She turned away, embarrassed by the rush of excitement the action had triggered.
This book is a call to action, not complacency.
He slapped the team into action and they headed for town at a more leisurely pace.
Maybe now Youngblood would stay out of the news and Howie would back off insisting we take action to stop him.
Sounds like a right of action to me.
The friendly action was the beginning of a strong relationship between my two favorite women.
Two childish voices laughed merrily at this action, and Dorothy was sure they were in no danger among such light-hearted folks, even if those folks couldn't be seen.
I define wisdom as deriving a course of action from applying a value system to a situation.
Coming out onto a field under the enemy's fire, this brave general went straight ahead, leading his men under fire, without considering in his agitation whether going into action now, with a single division, would be of any use or no.
There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.
A world where political action was represented in such guise was ripe for overthrow, or could only be saved by a great mental reformation."
He asked me to indicate as far as I could the gestures and action that should go with the lines.
She froze, surprised by his action as well as the warm shock running through her.
Of course, I have no sense whatever of dramatic action, and could make only random guesses; but with masterful art he suited the action to the word.
She couldn't yet determine if the action were pure chauvinism or old-fashioned civility.
Action from principle--the perception and the performance of right--changes things and relations; it is essentially revolutionary, and does not consist wholly with anything which was.
I knew this conversation deserved more thought on my part but it felt good taking some action, even if it might prove misguided.
"I want you to see Xander in action," Damian said.
The two commanders were much exasperated with one another and, long after the action had begun on the right flank and the French were already advancing, were engaged in discussion with the sole object of offending one another.
The proportion of freedom to inevitability decreases and increases according to the point of view from which the action is regarded, but their relation is always one of inverse proportion.
Memon snapped into action, moving across the chamber with inhuman speed.
Before she could fully comprehend the action, he casually straightened and stretched.
It was a step characteristic of his love for extreme and dramatic action, but it added to the dissensions between him and those who wished only for autonomy under the old dynasty, and his enemies did not scruple to accuse him of aiming at the crown himself.
A war which became general, as any limited action might, would only result in the virtual destruction of mankind.
I imitated this action, even wearing his spectacles, thinking they might help solve the mystery.
Prince Andrew, being always near the commander in chief, closely following the mass movements and general orders, and constantly studying historical accounts of battles, involuntarily pictured to himself the course of events in the forthcoming action in broad outline.
In this way the action began for the first, second, and third columns, which had gone down into the valley.
On the thirteenth of July the Pavlograds took part in a serious action for the first time.
The battle of Tarutino obviously did not attain the aim Toll had in view--to lead the troops into action in the order prescribed by the dispositions; nor that which Count Orlov-Denisov may have had in view-- to take Murat prisoner; nor the result of immediately destroying the whole corps, which Bennigsen and others may have had in view; nor the aim of the officer who wished to go into action to distinguish himself; nor that of the Cossack who wanted more booty than he got, and so on.
Restoring the essential condition of relation between those who command and those who execute, we find that by the very nature of the case those who command take the smallest part in the action itself and that their activity is exclusively directed to commanding.
In actual life each historic event, each human action, is very clearly and definitely understood without any sense of contradiction, although each event presents itself as partly free and partly compulsory.
The way to end war is not to set up some big world government or eliminate nation-states, which will always retain the right to take unilateral military action to defend themselves.
All he knew was that at the commencement of the action balls and shells began flying all over his regiment and hitting men and that afterwards someone had shouted "Cavalry!" and our men had begun firing.
"And, if your excellency will allow me to express my opinion," he continued, "we owe today's success chiefly to the action of that battery and the heroic endurance of Captain Tushin and his company," and without awaiting a reply, Prince Andrew rose and left the table.
Our advanced line, already in action, could be heard briskly exchanging shots with the enemy in the dale.
"But action with what aim?" he cried.
I considered using the tools available as weapons but dismissed the action as folly.
The concerned look on Randy Byrne's face told Dean that Cynthia's action, while not of itself so unusual, was totally out of character for the boy's mother.
An aide-de-camp, who had entered the bedroom to report to the Emperor the number of prisoners taken in yesterday's action, was standing by the door after delivering his message, awaiting permission to withdraw.
He sat in the caleche, dozing and waking up by turns, and listening for any sound of firing on the right as an indication that the action had begun.
