The lifestyle would be culture shock enough, but there were so many other things... family squabbles, gender commitments... things he had been foolish enough to believe he could escape so many miles away and in such a different lifestyle.
The goat dairy was built by the Reynolds family - even Josh, although under protest.
He had no family left now except his sister, Katie, and the birth father they were going to visit in Texas.
Carmen and Alex hosted Thanksgiving Dinner for all the family they had in Arkansas.
Bill was family because he was married to Alex's sister.
Alex had been the one who helped her see them as true family, and yet he was having issues accepting his own father.
I didn't ask about his family tree.
"Second," Katie cut in, "His father's family has been in this country longer than yours."
Jonathan was playing cars with Destiny in the family room floor while Carmen straightened up the clutter left by so many people.
In business transactions Alex was frugal with his money, but when it came to his family, he was generous.
It was nice having Alex home all day and having the family together, but all good things come to an end.
Of course, if you prefer, we can wait until you come home from work and make it a fun family event.
It was going to be nice having nothing to do but enjoy their little family for the next two weeks.
Maybe his family didn't consider the meal formal, but their attire was certainly better quality than she was accustomed to.
Felipa left them to their family outing and returned to the house.
On the way back to the house, Alex offered to take them to the gulf for a family outing.
We all knew about his family, but the way he acted, it was as if he wanted to hide them from us.
But then, Alex hadn't mentioned his family to her, either.
If his family had lived in the United States for centuries, why didn't they learn to speak proper English?
If he wants to keep this estate in the family, he'll have to leave it to his daughters.
Otherwise, he'll have to live with the idea that it will no longer be in the family after he passes.
Actually, it was how my family always celebrated Christmas.
There were so many emotions running below the surface of this family relationship.
He had all the family he wanted in Arkansas.
In other words, when he shook himself free of his current family, he would come to Dulce.
If his family wanted him to come back, they would have to get rid of his current responsibilities.
In fact, he must be struggling to float on the ocean of problems this family represented.
Alex was lounging with one shoulder against the wall on the other side of the family room when Carmen walked in.
It was unsettling to think he had concealed an entire family and lifestyle from her, but this was different.
Alex had always taken care of his family, but was it irresponsible to assume he always would?
You would have had to tell me about an entire family you'd been hiding.
At the end of February, Carmen was playing a game with Destiny on the family room floor when Alex came home early.
The babies were healthy and by mid-August, they would have two new family members.
Alex could rest easy knowing that their family gender ratio would remain even.
He had a family to support - and two more children on the way.
Alex was in the family room and Jonathan was still in his room, so she went searching for Alex to help her with the zipper.
Later they were taken to a room where they were introduced to their newest family members.
Why, because he is the son of a prominent family doctor?
According to Lisa, they were the closest thing to a family that she had other than her parents and siblings.
Hopefully her family would be in the restaurant now – safe from any flooding on the highway.
Allen couldn't be rejected, so he belittled her intelligence, the close relationship with her family and accused her of cheating on him.
No one in her family ever questioned her innocence.
Fayetteville was where her family had decided she would go to college – close to them and safe, but she longed for those layered mountain ranges where wildlife abounded.
She was glad Howard was there and that her family wasn't.
Only luck had kept her from joining her family today.
"My family," she managed tersely.
Why don't you try calling your family again?
Are you related to the family that...
Stayed at home instead of joining her family for a birthday dinner.
The last thing Lisa wanted to do was create tension to go along with the disruption she had already made in their family routine.
By that time the Giddon family would have felt the need to feed her two more times.
When she brought his coffee into the living room, she found him holding their family photo.
Sure. Is it someone your family knew?
No, it's no one my family knew but I think the change will be good for me.
For the most part, the work she did for the Giddon family was little more than she would have done at home - with the exception that at home she probably would have made a sandwich instead of a meal.
After supper, they all spent their usual evening in the family room.
Would she ever be able to watch a normal family scene without feeling the agony of her loss?
It was a cozy family setting, and she soon forgot the argument.
And most important of all, was she or Giddon's family in any danger?
Let's go watch TV in the family room.
