She was so close to achieving her goal.
She slid over, cuddling close to him, her head on his pillow.
Stay close to me.
For one terrifying moment the enormity of what they had done brought her close to panic.
His close proximity sent her heart racing.
It must be nice having your land so close to the park.
She was close to realizing a lifetime goal.
Anyway, hadn't Giddon said that he wouldn't let anything happen to her as long as she was close to him?
Good, now stick close to the wagons.
The beast was very close to him now.
Prince Hippolyte stood close to the pretty, pregnant princess, and stared fixedly at her through his eyeglass.
When she decided Yancey wasn't around, she started down the path, keeping close to the trees without breaking her promise not to wander in the woods.
What she saw today was proof that she needed it close by.
Hundreds of little sail-boats swung to and fro close by, and the sea was calm.
He cut his trees level and close to the ground, that the sprouts which came up afterward might be more vigorous and a sled might slide over the stumps; and instead of leaving a whole tree to support his corded wood, he would pare it away to a slender stake or splinter which you could break off with your hand at last.
On the left our troops were close to a copse, in which smoked the bonfires of our infantry who were felling wood.
I do not know, but it will certainly happen! thought Pierre, glancing at those dazzling shoulders close to his eyes.
One evening, close to suppertime, Lisa, Tammy and Sarah were lounging around the pool.
Sometimes his enemies were very close upon him.
This was done in large part because the two powers came so close to going to war over the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Our "strong ties"—family, close friends and the like—we can always count on, but they are relatively few.
My dog friends seem to understand my limitations, and always keep close beside me when I am alone.
Mr. Jefferson recited the best dialogues of "Rip Van Winkle," in which the tear came close upon the smile.
In spite of the lapse of years, they seem so close to me that I should not think it strange if at any moment they should clasp my hand and speak words of endearment as they used to before they went away.
Not far from the mill there was an old house, with many trees growing close to it.
The word coming so close upon the sensation of cold water rushing over her hand seemed to startle her.
In the very nature of things, articulation is an unsatisfactory means of education; while the use of the manual alphabet quickens and invigorates mental activity, since through it the deaf child is brought into close contact with the English language, and the highest and most abstract ideas may be conveyed to the mind readily and accurately.
About the same time, in a letter to a friend, in which she makes mention of her Southern home, she gives so close a reproduction from a poem by one of her favourite authors that I will give extracts from Helen's letter and from the poem itself:
At all events, I slipped down from the bed and nestled close to the fire which had not flickered out.
Passing a cornfield the other day, close by a hat and coat on a stake, I recognized the owner of the farm.
Sometimes, after staying in a village parlor till the family had all retired, I have returned to the woods, and, partly with a view to the next day's dinner, spent the hours of midnight fishing from a boat by moonlight, serenaded by owls and foxes, and hearing, from time to time, the creaking note of some unknown bird close at hand.
All our Concord waters have two colors at least; one when viewed at a distance, and another, more proper, close at hand.
He carried close to his leg a narrow unsheathed sword (small, curved, and not like a real weapon) and looked now at the superior officers and now back at the men without losing step, his whole powerful body turning flexibly.
The foremost Frenchman, the one with the hooked nose, was already so close that the expression of his face could be seen.
Dolokhov, running beside Timokhin, killed a Frenchman at close quarters and was the first to seize the surrendering French officer by his collar.
"What do you want, your honor?" asked an artilleryman, standing close by, who heard him muttering.
A cannon ball, flying close to him, caused him to duck and bend over his horse.
She was terribly close to him.
But she was just as terribly close to him.
Boris was excited by the thought of being so close to the higher powers as he felt himself to be at that moment.
The whole French army, and even Napoleon himself with his staff, were not on the far side of the streams and hollows of Sokolnitz and Schlappanitz beyond which we intended to take up our position and begin the action, but were on this side, so close to our own forces that Napoleon with the naked eye could distinguish a mounted man from one on foot.
But at that very instant a cloud of smoke spread all round, firing was heard quite close at hand, and a voice of naive terror barely two steps from Prince Andrew shouted, Brothers!
I shall see it close, he thought.
Suddenly he heard musket fire quite close in front of him and behind our troops, where he could never have expected the enemy to be.
He was standing close to the door and as soon as it opened his rough old arms closed like a vise round his son's neck, and without a word he began to sob like a child.
