They wanted her out of the way, or at least silent.
At least they were talking.
At least he was honorable, but if the look on his face was any indication, he was regretting that offer.
At least he was getting out of the house.
At least something was going right.
I think everyone was guilty of staring at her at least once - if for no other reason, wondering if she was going to fall out of her dress.
When Josh died, Mary had indicated that she felt Carmen was at least partially responsible.
At least, it isn't as wrong as some other things.
At least it would be quiet.
At least I admit I'm jealous - and I have every reason to be.
He distrusted government and said 'that government governs best which governs least.'
But I hope you will at least believe it to be possible.
In addition, images engraved in walls of what appear to be people infected with polio are found in Egypt dating back to at least 1400 BC.
At least that part was out of the way.
They were at it again - or at least Dulce was.
At least tell Len where you're going, or Howard.
At least wait until the doctor sees her.
It wasn't tasty, but at least it was palatable.
Well, at least you won't have mice in the woodshed.
Why Quinn wasn't voted the least likely to land the school's prom queen beauty, I'll never know.
His voice was clear and strong, and all knew that he, at least, was not afraid.
The individual had no liberties, or at least very few, but in exchange was, in theory, entitled to certain economic rights.
I don't understand it; I don't in the least understand why men can't live without wars.
At least at this point, the old house was paying for itself.
Now he's at least functional but the sad part is he lost nearly all of his memory.
"You are at least six feet high, and that is higher than any other animal in this country," said the Steward.
Making swords actually paid better or at least as well as making plowshares.
My friends think it very strange that they should hesitate so long, especially when I have not asked them to simplify my work in the least, but only to modify it so as to meet the existing circumstances.
You at least must tackle him properly, or else if he goes on like this he'll soon have us, too, for his subjects!
I guess I can't deny that, but in all these years, why hasn't Uncle Fabrice's name come up in a conversation at least once?
She had a lot of crow to eat and she wasn't feeling the least bit hungry.
Cade probably wouldn't be the least bit intimidated by the task, though.
You said it wasn't scary; at least once you knew you weren't trapped back there; that you could wake up and escape back to reality.
This is because history repeats itself—at least, as the great historian Will Durant says, "in outline form."
Although the poor may not believe that wealth is attainable for them, they do not want to rock the boat and risk disrupting the system that guarantees them at least some income.
I told her that in my opinion the child ought to be separated from the family for a few weeks at least--that she must learn to depend on and obey me before I could make any headway.
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.
Though Petya would remain in the service, this transfer would give the countess the consolation of seeing at least one of her sons under her wing, and she hoped to arrange matters for her Petya so as not to let him go again, but always get him appointed to places where he could not possibly take part in a battle.
We must keep at least one cart.
It doesn't matter to me one way or another, but I wish you would at least make an effort at seeing his side of it.
At least he hadn't lied about the house... if it was actually his, and if the mother and daughter existed.
She jerked her wrist from his hand and turned away, thankful at least for the warning.
I guess he is... or at least was.
At least that part wasn't a lie.
There could be a number of reasons that Sarah would welcome her as a daughter-in-law, not the least of which was the goings-on down that path.
At least he had found the correct profession.
At least it was still sealed and it was from Connie.
In fact, until the death of her family, she rarely ever dreamed – or at least didn't remember them.
It must have helped, at least to some degree, because when he spoke again outside her door, his voice was controlled.
Maybe you could even talk him into going to the doctor - or at least calling the doctor.
Watching the two of them, it was all she could do to control her own tears... especially knowing that this was at least partly her fault.
Why did she need to prove to anyone, least of all herself, that she was right in breaking off the relationship?
Her age must have been mentioned at least a half-dozen times in the last six trips.
Aren't you the least bit concerned about whether they made it?
At least now she knew where they stood.
At least while she was here she could save some money.
Betsy didn't buy my toned down assessment but was at least still smiling.
I'm sorry if the lab caused problems, but no one has to sleep there again, at least with Quinn's gizmos operating.
The object of a race is to see who can win it--or at least that is what my excellent brains think.
At this point, if you follow my reasoning, we have established at least the possibility of a bright future.
At least a hundred million websites are out there.
Or at least they will know the wise choice to make; whether they will choose it is another matter.
Early Chinese civilization had an understanding of medicine at least as far back as 200 BC, as can be seen in the text Recipes for Fifty-Two Ailments, which gives remedies for conditions from snake bites to warts.
