The commander of the regiment was an elderly, choleric, stout, and thick-set general with grizzled eyebrows and whiskers, and wider from chest to back than across the shoulders.
He was elected to Congress, he was chosen judge of the supreme court of Tennessee, he was appointed general in the army, and lastly he was for eight years the president of the United States.
"It's the least of my concerns," the general mumbled, jabbing at the keypad.
General Loring kindly showed me a copy of one of the wonderful bronze doors of the Baptistry of Florence, and I felt of the graceful pillars, resting on the backs of fierce lions.
General Greene's gruff voice held a tense note.
A general amnesty is proclaimed; all malefactors may return to their town.
In general, the learned consensus dubbed the whole business with indifference.
He'd served as Damian's executioner for thousands of years, a position he found fitting for his general dislike of the human capacity for evil.
The next stop on his list was visiting Ms. Lydia Larkin, deputy sheriff, whose presentation of a speeding ticket and general attitude still pissed him off, just remembering it.
The general manager was on maternity leave, and she rifled through several drawers before locating a bottle of painkillers.
That sounded general enough, but her strange response set him back a beat.
In general, we don't have the people we need to permanently fix the East Coast.
"You know," said the princess in the same tone of voice and still in French, turning to a general, "my husband is deserting me?
The emergency network had not been utilized, which meant that by morning one of the high-ranking men hiding underground would be on the phone to General Greene to complain about the lack of gin.
General Greene is headed down there this morning.
I'll probably have to stay with Arnie if the general isn't around.
She twisted in her seat to face General Greene, one of the three people on the compound authorized by the manic commander to be present in the command hub alone.
She lets me train with them, and the general is very supportive.
She reached the command hub to find the general pacing in front while three guards waited a short distance from him.
Out of breath, she waited for the general to speak.
The general signaled the three guards over and pulled her out of the way.
"You two, drag the commander out and wait here," General Greene snapped.
"We'll have to post guards with the security system inoperable," General Greene muttered as he stepped through the hole in the door.
The dates were all from the past week, and she recognized two of the originating net codes as being from Mr. Tim and General Greene.
"Lana, get your anti-sleepers and meet me in the commander's quarters," General Greene called, poking his head into the hub.
She checked the locator as she waited, seeking out General Greene on the compound.
General Greene asked, his voice muffled over the communications system.
General Greene addressed well-armed sentinels.
So they welcomed Coriolanus very kindly and made him the general of their army.
George Armstrong Custer, of "Custer's Last Stand" fame, became a major general at twenty-four.
For a while he was kept in the general hospital at Allegheny.
General Greene asked from his position at a small planning table in the corner.
The new Beaumont hotel was all a glitter in preparation of an affair of some high social order and there was a general excitement everywhere.
Dean explained the phone call from Indiana and Cynthia's general displeasure, particularly with Jerome Shipton.
Pierre, however, felt excited, and the general desire to show that they were ready to go to all lengths--which found expression in the tones and looks more than in the substance of the speeches--infected him too.
At that moment Count Rostopchin with his protruding chin and alert eyes, wearing the uniform of a general with sash over his shoulder, entered the room, stepping briskly to the front of the crowd of gentry.
At last the Emperor left the army, and as the most convenient and indeed the only pretext for his departure it was decided that it was necessary for him to inspire the people in the capitals and arouse the nation in general to a patriotic war.
Bennigsen, the Tsarevich, and a swarm of adjutants general remained with the army to keep the commander-in-chief under observation and arouse his energy, and Barclay, feeling less free than ever under the observation of all these "eyes of the Emperor," became still more cautious of undertaking any decisive action and avoided giving battle.
The Tsarevich hinted at treachery and demanded a general engagement.
Lubomirski, Bronnitski, Wlocki, and the others of that group stirred up so much trouble that Barclay, under pretext of sending papers to the Emperor, dispatched these Polish adjutants general to Petersburg and plunged into an open struggle with Bennigsen and the Tsarevich.
A general was sent to survey the position.
This general, hating Barclay, rode to visit a friend of his own, a corps commander, and, having spent the day with him, returned to Barclay and condemned, as unsuitable from every point of view, the battleground he had not seen.