Had he heard her conversation with Sarah?
I had no idea where this conversation was going.
Did he overhear her conversation with Connie?
That served another purpose when the conversation turned to the possibility of another child.
This conversation is going nowhere you don't want it to go.
She continued the conversation as if nothing had happened.
He was good at deceptive conversation – too good.
Everyone relaxed and the conversation did a one-eighty.
The conversation was over - or so she thought.
You won't escape!--from that moment this conversation began, contrary to all the laws of logic and contrary to them because quite different subjects were talked about at one and the same time.
Was he actually avoiding conversation with his father?
That much she knew from a conversation she had overheard between two men in Ashley.
She was forbidden to engage the operator in any conversation and make the call as brief as possible.
On the positive side, at that rate their conversation should be over by five minutes after nine.
But I know of no one who would want to have a conversation with a computer program pretending to be his dog.
Conversation with Dulce was futile.
I want someone who can contribute intelligent conversation, not grovel at my feet.
The conversation turned on the contemporary gossip about those in power, in which most people see the chief interest of home politics.
She didn't mention the conversation or the money.
The conversation was getting too personal.
Finally she plunged into conversation with him.
It was difficult enough to stay with him - conversation was impossible.
Their conversation was very simple and unimportant.
Oh yes, he had overheard her conversation with Allen earlier and made his own deductions.
Lisa hesitated, not wanting to pry and not sure if the conversation was supposed to end there.
I SEE NO SENSE IN "FAKING" CONVERSATION FOR THE SAKE OF TEACHING LANGUAGE.
Berg returned, and over the bottle of wine conversation between the three officers became animated.
He really was in their way, for he alone took no part in the conversation which again became general.
She did not talk about her brother, diverting the conversation as soon as her aunt mentioned Andrew.
He was always busy, and only at night allowed himself conversation--of which he was fond--and songs.
She met his regard with equal composer, in spite of the fact that the conversation was beginning to make her feel extremely uncomfortable.
After their conversation, she leaned back in the chair to get some rest.
She wanted to talk to Bordeaux about it, but they were moving so fast that conversation was impossible.
Was that what their conversation had been about today?
At dinner, conversation turned on Pierre's marriage.
With Mademoiselle Bourienne's help the princess had maintained the conversation very well, but at the very last moment, just when he rose, she was so tired of talking of what did not interest her, and her mind was so full of the question why she alone was granted so little happiness in life, that in a fit of absent-mindedness she sat still, her luminous eyes gazing fixedly before her, not noticing that he had risen.
Their way of life and place of residence, their acquaintances and ties, Natasha's occupations, the children's upbringing, were all selected not merely with regard to Pierre's expressed wishes, but to what Natasha from the thoughts he expressed in conversation supposed his wishes to be.
The conversation was resumed, and no longer in the unpleasantly hostile tone of Nicholas' last remark.
The conversation at supper was not about politics or societies, but turned on the subject Nicholas liked best--recollections of 1812.
Would she have been able to hear his conversation behind a closed door?
As is usually the case with people meeting after a prolonged separation, it was long before their conversation could settle on anything.
"Excuse me!" he added, turning to the baron, "we will finish this conversation elsewhere--at a ball one must dance."
At dinner the conversation did not cease for a moment and seemed to consist of the contents of a book of funny anecdotes.
There was no point alarming Connie about her situation, so she didn't mention the conversation with Giddon that had inspired the letter.
The delayed conversation indicated he was talking on the telephone.
It was bits and pieces of a telephone conversation with a mystery person.
Of course, she could call Connie, but Yancey's conversation on the phone was fresh in her memory.
The conversation obviously upset Yancey, but he didn't seem to be concerned that a stranger was listening.
I'm trying to have a private conversation here.
Other than the brief conversation about seeing him with Allen, they had not discussed him.
And the conversation I overheard between you and your mother tonight?
Without further conversation, the Indians started down the gully.
But their conversation... was an expression of love for a sibling – siblings that had apparently been through a lot together.
She waited for him to open the conversation, idly wondering if it would be ten before he spoke.
The conversation with Adrena was comforting, but Mary maintained her viewpoint.
Cade was trying to be accommodating, but sometimes he was as skittish about conversation as the cat was about being touched - and likely for the same reason.
The conversation slipped back to our New York life with our sojourn in New Hampshire relegated to a fun, if bizarre weekend with friends.
True to our verbal blackout, nothing specific was said but the tone of her conversation hinted at sensational news.
