Her instincts on high alarm, she met Xander's gaze.
When he rose, her feet dangled high off the ground.
The shed was piled high with wood.
I need it when I get in the high country.
I'm not sure who started that story, but it floated around here for my last two years of high school.
I thought maybe I wasn't high society material.
You always did have a high opinion of yourself.
This is a good thing because it means that high degrees of utility (the economists' word for "happiness") can be achieved with a wide variety of goods.
Maybe it was the emotional high they were feeling because of the babies, but something seemed to have shifted their foundation.
"You've got friends in high places," he said calmly.
I don't know how you keep such a high grade average.
Yes, Howie is... high strung.
The woodman stirred the fire until the flames leaped high and the sparks flew out of the roof hole.
The thought of him made her feel like a girl in junior high being asked to her first dance.
What if physical conditions have built up high walls about us?
In high school and college, she played co-ed soccer and basketball.
Again, the materials to build the car are abundant; their cost is high because of technology deficiencies around retrieving and refining them, not an underlying rarity.
I've known Brandon since he was knee-high to a grasshopper.
His cheekbones were high, his chiseled face matching the chiseled body.
The great bird was high in the air and flying towards the far-off mountains with all his money.
With these words she greeted Prince Vasili Kuragin, a man of high rank and importance, who was the first to arrive at her reception.
One of the next arrivals was a stout, heavily built young man with close-cropped hair, spectacles, the light-colored breeches fashionable at that time, a very high ruffle, and a brown dress coat.
Beautiful he was, but he also looked high spirited.
Neither of them had been in high spirits yesterday.
It's fine to have high ideals about not going too far, but the reality of it is, it can happen before you realize what is happening.
"You are at least six feet high, and that is higher than any other animal in this country," said the Steward.
High maint... who put that in your head?
Cindy, I've known Russell Cade since he first moved to this area - since high school.
An old sickle mower and rake with their high metal seats were the only items she recognized.
We could always go back to throw away phones but even those were suspect when our pursuer was a high level government agency.
The structure was just under seventy feet long and about twelve feet high; said to be the height designed to accommodate a wagon fully loaded with hay.
There was no need for the high-rise quiet Quinn and Howie had required as we were no longer conducting sessions.
They did not bother to cross the bridges over the brooks, but when they came to a stream they stepped high and walked in the air to the other side.
With this he began walking in the air toward the high openings, and Dorothy and Zeb followed him.
Once they came near to the enclosed Garden of the Clinging Vines, and walking high into the air looked down upon it with much interest.
"We must be nearly as high as the six colored suns, by this time," said Dorothy.
Also I made pores for porous plasters and high-grade holes for doughnuts and buttons.
It would not be the first time, or the last, that ignorance in the world exacted a high price.
Many of the treatments of the ancient world had high degrees of efficacy, all obtained without access to any modern knowledge or equipment.
The cost derives from the application of huge amounts of energy, intelligence, and technology to obtain and process the raw materials: digging and smelting to create high-grade steel, harvesting and refining and molding to make rubber parts, and so on.
Here I'll make a point which I believe to be a historic constant and to which we will be returning: If property rights of the rich are respected and tax rates, while high, still allow for indefinite gain, then the rich will keep producing.
Nations with high percentages of hungry citizens are not universally food exporters, and we will explore this more later.
Pressed by the throng against the high backs of the chairs, the orators spoke one after another and sometimes two together.
Carts piled high with household utensils, chairs, and cupboards kept emerging from the gates of the yards and moving along the streets.
Alpatych went up to a large crowd standing before a high barn which was blazing briskly.
He was lying on his back propped up high, and his small bony hands with their knotted purple veins were lying on the quilt; his left eye gazed straight before him, his right eye was awry, and his brows and lips motionless.
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.
They rode across that bridge into the village of Borodino and thence turned to the left, passing an enormous number of troops and guns, and came to a high knoll where militiamen were digging.
In front of Tuchkov's troops was some high ground not occupied by troops.
Do you think I'm high maintenance?
The wooden banisters were polished to a high finish, and the hardwood stairs were covered on the walkway with more carpet.
