I'm sorry I kept you waiting, but Tessa had nothing to do with it.
The clock kept on ticking.
She kept her eyes on the floor as she walked by him.
"Yeah," he grunted as he kept his eyes on the road.
He just kept staring at the floor.
He was reputed to have kept a cool head during battle and wasn't easily intimidated.
He was the one that kept me honest.
She kept pounding on the door, while I sat outside on the porch steps and laughed with glee as I felt the jar of the pounding.
If Bordeaux was around, he kept out of sight.
Betsy desperately wanted to encourage him further but to her credit, she kept her silence.
One night the king sat up very late, writing letters and sending messages; and the little page was kept busy running on errands until past midnight.
Prince Andrew kept looking with an amused smile from Pierre to the vicomte and from the vicomte to their hostess.
She kept mostly to her room.
Dorothy kept hold of his hand and followed him, and soon they were both walking through the air, with the kitten frisking beside them.
We kept wetweating and wetweating.
Señor Medena kept watching him, and finally spoke.
Carmen tried to shut them out by thinking about something else, but her mind kept going back to the same thing.
They were a real cereal fruit which I ripened, and they had to my senses a fragrance like that of other noble fruits, which I kept in as long as possible by wrapping them in cloths.
Anatole kept on refilling Pierre's glass while explaining that Dolokhov was betting with Stevens, an English naval officer, that he would drink a bottle of rum sitting on the outer ledge of the third floor window with his legs hanging out.
The peasant drivers, shouting and lashing their horses, kept crossing from side to side.
Alex agreed, but he kept an eye on her.
That ridge was the only thing that had kept her from plunging over the edge... that and the man who was now glaring at her.
I kept seeing little Nick's face in the window when they left the house.
Opening the door, she kept her face hidden as she walked down the hallway.
I've kept my identity hidden for five years now, but I knew deep down inside that it couldn't last forever.
No wonder he had kept his feelings hidden from her for so long.
They kept their emotions at bay for the most part.
Only the machines kept his body working.
Fritz kept watching her and Royce even snickered a few times.
She kept a keen eye out for the same kind of weed and was surprised at how much they found.
Bordeaux kept his eyes on the road.
We kept in touch with Aunt Clara.
They kept popping back open.
She kept her face averted until the warmth left her cheeks.
Could it be that his stoic personality was the very thing that kept her interest perked?
She stretched and tried to relax, but her mind kept returning to Cade - thinking of his warm touch on the palm of her hand.
I had trouble sleeping on the sofa because I kept thinking about my vision from earlier.
Howie kept us in suspense until we assumed our seats around the table.
Betsy kept prompting Martha to take notes.
The meat was meant for outdoor grilling, but the rain kept us inside.
Little conversation took place as each of us kept our thoughts to ourselves.
"Quinn kept pestering Howie to "go back" as he calls it, at least to his own life.
My husband did a lot of work fixing the settings on when Annie died and kept pushing Howie.
Never the less, we kept trying.
I don't know how the others kept a straight face but I pulled out a handkerchief, pretending to blow my nose.
I was tempted to comment, but refrained and kept my conversation all business.
Quinn quipped it would be worth the price of the car if she kept motoring north to Canada and out of our lives.
She kept looking toward Martha until Martha asked if something was wrong.
He kept trying, and we learned later, he maintained contact for nearly a mile.
One was an enormous Lion with clear, intelligent eyes, a tawney mane bushy and well kept, and a body like yellow plush.
I will confess that I intended to eat the little pig for my breakfast; so I crept into the room where it was kept while the Princess was dressing and hid myself under a chair.
He kept on, planning and thinking and working, until at last he succeeded in making a boat with paddle wheels that could be run by steam.
He went across the narrow yard to the sheds where the cattle were kept in stormy weather.
Everything that was evil or disagreeable had been carefully kept out of his sight.
During his campaign and his time in office, the extent of the effect of his polio was kept from the public, but the fact he had the disease was commonly known.
Parents kept their children at home, especially in the summer, and certainly away from public swimming areas.
My body would be kept in perfect condition, constantly monitored and optimized—all safely because the system is built on collective memory and experience of the entire planet.
People riot when convinced that food is unjustly being kept from them.
My father made holes in these so that I could string them, and for a long time they kept me happy and contented.
Miss Sullivan and I kept up a game of guessing which taught me more about the use of language than any set lessons could have done.
