You always look neat and clean - even if you are a little out of style.
He probably didn't even realize what he said.
Even after my illness I remembered one of the words I had learned in these early months.
When she glanced up at him, even his smile was reassuring.
Even in sleep he was irresistible.
He was protective of you before he even met you.
Do those two things even compare?
They even agreed to take care of the animals while Alex and Carmen took their first vacation.
Not even a year had passed since the stabbing, but he had been doing well.
Even in the best, most friendly and simplest relations of life, praise and commendation are essential, just as grease is necessary to wheels that they may run smoothly.
Even without a bet, there!
He wasn't even being recognized for his abilities.
Even a bird is smart enough to push the fledgling out of the nest when it fails to fly on its own.
The second and even more singular fact was the absence of any inhabitant of this splendid place.
The king's enemies are even now advancing, and all are ready for the fight.
He quarreled with the other sailors, and even with the captain.
This is not to the sixteenth-century Europeans' discredit or even to our credit.
It was the most comical shapeless thing, this improvised doll, with no nose, mouth, ears or eyes--nothing that even the imagination of a child could convert into a face.
The illustrative strings and the orange stick representing the poles seemed so real that even to this day the mere mention of temperate zone suggests a series of twine circles; and I believe that if any one should set about it he could convince me that white bears actually climb the North Pole.
He made it all sound so innocent - even noble.
It was probably the first money, other than the air fares, Señor Medena had been able to spend on Alex - and even then he had to do it through Felipa.
Even if we should come to unpleasant places on our way it is necessary, in order to reach the earth's surface, to keep moving on toward it.
Even these revolvers can merely succeed in damaging a few of their wooden bodies, and after that we will be at their mercy.
I would teach you how to draw pictures of sheep and horses, and even of men, said the stranger.
Search engines have done a fabulous job tackling this problem, even given the vast, vast, amounts of information added to the Internet every day.
Even when I studied most earnestly it seemed more like play than work.
Every child begins the world again, to some extent, and loves to stay outdoors, even in wet and cold.
Maybe it resurrected memories that were unpleasant - even painful.
This approach is even more flawed than the first.
I spend less time waiting for Excel to do a recalculation of my formulas today than I did on my 386 in the 1990s, even though my spreadsheets are thousands of times more complex.
Imagine a thousand new arts, none of which are even invented yet, each with a thousand new great masters.
I did not know that I was spelling a word or even that words existed; I was simply making my fingers go in monkey-like imitation.
In such a neighborhood as this, boards and shingles, lime and bricks, are cheaper and more easily obtained than suitable caves, or whole logs, or bark in sufficient quantities, or even well-tempered clay or flat stones.
Why, you go giddy even on a staircase, exclaimed several voices.
Anatole Kuragin's father managed somehow to get his son's affair hushed up, but even he was ordered out of Petersburg.
One thing he didn't need to know was that she was having dreams about Josh - even if they were actually nightmares.
Hippocrates has even left directions how we should cut our nails; that is, even with the ends of the fingers, neither shorter nor longer.
But this puts an infinitely worse face on the matter, and suggests, beside, that probably not even the other three succeed in saving their souls, but are perchance bankrupt in a worse sense than they who fail honestly.
Even our Saviour preached liberty and equality.
All that July the old prince was exceedingly active and even animated.
Princess Mary saw Dessalles' embarrassed and astonished look fixed on her father, noticed his silence, and was struck by the fact that her father had forgotten his son's letter on the drawing-room table; but she was not only afraid to speak of it and ask Dessalles the reason of his confusion and silence, but was afraid even to think about it.
Everything not connected with the execution of the prince's orders did not interest and did not even exist for Alpatych.
The artillery and baggage wagons moved noiselessly through the deep dust that rose to the very hubs of the wheels, and the infantry sank ankle-deep in that soft, choking, hot dust that never cooled even at night.
If he reports that our losses were great, it is not true; perhaps about four thousand, not more, and not even that; but even were they ten thousand, that's war!
Even so, she had accepted it in her mind to a degree.
Sometimes he even did it when there was a room full of people between them.
Never had she seen Alex so hostile - not even with Josh.
And yet, she was reluctant to say anything to church members - even family members.
And now she was even resenting Alex for telling his father.
Yet the next morning he acted normal - even cheerful.
They were having so much fun that even Alondra broke down and joined them.
Even Alex never held her so close.
He looked even more distinguished than usual in his Spanish garb.
I couldn't even imagine him in a comma.
Even as tired as she was, his arms were a welcome haven.
I wasn't even aware that I was staring at her... there.
Your father even offered you land if you would come down here to stay.
Even inviting Tessa was disrespectful.
Possibly. Possibly they won't even be the same sex.
Alondra and Felipa were watching her intently, and even Señor Medena seemed to be interested in what their life was like at home.
His attitude toward her did an about face so obvious that even Jonathan noticed.
Now even their relationship was beginning to suffer.
Even so, she caught Alex watching her with a strange expression several times.
His words were comforting, even if they didn't resolve her concerns.
Her savings and checking accounts combined had never exceeded $3,000 - not even before she paid the bills.
When they got married, there were no children to consider - not even the likelihood.
I guess I always knew he was secretive - even you to some degree.
They wanted Dad to annul the marriage - even cut off any money for Mom.
I told you, he told you... as you said, he even offered to let you look at his files.
Even the tiny rose petal lips looked pale.
Destiny probably wouldn't wake before they returned, and even if she did, Señor Medena would keep her occupied.
He was rarely sick, and even then it was hard to get him to go to bed.
Destiny probably wouldn't wake before they returned, and even if she did, Señor Medena would keep her occupied.
But even old Jim has been saying things since we had our accident.
"You cannot eat my piglets, even if you are starving," declared the little man, in a stern voice.
There are no cows here to give milk; or any mice, or even grasshoppers.
Why, they're better than piglets--or even milk!
The children were inclined to be frightened by the sight of the small animal, which reminded them of the bears; but Dorothy reassured them by explaining that Eureka was a pet and could do no harm even if she wished to.
Even the kitten gave a dreadfully shrill scream and at the same time Jim the cab-horse neighed loudly.
"Thank goodness we are together again, even if we are prisoners," sighed the little girl.
It wouldn't be possible for even me to get up to that crack--or through it if I got there.
It perplexed even Jellia Jamb, for a time, to know what to do with the animal.
It did not even growl.
Then, full of joy, the musician hastened to Corinth, not stopping even to change his dress.
And this man was saying we were going to the moon in a rocket ship made of metals we hadn't even invented.
Even most futurists have fallen into this trap.
It has endured far longer than most people—probably even Moore himself—ever imagined it could.
It can hardly even be called coherent.
However, even if this problem were solved perfectly, it doesn't really end ignorance.
But even if I had a robot that knew everything, I couldn't really say, "Tell me every custom they have here" and be fully informed.
But even that is not enough.
Then imagine GPS is layered in—very accurate GPS that tracks your every move, even in your own home.
My car, refrigerator, lawnmower, sprinkler system, smoke alarms, locks, and even my clothes.
Even today, the scientific method involves experimentation that almost always necessitates some amount of data collection.
What if the capability to see connections and even to have them detected was all there for us?
Amazon even tells you what percentage of people buys each one.
Even an exceptional salesperson has an imperfect memory.
A person could dedicate his life to understanding just one suggestion and never even get close.
They might balk at getting on an airline flight flown by a computer and prefer having a pilot on board to take over if he "feels in his gut" that something is wrong (even if that feeling is the airport burrito he had for lunch).
This system will look at all the restaurants across the country (even around the world) where you have dined frequently.
And no one is concerned or even notices much, because your association with that data is so removed from you.
The amount of data stored is so vast that even if we put a number on it, it would be beyond our comprehension.
When we consider the costs of all the wrong decisions ever made—a calculation I don't even know how to approach—we will think of it as a diminishing problem receding into the past.
Hundreds of thousands of cases were still, of course, in the rest of the world even three decades after Salk's breakthrough.
In the last thirty years there has not been a single smallpox death or even a single infection.
It was mentioned by the Hindus more than three thousand years ago (and some suggest they even inoculated against it).
And Jenner had created this vaccine for smallpox without even understanding the basics of germ theory!
If the conditions weren't sterile—a word that was not even comprehended at the time—the inoculation didn't work, or worse, introduced a new disease.
In the Indus Valley region, a center of early civilization located near present-day India, we have found extensive evidence of surgery, specialization, medical equipment, and even elective procedures.
He laid out how doctors should conduct themselves professionally, how to record patient records, and even suggested matters of personal hygiene for physicians, right down to their fingernails.
The pace of innovation and accomplishment is already fast but will grow even faster.
