She had grown soft in five years of city life.
Many of his poems are still read and loved by children as well as by grown up men and women.
Kelli's voice had grown softer.
"The women there are grown bigger, too," Evelyn explained.
A grown woman playing in the hay with a lamb – all dressed up.
Perhaps our guardian angel gathers them up as we drop them, and will give them back to us in the beautiful sometime when we have grown wiser, and learned how to use them rightly.
Deidre crossed to him, unafraid of the creature whose appearance often made grown Immortals quake and grovel.
I forget you are all grown sometimes.
The building sat amid a cluster of cottonwoods that had grown there for an old man's lifetime, while a weather-beaten barn stood off to the side, showing its tired age.
In this world, humans have grown fat, stopped walking, and fill their days with non-stop entertainment and food.
His features had grown dark and shuttered.
For a moment his gaze ran over her face in that searching way she had grown accustomed to.
Natasha, who was treated as though she were grown up, was evidently very proud of this but at the same time felt shy.
At barely ten years old, he'd been too weak to fight off full-grown men, too weak to protect her.
It was a weekly summer ritual for one or the other, but seldom both; they enjoyed stocking up on local-grown produce.
It wasn't something either of them wanted to do, but the situation had grown out of control.
He'd watched Damian's birth here, grown up here, met Claire here.
She couldn't get over seeing a grown man acting like a teenager.
"I'm a grown man, woman, I can take it," Jule said with a snort.
In fact, no one slapped a warrior full grown, not even his father.
When you're riding an ATV you can cover more territory, and the animals have grown used to the sound of them.
It'd hit her on the spaceship ride home and had only grown deeper.
He huddled deeper into his coat, more than the rain chilling him. The Ully-demon still wore Ully's face, but the rest of his body had grown bony and taller. Toby couldn't help wondering when Ully had been swapped for a demon, but it had to have been before they left Hell.
Katie had forgiven his inexperienced blundering, but as she had grown closer to Alex, she had drifted further from Carmen.
He'd found some level of peace, and he'd grown powerful enough to kill an Other.
"Thanks. I've grown out of cookies," he said.
She looked towards their destination then back at the pillar of magic, which had grown thicker and had begun eating away at the earth around it.
In 1962, some of them were grown in India, and based on the results, Borlaug was invited to India.
Second, some people will still want their food grown the old-fashioned way, just like how I buy heritage meats and heirloom seeds.
The proverbial "Little Timmy" will find it hard to believe that food isn't manufactured like electronics but grown like an animal.
His success convinced him that language can be conveyed through type to the mind of the blind-deaf child, who, before education, is in the state of the baby who has not learned to prattle; indeed, is in a much worse state, for the brain has grown in years without natural nourishment.
What of architectural beauty I now see, I know has gradually grown from within outward, out of the necessities and character of the indweller, who is the only builder--out of some unconscious truthfulness, and nobleness, without ever a thought for the appearance and whatever additional beauty of this kind is destined to be produced will be preceded by a like unconscious beauty of life.
We should really be fed and cheered if when we met a man we were sure to see that some of the qualities which I have named, which we all prize more than those other productions, but which are for the most part broadcast and floating in the air, had taken root and grown in him.
Once in a while we sat together on the pond, he at one end of the boat, and I at the other; but not many words passed between us, for he had grown deaf in his later years, but he occasionally hummed a psalm, which harmonized well enough with my philosophy.
I had read of the potter's clay and wheel in Scripture, but it had never occurred to me that the pots we use were not such as had come down unbroken from those days, or grown on trees like gourds somewhere, and I was pleased to hear that so fictile an art was ever practiced in my neighborhood.
Little did the dusky children think that the puny slip with its two eyes only, which they stuck in the ground in the shadow of the house and daily watered, would root itself so, and outlive them, and house itself in the rear that shaded it, and grown man's garden and orchard, and tell their story faintly to the lone wanderer a half-century after they had grown up and died--blossoming as fair, and smelling as sweet, as in that first spring.
These trees were alive and apparently flourishing at midsummer, and many of them had grown a foot, though completely girdled; but after another winter such were without exception dead.
Fogs and rains and warmer suns are gradually melting the snow; the days have grown sensibly longer; and I see how I shall get through the winter without adding to my wood-pile, for large fires are no longer necessary.
Natasha was perfectly happy; she was dancing with a grown-up man, who had been abroad.
She was sitting in a conspicuous place and talking to him like a grown-up lady.
"Look at Papa!" shouted Natasha to the whole company, and quite forgetting that she was dancing with a grown-up partner she bent her curly head to her knees and made the whole room ring with her laughter.
Prince Vasili, who had grown thinner and paler during the last few days, escorted him to the door, repeating something to him several times in low tones.
He seemed to have grown thinner since the morning; his eyes seemed larger than usual when he glanced round and noticed Pierre.
The little princess had grown stouter during this time, but her eyes and her short, downy, smiling lip lifted when she began to speak just as merrily and prettily as ever.
"You've grown older, Tikhon," he said in passing to the old man, who kissed his hand.
And you have grown stouter!...
I have grown so fond of her.
