Dropping off home-cooked meals was a very nice gesture.
That was a nice gesture on someone's part.
Inviting Alex to visit this farm sounded more like a payback than a gesture of appreciation.
"Take him away!" he said, pointing with a gracefully majestic gesture to the portrait.
The Frenchman expanded his chest and made a majestic gesture with his arm.
In answer to questions with which he was greeted, the courier made a despairing gesture with his hand and passed through the room.
Balashev knew how to reply to each of Napoleon's remarks, and would have done so; he continually made the gesture of a man wishing to say something, but Napoleon always interrupted him.
At a single gesture from him everyone went out on tiptoe, leaving the great man to himself and his emotion.
On seeing the count the major- domo made a significant and stern gesture to them both to go away.
The captain made a gesture signifying that even if he did not understand it he begged Pierre to continue.
Jackson held Sarah's hand as a gesture of comfort.
Seeing them pass, Prince Vasili drew back with obvious impatience, while the princess jumped up and with a gesture of desperation slammed the door with all her might.
Having done that, the officer, lifting his elbow with a smart gesture, stroked his mustache and lightly touched his hat.
"Again!" she commanded, pointing with a peremptory gesture to the spot where Nicholas had placed the kiss.
"Well, then, go back to the army," he said, drawing himself up to his full height and addressing Michaud with a gracious and majestic gesture, "and tell our brave men and all my good subjects wherever you go that when I have not a soldier left I shall put myself at the head of my beloved nobility and my good peasants and so use the last resources of my empire.
In every word and gesture he saw allusions to his happiness.
The tune he was whistling, his gait, and the gesture with which he twirled his mustache, all now seemed offensive.
Let's have a bottle of rum! shouted Pierre, banging the table with a determined and drunken gesture and preparing to climb out of the window.
No, it can't be, he told himself at every look, gesture, and word that filled his soul with joy.
Communication by gesture-signs, between persons unable to converse in vocal language, is an effective system of expression common to all mankind.
It is true that to some extent these means of utterance are common to the lower animals, the power of expressing emotion by cries and tones extending far down in the scale of animal life, while rudimentary gesture-signs are made by various mammals and birds.
The rider, whose figure seemed familiar to Rostov and involuntarily riveted his attention, made a gesture of refusal with his head and hand and by that gesture Rostov instantly recognized his lamented and adored monarch.
Each made the other a warning gesture and stood still in the dim light beneath the curtain as if not wishing to leave that seclusion where they three were shut off from all the world.
And that gesture, too, seemed unnatural to Prince Andrew.
"Uncle" himself twisted up the hare, threw it neatly and smartly across his horse's back as if by that gesture he meant to rebuke everybody, and, with an air of not wishing to speak to anyone, mounted his bay and rode off.
I saw him lying on a bed," said she, making a gesture with her hand and a lifted finger at each detail, "and that he had his eyes closed and was covered just with a pink quilt, and that his hands were folded," she concluded, convincing herself that the details she had just seen were exactly what she had seen in the mirror.
Thus, the signs used to ask a deaf and dumb child about his meals and lessons, or to communicate with a savage met in the desert about game or enemies, belong to codes of gesture-signals identical in principle, and to a great extent independent both of nationality and education; there is even a natural syntax, or order of succession, in such gesturesigns.
And imitative sounds to represent the cat's mew, the click of a trigger, the clap or thud of a blow, &c. The total result of this combination of gesture and significant sound will be a general system of expression, imperfect but serviceable, and naturally intelligible to all mankind without distinction of race.
She turned to go, but he stopped her with a gesture and took an uncut book from the high desk.
Bagration called to him, and Tushin, raising three fingers to his cap with a bashful and awkward gesture not at all like a military salute but like a priest's benediction, approached the general.
"No, Sonya, but do you remember so that you remember him perfectly, remember everything?" said Natasha, with an expressive gesture, evidently wishing to give her words a very definite meaning.