So far her prayers had been unanswered.
They have a camp not far away.
That's not as far out as you might think.
She had come this far, and nothing was going to stop her now.
What would inspire someone to chisel their name into a rock so far from civilization?
Then why did he live so far away from everything?
The neighbors couldn't see into any of their windows, and they were far enough off the main road that the only traffic would be people coming to see them.
Machines—which still need you as an operator, as far as we can see—magnify your productivity.
He asked me to indicate as far as I could the gestures and action that should go with the lines.
Is the gulf far from here?
How far do you think we've traveled?
They just aren't expected to stray too far from the homestead in the process – or get paid for it.
We need to travel as far as we can tonight.
The stars are so far away that people cannot tell much about them, without very excellent instruments.
When Natasha ran out of the drawing room she only went as far as the conservatory.
For a long time Pierre could not understand, but when he did, he jumped up from the sofa, seized Boris under the elbow in his quick, clumsy way, and, blushing far more than Boris, began to speak with a feeling of mingled shame and vexation.
Howard was a good ten years older and had far more important things on his mind – like his new position as partner at the law firm.
But why wouldn't he want her to see the barn, and why would he build it so far from the house?
Besides, her lack of response in the past had been far more effective.
By the time the wagons were fully engulfed in flames, they had traveled far enough to be out of the firelight.
Well, you haven't so far, anyway.
It's fine to have high ideals about not going too far, but the reality of it is, it can happen before you realize what is happening.
The city was far away, and the slaves must walk the whole distance.
The unusual language and repetition made the story seem unreal.
We heard of the cruel, unnecessary fighting in the far-away Pacific, and learned of the struggles going on between capital and labour.
I enjoy having a play described to me while it is being acted on the stage far more than reading it, because then it seems as if I were living in the midst of stirring events.
I have many far-off friends whom I have never seen.
West Newton is not far from Boston and we went there in the steam cars very quickly.
So they said, We must go to a new country far away and build schools and houses and churches and make new cities.
Some one balances the toboggan on the very crest of the hill, while we get on, and when we are ready, off we dash down the side of the hill in a headlong rush, and, leaping a projection, plunge into a snow-drift and go swimming far across the pond at a tremendous rate!...
Suddenly the strange sound of a far-off whistling and thud was heard, followed by a boom of cannon blending into a dull roar that set the windows rattling.
But not far from Bald Hills he again came out on the road and overtook his regiment at its halting place by the dam of a small pond.
She ran out sobbing into the garden and as far as the pond, along the avenues of young lime trees Prince Andrew had planted.
Dunyasha, the nurse, and the other maids could not say in how far Mademoiselle Bourienne's statement was correct.
If we had had only peasants to fight, we should not have let the enemy come so far, said he with a sense of shame and wishing to change the subject.
Far in the distance in that birch and fir forest to the right of the road, the cross and belfry of the Kolocha Monastery gleamed in the sun.
Our right flank is over there"--he pointed sharply to the right, far away in the broken ground--"That's where the Moskva River is, and we have thrown up three redoubts there, very strong ones.
After they had gone Pierre approached Prince Andrew and was about to start a conversation when they heard the clatter of three horses' hoofs on the road not far from the shed, and looking in that direction Prince Andrew recognized Wolzogen and Clausewitz accompanied by a Cossack.
It was far too sweet and had a bitter aftertaste.
When Morino rode far enough ahead so that he couldn't hear their conversation, Carmen finally spoke to Alex.
Although the issue was not discussed, it was far from out of her mind.
He and Sarah had done far more for her than could have been expected.
Her directions hadn't been far off.
I've found old rock fences, and there's an old log cabin falling into ruins not too far from here.
That made an extraordinary long hole, as you may imagine, and reached far down into the earth; and, as I leaned over it to try to see to the bottom, I lost my balance and tumbled in.
The ship was driven far out of her course.
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His methods had probably died with him; and if they had not, how was a little girl in a far-off town in Alabama to receive the benefit of them?
I am very sorry that you are going so far away.
Not far from the mill there was an old house, with many trees growing close to it.
