Alex was supposed to be sterile, but they had been wrong about that.
Such a pleasant day and evening should have ended with a restful night and happy dreams, but it didn't.
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.
The Christmas tree could only be seen from the back of the house, but that didn't matter.
I know it still galls you that he was willing to help pay for your college education, but not Katie's.
It was going to be nice having nothing to do but enjoy their little family for the next two weeks.
But bye and bye, as she stared ahead into the black chasm with a beating heart, she began to dimly see the form of the horse Jim--his head up in the air, his ears erect and his long legs sprawling in every direction as he tumbled through space.
But even old Jim has been saying things since we had our accident.
His clothing fitted his form snugly and was gorgeously colored in brilliant shades of green, which varied as the sunbeams touched them but was not wholly influenced by the solar rays.
Dorothy and Zeb jumped out of the buggy and ran after them, but the Sorcerer remained calmly in his throne.
Sorry to have troubled you; but it couldn't be helped.
"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."
They did not seem frightened, but chirped softly, as if they knew they were safe.
Benjamin Franklin lived to be a very old man, but he never forgot that lesson.
But there was no shepherd in Scotland that could have done better than Sirrah did that night.
But he was anxious to learn.
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.
They played with the lambs in the field and saw no human being but the shepherd.
The poet bowed his head and obeyed: "But when the hour of death comes, O my caliph, then alas! thou wilt learn that all thy delights were but a shadow."
But I am making a simple statement that life is better now than it has ever been.
And not just a path, but a well-lit, eight-lane highway.
This third way is based on the principle that it is possible to see the future by accepting discontinuity but not unpredictability.
History is full of radical breaks with the past that only seem to have come out of nowhere but were, in fact, predictable.
Discontinuity happens, but it is not unpredictable.
But it is an electronic library bigger and better than any other library that has ever existed or even been contemplated by humans.
But it is the biggest, best store ever, where you can buy anything from anywhere, based on reviews by other buyers, at a discount, and have it gift wrapped, engraved, altered, drop-shipped, and probably delivered by tomorrow.
A few impressions stand out vividly from the first years of my life; but "the shadows of the prison-house are on the rest."
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.
We were sadly in the way, but that did not interfere with our pleasure in the least.
She objected at first, but finally submitted.
I tried hard to teach her my sign language, but she was dull and inattentive.
Many incidents of those early years are fixed in my memory, isolated, but clear and distinct, making the sense of that silent, aimless, dayless life all the more intense.
All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.
By proper Shelter and Clothing we legitimately retain our own internal heat; but with an excess of these, or of Fuel, that is, with an external heat greater than our own internal, may not cookery properly be said to begin?
It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.
But why do men degenerate ever?
You will pardon some obscurities, for there are more secrets in my trade than in most men's, and yet not voluntarily kept, but inseparable from its very nature.
To anticipate, not the sunrise and the dawn merely, but, if possible, Nature herself!
It is true, I never assisted the sun materially in his rising, but, doubt not, it was of the last importance only to be present at it.
The prince answered nothing, but she looked at him significantly, awaiting a reply.
He said no more, but expressed his resignation to cruel fate by a gesture.
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 had been married during the previous winter, and being pregnant did not go to any large gatherings, but only to small receptions.
Yes, I have heard of his scheme for perpetual peace, and it is very interesting but hardly feasible.
Helene was so lovely that not only did she not show any trace of coquetry, but on the contrary she even appeared shy of her unquestionable and all too victorious beauty.
Le charmant Hippolyte was surprising by his extraordinary resemblance to his beautiful sister, but yet more by the fact that in spite of this resemblance he was exceedingly ugly.