She held up the picture.
Maybe it was the soft accent that held her attention.
Giddon held his hands out and the toddler hurled herself into his arms.
He held the phone out to Lisa.
She held a handkerchief to her eyes and her face was tearful.
In fact, they held a tenderness she had never seen.
She held hers up for him to see.
Yet a single glass of its water held up to the light is as colorless as an equal quantity of air.
Carmen held out a hand.
His eyes held a glint of humor that never crossed his lips.
Dr. Bell gave her a down pillow, which she held against her to increase the vibrations.
She felt sorry for her and held out her hand with a glance of gentle inquiry.
His eyes twinkled and his voice held a touch of humor.
He kept one hand, in which he clasped his tobacco pouch, inside the bosom of his dressing gown and held the stem of his pipe firmly with the other.
That pleased smile was on his lips again and his eyes held a glint of humor.
She still held Jonathan's hand.
He laughed and held her above his head, his expression once again, pure adoration.
He held her without speaking, probably sensing there was little he could say to make her feel better.
The phÅ“be had already come once more and looked in at my door and window, to see if my house was cavern-like enough for her, sustaining herself on humming wings with clinched talons, as if she held by the air, while she surveyed the premises.
I miss that and I'm not going to be held back simply because you're afraid to have me wandering around on my own.
Finally he mounted and held a hand down to Cassie.
I was obliged to hire a team and a man for the plowing, though I held the plow myself.
"I know your outlook," said the Mason, "and the view of life you mention, and which you think is the result of your own mental efforts, is the one held by the majority of people, and is the invariable fruit of pride, indolence, and ignorance.
She held her hand a couple of feet from the ground.
She helped Destiny into her chair and smiled thanks to Alex as he held hers.
He never looked directly at her, but the way he held back branches was indication enough that he knew she was there and was thinking of her.
She held her breath while she tugged at the window, letting it out in a sigh of relief when the sash lifted quietly.
Each still held the final pieces to the puzzle they left behind.
To her surprise an unseen hand clutched her and held her suspended in the air.
The next moment a broad-leaved plant was jerked from the ground where it grew and held suspended in the air before the Wizard.
The wooden things wound their long arms around Zeb and the Wizard and held them fast.
As the Princess held the white piglet in her arms and stroked its soft hair she said: Let Eureka out of the cage, for she is no longer a prisoner, but our good friend.
Dorothy held Eureka in her arms and bade her friends a fond good-bye.
The feast was held in the grandest room of the palace.
He carried a white napkin upon his arm, and held the cup of wine very daintily with three of his fingers.
But it held a beautiful golden tripod that was worth more than a thousand fishes.
I have often held in my hand a little model of the Plymouth Rock which a kind gentleman gave me at Pilgrim Hall, and I have fingered its curves, the split in the centre and the embossed figures "1620," and turned over in my mind all that I knew about the wonderful story of the Pilgrims.
For two years he seems to have held the belief that Miss Sullivan and I were innocent.
Before a teacher was found for Tommy and while he was still in the care of Helen and Miss Sullivan, a reception was held for him at the kindergarten.
I forced her into a chair and held her there until I was nearly exhausted.
Helen held some worsted for me last night while I wound it.
I held her hands firmly until she became more calm.
This time her countenance changed whenever she was spoken to, but there was not such a decided lighting up of the features as when I had held her hand.
After May, 1890, it was evident to me that she had reached a point where it was impossible to keep from her the religious beliefs held by those with whom she was in daily contact.
She recognized that others used their lips; she "saw" her father reading a paper and when he laid it down she sat in his chair and held the paper before her face.
In this case Helen Keller held almost intact in her mind, unmixed with other ideas, the words of a story which at the time it was read to her she did not fully understand.
The French doctor held no taper; he was leaning against one of the columns in a respectful attitude implying that he, a foreigner, in spite of all differences of faith, understood the full importance of the rite now being performed and even approved of it.
"I don't even know what is in this paper," said the younger of the two ladies, addressing Prince Vasili and pointing to an inlaid portfolio she held in her hand.
