About

I was going to skip it as a preposition… but I was visited by the shade of Richard Blackwelder in a dream who reminded me that it’s also an adverb. Thanks, Professor!

OED remnds me that it’s also a verb, an adjective, a conjunction, and an “int.” – Now I must find out what they mean by this because I’m having trouble imagining “About!” as an interjection…

Nope, it’s an interjection too, thanks to ol’ Will Shakespeare.

Shakespeare Merry Wives of Windsor (1623) v. v. 54   About, about: Search Windsor Castle (Elues) within, and out.

“about, adv., prep.1, adj., and int.” OED Online, Oxford University Press, June 2019, http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/527. Accessed 13 August 2019.

• 1.004 about half our height,
• 1.004 There is little or no magic about them,
• 1.004 not entirely hobbitlike about them,
• 1.005 being about fifty years old or so,
• 1.006 If you had heard only a quarter of what I have heard about him,
• 1.010 If you have a pipe about you,
• 1.017 about dragons
• 1.018 All the same I am pleased to find you remember something about me.
• 1.023 just about the time when Bilbo was finishing his second cake
• 1.024 he had almost forgotten about Gandalf.
• 1.028 he added: ‘I am just about to take tea;
• 1.043 and talked about mines
• 1.050 and said nothing about service;
• 1.058 about the inside of my larders
• 1.068 He had a cloud of them about him already,
• 1.086 What about a little light?’
• 1.095 It is all very well for Gandalf to talk about this hobbit being fierce,
• 1.097 what you are talking about,
• 1.098 I was talking about you.
• 1.103 and the lands about it.
• 1.106 to find out anything there is to know about those caves.’
• 1.114 that hung about his neck
• 1.115 if I know anything about the roads East,’
• 1.119 a bit more about things,’
• 1.119 I mean about the gold
• 1.120 and haven’t we been talking about all this for hours?’
• 1.121 Also I should like to know about risks,
• 1.123 always wandering about,
• 1.125 I have often wondered about my father’s
• 1.125 which only they knew about.
• 1.140 What about bed,
• 1.141 But I agree about bed
• 1.142 One thing he did make his mind up about
• 2.002 and to forget about the night before.
• 2.003 What about an early start? –
• 2.022 and each pony was slung about
• 2.031 and Thorin muttered something about supper,
• 2.033 (who shared the hobbit’s views about regular meals,
• 2.036 and quarrelling about it.
• 2.041 all about that light,
• 2.055 and mighty suspicious about anything new to them.
• 2.060 “P’raps there are more like him round about,
• 2.073 That’s about the shape of it!”
• 2.077 Who has been knocking my people about?”
• 2.078 They had forgotten all about him.
• 2.111 They searched about,
• 2.115 we shall know more about them.”
• 2.123 Also I was anxious about replenishing
• 2.125 and find out all about it.
• 3.009 who seemed to know his way about pretty well.
• 3.010 There were moths fluttering about,
• 3.025 and all about him,
• 3.031 are soon told about,
• 3.031 Yet there is little to tell about their stay.
• 3.035 Elrond knew all about runes of every kind.
• 4.005 and the hail about
• 4.007 and was far from happy about the giants himself.
• 4.011 though everybody knew they could not have been long about it;
• 4.012 is the dangerous part about caves:
• 4.012 and the rain outside instead of all about them,
• 4.013 and forgot about the storm,
• 4.030 in fact I should like to know all about you.
• 4.030 I know too much about your folk already;
• 4.041 if goblins were about;
• 4.047 “About turn!” he shouted.
• 5.002 and groped about on all fours,
• 5.009 till it became too frequent to bother about.
• 5.011 and nosing about.
• 5.012 and he rowed about quite quietly on the lake;
• 5.012 while he was prowling about.
• 5.013 but he was wondering a lot about Bilbo,
• 5.022 and until he found out more about the sword
• 5.023 until he found out more about the creature,
• 5.034 who was still thinking uncomfortably about eating.
• 5.044 what about your guess?’
• 5.062 and forgotten about.
• 5.079 What about your promise?
• 5.083 What was Gollum talking about?
• 5.122 Goblins might be about,
• 5.145 The place was full of goblins running about,
• 6.003 and very miserable he felt about it –
• 6.015 and said nothing whatever about the ring;
• 6.019 Then they wanted to know all about his adventures
• 6.019 except about the finding of the ring
• 6.020 what about your promise?
• 6.021 What about the guards?’ they asked.
• 6.023 when he talked about dodging guards,
• 6.024 Mr. Baggins has more about him than you guess.’
• 6.030 except that Gandalf knew all about the back-door,
• 6.045 Already the shadows were deepening about them,
• 6.053 and was scuttling about from trunk to trunk,
• 6.060 and then went snuffling about
• 6.060 and as if all their talk was about cruel
• 6.065 Very soon all about the glade wolves were rolling over
• 6.065 while those that were burning were running about howling
• 6.084 The flames about the trees sprang suddenly up
• 7.002 and there about the peaks
• 7.005 of the stream which looped itself about it,
• 7.009 we will say no more about it just now.
• 7.024 to think about,
• 7.030 mind, about five minutes between each pair of you.
