She paused, sucking in a deep breath, and then threw her hands in the air in defeat.
The air was balmy, with a tang of the sea in it.
Most of the time I'm at the pool or resting in the air conditioned house.
Even his air was different.
The night air smelled of honeysuckle and pulsed with the sound of crickets.
Sure, they needed to clear the air about the inheritance issue, but that wasn't enough for Carmen.
The sun and the air are God's free gifts to all we say, but are they so?
It was probably the first money, other than the air fares, Señor Medena had been able to spend on Alex - and even then he had to do it through Felipa.
The night air was chilly on her bare arms and she shivered involuntarily, annoyed at herself because it looked like an obvious ploy.
The crisp morning air wasn't necessary for the purpose of waking her up.
The air was filled with the smell of sulfur and the sound of gunfire.
It keeps finely, being preserved in my air-tight chest.
He spoke of the birds as his little brothers of the air, and he could never bear to see them harmed.
She sucked in a breath of the cold air and let it out slowly.
The great bird was high in the air and flying towards the far-off mountains with all his money.
While she sounded relieved, there was a chill in the air like opening the door, expecting warm sunshine and forgetting it's December.
The air around him hummed with energy and command.
Well, the Internet is bigger than air conditioning.
The air stung my cheeks like fire.
But there's a chill in the air and they'll be going indoors.
He turned quickly and saw an eagle rising into the air with his moneybag in its claws.
Where, how, and when had this young countess, educated by an emigree French governess, imbibed from the Russian air she breathed that spirit and obtained that manner which the pas de chale * would, one would have supposed, long ago have effaced?
Her laughter lashed out in the clear air, seizing his attention.
"Oh," The air left her lungs in a relieved sigh.
A little fresh air might clear some of the cobwebs.
The air was miserably hot.
A hawk made a wide swing across the grassland and then suddenly dived, jerking up at the last second, its great wings straining as it pumped back into the air with added weight.
The air around him was cold like it was around an air conditioning vent.
The air around Jenn had stilled, and she searched her gaze.
The air around him rippled, reminding her he was as powerful as Damian.
The top of the buggy caught the air like a parachute or an umbrella filled with wind, and held them back so that they floated downward with a gentle motion that was not so very disagreeable to bear.
Could you have foreseen that the advent of a technology called "air conditioning" in homes would alter the social fabric of the nation?
No one threw his shoe into the air conditioner, I assure you.)
It is difficult to describe my emotions when I stood on the point which overhangs the American Falls and felt the air vibrate and the earth tremble.
When I walk out in my garden I cannot see the beautiful flowers but I know that they are all around me; for is not the air sweet with their fragrance?
My little brother, Phillips, is not well, and we think the clear mountain air will benefit him.
The vibration of the air as the organ notes swelled made her sway in answer.
The weather is fine, and the air is full of the scent of strawberries.
She is able not only to distinguish with great accuracy the different undulations of the air and the vibrations of the floor made by various sounds and motions, and to recognize her friends and acquaintances the instant she touches their hands or clothing, but she also perceives the state of mind of those around her.
'Out of the bosom of the air, Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare, Over the harvest-fields forsaken, Silent, and soft, and slow Descends the snow.'
The fresh morning air blew gently in my face, as if to welcome me, and be my merry playmate, and the sun looked at me with a warm and tender smile.
The beautiful, warm air was peculiarly fragrant, and I noticed it got cooler and fresher as we went on.
I did not need to go outdoors to take the air, for the atmosphere within had lost none of its freshness.
It was Homer's requiem; itself an Iliad and Odyssey in the air, singing its own wrath and wanderings.
The air is filled with the bleating of calves and sheep, and the hustling of oxen, as if a pastoral valley were going by.
The hawk is aerial brother of the wave which he sails over and surveys, those his perfect air-inflated wings answering to the elemental unfledged pinions of the sea.
We should really be fed and cheered if when we met a man we were sure to see that some of the qualities which I have named, which we all prize more than those other productions, but which are for the most part broadcast and floating in the air, had taken root and grown in him.
In the winter, all water which is exposed to the air is colder than springs and wells which are protected from it.
In such transparent and seemingly bottomless water, reflecting the clouds, I seemed to be floating through the air as in a balloon, and their swimming impressed me as a kind of flight or hovering, as if they were a compact flock of birds passing just beneath my level on the right or left, their fins, like sails, set all around them.
Of all ebriosity, who does not prefer to be intoxicated by the air he breathes?
His white breast, the stillness of the air, and the smoothness of the water were all against him.
