He sat in the only seat in the tiny craft, studying Ne'Rin, who transmitted from A'Ran's battle command center on the moon that was his interim home.
But when his Serenity took command everything became straight forward.
Destiny immediately followed her command, looking back at the skunk.
His command was weak, yet the air around her stiffened until she hit an invisible wall.
When the pit had been filled up a command was given.
He turned away from them, his gaze going upward and peering through the skylight in his spacious battle command center.
Probably a word of command was given and was followed by the reports of eight muskets; but try as he would Pierre could not afterwards remember having heard the slightest sound of the shots.
Only, please let me command something, so that I may really command...
Violence and command weren't second nature to Darkyn; they were his first.
His second-in-command frowned but escorted the women out.
Your friend Mr. Abbott went to the hospital and Lieutenant Dick is setting up a command center at headquarters.
Give him real power, for war cannot be conducted successfully without unity of command, and he will show what he can do, as he did in Finland.
Its windows will darken at your command; its air will be automatically purified.
Will Your Highness please take command of the first army?
Bianca, we'll be out back in the command center for a bit.
Are you in command here?
His command was quiet and firm, but Sofia knew no man in the room would disobey a man like him.
He summoned Landon and gave his second-in-command an urgent message.
Landon appeared at once, and Gabriel waited for his new second-in-command to join him.
The bars of her cell dissipated at his command, and she stepped into the hall.
The Planetary Council, his second-in-command, even his sister, had paraded women through his home every time he returned from a battle.
The command was sharp.
Find all the old men that live on the mountains or in the flat country around, and command them to appear before me one week from to-day.
She has the true language-impulse, and shows great fertility of resource in making the words at her command convey her meaning.
Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it.
In the orders issued it was stated, not that the Emperor would take command, but only that he would be with the army.
Rostov, without waiting to hear him out, touched his horse, galloped to the front of his squadron, and before he had time to finish giving the word of command, the whole squadron, sharing his feeling, was following him.
After this from amid the ranks of infantry to the right of the battery came the sound of a drum and shouts of command, and from the battery one saw how those ranks of infantry moved forward.
"In couples," replied the officer in command in a calm voice.
That readiness will not weaken in me, but I and Russia have a right to expect from you all the zeal, firmness, and success which your intellect, military talent, and the courage of the troops you command justify us in expecting.
"Come, Anna Makarovna," Pierre's voice was heard saying, "come here into the middle of the room and at the word of command, 'One, two,' and when I say 'three'... You stand here, and you in my arms--well now!
She didn't miss the way the others moved out of his way or the way the aura of command around him filled up the room.
The curtains closed at his silent command, and she lay still, waiting for him to make some move on her.
His command reached her as she opened his suite door.
He had neither authority nor right to ignore her emphatic command that he leave her place and remain silent about what he'd seen.
His second-in-command signaled Cora over while Tymkyn disappeared into a portal.
"Business," his second-in-command and current lover said, seating herself.
Opal, meet me in the command center, A'Ran directed.
It was very unlike his friend and second-in-command to allow his control to slip in such a drastic way.
Leaving the command center for his quarters, he glanced out the windows as he strode through the compound.
He reached his quarters and opened the link to the command center, pausing before it to see nishani had already entered.
A'Ran's fingers flew over the command panel as he thought of how wise his forefathers had turned out to be.
The intellectual improvement which Helen has made in the past two years is shown more clearly in her greater command of language and in her ability to recognize nicer shades of meaning in the use of words, than in any other branch of her education.
Such command no more respect than men of straw or a lump of dirt.
The word of command rang out, and again the regiment quivered, as with a jingling sound it presented arms.
On returning from the review, Kutuzov took the Austrian general into his private room and, calling his adjutant, asked for some papers relating to the condition of the troops on their arrival, and the letters that had come from the Archduke Ferdinand, who was in command of the advanced army.
And believe me on my honour that to me personally it would be a pleasure to hand over the supreme command of the army into the hands of a better informed and more skillful general--of whom Austria has so many--and to lay down all this heavy responsibility.
Among the field guns on the brow of the hill the general in command of the rearguard stood with a staff officer, scanning the country through his fieldglass.
You command only my advance guard, and have no right to arrange an armistice without my order.
Prince Andrew listened attentively to Bagration's colloquies with the commanding officers and the orders he gave them and, to his surprise, found that no orders were really given, but that Prince Bagration tried to make it appear that everything done by necessity, by accident, or by the will of subordinate commanders was done, if not by his direct command, at least in accord with his intentions.
The command of the left flank belonged by seniority to the commander of the regiment Kutuzov had reviewed at Braunau and in which Dolokhov was serving as a private.