• 7.055 as I was about to tell you.’
• 7.083 and strode about
• 7.092 on the pillars of the hall about the central hearth.
• 7.094 and the fire flickered about them,
• 7.108 and he was grumbling about it,
• 7.111 answered the other dwarves who were moving about the hall;
• 7.111 We have been about looking for Beorn ever since the sun got up;
• 7.113 O! out and about somewhere,’
• 7.120 still puzzling his little head about Beorn,
• 7.126 and nuts are about all that grows there fit for food;
• 7.132 and till evening it lay golden on the land about them.
• 7.137 What about the horse,
• 7.139 What about your promise then?’
• 7.142 I have told you before that he has more about him than you guess,
• 8.016 Mr. Baggins is talking about.’
• 8.017 to the straps about their shoulders.
• 8.035 Yet if they had known more about it
• 8.037 About four days from the enchanted stream
• 8.037 There was a greenish light about them,
• 8.045 They did not care tuppence about the butterflies,
• 8.049 In fact if you can’t talk about something else,
• 8.057 They argued about it backwards
• 8.057 and find out more about them.
• 8.058 to some of the trees round about;
• 8.062 (‘What about me of them?’ thought Bilbo) –
• 8.066 all about having a most gorgeous dinner.’
• 8.067 Don’t tell us about dreams.
• 8.074 and quite useless to go blundering about tiring himself out
• 8.076 of the forest-day about him when he came to his senses.
• 8.081 They were talking about the dwarves!
• 8.092 but looking about he saw that
• 8.092 that I haven’t had time to tell you about.
• 8.094 When about fifty had gone off to the place where he had stood before,
• 8.114 and Bilbo was dancing about
• 8.114 and about
• 8.116 He was rather sorry about it,
• 8.125 Knowing the truth about the vanishing
• 8.125 about himself after all,
• 9.007 he questioned the dwarves about their doings,
• 9.011 about the Elvenking’s palace.
• 9.013 and after a time he got to know his way about very well.
• 9.013 when no one was about,
• 9.014 all about his treasure
• 9.018 nosing and wandering about,
• 9.021 and thought about this water-gate,
• 9.027 and all about it.
• 9.038 made a great fuss about his air-holes
• 9.058 about himself
• 9.062 He no longer thought twice about picking up a supper uninvited
• 10.002 The lands opened wide about him,
• 10.003 about the upkeep of the Forest River
• 10.012 about six dwarves that could answer.
• 10.013 Bifur and Bofur were less knocked about
• 10.018 Except for occasional squabbles about river-tolls
• 10.025 but he said nothing about that.
• 10.028 and with six men about them he led them over the bridge
• 10.040 about keys or barrels while the dwarves stayed
• 10.041 He sent out his spies about the shores of the lake
• 11.004 The land about them grew bleak
• 11.005 other than the wilderness he had made about his lair.
• 11.014 About midday,
• 11.016 wound tight about his waist,
• 11.019 about the runes or the moon-letters,
• 11.020 or wandered aimlessly about,
• 11.028 some were roving about the mountain-side.
• 11.032 A hole appeared suddenly about three feet from the ground.
• 12.011 till there was no doubt about it.
• 12.013 and about him on all sides
• 12.020 He had never felt quite happy about it,
• 12.024 they were just about to creep
• 12.037 if you mean about removing the treasure.
• 12.037 but I will do my best to think about it.
• 12.041 Had he known more about dragons
• 12.043 He had forgotten or had never heard about
• 12.044 He was just about to step out on to the floor
• 12.058 since you know all about Bilbo’s adventures
• 12.067 But what about delivery?
• 12.067 What about cartage?
• 12.067 What about armed guards
• 12.084 that used to live about here,
• 12.087 about Barrel-rider;
• 12.095 about the dwarves.
• 12.095 about what would happen after the treasure had been won.
• 12.095 to think what to do about it.
• 12.095 I am sorry if you are worried about transport,
• 13.001 and utter silence fell about them.
• 13.020 His small hand would not close about it,
• 13.021 But I suppose I must tell the dwarves about it –
• 13.030 It is about our turn to help,’
• 13.032 about the Arkenstone,
• 13.037 and studded about the brim with white gems,
• 14.016 about the dwarves.
• 14.043 Then they set about raising many huts
• 15.001 and the crows that still lived about the Mountain
• 15.016 and began to caper about for joy.
• 15.049 about which were wound old memories
• 15.056 and honour of the lands about,
• 16.004 were now within about two days’ march of Dale,
• 16.005 and goodwill of the lands about you?
• 16.016 He had about five hours before him.
• 16.018 There is a spy about.
• 16.025 That is how it came about
• 16.043 There is always more about you than anyone expects!’
• 17.003 About midday the banners of the Forest
• 17.021 What about the gold
• 17.039 battle was about to be joined.
• 17.054 about the heads
• 17.054 and the elf-lords were at bay about their king
• 17.059 hemmed all about
• 18.003 and going about the Gate?
• 18.007 and peering about him
• 18.023 about their lords upon a low rounded hill.
• 18.024 they hunted into the marshes about the Forest River;
• 19.008 but I fear that will not come about
• 19.027 who were not at all pleased about it.
• 19.047 in bringing them about yourself?

