You're doing a great job.
But you went to great lengths to help her.
It's great and I love it.
The Watcher's eyes went around his study, as if this was his first visit in a great while.
There was a great famine in Rome.
As we move toward that future, it is a great tragedy that the experiences of all the people of the past are lost to us.
He would soon become a captain and then perhaps a great admiral.
Well, have you heard the great news?
A Paul Weber crossed in and out of the great north on the dates I ran.
Inside of the great kitchen, beside the fire, the men were shouting and laughing; for the blacksmith had finished his song, and it was very pleasing.
Certainly. You're been a great help, Brenda.
They were both great kids with a marvelous future.
Let it be said of each of you: "He was in the great battle before Moscow!"
They counted them and were surprised to find that not one lamb of the great flock of seven hundred was missing.
"Sounds great," he said.
They saw that all these fables taught some great truth, and they wondered how Aesop could have thought of them.
The "man of great merit," despite his desire to obtain the post of director, could not refrain from reminding Prince Vasili of his former opinion.
Denisov, having given his name, announced that he had to communicate to his Serene Highness a matter of great importance for their country's welfare.
A hawk made a wide swing across the grassland and then suddenly dived, jerking up at the last second, its great wings straining as it pumped back into the air with added weight.
Think of the great unanswered questions of the ages.
There's a great view up here but it's hazy.
I belong to Bailum & Barney's Great Consolidated Shows--three rings in one tent and a menagerie on the side.
They saw a mass of tough green vines all matted together and writhing and twisting around like a nest of great snakes.
"Where is that Magic Belt?" enquired the Wizard, who had listened with great interest.
One day he was in the midst of a great battle.
The three great sorrows of his life held his attention in particular: his love for a woman, his father's death, and the French invasion which had overrun half Russia.
You've taken a great deal off my shoulders, and I appreciate it.
She jogged after him with great effort as he strode through the maze.
One day King Astyages planned to make a great feast for the lad.
Then with great labor he began to widen the passageway.
One day the Mice met to talk about the great harm that she was doing them.
Suddenly there was a great wind.
I want a great deal, Count!
Barclay de Tolly tried to command the army in the best way, because he wished to fulfill his duty and earn fame as a great commander.
If he reports that our losses were great, it is not true; perhaps about four thousand, not more, and not even that; but even were they ten thousand, that's war!
They agreed to this plan, and when they reached the great square Jim drew the buggy into the big door of the domed hall.
Many great men were glad to call him their friend, and even kings asked his advice and were amused by his fables.
Imagine a thousand new arts, none of which are even invented yet, each with a thousand new great masters.
The "man of great merit," who was still a novice in court circles, wishing to flatter Anna Pavlovna by defending her former position on this question, observed:
She said her only consolation was the fact that the princess allowed her to share her sorrow, that all the old misunderstandings should sink into nothing but this great grief; that she felt herself blameless in regard to everyone, and that he, from above, saw her affection and gratitude.
He stood a little behind the governor and held himself with military decorum through the service, meditating on a great variety of subjects.
In it were many great cities; and from one end of it to the other there were broad fields of grain and fine pastures for sheep and cattle.
One day King Solomon was sitting on his throne, and his great men were standing around him.
On the last day, the great army which Coriolanus had led from Antium was drawn up in battle array.
On the ninth of August Prince Vasili at Anna Pavlovna's again met the "man of great merit."
At the same instant he was dazzled by a great flash of flame, and immediately a deafening roar, crackling, and whistling made his ears tingle.
My wife was a great friend of your mother's.
There were a great many ladies and some of Nicholas' Moscow acquaintances, but there were no men who could at all vie with the cavalier of St. George, the hussar remount officer, the good-natured and well-bred Count Rostov.
No; she's a yellow hen, and a great friend of mine.
He was the first great American painter.
Then, to his great joy, a ship came near and anchored in the little harbor.
This letter would be of great use to you.
My aunt; my great aunt Doris; she told me!
It was a time of great tumult, and the gateway between the two realms was sealed away for eternity, he explained.
The worst thing was their terror of reaching the bottom of this great crack in the earth, and the natural fear that sudden death was about to overtake them at any moment.
All the way to the great rock the wooden people followed them, and when Jim finally alighted at the mouth of the cavern the pursuers were still some distance away.
"For the second time?" asked the Wizard, with great interest.
"Gid-dap!" cried the boy, and at the word Jim slowly trotted into the courtyard and drew the buggy along the jewelled driveway to the great entrance of the royal palace.
"We owe a great deal to the Wonderful Wizard," continued the Princess, "for it was you who built this splendid Emerald City."
The boys wore long hair and striped sweaters and yelled their college yell every other step they took, to the great satisfaction of the populace, which was glad to have this evidence that their lungs were in good condition.
Boston is now a great city, but at that time it was only a little town.
You are only a very little boy, and you will learn a great deal as you grow bigger.
He was a great thinker and a great doer, and with Washington he helped to make our country free.
His father and grandfather and great-grandfather had all been shepherds.
One day the caliph, Haroun-al-Raschid, [Footnote: Haroun-al-Raschid (_pro._ ha roon' al rash'id).] made a great feast.
Gilbert de Lafayette's father and grandfather and great-grandfather had all been brave and noble men.
His home was in the country not far from a great forest.
Putnam gave the rope a quick jerk and his friends pulled him out in great haste.
He raised his gun and fired at the great beast.
Henry, the Duke of Richmond, made war upon him and defeated him in a great battle.
Daniel Webster lived to become a famous orator and a great statesman.
One day, to the great joy of all, some ships arrived from another country.
Soon, at the head of a very great army, he marched toward the city which had once been his home.
The dolphin carried him with great speed to the nearest shore.
And many other stories are told of this man's great love and pity for the timid creatures which lived in the fields and woods.
When Aesop was about twenty years old his master lost a great deal of money and was obliged to sell his slaves.
"This is the last great day!" cried others; and they knelt down and waited.
"This may be the last great day," he said.
Once his ship was sailing in the great Pacific Ocean, It was four hundred miles from the coast of South America.
There are great storms on the sea.
So Caedmon was led into the great hall of the abbey.
And Caedmon, the poor cowherd of the abbey, was the first great poet of England.
But one day after he had become a man, he said: Tell me about the great world which, you say, lies outside of these palace walls.
"And is this the great, beautiful, happy world that I have been told about?" cried the prince.
And to this day, millions of people remember and honor the name of Gautama, as that of the great lover of men.
"There is to be a great feast at the queen's palace to-night," said the mother."
Well, as I was hurrying along, I heard a great splash, as though something had fallen into the pool by the fountain.
