The horse had stopped short, and stood firm as a rock.
I slowly opened one eye with the firm intent to tell him to get lost.
"She knows not to drink," was the firm response.
He lifted her and placed her on a firm bed.
His tone was a firm statement that instructions would be followed henceforth.
I can talk, Alex said, his voice still firm but gentle.
"That we knew," Sasha said with a firm nod.
He kept his voice firm and cold, unwilling to give on either point.
His features were firm and chiseled.
Though his eyes were closed against the light, Taran traced his fingers over her firm features, down her neck, shoulder, and to the bandaged arm.
We wanted a firm economy, reasonable real estate costs, and a good school system.
He had steered through many a storm with firm hand and sea-wise eye.
Natasha sat easily and confidently on her black Arabchik and reined him in without effort with a firm hand.
Between times we made plans for a trip to Iowa where I'd meet my in-laws for the first time and we'd firm up plans for our October wedding, to be held on Betsy's home turf.
He rose and began pacing the room as Dean stopped by and proceeded to bend Dean's ear how this was the day he and Paulette were to receive a firm offer on the Lucky Pup property.
Rob boldly looked her up and down, his handshake firm and lingering.
Cynthia Byrne's breasts stood firm against the lacy fabric covering them and he draped a towel across her chest as he struggled to unhook her bra from beneath her comatose body.
He was a very handsome young man, of medium height, with firm, clearcut features.
What sweets are we going to have? and Natasha's voice sounded still more firm and resolute.
But he went with the firm intention of letting her and her parents feel that the childish relations between himself and Natasha could not be binding either on her or on him.
At that very time Prince Andrew was sitting with Pierre and telling him of his love for Natasha and his firm resolve to make her his wife.
Soon after the Christmas holidays Nicholas told his mother of his love for Sonya and of his firm resolve to marry her.
He drove to the Karagins' with the firm intention of proposing.
To us it is incomprehensible that millions of Christian men killed and tortured each other either because Napoleon was ambitious or Alexander was firm, or because England's policy was astute or the Duke of Oldenburg wronged.
"Well then, take me and execute me!" he went on, speaking to himself and bowing his head with a sad but firm expression.
He suddenly frowned, as if blaming himself for his weakness, and raising his head addressed Michaud in a firm voice:
When he heard these words and saw the expression of firm resolution in the Emperor's eyes, Michaud--quoique etranger, russe de coeur et d'ame-- at that solemn moment felt himself enraptured by all that he had heard (as he used afterwards to say), and gave expression to his own feelings and those of the Russian people whose representative he considered himself to be, in the following words:
Twelve sharpshooters with muskets stepped out of the ranks with a firm regular tread and halted eight paces from the post.
He could not have said by what standard he judged what he should or should not do, but the standard was quite firm and definite in his own mind.
"A diary, Nicholas," she replied, handing him a blue exercise book filled with her firm, bold writing.
We had firm footing on which to struggle forward.
She held firm and didn't reveal anything but she was hesitant to lie directly.
They dated in college, parted ways mutually, and ended up working for the same financial planning firm in Virginia.
"By the way," Cynthia said, in a firm tone, "I believe I'm due an explanation from you."
If you must know, Ethel couldn't make it to the service and thought the firm should be represented.
Her voice sounded calm but firm, a hint of coldness he'd not heard before.
Every inch of her was firm from working outside, and the tan simply put a finishing touch to all of it.
Her aristocratic features were strong and firm, her eyes the color of spring, circled by silver.
Her features were even and firm, her lips plump and glimmering with sparkly gloss.
He reached the edge of the tall roof, stepped one foot out into the air, and walked into space as calmly as if he were on firm ground.
I felt absolutely alone, cut off from my friends and the firm earth.
He had an intellectual and distinctive head, but the instant he turned to Prince Andrew the firm, intelligent expression on his face changed in a way evidently deliberate and habitual to him.
Dolokhov lowered his head to the snow, greedily bit at it, again raised his head, adjusted himself, drew in his legs and sat up, seeking a firm center of gravity.
He heard hurried footsteps beyond the door, both halves of it were opened rapidly; all was silent and then from the study the sound was heard of other steps, firm and resolute--they were those of Napoleon.
The peasants in the crowd were similarly impressed when they saw Rostov's rapid, firm steps and resolute, frowning face.
The stout man rose, frowned, shrugged his shoulders, and evidently trying to appear firm began to pull on his jacket without looking about him, but suddenly his lips trembled and he began to cry, in the way full-blooded grown-up men cry, though angry with himself for doing so.
Two valets rapidly dressed His Majesty, and wearing the blue uniform of the Guards he went with firm quick steps to the reception room.
Be so good as to ride to General Barclay and inform him of my firm intention to attack the enemy tomorrow, said Kutuzov sternly.
On Konovnitsyn's handsome, resolute face with cheeks flushed by fever, there still remained for an instant a faraway dreamy expression remote from present affairs, but then he suddenly started and his face assumed its habitual calm and firm appearance.
