His absence sucked the energy from the room and she stared down at the dishwater.
He explained the absence of his fangs.
The wavering is caused by the absence of accent on FUL, for she pronounces FULL correctly.
You forget, I command them in the absence of my father and his most trusted warriors.
Her beautiful eyes no longer sparkled, and he was surprised to find he felt the absence of her warmth and liveliness.
Whatever the reason for his absence, the days were lonely and meaningless without him.
He glanced at Carmen, silently questioning if his absence would be a bother.
In her brief absence I described how Howie squirmed and twisted while sleeping.
His hand shifted to her hip, and he felt the absence of her warmth to the bone.
It was less an instinct and more of an absence of something.
The second and even more singular fact was the absence of any inhabitant of this splendid place.
Her features had gone from drawn and pale to glowing, the result of his return from Europe after an extended absence and the child growing in her womb.
It looked as if the Deans might have more time to themselves, even if Janet's absence meant they'd spend their leisure changing sheets and cleaning toilets.
On reading that letter (she always read her husband's letters) Natasha herself suggested that he should go to Petersburg, though she would feel his absence very acutely.
He could depend on Carmen to take good care of the stallion in his absence, but the horse missed him – or maybe it was the other way around.
He intended for the problem to right itself in his absence, once she adjusted.
It had been so long, and the absence of intimacy was ruining any chance of salvaging their relationship.
In the spring of 1792 he received the rank of marechal de camp in command of the cavalry in the army of the north; but the influence of the extremists becoming predominant he took indefinite leave of absence, and settled at Auteuil, where, with Condorcet and Cabanis, he devoted himself to scientific studies.
In the absence of efficient communication, potential belligerents are left to impute the worst possible motives to the unexplained actions of others.
Hilden might defer to him in her absence, but Taran knew where the loyalty of most of the men lay.
In Pteromys the tail is cylindrical and comparatively thin, while in Sciuropterus it is broad, flat and laterally expanded, so as to compensate for the absence of the interfemoral membrane by acting as a supplementary parachute.
He received formal leave of absence in January 1908, when he received the title of president of the board of customs. Both the Chinese and the British governments from time to time conferred honours upon Sir Robert Hart.
Pierre did not come either and Natasha, not knowing that Prince Andrew had gone to see his father, could not explain his absence to herself.
He at once resigned his commission, and without waiting for it to be accepted took leave of absence and went to Moscow.
Young Billy Langstrom came by for Pumpkin, his newfound friend, announced by the absence of a muffler on his bright red Jeep.
In his absence, Alex had changed into clothes more suitable for farm work.
The young man said he understood but sounded confused at Dean's sudden absence from their lives, though he didn't press for an explanation.
The members were called "justices," and in the king's absence the chief justiciar presided over the court.
The web is a force for truth, connectedness, understanding, and communication—all things whose absence can trigger war.
The unaccustomed coarse food, the vodka he drank during those days, the absence of wine and cigars, his dirty unchanged linen, two almost sleepless nights passed on a short sofa without bedding--all this kept him in a state of excitement bordering on insanity.
And this very absence of an aim gave him the complete, joyous sense of freedom which constituted his happiness at this time.
In her absence Nicholas allowed himself to give his little daughter a gallop round the room.
But Fitzgerald's absence still bothers me.
Among other characteristics of these animals may be noticed the great length of the neck and limbs, the complete absence of lateral toes and the long and tufted tail.
Curiously enough, the absence of eyes struck me more than all the other defects put together.
While I knew we were helpless to do anything positive in Howie's absence, I never-the-less opened the site where Betsy located cases for our attention.
If he noticed her absence soon after it occurred, would he have been able to follow and stop her deal with Darkyn?
He added a little tequila this time, and the absence of the plastic improved the taste more than he expected.
The only good is the absence of those evils.
A third, in the absence of opponents, between two councils would simply solicit a special gratuity for his faithful services, well knowing that at that moment people would be too busy to refuse him.
So he considered it necessary to ask for leave of absence for family and domestic reasons.
As often happens when someone we have trusted is no longer before our eyes, it suddenly seemed quite clear and obvious to him that the sergeant was an impostor, that he had lied, and that the whole Russian attack would be ruined by the absence of those two regiments, which he would lead away heaven only knew where.
Natasha spoke to Pierre about her brother's life and doings, of how she had suffered and lacked life during his own absence, and of how she was fonder than ever of Mary, and how Mary was in every way better than herself.
Howie's temporary absence eliminated the problem, at least for now; no trips back to a crime scene resulted in no tips to convey.
We were finding make work at the office increasingly boring but I suspected our absence would produce unwanted curiosity.
He drove directly home, knowing Cynthia would be terrified by his absence and the sound of sirens in the night.
Even his many years absence from visiting Ouray no longer eliminated him as a suspect now that the age of the bones was uncertain.
Maria crushed Martha in her happy embrace, although what she'd perceived of the young girl's absence through the veil of her linguistic limitations was anyone's guess.
He had no flashlight, and the fear he'd felt during his first trip into this deep and dank hole was compounded by the absence of being able to see.