At length the old hound burst into view with muzzle to the ground, and snapping the air as if possessed, and ran directly to the rock; but, spying the dead fox, she suddenly ceased her hounding as if struck dumb with amazement, and walked round and round him in silence; and one by one her pups arrived, and, like their mother, were sobered into silence by the mystery.
He cuts and saws the solid pond, unroofs the house of fishes, and carts off their very element and air, held fast by chains and stakes like corded wood, through the favoring winter air, to wintry cellars, to underlie the summer there.
Perhaps the blue color of water and ice is due to the light and air they contain, and the most transparent is the bluest.
Ice has its grain as well as wood, and when a cake begins to rot or "comb," that is, assume the appearance of honeycomb, whatever may be its position, the air cells are at right angles with what was the water surface.
The tenant of the air, it seemed related to the earth but by an egg hatched some time in the crevice of a crag;--or was its native nest made in the angle of a cloud, woven of the rainbow's trimmings and the sunset sky, and lined with some soft midsummer haze caught up from earth?
The phÅ“be had already come once more and looked in at my door and window, to see if my house was cavern-like enough for her, sustaining herself on humming wings with clinched talons, as if she held by the air, while she surveyed the premises.
To the sick the doctors wisely recommend a change of air and scenery.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.
The prisoners in their shirt-sleeves were enjoying a chat and the evening air in the doorway, when I entered.
They listened to the French sentences which to them were meaningless, with an air of understanding but not wishing to appear to do so.
A languor of motion and speech, resulting from weakness, gave her a distinguished air which inspired respect.
"Why do you say this young man is so rich?" asked the countess, turning away from the girls, who at once assumed an air of inattention.
After she had played a little air with variations on the harp, she joined the other young ladies in begging Natasha and Nicholas, who were noted for their musical talent, to sing something.
She had the air of one who has suddenly lost faith in the whole human race.
With the air of a practical Petersburg lady she now, keeping Pierre close beside her, entered the room even more boldly than that afternoon.
His cheeks, which were so flabby that they looked heavier below, were twitching violently; but he wore the air of a man little concerned in what the two ladies were saying.
He had the air of a man happily performing one of the most solemn duties of his life.
The whole air reeked with smoke.
Despite his desperate shouts that used to seem so terrible to the soldiers, despite his furious purple countenance distorted out of all likeness to his former self, and the flourishing of his saber, the soldiers all continued to run, talking, firing into the air, and disobeying orders.
The princess went up to the door, passed by it with a dignified and indifferent air, and glanced into the little drawing room.
He shaved and scented himself with the care and elegance which had become habitual to him and, his handsome head held high, entered his father's room with the good-humored and victorious air natural to him.
"Not more stupid than you, madam," said the nine-year-old Petya, with the air of an old brigadier.
He was bespattered with mud and had a pitiful, weary, and distracted air, though at the same time he was haughty and self-confident.
He put on the air of a subordinate who obeys without reasoning.
Pierre had the air of a man preoccupied with considerations which had no connection with the matter in hand.
The midwife was already on her way to meet her, rubbing her small, plump white hands with an air of calm importance.
As soon as he entered he noticed and felt the tension of the amorous air in the house, and also noticed a curious embarrassment among some of those present.
So said the mothers as they watched their young people executing their newly learned steps, and so said the youths and maidens themselves as they danced till they were ready to drop, and so said the grown-up young men and women who came to these balls with an air of condescension and found them most enjoyable.
The foul air, to which he had already begun to get used in the corridor, was still stronger here.
A rumble of Russian and French voices and laughter filled the air round the tables in the square.
He narrated that episode so persistently and with so important an air that everyone believed in the merit and usefulness of his deed, and he had obtained two decorations for Austerlitz.
Only then did she remember how she must behave at a ball, and tried to assume the majestic air she considered indispensable for a girl on such an occasion.
Hardly had he got rid of his hat before he ran into Prince Andrew's room with a preoccupied air and at once began talking.
He pointed to his manuscript book with that air of escaping from the ills of life with which unhappy people look at their work.
It was frosty and the air was sharp, but toward evening the sky became overcast and it began to thaw.
The only motion in the air was that of the dripping, microscopic particles of drizzling mist.
Nicholas, with a stern and serious air which showed that now was no time for attending to trifles, went past Natasha and Petya who were trying to tell him something.
Simon did not finish, for on the still air he had distinctly caught the music of the hunt with only two or three hounds giving tongue.
"Uncle" himself twisted up the hare, threw it neatly and smartly across his horse's back as if by that gesture he meant to rebuke everybody, and, with an air of not wishing to speak to anyone, mounted his bay and rode off.