Talk

Our final word for the paragraph 08.016, unless I can talk myself into doing “about” for next time. Apparently this happens only sixty three times, about ten percent of the number of uses of “say”.

• 1.037 Balin and Dwalin were talking at the table like old friends
• 1.043 and talked about mines
• 1.060 and talked
• 1.060 and talked,
• 1.063 and stayed talking to Gandalf –
• 1.095 It is all very well for Gandalf to talk about this hobbit being fierce,
• 1.097 what you are talking about,
• 1.098 I was talking about you.
• 1.120 and haven’t we been talking about all this for hours?’
• 1.140 I think we have talked long enough for one night,
• 2.029 the others were too grumpy to talk.
• 2.032 talked most,
• 2.065 till he talks!”
• 2.094 He thought Tom was talking.
• 2.095 “Don’t talk to yerself!” said Tom.
• 3.023 talking merrily with them.
• 4.002 and they did not dare to sing or talk too loud,
• 4.013 They talked
• 4.013 and talked,
• 5.054 talking of fish,
• 5.063 He was talking to himself,
• 5.083 What was Gollum talking about?
• 5.112 and began to talk.
• 5.118 Then let’s stop talking, precious,
• 6.004 In one of these dells under the bushes people were talking.
• 6.020 because I heard him talking to himself.
• 6.023 when he talked about dodging guards,
• 6.060 and as if all their talk was about cruel
• 6.063 This was dreadful talk to listen to,
• 6.094 As Bilbo listened to the talk of Gandalf
• 7.019 when they heard the wizard talking like this to Bilbo.
• 7.023 and talk to him.
• 7.092 like animal noises turned into talk.
• 7.132 they began to talk
• 7.152 you had better get off without any more talk!’
• 8.016 Mr. Baggins is talking about.’
• 8.049 In fact if you can’t talk about something else,
• 8.062 I shall send Mr. Baggins alone first to talk to them.
• 8.081 They were talking about the dwarves!
• 8.126 Long after the others had stopped talking
• 9.013 to overhear some of the guards talking
• 9.014 and had a long whispered talk
• 9.019 listening to the talk of the king’s servants,
• 9.026 The butler went on talking
• 9.039 and talking into the cellars
• 10.003 As he listened to the talk of the raftmen
• 10.003 The talk was all of the trade that came
• 12.019 and talking delightedly of the recovery of their treasure,
• 12.058 This of course is the way to talk to dragons,
• 12.058 No dragon can resist the fascination of riddling talk
• 12.062 Don’t talk to me!’
• 12.089 in talking to a dragon,
• 12.090 All the while they talked the thrush listened,
• 12.090 And all the while they talked
• 12.094 and went on talking.
• 12.095 The talk turned to the dragon’s wicked words
• 12.096 From that the talk turned
• 12.098 All through their talk
• 13.071 In all their talk they came perpetually back to one thing:
• 14.028 And in the very midst of their talk
• 14.038 he found talk running like fire among the people
• 15.043 and the talk:
• 19.043 They fell to talking of their times together,