They were just rising from the table when they heard a great noise in the street.
Some had heard of his great learning, and others had heard of his selfishness and cruelty.
They learned that Chilon was a very quiet man, that he never spoke about himself, and that he spent all his time in trying to make his country great and strong and happy.
He was the chief ruler of that great city.
But in a world where great wisdom is available to everyone, the end of ignorance will be within our grasp.
Going from zero to one puppy might increase your utility a great amount.
Families who owned great houses were able to keep them if they opened them to the public, acted as guides, and only lived in a small part of them.
After the death of Gracchus, a conservative government under Sulla withdrew the subsidy, but shortly afterward, in a period of great unrest, restored it, and two hundred thousand persons stood in line.
People are highly versatile, great at learning new things, naturally curious, and naturally enjoy new things.
After this came the Great Depression, which so overwhelmed the social support structures that Americans turned to the government for help and have never turned back.
This makes a great deal of sense: If nutrition isn't governed by universal laws (as physics is) and instead affects different people differently, then the way you will know certain things is by learning through trial and error, through your own experience.
Cheap food is great for the poor but bad for the poor farmer.
During the Great Depression in the United States, many unemployed Americans simply left the city and went back to farm life, sometimes living with relatives.
So let's say the large corn farms all have a great year and a bountiful crop comes forth.
To consider the great opportunity we can find in these inefficiencies, let's begin by talking about Norman Borlaug.
The farm of today already has tractors that use GPS to make perfectly parallel rows with great precision.
During the period 1958 to 1961, an initiative called "The Great Leap Forward" was intended to increase the production of grain and other agricultural products.
And the great tragedy is: During these three years, China exported more than twelve million tons of grain along with a literal cornucopia of other agricultural products.
And if that were not enough, he killed by starvation in the name of a program called—I kid you not—"The Super Great Leap Forward."
We will learn to grow more crops in more places, and make great breakthroughs relating to our seeds and our systems.
Even acknowledging that human rights exist is a great advance of civilization.
As Frederick the Great observed almost two centuries earlier, "If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one of them would remain in the army."
This is not to say that if another Pearl Harbor or another 9/11 occurred, people in any country wouldn't rise to the occasion and make great sacrifices if needed.
By the end of the month, Japan, bound by treaty with Great Britain, declared war on Germany.
In the treaty, language describing the border between the United States and Canada, still part of Great Britain, included this:
This was fine with Great Britain but not with Maine.
Government is a great achievement of civilization.
In the days that followed I learned to spell in this uncomprehending way a great many words, among them pin, hat, cup and a few verbs like sit, stand and walk.
I learned a great many new words that day.
After I had learned a great many interesting things about the life and habits of the children of the sea--how in the midst of dashing waves the little polyps build the beautiful coral isles of the Pacific, and the foraminifera have made the chalk-hills of many a land--my teacher read me "The Chambered Nautilus," and showed me that the shell-building process of the mollusks is symbolical of the development of the mind.
It was great fun to plunge my hand into the bowl and feel the tadpoles frisk about, and to let them slip and slide between my fingers.
He had made his leap, he had seen the great world, and was content to stay in his pretty glass house under the big fuchsia tree until he attained the dignity of froghood.
The first Christmas after Miss Sullivan came to Tuscumbia was a great event.
I was more interested, I think, in the great rock on which the Pilgrims landed than in anything else in Plymouth.
I could touch it, and perhaps that made the coming of the Pilgrims and their toils and great deeds seem more real to me.
Mr. Endicott told me about the great ships that came sailing by from Boston, bound for Europe.
I felt the great billows rock and sink.
After I had recovered from my first experience in the water, I thought it great fun to sit on a big rock in my bathing-suit and feel wave after wave dash against the rock, sending up a shower of spray which quite covered me.
It was a great horseshoe crab--the first one I had ever seen.
Here were great oaks and splendid evergreens with trunks like mossy pillars, from the branches of which hung garlands of ivy and mistletoe, and persimmon trees, the odour of which pervaded every nook and corner of the wood--an illusive, fragrant something that made the heart glad.
But I persisted, and an accident soon occurred which resulted in the breaking down of this great barrier--I heard the story of Ragnhild Kaata.
Miss Canby herself wrote kindly, "Some day you will write a great story out of your own head, that will be a comfort and help to many."
It seems to me that the great difficulty of writing is to make the language of the educated mind express our confused ideas, half feelings, half thoughts, when we are little more than bundles of instinctive tendencies.
I never lost a jot of my delight in this great park.
The lecture-halls seemed filled with the spirit of the great and the wise, and I thought the professors were the embodiment of wisdom.
There one does not meet the great and the wise face to face; one does not even feel their living touch.
Many scholars forget, it seems to me, that our enjoyment of the great works of literature depends more upon the depth of our sympathy than upon our understanding.
But when a great scholar like Professor Kittredge interprets what the master said, it is "as if new sight were given the blind."
Great poetry, whether written in Greek or in English, needs no other interpreter than a responsive heart.
My admiration for the Aeneid is not so great, but it is none the less real.
And at night what soothing, wondrous hours we spent in the shadow of the great, silent men-of-war.
I had another tree friend, gentle and more approachable than the great oak--a linden that grew in the dooryard at Red Farm.
Then the great actor gave his coat a hitch and his mouth a twitch, and in an instant I was in the village of Falling Water and felt Schneider's shaggy head against my knee.
As a child I loved to sit on his knee and clasp his great hand with one of mine, while Miss Sullivan spelled into the other his beautiful words about God and the spiritual world.
Bishop Brooks taught me no special creed or dogma; but he impressed upon my mind two great ideas--the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man, and made me feel that these truths underlie all creeds and forms of worship.
Here in Dr. Bell's laboratory, or in the fields on the shore of the great Bras d'Or, I have spent many delightful hours listening to what he had to tell me about his experiments, and helping him fly kites by means of which he expects to discover the laws that shall govern the future air-ship.
One cause for the excellence of her letters is the great number of them.
When I visit many strange countries my brother and Mildred will stay with grandmother because they will be too small to see a great many people and I think they would cry loud on the great rough ocean.
One day there was a great shout on the ship for the people saw the land and they were full of joy because they had reached a new country safely.
I shall not be afraid of Fauntleroy's great dog Dougal.
Many years ago, before people came to live on the earth, great trees and tall grasses and huge ferns and all the beautiful flowers cover the earth.
There are a great many instruments besides those which the astronomers use.
I have been at home a great many weeks now.
Then we had great fun.
He had climbed the high mountains in Switzerland and visited beautiful churches in Italy and France, and he saw a great many ancient castles.
