His father was never able to get custody of him as a child.
When will you be able to take me to get my car?
"But how would it help us to be able to fly?" questioned the girl.
If he had simply ignored her, she might have been able to get her emotions under control, but now a sob threatened so convincingly that she was afraid to breathe.
Looking out, they could see into some of the houses near them, where there were open windows in abundance, and were able to mark the forms of the wooden Gargoyles moving about in their dwellings.
A few times she nodded off, but for the most part she was able to stay awake until Alex arrived the next morning with Katie.
If I can slip them, I may be able to help.
In the future, all people will be able to follow their passions without regard for market forces.
I would need the robot to be able to proactively offer suggestions.
Our friends had a good start and were able to maintain it, for with their eight wings they could go just as fast as could the Gargoyles.
She wasn't going to be able to sleep any more.
The coachman explained as well as he was able; and they rode onward.
And if so, would they be able to fit three people comfortably in the front seat?
It's good to be able to listen.
Nothing she had ever experienced in her life was more painful than that moment, knowing his pain and not being able to say a thing to help.
She boiled it, and boiled it, As long as she was able; Then Mrs. Finney took it, And put it on the table.
They need to be able to irrigate without relying solely on rain.
If the driver was hurt, she might be able to help.
Timing was with her and she was able to take all the state exams shortly after graduating.
We mutually agreed the subject of our tests was verboten until we were able to get together again in three weeks hence.
But the noise and clatter seemed as dreadful to them as Jim's heels, for all who were able swiftly turned and flew away to a great distance.
Being able to discuss such things with him was as comforting as it was new.
Brandon still wasn't sure when he would be able to leave the ranch.
I'd call him, but of course he wouldn't be able to answer!
Would she ever be able to watch a normal family scene without feeling the agony of her loss?
She's such a little fraidy cat but I shan't be able to keep her much longer.
There was some question that he might not be able to keep his own child?
On the other hand, if you abandoned the wagons and rode the mules, you might be able to keep ahead of the Indians.
This was not the first time she wasn't able to assist.
He had an idea of how his father felt, fearing he would have to watch his little boy grow and not being able to be the provider.
She turned to go back to the house and realized she wouldn't be able to make it before the storm caught up with her.
A Cleveland mother had reported an infant child was taken from his crib while napping yet when Howie was able to enter the location before and during the alleged time, there was no sign of the child.
And the whole thing has been unnatural because that cat and I are both able to talk your language, and to understand the words you say.
It must be fun to be able to ride all around freely while we're stuck in our wagons.
It was several more minutes before she was able to take deep breaths – even longer before she was able to utter more than a strangled sound.
Howie was able to follow her to a vehicle and relate the plate number!
Howie, now able to usually remain with a vehicle, stayed with the car to a suburban ranch style house only six miles from the kidnapping.
Lady luck intervened when the director removed a twenty dollar bill from his wallet for a tip for the maid and Howie was able to record the bill number.
No sound disturbed Howie and with Martha able to use her special hypnotic-like tone, little time was wasted inducing Howie's sleep state.
Absent Martha's soothing voice, Howie wasn't able to drift off until our third try.
I want to be able to focus on solving this problem, not worrying about what might be said or done to you.
"Tell us where you were," Betsy begged, hardly able to contain herself as she turned on her tape recorder.
Granted, what we accomplished was monumental, but coming across a similar situation and duplicating what we were able to do might not occur very often.
Finally, Howie was able to connect with a recently abducted little girl in Alabama.
She recognized this trait and would accept rules she herself would never be able to make.
The vehicle was different but this time he was able to record the South Carolina license plate number.
You're just as much a bull's eye if this monster is able to pick up your trail.
Now I'm able to adjust my method of operation accordingly.
Howie was able to view the abduction, though it was particularly brutal as the young boy was knocked unconscious and bleeding.
Perhaps I was being unfair but everything we'd been able to do was close to ending with a sad whimper, due to the greed of this woman.
It sounds like I might be able to work something out.
Would you be able to access national data bases?
Structural famine exists when enough food is technically on hand or able to be imported, but some portion of the population is economically separated from it.
The thought was that the overseer, being local, would be able to separate the lazy from the truly needy.