Boat

It’s a common word, but an object to be regarded “with deep misgivings” – and found to have a beautifully uneven distribution. It appears, of course, in chapters where beings and waters interact (5, 8, 9, 10, and 14). Please find the derivatives “Boatmen” and “Boatload” already in the Concordance.

• 5.012 He had a little boat,
• 5.014 Gollum got into his boat
• 5.050 beginning to climb out of his boat
• 5.052 so that Gollum had to get back into his boat
• 5.056 Gollum began to get out of his boat.
• 5.058 This time he did not go back to the boat.
• 5.089 and flapped back to his boat,
• 5.103 in his boat again,
• 5.105 and the splash as Gollum leapt from his boat.
• 8.009 There is a boat against the far bank!
• 8.014 The boat is sure to be tied up,
• 8.016 and see if you can see the boat
• 8.018 and you would have dropped it on to the boat.
• 8.020 It is lying on the boat;
• 8.021 and with a piece of stick fended off the little black boat
• 8.021 in time to seize the boat
• 8.024 That’s as many as the boat will hold at a time.
• 8.027 How are you going to push the boat
• 8.028 and you can draw the boat back.’
• 8.029 in case any hidden guardian of the boat appeared.
• 8.030 thrusting the boat away from the bank,
• 8.030 while the boat span slowly off
• 8.032 and lamenting the loss of the boat
• 9.019 sometimes they were loaded on to flat boats.
• 10.007 and there had been fleets of boats on the waters,
• 10.009 boats rowed out from the piles of the town,
• 10.037 boats
• 10.045 three large boats left Lake-town,
• 14.016 into laden boats
• 14.016 The Master himself was turning to his great gilded boat,
• 14.017 They could all get into boats for all he cared.
• 14.025 Then the many boats could be seen
• 14.025 and most of their boats
• 14.042 He had not boats or rafts enough for his host,

Tolkien, J.R.R.. The Lord of the Rings: One Volume (p. 7). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.

Habit

This morning’s poetry sent me on a word-meander, so we are breaking up our study of paragraph 08.016 with today’s word – it refers to an action as well as a mode of dress.

• 1.116 unless he has changed his habits.’
• 10.034 to which habit he owed his position.

originally Holding, having, ‘havour’; hence the way in which one holds or has oneself, i.e. the mode or condition in which one is, exists, or exhibits oneself, a) externally; hence demeanour, outward appearance, fashion of body, mode of clothing oneself, dress, habitation; b) in mind, character, or life; hence, mental constitution, character, disposition, way of acting, comporting oneself, or dealing with things, habitual or customary way (of acting, etc.), personal custom, accustomedness. 