Mother has a great many fine roses.
There were eight pigeons on the roof of the house, and a great dog on the step.
At nine I go to the gymnasium with the little girls and we have great fun.
Give father and mother a great deal of love and many hugs and kisses for me.
I learn a great many new and wonderful things.
I saw a great many statues, and the gentleman gave me an angel.
Sunday I went to church on board a great warship.
We will have great fun I am sure.
Why does the dear Father in heaven think it best for us to have very great sorrow sometimes?
My great dog Lioness goes with us when we ride to protect us.
It has followed me across the ocean and found me in this magnificent great city which I should like to tell you all about if I could take time for it and make my letter long enough.
A great deal of the trouble that is in the world is medicine which is very bad to take, but which it is good to take because it makes us better.
Perhaps people would be better in a great many ways, for they could not fight as they do now.
Your parents and friends must take great satisfaction in your progress.
It does great credit, not only to you, but to your instructors, who have so broken down the walls that seemed to shut you in that now your outlook seems more bright and cheerful than that of many seeing and hearing children.
I hope the great ocean will love the new Helen, and let her sail over its blue waves peacefully.
Of course the sun did not shine, but we had great open wood fires in the rooms, which were all very sweet with roses and other flowers, which were sent to me from distant friends; and fruits of all kinds from California and other places.
My friends have told me about your great and magnificent city, and I have read a great deal that wise Englishmen have written.
I have begun to read "Enoch Arden," and I know several of the great poet's poems by heart.
I used to think, when I read in my books about your great city, that when I visited it the people would be strangers to me, but now I feel differently.
I do try to think that he is still near, very near; but sometimes the thought that he is not here, that I shall not see him when I go to Boston,--that he is gone,--rushes over my soul like a great wave of sorrow.
A great many people came.
I had the same feeling once before when I first stood by the great ocean and felt its waves beating against the shore.
A French gentleman, whose name I cannot remember, showed me the great French bronzes.
Japan must indeed be a paradise for children to judge from the great number of playthings which are manufactured there.
Prof. Morse knows a great deal about Japan, and is very kind and wise.
Last Saturday our kind teachers planned a delightful trip to Bedloe's Island to see Bartholdi's great statue of Liberty enlightening the world....
...You know our kind teachers take us to see everything which they think will interest us, and we learn a great deal in that delightful way.
I had known about them for a long time; but I had never thought that I should see them, and talk to them; and I can scarcely realize now that this great pleasure has been mine!
Here we are once more in the great metropolis!
I saw great big turkeys, geese, guineas, ducks and many others.
Mr. Warner and Mr. Burroughs, the great lover of nature, came to see us a few days after, and we had a delightful talk with them.
Their house stands near a charming lake where we went boating and canoeing, which was great fun.
But it is harder for Teacher than it is for me because the strain on her poor eyes is so great, and I cannot help worrying about them.
All the time I was preparing for the great ordeal, I could not suppress an inward fear and trembling lest I should fail, and now it is an unspeakable relief to know that I have passed the examinations with credit.
Somehow, after the great fields and pastures and lofty pine-groves of the country, they seem shut-in and conventional.
They look down pityingly on the country-folk, who have never had an opportunity "to see the great world."
Why, I can do long, complicated quadratic equations in my head quite easily, and it is great fun!
It gives me great pleasure to hear how much is being done for the deaf-blind.
Now her eyes are troubling her a great deal, and we all think she ought to be relieved, for a while, of every care and responsibility.
It seemed to show spontaneity and great sweetness of character.
She spins, and does a great deal of fancy work, and reads, and leads a pleasant, useful life.
I stood in the middle of the church, where the vibrations from the great organ were strongest, and I felt the mighty waves of sound beat against me, as the great billows beat against a little ship at sea.
At the same time Dr. Bell added that I could rest content and fight my way through Radcliffe in competition with seeing and hearing girls, while the great desire of my heart was being fulfilled.
There's no great hurry, and I want to get as much as possible out of my studies.
He is a great, strong boy now, and he will soon need a man to take care of him; he is really too big for a lady to manage.
I had a splendid time; the toasts and speeches were great fun.
To THE GREAT ROUND WORLD Cambridge, Feb. 16, 1901.
The Great Round World, New York City.
It would be splendid to have The Great Round World printed in "language that can be felt."
I trust that the effort of The Great Round World to bring light to those who sit in darkness will receive the encouragement and support it so richly deserves.
But why should not the friends of the blind assist The Great Round World, if necessary?
Dr. Bell said "No!" with great confidence, and the kite was sent up.
It began to pull and tug, and lo, the wires broke, and off went the great red dragon, and poor Dr. Bell stood looking forlornly after it.
Altogether we had great fun....
But it is to be remembered that Miss Keller has written many things in her autobiography for the fun of writing them, and the disillusion, which the writer of the editorial took seriously, is in great part humorous.
Last July, when she had finished under great pressure of work her final chapter, she set to work to rewrite the whole story.
When the organ was played for her in St. Bartholomew's, the whole building shook with the great pedal notes, but that does not altogether account for what she felt and enjoyed.
They cost a great deal to publish and they have not a large enough sale to make them profitable to the publisher; but there are several institutions with special funds to pay for embossed books.
For Dr. Howe is the great pioneer on whose work that of Miss Sullivan and other teachers of the deaf-blind immediately depends.
He was a great philanthropist, interested especially in the education of all defectives, the feeble-minded, the blind, and the deaf.
This in itself is a great comment on the difference between Laura Bridgman and Helen Keller.
Then it is amusing to read of the elaborate preparation I underwent to fit me for the great task my friends entrusted to me.
As Mr. Anagnos was the head of a great institution, what he said had much more effect than the facts in Miss Sullivan's account on which he based his statements.
She made the letters rapidly, and I gave her the cake, which she ate in a great hurry, thinking, I suppose, that I might take it from her.
She can make a great many combinations now, and often invents new ones herself.
Helen has taken the second great step in her education.
HERE ARE SOME OF THEM: DOOR, OPEN, SHUT, GIVE, GO, COME, and a great many more.
She is about fifteen months old, and already understands a great deal.
She came tearing upstairs a few minutes ago in a state of great excitement.
If only I were better fitted for the great task!
There was a great rumpus downstairs this morning.
I decided that there was no reason, except my deplorable ignorance of the great facts that underlie our physical existence.
I did, however, try to give her the idea that love is the great continuer of life.
"Tuscumbia" is the Indian for "Great Spring."
She has the true language-impulse, and shows great fertility of resource in making the words at her command convey her meaning.
Helen talks a great deal about things that she cannot know of through the sense of touch.
