Her actions had clearly taken him by surprise.
He should view their actions as clearing the way for him.
Cade should accept the responsibility of his actions as well.
There was nothing maternal about her feelings for Alex – nor anything paternal about his actions toward her when they were alone.
Actions spoke louder than words.
He was able to see, hear, smell and predict the actions of those around him.
Her actions toward Julie, her mother and to Betsy with whom she shares a special relationship are markedly different.
You turned me away with your suspicious actions, long before Alex came along.
Cromwell, who was as a rule especially scrupulous in protecting non-combatants from violence, justified his severity in this case by the cruelties perpetrated by the Irish in the rebellion of 1641, and as being necessary on military and political grounds in that it "would tend to prevent the effusion of blood for the future, which were the satisfactory grounds of such actions which otherwise cannot but work remorse and regret."
It was bad enough that his actions warranted her decision to leave, but now she actually feared him.
We forbade ourselves to even discuss our impetuous actions for fear of disturbing Howie so all we could do is cross our fingers and pray.
All our earlier actions were a series of what ifs.
That's the number of Guardians you've killed directly with your actions over the past few thousand years.
Had his actions truly set her on this path to end up as the plaything of a creature with no capacity for mercy?
I do not need to explain my actions to you.
Evelyn had little regret for her actions in life, even those she probably should have.
He began to think his own actions had cost him the choice he'd yet to give her: to stay forever or return to her planet.
There was a moment of realization as he understood her brave actions, and then a snap as the line let loose and he tumbled backwards like some mortally wounded game bird shot from the sky, arms outstretched, scream muffled in his mask.
She'd thought him beyond the duplicity that made up the actions of the elite class.
Had she awoken, there was no doubt she'd be petrified by his actions in the nearly dark room.
His actions were far too bold, and yet the feel of his warm muscular torso was comforting.
His parent's actions seem very vengeful and an overreaction for what he did.
It's our actions that put us in harm's way.
Both of us tried to remember details of Quinn's actions when he set up a session.
No one wants to think about the result of their actions nowadays, and no one talks about how this ruins the poor girl's life.
His suspicions concerning Lydia's actions and his continued silence in not reporting them came too close to involving him as an accessory in whatever she might have done.
And his actions over the bones bordered on obsessiveness.
But she saw what lay beneath his actions: hatred for something she'd done to him.
Cats wrestled and played around them while D'Ryn's strict oversight of his and Gage's actions could not be shaken.
But I hope I'd have the gumption not to rationalize my actions by pretending I believed what I did was right.
Perhaps, he thought, we are all owed contemplation of our actions, as a parting gift to those who succeed us so they might somehow learn from our deeds and mistakes.
In Dean's mind, her attitude and actions eliminated any thought that she might have read or learned of Annie's final hours earlier.
He had never experienced this intimacy with a lady of breeding, and knew that if her family ever learned of their actions, they would demand restitution for his behavior.
I'll tell Harrigan to stop the investigation but Arthur's actions are pretty strange.
The full import of his actions hit her, bringing a flood of warmth to her face.
By his actions, she was betting it was negative.
In the zymo-technical industries the various species of yeast exhibit different actions during fermentations.
It is impossible to make any general law which will work with every particular act and not fail in some circumstances.
The winter (332-331) which Alexander spent in Egypt saw two memorable actions on his part.
That to fit the actions and distances covered by Alexander into such a scheme, assuming that he went by Seistan and Kandahar, would involve physical impossibilities has been pointed out by Count Yorck v.
Actions may be transferred to it, and appeals made to it, from the county courts in all cases arising within the jurisdiction of the Cinque Ports as defined by that act.
In particular that conception which regarded "ambition" as the guiding motive in his career has been dispelled by a more intimate and accurate knowledge of his life; this shows him to have been very little the creator of his own career, which was largely the result of circumstances outside his control, the influence of past events and of the actions of others, the pressure of the national will, the natural superiority of his own genius.
When reason rises to the conception of universal order, when actions are submitted, by the exercise of a sympathy working necessarily and intuitively to the idea of the universal order, the good has been reached, the true good, good in itself, absolute good.
From this position it easily followed that actions, being merely external, were morally indifferent, and that the true Gnostic should abandon himself to every lust with perfect indifference.
This shows that the principle of the dissipation of energy has control over the actions of those agents only whose faculties are too gross to enable them to grapple individually with the minute portions of matter which are the seat of energy.
Indicator, suitably supported, a to-and-fro motion was recorder given by the electromagnetic actions due to the electric currents constituting the signals.
Your actions alone accuse you.
The statement is not there because you want the log per se but because the logging of the actions is what documents how much you need to pay.
In the absence of efficient communication, potential belligerents are left to impute the worst possible motives to the unexplained actions of others.
