I was awake half the night.
The idea was especially welcome, as she had become so organized that cleaning took no more than half the day.
I can easily list a half-dozen reasons this goal will be difficult to achieve.
Lisa half dragged her gapping friend down the hall.
One and a half or two if you leave the wagons - and leave tonight.
Just half a century ago, Americans on average spent more than 20 percent of their income on food.
Everyone stood up respectfully when the Military Governor, having stayed about half an hour alone with the dying man, passed out, slightly acknowledging their bows and trying to escape as quickly as possible from the glances fixed on him by the doctors, clergy, and relatives of the family.
As a matter of fact, he hadn't said that since he spent half the night with his old flame.
He paused with the spoon half way to his lips and raised one brow.
I sat at a table after randomly pulling half dozen books from the shelf.
Now, what if the bottom half of jobs disappeared and were replaced by robots who did them for almost free?
I've spent half my summer nights in that room working on my tests.
And that was almost half a century ago!
Half a century ago, the United States had three channels on TV and everyone watched them.
She darted around him and ran for the door, but he caught her half way.
Don't spend a half hour selecting what you need, either.
Keith comes here at half past three every day except Saturday.
Half the street was in shadow, the other half brightly lit by the sun.
After all, that's the government taking more than half of what you make.
More than half the hungry people in the world live in just these three nations—nations that are all net food exporters.
It affects more than one hundred million people in a hundred countries, kills more than a million people a year, and blinds another half million for good measure.
By one count, rice is the principle source of calories for about half the planet.
It is better to let half of the people die so that the other half can eat their fill.
He told Simonides he was only going to pay him half the fee and if he wanted the other half, he should collect it from Castor and Pollux.
Half walking in the paths, half working our way through the lesser drifts, we succeeded in reaching a pine grove just outside a broad pasture.
I read La Fontaine's "Fables" first in an English translation, and enjoyed them only after a half-hearted fashion.
The battle of Borodino was not fought on a chosen and entrenched position with forces only slightly weaker than those of the enemy, but, as a result of the loss of the Shevardino Redoubt, the Russians fought the battle of Borodino on an open and almost unentrenched position, with forces only half as numerous as the French; that is to say, under conditions in which it was not merely unthinkable to fight for ten hours and secure an indecisive result, but unthinkable to keep an army even from complete disintegration and flight.
Officer Lathum met him half way to the car and lifted a bushy gray brow.
They reached an open place in the brush where Diablo stood hip-shod, his eyes half closed - as if all hell wasn't getting ready to burst loose.
Fritz was slumped on the back of his mule, half-asleep, his stocky frame rolling with the gait of the mule.
They half walked; half slid down the sandy hill to join the others.
She paused with the meat half way to her mouth.
Pulling on his half-dry socks and tugging into his boots, he picked up his shirt and left the area.
Quinn's settings placed Howie within a block and a half of the hotel.
Everyone else is half-kidding about the existence of such a person but this guy knows he's for real.
There was silence on the line for a half minute.
Betsy didn't answer but she seemed at least partially placated by what was, at best, a half-truth.
"Guess I'm half asleep yet," he said, untying the horse.
"Eureka weights only about half a pound," replied the horse, in a scornful tone, "while I weigh about half a ton."
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.
Half way up the steep was a yawning cave, black as night beyond the point where the rainbow rays of the colored suns reached into it.
Now you must feed me, Dorothy, for I'm half starved.
Once I lived on top the earth, but for many years I have had my factory in this spot--half way up Pyramid Mountain.
"Are we only half way up?" enquired the boy, in a discouraged tone.
"Tastes differ," murmured the dragonette, slowly drooping its scaley eyelids over its yellow eyes, until they looked like half-moons.
"Half-past three," he said.
"Then we must wait for half an hour," she continued; "but it won't take long, after that, to carry us all to the Emerald City."
"Of course not," added Jim, with a touch of scorn; "those little wooden legs of yours are not half as long as my own."
He took his stand on the forward deck, while the robber sailors stood in a half circle before him, anxious to listen to his song.
In those far-off days, an abbey was half church, half castle.
I thought of the big fire in the queen's kitchen, and knew that the cook would never allow a half-drowned child to be carried into that fine place.
