Carmen, how long has she had this fever?
Señor Medena sat at the head of the long dining table, his three daughters on his left.
There was a long silence and then Señor Medena spoke.
And I will be for a very long time.
For a long time he wandered in fear from place to place.
They sat in a heavy flat-bottomed boat, each holding a long, crooked rod in his hands and eagerly waiting for "a bite."
Long ago, before Gutenberg, if you wanted to know something, you had to memorize it.
The other was white, with long golden curls.
Her step was too long, making contact with his foot.
He sank into the chair and let out a long breath.
Carmen let out a long sigh.
"Alex seems to be doing well," he said after a long pause.
The rest was reduced to firewood long ago.
For a long time I had no regular lessons.
Still, for awhile, the frost fairies did not notice this strange occurrence, for they were down on the grass, so far below the tree-tops that the wonderful shower of treasure was a long time in reaching them; but at last one of them said, Hark!
They put her through college and it was her intent to stay with them as long as they needed her.
How long had Morino lived in America?
Obviously the long week was taking its toll on him as well.
Carmen sat in a chair next to the bed and prepared for a long night.
The line was silent for so long that she checked her phone to see if the call had been dropped.
The wooden things wound their long arms around Zeb and the Wizard and held them fast.
I know how you must have been overwearied with long hours of watching.
Perhaps it was the result of long association with the blind.
A long sigh escaped her lips as she slid back down under the covers.
She glanced down at the long flannel nightgown.
After flipping through a few channels, Carmen decided to take a long bath.
But then, maybe Alondra was one of those people who simply took a long time to warm to strangers.
His lips covered hers in a long warm kiss that left her short of breath.
Surely it didn't take that long to tell him she felt abandoned.
Finally he looked down at his lap and let out a long weary sigh.
A long hallway ran across the back of the upstairs, leading to four bedrooms.
How long did he think he could hide them - or avoid them, for that matter?
It must have taken a long time to say good-bye.
But we're married - and have been for a long time.
How long would it take for him to tire of it?
Sometimes, but it's a long way to a restaurant and a lot of hassle to go.
The line was silent for so long that she checked her phone to see if the call had been dropped.
As proud as she was of Jonathan, it was Alex who stayed on her mind for a long time after the phone call.
As proud as she was of Jonathan, it was Alex who stayed on her mind for a long time after the phone call.
How long are you going to put up with this?
They had been married almost five years, so... that meant the baby was conceived long before they met - about the time he and Tessa were going to get married.
"How long will it take you to stop my breath?" he asked.
Instead, he drew a leathern case from his pocket and took from it several sharp knives, which he joined together, one after another, until they made a long sword.
I've been picked over six years, but our family is known to be especially long lived.
But it is a long time since I have had any sleep, and I'm tired.
I'd kick out with those long legs and iron-shod hoofs.
But we can't live long in this cavern, that's certain.
That made an extraordinary long hole, as you may imagine, and reached far down into the earth; and, as I leaned over it to try to see to the bottom, I lost my balance and tumbled in.
These were very numerous, for the place was thickly inhabited, and a large group of the queer people clustered near, gazing sharply upon the strangers who had emerged from the long spiral stairway.
Some had long, curved noses and chins, small eyes and wide, grinning mouths.
Dorothy was a little anxious about the success of their trip, for the way Jim arched his long neck and spread out his bony legs as he fluttered and floundered through the air was enough to make anybody nervous.
She's a friend of mine, for I met her in the Land of Ev, not long ago, and went to Oz with her.
"Then we must wait for half an hour," she continued; "but it won't take long, after that, to carry us all to the Emerald City."
"Yes," said the soldier; "but I shaved them off long ago, and since then I have risen from a private to be the Chief General of the Royal Armies."
Taken altogether, it was a dreadfully long name to weigh down a poor innocent child, and one of the hardest lessons I ever learned was to remember my own name.
So, as you are now too old to wander abroad and work in a circus, I offer you a home here as long as you live.
"How long did you rule the Emerald City, after I left here?" was the next question.
Jim's eyes stuck out as much as those of the Sawhorse, and he stared at the creature with his ears erect and his long head drawn back until it rested against his arched neck.
You do not know the relief of brushing away a fly that has bitten you, nor the delight of eating delicious food, nor the satisfaction of drawing a long breath of fresh, pure air.
The boys wore long hair and striped sweaters and yelled their college yell every other step they took, to the great satisfaction of the populace, which was glad to have this evidence that their lungs were in good condition.
"Of course not," added Jim, with a touch of scorn; "those little wooden legs of yours are not half as long as my own."
Jellia at once departed on the errand, and she was gone so long that they had almost forgotten her mission when the green robed maiden returned with a troubled face.
"The criminal who now sits before the court licking her paws," resumed the Woggle-Bug, "has long desired to unlawfully eat the fat piglet, which was no bigger than a mouse.
"Oh, cut it short," said Eureka; "you've talked long enough."
Zeb also wanted to see his home, and although he did not find anyone morning for him, the sight of Hugson's Ranch in the picture made him long to get back there.
That last evening was so delightful that the boy will never forget it as long as he lives.
"But Uncle Henry and Aunt Em need me to help them," she added, "so I can't ever be very long away from the farm in Kansas."
Putnam stayed in the cave so long that his friends began to be alarmed.
A long time ago there lived, in Pennsylvania, a little boy whose name was Benjamin West.
The good minister looked at the picture for a long time.
Long, long ago, there lived in Persia a little prince whose name was Cyrus.
It would be a long journey and a dangerous one.
It ran into a narrow cleft which he had not seen before, and then through a long, dark passage which was barely large enough for a man's body.
Behind them followed a long procession of the women of Rome.
For a long time his wife begged him to be merciful.
But I am sure that it is my duty to stand at my post as long as I live.
For a long time Robinson Crusoe was all alone.
When they wanted to move the boat from one place to another they had to pole it; that is, they pushed against a long pole, the lower end of which reached the bottom of the stream.
"I wonder why we didn't think of something like that long ago," said his father.
The merchant put the gold in a bag of purple silk which he tied to his belt underneath his long cloak.
"If you live long enough," was the answer.
A tall man who wore a long red cloak seemed to be the leader of the company.
One morning, long ago, a merchant of Miletus [Footnote: Mile'tus.] was walking along the seashore.
They talked and wrangled a long time and could not agree.
Before technology and prosperity, virtually everyone spent long hard days scraping together enough calories for themselves and their family to survive.