Though the latter held on tenaciously, her voice lost none of its honeyed firmness and softness.
And he held out his cheek.
And he held out his hand to the captain.
The black, hairy, snub-nosed face of Vaska Denisov, and his whole short sturdy figure with the sinewy hairy hand and stumpy fingers in which he held the hilt of his naked saber, looked just as it usually did, especially toward evening when he had emptied his second bottle; he was only redder than usual.
The hussars ran back to the men who held their horses; their voices sounded louder and calmer, the stretchers disappeared from sight.
For the first time, after a fortnight's retreat, the Russian troops had halted and after a fight had not only held the field but had repulsed the French.
Another company, a lucky one for not all the companies had vodka, crowded round a pockmarked, broad-shouldered sergeant major who, tilting a keg, filled one after another the canteen lids held out to him.
He was being held by the arms and his horse was being led behind him.
An infantryman came to the fire, squatted on his heels, held his hands to the blaze, and turned away his face.
Pierre held the hand of his betrothed in silence, looking at her beautiful bosom as it rose and fell.
The Emperor, surrounded by his suite of officers and courtiers, was riding a bobtailed chestnut mare, a different one from that which he had ridden at the review, and bending to one side he gracefully held a gold lorgnette to his eyes and looked at a soldier who lay prone, with blood on his uncovered head.
I held my sword in my left hand, Count.
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.
Curving her arms, Natasha held out her skirts as dancers do, ran back a few steps, turned, cut a caper, brought her little feet sharply together, and made some steps on the very tips of her toes.
All Moscow repeated Prince Dolgorukov's saying: "If you go on modeling and modeling you must get smeared with clay," suggesting consolation for our defeat by the memory of former victories; and the words of Rostopchin, that French soldiers have to be incited to battle by highfalutin words, and Germans by logical arguments to show them that it is more dangerous to run away than to advance, but that Russian soldiers only need to be restrained and held back!
Someone obligingly took the dish from Bagration (or he would, it seemed, have held it till evening and have gone in to dinner with it) and drew his attention to the verses.
He held the pistol in his right hand at arm's length, apparently afraid of shooting himself with it.
His left hand he held carefully back, because he wished to support his right hand with it and knew he must not do so.
She took her sister-in-law's hand and held it below her waist.
He laid down the seven of hearts, on which with a broken bit of chalk he had written "800 rubles" in clear upright figures; he emptied the glass of warm champagne that was handed him, smiled at Dolokhov's words, and with a sinking heart, waiting for a seven to turn up, gazed at Dolokhov's hands which held the pack.
One tormenting impression did not leave him: that those broad- boned reddish hands with hairy wrists visible from under the shirt sleeves, those hands which he loved and hated, held him in their power.
Oh, how Rostov detested at that moment those hands with their short reddish fingers and hairy wrists, which held him in their power....
It was as if the thread of the chief screw which held his life together were stripped, so that the screw could not get in or out, but went on turning uselessly in the same place.
All maintained a solemn silence, listening to the words of the President, who held a mallet in his hand.
Prince Andrew recognized her without looking and held out his hand to her.
What Pierre did not know was that the place where they presented him with bread and salt and wished to build a chantry in honor of Peter and Paul was a market village where a fair was held on St. Peter's day, and that the richest peasants (who formed the deputation) had begun the chantry long before, but that nine tenths of the peasants in that villages were in a state of the greatest poverty.
In April the troops were enlivened by news of the Emperor's arrival, but Rostov had no chance of being present at the review he held at Bartenstein, as the Pavlograds were at the outposts far beyond that place.
The smell was so strong there that Rostov held his nose and had to pause and collect his strength before he could go on.
In 1809 he was a captain in the Guards, wore medals, and held some special lucrative posts in Petersburg.
A third with pins in her mouth was running about between the countess and Sonya, and a fourth held the whole of the gossamer garment up high on one uplifted hand.
Baron Firhoff was talking to him about the first sitting of the Council of State to be held next day.
