There were so many emotions running below the surface of this family relationship.
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 a big family it was!
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?
Until I was ten years old, my family lived in rural East Texas and raised cattle, chickens, and turkeys.
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?
Let us all be a happy family and love one another.
A family likeness! aye, he did beget ye, ye young exiled royalties; and from your grim sire only will the old State-secret come.
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.
That they belong to the same family, and, in fact, if you buy at the
It was a cozy family setting, and she soon forgot the argument.
Naturally the family was much disturbed, and left the room.
Actually, it was how my family always celebrated Christmas.
Sure. Is it someone your family knew?
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.
He had no family left now except his sister, Katie, and the birth father they were going to visit in Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If his family wanted him to come back, they would have to get rid of his current responsibilities.
No, it's no one my family knew but I think the change will be good for me.
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.
Her equipages were the huge family coach in which she had traveled to Voronezh, a semiopen trap, and a baggage cart.
Bill was family because he was married to Alex's sister.
In fact, he must be struggling to float on the ocean of problems this family represented.
Alex had always taken care of his family, but was it irresponsible to assume he always would?
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.
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.
No one in her family ever questioned her innocence.
I've been picked over six years, but our family is known to be especially long lived.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the sun's family if they were near at hand. Sometimes they would be
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.
Alex was lounging with one shoulder against the wall on the other side of the family room when Carmen walked in.
At the end of February, Carmen was playing a game with Destiny on the family room floor when Alex came home early.
Allen couldn't be rejected, so he belittled her intelligence, the close relationship with her family and accused her of cheating on him.
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.
Would she ever be able to watch a normal family scene without feeling the agony of her loss?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And poor little Flask, he was the youngest son, and little boy of this weary family party.
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.
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.
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.
The family naturally felt inclined to interfere, especially her father, who cannot bear to see her cry.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Well, and you, have you a family estate, sir?
"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
When she brought his coffee into the living room, she found him holding their family photo.
Next to his family he loved his dogs and gun.
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.