He was being positively rude.
Being groped by him again wasn't something she was looking forward to.
Those films are being made now.
By the time they arrived at the hospital, the twins were being placed in incubators.
I am a spiritually-centered person who loves every being she comes in contact with.
Now, think about everything being recorded.
The Gargoyles were very small of stature, being less than three feet in height.
I also liked to keep my hand on a singer's throat, or on a piano when it was being played.
All right, but I don't like being kept in the dark about all this.
She glanced back to make sure she wasn't being observed.
He was caught being drunk in the back of a cab.
It was exciting being at the forefront of drug development through the study of gene sequences.
No one knows how he escaped being dashed to pieces.
Why hadn't it occurred to her that Jonathan might feel he was being replaced?
It had provided the opportunity for him to accuse her of being unfaithful.
She wasn't looking forward to being in the room with Alex right now - especially so with the children there to listen.
He had the background and the education, but he obviously didn't have the inclination to adjust to the one being forced on him.
There were bears and mountain lions, but in all the years she had lived here, she had never known of anyone being attacked.
They played with the lambs in the field and saw no human being but the shepherd.
You are being helped by an excellent salesperson who has been working there for twenty-five years.
Smolensk is being abandoned.
Alex liked being in control, and he had none in this situation.
He's been clear enough about that, and yet it's being pushed on him.
Then again, maybe he was being sued.
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.
Then, being very comfortable, he began to grow stronger.
As robotic technology advances, we are being forced to readjust our expectations of machines' capabilities.
"What are you staring at?" he shouted to the cook, who in her red skirt, with sleeves rolled up, swinging her bare elbows, had stepped to the corner to listen to what was being said.
Would there be a point at which she stopped being surprised by his family?
For a moment she wanted to retract the part about being entertainment, but when he spoke she realized it might have been exactly what she needed to say.
Only an occasional sound of brush being pushed aside indicated he was still behind her.
Everything the vines touched they crushed, and our adventurers were indeed thankful to have escaped being cast among them.
He is now being hunted with hounds, but I hope soon to see him king over all Scotland.
He is freed from being a stand-in for a machine.
If you look back across the span of time, you see wood plows being used in 4000 BC, then irrigation five hundred years later.
While the horses were being harnessed Alpatych and Ferapontov over their tea talked of the price of corn, the crops, and the good weather for harvesting.
No doubt he didn't like being reminded that her dream could only be achieved by unnatural methods.
Outside of this being her first trip in an airplane, the rest of the flight was uneventful.
More than likely the correction was to prevent her from being embarrassed.
Remembering what Felipa had said about the girls being out of a home if Alex refused the inheritance, she smiled.
I never thought of him as being anything else but a salesman until I saw him tonight, but he seems so... comfortable now.
He wasn't even being recognized for his abilities.
If Alex liked being in control, and she liked him being in control, then there was no problem.
She sobbed and begged them to let her out until Carmen felt like her heart was being brutally wrenched from her body.
"For being greedy and making children without god's consent," Carmen said.
"For being greedy and making children without god's consent," Carmen said.
She wouldn't describe him as being tall.
She was the country bumpkin that he had to drag everywhere or be accused of being insensitive.
Being able to discuss such things with him was as comforting as it was new.
He had an idea of how his father felt, fearing he would have to watch his little boy grow and not being able to be the provider.
It was the idea of being deceived.
Then came the arrest, and with it the fear of being questioned by the police.
"I like being here with you," she insisted.
Right now it was like being the last person on earth.
I'll just have to get used to being idle.
His only explanation was that he liked being alone.
I guess a walk in the cool evening isn't worth the risk of being eaten up by beasts is it?
After one last look around to see if she was being watched, she started into the woods.
He took it harder than I thought he would, but being able to keep Tammy took the edge off it.
If you care about your fellow human being, you'll get a real buzz from solving patients' problems.
Around it were arranged, like the five points of a star, the other five brilliant balls; one being rose colored, one violet, one yellow, one blue and one orange.
Yes; for they eat of the dama-fruit, as we all do, and that keeps them from being seen by any eye, whether human or animal.
There were many types, indeed, scarcely two being alike; but all were equally disagreeable in appearance.
The houses of this city had many corners, being square and six-sided and eight-sided.
She's a little fussy, you know, and afraid of growing old, being a widow and still in her prime.
"Almost on earth isn't being there," said the kitten, in a discontented tone.
It will seem like being at home again, for I lived in that room for many, many years.
It keeps finely, being preserved in my air-tight chest.
Jim and the buggy followed, the old cab-horse being driven by Zeb while the Wizard stood up on the seat and bowed his bald head right and left in answer to the cheers of the people, who crowded thick about him.
I myself, not being built to eat, have no personal experience in such matters.
And now, the trial being over, the good citizens of the Emerald City scattered to their homes, well content with the day's amusement.
I think this is the loveliest country in the world; but not being fairies Jim and I feel we ought to be where we belong--and that's at the ranch.
They say that Arion, being a good swimmer, kept himself afloat until this ship happened to pass by and rescued him from the waves.
And every day, their product gets better because it is being fed more data.
Imagine being Jenner and not even knowing you were dealing with microbes.
All books are being scanned.
Computer software is constantly being created to allow scientists to model, visualize, prototype, and diagram.
I am not saying if you enjoy manual labor and being exhausted at the end of the day, you shouldn't do it.
We have fallen into the habit of anthropomorphizing computers and robots for a simple reason: The more we program them to do things that we presently do, the more we think of them as being like us.
When you imagined dogs being "invented" in the future, you would naturally imagine having conversations with them.
But that's because I would be sharing the experience with another human being, and human beings form connections with other human beings.
Try to think of the advances we have seen so far in history as the very tip of the iceberg, a hint of what is possible, not even being within sight of what is possible.
My relative definition of poverty is "the state of being unable to reliably purchase a bundle of goods that allow one to participate in the economic norms of one's society."
They aren't responsible for the oil being in Alaska and do nothing to extract the oil from the earth.
We will know it is coming when we see more and more jobs once filled by humans being filled by machines.
It will be regarded as a human right—a dividend for being born a human being, your share of the inheritance that all the prior generations accumulated.
People riot when convinced that food is unjustly being kept from them.
The poor, knowing there to be bread but being economically unable to get it, rioted.
Instead of piety being expressed simply in a multitude of unrelated individual acts, it expressed itself in group action.
The thought was that the overseer, being local, would be able to separate the lazy from the truly needy.
Plants themselves are pretty inefficient machines, at least from the standpoint of being good food sources for us.
And solar cells presently being developed in laboratories are doing several times better than the plants.
Finally, we get to the fourth order of GMO: being able to splice genes from one species into another species, a process known as transgenesis.