. family, but you seem happy there.
I've been picked over six years, but our family is known to be especially long lived.
Let us all be a happy family and love one another.
And we are of an excellent family and have a pedigree that I challenge any humans to equal, as it extends back about twenty thousand years, to the time of the famous Green Dragon of Atlantis, who lived in a time when humans had not yet been created.
If he had been the only child in the family, things might have been different.
What a big family it was!
They say she has a family of young wolves up there; and that is why she kills so many lambs.
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.
Before technology and prosperity, virtually everyone spent long hard days scraping together enough calories for themselves and their family to survive.
I guarantee that if I post to a forum, "I am going to Seattle this weekend with my family; what are some things we should do?" people will post answers.
Infected children were removed to hospitals and the rest of the family was quarantined until they became noninfectious.
It will know everyone who is supposed to be in the house and alert you when someone else is in the house (replacing the family dog of old in whom we never fully placed our trust).
In 2009, in the United States of America, the poverty threshold for a single person under sixty-five was about $11,000 a year; the threshold for a family group of four, including two children, was about $22,000 a year.
For instance, if you think large corporation are greedy and evil, then when you read about how large corporations produce low-nutrition food or are putting family farms out of business, you will believe it.
Until I was ten years old, my family lived in rural East Texas and raised cattle, chickens, and turkeys.
My daughter, the family gardener, only plants heirloom produce from non-hybrid seeds.
I foresee a day when, on a Sunday afternoon, a family might drive (or actually be driven by their car) out to a farm to see where food comes from.
We might pay a premium to support a family farm.
Our "strong ties"—family, close friends and the like—we can always count on, but they are relatively few.
This is a force for peace, as more and more people have family members in more than one culture and share the interests of more than one nationality.
It touches one's sense of honour, particularly if you come of an old established family in the land, the Van Rensselaers, or Randolphs, or Hardicanutes.
But I had not proceeded far, when I began to bethink me that the Captain with whom I was to sail yet remained unseen by me; though, indeed, in many cases, a whale-ship will be completely fitted out, and receive all her crew on board, ere the captain makes himself visible by arriving to take command; for sometimes these voyages are so prolonged, and the shore intervals at home so exceedingly brief, that if the captain have a family, or any absorbing concernment of that sort, he does not trouble himself much about his ship in port, but leaves her to the owners till all is ready for sea.
I was going to warn ye against--but never mind, never mind--it's all one, all in the family too;--sharp frost this morning, ain't it?
Though the long period of a Southern whaling voyage (by far the longest of all voyages now or ever made by man), the peculiar perils of it, and the community of interest prevailing among a company, all of whom, high or low, depend for their profits, not upon fixed wages, but upon their common luck, together with their common vigilance, intrepidity, and hard work; though all these things do in some cases tend to beget a less rigorous discipline than in merchantmen generally; yet, never mind how much like an old Mesopotamian family these whalemen may, in some primitive instances, live together; for all that, the punctilious externals, at least, of the quarter-deck are seldom materially relaxed, and in no instance done away.
And poor little Flask, he was the youngest son, and little boy of this weary family party.
A family likeness! aye, he did beget ye, ye young exiled royalties; and from your grim sire only will the old State-secret come.
I looked round me tranquilly and contentedly, like a quiet ghost with a clean conscience sitting inside the bars of a snug family vault.
What is the ruinous discount which Mordecai, the broker, gets from poor Woebegone, the bankrupt, on a loan to keep Woebegone's family from starvation; what is that ruinous discount but a Fast-Fish?
And what that is, we may soon gain some idea of, by imagining all the grave-yards, cemeteries, and family vaults of creation yielding up the live bodies of all the men, women, and children who were alive seventy-five years ago; and adding this countless host to the present human population of the globe.
But Death plucked down some virtuous elder brother, on whose whistling daily toil solely hung the responsibilities of some other family, and left the worse than useless old man standing, till the hideous rot of life should make him easier to harvest.
The family on my father's side is descended from Caspar Keller, a native of Switzerland, who settled in Maryland.
