What do you have against me?
I don't have to defend myself against Alex.
Who could be against children not going blind?
She turned it again, and this time put her weight against the door.
Each time Prince Nesvitski tried to move on, soldiers and carts pushed him back again and pressed him against the railings, and all he could do was to smile.
I take no side other than to be against hunger.
They rounded the corner of the building to see a group of men lounging against the fence, watching a display that made Carmen's blood run cold.
Preventing violent crimes and crimes against the weak usually take precedent over fraud and economic crimes.
International aid strategies have often worked against each other.
"I never fight," she replied, "except against difficulties."
I hardly ever failed, when I rambled through the village, to see a row of such worthies, either sitting on a ladder sunning themselves, with their bodies inclined forward and their eyes glancing along the line this way and that, from time to time, with a voluptuous expression, or else leaning against a barn with their hands in their pockets, like caryatides, as if to prop it up.
There is a war now against Napoleon.
The French doctor held no taper; he was leaning against one of the columns in a respectful attitude implying that he, a foreigner, in spite of all differences of faith, understood the full importance of the rite now being performed and even approved of it.
She pressed against him, moaning with delight.
He pressed his face against the window and managed a forlorn goodbye wave.
He turned and leaned back against the counter, surveying her with obvious distaste.
I had the same feeling once before when I first stood by the great ocean and felt its waves beating against the shore.
Her enjoyment of music, however, is very genuine, for she has a tactile recognition of sound when the waves of air beat against her.
Another smith tried to enter the doorway, pressing against the publican with his chest.
You have borne arms against us.
She sighed and snuggled against him, feeling the beat of his heart... or was that her own?
Giddon was leaning against the kitchen sink, frowning into a cup of coffee when she entered.
He stepped closer, slipping his other hand around her waist, and pulled her gently against him.
Wasn't there some law that prevented a wife from testifying against her husband?
That said, the suggestions of the twenty-five-year sales veteran wouldn't stand a chance against Amazon.
My guess is that such people have some genetic factor protecting them against the adverse effects of bacon.
The rafters creaked and strained, and the branches of the trees surrounding the house rattled and beat against the windows, as the winds rioted up and down the country.
Sometimes a daring little fish slips between my fingers, and often a pond-lily presses shyly against my hand.
I realize that it hurts to see their afflicted little child punished and made to do things against her will.
And here's your pay for them! screams the countryman's whistle; timber like long battering-rams going twenty miles an hour against the city's walls, and chairs enough to seat all the weary and heavy-laden that dwell within them.
One day in midsummer, when I was hoeing, a man who was carrying a load of pottery to market stopped his horse against my field and inquired concerning Wyman the younger.
The soldiers crowded against one another with terrified faces, and Denisov joined Nesvitski.
One could already see the soldiers' shaggy caps, distinguish the officers from the men, and see the standard flapping against its staff.
From behind him Bondarchuk, an hussar he knew, jolted against him and looked angrily at him.
The regimental commander and Major Ekonomov had stopped beside a bridge, letting the retreating companies pass by them, when a soldier came up and took hold of the commander's stirrup, almost leaning against him.
The horses were replaced by others from a reserve gun carriage, the wounded were carried away, and the four guns were turned against the ten-gun battery.
"Well, I've nothing against it," the prince said to himself, "but he must be worthy of her.
And at that moment, though the day was still, a light gust of wind blowing over the army slightly stirred the streamers on the lances and the unfolded standards fluttered against their staffs.
They all had but one wish: to advance as soon as possible against the enemy under the Emperor's command.
The Russian army is advancing against you to avenge the Austrian army of Ulm.
Or have we already come up against the French?
He went to balls and into ladies' society with an affectation of doing so against his will.
He glided silently on one foot half across the room, and seeming not to notice the chairs was dashing straight at them, when suddenly, clinking his spurs and spreading out his legs, he stopped short on his heels, stood so a second, stamped on the spot clanking his spurs, whirled rapidly round, and, striking his left heel against his right, flew round again in a circle.
