She was almost thirteen.
At ten years old, Jonathan was almost as tall as she was.
We've got a meeting at two and it's almost one-thirty now.
The white sand was almost as blinding as snow.
For a moment she almost panicked.
He's almost thirty - like me.
This happened to him almost every night.
Almost everyone creates, in one form or another.
I was talking with Morino until almost midnight.
You've lost almost all of your self-esteem.
The voice on the phone was almost hysterical.
In almost all aspects of life, the application of this process will bring improvements.
We're almost out of the sand.
He must have nodded off almost at once.
The number of medical patents issued in 2010 was more than fifty thousand, an all-time record—and it almost certainly will be broken next year, then the next, and again the next.
You still worked almost exclusively with people in your lab or at least in your city.
The same people were still sitting here in almost the same positions as before, whispering to one another.
In fact, at the party he had spent an unnecessary amount of time with the woman he almost married – and hadn't even introduced her.
You've been working for me for almost three months now and this is the first time I've ever seen you sick.
"You're almost as broke as Ben," he told Howie.
"Almost on earth isn't being there," said the kitten, in a discontented tone.
I daresay if you have purchased anything on Amazon, you have almost certainly, at some point, purchased an additional item Amazon suggested.
Her eyes were almond shaped, the brown of the iris so dark that it was almost black.
It was almost as if he were shutting Felipa off before she could reveal something.
Tammy could swim almost as well as Lisa, but Sarah couldn't swim at all, confessing unabashed that she was afraid of the water.
I was out there yesterday when I came back from riding and noticed that the barn was almost as clean as this house.
It almost got us that time, Dorothy.
But the truth is that almost all furniture back in the day was cheaply made junk and only a very few high-quality pieces survived.
On top of the common-good projects supported with our tax dollars, almost all of us—certainly not just the wealthy—have causes we support.
Today we have the Internet and all its associated technologies, vastly more versatile, almost infinite in possibility.
Its end led directly to the Cold War, which consumed inconceivable amounts of money and almost pushed the world to the brink of nuclear devastation.
One can almost picture him, sandwich in hand, slack-jawed in surprise.
Even today, the scientific method involves experimentation that almost always necessitates some amount of data collection.
The salesperson offers, "I find that my customers who buy this suit almost always get wingtips."
I think it is likely that the answers to almost all our medical problems could be found in the data we may already be collecting.
When "human testing" is done almost immediately, but within the safe confines of a CPU.
The other is division of labor, worth discussing in some detail as it is an almost miraculous process.
It requires the labor of thousands to make a pencil, and yet they are so inexpensive as to be almost free.
The point is that the cost of making almost everything is mostly energy and intellect, not raw materials.
The happy Christmas time is almost here!
Having wrung a submissive "I understand" from Dron, Alpatych contented himself with that, though he not only doubted but felt almost certain that without the help of troops the carts would not be forthcoming.
If we go we are almost sure to be taken prisoners, and God knows...
The battle of Borodino was not fought on a chosen and entrenched position with forces only slightly weaker than those of the enemy, but, as a result of the loss of the Shevardino Redoubt, the Russians fought the battle of Borodino on an open and almost unentrenched position, with forces only half as numerous as the French; that is to say, under conditions in which it was not merely unthinkable to fight for ten hours and secure an indecisive result, but unthinkable to keep an army even from complete disintegration and flight.
Almost all of them stared with naive, childlike curiosity at Pierre's white hat and green swallow-tail coat.
The booming cannonade and the fusillade of musketry were growing more intense over the whole field, especially to the left where Bagration's fleches were, but where Pierre was the smoke of the firing made it almost impossible to distinguish anything.
Though she concealed from him her intention of keeping him under her wing, Petya guessed her designs, and instinctively fearing that he might give way to emotion when with her--might "become womanish" as he termed it to himself--he treated her coldly, avoided her, and during his stay in Moscow attached himself exclusively to Natasha for whom he had always had a particularly brotherly tenderness, almost lover-like.
They killed him almost before my eyes.
Almost everyone else had already left, so Katie and Mary volunteered to help.
"Lust," she said in almost a whisper.
It was almost three O'clock in the afternoon and her stomach was screaming for something to eat.
It's been almost a week.
He was back almost immediately, carrying an ace bandage.
The odor was strong, almost pungent, like... that was it, clay!
She glanced out the window and saw Yancey was almost to the house.
