The Return of Sherlock Holmes
[H]e introduced us to a haggard, gray-haired woman, the widow of the murdered man, whose gaunt and deep-lined face, with the furtive look of terror in the depths of her red-rimmed eyes, told of the years of hardship and ill-usage which she had endured. (Black Peter.2.2)
"Surely you have gone too far?"
"It was a most necessary step. [...] I have walked out with her each evening, and I have talked with her. Good heavens, those talks! However, I have got all I wanted." (Milverton.1.57-58)
"Sir Eustace was a confirmed drunkard. To be with such a man for an hour, is unpleasant. Can you imagine what it means for a sensitive and high-spirited woman to be tied to him for day and night? It is a sacrilege, a crime, a villainy to hold that such a marriage is binding. I say that these monstrous laws of yours will bring a curse upon the land." (Abbey Grange.27)