Through his shirt sleeves she could feel the swell of his biceps and her heart jumped into high gear.
Yes, we were as frightened as a kid on a high board, looking at the water below.
We all liked New England but Quinn in particular, despised the high taxes of his home state.
Our personal security remains constantly on high alert.
The home is in town with neighbors close by but the high wooden fence in the back yard allows privacy sufficient to cover my night time visit.
They now bade farewell to the kind but unseen people of the cottage, and after the man had called their attention to a high, pyramid-shaped mountain on the opposite side of the Valley, and told them how to travel in order to reach it, they again started upon their journey.
But the truth is that almost all furniture back in the day was cheaply made junk and only a very few high-quality pieces survived.
An ongoing debate is whether a high amount of energy raises a nation or region's gross national product (GNP) or whether rising GNP increases the consumption of energy.
A competing company decides to make an up-front investment and build a new factory in a distant land, high in the mountains where residents who choose to live there have less economic opportunity.
Those who argue they should not say there is no way for poor countries to compete with mechanized Western farming and the extremely high yields it produces.
In essence, they would become like Japan, which exports essentially no food, imports US$44 billion in food annually, but still enjoys a high standard of living.
In that case, they have to compete with rich, high-tech, government-subsidized industries.
When few people own land and most people live in cities, it is quite common to have high degrees of hunger in a nation that is exporting food.
By the late 1800s, superphosphates were all the rage and eighty factories were manufacturing this high-yield fertilizer from coprolites (that is, phosphate-rich fossils of ancient animal dung—I kid you not).
This has been a common situation throughout areas with high degrees of poverty and is certainly the case in Ethiopia.
During this three-year period, conveniently named by the Chinese "The Three Years of Natural Disasters," no one really knows how many people died; estimates range from fifteen million to a high of more than forty-five million.
What good is our high economic standing in the world if we do not use it for good purposes?
I owe this passion to my high school friend Jason.
As a historian, I know it has been the vanity of every age to think it represents a high point in history.
Bennigsen on his own authority ordered the troops to occupy the high ground.
Napoleon rode up the high ground at Semenovsk, and through the smoke saw ranks of men in uniforms of a color unfamiliar to him.
In the foremost place, immediately under the icons, sat Barclay de Tolly, his high forehead merging into his bald crown.
Do you think I'm high maintenance?
She piled one arm high and closed the door.
Everyone back in high school figured you and Martha we're the pair.
Betsy leapt to her feet and high-fived everyone in turn.
How high up are you talking about?
They did it for high level spooks during the cold war.
Bianca moved away from Talon towards the violent waves and then sat with her back to a wave as high as her waist.
So my little heart leaped high with eager excitement when I knew that my wish was at last to be realized.
High mounds, pyramids heaped in fantastic shapes, and impenetrable drifts lay scattered in every direction.
He had climbed the high mountains in Switzerland and visited beautiful churches in Italy and France, and he saw a great many ancient castles.
Oh, it was a lovely and delicate doll! but the little girl's brother, a tall lad, had taken the doll, and set it up in a high tree in the garden, and had run away.
We climbed high hill and teacher fell and hurt her head.
I spurred my panting steed and waved my sword.
One piece of good sense would be more memorable than a monument as high as the moon.
On the fourth morning, the high priest, by rubbing dry wood together, produces new fire in the public square, from whence every habitation in the town is supplied with the new and pure flame.
For the most part I escaped wonderfully from these dangers, either by proceeding at once boldly and without deliberation to the goal, as is recommended to those who run the gauntlet, or by keeping my thoughts on high things, like Orpheus, who, "loudly singing the praises of the gods to his lyre, drowned the voices of the Sirens, and kept out of danger."
It is a mirror which no stone can crack, whose quicksilver will never wear off, whose gilding Nature continually repairs; no storms, no dust, can dim its surface ever fresh;--a mirror in which all impurity presented to it sinks, swept and dusted by the sun's hazy brush--this the light dust-cloth--which retains no breath that is breathed on it, but sends its own to float as clouds high above its surface, and be reflected in its bosom still.