I almost have the ranch paid off.
They each went to their assigned wagon and lit a match, tossing it inside the wagon and moving away from the circle almost in unison.
The landscape around them was bleak, almost as devoid of plant life as the white sands had been.
It's almost time for you to close up.
He opened the envelope and read the note, his lips thinning down almost to nonexistence.
Almost immediately his breathing changed and she knew he was asleep.
It was like walking in water and I almost lost my balance but after a few steps, I could control my motion pretty well.
It's changed a lot; almost completely, but I'm a hundred percent certain I visited Brockville.
The buggy seemed almost new, for it had a shiny top and side curtains.
One of the chairs pushed back from the table, and this was so astonishing and mysterious that Dorothy was almost tempted to run away in fright.
Just above them, and almost on a level with their platform, were banks of rolling clouds which constantly shifted position and changed color.
But come, my children; let us explore the mountain and discover which way we must go in order to escape from this cavern, which is getting to be almost as hot as a bake-oven.
But their journey was almost over, for in a short time they reached a small cave from which there was no further outlet.
"But we're ALMOST on earth again," cried Dorothy, "for there is the sun--the most BEAU'FUL sun that shines!" and she pointed eagerly at the crack in the distant roof.
Zeb was also escorted to a room--so grand and beautiful that he almost feared to sit in the chairs or lie upon the bed, lest he might dim their splendor.
But didn't you cut it almost too short?
Jellia at once departed on the errand, and she was gone so long that they had almost forgotten her mission when the green robed maiden returned with a troubled face.
The years passed and almost nothing changed.
I am fascinated by credit cards and the fact that the entire free enterprise system relies on the honesty of almost all people.
Credit cards are able to work and charge low fees because almost all transactions are honest.
I find they almost always answer.
"Robot" is a term almost one hundred years old, created in fiction before becoming a reality.
Clearly, what nanites will do inside our bodies in the future is almost limitless and will change medicine forever.
This is almost the definition of wealth creation.
And that was almost half a century ago!
Taken together, those findings suggest that almost all economic growth in the last 120-plus years was from technology.
Are you finding it hard to fathom by now how almost everything can get cheaper and better?
Look how far we have come in creating prosperity with almost no technology for so long.
If you have almost no productivity, amplifying it won't really help all that much.
Now, what if the bottom half of jobs disappeared and were replaced by robots who did them for almost free?
If you were male and born on a farm, you were almost certainly going to be a farmer.
Long ago, almost everyone farmed.
I almost cut this entire section from the book.
It is almost impossible to execute a pure controlled study of anything relating to nutrition because there are simply too many variables to consider.
Consider for a moment how much Borlaug accomplished with almost no technology.
Since its founding in 2005, Kiva has loaned out nearly a quarter of a billion dollars and is repaid almost 99 percent of the time.
After all, we have had war almost constantly throughout history and yet have still managed to progress.
As Frederick the Great observed almost two centuries earlier, "If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one of them would remain in the army."
You can almost hear the champagne corks popping.
(Not to mention the fact that, if the stuff all hits the fan, widget factories like yours would almost certainly be marked with bull's-eyes on the enemy's aerial bombing maps.)
Almost three-quarters of all defense spending occurs within NATO countries, meaning the alliance is largely the only military show in town.
It has one of the highest per-capita incomes in the world, almost no crime, and no public or foreign debt.
There was a time, not so long ago, when almost everyone smoked.
Second, in addition to facts, the web has become the face of almost all organizations of the planet.
While the few may be for war, the many are almost always for peace.
Friedman goes on to point out that almost anywhere in the world today, it would be impossible to get away with this fraud.
In 2010, almost 700,000 international students were studying in America's colleges and universities.
His hospitality was great, almost to a fault, and he seldom came home without bringing a guest.
Yes, there it was, all quivering in the warm sunshine, its blossom-laden branches almost touching the long grass.
In the pleasure of doing this, I did not stop to look at my own gifts; but when I was ready for them, my impatience for the real Christmas to begin almost got beyond control.
I felt the hot breath from the engine on my face, and the smoke and ashes almost choked us.
After my first visit to Boston, I spent almost every winter in the North.
Almost before I knew it, the train stopped at the Tuscumbia station, and there on the platform stood the whole family.
When she returned almost the first thing we did was to begin the story of "Little Lord Fauntleroy."