(The use of such practices continued into the scientific age: While Jenner was inoculating people with his new smallpox vaccine, doctors were draining half a gallon of blood from George Washington for his sore throat, a procedure that hastened his death.
Half a century later, nitrous oxide came into use as an anesthetic.
By the government's calculation, about 40 percent of India's population, or half a billion people, are below that level.
This is less than one-half of 1 percent of world GNP.
The urban half clearly have no opportunity to farm.
Africa, where half the world's hungry citizens reside, has additional challenges.
Operating at basically 5 percent efficiency, they are less than half as efficient as solar panels now on the market.
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.
The family consisted of my father and mother, two older half-brothers, and, afterward, a little sister, Mildred.
I smelt the violets in her hand and asked, half in words, half in signs, a question which meant, "Is love the sweetness of flowers?"
My friends did all they could to excite my curiosity by hints and half-spelled sentences which they pretended to break off in the nick of time.
This feat pleased me highly, as his body was very heavy, and it took all my strength to drag him half a mile.
Half walking in the paths, half working our way through the lesser drifts, we succeeded in reaching a pine grove just outside a broad pasture.
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.
The children who crowd these grimy alleys, half-clad and underfed, shrink away from your outstretched hand as if from a blow.
Three months and a half after the first word was spelled into her hand, she wrote in pencil this letter
During the summer Miss Sullivan was away from Helen for three months and a half, the first separation of teacher and pupil.
When Miss Keller speaks, her face is animated and expresses all the modes of her thought--the expressions that make the features eloquent and give speech half its meaning.
In this way she is able to get the meaning of those half sentences which we complete unconsciously from the tone of the voice or the twinkle of the eye.
Anything shallower than a half-inch bas-relief is a blank to her, so far as it expresses an idea of beauty.
Though there is less than half an inch between the points--a space which represents sixty minutes--Miss Keller tells the time almost exactly.
She kept this up for half an hour, then she got up to see what I was doing.
After spelling half the words, she stopped suddenly, as if a thought had flashed into her mind, and felt for the napkin.
Helen's head measures twenty and one-half inches, and mine measures twenty-one and one-half inches.
I can't believe that the colour-impressions she received during the year and a half she could see and hear are entirely lost.
But even then I can never have a quiet half hour to myself.
Without a touch of remorse you drive the father from his land, clasping to his bosom his household gods and his half-naked children.
In the savage state every family owns a shelter as good as the best, and sufficient for its coarser and simpler wants; but I think that I speak within bounds when I say that, though the birds of the air have their nests, and the foxes their holes, and the savages their wigwams, in modern civilized society not more than one half the families own a shelter.
I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.
Hardly a man takes a half-hour's nap after dinner, but when he wakes he holds up his head and asks, "What's the news?" as if the rest of mankind had stood his sentinels.
Some give directions to be waked every half-hour, doubtless for no other purpose; and then, to pay for it, they tell what they have dreamed.
We have a comparatively decent system of common schools, schools for infants only; but excepting the half-starved Lyceum in the winter, and latterly the puny beginning of a library suggested by the State, no school for ourselves.
My house was on the side of a hill, immediately on the edge of the larger wood, in the midst of a young forest of pitch pines and hickories, and half a dozen rods from the pond, to which a narrow footpath led down the hill.
Regularly at half-past seven, in one part of the summer, after the evening train had gone by, the whip-poor-wills chanted their vespers for half an hour, sitting on a stump by my door, or upon the ridge-pole of the house.
I could always tell if visitors had called in my absence, either by the bended twigs or grass, or the print of their shoes, and generally of what sex or age or quality they were by some slight trace left, as a flower dropped, or a bunch of grass plucked and thrown away, even as far off as the railroad, half a mile distant, or by the lingering odor of a cigar or pipe.
My nearest neighbor is a mile distant, and no house is visible from any place but the hill-tops within half a mile of my own.
Frequently he would leave his dinner in the bushes, when his dog had caught a woodchuck by the way, and go back a mile and a half to dress it and leave it in the cellar of the house where he boarded, after deliberating first for half an hour whether he could not sink it in the pond safely till nightfall--loving to dwell long upon these themes.