I have been told that once a year he went from Tuscumbia to Philadelphia on horseback to purchase supplies for the plantation, and my aunt has in her possession many of the letters to his family, which give charming and vivid accounts of these trips.
He married Lucy Helen Everett, who belonged to the same family of Everetts as Edward Everett and Dr. Edward Everett Hale.
After the war was over the family moved to Memphis, Tennessee.
The Keller homestead, where the family lived, was a few steps from our little rose-bower.
I came, I saw, I conquered, as the first baby in the family always does.
The first baby in the family was not to be lightly named, every one was emphatic about that.
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.
The family consisted of my father and mother, two older half-brothers, and, afterward, a little sister, Mildred.
Next to his family he loved his dogs and gun.
Every one in the family prepared surprises for me, but what pleased me most, Miss Sullivan and I prepared surprises for everybody else.
Next morning it was I who waked the whole family with my first "Merry Christmas!"
I spent the autumn months with my family at our summer cottage, on a mountain about fourteen miles from Tuscumbia.
Long after dark we reached home and found the cottage empty; the family were all out hunting for us.
At dinner it was read to the assembled family, who were surprised that I could write so well.
The summer and winter following the "Frost King" incident I spent with my family in Alabama.
Miss Sullivan and I were at that time in Hulton, Pennsylvania, visiting the family of Mr. William Wade.
I cannot remember what they all were, or in what order I read them; but I know that among them were "Greek Heroes," La Fontaine's "Fables," Hawthorne's "Wonder Book," "Bible Stories," Lamb's "Tales from Shakespeare," "A Child's History of England" by Dickens, "The Arabian Nights," "The Swiss Family Robinson," "The Pilgrim's Progress," "Robinson Crusoe," "Little Women," and "Heidi," a beautiful little story which I afterward read in German.
For many years Red Farm, by King Philip's Pond, the home of Mr. J. E. Chamberlin and his family, was my home.
Naturally the family was much disturbed, and left the room.
I very soon made up my mind that I could do nothing with Helen in the midst of the family, who have always allowed her to do exactly as she pleased.
The family naturally felt inclined to interfere, especially her father, who cannot bear to see her cry.
I told her that in my opinion the child ought to be separated from the family for a few weeks at least--that she must learn to depend on and obey me before I could make any headway.
This lasted for several minutes; then this mood passed, and Nancy was thrown ruthlessly on the floor and pushed to one side, while a large, pink-cheeked, fuzzy-haired member of the family received the little mother's undivided attention.
No doubt they were signs for the different members of the family at Ivy Green.
Besides the chickens, we have several other additions to the family--two calves, a colt, and a penful of funny little pigs.
In connection with this lesson she learned the names of the members of the family and the word IS.
Of course I know that it is not always easy for strangers to understand me, but it will be by and by; and in the meantime I have the unspeakable happiness of knowing that my family and friends rejoice in my ability to speak.
When it was finished, and we read it in the family, it occasioned much comment on account of the beautiful imagery, and we could not understand how Helen could describe such pictures without the aid of sight.
But, probably, man did not live long on the earth without discovering the convenience which there is in a house, the domestic comforts, which phrase may have originally signified the satisfactions of the house more than of the family; though these must be extremely partial and occasional in those climates where the house is associated in our thoughts with winter or the rainy season chiefly, and two thirds of the year, except for a parasol, is unnecessary.
Such a lodge was in the first instance constructed in a day or two at most, and taken down and put up in a few hours; and every family owned one, or its apartment in one.
In the savage state every family owns a shelter as good as the best, and sufficient for its coarser and simpler wants; but I think that I speak within bounds when I say that, though the birds of the air have their nests, and the foxes their holes, and the savages their wigwams, in modern civilized society not more than one half the families own a shelter.
An average house in this neighborhood costs perhaps eight hundred dollars, and to lay up this sum will take from ten to fifteen years of the laborer's life, even if he is not encumbered with a family--estimating the pecuniary value of every man's labor at one dollar a day, for if some receive more, others receive less;--so that he must have spent more than half his life commonly before his wigwam will be earned.
