I had to talk over a very important matter with him.
What's important is that you're alive.
What could possibly be more important to us than saving lives?
Prince Vasili, who still occupied his former important posts, formed a connecting link between these two circles.
He asks you to come to him at once on a very important matter.
You are more important to me than having children.
Why was it suddenly so important to be attractive?
She rarely made an exception and went out to pay visits, and then only to the most important persons in the town.
Someone, a very important personage judging by the haste with which way was made for him, was approaching the icon.
This was Raevski, who had spent the whole day at the most important part of the field of Borodino.
At that very time, in circumstances even more important than retreating without a battle, namely the evacuation and burning of Moscow, Rostopchin, who is usually represented as being the instigator of that event, acted in an altogether different manner from Kutuzov.
Mavra Kuzminichna concluded that he was a very important man.
The sleeve of his coat kept slipping down and he always carefully rolled it up again with his left hand, as if it were most important that the sinewy white arm he was flourishing should be bare.
When later on in his memoirs Count Rostopchin explained his actions at this time, he repeatedly says that he was then actuated by two important considerations: to maintain tranquillity in Moscow and expedite the departure of the inhabitants.
And with a Frenchman's easy and naive frankness the captain told Pierre the story of his ancestors, his childhood, youth, and manhood, and all about his relations and his financial and family affairs, "ma pauvre mere" playing of course an important part in the story.
"Anna Ignatyevna wants to see you, Nicholas," said she, pronouncing the name so that Nicholas at once understood that Anna Ignatyevna was a very important person.
But he also knew (or rather felt at the bottom of his heart) that by resigning himself now to the force of circumstances and to those who were guiding him, he was not only doing nothing wrong, but was doing something very important--more important than anything he had ever done in his life.
In their attitude toward him could still be felt both uncertainty as to who he might be – perhaps a very important person – and hostility as a result of their recent personal conflict with him.
It is natural for a man who does not understand the workings of a machine to imagine that a shaving that has fallen into it by chance and is interfering with its action and tossing about in it is its most important part.
But these were only suppositions, which seemed important to the younger men but not to Kutuzov.
It seemed to him that he was thinking of nothing, but far down and deep within him his soul was occupied with something important and comforting.
More important, why hadn't Connie responded to her letter?
At the moment he was one of the most important people in her life.
It's not only Quinn and his machines that are important; I need guidance even more.
I considered this suggestion carefully, then I told Mr. Rhoades that I should be proud and glad to have wise friends to whom I could always turn for advice in all important matters.
The day after the review, Boris, in his best uniform and with his comrade Berg's best wishes for success, rode to Olmutz to see Bolkonski, wishing to profit by his friendliness and obtain for himself the best post he could--preferably that of adjutant to some important personage, a position in the army which seemed to him most attractive.
In Prince Andrew's eyes Speranski was the man he would himself have wished to be--one who explained all the facts of life reasonably, considered important only what was rational, and was capable of applying the standard of reason to everything.
He was meeting Helene in Vilna after not having seen her for a long time and did not recall the past, but as Helene was enjoying the favors of a very important personage and Boris had only recently married, they met as good friends of long standing.
Having finished speaking to her, the Emperor looked inquiringly at Balashev and, evidently understanding that he only acted thus because there were important reasons for so doing, nodded slightly to the lady and turned to him.
Boris was thus the first to learn the news that the French army had crossed the Niemen and, thanks to this, was able to show certain important personages that much that was concealed from others was usually known to him, and by this means he rose higher in their estimation.
Ah yes, there was something else important, very important, that I was keeping till I should be in bed.
He tried to pass either in front of them or to the right or left, but there were soldiers everywhere, all with the same preoccupied expression and busy with some unseen but evidently important task.
Only Count Orlov-Denisov with his Cossacks (the least important detachment of all) got to his appointed place at the right time.
For instance, Pierre's return was a joyful and important event and they all felt it to be so.
Then he just makes all the important decisions - and you have no input?
More important, would there ever be a time when he stopped hiding things from her?