"I have the pleasure of being already acquainted, if the countess remembers me," said Prince Andrew with a low and courteous bow quite belying Peronskaya's remarks about his rudeness, and approaching Natasha he held out his arm to grasp her waist before he had completed his invitation.
Still laughing, Speranski held out his soft white hand to Prince Andrew.
She held out her hand to him, and with a mixed feeling of estrangement and tenderness pressed her lips to his forehead as he stooped to kiss her hand.
Prince Andrew held her hands, looked into her eyes, and did not find in his heart his former love for her.
Zakhar held back his horses and turned his face, which was already covered with hoarfrost to his eyebrows.
With Sonya's help and the maid's, Natasha got the glass she held into the right position opposite the other; her face assumed a serious expression and she sat silent.
She held herself as erect, told everyone her opinion as candidly, loudly, and bluntly as ever, and her whole bearing seemed a reproach to others for any weakness, passion, or temptation--the possibility of which she did not admit.
Though the performance was proceeding, he walked deliberately down the carpeted gangway, his sword and spurs slightly jingling and his handsome perfumed head held high.
With trembling hands Natasha held that passionate love letter which Dolokhov had composed for Anatole, and as she read it she found in it an echo of all that she herself imagined she was feeling.
I am not worth it! exclaimed Natasha and turned to leave the room, but Pierre held her hand.
He thought not of this pretty child, his son whom he held on his knee, but of himself.
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.
Many people were hurrying through the streets and there were many soldiers, but cabs were still driving about, tradesmen stood at their shops, and service was being held in the churches as usual.
With fifteen thousand men I held the enemy at bay for thirty-five hours and beat him; but he would not hold out even for fourteen hours.
And hiding her face in her hands, Princess Mary sank into the arms of the doctor, who held her up.
In the village, outside the drink shop, another meeting was being held, which decided that the horses should be driven out into the woods and the carts should not be provided.
With wide-open eyes she gazed at the moonlight and the shadows, expecting every moment to see his dead face, and she felt that the silence brooding over the house and within it held her fast.
"I had the pleasure," replied Prince Andrew, "not only of taking part in the retreat but of losing in that retreat all I held dear--not to mention the estate and home of my birth--my father, who died of grief.
At the descent of the high steep hill, down which a winding road led out of the town past the cathedral on the right, where a service was being held and the bells were ringing, Pierre got out of his vehicle and proceeded on foot.
The wounded, bandaged with rags, with pale cheeks, compressed lips, and knitted brows, held on to the sides of the carts as they were jolted against one another.
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.
Others held their ground and continued to fire.
"But you see what he writes..." said another, pointing to a printed sheet he held in his hand.
He felt that everything was now at an end, all was in confusion and crumbling to pieces, that nobody was right or wrong, the future held nothing, and there was no escape from this position.
By the wall of China-Town a smaller group of people were gathered round a man in a frieze coat who held a paper in his hand.
Those standing in front, who had seen and heard what had taken place before them, all stood with wide-open eyes and mouths, straining with all their strength, and held back the crowd that was pushing behind them.
The barrier of human feeling, strained to the utmost, that had held the crowd in check suddenly broke.
Makar Alexeevich, frowning with exertion, held on to the pistol and screamed hoarsely, evidently with some heroic fancy in his head.
His handsome face assumed a melodramatically gentle expression and he held out his hand.
The great redoubt held out well, by my pipe! continued the Frenchman.
He smiled and held out his hand to her.
Prince Andrew sighed with relief, smiled, and held out his hand.
He held his head higher, his eyes shone with the light of life, and with swift steps he followed the maid, overtook her, and came out on the Povarskoy.
A few days before his departure a special thanksgiving, at which Nicholas was present, was held in the cathedral for the Russian victory.
He stood a little behind the governor and held himself with military decorum through the service, meditating on a great variety of subjects.
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.
He well knew that nothing but confusion would come of this battle undertaken against his will, and as far as was in his power held the troops back.