There are those who would elevate the right to food as being a fundamental human right.
I don't recall ever being in a department store, drinking from the water fountain, and having the staff look at me disapprovingly because I was running up the water bill.
We call these rights "human rights" because they apply to every single person on the planet by virtue of simply being alive.
Courts of law are now the norm in the world, with laws being democratically established and widely published.
The point is that it is now illegal in every state, with Louisiana being the last to outlaw it in 2008.
This is not me fighting against the tide of history but being swept along with it.
Of course, politics being what it is, the Peace Dividend was spent a dozen times over by as many special interests who felt they were the most deserving of such an unexpected largess.
As long as these states were to share a currency, a military, provide for interstate trade, and have a single foreign policy, they could retain the economic advantages of being a large nation while maximizing individual liberty and self-determination.
Despite being the most efficient method ever, it is still highly inefficient, and this inefficiency inspires hope.
Being educated in the United States has long been a mark of distinction for the elites of other nations.
Nationalism, in my use of the term, is being an uncritical fan of your country.
Still there is much in the Bible against which every instinct of my being rebels, so much that I regret the necessity which has compelled me to read it through from beginning to end.
I enjoy having a play described to me while it is being acted on the stage far more than reading it, because then it seems as if I were living in the midst of stirring events.
Everybody will feel an interest in dear little Helen; everybody will want to do something for her; and, if she becomes an ancient, gray-haired woman, she is still sure of being thoughtfully cared for.
Education will bring light and music into Tommy's soul, and then he cannot help being happy.
We are all discoverers in one sense, being born quite ignorant of all things; but I hardly think that is what she meant.
It gives me great pleasure to hear how much is being done for the deaf-blind.
Why, only a little while ago people thought it quite impossible to teach the deaf-blind anything; but no sooner was it proved possible than hundreds of kind, sympathetic hearts were fired with the desire to help them, and now we see how many of those poor, unfortunate persons are being taught to see the beauty and reality of life.
Not only do we enjoy being together; but we also find our little home most delightful.
My friends thought we might have one or two pupils in our own home, thereby securing to me the advantage of being helpful to others without any of the disadvantages of a large school.
However Mr. Bell suggested that--and all her friends who are interested in her scheme should organize an association for the promotion of the education of the deaf and blind, Teacher and myself being included of course.
At the same time Dr. Bell added that I could rest content and fight my way through Radcliffe in competition with seeing and hearing girls, while the great desire of my heart was being fulfilled.
To be able to read for one's self what is being willed, thought and done in the world--the world in whose joys and sorrows, failures and successes one feels the keenest interest--that would indeed be a happiness too deep for words.
It is amusing to read in one of the magazines of 1895 that Miss Keller "has a just and intelligent appreciation of different composers from having literally felt their music, Schumann being her favourite."
Many of the detached incidents and facts of our daily life pass around and over her unobserved; but she has enough detailed acquaintance with the world to keep her view of it from being essentially defective.
All that she is, all that she has done, can be explained directly, except such things in every human being as never can be explained.
Now that she has grown up, nobody thinks of being less frank with her than with any other intelligent young woman.
Indeed, I am heartily glad that I don't know all that is being said and written about Helen and myself.
I hear there is a deaf and blind child being educated at the Baltimore Institution.
No one can see her without being impressed.
I do wish things would stop being born!
On being told that she was white and that one of the servants was black, she concluded that all who occupied a similar menial position were of the same hue; and whenever I asked her the colour of a servant she would say "black."
Helen was greatly interested in the boat, and insisted on being shown every inch of it from the engine to the flag on the flagstaff.
She has nearly finished Colburn's mental arithmetic, her last work being in improper fractions.
I regard my pupil as a free and active being, whose own spontaneous impulses must be my surest guide.
Is it blind? she asked; for in her mind the idea of being led was associated with blindness.
I believe every child has hidden away somewhere in his being noble capacities which may be quickened and developed if we go about it in the right way; but we shall never properly develop the higher natures of our little ones while we continue to fill their minds with the so-called rudiments.
If you knew all the joy I feel in being able to speak to you to-day, I think you would have some idea of the value of speech to the deaf, and you would understand why I want every little deaf child in all this great world to have an opportunity to learn to speak.
It seems very strange to me that there should be this difference of opinion; I cannot understand how any one interested in our education can fail to appreciate the satisfaction we feel in being able to express our thoughts in living words.
The disadvantages of being deaf and blind were overcome and the advantages remained.
At last they reached a great forest, and, being quite tired, they decided to rest awhile and look for nuts before going any further.
After awhile they came to a great forest and, being tired and hungry, they thought they would rest a little and look for nuts before continuing their journey.
Thus it is that any child may be taught to use correct English by not being allowed to read or hear any other kind.
Suddenly we stopped, and I knew, without being told, the Sea was at my feet.
Its warm touch seemed so like a human caress, I really thought it was a sentient being, capable of loving and protecting me.
It was of small dimensions, with a peaked cottage roof, and not much else to be seen, the dirt being raised five feet all around as if it were a compost heap.
If I were to preach at all in this strain, I should say rather, Set about being good.
Being superior to physical suffering, it sometimes chanced that they were superior to any consolation which the missionaries could offer; and the law to do as you would be done by fell with less persuasiveness on the ears of those who, for their part, did not care how they were done by, who loved their enemies after a new fashion, and came very near freely forgiving them all they did.
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.
The messenger being gone, the philosopher remarked: What a worthy messenger!
I know a woodchopper, of middle age, who takes a French paper, not for news as he says, for he is above that, but to "keep himself in practice," he being a Canadian by birth; and when I ask him what he considers the best thing he can do in this world, he says, beside this, to keep up and add to his English.
The note of this once wild Indian pheasant is certainly the most remarkable of any bird's, and if they could be naturalized without being domesticated, it would soon become the most famous sound in our woods, surpassing the clangor of the goose and the hooting of the owl; and then imagine the cackling of the hens to fill the pauses when their lords' clarions rested!
If it should continue so long as to cause the seeds to rot in the ground and destroy the potatoes in the low lands, it would still be good for the grass on the uplands, and, being good for the grass, it would be good for me.
Next to us the grandest laws are continually being executed.
God is alone--but the devil, he is far from being alone; he sees a great deal of company; he is legion.
When the night arrived, to quote their own words--He laid us on the bed with himself and his wife, they at the one end and we at the other, it being only planks laid a foot from the ground and a thin mat upon them.
These being boiled, there were at least forty looked for a share in them; the most eat of them.
Another time when Winslow visited them, it being a season of plenty with them, there was no deficiency in this respect.
