A horse and rider could cover more distance in a day that the mules could pulling the heavy freight wagons.
She kept her distance from him.
A coyote howled in the distance and another answered.
His greatest interest obviously lay some distance down that path into the woods.
In the distance they were dark and threatening.
In the distance, she heard the familiar, unmistakable sound of an explosion.
Pierre first looked down the field across which vehicles and horsemen were passing that morning, then into the distance across the river, then at the dog who was pretending to be in earnest about biting him, and then at his bare feet which he placed with pleasure in various positions, moving his dirty thick big toes.
The four men followed them for some distance, and then lost them on the hillside.
Roxanne's house was within walking distance and the night was balmy.
She urged her mount a safe distance away, motioning for Jonathan to follow.
I strolled a discrete distance from her side as we entered the gardens.
His house was situated seven miles from the office and about the same distance from Betsy and me.
The safest thing for both of them was for him to keep his distance and remain objective.
Surely she couldn't be expected to commute that kind of distance on a regular basis.
Somewhere in the distance, a Meadowlark called, its melodic song adding sweetness to the smell of wild roses.
She approached and knelt a safe distance from him, trying hard to see into the darkness of the corner.
That night they slept under the stars - Bordeaux a respectable distance from her, but close enough to assist if anything went wrong in the night.
The Deans drove the short distance to the Beaumont to pick up their guest, who was standing outside at the curb waiting for them.
All the way to the great rock the wooden people followed them, and when Jim finally alighted at the mouth of the cavern the pursuers were still some distance away.
We were sitting together in a hammock which swung from two solemn pines at a short distance from the house.
Hearing the heartbreak in her voice, Jule found his resolve to keep his distance melt.
He squinted into the distance, scanning the entire horizon.
She stopped a safe distance from him, unable to reconcile the man on the phone with the man before her.
Sound travels funny up there—it echoes, and I was a good distance away.
In reading this letter about Niagara one should remember that Miss Keller knows distance and shape, and that the size of Niagara is within her experience after she has explored it, crossed the bridge and gone down in the elevator.
She crossed the short distance to her mate and paused in front of him, breathing in his dark scent.
The drive from the station to the house, a distance of one mile, was very lovely and restful.
The distance is thirty miles; the fare ninety cents.
Nicholas Rostov turned away and, as if searching for something, gazed into the distance, at the waters of the Danube, at the sky, and at the sun.
He was amused at whatever game he played as he closed the distance between them once more.
I think we will learn to conquer distance though a method of which we cannot yet conceive.
Pierre pointed to another knoll in the distance with a big tree on it, near a village that lay in a hollow where also some campfires were smoking and something black was visible.
The Kremlin, which was not destroyed, gleamed white in the distance with its towers and the belfry of Ivan the Great.
He had equipped himself with a mental telescope and looked into remote space, where petty worldliness hiding itself in misty distance had seemed to him great and infinite merely because it was not clearly seen.
He carried it a short distance from the others and dropped it to the sand.
As she peered through the soft gray light not a house of any sort was visible near the station, nor was any person in sight; but after a while the child discovered a horse and buggy standing near a group of trees a short distance away.
So he carried the lantern back for quite a distance, while Dorothy and the Wizard followed at his side.
Dorothy climbed into the buggy, although Jim had been unharnessed from it and was grazing some distance away.
Our last halt was under a wild cherry tree a short distance from the house.
At a little distance from this ship there was a model of the Santa Maria, which I also examined.
I have found it a convenient medium of communicating with Helen when she is at some distance from me, for it enables me to talk with her by tapping upon the floor with my foot.
At a little distance from the palace we might easily mistake it for a mountain whose peaks were mounting heavenward to receive the last kiss of the departing day.
He would perhaps have placed alder branches over the narrow holes in the ice, which were four or five rods apart and an equal distance from the shore, and having fastened the end of the line to a stick to prevent its being pulled through, have passed the slack line over a twig of the alder, a foot or more above the ice, and tied a dry oak leaf to it, which, being pulled down, would show when he had a bite.
His neighbor on the other side, who lay motionless some distance from him with his head thrown back, was a young soldier with a snub nose.
The earth in the kitchen garden looked wet and black and glistened like poppy seed and at a short distance merged into the dull, moist veil of mist.
"In the first place, Trunila is not a 'dog,' but a harrier," thought Nicholas, and looked sternly at his sister, trying to make her feel the distance that ought to separate them at that moment.
After listening a few moments in silence, the count and his attendant convinced themselves that the hounds had separated into two packs: the sound of the larger pack, eagerly giving tongue, began to die away in the distance, the other pack rushed by the wood past the count, and it was with this that Daniel's voice was heard calling ulyulyu.
The wolf crouched, gnashed her teeth, and again rose and bounded forward, followed at the distance of a couple of feet by all the borzois, who did not get any closer to her.