We have built for this world a family mansion, and for the next a family tomb.
At six I passed him and his family on the road.
The pantaloons which I now wear were woven in a farmer's family--thank Heaven there is so much virtue still in man; for I think the fall from the farmer to the operative as great and memorable as that from the man to the farmer;--and in a new country, fuel is an encumbrance.
There are those who have used all their arts to persuade me to undertake the support of some poor family in the town; and if I had nothing to do--for the devil finds employment for the idle--I might try my hand at some such pastime as that.
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.
If we will read newspapers, why not skip the gossip of Boston and take the best newspaper in the world at once?--not be sucking the pap of "neutral family" papers, or browsing "Olive Branches" here in New England.
Sometimes, after staying in a village parlor till the family had all retired, I have returned to the woods, and, partly with a view to the next day's dinner, spent the hours of midnight fishing from a boat by moonlight, serenaded by owls and foxes, and hearing, from time to time, the creaking note of some unknown bird close at hand.
I had sat there many times of old before the ship was built that floated his family to America.
The chickens, which had also taken shelter here from the rain, stalked about the room like members of the family, too humanized, methought, to roast well.
If he and his family would live simply, they might all go a-huckleberrying in the summer for their amusement.
Cato says, the master of a family (patremfamilias) must have in his rustic villa "cellam oleariam, vinariam, dolia multa, uti lubeat caritatem expectare, et rei, et virtuti, et gloriae erit," that is, "an oil and wine cellar, many casks, so that it may be pleasant to expect hard times; it will be for his advantage, and virtue, and glory."
The Roman made an expiatory offering, and prayed, Whatever god or goddess thou art to whom this grove is sacred, be propitious to me, my family, and children, etc.
Farther down the hill, on the left, on the old road in the woods, are marks of some homestead of the Stratton family; whose orchard once covered all the slope of Brister's Hill, but was long since killed out by pitch pines, excepting a few stumps, whose old roots furnish still the wild stocks of many a thrifty village tree.
Nearer yet to town, you come to Breed's location, on the other side of the way, just on the edge of the wood; ground famous for the pranks of a demon not distinctly named in old mythology, who has acted a prominent and astounding part in our New England life, and deserves, as much as any mythological character, to have his biography written one day; who first comes in the guise of a friend or hired man, and then robs and murders the whole family--New-England Rum.
I lived on the edge of the village then, and had just lost myself over Davenant's "Gondibert," that winter that I labored with a lethargy--which, by the way, I never knew whether to regard as a family complaint, having an uncle who goes to sleep shaving himself, and is obliged to sprout potatoes in a cellar Sundays, in order to keep awake and keep the Sabbath, or as the consequence of my attempt to read Chalmers' collection of English poetry without skipping.
It chanced that I walked that way across the fields the following night, about the same hour, and hearing a low moaning at this spot, I drew near in the dark, and discovered the only survivor of the family that I know, the heir of both its virtues and its vices, who alone was interested in this burning, lying on his stomach and looking over the cellar wall at the still smouldering cinders beneath, muttering to himself, as is his wont.
When the snow lay deepest no wanderer ventured near my house for a week or fortnight at a time, but there I lived as snug as a meadow mouse, or as cattle and poultry which are said to have survived for a long time buried in drifts, even without food; or like that early settler's family in the town of Sutton, in this State, whose cottage was completely covered by the great snow of 1717 when he was absent, and an Indian found it only by the hole which the chimney's breath made in the drift, and so relieved the family.
Who knows what beautiful and winged life, whose egg has been buried for ages under many concentric layers of woodenness in the dead dry life of society, deposited at first in the alburnum of the green and living tree, which has been gradually converted into the semblance of its well-seasoned tomb--heard perchance gnawing out now for years by the astonished family of man, as they sat round the festive board--may unexpectedly come forth from amidst society's most trivial and handselled furniture, to enjoy its perfect summer life at last!
Well, Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of the Buonapartes.
She is rich and of good family and that's all I want.