Dokhturov was unwilling to undertake any action, as it was not clear to him now what he ought to do.
One of the most obvious and advantageous departures from the so-called laws of war is the action of scattered groups against men pressed together in a mass.
Whether the preservation of my father's house in Moscow, or the glory of the Russian arms, or the prosperity of the Petersburg and other universities, or the freedom of Poland or the greatness of Russia, or the balance of power in Europe, or a certain kind of European culture called "progress" appear to me to be good or bad, I must admit that besides these things the action of every historic character has other more general purposes inaccessible to me.
What I say is widen the scope of our society, let the mot d'ordre be not virtue alone but independence and action as well!
For common action people always unite in certain combinations, in which regardless of the difference of the aims set for the common action, the relation between those taking part in it is always the same.
Men uniting in these combinations always assume such relations toward one another that the larger number take a more direct share, and the smaller number a less direct share, in the collective action for which they have combined.
The noncommissioned officers (of whom there are fewer) perform the action itself less frequently than the soldiers, but they already give commands.
The commander-in-chief never takes direct part in the action itself, but only gives general orders concerning the movement of the mass of the troops.
Is there any collective action which cannot find its justification in political unity, in patriotism, in the balance of power, or in civilization?
(1) Power is the relation of a given person to other individuals, in which the more this person expresses opinions, predictions, and justifications of the collective action that is performed, the less is his participation in that action.
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.
If we consider a man alone, apart from his relation to everything around him, each action of his seems to us free.
The degree of our conception of freedom or inevitability depends in this respect on the greater or lesser lapse of time between the performance of the action and our judgment of it.
My action seems to me free; but asking myself whether I could raise my arm in every direction, I see that I raised it in the direction in which there was least obstruction to that action either from things around me or from the construction of my own body.
For my action to be free it was necessary that it should encounter no obstacles.
If any single action is due to free will, then not a single historical law can exist, nor any conception of historical events.
Think of a recluse who finds herself in possession of a marvelous gift, through no action on her part.
My frustration forced action of some sort so I picked up the phone and dialed Howie and Julie's room at the Four Seasons in Santa Barbara.
Either they were all huge enough to come straight out of an action movie, or her drugs had not yet worn off.
The wing housed an indoor basketball court, indoor pool, a small game room, and a huge theatre room where music blared from some action movie.
"Our involvement isn't due to any aggressive action on our part," Cynthia said, turning in her seat to better answer the woman.
She stamped out her cigarette in the snow before pulling a large suitcase from the small rear seat, nearly yanking off the handle and serenading the action with a chorus of curses.
His account of the notion of external existence, as derived, not from pure sensation, but from the experience of action on the one hand and resistance on the other, may be compared with the account of Bain and later psychologists.
In World War I, in the Battle of the Somme, were over a million casualties, and the action advanced the Allied line just seven miles, or about two deaths for every inch of ground.
She is delighted with action-words; so it is no trouble at all to teach her verbs.
The chief action of the battle of Borodino was fought within the seven thousand feet between Borodino and Bagration's fleches.
On the field between Borodino and the fleches, beside the wood, the chief action of the day took place on an open space visible from both sides and was fought in the simplest and most artless way.
Kutuzov's action decides the fate of the capital and of your empire!
Pierre felt himself to be an insignificant chip fallen among the wheels of a machine whose action he did not understand but which was working well.
It is natural for a man who does not understand the workings of a machine to imagine that a shaving that has fallen into it by chance and is interfering with its action and tossing about in it is its most important part.
Such action always occurs in wars that take on a national character.
He felt that there was now a judge of his every word and action whose judgment mattered more to him than that of all the rest of the world.
Our conception of the degree of freedom often varies according to differences in the point of view from which we regard the event, but every human action appears to us as a certain combination of freedom and inevitability.
Similarly a man who committed a murder twenty years ago and has since lived peaceably and harmlessly in society seems less guilty and his action more due to the law of inevitability, to someone who considers his action after twenty years have elapsed than to one who examined it the day after it was committed.
If we examine a man little dependent on external conditions, whose action was performed very recently, and the causes of whose action are beyond our ken, we get the conception of a minimum of inevitability and a maximum of freedom.
While his teenage action was untrustworthy, it was venial compared to abandoning the child to an abductor if that was what the cowering, younger Howie had done!