While still at a distance he took off his cap and tried to speak respectfully, but he was pale and breathless and his face was angry.
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.
Before Rostov had had time to consider and determine the distance of that firing, Count Ostermann-Tolstoy's adjutant came galloping from Vitebsk with orders to advance at a trot along the road.
And not the face she had known ever since she could remember and had always seen at a distance, but the timid, feeble face she had seen for the first time quite closely, with all its wrinkles and details, when she stooped near to his mouth to catch what he said.
Near by, the campfires were dimly burning among the French Guards, and in the distance those of the Russian line shone through the smoke.
The bees circle round a queenless hive in the hot beams of the midday sun as gaily as around the living hives; from a distance it smells of honey like the others, and bees fly in and out in the same way.
In Petersburg and in the provinces at a distance from Moscow, ladies, and gentlemen in militia uniforms, wept for Russia and its ancient capital and talked of self-sacrifice and so on; but in the army which retired beyond Moscow there was little talk or thought of Moscow, and when they caught sight of its burned ruins no one swore to be avenged on the French, but they thought about their next pay, their next quarters, of Matreshka the vivandiere, and like matters.
Sounds of crying and screaming came from somewhere in the distance outside, and flames were visible through the cracks of the shed, but inside it was quiet and dark.
While still at a distance he heard as he rode the merry sounds of a soldier's dance song proceeding from the house.
The Sparrow Hills were visible in the distance, with the village, the church, and the large white house.
And farther still, beyond those forests and fields, the bright, oscillating, limitless distance lured one to itself.
Now only the commanders of detachments with staffs, and moving according to rules at a distance from the French, still regarded many things as impossible.
Beyond Shamshevo, Dolokhov was to observe the road in the same way, to find out at what distance there were other French troops.
When the boy had entered the hut, Petya sat down at a distance from him, considering it beneath his dignity to pay attention to him.
He closed his eyes, and, from all sides as if from a distance, sounds fluttered, grew into harmonies, separated, blended, and again all mingled into the same sweet and solemn hymn.
Expecting the enemy from behind and not in front, the French separated in their flight and spread out over a distance of twenty-four hours.
The road the French would take was unknown, and so the closer our troops trod on their heels the greater distance they had to cover.
Kutuzov merely shrugged his shoulders when one after another they presented projects of maneuvers to be made with those soldiers-- ill-shod, insufficiently clad, and half starved--who within a month and without fighting a battle had dwindled to half their number, and who at the best if the flight continued would have to go a greater distance than they had already traversed, before they reached the frontier.
Wherever the ship may go, the rush of water which neither directs nor increases its movement foams ahead of it, and at a distance seems to us not merely to move of itself but to govern the ship's movement also.
Even at a distance it was obvious that the man was much taller and he rode with a proud kind of grace that her father never possessed.
It's long distance, you know.
He slammed the mug on the table and stood, crossing the distance between them in two long strides.
Thunder rumbled in the distance and Cade's chin slumped to his chest.
I could see a man and a boy some distance away, pitching hay into a horse drawn wagon.
Howie thought he recognized the Chicago skyline in the distance but it was too far away to tell.
It was some distance from the farm house and he thought he might not get to it before it left.
Then Howie asked if we'd try to run a session this weekend, long distance, by phone.
It was a short distance from Surry Mountain Lake and park, and about seven mile from our recently established office in town.
In the distance and getting closer I heard the sound of police sirens and in minutes two cruisers pulled into the driveway.
She felt his body heat from the short distance between them and recognized his scent from the sheets.
She looked up at Darian a short distance away, watching his dark-light power streak around the room.
Darian's voice came as if across a great distance and echoed around the room.
She closed the distance between them and hugged her brother.
Jule lay on the ground a short distance away.
As she hopped the short distance from rocks to the ground leading up to the compound, she caught the silhouettes of two men against the cloudy sky.
In the distance, she heard her cell phone ring.
"You jealous little bi—" Before she knew what she did, she'd closed the distance between them and slapped him hard.
Pierre trailed them at a distance just out of earshot, and Linda looked at her curiously.
But even when it's overcast, like today, you can get some interesting images; not so much close ups, but distance shots, with fog rolling down the valley and blankets of flowers shrouded in mist.
It was one of several long distance conversations that afternoon, and evening.
It was Jake Weller telephoning long distance from California.
That would take some research by Fred and his stalwarts, if Dean could figure a way to distance that investigation from Fred's court-dictated jury duty restrictions.
Even from this distance he recognized Acting Sheriff Fitzgerald.
While the crow-flies distance across the gaping gorge was only a half-mile, Dean was at least twenty minutes away in driving time.
You keep your distance and speak in a civil tongue in my house!
Dean left Bird Song on foot, passing up the temptation to drive his Jeep the short distance to the Main Street delicatessen.
