He did not act as if it was bothering him.
Act like nothing is wrong.
Apparently the horse knew the rider meant business, because it didn't act up again.
How did he act strangely?
One does not dress or act like a lady.
You just have to act like you already know it.
If he tried to follow a moving automobile, he could sometimes attach himself, if the vehicle was slow or stopped, but the act was tenuous at best.
He seemed sincere, but it could have been an act.
I know you're hurt but act rationally.
Baffled. He really hardly knew her but thinks he's supposed act like he's grieving.
Holding this back is the most incredibly selfish act I've ever seen.
His kiss had been an act of aggression, not passion.
I'm here in one piece, sort of, and you've given me a clean slate to begin act two of my life.
I'm sorry to have missed act one, but I promise a short intermission before I give act two a try.
I'll leave the coffee for you and check in later to make sure you haven't decided to act prematurely.
Maybe she could act like she didn't notice it was him.
Anyway, why do men have to act on every idea that crosses their mind?
"The vamps have been conducting surveillance on us for weeks, but they just now started to act up," Rainy continued.
Dean tried to remember all the methods he'd been taught to stem panic and act rationally.
We act on it.
So they threw their sabots, a kind of clog shoe, into the machinery to break it—an act that gave us the word sabotage.
She had to act now.
Adrienne shucked her coat and tried to act nonchalant in spite of the warmth in her cheeks.
Then there was Fitzgerald, Dean's prime candidate for any nefarious act, most notably some involvement in Billy Langstrom's death.
It was meant to be the final act of their friendship.
You act like you've been shut out of your underworld or your mate made a deal with Darkyn and turned into someone else.
How long until he kicked her out of the apartment, the final act of abandonment after disrupting everything in her life?
Jim was in the act of plunging down the path to escape when the Sawhorse cried out:
Brandon didn't act much different at the apartment, but he always seemed to end up in the chair beside her at the table.
Westlake practically camps on it and even Pumpkin Green's has gotten in on the act, Dean said.
All that was left was the physical act of being gone.
In the second act there was scenery representing tombstones, there was a round hole in the canvas to represent the moon, shades were raised over the footlights, and from horns and contrabass came deep notes while many people appeared from right and left wearing black cloaks and holding things like daggers in their hands.
It was rude to act this way to hosts who had invited them into their home on such a special occasion.
I don't know what came over me to act that way.
She didn't act like she was afraid of him.
We're going to eat before we leave, and you're going to act grateful.
But if I'm supposed to avoid the subject, don't act like I'm in the middle of some deceitful act when I try.
Her one saving grace was the fact that the next morning he didn't act as though nothing had happened.
Years of only remembered dreams but now the real act is so much better than fantasying!
My only directive to our group was a strong suggestion we act unanimously.
I thought we'd finished with the vicarious act of contrition but no such luck.
All I could think of was Randy and how lucky we are that he's got his act together in spite of this business with Jen—how much better off he is than Billy— and Jen than Melissa.
Maybe her "hard to get" act wasn't working, so she was trying something a little more direct.
As with the underworld, he'd tried to act in a way he thought was best since meeting her.
Being underground meant he was a much harder target to hit, yet despite his attempts to convince his brother to act likewise, he'd not yet succeeded.
"What brought you back?" was the next question, and Dorothy's eye rested on an antlered head hanging on the wall just over the fireplace, and caught its lips in the act of moving.
For the other day, when you sat at dinner with your officers, I noticed that the wine made you act queerly.
I am afraid to drink anything that makes men act in that way.
Expropriation is an act that simultaneously violates two of the three ingredients for prosperity that I have enumerated: private property and rule of law.
It can sell produce abroad for better rates, give farmers predictability in pricing and flexibility on when to sell, and act as a storehouse against lean times in the future.
Germany viewed the Russian mobilization as an act of war and therefore declared war on Russia.
However, practically speaking, it sometimes has a corrupting influence on those whom it empowers to act for the state.
Practically speaking, governments often act as if their first duty is to protect the government, not the people.
I quickly learned that each printed word stood for an object, an act, or a quality.
The mere spelling is, of course, no more a conscious act than it is in writing.
I do not know why it is, but stories in which animals are made to talk and act like human beings have never appealed to me very strongly.
The first time I saw him act was while at school in New York.
The last act affected us most deeply, and we all wept, wondering how the executioner could have the heart to tear the King from his loving wife's arms.
She would turn her head, smile, and act as though she had heard what was said.
She was familiar with the words of the last sentence, and was delighted when allowed to act them out.
She does not think of one wrong act as harmless, of another as of no consequence, and of another as not intended.
She liked to feel the cat purr; and if by chance she felt a dog in the act of barking, she showed great pleasure.
Let the dead past bury its dead, Act, act in the living present, Heart within and God overhead.
Let the dead past bury its dead, Act, act in the living present, Heart within and God overhead.
There is no stopping to read the riot act, no firing over the heads of the mob, in this case.