You still worked almost exclusively with people in your lab or at least in your city.
Your natural expectation would be that they would talk, at least as well as Scooby does.
People broadly agree that government should do at least this much.
Or, at least you have that purchasing power.
To the extent this world is a meritocracy, the most talented will be the movie star and the least talented will be hauling manure.
It will not be welfare (or, at least depending on how you define the term, it will not be perceived as welfare).
Won't all people (or at least most people) waste their lives on narcissistic, hedonistic pleasure?
Food security is a real issue, and nations that do not at least produce some kinds of food are at risk.
Stakman had determined that immunity to these diseases, or at least resistance, could be bred into crops.
Plants themselves are pretty inefficient machines, at least from the standpoint of being good food sources for us.
We have ended pain as entertainment—or at least, involuntary participation in pain as entertainment.
They do this for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that it often works.
But at the time the doctrine was in force, MAD was effective (or at least, not proven ineffective).
Weakness in neighbors is regarded as an opportunity for conquest or, at least, coercion.
The demise of war will be hastened when every impulse to war is regarded, at least initially, with a healthy measure of distrust.
They view the opposition by others to the actions of their country as treason, or at least, inexplicably self-destructive.
The title of Ralph Nader's book was right: That car was Unsafe at Any Speed, at least with the master cylinder removed.
He believed, or at least suspected, that Miss Sullivan and I had deliberately stolen the bright thoughts of another and imposed them on him to win his admiration.
There is never the least false sententiousness in what she says.
Day after day she moved her pencil in the same tracks along the grooved paper, never for a moment expressing the least impatience or sense of fatigue.
Helen remained motionless through them all, not once showing the least sign that she realized what was going on.
Can any one doubt after reading these questions that the child who was capable of asking them was also capable of understanding at least their elementary answers?
Then came the work in college--original theme writing with new ideals of composition or at least new methods of suggesting those ideals.
Beside, clothes introduced sewing, a kind of work which you may call endless; a woman's dress, at least, is never done.
This spending of the best part of one's life earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it reminds me of the Englishman who went to India to make a fortune first, in order that he might return to England and live the life of a poet.
For the most part the farmer gives to his cattle and hogs the grain of his own producing, and buys flour, which is at least no more wholesome, at a greater cost, at the store.
While my townsmen and women are devoted in so many ways to the good of their fellows, I trust that one at least may be spared to other and less humane pursuits.
Then there is least somnolence in us; and for an hour, at least, some part of us awakes which slumbers all the rest of the day and night.
If it is necessary, omit one bridge over the river, go round a little there, and throw one arch at least over the darker gulf of ignorance which surrounds us.
I had this advantage, at least, in my mode of life, over those who were obliged to look abroad for amusement, to society and the theatre, that my life itself was become my amusement and never ceased to be novel.
I have never felt lonesome, or in the least oppressed by a sense of solitude, but once, and that was a few weeks after I came to the woods, when, for an hour, I doubted if the near neighborhood of man was not essential to a serene and healthy life.
These being boiled, there were at least forty looked for a share in them; the most eat of them.
I saw an old man the other day, to my astonishment, making the holes with a hoe for the seventieth time at least, and not for himself to lie down in!
All our Concord waters have two colors at least; one when viewed at a distance, and another, more proper, close at hand.
I can remember when it was a foot or two lower, and also when it was at least five feet higher, than when I lived by it.
The engineer does not forget at night, or his nature does not, that he has beheld this vision of serenity and purity once at least during the day.
Let our lakes receive as true names at least as the Icarian Sea, where "still the shore" a "brave attempt resounds."
There we sat together under that part of the roof which leaked the least, while it showered and thundered without.
Neither manifested the least disposition to retreat.
They come rustling through the woods like autumn leaves, at least ten men to one loon.
If it was dull, it was at least hung true.
Stumps thirty or forty years old, at least, will still be sound at the core, though the sapwood has all become vegetable mould, as appears by the scales of the thick bark forming a ring level with the earth four or five inches distant from the heart.
The amount of it is, the imagination give it the least license, dives deeper and soars higher than Nature goes.