It was unclear if this action was prompted by Patsy Boyd herself or just some do-gooder trying to clear her desk of problems.
Until he does something to warrant police action, I'd say he has every right to stay.
Whatever the madman Arnie had in his hand had provoked her gentle spirit into action he would not otherwise think her capable of.
Jared into action by his words, she launched into her narration about the safari animals they were observing.
"Wow. He was one of my favorite action heroes growing up," Jessi said.
Externalities are the external effects an action has on society.
We're to go into action, gentlemen!
We're going into action, gentlemen!
In this action for the first time trophies were taken: banners, cannon, and two enemy generals.
All their faces were as serene as if all this were happening at home awaiting peaceful encampment, and not within sight of the enemy before an action in which at least half of them would be left on the field.
On the contrary, the energetic action of that battery led the French to suppose that here--in the center--the main Russian forces were concentrated.
Prince Bagration was thanking the individual commanders and inquiring into details of the action and our losses.
At dawn on the sixteenth of November, Denisov's squadron, in which Nicholas Rostov served and which was in Prince Bagration's detachment, moved from the place where it had spent the night, advancing into action as arranged, and after going behind other columns for about two thirds of a mile was stopped on the highroad.
Bolkonski took the opportunity to go in to get some details of the coming action from Dolgorukov.
In front in the fog a shot was heard and then another, at first irregularly at varying intervals--trata... tat--and then more and more regularly and rapidly, and the action at the Goldbach Stream began.
The Pavlograd regiment had had only two men wounded in action, but had lost nearly half its men from hunger and sickness.
Denisov evidently tried to expose Rostov to danger as seldom as possible, and after an action greeted his safe return with evident joy.
"It was a small estate that brought in no profit," replied Prince Andrew, trying to extenuate his action so as not to irritate the old man uselessly.
Five years have passed since then, and already I, with my petty understanding, begin to see clearly why she had to die, and in what way that death was but an expression of the infinite goodness of the Creator, whose every action, though generally incomprehensible to us, is but a manifestation of His infinite love for His creatures.
Formerly, when going into action, Rostov had felt afraid; now he had not the least feeling of fear.
He had grown accustomed when going into action to think about anything but what would seem most likely to interest him--the impending danger.
Pierre still considered that it would be a useful and worthy action to slay the evildoer, but now he felt that he would not do it.
Of all the combinations in which men unite for collective action one of the most striking and definite examples is an army.
In every action we examine we see a certain measure of freedom and a certain measure of inevitability.
In all these cases the conception of freedom is increased or diminished and the conception of compulsion is correspondingly decreased or increased, according to the point of view from which the action is regarded.
When we do not at all understand the cause of an action, whether a crime, a good action, or even one that is simply nonmoral, we ascribe a greater amount of freedom to it.
However inaccessible to us may be the cause of the expression of will in any action, our own or another's, the first demand of reason is the assumption of and search for a cause, for without a cause no phenomenon is conceivable.
"Looking for a little action?" my wife said.
The action that once terrified her now made desire bloom in anticipation of what he'd do.
Many of the women knitted and a number of the men caught catnaps when the action was dull—which was most of the time.
The hexammine salts are formed by the oxidizing action of air on dilute ammoniacal solutions of cobaltous salts, especially in presence of a large excess of ammonium chloride.
They are formed by the action of nitrous fumes on ammoniacal solutions of cobaltous salts, or purpureo-salts, or by the mutual reaction of chlorpurpureosalts and alkaline nitrites.
The pentammine roseo-salts can be obtained from the action of concentrated acids, in the cold, on airoxidized solutions of cobaltous salts.
His action in abolishing all tolls established on the Rhine since 1250, led to the formation of a league against him by the Rhenish archbishops and the count palatine of the Rhine; but aided by the towns, he soon crushed the rising.
Ah well, I'll show that in action, and for me the honor of the flag...
The whole French army, and even Napoleon himself with his staff, were not on the far side of the streams and hollows of Sokolnitz and Schlappanitz beyond which we intended to take up our position and begin the action, but were on this side, so close to our own forces that Napoleon with the naked eye could distinguish a mounted man from one on foot.
The success of a military action depends not on them, but on the man in the ranks who shouts, 'We are lost!' or who shouts, 'Hurrah!'