Is it actually that blue-eyed redheads have the same number of accidents as non-redheads, but brown-eyed redheads are even more clumsy, accident prone, and traffic hazards?
Once the promise of this world comes to be, new ways will be created to measure even more data.
Even identical twins, thought until recently to have identical DNA, actually have slightly different DNA.
But my guess is that we will be able to do this and even make existing "good" genes perform better.
Even smallpox has been sequenced and is available for download.
Imagine being Jenner and not even knowing you were dealing with microbes.
With Skype and similar products, you can even see the person you are working with.
And when more and more people have their medical history tracked over time, we will learn even more about how our bodies get sick and how they heal.
Both are better off than they were, even though nothing new has been created.
Even with this technology called money, trade has been difficult.
So even if no new goods were created tomorrow, we could still vastly increase the wealth of the world by allocating existing goods differently.
I could not in one hundred lifetimes make a working electric lamp, even knowing what I know now.
You'd better scramble and get a chair even if it means elbowing little Timmy out of the way.
Even more so than air!
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.
Even though this allowed cotton prices to plummet and demand for cotton to increase, some of those fifty people got laid off, no doubt shaking their fists at the infernal gin as they stormed off the property.
Then, make them all soak their fingers in ice water so they are numb and work even slower, creating another thirty jobs for cold-fingered, blindfolded cotton seed removers.
But even in this case, the result is still a massive overall gain in efficiency.
Those things were never necessary for prosperity and even less so in the Internet age.
The field of nanotechnology brings even more advances.
Not toothpaste or roads or libraries or light bulbs or aspirin or mirrors; not even Legos.
We can build machines to specialize even further.
Robots can manipulate matter smaller than we can even see, and robots can effortlessly manipulate objects that weigh many tons.
They can't even put a value on it; they wouldn't sell it for a million dollars.
How those clothes will monitor my health, my hydration levels, and even my body odor.
Try to think of the advances we have seen so far in history as the very tip of the iceberg, a hint of what is possible, not even being within sight of what is possible.
However, if they are getting wealthier over time, even if the rich are getting wealthier faster, the poor will tend to accept the system more.
It comes up everywhere, even the United States.
Other methods of redistribution are even more direct.
Now, let me pose a different question: In the vastly-more-prosperous future, what will "working hard for our money" even mean?
But in a world without scarcity, socialism can't even exist.
Your children actually might grow up feeling privileged, better, and even a bit snooty.
It is contagious and would be even in a uniformly wealthy world.
Even using extremely primitive technology, we have made marvelous progress.
By comparison, if a country has 99 percent of the people working in agriculture—if it is barely feeding itself, even with everyone working at that—then it is living at a subsistence level, the very definition of poverty.
And that doesn't even count the many other charitable organizations that have not filed for this tax-exempt status with the federal government.
Why are people so quick to vilify those on the "other side" of the issue—and why do we even think in terms of sides?
If you love "Western medicine" and think all acupuncturists are "quacks," then you are not likely to heed (or even appreciate) your friend's well-meaning efforts to get you to drink your own urine for its health benefits.
British scientist Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, also offers a formula for feeding the nine billion even without any technical breakthroughs.
And he even projects that if farmers followed his plan, it is quite conceivable that in 2050 there will be nine billion people feeding more comfortably than today off a smaller acreage of cropland, releasing large tracts of land for nature reserves.
Even at the retail price, we could feed all the world's hungry for a billion dollars a day or $365 billion a year.
In the lean years, harvests are small and farmers sometimes don't even produce enough to have surplus to sell.
There is some debate as to whether the poor should even try to feed themselves.
Heck, even Japan only recently allowed imports of rice and taxes the imports at 500 percent in order to protect their rice farmers.
Many of the people Borlaug worked with at this time were poor, even starving.
He didn't have computers or even a calculator.
Computers can determine when to plant seed and even what to plant.
In fact, they will make food even greater.
It would cost a million dollars and not even be as good as a Chevy.
This is the part that makes some people even more nervous.
Yet even given its unnaturalness, transgenesis is profoundly good.
GMO could make this a crop that Africa could easily use to feed itself, gain food independence, and maybe even export.
The access to information that mobile phones are bringing virtually everywhere on the planet is helping people raise their standard of living and will do so even more dramatically in the years to come.
But in the meantime, hunger will stay with us even in the world of plenty.
Some might say something I consider even worse: It is inexcusable that some go hungry while you have so much.
If people were permanently obsessed with food, all individual thought, all capacity to argue, even people's sex drive, would disappear.
All this will happen eventually, I believe, even if global hunger policy were not to change one iota.
I outline forty-five different ways this will happen—surely enough that even if you don't agree with them all, you will still have plenty of reason to be optimistic.
In many parts of the world, we have even outlawed the use of animals fighting as entertainment, such as cockfighting and dogfighting.
Even acknowledging that human rights exist is a great advance of civilization.
The United States is a republic, as even the Pledge of Allegiance says.
We have not only outlawed cruelty to animals, but increasingly, people care about the living conditions of even the animals they eat.
Even our aspirations have become more civilized.
If it was true then, then it is even more true now.
If we conclude that we must end war, the next question is: Is that even possible?
I will not advise getting in touch with our feelings or even group hugs.
I had not heard anyone predict even the possibility of these two events before they came upon us, in what seemed the blink of an eye.
No one I knew of had ever seriously considered the possibility that without any conflict, treaty, war, or even a coin toss, the Soviet Union would simply vote itself into nonexistence in 1991.
Even in civilized corporate offices, professionals in business attire say their work tasks place them "down in the trenches" or that a certain "campaign" requires "guerrilla" marketing.
Since war historically has interrupted the flow of consumer goods, and would do so even more in our present interconnected world, preserving our hard-earned possessions provides an additional disincentive to war.
Even if you don't accept this, try to accept that war is financially disadvantageous to 99 percent of the business owners in the country and that this is new and meaningful.
They might even own foreign currencies the same way.
Tensions mounted all through the 1830s as militias were raised on both sides in what later came to be known as the Aroostook War, even though there was never actually a war or casualties.
It is an altogether new concept that meets a need we didn't even know existed.
For instance, if you have a Facebook friend Abigail in Albania whom you only met once at a rock-paper-scissors competition years ago, you will generally regard Abigail's first-hand account as authoritative, even though you don't really know Abigail all that well.
Even in autocratic regimes, truth has a way of seeping in—which means today's dwindling crop of dictators has a serious problem.
The National Security Agency even has a website with a section called CryptoKids for "America's Future Codemakers & Codebreakers."
Around the world, more than a billion mobile devices that both take and send photographs are currently in use, spread even to the poorest parts of the globe.
If it were a person, it still couldn't even order a beer to toast itself for all it has done in such a short time.
In World War II, even more battles had a million casualties each.
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.
Oddly, it still seemed reasonable even as we coasted through three red lights to get home.
It also seemed perfectly reasonable to take the 1962 Nash Metropolitan for a spin around the block, even though it didn't have brakes either.
As a government grows in size, even if the growth is in social programs, it inevitably grows in its intrusion on civil liberty.
Even in the days before my teacher came, I used to feel along the square stiff boxwood hedges, and, guided by the sense of smell would find the first violets and lilies.
There was great rejoicing in the family that morning, but no one, not even the doctor, knew that I should never see or hear again.
If my mother happened to be near I crept into her arms, too miserable even to remember the cause of the tempest.
I knew the gifts I already had were not those of which friends had thrown out such tantalizing hints, and my teacher said the presents I was to have would be even nicer than these.
I was keenly surprised and disappointed years later to learn of their acts of persecution that make us tingle with shame, even while we glory in the courage and energy that gave us our "Country Beautiful."
All life seemed to have ebbed away, and even when the sun shone the day was
So dazzling was the light, it penetrated even the darkness that veils my eyes.
Even this became less and less intelligible until the time when Miss Sullivan began to teach me.
Even now she calls my attention every day to mispronounced words.
At that time I eagerly absorbed everything I read without a thought of authorship, and even now I cannot be quite sure of the boundary line between my ideas and those I find in books.
For a long time, when I wrote a letter, even to my mother, I was seized with a sudden feeling of terror, and I would spell the sentences over and over, to make sure that I had not read them in a book.
It is only after years of this sort of practice that even great men have learned to marshal the legion of words which come thronging through every byway of the mind.
I never knew even the names of the members of the "court" who did not speak to me.
And even now I sometimes feel the same uneasiness and disquietude.
I even tried, without aid, to master the French pronunciation, as I found all the letters and sounds described in the book.
The geometrical diagrams were particularly vexing because I could not see the relation of the different parts to one another, even on the cushion.
There one does not meet the great and the wise face to face; one does not even feel their living touch.
