The battle had been raging for some time.
His little army had been beaten and scattered.
She was uneasy because she had never been on a plane before.
I have been in Paris.
You've been a very good girl.
We've been away for a long time, you know, and so we're anxious to get home again.
"What a horrid, savage beast!" exclaimed a piglet; "and after we've been such good friends, too, and played with one another!"
And the whole world for fifty years has been repeating: Sublime!
I have not been sick at all.
Gilbert de Lafayette's father and grandfather and great-grandfather had all been brave and noble men.
Maybe Katie wasn't the only one who had been overlooked by Señor Medena when it came to inheritance.
He began to ask about his enemies who had been hunting him.
May each evening see that all thy wishes have been performed.
The little chest that held his clothing had been carried down to the bank.
Where in the world have you been, my lad?
He had had a short illness, there had been a brief time of acute suffering, then all was over.
There has been much discussion of such of Miss Sullivan's statements and explanations as have been published before.
Well... they had been flirting with each other in the car.
He has been called the Father of his Country.
Science's progress over the past few hundred years has been determined mainly by the relatively slow speed at which we were able to collect data.
My mother, and sister and little brother have been here five weeks, and our happiness knows no bounds.
They had never been anywhere else overnight together.
But then, Alex had always been fluent in pretty talk.
He and Uncle Hugson have been having a fine visit.
"Oh, no," said Dorothy, "we've been there, and we know."
You are being helped by an excellent salesperson who has been working there for twenty-five years.
It was recognized as the flu, although records describe conditions which were highly likely to have been polio.
He was a great hunter, I have been told, and a celebrated shot.
We've been sitting here too long!
"Don't know," said Dorothy, "but it must have been humbug."
"Have you a factory in this place?" asked the Wizard, who had been examining the strange personage carefully.
And the whole thing has been unnatural because that cat and I are both able to talk your language, and to understand the words you say.
"I don't believe we'll realize anything, when it comes to that," remarked Dorothy, who had been deep in thought.
When has starting a business been so easy?
In the last thirty years there has not been a single smallpox death or even a single infection.
Smallpox has been with us for thousands of years.
But scientists have been busy sequencing all manner of things.
Both are better off than they were, even though nothing new has been created.
Ever since we've had agriculture, people have been employing technology to make it better.
In 2005, rice became the first crop plant whose complete genome had been compiled.
This has been a common situation throughout areas with high degrees of poverty and is certainly the case in Ethiopia.
That should have been the end of it, right?
Wars have often been the result of misunderstandings brought about by language.
Being educated in the United States has long been a mark of distinction for the elites of other nations.
But my teacher had been with me several weeks before I understood that everything has a name.
Until then I had been like a foreigner speaking through an interpreter.
We could hear the yells of the boys and the cheers of the lookers-on as plainly in our room as if we had been on the field.
She had evidently been reading, and fallen asleep.
In order to answer her questions, I have been obliged to read a great deal about animals.
I was incredulous when he first told me the secret.
A child of the muses cannot write fine English unless fine English has been its nourishment.
What have you been after?
Dorothy climbed into the buggy, although Jim had been unharnessed from it and was grazing some distance away.
We've been in the dark quite a while, and you may as well explain what has happened.
"There are no stables here," said the Wizard, "unless some have been built since I went away."
If you hadn't happened to find the piglet, Eureka would surely have been executed.
His father and grandfather and great-grandfather had all been shepherds.
Everybody was astonished, for that boy was the best scholar in the school, and he had never been known to break a rule.
The disturbing thing to realize is we would have been those people had we been born in those times.
What else has been achieved in our march toward civilization?
In the past, humanity has been able to sustain both wars and progress.
The morning had been fine, but it was growing warm and sultry when at last we turned our faces homeward.
She has not had a vacation for twelve years, think of it, and all that time she has been the sunshine of my life.
Lately she has been much interested in colour.
These were two Frenchmen who had been hiding in the forest.
Alex was supposed to be sterile, but they had been wrong about that.
Certainly she had been under a lot of stress.
In fact, at times she had been almost brutally clear that she was no longer interested in him.
It wouldn't have been so much fun for him if she had reacted the way he did when she told him she was pregnant.
And yet, in a way, waiting this long might have been an advantage.
