Alex was supposed to be sterile, but they had been wrong about that.
Sorry to have troubled you; but it couldn't be helped.
It was going to be nice having nothing to do but enjoy their little family for the next two weeks.
He said no more, but expressed his resignation to cruel fate by a gesture.
She objected at first, but finally submitted.
Such a pleasant day and evening should have ended with a restful night and happy dreams, but it didn't.
And not just a path, but a well-lit, eight-lane highway.
We were sadly in the way, but that did not interfere with our pleasure in the least.
The prince answered nothing, but she looked at him significantly, awaiting a reply.
Benjamin Franklin lived to be a very old man, but he never forgot that lesson.
I know it still galls you that he was willing to help pay for your college education, but not Katie's.
They did not seem frightened, but chirped softly, as if they knew they were safe.
But I am making a simple statement that life is better now than it has ever been.
This third way is based on the principle that it is possible to see the future by accepting discontinuity but not unpredictability.
But even old Jim has been saying things since we had our accident.
The Christmas tree could only be seen from the back of the house, but that didn't matter.
I tried hard to teach her my sign language, but she was dull and inattentive.
But he was anxious to learn.
"And sometimes we do," answered the Prince; "but that is considered a great misfortune, for then we must be planted at once."
"Don't know," said Dorothy, "but it must have been humbug."
The highest Petersburg society was assembled there: people differing widely in age and character but alike in the social circle to which they belonged.
She was only a month into two years old, but she was big for her age.
He was respectful of her concerns, but they didn't see eye-to-eye on any of it - except the fact that they both wanted another child.
In business transactions Alex was frugal with his money, but when it came to his family, he was generous.
Dorothy and Zeb jumped out of the buggy and ran after them, but the Sorcerer remained calmly in his throne.
But this I know, I love to play In the meadow, among the hay-- Up the water, and o'er the lea, That's the way for Billy and me.
A few impressions stand out vividly from the first years of my life; but "the shadows of the prison-house are on the rest."
All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.
But I cannot remember any instance in which this feeling prevented me from repeating the naughtiness when I failed to get what I wanted.
I could not tell Martha Washington when I wanted to go egg-hunting, but I would double my hands and put them on the ground, which meant something round in the grass, and Martha always understood.
It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.
Broccoli soup for dinner? Thanks, but no thanks.
The supplier was asking a lot of money, but we were able to negotiate a good deal.
Pierre pushed his way into the middle of the group, listened, and convinced himself that the man was indeed a liberal, but of views quite different from his own.
Count Rostov's mouth watered with pleasure and he nudged Pierre, but Pierre wanted to speak himself.
He pushed forward, feeling stirred, but not yet sure what stirred him or what he would say.
Evidently accustomed to managing debates and to maintaining an argument, he began in low but distinct tones:
But to judge what is best--conscription or the militia--we can leave to the supreme authority....
He himself did not yet know what he would say, but he began to speak eagerly, occasionally lapsing into French or expressing himself in bookish Russian.
(He was well acquainted with the senator, but thought it necessary on this occasion to address him formally.)
But scarcely had Pierre uttered these words before he was attacked from three sides.
"Yes, and this is not a time for discussing," he continued, "but for acting: there is war in Russia!