I shall always keep them, and it will make me very happy to think that you found them, on that far away island, from which Columbus sailed to discover our dear country.
It makes me very happy to know that I have kind and loving friends in the far-away State of Maine.
It is very beautiful to think that people far away in England feel sorry for a little helpless child in America.
Thus far my summer has been sweeter than anything I can remember.
Anything shallower than a half-inch bas-relief is a blank to her, so far as it expresses an idea of beauty.
But so far nobody seems to have thought of chloroforming her, which is, I think, the only effective way of stopping the natural exercise of her faculties.
She can add and subtract with great rapidity up to the sum of one hundred; and she knows the multiplication tables as far as the FIVES.
So far, her only knowledge of death is in connection with things to eat.
After dinner father went to Birmingham on train far away.
Indeed, many of her eager questions would have puzzled a far wiser person than I am.
They require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
How far she could receive communications is hard to determine, but she knew much that was going on around her.
Every year Santa Claus takes a journey over the world in a sleigh drawn by a strong and rapid steed called "Rudolph."
Still, for awhile, the frost fairies did not notice this strange occurrence, for they were down on the grass, so far below the tree-tops that the wonderful shower of treasure was a long time in reaching them; but at last one of them said, Hark!
King Frost lives in a beautiful palace far to the North, in the land of perpetual snow.
Of course, he had not gone far when he noticed the brightness of the leaves, and he quickly guessed the cause when he saw the broken jars from which the treasure was still dropping.
They are regarded generally as far more appropriate in books and in public discourses than in the parlor or at the table.
My little Sabine farm is dear to me; for here I spend my happiest days, far from the noise and strife of the world.
The Indians had advanced so far as to regulate the effect of the wind by a mat suspended over the hole in the roof and moved by a string.
Tuition, for instance, is an important item in the term bill, while for the far more valuable education which he gets by associating with the most cultivated of his contemporaries no charge is made.
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.
Be sure that you give the poor the aid they most need, though it be your example which leaves them far behind.
All health and success does me good, however far off and withdrawn it may appear; all disease and failure helps to make me sad and does me evil, however much sympathy it may have with me or I with it.
I discovered many a site for a house not likely to be soon improved, which some might have thought too far from the village, but to my eyes the village was too far from it.
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.
We are wont to imagine rare and delectable places in some remote and more celestial corner of the system, behind the constellation of Cassiopeia's Chair, far from noise and disturbance.
It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do.
However much we may admire the orator's occasional bursts of eloquence, the noblest written words are commonly as far behind or above the fleeting spoken language as the firmament with its stars is behind the clouds.
It can spend money enough on such things as farmers and traders value, but it is thought Utopian to propose spending money for things which more intelligent men know to be of far more worth.
I grew in those seasons like corn in the night, and they were far better than any work of the hands would have been.
Their train of clouds stretching far behind and rising higher and higher, going to heaven while the cars are going to Boston, conceals the sun for a minute and casts my distant field into the shade, a celestial train beside which the petty train of cars which hugs the earth is but the barb of the spear.
Next rolls Thomaston lime, a prime lot, which will get far among the hills before it gets slacked.
But now one answers from far woods in a strain made really melodious by distance--Hoo hoo hoo, hoorer hoo; and indeed for the most part it suggested only pleasing associations, whether heard by day or night, summer or winter.
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.
Though it prevents my hoeing them, it is of far more worth than my hoeing.
How far apart, think you, dwell the two most distant inhabitants of yonder star, the breadth of whose disk cannot be appreciated by our instruments?
It was a kind of fiction, a work of the imagination only, so far as he was concerned.
God is alone--but the devil, he is far from being alone; he sees a great deal of company; he is legion.
As for lodging, it is true they were but poorly entertained, though what they found an inconvenience was no doubt intended for an honor; but as far as eating was concerned, I do not see how the Indians could have done better.
I had withdrawn so far within the great ocean of solitude, into which the rivers of society empty, that for the most part, so far as my needs were concerned, only the finest sediment was deposited around me.
Though I passed over it as gently as possible, the slight undulations produced by my boat extended almost as far as I could see, and gave a ribbed appearance to the reflections.