"The earth," he adds elsewhere, "especially if fresh, has a certain magnetism in it, by which it attracts the salt, power, or virtue (call it either) which gives it life, and is the logic of all the labor and stir we keep about it, to sustain us; all dungings and other sordid temperings being but the vicars succedaneous to this improvement."
This is the result of my experience in raising beans: Plant the common small white bush bean about the first of June, in rows three feet by eighteen inches apart, being careful to select fresh round and unmixed seed.
They, being commonly out of doors, heard whatever was in the wind.
I have seen our river, when, the landscape being covered with snow, both water and ice were almost as green as grass.
This is that portion, also, where in the spring, the ice being warmed by the heat of the sun reflected from the bottom, and also transmitted through the earth, melts first and forms a narrow canal about the still frozen middle.
It is much larger, being said to contain one hundred and ninety-seven acres, and is more fertile in fish; but it is comparatively shallow, and not remarkably pure.
Under a high state of cultivation, being manured with the hearts and brains of men!
If they were permanently congealed, and small enough to be clutched, they would, perchance, be carried off by slaves, like precious stones, to adorn the heads of emperors; but being liquid, and ample, and secured to us and our successors forever, we disregard them, and run after the diamond of Kohinoor.
Such a one might make a good shepherd's dog, but is far from being the Good Shepherd.
He is blessed who is assured that the animal is dying out in him day by day, and the divine being established.
An unclean person is universally a slothful one, one who sits by a stove, whom the sun shines on prostrate, who reposes without being fatigued.
I was as near being resolved into the essence of things as ever I was in my life.
A similar engagement between great and small ants is recorded by Olaus Magnus, in which the small ones, being victorious, are said to have buried the bodies of their own soldiers, but left those of their giant enemies a prey to the birds.
My bricks, being second-hand ones, required to be cleaned with a trowel, so that I learned more than usual of the qualities of bricks and trowels.
However that may be, I was struck by the peculiar toughness of the steel which bore so many violent blows without being worn out.
My dwelling was small, and I could hardly entertain an echo in it; but it seemed larger for being a single apartment and remote from neighbors.
Being curious to know what position my great bubbles occupied with regard to the new ice, I broke out a cake containing a middling sized one, and turned it bottom upward.
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.
Cato's half-obliterated cellar-hole still remains, though known to few, being concealed from the traveller by a fringe of pines.
The house being gone, he looked at what there was left.
He wore a greatcoat in midsummer, being affected with the trembling delirium, and his face was the color of carmine.
Walden, being like the rest usually bare of snow, or with only shallow and interrupted drifts on it, was my yard where I could walk freely when the snow was nearly two feet deep on a level elsewhere and the villagers were confined to their streets.
The perch swallows the grub-worm, the pickerel swallows the perch, and the fisher-man swallows the pickerel; and so all the chinks in the scale of being are filled.
He would perhaps have placed alder branches over the narrow holes in the ice, which were four or five rods apart and an equal distance from the shore, and having fastened the end of the line to a stick to prevent its being pulled through, have passed the slack line over a twig of the alder, a foot or more above the ice, and tied a dry oak leaf to it, which, being pulled down, would show when he had a bite.
It indicates better than any water hereabouts the absolute progress of the season, being least affected by transient changes of temperature.
Every morning, generally speaking, the shallow water is being warmed more rapidly than the deep, though it may not be made so warm after all, and every evening it is being cooled more rapidly until the morning.
He proceeded instantly to the forest for wood, being resolved that it should not be made of unsuitable material; and as he searched for and rejected stick after stick, his friends gradually deserted him, for they grew old in their works and died, but he grew not older by a moment.
You are defended from being a trifler.
This generation inclines a little to congratulate itself on being the last of an illustrious line; and in Boston and London and Paris and Rome, thinking of its long descent, it speaks of its progress in art and science and literature with satisfaction.
I do not hear of men being forced to have this way or that by masses of men.
The window frame which prevented anyone from sitting on the outer sill was being forced out by two footmen, who were evidently flurried and intimidated by the directions and shouts of the gentlemen around.
Pierre saw that Boris wished to change the subject, and being of the same mind he began explaining the advantages and disadvantages of the Boulogne expedition.
The latter understood that she was being asked to entertain this young man, and sitting down beside him she began to speak about his father; but he answered her, as he had the countess, only in monosyllables.
While in the Rostovs' ballroom the sixth anglaise was being danced, to a tune in which the weary musicians blundered, and while tired footmen and cooks were getting the supper, Count Bezukhov had a sixth stroke.
The Military Governor himself? was being asked at the other side of the room.
"Tonight, not later," said he in a low voice, and he moved away with a decorous smile of self-satisfaction at being able clearly to understand and state the patient's condition.
You understand that my sole desire is conscientiously to carry out his wishes; that is my only reason for being here.
The French doctor held no taper; he was leaning against one of the columns in a respectful attitude implying that he, a foreigner, in spite of all differences of faith, understood the full importance of the rite now being performed and even approved of it.
While the count was being turned over, one of his arms fell back helplessly and he made a fruitless effort to pull it forward.
With those about him, from his daughter to his serfs, the prince was sharp and invariably exacting, so that without being a hardhearted man he inspired such fear and respect as few hardhearted men would have aroused.
The two women let go of one another, and then, as if afraid of being too late, seized each other's hands, kissing them and pulling them away, and again began kissing each other on the face, and then to Prince Andrew's surprise both began to cry and kissed again.
I like being alone....
He feared that Bonaparte's genius might outweigh all the courage of the Russian troops, and at the same time could not admit the idea of his hero being disgraced.
"No, if I hadn't thought of it being a treasure," said Rostov, "but I remember putting it there."
You are offended at being put on duty a bit, but why not apologize to an old and honorable officer?
He pointed to the French guns, the limbers of which were being detached and hurriedly removed.
He stood looking about him, when suddenly he heard a rattle on the bridge as if nuts were being spilt, and the hussar nearest to him fell against the rails with a groan.
In each of the long German carts six or more pale, dirty, bandaged men were being jolted over the stony road.
The sergeant, who was evidently wiser than his general, goes up to Auersperg and says: 'Prince, you are being deceived, here are the French!'
In Brunn everybody attached to the court was packing up, and the heavy baggage was already being dispatched to Olmutz.
If Kutuzov decided to retreat along the road from Krems to Olmutz, to unite with the troops arriving from Russia, he risked being forestalled on that road by the French who had crossed the Vienna bridge, and encumbered by his baggage and transport, having to accept battle on the march against an enemy three times as strong, who would hem him in from two sides.
Having ridden beyond the village, continually meeting and overtaking soldiers and officers of various regiments, they saw on their left some entrenchments being thrown up, the freshly dug clay of which showed up red.