Let's only focus on things that are relevant to this conversation.
If I did not know the words and idioms necessary to express my thoughts she supplied them, even suggesting conversation when I was unable to keep up my end of the dialogue.
The conversation he hears in his home stimulates his mind and suggests topics and calls forth the spontaneous expression of his own thoughts.
I could not keep pace with all these literary folk as they glanced from subject to subject and entered into deep dispute, or made conversation sparkle with epigrams and happy witticisms.
The other day, I met a deaf Norwegian gentleman, who knows Ragnhild Kaata and her teacher very well, and we had a very interesting conversation about her.
If I refuse to talk to her, she spells into her own hand, and apparently carries on the liveliest conversation with herself.
When she referred to our conversation again, it was to ask, "Why did not Jesus go away, so that His enemies could not find Him?"
At first, the words, phrases and sentences which she used in expressing her thoughts were all reproductions of what we had used in conversation with her, and which her memory had unconsciously retained.
Helen has had the best and purest models in language constantly presented to her, and her conversation and her writing are unconscious reproductions of what she has read.
Enough appears in the accounts by Miss Keller's teacher to show the process by which she reads the lips with her fingers, the process by which she was taught to speak, and by which, of course, she can listen to conversation now.
To be sure, I take the keenest interest in everything that concerns those who surround me; it is this very interest which makes it so difficult for me to carry on a conversation with some people who will not talk or say what they think, but I should not be sorry to find more friends ready to talk with me now and then about the wonderful things I read.
As the conversation began to assume a loftier and grander tone, we gradually shoved our chairs farther apart till they touched the wall in opposite corners, and then commonly there was not room enough.
The interest and the conversation are about costume and manners chiefly; but a goose is a goose still, dress it as you will.
In society he always awaited an opportunity to say something striking and took part in a conversation only when that was possible.
His conversation was always sprinkled with wittily original, finished phrases of general interest.
"If we live we shall see," replied Bilibin, his face again becoming smooth as a sign that the conversation was at an end.
From politeness and to start conversation, they asked him a few questions about the army and the battle, and then the talk went off into merry jests and gossip.
Anatole was not quick-witted, nor ready or eloquent in conversation, but he had the faculty, so invaluable in society, of composure and imperturbable self-possession.
The men who set the tone in conversation--Count Rostopchin, Prince Yuri Dolgorukov, Valuev, Count Markov, and Prince Vyazemski--did not show themselves at the club, but met in private houses in intimate circles, and the Moscovites who took their opinions from others--Ilya Rostov among them--remained for a while without any definite opinion on the subject of the war and without leaders.
On that third of March, all the rooms in the English Club were filled with a hum of conversation, like the hum of bees swarming in springtime.
The conversation did not flag all evening and turned chiefly on the political news.
Old women's nonsense--old women's nonsense! he repeated, but still he patted Pierre affectionately on the shoulder, and then went up to the table where Prince Andrew, evidently not wishing to join in the conversation, was looking over the papers his father had brought from town.
"Well then, go, go, go..." said Rostov, and refusing supper and remaining alone in the little room, he walked up and down for a long time, hearing the lighthearted French conversation from the next room.
The conversation naturally turned on the peace.
Natasha sat down and, without joining in Boris' conversation with the countess, silently and minutely studied her childhood's suitor.
He recognized her, guessed her feelings, saw that it was her debut, remembered her conversation at the window, and with an expression of pleasure on his face approached Countess Rostova.
Stolypin, stuttering, broke into the conversation and began excitedly talking of the abuses that existed under the former order of things--threatening to give a serious turn to the conversation.
He tried several times to join in the conversation, but his remarks were tossed aside each time like a cork thrown out of the water, and he could not jest with them.
In the midst of a conversation that was started about Napoleon's Spanish affairs, which they all agreed in approving, Prince Andrew began to express a contrary opinion.
"It can't be helped: men must sometimes have masculine conversation," said he.
Vera, having decided in her own mind that Pierre ought to be entertained with conversation about the French embassy, at once began accordingly.
They had not yet had a loud conversation among the men and a dispute about something important and clever.
The countess looked with sad and sternly serious eyes at Prince Andrew when he talked to Natasha and timidly started some artificial conversation about trifles as soon as he looked her way.
The conversation and the examination of the accounts with Mitenka did not last long.
