Alex spoke from behind her, his tone less than friendly.
Less than an hour after the phone call, Destiny woke up in a fit of coughing.
Less than a week later she passed another milestone.
He said he felt bad about it, but conceded that Tessa had been less than honest with him on more than one occasion.
All Len wants out of me is information about Allen, and Howard couldn't care less where I am.
Maybe it would hurt Sarah's feelings less if she simply told the truth.
After all she had been through, journalism looked less attractive.
What are the odds that she'd ever meet him, much less marry him?
It might make him feel less threatened.
His tone was less than convinced.
But you have less than a month to go.
She returned his hug with less enthusiasm.
That was why Pete chose the route - less risk of being robbed.
Go find a less annoying way to earn some money.
Cassie had to smile when Bordeaux positioned himself in a spot less than ten feet from her and pretended to settle down for the night.
Even if it hadn't been dark, visibility would have been less than a few feet.
Even so, I don't know anyone who admits to understanding him - much less calling him a friend.
Actually, the bra and panties were far less revealing than a bikini.
I couldn't care less what Claudette thinks, but let me take the question out of your mind.
If I had paid more attention to her and spent a little less time out on the range, she might be alive today.
He was staying in less splendid quarters a few blocks away.
He seldom offered an opinion, much less began a conversation.
In less than a month in early spring our lives were totally changed and we loved it.
Now the world has one less fool!
"Oh, one can leave the Valley easily enough," answered the man's voice; "but to do so you must enter a far less pleasant country.
The Gargoyles were very small of stature, being less than three feet in height.
All of them expected nothing less than instant death; but to their surprise the wooden creatures flew into the air with them and bore them far away, over miles and miles of wooden country, until they came to a wooden city.
Within less than two minutes, Billy saw Mary Green whispering, and she had to take his place.
Soon the carriage turned into another street--a street less carefully guarded.
In 2009, pi was calculated to more than two trillion digits—in less than thirty hours.
(Again, within reason: I may view my less-than-200 IQ as a mental defect to be fixed but, again, that simply may not be possible).
A competing company decides to make an up-front investment and build a new factory in a distant land, high in the mountains where residents who choose to live there have less economic opportunity.
And advances in drip irrigation, which itself isn't exactly new but is becoming far more widespread and ever more efficient, allows crops to be grown with massively less water.
Before October, 1893, I had studied various subjects by myself in a more or less desultory manner.
As to the two-handed alphabet, I think it is much easier for those who have sight than the manual alphabet; for most of the letters look like the large capitals in books; but I think when it comes to teaching a deaf-blind person to spell, the manual alphabet is much more convenient, and less conspicuous....
TO MR. WILLIAM WADE Cambridge, February 2, 1901. ...By the way, have you any specimens of English braille especially printed for those who have lost their sight late in life or have fingers hardened by long toil, so that their touch is less sensitive than that of other blind people?
She is less able to recall events of fifteen years ago than most of us are to recollect our childhood.
My accounts, which I can swear to have kept faithfully, I have, indeed, never got audited, still less accepted, still less paid and settled.
Such too, to a greater or less extent, is the condition of the operatives of every denomination in England, which is the great workhouse of the world.
I cannot but think that if we had more true wisdom in these respects, not only less education would be needed, because, forsooth, more would already have been acquired, but the pecuniary expense of getting an education would in a great measure vanish.
Finally, as for salt, that grossest of groceries, to obtain this might be a fit occasion for a visit to the seashore, or, if I did without it altogether, I should probably drink the less water.
As he said this Prince Andrew was less than ever like that Bolkonski who had lolled in Anna Pavlovna's easy chairs and with half-closed eyes had uttered French phrases between his teeth.
But if the count, getting more and more into the swing of it, charmed the spectators by the unexpectedness of his adroit maneuvers and the agility with which he capered about on his light feet, Marya Dmitrievna produced no less impression by slight exertions--the least effort to move her shoulders or bend her arms when turning, or stamp her foot-- which everyone appreciated in view of her size and habitual severity.
"Ah, my friend!" she said, touching his arm as she had done her son's when speaking to him that afternoon, "believe me I suffer no less than you do, but be a man!"
Pierre could not make out what it was all about, and still less what "watching over his interests" meant, but he decided that all these things had to be.