Several battalions of soldiers, in their shirt sleeves despite the cold wind, swarmed in these earthworks like a host of white ants; spadefuls of red clay were continually being thrown up from behind the bank by unseen hands.
Prince Andrew, being always near the commander in chief, closely following the mass movements and general orders, and constantly studying historical accounts of battles, involuntarily pictured to himself the course of events in the forthcoming action in broad outline.
Before he had reached the embankments that were being thrown up, he saw, in the light of the dull autumn evening, mounted men coming toward him.
"Oh, leave off!" said the accountant with a beaming but rather cunning smile, as if flattered at being made the subject of Zherkov's joke, and purposely trying to appear stupider than he really was.
One with a bleeding head and no cap was being dragged along by two soldiers who supported him under the arms.
He was being held by the arms and his horse was being led behind him.
All the guns, without waiting for orders, were being fired in the direction of the conflagration.
But the mere thought of being afraid roused him again.
No one has ever complained yet of being too much loved; and besides, you are free, you could throw it up tomorrow.
When he read that sentence, Pierre felt for the first time that some link which other people recognized had grown up between himself and Helene, and that thought both alarmed him, as if some obligation were being imposed on him which he could not fulfill, and pleased him as an entertaining supposition.
Helene smiled, with a look implying that she did not admit the possibility of anyone seeing her without being enchanted.
"That is probably the work of Vinesse," said Pierre, mentioning a celebrated miniaturist, and he leaned over the table to take the snuffbox while trying to hear what was being said at the other table.
Whether he was in a bad temper because Prince Vasili was coming, or whether his being in a bad temper made him specially annoyed at Prince Vasili's visit, he was in a bad temper, and in the morning Tikhon had already advised the architect not to go to the prince with his report.
Of course, she, a handsome young woman without any definite position, without relations or even a country, did not intend to devote her life to serving Prince Bolkonski, to reading aloud to him and being friends with Princess Mary.
You who are so pure can never understand being so carried away by passion.
For more than a week preparations were being made, rough drafts of letters to Nicholas from all the household were written and copied out, while under the supervision of the countess and the solicitude of the count, money and all things necessary for the uniform and equipment of the newly commissioned officer were collected.
They had not met for nearly half a year and, being at the age when young men take their first steps on life's road, each saw immense changes in the other, quite a new reflection of the society in which they had taken those first steps.
Prince Andrew, who liked to help young men, was flattered by being asked for his assistance and being well disposed toward Boris, who had managed to please him the day before, he wished to do what the young man wanted.
When Germans start being accurate, there's no end to it!
Boris was excited by the thought of being so close to the higher powers as he felt himself to be at that moment.
The Cossacks sold the horse for two gold pieces, and Rostov, being the richest of the officers now that he had received his money, bought it.
Whether he was pulling it or being pushed by it he did not know, but rushed along at headlong speed with no time to consider what this movement might lead to.
Langeron, trying as virulently as possible to sting Weyrother's vanity as author of the military plan, argued that Bonaparte might easily attack instead of being attacked, and so render the whole of this plan perfectly worthless.
All at once it seemed to him that he was being fired at.
The fires and shouting in the enemy's army were occasioned by the fact that while Napoleon's proclamation was being read to the troops the Emperor himself rode round his bivouacs.
"There now, the Kurskies have also gone past," was being said in the ranks.
Fine orders! was being repeated on different sides.
His predictions were being justified.
The marshals, accompanied by adjutants, galloped off in different directions, and a few minutes later the chief forces of the French army moved rapidly toward those Pratzen Heights which were being more and more denuded by Russian troops moving down the valley to their left.
The infantry passing before him came to a halt without any command being given, apparently obstructed by something in front.
Seeing him, Kutuzov's malevolent and caustic expression softened, as if admitting that what was being done was not his adjutant's fault, and still not answering the Austrian adjutant, he addressed Bolkonski.
"That is just why I do not begin, sire," said Kutuzov in a resounding voice, apparently to preclude the possibility of not being heard, and again something in his face twitched--"That is just why I do not begin, sire, because we are not on parade and not on the Empress' Field," said clearly and distinctly.
On being relieved from picket duty Rostov had managed to get a few hours' sleep before morning and felt cheerful, bold, and resolute, with elasticity of movement, faith in his good fortune, and generally in that state of mind which makes everything seem possible, pleasant, and easy.
Rostov was happy in the assurance that the rumors about the Emperor being wounded were false.
It is as if I were glad of a chance to take advantage of his being alone and despondent!
What also conduced to Bagration's being selected as Moscow's hero was the fact that he had no connections in the city and was a stranger there.
Here, as elsewhere, he was surrounded by an atmosphere of subservience to his wealth, and being in the habit of lording it over these people, he treated them with absent-minded contempt.
Then Robespierre was beheaded for being a despot.
Five minutes later Princess Mary from her room heard something heavy being carried by.
Natasha no less proud of her first long dress and of being at a real ball was even happier.
"Oh, nothing," said he, as if weary of being continually asked the same question.
As he was being led up to some object he noticed a hesitation and uncertainty among his conductors.
They were very long, and Pierre, from joy, agitation, and embarrassment, was not in a state to understand what was being read.
The Prussian generals pride themselves on being polite to the French and lay down their arms at the first demand.
'Grant leave to retire to his country seat to an old man who is already in any case dishonored by being unable to fulfill the great and glorious task for which he was chosen.
He did not know that the brick buildings, built to plan, were being built by serfs whose manorial labor was thus increased, though lessened on paper.
"Ask him to wait," and the sound was heard of a chair being pushed back.
Others are being born and there are plenty of them as it is.
But it is a good thing for proprietors who perish morally, bring remorse upon themselves, stifle this remorse and grow callous, as a result of being able to inflict punishments justly and unjustly.
While the carriage and horses were being placed on it, they also stepped on the raft.
"Really?" said Pierre, gazing over his spectacles with curiosity and seriousness (for which Princess Mary was specially grateful to him) into Ivanushka's face, who, seeing that she was being spoken about, looked round at them all with crafty eyes.
In April the troops were enlivened by news of the Emperor's arrival, but Rostov had no chance of being present at the review he held at Bartenstein, as the Pavlograds were at the outposts far beyond that place.
He was pleasantly considering the probability of being promoted in a few days for his last reconnoitering expedition, and was awaiting Denisov, who had gone out somewhere and with whom he wanted a talk.
The case, as represented by the offended parties, was that, after seizing the transports, Major Denisov, being drunk, went to the chief quartermaster and without any provocation called him a thief, threatened to strike him, and on being led out had rushed into the office and given two officials a thrashing, and dislocated the arm of one of them.