He kept my mind alert and eager, and trained it to reason clearly, and to seek conclusions calmly and logically, instead of jumping wildly into space and arriving nowhere.
Though I believe it is no longer considered valid, yet I have kept it ever since as one of my treasures.
The sun knows that you like to see the world covered with beautiful white snow and so he kept back all his brightness, and let the little crystals form in the sky.
For a while he was kept in the general hospital at Allegheny.
Day after day the Harbor, the warships, and the park kept us busy thinking and feeling and enjoying....
Miss Keller's effort to reach out and meet other people on their own intellectual ground has kept her informed of daily affairs.
When she is in a new place, especially an interesting place like Niagara, whoever accompanies her--usually, of course, Miss Sullivan--is kept busy giving her an idea of visible details.
A comparative experience drawn from written descriptions and from her teacher's words has kept her free from errors in her use of terms of sound and vision.
In the diary that she kept at the Wright-Humason School in New York she wrote on October 18, 1894, "I find that I have four things to learn in my school life here, and indeed, in life--to think clearly without hurry or confusion, to love everybody sincerely, to act in everything with the highest motives, and to trust in dear God unhesitatingly."
As an investigator he kept always the scientist's attitude.
Helen Keller became so rapidly a distinctive personality that she kept her teacher in a breathless race to meet the needs of her pupil, with no time or strength to make a scientific study.
She kept coming up behind me and putting her hand on the paper and into the ink-bottle.
She kept this up for half an hour, then she got up to see what I was doing.
She kept going to the door, as if she expected some one, and every now and then she would touch her cheek, which is her sign for her mother, and shake her head sadly.
She kept spelling "dog--baby" and pointing to her five fingers one after another, and sucking them.
She kept this up for nearly an hour.
I kept a record of everything she said last week, and I found that she knows six hundred words.
She was greatly delighted with the monkeys and kept her hand on the star performer while he went through his tricks, and laughed heartily when he took off his hat to the audience.
I tried to hurry Helen out-of-doors, but she kept her arm extended, and every coat-tail she touched must needs turn round and give an account of the children he left at home, and receive kisses according to their number.
On her return to the house after her visit to the cemetery, she ran to the closet where these toys were kept, and carried them to my friend, saying, "They are poor little Florence's."
The horse was an old, worn-out chestnut, with an ill-kept coat, and bones that showed plainly through it; the knees knuckled over, and the forelegs were very unsteady.
Reading, I think, should be kept independent of the regular school exercises.
All day long in their play-time and work-time Miss Sullivan kept spelling into her pupil's hand, and by that Helen Keller absorbed words, just as the child in the cradle absorbs words by hearing thousands of them before he uses one and by associating the words with the occasion of their utterance.
She kept one hand on the singer's mouth, while the other rested on the piano, and she stood in this position as long as any one would sing to her, and afterward she would make a continuous sound which she called singing.
Such rich treasures must be kept in a safe place, and so she had imagined them stored in jars and vases in one part of the royal palace.
I kept Homer's Iliad on my table through the summer, though I looked at his page only now and then.
Alas! what with foddering the cattle and tending the store, we are kept from school too long, and our education is sadly neglected.
Not my or thy great-grandfather's, but our great-grandmother Nature's universal, vegetable, botanic medicines, by which she has kept herself young always, outlived so many old Parrs in her day, and fed her health with their decaying fatness.
The village appeared to me a great news room; and on one side, to support it, as once at Redding & Company's on State Street, they kept nuts and raisins, or salt and meal and other groceries.
I observed that the vitals of the village were the grocery, the bar-room, the post-office, and the bank; and, as a necessary part of the machinery, they kept a bell, a big gun, and a fire-engine, at convenient places; and the houses were so arranged as to make the most of mankind, in lanes and fronting one another, so that every traveller had to run the gauntlet, and every man, woman, and child might get a lick at him.
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."
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.
The hunter still kept his place and listened to the hounds.
Anatole did not release him, and though he kept nodding to show that he understood, Anatole went on translating Dolokhov's words into English.
Prince Vasili kept the promise he had given to Princess Drubetskaya who had spoken to him on behalf of her only son Boris on the evening of Anna Pavlovna's soiree.
As he spoke he kept glancing with the flirtatiousness of a handsome youth at Sonya and the young lady visitor.
Sonya, muttering to herself, kept looking round toward the drawing-room door.
