There was little interest in another round of Monopoly.
I lost track of time until Alex came along and revived my interest in the ranch.
We understand that you can, in theory, save and save and save and then live off the interest of your savings forever.
Somehow it failed to interest me.
With Mademoiselle Bourienne's help the princess had maintained the conversation very well, but at the very last moment, just when he rose, she was so tired of talking of what did not interest her, and her mind was so full of the question why she alone was granted so little happiness in life, that in a fit of absent-mindedness she sat still, her luminous eyes gazing fixedly before her, not noticing that he had risen.
Elderly Brandon Westlake, the only single oldie, failed to engage Cynthia's interest in his day's activities, a high country wildflower photo shoot in Governor's Basin.
I know you've been preoccupied, but everyone else has noticed his interest in you.
He understood it was in their best interest to protect humanity.
Obviously they thought she was upset by Michael's interest in another girl.
Already people are taking a deep interest in Helen.
But at least you had my best interest in mind.
There are a few creatures I've collected over the years that interest me.
They didn't show any interest in the bones.
"Thank goodness," Quinn said with a sigh Betsy harbored more interest in the subject than the rest of us.
Fred displayed a tad more interest in the mysterious find than the prior evening.
This gratifies the child's love of approbation and keeps up her interest in things.
Could it be that his stoic personality was the very thing that kept her interest perked?
And so he thought it necessary to take an interest in these things and to question Pierre.
The sounds of sparring in the courtyard drew no interest this morning.
She is no ordinary child, and people's interest in her education will be no ordinary interest.
It appears so to us because we see only the general historic interest of that time and do not see all the personal human interests that people had.
She focused on him in interest, wondering what Death could possibly need from her.
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.
His greatest interest obviously lay some distance down that path into the woods.
New local acquaintances never questioned us about work and we displayed no interest in anything pertaining to crime or mayhem.
"Something tells me it's in your best interest to help me regain my power," Jule noted.
That was a pretty good indication of interest - or lack thereof.
She sent to Bartlesville for information on the pediatrics ward and hinted at interest in a job there.
Martha asked, showing the first glimmer of interest since being told of her forced departure.
I enjoy those freedoms much like an interest payment or dividend, and I call it "my right" to free speech.
The beads were sewed in the right place and I could not contain myself for joy; but immediately I lost all interest in the doll.
From "Little Lord Fauntleroy" I date the beginning of my true interest in books.
He shut his eyes, rubbed his forehead as if to rid himself of all interest in what he had read, and listened to what was passing in the nursery.
Everything not connected with the execution of the prince's orders did not interest and did not even exist for Alpatych.
He spoke of what he knew might interest the old lady and that she could understand.
There was interest in his glowing red eyes, and she rested the palms of her hands on the knives at her belt.
It was very sweet to see the children's eager interest in Helen, and their readiness to give her pleasure.
Now, consider the child that lives off the interest payments of all the money her parents saved.
The more I have a personal vested interest in your success, the better.
I remember how unbearable I used to find the inquisitiveness of my friends' children; but I know now that these questions indicate the child's growing interest in the cause of things.
It is a labor to task the faculties of a man--such problems of profit and loss, of interest, of tare and tret, and gauging of all kinds in it, as demand a universal knowledge.
He was quiet long enough to rouse her interest, and she glanced up to determine the cause of his silence.
It was strange how he could blush at praise, but watch with unabashed interest while she nursed their child.
A flare of interest was in Darkyn's black gaze, one that made her realize he wasn't leaving until he was finished with her.
Certainly. It's not as if they don't have a mutual interest in this business.
The sheds where the corn was stored, the stable where the horses were kept, and the yard where the cows were milked morning and evening were unfailing sources of interest to Martha and me.
So long as we felt his loving presence and knew that he took a watchful interest in our work, fraught with so many difficulties, we could not be discouraged.
I feel a genuine interest in the animals themselves, because they are real animals and not caricatures of men.
...You know our kind teachers take us to see everything which they think will interest us, and we learn a great deal in that delightful way.
I shall do all I can to interest and stimulate it, and wait for results.
I think it is her joyous interest in everything and everybody.
Helen has the vitality of feeling, the freshness and eagerness of interest, and the spiritual insight of the artistic temperament, and naturally she has a more active and intense joy in life, simply as life, and in nature, books, and people than less gifted mortals.
To be sure, I take the keenest interest in everything that concerns those who surround me; it is this very interest which makes it so difficult for me to carry on a conversation with some people who will not talk or say what they think, but I should not be sorry to find more friends ready to talk with me now and then about the wonderful things I read.
Who does not remember the interest with which, when young, he looked at shelving rocks, or any approach to a cave?
All the affectation of interest she had assumed had left her kindly and tear-worn face and it now expressed only anxiety and fear.
There's no one to interest himself for him.