All Rostov's cards were beaten and he had eight hundred rubles scored up against him.
Instead of sixteen hundred rubles he had a long column of figures scored against him, which he had reckoned up to ten thousand, but that now, as he vaguely supposed, must have risen to fifteen thousand.
The score against him reached the fateful sum of forty-three thousand.
God could not have put into her heart an impulse that was against His will.
I was against this marriage even then and foretold all that has happened.
The child moved slightly in his sleep, smiled, and rubbed his forehead against the pillow.
The biggest thing you two have against each other is that you're so much alike.
After I had recovered from my first experience in the water, I thought it great fun to sit on a big rock in my bathing-suit and feel wave after wave dash against the rock, sending up a shower of spray which quite covered me.
I stood in the middle of the church, where the vibrations from the great organ were strongest, and I felt the mighty waves of sound beat against me, as the great billows beat against a little ship at sea.
Besides, her past experiences and associations were all against me.
She even enters into the spirit of battle; she says, "I think it is right for men to fight against wrongs and tyrants."
I have felt a bud "shyly doff her green hood and blossom with a silken burst of sound," while the icy fingers of the snow beat against the window-panes.
Think, also, of the ladies of the land weaving toilet cushions against the last day, not to betray too green an interest in their fates!
A young forest growing up under your meadows, and wild sumachs and blackberry vines breaking through into your cellar; sturdy pitch pines rubbing and creaking against the shingles for want of room, their roots reaching quite under the house.
A phÅ“be soon built in my shed, and a robin for protection in a pine which grew against the house.
Looking farther, I was surprised to find that the chips were covered with such combatants, that it was not a duellum, but a bellum, a war between two races of ants, the red always pitted against the black, and frequently two red ones to one black.
It was a pretty game, played on the smooth surface of the pond, a man against a loon.
His white breast, the stillness of the air, and the smoothness of the water were all against him.
I also heard the whooping of the ice in the pond, my great bed-fellow in that part of Concord, as if it were restless in its bed and would fain turn over, were troubled with flatulency and had dreams; or I was waked by the cracking of the ground by the frost, as if some one had driven a team against my door, and in the morning would find a crack in the earth a quarter of a mile long and a third of an inch wide.
One had her form under my house all winter, separated from me only by the flooring, and she startled me each morning by her hasty departure when I began to stir--thump, thump, thump, striking her head against the floor timbers in her hurry.
If it were a war for freedom I could understand it and should be the first to enter the army; but to help England and Austria against the greatest man in the world is not right.
She leaned against her mother and burst into such a loud, ringing fit of laughter that even the prim visitor could not help joining in.
Halfway across stood Prince Nesvitski, who had alighted from his horse and whose big body was jammed against the railings.
If Kutuzov decided to retreat along the road from Krems to Olmutz, to unite with the troops arriving from Russia, he risked being forestalled on that road by the French who had crossed the Vienna bridge, and encumbered by his baggage and transport, having to accept battle on the march against an enemy three times as strong, who would hem him in from two sides.
All eyes fastened involuntarily on this French column advancing against them and winding down over the uneven ground.
The raft had long since stopped and only the waves of the current beat softly against it below.
If not, as the demand was booked against an infantry regiment, there will be a row and the affair may end badly.
He was knocking the back of his head against the floor, hoarsely uttering some word which he kept repeating.
"It seems it's no use knocking one's head against a wall!" he said, coming from the window and giving Rostov a large envelope.
Pierre saw that there was a conspiracy against him and that they wanted to reunite him with his wife, and in the mood he then was, this was not even unpleasant to him.
Seeing that her mother was still praying she ran on tiptoe to the bed and, rapidly slipping one little foot against the other, pushed off her slippers and jumped onto the bed the countess had feared might become her grave.
The verdure had thickened and its bright green stood out sharply against the brownish strips of winter rye trodden down by the cattle, and against the pale-yellow stubble of the spring buckwheat.
