because she wished to learn where they were mortal.