He sawed a channel in the ice toward the shore, and hauled it over and along and out on to the ice with oxen; but, before he had gone far in his work, he was surprised to find that it was wrong end upward, with the stumps of the branches pointing down, and the small end firmly fastened in the sandy bottom.
She flourishes most alone, far from the towns where they reside.
We should come home from far, from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day, with new experience and character.
Such a one might make a good shepherd's dog, but is far from being the Good Shepherd.
It appeared more beautiful to live low and fare hard in many respects; and though I never did so, I went far enough to please my imagination.
Oh, they swarm; the sun is too warm there; they are born too far into life for me.
Once I was surprised to see a cat walking along the stony shore of the pond, for they rarely wander so far from home.
These nuts, as far as they went, were a good substitute for bread.
We thought it was far south over the woods--we who had run to fires before--barn, shop, or dwelling-house, or all together.
At first we thought to throw a frog-pond on to it; but concluded to let it burn, it was so far gone and so worthless.
They tell me that if the fox would remain in the bosom of the frozen earth he would be safe, or if he would run in a straight line away no foxhound could overtake him; but, having left his pursuers far behind, he stops to rest and listen till they come up, and when he runs he circles round to his old haunts, where the hunters await him.
Sometimes, however, he will run upon a wall many rods, and then leap off far to one side, and he appears to know that water will not retain his scent.
Late in the afternoon, as he was resting in the thick woods south of Walden, he heard the voice of the hounds far over toward Fair Haven still pursuing the fox; and on they came, their hounding cry which made all the woods ring sounding nearer and nearer, now from Well Meadow, now from the Baker Farm.
The latter raises the moss and bark gently with his knife in search of insects; the former lays open logs to their core with his axe, and moss and bark fly far and wide.
It is surprising that they are caught here--that in this deep and capacious spring, far beneath the rattling teams and chaises and tinkling sleighs that travel the Walden road, this great gold and emerald fish swims.
No doubt many a smiling valley with its stretching cornfields occupies exactly such a "horrid chasm," from which the waters have receded, though it requires the insight and the far sight of the geologist to convince the unsuspecting inhabitants of this fact.
Our notions of law and harmony are commonly confined to those instances which we detect; but the harmony which results from a far greater number of seemingly conflicting, but really concurring, laws, which we have not detected, is still more wonderful.
Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Shall we with pains erect a heaven of blue glass over ourselves, though when it is done we shall be sure to gaze still at the true ethereal heaven far above, as if the former were not?
I see far inland the banks which the stream anciently washed, before science began to record its freshets.
But a government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, even as far as men understand it.
I quarrel not with far-off foes, but with those who, near at home, co-operate with, and do the bidding of those far away, and without whom the latter would be harmless.
It was like travelling into a far country, such as I had never expected to behold, to lie there for one night.
If they pay the tax from a mistaken interest in the individual taxed, to save his property, or prevent his going to jail, it is because they have not considered wisely how far they let their private feelings interfere with the public good.
No, Peter Nikolaevich; I only want to show that in the cavalry the advantages are far less than in the infantry.
Having read thus far, Princess Mary sighed and glanced into the mirror which stood on her right.
From the far side of the house through the closed doors came the sound of difficult passages--twenty times repeated--of a sonata by Dussek.
I don't understand how a man of his immense intellect can fail to see what is as clear as day, and can go so far astray.
"As far as the service goes he is quite punctilious, your excellency; but his character..." said Timokhin.
The wide expanse that opened out before the heights on which the Russian batteries stood guarding the bridge was at times veiled by a diaphanous curtain of slanting rain, and then, suddenly spread out in the sunlight, far-distant objects could be clearly seen glittering as though freshly varnished.
The turrets of a convent stood out beyond a wild virgin pine forest, and far away on the other side of the Enns the enemy's horse patrols could be discerned.
Now then, let's see how far it will carry, Captain.
The gun rang out with a deafening metallic roar, and a whistling grenade flew above the heads of our troops below the hill and fell far short of the enemy, a little smoke showing the spot where it burst.