Everything you saw, that your eyeballs tracked to, how long you looked at it—and not just everything you ever looked at, but your physiological response.
Not long from now, computers will systematically look through trillions upon trillions of pieces of data for these associations.
What is it about them and their lives that made them live so long or so well?
With all due respect to Nietzsche, we have looked long into the Abyss, but the Abyss has not looked back into us.
In fact, if you stayed sick long enough in that culture, the doctor had to pay you!
Not by a long shot.
The idea of free trade has divided people for as long as trade has existed.
This approach has a long and mostly negative history.
Long term, this hurts nations more than expropriation has helped them.
In no case did these methods and efforts secure a long-term solution to poverty.
Somebody else—actually, a lot of somebody elses—worked really hard for a long time to build the United States and its freedoms.
Long ago, almost everyone farmed.
They long for retirement.
Economic changes that have long-term positive benefits for society often have short-term negative ones.
How long will it be before the driver controls them remotely from his office?
You can't do something that long and not have some strong opinions on the matter.
Long term, we will be better off manufacturing our food as opposed to growing it.
Plus, raising plants and animals takes a long time and is a lot of work to boot.
Similarly, seed makers are judged by the crops the seeds grow into—specifically, the yield and how long it takes to get it.
It was his view that "the attainment of human rights in the fullest sense cannot be achieved so long as hundreds of millions of poverty-stricken people lack the basic necessities for life."
I do not think Americans would tolerate widespread, untreated hunger in this nation as long as it could afford otherwise.
As long as these states were to share a currency, a military, provide for interstate trade, and have a single foreign policy, they could retain the economic advantages of being a large nation while maximizing individual liberty and self-determination.
Since the poorest nations will improve their financial conditions indefinitely, this is a long-term trend toward peace.
In the affairs of nations, large and powerful ones long have imposed their wills on the small and weak ones.
There was a time, not so long ago, when almost everyone smoked.
Long before English became the lingua franca of the Internet age, the world has wanted a common language.
Being educated in the United States has long been a mark of distinction for the elites of other nations.
A single video a moment long can increase empathy and understanding.
Yes, there it was, all quivering in the warm sunshine, its blossom-laden branches almost touching the long grass.
For a long time I was still--I was not thinking of the beads in my lap, but trying to find a meaning for "love" in the light of this new idea.
That night, after I had hung my stocking, I lay awake a long time, pretending to be asleep and keeping alert to see what Santa Claus would do when he came.
Oh, the comfort of the long, tender embrace!
I could never stay long enough on the shore.
The small rooms were arranged on each side of a long open hall.
The savoury odour of the meat made me hungry long before the tables were set.
Long after dark we reached home and found the cottage empty; the family were all out hunting for us.
I used to sit in my mother's lap all day long and keep my hands on her face because it amused me to feel the motions of her lips; and I moved my lips, too, although I had forgotten what talking was.
Joy deserted my heart, and for a long, long time I lived in doubt, anxiety and fear.
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.
For a long time, when I wrote a letter, even to my mother, I was seized with a sudden feeling of terror, and I would spell the sentences over and over, to make sure that I had not read them in a book.
At other times, in the midst of a paragraph I was writing, I said to myself, "Suppose it should be found that all this was written by some one long ago!"
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.
We had hurried through the dish-washing after luncheon, in order that we might have as long an afternoon as possible for the story.
As we hastened through the long grass toward the hammock, the grasshoppers swarmed about us and fastened themselves on our clothes, and I remember that my teacher insisted upon picking them all off before we sat down, which seemed to me an unnecessary waste of time.
I began to read the Bible long before I could understand it.
For a long time the ghosts and witches pursued me even into Dreamland.
Anger seized me, my fingers refused to move, I sat rigid for one long moment, the blood throbbing in my temples, and all the hatred that a child can feel concentrated in my heart.
Here the long, sunny days were mine, and all thoughts of work and college and the noisy city were thrust into the background.
He has a long pedigree, a crooked tail and the drollest "phiz" in dogdom.
One beautiful summer day, not long after my meeting with Dr. Holmes, Miss Sullivan and I visited Whittier in his quiet home on the Merrimac.
Will you please tell Harry to write me a very long letter soon?
Then we rode for a long time to see all the beautiful things in West Newton.
I hope you will come to see me soon, and stay a long time.
He has big brown eyes and long golden hair and pretty round cheeks.
His wings are as long as my arm, and his bill is as long as my foot.
It has followed me across the ocean and found me in this magnificent great city which I should like to tell you all about if I could take time for it and make my letter long enough.
Then think how much kindness you are sure of as long as you live.
Eighty-three years seems very long to me.
Does it seem long to you?
The small letters are all made in the grooves, while the long ones extend above and below them.
I shall be so disappointed if my little plans fail, because I have wanted for a long time to do something for the poor little ones who are waiting to enter the kindergarten.
I have loved you for a long time, but I did not think you had ever heard of me until your sweet message came.
I had known about them for a long time; but I had never thought that I should see them, and talk to them; and I can scarcely realize now that this great pleasure has been mine!
The play seemed so real, we almost forgot where we were, and believed we were watching the genuine scenes as they were acted so long ago.
I do think I could work all day long without feeling tired if they would let me.
Why, I can do long, complicated quadratic equations in my head quite easily, and it is great fun!
But, while we were discussing plans for the winter, a suggestion which Dr. Hale had made long ago flashed across Teacher's mind--that I might take courses somewhat like those offered at Radcliffe, under the instruction of the professors in these courses.
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.
We had a long talk with Dr. Bell.
I was in New York not long ago and I saw Miss Rhoades, who told me that she had seen Katie McGirr.
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?
After a long time Mrs. Keller said that she would think the matter over and see what Captain Keller thought of sending Helen away with me.
She is sitting by me as I write, her face serene and happy, crocheting a long red chain of Scotch wool.
BUT LONG BEFORE HE UTTERS HIS FIRST WORD, HE UNDERSTANDS WHAT IS SAID TO HIM.
Again, when I hid the spool, she looked for it in a little box not more than an inch long; and she very soon gave up the search.
She had signs for SMALL and LARGE long before I came to her.
We have begun to take long walks every morning, immediately after breakfast.
Keller's Landing was used during the war to land troops, but has long since gone to pieces, and is overgrown with moss and weeds.
How I long to put it in order!
"when?" especially "why?" all day long, and as her intelligence grows her inquiries become more insistent.
I long to sit on dem jasper walls And see dem sinners stumble and fall!