Actually, she hadn't thought how it looked to others - and there had never been any doubt in her mind that she was fortunate to have Alex.
But even old Jim has been saying things since we had our accident.
They advanced in a great swarm, having been joined by many more of their kind, and they flew straight over Jim's head to where the others were standing.
If he had been the only child in the family, things might have been different.
Soon, at the head of a very great army, he marched toward the city which had once been his home.
"And is this the great, beautiful, happy world that I have been told about?" cried the prince.
Has there ever before been a time when business opportunity was more blind to color, gender, or creed?
Even with this technology called money, trade has been difficult.
As a historian, I know it has been the vanity of every age to think it represents a high point in history.
Arithmetic seems to have been the only study I did not like.
All the best of me belongs to her--there is not a talent, or an aspiration or a joy in me that has not been awakened by her loving touch.
Besides, I have been told that "sociables" cost more than other kinds of bicycles.
Thus far my summer has been sweeter than anything I can remember.
Her life has been a series of attempts to do whatever other people do, and to do it as well.
She had been with me to take letters to the post-office.
Her progress in arithmetic has been equally remarkable.
These same questions had been asked me a hundred times by the learned doctors.
She had been living in a world she could not realize.
In this, as in all other things, Miss Sullivan has been the wise teacher.
A bed had been made on a bedstead for the countess only.
Right or wrong, the decision had been made.
We've been married for nearly five years, and we just made love.
Would it have been better if I had fallen off and broken my neck?
Maybe Alex wanted to be in control because he had been dominated all his life.
A nearby steeple had been broken off short and the fragments lay heaped beside it.
I've been picked over six years, but our family is known to be especially long lived.
His fame had not been forgotten in the Land of Oz, by any means.
Many wise men and poets and musicians had also been invited.
They were angry because their plans had been discovered.
She showed them the beautiful pictures, and told them how they had been drawn and painted.
The summer had been very dry and the corn crop had failed.
The captain himself had been a robber.
He had now been a wanderer for twenty days.
But if I had not helped you, you would have been in a worse place.
They let you fall into the water, and you would have been drowned, if it hadn't been for me.
Even smallpox has been sequenced and is available for download.
Monarchy is not inherently bad, and there have been fine kings and queens in history.
Consequently, I did not do so well as I should have done, if Teacher had been allowed to read the Algebra and Geometry to me.
She has never been taught; but they say she can sew and likes to help others in this sort of work.
That beverage was already known to the French and had been given a special name.
The French who had been pursuing him stopped.
"I have been so excited since father said you were coming!" she said to Alex, but her eyes included Carmen.
The man, or boy, couldn't have been more than twenty, yet his steps were as sure as the hands that whirled her around the room.
His tail was short and scraggly, and his harness had been broken in many places and fastened together again with cords and bits of wire.
There had been no sound of any kind and no warning.
In either case a grave crime has been committed which deserves a grave punishment.
It's the same old wolf that has been skulking around here all winter.
"She's been caught in a trap some time, I guess," said Putnam.
For if the boy had been as well painted as the cherries, the birds would have been afraid to come near him.
She was very much ashamed and hurt, for it was the first time that she had ever been in disgrace at school.
"And I would rather have a young hawk that has been trained to hunt" said Ethelbert.
He thought of the number of times that he himself had been a coward.
Well, we should have thrown both men into prison, and the treasure would have been given to the king.
All your court has been looking for you for the past two hours.
And you would have been right.
Its delicate blossoms shrank from the slightest earthly touch; it seemed as if a tree of paradise had been transplanted to earth.
It was quite early, the sun had not been up very long; the birds were just beginning to sing joyously.
Many men have been likened to it, but few deserve that honor.
He has been received by the Emperor.
It has been a delightful evening, has it not?
"But they say that war has been declared," replied the visitor.
He has been to the house, you know, and danced with the children.
He had now been for some days in Moscow and was staying as usual at his father's house.
You have been in Paris recently, I believe?
Natasha only desisted when she had been told that there would be pineapple ice.
Natasha was perfectly happy; she was dancing with a grown-up man, who had been abroad.
This might have been taken as an expression of sorrow and devotion, or of weariness and hope of resting before long.
The only question is, has it been destroyed or not?
I know who has been intriguing!
I know who has been intriguing--I know! cried the princess.