Despite his apparently delicate build Prince Andrew could endure physical fatigue far better than many very muscular men, and on the night of the battle, having arrived at Krems excited but not weary, with dispatches from Dokhturov to Kutuzov, he was sent immediately with a special dispatch to Brunn.
When Prince Andrew reached the room prepared for him and lay down in a clean shirt on the feather bed with its warmed and fragrant pillows, he felt that the battle of which he had brought tidings was far, far away from him.
I want to entertain him as far as I can, with all the pleasures of life here.
"When speaking to the Emperor, try as far as you can to praise the way that provisions are supplied and the routes indicated," said Bilibin, accompanying him to the hall.
"I should like to speak well of them, but as far as I know the facts, I can't," replied Bolkonski, smiling.
Our front line and that of the enemy were far apart on the right and left flanks, but in the center where the men with a flag of truce had passed that morning, the lines were so near together that the men could see one another's faces and speak to one another.
A huge, broad-shouldered gunner, Number One, holding a mop, his legs far apart, sprang to the wheel; while Number Two with a trembling hand placed a charge in the cannon's mouth.
Prince Vasili passed by, seeming not to hear the ladies, and sat down on a sofa in a far corner of the room.
And, oh God, how passionately she must love him if she could so far forget herself!
So far everything's all right, but I confess I should much like to be an adjutant and not remain at the front.
If at first the members of the council thought that Kutuzov was pretending to sleep, the sounds his nose emitted during the reading that followed proved that the commander-in-chief at that moment was absorbed by a far more serious matter than a desire to show his contempt for the dispositions or anything else--he was engaged in satisfying the irresistible human need for sleep.
"They can't be far off, probably just beyond the stream," he said to the hussar beside him.
However far he has walked, whatever strange, unknown, and dangerous places he reaches, just as a sailor is always surrounded by the same decks, masts, and rigging of his ship, so the soldier always has around him the same comrades, the same ranks, the same sergeant major Ivan Mitrich, the same company dog Jack, and the same commanders.
The cause of the confusion was that while the Austrian cavalry was moving toward our left flank, the higher command found that our center was too far separated from our right flank and the cavalry were all ordered to turn back to the right.
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.
From information he had received the evening before, from the sound of wheels and footsteps heard by the outposts during the night, by the disorderly movement of the Russian columns, and from all indications, he saw clearly that the allies believed him to be far away in front of them, and that the columns moving near Pratzen constituted the center of the Russian army, and that that center was already sufficiently weakened to be successfully attacked.
The locality and the position of our troops were known to him as far as they could be known to anyone in our army.
In front, far off on the farther shore of that sea of mist, some wooded hills were discernible, and it was there the enemy probably was, for something could be descried.
The enemy is still far away, your excellency.
Having passed the Guards and traversed an empty space, Rostov, to avoid again getting in front of the first line as he had done when the Horse Guards charged, followed the line of reserves, going far round the place where the hottest musket fire and cannonade were heard.
The French cannon did not reach there and the musketry fire sounded far away.
From one of the drivers he learned that Kutuzov's staff were not far off, in the village the vehicles were going to.
Denisov was going home to Voronezh and Rostov persuaded him to travel with him as far as Moscow and to stay with him there.
I have an adored, a priceless mother, and two or three friends--you among them--and as for the rest I only care about them in so far as they are harmful or useful.
But, though she noticed it, she was herself in such high spirits at that moment, so far from sorrow, sadness, or self-reproach, that she purposely deceived herself as young people often do.
I should like to help you as far as lies in my power.
At first Prince Andrew read with his eyes only, but after a while, in spite of himself (although he knew how far it was safe to trust Bilibin), what he had read began to interest him more and more.
When he had read thus far, he crumpled the letter up and threw it away.
Despite Count Bezukhov's enormous wealth, since he had come into an income which was said to amount to five hundred thousand rubles a year, Pierre felt himself far poorer than when his father had made him an allowance of ten thousand rubles.
It would be far easier and simpler for him to die.
In April the troops were enlivened by news of the Emperor's arrival, but Rostov had no chance of being present at the review he held at Bartenstein, as the Pavlograds were at the outposts far beyond that place.
"You will go far," he said, and took him to Tilsit with him.