Of course, she hung her stocking--two of them lest Santa Claus should forget one, and she lay awake for a long time and got up two or three times to see if anything had happened.
The calf licked good boy's face with long rough tongue.
I watched her for some time as she moved about, trying to take long strides in order to carry out the idea I had given her of a camel's gait.
Not long ago I tried to show her how to build a tower with her blocks.
She had met with the expression Mother Nature in the course of her reading, and for a long time she was in the habit of ascribing to Mother Nature whatever she felt to be beyond the power of man to accomplish.
A long time ago Helen said to me, "I would like to live sixteen hundred years."
This is like the effect of the slow dwelling on long words, not quite well managed, that one notices in a child who is telling a solemn story.
In a letter to a friend at the Perkins Institution, dated May 17, 1889, she gives a reproduction from one of Hans Christian Andersen's stories, which I had read to her not long before.
I wonder if you would like to have me tell you a pretty dream which I had a long time ago when I was a very little child?
It was quite early, the sun had not been up very long; the birds were just beginning to sing joyously.
Their fears were well founded, for their long absence had alarmed the king, and he had started out to look for his tardy servants, and just as they were all hidden, he came along slowly, looking on all sides for the fairies.
Their fears were well founded, for their long absence had alarmed the King, and he mounted North Wind and went out in search of his tardy couriers.
Now Helen, in her letter of February, 1890 (quoted above), alludes to this story of Miss Canby's as a dream "WHICH I HAD A LONG TIME AGO WHEN I WAS A VERY LITTLE CHILD."
Helen told me that for a long time she had thought of Jack Frost as a king, because of the many treasures which he possessed.
When she was twelve years old, she was asked what book she would take on a long railroad journey.
When I awoke and found that all was dark and still, I suppose I thought it was night, and I must have wondered why day was so long coming.
I was very fond of bananas, and one night I dreamed that I found a long string of them in the dining-room, near the cupboard, all peeled and deliciously ripe, and all I had to do was to stand under the string and eat as long as I could eat.
Perhaps this was a confused recollection of the story I had heard not long before about Red Riding Hood.
The instant I felt its warmth I was reassured, and I sat a long time watching it climb higher and higher in shining waves.
Not long since, a strolling Indian went to sell baskets at the house of a well-known lawyer in my neighborhood.
In the long run men hit only what they aim at.
Some I have seen, sixty or a hundred feet long and thirty feet broad....
Under the most splendid house in the city is still to be found the cellar where they store their roots as of old, and long after the superstructure has disappeared posterity remark its dent in the earth.
I have thus a tight shingled and plastered house, ten feet wide by fifteen long, and eight-feet posts, with a garret and a closet, a large window on each side, two trap doors, one door at the end, and a brick fireplace opposite.
I got out several cords of stumps in plowing, which supplied me with fuel for a long time, and left small circles of virgin mould, easily distinguishable through the summer by the greater luxuriance of the beans there.
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.
Even those who seem for a long while not to have any, if you inquire more narrowly you will find have some stored in somebody's barn.
I look upon England today as an old gentleman who is travelling with a great deal of baggage, trumpery which has accumulated from long housekeeping, which he has not the courage to burn; great trunk, little trunk, bandbox, and bundle.
It was easy to see that they could not long be companions or co-operate, since one would not operate at all.
But I would say to my fellows, once for all, As long as possible live free and uncommitted.
I think I shall not buy greedily, but go round and round it as long as I live, and be buried in it first, that it may please me the more at last.
Still we live meanly, like ants; though the fable tells us that we were long ago changed into men; like pygmies we fight with cranes; it is error upon error, and clout upon clout, and our best virtue has for its occasion a superfluous and evitable wretchedness.
Alas! what with foddering the cattle and tending the store, we are kept from school too long, and our education is sadly neglected.
And here's your pay for them! screams the countryman's whistle; timber like long battering-rams going twenty miles an hour against the city's walls, and chairs enough to seat all the weary and heavy-laden that dwell within them.
For the rest of the long afternoon, perhaps, my meditations are interrupted only by the faint rattle of a carriage or team along the distant highway.
If it should continue so long as to cause the seeds to rot in the ground and destroy the potatoes in the low lands, it would still be good for the grass on the uplands, and, being good for the grass, it would be good for me.
Frequently he would leave his dinner in the bushes, when his dog had caught a woodchuck by the way, and go back a mile and a half to dress it and leave it in the cellar of the house where he boarded, after deliberating first for half an hour whether he could not sink it in the pond safely till nightfall--loving to dwell long upon these themes.
It was a singular experience that long acquaintance which I cultivated with beans, what with planting, and hoeing, and harvesting, and threshing, and picking over and selling them--the last was the hardest of all--I might add eating, for I did taste.
A long war, not with cranes, but with weeds, those Trojans who had sun and rain and dews on their side.
It was on the whole a rare amusement, which, continued too long, might have become a dissipation.
This broad field which I have looked at so long looks not to me as the principal cultivator, but away from me to influences more genial to it, which water and make it green.
At length the wind rose, the mist increased, and the waves began to run, and the perch leaped much higher than before, half out of water, a hundred black points, three inches long, at once above the surface.
It was one of those afternoons which seem indefinitely long before one, in which many events may happen, a large portion of our natural life, though it was already half spent when I started.
I speak of fishing only now, for I had long felt differently about fowling, and sold my gun before I went to the woods.
Commonly they did not think that they were lucky, or well paid for their time, unless they got a long string of fish, though they had the opportunity of seeing the pond all the while.
Many an irksome noise, go a long way off, is heard as music, a proud, sweet satire on the meanness of our lives.
He had not attended to the train of his thoughts long when he heard some one playing on a flute, and that sound harmonized with his mood.
You only need sit still long enough in some attractive spot in the woods that all its inhabitants may exhibit themselves to you by turns.
He dived again, but I miscalculated the direction he would take, and we were fifty rods apart when he came to the surface this time, for I had helped to widen the interval; and again he laughed long and loud, and with more reason than before.
When compelled to rise they would sometimes circle round and round and over the pond at a considerable height, from which they could easily see to other ponds and the river, like black motes in the sky; and, when I thought they had gone off thither long since, they would settle down by a slanting flight of a quarter of a mile on to a distant part which was left free; but what beside safety they got by sailing in the middle of Walden I do not know, unless they love its water for the same reason that I do.