Another borzoi, a dog, catching sight of his master from the garden path, arched his back and, rushing headlong toward the porch with lifted tail, began rubbing himself against his legs.
Try yours against one another, you two, and I'll look on!
Anisya Fedorovna came in and leaned her portly person against the doorpost.
The side horses, pressing against the shafts of the middle horse, sank in the snow, which was dry and glittered like sugar, and threw it up.
But what distressed the princess most of all was her father's irritability, which was always directed against her and had of late amounted to cruelty.
"He is old and feeble, and I dare to condemn him!" she thought at such moments, with a feeling of revulsion against herself.
Our sovereign alone has protested against the seizure of the Duke of Oldenburg's territory, and even...
We ought not to fight either for or against Austria.
Can we arm ourselves against our teachers and divinities?
Of course Prince Andrew is not a child and can shift without him, but it's not nice to enter a family against a father's will.
In the front, in the very center, leaning back against the orchestra rail, stood Dolokhov in a Persian dress, his curly hair brushed up into a huge shock.
He winked at him gaily, smiled, and rested his foot against the orchestra screen.
During the entr'acte a whiff of cold air came into Helene's box, the door opened, and Anatole entered, stooping and trying not to brush against anyone.
If the old man came round it would be all the better to visit him in Moscow or at Bald Hills later on; and if not, the wedding, against his wishes, could only be arranged at Otradnoe.
On the Arbat Square the troyka caught against a carriage; something cracked, shouts were heard, and the troyka flew along the Arbat Street.
After hearing the details of Anatole's marriage from Pierre, and giving vent to her anger against Anatole in words of abuse, Marya Dmitrievna told Pierre why she had sent for him.
They are armed against you by the same experience of debauchery; but to promise a maid to marry her... to deceive, to kidnap....
Millions of men perpetrated against one another such innumerable crimes, frauds, treacheries, thefts, forgeries, issues of false money, burglaries, incendiarisms, and murders as in whole centuries are not recorded in the annals of all the law courts of the world, but which those who committed them did not at the time regard as being crimes.
"Vivat!" shouted the Poles, ecstatically, breaking their ranks and pressing against one another to see him.
"Know that if you stir up Prussia against me, I'll wipe it off the map of Europe!" he declared, his face pale and distorted by anger, and he struck one of his small hands energetically with the other.
Yes, I will throw you back beyond the Dvina and beyond the Dnieper, and will re- erect against you that barrier which it was criminal and blind of Europe to allow to be destroyed.
Of all those present, evidently he alone was not seeking anything for himself, nursed no hatred against anyone, and only desired that the plan, formed on a theory arrived at by years of toil, should be carried out.
In another moment Rostov's horse dashed its breast against the hindquarters of the officer's horse, almost knocking it over, and at the same instant Rostov, without knowing why, raised his saber and struck the Frenchman with it.
This foe confounding Thy land, desiring to lay waste the whole world, rises against us; these lawless men are gathered together to overthrow Thy kingdom, to destroy Thy dear Jerusalem, Thy beloved Russia; to defile Thy temples, to overthrow Thine altars, and to desecrate our holy shrines.
Lord, Thou art able to save both great and small; Thou art God, and man cannot prevail against Thee!
After standing some time in the gateway, Petya tried to move forward in front of the others without waiting for all the carriages to pass, and he began resolutely working his way with his elbows, but the woman just in front of him, who was the first against whom he directed his efforts, angrily shouted at him:
Princess Mary pressed her head against his hand, trying to hide her sobs and tears.
And she recalled in all its detail the night at Bald Hills before he had the last stroke, when with a foreboding of disaster she had remained at home against his will.
I'm not against the commune, said Dron.
Don't catch up against it!
It made him angry just because the idea of marrying the gentle Princess Mary, who was attractive to him and had an enormous fortune, had against his will more than once entered his head.
Before the battle of Borodino our strength in proportion to the French was about as five to six, but after that battle it was little more than one to two: previously we had a hundred thousand against a hundred and twenty thousand; afterwards little more than fifty thousand against a hundred thousand.
