Then why was it so difficult to forgive him?
Her face wore the proud expression of a surgeon who has just performed a difficult operation and admits the public to appreciate his skill.
It's difficult out on the road to hide them more than a day or two.
It is very difficult to tell the truth, and young people are rarely capable of it.
Although I try very hard not to force issues, I find it very difficult to avoid them.
I think it will be difficult to return to the old regime.
Maybe it was a relationship that was difficult for the modern wife to understand.
If we were in Vienna it would be easy, but here, in this wretched Moravian hole, it is more difficult, and I beg you all to help me.
He asked Weyrother several times to repeat words he had not clearly heard and the difficult names of villages.
And he vividly recalled that moment after supper at Prince Vasili's, when he spoke those words he had found so difficult to utter: "I love you."
He blinked, went red, got up and sat down again, struggling with himself to do what was for him the most difficult thing in life--to say an unpleasant thing to a man's face, to say what the other, whoever he might be, did not expect.
The satisfaction of one's needs--good food, cleanliness, and freedom--now that he was deprived of all this, seemed to Pierre to constitute perfect happiness; and the choice of occupation, that is, of his way of life--now that that was so restricted--seemed to him such an easy matter that he forgot that a superfluity of the comforts of life destroys all joy in satisfying one's needs, while great freedom in the choice of occupation--such freedom as his wealth, his education, and his social position had given him in his own life--is just what makes the choice of occupation insolubly difficult and destroys the desire and possibility of having an occupation.
It was difficult to believe that Connie would tell Allen, knowing his weakness for alcohol, but how else would he have known?
Difficult as it was to believe he was involved in something like this, it was even harder to believe he had no interest in her.
It was particularly difficult for Howie to remain in a silent darkened room without waking back to real time.
We tried not to look suspicious, a difficult task as we were used to working undisturbed.
Jonny was only accepting the path he'd already chosen, but it was a difficult pill for her to swallow.
Solving a current murder was difficult enough—a forty-year-old case was near impossible.
Evidently the prince understood her, and also understood, as he had done at Anna Pavlovna's, that it would be difficult to get rid of Anna Mikhaylovna.
Though there are things in it difficult for the feeble human mind to grasp, it is an admirable book which calms and elevates the soul.
From the far side of the house through the closed doors came the sound of difficult passages--twenty times repeated--of a sonata by Dussek.
Behind our position was a steep and deep dip, making it difficult for artillery and cavalry to retire.
When the reading which lasted more than an hour was over, Langeron again brought his snuffbox to rest and, without looking at Weyrother or at anyone in particular, began to say how difficult it was to carry out such a plan in which the enemy's position was assumed to be known, whereas it was perhaps not known, since the enemy was in movement.
The troops were running in such a dense mass that once surrounded by them it was difficult to get out again.
Bagration knew that as the distance between the two flanks was more than six miles, even if the messenger were not killed (which he very likely would be), and found the commander-in-chief (which would be very difficult), he would not be able to get back before evening.
The Moscovites felt that something was wrong and that to discuss the bad news was difficult, and so it was best to be silent.
But a complex and difficult process of internal development was taking place all this time in Pierre's soul, revealing much to him and causing him many spiritual doubts and joys.
It was all dreadfully difficult and complicated; and he replied to his mother in cold, formal letters in French, beginning: "My dear Mamma," and ending: "Your obedient son," which said nothing of when he would return.
After the Emperor had left Moscow, life flowed on there in its usual course, and its course was so very usual that it was difficult to remember the recent days of patriotic elation and ardor, hard to believe that Russia was really in danger and that the members of the English Club were also sons of the Fatherland ready to sacrifice everything for it.
Kutuzov's general expression was one of concentrated quiet attention, and his face wore a strained look as if he found it difficult to master the fatigue of his old and feeble body.
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.
The geology of our campsite made it difficult to set up the tent.
Disregarding the officers' orders, the soldiers stood leaning against their stretchers and gazing intently, as if trying to comprehend the difficult problem of what was taking place before them.
"To endure war is the most difficult subordination of man's freedom to the law of God," the voice had said.
But despite her grief, or perhaps just because of it, she took on herself all the difficult work of directing the storing and packing of their things and was busy for whole days.
Natasha left the room with her father and, as if finding it difficult to reach some decision, first followed him and then ran downstairs.
Stories were whispered of how differently the two Empresses behaved in these difficult circumstances.
It is very difficult for events to be reflected in their real strength and completeness amid the conditions of court life and far from the scene of action.
Reveries about Sonya had had something merry and playful in them, but to dream of Princess Mary was always difficult and a little frightening.
Whether it were difficult or easy, possible or impossible, she did not ask and did not want to know: it was her duty, not only to herself, to be near her brother who was perhaps dying, but to do everything possible to take his son to him, and so she prepared to set off.
During this difficult journey Mademoiselle Bourienne, Dessalles, and Princess Mary's servants were astonished at her energy and firmness of spirit.
Kutuzov only replied that movements arranged from a distance were always difficult to execute.