For a long time they continued to look at red Rugay who, his arched back spattered with mud and clanking the ring of his leash, walked along just behind "Uncle's" horse with the serene air of a conqueror.
Mitka tuned up afresh, and recommenced thrumming the balalayka to the air of My Lady, with trills and variations.
The air was repeated a hundred times.
Natasha sat down, listened to their talk with a serious and thoughtful air, and then got up again.
He looked and recognizing in her both the old and the new Sonya, and being reminded by the smell of burnt cork of the sensation of her kiss, inhaled the frosty air with a full breast and, looking at the ground flying beneath him and at the sparkling sky, felt himself again in fairyland.
Natasha suddenly shrank into herself and involuntarily assumed an offhand air which alienated Princess Mary still more.
And feeling the bright light that flooded the whole place and the warm air heated by the crowd, Natasha little by little began to pass into a state of intoxication she had not experienced for a long while.
As she looked and thought, the strangest fancies unexpectedly and disconnectedly passed through her mind: the idea occurred to her of jumping onto the edge of the box and singing the air the actress was singing, then she wished to touch with her fan an old gentleman sitting not far from her, then to lean over to Helene and tickle her.
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.
At supper after the opera he described to Dolokhov with the air of a connoisseur the attractions of her arms, shoulders, feet, and hair and expressed his intention of making love to her.
"Home!" said Pierre, and despite twenty-two degrees of frost Fahrenheit he threw open the bearskin cloak from his broad chest and inhaled the air with joy.
He said a few words to Prince Andrew and Chernyshev about the present war, with the air of a man who knows beforehand that all will go wrong, and who is not displeased that it should be so.
Now he rode beside Ilyin under the birch trees, occasionally plucking leaves from a branch that met his hand, sometimes touching his horse's side with his foot, or, without turning round, handing a pipe he had finished to an hussar riding behind him, with as calm and careless an air as though he were merely out for a ride.
Higher up the hill, on the very horizon, our guns were visible through the wonderfully clear air, brightly illuminated by slanting morning sunbeams.
But when he had gone into another room, to which the countess hurriedly followed him, he assumed a grave air and thoughtfully shaking his head said that though there was danger, he had hopes of the effect of this last medicine and one must wait and see, that the malady was chiefly mental, but...
Even at ten o'clock, when the Rostovs got out of their carriage at the chapel, the sultry air, the shouts of hawkers, the light and gay summer clothes of the crowd, the dusty leaves of the trees on the boulevard, the sounds of the band and the white trousers of a battalion marching to parade, the rattling of wheels on the cobblestones, and the brilliant, hot sunshine were all full of that summer languor, that content and discontent with the present, which is most strongly felt on a bright, hot day in town.
When my father built Bald Hills he thought the place was his: his land, his air, his peasants.
It was the same panorama he had admired from that spot the day before, but now the whole place was full of troops and covered by smoke clouds from the guns, and the slanting rays of the bright sun, rising slightly to the left behind Pierre, cast upon it through the clear morning air penetrating streaks of rosy, golden-tinted light and long dark shadows.
After hearing what was being said by one or other of these groups he generally turned away with an air of disappointment, as though they were not speaking of anything he wished to hear.
Faster and faster, vying with one another, they moved at the double or at a trot, vanishing amid the clouds of dust they raised and making the air ring with a deafening roar of mingling shouts.
Thousands of crows rose above the walls and circled in the air, cawing and noisily flapping their wings.
In that world some structure was still being erected and did not fall, something was still stretching out, and the candle with its red halo was still burning, and the same shirtlike sphinx lay near the door; but besides all this something creaked, there was a whiff of fresh air, and a new white sphinx appeared, standing at the door.
Now and then he met Russians with anxious and timid faces, and Frenchmen with an air not of the city but of the camp, walking in the middle of the streets.
As Pierre passed through the fence gate, he was enveloped by hot air and involuntarily stopped.
Without replying, the sergeant, with a resolute air, mounted and rode away with Grekov whose men had quickly assembled.
Now it would roll on its back, yelping with delight, now bask in the sun with a thoughtful air of importance, and now frolic about playing with a chip of wood or a straw.
In the sunshine the air was warm, and that warmth was particularly pleasant with the invigorating freshness of the morning frost still in the air.
The man whom they called Tikhon, having run to the stream, plunged in so that the water splashed in the air, and, having disappeared for an instant, scrambled out on all fours, all black with the wet, and ran on.
He felt it necessary to hold his head higher, to brace himself, and to question the esaul with an air of importance about tomorrow's undertaking, that he might not be unworthy of the company in which he found himself.