So it happened that throughout the whole battle the Russians opposed the entire French army launched against our left flank with but half as many men.
(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.)
The wounded, bandaged with rags, with pale cheeks, compressed lips, and knitted brows, held on to the sides of the carts as they were jolted against one another.
Pierre stopped, being pressed against the side of the cutting in which the road ran.
The crowd round the icon suddenly parted and pressed against Pierre.
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.
At the same time the commander of the artillery of the 1st Corps, General Pernetti, with thirty cannon of Campan's division and all the howitzers of Dessaix's and Friant's divisions, will move forward, open fire, and overwhelm with shellfire the enemy's battery, against which will operate:
The commander of the artillery of the 3rd Corps, General Fouche, will place the howitzers of the 3rd and 8th Corps, sixteen in all, on the flanks of the battery that is to bombard the entrenchment on the left, which will have forty guns in all directed against it.
General Sorbier must be ready at the first order to advance with all the howitzers of the Guard's artillery against either one or other of the entrenchments.
Two steps from him, leaning against a branch and talking loudly and attracting general attention, stood a tall, handsome, black-haired noncommissioned officer with a bandaged head.
Opinions were divided, and arguments were advanced for and against that project.
That is all I have to say, and concealing his unvarying emotion he would press his cheek against his daughter's and move away.
Drones, bumblebees, wasps, and butterflies knock awkwardly against the walls of the hive in their flight.
Your excellency, they say they have got ready, according to your orders, to go against the French, and they shouted something about treachery.
This is what they have done with me! thought he, full of an irrepressible fury that welled up within him against the someone to whom what was happening might be attributed.
The tall youth, against whom he stumbled, seized his thin neck with his hands and, yelling wildly, fell with him under the feet of the pressing, struggling crowd.
Since the world began and men have killed one another no one has ever committed such a crime against his fellow man without comforting himself with this same idea.
The shot rattled against the stone of the gate and upon the wooden beams and screens, and two wavering clouds of smoke rose over the Square.
Makar Alexeevich was standing with parted lips, swaying, as if about to fall asleep, as he leaned against the wall.
No, really, have you anything against me? he asked Pierre.
And suddenly remembering his intention he grew dizzy and felt so faint that he leaned against the fence to save himself from falling.
It seemed to her that something heavy was beating rhythmically against all the walls of the room: it was her own heart, sinking with alarm and terror and overflowing with love.
The little Frenchman had secured his second boot and was slapping one boot against the other.
When they began to blindfold him he himself adjusted the knot which hurt the back of his head; then when they propped him against the bloodstained post, he leaned back and, not being comfortable in that position, straightened himself, adjusted his feet, and leaned back again more comfortably.
Sitting silent and motionless on a heap of straw against the wall, Pierre sometimes opened and sometimes closed his eyes.
It filled her whole soul, had become an integral part of herself, and she no longer struggled against it.
But just when he was clumsily creeping toward the door, that dreadful something on the other side was already pressing against it and forcing its way in.
He well knew that nothing but confusion would come of this battle undertaken against his will, and as far as was in his power held the troops back.
Looting continues in the city despite the decrees against it.
And the corporal leaned against the door and offered Pierre his pipe, though whenever he offered it Pierre always declined it.
In the corporal's changed face, in the sound of his voice, in the stirring and deafening noise of the drums, he recognized that mysterious, callous force which compelled people against their will to kill their fellow men--that force the effect of which he had witnessed during the executions.
When that door was opened and the prisoners, crowding against one another like a flock of sheep, squeezed into the exit, Pierre pushed his way forward and approached that very captain who as the corporal had assured him was ready to do anything for him.
Pierre too drew near the church where the thing was that evoked these exclamations, and dimly made out something leaning against the palings surrounding the church.
From the words of his comrades who saw better than he did, he found that this was the body of a man, set upright against the palings with its face smeared with soot.
Pierre stood pressed against the wall of a charred house, listening to that noise which mingled in his imagination with the roll of the drums.
