This might be the most difficult decision she would ever make.
It must be difficult for Alex to keep you happy.
Then why was it so difficult to forgive him?
Marking the damp wall with chalk proved difficult, but they were satisfied the arrows were legible.
Seducing him was something she thought would be difficult, but it was actually enjoyable.
Damian managed to get the difficult words out through clenched teeth.
I sensed it was a difficult one on his part.
I can only imagine how difficult this is for you.
But as time progressed, his obvious reluctance to propose marriage presented a far more difficult problem.
Her face wore the proud expression of a surgeon who has just performed a difficult operation and admits the public to appreciate his skill.
Directing Connie to the house would be difficult, but Lisa could wait at the end of the drive.
It's difficult out on the road to hide them more than a day or two.
At every turn, this becomes more difficult to study.
But a commander in chief, especially at a difficult moment, has always before him not one proposal but dozens simultaneously.
Now that the truth was out, maybe it wouldn't be so difficult to live in the same apartment now.
This became a difficult task, as her publishers in Philadelphia had retired from business many years ago; however, it was eventually discovered that her residence is at Wilmington, Delaware, and copies of the second edition of the book, 1889, were obtained from her.
At the present time it is difficult to know the real state of French public opinion.
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."
The French who had occupied the battery fled, and our troops shouting "Hurrah!" pursued them so far beyond the battery that it was difficult to call them back.
His quiet statement was difficult to swallow.
The deaf and the blind find it very difficult to acquire the amenities of conversation.
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 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.
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.
Jonny was only accepting the path he'd already chosen, but it was a difficult pill for her to swallow.
Maybe it was a relationship that was difficult for the modern wife to understand.
It is very difficult to tell the truth, and young people are rarely capable of it.
That must have been really difficult for you.
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.
Throughout a difficult pregnancy, he had never raised his voice once.
It was particularly difficult for Howie to remain in a silent darkened room without waking back to real time.
It would be a difficult tip to convey.
We tried not to look suspicious, a difficult task as we were used to working undisturbed.
Solving a current murder was difficult enough—a forty-year-old case was near impossible.
The geology of our campsite made it difficult to set up the tent.
Although I try very hard not to force issues, I find it very difficult to avoid them.
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.
It is easy to write laws, but difficult to rule....
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.
Well, you see, that's difficult to explain....
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.
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.
It was difficult to hide such a big pistol even under his wide coat.
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.
It would be difficult and even impossible to imagine any result more opportune than the actual outcome of this battle.
Their very numbers and their crowded and swift movement deprived them of that possibility and rendered it not only difficult but impossible for the Russians to stop this movement, to which the French were directing all their energies.
Still more difficult would it be to find an instance in history of the aim of an historical personage being so completely accomplished as that to which all Kutuzov's efforts were directed in 1812.
But the first plunderers were followed by a second and a third contingent, and with increasing numbers plundering became more and more difficult and assumed more definite forms.
He paced up and down his room, now turning his thoughts on a difficult problem and frowning, now suddenly shrugging his shoulders and wincing, and now smiling happily.
She had grown stouter and broader, so that it was difficult to recognize in this robust, motherly woman the slim, lively Natasha of former days.
Suddenly the threads that moved them began to slacken and become entangled and it grew difficult to move.
Most people would have said it was difficult for Alex.
Why is it so difficult for you to believe I love him when you love him so much?
I tried to remember names on buildings but just being there was so awesome it was difficult to concentrate.
He, of our group, was the most difficult to read.
It was difficult for all of us to maintain attention as Howie watched the child sleep.
Otherwise, it was difficult to sense true feelings, at least from Julie's standpoint.
I'll write it in general terms, speculating on how difficult it is to maintain both lives, operating one incognito.
It was difficult to believe we'd slipped into a routine.
It would be so unfair to so many people if we quit, but God almighty, it's difficult and scary.
It was difficult to remember step by step but I didn't want to get it wrong.
When I think back, it's difficult to believe I found the strength to do so.
It was difficult to hear how easily he'd evaluated and cornered her to get her to Hell.