Since many of the poor were not able-bodied, the workhouses were not profitable institutions.
The subtle interplay of everything involved in nutrition is vastly more complex than our minds are able to handle.
To further enhance yield, at the same time Borlaug bred wheat strains with short, stubby stalks, which were able to better handle more weight of grain.
The Internet is still able to be "turned off" by despotic rulers.
Computers will be able to reproduce them at will and hobbyists will still study them.
Now and then they glanced at one another, hardly able to suppress their laughter.
He should be able to deliver.
On the record, tell the public this; you've been led to believe the psychic tipster is a woman of an age able to collect social security.
But my guess is that we will be able to do this and even make existing "good" genes perform better.
Exportable technology can function around the world.
People in power used to be able to order executions as capriciously as the queen did in Alice in Wonderland.
In the past, humanity has been able to sustain both wars and progress.
Imagine if today everyone spoke one language and I said that in the future we will speak hundreds of different languages and not be able to understand each other.
It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do.
It is not enough even to be able to speak the language of that nation by which they are written, for there is a memorable interval between the spoken and the written language, the language heard and the language read.
I should make too good a target for the French, besides I am afraid I should hardly be able to climb onto a horse.
If you don't get some sleep when you go home, you won't be able to relieve me tonight.
Would she have been able to hear his conversation behind a closed door?
The window was barely large enough for her to pass through, but she might be able to get out that way.
As Martha said, I'm able to dial in settings that affect time and a location.
Why would your employer pay you more than the value you are able to add?
But it really is no different than me thinking it is my birthright to be able to have freedom of speech.
How much more should we be able to with the Internet, computers, and other technology?
Finally, we get to the fourth order of GMO: being able to splice genes from one species into another species, a process known as transgenesis.
Pause, just for a moment, and consider how profound a force for peace this is: to be able to communicate with anyone, anywhere, instantly.
But the rumble of the machinery made me think it was thundering, and I began to cry, because I feared if it rained we should not be able to have our picnic out of doors.
I shall not be able to equip him.
If it has come to this--we must fight as long as Russia can and as long as there are men able to stand...
If Howard had not been able to find anything on Yancey, it was probably because there was nothing to tell.
As it turned out, the truck repair was minor, so she was able to follow Cade home that evening.
Then I busted his chops how he wouldn't be able to, I don't know, relate.
Are you able to maximize the use of this ability?
The shade was grateful, and the tree was so easy to climb that with my teacher's assistance I was able to scramble to a seat in the branches.
It is an unspeakable boon to me to be able to speak in winged words that need no interpretation.
In lathing I was pleased to be able to send home each nail with a single blow of the hammer, and it was my ambition to transfer the plaster from the board to the wall neatly and rapidly.
Another prodded his horse with the butt end of a musket, and Pierre, bending over his saddlebow and hardly able to control his shying horse, galloped ahead of the soldiers where there was a free space.
I don't want her to wake up in a strange room and not be able to find us.
He took it harder than I thought he would, but being able to keep Tammy took the edge off it.
This tendency to only be able to see new technology as an extension of the old is exactly the phenomena we have seen with the Internet.
Another friend tells her either member of the couple should be able to instantly remove the couple page when the relationship goes sour.
By "the end of ignorance," I mean a world where everyone everywhere will be able to go through life making wise decisions based on near-perfect information.
Science's progress over the past few hundred years has been determined mainly by the relatively slow speed at which we were able to collect data.
Well, obviously, Amazon is able to collect this data as they make sales.
Machines will never, in my opinion, be able to be creative.
And from every experience they have had in their lives, we would be able to infer what was successful and what was not successful.
Regarding disorders and disabilities: We should be able to repair, heal, or replace any part of the body not functioning at the level the person with the disability reasonably wishes it to.
Likewise for mental illnesses: We should be able to cure them to the extent the person in question would wish them to be.
Essentially, we will be able to run as many controlled experiments as we can imagine instantly and for no cost—and that will revolutionize medicine.
You won't be able to identify the other people; you will simply see that 1600 other people seem to have this same corn dog issue.
We will be able to examine all kinds of social issues: Why are some areas poorer than others?
Then in the 1940s, another American, Oswald Avery, was able to show, through an ingenious method, that the genetic information had to be carried by the DNA.