Boris looked at his general inquiringly and immediately saw that he was being tested.
That same day, Rostov, profiting by the darkness to avoid being recognized in civilian dress, came to Tilsit and went to the lodging occupied by Boris and Zhilinski.
Rostov, in common with the whole army from which he came, was far from having experienced the change of feeling toward Napoleon and the French- -who from being foes had suddenly become friends--that had taken place at headquarters and in Boris.
And even if they did arrest me for being here, what would it matter? thought he, looking at an officer who was entering the house the Emperor occupied.
Forgetting the danger of being recognized, Rostov went close to the porch, together with some inquisitive civilians, and again, after two years, saw those features he adored: that same face and same look and step, and the same union of majesty and mildness....
But besides considerations of foreign policy, the attention of Russian society was at that time keenly directed on the internal changes that were being undertaken in all the departments of government.
On one of his estates the three hundred serfs were liberated and became free agricultural laborers--this being one of the first examples of the kind in Russia.
He did not even remember how formerly, on the strength of similar wretched logical arguments, it had seemed obvious that he would be degrading himself if he now, after the lessons he had had in life, allowed himself to believe in the possibility of being useful and in the possibility of happiness or love.
It was the time when the youthful Speranski was at the zenith of his fame and his reforms were being pushed forward with the greatest energy.
The reforming party cordially welcomed and courted him, in the first place because he was reputed to be clever and very well read, and secondly because by liberating his serfs he had obtained the reputation of being a liberal.
"Afraid of being late..." said the old man, looking at Kochubey.
As soon as we have a certain number of worthy men in every state, each of them again training two others and all being closely united, everything will be possible for our order, which has already in secret accomplished much for the welfare of mankind.
I like your being businesslike about it....
What nonsense! said Natasha in the tone of one being deprived of her property.
"I have the pleasure of being already acquainted, if the countess remembers me," said Prince Andrew with a low and courteous bow quite belying Peronskaya's remarks about his rudeness, and approaching Natasha he held out his arm to grasp her waist before he had completed his invitation.
Prince Andrew did not laugh and feared that he would be a damper on the spirits of the company, but no one took any notice of his being out of harmony with the general mood.
Contrary to his habit of being late, Pierre on that day arrived at the Bergs' house, not at ten but at fifteen minutes to eight.
They received Pierre in their small, new drawing-room, where it was impossible to sit down anywhere without disturbing its symmetry, neatness, and order; so it was quite comprehensible and not strange that Berg, having generously offered to disturb the symmetry of an armchair or of the sofa for his dear guest, but being apparently painfully undecided on the matter himself, eventually left the visitor to settle the question of selection.
Sonya was afraid to leave Natasha and afraid of being in the way when she was with them.
Mamma, one need not be ashamed of his being a widower?
Her tears were those of an offended child who does not know why it is being punished.
And don't attach importance to her being so bright: that's because she's living through the last days of her girlhood, but I know what she is like every time we receive a letter from him!
The old count had always kept up an enormous hunting establishment.
He knew that young and old wolves were there, that the hounds had separated into two packs, that somewhere a wolf was being chased, and that something had gone wrong.
Or being upset because someone else's borzoi and not mine catches something.
"Uncle" too was in high spirits and far from being offended by the brother's and sister's laughter (it could never enter his head that they might be laughing at his way of life) he himself joined in the merriment.
Throughout the whole province "Uncle" had the reputation of being the most honorable and disinterested of cranks.
She felt sorry for herself: sorry that she was being wasted all this time and of no use to anyone-- while she felt herself so capable of loving and being loved.
A storm? she ventured timidly, afraid of being wrong.
Sometimes, as she looked at the strange but amusing capers cut by the dancers, who--having decided once for all that being disguised, no one would recognize them--were not at all shy, Pelageya Danilovna hid her face in her handkerchief, and her whole stout body shook with irrepressible, kindly, elderly laughter.
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.
The thought that her best days, which she would have employed in loving him, were being vainly wasted, with no advantage to anyone, tormented her incessantly.
Prince Bolkonski listened as a presiding judge receives a report, only now and then, silently or by a brief word, showing that he took heed of what was being reported to him.
The tone of the conversation was such as indicated that no one approved of what was being done in the political world.
He said this because on his journey from Petersburg he had had the honor of being presented to the Duke.
Countess Bezukhova quite deserved her reputation of being a fascinating woman.
"Natalie?" he whispered inquiringly while she felt her hands being painfully pressed.
Being here, you had to pay your respects.
After living at the seat of the highest authority and power, after conversing with the Emperor less than three hours before, and in general being accustomed to the respect due to his rank in the service, Balashev found it very strange here on Russian soil to encounter this hostile, and still more this disrespectful, application of brute force to himself.
A herd of cattle was being driven along the road from the village, and over the fields the larks rose trilling, one after another, like bubbles rising in water.
Before joining the Western Army which was then, in May, encamped at Drissa, Prince Andrew visited Bald Hills which was directly on his way, being only two miles off the Smolensk highroad.
During his stay at Bald Hills all the family dined together, but they were ill at ease and Prince Andrew felt that he was a visitor for whose sake an exception was being made and that his presence made them all feel awkward.
At that time a famous joke of Ermolov's was being circulated, that as a great favor he had petitioned the Emperor to make him a German.
From among all these parties, just at the time Prince Andrew reached the army, another, a ninth party, was being formed and was beginning to raise its voice.
And only in the ranks can one serve with assurance of being useful.
First they camped gaily before Vilna, making acquaintance with the Polish landowners, preparing for reviews and being reviewed by the Emperor and other high commanders.
One Uhlan stopped, another who was on foot flung himself to the ground to avoid being knocked over, and a riderless horse fell in among the hussars.
The French dragoon officer was hopping with one foot on the ground, the other being caught in the stirrup.
On all sides, the hussars were busy with the dragoons; one was wounded, but though his face was bleeding, he would not give up his horse; another was perched up behind an hussar with his arms round him; a third was being helped by an hussar to mount his horse.
Rostov saw the prisoners being led away and galloped after them to have a look at his Frenchman with the dimple on his chin.
All that day and the next his friends and comrades noticed that Rostov, without being dull or angry, was silent, thoughtful, and preoccupied.
Even to Natasha herself it was pleasant to see that so many sacrifices were being made for her sake, and to know that she had to take medicine at certain hours, though she declared that no medicine would cure her and that it was all nonsense.
In spite of the many pills she swallowed and the drops and powders out of the little bottles and boxes of which Madame Schoss who was fond of such things made a large collection, and in spite of being deprived of the country life to which she was accustomed, youth prevailed.