Prince Andrew was one of those rare staff officers whose chief interest lay in the general progress of the war.
Thanks for the fire--we'll return it with interest, said he, carrying away into the darkness a glowing stick.
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.
At first Prince Andrew read with his eyes only, but after a while, in spite of himself (although he knew how far it was safe to trust Bilibin), what he had read began to interest him more and more.
It was clear that he thought it necessary to interest himself in Bolkonski.
"If you will do me the honor of calling on me on Wednesday," he added, "I will, after talking with Magnitski, let you know what may interest you, and shall also have the pleasure of a more detailed chat with you."
It was plain that Balashev's personality did not interest him at all.
That did not interest him.
In such a state of affairs, whatever your ultimate plans may be, the interest of Your Majesty's service demands that the army should be rallied at Smolensk and should first of all be freed from ineffectives, such as dismounted cavalry, unnecessary baggage, and artillery material that is no longer in proportion to the present forces.
Besides the plunderers, very various people, some drawn by curiosity, some by official duties, some by self-interest--house owners, clergy, officials of all kinds, tradesmen, artisans, and peasants--streamed into Moscow as blood flows to the heart.
Four murders are getting a lot of interest but those are out of the question too.
She held her breath and stayed still, praying their interest was passing, and they'd move on.
Martha showed little interest and had said hardly a word.
You're awfully nosy not to have any real interest in this stuff.
It will be regarded as interest payments on the accumulated riches of one thousand years of technical and material progress.
I send you with this letter a pretty book which my teacher thinks will interest you, and my picture.
To be able to read for one's self what is being willed, thought and done in the world--the world in whose joys and sorrows, failures and successes one feels the keenest interest--that would indeed be a happiness too deep for words.
"New puppies," "new calves" and "new babies" keep Helen's interest in the why and wherefore of things at white heat.
I HAVE TRIED FROM THE BEGINNING TO TALK NATURALLY TO HELEN AND TO TEACH HER TO TELL ME ONLY THINGS THAT INTEREST HER AND ASK QUESTIONS ONLY FOR THE SAKE OF FINDING OUT WHAT SHE WANTS TO KNOW.
The child's eagerness and interest carry her over many obstacles that would be our undoing if we stopped to define and explain everything.
As soon as my strength returned, I began to take an interest in what the people around me were doing.
For the first time since my entrance into Radcliffe I had the opportunity to make friends with all my classmates...
Sometimes one of those great cakes slips from the ice-man's sled into the village street, and lies there for a week like a great emerald, an object of interest to all passers.
The interest and the conversation are about costume and manners chiefly; but a goose is a goose still, dress it as you will.
If they pay the tax from a mistaken interest in the individual taxed, to save his property, or prevent his going to jail, it is because they have not considered wisely how far they let their private feelings interfere with the public good.
Each visitor performed the ceremony of greeting this old aunt whom not one of them knew, not one of them wanted to know, and not one of them cared about.
"Charming!" whispered the little princess, sticking the needle into her work as if to testify that the interest and fascination of the story prevented her from going on with it.
The old prince did not evince the least interest during this explanation, but as if he were not listening to it continued to dress while walking about, and three times unexpectedly interrupted.
Some of them were talking (he heard Russian words), others were eating bread; the more severely wounded looked silently, with the languid interest of sick children, at the envoy hurrying past them.
But what is best of all," he went on, his excitement subsiding under the delightful interest of his own story, "is that the sergeant in charge of the cannon which was to give the signal to fire the mines and blow up the bridge, this sergeant, seeing that the French troops were running onto the bridge, was about to fire, but Lannes stayed his hand.
Schemes and devices for which he never rightly accounted to himself, but which formed the whole interest of his life, were constantly shaping themselves in his mind, arising from the circumstances and persons he met.
The princess felt this, and as if wishing to show him that she did not even dare expect to interest him, she turned to his father.
For the Rostov family the whole interest of these preparations for war lay in the fact that Nicholas would not hear of remaining in Moscow, and only awaited the termination of Denisov's furlough after Christmas to return with him to their regiment.
The whole interest was concentrated on Rostov.
Prince Andrew spoke with some animation and interest only of the new homestead he was constructing and its buildings, but even here, while on the scaffolding, in the midst of a talk explaining the future arrangements of the house, he interrupted himself:
And this movement of reconstruction of which Prince Andrew had a vague idea, and Speranski its chief promoter, began to interest him so keenly that the question of the army regulations quickly receded to a secondary place in his consciousness.
"And of state interest to some extent," said Prince Andrew.
Nor did she cry when he was gone; but for several days she sat in her room dry-eyed, taking no interest in anything and only saying now and then, "Oh, why did he go away?"
The ancients have left us model heroic poems in which the heroes furnish the whole interest of the story, and we are still unable to accustom ourselves to the fact that for our epoch histories of that kind are meaningless.
