The atmosphere felt stiff and formal, as if this was not part of their routine.
The breakfast atmosphere was much better than supper.
He couldn't have asked for a better housekeeper, but the atmosphere between them had become strained.
I almost died a million times over, and if I didn't know how to enable the shields on the escape pod, I would have burned up in the atmosphere, and if that didn't kill me, then hitting the planet-- He held up a hand, planting it across her mouth when she refused to stop.
Long ago, his ancestors had rigged the planet to blow the mines and turn the atmosphere into a toxic mix no one would survive.
Once people had their chat with the artist and had made their selections, they settled in and the atmosphere seemed more like a party.
He had grown accustomed to women acting this way, yet today, in this atmosphere, it made him uncomfortable.
Amid backslapping and handshaking, the station assumed a party atmosphere for much of the afternoon.
The air cooled appreciably and the ever-thinning atmosphere caused Dean to labor all the more as he struggled upward.
Oh. I suppose the atmosphere is a little depressing around here right now.
The atmosphere in the room was tense, though apparently not hostile.
His dark suit was inappropriate for the casual atmosphere, but she had to admit that he looked dashing.
It too, held the welcoming atmosphere of a hospital waiting room, with a living room, expansive kitchen, informal dining area and hallways leading off each side of the common areas.
The brilliant sunset effects observed in Europe after the Krakatoa eruption may naturally be attributed to dust of unusual quality or quantity in the upper regions of the atmosphere (see DusT).
Hard on this came the recognition of the fact that freely charged positive and negative ions are always present in the atmosphere, and that a radioactive emanation can be collected.
In dry weather the electric potential in the atmosphere is normally positive relative to the earth, and increases with the height.
Helium is present in the atmosphere, of which it constitutes four parts in a million.
It may also be prepared by heating ammonium oxalate; by passing induction sparks between carbon points in an atmosphere of nitrogen.
There was an atmosphere of public distrust.
The wind in the upper atmosphere has extraordinary amounts of energy.
Wouldn't that be something: Plants that would convert nitrogen from the atmosphere directly into ammonia they could use or plants that gave off the odor of other plants that pests avoid?
The atmosphere on campus was electric!
The words describe so exactly the atmosphere of jostling, tumbling ideas I live in that I will wink at them for once, and put on a deliberate air to say that my ideas of college have changed.
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.
Such are the distorted fancies that flit through the mind of one who is at college and lives as I do in an atmosphere of ideas, conceptions and half-thoughts, half-feelings which tumble and jostle each other until one is almost crazy.
It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do.
Two thousand summers have imparted to the monuments of Grecian literature, as to her marbles, only a maturer golden and autumnal tint, for they have carried their own serene and celestial atmosphere into all lands to protect them against the corrosion of time.
Once it chanced that I stood in the very abutment of a rainbow's arch, which filled the lower stratum of the atmosphere, tinging the grass and leaves around, and dazzling me as if I looked through colored crystal.
They had to hold their noses and put their horses to a trot to escape from the poisoned atmosphere of these latrines.
Never had love been so much in the air, and never had the amorous atmosphere made itself so strongly felt in the Rostovs' house as at this holiday time.
The doctors said that she could not get on without medical treatment, so they kept her in the stifling atmosphere of the town, and the Rostovs did not move to the country that summer of 1812.