It was very exciting at that season to roam the then boundless chestnut woods of Lincoln--they now sleep their long sleep under the railroad--with a bag on my shoulder, and a stick to open burs with in my hand, for I did not always wait for the frost, amid the rustling of leaves and the loud reproofs of the red squirrels and the jays, whose half-consumed nuts I sometimes stole, for the burs which they had selected were sure to contain sound ones.
I amused myself one winter day with sliding this piecemeal across the pond, nearly half a mile, skating behind with one end of a log fifteen feet long on my shoulder, and the other on the ice; or I tied several logs together with a birch withe, and then, with a longer birch or alder which had a hook at the end, dragged them across.
Though completely waterlogged and almost as heavy as lead, they not only burned long, but made a very hot fire; nay, I thought that they burned better for the soaking, as if the pitch, being confined by the water, burned longer, as in a lamp.
Not long since I read his epitaph in the old Lincoln burying-ground, a little on one side, near the unmarked graves of some British grenadiers who fell in the retreat from Concord--where he is styled "Sippio Brister"--Scipio Africanus he had some title to be called--"a man of color," as if he were discolored.
Farther down the hill, on the left, on the old road in the woods, are marks of some homestead of the Stratton family; whose orchard once covered all the slope of Brister's Hill, but was long since killed out by pitch pines, excepting a few stumps, whose old roots furnish still the wild stocks of many a thrifty village tree.
He had long ago bought a potter's wheel of him, and wished to know what had become of him.
Ay, the deep Walden Pond and cool Brister's Spring--privilege to drink long and healthy draughts at these, all unimproved by these men but to dilute their glass.
We talked of rude and simple times, when men sat about large fires in cold, bracing weather, with clear heads; and when other dessert failed, we tried our teeth on many a nut which wise squirrels have long since abandoned, for those which have the thickest shells are commonly empty.
There was one other with whom I had "solid seasons," long to be remembered, at his house in the village, and who looked in upon me from time to time; but I had no more for society there.
The Vishnu Purana says, "The house-holder is to remain at eventide in his courtyard as long as it takes to milk a cow, or longer if he pleases, to await the arrival of a guest."
I often performed this duty of hospitality, waited long enough to milk a whole herd of cows, but did not see the man approaching from the town.
I also heard the whooping of the ice in the pond, my great bed-fellow in that part of Concord, as if it were restless in its bed and would fain turn over, were troubled with flatulency and had dreams; or I was waked by the cracking of the ground by the frost, as if some one had driven a team against my door, and in the morning would find a crack in the earth a quarter of a mile long and a third of an inch wide.
All day long the red squirrels came and went, and afforded me much entertainment by their manoeuvres.
Ere long the hounds arrived, but here they lost the scent.
She has long ago taken her resolution.
As I was desirous to recover the long lost bottom of Walden Pond, I surveyed it carefully, before the ice broke up, early in '46, with compass and chain and sounding line.
It is remarkable how long men will believe in the bottomlessness of a pond without taking the trouble to sound it.
William Gilpin, who is so admirable in all that relates to landscapes, and usually so correct, standing at the head of Loch Fyne, in Scotland, which he describes as "a bay of salt water, sixty or seventy fathoms deep, four miles in breadth," and about fifty miles long, surrounded by mountains, observes, "If we could have seen it immediately after the diluvian crash, or whatever convulsion of nature occasioned it, before the waters gushed in, what a horrid chasm must it have appeared!
The pitch pines and shrub oaks about my house, which had so long drooped, suddenly resumed their several characters, looked brighter, greener, and more erect and alive, as if effectually cleansed and restored by the rain.
I had heard the wood thrush long before.
How long, pray, would a man hunt giraffes if he could?
How long shall we sit in our porticoes practising idle and musty virtues, which any work would make impertinent?
This generation inclines a little to congratulate itself on being the last of an illustrious line; and in Boston and London and Paris and Rome, thinking of its long descent, it speaks of its progress in art and science and literature with satisfaction.
"Yes, we have done great deeds, and sung divine songs, which shall never die"--that is, as long as we can remember them.
After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted, and for a long period continue, to rule, is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest.
Paley, a common authority with many on moral questions, in his chapter on the "Duty of Submission to Civil Government," resolves all civil obligation into expediency; and he proceeds to say that "so long as the interest of the whole society requires it, that is, so long as the established government cannot be resisted or changed without public inconveniency, it is the will of God... that the established government be obeyed, and no longer....
My neighbors did not thus salute me, but first looked at me, and then at one another, as if I had returned from a long journey.
If a man is thought-free, fancy-free, imagination-free, that which is not never for a long time appearing to be to him, unwise rulers or reformers cannot fatally interrupt him.
If we were left solely to the wordy wit of legislators in Congress for our guidance, uncorrected by the seasonable experience and the effectual complaints of the people, America would not long retain her rank among the nations.
I have long wanted to ask you, Andrew, why you have changed so to me?
It was light enough to see a long way in the deserted street and it seemed more like morning or evening than night.
Sonya was a slender little brunette with a tender look in her eyes which were veiled by long lashes, thick black plaits coiling twice round her head, and a tawny tint in her complexion and especially in the color of her slender but graceful and muscular arms and neck.
For a long time Pierre could not understand, but when he did, he jumped up from the sofa, seized Boris under the elbow in his quick, clumsy way, and, blushing far more than Boris, began to speak with a feeling of mingled shame and vexation.
After Anna Mikhaylovna had driven off with her son to visit Count Cyril Vladimirovich Bezukhov, Countess Rostova sat for a long time all alone applying her handkerchief to her eyes.
It was just the moment before a big dinner when the assembled guests, expecting the summons to zakuska, * avoid engaging in any long conversation but think it necessary to move about and talk, in order to show that they are not at all impatient for their food.
Midway down the long table on one side sat the grownup young people: Vera beside Berg, and Pierre beside Boris; and on the other side, the children, tutors, and governesses.
They now, stretching themselves after sitting so long, and replacing their purses and pocketbooks, entered the ballroom.
After sitting so for a while he rose, and, looking about him with frightened eyes, went with unusually hurried steps down the long corridor leading to the back of the house, to the room of the eldest princess.
Yes, I knew it long ago but had forgotten.
He was wearing his long coat with three stars on his breast.
Either this look meant nothing but that as long as one has eyes they must look somewhere, or it meant too much.
At this moment that terrible door burst noisily open and banged against the wall.
"That would take too long to tell," answered the son.
God knows how long we may again be parted.