For a long time the ghosts and witches pursued me even into Dreamland.
I felt vaguely that they could not be good even if they wished to, because no one seemed willing to help them or to give them a fair chance.
Even now I cannot find it in my heart to condemn them utterly.
I have had the same strange sensation even in the heart of the city.
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 find even the smallest child excellent company, and I am glad to say that children usually like me.
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
I also recited "Laus Deo," and as I spoke the concluding verses, he placed in my hands a statue of a slave from whose crouching figure the fetters were falling, even as they fell from Peter's limbs when the angel led him forth out of prison.
Dr. Bell is proficient in many fields of science, and has the art of making every subject he touches interesting, even the most abstruse theories.
Even when she did not fully understand words or ideas, she liked to set them down as though she did.
It is very beautiful to think that you can tell so many people of the heavenly Father's tender love for all His children even when they are not gentle and noble as He wishes them to be.
We even ate our breakfast out on the piazza.
I like to have my friends' pictures even though I cannot see them.
I had intended to write the sketch during my vacation: but I was not well, and I did not feel able to write even to my friends.
Even the trees seem citified and self-conscious.
I'm enjoying my work even more than I expected to, which is another way of saying that I'm glad I came.
Many of my friends would be well pleased if I would take two or even one course a year, but I rather object to spending the rest of my life in college....
She could not even walk and had very little use of her hands.
Even Greek can be embossed in it, as you know.
I write all my themes and examinations on it, even Greek.
In her account of her early education Miss Keller is not giving a scientifically accurate record of her life, nor even of the important events.
Even people who know her fairly well have written in the magazines about Miss Sullivan's "mysterious telegraphic communications" with her pupil.
She has not even learned that exhibition on which so many pride themselves, of 'righteous indignation.'
Although Miss Sullivan is still rather amused than distressed when some one, even one of her friends, makes mistakes in published articles about her and Miss Keller, still she sees that Miss Keller's book should include all the information that the teacher could at present furnish.
She is unresponsive and even impatient of caresses from any one except her mother.
If she finds anything in her way, she flings it on the floor, no matter what it is: a glass, a pitcher, or even a lamp.
If, indeed, they apply to me even remotely, I do not see that I deserve any laudation on that account.
Even then it looked more like a mechanical toy than a living creature.
But even then I can never have a quiet half hour to myself.
Even before I knew her, she had handled a dead chicken, or bird, or some other small animal.
She bends over her book with a look of intense interest, and as the forefinger of her left hand runs along the line, she spells out the words with the other hand; but often her motions are so rapid as to be unintelligible even to those accustomed to reading the swift and varied movements of her fingers.
She even enters into the spirit of battle; she says, "I think it is right for men to fight against wrongs and tyrants."
"Oh, please read us the rest, even if we won't understand it," they pleaded, delighted with the rhythm, and the beauty which they felt, even though they could not have explained it.
Miss Sullivan's methods were so good that even without the practical result, any one would recognize the truth of the teacher's ideas.
I am hardly prepared to decide that question, or even give an opinion regarding it.
I knew that Laura Bridgman had shown the same intuitive desire to produce sounds, and had even learned to pronounce a few simple words, which she took great delight in using, and I did not doubt that Helen could accomplish as much as this.
In one of his letters, speaking of how God in every way tells us of His love, he says, "I think he writes it even upon the walls of the great house of nature which we live in, that he is our Father."
As I had never read this story, or even heard of the book, I inquired of Helen if she knew anything about the matter, and found she did not.
The style of her version is in some respects even better than the style of Miss Canby's story.
Soon even my childish voice was stilled, because I had ceased to hear any sound.
Now I understand that the darkness everywhere may hold possibilities better even than my hopes.
More even than this, in your wickedness you destroy the peaceful homes of your clients!
I think that it would be better than this, for the students, or those who desire to be benefited by it, even to lay the foundation themselves.
Such is the universal law, which no man can ever outwit, and with regard to the railroad even we may say it is as broad as it is long.
It should not be by their architecture, but why not even by their power of abstract thought, that nations should seek to commemorate themselves?
Even the little variety which I used was a yielding to the demands of appetite, and not of health.
Even those who seem for a long while not to have any, if you inquire more narrowly you will find have some stored in somebody's barn.
I also dreamed that I might gather the wild herbs, or carry evergreens to such villagers as loved to be reminded of the woods, even to the city, by hay-cart loads.
However, when I have thought to indulge myself in this respect, and lay their Heaven under an obligation by maintaining certain poor persons in all respects as comfortably as I maintain myself, and have even ventured so far as to make them the offer, they have one and all unhesitatingly preferred to remain poor.
If anything ail a man, so that he does not perform his functions, if he have a pain in his bowels even--for that is the seat of sympathy--he forthwith sets about reforming--the world.
My imagination carried me so far that I even had the refusal of several farms--the refusal was all I wanted--but I never got my fingers burned by actual possession.
It was not so much within doors as behind a door where I sat, even in the rainiest weather.
But in other directions, even from this point, I could not see over or beyond the woods which surrounded me.
One value even of the smallest well is, that when you look into it you see that earth is not continent but insular.
Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour.
Our life is like a German Confederacy, made up of petty states, with its boundary forever fluctuating, so that even a German cannot tell you how it is bounded at any moment.
In accumulating property for ourselves or our posterity, in founding a family or a state, or acquiring fame even, we are mortal; but in dealing with truth we are immortal, and need fear no change nor accident.
It is not enough even to be able to speak the language of that nation by which they are written, for there is a memorable interval between the spoken and the written language, the language heard and the language read.
There are those who, like cormorants and ostriches, can digest all sorts of this, even after the fullest dinner of meats and vegetables, for they suffer nothing to be wasted.
The best books are not read even by those who are called good readers.
There is in this town, with a very few exceptions, no taste for the best or for very good books even in English literature, whose words all can read and spell.
Or suppose he comes from reading a Greek or Latin classic in the original, whose praises are familiar even to the so-called illiterate; he will find nobody at all to speak to, but must keep silence about it.
He had never seen such a dull and out-of-the-way place; the folks were all gone off; why, you couldn't even hear the whistle!
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.
He is more indigenous even than the natives.
Even the sailor on the Atlantic and Pacific is awakened by his voice; but its shrill sound never roused me from my slumbers.
I could always tell if visitors had called in my absence, either by the bended twigs or grass, or the print of their shoes, and generally of what sex or age or quality they were by some slight trace left, as a flower dropped, or a bunch of grass plucked and thrown away, even as far off as the railroad, half a mile distant, or by the lingering odor of a cigar or pipe.
To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating.
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.
But labor of the hands, even when pursued to the verge of drudgery, is perhaps never the worst form of idleness.
It was very pleasant, when I stayed late in town, to launch myself into the night, especially if it was dark and tempestuous, and set sail from some bright village parlor or lecture room, with a bag of rye or Indian meal upon my shoulder, for my snug harbor in the woods, having made all tight without and withdrawn under hatches with a merry crew of thoughts, leaving only my outer man at the helm, or even tying up the helm when it was plain sailing.
It is darker in the woods, even in common nights, than most suppose.
I have heard of many going astray even in the village streets, when the darkness was so thick that you could cut it with a knife, as the saying is.
Often in a snow-storm, even by day, one will come out upon a well-known road and yet find it impossible to tell which way leads to the village.
I never fastened my door night or day, though I was to be absent several days; not even when the next fall I spent a fortnight in the woods of Maine.
Walden is blue at one time and green at another, even from the same point of view.
In some lights, viewed even from a hilltop, it is of a vivid green next the shore.
Perhaps on that spring morning when Adam and Eve were driven out of Eden Walden Pond was already in existence, and even then breaking up in a gentle spring rain accompanied with mist and a southerly wind, and covered with myriads of ducks and geese, which had not heard of the fall, when still such pure lakes sufficed them.
Even then it had commenced to rise and fall, and had clarified its waters and colored them of the hue they now wear, and obtained a patent of Heaven to be the only Walden Pond in the world and distiller of celestial dews.
It was even supposed by some that the pond had sunk, and this was one of the primitive forest that formerly stood there.
This was probably the same phenomenon to which I have referred, which is especially observed in the morning, but also at other times, and even by moonlight.
Almost every New England boy among my contemporaries shouldered a fowling-piece between the ages of ten and fourteen; and his hunting and fishing grounds were not limited, like the preserves of an English nobleman, but were more boundless even than those of a savage.
Yet even they expect to go to heaven at last.
Even music may be intoxicating.
You may even tread on them, or have your eyes on them for a minute, without discovering them.
They are not callow like the young of most birds, but more perfectly developed and precocious even than chickens.