"The Emperor Alexander," said she, with the melancholy which always accompanied any reference of hers to the Imperial family, "has declared that he will leave it to the French people themselves to choose their own form of government; and I believe that once free from the usurper, the whole nation will certainly throw itself into the arms of its rightful king," she concluded, trying to be amiable to the royalist emigrant.
I won't hear it spoken of, said the princess in the same petulantly playful tone in which she had spoken to Hippolyte in the drawing room and which was so plainly ill-suited to the family circle of which Pierre was almost a member.
On behalf of the whole family I beg you to come, mon cher!
Sometimes on his way back from the anteroom he would pass through the conservatory and pantry into the large marble dining hall, where tables were being set out for eighty people; and looking at the footmen, who were bringing in silver and china, moving tables, and unfolding damask table linen, he would call Dmitri Vasilevich, a man of good family and the manager of all his affairs, and while looking with pleasure at the enormous table would say: Well, Dmitri, you'll see that things are all as they should be?
The visitor, compelled to look on at this family scene, thought it necessary to take some part in it.
Dmitri, a man of good family who had been brought up in the count's house and now managed all his affairs, stepped softly into the room.
Marya Dmitrievna was known to the Imperial family as well as to all Moscow and Petersburg, and both cities wondered at her, laughed privately at her rudenesses, and told good stories about her, while none the less all without exception respected and feared her.
"And then of course my family has also to be considered," Prince Vasili went on, testily pushing away a little table without looking at her.
I have just been talking to Dmitri Onufrich" (the family solicitor) "and he says the same."
I think he will not be out of place in a family consultation; is it not so, Prince?
At the other end sat the younger and less important guests, and there too sat the members of the family, and Pierre and Helene, side by side.
Thousands of dreams of a future family life continually rose in her imagination.
Natasha, who, of the whole family, was the most gifted with a capacity to feel any shades of intonation, look, and expression, pricked up her ears from the beginning of the meal and was certain that there was some secret between her father and Anna Mikhaylovna, that it had something to do with her brother, and that Anna Mikhaylovna was preparing them for it.
Death, wounds, the loss of family--I fear nothing.
All our family--the von Bergs--have been knights!
As a result he could not go to the country with the rest of the family, but was kept all summer in Moscow by his new duties.
For the Rostov family the whole interest of these preparations for war lay in the fact that Nicholas would not hear of remaining in Moscow, and only awaited the termination of Denisov's furlough after Christmas to return with him to their regiment.
About ten o'clock Rostov went to the English Hotel straight from the theater, where he had been with his family and Denisov.
"Countess, I have done w'ong," Denisov went on in an unsteady voice, "but believe me, I so adore your daughter and all your family that I would give my life twice over..."
That charm was not expressed so much in his relations with him as with all his family and with the household.
Denisov never spoke of Rostov's family, but by the tender friendship his commander showed him, Rostov felt that the elder hussar's luckless love for Natasha played a part in strengthening their friendship.
On one of his foraging expeditions, in a deserted and ruined village to which he had come in search of provisions, Rostov found a family consisting of an old Pole and his daughter with an infant in arms.
Talking of my family affairs he said to me, the chief duty of a true Mason, as I have told you, lies in perfecting himself.
Great God, help me to walk in Thy paths, (1) to conquer anger by calmness and deliberation, (2) to vanquish lust by self-restraint and repulsion, (3) to withdraw from worldliness, but not avoid (a) the service of the state, (b) family duties, (c) relations with my friends, and the management of my affairs.
Now the other sister, though they are the same family, is quite different-- an unpleasant character and has not the same intelligence.
After the first feeling of perplexity aroused in the parents by Berg's proposal, the holiday tone of joyousness usual at such times took possession of the family, but the rejoicing was external and insincere.
There had been many discussions and preparations for this ball in the Rostov family, many fears that the invitation would not arrive, that the dresses would not be ready, or that something would not be arranged as it should be.
This family gathering seemed humiliating to Natasha--as if there were nowhere else for the family to talk but here at the ball.
She and all the Rostov family welcomed him as an old friend, simply and cordially.
The whole family, whom he had formerly judged severely, now seemed to him to consist of excellent, simple, and kindly people.