She talks a great deal about what she will do when she goes to Boston.
This is another great forward step.
Here follows the last part, beginning with the great day, April 5th, when Helen learned water.
A slip on which was printed, in raised letters, the word BOX was placed on the object, and the same experiment was tried with a great many articles, but she did not immediately comprehend that the label-name represented the thing.
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.
The keeper of the bears made one big black fellow stand on his hind legs and hold out his great paw to us, which Helen shook politely.
In order to answer her questions, I have been obliged to read a great deal about animals.
It was not difficult, however, to make her understand that there was a present for each child, and to her great delight she was permitted to hand the gifts to the children.
Just now she finds it great fun.
Helen certainly derives great pleasure from the exercise of these senses.
She is able not only to distinguish with great accuracy the different undulations of the air and the vibrations of the floor made by various sounds and motions, and to recognize her friends and acquaintances the instant she touches their hands or clothing, but she also perceives the state of mind of those around her.
She reads a great deal.
Helen expressed a great deal of sympathy, and at every opportunity during the day she would find Pearl and carry the burden from place to place.
The gate, I suppose, is New York City, and Freedom is the great statue of Liberty.
But after a great deal of thought and study, I told her, men came to believe that all forces were manifestations of one power, and to that power they gave the name GOD.
The fact that sin exists, and that great misery results from it, dawned gradually upon her mind as she understood more and more clearly the lives and experiences of those around her.
Her mind is so filled with the beautiful thoughts and ideals of the great poets that nothing seems commonplace to her; for her imagination colours all life with its own rich hues.
And this is Miss Sullivan's great discovery.
I explained to her that some deaf children were taught to speak, but that they could see their teachers' mouths, and that that was a very great assistance to them.
I knew that Laura Bridgman had shown the same intuitive desire to produce sounds, and had even learned to pronounce a few simple words, which she took great delight in using, and I did not doubt that Helen could accomplish as much as this.
She liked to feel the cat purr; and if by chance she felt a dog in the act of barking, she showed great pleasure.
If you knew all the joy I feel in being able to speak to you to-day, I think you would have some idea of the value of speech to the deaf, and you would understand why I want every little deaf child in all this great world to have an opportunity to learn to speak.
It brings me into closer and tenderer relationship with those I love, and makes it possible for me to enjoy the sweet companionship of a great many persons from whom I should be entirely cut off if I could not talk.
In one of his letters, speaking of how God in every way tells us of His love, he says, "I think he writes it even upon the walls of the great house of nature which we live in, that he is our Father."
The last made me realize the great disappointment to the dear child more than before.
No one shall be allowed to think it was anything wrong; and some day she will write a great, beautiful story or poem that will make many people happy.
The fairies promised obedience and soon started on their journey, dragging the great glass jars and vases along, as well as they could, and now and then grumbling a little at having such hard work to do, for they were idle fairies, and liked play better than work.
At last they reached a great forest, and, being quite tired, they decided to rest awhile and look for nuts before going any further.
You must know that King Frost, like all other kings, has great treasures of gold and precious stones; but as he is a generous old monarch, he endeavours to make a right use of his riches.
After awhile they came to a great forest and, being tired and hungry, they thought they would rest a little and look for nuts before continuing their journey.
When the children saw the trees all aglow with brilliant colors they clapped their hands and shouted for joy, and immediately began to pick great bunches to take home.
Another fact is of great significance in this connection.
She said, with great intensity of feeling, "I love the beautiful truth."
I would cling to my mother's dress as she went about her household duties, and my little hands felt every object and observed every motion, and in this way I learned a great many things.
I learned a great many words that day.
The style of the Bible is everywhere in Miss Keller's work, just as it is in the style of most great English writers.
Tantalus, too, great as he was above all mortals, went down to the kingdom of the dead, never to return.
Such too, to a greater or less extent, is the condition of the operatives of every denomination in England, which is the great workhouse of the world.
A great proportion of architectural ornaments are literally hollow, and a September gale would strip them off, like borrowed plumes, without injury to the substantials.
Those conveniences which the student requires at Cambridge or elsewhere cost him or somebody else ten times as great a sacrifice of life as they would with proper management on both sides.
I look upon England today as an old gentleman who is travelling with a great deal of baggage, trumpery which has accumulated from long housekeeping, which he has not the courage to burn; great trunk, little trunk, bandbox, and bundle.
Kieou-he-yu (great dignitary of the state of Wei) sent a man to Khoung-tseu to know his news.
The Skip of the Tip-Toe-Hop, a Romance of the Middle Ages, by the celebrated author of 'Tittle-Tol-Tan,' to appear in monthly parts; a great rush; don't all come together.
Instead of no path to the front-yard gate in the Great Snow--no gate--no front-yard--and no path to the civilized world.
I have a great deal of company in my house; especially in the morning, when nobody calls.
God is alone--but the devil, he is far from being alone; he sees a great deal of company; he is legion.
Not my or thy great-grandfather's, but our great-grandmother Nature's universal, vegetable, botanic medicines, by which she has kept herself young always, outlived so many old Parrs in her day, and fed her health with their decaying fatness.
It is surprising how many great men and women a small house will contain.
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.
He has a great bundle of white oak bark under his arm for a sick man, gathered this Sunday morning.
To him Homer was a great writer, though what his writing was about he did not know.
Men of business, even farmers, thought only of solitude and employment, and of the great distance at which I dwelt from something or other; and though they said that they loved a ramble in the woods occasionally, it was obvious that they did not.
It was the only open and cultivated field for a great distance on either side of the road, so they made the most of it; and sometimes the man in the field heard more of travellers' gossip and comment than was meant for his ear: "Beans so late! peas so late!"--for I continued to plant when others had begun to hoe--the ministerial husbandman had not suspected it.
This was one of the great days; though the sky had from my clearing only the same everlastingly great look that it wears daily, and I saw no difference in it.
The village appeared to me a great news room; and on one side, to support it, as once at Redding & Company's on State Street, they kept nuts and raisins, or salt and meal and other groceries.
In clear weather, in summer, they appear blue at a little distance, especially if agitated, and at a great distance all appear alike.
Sometimes, when I pushed off my boat in the morning, I disturbed a great mud-turtle which had secreted himself under the boat in the night.
It was very clumsy, but lasted a great many years before it became water-logged and perhaps sank to the bottom.
A great grease-spot, redolent of manures and buttermilk!
White Pond and Walden are great crystals on the surface of the earth, Lakes of Light.
They are but one appetite, and we only need to see a person do any one of these things to know how great a sensualist he is.