Each morning, when they were numbed with cold, I swept some of them out, but I did not trouble myself much to get rid of them; I even felt complimented by their regarding my house as a desirable shelter.
The dinner even is only the parable of a dinner, commonly.
The pond had in the meanwhile skimmed over in the shadiest and shallowest coves, some days or even weeks before the general freezing.
Mechanics and tradesmen who come in person to the forest on no other errand, are sure to attend the wood auction, and even pay a high price for the privilege of gleaning after the woodchopper.
I weathered some merry snow-storms, and spent some cheerful winter evenings by my fireside, while the snow whirled wildly without, and even the hooting of the owl was hushed.
One black chicken which the administrator could not catch, black as night and as silent, not even croaking, awaiting Reynard, still went to roost in the next apartment.
His business calls him out at all hours, even when doctors sleep.
The hunter who told me this could remember one Sam Nutting, who used to hunt bears on Fair Haven Ledges, and exchange their skins for rum in Concord village; who told him, even, that he had seen a moose there.
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.
Even when cleft or bored through it is not comprehended in its entireness.
The opening of large tracts by the ice-cutters commonly causes a pond to break up earlier; for the water, agitated by the wind, even in cold weather, wears away the surrounding ice.
When the frost comes out in the spring, and even in a thawing day in the winter, the sand begins to flow down the slopes like lava, sometimes bursting out through the snow and overflowing it where no sand was to be seen before.
Even ice begins with delicate crystal leaves, as if it had flowed into moulds which the fronds of waterplants have impressed on the watery mirror.
Even in Calidas' drama of Sacontala, we read of "rills dyed yellow with the golden dust of the lotus."
Even the bison, to some extent, keeps pace with the seasons cropping the pastures of the Colorado only till a greener and sweeter grass awaits him by the Yellowstone.
Some are dinning in our ears that we Americans, and moderns generally, are intellectual dwarfs compared with the ancients, or even the Elizabethan men.
The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise.
You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse.
It may rise this year higher than man has ever known it, and flood the parched uplands; even this may be the eventful year, which will drown out all our muskrats.
But a government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, even as far as men understand it.
Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice.
Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it.
It is not a man's duty, as a matter of course, to devote himself to the eradication of any, even the most enormous wrong; he may still properly have other concerns to engage him; but it is his duty, at least, to wash his hands of it, and, if he gives it no thought longer, not to give it practically his support.
A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight.
But even suppose blood should flow.
A man may grow rich in Turkey even, if he will be in all respects a good subject of the Turkish government.
I seek rather, I may say, even an excuse for conforming to the laws of the land.
It is not many moments that I live under a government, even in this world.
Even the Chinese philosopher was wise enough to regard the individual as the basis of the empire.
And if Pierre was often struck by Andrew's lack of capacity for philosophical meditation (to which he himself was particularly addicted), he regarded even this not as a defect but as a sign of strength.
She leaned against her mother and burst into such a loud, ringing fit of laughter that even the prim visitor could not help joining in.
Even in the country do we get any rest?
The princess gave no reply and did not even smile, but left the room as Anna Mikhaylovna took off her gloves and, occupying the position she had conquered, settled down in an armchair, inviting Prince Vasili to take a seat beside her.
All the unmarried ladies and even the married ones except the very oldest rose.
At the ladies' end an even chatter of voices was heard all the time, at the men's end the voices sounded louder and louder, especially that of the colonel of hussars who, growing more and more flushed, ate and drank so much that the count held him up as a pattern to the other guests.
But Nicholas is my cousin... one would have to... the Metropolitan himself... and even then it can't be done.
The other couples could not attract a moment's attention to their own evolutions and did not even try to do so.
With the air of a practical Petersburg lady she now, keeping Pierre close beside her, entered the room even more boldly than that afternoon.
He noticed that they whispered to one another, casting significant looks at him with a kind of awe and even servility.
The French doctor held no taper; he was leaning against one of the columns in a respectful attitude implying that he, a foreigner, in spite of all differences of faith, understood the full importance of the rite now being performed and even approved of it.
"I don't even know what is in this paper," said the younger of the two ladies, addressing Prince Vasili and pointing to an inlaid portfolio she held in her hand.
As for the past two years people have amused themselves by finding husbands for me (most of whom I don't even know), the matchmaking chronicles of Moscow now speak of me as the future Countess Bezukhova.
Not only where you are--at the heart of affairs and of the world--is the talk all of war, even here amid fieldwork and the calm of nature--which townsfolk consider characteristic of the country--rumors of war are heard and painfully felt.
"Yes, and even tomorrow," replied her brother.
The prince, who generally kept very strictly to social distinctions and rarely admitted even important government officials to his table, had unexpectedly selected Michael Ivanovich (who always went into a corner to blow his nose on his checked handkerchief) to illustrate the theory that all men are equals, and had more than once impressed on his daughter that Michael Ivanovich was "not a whit worse than you or I."
And the prince began explaining all the blunders which, according to him, Bonaparte had made in his campaigns and even in politics.
To tell the truth, I don't need her, and she's even in my way.
You know I always was a savage, and now am even more so.
But even if one might, what feeling except veneration could such a man as my father evoke?
But even in this I can see lately a shade of improvement.
"Even if it were a great deal of trouble..." answered Prince Andrew, as if guessing what it was about.
The little princess, plump and rosy, was sitting in an easy chair with her work in her hands, talking incessantly, repeating Petersburg reminiscences and even phrases.
It would not be turned off the field even on the Tsaritsin Meadow.
And Kutuzov smiled in a way that seemed to say, You are quite at liberty not to believe me and I don't even care whether you do or not, but you have no grounds for telling me so.
But among these people Prince Andrew knew how to take his stand so that they respected and even feared him.
"They don't even give one time to dwink!" answered Vaska Denisov.
But now, even if they do get peppered, the squadron may be recommended for honors and he may get a ribbon.
Despite his rapid journey and sleepless night, Prince Andrew when he drove up to the palace felt even more vigorous and alert than he had done the day before.
His face took on the stupid artificial smile (which does not even attempt to hide its artificiality) of a man who is continually receiving many petitioners one after another.
You with all your forces fall on the unfortunate Mortier and his one division, and even then Mortier slips through your fingers!
Even I, a poor secretary of the Russian Embassy, do not feel any need in token of my joy to give my Franz a thaler, or let him go with his Liebchen to the Prater...
Kutuzov alone at last gains a real victory, destroying the spell of the invincibility of the French, and the Minister of War does not even care to hear the details.
Bring us nice news of a victory by the Archduke Karl or Ferdinand (one archduke's as good as another, as you know) and even if it is only over a fire brigade of Bonaparte's, that will be another story and we'll fire off some cannon!
No one, not even Bonaparte, knows why.
He glanced at Prince Andrew and did not even nod to him.
Here it is! was seen even on Prince Bagration's hard brown face with its half-closed, dull, sleepy eyes.
Prince Andrew, walking beside Bagration, could clearly distinguish their bandoliers, red epaulets, and even their faces.
Even if Anna Pavlovna did not say so, he could see that she wished to and only refrained out of regard for his modesty.
How and when this would be he did not know, he did not even know if it would be a good thing (he even felt, he knew not why, that it would be a bad thing), but he knew it would happen.
It seemed to Pierre that even the prince was disconcerted.
Even if I like him I can't now be myself with him.
They looked at the beautiful, large, thoughtful eyes full of tears and of thoughts, gazing shiningly and imploringly at them, and understood that it was useless and even cruel to insist.
She did not comply with Lise's request, she not only left her hair as it was, but did not even look in her glass.
The more she tried to hide this feeling from others and even from herself, the stronger it grew.
Perhaps he did not really think this when he met women--even probably he did not, for in general he thought very little--but his looks and manner gave that impression.
The princess felt this, and as if wishing to show him that she did not even dare expect to interest him, she turned to his father.
Mademoiselle Bourienne also shared them and even Princess Mary felt herself pleasantly made to share in these merry reminiscences.
Oh!" and she shook her finger at him, "I have even heard of your doings in Paris!"
Are there no women living unmarried, and even the happier for it?
Of course, she, a handsome young woman without any definite position, without relations or even a country, did not intend to devote her life to serving Prince Bolkonski, to reading aloud to him and being friends with Princess Mary.
Anna Mikhaylovna, practical woman that she was, had even managed by favor with army authorities to secure advantageous means of communication for herself and her son.
The next day it was not even mentioned in the Orders of the Day.
"How can the Emperor be undecided?" thought Rostov, but then even this indecision appeared to him majestic and enchanting, like everything else the Tsar did.
But it was the first time he had heard Weyrother's name, or even the term "dispositions."
