*: So look about you; know you any here?
*: Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
*: Therefore I know she is about my height.
*: And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace
*: Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.
*: And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:
*: [It] was held, that the latter requirement was fulfilled by an affidavit declaring that "the defendant was about leaving the State permanently."
*: (Note: This use passes into the [[adverbial]] sense.)
: ux|en|the show is about to start; I am not about to admit to your crime
*: At this assurance the traveller rose, and approached Alice softly. He drew away her hands from her face, when she said gently, "Have you much money about you?"
*: "Oh the mercenary baggage!" said the traveller to himself; and then replied aloud "Why, pretty one? Do you sell your kisses so high, then?"
*: That heard the Adversary, who, roving still / About the world, at that assembly famed ...
*: He had been known, during several years, as a small poet; and some of the most savage lampoons which were handed about the coffeehouses were imputed to him.
*: And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Fathers business?
*: RON: And Ill have the number 8.
*: WAITER: Thats a party platter, it serves 12 people.
*: RON: I know what Im about, son.
: ux|en|He knew more about what was occurring than anyone.
*: I already have made way / To some Philistian lords, with whom to treat / About thy ransom.
*: "Ill tell you what, Fanny: she must have her way about Sarah Thompson. You can see her to-morrow and tell her so."
: ux|en|He has his wits about him.
*: Why, then, I see, ‘tis time to look about, / When every boy Alphonsus dares control.
*: And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
*: He and Gerald usually challenged the rollers in a sponson canoe when Gerald was there for the weekend; or, when Lansing came down, the two took long swims seaward or cruised about in Geralds dory, clad in their swimming-suits; and Selwyns youth became renewed in a manner almost ridiculous,nb....
: ux|en|about as cold; about as high
*: And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
*: “Heavens!” exclaimed Nina, “the blue-stocking and the fogy!—and yours are pale blue, Eileen!—you’re about as self-conscious as Drina—slumping there with your hair tumbling à la Mérode! Oh, its very picturesque, of course, but a straight spine and good grooming is better.nb...”
: ux|en|to face about; to turn ones self about
*: Mr. Carter, whose back had been turned, turned about and faced his niece.
: ux|en|a mile about, and a third of a mile across
*: Nothing daunted, the fleet put to sea, and after sailing about the island for some time, a landing was effected in the west of Munster.
: ux|en|out and about; up and about
*: John, I have observed that you are often out and about of nights, sometimes as late as half past seven or eight.nb...
*: To my mind, transportation engineering is similar to flying in the 1930s — it has been about for some time but it has taken the present economic jolt to shake it out of its infancy, in the same way that the war started the development of flying to its current stage.
*: Although it has been about for some time now, I like the typeface Sauna.
*: Is not this sudden interest in capturing CO2 — and it has been about for a little while — simply another hidey-hole for the government to creep into?
: ux|en|After my bout with Guillan-Barre Syndrome, it took me 6 months to be up and about again.