Rostov, in common with the whole army from which he came, was far from having experienced the change of feeling toward Napoleon and the French- -who from being foes had suddenly become friends--that had taken place at headquarters and in Boris.
Everything was in blossom, the nightingales trilled, and their voices reverberated now near, now far away.
We are very far from that.
He was that absent-minded crank, a grand seigneur husband who was in no one's way, and far from spoiling the high tone and general impression of the drawing room, he served, by the contrast he presented to her, as an advantageous background to his elegant and tactful wife.
Prince Andrew, in the white uniform of a cavalry colonel, wearing stockings and dancing shoes, stood looking animated and bright in the front row of the circle not far from the Rostovs.
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..."
Secondly because, as far as I know, that girl is not the kind of girl who could please Prince Andrew.
Thoughts of home grew stronger the nearer he approached it--far stronger, as though this feeling of his was subject to the law by which the force of attraction is in inverse proportion to the square of the distance.
Yes, one would have to search far to find another as smart.
"To search far..." repeated the count, evidently sorry Simon had not said more.
"To search far," he said, turning back the skirt of his coat to get at his snuffbox.
His voice seemed to fill the whole wood and carried far beyond out into the open field.
Nicholas could already see not far in front of him the wood where the wolf would certainly escape should she reach it.
The huntsman stood halfway up the knoll holding up his whip and the gentlefolk rode up to him at a footpace; the hounds that were far off on the horizon turned away from the hare, and the whips, but not the gentlefolk, also moved away.
Toward evening Ilagin took leave of Nicholas, who found that they were so far from home that he accepted "Uncle's" offer that the hunting party should spend the night in his little village of Mikhaylovna.
"Uncle" too was in high spirits and far from being offended by the brother's and sister's laughter (it could never enter his head that they might be laughing at his way of life) he himself joined in the merriment.
He accompanied them on foot as far as the bridge that could not be crossed, so that they had to go round by the ford, and he sent huntsmen to ride in front with lanterns.
Natasha set to work to effect a reconciliation, and so far succeeded that Nicholas received a promise from his mother that Sonya should not be troubled, while he on his side promised not to undertake anything without his parents' knowledge.
Her letters to him, far from giving her any comfort, seemed to her a wearisome and artificial obligation.
She was by now decidedly plain, but thought herself not merely as good-looking as before but even far more attractive.
As she looked and thought, the strangest fancies unexpectedly and disconnectedly passed through her mind: the idea occurred to her of jumping onto the edge of the box and singing the air the actress was singing, then she wished to touch with her fan an old gentleman sitting not far from her, then to lean over to Helene and tickle her.
To the family Natasha seemed livelier than usual, but she was far less tranquil and happy than before.
How could you let him go so far? she went on, with a horror and disgust she could hardly conceal.
Hey, Matrena, the sable! he shouted so that his voice rang far through the rooms.
I know his pride will not let him express his feelings, but still he has taken it better, far better, than I expected.
That arousing of the people by their sovereign and his call to them to defend their country--the very incitement which was the chief cause of Russia's triumph in so far as it was produced by the Tsar's personal presence in Moscow--was suggested to the Emperor, and accepted by him, as a pretext for quitting the army.
She was so ill that it was impossible for them to consider in how far she was to blame for what had happened.
I don't know, I am very far from having military tastes, but in these times no one can answer for himself.
Pierre stood rather far off and could not hear all that the Emperor said.
Napoleon having cut our armies apart advanced far into the country and missed several chances of forcing an engagement.
"I am very sorry to have made you travel so far," said he.
All this must be done in good order (le tout se fera avec ordre et methode) as far as possible retaining troops in reserve.
But this was not and could not be done, for during the whole battle Napoleon was so far away that, as appeared later, he could not know the course of the battle and not one of his orders during the fight could be executed.
The French who had occupied the battery fled, and our troops shouting "Hurrah!" pursued them so far beyond the battery that it was difficult to call them back.
And I will knock the nonsense out of anybody"-- but probably realizing that he was shouting at Bezukhov who so far was not guilty of anything, he added, taking Pierre's hand in a friendly manner, "We are on the eve of a public disaster and I haven't time to be polite to everybody who has business with me.