The campfires crackled and the soldiers' songs resounded even more merrily than on the previous night.
And Rostov got up and went wandering among the campfires, dreaming of what happiness it would be to die--not in saving the Emperor's life (he did not even dare to dream of that), but simply to die before his eyes.
He was evidently so busy that he even forgot to be polite to the commander in chief.
But even if he also took up a position in the Thuerassa, he merely saves us a great deal of trouble and all our arrangements to the minutest detail remain the same.
Tomorrow perhaps, even certainly, I have a presentiment that for the first time I shall have to show all I can do.
He even thought something moved on that white spot.
The whole French army, and even Napoleon himself with his staff, were not on the far side of the streams and hollows of Sokolnitz and Schlappanitz beyond which we intended to take up our position and begin the action, but were on this side, so close to our own forces that Napoleon with the naked eye could distinguish a mounted man from one on foot.
But even it does not exist, there is nothing but quiet and peace.
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.
Rostov heard the thud of their hoofs and the jingle of their weapons and saw their horses, their figures, and even their faces, more and more distinctly.
What was he now to say to the Tsar or to Kutuzov, even if they were alive and unwounded?
He knew that he might and even ought to go straight to him and give the message Dolgorukov had ordered him to deliver.
The ice bore him but it swayed and creaked, and it was plain that it would give way not only under a cannon or a crowd, but very soon even under his weight alone.
During this transfer he felt a little stronger and was able to look about him and even speak.
She pulled up her muslin sleeve and showed him a red scar on her long, slender, delicate arm, high above the elbow on that part that is covered even by a ball dress.
Why should he not love her now, and even marry her, Rostov thought, but just now there were so many other pleasures and interests before him!
Vera's remark was correct, as her remarks always were, but, like most of her observations, it made everyone feel uncomfortable, not only Sonya, Nicholas, and Natasha, but even the old countess, who--dreading this love affair which might hinder Nicholas from making a brilliant match-- blushed like a girl.
Some of the most important old men were the center of groups which even strangers approached respectfully to hear the voices of well-known men.
It's even certain that I should have done the same, then why this duel, this murder?
"Cover yourself!" even Denisov cried to his adversary.
Such a storm of feelings, thoughts, and memories suddenly arose within him that he could not fall asleep, nor even remain in one place, but had to jump up and pace the room with rapid steps.
Even then I felt it, he thought.
And the little princess began to cry capriciously like a suffering child and to wring her little hands even with some affectation.
And Fedya, with his noble spirit, loved him and even now never says a word against him.
He was pointedly attentive to Sonya and looked at her in such a way that not only could she not bear his glances without coloring, but even the old countess and Natasha blushed when they saw his looks.
In the autumn of 1806 everybody had again begun talking of the war with Napoleon with even greater warmth than the year before.
I'm even weady to dance the pas de chale.
Natasha no less proud of her first long dress and of being at a real ball was even happier.
Knowing that Denisov had a reputation even in Poland for the masterly way in which he danced the mazurka, Nicholas ran up to Natasha:
When at last, smartly whirling his partner round in front of her chair, he drew up with a click of his spurs and bowed to her, Natasha did not even make him a curtsy.
"Leave it," said Dolokhov, though he did not seem to be even looking at Rostov, "you'll win it back all the sooner.
At that moment his home life, jokes with Petya, talks with Sonya, duets with Natasha, piquet with his father, and even his comfortable bed in the house on the Povarskaya rose before him with such vividness, clearness, and charm that it seemed as if it were all a lost and unappreciated bliss, long past.
While that untrained voice, with its incorrect breathing and labored transitions, was sounding, even the connoisseurs said nothing, but only delighted in it and wished to hear it again.
Pierre began to feel a sense of uneasiness, and the need, even the inevitability, of entering into conversation with this stranger.
The stranger's face was not genial, it was even cold and severe, but in spite of this, both the face and words of his new acquaintance were irresistibly attractive to Pierre.
You do not know Him, but He is here, He is in me, He is in my words, He is in thee, and even in those blasphemous words thou hast just uttered! pronounced the Mason in a stern and tremulous voice.
Hoping to enter on an entirely new life quite unlike the old one, he expected everything to be unusual, even more unusual than what he was seeing.
A skull, a coffin, the Gospel--it seemed to him that he had expected all this and even more.
And really, the feeling of devotion returned to him even more strongly than before.
But consider the position in which you are placing her and me in the eyes of society, and even of the court, he added, lowering his voice.
And when after Pierre's departure Helene returned to Petersburg, she was received by all her acquaintances not only cordially, but even with a shade of deference due to her misfortune.
I said so even at the time when everybody was in raptures about him, when he had just returned from abroad, and when, if you remember, he posed as a sort of Marat at one of my soirees.
I was against this marriage even then and foretold all that has happened.
Vienna considers the bases of the proposed treaty so unattainable that not even a continuity of most brilliant successes would secure them, and she doubts the means we have of gaining them.
Twice the marauders even attack our headquarters, and the commander-in-chief has to ask for a battalion to disperse them.
Prince Andrew touched the head with his hand; even the hair was wet, so profusely had the child perspired.
Pierre felt uncomfortable and even depressed in his friend's company and at last became silent.
Prince Andrew spoke with some animation and interest only of the new homestead he was constructing and its buildings, but even here, while on the scaffolding, in the midst of a talk explaining the future arrangements of the house, he interrupted himself:
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 I won't--not even if Bonaparte were here at Smolensk threatening Bald Hills--even then I wouldn't serve in the Russian army!
I'd sleep a bit and then again go and kiss the relics, and there was such peace all around, such blessedness, that one don't want to come out, even into the light of heaven again.
Several times parts of the Pavlograd regiment had exchanged shots with the enemy, had taken prisoners, and once had even captured Marshal Oudinot's carriages.
As no transports could arrive, the men dispersed about the abandoned and deserted villages, searching for potatoes, but found few even of these.
The roof was so constructed that one could stand up in the middle of the trench and could even sit up on the beds if one drew close to the table.
He did not even trouble to find out where Denisov had gone.
The soldiers had biscuits dealt out to them freely, and they even shared them with the other squadrons.
Rostov even noticed that Denisov did not like to be reminded of the regiment, or in general of that other free life which was going on outside the hospital.
He could not himself go to the general in attendance as he was in mufti and had come to Tilsit without permission to do so, and Boris, even had he wished to, could not have done so on the following day.
And even if they did arrest me for being here, what would it matter? thought he, looking at an officer who was entering the house the Emperor occupied.
He will lift me up, will listen, and will even thank me.
She was evidently leaning right out, for the rustle of her dress and even her breathing could be heard.
A whole series of sensible and logical considerations showing it to be essential for him to go to Petersburg, and even to re-enter the service, kept springing up in his mind.
He could not now understand how he could ever even have doubted the necessity of taking an active share in life, just as a month before he had not understood how the idea of leaving the quiet country could ever enter his head.
He did not even remember how formerly, on the strength of similar wretched logical arguments, it had seemed obvious that he would be degrading himself if he now, after the lessons he had had in life, allowed himself to believe in the possibility of being useful and in the possibility of happiness or love.
Mon cher, even in this case you can't do without Michael Mikhaylovich Speranski.
"Si vous envisagez la question sous ce point de vue," * he began, pronouncing French with evident difficulty, and speaking even slower than in Russian but quite calmly.
He did nothing, did not even think or find time to think, but only talked, and talked successfully, of what he had thought while in the country.
Such were Willarski and even the Grand Master of the principal lodge.
Even those members who seemed to be on his side understood him in their own way with limitations and alterations he could not agree to, as what he always wanted most was to convey his thought to others just as he himself understood it.
Pierre saw that there was a conspiracy against him and that they wanted to reunite him with his wife, and in the mood he then was, this was not even unpleasant to him.
Napoleon himself had noticed her in the theater and said of her: "C'est un superbe animal." * Her success as a beautiful and elegant woman did not surprise Pierre, for she had become even handsomer than before.
Young men read books before attending Helene's evenings, to have something to say in her salon, and secretaries of the embassy, and even ambassadors, confided diplomatic secrets to her, so that in a way Helene was a power.
I flared up and said much that was unpleasant and even rude to him.
Even Mamma does not understand.
Police were stationed at the brightly lit entrance which was carpeted with red baize, and not only gendarmes but dozens of police officers and even the police master himself stood at the porch.
But see, those two, though not good-looking, are even more run after.
They do not even seem to see me, or if they do they look as if they were saying, 'Ah, she's not the one I'm after, so it's not worth looking at her!'
And such was Natasha, with her surprise, her delight, her shyness, and even her mistakes in speaking French.