A similar engagement between great and small ants is recorded by Olaus Magnus, in which the small ones, being victorious, are said to have buried the bodies of their own soldiers, but left those of their giant enemies a prey to the birds.
Being curious to know what position my great bubbles occupied with regard to the new ice, I broke out a cake containing a middling sized one, and turned it bottom upward.
An old forest fence which had seen its best days was a great haul for me.
A few pieces of fat pine were a great treasure.
Great Expecter! to converse with whom was a New England Night's Entertainment.
I also heard the whooping of the ice in the pond, my great bed-fellow in that part of Concord, as if it were restless in its bed and would fain turn over, were troubled with flatulency and had dreams; or I was waked by the cracking of the ground by the frost, as if some one had driven a team against my door, and in the morning would find a crack in the earth a quarter of a mile long and a third of an inch wide.
The night veils without doubt a part of this glorious creation; but day comes to reveal to us this great work, which extends from earth even into the plains of the ether.
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.
Sometimes one of those great cakes slips from the ice-man's sled into the village street, and lies there for a week like a great emerald, an object of interest to all passers.
This difference of three and a half degrees between the temperature of the deep water and the shallow in the latter pond, and the fact that a great proportion of it is comparatively shallow, show why it should break up so much sooner than Walden.
In the right stage of the weather a pond fires its evening gun with great regularity.
It was a warm day, and he was surprised to see so great a body of ice remaining.
A great field of ice has cracked off from the main body.
How handsome the great sweeping curves in the edge of the ice, answering somewhat to those of the shore, but more regular!
But when I stood on the shore they at once rose up with a great flapping of wings at the signal of their commander, and when they had got into rank circled about over my head, twenty-nine of them, and then steered straight to Canada, with a regular honk from the leader at intervals, trusting to break their fast in muddier pools.
Our voyaging is only great-circle sailing, and the doctors prescribe for diseases of the skin merely.
Maybe they are simply great enough to receive without misgiving.
"Yes, we have done great deeds, and sung divine songs, which shall never die"--that is, as long as we can remember them.
The learned societies and great men of Assyria--where are they?
A very few, as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men, serve the state with their consciences also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated as enemies by it.
At any rate, it is a great evil to make a stir about it.
Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue; for money comes between a man and his objects, and obtains them for him; and it was certainly no great virtue to obtain it.
I did not for a moment feel confined, and the walls seemed a great waste of stone and mortar.
It may be in a great strait, and not know what to do: I cannot help that.
"Yes, if having obtained power, without availing himself of it to commit murder he had restored it to the rightful king, I should have called him a great man," remarked the vicomte.
He suddenly blushed crimson, and it was plain that he had made a great effort to say this.
The great thing is the serving, that's it.
But I am in great need of this sum.
Berg always spoke quietly, politely, and with great precision.
Pierre spoke little but examined the new faces, and ate a great deal.
"Ah, madam, it is a great sacrament," replied the priest, passing his hand over the thin grizzled strands of hair combed back across his bald head.
Yes; if I have a sin, a great sin, it is hatred of that vile woman! almost shrieked the princess, now quite changed.
Andrew..." she said timidly after a moment's silence, "I have a great favor to ask of you."
"Even if it were a great deal of trouble..." answered Prince Andrew, as if guessing what it was about.
Some, a minority, acknowledged him to be different from themselves and from everyone else, expected great things of him, listened to him, admired, and imitated him, and with them Prince Andrew was natural and pleasant.
"Yes," said Rostov as if it cost him a great deal to utter the word; and he sat down at the nearest table.
With great difficulty he managed to get to his horse, and shouting continually he moved on.
What the diplomatic matter might be he did not care, but it gave him great pleasure to prepare a circular, memorandum, or report, skillfully, pointedly, and elegantly.
You see that your victory is not a matter for great rejoicing and that you can't be received as a savior.
Near Hetzelsdorf Prince Andrew struck the high road along which the Russian army was moving with great haste and in the greatest disorder.
My blessing, and may Christ be with you in your great endeavor!
No one had given Tushin orders where and at what to fire, but after consulting his sergeant major, Zakharchenko, for whom he had great respect, he had decided that it would be a good thing to set fire to the village.
Prince Andrew felt that an invisible power was leading him forward, and experienced great happiness.
Everybody laughed a great deal.
Mademoiselle Bourienne, also roused to great excitement by Anatole's arrival, thought in another way.
Berg took the opportunity to ask, with great politeness, whether, as was rumored, the allowance of forage money to captains of companies would be doubled.
"Not 'our Sovereign, the Emperor,' as they say at official dinners," said he, "but the health of our Sovereign, that good, enchanting, and great man!
In the highest army circles from midday on the nineteenth, a great, excitedly bustling activity began which lasted till the morning of the twentieth, when the memorable battle of Austerlitz was fought.
"Despite my great respect for old Kutuzov," he continued, "we should be a nice set of fellows if we were to wait about and so give him a chance to escape, or to trick us, now that we certainly have him in our hands!
But even if he also took up a position in the Thuerassa, he merely saves us a great deal of trouble and all our arrangements to the minutest detail remain the same.
The din of many voices was too great; all he could hear was: "ahahah!" and "rrrr!"
Today was a great day for him--the anniversary of his coronation.
Having by a great effort got away to the left from that flood of men, Kutuzov, with his suite diminished by more than half, rode toward a sound of artillery fire near by.
The ice, that had held under those on foot, collapsed in a great mass, and some forty men who were on it dashed, some forward and some back, drowning one another.
"The praise of a great commander is a soldier's highest reward," said Repnin.
But those who knew him intimately noticed that some great change had come over him that day.
Rostov went on ahead to do what was asked, and to his great surprise learned that Dolokhov the brawler, Dolokhov the bully, lived in Moscow with an old mother and a hunchback sister, and was the most affectionate of sons and brothers.
A week later Pierre gave his wife full power to control all his estates in Great Russia, which formed the larger part of his property, and left for Petersburg alone.
To the great regret of myself and of the whole army it is still uncertain whether he is alive or not.
It was as if joy--a supreme joy apart from the joys and sorrows of this world--overflowed the great grief within her.
Iogel had taken a ballroom in Bezukhov's house, and the ball, as everyone said, was a great success.
Only by laying stone on stone with the cooperation of all, by the millions of generations from our forefather Adam to our own times, is that temple reared which is to be a worthy dwelling place of the Great God, he added, and closed his eyes.
It will give me great pleasure.
"It is the sword of Frederick the Great which I..." she began, but Hippolyte interrupted her with the words: "Le Roi de Prusse..." and again, as soon as all turned toward him, excused himself and said no more.