Half-witted men from the almshouse and elsewhere came to see me; but I endeavored to make them exercise all the wit they had, and make their confessions to me; in such cases making wit the theme of our conversation; and so was compensated.
With respect to wit, I learned that there was not much difference between the half and the whole.
Mine was, as it were, the connecting link between wild and cultivated fields; as some states are civilized, and others half-civilized, and others savage or barbarous, so my field was, though not in a bad sense, a half-cultivated field.
You may see from a boat, in calm weather, near the sandy eastern shore, where the water is eight or ten feet deep, and also in some other parts of the pond, some circular heaps half a dozen feet in diameter by a foot in height, consisting of small stones less than a hen's egg in size, where all around is bare sand.
It is wonderful with what elaborateness this simple fact is advertised--this piscine murder will out--and from my distant perch I distinguish the circling undulations when they are half a dozen rods in diameter.
At length the wind rose, the mist increased, and the waves began to run, and the perch leaped much higher than before, half out of water, a hundred black points, three inches long, at once above the surface.
It was one of those afternoons which seem indefinitely long before one, in which many events may happen, a large portion of our natural life, though it was already half spent when I started.
He manoeuvred so cunningly that I could not get within half a dozen rods of him.
When chestnuts were ripe I laid up half a bushel for winter.
It was very exciting at that season to roam the then boundless chestnut woods of Lincoln--they now sleep their long sleep under the railroad--with a bag on my shoulder, and a stick to open burs with in my hand, for I did not always wait for the frost, amid the rustling of leaves and the loud reproofs of the red squirrels and the jays, whose half-consumed nuts I sometimes stole, for the burs which they had selected were sure to contain sound ones.
I amused myself one winter day with sliding this piecemeal across the pond, nearly half a mile, skating behind with one end of a log fifteen feet long on my shoulder, and the other on the ice; or I tied several logs together with a birch withe, and then, with a longer birch or alder which had a hook at the end, dragged them across.
Cato's half-obliterated cellar-hole still remains, though known to few, being concealed from the traveller by a fringe of pines.
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.
I too felt a slumberous influence after watching him half an hour, as he sat thus with his eyes half open, like a cat, winged brother of the cat.
For I came to town still, like a friendly Indian, when the contents of the broad open fields were all piled up between the walls of the Walden road, and half an hour sufficed to obliterate the tracks of the last traveller.
These alders loomed through the mist at regular intervals as you walked half way round the pond.
I fathomed it easily with a cod-line and a stone weighing about a pound and a half, and could tell accurately when the stone left the bottom, by having to pull so much harder before the water got underneath to help me.
They said that a gentleman farmer, who was behind the scenes, wanted to double his money, which, as I understood, amounted to half a million already; but in order to cover each one of his dollars with another, he took off the only coat, ay, the skin itself, of Walden Pond in the midst of a hard winter.
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.
Innumerable little streams overlap and interlace one with another, exhibiting a sort of hybrid product, which obeys half way the law of currents, and half way that of vegetation.
He declared that "a soldier who fights in the ranks does not require half so much courage as a footpad"--"that honor and religion have never stood in the way of a well-considered and a firm resolve."
Sometimes we are inclined to class those who are once-and-a-half-witted with the half-witted, because we appreciate only a third part of their wit.
"So it has," answered the latter, "but you have not got half way to it yet."
Beside, we are sound asleep nearly half our time.
I saw that the State was half-witted, that it was timid as a lone woman with her silver spoons, and that it did not know its friends from its foes, and I lost all my remaining respect for it, and pitied it.
As is always the case with a thoroughly attractive woman, her defect--the shortness of her upper lip and her half-open mouth--seemed to be her own special and peculiar form of beauty.
It seemed to him that more than half an hour had elapsed.
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.
He had another stroke about half an hour ago.
He spoke so rapidly that he did not finish half his words, but his son was accustomed to understand him.
On October 11, 1805, one of the infantry regiments that had just reached Braunau had halted half a mile from the town, waiting to be inspected by the commander-in-chief.
More than half the men's boots were in holes.
In half an hour all was again in order, only the squares had become gray instead of black.