Two words are almost illegible, and the angular print slants in every direction.
I went in bathing almost every day and Carrie and Frank and little Helen and I had fun.
She is almost an invalid.
I can almost think I see you with your father and mother and little sister, with all the brightness of the beautiful country about you, and it makes me very glad to know how glad you are.
It almost makes me think the world would get along as well without seeing and hearing as with them.
Perhaps the Old Sea God as he lay asleep upon the shore, heard the soft music of growing things--the stir of life in the earth's bosom, and his stormy heart was angry, because he knew that his and Winter's reign was almost at an end.
They permitted themselves startling liberties when any one caressed them, crowding themselves almost into one's arms and helping themselves without ceremony to kisses, apparently unconscious of the impropriety of their conduct.
The play seemed so real, we almost forgot where we were, and believed we were watching the genuine scenes as they were acted so long ago.
Almost two weeks ago we called at Mr. Hutton's and had a delightful time.
I read her lips almost exclusively, (she does not know the manual alphabet) and we get on quite well.
It seems almost too good to be true, does it not?
It is almost no effort for me to row around the lake, no matter how heavy the load may be.
How quickly I should lock up all these mighty warriors, and hoary sages, and impossible heroes, who are now almost my only companions; and dance and sing and frolic like other girls!
I almost cried, it was all so real and tragic.
I already have the seventh and eighth books of the "Aeneid" and one book of the "Iliad," all of which is most fortunate, as I have come almost to the end of my embossed text-books.
The "Iliad" tells of almost nothing but war, and one sometimes wearies of the clash of spears and the din of battle; but the "Odyssey" tells of nobler courage--the courage of a soul sore tried, but steadfast to the end.
You know a student's life is of necessity somewhat circumscribed and narrow and crowds out almost everything that is not in books....
Though there is less than half an inch between the points--a space which represents sixty minutes--Miss Keller tells the time almost exactly.
Laura Bridgman was born at Hanover, New Hampshire, December 21, 1829; so she was almost eight years old when Dr. Howe began his experiments with her.
In these letters we have an almost weekly record of Miss Sullivan's work.
Very early in her life she became almost totally blind, and she entered the Perkins Institution October 7, 1880, when she was fourteen years old.
I locked the dining-room door, and proceeded to eat my breakfast, though the food almost choked me.
When I came, her movements were so insistent that one always felt there was something unnatural and almost weird about her.
We almost live in the garden, where everything is growing and blooming and glowing.
I see an improvement in Helen day to day, almost from hour to hour.
Helen is almost as eager to read as she is to talk.
I read the letter at the supper-table, and Mrs. Keller exclaimed: "My, Miss Annie, Helen writes almost as well as that now!"
When walking or riding she often gives the names of the people we meet almost as soon as we recognize them.
I find it hard to realize that Christmas is almost here, in spite of the fact that Helen talks about nothing else.
Helen's dependence on me for almost everything makes me strong and glad.
Almost every one on the train was a physician, and Dr. Keller seemed to know them all.
She responds quickly to the gentle pressure of affection, the pat of approval, the jerk of impatience, the firm motion of command, and to the many other variations of the almost infinite language of the feelings; and she has become so expert in interpreting this unconscious language of the emotions that she is often able to divine our very thoughts.
I have found it best not to tell her that she cannot understand, because she is almost certain to become excited.
She almost overwhelmed me with inquiries which were the natural outgrowth of her quickened intelligence.
One warm, sunny day in early spring, when we were at the North, the balmy atmosphere appears to have brought to her mind the sentiment expressed by Longfellow in "Hiawatha," and she almost sings with the poet: "The ground was all aquiver with the stir of new life.
In this case Helen Keller held almost intact in her mind, unmixed with other ideas, the words of a story which at the time it was read to her she did not fully understand.
From the early sketch I take a few passages which seem to me, without making very much allowance for difference in time, almost as good as anything she has written since:
Miss Keller's autobiography contains almost everything that she ever intended to publish.
I took particular pleasure in this breaking of ground, for in almost all latitudes men dig into the earth for an equable temperature.
That is almost a day's wages.
Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.
It requires a training such as the athletes underwent, the steady intention almost of the whole life to this object.
The one is commonly transitory, a sound, a tongue, a dialect merely, almost brutish, and we learn it unconsciously, like the brutes, of our mothers.