I mention these reprehensible actions to illustrate how language can divide us.
They view the opposition by others to the actions of their country as treason, or at least, inexplicably self-destructive.
Thus he learns that words name things and actions and feelings.
Poetry and art, and the fairest and most memorable of the actions of men, date from such an hour.
Besides, in the actions of a statesman one has to distinguish between his acts as a private person, as a general, and as an emperor.
Those speeches were intended for quite other conditions, they were for the most part to be spoken at a moment of victory and triumph, generally when he was dying of wounds and the sovereign had thanked him for heroic deeds, and while dying he expressed the love his actions had proved.
His eyes glittered feverishly while he tried to prove to Pierre that in his actions there was no desire to do good to his neighbor.
The actions of Napoleon and Alexander, on whose words the event seemed to hang, were as little voluntary as the actions of any soldier who was drawn into the campaign by lot or by conscription.
A deed done is irrevocable, and its result coinciding in time with the actions of millions of other men assumes an historic significance.
(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.)
"On the contrary, your Highness, in indecisive actions it is always the most stubborn who remain victors," replied Raevski, "and in my opinion..."
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 could not disavow his actions, belauded as they were by half the world, and so he had to repudiate truth, goodness, and all humanity.
But however small the units it takes, we feel that to take any unit disconnected from others, or to assume a beginning of any phenomenon, or to say that the will of many men is expressed by the actions of any one historic personage, is in itself false.
But I did not summon you to discuss my actions, but to give you advice--or an order if you prefer it.
When later on in his memoirs Count Rostopchin explained his actions at this time, he repeatedly says that he was then actuated by two important considerations: to maintain tranquillity in Moscow and expedite the departure of the inhabitants.
If one accepts this twofold aim all Rostopchin's actions appear irreproachable.
Not only did it seem to him (as to all administrators) that he controlled the external actions of Moscow's inhabitants, but he also thought he controlled their mental attitude by means of his broadsheets and posters, written in a coarse tone which the people despise in their own class and do not understand from those in authority.
His words and actions flowed from him as evenly, inevitably, and spontaneously as fragrance exhales from a flower.
But we need only penetrate to the essence of any historic event--which lies in the activity of the general mass of men who take part in it--to be convinced that the will of the historic hero does not control the actions of the mass but is itself continually controlled.
So fresh instructions were sent for the solution of difficulties that might be encountered, as well as fresh people who were to watch Kutuzov's actions and report upon them.
In such actions, instead of two crowds opposing each other, the men disperse, attack singly, run away when attacked by stronger forces, but again attack when opportunity offers.
So one might have thought that regarding this period of the campaign the historians, who attributed the actions of the mass to the will of one man, would have found it impossible to make the story of the retreat fit their theory.
For us with the standard of good and evil given us by Christ, no human actions are incommensurable.
His actions--without the smallest deviation--were all directed to one and the same threefold end: (1) to brace all his strength for conflict with the French, (2) to defeat them, and (3) to drive them out of Russia, minimizing as far as possible the sufferings of our people and of our army.
Napoleon himself is no longer of any account; all his actions are evidently pitiful and mean, but again an inexplicable chance occurs.
And some years pass during which he plays a pitiful comedy to himself in solitude on his island, justifying his actions by intrigues and lies when the justification is no longer needed, and displaying to the whole world what it was that people had mistaken for strength as long as an unseen hand directed his actions.
It very often happened that in a moment of irritation husband and wife would have a dispute, but long afterwards Pierre to his surprise and delight would find in his wife's ideas and actions the very thought against which she had argued, but divested of everything superfluous that in the excitement of the dispute he had added when expressing his opinion.
Everything is strained to such a degree that it will certainly break, said Pierre (as those who examine the actions of any government have always said since governments began).
The soldier himself does the stabbing, hacking, burning, and pillaging, and always receives orders for these actions from men above him; he himself never gives an order.
If there be a single law governing the actions of men, free will cannot exist, for then man's will is subject to that law.
The actions of men are subject to general immutable laws expressed in statistics.
Man's actions proceed from his innate character and the motives acting upon him.
The degree of freedom and inevitability governing the actions of these people is clearly defined for us.
If we have a large range of examples, if our observation is constantly directed to seeking the correlation of cause and effect in people's actions, their actions appear to us more under compulsion and less free the more correctly we connect the effects with the causes.
If we examined simple actions and had a vast number of such actions under observation, our conception of their inevitability would be still greater.
Lately his actions were more fatherly than anything else.
Her actions suddenly struck him in a different light.
During our walks she keeps up a continual spelling, and delights to accompany it with actions such as skipping, hopping, jumping, running, walking fast, walking slow, and the like.
She left him there to think about his actions - only he would probably stew on hers instead.
Her thoughts and actions are hers alone.