She was afraid of being late for Matins.
From habit she scrutinized the ladies' dresses, condemned the bearing of a lady standing close by who was not crossing herself properly but in a cramped manner, and again she thought with vexation that she was herself being judged and was judging others, and suddenly, at the sound of the service, she felt horrified at her own vileness, horrified that the former purity of her soul was again lost to her.
But neither could she doubt the righteousness of the prayer that was being read on bended knees.
"People are being arrested..." said the count.
As he approached the Kremlin he even began to avoid being crushed and resolutely stuck out his elbows in a menacing way.
Petya was being pressed so that he could scarcely breathe, and everybody shouted, "Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah!"
Petya's eyes grew bloodshot, and still more excited by the danger of being crushed, he rushed at the biscuits.
I said if only we waited--and so it was! was being joyfully said by various people.
As he went along he looked with pleasure at the year's splendid crop of corn, scrutinized the strips of ryefield which here and there were already being reaped, made his calculations as to the sowing and the harvest, and asked himself whether he had not forgotten any of the prince's orders.
The town was being bombarded by a hundred and thirty guns which Napoleon had ordered up after four o'clock.
Noticing him, an officer said: The town is being abandoned.
Tell me, for God's sake, what will Russia, our mother Russia, say to our being so frightened, and why are we abandoning our good and gallant Fatherland to such rabble and implanting feelings of hatred and shame in all our subjects?
"Always thoughts... about you... thoughts..." he then uttered much more clearly than he had done before, now that he was sure of being understood.
In the village, outside the drink shop, another meeting was being held, which decided that the horses should be driven out into the woods and the carts should not be provided.
Neither could the architect Michael Ivanovich, who on being sent for came in with sleepy eyes, tell Princess Mary anything.
She vividly recalled the moment when he had his first stroke and was being dragged along by his armpits through the garden at Bald Hills, muttering something with his helpless tongue, twitching his gray eyebrows and looking uneasily and timidly at her.
Some of the peasants said that these new arrivals were Russians and might take it amiss that the mistress was being detained.
While this was being given, Prince Andrew heard the whisper of a woman's voice and the rustle of a silk dress behind the door.
If I decline the honor of being with you, believe me...
He joined Obolenski's Cossacks and went to Belaya Tserkov where the regiment is being formed.
And the people too are quite mutinous--they no longer obey, even my maid has taken to being rude.
The balloon was not yet ready, but Pierre learned that it was being constructed by the Emperor's desire.
A French cook accused of being a spy was being flogged.
At the descent of the high steep hill, down which a winding road led out of the town past the cathedral on the right, where a service was being held and the bells were ringing, Pierre got out of his vehicle and proceeded on foot.
Pierre stopped, being pressed against the side of the cutting in which the road ran.
From Gorki, Bennigsen descended the highroad to the bridge which, when they had looked at it from the hill, the officer had pointed out as being the center of our position and where rows of fragrant new-mown hay lay by the riverside.
Then they rode downhill and uphill, across a ryefield trodden and beaten down as if by hail, following a track freshly made by the artillery over the furrows of the plowed land, and reached some fleches * which were still being dug.
Not being a military man I can't say I have understood it fully, but I understand the general position.
Such magnanimity and sensibility are like the magnanimity and sensibility of a lady who faints when she sees a calf being killed: she is so kindhearted that she can't look at blood, but enjoys eating the calf served up with sauce.
Along that line of thought such a deduction is indubitable, as indubitable as the deduction Voltaire made in jest (without knowing what he was jesting at) when he saw that the Massacre of St. Bartholomew was due to Charles IX's stomach being deranged.
It is the art of being stronger than the enemy at a given moment.
It was only now that he noticed wounded men staggering along or being carried on stretchers.
Within the entrenchment stood ten guns that were being fired through openings in the earthwork.
The guns of that battery were being fired continually one after another with a deafening roar, enveloping the whole neighborhood in powder smoke.
One can't help being afraid, he said laughing.
Once or twice he was shouted at for being in the way.
On entering the earthwork he noticed that there were men doing something there but that no shots were being fired from the battery.
Sometimes shouts were heard through the firing, but it was impossible to tell what was being done there.
The handsome boy adjutant with the long hair sighed deeply without removing his hand from his hat and galloped back to where men were being slaughtered.
"Now then, what do you want?" asked Napoleon in the tone of a man irritated at being continually disturbed.
At times, as if to allow them a respite, a quarter of an hour passed during which the cannon balls and shells all flew overhead, but sometimes several men were torn from the regiment in a minute and the slain were continually being dragged away and the wounded carried off.
Water was being sprinkled on his face.
Even before he gave that order the thing he did not desire, and for which he gave the order only because he thought it was expected of him, was being done.
A new horizon and new labors were opening out, full of well-being and prosperity for all.
It was not Napoleon alone who had experienced that nightmare feeling of the mighty arm being stricken powerless, but all the generals and soldiers of his army whether they had taken part in the battle or not, after all their experience of previous battles--when after one tenth of such efforts the enemy had fled--experienced a similar feeling of terror before an enemy who, after losing HALF his men, stood as threateningly at the end as at the beginning of the battle.
The commander in chief listened to what was being said and sometimes asked them to repeat their remarks, but did not himself take part in the conversations or express any opinion.
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.
At that very time, in circumstances even more important than retreating without a battle, namely the evacuation and burning of Moscow, Rostopchin, who is usually represented as being the instigator of that event, acted in an altogether different manner from Kutuzov.
They went away without thinking of the tremendous significance of that immense and wealthy city being given over to destruction, for a great city with wooden buildings was certain when abandoned by its inhabitants to be burned.
What would have seemed difficult or even impossible to another woman did not cause the least embarrassment to Countess Bezukhova, who evidently deserved her reputation of being a very clever woman.
Pierre did not understand what his benefactor was saying, but he knew (the categories of thoughts were also quite distinct in his dream) that he was talking of goodness and the possibility of being what they were.
Though this news was being concealed from the inhabitants, the officials--the heads of the various government departments--knew that Moscow would soon be in the enemy's hands, just as Count Rostopchin himself knew it, and to escape personal responsibility they had all come to the governor to ask how they were to deal with their various departments.
"Oh, so that is Vereshchagin!" said Pierre, looking at the firm, calm face of the old man and seeking any indication of his being a traitor.
The countess watched the things being packed, was dissatisfied with everything, was constantly in pursuit of Petya who was always running away from her, and was jealous of Natasha with whom he spent all his time.
Above all, they were gay because there was a war near Moscow, there would be fighting at the town gates, arms were being given out, everybody was escaping--going away somewhere, and in general something extraordinary was happening, and that is always exciting, especially to the young.