"What is the matter with you, my dear?" she said crossly to the maid who kept her waiting some minutes.
From behind the crystal decanters and fruit vases, the count kept glancing at his wife and her tall cap with its light-blue ribbons, and busily filled his neighbors' glasses, not neglecting his own.
The count, holding his cards fanwise, kept himself with difficulty from dropping into his usual after-dinner nap, and laughed at everything.
Natasha kept pulling everyone by sleeve or dress, urging them to "look at Papa!" though as it was they never took their eyes off the couple.
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."
Only those things he always kept with him remained in his room; a small box, a large canteen fitted with silver plate, two Turkish pistols and a saber--a present from his father who had brought it from the siege of Ochakov.
No, I remember thinking that you kept it under your head like a treasure, said Rostov.
Look at me, cried Denisov who, unable to keep still on one spot, kept turning his horse in front of the squadron.
A stout major was pacing up and down the line, and regardless of the screams kept repeating:
"Please, your excellency, for God's sake!" he kept saying, glancing for support at an officer of the suite who turned away from him.
Little Tushin, moving feebly and awkwardly, kept telling his orderly to "refill my pipe for that one!" and then, scattering sparks from it, ran forward shading his eyes with his small hand to look at the French.
"Smack at 'em, lads!" he kept saying, seizing the guns by the wheels and working the screws himself.
Drowsiness was irresistibly mastering him, but he kept awake by an excruciating pain in his arm, for which he could find no satisfactory position.
He kept closing his eyes and then again looking at the fire, which seemed to him dazzlingly red, and at the feeble, round-shouldered figure of Tushin who was sitting cross-legged like a Turk beside him.
He seemed to listen attentively to what Prince Vasili said, but kept glancing at Princess Mary.
They all separated, but, except Anatole who fell asleep as soon as he got into bed, all kept awake a long time that night.
He kept telling himself that he would consider the whole matter and decide what was right and how he should act, but instead of that he only excited himself more and more.
On retiring to her own room, she sat in an armchair, her eyes fixed on a miniature portrait of her son on the lid of a snuffbox, while the tears kept coming into her eyes.
I knew I was in the right so I kept silent; was not that best, Count?...
Under cover of obtaining help of this kind for another, which from pride he would never accept for himself, he kept in touch with the circle which confers success and which attracted him.
His hussars were placed along the line in couples and he himself rode along the line trying to master the sleepiness that kept coming over him.
Seeing them he kept thinking, "That may be the very standard with which I shall lead the army."
Rostov kept asking as he came up to Russian and Austrian soldiers running in confused crowds across his path.
Rostov kept asking everyone he could stop, but got no answer from anyone.
Petya, clinging to his legs, kept shouting, "And me too!"
"No, but don't you think it's nice?" she kept repeating.
"Why did I tell her that 'Je vous aime'?" he kept repeating to himself.
As a result he could not go to the country with the rest of the family, but was kept all summer in Moscow by his new duties.
"Oh, how delightful it is!" she kept saying, running up to Sonya.
Denisov sat down by the old ladies and, leaning on his saber and beating time with his foot, told them something funny and kept them amused, while he watched the young people dancing, Iogel with Natasha, his pride and his best pupil, were the first couple.
Dolokhov kept glancing at him.
The game continued; a waiter kept handing round champagne.
Prince Andrew felt as if the sound of the waves kept up a refrain to Pierre's words, whispering:
Prince Andrew led Pierre to his own apartments, which were always kept in perfect order and readiness for him in his father's house; he himself went to the nursery.
Despite their pale swollen faces and tattered uniforms, the hussars formed line for roll call, kept things in order, groomed their horses, polished their arms, brought in straw from the thatched roofs in place of fodder, and sat down to dine round the caldrons from which they rose up hungry, joking about their nasty food and their hunger.
Rostov brought them to his quarters, placed them in his own lodging, and kept them for some weeks while the old man was recovering.
He was knocking the back of his head against the floor, hoarsely uttering some word which he kept repeating.
In spite of the trampling of the French gendarmes' horses, which were pushing back the crowd, Rostov kept his eyes on every movement of Alexander and Bonaparte.
A whole series of sensible and logical considerations showing it to be essential for him to go to Petersburg, and even to re-enter the service, kept springing up in his mind.
He did not say that the Emperor had kept him, and Prince Andrew noticed this affectation of modesty.