At first the family felt some constraint in intercourse with Prince Andrew; he seemed a man from another world, and for a long time Natasha trained the family to get used to him, proudly assuring them all that he only appeared to be different, but was really just like all of them, and that she was not afraid of him and no one else ought to be.
Our family life goes on in the old way except for my brother Andrew's absence.
To leave family, home, and all the cares of worldly welfare, in order without clinging to anything to wander in hempen rags from place to place under an assumed name, doing no one any harm but praying for all--for those who drive one away as well as for those who protect one: higher than that life and truth there is no life or truth!
In the first place he was sorry that Natasha, for whom he cared more than for anyone else in the family, should be lost to the home; and secondly, from his hussar point of view, he regretted not to have been there to show that fellow Bolkonski that connection with him was no such great honor after all, and that if he loved Natasha he might dispense with permission from his dotard father.
"For God's sake, I implore you, come at once if you do not wish to make me and the whole family wretched," wrote the countess.
Nicholas expressed his disapproval of the postponement of the marriage for a year; but Natasha attacked her brother with exasperation, proving to him that it could not be otherwise, and that it would be a bad thing to enter a family against the father's will, and that she herself wished it so.
Besides the family, there were eight borzoi kennelmen and more than forty borzois, so that, with the borzois on the leash belonging to members of the family, there were about a hundred and thirty dogs and twenty horsemen.
They called him in to decide family disputes, chose him as executor, confided secrets to him, elected him to be a justice and to other posts; but he always persistently refused public appointments, passing the autumn and spring in the fields on his bay gelding, sitting at home in winter, and lying in his overgrown garden in summer.
These were all their own people who had settled down in the house almost as members of the family, or persons who were, it seemed, obliged to live in the count's house.
Such were Dimmler the musician and his wife, Vogel the dancing master and his family, Belova, an old maiden lady, an inmate of the house, and many others such as Petya's tutors, the girls' former governess, and other people who simply found it preferable and more advantageous to live in the count's house than at home.
Melyukova was a widow, who, with her family and their tutors and governesses, lived three miles from the Rostovs.
In all his encounters with his son, the count was always conscious of his own guilt toward him for having wasted the family fortune, and so he could not be angry with him for refusing to marry an heiress and choosing the dowerless Sonya.
On this occasion, he was only more vividly conscious of the fact that if his affairs had not been in disorder, no better wife for Nicholas than Sonya could have been wished for, and that no one but himself with his Mitenka and his uncomfortable habits was to blame for the condition of the family finances.
She could not help loving the countess and the whole Rostov family, but neither could she help loving Nicholas and knowing that his happiness depended on that love.
Of course Prince Andrew is not a child and can shift without him, but it's not nice to enter a family against a father's will.
To the family Natasha seemed livelier than usual, but she was far less tranquil and happy than before.
If I don't sleep for three nights I'll not leave this passage and will hold her back by force and will and not let the family be disgraced, thought she.
After his interview with Pierre in Moscow, Prince Andrew went to Petersburg, on business as he told his family, but really to meet Anatole Kuragin whom he felt it necessary to encounter.
During his stay at Bald Hills all the family dined together, but they were ill at ease and Prince Andrew felt that he was a visitor for whose sake an exception was being made and that his presence made them all feel awkward.
On receiving news of Natasha's illness, the countess, though not quite well yet and still weak, went to Moscow with Petya and the rest of the household, and the whole family moved from Marya Dmitrievna's house to their own and settled down in town.
What would Sonya and the count and countess have done, how would they have looked, if nothing had been done, if there had not been those pills to give by the clock, the warm drinks, the chicken cutlets, and all the other details of life ordered by the doctors, the carrying out of which supplied an occupation and consolation to the family circle?
Despite the doctor's orders that she should not go out early in the morning, Natasha insisted on fasting and preparing for the sacrament, not as they generally prepared for it in the Rostov family by attending three services in their own house, but as Agrafena Ivanovna did, by going to church every day for a week and not once missing Vespers, Matins, or Mass.