With the object of raising the spirits of the troops and of the people, reviews were constantly held and rewards distributed.
In Smolensk, at the Malakhov Gate, he had hardly dozed off in a paroxysm of fever before he was awakened by the bombardment of the town--and Smolensk held out all day long.
By the light of the sparks Bolkhovitinov saw Shcherbinin's youthful face as he held the candle, and the face of another man who was still asleep.
The French, retreating in 1812--though according to tactics they should have separated into detachments to defend themselves--congregated into a mass because the spirit of the army had so fallen that only the mass held the army together.
The boy held on to the hussar with cold, red hands, and raising his eyebrows gazed about him with surprise.
In Denisov's party he held a peculiar and exceptional position.
Petya had heard in the army many stories of Dolokhov's extraordinary bravery and of his cruelty to the French, so from the moment he entered the hut Petya did not take his eyes from him, but braced himself up more and more and held his head high, that he might not be unworthy even of such company.
Petya held his horse by the bridle, impatiently awaiting the order to mount.
Natasha remained alone and, from the time Princess Mary began making preparations for departure, held aloof from her too.
He rose and tried to walk, but staggered and would have fallen had not a soldier standing by held him up.
The soldiers simply held their sides as they watched him.
As long as they remained with their own people each might hope for help from his fellows and the definite place he held among them.
As always happens in such cases rivalry sprang up as to which should get paid first, and those who like Mitenka held promissory notes given them as presents now became the most exacting of the creditors.
When they left the table and went as usual to thank the old countess, Countess Mary held out her hand and kissed her husband, and asked him why he was angry with her.
And Nicholas, taking his little daughter in his strong hand, lifted her high, placed her on his shoulder, held her by the legs, and paced the room with her.
Having in theory rejected the view held by the ancients, it still follows them in practice.
From this fundamental difference between the view held by history and that held by jurisprudence, it follows that jurisprudence can tell minutely how in its opinion power should be constituted and what power-- existing immutably outside time--is, but to history's questions about the meaning of the mutations of power in time it can answer nothing.
Taking her in his arms, he held her close for a moment and then planted a kiss on her forehead.
Felipa held her hands out to Destiny.
According to the invitation, the party will be held in the main entrance near the Christmas tree.
Even Alex never held her so close.
She clenched her hand and held it tight against her mouth so no sound would escape.
He held the cup for a few minutes, his neck growing red.
Destiny sat on Carmen's lap and Alex held her arm while the pediatric nurse inserted an IV.
Covers needed to be put on the electrical outlets and the windows still held their tags.
When Alex returned to the table, he sat in the chair Carmen held for him.
He held a hand up to her and then guided her down to his lap.
Alex's mouth twisted into a wry smile and the dark eyes that sought hers held a trace of humor.
Maybe he wondered - maybe he knew - if his father had ever held him as he held his offspring right now.
No one knew what the future held, but if they faced everything together, surely they would grow together.
His smile was sardonic, yet his eyes held a glint of humor.
He reached the passenger side of the car and held the door open for her.
He released her hand, but his eyes still held hers in a hypnotic trance that made her think of Dracula.
At the car, Connie hugged Lisa while Giddon impatiently held the car door open for her.
His piercing gaze held hers for a moment, and then his expression softened ever so slightly.
His voice was rough, but the arm that encircled her waist held her gently.
The braids not only held it out of her eyes, but thinned the bottom part down enough that it would lay loose across her shoulders and down her back without frizzing.
She held his gaze steadily.
One hand gracefully held the folds of her dress and the other brushed a wayward curl from her forehead.
The gray eyes held a glint of something more than humor, but his lips twisted into a satirical smile.
The single word spoken by Davis held a tone that silenced Royce like a slap to the mouth.
She stumbled up the dune behind him and stopped when he held out a hand.
She leaned back and held her nose as she completely immersed herself.
The feather mattress held her like a soft cloud.
She held her breath as they approached and turned into the circular drive.
The carved headboard was beautiful but it was the lace canopy and matching bedspread that caught and held her attention.
