His only explanation was that he liked being alone.
He gave no explanation and headed toward her bedroom.
She waited for an explanation, but he rode on in silence.
He would be expecting some explanation for her request, but what?
This fluctuation finds a parallel in the age at which the Levites were to serve; for neither has any reasonable explanation been found on the traditional view.
He waited for an explanation, but she had said all she was going to say on the subject.
There was probably an innocent explanation for the scene at the building.
The only explanation was that the Others weren't as ready to see him fail as they claimed to be.
It is possibly for the purpose of feeding on parasitic mites that book-scorpions lodge themselves beneath the wing-cases of large tropical beetles; and the same explanation, in default of a better, may be extended to their well-known and oft-recorded habit of seizing hold of the legs of horse-flies or other two-winged insects.
Kris gave no explanation, simply strode into the shadow world.
I couldn't come up with an explanation that would keep him from notifying the police.
Without that degree of mental development and activity which perceives the necessity of superhuman creative power, no explanation of natural phenomena is possible.
"I imagine I owe you an explanation," Mr. Tim said.
The disturbing conditions of will, life and organic forces are eliminated from the problem; he starts with the clear and distinct idea of extension, figured and moved, and thence by mathematical laws he gives a hypothetical explanation of all things.
Langeron lifted his eyes with an expression of perplexity, turned round to Miloradovich as if seeking an explanation, but meeting the latter's impressive but meaningless gaze drooped his eyes sadly and again took to twirling his snuffbox.
She found herself nodding, accepting his explanation more easily than even Gabriel's.
"By the way," Cynthia said, in a firm tone, "I believe I'm due an explanation from you."
He waited for an explanation, but she had said all she was going to say on the subject.
Stansfeld was vigorously defended by Bright and Forster, and his explanation was accepted as quite satisfactory by Palmerston.
With the help of local agencies around the world that have experience in micro-loans, a would-be borrower—say, a fish seller in the Philippines—uploads a picture and an explanation of what she wants the loan for.
Helen's mind is so gifted by nature that she seems able to understand with only the faintest touch of explanation every possible variety of external relations.
She shook her head, searching his face for some explanation of the chill in his response to her.
The people of the pagus or village, applied to the dwellers in the country where the worship of the old gods still lingered, when the people of the towns were Christians (but see Pagan for a more tenable explanation of that term).
The so-called musical arc of Duddell has been the subject of considerable investigation, and physicists are not entirely in accordance as to the true explanation of the mode of production of the oscillations.
In 1628, the first complete explanation that blood flows through the body in arteries was published.
He prints a bar under the decimals; this notation first appears without any explanation in his "Lucubrationes" appended to the Constructio.
We are forced to fall back on fatalism as an explanation of irrational events (that is to say, events the reasonableness of which we do not understand).
Miss Keller's later education is easy to understand and needs no further explanation than she has given.
But the mind of man not only refuses to believe this explanation, but plainly says that this method of explanation is fallacious, because in it a weaker phenomenon is taken as the cause of a stronger.
Explanation of our lack of success was unnecessary and we all retired for the night.
Perhaps an explanation of the method that was in use when I took my examinations will not be amiss here.
The explanation of this strange fact given by Russian military historians (to the effect that Kutuzov hindered an attack) is unfounded, for we know that he could not restrain the troops from attacking at Vyazma and Tarutino.
She launched into an explanation of the truckload of supplies and a description of her new room.
Kiera sought an explanation, recalling he was not familiar with most slang despite his mastery of English.
Kiera's tears stopped sometime during the hours of explanation and history lessons Evelyn gave.
He wanted to scream at him; to demand an explanation, but understood how fruitless that would be and measured his best course to remain calm.
Unfortunately, she couldn't think of an explanation that would be true and make him feel better.
She sipped her coffee, no doubt waiting for further explanation before commenting again.
Such explanation of physical phenomena is the main problem of Descartes, and it goes on encroaching upon territories once supposed proper to the mind.
The "analogy of faith," as a rule of interpretation, he greatly limits, and teaches that it can never afford of itself the explanation of words, but only determine the choice among their possible meanings.
In seeking for an explanation we may perhaps trust, at least in part, the evidence of the Ethnicon itself.