“habit, n.” OED Online, Oxford University Press, June 2019, http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/82978. Accessed 4 August 2019.

Sight

I used sight, sights, sight’s, sights’ see, sees, seeing, saw, and seen for this one.

• 1.003 you will see whether he gained anything
• 1.007 All that the unsuspecting Bilbo saw that morning
• 1.012 I can’t think what anybody sees
• 1.015 Let me see,
• 1.026 when he saw that it was not Gandalf at all.
• 1.032 I see they have begun to arrive already,’
• 1.032 he said when he caught sight of Dwalin’s green hood hanging up.
• 1.042 I see,’ said Kili.
• 1.045 we saw them coming along
• 1.068 in the middle of the kitchen trying to see what they were doing.
• 1.083 and see the great mountains,
• 1.092 the poor little hobbit could be seen kneeling on the hearth-rug,
• 1.094 If you have ever seen a dragon
• 1.097 As soon as I saw your funny faces on the door-step,
• 1.103 I don’t see that this will help us much,’
• 1.105 You see that rune on the West side,
• 1.111 we don’t know without going to see.
• 1.123 we saw the dragon settle
• 1.125 I see now they must have had a private Side-door
• 1.128 and has never been seen by you since-‘
• 1.140 if you see what I mean.
• 2.001 There he saw nobody,
• 2.036 they could now see a light shining,
• 2.037 and see,
• 2.039 but there was no proper path to be seen,
• 2.042 And this is what he saw.
• 2.043 could see that:
• 2.048 He had read of a good many things he had never seen or done.
• 2.063 if you see what I mean.
• 2.072 No sooner did Tom see Balin come into the light
• 2.072 Trolls simply detest the very sight
• 2.077 and didn’t need to see his friends’ legs
• 2.081 But no one saw him.
• 2.126 Looking behind I saw a fire
• 3.001 they saw that the great mountains had marched
• 3.002 He had never seen a thing
• 3.008 for they saw now that the house might be hidden
• 3.008 and they looked down surprised to see trees below them
• 3.011 They saw a valley far below.
• 3.025 although he had never seen them before.
• 3.033 as you will see,
• 3.042 but you cannot see them,” said Elrond,
• 3.042 They can only be seen when the moon shines behind them,
• 3.048 “That remains to be seen,” said Gandalf.
• 3.049 “None to be seen by this moon,” said Elrond,
• 3.049 to see the elves dance
• 4.005 Bilbo had never seen or imagined
• 4.005 he saw that across the valley the stone-giants were out,
• 4.008 (when everybody could see that it was absolutely no use sending Bilbo)
• 4.015 in time to see the last of the ponies’ tails
• 4.017 in the heart of the mountains can see through.
• 4.024 I am afraid that was the last they ever saw
• 4.034 and never let them see the light again!”
• 4.036 for even their eyes to see through.
• 4.037 Bilbo saw it go right through the Great Goblin
• 4.042 “Let me see:
• 4.044 The blink of red torches could be seen
• 4.05 Nor did they see them.
• 4.05 But they were seen by the goblins that ran silently up behind,
• 5.001 see nothing,
• 5.003 out of sight
• 5.011 and bigger from trying to see
• 5.013 Bilbo could not see him,
• 5.013 for he could see that he was no goblin at all.
• 5.016 and he suddenly saw the pale eyes sticking out at him.
• 5.026 What has roots as nobody sees,
• 5.035 Saw an eye in a green face.
• 5.038 It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
• 5.056 Bilbo could see his eyes coming towards him.
• 5.065 Bilbo seeing what had happened
• 5.078 He could see the sword
• 5.086 only in the full sunlight could you be seen,
• 5.087 No one would see him,
• 5.088 It won’t see us,
• 5.088 No. It won’t see us,
• 5.101 to his alarm Bilbo now saw two small points of light peering at him.
• 5.104 but he saw that all was up,
• 5.106 and saw Gollum’s eyes like small green lamps
• 5.108 Gollum could see
• 5.108 Bilbo could see the light of his eyes palely shining
• 5.110 as Bilbo could see from the faint glimmer on the walls.
