On the other hand, Alex exuded confidence.
Still, the feel of his hand was reassuring.
He rested a hand on her shoulder and sighed, gazing down at her tenderly.
She rolled over and sat up, but he stopped her with a hand on her arm.
A live band started playing a waltz and he dropped a hand to her waist.
Taking her hand in his, he swept her gracefully into dance.
"Someone must have spiked my punch," he said, running a hand through his hair.
Dorothy stretched out a hand to him and Zeb put one foot out and let it rest in the air a little over the edge of the roof.
Dorothy kept hold of his hand and followed him, and soon they were both walking through the air, with the kitten frisking beside them.
He waved a thorny hand and at once the tinkling of bells was heard, playing sweet music.
The Wizard reached out, caught the wee creature in his hand, and holding its head between one thumb and finger and its tail between the other thumb and finger he pulled it apart, each of the two parts becoming a whole and separate piglet in an instant.
The piglets had smelled the fruit quickly, and before the girl could reach out her hand to pluck it every one of the nine tiny ones had rushed in and commenced to devour it with great eagerness.
The Wizard stooped down and put out his hand, and at once felt the small fat body of one of his pets.
But Dorothy sprang up and ran to seize her friend's hand drawing him impulsively toward the lovely Princess, who smiled most graciously upon her guest.
With one hand the little boy clung to his sister's arm, and with the other he held his primer.
He held them in his hand, and showed them to the boy.
It may be that the hand of the Lord is in this.
The pictures were painted by hand, and some of them were very beautiful.
So, leading his little children by the hand, they went out to meet Coriolanus.
He put his hand in his pocket, and was surprised to find the gold pieces wrapped in his mother's letter.
The gardener put his hand under his cloak and drew out the very bag that the merchant had lost.
In 1796, he extracted fluid from the pox on the hand of a dairymaid named Sarah Nelmes—who had caught the condition from her cow Blossom—and injected the fluid into a cut in eight-year-old James Phipps's arm.
If you were a scientist in Salk's time, you did calculations by hand and wrote observations in notebooks.
They still have the hand-operated machine from the 1940s that was used to make the first Legos, but it is of course now a museum piece.
Everyone, by contrast, would kiss the hand that fed them, regardless of how bloody it was.
Finally, you are making money hand over fist manufacturing the C2000.
In an era when cameras were cumbersome and the number of channels on TV could be counted on one hand with enough fingers left over to snap, very little video of any kind was seen.
Optimism, on the other hand, says, "There is a way."
Many of them were so tame that they would eat from my hand and let me feel them.
He was a famous story-teller; after I had acquired language he used to spell clumsily into my hand his cleverest anecdotes, and nothing pleased him more than to have me repeat them at an opportune moment.
When I had played with it a little while, Miss Sullivan slowly spelled into my hand the word "d-o-l-l."
Running downstairs to my mother I held up my hand and made the letters for doll.
Some one was drawing water and my teacher placed my hand under the spout.
As the cool stream gushed over one hand she spelled into the other the word water, first slowly, then rapidly.
Miss Sullivan put her arm gently round me and spelled into my hand, "I love Helen."
I have my horizon bounded by woods all to myself; a distant view of the railroad where it touches the pond on the one hand, and of the fence which skirts the woodland road on the other.
I am no worshipper of Hygeia, who was the daughter of that old herb-doctor Ã†sculapius, and who is represented on monuments holding a serpent in one hand, and in the other a cup out of which the serpent sometimes drinks; but rather of Hebe, cup-bearer to Jupiter, who was the daughter of Juno and wild lettuce, and who had the power of restoring gods and men to the vigor of youth.
He cut his trees level and close to the ground, that the sprouts which came up afterward might be more vigorous and a sled might slide over the stumps; and instead of leaving a whole tree to support his corded wood, he would pare it away to a slender stake or splinter which you could break off with your hand at last.
When I told him that I wrote considerably, he thought for a long time that it was merely the handwriting which I meant, for he could write a remarkably good hand himself.
The old and infirm and the timid, of whatever age or sex, thought most of sickness, and sudden accident and death; to them life seemed full of danger--what danger is there if you don't think of any?--and they thought that a prudent man would carefully select the safest position, where Dr. B. might be on hand at a moment's warning.
Near at hand, upon the topmost spray of a birch, sings the brown thrasher--or red mavis, as some love to call him--all the morning, glad of your society, that would find out another farmer's field if yours were not here.
At length you slowly raise, pulling hand over hand, some horned pout squeaking and squirming to the upper air.
Here is my hand on it.
"Good night, Lise," said he, rising and courteously kissing her hand as he would have done to a stranger.
Dolokhov was holding the Englishman's hand and clearly and distinctly repeating the terms of the bet, addressing himself particularly to Anatole and Pierre.
"First-rate," said Pierre, looking at Dolokhov, who with a bottle of rum in his hand was approaching the window, from which the light of the sky, the dawn merging with the afterglow of sunset, was visible.
Dolokhov, the bottle of rum still in his hand, jumped onto the window sill.
Saying this he again turned round, dropped his hands, took the bottle and lifted it to his lips, threw back his head, and raised his free hand to balance himself.
Dolokhov still sat in the same position, only his head was thrown further back till his curly hair touched his shirt collar, and the hand holding the bottle was lifted higher and higher and trembled with the effort.