To get a better view, several officer prisoners climbed onto the wall of the half-burned house against which Pierre was leaning.
As if in reaction against the worsening of their position they were all particularly animated and gay.
Ill with fever he went to Smolensk with twenty thousand men to defend the town against Napoleon's whole army.
Kutuzov sat up with one leg hanging down from the bed and his big paunch resting against the other which was doubled under him.
So it came about that at the council at Malo-Yaroslavets, when the generals pretending to confer together expressed various opinions, all mouths were closed by the opinion uttered by the simple-minded soldier Mouton who, speaking last, said what they all felt: that the one thing needful was to get away as quickly as possible; and no one, not even Napoleon, could say anything against that truth which they all recognized.
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.
By the end of October this kind of warfare had taken definite shape: it had become clear to all what could be ventured against the French and what could not.
Denisov's horse swerved aside to avoid a pool in the track and bumped his rider's knee against a tree.
"Ozheg-zheg, Ozheg-zheg..." hissed the saber against the whetstone, and suddenly Petya heard an harmonious orchestra playing some unknown, sweetly solemn hymn.
A volley was heard, and some bullets whistled past, while others plashed against something.
And they began telling what each was suffering for, and how they had sinned against God.
He sat in his short overcoat leaning against a birch tree.
Oh, my brave, kind friends, and he leaned his head against the shoulder of one of the men like a child.
The contemptuously respectful attitude of the younger men to the old man in his dotage was expressed in the highest degree by the behavior of Chichagov, who knew of the accusations that were being directed against Kutuzov.
She got up quickly just as Nicholas entered, almost ran to the door which was hidden by curtains, struck her head against it, and rushed from the room with a moan either of pain or sorrow.
In Africa a whole series of outrages are committed against the almost unarmed inhabitants.
Chance forms the characters of the rulers of France, who submit to him; chance forms the character of Paul I of Russia who recognizes his government; chance contrives a plot against him which not only fails to harm him but confirms his power.
Having taken precautions against the general drunkenness to be expected on the morrow because it was a great saint's day, he returned to dinner, and without having time for a private talk with his wife sat down at the long table laid for twenty persons, at which the whole household had assembled.
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.
But you also say that our oath of allegiance is a conditional matter, and to that I reply: 'You are my best friend, as you know, but if you formed a secret society and began working against the government- -be it what it may--I know it is my duty to obey the government.
All Napoleon's allies suddenly became his enemies and their forces advanced against the fresh forces he raised.
To the men who fought against the rising truths of physical philosophy, it seemed that if they admitted that truth it would destroy faith in God, in the creation of the firmament, and in the miracle of Joshua the son of Nun.
His warm hands slid around her waist, pulling her back against him.
Strong arms slipped around her waist, drawing her back against him.
She leaned back against his arm, watching his profile as he looked out the window.
"Carmen," he moaned against her neck.
Leaning her back against the wall, hands behind her back, she watched him in the mirror.
Finally she spotted him, plastered against the fence, watching Alex.
Sliding her arms around his neck, she pressed against him.
He pushed her against the wall, pulling at her dress again.
"I love you," he whispered against her ear, nuzzling it.
It will be different this time, he said, cuddling her against his chest as if she were a child.
She clenched her hand and held it tight against her mouth so no sound would escape.
Alex was lounging with one shoulder against the wall on the other side of the family room when Carmen walked in.
She met his gaze, her stomach tense as she steeled herself against the response to her next probing question.
Howard was leaning against the wall.
Over the dusty hood, the yawning valley beckoned, and then... the sound of metal grinding against rock.
The car abruptly halted its progress, slinging Lisa against the steering wheel with bone jarring force.
He towered over them both, the muscles in his arms and shoulders straining against his shirt as he hooked his thumbs in the front pockets of his jeans.
He dried a glass carefully, studying it against the light for spots.
He grabbed her shoulders, pulling her roughly against him and kissed her lips in a demanding way that roused more anger than anything else.