• 5.117 and then no one will see him.
• 5.117 He’ll be there but not seen.
• 5.118 and see.
• 5.125 and see.’
• 5.127 He could not see the hobbit,
• 5.127 Bilbo could see or feel that he was tense as a bowstring,
• 5.130 He did not turn to see what Gollum was doing.
• 5.134 he saw, filtering round another corner –
• 5.136 and then suddenly he saw the goblins:
• 5.137 They saw him sooner than he saw them.
• 5.137 They saw him sooner than he saw them.
• 5.137 Yes they saw him.
• 5.138 They could not see a sign of him.
• 5.146 He could see outside into the open air:
• 6.001 and could see before him only ridges
• 6.005 and suddenly he saw peering between two big boulders
• 6.005 and he saw that Balin was looking
• 6.012 and we saw the goblins running back yelping.
• 6.027 I must see if I can’t find
• 6.045 they could still see the evening lights on the plains beyond.
• 6.046 when it was so dark that he could only just see
• 6.048 although there was nothing wrong to see.
• 6.050 and do not need to see you to catch you!
• 6.052 if you had seen the dwarves sitting up
• 6.052 but you could see his eyes gleaming
• 6.065 The rage of the wolves was terrible to see,
• 6.067 and can see small things
• 6.067 and could see a rabbit moving on the ground
• 6.067 So though he could not see the people
• 6.067 and see the tiny flashes of fire,
• 6.067 Also he could see the glint of the moon
• 6.072 and through the reek he could see the goblins
• 6.086 and saw the dark lands opening wide underneath him,
• 6.094 So you see ‘prisoners’ had meant
• 6.099 Later on you might have seen a bright fire
• 7.002 and saw that the birds were already high up
• 7.005 the eagles must have seen the point they were making for,
• 7.009 Bilbo never saw them again –
• 7.011 I always meant to see you all safe
• 7.013 We shall see,
• 7.013 we shall see!’
• 7.023 I once saw him sitting all alone
• 7.025 Bilbo had never seen anything like them.
• 7.029 through which you could neither see nor scramble.
• 7.030 you will see the way I go –
• 7.031 beyond which they could see gardens
• 7.040 I used to see him now
• 7.046 as he had never seen half of them before.
• 7.048 I can only see one,
• 7.052 I see!’ said Beorn.
• 7.061 You see,
• 7.081 Well, of course you haven’t seen
• 7.082 You see,
• 7.084 to see that his tale was making a good impression,
• 7.088 Mr. Baggins saw then how clever Gandalf had been.
• 7.093 and the hall had not seen such a gathering for many a year.
• 7.113 But he saw no sign of the wizard all that day until the evening.
• 7.113 Of Beorn they had seen
• 7.117 I soon saw that Beorn could not have made them all:
• 7.121 Not eaten up by Wargs or goblins or wicked bears yet I see’ ;
• 7.123 to see that you were safe,
• 7.125 Come and see!’ said Beorn,
• 7.133 and all the while they saw nothing save grass
• 7.133 Sometimes Bilbo saw the horns of the harts
• 7.133 As the light faded Bilbo thought he saw
• 7.134 As soon as it was light they could see the forest coming as it were to meet them,
• 7.134 not even rabbits were to be seen.
• 7.136 if you have not seen each night after dark a great bear going along with us
• 7.147 will ever see you again.’
• 7.151 and see the Long Marshes lying below you,
• 7.154 and was soon lost to sight.
• 8.002 they could see a little way to either side
• 8.003 As Bilbo’s sharp inquisitive eyes got used to seeing things
• 8.003 but what made the noises he could not see.
• 8.003 The nastiest things they saw were the cobwebs:
• 8.004 long after they were sick for a sight of the sun
• 8.005 so black that you really could see nothing.
• 8.005 but he could not see it at all.
• 8.005 Well, perhaps it is not true to say that they could see nothing:
• 8.005 they could see eyes.
• 8.005 and when it was Bilbo’s turn he would see gleams
• 8.008 and in all the time they had seen neither spring nor stream.
