"putting them in readiness"
"their preparation was more than adequate"
"readiness to continue discussions"
"they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel"
"they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority"
"he tried to explain his forwardness in battle"
"the subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution"
"his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set"
"they conversed with great facility"
"a happy readiness of conversation"
Aunt Tossie drained her glass in readiness.
出自： M. Keane