Don't forget that she has grown up and been educated in society, and so her position now is not a rosy one.
It had grown so dark that one could not distinguish the uniforms ten paces off, and the firing had begun to subside.
When he read that sentence, Pierre felt for the first time that some link which other people recognized had grown up between himself and Helene, and that thought both alarmed him, as if some obligation were being imposed on him which he could not fulfill, and pleased him as an entertaining supposition.
When the little princess had grown accustomed to life at Bald Hills, she took a special fancy to Mademoiselle Bourienne, spent whole days with her, asked her to sleep in her room, and often talked with her about the old prince and criticized him.
"Yes, stories!" repeated Rostov loudly, looking with eyes suddenly grown furious, now at Boris, now at Bolkonski.
The fog had grown so dense that though it was growing light they could not see ten paces ahead.
He felt that he had grown up and matured very much.
So said the mothers as they watched their young people executing their newly learned steps, and so said the youths and maidens themselves as they danced till they were ready to drop, and so said the grown-up young men and women who came to these balls with an air of condescension and found them most enjoyable.
I shall speak to him myself, said the countess, indignant that they should have dared to treat this little Natasha as grown up.
"In the seventh place, try, by the frequent thought of death," the Rhetor said, "to bring yourself to regard it not as a dreaded foe, but as a friend that frees the soul grown weary in the labors of virtue from this distressful life, and leads it to its place of recompense and peace."
Boris, grown more manly and looking fresh, rosy and self-possessed, entered the drawing room elegantly dressed in the uniform of an aide-de- camp and was duly conducted to pay his respects to the aunt and then brought back to the general circle.
Pierre looked silently and searchingly into Prince Andrew's face, which had grown much older.
He had not only become known, but people had grown accustomed to him and accepted him.
Look at those cramped dead firs, ever the same, and at me too, sticking out my broken and barked fingers just where they have grown, whether from my back or my sides: as they have grown so I stand, and I do not believe in your hopes and your lies.
But as soon as I drew near I saw that his face had changed and grown young, and he was quietly telling me something about the teaching of our order, but so softly that I could not hear it.
Natasha at once recognized the shorter and younger man in the white uniform: it was Bolkonski, who seemed to her to have grown much younger, happier, and better-looking.
Like all men who have grown up in society, Prince Andrew liked meeting someone there not of the conventional society stamp.
But together with this mental change he has grown physically much weaker.
"Yes, she's fast enough," replied Nicholas, and thought: "If only a full-grown hare would cross the field now I'd show you what sort of borzoi she is," and turning to his groom, he said he would give a ruble to anyone who found a hare.
"A full-grown one?" asked Ilagin as he approached the whip who had sighted the hare--and not without agitation he looked round and whistled to Erza.
Prince Nicholas had always ridiculed medicine, but latterly on Mademoiselle Bourienne's advice had allowed this doctor to visit him and had grown accustomed to him.
"Ah, my dear, I can't tell you how fond I have grown of Julie latterly," she said to her son.
You've grown plumper and prettier, she remarked, drawing Natasha (whose cheeks were glowing from the cold) to her by the hood.
"Dear me, Michael Kirilovich has grown still stouter!" remarked the count.
His face looked sad, and he had grown still stouter since Natasha last saw him.
He gave an angry thrust to his horse, which had grown restive under him, and plunged into the water, heading for the deepest part where the current was swift.
He had grown, become rosier, had curly dark hair, and, when merry and laughing, quite unconsciously lifted the upper lip of his pretty little mouth just as the little princess used to do.
If they regretted having to retreat, it was only because they had to leave billets they had grown accustomed to, or some pretty young Polish lady.
He had grown accustomed when going into action to think about anything but what would seem most likely to interest him--the impending danger.
That morning Petya was a long time dressing and arranging his hair and collar to look like a grown-up man.
Since Prince Andrew had last seen him Kutuzov had grown still more corpulent, flaccid, and fat.
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.
He was so much interested in that task that he was unable to sleep, and in spite of his cold which had grown worse from the dampness of the evening, he went into the large division of the tent at three o'clock in the morning, loudly blowing his nose.
In one thin, translucently white hand he held a handkerchief, while with the other he stroked the delicate mustache he had grown, moving his fingers slowly.
The huge, endless bivouac that had previously resounded with the crackling of campfires and the voices of many men had grown quiet, the red campfires were growing paler and dying down.
That was why Petya had blushed and grown confused when Denisov asked him whether he could stay.
"If grown-up, distinguished men think so, it must be necessary and right," thought he.
"You have improved in looks and grown more manly," continued the countess, taking her daughter's hand.
Natasha had grown thin and pale and physically so weak that they all talked about her health, and this pleased her.
She had grown thin and pale, but that was not what made her unrecognizable; she was unrecognizable at the moment he entered because on that face whose eyes had always shone with a suppressed smile of the joy of life, now when he first entered and glanced at her there was not the least shadow of a smile: only her eyes were kindly attentive and sadly interrogative.
Natasha suddenly said with a mischievous smile such as Princess Mary had not seen on her face for a long time, he has somehow grown so clean, smooth, and fresh--as if he had just come out of a Russian bath; do you understand?