She kept thinking that no one could understand all that she understood and all there was in her.
Carriages kept driving away and fresh ones arriving, with red-liveried footmen and footmen in plumed hats.
He kept criticizing his own work, as he often did, and was glad when he heard someone coming.
Often when all sitting together everyone kept silent.
The old count had always kept up an enormous hunting establishment.
She was followed by Petya who always kept close to her, by Michael, a huntsman, and by a groom appointed to look after her.
The thin, hollow-cheeked Chekmar, having got everything ready, kept glancing at his master with whom he had lived on the best of terms for thirty years, and understanding the mood he was in expected a pleasant chat.
To expiate his huntsman's offense, Ilagin pressed the Rostovs to come to an upland of his about a mile away which he usually kept for himself and which, he said, swarmed with hares.
"Uncle," Rostov, and Ilagin kept stealthily glancing at one another's dogs, trying not to be observed by their companions and searching uneasily for rivals to their own borzois.
"Take this, little Lady-Countess!" she kept saying, as she offered Natasha first one thing and then another.
On the way back Nicholas drove at a steady pace instead of racing and kept peering by that fantastic all-transforming light into Sonya's face and searching beneath the eyebrows and mustache for his former and his present Sonya from whom he had resolved never to be parted again.
Count Rostopchin alone kept the conversation going, now relating the latest town news, and now the latest political gossip.
Natasha kept turning to Helene and to her father, as if asking what it all meant, but Helene was engaged in conversation with a general and did not answer her look, and her father's eyes said nothing but what they always said: Having a good time?
My brother dined with me yesterday--we nearly died of laughter--he ate nothing and kept sighing for you, my charmer!
"Natalie, just a word, only one!" he kept repeating, evidently not knowing what to say and he repeated it till Helene came up to them.
Natasha kept looking uneasily at everybody with wide-open eyes, as if wishing to intercept every glance directed toward her, and tried to appear the same as usual.
Were you kept under lock and key?
Marya Dmitrievna went on admonishing her for some time, enjoining on her that it must all be kept from her father and assuring her that nobody would know anything about it if only Natasha herself would undertake to forget it all and not let anyone see that something had happened.
Yesterday I learned that, despite the loyalty with which I have kept my engagements with Your Majesty, your troops have crossed the Russian frontier, and I have this moment received from Petersburg a note, in which Count Lauriston informs me, as a reason for this aggression, that Your Majesty has considered yourself to be in a state of war with me from the time Prince Kuragin asked for his passports.
He drank reluctantly, tried to remain alone, and kept turning something over in his mind.
But, above all, that thought was kept out of their minds by the fact that they saw they were really useful, as in fact they were to the whole Rostov family.
The doctors said that she could not get on without medical treatment, so they kept her in the stifling atmosphere of the town, and the Rostovs did not move to the country that summer of 1812.
She kept away from everyone in the house and felt at ease only with her brother Petya.
Dear one! she kept repeating, wiping away her tears with her fingers.
Tears filled the thin man's eyes, and the fat otkupshchik sobbed outright like a child and kept repeating:
To this letter the old prince had replied affectionately, and from that time had kept the Frenchwoman at a distance.
Alpatych kept meeting and overtaking baggage trains and troops on the road.
Carts piled high with household utensils, chairs, and cupboards kept emerging from the gates of the yards and moving along the streets.
She kept begging to go away.
He pointed to the two peasants who kept as close to him as horseflies to a horse.
Alpatych at a gliding trot, only just managing not to run, kept up with him with difficulty.
He kept looking to either side of the road for familiar faces, but only saw everywhere the unfamiliar faces of various military men of different branches of the service, who all looked with astonishment at his white hat and green tail coat.
Your excellency! he kept repeating pertinaciously while he shook Pierre by the shoulder without looking at him, having apparently lost hope of getting him to wake up.
Pierre looked over the wall of the trench and was particularly struck by a pale young officer who, letting his sword hang down, was walking backwards and kept glancing uneasily around.
Malasha, who kept her eyes fixed on what was going on before her, understood the meaning of the council differently.
The old count, suddenly setting to work, kept passing from the yard to the house and back again, shouting confused instructions to the hurrying people, and flurrying them still more.
The price of weapons, of gold, of carts and horses, kept rising, but the value of paper money and city articles kept falling, so that by midday there were instances of carters removing valuable goods, such as cloth, and receiving in payment a half of what they carted, while peasant horses were fetching five hundred rubles each, and furniture, mirrors, and bronzes were being given away for nothing.