That is all I have been able to find out about him.
You've been in a hurry.
Don't forget that she has grown up and been educated in society, and so her position now is not a rosy one.
I have said nothing to you, but you have already been talked to.
They have been telling her things.
Has he been degraded into a field marshal, or into a soldier?
I haven't been in the room.
Then came some merry soldiers who had evidently been drinking.
The officers who had been standing together rode off to their places.
His horse had been wounded under him and his own arm slightly grazed by a bullet.
He has been set down.
Has the snow been shoveled back?
The old prince felt as though he had been insulted through his daughter.
I have been thinking about you.
Rostov saw that it had been well considered by them.
My dear fellow, what have you been up to in Moscow?
Little Nicholas had been unwell for four days.
Prussian doctors have been invited here, but our allies don't like it at all.
He's been dead since morning.
The whole day had been hot.
It was long since there had been so stormy a meeting.
She had got up at eight that morning and had been in a fever of excitement and activity all day.
The room there has not been tidied up.
His short hair had evidently just been brushed, but one lock hung down in the middle of his broad forehead.
Have I not for eighteen months been doing everything to obtain it?
I have just been told that nothing is ready yet.
You have been to Paris and have remained Russian.
When he had been placed on his camp bed he lay for a long time motionless with closed eyes.
He had for some seconds been intently watching what was going on a few steps away.
It followed that there must have been a victory.
Here and there he could see churches that had not been burned.
The promised land for the French during their advance had been Moscow, during their retreat it was their native land.
You've already been in action?
What has he been doing all this time?
His face, having been bathed in cold water, was all aglow, and his eyes were particularly brilliant.
The dog was merrier and sleeker than it had been in Moscow.
Pierre had long been familiar with that story.
From behind, where Karataev had been sitting, came the sound of a shot.
Behind him, where Karataev had been sitting, the dog began to howl.
During the last few days many of the men have been seen to throw away their cartridges and their arms.
There never was or could have been such an aim, for it would have been senseless and its attainment quite impossible.
She was gazing where she knew him to be; but she could not imagine him otherwise than as he had been here.
I said it then only because it would have been dreadful for him, but he understood it differently.
Princess Mary put off her departure, and for three weeks looked after Natasha as if she had been a sick child.
One of the generals was reporting to him where the guns and prisoners had been captured.
All day it had been calm and frosty with occasional lightly falling snow and toward evening it began to clear.
Some fifteen men with merry shouts were shaking down the high wattle wall of a shed, the roof of which had already been removed.
The lower stakes cracked more and more and at last the wall fell, and with it the men who had been pushing it.
If it had been from the cold, ours would not have rotted either.
I thought he had been killed.
"And did you really see and speak to Napoleon, as we have been told?" said Princess Mary.
And the same mischievous smile lingered for a long time on her face as if it had been forgotten there.
As he drove through the streets past the houses that had been burned down, he was surprised by the beauty of those ruins.
Natasha had been staying at her brother's with her husband and children since early autumn.
He felt that his way of life had now been settled once for all till death and that to change it was not in his power, and so that way of life proved economical.
And since I could make only one movement at that single moment of time, it could not have been any other.
So far her prayers had been unanswered.
The voice and words belonged to Josh, and yet he had been dead for more than two years.
All the papers had been signed and the money provided.
Josh had been her childhood playmate.
When Carmen's father died, she thought she was alone in the world, yet all these people had been there for her.
Alex had been the one who helped her see them as true family, and yet he was having issues accepting his own father.
"Second," Katie cut in, "His father's family has been in this country longer than yours."
Thanks to Alex, that chore had been turned into a simple twist of a knob.
He had been taking care of her for nearly a year now.
Katie said that was because Carmen had been raised poor and had become frugal.
Maybe she would have if she hadn't been shoving it from her mind.
If God thought it was wrong, nothing we could have done would have been successful.
Besides, it was time to replace some of the things she'd been wearing since before they were married.
As always, he had been there when she needed him.
Alex had been hiding more than a father.
Not even a year had passed since the stabbing, but he had been doing well.
I have been made acutely aware of that fact since I was a child.
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.
On the other hand, when the issue finally came to a head, she would have been in the middle of it all anyway.
He must have been really exhausted.
The boxes were heavy, so carrying two of them was a lot of weight to handle.