• 8.012 but my eyes don’t see as well as they used a hundred years ago.
• 8.016 and still has the best sight,’
• 8.016 and see if you can see the boat
• 8.016 and see if you can see the boat
• 8.028 they saw that it must have stuck
• 8.031 They could still see his hood
• 8.032 though they saw no sign of it.
• 8.035 and in the forest they could see no change.
• 8.036 Nothing wholesome could they see growing
• 8.037 and in places they could see
• 8.04 and see if he can get his head above the roof
• 8.042 he saw all round him a sea of dark green,
• 8.042 without any markings to be seen.
• 8.043 he could see no end to the trees
• 8.043 that had been lightened by the sight of the sun
• 8.044 and if Bilbo had had the sense to see it,
• 8.044 and he could not expect to see how far the forest lasted.
• 8.044 Still he did not see this,
• 8.044 and he could not see anything
• 8.053 I thought I saw a twinkle of light
• 8.054 they saw a red twinkle
• 8.058 but most splendid sight of all:
• 8.071 The feast that they now saw was greater
• 8.073 while people he could not see or feel
• 8.075 He could only see the thing’s eyes,
• 8.080 as you will see.
• 8.08 That is why the spiders neither saw nor heard him coming.
• 8.081 he saw that it was made by spider-webs
• 8.081 Suddenly he saw,
• 8.087 I saw one a-struggling just now.
• 8.088 to see a dwarvish foot sticking out
• 8.092 Bilbo saw that the moment had come
• 8.092 but looking about he saw that
• 8.092 got out of his way as quick as lightning if they saw him stoop;
• 8.093 They could not see Bilbo,
• 8.096 Old fat spider can’t see me!
• 8.103 The spiders saw the sword,
• 8.104 to see which was the juiciest to eat.
• 8.106 at the sight of him jerking his stiff arms
• 8.107 (long noses are sometimes useful you see)
• 8.11 Now we see you,
• 8.113 For he saw spiders swarming up all the neighbouring trees,
• 8.117 where we last saw the elf-fires.’
• 8.124 Whether it was one of those they had seen the night before,
• 8.125 From which you can see that they had changed their opinion of Mr. Baggins very much,
• 8.125 for they saw that he had some wits,
• 9.003 for even Bilbo with the use of his eyes could not see where they were going,
• 9.016 you see.
• 9.024 and see if it is fit for the king’s table.
• 9.025 for he saw that luck was with him
• 9.032 Bilbo saw that the time had come
• 9.035 and the butler could be seen
• 9.040 I haven’t seen him at the tables tonight.
• 9.051 Most likely you saw it some time ago
• 9.056 Then he saw that it would have been no good
• 9.061 He could see the paler sky between them.
• 9.062 that he could see near the water’s edge.
• 9.069 but whether alive or dead still remains to be seen.
• 10.001 Then Bilbo saw a sight:
• 10.001 Then Bilbo saw a sight:
• 10.002 and the tumbled land that joined it to them could not be seen.
• 10.002 and through many adventures to see it,
• 10.003 ever to have seen it at all,
• 10.004 So you see Bilbo had come
• 10.006 could not be seen at all.
• 10.007 The rotting piles of a greater town could still be seen
• 10.009 came in sight
• 10.010 if they could have seen what happened down by the shore,
• 10.012 Thorin of course saw the sense of this,
• 10.018 that they had seen him flying
• 10.020 I wish to see the Master of your town!’
• 10.036 As for the Master he saw there was nothing else for it
• 10.041 We’ll see!
• 10.041 as we shall see
• 10.044 and see how he welcomes them!’
• 11.001 and now they could all see the Lonely Mountain
• 11.006 they could see
• 11.008 and see the dark cavernous opening
• 11.014 Looking down they saw that they were at the top of the cliff
• 11.014 could not be seen from below
• 11.014 but without a joint or crevice to be seen.
• 11.018 “as you will see.
[11.019]”
• 11.019 they saw clearly,
• 11.027 I don’t think I could bear to see the unhappy valley of Dale again,