Maybe he was merely angry because she had gone wandering in the woods after he had warned her against it.
She glanced up at Yancey, who was lounging against a tree watching her.
His chuckle was soft as he pulled her gently against him.
Yancey was lounging against the kitchen door jam, his expression uncertain.
After examining a rock for ants or other insects, she leaned against it, drawing in the clean smell of the forest.
Any excursion there after today would be against his instructions, but what she planned to do there wouldn't exactly be sanctioned anyway.
When she reached for the receiver, he released it reluctantly and then lounged against the wall where he could hear her conversation.
He nodded and leaned back against the porch post.
She slipped her arms around his neck and whispered against his lips, "yes."
He leaned one shoulder against the door jam and frowned down at her.
Brandon's blue Neon was already in the parking lot, and he was lounging with his back against it, arms folded across his chest.
It stood picturesquely against a timbered background of pines.
You lay the reins against one side of his neck, like this.
He grabbed her arm, his breath warm against her cheek.
As the little Wizard turned to follow them he felt a hot breath against his cheek and heard a low, fierce growl.
The stairs had become narrower and Zeb and the Wizard often had to help Jim pull the buggy from one step to another, or keep it from jamming against the rocky walls.
Crack! crash! bang! went his iron-shod hoofs against the wooden bodies of the Gargoyles, and they were battered right and left with such force that they scattered like straws in the wind.
The Wizard's sword-blade snapped into a dozen pieces at the first blow he struck against the wooden people.
Jim's eyes stuck out as much as those of the Sawhorse, and he stared at the creature with his ears erect and his long head drawn back until it rested against his arched neck.
"Once, when I was young," said Jim, "I was a race horse, and defeated all who dared run against me.
He has won the race, and won it fairly; but what can a horse of flesh do against a tireless beast of wood?
The king looked, and saw that his soldiers were beaten, and that the battle was everywhere going against him.
But tell me why you so deliberately broke the rule against whispering.
So he raised a great army and made war against other countries.
When they wanted to move the boat from one place to another they had to pole it; that is, they pushed against a long pole, the lower end of which reached the bottom of the stream.
It was so close to the sea that those who lived in it could hear the waves forever beating against the shore.
In any event, King Croesus had it in his mind to wage war against the Persians, so he asked the oracle: "Should I attack the Persians?"
Interestingly, political cartoons of the era, both for and against FDR, showed him unaffected by the disease.
It was mentioned by the Hindus more than three thousand years ago (and some suggest they even inoculated against it).
Whether you are for the organic food movement or against it, for genetically modified crops or against them, for corporate farms or seed banks or raw food or anything else, is influenced significantly by your larger view of politics.
For environmentalist organizations like Greenpeace to be against GMO in all its forms under all conditions does nothing at all to serve them or the constituencies they purport to represent.
Weigh that against the certainty that nearly a billion people are hungry right now and I don't know why we would decline to acquire this knowledge.
It can sell produce abroad for better rates, give farmers predictability in pricing and flexibility on when to sell, and act as a storehouse against lean times in the future.
As Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle once observed, "Man seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebels against anything that does not deserve rebelling against."
This is not me fighting against the tide of history but being swept along with it.
Some have questioned whether Friedman's thesis is 100 percent true, mentioning NATO air strikes against Yugoslavia as a potential exception.
After all, public opinion may just as easily be stirred up in favor of war as against it.
If this happens, the government becomes an agent that works against the very ideals it purports to protect.
Against this backdrop, YouTube appears.
I had learned a new lesson--that nature "wages open war against her children, and under softest touch hides treacherous claws."
Oh, the delight with which I gathered up the fruit in my pinafore, pressed my face against the smooth cheeks of the apples, still warm from the sun, and skipped back to the house!
Suddenly my ecstasy gave place to terror; for my foot struck against a rock and the next instant there was a rush of water over my head.
Still there is much in the Bible against which every instinct of my being rebels, so much that I regret the necessity which has compelled me to read it through from beginning to end.