Is being in control so important that you're willing to sacrifice the happiness of your only son?
But there were more important things to think about at the moment.
More important, what had they been doing?
Our credibility is important to us.
What news! how much more important to know what that is which was never old!
"This won't do, Princess; it won't do," said he, when Princess Mary, having taken and closed the exercise book with the next day's lesson, was about to leave: "Mathematics are most important, madam!
Some, as if unwilling to distract her from an important occupation, came up to her for a moment and made haste to go away, refusing to let her see them off.
Kutuzov made a grimace and sent an order to Dokhturov to take over the command of the first army, and a request to the duke--whom he said he could not spare at such an important moment--to return to him.
But now it seemed to him that that meeting had had in it something very important and poetic.
They can't understand that all those feelings they prize so--all our feelings, all those ideas that seem so important to us, are unnecessary.
Prince Andrew dimly realized that all this was trivial and that he had more important cares, but he continued to speak, surprising them by empty witticisms.
The chief thing in his eyes was not the nitrogen in the soil, nor the oxygen in the air, nor manures, nor special plows, but that most important agent by which nitrogen, oxygen, manure, and plow were made effective-- the peasant laborer.
Can a man so important and necessary to society be also my husband?
I'm sure if he sees how important this is to you, he'll relent.
That's why more current dates are more important and far easier to verify.
The impulse to tell is the important thing.
I think that there are very few important communications made through it.
On either side of her sat the more important guests--an old general and his wife, and Anna Pavlovna Scherer.
Howard was a good ten years older and had far more important things on his mind – like his new position as partner at the law firm.
If it's that important to you, I'll find some one to take care of the ranch.
I'm writing this book and you're an important part of what I have to say.
To be so sent meant not only a reward but an important step toward promotion.
At the other end sat the younger and less important guests, and there too sat the members of the family, and Pierre and Helene, side by side.
But that's nonsense, the chief thing is not to forget the important thing I was thinking of.
Having left that soldier who was evidently drunk, Rostov stopped the horse of a batman or groom of some important personage and began to question him.
Some of the most important old men were the center of groups which even strangers approached respectfully to hear the voices of well-known men.
Everyone rose, feeling that dinner was more important than verses, and Bagration, again preceding all the rest, went in to dinner.
Three hundred persons took their seats in the dining room, according to their rank and importance: the more important nearer to the honored guest, as naturally as water flows deepest where the land lies lowest.
He had begun to think of the last station and was still pondering on the same question--one so important that he took no notice of what went on around him.
The important mystery mentioned by the Rhetor, though it aroused his curiosity, did not seem to him essential, and the second aim, that of purifying and regenerating himself, did not much interest him because at that moment he felt with delight that he was already perfectly cured of his former faults and was ready for all that was good.
The novelty Anna Pavlovna was setting before her guests that evening was Boris Drubetskoy, who had just arrived as a special messenger from the Prussian army and was aide-de-camp to a very important personage.
To be in Anna Pavlovna's drawing room he considered an important step up in the service, and he at once understood his role, letting his hostess make use of whatever interest he had to offer.
Karl Ivanich always says that sleep is more important than anything, whispered Princess Mary with a sigh.
Boris Drubetskoy had asked the important personage on whom he was in attendance, to include him in the suite appointed for the stay at Tilsit.
At the time of the meeting at Tilsit he asked the names of those who had come with Napoleon and about the uniforms they wore, and listened attentively to words spoken by important personages.
During the dull day, in the course of which he was entertained by his elderly hosts and by the more important of the visitors (the old count's house was crowded on account of an approaching name day), Prince Andrew repeatedly glanced at Natasha, gay and laughing among the younger members of the company, and asked himself each time, What is she thinking about?
During his service, chiefly as an adjutant, Prince Andrew had seen the anterooms of many important men, and the different types of such rooms were well known to him.
One general (an important personage), evidently feeling offended at having to wait so long, sat crossing and uncrossing his legs and smiling contemptuously to himself.