She was wearing a dark-blue house dress in which Prince Andrew thought her even prettier than in her ball dress.
Now you know, Count," she said to Pierre, "even our dear cousin Boris, who, between ourselves, was very far gone in the land of tenderness..."
It seemed to Natasha that even at the time she first saw Prince Andrew at Otradnoe she had fallen in love with him.
She did not even cry when, on taking leave, he kissed her hand for the last time.
She was even- tempered and calm and quite as cheerful as of old.
This amazed Nicholas and even made him regard Bolkonski's courtship skeptically.
After reaching home Nicholas was at first serious and even dull.
But what an account of everything might be Nicholas knew even less than the frightened and bewildered Mitenka.
He saw the whips in their red caps galloping along the edge of the ravine, he even saw the hounds, and was expecting a fox to show itself at any moment on the ryefield opposite.
One of his eyes was black, but he probably was not even aware of it.
They looked at one another (now that the hunt was over and they were in the house, Nicholas no longer considered it necessary to show his manly superiority over his sister), Natasha gave him a wink, and neither refrained long from bursting into a peal of ringing laughter even before they had a pretext ready to account for it.
"Uncle's" face was very significant and even handsome as he said this.
There was still the hunting establishment which Nicholas had enlarged.
I would sacrifice anything for you--even my feelings.
None of them, not even the middle-aged Dimmler, wanted to break off their conversation and quit that corner in the sitting room, but Natasha got up and Nicholas sat down at the clavichord.
With screams squeals, and waving of whips that caused even the shaft horses to gallop--the other sleighs followed.
Outside, there was the same cold stillness and the same moon, but even brighter than before.
Natasha, who had borne the first period of separation from her betrothed lightly and even cheerfully, now grew more agitated and impatient every day.
She could not write, because she could not conceive the possibility of expressing sincerely in a letter even a thousandth part of what she expressed by voice, smile, and glance.
Princess Mary seemed even quieter and more diffident than usual.
There in Petersburg they are always writing--not notes only but even new laws.
She did not even notice the special attentions and amiabilities shown her during dinner by Boris Drubetskoy, who was visiting them for the third time already.
She was by now decidedly plain, but thought herself not merely as good-looking as before but even far more attractive.
Though nothing of the kind had happened to her she was regarded in that light, and had even herself come to believe that she had suffered much in life.
When she came ready dressed into the ballroom to await her father, and looking in the large mirror there saw that she was pretty, very pretty, she felt even more sad, but it was a sweet, tender sadness.
She could not follow the opera nor even listen to the music; she saw only the painted cardboard and the queerly dressed men and women who moved, spoke, and sang so strangely in that brilliant light.
She even turned so that he should see her profile in what she thought was its most becoming aspect.
The whole town is singing their praises and I don't even know them!
Pierre received him unwillingly at first, but got used to him after a while, sometimes even accompanied him on his carousals, and gave him money under the guise of loans.
She did not even get up to greet him.
But still he pitied Prince Andrew to the point of tears and sympathized with his wounded pride, and the more he pitied his friend the more did he think with contempt and even with disgust of that Natasha who had just passed him in the ballroom with such a look of cold dignity.
Looking at them Pierre realized what contempt and animosity they all felt for the Rostovs, and that it was impossible in their presence even to mention the name of her who could give up Prince Andrew for anyone else.
On the twenty-ninth of May Napoleon left Dresden, where he had spent three weeks surrounded by a court that included princes, dukes, kings, and even an emperor.
They tried to make their way forward to the opposite bank and, though there was a ford one third of a mile away, were proud that they were swimming and drowning in this river under the eyes of the man who sat on the log and was not even looking at what they were doing.
He became still more absorbed in his task when the Russian general entered, and after glancing over his spectacles at Balashev's face, which was animated by the beauty of the morning and by his talk with Murat, he did not rise or even stir, but scowled still more and sneered malevolently.
Not only could he no longer think the thoughts that had first come to him as he lay gazing at the sky on the field of Austerlitz and had later enlarged upon with Pierre, and which had filled his solitude at Bogucharovo and then in Switzerland and Rome, but he even dreaded to recall them and the bright and boundless horizons they had revealed.
On receiving this letter, Nicholas did not even make any attempt to get leave of absence or to retire from the army, but wrote to his parents that he was sorry Natasha was ill and her engagement broken off, and that he would do all he could to meet their wishes.
Even those playing cards behind the partition soon left their game and came over to the samovar, yielding to the general mood of courting Mary Hendrikhovna.
The sounds, which he had not heard for so long, had an even more pleasurable and exhilarating effect on Rostov than the previous sounds of firing.
"So others are even more afraid than I am!" he thought.
Even to Natasha herself it was pleasant to see that so many sacrifices were being made for her sake, and to know that she had to take medicine at certain hours, though she declared that no medicine would cure her and that it was all nonsense.
And it was even pleasant to be able to show, by disregarding the orders, that she did not believe in medical treatment and did not value her life.
What would she not have given to bring back even a single day of that time!
But she was not even grateful to him for it; nothing good on Pierre's part seemed to her to be an effort, it seemed so natural for him to be kind to everyone that there was no merit in his kindness.
Even at ten o'clock, when the Rostovs got out of their carriage at the chapel, the sultry air, the shouts of hawkers, the light and gay summer clothes of the crowd, the dusty leaves of the trees on the boulevard, the sounds of the band and the white trousers of a battalion marching to parade, the rattling of wheels on the cobblestones, and the brilliant, hot sunshine were all full of that summer languor, that content and discontent with the present, which is most strongly felt on a bright, hot day in town.
Bless his counsels, his undertakings, and his work; strengthen his kingdom by Thine almighty hand, and give him victory over his enemy, even as Thou gavest Moses the victory over Amalek, Gideon over Midian, and David over Goliath.
His coachman did not even ask whether he was to wait.
Even before he saw her, while taking off his cloak, he heard her.
As he approached the Kremlin he even began to avoid being crushed and resolutely stuck out his elbows in a menacing way.
In historical works on the year 1812 French writers are very fond of saying that Napoleon felt the danger of extending his line, that he sought a battle and that his marshals advised him to stop at Smolensk, and of making similar statements to show that the danger of the campaign was even then understood.
She could not have read the letter as she did not even know it had arrived.
While he was away Princess Mary, Dessalles, Mademoiselle Bourienne, and even little Nicholas exchanged looks in silence.
But on the road, the highroad along which the troops marched, there was no such freshness even at night or when the road passed through the forest; the dew was imperceptible on the sandy dust churned up more than six inches deep.
With fifteen thousand men I held the enemy at bay for thirty-five hours and beat him; but he would not hold out even for fourteen hours.
Thoughts that had not entered her mind for years--thoughts of a life free from the fear of her father, and even the possibility of love and of family happiness--floated continually in her imagination like temptations of the devil.
Alpatych also knew that on the previous day another peasant had even brought from the village of Visloukhovo, which was occupied by the French, a proclamation by a French general that no harm would be done to the inhabitants, and if they remained they would be paid for anything taken from them.
It seemed that no horses could be had even for the carriages, much less for the carting.
Is it true, as they tell me, that I can't even go away?
With mournful pleasure she now lingered over these images, repelling with horror only the last one, the picture of his death, which she felt she could not contemplate even in imagination at this still and mystic hour of night.
"Even then he wanted to tell me what he told me the day he died," she thought.
It was said that Mamonov's regiment would cost him eight hundred thousand rubles, and that Bezukhov had spent even more on his, but that the best thing about Bezukhov's action was that he himself was going to don a uniform and ride at the head of his regiment without charging anything for the show.
And the people too are quite mutinous--they no longer obey, even my maid has taken to being rude.
The battle of Borodino was not fought on a chosen and entrenched position with forces only slightly weaker than those of the enemy, but, as a result of the loss of the Shevardino Redoubt, the Russians fought the battle of Borodino on an open and almost unentrenched position, with forces only half as numerous as the French; that is to say, under conditions in which it was not merely unthinkable to fight for ten hours and secure an indecisive result, but unthinkable to keep an army even from complete disintegration and flight.
The peasants--even they have to go, said the soldier behind the cart, addressing Pierre with a sad smile.
Now the decisive moment of battle had come when Kutuzov would be destroyed and the power pass to Bennigsen, or even if Kutuzov won the battle it would be felt that everything was done by Bennigsen.
Success never depends, and never will depend, on position, or equipment, or even on numbers, and least of all on position.
The dispositions cited above are not at all worse, but are even better, than previous dispositions by which he had won victories.
Napoleon at the battle of Borodino fulfilled his office as representative of authority as well as, and even better than, at other battles.
The soldiers looked askance at him with surprise and even alarm as they went past him.