Each instrument--now resembling a violin and now a horn, but better and clearer than violin or horn--played its own part, and before it had finished the melody merged with another instrument that began almost the same air, and then with a third and a fourth; and they all blended into one and again became separate and again blended, now into solemn church music, now into something dazzlingly brilliant and triumphant.
The chief thing in his eyes was not the nitrogen in the soil, nor the oxygen in the air, nor manures, nor special plows, but that most important agent by which nitrogen, oxygen, manure, and plow were made effective-- the peasant laborer.
The army was made up of white slanting lines that filled the air like the cobwebs that float about in autumn and which Dessalles called les fils de la Vierge.
Would she get air sick?
It was getting late and the air was taking on a chill.
"Sure, we're both workaholics and we're both square," she said, forming a square in the air with her index fingers.
She breathed deeply of the clear air and listened to the sound of the creek darting over rocks - swirling against its banks.
It was obvious that he wanted to clear the air, but couldn't decide where to start.
Now was the time to clear the air, and there was one thing about all this that didn't make sense.
While Martha was on the phone trying to get our air conditioning system checked, I had a few moments alone with my wife.
In spite of our air conditioning, I was perspiring freely when I hung up.
"Look," I said as I took a gulp of air to steady myself.
One of the rare female Guardians, Jenn was tall and willowy with dark hair and green eyes, a studied air of seduction, and the ability to penetrate any group he sent her after.
Dusty felt the slow change in the air around him and tensed.
His air was beyond agitated.
The air was heavy and fragrant, the wet, solid sand near the ocean welcome after her initial attempt to keep up in the sugary sand higher up the beach.
The still air became more charged the closer they got to the center of the storm, the sky darker.
The air grew chilled, and she stopped again.
Frozen in mid-air were fat raindrops, arcing in a wind she didn't feel.
The air around him was cold like it was around an air conditioning vent.
The world exploded into life, sucking the air from her lungs and drenching her.
He pulled free a knife and flipped it in the air, catching it.
Her father had disappeared into thin air with the body of the man he called Jule.
The intensity around him faded, and the air released her.
He tossed it in the air, and it dissipated into sparkles that floated upward.
Jule's eyes glinted with the magic in his body, and the air around him shimmered in a different power than that of her father.
The scent of the ocean was on the air, and the area in front of them was guarded by tourist police while tourists camped out in small tents up and down the road.
The air hummed the closer they got.
He reached the edge of the tall roof, stepped one foot out into the air, and walked into space as calmly as if he were on firm ground.
The girl, greatly astonished, ran to lean over the edge of the roof, and saw the man walking rapidly through the air toward the ground.
"Yes; but it's lots of fun, if it IS strange," remarked the small voice of the kitten, and Dorothy turned to find her pet walking in the air a foot or so away from the edge of the roof.
"Does the air bear up your weight?" asked the girl.
"Of course; can't you see?" and again the kitten wandered into the air and back to the edge of the roof.
"Perhaps we can walk on the air ourselves," replied the girl.
I've tumbled through the air long enough to make me contented on this roof.
Eureka walks on the air all right.
Dorothy kept hold of his hand and followed him, and soon they were both walking through the air, with the kitten frisking beside them.
"More wonders in the air, my Lord," said he.
Far up in the air was an object that looked like a balloon.
Here is another person descended from the air to prove you were wrong.
They did not bother to cross the bridges over the brooks, but when they came to a stream they stepped high and walked in the air to the other side.
With this he began walking in the air toward the high openings, and Dorothy and Zeb followed him.
The advisors of the Princess did not like this test; but she commanded them to step into the flame and one by one they did so, and were scorched so badly that the air was soon filled with an odor like that of baked potatoes.
Once they came near to the enclosed Garden of the Clinging Vines, and walking high into the air looked down upon it with much interest.
The Mangaboos saw her escape, and several of them caught up their thorns and gave chase, mounting through the air after her.
The next moment a broad-leaved plant was jerked from the ground where it grew and held suspended in the air before the Wizard.
Dorothy was a little anxious about the success of their trip, for the way Jim arched his long neck and spread out his bony legs as he fluttered and floundered through the air was enough to make anybody nervous.
"No; I lost them somewhere in the air," explained the child.
They played the National air called "The Oz Spangled Banner," and behind them were the standard bearers with the Royal flag.
An instant later the Tiger crouched and launched its huge body through the air swift and resistless as a ball from a cannon.
It has an air conditioner.
But my car is not a CD player, GPS navigation system, or air conditioner.
For all practical purposes, we have an unlimited supply of air to breathe.
