When Rieux next met Castel, the Prefect’s remark was still rankling.
Hitherto, surprised as he may have been by the strange things happening around him, each individual citizen had gone about his business as usual, so far as this was possible. And no doubt he would have continued doing so. (2.1.1)
Thus each of us had to be content to live only for the day, alone under the vast indifference of the sky. (2.1.14)