She barely knew the man at her back, but she.d felt his absence even during the few hours in the day they weren.t together.
There was dark grey and sterility in the absence of anything remotely friendly, homey, or welcoming.
"You must defer to him in my absence as you do me," he reminded her.
Their fears were well founded, for their long absence had alarmed the King, and he mounted North Wind and went out in search of his tardy couriers.
I could always tell if visitors had called in my absence, either by the bended twigs or grass, or the print of their shoes, and generally of what sex or age or quality they were by some slight trace left, as a flower dropped, or a bunch of grass plucked and thrown away, even as far off as the railroad, half a mile distant, or by the lingering odor of a cigar or pipe.
Nicholas, though he had never seen Ilagin, with his usual absence of moderation in judgment, hated him cordially from reports of his arbitrariness and violence, and regarded him as his bitterest foe.
Not only does a good army commander not need any special qualities, on the contrary he needs the absence of the highest and best human attributes--love, poetry, tenderness, and philosophic inquiring doubt.
On receiving this letter, Nicholas did not even make any attempt to get leave of absence or to retire from the army, but wrote to his parents that he was sorry Natasha was ill and her engagement broken off, and that he would do all he could to meet their wishes.
"Sire, all Paris regrets your absence," replied de Beausset as was proper.
At that moment a maid sent by the countess, who had noticed her daughter's absence, knocked at the door.
When Pierre and his wife entered the drawing room the countess was in one of her customary states in which she needed the mental exertion of playing patience, and so--though by force of habit she greeted him with the words she always used when Pierre or her son returned after an absence: High time, my dear, high time!
In spite of the good news of Fred's return, the pall of Martha's continued absence draped over Bird Song.
He no longer questioned the need for such a trained, disciplined army, or the absence of able-bodied men within the city's walls.
By the addition of excess of ammonia to a cobalt chloride solution in absence of air, a greenishblue precipitate is obtained which, on heating, dissolves in the solution, giving a rose-red liquid.
Their fears were well founded, for their long absence had alarmed the king, and he had started out to look for his tardy servants, and just as they were all hidden, he came along slowly, looking on all sides for the fairies.
Rostov, who felt his friend's absence very much, having no news of him since he left and feeling very anxious about his wound and the progress of his affairs, took advantage of the armistice to get leave to visit Denisov in hospital.
The Bible legend tells us that the absence of labor--idleness--was a condition of the first man's blessedness before the Fall.
From the pretense of illness, from his daughter's distress, and by the embarrassed faces of Sonya and Marya Dmitrievna, the count saw clearly that something had gone wrong during his absence, but it was so terrible for him to think that anything disgraceful had happened to his beloved daughter, and he so prized his own cheerful tranquillity, that he avoided inquiries and tried to assure himself that nothing particularly had happened; and he was only dissatisfied that her indisposition delayed their return to the country.
Two orderlies, a courier and a major-domo, stood near by, some ten paces from Prince Andrew, availing themselves of Kutuzov's absence and of the fine weather.
The more he realized the absence of all personal motive in that old man--in whom there seemed to remain only the habit of passions, and in place of an intellect (grouping events and drawing conclusions) only the capacity calmly to contemplate the course of events--the more reassured he was that everything would be as it should.
The absence of suffering, the satisfaction of one's needs and consequent freedom in the choice of one's occupation, that is, of one's way of life, now seemed to Pierre to be indubitably man's highest happiness.
If the purpose of history be to give a description of the movement of humanity and of the peoples, the first question--in the absence of a reply to which all the rest will be incomprehensible--is: what is the power that moves peoples?
(3) However much the difficulty of understanding the causes may be increased, we never reach a conception of complete freedom, that is, an absence of cause.
In his absence, Julie surprised us once more by thanking us for referring Howie to a psychiatrist.
His absence of speech doesn't slow him down.
Dean questioned the rare break between characters and the near absence of punctuation.
I am miserable in your absence yet the simple memory of you is enough to sustain me during those interminably long intervals when we are apart.
Here her character was shaped; here she imbibed that passionate love of country scenes and country life which neither absence, politics nor dissipation could uproot; here she learnt to understand the ways and thoughts of the peasants, and laid up that rich store of scenes and characters which a marvellously retentive memory enabled her to draw upon at will.
The habits of the military class are the absence of freedom, that is, discipline, idleness, ignorance, cruelty, debauchery, and drunkenness.
And the more imbued he became with that principle of love, the more he renounced life and the more completely he destroyed that dreadful barrier which--in the absence of such love-- stands between life and death.
But besides this, even if, admitting the remaining minimum of freedom to equal zero, we assumed in some given case--as for instance in that of a dying man, an unborn babe, or an idiot--complete absence of freedom, by so doing we should destroy the very conception of man in the case we are examining, for as soon as there is no freedom there is also no man.
In his absence, it was too heart wrenching to even look, knowing he was unavailable and unable to help.
There is, moreover, a reason why Helen Keller writes good English, which lies in the very absence of sight and hearing.
There was total absence of mention of the disappearance of Jeffrey Byrne, Dean's trip to Norfolk, or any real-life matters for the entire evening.