For a while she had stood beside Sonya while the china was being packed and tried to help, but soon gave it up and went to her room to pack her own things.
There was also much china standing on the tables, and still more was being brought in from the storeroom.
He was being conveyed in a caleche with a raised hood, and was quite covered by an apron.
The price of weapons, of gold, of carts and horses, kept rising, but the value of paper money and city articles kept falling, so that by midday there were instances of carters removing valuable goods, such as cloth, and receiving in payment a half of what they carted, while peasant horses were fetching five hundred rubles each, and furniture, mirrors, and bronzes were being given away for nothing.
"Well, never mind, some of the things can be unloaded," he added in a soft, confidential voice, as though afraid of being overheard.
I hear that the luggage is being unloaded.
After all, ours are things that can be bought but think what being left behind means to them!...
The caleche in which Prince Andrew was being taken attracted Sonya's attention as it passed the front porch.
(The most precious ones, with which some family tradition was connected, were being taken with them.)
But the coachman could not stop, for from the Meshchanski Street came more carts and carriages, and the Rostovs were being shouted at to move on and not block the way.
When he felt he was being looked at he behaved like an ostrich which hides its head in a bush in order not to be seen: he hung his head and quickening his pace went down the street.
The man told him that arms were being distributed today at the Kremlin and that tomorrow everyone would be sent out beyond the Three Hills gates and a great battle would be fought there.
Gerasim, being a servant who in his time had seen many strange things, accepted Pierre's taking up his residence in the house without surprise, and seemed pleased to have someone to wait on.
Meanwhile an agitated consultation was being carried on in whispers among his generals and marshals at the rear of his suite.
All night long such announcements were continually being received by the count.
And the screams of those that were being trampled on and of those who tried to rescue the tall lad only increased the fury of the crowd.
The porter, listening in perplexity to the unfamiliar Polish accent and not realizing that the interpreter was speaking Russian, did not understand what was being said to him and slipped behind the others.
No masters of the houses being found anywhere, the French were not billeted on the inhabitants as is usual in towns but lived in it as in a camp.
As soon as the men of the various regiments began to disperse among the wealthy and deserted houses, the army was lost forever and there came into being something nondescript, neither citizens nor soldiers but what are known as marauders.
The few inhabitants who had remained invited commanding officers to their houses, hoping thereby to secure themselves from being plundered.
Will you now be so good as to tell me with whom I have the honor of conversing so pleasantly, instead of being in the ambulance with that maniac's bullet in my body?
The first time Prince Andrew understood where he was and what was the matter with him and remembered being wounded and how was when he asked to be carried into the hut after his caleche had stopped at Mytishchi.
At the same time he felt that above his face, above the very middle of it, some strange airy structure was being erected out of slender needles or splinters, to the sound of this whispered music.
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.
In Petersburg at that time a complicated struggle was being carried on with greater heat than ever in the highest circles, between the parties of Rumyantsev, the French, Marya Fedorovna, the Tsarevich, and others, drowned as usual by the buzzing of the court drones.
He felt that the being before him was quite different from, and better than, anyone he had met before, and above all better than himself.
"And I have known so many cases of a splinter wound" (the Gazette said it was a shell) "either proving fatal at once or being very slight," continued Nicholas.
Why do you come in without being called? cried Nicholas, quickly changing his attitude.
She knew that being thrown together again under such terrible circumstances they would again fall in love with one another, and that Nicholas would then not be able to marry Princess Mary as they would be within the prohibited degrees of affinity.
"Yes, yes, it really was pink!" cried Natasha, who now thought she too remembered the word pink being used, and saw in this the most extraordinary and mysterious part of the prediction.
Pierre answered that he "was protecting a woman," and that "to protect a woman who was being insulted was the duty of every man; that..."
The convicts stopped when they reached the post and, while sacks were being brought, looked dumbly around as a wounded beast looks at an approaching huntsman.
When they began to blindfold him he himself adjusted the knot which hurt the back of his head; then when they propped him against the bloodstained post, he leaned back and, not being comfortable in that position, straightened himself, adjusted his feet, and leaned back again more comfortably.
That shoulder rose and fell rhythmically and convulsively, but spadefuls of earth were already being thrown over the whole body.
That she had not heard from Prince Andrew himself, Princess Mary attributed to his being too weak to write or to his considering the long journey too hard and too dangerous for her and his son.
Toward dawn, Count Orlov-Denisov, who had dozed off, was awakened by a deserter from the French army being brought to him.
The French, not being farther pursued, began to recover themselves: they formed into detachments and began firing.
General Bagovut, a fighting old soldier of placid temperament, being also upset by all the delay, confusion, and cross-purposes, fell into a rage to everybody's surprise and quite contrary to his usual character and said disagreeable things to Toll.
Tranquillity is returning to this capital and order is being restored in it.
It was evidently not so much his sufferings that caused him to moan (he had dysentery) as his fear and grief at being left alone.
The prisoners had to be counted before being let out.
Another, a thin little officer, was speaking to everyone, conjecturing where they were now being taken and how far they would get that day.
Like Dokhturov he had the reputation of being a man of very limited capacity and information, and like Dokhturov he never made plans of battle but was always found where the situation was most difficult.
Since Bennigsen, who corresponded with the Emperor and had more influence than anyone else on the staff, had begun to avoid him, Kutuzov was more at ease as to the possibility of himself and his troops being obliged to take part in useless aggressive movements.
The horses, being drenched by the rain, all looked black whether chestnut or bay.
Please excuse its not being quite dry.
The only effect of this incident on Tikhon was that after being wounded he seldom brought in prisoners.
He was highly delighted with what he saw and experienced in the army, but at the same time it always seemed to him that the really heroic exploits were being performed just where he did not happen to be.
While imprisoned in the shed Pierre had learned not with his intellect but with his whole being, by life itself, that man is created for happiness, that happiness is within him, in the satisfaction of simple human needs, and that all unhappiness arises not from privation but from superfluity.
So they asked the old man: 'What are you being punished for, Daddy?'--'I, my dear brothers,' said he, 'am being punished for my own and other men's sins.
The retreat from Malo-Yaroslavets when he had a free road into a well- supplied district and the parallel road was open to him along which Kutuzov afterwards pursued him--this unnecessary retreat along a devastated road--is explained to us as being due to profound considerations.
But even if we admitted that Kutuzov, Chichagov, and others were the cause of the Russian failures, it is still incomprehensible why, the position of the Russian army being what it was at Krasnoe and at the Berezina (in both cases we had superior forces), the French army with its marshals, kings, and Emperor was not captured, if that was what the Russians aimed at.