When he saw Mack and heard the details of his disaster he understood that half the campaign was lost, understood all the difficulties of the Russian army's position, and vividly imagined what awaited it and the part he would have to play.
"Oh, he's all right, a good horse," answered Rostov, though the horse for which he had paid seven hundred rubbles was not worth half that sum.
"Where are you going?" asked an infantry officer who was eating an apple, also half smiling as he looked at the handsome girl.
Three and a half miles, Your Majesty.
At the door he found a vehicle half full of luggage.
All their faces were as serene as if all this were happening at home awaiting peaceful encampment, and not within sight of the enemy before an action in which at least half of them would be left on the field.
Here it is! was seen even on Prince Bagration's hard brown face with its half-closed, dull, sleepy eyes.
He spoke as if those bullets could not kill him, and his half-closed eyes gave still more persuasiveness to his words.
"Once again, Colonel," said the general, "I can't leave half my men in the wood.
Our fugitives returned, the battalions re-formed, and the French who had nearly cut our left flank in half were for the moment repulsed.
He half rose, meaning to go round, but the aunt handed him the snuffbox, passing it across Helene's back.
Tikhon, half asleep, heard him pacing angrily about and snorting.
They had not met for nearly half a year and, being at the age when young men take their first steps on life's road, each saw immense changes in the other, quite a new reflection of the society in which they had taken those first steps.
The fog had begun to clear and enemy troops were already dimly visible about a mile and a half off on the opposite heights.
The French were supposed to be a mile and a half away, but had suddenly and unexpectedly appeared just in front of us.
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.
Other columns after losing half their men were retreating in disorderly confused masses.
The first half of the winter of 1806, which Nicholas Rostov spent in Moscow, was one of the happiest, merriest times for him and the whole family.
He glided silently on one foot half across the room, and seeming not to notice the chairs was dashing straight at them, when suddenly, clinking his spurs and spreading out his legs, he stopped short on his heels, stood so a second, stamped on the spot clanking his spurs, whirled rapidly round, and, striking his left heel against his right, flew round again in a circle.
An hour and a half later most of the players were but little interested in their own play.
His servant handed him a half-cut novel, in the form of letters, by Madame de Souza.
Half an hour later, the Rhetor returned to inform the seeker of the seven virtues, corresponding to the seven steps of Solomon's temple, which every Freemason should cultivate in himself.
"If you please, your excellency, Petrusha has brought some papers," said one of the nursemaids to Prince Andrew who was sitting on a child's little chair while, frowning and with trembling hands, he poured drops from a medicine bottle into a wineglass half full of water.
Half the regiments form bands and scour the countryside and put everything to fire and sword.
The Emperor proposes to give all commanders of divisions the right to shoot marauders, but I much fear this will oblige one half the army to shoot the other.
The sun had sunk half below the horizon and an evening frost was starring the puddles near the ferry, but Pierre and Andrew, to the astonishment of the footmen, coachmen, and ferrymen, still stood on the raft and talked.
The marshal, a Count Rostov, hasn't sent half his contingent.
The Pavlograd regiment had had only two men wounded in action, but had lost nearly half its men from hunger and sickness.
The officers, as usual, lived in twos and threes in the roofless, half- ruined houses.
They were half clad, hungry, too weak to get away on foot and had no means of obtaining a conveyance.
A trench was dug three and a half feet wide, four feet eight inches deep, and eight feet long.
On each side of the trench, the earth was cut out to a breadth of about two and a half feet, and this did duty for bedsteads and couches.
Prince Andrew spent half his time at Bald Hills with his father and his son, who was still in the care of nurses.
The other half he spent in "Bogucharovo Cloister," as his father called Prince Andrew's estate.
Often after collecting alms, and reckoning up twenty to thirty rubles received for the most part in promises from a dozen members, of whom half were as well able to pay as himself, Pierre remembered the masonic vow in which each Brother promised to devote all his belongings to his neighbor, and doubts on which he tried not to dwell arose in his soul.
He may already have found a suitable and wealthy match, and now he's half crazy.
They had decided to be at the ball by half past ten, and Natasha had still to get dressed and they had to call at the Taurida Gardens.