With a pair of felt boots on his thin bony legs, and keeping on a worn, nankeen-covered, sheepskin coat, the traveler sat down on the sofa, leaned back his big head with its broad temples and close-cropped hair, and looked at Bezukhov.
Some domestic serfs Pierre met, in reply to inquiries as to where the prince lived, pointed out a small newly built lodge close to the pond.
When returning from his leave, Rostov felt, for the first time, how close was the bond that united him to Denisov and the whole regiment.
The roof was so constructed that one could stand up in the middle of the trench and could even sit up on the beds if one drew close to the table.
Close to the corner, on an overcoat, sat an old, unshaven, gray-bearded soldier as thin as a skeleton, with a stern sallow face and eyes intently fixed on Rostov.
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....
The crowd unexpectedly found itself so close to the Emperors that Rostov, standing in the front row, was afraid he might be recognized.
It seemed as if I chattered incessantly with other people and suddenly remembered that this could not please him, and I wished to come close to him and embrace him.
She was followed by Petya who always kept close to her, by Michael, a huntsman, and by a groom appointed to look after her.
Now they drew close to the fox which began to dodge between the field in sharper and sharper curves, trailing its brush, when suddenly a strange white borzoi dashed in followed by a black one, and everything was in confusion; the borzois formed a star-shaped figure, scarcely swaying their bodies and with tails turned away from the center of the group.
Again the beautiful Erza reached him, but when close to the hare's scut paused as if measuring the distance, so as not to make a mistake this time but seize his hind leg.
But as soon as she had turned away she felt that he was there, behind, so close behind her.
Can I never...? and, blocking her path, he brought his face close to hers.
His large, glittering, masculine eyes were so close to hers that she saw nothing but them.
Boris, fluttering as if he had not had time to withdraw, respectfully pressed close to the doorpost with bowed head.
Rostov, smoking his pipe and turning his head about as the water trickled down his neck, listened inattentively, with an occasional glance at Ilyin, who was pressing close to him.
The dragoons were now close at hand.
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 in spite of this he continued to struggle desperately forward, and from between the backs of those in front he caught glimpses of an open space with a strip of red cloth spread out on it; but just then the crowd swayed back--the police in front were pushing back those who had pressed too close to the procession: the Emperor was passing from the palace to the Cathedral of the Assumption--and Petya unexpectedly received such a blow on his side and ribs and was squeezed so hard that suddenly everything grew dim before his eyes and he lost consciousness.
He had the letter taken from his pocket and the table--on which stood a glass of lemonade and a spiral wax candle--moved close to the bed, and putting on his spectacles he began reading.
Others joined those men and stopped and told how cannon balls had fallen on a house close to them.
Once more something whistled, but this time quite close, swooping downwards like a little bird; a flame flashed in the middle of the street, something exploded, and the street was shrouded in smoke.
Now in 1812, to anyone living in close touch with these people it was apparent that these undercurrents were acting strongly and nearing an eruption.
Princess Mary lowered her eyes and, tripping over her skirt, came close up to them.
He wanted to see me, and I was standing close by, outside the door.
One of the carts with wounded stopped by the side of the road close to Pierre.
The cavalry singers were passing close by:
"Look out!" came a frightened cry from a soldier and, like a bird whirring in rapid flight and alighting on the ground, a shell dropped with little noise within two steps of Prince Andrew and close to the battalion commander's horse.
Moving troops in close proximity to an enemy is always dangerous, and military history supports that view.
Close to the gates of the city he was met by Count Rostopchin's adjutant.
If you please, could not guards be placed if only to let us close the shop....
Four borzois with collars were pressing close to the wheels.
"Oh, gracious me, a man beaten to death--killed!..." screamed a woman coming out of a gate close by.
I saw them close up their ranks six times in succession and march as if on parade.
She moved simply to be farther away from the wounded man.
As he was going along a foot path across a wide- open space adjoining the Povarskoy on one side and the gardens of Prince Gruzinski's house on the other, Pierre suddenly heard the desperate weeping of a woman close to him.
"It's here, close by," said she and, running across the yard, opened a gate in a wooden fence and, stopping, pointed out to him a small wooden wing of the house, which was burning brightly and fiercely.