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.
The unaccustomed coarse food, the vodka he drank during those days, the absence of wine and cigars, his dirty unchanged linen, two almost sleepless nights passed on a short sofa without bedding--all this kept him in a state of excitement bordering on insanity.
But the French entered and still Pierre did not retire--an irresistible curiosity kept him there.
He kept asking them to get him the book and put it under him.
She kept on lamenting and crying, continued the woman.
Something not human--death--was breaking in through that door, and had to be kept out.
You, peaceful inhabitants of Moscow, artisans and workmen whom misfortune has driven from the city, and you scattered tillers of the soil, still kept out in the fields by groundless fear, listen!
Platon kept repeating, pulling the shirt straight.
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.
"There, they kept telling us: 'It's dangerous, it's dangerous,'" said the officer, addressing the esaul while Denisov was reading the dispatch.
The arrival of Dolokhov diverted Petya's attention from the drummer boy, to whom Denisov had had some mutton and vodka given, and whom he had had dressed in a Russian coat so that he might be kept with their band and not sent away with the other prisoners.
"Now, why have you kept this lad?" he went on, swaying his head.
On the third day after leaving Moscow Karataev again fell ill with the fever he had suffered from in the hospital in Moscow, and as he grew gradually weaker Pierre kept away from him.
All around lay the flesh of different animals--from men to horses--in various stages of decomposition; and as the wolves were kept off by the passing men the dog could eat all it wanted.
"Filez, filez!" * Dolokhov kept saying, having adopted this expression from the French, and when his eyes met those of the prisoners they flashed with a cruel light.
During the third night the countess kept very quiet for a few minutes, and Natasha rested her head on the arm of her chair and closed her eyes, but opened them again on hearing the bedstead creak.
And Pierre, noticing that Terenty wanted a chat, generally kept him there.
Pierre kept saying as he leaned toward her with his whole body and eagerly listened to her story.
Mary Abramovna invited me to her house and kept telling me what had happened, or ought to have happened, to me.
Pierre kept saying as he kissed Princess Mary's hands.
"Adele tempted me: she kept on telling me to buy it," returned Pierre.
She ate, drank, slept, or kept awake, but did not live.
Denisov, not being a member of the family, did not understand Pierre's caution and being, as a malcontent, much interested in what was occurring in Petersburg, kept urging Pierre to tell them about what had happened in the Semenovsk regiment, then about Arakcheev, and then about the Bible Society.
The questions put by these two kept the conversation from changing its ordinary character of gossip about the higher government circles.
A coloring book and crayons kept her busy while they worked and talked.
For the next two hours, the women talked delightfully about meaningless things that kept them laughing.
We've kept in touch.
All right, but I don't like being kept in the dark about all this.
When she spotted Carmen, her eyes widened, but she kept walking.
I'm not all that secretive, but you were the one who kept telling me that if he wanted you to know, he'd tell you.
But you kept trying to take me from them.
Only luck had kept her from joining her family today.
She was facing Len, but kept Yancey in view.
It was the mystery surrounding the family that kept her mind occupied – and Yancey.
If she kept that up, her grades would suffer.
Davis kept his eyes and gun on Bordeaux.
She kept her vigil for what must have been several hours.
But then, they seemed to remember everything - probably because they kept it revived for entertainment.
Yet Cade had kept the baby clothes - and the furniture.
Whatever the case, he kept his distance.
Martha kept up a steady stream of reminiscences; I'm sure for Howie's benefit.
The smell of the flowers alone would have kept me up.
Howie showed no signs of the anxiety he displayed on round one but his eagerness kept him awake.
He walked up and down the river bank, leading his horse behind him; but he kept his eyes turned always toward the dim, dark spot which he knew was the old North Church.
"I want to know; I want to know," he kept saying.
They say that Arion, being a good swimmer, kept himself afloat until this ship happened to pass by and rescued him from the waves.
But, as I came to your palace this morning, I kept saying to myself, 'When our lord Al Mansour learns just how it was that I borrowed the gold, I have no doubt that in his kindness of heart he will forgive me the debt.'
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.
What is it for? he kept asking.
My accounts, which I can swear to have kept faithfully, I have, indeed, never got audited, still less accepted, still less paid and settled.