Fourth: We will be able to define illnesses better.
However, new and improved cows are now able to make milk with more of these enzymes.
Trading is able to create value for two reasons.
To the extent that the Internet is able to increase trade, it increases utility.
Credit cards are able to work and charge low fees because almost all transactions are honest.
These stores are able to increase trade a number of ways.
Most of these people have other jobs and obligations, so without something like Etsy, they might not be able to enter into these trades.
If you are able to consume more energy, you can do more work and therefore create more.
That is what we expect to be able to do, because it is theoretically possible in a hundred different ways.
He explained to me that with a lawnmower, one person would be able to do the job and eleven men would be unemployed.
They are able to produce widgets for ten cents, putting the Dollar Widget Company (with its unfortunate name) out of business.
Once someone has something, no one should be able to take it from him or her.
I hesitate to start talking about nanotechnology for fear I will not be able to stop—the entire field is amazing to me!
Researchers also discovered the vaccine was able to restore normal blood sugar levels without using insulin.
Plus, they will be able to convert heat to electricity as well, so anything that heats up will become an energy source.
I will be able to change their color.
Families who owned great houses were able to keep them if they opened them to the public, acted as guides, and only lived in a small part of them.
So let's say your parents bought Coca Cola stock their entire life, left it all to you, and you are able to live off the dividend payments of the stock.
Instead of relearning things over the course of centuries, people will be able to learn from the choices others have made.
Once they become more educated, they are better able to participate in the modern economy.
It is not necessary that one should be able to define every word and give it its principal parts and its grammatical position in the sentence in order to understand and appreciate a fine poem.
We like to think that the sunshine and the winds and the trees are able to love in some way of their own, for it would make us know that they were happy if we knew that they could love.
I had intended to write the sketch during my vacation: but I was not well, and I did not feel able to write even to my friends.
To be able to read for one's self what is being willed, thought and done in the world--the world in whose joys and sorrows, failures and successes one feels the keenest interest--that would indeed be a happiness too deep for words.
She is less able to recall events of fifteen years ago than most of us are to recollect our childhood.
In this way she is able to get the meaning of those half sentences which we complete unconsciously from the tone of the voice or the twinkle of the eye.
I know that she has remarkable powers, and I believe that I shall be able to develop and mould them.
She is able not only to distinguish with great accuracy the different undulations of the air and the vibrations of the floor made by various sounds and motions, and to recognize her friends and acquaintances the instant she touches their hands or clothing, but she also perceives the state of mind of those around her.
She responds quickly to the gentle pressure of affection, the pat of approval, the jerk of impatience, the firm motion of command, and to the many other variations of the almost infinite language of the feelings; and she has become so expert in interpreting this unconscious language of the emotions that she is often able to divine our very thoughts.
To show how quickly she perceives and associates ideas, I will give an instance which all who have read the book will be able to appreciate.
Later, when she was able to talk about it, she said: Poor Ginger!
Miss Keller will never be able, I believe, to speak loud without destroying the pleasant quality and the distinctness of her words, but she can do much to make her speech clearer.
If you knew all the joy I feel in being able to speak to you to-day, I think you would have some idea of the value of speech to the deaf, and you would understand why I want every little deaf child in all this great world to have an opportunity to learn to speak.
It seems very strange to me that there should be this difference of opinion; I cannot understand how any one interested in our education can fail to appreciate the satisfaction we feel in being able to express our thoughts in living words.
Helen's mind is so gifted by nature that she seems able to understand with only the faintest touch of explanation every possible variety of external relations.
But as she was not able to find her copy, and applications for the volume at bookstores in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Albany, and other places resulted only in failure, search was instituted for the author herself.
She drew her wool down through the canvas and, scarcely able to refrain from laughing, stooped as if trying to make out the pattern.
"Tonight, not later," said he in a low voice, and he moved away with a decorous smile of self-satisfaction at being able clearly to understand and state the patient's condition.
That is all I have been able to find out about him.
His son made no rejoinder, but it was evident that whatever arguments were presented he was as little able as his father to change his opinion.
"I shall scarcely be able to avail myself of your hospitality, gentlemen, it is already time for me to go," replied Prince Andrew looking at his watch.