Natasha quietly repeated her question, and her face and whole manner were so serious, though she was still holding the ends of her handkerchief, that the major ceased smiling and after some reflection-- as if considering in how far the thing was possible--replied in the affirmative.
I tell you, Papa" (he smote himself on the breast as a general he had heard speaking had done, but Berg did it a trifle late for he should have struck his breast at the words "Russian army"), "I tell you frankly that we, the commanders, far from having to urge the men on or anything of that kind, could hardly restrain those... those... yes, those exploits of antique valor," he went on rapidly.
Makar Alexeevich came twice that evening shuffling along in his galoshes as far as the door and stopped and looked ingratiatingly at Pierre.
The interpreter addressed an old porter and asked if it was far to the Kremlin.
Afterwards when he had received a name and wealth he dared not think of her because he loved her too well, placing her far above everything in the world, and especially therefore above himself.
The next morning they woke late and were again delayed so often that they only got as far as Great Mytishchi.
A cock crowed far off and another replied near by.
The Empress Elisabeth, however, when asked what instructions she would be pleased to give--with her characteristic Russian patriotism had replied that she could give no directions about state institutions for that was the affair of the sovereign, but as far as she personally was concerned she would be the last to quit Petersburg.
It is very difficult for events to be reflected in their real strength and completeness amid the conditions of court life and far from the scene of action.
No flames were seen, but columns of smoke rose on all sides, and all Moscow as far as Pierre could see was one vast charred ruin.
He and the other prisoners were taken to the right side of the Virgin's Field, to a large white house with an immense garden not far from the convent.
Pierre could not afterwards remember how he went, whether it was far, or in which direction.
"I have found out everything, your excellency: the Rostovs are staying at the merchant Bronnikov's house, in the Square not far from here, right above the Volga," said the courier.
But she felt oppressed by the fact that the mood of everyone around her was so far from what was in her own heart.
Princess Mary heard his words but they had no meaning for her, except as a proof of how far away he now was from everything living.
Following the wounded hare he made his way far into the forest and came upon the left flank of Murat's army, encamped there without any precautions.
"Why, there, over at Echkino," said a Cossack officer, pointing to a country house in the far distance.
He well knew that nothing but confusion would come of this battle undertaken against his will, and as far as was in his power held the troops back.
There were no industrious workmen, and the peasants caught the commissaries who ventured too far out of town with the proclamation and killed them.
On everything--far and near--lay the magic crystal glitter seen only at that time of autumn.
Another, a thin little officer, was speaking to everyone, conjecturing where they were now being taken and how far they would get that day.
In the early days of October another envoy came to Kutuzov with a letter from Napoleon proposing peace and falsely dated from Moscow, though Napoleon was already not far from Kutuzov on the old Kaluga road.
But that native land was too far off, and for a man going a thousand miles it is absolutely necessary to set aside his final goal and to say to himself: "Today I shall get to a place twenty-five miles off where I shall rest and spend the night," and during the first day's journey that resting place eclipses his ultimate goal and attracts all his hopes and desires.
That morning, Cossacks of Denisov's party had seized and carried off into the forest two wagons loaded with cavalry saddles, which had stuck in the mud not far from Mikulino where the forest ran close to the road.
On coming to a path in the forest along which he could see far to the right, Denisov stopped.
Dolokhov, as if he had not heard the question, did not reply, but lighting a short French pipe which he took from his pocket began asking the officer in how far the road before them was safe from Cossacks.
It seemed to him that he was thinking of nothing, but far down and deep within him his soul was occupied with something important and comforting.
Berthier wrote to his Emperor (we know how far commanding officers allow themselves to diverge from the truth in describing the condition of an army) and this is what he said:
The Russian military historians in so far as they submit to claims of logic must admit that conclusion, and in spite of their lyrical rhapsodies about valor, devotion, and so forth, must reluctantly admit that the French retreat from Moscow was a series of victories for Napoleon and defeats for Kutuzov.