He ran round to the other side of the lodge and was about to dash into that part of it which was still standing, when just above his head he heard several voices shouting and then a cracking sound and the ring of something heavy falling close beside him.
Pierre went close up to him, but Davout, evidently consulting a paper that lay before him, did not look up.
Pierre was no longer able to turn away and close his eyes.
Pierre glanced into the pit and saw that the factory lad was lying with his knees close up to his head and one shoulder higher than the other.
Natasha went up, looked at the dead eyes, and hastened to close them.
It's what the old folk used to say: 'A sweating hand's an open hand, a dry hand's close.'
They advanced the few hundred paces that separated the bridge from the Kaluga road, taking more than an hour to do so, and came out upon the square where the streets of the Transmoskva ward and the Kaluga road converge, and the prisoners jammed close together had to stand for some hours at that crossway.
The baggage carts drew up close together and the men began to prepare for their night's rest.
That morning, Cossacks of Denisov's party had seized and carried off into the forest two wagons loaded with cavalry saddles, which had stuck in the mud not far from Mikulino where the forest ran close to the road.
Their necks, with their wet, close-clinging manes, looked strangely thin.
He slipped in between the officers, came close to Denisov, and said:
The man, a soldier with a sack over his shoulder, stopped, came close up to Dolokhov's horse, touched it with his hand, and explained simply and in a friendly way that the commander and the officers were higher up the hill to the right in the courtyard of the farm, as he called the landowner's house.
Petya's eyes began to close and he swayed a little.
One group of the French stood close to the road, and two of them, one of whom had his face covered with sores, were tearing a piece of raw flesh with their hands.
The manager having brought the drama to a close and stripped the actor shows him to us.
Taking her in his arms, he held her close for a moment and then planted a kiss on her forehead.
He pulled her close in an embrace, his lips warm against hers in response to her silent query.
It was his way of focusing in - pulling her close without the intimacy of touching.
Gathering her in his arms, he pulled her close - his lips seeking hers hungrily.
He took Carmen by the hand and leaned close to her ear.
The shopping trip was exciting because it was so close to Christmas, but otherwise uneventful.
She cuddled close to him and lifted her face for his affection.
Snuggling close, she lifted her face to accept his kiss.
Alex stroked her hair and spoke to her softly, encouraging her to close her eyes and relax.
And yet, Katie and Alex were close siblings now in spite of their age difference.
Sometimes the way Alex looked at him when he was talking - times when he was actually listening to him - it seemed to her that he felt that close bond.
Sometimes the way Alex looked at him when he was talking - times when he was actually listening to him - it seemed to her that he felt that close bond.
It was wandering around, getting close to Destiny.
When she was close enough to the house, she ran to the courtyard and slipped in through the back door.
He pulled her close, stroking her hair.
Isn't it getting close to her bedtime?
Reaching up, she turned off the light and then moved close to him, unbuttoning his shirt.
"That was the doctor," he called as he got close enough to be heard.
In fact she had avoided - even pushed away those who might want to claim close friendship.
"Close," he said curtly.
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.
Were his comments genuine, or simply a way to get her to like him?
It's getting close to supper, so I'd better go in.
She replaced the checkbook and started to close the drawer, but a thick envelope caught her attention.
He was standing close and she was startled by a desire to be swept into his arms again.
She snuggled close to him and his lips found hers again.
So close, and yet she had never seen one in the yard.
Do you realize how close you came to running right into a bear?
In any case, his close proximity was unsettling.
He chuckled softly and tugged her close again.
I'm too close to my goal to give up now.
You're asking me to drop everything when I'm so close to achieving my goal.
Without a word, he backed the car until they were close to the one that had pulled out in front of them.
He stopped and drew her close again.
In such a small town, there couldn't be many positions, and the pay wouldn't come close to what she was making in Tulsa.
I talked to the school and they let me take the finals, since I was so close to completing school.
Fritz and Royce were squatted close to the fire, probably not wanting to get far from the food.
If they all hadn't been so close, she would have thought he didn't hear the question.
The railroad is close enough now that wagons can reach it from Ashley faster than we can cross the desert.
Swiftly they drew near to the flaming colored suns, and passed close beside them.
One wicked witch named Mombi stole him and carried him away, keeping him as a prisoner.