This sort of gingerbread is baked daily and more sedulously than pure wheat or rye-and-Indian in almost every oven, and finds a surer market.
We spend more on almost any article of bodily aliment or ailment than on our mental aliment.
When my floor was dirty, I rose early, and, setting all my furniture out of doors on the grass, bed and bedstead making but one budget, dashed water on the floor, and sprinkled white sand from the pond on it, and then with a broom scrubbed it clean and white; and by the time the villagers had broken their fast the morning sun had dried my house sufficiently to allow me to move in again, and my meditations were almost uninterupted.
Next Spanish hides, with the tails still preserving their twist and the angle of elevation they had when the oxen that wore them were careering over the pampas of the Spanish Main--a type of all obstinacy, and evincing how almost hopeless and incurable are all constitutional vices.
They would begin to sing almost with as much precision as a clock, within five minutes of a particular time, referred to the setting of the sun, every evening.
Many of our houses, both public and private, with their almost innumerable apartments, their huge halls and their cellars for the storage of wines and other munitions of peace, appear to be extravagantly large for their inhabitants.
Men of almost every degree of wit called on me in the migrating season.
I have seen our river, when, the landscape being covered with snow, both water and ice were almost as green as grass.
From a hilltop you can see a fish leap in almost any part; for not a pickerel or shiner picks an insect from this smooth surface but it manifestly disturbs the equilibrium of the whole lake.
Though I passed over it as gently as possible, the slight undulations produced by my boat extended almost as far as I could see, and gave a ribbed appearance to the reflections.
I see by its face that it is visited by the same reflection; and I can almost say, Walden, is it you?
Almost every New England boy among my contemporaries shouldered a fowling-piece between the ages of ten and fourteen; and his hunting and fishing grounds were not limited, like the preserves of an English nobleman, but were more boundless even than those of a savage.
I had dug out the spring and made a well of clear gray water, where I could dip up a pailful without roiling it, and thither I went for this purpose almost every day in midsummer, when the pond was warmest.
They grew also behind my house, and one large tree, which almost overshadowed it, was, when in flower, a bouquet which scented the whole neighborhood, but the squirrels and the jays got most of its fruit; the last coming in flocks early in the morning and picking the nuts out of the burs before they fell, I relinquished these trees to them and visited the more distant woods composed wholly of chestnut.
Though completely waterlogged and almost as heavy as lead, they not only burned long, but made a very hot fire; nay, I thought that they burned better for the soaking, as if the pitch, being confined by the water, burned longer, as in a lamp.
In this town the price of wood rises almost steadily, and the only question is, how much higher it is to be this year than it was the last.
They are almost indestructible.
But my house occupied so sunny and sheltered a position, and its roof was so low, that I could afford to let the fire go out in the middle of almost any winter day.
I felt it, and still remark it almost daily in my walks, for by it hangs the history of a family.
A true friend of man; almost the only friend of human progress.
Its large eyes appeared young and unhealthy, almost dropsical.
In the deepest part there are several acres more level than almost any field which is exposed to the sun, wind, and plow.
When two legs of my level were on the shore and the third on the ice, and the sights were directed over the latter, a rise or fall of the ice of an almost infinitesimal amount made a difference of several feet on a tree across the pond.
A severe cold of a few days' duration in March may very much retard the opening of the former ponds, while the temperature of Walden increases almost uninterruptedly.
It is almost identical with that, for in the growing days of June, when the rills are dry, the grass-blades are their channels, and from year to year the herds drink at this perennial green stream, and the mower draws from it betimes their winter supply.
In almost all climes the tortoise and the frog are among the precursors and heralds of this season, and birds fly with song and glancing plumage, and plants spring and bloom, and winds blow, to correct this slight oscillation of the poles and preserve the equilibrium of nature.
But almost all say that such is not the case now.
In this room it was almost dark; only two tiny lamps were burning before the icons and there was a pleasant scent of flowers and burnt pastilles.
Yes; if I have a sin, a great sin, it is hatred of that vile woman! almost shrieked the princess, now quite changed.
Halfway up the stairs they were almost knocked over by some men who, carrying pails, came running downstairs, their boots clattering.
Anna Mikhaylovna with just the same movement raised her shoulders and eyes, almost closing the latter, sighed, and moved away from the doctor to Pierre.
"Allow me to look at your purse," he said in a low, almost inaudible, voice.