In the middle of a sober conversation begun by Ilagin about the year's harvest, Nicholas pointed to the red-spotted bitch.
"So in your parts, too, the harvest is nothing to boast of, Count?" he went on, continuing the conversation they had begun.
Nicholas did not go to Moscow, and the countess did not renew the conversation with him about marriage.
She sat down at the table and listened to the conversation between the elders and Nicholas, who had also come to the table.
None of them, not even the middle-aged Dimmler, wanted to break off their conversation and quit that corner in the sitting room, but Natasha got up and Nicholas sat down at the clavichord.
Count Rostopchin alone kept the conversation going, now relating the latest town news, and now the latest political gossip.
The tone of the conversation was such as indicated that no one approved of what was being done in the political world.
There was a momentary pause in the conversation; the old general cleared his throat to draw attention.
And he narrated his whole conversation with the French doctor and the reasons that convinced him that Metivier was a spy.
Why do you ask me that? said Princess Mary, still thinking of that morning's conversation with her father.
After five minutes of irksome, constrained conversation, they heard the sound of slippered feet rapidly approaching.
Natasha kept turning to Helene and to her father, as if asking what it all meant, but Helene was engaged in conversation with a general and did not answer her look, and her father's eyes said nothing but what they always said: Having a good time?
The conversation was about Speranski--the news of whose sudden exile and alleged treachery had just reached Moscow.
In the course of conversation he mentioned Moscow and questioned Balashev about the Russian capital, not merely as an interested traveler asks about a new city he intends to visit, but as if convinced that Balashev, as a Russian, must be flattered by his curiosity.
The Emperor moved forward evidently wishing to end the conversation, but the flushed and excited Italian, oblivious of decorum, followed him and continued to speak.
After they had gone Pierre approached Prince Andrew and was about to start a conversation when they heard the clatter of three horses' hoofs on the road not far from the shed, and looking in that direction Prince Andrew recognized Wolzogen and Clausewitz accompanied by a Cossack.
In the midst of this conversation, which was beginning to interest Napoleon, Berthier's eyes turned to look at a general with a suite, who was galloping toward the knoll on a lathering horse.
In the midst of the conversation she noticed "Granddad" give Bennigsen a quick, subtle glance, and then to her joys she saw that "Granddad" said something to "Long-coat" which settled him.
The few glasses of wine he had drunk and the conversation with this good-natured man had destroyed the mood of concentrated gloom in which he had spent the last few days and which was essential for the execution of his design.
He now often remembered his conversation with Prince Andrew and quite agreed with him, though he understood Prince Andrew's thoughts somewhat differently.
This something was a most subtle spiritual deduction from a conversation with Karataev the day before.
The conversation flagged, and the soldiers began settling down to sleep.
Previously he had talked a great deal, grew excited when he talked, and seldom listened; now he was seldom carried away in conversation and knew how to listen so that people readily told him their most intimate secrets.
But as soon as he tried to continue the conversation he had begun with Princess Mary he again glanced at Natasha, and a still-deeper flush suffused his face and a still-stronger agitation of mingled joy and fear seized his soul.
The same conversation was repeated next day and the day after, and the day after that.
Thanks to Denisov the conversation at table soon became general and lively, and she did not talk to her husband.
Conversation of this kind, interesting to no one yet unavoidable, continued all through teatime.
Natasha, who had come in during the conversation, looked joyfully at her husband.
For the most part, though, her conversation was interesting and helped keep Lisa's mind off her own problems.
Their telephone conversation last night concluded with the decision that Connie would pick her up at the end of the drive today at 11:30 am.
She finished her breakfast with little conversation and saw Sarah and Tammy off to church.
She heard him talking to his mother and she heard his conversation with the man in the black car.
During and after supper, conversation seemed to continually migrate back to Cynthia.
In the midst of a conversation on political matters Anna Pavlovna burst out:
And having got rid of this young man who did not know how to behave, she resumed her duties as hostess and continued to listen and watch, ready to help at any point where the conversation might happen to flag.
Here the conversation seemed interesting and he stood waiting for an opportunity to express his own views, as young people are fond of doing.
Pierre had managed to start a conversation with the abbe about the balance of power, and the latter, evidently interested by the young man's simple-minded eagerness, was explaining his pet theory.
Pierre wished to make a remark, for the conversation interested him, but Anna Pavlovna, who had him under observation, interrupted:
"From what I have heard," said Pierre, blushing and breaking into the conversation, "almost all the aristocracy has already gone over to Bonaparte's side."