In the same manner I can also tell when I am pulling against the current.
Then the great actor gave his coat a hitch and his mouth a twitch, and in an instant I was in the village of Falling Water and felt Schneider's shaggy head against my knee.
Dr. Bell gave her a down pillow, which she held against her to increase the vibrations.
When my hoe tinkled against the stones, that music echoed to the woods and the sky, and was an accompaniment to my labor which yielded an instant and immeasurable crop.
At this moment that terrible door burst noisily open and banged against the wall.
No, my dear boy," he continued, "you and your generals won't get on against Buonaparte; you'll have to call in the French, so that birds of a feather may fight together.
Also, as we are masters of Ulm, we cannot be deprived of the advantage of commanding both sides of the Danube, so that should the enemy not cross the Lech, we can cross the Danube, throw ourselves on his line of communications, recross the river lower down, and frustrate his intention should he try to direct his whole force against our faithful ally.
"I must have that purse, I tell you," shouted Denisov, shaking his orderly by the shoulders and knocking him against the wall.
He stood looking about him, when suddenly he heard a rattle on the bridge as if nuts were being spilt, and the hussar nearest to him fell against the rails with a groan.
She knew that the sole weapon against him was prayer, and she tried to pray.
The soldiers of Dessaix's division advancing against the fleches could only be seen till they had entered the hollow that lay between them and the fleches.
How can they need reinforcements when they already have half the army directed against a weak, unentrenched Russian wing?
Disregarding the officers' orders, the soldiers stood leaning against their stretchers and gazing intently, as if trying to comprehend the difficult problem of what was taking place before them.
He imagined all sorts of movements of the Napoleonic army as a whole or in sections--against Petersburg, or against him, or to outflank him.
The invaders flee, turn back, flee again, and all the chances are now not for Napoleon but always against him.
He pulled her close in an embrace, his lips warm against hers in response to her silent query.
"Good," he said softly against it.
She jerked the door open, sending frightened chickens flopping against the coop walls.
Carmen leaned against the nursery window, gazing at them in awe - Alex at her side.
A tall figure lounged against a huge oak tree beside the trail.
Her hair sparkled in the sunlight against the dark tan of his hand.
He said against her cheek.
It was a huge shift in public opinion in which no group benefited financially; if anything, financial interests were aligned against this change, just as with tobacco.
Prince Andrew was the first to move away, ruffling his hair against the muslin of the curtain.
He hardened his heart against the senator who was introducing this set and narrow attitude into the deliberations of the nobility.
A novel feeling of anger against the foe made him forget his own sorrow.
You would set all Russia against you and every one of us would feel ashamed to wear the uniform.
Napoleon's historian Thiers, like other of his historians, trying to justify his hero says that he was drawn to the walls of Moscow against his will.
Princess Mary's heart beat so violently at this news that she grew pale and leaned against the wall to keep from falling.
The inhabitants left against his wishes.
She leaned against his chest for a moment, comforted by his sympathetic embrace.
She tapped her pencil against the paper, frowning at the scrawled handwriting.
Pressed by the throng against the high backs of the chairs, the orators spoke one after another and sometimes two together.
You plotted against me, you lied to Prince Andrew about my relations with that Frenchwoman and made me quarrel with him, but you see I need neither her nor you!
Dolokhov was no longer listening to stories or telling them, but followed every movement of Rostov's hands and occasionally ran his eyes over the score against him.
Twitter is profound, and it unquestionably furthers peace because it promotes the interests of the many against the interests of the few.
It looked nice against her winter paled skin.
Coriolanus began at once to make ready for war against Rome.
Once in her room, she slammed the door and locked it against him.
Adrienne swung around to find Brandon leaning against the kitchen door jam.
My thoughts would often rise and beat up like birds against the wind, and I persisted in using my lips and voice.
He was their protection against Tulsa riffraff - a parental request.
When the Revolutionary War began he was one of the first to hurry to Boston to help the people defend themselves against the British soldiers.