"What are you doing," he finally asked.
God, he's probably never heard anyone doing that!
What are you doing up at this hour?
They should be doing an ultrasound in a couple of weeks.
Maybe she thinks I'm the only thing keeping you from doing that.
By doing this, we will come to understand those conditions better and perhaps prevent them.
You're doing a great job.
I would never stop you from going to college or doing anything else you wanted to do.
What would the cavalry be doing out here?
She was doing enough of it for herself.
She caught him alone in the hallway after supper, while Julia and Rachel were in the kitchen doing dishes.
Even though her skin now had a healthy tan, the sun was doing its best to burn it.
I don't know what he's doing, but I think it's something illegal.
You seemed to be doing well enough on your own.
What do you two think you're doing out here in the dark?
How's your mother doing these days?
No, I simply think there is a proper way to do things, and humans have a habit of doing what pleases them at the moment, not what is best for the future.
I guess I'm judging you by what I'd be doing in your shoes.
We know how to power a clock with this energy but haven't yet cracked the code on doing it at scale.
We only have people doing this work because we have not yet developed the technology to get machines to do it.
The minute we do, the people doing those jobs should become operators of the new machines—and get big raises because their productivity just shot way up.
Have I convinced you that replacing people with machines frees people from the bondage of doing machine work?
And he fell back into that artificial realm of imaginary greatness, and again--as a horse walking a treadmill thinks it is doing something for itself--he submissively fulfilled the cruel, sad, gloomy, and inhuman role predestined for him.
But besides this, even if, admitting the remaining minimum of freedom to equal zero, we assumed in some given case--as for instance in that of a dying man, an unborn babe, or an idiot--complete absence of freedom, by so doing we should destroy the very conception of man in the case we are examining, for as soon as there is no freedom there is also no man.
Are you down here taking inventory or doing a lot of thinking?
Alex was doing everything in his power to provide her with all the experiences of a natural mother.
"Alex seems to be doing well," he said after a long pause.
Señor Medena is doing that.
It isn't your doing... or your responsibility to change it.
If you don't stand up and demand a change, he'll keep on doing it.
To her imaginative and inexperienced mind, it was obvious that he was doing their homework.
As for sitting around doing nothing, I'm going to do something about that.
If you absolutely insist on doing this, at least leave me instructions on how to get there... and a phone number where you can be reached.
What are you doing out here?: She glanced at the cliff.
I mean, not doing this.
If he was trying to prevent her from escaping, he was doing a poor job of it.
She didn't want to believe he was doing something like that, but it was fresh on her mind that the unthinkable actually does happen.
Obviously, she hadn't been doing much thinking at all.
I can't believe you're doing this to me.
What are you doing in Bartlesville, Adrienne?
He was no greenhorn, but what was he doing in the desert?
Women are good at doing that.
Cade answered the door and ushered his sister into the family room where Cynthia was doing some last minute dusting.
But they shouldn't be doing this.
What were you doing all day today?
It gets tedious, but I get a kick out of doing it that way.
Anyway, I was doing my best not to let things get out of control.
She is always doing something for us, said Blondel.
Or maybe smart old people just direct that energy to crosswords and it is not the crosswords doing the job at all ...
The world will still need ever-smarter specialists doing ever-more complex work.
Once we have identified it, we can understand how it is going about doing its damage.
And when I say robots, I don't mean androids, which are people-shaped machines doing the work of people.
We see with our eyes many people doing mind-numbingly boring jobs and assume that is all they are capable of doing.
Simply because only so many jobs can, in theory, be replaced by machines does not imply anything about the ability of the people now doing them.
But many people's lives do follow humdrum, dispiriting patterns because we employ too many people doing work that machines should be doing.
They work at jobs they do not like, doing work a machine should be doing.
And that meant, for too many of us, ditching what we loved to do and doing the work of a machine.
They have something they love and want to do, but if market forces are not such that they can support themselves doing that, they have to do something else.
And we got them all, more or less, by trade and the wealth generated by our work doing some function for which we are trained.
How do you know that isn't doing the trick?
A couple of hundred years later, we see the Romans doing crop rotation.
And solar cells presently being developed in laboratories are doing several times better than the plants.