She was speaking as usual in French, and as if after long self-restraint she wished to make up for lost time.
Give this letter to Michael Ilarionovich. * I have written that he should make use of you in proper places and not keep you long as an adjutant: a bad position!
Andrew did not tell his father that he would no doubt live a long time yet.
A drummer, their leader, turned round facing the singers, and flourishing his arm, began a long-drawn-out soldiers' song, commencing with the words: "Morning dawned, the sun was rising," and concluding: "On then, brothers, on to glory, led by Father Kamenski."
The soldiers, swinging their arms and keeping time spontaneously, marched with long steps.
It's a long, long way.
I should long ago have joined the archduke.
The general with the bandaged head bent forward as though running away from some danger, and, making long, quick strides with his thin legs, went up to Kutuzov.
"You just wait a moment, my dear fellow, and listen," interrupted the staff captain in his deep bass, calmly stroking his long mustache.
His face with its long mustache was serious as always, only his eyes were brighter than usual.
Reviewing his impressions of the recent battle, picturing pleasantly to himself the impression his news of a victory would create, or recalling the send-off given him by the commander-in-chief and his fellow officers, Prince Andrew was galloping along in a post chaise enjoying the feelings of a man who has at length begun to attain a long-desired happiness.
In each of the long German carts six or more pale, dirty, bandaged men were being jolted over the stony road.
The whole tenor of his thoughts instantaneously changed; the battle seemed the memory of a remote event long past.
Having dressed for his attendance at court in full parade uniform, which he had not worn for a long time, he went into Bilibin's study fresh, animated, and handsome, with his hand bandaged.
Bagration was to make this march without resting, and to halt facing Vienna with Znaim to his rear, and if he succeeded in forestalling the French he was to delay them as long as possible.
The two commanders were much exasperated with one another and, long after the action had begun on the right flank and the French were already advancing, were engaged in discussion with the sole object of offending one another.
It seemed to him that it was a very long time ago, almost a day, since he had first seen the enemy and fired the first shot, and that the corner of the field he stood on was well-known and familiar ground.
The angry eldest princess, with the long waist and hair plastered down like a doll's, had come into Pierre's room after the funeral.
When he got home he could not sleep for a long time for thinking of what had happened.
While the guests were taking their leave Pierre remained for a long time alone with Helene in the little drawing room where they were sitting.
It was evident that he could be silent in this way for a very long time.
She took the liberty of inquiring whether it was long since Anatole had left Paris and how he had liked that city.
They all separated, but, except Anatole who fell asleep as soon as he got into bed, all kept awake a long time that night.
Mademoiselle Bourienne walked up and down the conservatory for a long time that evening, vainly expecting someone, now smiling at someone, now working herself up to tears with the imaginary words of her pauvre mere rebuking her for her fall.
It was long since the Rostovs had news of Nicholas.
After dinner, she rushed head long after Anna Mikhaylovna and, dashing at her, flung herself on her neck as soon as she overtook her in the sitting room.
At first he heard the sound of indifferent voices, then Anna Mikhaylovna's voice alone in a long speech, then a cry, then silence, then both voices together with glad intonations, and then footsteps.
Oh, you petisenfans, allay cushay dormir! he exclaimed, imitating his Russian nurse's French, at which he and Boris used to laugh long ago.
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.
When the officers had emptied and smashed their glasses, Kirsten filled others and, in shirt sleeves and breeches, went glass in hand to the soldiers' bonfires and with his long gray mustache, his white chest showing under his open shirt, he stood in a majestic pose in the light of the campfire, waving his uplifted arm.
Toward evening Dolgorukov came back, went straight to the Tsar, and remained alone with him for a long time.
And then that happy moment, that Toulon for which he had so long waited, presents itself to him at last.
It won't be long now before I am off duty.
At the moment he opened his eyes he heard in front of him, where the enemy was, the long-drawn shouts of thousands of voices.
You should have gone on long ago, now you won't get there till evening.
He was in a state of suppressed excitement and irritation, though controlledly calm as a man is at the approach of a long-awaited moment.
The Emperor Francis, a rosy, long faced young man, sat very erect on his handsome black horse, looking about him in a leisurely and preoccupied manner.
They've all bolted long ago! said the soldier, laughing for some reason and shaking himself free.
The French had not yet occupied that region, and the Russians--the uninjured and slightly wounded--had left it long ago.
He did not know how long his unconsciousness lasted.
That's a whole long story!
She pulled up her muslin sleeve and showed him a red scar on her long, slender, delicate arm, high above the elbow on that part that is covered even by a ball dress.
Many followed his example, and the loud shouting continued for a long time.
(The wheel continued to revolve by its own impetus, and Princess Mary long remembered the dying creak of that wheel, which merged in her memory with what followed.)
There was the fact that only those came who wished to dance and amuse themselves as girls of thirteen and fourteen do who are wearing long dresses for the first time.
Natasha no less proud of her first long dress and of being at a real ball was even happier.
Dolokhov's clear, cold glance met Rostov as soon as he entered the door, as though he had long expected him.
"It's a long time since we met," he said.
At that moment his home life, jokes with Petya, talks with Sonya, duets with Natasha, piquet with his father, and even his comfortable bed in the house on the Povarskaya rose before him with such vividness, clearness, and charm that it seemed as if it were all a lost and unappreciated bliss, long past.
Instead of sixteen hundred rubles he had a long column of figures scored against him, which he had reckoned up to ten thousand, but that now, as he vaguely supposed, must have risen to fifteen thousand.
"One does get tired sitting so long," he added.
It was long since Rostov had felt such enjoyment from music as he did that day.
"Very much," said Nicholas flushing, and with a stupid careless smile, for which he was long unable to forgive himself, "I have lost a little, I mean a good deal, a great deal--forty three thousand."
He stopped and remained silent for a long time.
After these words, the Mason, as if tired by his long discourse, again leaned his arms on the back of the sofa and closed his eyes.
The Mason remained silent for a long time, evidently considering.
This short man had on a white leather apron which covered his chest and part of his legs; he had on a kind of necklace above which rose a high white ruffle, outlining his rather long face which was lit up from below.
For a long time he could not utter a word, so that the Rhetor had to repeat his question.
But since this mystery is of such a nature that nobody can know or use it unless he be prepared by long and diligent self-purification, not everyone can hope to attain it quickly.
The Mason did not move and for a long time said nothing after this answer.
Round a long table covered with black sat some twelve men in garments like those he had already seen.