You won't be able to find either your baggage or anything else now, Prince.
To be able to crush it absolutely he awaited the arrival of the rest of the troops who were on their way from Vienna, and with this object offered a three days' truce on condition that both armies should remain in position without moving.
Our reserve units were able to join up, and the fight was at an end.
Pierre, on unexpectedly becoming Count Bezukhov and a rich man, felt himself after his recent loneliness and freedom from cares so beset and preoccupied that only in bed was he able to be by himself.
"You are wounded?" he asked, hardly able to master the trembling of his lower jaw.
"Hurrah!" shouted Prince Andrew, and, scarcely able to hold up the heavy standard, he ran forward with full confidence that the whole battalion would follow him.
Bagration knew that as the distance between the two flanks was more than six miles, even if the messenger were not killed (which he very likely would be), and found the commander-in-chief (which would be very difficult), he would not be able to get back before evening.
During this transfer he felt a little stronger and was able to look about him and even speak.
To him the club entrusted the arrangement of the festival in honor of Bagration, for few men knew so well how to arrange a feast on an open-handed, hospitable scale, and still fewer men would be so well able and willing to make up out of their own resources what might be needed for the success of the fete.
He was afraid of any want of clearness, any weakness, in the Mason's arguments; he dreaded not to be able to believe in him.
But it is a good thing for proprietors who perish morally, bring remorse upon themselves, stifle this remorse and grow callous, as a result of being able to inflict punishments justly and unjustly.
In the hospitals, death was so certain that soldiers suffering from fever, or the swelling that came from bad food, preferred to remain on duty, and hardly able to drag their legs went to the front rather than to the hospitals.
A deep saucer of black blood was taken from his hairy arm and only then was he able to relate what had happened to him.
Often after collecting alms, and reckoning up twenty to thirty rubles received for the most part in promises from a dozen members, of whom half were as well able to pay as himself, Pierre remembered the masonic vow in which each Brother promised to devote all his belongings to his neighbor, and doubts on which he tried not to dwell arose in his soul.
It is impossible to eradicate the passions; but we must strive to direct them to a noble aim, and it is therefore necessary that everyone should be able to satisfy his passions within the limits of virtue.
Religion alone can explain to us what without its help man cannot comprehend: why, for what cause, kind and noble beings able to find happiness in life--not merely harming no one but necessary to the happiness of others--are called away to God, while cruel, useless, harmful persons, or such as are a burden to themselves and to others, are left living.
I knew you wouldn't be able to resist it and it's a good thing you're going.
The others all followed, dispirited and shamefaced, and only much later were they able to regain their former affectation of indifference.
He had the unfortunate capacity many men, especially Russians, have of seeing and believing in the possibility of goodness and truth, but of seeing the evil and falsehood of life too clearly to be able to take a serious part in it.
Only after she had reached home was Natasha able clearly to think over what had happened to her, and suddenly remembering Prince Andrew she was horrified, and at tea to which all had sat down after the opera, she gave a loud exclamation, flushed, and ran out of the room.
She was still too agitated by the encounter to be able to talk of the affair calmly.
If, after that, I could return his smile when saying good-by, if I was able to let it come to that, it means that I loved him from the first.
Before leaving, Napoleon showed favor to the emperor, kings, and princes who had deserved it, reprimanded the kings and princes with whom he was dissatisfied, presented pearls and diamonds of his own--that is, which he had taken from other kings--to the Empress of Austria, and having, as his historian tells us, tenderly embraced the Empress Marie Louise--who regarded him as her husband, though he had left another wife in Paris--left her grieved by the parting which she seemed hardly able to bear.
Boris was thus the first to learn the news that the French army had crossed the Niemen and, thanks to this, was able to show certain important personages that much that was concealed from others was usually known to him, and by this means he rose higher in their estimation.
This inevitability alone can explain how the cruel Arakcheev, who tore out a grenadier's mustache with his own hands, whose weak nerves rendered him unable to face danger, and who was neither an educated man nor a courtier, was able to maintain his powerful position with Alexander, whose own character was chivalrous, noble, and gentle.