Lydia, the long distance runner—now a smoker.
It was dark as he peddled, headlamp on, down the side streets of the now-quiet town and out the back road the short distance to Lydia's place.
I also went on board a Viking ship which lay a short distance from the little craft.
At a sufficient distance over the woods this sound acquires a certain vibratory hum, as if the pine needles in the horizon were the strings of a harp which it swept.
But now one answers from far woods in a strain made really melodious by distance--Hoo hoo hoo, hoorer hoo; and indeed for the most part it suggested only pleasing associations, whether heard by day or night, summer or winter.
One inconvenience I sometimes experienced in so small a house, the difficulty of getting to a sufficient distance from my guest when we began to utter the big thoughts in big words.
In this respect, my company was winnowed by my mere distance from town.
Men of business, even farmers, thought only of solitude and employment, and of the great distance at which I dwelt from something or other; and though they said that they loved a ramble in the woods occasionally, it was obvious that they did not.
It was the only open and cultivated field for a great distance on either side of the road, so they made the most of it; and sometimes the man in the field heard more of travellers' gossip and comment than was meant for his ear: "Beans so late! peas so late!"--for I continued to plant when others had begun to hoe--the ministerial husbandman had not suspected it.
All our Concord waters have two colors at least; one when viewed at a distance, and another, more proper, close at hand.
In clear weather, in summer, they appear blue at a little distance, especially if agitated, and at a great distance all appear alike.
Michaux, more than thirty years ago, says that the price of wood for fuel in New York and Philadelphia "nearly equals, and sometimes exceeds, that of the best wood in Paris, though this immense capital annually requires more than three hundred thousand cords, and is surrounded to the distance of three hundred miles by cultivated plains."
In order to see how nearly I could guess, with this experience, at the deepest point in a pond, by observing the outlines of a surface and the character of its shores alone, I made a plan of White Pond, which contains about forty-one acres, and, like this, has no island in it, nor any visible inlet or outlet; and as the line of greatest breadth fell very near the line of least breadth, where two opposite capes approached each other and two opposite bays receded, I ventured to mark a point a short distance from the latter line, but still on the line of greatest length, as the deepest.
Like the water, the Walden ice, seen near at hand, has a green tint, but at a distance is beautifully blue, and you can easily tell it from the white ice of the river, or the merely greenish ice of some ponds, a quarter of a mile off.
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.
I heard a robin in the distance, the first I had heard for many a thousand years, methought, whose note I shall not forget for many a thousand more--the same sweet and powerful song as of yore.
Nicholas sat at some distance from Sonya, beside Julie Karagina, to whom he was again talking with the same involuntary smile.
Behind Kutuzov, at a distance that allowed every softly spoken word to be heard, followed some twenty men of his suite.
He gazed silently at the hills which seemed to rise out of the sea of mist and on which the Russian troops were moving in the distance, and he listened to the sounds of firing in the valley.
Just then at a distance behind Kutuzov was heard the sound of regiments saluting, and this sound rapidly came nearer along the whole extended line of the advancing Russian columns.
"Look, look!" said this adjutant, looking not at the troops in the distance, but down the hill before him.
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 was thawing and misty; at forty paces' distance nothing could be seen.
Does he think me a scoundrel, or an old fool who, without any reason, keeps his own daughter at a distance and attaches this Frenchwoman to himself?
Only by following at some distance could one cut across the zigzag path of the French.
It wasn't the distance that alarmed her.
She misjudged the distance in the dark and landed on Bordeaux's foot.
I could see a figure on a horse in the distance coming toward me.
The nearest cottage was still some distance away.
Since I wrote you, Helen and I have gone to live all by ourselves in a little garden-house about a quarter of a mile from her home, only a short distance from Ivy Green, the Keller homestead.
By the time Achilles has covered the distance that separated him from the tortoise, the tortoise has covered one tenth of that distance ahead of him: when Achilles has covered that tenth, the tortoise has covered another one hundredth, and so on forever.
"Do you speak French?" the officer asked again, keeping at a distance from Pierre.
"Killed?" cried Denisov, recognizing from a distance the unmistakably lifeless attitude--very familiar to him--in which Petya's body was lying.
The proper distance was maintained - and proper was the operative word.
Far in the distance in that birch and fir forest to the right of the road, the cross and belfry of the Kolocha Monastery gleamed in the sun.
The caleche flew over the ground as fast as the horses could draw it, but for a long time Count Rostopchin still heard the insane despairing screams growing fainter in the distance, while his eyes saw nothing but the astonished, frightened, bloodstained face of "the traitor" in the fur-lined coat.
Kutuzov only replied that movements arranged from a distance were always difficult to execute.
Fayetteville is long distance, but I'll be glad to pay you for the call as soon as I get my things.