In order to see how nearly I could guess, with this experience, at the deepest point in a pond, by observing the outlines of a surface and the character of its shores alone, I made a plan of White Pond, which contains about forty-one acres, and, like this, has no island in it, nor any visible inlet or outlet; and as the line of greatest breadth fell very near the line of least breadth, where two opposite capes approached each other and two opposite bays receded, I ventured to mark a point a short distance from the latter line, but still on the line of greatest length, as the deepest.
It indicates better than any water hereabouts the absolute progress of the season, being least affected by transient changes of temperature.
This at least is not the Turdus migratorius.
I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
I heartily accept the motto,--"That government is best which governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically.
It is not a man's duty, as a matter of course, to devote himself to the eradication of any, even the most enormous wrong; he may still properly have other concerns to engage him; but it is his duty, at least, to wash his hands of it, and, if he gives it no thought longer, not to give it practically his support.
If I devote myself to other pursuits and contemplations, I must first see, at least, that I do not pursue them sitting upon another man's shoulders.
The rooms were whitewashed once a month; and this one, at least, was the whitest, most simply furnished, and probably the neatest apartment in the town.
Escaping from her father she ran to hide her flushed face in the lace of her mother's mantilla--not paying the least attention to her severe remark--and began to laugh.
One can at least be of use on the staff...
If at least we had some women here; but there's nothing foh one to do but dwink.
Send him to the devil, I'm busy! he shouted to Lavrushka, who went up to him not in the least abashed.
Besides it was pleasant, after his reception by the Austrians, to speak if not in Russian (for they were speaking French) at least with a Russian who would, he supposed, share the general Russian antipathy to the Austrians which was then particularly strong.
All their faces were as serene as if all this were happening at home awaiting peaceful encampment, and not within sight of the enemy before an action in which at least half of them would be left on the field.
Prince Andrew listened attentively to Bagration's colloquies with the commanding officers and the orders he gave them and, to his surprise, found that no orders were really given, but that Prince Bagration tried to make it appear that everything done by necessity, by accident, or by the will of subordinate commanders was done, if not by his direct command, at least in accord with his intentions.
Princess Mary's self-esteem was wounded by the fact that the arrival of a suitor agitated her, and still more so by both her companions' not having the least conception that it could be otherwise.
"At least, change your coiffure," said the little princess.
If she has no pride for herself she might at least have some for my sake!
The troops of the vanguard were stationed before Wischau, within sight of the enemy's lines, which all day long had yielded ground to us at the least firing.
He had felt perfectly sure that there were other troops in front of him and that the enemy must be at least six miles away.
"You know, Michael Ilarionovich, we are not on the Empress' Field where a parade does not begin till all the troops are assembled," said the Tsar with another glance at the Emperor Francis, as if inviting him if not to join in at least to listen to what he was saying.
Involuntarily recalling his wife's past and her relations with Dolokhov, Pierre saw clearly that what was said in the letter might be true, or might at least seem to be true had it not referred to his wife.
They were not in the least abashed.
In answer to Rostov's renewed questions, Denisov said, laughing, that he thought he remembered that some other fellow had got mixed up in it, but that it was all nonsense and rubbish, and he did not in the least fear any kind of trial, and that if those scoundrels dared attack him he would give them an answer that they would not easily forget.
Rostov had come to Tilsit the day least suitable for a petition on Denisov's behalf.
But Berg, smiling pleasantly, explained that if he did not know for certain how much Vera would have and did not receive at least part of the dowry in advance, he would have to break matters off.
"Or at least twenty thousand, Count," he added, "and then a note of hand for only sixty thousand."
Then at least she won't go on expecting him.
You could at least take back your words.
The whole purport of his remarks now was evidently to exalt himself and insult Alexander--just what he had least desired at the commencement of the interview.
We can at least get dry there, and Mary Hendrikhovna's there.
Formerly, when going into action, Rostov had felt afraid; now he had not the least feeling of fear.
"I want to try to sing again," she said, adding as if by way of excuse, "it is, at least, something to do."
There was not the least sense in it for either the French or the Russians.
Out of an army of a hundred thousand we must expect at least twenty thousand wounded, and we haven't stretchers, or bunks, or dressers, or doctors enough for six thousand.
Success never depends, and never will depend, on position, or equipment, or even on numbers, and least of all on position.
For me tomorrow means this: a Russian army of a hundred thousand and a French army of a hundred thousand have met to fight, and the thing is that these two hundred thousand men will fight and the side that fights more fiercely and spares itself least will win.