His grip was warm and firm, as it had been the day he prevented her from falling on her face in front of Romas's relations.
"About leaving the firm," Gerald said.
It was one thing to stand firm on the issue of casual sex, but this was the man she would be married to in less than two weeks.
The law student now had a secure job with the firm and any future episodes of embezzlement had been discouraged.
These are all very firm fish, and weigh more than their size promises.
"One thing I ask of your excellency," Dolokhov said in his firm, ringing, deliberate voice.
Bagration, a gaunt middle-aged man of medium height with a firm, impassive face of Oriental type, came out after the commander-in-chief.
Weyrother met all objections with a firm and contemptuous smile, evidently prepared beforehand to meet all objections be they what they might.
Konovnitsyn's firm, handsome, and kindly face was lit up by a tender, sly smile.
The abbe, a well-fed man with a plump, clean-shaven chin, a pleasant firm mouth, and white hands meekly folded on his knees, sat close to Helene and, with a subtle smile on his lips and a peaceful look of delight at her beauty, occasionally glanced at her face as he explained his opinion on the subject.
And they with their simple, kind, firm faces surrounded his benefactor on all sides.
Its furry tail stood up firm and round as a plume, its bandy legs served it so well that it would often gracefully lift a hind leg and run very easily and quickly on three legs, as if disdaining to use all four.
Her hands ceased quivering as she ran them across his chest, over his firm shoulders and shapely arms before returning to his chest.
The firm assertion of Darkyn's mate that she bore no one ill-will made more sense when he understood why she said it.
The soft, firm words of the female in the driver's seat were the first kind ones of the day.
The sound of waves rushing the shore and the firm sand beneath his feet indicated its location a few yards from them.
It might take all three sisters to rein her in, if even their hands were firm enough.
It doesn't take much ice to give you a bomber, a firm hold, provide you set your angle right.
He assumed she was somewhat older than he, but her body parts were firm and functional and he cared little about the model year of the equipment.
With no firm plan of action emerging with the morning sun, Dean scooted out of the house early, not yet ready to discuss matters with Fred O'Connor.
I'm not lying when I say there is no firm proof that your husband's death was anything more than an accidental drowning— that's what the overwhelming evidence shows.
It was a warm firm kiss, full of confidence.
There was something else in her gaze and the firm set of her jaw that bothered him.
The firm words came from the Healer, not the Oracle, who smiled in agreement.
Jonny's voice took on a firm, cold note.
He didn't sit on her and when he leaned forward to trap her wrists, he was gentle but firm about it.
A wave of homesickness engulfed her, and she struggled back to the firm ground of reality.
Thanks to Jenner, Nelmes, Blossom, and Phipps (which sounds like a rather odd law firm), today we have the word "vaccine."
In 2005, a biotech firm called Syngenta produced a similar rice it called "Golden Rice 2."
She responds quickly to the gentle pressure of affection, the pat of approval, the jerk of impatience, the firm motion of command, and to the many other variations of the almost infinite language of the feelings; and she has become so expert in interpreting this unconscious language of the emotions that she is often able to divine our very thoughts.
Where now firm open fields stretch from the village to the woods, it then ran through a maple swamp on a foundation of logs, the remnants of which, doubtless, still underlie the present dusty highway, from the Stratton, now the Alms-House Farm, to Brister's Hill.
He declared that "a soldier who fights in the ranks does not require half so much courage as a footpad"--"that honor and religion have never stood in the way of a well-considered and a firm resolve."
But go with the firm intention of killing your man as quickly and surely as possible, and then all will be right, as our bear huntsman at Kostroma used to tell me.
Betsy Morganthaw, my fiancée, was employed by a public relations firm at a wage half again as much as her future husband.
She wasn't able to maneuver in his firm grip.
His features were chiseled, masculine and firm, his brow low and slashed with two dark eyebrows.
Reaching high and taking a firm grip on the rope, she lifted herself, clamping the rope between her knees and letting her feet rest on the piece of broomstick.
She tried to turn her face, but he held her lower jaw in a firm grip.
He watched as she stripped off the tunic to reveal a muscular, firm back.
"Oh, so that is Vereshchagin!" said Pierre, looking at the firm, calm face of the old man and seeking any indication of his being a traitor.
His command was quiet and firm, but Sofia knew no man in the room would disobey a man like him.
Her shape was firm but lush and had fit in his arms with her shoulders settling between his when he'd held her outside of the house.
Though his words were firm, he patted Jack.
The words were faint but firm in the same tone Katie had taken with him in the dreamland.
Although this "much-abused prelate," as Lecky calls him, was a firm supporter of the English government in Ireland, he was far from being a man of tyrannical or intolerant disposition.
If it goes off for any reason, I'll be at your throat with a knife, truce be damned, Damian said in a low, firm voice.
Never would she have thought that a push up bra was necessary with ample firm breasts, but they swelled from the bra in a way that was smooth and attractive.