But not only was it impossible to make out what was happening from where he was standing down below, or from the knoll above on which some of his generals had taken their stand, but even from the fleches themselves--in which by this time there were now Russian and now French soldiers, alternately or together, dead, wounded, alive, frightened, or maddened-- even at those fleches themselves it was impossible to make out what was taking place.
But even their orders, like Napoleon's, were seldom carried out, and then but partially.
Napoleon's generals--Davout, Ney, and Murat, who were near that region of fire and sometimes even entered it--repeatedly led into it huge masses of well-ordered troops.
Though there was no advantage in sending Friant's division instead of Claparede's, and even an obvious inconvenience and delay in stopping Claparede and sending Friant now, the order was carried out exactly.
The tales passing from mouth to mouth at different ends of the army did not even resemble what Kutuzov had said, but the sense of his words spread everywhere because what he said was not the outcome of cunning calculations, but of a feeling that lay in the commander-in-chief's soul as in that of every Russian.
"It seems that even in the next world only the gentry are to have a chance!" remarked one.
Yes, it was the same flesh, the same chair a canon, the sight of which had even then filled him with horror, as by a presentiment.
Even before he gave that order the thing he did not desire, and for which he gave the order only because he thought it was expected of him, was being done.
But even that he cannot do.
No jokes, or laughter, or smiles even, were seen among all these men.
At that very time, in circumstances even more important than retreating without a battle, namely the evacuation and burning of Moscow, Rostopchin, who is usually represented as being the instigator of that event, acted in an altogether different manner from Kutuzov.
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.
Bilibin shrugged his shoulders, as much as to say that not even he could help in that difficulty.
"Even divorce you?" said he.
It has now come to my knowledge that you lent him your carriage for his removal from town, and that you have even accepted papers from him for safe custody.
The presence of Sonya, of her beloved Natasha, or even of her husband irritated her.
Even if we put them into the wing, the men's room, or the nurse's room, we must ask permission.
The count was not angry even when they told him that Natasha had countermanded an order of his, and the servants now came to her to ask whether a cart was sufficiently loaded, and whether it might be corded up.
The major-domo to whom these entreaties were addressed, though he was sorry for the wounded, resolutely refused, saying that he dare not even mention the matter to the count.
The room, dusty and untouched since the death of Joseph Bazdeev was now even gloomier.
That same evening-- without even asking himself what they were wanted for--he procured a coachman's coat and cap for Pierre, and promised to get him the pistol next day.
I'll fetch a piece of cloth at once for such an honorable gentleman, or even two pieces with pleasure.
He alone of all the Russians has disgraced the Russian name, he has caused Moscow to perish, said Rostopchin in a sharp, even voice, but suddenly he glanced down at Vereshchagin who continued to stand in the same submissive attitude.
The distant roar of the yelling crowd was audible even there.
Not only did his reason not reproach him for what he had done, but he even found cause for self-satisfaction in having so successfully contrived to avail himself of a convenient opportunity to punish a criminal and at the same time pacify the mob.
Even now he felt clearly that the gory trace of that recollection would not pass with time, but that the terrible memory would, on the contrary, dwell in his heart ever more cruelly and painfully to the end of his life.
Many of them appropriated several houses, chalked their names on them, and quarreled and even fought with other companies for them.
Even if Pierre were not a Frenchman, having once received that loftiest of human appellations he could not renounce it, said the officer's look and tone.
The conflict of magnanimity between the mother and the daughter, ending in the mother's sacrificing herself and offering her daughter in marriage to her lover, even now agitated the captain, though it was the memory of a distant past.
At the time of that meeting it had not produced an effect upon him--he had not even once recalled it.
The captain made a gesture signifying that even if he did not understand it he begged Pierre to continue.
Urged on by Ramballe's questions he also told what he had at first concealed--his own position and even his name.
You can even see the crows flying.
Soon after that Natasha heard her mother's even breathing.
It was difficult to hide such a big pistol even under his wide coat.
As Pierre approached that street the smoke became denser and denser--he even felt the heat of the fire.
They all knew very well that the enchanting countess' illness arose from an inconvenience resulting from marrying two husbands at the same time, and that the Italian's cure consisted in removing such inconvenience; but in Anna Pavlovna's presence no one dared to think of this or even appear to know it.
His particularly free manner of dancing even surprised them all.
But the latter's good-natured naivete was so boundless that sometimes even he involuntarily yielded to Nicholas' good humor.
Nicholas blushed and was confused when people spoke to him about the princess (as she did when he was mentioned) and even when he thought of her, but in her presence he felt quite at ease, and said not at all what he had prepared, but what, quite appropriately, occurred to him at the moment.
But as soon as he closed them he saw before him the dreadful face of the factory lad-- especially dreadful because of its simplicity--and the faces of the murderers, even more dreadful because of their disquiet.
His head was quite round, his back, chest, shoulders, and even his arms, which he held as if ever ready to embrace something, were rounded, his pleasant smile and his large, gentle brown eyes were also round.
After that he avoided Dessalles and the countess who caressed him and either sat alone or came timidly to Princess Mary, or to Natasha of whom he seemed even fonder than of his aunt, and clung to them quietly and shyly.
That movement from the Nizhni to the Ryazan, Tula, and Kaluga roads was so natural that even the Russian marauders moved in that direction, and demands were sent from Petersburg for Kutuzov to take his army that way.
The officer searched till six o'clock in the evening without even stopping to eat.
All this had to be dealt with, the prisoners and guns secured, the booty divided--not without some shouting and even a little fighting among themselves--and it was on this that the Cossacks all busied themselves.
And they did indeed get somewhere, though not to their right places; a few eventually even got to their right place, but too late to be of any use and only in time to be fired at.
It would be difficult and even impossible to imagine any result more opportune than the actual outcome of this battle.
Even philanthropy did not have the desired effect.
Not only was the paper money valueless which Napoleon so graciously distributed to the unfortunate, but even silver lost its value in relation to gold.
"The Grand Marshal of the palace," wrote the governor, "complains bitterly that in spite of repeated orders, the soldiers continue to commit nuisances in all the courtyards and even under the very windows of the Emperor."
Its lack of a master, a name, or even of a breed or any definite color did not seem to trouble the blue-gray dog in the least.
The former slackness which had shown itself even in his eyes was now replaced by an energetic readiness for action and resistance.
And even that ruined and befouled house – which in dull weather was repulsively ugly – seemed quietly beautiful now, in the clear, motionless brilliance.
"You see, dear man, this is not a sewing shop, and I had no proper tools; and, as they say, one needs a tool even to kill a louse," said Platon with one of his round smiles, obviously pleased with his work.
His intention of killing Napoleon and his calculations of the cabalistic number of the beast of the Apocalypse now seemed to him meaningless and even ridiculous.
His anger with his wife and anxiety that his name should not be smirched now seemed not merely trivial but even amusing.
And this not only stayed with him during the whole of his imprisonment, but even grew in strength as the hardships of his position increased.
But even as he spoke he began to doubt whether this was the corporal he knew or a stranger, so unlike himself did the corporal seem at that moment.
They've loaded goods even on the cannon!
Good lord, they've even grabbed those chaises!...
During this halt the escort treated the prisoners even worse than they had done at the start.
So it came about that at the council at Malo-Yaroslavets, when the generals pretending to confer together expressed various opinions, all mouths were closed by the opinion uttered by the simple-minded soldier Mouton who, speaking last, said what they all felt: that the one thing needful was to get away as quickly as possible; and no one, not even Napoleon, could say anything against that truth which they all recognized.
Petya had heard in the army many stories of Dolokhov's extraordinary bravery and of his cruelty to the French, so from the moment he entered the hut Petya did not take his eyes from him, but braced himself up more and more and held his head high, that he might not be unworthy even of such company.
The prisoners were more burdensome to the escort than even the cavalry saddles or Junot's baggage.
(The horseflesh was appetizing and nourishing, the saltpeter flavor of the gunpowder they used instead of salt was even pleasant; there was no great cold, it was always warm walking in the daytime, and at night there were the campfires; the lice that devoured him warmed his body.)
Besides, as a result of the frequent and rapid change of position by each army, even what information was obtained could not be delivered in time.
Even that final running away, described in ordinary language as the lowest depth of baseness which every child is taught to be ashamed of--even that act finds justification in the historians' language.
Even that final running away, described in ordinary language as the lowest depth of baseness which every child is taught to be ashamed of--even that act finds justification in the historians' language.
But even if we admitted that Kutuzov, Chichagov, and others were the cause of the Russian failures, it is still incomprehensible why, the position of the Russian army being what it was at Krasnoe and at the Berezina (in both cases we had superior forces), the French army with its marshals, kings, and Emperor was not captured, if that was what the Russians aimed at.