"Come here," said Rostov, catching hold of Telyanin's arm and almost dragging him to the window.
Every face bore almost the same smile, expressing unseemly thoughts about the women.
On the French side, amid the groups with cannon, a cloud of smoke appeared, then a second and a third almost simultaneously, and at the moment when the first report was heard a fourth was seen.
On November 1 Kutuzov had received, through a spy, news that the army he commanded was in an almost hopeless position.
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.
It seemed to him that it was a very long time ago, almost a day, since he had first seen the enemy and fired the first shot, and that the corner of the field he stood on was well-known and familiar ground.
He was about to stoop over her hand and kiss it, but with a rapid, almost brutal movement of her head, she intercepted his lips and met them with her own.
When he entered, Prince Andrew, his eyes drooping contemptuously (with that peculiar expression of polite weariness which plainly says, "If it were not my duty I would not talk to you for a moment"), was listening to an old Russian general with decorations, who stood very erect, almost on tiptoe, with a soldier's obsequious expression on his purple face, reporting something.
Kutuzov, with his uniform unbuttoned so that his fat neck bulged over his collar as if escaping, was sitting almost asleep in a low chair, with his podgy old hands resting symmetrically on its arms.
He was riding almost along the front line.
Nicholas Rostov, with Denisov and his new acquaintance, Dolokhov, sat almost at the middle of the table.
She almost quarreled with her brother about him.
Rostov almost screamed lifting both hands to his head.
Pierre looked at that aged, stern, motionless, almost lifeless face and moved his lips without uttering a sound.
His arms felt numb, his legs almost gave way, it seemed to him that he was tired out.
The building of a new church, previously begun, had cost about 10,000 in each of the last two years, and he did not know how the rest, about 100,000 rubles, was spent, and almost every year he was obliged to borrow.
The same love of others, a desire to do something for them, a desire for their approval.--So I lived for others, and not almost, but quite, ruined my life.
She got up and, almost crying, began to arrange her wallet.
Just before him, almost across the middle of the passage on the bare floor, lay a sick man, probably a Cossack to judge by the cut of his hair.
Zhilinski, a Pole brought up in Paris, was rich, and passionately fond of the French, and almost every day of the stay at Tilsit, French officers of the Guard and from French headquarters were dining and lunching with him and Boris.
Rostov almost shouted, not looking Boris in the face.
In the forest it was almost hot, no wind could be felt.
In 1809 Count Ilya Rostov was living at Otradnoe just as he had done in former years, that is, entertaining almost the whole province with hunts, theatricals, dinners, and music.
Farther back beyond the dark trees a roof glittered with dew, to the right was a leafy tree with brilliantly white trunk and branches, and above it shone the moon, nearly at its full, in a pale, almost starless, spring sky.
Do wake up, Sonya! she said almost with tears in her voice.
He supported almost singlehanded a poorhouse the order had founded in Petersburg.
Joseph Alexeevich was not in Petersburg--he had of late stood aside from the affairs of the Petersburg lodges, and lived almost entirely in Moscow.
When she heard of his arrival she almost ran into the drawing room, flushed and beaming with a more than cordial smile.
Natasha jumped on it, sank into the feather bed, rolled over to the wall, and began snuggling up the bedclothes as she settled down, raising her knees to her chin, kicking out and laughing almost inaudibly, now covering herself up head and all, and now peeping at her mother.
Almost every time a new carriage drove up a whisper ran through the crowd and caps were doffed.
But, coming toward him, he saw hounds and a huntsman galloping almost straight at the wolf.
A long, yellowish young borzoi, one Nicholas did not know, from another leash, rushed impetuously at the wolf from in front and almost knocked her over.
I feel so comfortable! answered Natasha, almost perplexed by her feelings.
These were all their own people who had settled down in the house almost as members of the family, or persons who were, it seemed, obliged to live in the count's house.
Be quiet, be quiet, be quiet, I tell you!... she almost screamed, so as to drown his voice.
Boris smiled almost imperceptibly while listening to his mother.
Marya Dmitrievna ordered almost the whole trousseau.
Almost smiling, he gazed straight into her eyes with such an enraptured caressing look that it seemed strange to be so near him, to look at him like that, to be so sure he admired her, and not to be acquainted with him.
Natasha brightened up and felt almost in love with this woman, who was so beautiful and so kind.