He is said to be fleeing in great disorder.
'Grant leave to retire to his country seat to an old man who is already in any case dishonored by being unable to fulfill the great and glorious task for which he was chosen.
This is the battle of Pultusk, which is considered a great victory but in my opinion was nothing of the kind.
They say great rewards will now be distributed, and surely a pardon would be granted....
"I should like to see the great man," he said, alluding to Napoleon, whom hitherto he, like everyone else, had always called Buonaparte.
An institution upholding honor, the source of emulation, is one similar to the Legion d'honneur of the great Emperor Napoleon, not harmful but helpful to the success of the service, but not a class or court privilege.
But in these great endeavors we are gravely hampered by the political institutions of today.
My benefactor then explained to me fully the meaning of the Great Square of creation and pointed out to me that the numbers three and seven are the basis of everything.
Among the many young men who frequented her house every day, Boris Drubetskoy, who had already achieved great success in the service, was the most intimate friend of the Bezukhov household since Helene's return from Erfurt.
Great Architect of Nature, help me to find the true path out of the labyrinth of lies!
She was not concerned about the Emperor or any of those great people whom Peronskaya was pointing out--she had but one thought: Is it possible no one will ask me, that I shall not be among the first to dance?
He cannot endure the notion that Buonaparte is negotiating on equal terms with all the sovereigns of Europe and particularly with our own, the grandson of the Great Catherine!
Then with no less fear and delight they saw how the young count, red in the face and with bloodshot eyes, dragged Mitenka out by the scruff of the neck and applied his foot and knee to his behind with great agility at convenient moments between the words, shouting, Be off!
He prayed with that passionate and shamefaced feeling with which men pray at moments of great excitement arising from trivial causes.
The huntsmen assembled with their booty and their stories, and all came to look at the wolf, which, with her broad-browed head hanging down and the bitten stick between her jaws, gazed with great glassy eyes at this crowd of dogs and men surrounding her.
He ceased keeping a diary, avoided the company of the Brothers, began going to the club again, drank a great deal, and came once more in touch with the bachelor sets, leading such a life that the Countess Helene thought it necessary to speak severely to him about it.
Though the doctors warned him that with his corpulence wine was dangerous for him, he drank a great deal.
It will be great fun.
"Well, Prince, may God give you great luck!" said Matrena in her gypsy accent.
After some minutes, the gentleman-in-waiting who was on duty came into the great reception room and, bowing politely, asked Balashev to follow him.
At that time a famous joke of Ermolov's was being circulated, that as a great favor he had petitioned the Emperor to make him a German.
He glanced with pity at the excited face of Ilyin, who talked much and in great agitation.
Doctors came to see her singly and in consultation, talked much in French, German, and Latin, blamed one another, and prescribed a great variety of medicines for all the diseases known to them, but the simple idea never occurred to any of them that they could not know the disease Natasha was suffering from, as no disease suffered by a live man can be known, for every living person has his own peculiarities and always has his own peculiar, personal, novel, complicated disease, unknown to medicine--not a disease of the lungs, liver, skin, heart, nerves, and so on mentioned in medical books, but a disease consisting of one of the innumerable combinations of the maladies of those organs.
Natasha unconsciously felt this delicacy and so found great pleasure in his society.
The last medicine has done her a very great deal of good.
Lord, Thou art able to save both great and small; Thou art God, and man cannot prevail against Thee!
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
How, or by what means, he was connected with the great event foretold in the Apocalypse he did not know, but he did not doubt that connection for a moment.
His love for Natasha, Antichrist, Napoleon, the invasion, the comet, 666, L'Empereur Napoleon, and L'russe Besuhof--all this had to mature and culminate, to lift him out of that spellbound, petty sphere of Moscow habits in which he felt himself held captive and lead him to a great achievement and great happiness.
To distract his thoughts he drove that day to the village of Vorontsovo to see the great balloon Leppich was constructing to destroy the foe, and a trial balloon that was to go up next day.
In any case many great rewards would have to be given for tomorrow's action, and new men would come to the front.
At a single gesture from him everyone went out on tiptoe, leaving the great man to himself and his emotion.
When men were killed or wounded, when rows of stretchers went past, when some troops retreated, and when great masses of the enemy came into view through the smoke, no one paid any attention to these things.
In that reunion of great sovereigns we should have discussed our interests like one family, and have rendered account to the peoples as clerk to master.
I should have demanded the freedom of all navigable rivers for everybody, that the seas should be common to all, and that the great standing armies should be reduced henceforth to mere guards for the sovereigns.
On returning to France, to the bosom of the great, strong, magnificent, peaceful, and glorious fatherland, I should have proclaimed her frontiers immutable; all future wars purely defensive, all aggrandizement antinational.
A great crowd of generals gathered round him, and Count Rostopchin, who had come out from Moscow, joined them.
"Ah, how do you do, great warrior?" said Rostopchin as soon as the short man had left the room.
"And I have a great favor to ask of you, Papa," said he.
The man told him that arms were being distributed today at the Kremlin and that tomorrow everyone would be sent out beyond the Three Hills gates and a great battle would be fought there.
While the troops, dividing into two parts when passing around the Kremlin, were thronging the Moskva and the Stone bridges, a great many soldiers, taking advantage of the stoppage and congestion, turned back from the bridges and slipped stealthily and silently past the church of Vasili the Beatified and under the Borovitski gate, back up the hill to the Red Square where some instinct told them they could easily take things not belonging to them.
They were singing discordantly, arduously, and with great effort, evidently not because they wished to sing, but because they wanted to show they were drunk and on a spree.
Here is one I got at Wagram" (he touched his side) "and a second at Smolensk"--he showed a scar on his cheek--"and this leg which as you see does not want to march, I got that on the seventh at the great battle of la Moskowa.
The great redoubt held out well, by my pipe! continued the Frenchman.
The next morning they woke late and were again delayed so often that they only got as far as Great Mytishchi.
Prince Andrew answered all his questions reluctantly but reasonably, and then said he wanted a bolster placed under him as he was uncomfortable and in great pain.
A great number of people crowded in front of the conflagration.
"They say that the rivals are reconciled, thanks to the angina..." and the word angina was repeated with great satisfaction.
I see, Colonel, from all that is happening, that Providence requires great sacrifices of us...
The great thing is to live in harmony....
On the left there was water--a great river--and on the right a porch.
"It's a great pity," and he gazed straight before him, absently stroking his mustache with his fingers.
"He wrote here that he took a great liking to you," he went on simply and calmly, evidently unable to understand all the complex significance his words had for living people.
With a great effort he tried to return to life and to see things from their point of view.