The hills which form its shores are so steep, and the woods on them were then so high, that, as you looked down from the west end, it had the appearance of an amphitheatre for some land of sylvan spectacle.
Under a high state of cultivation, being manured with the hearts and brains of men!
After soaking two years and then lying high six months it was perfectly sound, though waterlogged past drying.
Mechanics and tradesmen who come in person to the forest on no other errand, are sure to attend the wood auction, and even pay a high price for the privilege of gleaning after the woodchopper.
Whichever side you walk in the woods the partridge bursts away on whirring wings, jarring the snow from the dry leaves and twigs on high, which comes sifting down in the sunbeams like golden dust, for this brave bird is not to be scared by winter.
So high as heaved the tumid hills, so low Down sunk a hollow bottom broad and deep, Capacious bed of waters.
The whole bank, which is from twenty to forty feet high, is sometimes overlaid with a mass of this kind of foliage, or sandy rupture, for a quarter of a mile on one or both sides, the produce of one spring day.
Tall and stout, holding high her fifty-year-old head with its gray curls, she stood surveying the guests, and leisurely arranged her wide sleeves as if rolling them up.
Come here a bit, said she, assuming a soft high tone of voice.
When the Military Governor had gone, Prince Vasili sat down all alone on a chair in the ballroom, crossing one leg high over the other, leaning his elbow on his knee and covering his face with his hand.
The quilt of a high, white feather bed was just visible behind a screen.
The part of the room behind the columns, with a high silk-curtained mahogany bedstead on one side and on the other an immense case containing icons, was brightly illuminated with red light like a Russian church during evening service.
After a few minutes' bustle beside the high bedstead, those who had carried the sick man dispersed.
He lay with his head propped high on the pillows.
The large table covered with books and plans, the tall glass-fronted bookcases with keys in the locks, the high desk for writing while standing up, on which lay an open exercise book, and the lathe with tools laid ready to hand and shavings scattered around--all indicated continuous, varied, and orderly activity.
She turned to go, but he stopped her with a gesture and took an uncut book from the high desk.
Along the broad country road, edged on both sides by trees, came a high, light blue Viennese caleche, slightly creaking on its springs and drawn by six horses at a smart trot.
Sometimes through the monotonous waves of men, like a fleck of white foam on the waves of the Enns, an officer, in a cloak and with a type of face different from that of the men, squeezed his way along; sometimes like a chip of wood whirling in the river, an hussar on foot, an orderly, or a townsman was carried through the waves of infantry; and sometimes like a log floating down the river, an officers' or company's baggage wagon, piled high, leather covered, and hemmed in on all sides, moved across the bridge.
Suddenly on the road at the top of the high ground, artillery and troops in blue uniform were seen.
On the high ground where the enemy was, the smoke of a cannon rose, and a ball flew whistling over the heads of the hussar squadron.
The high-shouldered figure of Zherkov, familiar to the Pavlograds as he had but recently left their regiment, rode up to the colonel.
These were the questions each man of the troops on the high ground above the bridge involuntarily asked himself with a sinking heart--watching the bridge and the hussars in the bright evening light and the blue tunics advancing from the other side with their bayonets and guns.
Two were misdirected and the shot went too high, but the last round fell in the midst of a group of hussars and knocked three of them over.
It was already quite dark when Prince Andrew rattled over the paved streets of Brunn and found himself surrounded by high buildings, the lights of shops, houses, and street lamps, fine carriages, and all that atmosphere of a large and active town which is always so attractive to a soldier after camp life.
It was high time!
Near Hetzelsdorf Prince Andrew struck the high road along which the Russian army was moving with great haste and in the greatest disorder.
If they attack our center we, having the center battery on this high ground, shall withdraw the left flank under its cover, and retreat to the dip by echelons.
Amid the smoke, deafened by the incessant reports which always made him jump, Tushin not taking his pipe from his mouth ran from gun to gun, now aiming, now counting the charges, now giving orders about replacing dead or wounded horses and harnessing fresh ones, and shouting in his feeble voice, so high pitched and irresolute.