Count Rostov was displeased to see that the company consisted almost entirely of men and women known for the freedom of their conduct.
Pierre too when she had gone almost ran into the anteroom, restraining tears of tenderness and joy that choked him, and without finding the sleeves of his fur cloak threw it on and got into his sleigh.
Napoleon almost screamed, quite to his own surprise.
On the way he came upon a bush, his gallant horse cleared it, and almost before he had righted himself in his saddle he saw that he would immediately overtake the enemy he had selected.
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.
The crowd drew up to the large table, at which sat gray-haired or bald seventy-year-old magnates, uniformed and besashed almost all of whom Pierre had seen in their own homes with their buffoons, or playing boston at the clubs.
Barclay was riding almost beside him, and a crowd of officers ran after and around them shouting, "Hurrah!"
The Russians, they say, fortified this position in advance on the left of the highroad (from Moscow to Smolensk) and almost at a right angle to it, from Borodino to Utitsa, at the very place where the battle was fought.
The French losses were almost equal to ours, but very early we said to ourselves that we were losing the battle, and we did lose it.
The horse first, regardless of whether it was right or wrong to show fear, snorted, reared almost throwing the major, and galloped aside.
Scarcely had Pierre laid his head on the pillow before he felt himself falling asleep, but suddenly, almost with the distinctness of reality, he heard the boom, boom, boom of firing, the thud of projectiles, groans and cries, and smelled blood and powder, and a feeling of horror and dread of death seized him.
Almost all day long the house resounded with their running feet, their cries, and their spontaneous laughter.
When Natasha set to work two cases were standing open in the ballroom, one almost full up with crockery, the other with carpets.
"I consider," Natasha suddenly almost shouted, turning her angry face to Petya, "I consider it so horrid, so abominable, so...
Almost at the head of the line she could see the raised hood of Prince Andrew's caleche.
They have almost all died unawares, sitting in the sanctuary they had guarded and which is now no more.
Swaying his head and smiling as if amused at himself, the officer ran almost at a trot through the deserted streets toward the Yauza bridge to overtake his regiment.
As if inflamed by the sight, he raised his arm and addressed the people, almost shouting:
"Saber him!" the dragoon officer almost whispered.
It was a long time before the dragoons could extricate the bleeding youth, beaten almost to death.
The unaccustomed coarse food, the vodka he drank during those days, the absence of wine and cigars, his dirty unchanged linen, two almost sleepless nights passed on a short sofa without bedding--all this kept him in a state of excitement bordering on insanity.
The captain was so naively and good-humoredly gay, so real, and so pleased with himself that Pierre almost winked back as he looked merrily at him.
As soon as she saw Pierre, the woman almost threw herself at his feet.
"Give her back to them, give her back!" he almost shouted, putting the child, who began screaming, on the ground, and again looking at the Frenchman and the Armenian family.
Nicholas suddenly felt a desire and need to tell his most intimate thoughts (which he would not have told to his mother, his sister, or his friend) to this woman who was almost a stranger.
He had pictured each of those young ladies as almost all honest-hearted young men do, that is, as a possible wife, adapting her in his imagination to all the conditions of married life: a white dressing gown, his wife at the tea table, his wife's carriage, little ones, Mamma and Papa, their relations to her, and so on--and these pictures of the future had given him pleasure.
Neither he nor she said a word about what "Natasha nursing him" might mean, but thanks to this letter Nicholas suddenly became almost as intimate with the princess as if they were relations.
Sonya suddenly almost screamed, catching her companion's arm and stepping back from the door.
"Eh?" murmured Platon, who had almost fallen asleep.
He did not sing like a trained singer who knows he is listened to, but like the birds, evidently giving vent to the sounds in the same way that one stretches oneself or walks about to get rid of stiffness, and the sounds were always high-pitched, mournful, delicate, and almost feminine, and his face at such times was very serious.
The princess looked round and saw Natasha coming in, almost running-- that Natasha whom she had liked so little at their meeting in Moscow long since.
In the deep gaze that seemed to look not outwards but inwards there was an almost hostile expression as he slowly regarded his sister and Natasha.
In his words, his tone, and especially in that calm, almost antagonistic look could be felt an estrangement from everything belonging to this world, terrible in one who is alive.
Natasha almost shouted, taking hold of both his hands with a passionate movement.