More than half the ladies already had partners and were taking up, or preparing to take up, their positions for the polonaise.
My father then insisted on a delay of a year and now already six months, half of that period, have passed, and my resolution is firmer than ever.
This comforting dream and hope were given her by God's folk-- the half-witted and other pilgrims who visited her without the prince's knowledge.
The hares had already half changed their summer coats, the fox cubs were beginning to scatter, and the young wolves were bigger than dogs.
(This meant that the she-wolf, about whom they both knew, had moved with her cubs to the Otradnoe copse, a small place a mile and a half from the house.)
Before the hunt, by old custom, the count had drunk a silver cupful of mulled brandy, taken a snack, and washed it down with half a bottle of his favorite Bordeaux.
A thousand times during that half-hour Rostov cast eager and restless glances over the edge of the wood, with the two scraggy oaks rising above the aspen undergrowth and the gully with its water-worn side and "Uncle's" cap just visible above the bush on his right.
Half an hour later there appeared among the other mummers in the ballroom an old lady in a hooped skirt--this was Nicholas.
Louisa Ivanovna consented to go, and in half an hour four troyka sleighs with large and small bells, their runners squeaking and whistling over the frozen snow, drove up to the porch.
You're half frozen, I'm sure!
When the count returned, Natasha was impolitely pleased and hastened to get away: at that moment she hated the stiff, elderly princess, who could place her in such an embarrassing position and had spent half an hour with her without once mentioning Prince Andrew.
His father announced to him that he would now pay half his debts for the last time, but only on condition that he went to Moscow as adjutant to the commander-in-chief--a post his father had procured for him--and would at last try to make a good match there.
The Emperor re-entered the ballroom and remained there about another half-hour.
Armfeldt says our army is cut in half, and Paulucci says we have got the French army between two fires; Michaud says that the worthlessness of the Drissa camp lies in having the river behind it, and Pfuel says that is what constitutes its strength; Toll proposes one plan, Armfeldt another, and they are all good and all bad, and the advantages of any suggestions can be seen only at the moment of trial.
A board was found, fixed on two saddles and covered with a horsecloth, a small samovar was produced and a cellaret and half a bottle of rum, and having asked Mary Hendrikhovna to preside, they all crowded round her.
Half an hour later the squadron was lined up on the road.
Princess Mary spent half of every day with little Nicholas, watching his lessons, teaching him Russian and music herself, and talking to Dessalles; the rest of the day she spent over her books, with her old nurse, or with "God's folk" who sometimes came by the back door to see her.
Half the street was in shadow, the other half brightly lit by the sun.
Riding past the pond where there used always to be dozens of women chattering as they rinsed their linen or beat it with wooden beetles, Prince Andrew noticed that there was not a soul about and that the little washing wharf, torn from its place and half submerged, was floating on its side in the middle of the pond.
But what it was, no one could tell: it might be some caprice of a sick and half-crazy man, or it might relate to public affairs, or possibly to family concerns.
Half an hour later Prince Andrew was again called to Kutuzov.
So it happened that throughout the whole battle the Russians opposed the entire French army launched against our left flank with but half as many men.
Half an hour later Kutuzov left for Tatarinova, and Bennigsen and his suite, with Pierre among them, set out on their ride along the line.
After going through the wood for about a mile and a half they came out on a glade where troops of Tuchkov's corps were stationed to defend the left flank.
With courtly adroitness de Beausset half turned and without turning his back to the Emperor retired two steps, twitching off the cloth at the same time, and said:
At half-past five Napoleon rode to the village of Shevardino.
The sun, just bursting forth from behind a cloud that had concealed it, was shining, with rays still half broken by the clouds, over the roofs of the street opposite, on the dew- besprinkled dust of the road, on the walls of the houses, on the windows, the fence, and on Pierre's horses standing before the hut.
How can they need reinforcements when they already have half the army directed against a weak, unentrenched Russian wing?
He could not disavow his actions, belauded as they were by half the world, and so he had to repudiate truth, goodness, and all humanity.