With Pfuel was Wolzogen, who expressed Pfuel's thoughts in a more comprehensible way than Pfuel himself (who was a harsh, bookish theorist, self-confident to the point of despising everyone else) was able to do.
This was the party of the elders, reasonable men experienced and capable in state affairs, who, without sharing any of those conflicting opinions, were able to take a detached view of what was going on at the staff at headquarters and to consider means of escape from this muddle, indecision, intricacy, and weakness.
From this short interview with Pfuel, Prince Andrew, thanks to his Austerlitz experiences, was able to form a clear conception of the man.
No one was or is able to foresee in what condition our or the enemy's armies will be in a day's time, and no one can gauge the force of this or that detachment.
And since it had to be so, Nicholas Rostov, as was natural to him, felt contented with the life he led in the regiment and was able to find pleasure in that life.
And it was even pleasant to be able to show, by disregarding the orders, that she did not believe in medical treatment and did not value her life.
Only at prayer did she feel able to think clearly and calmly of Prince Andrew and Anatole, as men for whom her feelings were as nothing compared with her awe and devotion to God.
Lord, Thou art able to save both great and small; Thou art God, and man cannot prevail against Thee!
Pierre wished to say that he was ready to sacrifice his money, his serfs, or himself, only one ought to know the state of affairs in order to be able to improve it, but he was unable to speak.
He wished to sleep, but he knew he would not be able to and that most depressing thoughts came to him in bed.
Seeing that his trap would not be able to move on for some time, Alpatych got down and turned into the side street to look at the fire.
"If he manages the business properly he will be able to pay off all his debts," said the militia officer, speaking of Rostov.
Pierre listened to him, scarcely able to repress a smile.
Never to the end of his life could he understand goodness, beauty, or truth, or the significance of his actions which were too contrary to goodness and truth, too remote from everything human, for him ever to be able to grasp their meaning.
He felt that only in the ordinary conditions of life would he be able to understand himself and all he had seen and felt.
The hardest thing (Pierre went on thinking, or hearing, in his dream) is to be able in your soul to unite the meaning of all.
Those who were able to get away were going of their own accord, those who remained behind decided for themselves what they must do.
She knew that being thrown together again under such terrible circumstances they would again fall in love with one another, and that Nicholas would then not be able to marry Princess Mary as they would be within the prohibited degrees of affinity.
Pierre was no longer able to turn away and close his eyes.
She felt that from her she would be able to understand and learn everything.
They sat a little while downstairs near his room till they had left off crying and were able to go to him with calm faces.
She was sure he would speak soft, tender words to her such as her father had uttered before his death, and that she would not be able to bear it and would burst into sobs in his presence.
To be able to go a thousand miles he must imagine that something good awaits him at the end of those thousand miles.
They saw that she alone was able to restrain her mother from unreasoning despair.
Tell them to send me to hospital; I'm aching all over; anyway I shan't be able to keep up.
"Can she have loved my brother so little as to be able to forget him so soon?" she thought when she reflected on the change.
"Oh, Nicholas, how can you talk like that?" cried Sonya, hardly able to conceal her delight.
In another three years, by 1820, he had so managed his affairs that he was able to buy a small estate adjoining Bald Hills and was negotiating to buy back Otradnoe--that being his pet dream.
He had access to his part much earlier than I did, so he was able to make some investments that really paid off.
A balloon meant to her some other arrival from the surface of the earth, and she hoped it would be some one able to assist her and Zeb out of their difficulties.
Let us see your arts, and the sorceries you are able to perform.
We will finally be able to build an oracle, and we will use that tool, that collection of life experiences, to optimize our own lives.
So when people have excess goods, they are able to trade those goods away for things they want and suffer less of a decrease in utility than the amount they are increasing in their trading partners.
Granted that the majority are able at last either to own or hire the modern house with all its improvements.
She gave him a passionately angry glance, and hardly able to restrain her tears and maintain the artificial smile on her lips, she got up and left the room.
Pierre raised his shoulders and listened open-mouthed to what was told him, scarcely able to believe his own ears.
It was probably the first money, other than the air fares, Señor Medena had been able to spend on Alex - and even then he had to do it through Felipa.
"He will sprout very soon," said the Prince, "and grow into a large bush, from which we shall in time be able to pick several very good sorcerers."