At Tarutino Kutuzov received what was almost a reprimand from the Emperor for having moved his army along the Ryazan road, and the Emperor's letter indicated to him the very position he had already occupied near Kaluga.
The Cossack laughingly told his comrades how he had almost fallen into the hands of the French.
Two of the commanders of large parties--one a Pole and the other a German--sent invitations to Denisov almost simultaneously, requesting him to join up with their divisions to attack the convoy.
Yes, yes, certainly! cried Petya, blushing almost to tears and glancing at Denisov.
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.
They are almost disbanded.
Go, go, she... is calling... and weeping like a child and quickly shuffling on his feeble legs to a chair, he almost fell into it, covering his face with his hands.
But the same blow that almost killed the countess, this second blow, restored Natasha to life.
Pierre's confusion had now almost vanished, but at the same time he felt that his freedom had also completely gone.
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.
She was as he had known her almost as a child and later on as Prince Andrew's fiancee.
In Africa a whole series of outrages are committed against the almost unarmed inhabitants.
Remembering her friendly relations with all the Rostovs which had made her almost a member of the family, she thought it her duty to go to see them.
"But why, Count, why?" she almost cried, unconsciously moving closer to him.
Having started farming from necessity, he soon grew so devoted to it that it became his favorite and almost his sole occupation.
In spite of the uncomfortable sleeping accommodations and the situation, she fell asleep almost instantly.
It's been almost a week and she hasn't been coughing today.
They had been married almost five years, so... that meant the baby was conceived long before they met - about the time he and Tessa were going to get married.
She could almost hear his voice calling "Litha."
She was almost finished packing when the doorbell rang.
His tone was flat, almost uninterested.
Eyes of blue ice turned on Allen and Giddon's voice was almost a growl.
Allen swallowed again, almost cringing as he licked his lips and turned desperate eyes on Lisa.
It's almost dry and I hate it when it gets all wrinkled.
I'm starving, and Rachel is almost ready for that taco seasoning.
She could almost hear his gravely voice...
She forced her legs to move faster, stumbling and almost falling in the deep sand.
It's almost ludicrous what ultimately evolved to how it began.
What vocational opportunities are available for an almost-priest who's been out of this world for a few years?
I went to sleep last night, almost as soon as my head hit the pillow.
She walked toward it and found the horse tied to a tree and standing motionless, with its head hanging down almost to the ground.
These they could not see, but they could feel them pelting the buggy top, and Jim screamed almost like a human being when a stone overtook him and struck his boney body.
Now, Brother Felix says I can read almost as well as he.
But in the corner, almost hidden from his fellows, one poor man was sitting who did not enjoy the singing.
He was almost drowned.
I slipped from my mother's lap and almost ran toward them.
Throwing a blanket over me, she almost suffocated me, but she put out the fire.
She is so near to me that it almost seems indelicate to speak of her.
My fingers lingered almost unconsciously on the familiar leaves and blossoms which had just come forth to greet the sweet southern spring.
One may almost doubt if the wisest man has learned anything of absolute value by living.
In our climate, in the summer, it was formerly almost solely a covering at night.
A comfortable house for a rude and hardy race, that lived mostly out of doors, was once made here almost entirely of such materials as Nature furnished ready to their hands.
Pierre gazed at her with rapturous, almost frightened, eyes as she passed him.
"From what I have heard," said Pierre, blushing and breaking into the conversation, "almost all the aristocracy has already gone over to Bonaparte's side."
It was evident that the more lifeless he seemed at ordinary times, the more impassioned he became in these moments of almost morbid irritation.
Would you like to kiss me? she whispered almost inaudibly, glancing up at him from under her brows, smiling, and almost crying from excitement.
Olga, go and see whether Uncle's beef tea is ready--it is almost time, she added, giving Pierre to understand that they were busy, and busy making his father comfortable, while evidently he, Pierre, was only busy causing him annoyance.
What kind?" she almost screamed; "I want to know!"
It's almost as if it is a lifetime goal.
His ride had taken almost an hour.
Why go through all that pain again, when she had almost succeeded in putting him in the past - almost, but not quite.
The small house in which he had taken shelter was almost between the two armies.
Almost anybody could rig up an old boat like that.
And yet, the idea was enticing... almost an obsession.
Brandon was right - almost, anyway.
One of the claws was ripped almost completely out.
He almost winced at the rancor in her tone.
In fact, at times she had been almost brutally clear that she was no longer interested in him.