Carmen grabbed a napkin and began wiping the mashed potatoes from her hand.
Pushing the plate aside so the food would cool, he began slicing the rest of the roast.
Their issues faded into the background as they began preparing the house for the new babies.
The day Jonathan went to camp, she began working on her plan.
Jarred from her thoughts, she began filling a tube with blue icing.
Snaking her upper torso over the back of the seat, she began to shift her weight toward the back of the car.
After a moment of thanks, they all began their meal.
In a voice quaking with fear, she began to sing.
"Well," Adrienne began, and then paused when Brandon cleared his throat.
He grabbed a butter knife and began spreading jelly on a biscuit.
Grabbing an armful of the hay they had packed around the supplies in each wagon, she dropped it on the sand and the mules eagerly began devouring it.
Suddenly all those annoying rules of conduct began to make sense.
Casually, he began leading the horse along the ravine again.
Then she began cleaning the family room.
"Mrs. Lander," she began in a cordial tone.
Cynthia began slicing the potatoes in the pot.
The room began to spin, and she grabbed the edge of the sink.
There began the intimate gathering of five distinctly different individuals, and the unique results of our brief weekend cohabitation.
It began with a glance as we passed each other the first time, a smile the next two or three laps, and then a pretend rest stop.
She began to moan and sunk her nails into my back until we finally flopped back in exhaustion.
They began to wonder if there were no people to inhabit this magnificent city of the inner world.
There sat the thorny Sorcerer in his chair of state, and when the Wizard saw him he began to laugh, uttering comical little chuckles.
He began making queer signs and passes toward the Wizard; but the little man did not watch him long.
When they passed over a field of grass Jim immediately stretched down his head and began to nibble.
He loved poetry and soon began to write poems of his own.
The poet rose and began: "Live, O caliph and enjoy thyself in the shelter of thy lofty palace."
After the guests had drunk quite a little of it, they began to talk foolishly and sing loudly; and some of them went to sleep.
Then everybody began to feel frightened.
In the past, a scientist began with a surmise or hunch and began gathering data to prove or disprove it.
You need to have a basic understanding of how things work in biology.
Established by a ruler of the Roman Republic named Gaius Gracchus (158–122 BC), the dole began as the state selling grain at half price to anyone willing to wait in line for it; there was no means test.
This all began to change in the twentieth century for a variety of reasons.
Of the time when I began to read connected stories I shall speak later.
We had scarcely arrived at the Perkins Institution for the Blind when I began to make friends with the little blind children.
But the rumble of the machinery made me think it was thundering, and I began to cry, because I feared if it rained we should not be able to have our picnic out of doors.
Even this became less and less intelligible until the time when Miss Sullivan began to teach me.
Near the end of March, 1845, I borrowed an axe and went down to the woods by Walden Pond, nearest to where I intended to build my house, and began to cut down some tall, arrowy white pines, still in their youth, for timber.
They were pleasant spring days, in which the winter of man's discontent was thawing as well as the earth, and the life that had lain torpid began to stretch itself.
Then I began to pity myself, and I saw that it would be a greater charity to bestow on me a flannel shirt than a whole slop-shop on him.
One inconvenience I sometimes experienced in so small a house, the difficulty of getting to a sufficient distance from my guest when we began to utter the big thoughts in big words.
To each new arrival Anna Pavlovna said, "You have not yet seen my aunt," or "You do not know my aunt?" and very gravely conducted him or her to a little old lady, wearing large bows of ribbon in her cap, who had come sailing in from another room as soon as the guests began to arrive; and slowly turning her eyes from the visitor to her aunt, Anna Pavlovna mentioned each one's name and then left them.
The group about Mortemart immediately began discussing the murder of the Duc d'Enghien.
Prince Hippolyte, who had been gazing at the vicomte for some time through his lorgnette, suddenly turned completely round toward the little princess, and having asked for a needle began tracing the Conde coat of arms on the table.
"Capital!" said Prince Hippolyte in English, and began slapping his knee with the palm of his hand.