He leaped into the saddle, and away he dashed with his officers close behind him.
Quite close to the barn was a garden.
There the bushes were very close together and the pathway came to an end.
He remembered that close by his window there was a climbing vine filled with beautiful sweet flowers.
Suddenly he was startled by a noise close by him.
The officer began to write, but just as he finished the first word, a bomb came through the roof of the house and struck the floor close by him.
It was so close to the sea that those who lived in it could hear the waves forever beating against the shore.
It was delightful to lose ourselves in the green hollows of that tangled wood in the late afternoon, and to smell the cool, delicious odours that came up from the earth at the close of day.
My eyes fill with tears now as I think how my mother pressed me close to her, speechless and trembling with delight, taking in every syllable that I spoke, while little Mildred seized my free hand and kissed it and danced, and my father expressed his pride and affection in a big silence.
A townsman told me that when he met him sauntering through the village in his small close-fitting cap, and whistling to himself, he reminded him of a prince in disguise.
This is particularly distinct to one standing on the middle of the pond in winter, just after a light snow has fallen, appearing as a clear undulating white line, unobscured by weeds and twigs, and very obvious a quarter of a mile off in many places where in summer it is hardly distinguishable close at hand.
At length, as I leaned with my elbow on the bench one day, it ran up my clothes, and along my sleeve, and round and round the paper which held my dinner, while I kept the latter close, and dodged and played at bopeep with it; and when at last I held still a piece of cheese between my thumb and finger, it came and nibbled it, sitting in my hand, and afterward cleaned its face and paws, like a fly, and walked away.
One afternoon I amused myself by watching a barred owl (Strix nebulosa) sitting on one of the lower dead limbs of a white pine, close to the trunk, in broad daylight, I standing within a rod of him.
So, also, every one who has waded about the shores of the pond in summer must have perceived how much warmer the water is close to the shore, where only three or four inches deep, than a little distance out, and on the surface where it is deep, than near the bottom.
One of the next arrivals was a stout, heavily built young man with close-cropped hair, spectacles, the light-colored breeches fashionable at that time, a very high ruffle, and a brown dress coat.
Prince Hippolyte approached the little princess and, bending his face close to her, began to whisper something.
Sonya was sitting close to Nicholas who was copying out some verses for her, the first he had ever written.
These men pressed close to the wall to let Pierre and Anna Mikhaylovna pass and did not evince the least surprise at seeing them there.
With the air of a practical Petersburg lady she now, keeping Pierre close beside her, entered the room even more boldly than that afternoon.
Here, Pierre, tell them your opinion, said she, turning to the young man who, having come quite close, was gazing with astonishment at the angry face of the princess which had lost all dignity, and at the twitching cheeks of Prince Vasili.
"Well, madam," he began, stooping over the book close to his daughter and placing an arm on the back of the chair on which she sat, so that she felt herself surrounded on all sides by the acrid scent of old age and tobacco, which she had known so long.
She brought her face close to her sister-in-law's and unexpectedly again began to cry.
He led him to the desk, raised the lid, drew out a drawer, and took out an exercise book filled with his bold, tall, close handwriting.
We passed close to the park and saw two deer... and what a splendid house!
"What a fine fellow you are, friend!" said the Cossack to a convoy soldier with a wagon, who was pressing onto the infantrymen who were crowded together close to his wheels and his horses.
He pointed to the two peasants who kept as close to him as horseflies to a horse.
They rode close by continuing to converse, and Prince Andrew involuntarily heard these words:
Another time, general attention was attracted by a small brown dog, coming heaven knows whence, which trotted in a preoccupied manner in front of the ranks with tail stiffly erect till suddenly a shell fell close by, when it yelped, tucked its tail between its legs, and darted aside.
They must have been close, and yet, to the best of her memory, Alex had not spoken of Gerald.
Allen couldn't be rejected, so he belittled her intelligence, the close relationship with her family and accused her of cheating on him.
The room went black and his arms instantly surrounded her, drawing her close in an eager embrace.
Technology marches forward—perhaps not forever, but as close to forever as we can understand.
I also saw poor Niobe with her youngest child clinging close to her while she implored the cruel goddess not to kill her last darling.
He told me to stay close to the wagons.
Lifting the covers, he climbed into bed and moved close to her.
He pulled her close and kissed her forehead.