It is high time for you to get away from these terrible recollections.
At the head of the table, where the honored guests sat, everyone seemed to be in high spirits and under the influence of a variety of exciting sensations.
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.
Anatole, laughing and in high spirits, came and leaned on his elbows, facing her and beside Mademoiselle Bourienne.
She pulled up her muslin sleeve and showed him a red scar on her long, slender, delicate arm, high above the elbow on that part that is covered even by a ball dress.
But, though she noticed it, she was herself in such high spirits at that moment, so far from sorrow, sadness, or self-reproach, that she purposely deceived herself as young people often do.
And without noticing that he was singing, to strengthen the si he sung a second, a third below the high note.
It's high time for you to be married, answered the countess sharply and sarcastically.
A person of very high standing in our Brotherhood has made application for you to be received into our Order before the usual term and has proposed to me to be your sponsor.
This short man had on a white leather apron which covered his chest and part of his legs; he had on a kind of necklace above which rose a high white ruffle, outlining his rather long face which was lit up from below.
It was the second night that neither of them had slept, watching the boy who was in a high fever.
In the uniform of the Preobrazhensk regiment--white chamois-leather breeches and high boots-- and wearing a star Rostov did not know (it was that of the Legion d'honneur), the monarch came out into the porch, putting on his gloves and carrying his hat under his arm.
He was that absent-minded crank, a grand seigneur husband who was in no one's way, and far from spoiling the high tone and general impression of the drawing room, he served, by the contrast he presented to her, as an advantageous background to his elegant and tactful wife.
This couch was high, with a feather bed and five pillows each smaller than the one below.
Marya Ignatevna Peronskaya, a thin and shallow maid of honor at the court of the Dowager Empress, who was a friend and relation of the countess and piloted the provincial Rostovs in Petersburg high society, was to accompany them to the ball.
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.
Prince Andrew had never before heard Speranski's famous laugh, and this ringing, high-pitched laughter from a statesman made a strange impression on him.
Speranski, wearing a gray swallow-tail coat with a star on the breast, and evidently still the same waistcoat and high white stock he had worn at the meeting of the Council of State, stood at the table with a beaming countenance.
Speranski's high-pitched voice struck him unpleasantly, and the incessant laughter grated on him like a false note.
Mitenka's wife and sisters-in-law thrust their heads and frightened faces out of the door of a room where a bright samovar was boiling and where the steward's high bedstead stood with its patchwork quilt.
Their horses, bridled and with high saddles, stood near them and there too the dogs were lying.
"Uncle" too was in high spirits and far from being offended by the brother's and sister's laughter (it could never enter his head that they might be laughing at his way of life) he himself joined in the merriment.
The cymbals and horns in the orchestra struck up more loudly, and this man with bare legs jumped very high and waved his feet about very rapidly.
Natasha had not time to take off the bodice before the door opened and Countess Bezukhova, dressed in a purple velvet gown with a high collar, came into the room beaming with good-humored amiable smiles.
In his large study, the walls of which were hung to the ceiling with Persian rugs, bearskins, and weapons, sat Dolokhov in a traveling cloak and high boots, at an open desk on which lay an abacus and some bundles of paper money.
Balaga took his seat in the front one and holding his elbows high arranged the reins deliberately.
Boris was now a rich man who had risen to high honors and no longer sought patronage but stood on an equal footing with the highest of those of his own age.
First they camped gaily before Vilna, making acquaintance with the Polish landowners, preparing for reviews and being reviewed by the Emperor and other high commanders.
Sonya read painstakingly in her high-pitched voice.
The chief magnates sat on high- backed chairs at a large table under the portrait of the Emperor, but most of the gentry were strolling about the room.
The yard was crowded with peasant carts, some loaded high and already corded up, others still empty.
With the help of a maid she was arranging a seat for the countess in the huge high coach that stood at the entrance.
In the porch and in the yard the men whom Petya had armed with swords and daggers, with trousers tucked inside their high boots and with belts and girdles tightened, were taking leave of those remaining behind.