Me ordering a second helping of corn on the cob while dining at the Black Eyed Pea also increases demand for corn, but for doing so, I shouldn't stand trial for murder.
People who buy organic food, for instance, are not doing it simply because they have more money.
Of course, the people making that judgment call and the people doing the actual dying usually are not one and the same, and therein lies the problem.
When Augustine finally asked, "What are you doing?," Ambrose replied that he was reading.
It turns out that, even when doing what you love, both passion and profit matter—but that particular piece of wisdom came later with age.
In the pleasure of doing this, I did not stop to look at my own gifts; but when I was ready for them, my impatience for the real Christmas to begin almost got beyond control.
He has his own way of thinking, saying and doing everything.
She is always doing something to make some one happy, and her generosity and wise counsel have never failed my teacher and me in all the years we have known her.
Kind to every one, he goes about doing good, silent and unseen.
I did not know then what she was doing, for I was quite ignorant of all things.
I was only doing as the Canadians do, while I was in their country, and besides I honor England's good queen.
I would like so much to show him in some way how deeply I appreciate all that he is doing for me, and I cannot think of anything better to do.
I have had a letter from Mrs. Thaw with regard to the possibility of doing something for these children.
When I asked her what she was doing, she replied, "I am a very funny camel."
My idle fairies and my fiery enemy have taught me a new way of doing good.
I have travelled a good deal in Concord; and everywhere, in shops, and offices, and fields, the inhabitants have appeared to me to be doing penance in a thousand remarkable ways.
No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof.
There are some who complain most energetically and inconsolably of any, because they are, as they say, doing their duty.
However, I should never have broken a horse or bull and taken him to board for any work he might do for me, for fear I should become a horseman or a herdsman merely; and if society seems to be the gainer by so doing, are we certain that what is one man's gain is not another's loss, and that the stable-boy has equal cause with his master to be satisfied?
I was actually afraid that I might by that time be doing what is called a good business.
The youth may build or plant or sail, only let him not be hindered from doing that which he tells me he would like to do.
Men say, practically, Begin where you are and such as you are, without aiming mainly to become of more worth, and with kindness aforethought go about doing good.
I see these men every day go about their business with more or less courage and content, doing more even than they suspect, and perchance better employed than they could have consciously devised.
I wonder what the world is doing now.
It was surprising to see how serenely he sailed off with unruffled breast when he came to the surface, doing all the work with his webbed feet beneath.
We finally retreated without doing any mischief--returned to sleep and "Gondibert."
Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it.
"What are you doing!" she cried vehemently.
After his dismissal from headquarters Zherkov had not remained in the regiment, saying he was not such a fool as to slave at the front when he could get more rewards by doing nothing on the staff, and had succeeded in attaching himself as an orderly officer to Prince Bagration.
He was not one of those many diplomats who are esteemed because they have certain negative qualities, avoid doing certain things, and speak French.
Prince Auersperg is on this, on our side of the river, and is defending us--doing it very badly, I think, but still he is defending us.
"What is the commander-in-chief doing here?" he asked.
It was as if all the powers of his soul were concentrated on passing the commander in the best possible manner, and feeling that he was doing it well he was happy.
He sighed and, doing so, groaned involuntarily.
How strange, how extraordinary, how joyful it seemed, that her son, the scarcely perceptible motion of whose tiny limbs she had felt twenty years ago within her, that son about whom she used to have quarrels with the too indulgent count, that son who had first learned to say "pear" and then "granny," that this son should now be away in a foreign land amid strange surroundings, a manly warrior doing some kind of man's work of his own, without help or guidance.
Boris rose to meet Rostov, but in doing so did not omit to steady and replace some chessmen that were falling.
Our stories have some weight, not like the stories of those fellows on the staff who get rewards without doing anything!
They don't themselves know what they are doing! said the officer and rode off.
What are they doing? he murmured to himself, still not replying to the Austrian.
He went to balls and into ladies' society with an affectation of doing so against his will.
"I should not be doing my duty, Count," he said in timid tones, "and should not justify your confidence and the honor you have done me in choosing me for your second, if at this grave, this very grave, moment I did not tell you the whole truth.
* "But what the devil was he doing in that galley?"
