hold myself in readiness

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  • I shall, however, hold myself in readiness to start from here by the beginning of August. Cited from Letters of Franz Liszt Vol 2, From Rome to the End
  • And you see, I hold myself in readiness to receive them. Cited from John Gabriel Borkman, by Henrik Ibsen
  • "My father told me this morning to hold myself in readiness, because he has business, and we may go away from here." Cited from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo
  • I shall hold myself in readiness to attend your summons. Cited from The Parisians, by E. B. Lytton, Book 4
  • And I shall endeavour to hold myself in readiness to pay an early attention to any communication which shall come from your hand. Cited from Defence of Divine Revelation, by Hosea Ballou
  • Thus, when he bid me hold myself in readiness at an early hour, I besought him to make it later. Cited from Margery, by Georg Ebers, v8
  • My father, who had also travelled in his youth, agreed, and the Frank told me to hold myself in readiness three months hence. Cited from Stories by Foreign Authors: German (V.2), Various
  • Be in to see me early, but, if I were you, I would hold myself in readiness to leave for Europe at a moment's notice. Cited from Further Adventures of Q. A. Sawyer,by C. F. Pidgin
  • It directed me to hold myself in readiness for the journey to Bartram-Haugh. Cited from Uncle Silas, by J. S. LeFanu
  • To this Oaklands replied by desiring me to hold myself in readiness for a summons, as he should want me presently. Cited from Frank Fairlegh, by Frank E. Smedley
  • "I will hold myself in readiness to come down and back you up if there's the least hitch, but I shall be greatly disappointed if you need me." Cited from The Cock-House at Fellsgarth, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • I shall get a telegram, as soon as Raymond can despatch it, and shall hold myself in readiness to go at once and stop with Daniel. Cited from The Spinners, by Eden Phillpotts
  • I shall not retire to rest to-night, but shall hold myself in readiness to act in whatever way may be necessary, You had better go forth, and if anything occurs, give notice to the proper authorities. Cited from Old Saint Paul's, by William Harrison Ainsworth
  • However, the wind was liable to change any minute now, Charlie said, so he warned me to hold myself in readiness to jump aboard at an hour's notice. Cited from Pieces of Eight, by Richard le Gallienne
  • In three or four days I received a note from Mr. Bonflon, advising me to hold myself in readiness; and at the proper time, he presented himself before me. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 25, Nov, 1859
  • It was settled that I should hold myself in readiness to carry out when called upon certain mechanical arrangements in connection with the raid with a view to prevent reinforcements from reaching Chester. Cited from The Life Story of an Old Rebel, by John Denvir
  • I thought but little of the consequences of our scheme, or of the personal danger I incurred, and I promised my brother-in-law that I would hold myself in readiness to accompany him. Cited from Memoirs of the Comtesse du Barry by Lamothe-Langon
  • If you will do this, I will positively, and in good faith, hold myself in readiness to do as much by you in the next November, and in every alternate November, nor shall the month ever pass without bringing us together. Cited from The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, by Walter Scott
  • Bramble stated his willingness to receive and take charge of me, desiring that I would hold myself in readiness to be picked up at a minute's warning, and he would call for me the first time that he took a vessel up the river. Cited from Poor Jack, by Frederick Marryat
  • But a few hours after I had had the blessing to discover you on the bridge, I had been ordered to hold myself in readiness to receive him; and it was then that I had positively determined in my own mind to throw myself headlong out, either once more to bejoined to you, or to die in the attempt. Cited from The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan, by James Morier
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