The leader of the bad guys on earth died and was replaced.
Why on earth would anyone feel sorry for you?
She has gone up to the top of the earth to hunt for our dinner.
As suddenly as it started, the earth stopped shaking.
Long ago, the heavens and the earth split from one another.
What on earth for?
The sky was given the status of something pure and clean, the earth sort of a dirty wasteland, and anything below water level or the ground considered Hellish.
She doesn't realize her time on this earth is ebbing to a close, perhaps only minutes from now after she answers my questions.
The tall trees were draped in a white robe that had drifted to the earth, not snarled their way downward like the wind driven Eastern storms where snow was a dirty word, not the magical hush that mother nature bestowed on the mountains of the west.
We must live, we must love, and we must believe that we live not only today on this scrap of earth, but have lived and shall live forever, there, in the Whole, said Pierre, and he pointed to the sky.
She forced herself to notice how dark the sky was, the rich scent of earth in the air, the tickle of the pine needles that brushed her skin.
One day, a tornado comes, lifts up your trailer with everyone in it, flies it around the world to the poorest nation on earth, and drops it in the middle of the village.
I love life--I love this grass, this earth, this air....
Both were watching her as if she had something earth-shattering to say.
Mansr dropped to his knees as the earth continued to tremble.
The earth in flames, with earthquakes swallowing whole towns and buildings burning.
I cringed at the thought of who might have spent their last nights on earth on that pallet.
Denisov and Rostov were living in an earth hut, dug out for them by the soldiers and roofed with branches and turf.
Darkyn was standing beside a molten tear in the earth, flanked by seven demons that stood one and a half times the size of Gabriel, the largest man Wynn knew.
There is no way on God's green earth I am going to influence that lovely woman to do your bidding!
She hacked at the dry earth with her hoe.
Admittedly, I'm the youngest of the oldest immortals and the only immortal on Earth of my generation.
The crack grew fast, flying down the trail towards Gabriel. The sound of the earth tearing grew louder. The trees on either side of her expanded, quickly doubling and then quadrupling in size. Afraid of being crushed between them, Katie darted off the trail towards Andre, who ran ahead of her.
"We belong upon the face of the earth," explained the Wizard, "but recently, during an earthquake, we fell down a crack and landed in the Country of the Mangaboos."
Every day the earth heats and cools as night turns into day and back into night.
The earth trembled, and her legs crumbled beneath her.
In spite of the inclement weather, there was a large crowd of bathers frolicking in the earth-warmed water of the million-gallon facility when Dean dislodged his passengers.
"If that's the case, why on earth would I bother to free any of you parasites?" she asked, too tired to stand.
I know, but honestly, I don't think a vampire finding out he is in love with a werewolf can be any more earth shattering than a human finding out he's in love with a vampire.
You actually sought out my company - or did you have something earth-shattering to tell me?
At more than double both their ages, Jule was as old as the Watchers, exiled to earth after pissing off someone somewhere in the immortal world just before the Schism.
The earth beneath him trembled, which he took as a good sign.
That there was a better chance of her selling art if she painted something no one else on earth could imagine?
That they were going to some other planet millions of light years from earth because Romas knew a few good men they'd like to hook her up with?
Mortals who stand upon the earth and look up at the sky cannot often distinguish these forms, but our friends were now so near to the clouds that they observed the dainty fairies very clearly.
"Routed up the earth like a pig," said another.
She pulled away from the warriors and dropped beside him, more comfortable on the ground than trying to navigate the shaking earth on her feet.
"But we're ALMOST on earth again," cried Dorothy, "for there is the sun--the most BEAU'FUL sun that shines!" and she pointed eagerly at the crack in the distant roof.
At first I had only a few books in raised print--"readers" for beginners, a collection of stories for children, and a book about the earth called "Our World."
A cannon ball struck the very end of the earth work by which he was standing, crumbling down the earth; a black ball flashed before his eyes and at the same instant plumped into something.
He couldn't imagine any childhood taunting that would have caused him to crawl into the earth through a cold, wet, and black hole.
He followed the gouged earth where the vehicle had ripped its path downward.
Time was when this area's families spent their lives here, from birth to death with the soil providing their sustenance and the earth the riches, at least for a few.
It was just as spectacular as those on earth, a brilliant mix of pinks, oranges, burnt yellows, reds, and purples.
The icicles are prison bars on our windows, trapping us, prisoners to this life of sin and degradation...
Toby hauled Katie up and tugged her forward. Katie pulled free and grabbed Deidre just as the earth beneath her collapsed. Katie slammed to the ground, holding Deidre as tightly as she could.