And that other side of life, of which she had never before thought and which had formerly seemed to her so far away and improbable, was now nearer and more akin and more comprehensible than this side of life, where everything was either emptiness and desolation or suffering and indignity.
His actions--without the smallest deviation--were all directed to one and the same threefold end: (1) to brace all his strength for conflict with the French, (2) to defeat them, and (3) to drive them out of Russia, minimizing as far as possible the sufferings of our people and of our army.
Everybody sees that things are going so badly that they cannot be allowed to go on so and that it is the duty of all decent men to counteract it as far as they can.
Is it too far to go to Austin? she asked.
No, not too far, but the party is tonight, so we need to stay close.
It made a safe ball that didn't go far, which was perfect for Destiny.
Actually, it was way too much house as far as she was concerned, but she wasn't buying it.
They couldn't leave here soon enough as far as she was concerned.
Headlights were backed up as far as the eye could see, waiting impatiently for someone to direct them away from the gridlock.
Far from the grouchy expression he had put on at the beginning of the ride, now his eyes flashed with humor, and his lips were twisted in a friendly smile.
It was too far to consider driving every day, even if she had a car.
He was handsome, though she wouldn't go so far as to call him gorgeous.
Something moved in the brush not far away and she froze.
They hadn't traveled far down the trail before she got a peripheral view of the building.
"Not as far as I'm concerned," She spoke to Len without taking her eyes off Yancey.
So far, she seemed to be his best source of information, anyway.
He had become far too familiar and apparently assumed a relationship that didn't exist.
Allen didn't do drugs either – as far as she knew.
So far, she hadn't found a way to broach the subject with Brandon.
His eyes were captivating, by far the most attractive feature in his darkly handsome face.
As far as she was concerned, he had relinquished his right to the ranch.
Fritz and Royce were squatted close to the fire, probably not wanting to get far from the food.
But I know for a fact that the glowing end of a cigarette butt can be seen as far away as an arrow can be shot accurately.
I won't be far away.
By dawn they had left the wagons far behind.
Not far from the camp, they reached a rock outcropping.
How far had Bordeaux carried her?
Was he angry because he had come so far for nothing?
As far as I'm concerned, it's yours.
As far as that went, Mom did seem mighty upset for a while after Dad left.
That's as far out as I can get.
So far I don't think I have a problem, but I have to consider those other ranchers when I decide how many wolves this land can support.
So far, deer and rabbits are easier for a few wolves to pull down than a healthy cow, but if the pack gets too big they may go after cattle.
So far she had never mentioned her excursions to the attic, but when things got too dull around the house, she went up to explore.
Actually, the bra and panties were far less revealing than a bikini.
For a while she was going to be far too busy.
As far as I'm concerned, good riddance to the ranch.
Crash after crash echoed far above their heads, as the earth came together where it had split, and stones and chunks of clay rattled around them on every side.
Far below her she found six great glowing balls suspended in the air.
Yes; there was land below them; and not so very far away, either.
Far up in the air was an object that looked like a balloon.
So she ran along over their heads until she had left them far behind and below and had come to the city and the House of the Sorcerer.
Looking through this opening they could see the Valley of Voe lying far below them, the cottages seeming like toy houses from that distance.
In the open space between the clouds and the black, bubbling sea far beneath, could be seen an occasional strange bird winging its way swiftly through the air.
So the piglets will be perfectly safe, hereafter, as far as I am concerned.
"The Country of the Gurgles can't be far from the top of the earth," remarked Dorothy.
To one of these houses which had neither doors nor windows, but only one broad opening far up underneath the roof, the prisoners were brought by their captors.
It carried their baggage and was useful to ride in wherever there were good roads, and since it had accompanied them so far in their travels they felt it their duty to preserve it.
That meant that their world--the real world--was not very far away, and that the succession of perilous adventures they had encountered had at last brought them near the earth's surface, which meant home to them.
"Were you ever before shut up in a cave, far under the earth, with no way of getting out?" enquired the horse, seriously.
He had not gone far when he met a larger boy, who was blowing a whistle.
He gave these to a shepherd and ordered him to bring them up among his sheep, far from the homes of men.
He took the children far away to a green valley where his flocks were feeding.
