We spotted some strange demon activity last week.
Their activity is off the charts.
No cell phone activity on either Jessi or her cousin.
All the activity and lack of sleep was catching up with her and she was exhausted.
The parking lot was empty, and the only sign of unusual activity was the open gate.
Speck's sector headquarters was abuzz with activity; the only private place to talk was the back porch overlooking a field of knee-high winter wheat facing a sun setting too early.
"Is there some activity in your background that you haven't told me about, Madam Spy?" he chided.
She couldn't help but think the barracks and all their activity and life were far more appealing than the solemn, stately apartment that was hers.
Men darted through the hall in a flurry of activity that alarmed him.
No documentation to current day activity was listed.
There was a pause in activity before Dusty's Uh-oh.
With all the activity over the holidays, Dean hadn't had a chance to hit the beautiful slopes of nearby Telluride.
As he ate, his contemplative gaze followed her flurry of activity silently.
Does human activity cause the planet to warm?
They remained in the foyer, uneasy with the amount of activity and weapons, until approached.
In the midst of the activity in the mansion, Sofia saw Dustin.
While the theft of the bone cast a pall on the upcoming activity, the anticipation of an outing in the mountains helped brighten their mood.
One member of Mountain Rescue grabbed him under the arms while another unfastened his line, but he shook off their ministrations while he tried to focus on the activity going on around him.
A tow truck had already arrived and its flashing lights competed with a half dozen others while at least a dozen people moved about, with most of their activity directed downward.
It was parked in the driveway of the neighboring lot, where she'd seen no lights or activity all weekend.
The encampment was a flurry of activity, and she wondered how much was normal and how much was related to the water.
Much of the climbing activity was taking place in an area called The Schoolroom, with various routes classified and given names— Verminator, Duncan's Delight and Bloody Sunday.
The largest group was assembled below the bridge where some activity was taking place.
The woman, a buxom blonde about forty, Dean guessed, was clothed in a fashion magazine outfit, designed for après snow bunny activity, not actually doing anything in the great outdoors.
By the level of activity and sophistication, he judged this place had been used for longer than the past few weeks.
Ethel looked at him as if he'd proposed a trip to the moon, stating emphatically the only activity worthy of sweat would take place in her king size bed.
Early Saturday morning, the two had boarded a charter bus with scores of bikers for the 372-mile, eight-hour trip to Cortez, Colorado, where they found a pleasant little town abuzz with the activity of 2,000 riders and hundreds of support personnel.
Lava streams and other signs of volcanic action abound, but there has been no igneous activity since the Spaniards took possession.
This year may be taken as the beginning of his literary activity and public life.
Although the original mutation was not caused by human activity, human activity preserved and perpetuated it.
Under Hollywood's production code at the time, movies could not include nudity, criminal activity, or offensive language, or depict illegal drug use, venereal disease, or childbirth.
He used to say that there are only two sources of human vice--idleness and superstition, and only two virtues--activity and intelligence.
As regularity is a prime condition facilitating activity, regularity in his household was carried to the highest point of exactitude.
But on the afternoon of that day, this activity reached Kutuzov's headquarters and the staffs of the commanders of columns.
The concentrated activity which had begun at the Emperor's headquarters in the morning and had started the whole movement that followed was like the first movement of the main wheel of a large tower clock.
Pierre repeated, and a mental image of his future activity in this direction rose in his mind.
The old man, roused by activity, expected the best results from the new campaign, while Prince Andrew on the contrary, taking no part in the war and secretly regretting this, saw only the dark side.
But as I see it, physical labor is as essential to him, as much a condition of his existence, as mental activity is to you or me.
Illuminism is not a pure doctrine, just because it is attracted by social activity and puffed up by pride.
On this ground Joseph Alexeevich condemned my speech and my whole activity, and in the depth of my soul I agreed with him.
She had got up at eight that morning and had been in a fever of excitement and activity all day.
Kutuzov, who was already weary of Bolkonski's activity which seemed to reproach his own idleness, very readily let him go and gave him a mission to Barclay de Tolly.
At the end of the week the prince reappeared and resumed his former way of life, devoting himself with special activity to building operations and the arrangement of the gardens and completely breaking off his relations with Mademoiselle Bourienne.
Princess Mary, alarmed by her father's feverish and sleepless activity after his previous apathy, could not bring herself to leave him alone and for the first time in her life ventured to disobey him.
The activity of a commander-in-chief does not at all resemble the activity we imagine to ourselves when we sit at ease in our studies examining some campaign on the map, with a certain number of troops on this and that side in a certain known locality, and begin our plans from some given moment.