I am delighted to find humbugs inside the earth, just the same as on top of it.
"Very. Unless this passage also leads to the top of the earth," said Zeb.
Shrunk and cold, As if her veins were sapless and old, And she rose up decrepitly For a last dim look at earth and sea.
At the dressing stations the grass and earth were soaked with blood for a space of some three acres around.
It means when the immortals reclaim the earth, you'll be among the ruling party.
If the Watchers were once again bringing their battle to earth, it meant the Original Beings imprisoned by the Schism were stirring up old divisions again.
If you don't mark 'em all with rocks we're going to miss a turn on the way out and end up god-knows-where in the middle of the earth someplace.
The trail left by the falling vehicle reappeared, a tear in the earth, and a piece of unrecognizable metal.
"Why on earth did you choose me over a nymph?" she demanded.
The earth would drop from beneath his feet and the sun pierce his soul.
She'd never see home or Evelyn or earth again!
The worst thing was their terror of reaching the bottom of this great crack in the earth, and the natural fear that sudden death was about to overtake them at any moment.
Crash after crash echoed far above their heads, as the earth came together where it had split, and stones and chunks of clay rattled around them on every side.
We are somewhere in the middle of the earth, and the chances are we'll reach the other side of it before long.
A balloon meant to her some other arrival from the surface of the earth, and she hoped it would be some one able to assist her and Zeb out of their difficulties.
I had let so much gas out of my balloon that I could not rise again, and in a few minutes the earth closed over my head.
This child, who is from the crust of the earth, like yourself, called you a Wizard.
They have no right to be inside the earth at all.
As for reaching the top of the earth, I have never heard that it is possible to do that, and if you succeeded in getting there you would probably fall off.
Once I lived on top the earth, but for many years I have had my factory in this spot--half way up Pyramid Mountain.
"Why did you leave the surface of the earth?" enquired the Wizard.
That made an extraordinary long hole, as you may imagine, and reached far down into the earth; and, as I leaned over it to try to see to the bottom, I lost my balance and tumbled in.
"The Country of the Gurgles can't be far from the top of the earth," remarked Dorothy.
The creatures had sense enough to reason that way, and the only mistake they made was in supposing the earth people were unable to overcome such ordinary difficulties.
"Almost on earth isn't being there," said the kitten, in a discontented tone.
Folks don't fall into the middle of the earth and then get back again to tell of their adventures--not in real life.
"Were you ever before shut up in a cave, far under the earth, with no way of getting out?" enquired the horse, seriously.
These children are learning it just as the first people who lived on the earth learned it in the beginning.
So four million come to the earth and we only need to capture five hundred.
The earth has an enormous molten core that contains vast amounts of energy.
Everyone knows water evaporates, rises, then falls to the earth as rain—but no one can even guess how much energy could be captured from this if we only knew how.
So, far from reaching that point the pessimists foretold—where we have exhausted the meager resources of earth and find ourselves dwindling away—something entirely different is happening.
I clung to her, trembling with joy to feel the earth under my feet once more.
I liked this, too; but the division of the earth into zones and poles confused and teased my mind.
It was delightful to lose ourselves in the green hollows of that tangled wood in the late afternoon, and to smell the cool, delicious odours that came up from the earth at the close of day.
The earth seemed benumbed by his icy touch, and the very spirits of the trees had withdrawn to their roots, and there, curled up in the dark, lay fast asleep.
Hour by hour the flakes dropped silently, softly from their airy height to the earth, and the country became more and more level.
As the days wore on, the drifts gradually shrunk, but before they were wholly gone another storm came, so that I scarcely felt the earth under my feet once all winter.
For one wild, glad moment we snapped the chain that binds us to earth, and joining hands with the winds we felt ourselves divine!
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.
Every day in imagination I made a trip round the world, and I saw many wonders from the uttermost parts of the earth--marvels of invention, treasuries of industry and skill and all the activities of human life actually passed under my finger tips.
In my fancy the pagan gods and goddesses still walked on earth and talked face to face with men, and in my heart I secretly built shrines to those I loved best.
There is a tradition that under this tree King Philip, the heroic Indian chief, gazed his last on earth and sky.
Many years ago, before people came to live on the earth, great trees and tall grasses and huge ferns and all the beautiful flowers cover the earth.
At ten I study about the earth on which we all live.
I study about the earth, and the animals, and I like arithmetic exceedingly.
But lo! the lovely maiden only smiles more sweetly, and breathes upon the icy battlements of her enemies, and in a moment they vanish, and the glad Earth gives her a royal welcome.