They were very long, and Pierre, from joy, agitation, and embarrassment, was not in a state to understand what was being read.
The meeting was at an end, and on reaching home Pierre felt as if he had returned from a long journey on which he had spent dozens of years, had become completely changed, and had quite left behind his former habits and way of life.
As often happens after long sleeplessness and long anxiety, he was seized by an unreasoning panic--it occurred to him that the child was dead.
What Pierre did not know was that the place where they presented him with bread and salt and wished to build a chantry in honor of Peter and Paul was a market village where a fair was held on St. Peter's day, and that the richest peasants (who formed the deputation) had begun the chantry long before, but that nine tenths of the peasants in that villages were in a state of the greatest poverty.
Returning from his journey through South Russia in the happiest state of mind, Pierre carried out an intention he had long had of visiting his friend Bolkonski, whom he had not seen for two years.
As is usually the case with people meeting after a prolonged separation, it was long before their conversation could settle on anything.
Prince Andrew expressed his ideas so clearly and distinctly that it was evident he had reflected on this subject more than once, and he spoke readily and rapidly like a man who has not talked for a long time.
I had such moments myself not long ago, in Moscow and when traveling, but at such times I collapsed so that I don't live at all--everything seems hateful to me... myself most of all.
The raft had long since stopped and only the waves of the current beat softly against it below.
A woman, bent with age, with a wallet on her back, and a short, long-haired, young man in a black garment had rushed back to the gate on seeing the carriage driving up.
In her snug room, with lamps burning before the icon stand, a young lad with a long nose and long hair, wearing a monk's cassock, sat on the sofa beside her, behind a samovar.
It was evident that Prince Andrew's ironical tone toward the pilgrims and Princess Mary's helpless attempts to protect them were their customary long-established relations on the matter.
"I have known you a long time, you see, and am as fond of you as of a brother," she said.
In the long room, brightly lit up by the sun through the large windows, the sick and wounded lay in two rows with their heads to the walls, and leaving a passage in the middle.
"Well then, go, go, go..." said Rostov, and refusing supper and remaining alone in the little room, he walked up and down for a long time, hearing the lighthearted French conversation from the next room.
Alexander and Napoleon, with the long train of their suites, approached the right flank of the Preobrazhensk battalion and came straight up to the crowd standing there.
Rostov stood at that corner for a long time, watching the feast from a distance.
That night, alone in new surroundings, he was long unable to sleep.
After that journey to Ryazan he found the country dull; his former pursuits no longer interested him, and often when sitting alone in his study he got up, went to the mirror, and gazed a long time at his own face.
One general (an important personage), evidently feeling offended at having to wait so long, sat crossing and uncrossing his legs and smiling contemptuously to himself.
This officer's audience lasted a long time.
Prince Andrew entered a plain tidy room and saw at the table a man of forty with a long waist, a long closely cropped head, deep wrinkles, scowling brows above dull greenish-hazel eyes and an overhanging red nose.
He rose, took Prince Andrew by the arm, and went to meet a tall, bald, fair man of about forty with a large open forehead and a long face of unusual and peculiar whiteness, who was just entering.
As he had done on their first meeting at Kochubey's, Speranski produced a strong impression on Prince Andrew on the Wednesday, when he received him tÃªte-Ã -tÃªte at his own house and talked to him long and confidentially.
During their long conversation on Wednesday evening, Speranski more than once remarked: "We regard everything that is above the common level of rooted custom..." or, with a smile: "But we want the wolves to be fed and the sheep to be safe..." or: "They cannot understand this..." and all in a way that seemed to say: "We, you and I, understand what they are and who we are."
This first long conversation with Speranski only strengthened in Prince Andrew the feeling he had experienced toward him at their first meeting.
It was long since there had been so stormy a meeting.
On waking I lay long in bed yielding to sloth.
The count was so disconcerted by this long-foreseen inquiry that without consideration he gave the first reply that came into his head.
Before Sonya and her mother, if Boris happened to be mentioned, she spoke quite freely of that episode as of some childish, long-forgotten matter that was not worth mentioning.
It was a long time before she could sleep.
"Really, madam, it is not at all too long," said Mavra, crawling on her knees after her young lady.
They must know how I long to dance, how splendidly I dance, and how they would enjoy dancing with me.
That precise, mirthless laughter rang in Prince Andrew's ears long after he had left the house.
And for the first time for a very long while he began making happy plans for the future.
Before long Boris, Berg's old comrade, arrived.
But all the same that night Natasha, now agitated and now frightened, lay a long time in her mother's bed gazing straight before her.
"It is long since we had the pleasure..." began the countess, but Prince Andrew interrupted her by answering her intended question, obviously in haste to say what he had to.
It is true that Natasha is still young, but--so long as that?...
At first the family felt some constraint in intercourse with Prince Andrew; he seemed a man from another world, and for a long time Natasha trained the family to get used to him, proudly assuring them all that he only appeared to be different, but was really just like all of them, and that she was not afraid of him and no one else ought to be.
"You have known Bezukhov a long time?" he asked.
But a fortnight after his departure, to the surprise of those around her, she recovered from her mental sickness just as suddenly and became her old self again, but with a change in her moral physiognomy, as a child gets up after a long illness with a changed expression of face.
Before he left he had a long talk with his father about something, and Princess Mary noticed that before his departure they were dissatisfied with one another.
I am anxious about him and glad he is taking this trip abroad which the doctors recommended long ago.
But I am running on too long and am at the end of my second sheet.
After long hesitations, doubts, and prayers, Princess Mary gave the letter to her father.
It won't be long--I shall soon set him free.
When Theodosia had gone to sleep Princess Mary thought about this for a long time, and at last made up her mind that, strange as it might seem, she must go on a pilgrimage.
As for Natasha, for a long while Nicholas wondered and laughed whenever he looked at her.
"Look out!" he shouted, in a voice plainly showing that he had long fretted to utter that word, and letting the borzois slip he galloped toward the count.
On its long back sat Daniel, hunched forward, capless, his disheveled gray hair hanging over his flushed, perspiring face.
"No, it can't be!" thought Rostov, taking a deep breath, as a man does at the coming of something long hoped for.
A long, yellowish young borzoi, one Nicholas did not know, from another leash, rushed impetuously at the wolf from in front and almost knocked her over.
The huntsmen got the fox, but stayed there a long time without strapping it to the saddle.
"A-tu!" came the long-drawn cry of one of the borzoi whippers-in, who had halted.