The conversation was on the chief topic of the day: the illness of the wealthy and celebrated beau of Catherine's day, Count Bezukhov, and about his illegitimate son Pierre, the one who had behaved so improperly at Anna Pavlovna's reception.
He waited for the first pause in the conversation, and then with a distressed face left the room to find Sonya.
There she paused and stood listening to the conversation in the drawing room, waiting for Boris to come out.
In the drawing room the conversation was still going on.
His conversation always related entirely to himself; he would remain calm and silent when the talk related to any topic that had no direct bearing on himself.
It was just the moment before a big dinner when the assembled guests, expecting the summons to zakuska, * avoid engaging in any long conversation but think it necessary to move about and talk, in order to show that they are not at all impatient for their food.
The conversation was hushed.
Worldly conversation at a moment when his soul is already prepared...
And the conversation again turned on the war, on Bonaparte, and the generals and statesmen of the day.
"You are good in every way, Andrew, but you have a kind of intellectual pride," said the princess, following the train of her own thoughts rather than the trend of the conversation--"and that's a great sin.
Denisov sat gloomily biting his mustache and listening to the conversation, evidently with no wish to take part in it.
Rostov recalled at that moment a strange conversation he had once had with Dolokhov.
She let the conversation drop that night, but early the next morning Dulce caught him in the hallway and it was clear that she didn't think anything was settled.
When Morino rode far enough ahead so that he couldn't hear their conversation, Carmen finally spoke to Alex.
How had their conversation gone from an inquiry about money to a litmus test of their stay in Texas?
I guess I can't deny that, but in all these years, why hasn't Uncle Fabrice's name come up in a conversation at least once?
He participated in conversation, but whenever it lagged, he watched her questioningly.
Judging by the conversation she had overheard yesterday between Darcie and Bordeaux, the woman had lived through quite an experience of her own.
I explained my tip to the FBI and my follow up extended conversation with Agent Brennan.
He knew that all the intellectual lights of Petersburg were gathered there and, like a child in a toyshop, did not know which way to look, afraid of missing any clever conversation that was to be heard.
I'm not to blame that the conversation began in the presence of other officers.
Pierre began to feel a sense of uneasiness, and the need, even the inevitability, of entering into conversation with this stranger.
At last the conversation gradually settled on some of the topics at first lightly touched on: their past life, plans for the future, Pierre's journeys and occupations, the war, and so on.
The conversation was cold and disconnected and continually broke off.
But Dolokhov restarted the conversation which had dropped and began putting direct questions as to how many men there were in the battalion, how many battalions, and how many prisoners.
Though Princess Mary and Natasha were evidently glad to see their visitor and though all Pierre's interest was now centered in that house, by the evening they had talked over everything and the conversation passed from one trivial topic to another and repeatedly broke off.
Alex got a relief when the conversation turned to something else and stayed there for the rest of the evening.
That was the extent of their conversation before Señor Medena cut in.
Although the issue was not discussed, it was far from out of her mind.
Do you believe he'll keep the conversation to himself?
Half-witted men from the almshouse and elsewhere came to see me; but I endeavored to make them exercise all the wit they had, and make their confessions to me; in such cases making wit the theme of our conversation; and so was compensated.
In the middle of a dull and halting conversation, Helene turned to Pierre with the beautiful bright smile that she gave to everyone.
The questions put by these two kept the conversation from changing its ordinary character of gossip about the higher government circles.
Or maybe he was thinking about their conversation last night.
This first long conversation with Speranski only strengthened in Prince Andrew the feeling he had experienced toward him at their first meeting.
That was the end of the conversation and neither of them brought the subject up again that night.
Pierre looked at his friend and, noticing that he did not like the conversation, gave no reply.
Bilibin liked conversation as he liked work, only when it could be made elegantly witty.
Before the conversation began Prince Andrew was struck by the fact that the Emperor seemed confused and blushed as if not knowing what to say.
The conversation was general and animated, thanks to Princess Lise's voice and little downy lip that lifted over her white teeth.
That something shameful was his yesterday's conversation with Captain Ramballe.
Each time that these hints began to make the countess anxious and she glanced uneasily at the count and at Anna Mikhaylovna, the latter very adroitly turned the conversation to insignificant matters.
Little conversation took place as each of us kept our thoughts to ourselves.
The golden brown skin and black hair reminded her of the conversation at Thanksgiving.