If he, Cynthia, and Fred were tasked with simply finding the identity of the old bones, the chore would be difficult at best and limited to Fred and his cronies researching old records.
Cicero is splendid, but his orations are very difficult to translate.
It was not difficult, however, to make her understand that there was a present for each child, and to her great delight she was permitted to hand the gifts to the children.
It seemed all so mechanical and difficult, my heart ached for the poor little children.
Hard consonants were, and indeed still are, very difficult for her to pronounce in connection with one another in the same word; she often suppresses the one and changes the other, and sometimes she replaces both by an analogous sound with soft aspiration.
The generals seemed to listen reluctantly to the difficult dispositions.
The Moscovites felt that something was wrong and that to discuss the bad news was difficult, and so it was best to be silent.
To say "tomorrow" and keep up a dignified tone was not difficult, but to go home alone, see his sisters, brother, mother, and father, confess and ask for money he had no right to after giving his word of honor, was terrible.
Moving forward must be difficult for him.
It was difficult returning to our mundane life after our weekend high.
With Quinn's ranting it was difficult to get a word in.
It's difficult attaining this state but it is unbelievably clear once accomplished.
Real estate records were scoured for any known relative of the now deceased murderer in an attempt to locate family owned property, a difficult chore as mother Grasso wedded three men and lived with countless others.
It's difficult to tell, but we think he died in the 1960's.
It was difficult to tell.
It was difficult to feel sorry for the woman next to him.
At 14 months, she was already getting difficult to lift.
Although the technique of growing cowpox on cow hides would come, transporting it was difficult due to lack of refrigeration.
Often, a buying decision hinges on a piece of arcane information about a product that is difficult to locate.
The notion of scarcity is so ingrained in us and so permeates the world today, it is difficult to imagine a world without it.
The issues are difficult because fundamentally none of us knows the ultimate effects.
The most difficult work is in the past.
I can easily list a half-dozen reasons this goal will be difficult to achieve.
As difficult as it might be to "let go," this is good for peace.
It was very difficult to walk over, the ties were wide apart and so narrow that one felt as if one were walking on knives.
It was difficult to make me understand this; but when I did understand I was astonished and grieved.
It is difficult to describe my emotions when I stood on the point which overhangs the American Falls and felt the air vibrate and the earth tremble.
The papers were difficult, and I felt very anxious as I wrote out my answers on the typewriter.
The administrative board of Radcliffe did not realize how difficult they were making my examinations, nor did they understand the peculiar difficulties I had to surmount.
When I find my work particularly difficult and discouraging, she writes me letters that make me feel glad and brave; for she is one of those from whom we learn that one painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier.
I hope I have written my letter nicely, but it is very difficult to write on this paper and teacher is not here to give me better.
Of course they did not realize how difficult and perplexing they were making the examinations for me.
I had a good, frank talk with Mrs. Keller, and explained to her how difficult it was going to be to do anything with Helen under the existing circumstances.
Helen knows the meaning of more than a hundred words now, and learns new ones daily without the slightest suspicion that she is performing a most difficult feat.
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.
"Yes, yes," he muttered, "it will be difficult, I fear, difficult to raise... happens to everybody!
He was anxious about the test and it manifested in a series of nervous tics.
It was difficult enough to stay with him - conversation was impossible.
Chasing it down might prove difficult, even for Fred and his history-loving lady friends.
It had to be difficult to maintain any semblance of authority with a toddler clinging to his face, but he managed to do it.
What would have seemed difficult or even impossible to another woman did not cause the least embarrassment to Countess Bezukhova, who evidently deserved her reputation of being a very clever woman.
Accepting it was difficult – but necessary.
I think it will be difficult to return to the old regime.
It was difficult to believe that Connie would tell Allen, knowing his weakness for alcohol, but how else would he have known?
He later related how incredibly difficult it was to watch that happen and be powerless to intercede.
Helene, having returned with the court from Vilna to Petersburg, found herself in a difficult position.
It is not difficult to capture a fortress but it is difficult to win a campaign.