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.
Holding this back is the most incredibly selfish act I've ever seen.
He seemed sincere, but it could have been an act.
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.
His kiss had been an act of aggression, not passion.
I'll leave the coffee for you and check in later to make sure you haven't decided to act prematurely.
Anyway, why do men have to act on every idea that crosses their mind?
Westlake practically camps on it and even Pumpkin Green's has gotten in on the act, Dean said.
You act like you've been shut out of your underworld or your mate made a deal with Darkyn and turned into someone else.
It was rude to act this way to hosts who had invited them into their home on such a special occasion.
He didn't act concerned when she told him she had looked at them - not until she questioned the source.
I don't know what came over me to act that way.
He did act hesitant about it, but his encouragement sounded sincere.
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.
Then there was Fitzgerald, Dean's prime candidate for any nefarious act, most notably some involvement in Billy Langstrom's death.
I know you're hurt but act rationally.
Maybe her "hard to get" act wasn't working, so she was trying something a little more direct.
How long until he kicked her out of the apartment, the final act of abandonment after disrupting everything in her life?
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.
Jim was in the act of plunging down the path to escape when the Sawhorse cried out:
"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.
We act on it.
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.
"Early tomorrow I shall go to his Serene Highness," he read ("Sirin Highness," said the tall fellow with a triumphant smile on his lips and a frown on his brow), "to consult with him to act, and to aid the army to exterminate these scoundrels.
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."
Even that final running away, described in ordinary language as the lowest depth of baseness which every child is taught to be ashamed of--even that act finds justification in the historians' language.