When they prayed for those who love us, she prayed for the members of her own family, her father and mother and Sonya, realizing for the first time how wrongly she had acted toward them, and feeling all the strength of her love for them.
When they prayed for the Imperial family and the Synod, she bowed very low and made the sign of the cross, saying to herself that even if she did not understand, still she could not doubt, and at any rate loved the governing Synod and prayed for it.
'One man though undone is but one,' as the proverb says, but with thirteen in your family and all the property...
Alpatych, having sent his family away, was alone at Bald Hills and was sitting indoors reading the Lives of the Saints.
But what it was, no one could tell: it might be some caprice of a sick and half-crazy man, or it might relate to public affairs, or possibly to family concerns.
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.
But this he was unable to do, for he received tidings that the French had unexpectedly advanced, and had barely time to remove his own family and valuables from his estate.
In contrast with the dread felt by the infantrymen placed in support, here in the battery where a small number of men busy at their work were separated from the rest by a trench, everyone experienced a common and as it were family feeling of animation.
The men soon accepted Pierre into their family, adopted him, gave him a nickname ("our gentleman"), and made kindly fun of him among themselves.
Moreover, his whole attention was engrossed by watching the family circle--separated from all else-- formed by the men in the battery.
Pierre again went up onto the knoll where he had spent over an hour, and of that family circle which had received him as a member he did not find a single one.
In that reunion of great sovereigns we should have discussed our interests like one family, and have rendered account to the peoples as clerk to master.
Several tens of thousands of the slain lay in diverse postures and various uniforms on the fields and meadows belonging to the Davydov family and to the crown serfs--those fields and meadows where for hundreds of years the peasants of Borodino, Gorki, Shevardino, and Semenovsk had reaped their harvests and pastured their cattle.
The men, women, and children of the large peasant family crowded into the back room across the passage.
By the by, Count," he added suddenly, addressing Pierre with a smile, "we heard that you have family troubles and that the countess, your wife..."
During the three days preceding the occupation of Moscow the whole Rostov family was absorbed in various activities.
The head of the family, Count Ilya Rostov, continually drove about the city collecting the current rumors from all sides and gave superficial and hasty orders at home about the preparations for their departure.
You would be more comfortable somewhere in a house... in ours, for instance... the family are leaving.
So he considered it necessary to ask for leave of absence for family and domestic reasons.
(The most precious ones, with which some family tradition was connected, were being taken with them.)
Many other victims have perished and are perishing for the public good--and he began thinking of his social duties to his family and to the city entrusted to him, and of himself--not himself as Theodore Vasilyevich Rostopchin (he fancied that Theodore Vasilyevich Rostopchin was sacrificing himself for the public good) but himself as governor, the representative of authority and of the Tsar.
And with a Frenchman's easy and naive frankness the captain told Pierre the story of his ancestors, his childhood, youth, and manhood, and all about his relations and his financial and family affairs, "ma pauvre mere" playing of course an important part in the story.
At ten o'clock that evening the Rostov family and the wounded traveling with them were all distributed in the yards and huts of that large village.
Petya was no longer with the family, he had gone on with his regiment which was making for Troitsa.
He hurried to find the family of that civil servant in order to restore the daughter to her mother and go to save someone else.
Involuntarily he noticed a Georgian or Armenian family consisting of a very handsome old man of Oriental type, wearing a new, cloth- covered, sheepskin coat and new boots, an old woman of similar type, and a young woman.
He was looking at the Armenian family and at two French soldiers who had gone up to them.
It would be too painful to me to think that I might be a cause of sorrow or discord in the family that has been so good to me (she wrote), and my love has no aim but the happiness of those I love; so, Nicholas, I beg you to consider yourself free, and to be assured that, in spite of everything, no one can love you more than does
But a few days before they left Moscow, moved and excited by all that was going on, she called Sonya to her and, instead of reproaching and making demands on her, tearfully implored her to sacrifice herself and repay all that the family had done for her by breaking off her engagement with Nicholas.
She must sacrifice herself for the family that had reared and brought her up.
Well, and you, have you a family estate, sir?
