He participated in conversation, but whenever it lagged, he watched her questioningly.
When conversation lagged, they apparently took the hint and retreated into Bird Song.
She's a bit jet- lagged though.
She lagged behind so he could open the restaurant door for them, but once inside he surrendered their care to Josh and Bill.
The polar regions travelled a little from west to east relatively to the equatorial, which lagged behind.
The 17th century is a famous epoch in the progress of science, and the mathematics in no way lagged behind.
Yet all that we read of Syracusan military and naval action during the former part of the Athenian siege shows how Syracuse had lagged behind the cities of old Greece, constantly practised as they were in warfare both by land and sea.
Rise in the religious consciousness of the nation; on the contrary,, we see from the prophetic books of the 8th century that they lagged more and more behind the progress of religious thought..
The other end was maintained at a temperature near that of the air by a steady stream of water flowing through a well-lagged vessel surrounding the bar.
In some experiments the bar was lagged with i in.
Thus Arcadia lagged behind the general development of Greece, and its political importance was small owing to chronic feuds between the townships (notably between Mantineia and Tegea) and the readiness of its youth for mercenary service abroad.
In 697 an assembly was held at Tara in which a law known as Cain Adamnain was passed, at the instance of Adamnan, prohibiting women from taking part in battle; a decision that shows how far Ireland with its tribal system lagged behind Teutonic and Latin countries in civilization.
Despite the indifference to the affairs of the world he had expressed to Pierre, he diligently followed all that went on, received many books, and to his surprise noticed that when he or his father had visitors from Petersburg, the very vortex of life, these people lagged behind himself- -who never left the country--in knowledge of what was happening in home and foreign affairs.
His horse lagged behind the adjutant's and jolted him at every step.
To the noncommissioned officer's excuse that the prisoner was ill and could not walk, the officer replied that the order was to shoot those who lagged behind.
They understood that the saddles and Junot's spoon might be of some use, but that cold and hungry soldiers should have to stand and guard equally cold and hungry Russians who froze and lagged behind on the road (in which case the order was to shoot them) was not merely incomprehensible but revolting.
He did not see and did not hear how they shot the prisoners who lagged behind, though more than a hundred perished in that way.
"And that son of a bitch Petrov has lagged behind after all, it seems," said one sergeant major.
But to his surprise Willarski soon noticed that Pierre had lagged much behind the times, and had sunk, as he expressed it to himself, into apathy and egotism.