"We've all been working on the room for the baby," Carmen added.
You've been to Australia, haven't you?
But don't let us worry over such things, Zeb; we can't help ourselves just now, you know, and I've always been told it's foolish to borrow trouble.
"The Wizard of Oz has always been a humbug," agreed Dorothy.
"Wherever have you been, Eureka?" asked Dorothy, sternly.
But they've been very scarce for a few years and we usually have to be content with elephants or buffaloes, answered the creature, in a regretful tone.
One day word came that a savage wolf had been seen in the forest.
They show that three toes have been lost from the left forefoot.
He began to see how foolish he had been; he thought how terrible it would be to live there without one friend, without one person to whom he could speak.
It is true that I have been asleep, but I know nothing about this money.
I know how you must have been overwearied with long hours of watching.
"My men have been scattered," said the king, "and therefore, no one is with me."
Have you been sick?
Everything that was evil or disagreeable had been carefully kept out of his sight.
So the physical mechanisms have been serially transformed, yet the law has never hiccupped.
It must have been quite an exciting time to be alive.
It simply has been enabled by technology combined with prosperity compounded over time.
He turned onto Franz Josef Street, where he was not supposed to have been, and drove right in front of a surprised Princip.
It is an answer engine, but one that attempts to answer questions that have never before been asked.
Everyone knows that has been happening for computer stuff.
The impulse to utter audible sounds had always been strong within me.
But this kind prophecy has never been fulfilled.
His going away left a vacancy in our lives that has never been filled.
The hammock was covered with pine needles, for it had not been used while my teacher was away.
I do not remember a time since I have been capable of loving books that I have not loved Shakespeare.
Whether it comes from the trees which have been heated by the sun, or from the water, I can never discover.
I have often been asked, "Do not people bore you?"
I have been in a large boat.
I have been reading in my book about astronomers.
I have been at home a great many weeks now.
The roses have been beautiful.
Teacher has been sick in bed for many days.
An analysis of the case has been made elsewhere, and Miss Keller has written her account of it.
It is undated, but must have been written two or three months before it was published.
Teacher's eyes have been hurting her so that she could not write to any one, and I have been trying to fulfil a promise which I made last summer.
I suppose he has been too busy to write to his little friend.
I had known about them for a long time; but I had never thought that I should see them, and talk to them; and I can scarcely realize now that this great pleasure has been mine!
Helen had been given a bed and carriage for her dolls, which she had received and used like any other gift.
You've already been talking it over!
Pierre had been silent and preoccupied all through dinner, seeming not to grasp what was said.
Murat was informed that the way had been cleared.
She moved simply to be farther away from the wounded man.
When the pit had been filled up a command was given.
The state of things on the staff had of late been exceedingly strained.
The officer reported that no order to advance had been received.
The other day if it had not been for you that affair would have ended ill.
He had been ordered to attack Forminsk.
It had been raining for four days.
So according to history it has been found from the most ancient times, and so it is to our own day.
Since early morning he and his party had been on the move.
Petya replied that he wanted the French lad who had been captured that day.
We've been into the French camp.
The horses that had previously been invisible could now be seen to their very tails, and a watery light showed itself through the bare branches.
It's the only one worth remembering; but since that... it's only been tormenting folk.
He has been here about an hour.
Many of his best friends had been killed or captured.
And you would have been right.
The sun had been under a cloud all day, and there had been brief showers; but suddenly the sun broke forth in all its southern splendour.
The will has not yet been opened.
The people of Antium were enemies of the Romans and had often been at war with them.
"I think you have been asleep," said the king.
It seems to have been the beginning of everything.
Her success has been complete, for in trying to be like other people she has come most fully to be herself.
At present we have here the fullest record that has been published.
I have been observing Helen's little cousin lately.
She was an only child who had been very welcome.
"These people are poor because they have been too lazy to work," he said.
Old story-tellers say that he alighted on the back of a large fish, called a dolphin, which had been charmed by his music and was swimming near the ship.
Have you ever been at Dr. Crouter's Institution?
Miss Keller has two watches, which have been given her.
Not all the attention that has been paid her since she was a child has made her take herself too seriously.
I imagine she has been rather roughly handled sometimes by her little mistress.
He had probably been hurting during the ride, but refused to say anything.