He stood on a knoll in the stubble, holding his whip aloft, and again repeated his long-drawn cry, "A-tu!"
For a long time they continued to look at red Rugay who, his arched back spattered with mud and clanking the ring of his leash, walked along just behind "Uncle's" horse with the serene air of a conqueror.
Well, I am like any other dog as long as it's not a question of coursing.
They looked at one another (now that the hunt was over and they were in the house, Nicholas no longer considered it necessary to show his manly superiority over his sister), Natasha gave him a wink, and neither refrained long from bursting into a peal of ringing laughter even before they had a pretext ready to account for it.
I haven't touched it for a long time.
Where, how, and when had this young countess, educated by an emigree French governess, imbibed from the Russian air she breathed that spirit and obtained that manner which the pas de chale * would, one would have supposed, long ago have effaced?
They remained silent a long while.
She had said she did not want to sing, but it was long since she had sung, and long before she again sang, as she did that evening.
"Idiot!" she screamed at her brother and, running to a chair, threw herself on it, sobbing so violently that she could not stop for a long time.
When they had undressed, but without washing off the cork mustaches, they sat a long time talking of their happiness.
She sat a long time looking at the receding line of candles reflected in the glasses and expecting (from tales she had heard) to see a coffin, or him, Prince Andrew, in that last dim, indistinctly outlined square.
Natasha began, and without replying to Sonya's words of comfort she got into bed, and long after her candle was out lay open-eyed and motionless, gazing at the moonlight through the frosty windowpanes.
Moscow society, from the old women down to the children, received Pierre like a long-expected guest whose place was always ready awaiting him.
For a long time he could not reconcile himself to the idea that he was one of those same retired Moscow gentlemen-in-waiting he had so despised seven years before.
One only wonders at the long-suffering or blindness of the crowned heads.
"Does it matter, Count, how the Note is worded," he asked, "so long as its substance is forcible?"
"Have you known that young man long, Princess?" he asked.
You have known them a long time, said Princess Mary.
Ah, I so long to like her!
You see I have known him a long time and am also fond of Mary, your future sister-in-law.
They waited a long time for Natasha to come to dinner that day.
"And how can Sonya love Nicholas so calmly and quietly and wait so long and so patiently?" thought she, looking at Sonya, who also came in quite ready, with a fan in her hand.
A sensation she had not experienced for a long time--that of hundreds of eyes looking at her bare arms and neck--suddenly affected her both agreeably and disagreeably and called up a whole crowd of memories, desires and emotions associated with that feeling.
A tall, beautiful woman with a mass of plaited hair and much exposed plump white shoulders and neck, round which she wore a double string of large pearls, entered the adjoining box rustling her heavy silk dress and took a long time settling into her place.
And feeling the bright light that flooded the whole place and the warm air heated by the crowd, Natasha little by little began to pass into a state of intoxication she had not experienced for a long while.
This was Anatole Kuragin whom she had seen and noticed long ago at the ball in Petersburg.
When he got there he leaned on his elbows and, smiling, talked to her for a long time.
They did not drag her away at once, but sang with her for a long time and then at last dragged her off, and behind the scenes something metallic was struck three times and everyone knelt down and sang a prayer.
More than once they had beaten him, and more than once they had made him drunk on champagne and Madeira, which he loved; and he knew more than one thing about each of them which would long ago have sent an ordinary man to Siberia.
When Gabriel came to inform her that the men who had come had run away again, she rose frowning, and clasping her hands behind her paced through the rooms a long time considering what she should do.
He went to Tver to see Joseph Alexeevich's widow, who had long since promised to hand over to him some papers of her deceased husband's.
He left long ago.
In Pierre, however, that comet with its long luminous tail aroused no feeling of fear.
On the faces of all was one common expression of joy at the commencement of the long-expected campaign and of rapture and devotion to the man in the gray coat who was standing on the hill.
He was meeting Helene in Vilna after not having seen her for a long time and did not recall the past, but as Helene was enjoying the favors of a very important personage and Boris had only recently married, they met as good friends of long standing.
I will not make peace as long as a single armed enemy remains in my country!
He wore a red mantle, and stretched his long legs forward in French fashion.
* "Long live the king."
On seeing the Russian general he threw back his head, with its long hair curling to his shoulders, in a majestically royal manner, and looked inquiringly at the French colonel.
He had just finished dressing for his ride, and wore a blue uniform, opening in front over a white waistcoat so long that it covered his rotund stomach, white leather breeches tightly fitting the fat thighs of his short legs, and Hessian boots.
When Napoleon, having finished speaking, looked inquiringly at the Russian envoy, Balashev began a speech he had prepared long before: Sire!
Balashev remembered these words, "So long as a single armed foe remains on Russian soil," but some complex feeling restrained him.
Let him have mine, he has a long way to go!
"If Mary is already persuading me to forgive, it means that I ought long ago to have punished him," he thought.
It was one of the millions of proposals, one as good as another, that could be made as long as it was quite unknown what character the war would take.
When he had gone, taking his wife with him, and had settled down with her in their covered cart, the officers lay down in the tavern, covering themselves with their wet cloaks, but they did not sleep for a long time; now they exchanged remarks, recalling the doctor's uneasiness and his wife's delight, now they ran out into the porch and reported what was taking place in the covered trap.
The whole sun appeared on the horizon and disappeared behind a long narrow cloud that hung above it.
At these sounds, long unheard, Rostov's spirits rose, as at the strains of the merriest music.
The sounds, which he had not heard for so long, had an even more pleasurable and exhilarating effect on Rostov than the previous sounds of firing.
How long shall they wield unlawful power?
He felt that the condition he was in could not continue long, that a catastrophe was coming which would change his whole life, and he impatiently sought everywhere for signs of that approaching catastrophe.
That morning Petya was a long time dressing and arranging his hair and collar to look like a grown-up man.
He was agitated; this extraordinary gathering not only of nobles but also of the merchant- class--les etats generaux (States-General)--evoked in him a whole series of ideas he had long laid aside but which were deeply graven in his soul: thoughts of the Contrat Social and the French Revolution.
The actors of 1812 have long since left the stage, their personal interests have vanished leaving no trace, and nothing remains of that time but its historic results.
No one spoke for a long time.
The prince allowed no one at Bald Hills to drive with ringing bells; but on a long journey Alpatych liked to have them.
All night long troops were moving past the inn.
If it has come to this--we must fight as long as Russia can and as long as there are men able to stand...