Once, while we were out on the water, the sun went down over the rim of the earth, and threw a soft, rosy light over the White City, making it look more than ever like Dreamland....
It is like a beautiful maiden, who always lived in a palace, surrounded by a magnificent court; while the "Iliad" is like a splendid youth, who has had the earth for his playground.
Who made the earth and the seas, and everything?
Why does not the earth fall, it is so very large and heavy?
When all outside is cold and white, when the little children of the woodland are gone to their nurseries in the warm earth, and the empty nests on the bare trees fill with snow, my window-garden glows and smiles, making summer within while it is winter without.
What mysterious force guided the seedling from the dark earth up to the light, through leaf and stem and bud, to glorious fulfilment in the perfect flower?
Without factitious support, man is sure to come to earth again beyond that distance.
They were pleasant spring days, in which the winter of man's discontent was thawing as well as the earth, and the life that had lain torpid began to stretch itself.
I took particular pleasure in this breaking of ground, for in almost all latitudes men dig into the earth for an equable temperature.
One man says, in his despair or indifference to life, take up a handful of the earth at your feet, and paint your house that color.
Olympus is but the outside of the earth everywhere.
One value even of the smallest well is, that when you look into it you see that earth is not continent but insular.
Their train of clouds stretching far behind and rising higher and higher, going to heaven while the cars are going to Boston, conceals the sun for a minute and casts my distant field into the shade, a celestial train beside which the petty train of cars which hugs the earth is but the barb of the spear.
To walk in a winter morning in a wood where these birds abounded, their native woods, and hear the wild cockerels crow on the trees, clear and shrill for miles over the resounding earth, drowning the feebler notes of other birds--think of it!
I am tempted to reply to such--This whole earth which we inhabit is but a point in space.
"The earth," he adds elsewhere, "especially if fresh, has a certain magnetism in it, by which it attracts the salt, power, or virtue (call it either) which gives it life, and is the logic of all the labor and stir we keep about it, to sustain us; all dungings and other sordid temperings being but the vicars succedaneous to this improvement."
In his view the earth is all equally cultivated like a garden.
Lying between the earth and the heavens, it partakes of the color of both.
This is that portion, also, where in the spring, the ice being warmed by the heat of the sun reflected from the bottom, and also transmitted through the earth, melts first and forms a narrow canal about the still frozen middle.
White Pond and Walden are great crystals on the surface of the earth, Lakes of Light.
I should be glad if all the meadows on the earth were left in a wild state, if that were the consequence of men's beginning to redeem themselves.
Stumps thirty or forty years old, at least, will still be sound at the core, though the sapwood has all become vegetable mould, as appears by the scales of the thick bark forming a ring level with the earth four or five inches distant from the heart.
The night veils without doubt a part of this glorious creation; but day comes to reveal to us this great work, which extends from earth even into the plains of the ether.
The Maker of this earth but patented a leaf.
It was not lonely, but made all the earth lonely beneath it.
The tenant of the air, it seemed related to the earth but by an egg hatched some time in the crevice of a crag;--or was its native nest made in the angle of a cloud, woven of the rainbow's trimmings and the sunset sky, and lined with some soft midsummer haze caught up from earth?
The surface of the earth is soft and impressible by the feet of men; and so with the paths which the mind travels.
The purity men love is like the mists which envelop the earth, and not like the azure ether beyond.
Instead of the moving horses and hussars' backs, he saw nothing before him but the motionless earth and the stubble around him.
You see a reign of goodness and truth on earth, but I don't see it.
On each side of the trench, the earth was cut out to a breadth of about two and a half feet, and this did duty for bedsteads and couches.
The weather was already growing wintry and morning frosts congealed an earth saturated by autumn rains.
On the fifteenth, when young Rostov, in his dressing gown, looked out of the window, he saw it was an unsurpassable morning for hunting: it was as if the sky were melting and sinking to the earth without any wind.
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.
"But what on earth is worrying me?" he asked himself as he rode back from the general.
He was told that there in Perkhushkovo the earth trembled from the firing, but nobody could answer his questions as to who had won.
Though it was not clear what the artist meant to express by depicting the so-called King of Rome spiking the earth with a stick, the allegory apparently seemed to Napoleon, as it had done to all who had seen it in Paris, quite clear and very pleasing.
A shell tore up the earth two paces from Pierre and he looked around with a smile as he brushed from his clothes some earth it had thrown up.
He saw the senior officer lying on the earth wall with his back turned as if he were examining something down below and that one of the soldiers he had noticed before was struggling forward shouting "Brothers!" and trying to free himself from some men who were holding him by the arm.