And why is he doing this to me?
Forgive thy enemy, do not avenge thyself except by doing him good.
What error or evil can there be in my wishing to do good, and even doing a little--though I did very little and did it very badly?
And the main thing is," he continued, "that I know, and know for certain, that the enjoyment of doing this good is the only sure happiness in life."
On hearing this indifferent voice, Rostov grew frightened at what he was doing; the thought of meeting the Emperor at any moment was so fascinating and consequently so alarming that he was ready to run away, but the official who had questioned him opened the door, and Rostov entered.
Bonaparte meanwhile began taking the glove off his small white hand, tore it in doing so, and threw it away.
Speranski went on to say that honor, l'honneur, cannot be upheld by privileges harmful to the service; that honor, l'honneur, is either a negative concept of not doing what is blameworthy or it is a source of emulation in pursuit of commendation and rewards, which recognize it.
But if I forgive her for the sake of doing right, then let union with her have only a spiritual aim.
And looking at those drawings I dreamed I felt that I was doing wrong, but could not tear myself away from them.
But once the countess called her son and informed him that she had a promissory note from Anna Mikhaylovna for two thousand rubles, and asked him what he thought of doing with it.
Well then, this! and he tore up the note, and by so doing caused the old countess to weep tears of joy.
Natasha came into the room, went up to Sonya, glanced at what she was doing, and then went up to her mother and stood without speaking.
I went to a party last night, and there out of five ladies three were Roman Catholics and had the Pope's indulgence for doing woolwork on Sundays.
She felt all the time that by talking to him she was doing something improper.
She smiled just as he was doing, gazing straight into his eyes.
"But think what you are doing," cried Sonya.
I know I can't prevent your doing so, but if you have a spark of conscience...
Having finished speaking to her, the Emperor looked inquiringly at Balashev and, evidently understanding that he only acted thus because there were important reasons for so doing, nodded slightly to the lady and turned to him.
Have I not for eighteen months been doing everything to obtain it?
And what are they doing, all these courtiers?
Again Napoleon brought out his snuffbox, paced several times up and down the room in silence, and then, suddenly and unexpectedly, went up to Balashev and with a slight smile, as confidently, quickly, and simply as if he were doing something not merely important but pleasing to Balashev, he raised his hand to the forty-year-old Russian general's face and, taking him by the ear, pulled it gently, smiling with his lips only.
Bennigsen was a landlord in the Vilna province who appeared to be doing the honors of the district, but was in reality a good general, useful as an adviser and ready at hand to replace Barclay.
"Scoundrel, what are you doing?" shouted the innkeeper, rushing to the cook.
And what are they doing here? she thought.
The stout man rose, frowned, shrugged his shoulders, and evidently trying to appear firm began to pull on his jacket without looking about him, but suddenly his lips trembled and he began to cry, in the way full-blooded grown-up men cry, though angry with himself for doing so.
Some of them were digging, others were wheeling barrowloads of earth along planks, while others stood about doing nothing.
Pierre saw that there was a bridge in front of him and that soldiers were doing something on both sides of it and in the meadow, among the rows of new-mown hay which he had taken no notice of amid the smoke of the campfires the day before; but despite the incessant firing going on there he had no idea that this was the field of battle.
What are they doing? shouted the officer, turning to Pierre.
On entering the earthwork he noticed that there were men doing something there but that no shots were being fired from the battery.
Two doctors--one of whom was pale and trembling--were silently doing something to this man's other, gory leg.
"Papa, what are you doing that for?" asked Natasha, who had followed him into her mother's room.
This man, Vereshchagin, is the scoundrel by whose doing Moscow is perishing.
See what it's doing now.
The beautiful Armenian still sat motionless and in the same attitude, with her long lashes drooping as if she did not see or feel what the soldier was doing to her.
There is always a right way of doing things, replied the governor's wife.
But he also knew (or rather felt at the bottom of his heart) that by resigning himself now to the force of circumstances and to those who were guiding him, he was not only doing nothing wrong, but was doing something very important--more important than anything he had ever done in his life.
Her position in the house was such that only by sacrifice could she show her worth, and she was accustomed to this and loved doing it.