The general in command of the infantry went toward his horse with jerky steps, and having mounted drew himself up very straight and tall and rode to the Pavlograd commander.
The command to form up rang out and the sabers whizzed as they were drawn from their scabbards.
"Faster!" came the word of command, and Rostov felt Rook's flanks drooping as he broke into a gallop.
But they all stood in the same lines, under one command, and in a like order.
Except your Kutuzov, there is not a single Russian in command of a column!
The cause of the confusion was that while the Austrian cavalry was moving toward our left flank, the higher command found that our center was too far separated from our right flank and the cavalry were all ordered to turn back to the right.
The general shouted a demand that the cavalry should be halted, the Austrian argued that not he, but the higher command, was to blame.
The infantry passing before him came to a halt without any command being given, apparently obstructed by something in front.
Kutuzov, affecting the manners of an old soldier at the front, gave the command "Attention!" and rode up to the Emperors with a salute.
"However, if you command it, Your Majesty," said Kutuzov, lifting his head and again assuming his former tone of a dull, unreasoning, but submissive general.
And at this as if at a command, everyone began to run.
Rostov could already see their faces and heard the command: "Charge!" shouted by an officer who was urging his thoroughbred to full speed.
Pierre, who at his wife's command had let his hair grow and abandoned his spectacles, went about the rooms fashionably dressed but looking sad and dull.
"Where would I not go at the countess' command!" said Denisov, who at the Rostovs' had jocularly assumed the role of Natasha's knight.
When everybody rose to go, Helene who had spoken very little all the evening again turned to Boris, asking him in a tone of caressing significant command to come to her on Tuesday.
In short, we retreat after the battle but send a courier to Petersburg with news of a victory, and General Bennigsen, hoping to receive from Petersburg the post of commander in chief as a reward for his victory, does not give up the command of the army to General Buxhowden.
My father is chief in command of the Third District, and my only way of avoiding active service is to serve under him.
After Ostermann had gone, a command rang out to the uhlans.
He touched his horse, gave the word of command, and immediately, hearing behind him the tramp of the horses of his deployed squadron, rode at full trot downhill toward the dragoons.
After the affair at Ostrovna he was brought into notice, received command of an hussar battalion, and when a brave officer was needed he was chosen.
One man ought to be in command, and not two.
"You will, of course, command it yourself?" said Julie, directing a sly, sarcastic glance toward the militia officer.
In the higher command there were two sharply defined parties: Kutuzov's party and that of Bennigsen, the chief of staff.
Kutuzov made a grimace and sent an order to Dokhturov to take over the command of the first army, and a request to the duke--whom he said he could not spare at such an important moment--to return to him.
To give that terrible order seemed to him equivalent to resigning the command of the army.
He was convinced that he alone could maintain command of the army in these difficult circumstances, and that in all the world he alone could encounter the invincible Napoleon without fear, and he was horrified at the thought of the order he had to issue.
When lunatics command our armies God evidently means these other madmen to be free.
I command it... shouted Rostopchin, suddenly growing pale like Vereshchagin.
A general who was standing by the guns shouted some words of command to the officer, and the latter ran back again with his men.
Then two pairs of Frenchmen approached the criminals and at the officer's command took the two convicts who stood first in the row.
At that time Dokhturov had under his command, besides Dorokhov's detachment, the two small guerrilla detachments of Figner and Seslavin.
That unknown quantity is the spirit of the army, that is to say, the greater or lesser readiness to fight and face danger felt by all the men composing an army, quite independently of whether they are, or are not, fighting under the command of a genius, in two--or three-line formation, with cudgels or with rifles that repeat thirty times a minute.
To the Polish general he replied to the same effect, informing him that he was already under the command of the German.
Having arranged matters thus, Denisov and Dolokhov intended, without reporting matters to the higher command, to attack and seize that convoy with their own small forces.
Fancy giving the command of the Semenov wegiment to a fellow like that Schwa'tz! he cried.
If the Deity issues a command, expresses His will, as ancient history tells us, the expression of that will is independent of time and is not caused by anything, for the Divinity is not controlled by an event.
No command ever appears spontaneously, or itself covers a whole series of occurrences; but each command follows from another, and never refers to a whole series of events but always to one moment only of an event.
So that examining the relation in time of the commands to the events, we find that a command can never be the cause of the event, but that a certain definite dependence exists between the two.
To understand in what this dependence consists it is necessary to reinstate another omitted condition of every command proceeding not from the Deity but from a man, which is, that the man who gives the command himself takes part in the event.
Every army is composed of lower grades of the service--the rank and file--of whom there are always the greatest number; of the next higher military rank--corporals and noncommissioned officers of whom there are fewer, and of still-higher officers of whom there are still fewer, and so on to the highest military command which is concentrated in one person.