A matching china cabinet held fine china, crystal and silverware.
His eyes held a touch of humor.
The top of the buggy caught the air like a parachute or an umbrella filled with wind, and held them back so that they floated downward with a gentle motion that was not so very disagreeable to bear.
Jim the horse had seen these spires, also, and his ears stood straight up with fear, while Dorothy and Zeb held their breaths in suspense.
He took off his hat and held it upside down, shaking it briskly.
Then the three held a counsel to decide what they should do next, but could think of no way to better their condition.
Hearing these words our friends turned in the direction of the sound, and the Wizard held his lanterns so that their light would flood one of the little pockets in the rock.
He held them in his hand, and showed them to the boy.
The little chest that held his clothing had been carried down to the bank.
Andrew was not held long as a prisoner.
He held me on his knee while I examined his watch, and he made it strike for me.
Running downstairs to my mother I held up my hand and made the letters for doll.
A wild impulse to jump seized me, but terror held me fast.
Then I showed her the doll and spelled the word again, holding the doll toward her as I held the cake.
Then she held up one finger and said "baby."
One large bundle held their all--bed, coffee-mill, looking-glass, hens--all but the cat; she took to the woods and became a wild cat, and, as I learned afterward, trod in a trap set for woodchucks, and so became a dead cat at last.
At length, as I leaned with my elbow on the bench one day, it ran up my clothes, and along my sleeve, and round and round the paper which held my dinner, while I kept the latter close, and dodged and played at bopeep with it; and when at last I held still a piece of cheese between my thumb and finger, it came and nibbled it, sitting in my hand, and afterward cleaned its face and paws, like a fly, and walked away.
He cuts and saws the solid pond, unroofs the house of fishes, and carts off their very element and air, held fast by chains and stakes like corded wood, through the favoring winter air, to wintry cellars, to underlie the summer there.
The latter, a fresh, rosy officer of the Guards, irreproachably washed, brushed, and buttoned, held his pipe in the middle of his mouth and with red lips gently inhaled the smoke, letting it escape from his handsome mouth in rings.
At the ladies' end an even chatter of voices was heard all the time, at the men's end the voices sounded louder and louder, especially that of the colonel of hussars who, growing more and more flushed, ate and drank so much that the count held him up as a pattern to the other guests.
Of the four crystal glasses engraved with the count's monogram that stood before his plate, Pierre held out one at random and drank with enjoyment, gazing with ever- increasing amiability at the other guests.
The princess wished to rise, but the prince held her by the hand.
He lit it and, distracted by observing those around him, began crossing himself with the hand that held the taper.
He shaved and scented himself with the care and elegance which had become habitual to him and, his handsome head held high, entered his father's room with the good-humored and victorious air natural to him.
Berg held a smoking pipe between his knees.
The princess rose quickly to meet him and held out her hand.
For a few minutes they held on to each other, kissing as if they hadn't seen each other in a week.
Alex held out a hand.
His lips held a faint smile and his eyes twinkled.
His troubled gaze held hers.
A whisper soft movement in the night alerted her, and she held her breath, straining her eyes into the darkness.
Its legs were long and lean and its head was held low, ears erect.
They were a bit wiggley, but secure enough if only the harness held together.
With one hand the little boy clung to his sister's arm, and with the other he held his primer.
As he came nearer he saw that the boy held a charred stick in his hand, with which he was drawing something on a flat rock.
But it still held on to the grain of wheat.
"Who sacrificed everything for him," chimed in the princess, who would again have risen had not the prince still held her fast, "though he never could appreciate it.
He held her chair as she took a seat and then sat quietly as Mrs. Marsh said grace.
But the black rocks sucked the heat in and held it close to the earth.
Grabbing her hands, he pushed her back on the bed and held her down.
"Nicholas is going away in a week's time, his... papers... have come... he told me himself... but still I should not cry," and she showed a paper she held in her hand--with the verses Nicholas had written, "still, I should not cry, but you can't... no one can understand... what a soul he has!"