When asked what he was doing when he was arrested, Pierre replied in a rather tragic manner that he was restoring to its parents a child he had saved from the flames.
In another moment Davout would have realized that he was doing wrong, but just then the adjutant had come in and interrupted him.
Who was doing this?
There was some smoke, and the Frenchmen were doing something near the pit, with pale faces and trembling hands.
But who, after all, is doing this?
Pale, frightened people were doing something around the workman.
This man was doing something to his legs in the darkness, and though Pierre could not see his face he felt that the man continually glanced at him.
While talking to Princess Mary he continually looked round as if asking everyone whether he was doing the right thing.
He looked at her without moving and saw that she wanted to draw a deep breath after stooping, but refrained from doing so and breathed cautiously.
"That's how everything is done with us, all topsy-turvy!" said the Russian officers and generals after the Tarutino battle, letting it be understood that some fool there is doing things all wrong but that we ourselves should not have done so, just as people speak today.
What has he been doing all this time?
The old man was living as a convict, submitting as he should and doing no wrong.
But remembering her relations with Nicholas in Voronezh she was shy about doing so.
Sometimes when, trying to understand him, she spoke of the good work he was doing for his serfs, he would be vexed and reply: Not in the least; it never entered my head and I wouldn't do that for their good!
That's all poetry and old wives' talk--all that doing good to one's neighbor!
And all Nicholas did was fruitful--probably just because he refused to allow himself to think that he was doing good to others for virtue's sake.
He wanted to smile but dared not even think of doing so.
Countess Mary sat down doing woolwork; Natasha did not take her eyes off her husband.
All that the fondest mother could do for her son you have done and are doing for him, and of course I am glad of it.
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.
But I am not now abstaining from doing so at the first moment when I asked the question.
We wouldn't want them to think we were doing anything immoral.
Not even a year had passed since the stabbing, but he had been doing well.
The idea was reinforced when Gerald turned and walked out the door without doing so.
What are you doing over here?
All she was doing was reminding him how powerless he was.
You know how stubborn you are about not doing business with dishonest people.
He wasn't doing it for anyone but Allen.
I like doing things for myself.
What was he doing here?
You don't seem to be doing too bad – in either department.
If he was, that made twice she had been attracted by a man who was doing something illegal.
As long as I'm doing what he expects me to do, he'll have doubt.
All this was doing neither of them any good.
What are you doing standing out there in the snow?
Anyway, my point was that women are expected to do all the things I'm doing on this job.
What was he doing out here alone in the middle of the desert?
You haven't asked me what a woman is doing out here driving a wagon.
It's just that I should be doing this.
I should have thought about it before, but it's never too late to stop doing something you know is wrong.
I wouldn't consider doing anything about this on my own.
"Thank you, my dear, for doing me justice," responded the Wizard, gratefully.
"Do you mean that Princess Ozma will see this cave in her enchanted picture, and see all of us here, and what we are doing?" demanded Zeb.
And this is the Hungry Tiger, the terror of the jungle, who longs to devour fat babies but is prevented by his conscience from doing so.
So each one boasted of his skill in doing some sort of labor.
One day the Mice met to talk about the great harm that she was doing them.
What are they doing by the roadside?
Lydian time, they were to ask their respective oracle a question: "What is King Croesus doing right now?"
Remember the notion that the Internet wouldn't turn out to be only for one purpose—that while my car is clearly for taking me places, the Internet won't be for doing one single task, but many?
Some have suggested that doing crossword puzzles helps keep the mind active.
In the future, we'll not only know if that is so, but why: Perhaps mental agility is a result of their extensive exposure to a chemical in pencil lead and newsprint that they got by doing all those puzzles.
I feel we have set the bar way too low and in doing so have fundamentally cheapened life, everyone's life.
I did not then know why Belle acted in this way; but I knew she was not doing as I wished.
As for Doing-good, that is one of the professions which are full.
The little princess went round the table with quick, short, swaying steps, her workbag on her arm, and gaily spreading out her dress sat down on a sofa near the silver samovar, as if all she was doing was a pleasure to herself and to all around her.
Pierre obediently sat down, his eyes asking if he were doing right.
I don't like that way of doing things.
Well, mon cher, what are you doing personally?