Konovnitsyn had understood at once that the news brought was of great importance and that no time must be lost.
The irregulars destroyed the great army piecemeal.
Tikhon, who at first did rough work, laying campfires, fetching water, flaying dead horses, and so on, soon showed a great liking and aptitude for partisan warfare.
(The horseflesh was appetizing and nourishing, the saltpeter flavor of the gunpowder they used instead of salt was even pleasant; there was no great cold, it was always warm walking in the daytime, and at night there were the campfires; the lice that devoured him warmed his body.)
And lastly, the final departure of the great Emperor from his heroic army is presented to us by the historians as something great and characteristic of genius.
For the "great" man nothing is wrong, there is no atrocity for which a "great" man can be blamed.
It was impossible first because--as experience shows that a three-mile movement of columns on a battlefield never coincides with the plans--the probability of Chichagov, Kutuzov, and Wittgenstein effecting a junction on time at an appointed place was so remote as to be tantamount to impossibility, as in fact thought Kutuzov, who when he received the plan remarked that diversions planned over great distances do not yield the desired results.
She felt all the time as if she might at any moment penetrate that on which--with a terrible questioning too great for her strength--her spiritual gaze was fixed.
To a lackey no man can be great, for a lackey has his own conception of greatness.
Everyone spoke loudly of the field marshal's great weakness and failing health.
He had equipped himself with a mental telescope and looked into remote space, where petty worldliness hiding itself in misty distance had seemed to him great and infinite merely because it was not clearly seen.
Previously he had talked a great deal, grew excited when he talked, and seldom listened; now he was seldom carried away in conversation and knew how to listen so that people readily told him their most intimate secrets.
The first time he had recourse to his new judge was when a French prisoner, a colonel, came to him and, after talking a great deal about his exploits, concluded by making what amounted to a demand that Pierre should give him four thousand francs to send to his wife and children.
It was a great pity.
There is no step, no crime or petty fraud he commits, which in the mouths of those around him is not at once represented as a great deed.
Not only is he great, but so are his ancestors, his brothers, his stepsons, and his brothers-in-law.
Making a great effort she did however go to call on them a few weeks after her arrival in Moscow.
"You know," said Natasha, "you have read the Gospels a great deal--there is a passage in them that just fits Sonya."
Having taken precautions against the general drunkenness to be expected on the morrow because it was a great saint's day, he returned to dinner, and without having time for a private talk with his wife sat down at the long table laid for twenty persons, at which the whole household had assembled.
Pierre smiled, Natasha began to laugh, but Nicholas knitted his brows still more and began proving to Pierre that there was no prospect of any great change and that all the danger he spoke of existed only in his imagination.
I only wished to say that ideas that have great results are always simple ones.
He conquered everybody everywhere--that is, he killed many people because he was a great genius.
And there too he killed a great many.
And the exile, separated from the beloved France so dear to his heart, died a lingering death on that rock and bequeathed his great deeds to posterity.
To this, modern history laboriously replies either that Napoleon was a great genius, or that Louis XIV was very proud, or that certain writers wrote certain books.
It was great news and she should have felt relieved.
It was great news and she should have felt relieved.
She has great understanding of us.
Buy great works of art and fill my castle?
If they rushed in, a good defense attorney was rewarded by having a great day in court.
Boston is great but it's incredibly busy all the time.
He's great fun company and he pulled me out of my funk when I was down in the pits.
I didn't mean to but she's a great person and she makes me have feelings I didn't know existed.
She thinks it's great I've found someone in my life.
I think that's great she came to you.
I congratulated them both on a great job and terminated the call.
I congratulated him on the great work he'd done and he again thanked me for getting him together with Daniel Brennan.
I'm having a great time.
Most stations had one of the Guardians—or Naturals—capable of Traveling great distances the way he did, by using magic to slip through space and time and end up elsewhere.
"Great," Jake said, rising from his seat outside her door and trailing her down the stairs.
You have a great fate to fulfill in this life yet.
They went to great lengths to hurt you.
"This is great timing," Dean said.
"Isn't that a great deal?" she asked, doubtfully.
Far below her she found six great glowing balls suspended in the air.
Yes, my dear; I am Oz, the Great and Terrible.
So he followed the Prince into the great domed hall, and Dorothy and Zeb came after them, while the throng of people trooped in also.
Yet, look where she would, Dorothy could discover no bells at all in the great glass hall.
The Mangaboo people listened, but showed no great interest.
The cavern did not come to an end, as they had expected it would, but slanted upward through the great glass mountain, running in a direction that promised to lead them to the side opposite the Mangaboo country.
"It occurs to me you have a great deal to make you happy, even while invisible," remarked the Wizard.
But they were in great numbers, and the Champion could not shout much because he had to save his breath for fighting.
The third time that he thrust out the weapon there was a loud roar and a fall, and suddenly at his feet appeared the form of a great red bear, which was nearly as big as the horse and much stronger and fiercer.
Here one side of the mountain had a great hole in it, like the mouth of a cavern, and the stairs stopped at the near edge of the floor and commenced ascending again at the opposite edge.
But the noise and clatter seemed as dreadful to them as Jim's heels, for all who were able swiftly turned and flew away to a great distance.
They advanced in a great swarm, having been joined by many more of their kind, and they flew straight over Jim's head to where the others were standing.
These preparations had not consumed a great deal of time, but the sleeping Gargoyles were beginning to wake up and move around, and soon some of them would be hunting for their missing wings.
The flames leaped up at once and the bonfire began to smoke and roar and crackle just as the great army of wooden Gargoyles arrived.
"What's that?" asked Dorothy, gazing fearfully at the great scaley head, the yawning mouth and the big eyes.
Please tell me, Mr. Wizard, whether you called yourself Oz after this great country, or whether you believe my country is called Oz after you.
The servants were a little discouraged, but soon they brought in a great tray containing two dozen nicely roasted quail on toast.
I know I'm not much account; but I'm the only horse in all the Land of Oz, so they treat me with great respect.
As she entered the great hall a voice called out, in a rather harsh tone:
In the afternoon they all went to a great field outside the city gates where the games were to be held.
At three o'clock the Throne Room was crowded with citizens, men, women and children being eager to witness the great trial.
There was great applause when the speaker sat down.
But I remember that our great poet once said:
They are too young to fly, and the mother bird is making a great fuss about it.
He prayeth best, who loveth best All things both great and small; For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.
"Do so, my child," said the Minister; "and I hope that when you grow up you will become a wise man and a great orator."
You faced what you thought was a great danger, and you were not afraid.
He was a great admirer of Dean Swift, and took pleasure in sending him presents of game.