This relation of the men who command to those they command is what constitutes the essence of the conception called power.
Having restored the condition of time under which all events occur, we find that a command is executed only when it is related to a corresponding series of events.
Restoring the essential condition of relation between those who command and those who execute, we find that by the very nature of the case those who command take the smallest part in the action itself and that their activity is exclusively directed to commanding.
The man who worked most with his hands could not think so much about what he was doing, or reflect on or command what would result from the common activity; while the man who commanded more would evidently work less with his hands on account of his greater verbal activity.
A sinking man who clutches at another and drowns him; or a hungry mother exhausted by feeding her baby, who steals some food; or a man trained to discipline who on duty at the word of command kills a defenseless man-- seem less guilty, that is, less free and more subject to the law of necessity, to one who knows the circumstances in which these people were placed, and more free to one who does not know that the man was himself drowning, that the mother was hungry, that the soldier was in the ranks, and so on.
As we alighted, an officer I recognized from the command center strolled up to us.
He was the sexiest man she'd ever seen, and the swirling aura of command only amplified his physical appeal.
His aura of power, his command and confidence, the sense that—whatever he was—he was something humankind wasn't prepared to face.
His command was so sharp she jumped.
He's the best in my sphere of command, though Han's shoes are hard to fill.
Jule glanced at Pierre, who obeyed the silent command and moved away.
They stopped in a small command center, where one wall displayed monitors.
His vamps scampered out of the command center to obey.
Damian's voice was soft, but his command made everyone in the hangar jump.
"All good," Landon, Gabriel's second-in-command, told him.
The highest ranking of his death dealers to defect, Harmony had been Gabriel's lover for months and his second-in-command since he took over the underworld.
His dark eyes went from her to Cora, and he lifted his chin in silent command to dismiss the death dealer.
His second-in-command nodded and trotted into a portal.
The small man waited next to A'Ran's trusted second-in-command, Ne'Rin, whose sister was one of the three before him.
A'Ran left the command center for the practice fields, the area behind the dwelling where his men fought.
"You may use the command center this afternoon," he said.
Ne'Rin sat to his right at the largest table within the command center with the Council members arranged by rank to his left.
He waited for the others to file out of the command center.
He turned both machines off and left his quarters for the command center.
Have Mansr show you to the command center.
The men around her moved silently into every direction, and Mansr lifted his chin in a silent command for her to go.
They were astonished at her command of language.
She responds quickly to the gentle pressure of affection, the pat of approval, the jerk of impatience, the firm motion of command, and to the many other variations of the almost infinite language of the feelings; and she has become so expert in interpreting this unconscious language of the emotions that she is often able to divine our very thoughts.
Barclay de Tolly tried to command the army in the best way, because he wished to fulfill his duty and earn fame as a great commander.
He left in order not to obstruct the commander-in-chief's undivided control of the army, and hoping that more decisive action would then be taken, but the command of the armies became still more confused and enfeebled.
It is clear that the man who advocates the conclusion of a peace, and that the Minister should command the army, does not love our sovereign and desires the ruin of us all.
From all sides came shouts of command, and from the left came smartly dressed cavalrymen on good horses, passing the prisoners at a trot.
When one of the opinions expressed is fulfilled, that opinion gets connected with the event as a command preceding it.
His second-in-command appeared instantly.
A'Ran crossed his arms, more hesitant to consider his second in command-- and closest friend-- being a traitor now that his sister was involved with Ne'Rin.
The command was heard to "mount" and the soldiers crossed themselves and mounted.
For God's sake send me somewhere else if only in command of a regiment.
Prince Andrew was in command of a regiment, and the management of that regiment, the welfare of the men and the necessity of receiving and giving orders, engrossed him.
There we have command and power in their primary form.
"The command center," I said, possessing an over whelming need to do something tangible or at least be where positive attempts were undertaken.
I was a nervous wreck as we pulled up to a large vehicle that operated as some sort of command center.
He hung up and lifted his chin at Speck, who obeyed the silent command to leave.
Dusty studied the scenes on the screens of his command center, agitated by the weather hindering their ability to deal with Talon's vamps.
"Stop, I command you!" cried the Wizard, in an angry tone, and at once began pulling down the rocks to liberate Jim and the piglets.
A command over our passions, and over the external senses of the body, and good acts, are declared by the Ved to be indispensable in the mind's approximation to God.
He pinned her hands above her head to keep her still then whispered the command again.
The way he had assumed command of the farm then had annoyed her, and yet, it had made him that much more appealing.
Jim accepted it as a mere detail, and at his command the attendants gave his coat a good rubbing, combed his mane and tail, and washed his hoofs and fetlocks.
Someone waved him back inside the command trailer.