Sometimes a new word revived an image that some earlier experience had engraved on my brain.
It was not Napoleon alone who had experienced that nightmare feeling of the mighty arm being stricken powerless, but all the generals and soldiers of his army whether they had taken part in the battle or not, after all their experience of previous battles--when after one tenth of such efforts the enemy had fled--experienced a similar feeling of terror before an enemy who, after losing HALF his men, stood as threateningly at the end as at the beginning of the battle.
It is not the word, but the capacity to experience the sensation that counts in his education.
Even if their paths never crossed, his offer still made her feel special in a way she'd never had time to experience with another man.
You have experience with that sort of thing and I really don't know where to start.
And yet we do have some experience with situations where scarcity is nonexistent.
In the first place she had nineteen months' experience of sight and sound.
Let him get language and he gets the very stuff that language is made of, the thought and the experience of his race.
Children, who play life, discern its true law and relations more clearly than men, who fail to live it worthily, but who think that they are wiser by experience, that is, by failure.
I was an involuntary spectator and auditor of whatever was done and said in the kitchen of the adjacent village-inn--a wholly new and rare experience to me.
With his sixty years' experience he knew what value to attach to rumors, knew how apt people who desire anything are to group all news so that it appears to confirm what they desire, and he knew how readily in such cases they omit all that makes for the contrary.
A heavenly experience, if their destination had been different.
This was my first real experience in college life, and a delightful experience it was!
And so, if the railroad reached round the world, I think that I should keep ahead of you; and as for seeing the country and getting experience of that kind, I should have to cut your acquaintance altogether.
It is a surprising and memorable, as well as valuable experience, to be lost in the woods any time.
In order to see how nearly I could guess, with this experience, at the deepest point in a pond, by observing the outlines of a surface and the character of its shores alone, I made a plan of White Pond, which contains about forty-one acres, and, like this, has no island in it, nor any visible inlet or outlet; and as the line of greatest breadth fell very near the line of least breadth, where two opposite capes approached each other and two opposite bays receded, I ventured to mark a point a short distance from the latter line, but still on the line of greatest length, as the deepest.
Since the campaigns of Austerlitz and of 1807 Rostov knew by experience that men always lie when describing military exploits, as he himself had done when recounting them; besides that, he had experience enough to know that nothing happens in war at all as we can imagine or relate it.
Now, instead of just intellectually engaging with the news, we feel the government brutality, we experience the war, we are electrified by the demonstrations, and we are horrified at the suffering.
One day spent with the blind children made me feel thoroughly at home in my new environment, and I looked eagerly from one pleasant experience to another as the days flew swiftly by.
This experience entitled me to be regarded as a sort of real-estate broker by my friends.
It was a singular experience that long acquaintance which I cultivated with beans, what with planting, and hoeing, and harvesting, and threshing, and picking over and selling them--the last was the hardest of all--I might add eating, for I did taste.
This is the result of my experience in raising beans: Plant the common small white bush bean about the first of June, in rows three feet by eighteen inches apart, being careful to select fresh round and unmixed seed.
We should come home from far, from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day, with new experience and character.
The repugnance to animal food is not the effect of experience, but is an instinct.
The universal experience of ages, showing that children do grow imperceptibly from the cradle to manhood, did not exist for the countess.
It now seemed clear to him that all his experience of life must be senselessly wasted unless he applied it to some kind of work and again played an active part in life.
They are armed against you by the same experience of debauchery; but to promise a maid to marry her... to deceive, to kidnap....
He's stupid, but he has experience, a quick eye, and resolution....
Already from his military experience and what he had seen in the Austrian campaign, he had come to the conclusion that in war the most deeply considered plans have no significance and that all depends on the way unexpected movements of the enemy--that cannot be foreseen--are met, and on how and by whom the whole matter is handled.
He despised them because of his old age and experience of life.
What did she say after the most awkward experience of her life?
The best passages are those in which she talks about herself, and gives her world in terms of her experience of it.
On one of them I noticed that the strings were of wire, and having had some experience in bead work, I said I thought they would break.
What does architecture amount to in the experience of the mass of men?
The present was my next experiment of this kind, which I purpose to describe more at length, for convenience putting the experience of two years into one.
If we were left solely to the wordy wit of legislators in Congress for our guidance, uncorrected by the seasonable experience and the effectual complaints of the people, America would not long retain her rank among the nations.
And he was not the only man to experience that feeling during those memorable days preceding the battle of Austerlitz: nine tenths of the men in the Russian army were then in love, though less ecstatically, with their Tsar and the glory of the Russian arms.
He knew from experience the tormenting expectation of terror and death the cornet was suffering and knew that only time could help him.
Sometimes, she heard longing in his voice, the same yearning she experience for him.
While Dean could have officially requested Fitzgerald to pursue the matter, his past experience was beginning to teach Dean when to keep his mouth shut.