There is no longer the measured quiet sound of throbbing activity, like the sound of boiling water, but diverse discordant sounds of disorder.
Every word and action of his was the manifestation of an activity unknown to him, which was his life.
Thanks to her activity and energy, which infected her fellow travelers, they approached Yaroslavl by the end of the second week.
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.
And at once, as a clock begins to strike and chime as soon as the minute hand has completed a full circle, this change was shown by an increased activity, whirring, and chiming in the higher spheres.
In both cases his personal activity, having no more force than the personal activity of any soldier, merely coincided with the laws that guided the event.
His activity at that time was no less astounding than it was in Egypt, in Italy, in Austria, and in Prussia.
His activity in Moscow was as amazing and as full of genius as elsewhere.
From the time he received this news to the end of the campaign all Kutuzov's activity was directed toward restraining his troops, by authority, by guile, and by entreaty, from useless attacks, maneuvers, or encounters with the perishing enemy.
All historians agree that the external activity of states and nations in their conflicts with one another is expressed in wars, and that as a direct result of greater or less success in war the political strength of states and nations increases or decreases.
Denisov had Tikhon called and, having praised him for his activity, said a few words in the elder's presence about loyalty to the Tsar and the country and the hatred of the French that all sons of the fatherland should cherish.
To that end Kutuzov's activity was directed during the whole campaign from Moscow to Vilna--not casually or intermittently but so consistently that he never once deviated from it.
But that man, so heedless of his words, did not once during the whole time of his activity utter one word inconsistent with the single aim toward which he moved throughout the whole war.
But how did that old man, alone, in opposition to the general opinion, so truly discern the importance of the people's view of the events that in all his activity he was never once untrue to it?
The historians call this activity of the historical figures "the reaction."
If that activity displeases somebody, this is only because it does not agree with his limited understanding of what is good.
They described the activity of individuals who ruled the people, and regarded the activity of those men as representing the activity of the whole nation.
In the first place the historian describes the activity of individuals who in his opinion have directed humanity (one historian considers only monarchs, generals, and ministers as being such men, while another includes also orators, learned men, reformers, philosophers, and poets).
But the universal historian Gervinus, refuting this opinion of the specialist historian, tries to prove that the campaign of 1813 and the restoration of the Bourbons were due to other things beside Alexander's will--such as the activity of Stein, Metternich, Madame de Stael, Talleyrand, Fichte, Chateaubriand, and others.
Of the immense number of indications accompanying every vital phenomenon, these historians select the indication of intellectual activity and say that this indication is the cause.
Undoubtedly some relation exists between all who live contemporaneously, and so it is possible to find some connection between the intellectual activity of men and their historical movements, just as such a connection may be found between the movements of humanity and commerce, handicraft, gardening, or anything else you please.
But why intellectual activity is considered by the historians of culture to be the cause or expression of the whole historical movement is hard to understand.
To this question historians reply that Louis XIV's activity, contrary to the program, reacted on Louis XVI.
The leaders, these historians tell us, express the will of the people: the activity of the leaders represents the activity of the people.
But in that case the question arises whether all the activity of the leaders serves as an expression of the people's will or only some part of it.
If the whole activity of the leaders serves as the expression of the people's will, as some historians suppose, then all the details of the court scandals contained in the biographies of a Napoleon or a Catherine serve to express the life of the nation, which is evident nonsense; but if it is only some particular side of the activity of an historical leader which serves to express the people's life, as other so-called "philosophical" historians believe, then to determine which side of the activity of a leader expresses the nation's life, we have first of all to know in what the nation's life consists.
Is the ferment of the peoples of the west at the end of the eighteenth century and their drive eastward explained by the activity of Louis XIV, XV, and XVI, their mistresses and ministers, and by the lives of Napoleon, Rousseau, Diderot, Beaumarchais, and others?
Is the movement of the peoples at the time of the Crusades explained by the life and activity of the Godfreys and the Louis-es and their ladies?
Not to speak of the fact that no description of the collective activity of men can do without the conception of power, the existence of power is proved both by history and by observing contemporary events.
A similar relation of people to one another is seen in every combination of men for common activity--in agriculture, trade, and every administration.
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.
When an event is taking place people express their opinions and wishes about it, and as the event results from the collective activity of many people, some one of the opinions or wishes expressed is sure to be fulfilled if but approximately.
The man who worked most with his hands could not think so much about what he was doing, or reflect on or command what would result from the common activity; while the man who commanded more would evidently work less with his hands on account of his greater verbal activity.