Calculating the actual, societal costs of fatty foods, alcohol, cars, pet ownership, mercury thermometers, air conditioning, solar panels, razor blades, jogging shoes, and ten thousand other things, and incorporating those costs in the prices as taxes would lead to a vastly more efficient allocation of resources.
Its windows will darken at your command; its air will be automatically purified.
Electricity (hmm, I guess the trailer was solar powered), a refrigerator, air conditioning.
And that is paying full retail prices in an air-conditioned Western supermarket; by the ton, this food costs much less.
Sensors can constantly monitor moisture levels in the soil, the size and color of the plants, air quality, nutrient levels in the soil, amount of sunlight, and hundreds of other variables.
Instead, it is a large, open-air farm with a robot assigned to make each turnip be all that it can be.
Some have questioned whether Friedman's thesis is 100 percent true, mentioning NATO air strikes against Yugoslavia as a potential exception.
They used to hang in long festoons from our porch, filling the whole air with their fragrance, untainted by any earthy smell; and in the early morning, washed in the dew, they felt so soft, so pure, I could not help wondering if they did not resemble the asphodels of God's garden.
The tang of the untainted, fresh and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought, and the shells and pebbles and the seaweed with tiny living creatures attached to it never lost their fascination for me.
Then came a day when the chill air portended a snowstorm.
They fly hither and thither in my thought like blind birds beating the air with ineffectual wings.
Thus it is that Even as the roots, shut in the darksome earth, Share in the tree-top's joyance, and conceive Of sunshine and wide air and winged things, By sympathy of nature, so do I gave evidence of things unseen.
In yonder city's dingy alleys the sun shines not, and the air is foul.
Here in Dr. Bell's laboratory, or in the fields on the shore of the great Bras d'Or, I have spent many delightful hours listening to what he had to tell me about his experiments, and helping him fly kites by means of which he expects to discover the laws that shall govern the future air-ship.
One sits on the twig of a tree, just beneath our window, and he fills the air with his glad songs.
The air is sweet with the perfume of jasmines, heliotropes and roses.
Her enjoyment of music, however, is very genuine, for she has a tactile recognition of sound when the waves of air beat against her.
But she seems to feel the pulsation of the air itself.
In the savage state every family owns a shelter as good as the best, and sufficient for its coarser and simpler wants; but I think that I speak within bounds when I say that, though the birds of the air have their nests, and the foxes their holes, and the savages their wigwams, in modern civilized society not more than one half the families own a shelter.
I would rather sit in the open air, for no dust gathers on the grass, unless where man has broken ground.
A lake like this is never smoother than at such a time; and the clear portion of the air above it being, shallow and darkened by clouds, the water, full of light and reflections, becomes a lower heaven itself so much the more important.
And hark! here comes the cattle-train bearing the cattle of a thousand hills, sheepcots, stables, and cow-yards in the air, drovers with their sticks, and shepherd boys in the midst of their flocks, all but the mountain pastures, whirled along like leaves blown from the mountains by the September gales.
There we worked, revising mythology, rounding a fable here and there, and building castles in the air for which earth offered no worthy foundation.
Anatole with his swaggering air strode up to the window.
Another in the same place turned round and fired in the air; a third was striking the horse Kutuzov himself rode.
The sun was only just appearing from behind the clouds, the air was fresh and dewy.
Balashev bowed his head with an air indicating that he would like to make his bow and leave, and only listened because he could not help hearing what was said to him.
Prince Vasili entered the room with the air of a happy conqueror who has attained the object of his desires.
Suddenly his face assumed a subtle expression, he shrugged his shoulders with an air of perplexity.
The cart was loaded high, and at the very top, beside a child's chair with its legs in the air, sat a peasant woman uttering piercing and desperate shrieks.
It was a fine day, sunny after rain, and the air was unusually pure.
Throwing back the covers that had protected her from the cold night air, she grabbed one of her boots.
Here and there, calves frolicked with each other, kicking their heels in the air and bellowing their delight at the balmy weather.
How I missed the fresh air and country scenes any painter would utilize his entire palette to capture.
The air between them shimmered with his body heat and her magic, and he didn't flinch away like normal people did.
Tension hung in the air between them.
So, with a snort and a neigh and a whisk of his short tail he trotted off the roof into the air and at once began floating downward to the street.
He has given you the air in which to move and have homes.
At last, we know not what it is to live in the open air, and our lives are domestic in more senses than we think.
The air was very still.
She and Claire are probably still in the air somewhere or Quinn hasn't hooked up with them yet.
There was a breath of danger in the very air, and every few moments the earth would shake violently.
Darian's power had grown; the air of the room shimmered, and light and dark alike warped in the space around Darian.