Terrible anguish struck her heart, she felt a dreadful ache as if something was being torn inside her and she were dying.
Still more difficult would it be to find an instance in history of the aim of an historical personage being so completely accomplished as that to which all Kutuzov's efforts were directed in 1812.
Afterwards when one of the generals addressed Kutuzov asking whether he wished his caleche to be sent for, Kutuzov in answering unexpectedly gave a sob, being evidently greatly moved.
Everything was done without any orders being given.
This red-haired man was neither a sergeant nor a corporal, but being robust he ordered about those weaker than himself.
* Who had a triple talent For drinking, for fighting, And for being a gallant old boy...
The contemptuously respectful attitude of the younger men to the old man in his dotage was expressed in the highest degree by the behavior of Chichagov, who knew of the accusations that were being directed against Kutuzov.
He remembered a general impression of the misfortunes and sufferings of people and of being worried by the curiosity of officers and generals who questioned him, he also remembered his difficulty in procuring a conveyance and horses, and above all he remembered his incapacity to think and feel all that time.
By being ruined I have become much richer.
Gangs of carpenters hoping for high pay arrived in Moscow every day, and on all sides logs were being hewn, new houses built, and old, charred ones repaired.
Everybody seems to imagine that being taken prisoner means being Napoleon's guest.
I am not to blame for being alive and wishing to live--nor you either.
We lived under the late count--the kingdom of heaven be his!--and we have lived under you too, without ever being wronged.
But he had hardly entered the room before he felt her presence with his whole being by the loss of his sense of freedom.
The whole meaning of life--not for him alone but for the whole world--seemed to him centered in his love and the possibility of being loved by her.
I am afraid of being bad.
On his last day, sobbing, he asked her and his absent son to forgive him for having dissipated their property--that being the chief fault of which he was conscious.
And to avoid being imprisoned for the remainder, as the creditors threatened, he re-entered the government service.
He seemed in his heart to reproach her for being too perfect, and because there was nothing to reproach her with.
But instead of being greeted with pleasure as she had expected, at his first glance at her his face assumed a cold, stiff, proud expression she had not seen on it before.
In another three years, by 1820, he had so managed his affairs that he was able to buy a small estate adjoining Bald Hills and was negotiating to buy back Otradnoe--that being his pet dream.
I didn't even think of being angry, he replied.
She knew how Nicholas disliked being waked.
You reproach us women with being illogical.
She took no pains with her manners or with delicacy of speech, or with her toilet, or to show herself to her husband in her most becoming attitudes, or to avoid inconveniencing him by being too exacting.
After the deaths of her son and husband in such rapid succession, she felt herself a being accidentally forgotten in this world and left without aim or object for her existence.
Thus in the morning--especially if she had eaten anything rich the day before--she felt a need of being angry and would choose as the handiest pretext Belova's deafness.
But those glances expressed something more: they said that she had played her part in life, that what they now saw was not her whole self, that we must all become like her, and that they were glad to yield to her, to restrain themselves for this once precious being formerly as full of life as themselves, but now so much to be pitied.
Denisov, not being a member of the family, did not understand Pierre's caution and being, as a malcontent, much interested in what was occurring in Petersburg, kept urging Pierre to tell them about what had happened in the Semenovsk regiment, then about Arakcheev, and then about the Bible Society.
"What is that, mon cher ami?" asked the countess, who had finished her tea and evidently needed a pretext for being angry after her meal.
Natasha was so used to this kind of talk with her husband that for her it was the surest sign of something being wrong between them if Pierre followed a line of logical reasoning.
In the first place the historian describes the activity of individuals who in his opinion have directed humanity (one historian considers only monarchs, generals, and ministers as being such men, while another includes also orators, learned men, reformers, philosophers, and poets).
At the end of the eighteenth century there were a couple of dozen men in Paris who began to talk about all men being free and equal.
Evidently the explanations furnished by these historians being mutually contradictory can only satisfy young children.
A man is only conscious of himself as a living being by the fact that he wills, that is, is conscious of his volition.
To conceive of a man being free we must imagine him outside space, which is evidently impossible.
For if I examine an action committed a second ago I must still recognize it as not being free, for it is irrevocably linked to the moment at which it was committed.
But even if--imagining a man quite exempt from all influences, examining only his momentary action in the present, unevoked by any cause--we were to admit so infinitely small a remainder of inevitability as equaled zero, we should even then not have arrived at the conception of complete freedom in man, for a being uninfluenced by the external world, standing outside of time and independent of cause, is no longer a man.
In the second case, if freedom were possible without inevitability we should have arrived at unconditioned freedom beyond space, time, and cause, which by the fact of its being unconditioned and unlimited would be nothing, or mere content without form.
He probably didn't realize that his hostility toward Señor Medena was being transferred to Jonathan as anxiety.
There is something to be said for being poor.
Alex was being stubborn - and uncharacteristically rebellious.
She hadn't brushed or rinsed her mouth out since being sick on the plane.
She wouldn't describe him as being tall.
There was a fine line between being frugal and being a miser.
No one had said anything about Dulce being married, either.
Is being in control so important that you're willing to sacrifice the happiness of your only son?
Being around Lathum had opened his eyes to the number of people who deceive and are deceived.
For a full week she enjoyed the benefits of being big sister.
For a moment she felt the dull aching pain of being utterly alone.
Being close enough so that she could attend college while living at home had been their rationalization, but she suspected they were also trying to stimulate her social life.
He had been drinking and was being a jerk.
Being in awe of them, the young man followed their direction to a tee.
Being ones to look a gift horse in the mouth, we graciously accepted.
Even Ms. Lopez herself told us that was unable to remember being in any films.
It is also a matter of how all living beings, not just human beings, live side by side.
The total time counted the time being on this planet.
Without memory, we cease to be human beings.
Jim stopped abruptly, being startled and amazed.
For goodness sake, what sort of a being are you?
I feel that her being is inseparable from my own, and that the footsteps of my life are in hers.
"And Alpatych is being sent to Smolensk?" asked Princess Mary.
Women's fuss! muttered Alpatych to himself and started on his journey, looking round at the fields of yellow rye and the still- green, thickly growing oats, and at other quite black fields just being plowed a second time.
Many people were hurrying through the streets and there were many soldiers, but cabs were still driving about, tradesmen stood at their shops, and service was being held in the churches as usual.
In front of it stood carriages without horses and things were being packed into the vehicles.
His reputation for being rough on rookies was well earned.
Your chief fault, my friend, is in being made of wood, and that I suppose you cannot help.
He had started the clinic shortly after they were married, so his dream was barely being realized.
He was an intensely rational being from an intensely rational reality.
Indeed, I could scarcely think what I was saying, or what was being said to me.