The young officer still sat in the same way, bent double, in a pool of blood at the edge of the earth wall.
That shoulder rose and fell rhythmically and convulsively, but spadefuls of earth were already being thrown over the whole body.
From the time the law of Copernicus was discovered and proved, the mere recognition of the fact that it was not the sun but the earth that moves sufficed to destroy the whole cosmography of the ancients.
It may be awhile by earth standards.
Jule had never said what he'd done to piss someone off and get exiled to earth, but it must have been bad if the Watcher's kind clipped his powers and sent him packing.
Below, he could see a displaced boulder and disturbed earth before the slope dropped off at an impossible angle into utter blackness.
It smelled of earth and sunshine.
It compared the earth to a cesspool.
He'd felt the earth crack open once before.
And why does it smell like the best hamburger earth can make?
An unexpected heat jarred her to her core, and the earth beneath her feet shook violently enough to rattle her teeth.
Yet there was no earth or place for them to grow around her.
She pulled two food cubes free and flung one towards the demons then dropped one where she stood. Turning, she grabbed Deidre's arm and ran hard. As before, nothing happened at first then the earth roared as it split apart. The ground trembled, throwing both of them down.
What on earth would we do?
But I've just had the bad luck to come out of the sky, skip the solid earth, and land lower down than I intended.
Thus it is that Even as the roots, shut in the darksome earth, Share in the tree-top's joyance, and conceive Of sunshine and wide air and winged things, By sympathy of nature, so do I gave evidence of things unseen.
I would rather ride on earth in an ox cart, with a free circulation, than go to heaven in the fancy car of an excursion train and breathe a malaria all the way.
We now no longer camp as for a night, but have settled down on earth and forgotten heaven.
They attached me to the earth, and so I got strength like Antaeus.
The soil is blanched and accursed there, and before that becomes necessary the earth itself will be destroyed.
Whichever way we turned, it seemed that the heavens and the earth had met together, since he enhanced the beauty of the landscape.
I also heard the whooping of the ice in the pond, my great bed-fellow in that part of Concord, as if it were restless in its bed and would fain turn over, were troubled with flatulency and had dreams; or I was waked by the cracking of the ground by the frost, as if some one had driven a team against my door, and in the morning would find a crack in the earth a quarter of a mile long and a third of an inch wide.
They tell me that if the fox would remain in the bosom of the frozen earth he would be safe, or if he would run in a straight line away no foxhound could overtake him; but, having left his pursuers far behind, he stops to rest and listen till they come up, and when he runs he circles round to his old haunts, where the hunters await him.
The earth is all alive and covered with papillae.
No wonder that the earth expresses itself outwardly in leaves, it so labors with the idea inwardly.
Thus, also, you pass from the lumpish grub in the earth to the airy and fluttering butterfly.
The whole tree itself is but one leaf, and rivers are still vaster leaves whose pulp is intervening earth, and towns and cities are the ova of insects in their axils.
It convinces me that Earth is still in her swaddling-clothes, and stretches forth baby fingers on every side.
You may melt your metals and cast them into the most beautiful moulds you can; they will never excite me like the forms which this molten earth flows out into.
If I were asked what I desire most on earth, it would be to be poorer than the poorest beggar.
Only a little earth crumbled from the bank under the horse's hind hoofs.
On earth, here on this earth" (Pierre pointed to the fields), "there is no truth, all is false and evil; but in the universe, in the whole universe there is a kingdom of truth, and we who are now the children of earth are--eternally--children of the whole universe.
Some of them were digging, others were wheeling barrowloads of earth along planks, while others stood about doing nothing.
Five paces from him, a cannon ball tore up the dry earth and disappeared.
Nothing earth shattering there, nor anything Yancey would find either threatening or interesting.
Long before I learned to do a sum in arithmetic or describe the shape of the earth, Miss Sullivan had taught me to find beauty in the fragrant woods, in every blade of grass, and in the curves and dimples of my baby sister's hand.
There we worked, revising mythology, rounding a fable here and there, and building castles in the air for which earth offered no worthy foundation.
The snow lying deep on the earth dotted with young pines, and the very slope of the hill on which my house is placed, seemed to say, Forward!
What on earth did you do?
The haze cleared, and the earth settled.
There was a breath of danger in the very air, and every few moments the earth would shake violently.
People on top of the earth are all meat.
Monstrous gray rocks jutted up from the earth and found themselves entwined with honeysuckle and briar vines.
What on earth could I possibly be mad at you for?