It was not Napoleon alone who had experienced that nightmare feeling of the mighty arm being stricken powerless, but all the generals and soldiers of his army whether they had taken part in the battle or not, after all their experience of previous battles--when after one tenth of such efforts the enemy had fled--experienced a similar feeling of terror before an enemy who, after losing HALF his men, stood as threateningly at the end as at the beginning of the battle.
The French invaders, like an infuriated animal that has in its onslaught received a mortal wound, felt that they were perishing, but could not stop, any more than the Russian army, weaker by one half, could help swerving.
But all that evening and next day reports came in one after another of unheard-of losses, of the loss of half the army, and a fresh battle proved physically impossible.
The first time the young foreigner allowed himself to reproach her, she lifted her beautiful head and, half turning to him, said firmly: That's just like a man--selfish and cruel!
'From whom did you get it?' and so on till he reached Vereshchagin, a half educated tradesman, you know, 'a pet of a trader,' said the adjutant smiling.
They can have all our half of the house.
Natasha ran into the house and went on tiptoe through the half-open door into the sitting room, where there was a smell of vinegar and Hoffman's drops.
The price of weapons, of gold, of carts and horses, kept rising, but the value of paper money and city articles kept falling, so that by midday there were instances of carters removing valuable goods, such as cloth, and receiving in payment a half of what they carted, while peasant horses were fetching five hundred rubles each, and furniture, mirrors, and bronzes were being given away for nothing.
It seemed not to matter whether all or only half the things were left behind.
Pierre knew that Makar Alexeevich was Joseph Bazdeev's half-insane brother and a hard drinker.
Half the men have dispersed.
His emaciated young face, disfigured by the half-shaven head, hung down hopelessly.
Aren't they afraid of sinning?... said the same mob now, looking with pained distress at the dead body with its long, thin, half-severed neck and its livid face stained with blood and dust.
The gory, dust-stained, half-shaven head with its long neck trailed twisting along the ground.
Half an hour later he was driving with his fast horses across the Sokolniki field, no longer thinking of what had occurred but considering what was to come.
Pierre, coming out into the corridor, looked with pity and repulsion at the half-crazy old man.
But in the yard there was a light from the fire at Little Mytishchi a mile and a half away, and through the night came the noise of people shouting at a tavern Mamonov's Cossacks had set up across the street, and the adjutant's unceasing moans could still be heard.
Natasha opened it cautiously and glanced into the room, Sonya standing beside her at the half-open door.
Pierre was taken back to his place, and the rows of troops on both sides of the post made a half turn and went past it at a measured pace.
Not only did Prince Andrew know he would die, but he felt that he was dying and was already half dead.
The Russian army, only half the strength of the French, does not make a single attempt to attack for a whole month.
Near by could be seen the familiar ruins of a half-burned mansion occupied by the French, with lilac bushes still showing dark green beside the fence.
There's not half of it left.
To get a better view, several officer prisoners climbed onto the wall of the half-burned house against which Pierre was leaning.
Having changed horses twice and galloped twenty miles in an hour and a half over a sticky, muddy road, Bolkhovitinov reached Litashevka after one o'clock at night.
It's ready, your honor; you can split a Frenchman in half with it!
Karataev had told it to him alone some half-dozen times and always with a specially joyful emotion.
They abandoned one another, abandoned all their heavy baggage, their artillery, and half their men, and fled, getting past the Russians by night by making semicircles to the right.
Half the men fell out of the army without a battle.
Petya's death had torn from her half her life.
Kutuzov merely shrugged his shoulders when one after another they presented projects of maneuvers to be made with those soldiers-- ill-shod, insufficiently clad, and half starved--who within a month and without fighting a battle had dwindled to half their number, and who at the best if the flight continued would have to go a greater distance than they had already traversed, before they reached the frontier.
The French did not need to be informed of the fact that half the prisoners--with whom the Russians did not know what to do- -perished of cold and hunger despite their captors' desire to save them; they felt that it could not be otherwise.
Not one of the plans Nicholas tried succeeded; the estate was sold by auction for half its value, and half the debts still remained unpaid.
At tea all sat in their accustomed places: Nicholas beside the stove at a small table where his tea was handed to him; Milka, the old gray borzoi bitch (daughter of the first Milka), with a quite gray face and large black eyes that seemed more prominent than ever, lay on the armchair beside him; Denisov, whose curly hair, mustache, and whiskers had turned half gray, sat beside countess Mary with his general's tunic unbuttoned; Pierre sat between his wife and the old countess.