He knew that it was a lost battle and that the least accident might now--with the fight balanced on such a strained center--destroy him and his army.
What would have seemed difficult or even impossible to another woman did not cause the least embarrassment to Countess Bezukhova, who evidently deserved her reputation of being a very clever woman.
At the count's first words he raised it slowly and looked up at him as if wishing to say something or at least to meet his eye.
To all of them from the marshal to the least soldier, that place was not the Vozdvizhenka, Mokhavaya, or Kutafyev Street, nor the Troitsa Gate (places familiar in Moscow), but a new battlefield which would probably prove sanguinary.
Only Count Orlov-Denisov with his Cossacks (the least important detachment of all) got to his appointed place at the right time.
And what was played was a fugue--though Petya had not the least conception of what a fugue is.
"If all Russians are in the least like you, it is sacrilege to fight such a nation," he said to Pierre.
Even if they do not know for what purpose they are fattened, they will at least know that all that happened to the ram did not happen accidentally, and will no longer need the conceptions of chance or genius.
You would at least be seeing somebody, and I think it must be dull for you only seeing us.
But I don't in the least want to, Mamma.
When a decision had to be taken regarding a domestic serf, especially if one had to be punished, he always felt undecided and consulted everybody in the house; but when it was possible to have a domestic serf conscripted instead of a land worker he did so without the least hesitation.
Sometimes when, trying to understand him, she spoke of the good work he was doing for his serfs, he would be vexed and reply: Not in the least; it never entered my head and I wouldn't do that for their good!
My action seems to me free; but asking myself whether I could raise my arm in every direction, I see that I raised it in the direction in which there was least obstruction to that action either from things around me or from the construction of my own body.
I'm sorry, sweetheart, but at least for now, I think it's better that you're not involved.
At least now they could face this thing together.
If you absolutely insist on doing this, at least leave me instructions on how to get there... and a phone number where you can be reached.
At least they had one common interest.
At least he was trying to control his temper this time.
But at least you had my best interest in mind.
Of course, she didn't leap cars with motorcycles or sky dive, but in retrospect, she had always been attracted to danger – at least to some degree.
We thought maybe you could convince him to go, or at least look at him.
If she had felt the least bit threatened, it would have been easy enough to jump out of the truck.
I've pondered the events of those few months so often and so deeply I know if I don't at least commit the experience to paper I'll never move forward.
At the very least, history can clearly show the range of outcomes that are likely.
Certainly some of the medical practices of the ancient world, such as bloodletting and the use of leeches, seem to us at least misguided and at worst, barbaric.
One thing is certain, the language was ineffaceably stamped upon my brain, though for a long time no one knew it, least of all myself.
What he has taught we have seen beautifully expressed in his own life--love of country, kindness to the least of his brethren, and a sincere desire to live upward and onward.
I have at least the satisfaction of seeing them through the eyes of my friends, which is a real pleasure.
Let us consider for a moment what most of the trouble and anxiety which I have referred to is about, and how much it is necessary that we be troubled, or at least careful.
"Heavens! what a virulent attack!" replied the prince, not in the least disconcerted by this reception.
Only I haven't the least idea what I am to do; I wanted to consult you seriously.
Boris felt that Pierre did not recognize him but did not consider it necessary to introduce himself, and without experiencing the least embarrassment looked Pierre straight in the face.
These men pressed close to the wall to let Pierre and Anna Mikhaylovna pass and did not evince the least surprise at seeing them there.
With her the least worldly of men would occupy a most brilliant position in society.
That is the least we can do!
On the contrary, just because he happened to be there he thought it one of the least significant parts of the field.
Though with the intimacy now established between the wounded man and Natasha the thought occurred that should he recover their former engagement would be renewed, no one--least of all Natasha and Prince Andrew--spoke of this: the unsettled question of life and death, which hung not only over Bolkonski but over all Russia, shut out all other considerations.
At least he couldn't blame her for any lack of attention this time.
He was at least equally intrigued by hers.
So you're not the least bit interested in him?
So at least it seemed to Princess Mary.
It was at least partially true.
Hippolyte is at least a quiet fool, but Anatole is an active one.
At least he didn't appear to be drunk.
He was unusually coordinated for such a large man, at least any she had seen up to now.
"Not in the least," replied the vicomte.