I ought to apologize to the reader and to Miss Keller for presuming to say what her subject matter is worth, but one more explanation is necessary.
The explanation of the fact was unimportant compared to the fact itself and the need of hurrying on.
TOO MUCH EXPLANATION DIRECTS THE CHILD'S ATTENTION TO WORDS AND SENTENCES, SO THAT HE FAILS TO GET THE THOUGHT AS A WHOLE.
Her vocabulary has all the phrases that other people use, and the explanation of it, and the reasonableness of it ought to be evident by this time.
The old prince did not evince the least interest during this explanation, but as if he were not listening to it continued to dress while walking about, and three times unexpectedly interrupted.
At that time, the Russians were so used to victories that on receiving news of the defeat some would simply not believe it, while others sought some extraordinary explanation of so strange an event.
That evening, proud of Dolokhov's proposal, her refusal, and her explanation with Nicholas, Sonya twirled about before she left home so that the maid could hardly get her hair plaited, and she was transparently radiant with impulsive joy.
While father and son were having their explanation, the mother and daughter were having one not less important.
This silence was broken by one of the brethren, who led Pierre up to the rug and began reading to him from a manuscript book an explanation of all the figures on it: the sun, the moon, a hammer, a plumb line, a trowel, a rough stone and a squared stone, a pillar, three windows, and so on.
It seemed to him that he ought to have an explanation with Natasha and tell her that the old times must be forgotten, that in spite of everything... she could not be his wife, that he had no means, and they would never let her marry him.
When they got home Natasha was the first to begin the explanation Sonya expected.
We have had an explanation today.
He is as right as other historians who look for the explanation of historic events in the will of one man; he is as right as the Russian historians who maintain that Napoleon was drawn to Moscow by the skill of the Russian commanders.
The man who explains the movement of the locomotive by the smoke that is carried back has noticed that the wheels do not supply an explanation and has taken the first sign that occurs to him and in his turn has offered that as an explanation.
Having abandoned the conception of the ancients as to the divine subjection of the will of a nation to some chosen man and the subjection of that man's will to the Deity, history cannot without contradictions take a single step till it has chosen one of two things: either a return to the former belief in the direct intervention of the Deity in human affairs or a definite explanation of the meaning of the force producing historical events and termed "power."
She cut her explanation off short as Cade pulled into the drive.
She was enthralled with the lengthy explanation and they were surprised in the telling how much had happened in the short time she was away.
"I think I deserve an explanation," she breathed.
If she didn't give him some explanation, he'd really be suspicious.
On the 30th of May Luther sent an explanation of his theses to the pope; on the 7th of August he was cited to appear at Rome.
Of the 229 only 67 were women, the only assignable explanation being their rarer employment in the fields.
Descartes began with the certainty that we are thinking beings; that region remains untouched; but up to its very borders the mechanical explanation of nature reigns unchecked.
But the Cartesian theory, like the later speculations of Kant and Laplace, proposes to give a hypothetical explanation of the circumstances and motions which in the normal course of things led to the state of things required by the law of attraction.
Thorianite, however, contains no silica, and until it is shown that metallic oxides behave in the same way this explanation must be accepted with reserve.
This is especially true of her earlier lessons, when her knowledge of language was so slight as to make explanation impossible.
Nicholas felt the situation to be intolerable and went to have an explanation with his mother.
As she read she glanced at the sleeping Natasha, trying to find in her face an explanation of what she was reading, but did not find it.
In the midst of his explanation shouts were heard from the army, growing more incoherent and more diffused, mingling with music and songs and coming from the field where the review was held.
"Perhaps he is not asleep; I'll have an explanation with him," she said to herself.
Rissa paid heed to his explanation of tactics, uncertain if they were truthful, but noting his assessments.
He obviously knew he owed us an explanation but I sensed he would wait us out until someone asked.
The chief of his other contributions to optics was the explanation of the rainbow - an explanation far from complete, since the unequal refrangibility of the rays of light was yet undiscovered - but a decided advance upon his predecessors, notably on the De radiis visas et lucis (1611) of Marc-Antonio de Dominis, archbishop of Spalato.
This theory, he believed, would afford an explanation of every phenomenon whatever, and in nearly every department of knowledge he has given specimens of its power.