Carmen woke suddenly and glanced around the room, half expecting to find him there.
For a few moments the car hung there, the back half solidly on the ground, the front hanging precariously over the cliff.
She glanced up at him, a fork full of eggs half way to her mouth.
I guess I was already half in love with you when we met.
Fighting a band of renegade Indians isn't half as hard as lassoing this little filly.
Boy, the fight ain't half out of her.
After all, you were half asleep and thought you were dreaming.
The baby was half his and he should be sharing equally in its financial needs.
She leaned toward him and he met her half way.
Betsy Morganthaw, my fiancée, was employed by a public relations firm at a wage half again as much as her future husband.
Barely visible a half mile or more across the water were a few other camps.
Howie was about to become Father Abbott, a Catholic priest when a drunk in a half million dollar motor home broadsided him.
It was a lucid dream; half awake, half asleep.
Finally, after a half hour of tossing and turning he gave up.
We briefly discussed tomorrow's half-day activities now that the weather had improved but our collective hearts weren't in it.
Remember in grade school when one of those bullies would put you in a half-nelson or whatever you call it, and twist your arm up your back?
I don't want to abuse what's been given to me but I'm half sick with worry and I can't think straight.
"We could call on our way back home, half way to New York," she answered.
Four and a half acres contained a barn larger than the LeBlanc's Peabody home, beautiful gardens and plush lawn.
"I think this Youngblood guy is a scam," I said as I lustfully watched my wife through the half open bathroom door.
I was half-dressed.
His paper work checks out and he's visible but blurry a half dozen times on hotel video cameras.
The afternoon was half gone, and the trouble was growing.
A century ago, cars were made one at a time by a half dozen people working together.
This man seemed to me to lean over the cornice, and timidly whisper his half truth to the rude occupants who really knew it better than he.
"The fact of the matter is," said she significantly, and also in a half whisper, "everyone knows Count Cyril's reputation....
She half rose, by a glance inviting Pierre, who sat opposite, to listen to what was coming, and turning to her mother:
I swear to you on my honor that Napoleon was in such a fix as never before and might have lost half his army but could not have taken Smolensk.
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.
"Half-sister," she amended aloud.
No more searching for frozen half-tires in the snow and stomping the water out of them.
He was realizing the impact the lie had on their relationship.
His gaze was clearly focused on her half exposed breasts.
Lisa stared at the bowl, the liquid frozen half way up her throat.
Tammy half skipped and hopped down the hall, throwing a shy smile over her shoulder at Lisa before disappearing into a doorway.
Diablo stood hip-shod, his eyes half-closed as Giddon tossed a saddle blanket over his back and then swung up the saddle.
"Half-Sister," Sarah corrected, her voice composed again.
Finally he lifted his glass of tea in a half salute to her.
We're already late getting started on account of him and the saddle bum will probably use up another half-hour of daylight eating our food.
Her age must have been mentioned at least a half-dozen times in the last six trips.
Even if you paid me half my rent, you could still save money.
She was little more than half-done and already he thought it was too much?
I left supper half done.
There are probably a half dozen of them waiting out there in the grass.
It was a risky thing, lying down on the couch with a man, but this was Cade - half asleep and asking her to stay - Cade, who never asked for anything.
Half an hour later, her eyes swollen and her chest sore from sobbing, she turned her face up to the warm water in the shower.
The last thing I want is a half-dozen little brats running around here tearing things up.
In the nest were some tiny, half-fledged birds.
"You might have bought half a dozen such whistles with the money I gave you," said his mother.
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.
It lacked only half a minute now.
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.
Sarcas himself could not have served the king half so well.
Emerging from the bathroom an hour later half asleep, she put the new nightgown on and climbed into bed.
He turned, pausing with the cup of coffee half way to his lips.
What can he do out there right now that he couldn't do a month and a half from now.
"Well, then," said the teacher, "you may take your slate and go out behind the schoolhouse for half an hour.
Before the half hour was ended he had written a very neat composition on his slate.