The mother smoothed the folds of her dyed silk dress before a large Venetian mirror in the wall, and in her trodden-down shoes briskly ascended the carpeted stairs.
"How is it," she began, as usual in French, settling down briskly and fussily in the easy chair, "how is it Annette never got married?
With his hands behind him he paced briskly from corner to corner of the room, looking straight before him and thoughtfully shaking his head.
And he jerked away his plate, which Tikhon briskly caught.
"Lazarev!" the colonel called, with a frown, and Lazarev, the first soldier in the rank, stepped briskly forward.
Our advanced line, already in action, could be heard briskly exchanging shots with the enemy in the dale.
At that moment Count Rostopchin with his protruding chin and alert eyes, wearing the uniform of a general with sash over his shoulder, entered the room, stepping briskly to the front of the crowd of gentry.