Just as in a clock, the result of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French--all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm--was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors--that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history.
As our activities grew, the task became more daunting.
So in the present and future, when a technology comes along that represents such a change—that saves details of our activities with which to advise us later, or has us speaking to machines as if they were creatures—it will simply be more of the same.
The two women resumed their activities, unaffected by his outburst.
But as we grew up, reality set in that market forces did not allow those activities to pay enough to support us, so at some point we all figured out we had to "earn a living."
Amid the turmoil of his activities and distractions, however, Pierre at the end of a year began to feel that the more firmly he tried to rest upon it, the more masonic ground on which he stood gave way under him.
It had taken more than an hour to get to school on the bus, making any after-school activities rare.
I assumed we'd discuss our latest findings but Howie, ever hyper in the secrecy department, disallowed any mention our activities in public.
You've demonstrated your abilities and yet you've restricted your activities to accomplish a specific good, at no small risk to yourselves, I might add.
While we kidded about selling Howie out for a million buck reward, the increased outside interest in our activities was a serious matter.
Perhaps it was best; hadn't Betsy and I made a similar decision to stop our activities only hours earlier?
I don't think we have any worries that he'll make any public announcements about psychic activities in his jurisdiction.
It took us some time to ties his activities together.
We tried to duplicate our New Hampshire activities; even recording our efforts but fixing the settings proved to be hit and miss.
Before letting him read the translations, the Deans filled him in on their activities, including their forest meeting with Jerome Shipton.
The court at which he grew up was the focus of great activities, for Philip, by war and diplomacy, was raising Youth.
Extending the area of his activities, he entered into communication with the emperor Henry III., addressed to Pope Leo IX.
It is true that in the unicellular plants all the vital activities are performed by a single cell, but in the multicellular plants there is a more or less highly developed differentiation of physiological activity giving rise to different tissues or groups of cells, each with a special function.
In 1919 and 1920 Community Chests were organized, and sums aggregating $4,000,000 and $4,500,000 were subscribed in " drives," to meet the needs of all community activities, not only charities, but also Red Cross, Y.M.C.A.
Apart from these missions, his activities were devoted to the composition of history, a pursuit for which the monks of St Albans had long been famous.
The spread of the modern industrial system has brought with it the modern state, with its millions of consumers, its vast area, its innumerable activities, its complicated code of industrial and commercial law.
But if the economist, while studying one side of man's activities, must also cultivate all other branches of human learning, it is obvious that no substantial progress can be made.
The availability and propagation of cheap sensors, cheap storage, and cheap computational cycles will allow humanity to develop a collective memory of the activities and outcomes of everyone on the planet.
Every day in imagination I made a trip round the world, and I saw many wonders from the uttermost parts of the earth--marvels of invention, treasuries of industry and skill and all the activities of human life actually passed under my finger tips.
Of the activities that presented themselves to him, army service was the simplest and most familiar.
The small bands that had started their activities long before and had already observed the French closely considered things possible which the commanders of the big detachments did not dare to contemplate.
By the next day she was ready to resume her normal activities, but Sarah insisted it was Saturday and she should take some time to enjoy herself.
The weather made outdoor activities unrealistic.
Howie would first go back to earlier in the day and document precise activities of the director; we hoped they'd be sufficient for him to believe our abilities.
Not only were we rewarded by the success of Howie's activities but our new personal situations were blissful.
Our activities certainly looked demanding and our positions important.
The children running about are a serious temptation though I know this place is far too risky for what activities I have in mind.
I've left vestiges of my activities along the roadsides of America and yet, they don't know I exist!
Little was said of our clandestine activities of the past year as we simply enjoyed each other's company.
Elderly Brandon Westlake, the only single oldie, failed to engage Cynthia's interest in his day's activities, a high country wildflower photo shoot in Governor's Basin.
Bird Song's parlor began filling with guests whose canceled activities put them in a what-do-you-do-next? mood of bewilderment.
The last item on Dean's list of pleasurable activities was punching one if you want this and two if you want that buttons, then sitting on hold while listening to elevator music from some bureaucratic office.
Wedding plans were progressing nicely, now totally out of male hands, and Randy's baseball activities were in high gear.
Most of the lodgers were about their daily activities, with Fred off to the post office, Maria doing her duties with her usual exuberance, and the Deans hovering close by.
Dean hardly had time to detail their day's activities before Cynthia proudly showed him the transcribed text.
She eagerly informed the pair how she planned to attend tomorrow's ice festival activities, in search of first hand research for what was sure to be a winning chapter.
Tim trusted her, but Brady was cautious, suspecting she was unwitting of Tim's activities in the PMF.
The principal located the boy, who willingly answered Dean's questions once he learned his own activities were of no interest to the police.
He recounted unsuccessful calls to banks, credit bureaus and public bodies but refrained from eliciting Dean's help in these activities, nor did he seek any guidance.
Jonny sent another note, this one detailing the activities of Ashley's day down to the license plate number of the friend Ashley ditched school to meet.
If such a general parasite carries its activities farther, every cell may be killed and the plant forthwith destroyed e.g.
Upon our knowledge of its minute structure or cytology, combined with a study of its physiological activities, depends the ultimate solution of all the important problems of nutrition.
He showed that all the organs of plants are built up of cells, that the plant embryo originates from a single cell, and that the physiological activities of the plant are dependent upon the individual activities of these vital units.
Later the Commission's activities were extended to devastated northern France.
Or that a certain group of people who do a seemingly unrelated set of a dozen activities report levels of happiness higher than average?
Most of the people at that time paid no attention to the general progress of events but were guided only by their private interests, and they were the very people whose activities at that period were most useful.
My mind remained locked on our weekend activities, labeling all other daily happenings insignificant.
He looked at his watch, aware he had a morning packed with activities to follow up on.
He watched her throughout the night's activities, seeking to judge whether Mansr's parting words were true.
Among the activities she was engaged in: skimming money out of his accounts.
People accustomed to think in that way forget, or do not know, the inevitable conditions which always limit the activities of any commander in chief.
The first two weeks of June were a never-ending list of chores and activities jammed full with last minute preparations, one workplace crisis following another, and an annoying series of details that demanded Dean's attention.
The strain of our activities was wearing on everyone, especially Howie.
The women paused in their activities to look at him.
We briefly discussed tomorrow's half-day activities now that the weather had improved but our collective hearts weren't in it.
At Ryland's urging they crossed the bridge past the area where the main activities of the ice festival were being assembled for the weekend.