When a man works alone he always has a certain set of reflections which as it seems to him directed his past activity, justify his present activity, and guide him in planning his future actions.
How should the past life of nations and of humanity be regarded--as the result of the free, or as the result of the constrained, activity of man?
Whatever presentation of the activity of many men or of an individual we may consider, we always regard it as the result partly of man's free will and partly of the law of inevitability.
It is the reason why the life and activity of people who lived centuries ago and are connected with me in time cannot seem to me as free as the life of a contemporary, the consequences of which are still unknown to me.
We would restrict our altruistic activity to weekends and possibly an evening or two a week by phone, if it worked.
"If there's nothing here linking this to otherworldly activity, we're done here," Dusty replied.
She watched him, tempted to run away, before realizing the amount of activity in the halls behind her guaranteed her capture.
They passed through the activity unscathed before he started down another hall.
They passed through two more doors before exiting into a cold desert night on the side of a mountain, overlooking the activity at the elevator's entrance.
The mansion was quiet again, the signs of activity from earlier gone.
She added, "Now that he'll be married with responsibilities, this sort of activity is all behind him."
We assumed the skeleton would have been discovered if there was activity in there.
The barracks area was heavily guarded, but she was struck by the lack of activity in the part of the castle that normally hummed with life.
At her entrance, those in the nearest circle with Ne'Rin ceased their activity and bowed, then stood in a line and waited.
Rather than feel energized by the activity, she felt more drained.
Ouray County was perfect for invigorating outdoor activity, with its crystal clear air and dry, windless temperatures just below freezing.
Any activity ten thousand feet in the sky quickly separated the properly trained from the panting wannabes.
Now that the busy morning activity no longer occupied Cynthia's mind, she again was visibly upset about Bird Song's latest guest, Jerome Shipton, and the penchant for trouble that surrounded his presence.
When he finished the chores, he swallowed three aspirins and went outside to shovel the accumulating snow, hoping further activity might dissipate the anger he felt, not only at Shipton, but at himself for losing it in so public and childish manner.
Fairhaven buzzed with a whirlwind of activity by 7:30 a.m.
The Peak was abuzz with activity when Lana arrived several hours later.
He emerged outside the jailer's door and readied himself for a confrontation. The sounds of activity were thick in the hallways behind him, and he listened, trying to determine if he could hear any sounds that the demons were victorious in the underworld.
The level of activity at Norfolk Police Headquarters made Parkside's much smaller operation look like the front porch of an old folk home.
He knew Fred would be waiting up for him, but decided to let the old man cool his heels, punishment enough for setting up the evening's activity on the sly.
The station nearest the portal had called him with the previous evening's activity report early in the morning.
His senses picked up more Watcher and Other activity than normal this morning.
There were unmistakable signs of hastened activity: guards lined up to draw horses from the stables while several more hurried from their posts atop a wall to the area near Sirian.
To a youth and womanhood of storm and stress had succeeded an old age of serene activity and then of calm decay.
To a prince of his temperament the vehement activity of his abnormally energetic father was very offensive.
The birds did not sing, nor did the cows moo; yet there was more than ordinary activity everywhere.
A record of all human activity, with anonymity safeguards in place, will allow us all to become part of the solution by putting our minds to work on the problems of the world.
Notwithstanding the activity of Helen's mind, she is a very natural child.
Without that degree of mental development and activity which perceives the necessity of superhuman creative power, no explanation of natural phenomena is possible.
In the very nature of things, articulation is an unsatisfactory means of education; while the use of the manual alphabet quickens and invigorates mental activity, since through it the deaf child is brought into close contact with the English language, and the highest and most abstract ideas may be conveyed to the mind readily and accurately.
Owing to the terrible uproar and the necessity for concentration and activity, Tushin did not experience the slightest unpleasant sense of fear, and the thought that he might be killed or badly wounded never occurred to him.
In the highest army circles from midday on the nineteenth, a great, excitedly bustling activity began which lasted till the morning of the twentieth, when the memorable battle of Austerlitz was fought.
Till midday on the nineteenth, the activity--the eager talk, running to and fro, and dispatching of adjutants--was confined to the Emperor's headquarters.
He needs activity, and this quiet regular life is very bad for him.
What would then have become of the activity of all those who opposed the tendency that then prevailed in the government--an activity that in the opinion of the historians was good and beneficent?
No activity was more natural than spending the day like this biking the Pennsylvania countryside—with Cynthia Byrne.
She wove through the activity until she saw Vara.
Adrienne stiffened, her heart lurching into frenzied activity at the sound of his voice.