Her equipages were the huge family coach in which she had traveled to Voronezh, a semiopen trap, and a baggage cart.
Yet in spite of that, his relation to her--considerate, delicate, and loving--not only remained unchanged, but it sometimes seemed to Princess Mary that he was even glad that the family connection between them allowed him to express his friendship more freely.
The story was of an old merchant who lived a good and God-fearing life with his family, and who went once to the Nizhni fair with a companion--a rich merchant.
Willarski was a married man with a family, busy with his family affairs, his wife's affairs, and his official duties.
"Yes, is there a family free from sorrow now?" said Pierre, addressing Natasha.
Natasha's wedding to Bezukhov, which took place in 1813, was the last happy event in the family of the old Rostovs.
Count Ilya Rostov died that same year and, as always happens, after the father's death the family group broke up.
Remembering her friendly relations with all the Rostovs which had made her almost a member of the family, she thought it her duty to go to see them.
"I had come so near to you... and to all your family that I thought you would not consider my sympathy misplaced, but I was mistaken," and suddenly her voice trembled.
He kept the peasant families together in the largest groups possible, not allowing the family groups to divide into separate households.
She did not understand why he spoke with such admiration and delight of the farming of the thrifty and well- to-do peasant Matthew Ermishin, who with his family had carted corn all night; or of the fact that his (Nicholas') sheaves were already stacked before anyone else had his harvest in.
In winter, except for business excursions, he spent most of his time at home making himself one with his family and entering into all the details of his children's relations with their mother.
She seemed to be fond not so much of individuals as of the family as a whole.
Besides the Bezukhov family, Nicholas' old friend the retired General Vasili Dmitrich Denisov was staying with the Rostovs this fifth of December.
The subject which wholly engrossed Natasha's attention was her family: that is, her husband whom she had to keep so that he should belong entirely to her and to the home, and the children whom she had to bear, bring into the world, nurse, and bring up.
If the purpose of marriage is the family, the person who wishes to have many wives or husbands may perhaps obtain much pleasure, but in that case will not have a family.
If the purpose of food is nourishment and the purpose of marriage is the family, the whole question resolves itself into not eating more than one can digest, and not having more wives or husbands than are needed for the family--that is, one wife or one husband.
And she not only saw no need of any other or better husband, but as all the powers of her soul were intent on serving that husband and family, she could not imagine and saw no interest in imagining how it would be if things were different.
To make up for this, at home Pierre had the right to regulate his life and that of the whole family exactly as he chose.
The grown-up members of the family, not to mention his wife, were pleased to have back a friend whose presence made life run more smoothly and peacefully.
From the time that Pierre began life as a family man on a footing entailing heavy expenditure, he had noticed to his surprise that he spent only half as much as before, and that his affairs--which had been in disorder of late, chiefly because of his first wife's debts--had begun to improve.
All the grown-up members of the family were assembled near the round tea table at which Sonya presided beside the samovar.
Denisov, not being a member of the family, did not understand Pierre's caution and being, as a malcontent, much interested in what was occurring in Petersburg, kept urging Pierre to tell them about what had happened in the Semenovsk regiment, then about Arakcheev, and then about the Bible Society.
The family separated on the most friendly terms.
What he would have approved of is our family life.
This is what makes it evident that a drowning man is less free and more subject to necessity than one standing on dry ground, and that makes the actions of a man closely connected with others in a thickly populated district, or of one bound by family, official, or business duties, seem certainly less free and more subject to necessity than those of a man living in solitude and seclusion.
To haul firewood and grain out (for the wants of the new family have
"Venus flower-basket," whose presence in the sponge family redeems it
The vision. In that family, according to the Rev. H.S. Gorham, the
Of the family are all close together, and the nearest neighbors are
In the sun's family if they were near at hand. Sometimes they would be
That they belong to the same family, and, in fact, if you buy at the
Had her family known the same terror in their last moments of life?
Is my family there?
If she could talk to her family, maybe she could clear all this up.
They were a family who knew all they had was each other.
A huge marble fireplace dominated the large family room, its image reflected on the shiny expanse of hardwood floor.