Efim, the old coachman, who was the only one the countess trusted to drive her, sat perched up high on the box and did not so much as glance round at what was going on behind him.
The postilion started the horses, the off pole horse tugged at his collar, the high springs creaked, and the body of the coach swayed.
It was high time.
The cart was loaded high, and at the very top, beside a child's chair with its legs in the air, sat a peasant woman uttering piercing and desperate shrieks.
To the right and high up in the sky was the sickle of the waning moon and opposite to it hung that bright comet which was connected in Pierre's heart with his love.
Gazing at the high starry sky, at the moon, at the comet, and at the glow from the fire, Pierre experienced a joyful emotion.
In the darkness of the night one of the servants noticed, above the high body of a coach standing before the porch, the small glow of another fire.
Prince Andrew was lying raised high on three pillows.
Evidently for them "the marshal" represented a very high and rather mysterious power.
To the right and left of the post stood rows of French troops in blue uniforms with red epaulets and high boots and shakos.
He did not sing like a trained singer who knows he is listened to, but like the birds, evidently giving vent to the sounds in the same way that one stretches oneself or walks about to get rid of stiffness, and the sounds were always high-pitched, mournful, delicate, and almost feminine, and his face at such times was very serious.
High up in the light sky hung the full moon.
He lifted his head high and gazed at Denisov as if repressing a laugh.
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.
Perhaps he was really sitting on a wagon, but it might very well be that he was not sitting on a wagon but on a terribly high tower from which, if he fell, he would have to fall for a whole day or a whole month, or go on falling and never reach the bottom.
Sometimes the sky seemed to be rising high, high overhead, and then it seemed to sink so low that one could touch it with one's hand.
Some fifteen men with merry shouts were shaking down the high wattle wall of a shed, the roof of which had already been removed.
Some twenty men of the Sixth Company who were on their way into the village joined the haulers, and the wattle wall, which was about thirty- five feet long and seven feet high, moved forward along the village street, swaying, pressing upon and cutting the shoulders of the gasping men.
Gangs of carpenters hoping for high pay arrived in Moscow every day, and on all sides logs were being hewn, new houses built, and old, charred ones repaired.
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.
When Pierre and his wife entered the drawing room the countess was in one of her customary states in which she needed the mental exertion of playing patience, and so--though by force of habit she greeted him with the words she always used when Pierre or her son returned after an absence: High time, my dear, high time!
Dulce appeared at Carmen's side, dressed in a dark blue gown with a high collar.
Carmen gasped, her heart jumping into high gear.
Are the weeds getting a little high along the drive?
She ran to the horse and lifted her skirt high enough to get a foot into the stirrup.
I had an awful crush on him when we were in high school.
I could see mountains, high hills, at the end of the street ahead of me.
They take high priority.
Maybe I'll get a room in a high rise hotel, away from street noise.
It was high, much higher than he could reach.
The man who buys him must pay a high price.
There were groves of trees near the shore, and high hills beyond them.
I shall climb very high mountains in Norway and see much ice and snow.
The small letters are about three-sixteenths of an inch high, and are raised from the page the thickness of the thumbnail.
In conclusion she asked her mother if she should like to see "very high mountain and beautiful cloudcaps."
Or sometimes I watched a pair of hen-hawks circling high in the sky, alternately soaring and descending, approaching, and leaving one another, as if they were the embodiment of my own thoughts.
He was still a senior in high school, but how would Mom feel if he lived in a house with three women?
To some extent, we have this in the form of high taxes on cigarettes, which are seen to have negative externalities, and a home interest deduction on income taxes, as home ownership is viewed as having positive social good.
Allen's voice was high and sharp.
Obviously he was accustomed to socializing on a high level.
My high speed was spotted by a patrol car coming in the opposite direction.
She shuddered as he lifted it high and examined it.
He picked up Sunny and crossed to the kitchen to stack the plate high with cookies.
Speck's sector headquarters was abuzz with activity; the only private place to talk was the back porch overlooking a field of knee-high winter wheat facing a sun setting too early.
The doctor said his cholesterol was high and told him to lay off the fats.