It was said that Mamonov's regiment would cost him eight hundred thousand rubles, and that Bezukhov had spent even more on his, but that the best thing about Bezukhov's action was that he himself was going to don a uniform and ride at the head of his regiment without charging anything for the show.
In any case many great rewards would have to be given for tomorrow's action, and new men would come to the front.
Only unconscious action bears fruit, and he who plays a part in an historic event never understands its significance.
The sole importance of the crossing of the Berezina lies in the fact that it plainly and indubitably proved the fallacy of all the plans for cutting off the enemy's retreat and the soundness of the only possible line of action--the one Kutuzov and the general mass of the army demanded--namely, simply to follow the enemy up.
Every human action is inevitably conditioned by what surrounds him and by his own body.
But even if--imagining a man quite exempt from all influences, examining only his momentary action in the present, unevoked by any cause--we were to admit so infinitely small a remainder of inevitability as equaled zero, we should even then not have arrived at the conception of complete freedom in man, for a being uninfluenced by the external world, standing outside of time and independent of cause, is no longer a man.
In the same way we can never imagine the action of a man quite devoid of freedom and entirely subject to the law of inevitability.
(3) However accessible may be the chain of causation of any action, we shall never know the whole chain since it is endless, and so again we never reach absolute inevitability.
And so the conception of the action of a man subject solely to the law of inevitability without any element of freedom is just as impossible as the conception of a man's completely free action.
The first time I was eight or nine and my action earned me a cracked lip.
Whatever legal action the Dawkins are involved in would certainly be tainted if Fred knew how Joseph acted up there.
It was a course of action he had no intention of pursuing.
She spun, the action rocking her precarious balance, only to come face-to-face with the American nerd.
Unless they arrest me, I'm still in Bird Song, and that's where all the action is right at the moment.
The local FBI had stepped into the picture and hustled action on the body, tentatively identified as Billie Wassermann—perhaps on an alphabetical basis only.
It also becomes clear that only where such mental life really appears need we assign an independent existence, but that the purposes of everyday life as well as those of science are equally served if we deprive the material things outside of us of an independence, and assign to them merely a connected existence through the universal substance by the action of which alone they can appear to us.
I only wanted to ask because I fear the Guards won't be in action, he added as if in apology.
When the sun had entirely emerged from the fog, and fields and mist were aglow with dazzling light--as if he had only awaited this to begin the action--he drew the glove from his shapely white hand, made a sign with it to the marshals, and ordered the action to begin.
On the twelfth of July, on the eve of that action, there was a heavy storm of rain and hail.
He left in order not to obstruct the commander-in-chief's undivided control of the army, and hoping that more decisive action would then be taken, but the command of the armies became still more confused and enfeebled.
And the nearer he drew to it the more Alpatych felt that this unreasonable action might produce good results.
"No it's not that, but her action seems so jerky," said Pierre in a puzzled tone.
With painful dejection he awaited the end of this action, in which he regarded himself as a participant and which he was unable to arrest.
As if this action had some mysterious and menacing significance, the workmen surrounding the publican paused in indecision.
One need only admit that public tranquillity is in danger and any action finds a justification.
The former slackness which had shown itself even in his eyes was now replaced by an energetic readiness for action and resistance.
At least we're taking some action, and we're doing it together—that makes me feel more secure.
I think the best course of action in this instance is inaction—let this business play itself out, at least for the time being.
He slept little, continuing to regret his lack of action throughout the night.
With no firm plan of action emerging with the morning sun, Dean scooted out of the house early, not yet ready to discuss matters with Fred O'Connor.
This action makes the price of a burger go up by $1,000 and drops demand to zero.
Then she said, "Helen wind slow," again suiting the action to the words.
(Poniatowski's action against Utitsa, and Uvarov's on the right flank against the French, were actions distinct from the main course of the battle.)
Every word and action of his was the manifestation of an activity unknown to him, which was his life.
So now the general explicitly forbade his taking part in any action whatever of Denisov's.
This procrastinator Kutuzov, whose motto was "Patience and Time," this enemy of decisive action, gave battle at Borodino, investing the preparations for it with unparalleled solemnity.
For if I examine an action committed a second ago I must still recognize it as not being free, for it is irrevocably linked to the moment at which it was committed.
"Maybe now we'll get the action we deserve!" she exclaimed.