But not even that could be said for those who drew up this project, for it was not they who had suffered from the trampled beds.
To them the words of Miloradovich seem very interesting, and so do their surmises and the rewards this or that general received; but the question of those fifty thousand men who were left in hospitals and in graves does not even interest them, for it does not come within the range of their investigation.
They spoke little even to one another, and when they did it was of very unimportant matters.
While they were strong we didn't spare ourselves, but now we may even pity them.
Even wormwood grows on its own root.
Some Russians even did that, but they were exceptions.
But even then, at moments of weakness as he had accounted them, his mind had penetrated to those distances and he had there seen the same pettiness, worldliness, and senselessness.
You, who have suffered so from the French, do not even feel animosity toward them.
He spoke of you even at the very last, she went on, turning her eyes from Pierre to her companion with a shyness that surprised him for an instant.
Again the princess glanced round at her companion with even more uneasiness in her manner and was about to add something, but Pierre interrupted her.
They even tell me wonders I myself never dreamed of!
When he ventured to glance her way again her face was cold, stern, and he fancied even contemptuous.
The reawakened power of life that had seized Natasha was so evidently irrepressible and unexpected by her that in her presence Princess Mary felt that she had no right to reproach her even in her heart.
Even if they do not know for what purpose they are fattened, they will at least know that all that happened to the ram did not happen accidentally, and will no longer need the conceptions of chance or genius.
But the once proud and shrewd rulers of France, feeling that their part is played out, are even more bewildered than he, and do not say the words they should have said to destroy him and retain their power.
He tried to avoid his old acquaintances with their commiseration and offensive offers of assistance; he avoided all distraction and recreation, and even at home did nothing but play cards with his mother, pace silently up and down the room, and smoke one pipe after another.
Why, you said yourself you don't want even to see her.
In autumn he gave himself up to hunting with the same business-like seriousness--leaving home for a month, or even two, with his hunt.
I didn't even think of being angry, he replied.
Nicholas and his wife lived together so happily that even Sonya and the old countess, who felt jealous and would have liked them to disagree, could find nothing to reproach them with; but even they had their moments of antagonism.
From the room in which Nicholas was sleeping came the sound of his even breathing, every slightest tone of which was familiar to his wife.
At the rare moments when the old fire did kindle in her handsome, fully developed body she was even more attractive than in former days.
"Only she lets her love of her husband and children overflow all bounds," said the countess, "so that it even becomes absurd."
When her next baby was born, despite the opposition of her mother, the doctors, and even of her husband himself-- who were all vigorously opposed to her nursing her baby herself, a thing then unheard of and considered injurious--she insisted on having her own way, and after that nursed all her babies herself.
He wanted to smile but dared not even think of doing so.
The boy with the thin neck stretching out from the turn-down collar-- whom everyone had forgotten--gazed at Pierre with even greater and more rapturous joy.
The Tugendbund is all vewy well for the sausage eaters, but I don't understand it and can't even pwonounce it, interposed Denisov in a loud and resolute voice.
Perhaps it need not be done so pedantically, thought Nicholas, or even done at all, but this untiring, continual spiritual effort of which the sole aim was the children's moral welfare delighted him.
And what we quarreled about--I don't even remember!
Yes, I will do something with which even he would be satisfied....
To seize and put into words, to describe directly the life of humanity or even of a single nation, appears impossible.
Besides this, historians of that kind contradict each other even in their statement as to the force on which the authority of some particular person was based.
But not to speak of the intrinsic quality of histories of this kind (which may possibly even be of use to someone for something) the histories of culture, to which all general histories tend more and more to approximate, are significant from the fact that after seriously and minutely examining various religious, philosophic, and political doctrines as causes of events, as soon as they have to describe an actual historic event such as the campaign of 1812 for instance, they involuntarily describe it as resulting from an exercise of power--and say plainly that that was the result of Napoleon's will.
They can be used and can circulate and fulfill their purpose without harm to anyone and even advantageously, as long as no one asks what is the security behind them.
(With this method of observation it often happens that the observer, influenced by the direction he himself prefers, regards those as leaders who, owing to the people's change of direction, are no longer in front, but on one side, or even in the rear.)
On the other hand, even if we admitted that words could be the cause of events, history shows that the expression of the will of historical personages does not in most cases produce any effect, that is to say, their commands are often not executed, and sometimes the very opposite of what they order occurs.
But to know what can and what cannot be executed is impossible, not only in the case of Napoleon's invasion of Russia in which millions participated, but even in the simplest event, for in either case millions of obstacles may arise to prevent its execution.
If in a thousand years even one man in a million could act freely, that is, as he chose, it is evident that one single free act of that man's in violation of the laws governing human action would destroy the possibility of the existence of any laws for the whole of humanity.
When we do not at all understand the cause of an action, whether a crime, a good action, or even one that is simply nonmoral, we ascribe a greater amount of freedom to it.
But even if--imagining a man quite exempt from all influences, examining only his momentary action in the present, unevoked by any cause--we were to admit so infinitely small a remainder of inevitability as equaled zero, we should even then not have arrived at the conception of complete freedom in man, for a being uninfluenced by the external world, standing outside of time and independent of cause, is no longer a man.
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.
But just as the subject of every science is the manifestation of this unknown essence of life while that essence itself can only be the subject of metaphysics, even the manifestation of the force of free will in human beings in space, in time, and in dependence on cause forms the subject of history, while free will itself is the subject of metaphysics.
If there is even a single body moving freely, then the laws of Kepler and Newton are negatived and no conception of the movement of the heavenly bodies any longer exists.
But even after the discovery of the law of Copernicus the Ptolemaic worlds were still studied for a long time.
Even so, Alex wasn't back by the time she got out.
Even as she thought it, she knew her anger had nothing to do with their heritage.
Even so, she was the one who had made the rule.
"Maybe it's even nicer inside," She said with a forced smile.
In fact, at the party he had spent an unnecessary amount of time with the woman he almost married – and hadn't even introduced her.
Even if they could change things, she didn't want to.
Even so, everyone was anxious to get back home.
He even tried to get custody of Alex.
How long this state of things continued Dorothy could not even guess, she was so greatly bewildered.
There was even a thorn upon the tip of his nose and he looked so funny that Dorothy laughed when she saw him.
Yet one has just occurred that was even worse than the first.
On some of the bushes might be seen a bud, a blossom, a baby, a half-grown person and a ripe one; but even those ready to pluck were motionless and silent, as if devoid of life.
The beautiful creature passed her hands over her eyes an instant, tucked in a stray lock of hair that had become disarranged, and after a look around the garden made those present a gracious bow and said, in a sweet but even toned voice:
"And they have no hearts; so they can't love anyone – not even themselves," declared the boy.
But even that did not satisfy the Princess.
Two childish voices laughed merrily at this action, and Dorothy was sure they were in no danger among such light-hearted folks, even if those folks couldn't be seen.
"It occurs to me you have a great deal to make you happy, even while invisible," remarked the Wizard.
All people need rest, even if they are made of wood, and as there is no night here they select a certain time of the day in which to sleep or doze.
You, poor thing! cannot even bleed when you are hurt.
He did not even hear his mother's footsteps as she came into the room.
In those times there were even some kings who could not read.
Many great men were glad to call him their friend, and even kings asked his advice and were amused by his fables.
Both he and his family dressed well; they had plenty to eat; he had even bought a horse to help him carry his produce to market.
He taught that men ought to be kind even to their enemies.
But nowhere in it was there even a hint that it might not be possible.
Most people haven't even tried because we cannot reasonably imagine a way by which we can be rid of them.
Nothing exists that even remotely looks like Twitter before the Internet.
If I had an even faster computer than I have today, I could come up with really interesting questions to ask it.
Even if Knower #1 taught someone the fact, story, etc., what if Knower #2 didn't remember it?
I knew my own mind well enough and always had my own way, even if I had to fight tooth and nail for it.
I imitated this action, even wearing his spectacles, thinking they might help solve the mystery.
If I did not know the words and idioms necessary to express my thoughts she supplied them, even suggesting conversation when I was unable to keep up my end of the dialogue.
Self-emancipation even in the West Indian provinces of the fancy and imagination--what Wilberforce is there to bring that about?
A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.
But even if the rent is not mended, perhaps the worst vice betrayed is improvidence.
Helene was so lovely that not only did she not show any trace of coquetry, but on the contrary she even appeared shy of her unquestionable and all too victorious beauty.
"But, my dear Monsieur Pierre," said she, "how do you explain the fact of a great man executing a duc--or even an ordinary man who--is innocent and untried?"
When I left the room, she was sweating until even her hair was wet.