At the same time his mother-in-law, Prince Vasili's wife, sent to him imploring him to come if only for a few minutes to discuss a most important matter.
He narrated that episode so persistently and with so important an air that everyone believed in the merit and usefulness of his deed, and he had obtained two decorations for Austerlitz.
But in the secret depths of her soul the question whether her engagement to Boris was a jest or an important, binding promise tormented her.
He had a brilliant position in society thanks to his intimacy with Countess Bezukhova, a brilliant position in the service thanks to the patronage of an important personage whose complete confidence he enjoyed, and he was beginning to make plans for marrying one of the richest heiresses in Petersburg, plans which might very easily be realized.
Peronskaya was pointing out to the countess the most important people at the ball.
With his son, however, he employed the diplomacy he reserved for important occasions and, adopting a quiet tone, discussed the whole matter.
Only the skeleton of life remained: his house, a brilliant wife who now enjoyed the favors of a very important personage, acquaintance with all Petersburg, and his court service with its dull formalities.
You don't know how important you are to me, how much you've done for me....
He felt this in the looks of the soldiers who, marching in regular ranks briskly and gaily, were escorting him and the other criminals; he felt it in the looks of an important French official in a carriage and pair driven by a soldier, whom they met on the way.
More important - would he stay?
But I think it's important that we're both aware of what's going on, don't you?
More important, though, was the fact that he believed the child should not suffer for the sins of the parent.
You know how important my career is to me.
You're more important to me than that ranch.
Why that was so important to him, she wasn't sure, and he never explained.
Obviously the room had passed an important inspection.
Quinn's experiment is very important to him.
He's like a clueless kid; he doesn't know where to turn and this is super important to him.
This is important stuff and risky as hell.
The children; they're the important ones.
While this was less dramatic than the Timothy snatch, it was an important victory.
Martha was quick to catch on that something important had transpired.
I'd rather not say but I have some important information for you and I need a favor.
The Wizard was also most heartily welcomed by the straw man, who was an important personage in the Land of Oz.
But you neglected one important thing.
And Croesus was so amazed that he endowed the Oracle at Delphi with all kinds of gifts and planned to run all-important questions by this oracle.
Both of these are hugely important parts of life, and I know of no one who would trade them away for a pill they swallow in the morning that gives them all their nutrition for the day.
That is not the important point.
While military service was less important to securing work in commerce, that was not a particularly noteworthy occupation.
The most important day I remember in all my life is the one on which my teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, came to me.
The next important event in my life was my visit to Boston, in May, 1888.
Helen Keller's letters are important, not only as a supplementary story of her life, but as a demonstration of her growth in thought and expression--the growth which in itself has made her distinguished.
From the letters after the year 1892 I have culled in the spirit of one making an anthology, choosing the passages best in style and most important from the point of view of biography.
I did not like to trouble them while I was trying to get money for poor little Tommy, for of course it was more important that he should be educated than that my people should have books to read. 4.
In her account of her early education Miss Keller is not giving a scientifically accurate record of her life, nor even of the important events.
Here follow in order Miss Sullivan's letters and the most important passages from the reports.
I have also italicized a few important passages.
I must write you a line this morning because something very important has happened.
She now tells stories in which the imagination plays an important part.
Naturally, there was at first a strong tendency on her part to use only the important words in a sentence.
From Miss Sullivan's part of this report I give her most important comments and such biographical matter as does not appear elsewhere in the present volume.
"The Frost Fairies" and "The Frost Kings" are given in full, as the differences are as important as the resemblances:
Let him who has work to do recollect that the object of clothing is, first, to retain the vital heat, and secondly, in this state of society, to cover nakedness, and he may judge how much of any necessary or important work may be accomplished without adding to his wardrobe.
Tuition, for instance, is an important item in the term bill, while for the far more valuable education which he gets by associating with the most cultivated of his contemporaries no charge is made.
This is as important as that it keeps butter cool.
This which you put seems to me not to be the most important question.
As if that were important, and there were not enough to understand you without them.
It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.