The moon rose, and by its light he could see the dim form of the church tower, far away.
They could not see the speeding horse, but they heard the clatter of its hoofs far down the road, and they understood the cry, "Up! up! and defend yourselves!"
At Lexington, not far from Concord, there was a sharp fight in which several men were killed.
His home was in the country not far from a great forest.
They did not go far into the woods.
They tracked the beast to the mouth of a cave, far up on the hills.
Far away, at the other side of the field, King Richard saw his men falling back.
When Daniel Webster was a child he lived in the country, far from any city.
At last, far in the East, he came to a land of which he had never heard.
At last he saw a ray of light far ahead of him.
Coriolanus made his way to the city of Antium, [Footnote: Antium (_pro._ an'shi um).] which was not far from Rome.
He swam to an island that was not far away.
The great bird was high in the air and flying towards the far-off mountains with all his money.
In those far-off days, an abbey was half church, half castle.
In the Far East there was once a prince whose name was Gautama.
That is because they seem so far out of the daily experience of most people that they cannot conceive of how or why they would use them.
It has endured far longer than most people—probably even Moore himself—ever imagined it could.
On the Internet are far fewer passive observers.
Now a billion or more can achieve that dream, and I foresee a time not far off when everyone on the planet can.
When I go to far-flung places, I often know little of local customs and, through ignorance, I have committed more than one faux pas.
Our battles with diseases go as far back into history as we can see.
Early Chinese civilization had an understanding of medicine at least as far back as 200 BC, as can be seen in the text Recipes for Fifty-Two Ailments, which gives remedies for conditions from snake bites to warts.
The power of the Internet and associated technologies we have so far described, combined with our new understanding of the genome, dooms disease to eventual extinction.
And he will find he is capable of adding far more value than as a set of eyes watching a screen.
The next chapter will explore how far this can go, how many of our daily tasks machines could assume.
We need no far-out scenarios to see how this will change the world.
Look how far we have come in creating prosperity with almost no technology for so long.
Then, think about how far we have come in the last fifty years.
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.
So far we have looked at poverty and how it is redefined as societies grow richer.
People in these jobs know two states: working, which they do not enjoy, and relaxation, which is far better.
As far as scientific advancements go, that would be right up there with the proverbial sliced bread.
The possibilities of GMO go far beyond prettier corn or cheaper strawberries.
We are really good on the reasoning part, but as far as our sensory inputs go, we are massively outclassed by cheap sensors.
And advances in drip irrigation, which itself isn't exactly new but is becoming far more widespread and ever more efficient, allows crops to be grown with massively less water.
I know our world seems far from ending war.
They were lined up as far as the eye could see on the Apian Way, the main road through Rome, as a warning to other slaves who might consider rebellion.
By far, the world's bloodiest century was the twentieth century, which saw one hundred million people die from war.
Asymmetry is a mixed bag as far as the future goes.
This is not a particularly new idea, similar to the phenomenon of getting to know and care about "pen pals" in far-flung places by exchanging postal-mail letters.
So whatever trends we have observed so far are only getting started.
However, at present—and for the future as far as we can see—growth in technology outpaces growth in wealth.
I hope that, after reading this far, you appreciate that for our age, this is no idle boast.
So, far from reaching that point the pessimists foretold—where we have exhausted the meager resources of earth and find ourselves dwindling away—something entirely different is happening.
This she did by repeating to me as far as possible, verbatim, what she heard, and by showing me how I could take part in the conversation.
The "once upon a time" was now; the "far-away country" was here.
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
The condition of the operatives is becoming every day more like that of the English; and it cannot be wondered at, since, as far as I have heard or observed, the principal object is, not that mankind may be well and honestly clad, but, unquestionably, that corporations may be enriched.
I do not know how far he was justified in saying so.
He went along the whole length of this passage to the stairs and, frowning and rubbing his forehead with both hands, went down as far as the first landing.
He went far out of his way and lost much time, all on account of his surliness.
They told him about the strange lands they had visited far over the sea.
Is the ranch far from here?
We all know the stories of people who win the lottery—and let's face it, far too often no good comes of it.