What a sorrowful act must that be--the covering up of wells! coincident with the opening of wells of tears.
The soldier is applauded who refuses to serve in an unjust war by those who do not refuse to sustain the unjust government which makes the war; is applauded by those whose own act and authority he disregards and sets at naught; as if the state were penitent to that degree that it hired one to scourge it while it sinned, but not to that degree that it left off sinning for a moment.
He kept telling himself that he would consider the whole matter and decide what was right and how he should act, but instead of that he only excited himself more and more.
From the regimental commander's, Denisov rode straight to the staff with a sincere desire to act on this advice.
The look of annoyance had already disappeared from Boris' face: having evidently reflected and decided how to act, he very quietly took both Rostov's hands and led him into the next room.
The first act was over.
Before the beginning of the second act Pierre appeared in the stalls.
During this act every time Natasha looked toward the stalls she saw Anatole Kuragin with an arm thrown across the back of his chair, staring at her.
When the second act was over Countess Bezukhova rose, turned to the Rostovs' box--her whole bosom completely exposed--beckoned the old count with a gloved finger, and paying no attention to those who had entered her box began talking to him with an amiable smile.
The scene of the third act represented a palace in which many candles were burning and pictures of knights with short beards hung on the walls.
In the fourth act there was some sort of devil who sang waving his arm about, till the boards were withdrawn from under him and he disappeared down below.
That was the only part of the fourth act that Natasha saw.
Every act of theirs, which appears to them an act of their own will, is in an historical sense involuntary and is related to the whole course of history and predestined from eternity.
The lady who was thought to be most pleasing to the Emperor was invited to act as hostess.
She recalled all her life with him and in every word and act of his found an expression of his love of her.
Go when you please, and I give you my word of honor that no one shall dare to cause you annoyance if only you will allow me to act as your escort.
Of late he had received so many new and very serious impressions--such as the retreat from Smolensk, his visit to Bald Hills, and the recent news of his father's death--and had experienced so many emotions, that for a long time past those memories had not entered his mind, and now that they did, they did not act on him with nearly their former strength.
A happiness lying beyond material forces, outside the material influences that act on man--a happiness of the soul alone, the happiness of loving.
And he knew that he would never act basely.
Ermolov wished to act on his own judgment, but Dokhturov insisted that he must have Kutuzov's instructions.
The tactical rule that an army should act in masses when attacking, and in smaller groups in retreat, unconsciously confirms the truth that the strength of an army depends on its spirit.
And Petya gave the Cossack a detailed account not only of his ride but also of his object, and why he considered it better to risk his life than to act "just anyhow."
* "I have acted the Emperor long enough; it is time to act the general."
The Russian army had to act like a whip to a running animal.
That act is performed.
I only pray God that something may happen to me such as happened to Plutarch's men, and I will act as they did.
What force made men act so?
The theory seems irrefutable just because the act of transference of the people's will cannot be verified, for it never occurred.
If the will of every man were free, that is, if each man could act as he pleased, all history would be a series of disconnected incidents.
If in a thousand years even one man in a million could act freely, that is, as he chose, it is evident that one single free act of that man's in violation of the laws governing human action would destroy the possibility of the existence of any laws for the whole of humanity.
In the case of a crime we most urgently demand the punishment for such an act; in the case of a virtuous act we rate its merit most highly.
He didn't act concerned when she told him she had looked at them - not until she questioned the source.
He did act hesitant about it, but his encouragement sounded sincere.
A woman your age ought to be looking for a husband – or already married, not chasing all over creation in pants, trying to act like a man.
I suppose I do enjoy the work, and I try to act respectful to all our customers.
If you were trying to ask me to marry you, why did you act that way after we...
But if he didn't act, no one walked away from here alive, even her.
"If he didn't act, there's a reason," Jilian observed.
Just when I start to like you … you know, it's amazing even a man who's thousands of years old can act like a twelve-year-old.
Even the simple act of enrolling her in school was a major chore.
With effort, Deidre hauled herself up onto a branch, wrapped her legs around it in a careful balancing act then stretched upward for the next.
"He doesn't act like it," Deidre said.
"I.d prefer you didn.t act like such an ass around here," Kris muttered as one of the servants dropped a tray of dishes at the sight of the massive cat.
This act he repeated until all of the nine tiny piglets were visible, and they were so glad to get out of his pocket that they ran around in a very lively manner.
In the diary that she kept at the Wright-Humason School in New York she wrote on October 18, 1894, "I find that I have four things to learn in my school life here, and indeed, in life--to think clearly without hurry or confusion, to love everybody sincerely, to act in everything with the highest motives, and to trust in dear God unhesitatingly."
When she didn't get her way, she'd cry and act like she was afraid of him.
"Demons don't act like that," Wynn said then addressed Selyn.
The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it.
Having inspected the country opposite the Shevardino Redoubt, Napoleon pondered a little in silence and then indicated the spots where two batteries should be set up by the morrow to act against the Russian entrenchments, and the places where, in line with them, the field artillery should be placed.