• 11.029 he could see a glimpse of the distant forest.
• 11.029 Soon he saw the orange ball of the sun
• 11.038 in which nothing could be seen
• 12.008 and stopped where he could still see
• 12.010 Is that a kind of a glow I seem to see coming
• 12.012 before he ever saw the vast danger that lay
• 12.014 so that the hobbit could see his underparts
• 12.014 could dimly be seen coats of mail, helms and axes, swords and spears hanging;
• 12.018 Balin was overjoyed to see the hobbit again,
• 12.021 the sort of rage that is only seen when rich folk
• 12.030 Nothing can escape Smaug once he sees it.
• 12.040 and see what he is up to.
• 12.042 There was only the very faintest glow to be seen.
• 12.043 He can’t see me
• 12.046 and see if you were truly as great as tales say.
• 12.078 After he had seen that
• 12.091 and I don’t see the point of sitting here.
• 12.102 and see nothing,
• 12.103 They shall see me
• 13.018 They saw the little dark shape of the hobbit
• 13.018 Then they saw him halt
• 13.022 and the spark of his torch vanished from the sight
• 13.022 But soon they saw it far away
• 13.023 And still there was no sight nor sound of Smaug.
• 13.031 as soon as he saw the twinkle of their lights.
• 13.044 A white glimmer could be seen
• 13.050 And I never expected to be so pleased to see the sun again,
• 13.062 but I see no sign of food.
• 13.065 and saw the wintry sun going downwards to the West.
• 13.067 and can see much without being seen.’
• 13.067 and can see much without being seen.’
• 13.068 if we have been seen coming here,’
• 13.068 as if he expected to see Smaug perched there
• 14.002 Only its high peak could they see
• 14.004 Last night the watchmen saw them start
• 14.011 they could see him as a spark of fire
• 14.013 No fireworks you ever imagined equalled the sights that night.
• 14.025 Then the many boats could be seen
• 14.034 As you see,
• 14.043 There for ages his huge bones could be seen
• 15.001 they had not heard or seen any sign of danger.
• 15.012 and see what happens!’
• 15.017 saw him die,
• 15.017 He saw him fall
• 15.020 We would see peace once more
• 15.026 you will see that the dwarves still had some days before them.
• 15.028 through which they could see
• 15.031 when they saw a company approaching.
• 15.031 Before long they could see that both men of the lake armed
• 15.031 and very great was their surprise to see the pool before them
• 15.044 was seen crossing the river,
• 16.022 I know your king well by sight,
• 16.022 and it is Bard I particularly want to see.’
• 16.029 I see your point of view.
• 16.031 I see I have some information you have not got.
• 16.035 You may see it!’
• 16.040 But I wonder if Thorin Oakenshield will see it so.
• 17.001 Soon a single runner was seen
• 17.003 were seen to be borne forth again.
• 17.003 the dwarves saw
• 17.029 and see if you have brought from the hoard the portion
• 17.032 Before long the dwarves could be seen
• 17.040 another blackness could be seen whirling forward;
• 17.040 so dense that no light could be seen between their wings.
• 17.048 Soon they could see the lands
• 17.049 and vanished from sight,
• 17.062 Seeing the sudden gleam
• 17.062 he had seen a sight that made his heart leap,
• 17.062 he had seen a sight that made his heart leap,
• 17.065 If the elves could not see him they could hear him.
• 17.065 though as yet nothing could be seen
• 18.003 Looking into the valley he could see no living goblins.
• 18.003 he thought he could see elves moving
• 18.014 When Gandalf saw Bilbo,
• 18.014 I began to wonder if even your luck would see you through!
• 18.028 I should have liked to see them again,’
• 18.028 perhaps I shall see them on the way home.
• 18.053 and looking backward they saw a white sun
• 19.028 in sight
• 19.028 he could see his own Hill
• 19.032 Eyes that fire and sword have seen
• 19.036 to see if their own furniture would fit.