It really seemed that Sonya did not feel her position trying, and had grown quite reconciled to her lot as a sterile flower.
She had grown stouter and broader, so that it was difficult to recognize in this robust, motherly woman the slim, lively Natasha of former days.
The grown-up members of the family, not to mention his wife, were pleased to have back a friend whose presence made life run more smoothly and peacefully.
All the grown-up members of the family were assembled near the round tea table at which Sonya presided beside the samovar.
They had grown so close.
Yancey was his pseudonym, and the man she had grown to love.
His eyes expressed approval and the thin lips twitched in what she had grown to accept as a smile - fleeting as it was.
Quinn reacted as we'd grown to expect but Howie's visions became our afternoon project.
As a kid I was afraid of the dark and now that I'm all grown up, I don't much like being kept in the dark either.
He smiled, and she gazed at him, wondering when he and her brother had grown from youths into handsome young men.
She managed a nod at the eyes that had grown darker than the sky.
His erratic moods had grown more volatile the past couple of days, and she knew better than to draw his attention.
The sense had grown stronger as she drove nearer.
Darian's power had grown; the air of the room shimmered, and light and dark alike warped in the space around Darian.
The cottage had grown warm quickly, and she kept the stove's belly full of wood.
Running a hand through his hair in a way that Carmen had grown to recognize as a nervous habit, he addressed Lori in a tone that was both stern and conversational.
The two trees whose girth had been small enough for her wrap her arms around had expanded in width and height, reaching towards the gray sky of the underworld. Katie craned her neck, unable to see the tops of the trees. Their trunks had grown outward from the trail until they were as wide as a football field. Their massive roots ruptured the ground that had been the trail, creating a ravine she could see even from their safe distance.
In the months since he had come to know her, she had grown from a beautiful face to a beautiful woman.
Like Jonny, he'd grown into what he was virtually overnight.
She'd buried them under the callus she'd grown around her emotions.
The plants were grown from the remains of my forefathers?
The sky had grown darker again and the wind made queer sobbing sounds as it swept over the valley.
On some of the bushes might be seen a bud, a blossom, a baby, a half-grown person and a ripe one; but even those ready to pluck were motionless and silent, as if devoid of life.
There was one such king who had four sons, Ethelbald, Ethelbert, Ethelred, and Alfred. The three older boys were sturdy, half-grown lads; the youngest, Alfred, was a slender, fair-haired child.
Is it possible to replace all our organs with freshly grown new ones created from our own cells?
Half the rice grown in California is a descendant of Calrose 76, created when gamma rays mutated some regular rice and the resulting mutant produced more grain and less spoilage.
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.
Mildred has grown much taller and stronger than she was when I went to Boston, and she is the sweetest and dearest little child in the world.
Now that she has grown up, nobody thinks of being less frank with her than with any other intelligent young woman.
I reminded her of the corn, beans and watermelon-seed she had planted in the spring, and told her that the tall corn in the garden, and the beans and watermelon vines had grown from those seeds.
The only young people remaining in the drawing room, not counting the young lady visitor and the countess' eldest daughter (who was four years older than her sister and behaved already like a grown-up person), were Nicholas and Sonya, the niece.
By the grace of her movements, by the softness and flexibility of her small limbs, and by a certain coyness and reserve of manner, she reminded one of a pretty, half-grown kitten which promises to become a beautiful little cat.
His face seemed to have shriveled or melted; his features had grown smaller.
If she hadn't grown out of it in twenty-one years, she wasn't likely to.
Maybe he's grown up and changed; God knows I have but back in the day, he was a little piss head, always getting in fights, picking on little kids.
Carmen, they're half-grown cubs, not infants.
The crowd had grown since Dean's Thursday trip, both in numbers of climbers and spectators.
I've grown to think kindly of her these last weeks as I've spent much time in her company, though mostly she sleeps and our talk is only of trifles.
He'd changed since their incident.
Katie chuckled, and he was almost relieved at the sight of her smile. Her features had grown paler and gaunter under his watch. He feared the underworld would sink her spirit, too. One of them had to have some sort of hope they'd make it out alive.
Their lifestyle was less than he had grown up with, but in his estimation, it was better quality.
The lanky youth had grown into a muscular man with icy green eyes, curly black hair, and chiseled features as cold as his father's.
The full-grown creature is too strong for a man's body.
All of our Princes and Rulers have grown upon this one bush from time immemorial.
Then, suddenly, an awkward half-grown boy who sat right in front of the master's desk turned squarely around and whispered to Tommy Jones, three desks away.
That he'd grown a little more thoughtful and a little less reactive in how he handled adversity impressed Gabe.
Gabriel's visits weren't often, but Rhyn had grown to like him.
That's not the way a grown man would respond!
But the tomato, a berry grown out of its natural proportion by the fiddling of man, at least knew redness was its ultimate goal.
He had grown accustomed to women acting this way, yet today, in this atmosphere, it made him uncomfortable.
She'd run into no one in her two weeks and grown comfortable in the forest with Jack.
Grown men didn't promise not to tell, did they?