It is not so important that many should be as good as you, as that there be some absolute goodness somewhere; for that will leaven the whole lump.
Outside the house, beyond the gates, a group of undertakers, who hid whenever a carriage drove up, waited in expectation of an important order for an expensive funeral.
The prince, who generally kept very strictly to social distinctions and rarely admitted even important government officials to his table, had unexpectedly selected Michael Ivanovich (who always went into a corner to blow his nose on his checked handkerchief) to illustrate the theory that all men are equals, and had more than once impressed on his daughter that Michael Ivanovich was "not a whit worse than you or I."
You know he has important connections...
He imagined only important possibilities: "If the enemy attacks the right flank," he said to himself, "the Kiev grenadiers and the Podolsk chasseurs must hold their position till reserves from the center come up.
They had not yet had a loud conversation among the men and a dispute about something important and clever.
"Nothing is trivial, and nothing is important, it's all the same--only to save oneself from it as best one can," thought Pierre.
That evening she expected several important personages who had to be made ashamed of their visits to the French theater and aroused to a patriotic temper.
The governor's wife led him up to a tall and very stout old lady with a blue headdress, who had just finished her game of cards with the most important personages of the town.
After a few words about Princess Mary and her late father, whom Malvintseva had evidently not liked, and having asked what Nicholas knew of Prince Andrew, who also was evidently no favorite of hers, the important old lady dismissed Nicholas after repeating her invitation to come to see her.
Fifteen hundred prisoners and thirty-eight guns were taken on the spot, besides standards and (what seemed most important to the Cossacks) horses, saddles, horsecloths, and the like.
"But this is very important, from General Dokhturov," said Bolkhovitinov, entering the open door which he had found by feeling in the dark.
"More important," she continued, "Dulce gave this picture to me.
More important, though, was the fact that he believed the child should not suffer for the sins of the parent.
And most important of all, was she or Giddon's family in any danger?
Getting into that building was getting more important all the time.
You haven't seen anything important yet.
It's just that sometimes I wonder what is more important in your life - your career or me.
It was too important - to both of them.
Was it really so important what Brandon or anyone else thought?
Most important, did he ever suspect her foolish thoughts?
And more important, did Cade think she was flirting?
If it's that important to you, I guess we could try a few guests.
There were more important things to think about at the moment - like how she was going to support a baby on her meager wages.
"It's important to find out the date and place," she said.
Little Eric lives with me and is the most important part of my life.
This life; is it more important to each you than what you are accomplishing with this ability?
We chose a seafood establishment where we knew a back booth would provide the privacy we needed for our important postponed conversation.
"This is a very important question," he said.
The quest to end ignorance and the quest to end disease have two important similarities.
Any task that could be done a machine is, by definition, dehumanizing to a human being.
An important point to make here is this: Historically, the welfare state only emerges to solve problems that private charities either cannot or will not solve.
Especially important are such details as her feeling the rush of the water by putting her hand on the window.
After all, the man whose horse trots a mile in a minute does not carry the most important messages; he is not an evangelist, nor does he come round eating locusts and wild honey.
The general sat down by Count Ilya Rostov, who was next to himself the most important guest.
On the eighth of September an officer--a very important one judging by the respect the guards showed him--entered the coach house where the prisoners were.
This thing happens to be very important to me.
I'm saying what we had together was more important than what I have now.
Money is important... but didn't you find it ... exciting?
These sounds made his spirits rise, but at the same time he was afraid that he would be blamed for not having executed sooner the important order entrusted to him.
It wasn't as if that was the most important part, so why did it hurt the most?
Except for two or three important letters of 1901, these selections cease with the year 1900.
It's very important! said he to someone who had risen and was sniffing in the dark passage.
A few months ago she wouldn't have realized that forgiving her father was important to her marriage – but then, a few months ago she didn't know Chauncey.
Glory, the good of society, love of a woman, the Fatherland itself--how important these pictures appeared to me, with what profound meaning they seemed to be filled!
It's a boy's life that's important, Ben.