To them the words of Miloradovich seem very interesting, and so do their surmises and the rewards this or that general received; but the question of those fifty thousand men who were left in hospitals and in graves does not even interest them, for it does not come within the range of their investigation.
What is surprising is that they should trouble about these things now when it can no longer be of interest to them.
Though Princess Mary and Natasha were evidently glad to see their visitor and though all Pierre's interest was now centered in that house, by the evening they had talked over everything and the conversation passed from one trivial topic to another and repeatedly broke off.
And she not only saw no need of any other or better husband, but as all the powers of her soul were intent on serving that husband and family, she could not imagine and saw no interest in imagining how it would be if things were different.
The conversation turned on the contemporary gossip about those in power, in which most people see the chief interest of home politics.
But she had to force herself to attend, for what he was saying did not interest her at all.
If instead of a divine power some other force has appeared, it should be explained in what this new force consists, for the whole interest of history lies precisely in that force.
Yet as the world began to open beyond her little circle, she realized that he had been open about his interest all along.
Difficult as it was to believe he was involved in something like this, it was even harder to believe he had no interest in her.
Now, with Quinn's interest piqued, we were a committed pack of five dedicated to seek answers, wherever they might lie.
He was also listed as a person of interest in the deaths of at least six young women in the Missouri-Kentucky area.
No on both counts but he's been a person of interest in the past, because of his associates.
While we kidded about selling Howie out for a million buck reward, the increased outside interest in our activities was a serious matter.
They snuck around and found my name and began to push me, claiming public interest, national security, and all that bull shit.
Usually we rely on Betsy's sole decision as a method of choosing a case but the wide spread interest in this kidnapping caused her to share it with all of us.
I wouldn't ask but I think it's in your best interest to do so.
In spite of Howie's stepfather's sudden interest in his previously despised and now deceased son, Julie became heir to her fiancée's home and assets.
Darian's interest was piqued.
What I really want to know is why Jule is of any interest to you at all.
Xander crossed his arms, his head tilted in interest as he listened.
Why don't you leave me your name, and if Mr. Bylun believes it in his best interest, he'll return your call.
Damian returned his interest to the displays, and Han closed the door softly.
The woman was beautiful, tall and shapely with auburn hair and deep blue eyes that made no attempt to hide her interest in the bare-chested man before her.
What's the Dawkinses' interest in all this?
Dean wasn't anxious for Westlake to pursue the conversation and was relieved that the subject apparently held no interest for him.
A little girl—a sort-of ward of ours—had an interest in the Lucky Pup Mine.
The level of interest everyone is showing in some remote acreage is all out of whack, given its questionable value.
Some become so wealthy, in fact, they can live off the interest (the productivity) of their assets, not just their own labor.
Everybody will feel an interest in dear little Helen; everybody will want to do something for her; and, if she becomes an ancient, gray-haired woman, she is still sure of being thoughtfully cared for.
She bends over her book with a look of intense interest, and as the forefinger of her left hand runs along the line, she spells out the words with the other hand; but often her motions are so rapid as to be unintelligible even to those accustomed to reading the swift and varied movements of her fingers.
Think, also, of the ladies of the land weaving toilet cushions against the last day, not to betray too green an interest in their fates!
But the ice itself is the object of most interest, though you must improve the earliest opportunity to study it.
Not only did they not interest him, but he took no notice of them and at once forgot them.
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.
About 80,000 went in payments on all the estates to the Land Bank, about 30,000 went for the upkeep of the estate near Moscow, the town house, and the allowance to the three princesses; about 15,000 was given in pensions and the same amount for asylums; 150,000 alimony was sent to the countess; about 70,000 went for interest on debts.
He had grown accustomed when going into action to think about anything but what would seem most likely to interest him--the impending danger.
All these conversations, especially the joking with the girls, were such as might have had a particular charm for Petya at his age, but they did not interest him now.
Giddon was silent, giving all his attention to his food, but Tammy watched Lisa with interest, twirling her fork in her eggs and squirming in her chair.
Outside of his remark about her swimsuit, and the two kisses he had forced on her, he had shown no special interest in her.
She was forming a habit of using people who expressed interest in her – Connie, Howard, Len and now Yancey.
His eyes reflected interest, so she continued.
Or why they were here in the first place, as they expressed zero interest in the beauty of the area; Ouray's main attraction.
It was a day full of interest for me.
She was very much excited when we went upstairs; so I tried to interest her in a curious insect called a stick-bug.
They hardly gave one another time to ask questions and give replies concerning a thousand little matters which could not interest anyone but themselves.
And this simple reflection suddenly destroyed all the interest Prince Andrew had felt in the impending reforms.
In the midst of this conversation, which was beginning to interest Napoleon, Berthier's eyes turned to look at a general with a suite, who was galloping toward the knoll on a lathering horse.
"It will interest you," said he.
Are those interest payments to the child "welfare?"