And when the sound died quite away, and the hum had ceased, and the most favorable breezes told no tale, I knew that they had got the last drone of them all safely into the Middlesex hive, and that now their minds were bent on the honey with which it was smeared.
This was my answer with respect to those youths who were bent on this pursuit, trusting that they would soon outgrow it.
Already the report was abroad that the queen was bent on marriage with Bothwell, whose last year's marriage with the sister of Huntly would be dissolved, and the assent of his wife's brother purchased by the restitution of his forfeited estates.
It's as if she's bent on degrading herself.
They were bent on profitable cruises, the profit to be counted down in dollars from the mint.
But the governing powers were not fanatics, bent on seeking out victims; the spirit of Henry V.
But while a section of Quebec was eager to secure the rebel's pardon, Ontario was equally bent on the execution of justice, so that in the final vote on the question in parliament the defection of French Conservatives was compensated for by the support of Ontario Liberals.
In 1897 President Kruger, bent on still further cementing the union with the Free State, visited Bloemfontein.
The Teutonic knights in the north and the Tatar hordes in the south were equally bent on the subjection of Lithuania, while Olgierd's eastern and western neighbours, Muscovy and Poland, were far more frequently hostile competitors than serviceable allies.
At a time when the non-Catholic theologians were chiefly small fry, bent on Leo XI., 1605.