One day a traveler was walking through a part of Italy where a great many sheep were pasturing.
Bondone was surprised when Cimabue offered to take his little boy to Florence and teach him to be a great painter.
But Cimabue only praised him for his great skill.
His officers and great men shook their heads.
There was much fighting; and several great battles took place between the British and the Americans.
In time, Andrew Jackson became a very great man.
Suddenly, to his great joy he saw little Lucy Martin lean over her desk and whisper to the girl in front of her.
He was noted for his great knowledge, the most of which he had obtained from books.
In Persia, when Cyrus the Great was king, boys were taught to tell the truth.
He led the great king to his palace and begged that he would dine with him.
He had given them a great deal of trouble, and they wished to destroy him.
Sometimes there is great danger.
One day there was a great storm.
"You!" cried the woman in great surprise.
Suddenly a great noise was heard outside.
So he raised a great army and made war against other countries.
The next day Robert's aunt heard a great pounding and sawing in her woodshed.
After a great deal of tinkering and trying, they did succeed in making two paddle wheels.
The great bird was high in the air and flying towards the far-off mountains with all his money.
"It was this way," said the gardener: "I looked at the gold pieces, and then thought of my own great necessities.
Great was the caliph's surprise when he heard the poor man's story.
By the midpoint of the twentieth century, America's dreamers were preoccupied with the future—and not just any old future, but the great and glorious future that seemed inevitable.
The great cathedral Notre Dame de Paris, which was begun before your birth, would not be finished by your death.
But the five phenomena I chose to tackle in this book are among the great blights on humanity that I believe the Internet and technology will help solve.
This is because history repeats itself—at least, as the great historian Will Durant says, "in outline form."
In these early days of the Internet Renaissance, the number of great masters is in the tens of thousands, not the hundreds.
They will take time to write a great big forum post just for you, a total stranger they will never meet.
The idea was that it would be great to make machines that behaved like us and, through that, we could harness their abilities.
My earliest distinct recollection of my father is making my way through great drifts of newspapers to his side and finding him alone, holding a sheet of paper before his face.
He was a great hunter, I have been told, and a celebrated shot.
His hospitality was great, almost to a fault, and he seldom came home without bringing a guest.
This was my first great sorrow--my first personal experience with death.
It is only after years of this sort of practice that even great men have learned to marshal the legion of words which come thronging through every byway of the mind.
The grass was as green as though it was springtime, and the golden ears of corn gathered together in heaps in the great fields looked very pretty.
Here is life, an experiment to a great extent untried by me; but it does not avail me that they have tried it.
We know but few men, a great many coats and breeches.
"But, my dear Monsieur Pierre," said she, "how do you explain the fact of a great man executing a duc--or even an ordinary man who--is innocent and untried?"
It was a swindle, and not at all like the conduct of a great man!
There was now no one in the reception room except Prince Vasili and the eldest princess, who were sitting under the portrait of Catherine the Great and talking eagerly.
Yes, my dear, this is a great loss for us all, not to speak of you.
Of the behavior of the eldest princess and Prince Vasili she spoke disapprovingly, but in whispers and as a great secret.
I will confess to you, dear Mary, that in spite of his extreme youth his departure for the army was a great grief to me.
Dear and precious Friend, Your letter of the 13th has given me great delight.
He says the count was the last representative but one of the great century, and that it is his own turn now, but that he will do all he can to let his turn come as late as possible.
At that moment the great clock struck two and another with a shrill tone joined in from the drawing room.
"He is a great tactician!" said the prince to his son, pointing to the architect.
Buonaparte has become a great commander among them!
You may laugh as much as you like, but all the same Bonaparte is a great general!
Come now, where has this great commander of yours shown his skill? he concluded.
"You are good in every way, Andrew, but you have a kind of intellectual pride," said the princess, following the train of her own thoughts rather than the trend of the conversation--"and that's a great sin.
When he returned to Moscow Pierre was handed a letter from Marya Dmitrievna asking him to come and see her on a matter of great importance relating to Andrew Bolkonski and his betrothed.
"Yes, you are a great friend of Bolkonski's, no doubt she wants to send him a message," said the count.
He seemed in better spirits than usual and awaited his son with great impatience.
In historic events the so-called great men are labels giving names to events, and like labels they have but the smallest connection with the event itself.
The great halls were full.
Here, at the extreme left flank, Bennigsen talked a great deal and with much heat, and, as it seemed to Pierre, gave orders of great military importance.
The wages weren't all that great, but deducting rent, utilities and groceries from her present salary, it wound up being a good deal more.
Betsy is great at research and Martha works with Howie, assembles the tips and can deliver them.
But, alas, the danger was too great and I am a cautious man.
Darian's voice came as if across a great distance and echoed around the room.
Jule sensed a great deal of turmoil behind his calm features and pitied the man.
He sensed a great deal in what Xander wasn't saying about his purpose in the mortal realm.
There were a great many things she'd let him do to her to win the game in her head.
He's got a great sense of style, Linda said with a laugh.
There were days when she wished she was more like him, capable of great evil.
That's great had already been used.
My marks are great and so are Jen's.
Randy and Jen made a great pair and Dean knew it would all work out in the long haul.
Why, it's a great deal for Uncle Hugson, but not for me.
"I believe we will soon follow her," announced the Wizard, in a tone of great relief; "for I know something about the magic of the fairyland that is called the Land of Oz.
He did a great many things.
She drops $300 on Google ads before realizing it might not be a great fit.
When the conquest of the city seemed inevitable, a great "brain drain" of scholars, artists, teachers, theologians, and the wealthy emigrated to Western Europe, especially to Italy.
I take great comfort in this.
It was a war for a great cause, the end of uncertainties and the beginning of security.
The great white hunter was on the prowl.
Great, so I can piss off both my brothers.
Great. I have no purpose but to make others' lives easier.
You look great in pink.
These spires were like great spear-points, and if they tumbled upon one of them they were likely to suffer serious injury.
The roof beside them had a great hole smashed through it, and pieces of glass were lying scattered in every direction.
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.
What's so great about this pond?
Curious about the great animal, Yully approached the fence.
One cold night in winter the serving men of the abbey were gathered in the great kitchen.
The people only gave him power that he might rid them of the Bourbons and because they saw that he was a great man.
One of the visitors, usually spoken of as "a man of great merit," having described how he had that day seen Kutuzov, the newly chosen chief of the Petersburg militia, presiding over the enrollment of recruits at the Treasury, cautiously ventured to suggest that Kutuzov would be the man to satisfy all requirements.
We were late for work but in a great mood when we finally arrived.