I have known him a long time!
Then he again opened his eyes and said something none of them could understand for a long time, till at last Tikhon understood and repeated it.
He had managed people for a long time and knew that the chief way to make them obey is to show no suspicion that they can possibly disobey.
She lay for a long time in that position.
For a long time that night Princess Mary sat by the open window of her room hearing the sound of the peasants' voices that reached her from the village, but it was not of them she was thinking.
Of late he had received so many new and very serious impressions--such as the retreat from Smolensk, his visit to Bald Hills, and the recent news of his father's death--and had experienced so many emotions, that for a long time past those memories had not entered his mind, and now that they did, they did not act on him with nearly their former strength.
And why do they stay on so long in Moscow?
They meant to leave for the country long ago.
Only the eldest princess, the one with the stony face and long waist, was still living in Pierre's house.
With a long overcoat on his exceedingly stout, round-shouldered body, with uncovered white head and puffy face showing the white ball of the eye he had lost, Kutuzov walked with plunging, swaying gait into the crowd and stopped behind the priest.
When the service was over, Kutuzov stepped up to the icon, sank heavily to his knees, bowed to the ground, and for a long time tried vainly to rise, but could not do so on account of his weakness and weight.
He wore a long coat and like Kutuzov had a whip slung across his shoulder.
"But that's impossible," said Prince Andrew as if it were a matter settled long ago.
Ah, well, it's not for long! he added.
On one of them he dwelt long and joyfully.
Napoleon frowned and sat silent for a long time leaning his head on his hand.
All the gentlemen have gone out, and his Serene Highness himself rode past long ago.
It was the same panorama he had admired from that spot the day before, but now the whole place was full of troops and covered by smoke clouds from the guns, and the slanting rays of the bright sun, rising slightly to the left behind Pierre, cast upon it through the clear morning air penetrating streaks of rosy, golden-tinted light and long dark shadows.
He did not notice the sound of the bullets whistling from every side, or the projectiles that flew over him, did not see the enemy on the other side of the river, and for a long time did not notice the killed and wounded, though many fell near him.
The ranks of the infantry disappeared amid the smoke but their long- drawn shout and rapid musketry firing could still be heard.
"Reinforcements?" said Napoleon in a tone of stern surprise, looking at the adjutant--a handsome lad with long black curls arranged like Murat's own--as though he did not understand his words.
The handsome boy adjutant with the long hair sighed deeply without removing his hand from his hat and galloped back to where men were being slaughtered.
Napoleon bowed his head and remained silent a long time.
Prince Andrew opened his eyes and for a long time could not make out what was going on around him.
Learned military authorities quite seriously tell us that Kutuzov should have moved his army to the Kaluga road long before reaching Fili, and that somebody actually submitted such a proposal to him.
It seemed to her that it was only a personal struggle between "Granddad" and "Long-coat" as she termed Bennigsen.
In the midst of the conversation she noticed "Granddad" give Bennigsen a quick, subtle glance, and then to her joys she saw that "Granddad" said something to "Long-coat" which settled him.
There followed a momentary pause, which seemed very long to them all.
When he had dismissed the generals Kutuzov sat a long time with his elbows on the table, thinking always of the same terrible question: When, when did the abandonment of Moscow become inevitable?
After that a long-frocked abbe was brought to her.
It was thought of long ago.
"Comtesse, a tout peche misericorde," * said a fair-haired young man with a long face and nose, as he entered the room.
Pierre lay leaning on his elbow for a long time, gazing at the shadows that moved past him in the darkness.
Almost all day long the house resounded with their running feet, their cries, and their spontaneous laughter.
An enormously long row of carts full of wounded men had stopped in the street.
"We've stayed too long!" said the count with involuntary vexation.
We have a house of our own in Moscow, but it's a long way from here, and there's nobody living in it.
And dear Vera has long wanted one.
Natasha was in a state of rapturous excitement such as she had not known for a long time.
Occasionally she leaned out of the carriage window and looked back and then forward at the long train of wounded in front of them.
Natasha continued to lean out of the window for a long time, beaming at him with her kindly, slightly quizzical, happy smile.
Yes, here it lies before me, but why is the deputation from the city so long in appearing? he wondered.
In and out of the hive long black robber bees smeared with honey fly timidly and shiftily.
At the corner of the Moroseyka, opposite a large house with closed shutters and bearing a bootmaker's signboard, stood a score of thin, worn-out, gloomy-faced bootmakers, wearing overalls and long tattered coats.
All night long such announcements were continually being received by the count.
The young man in his clattering chains stepped clumsily to the spot indicated, holding away with one finger the coat collar which chafed his neck, turned his long neck twice this way and that, sighed, and submissively folded before him his thin hands, unused to work.
A vein in the young man's long thin neck swelled like a cord and went blue behind the ear, and suddenly his face flushed.
It was a long time before the dragoons could extricate the bleeding youth, beaten almost to death.
Only when the victim ceased to struggle and his cries changed to a long- drawn, measured death rattle did the crowd around his prostrate, bleeding corpse begin rapidly to change places.
Aren't they afraid of sinning?... said the same mob now, looking with pained distress at the dead body with its long, thin, half-severed neck and its livid face stained with blood and dust.
The gory, dust-stained, half-shaven head with its long neck trailed twisting along the ground.
Swaying from side to side on his long, thin legs in his fluttering dressing gown, this lunatic was running impetuously, his gaze fixed on Rostopchin, shouting something in a hoarse voice and making signs to him to stop.
The caleche flew over the ground as fast as the horses could draw it, but for a long time Count Rostopchin still heard the insane despairing screams growing fainter in the distance, while his eyes saw nothing but the astonished, frightened, bloodstained face of "the traitor" in the fur-lined coat.
They all stared in timid bewilderment at the strange, long-haired commander dressed up in feathers and gold.
I must tell you, mon cher," he continued in the sad and measured tones of a man who intends to tell a long story, "that our name is one of the most ancient in France."
Daniel Terentich made no reply, and again for a long time they were all silent.
Her long, thin, practiced fingers rapidly unplaited, replaited, and tied up her plait.
For a long time Natasha listened attentively to the sounds that reached her from inside and outside the room and did not move.
When he had been placed on his camp bed he lay for a long time motionless with closed eyes.
Pierre's way led through side streets to the Povarskoy and from there to the church of St. Nicholas on the Arbat, where he had long before decided that the deed should be done.
On the ground, beside the trunks, sat a thin woman no longer young, with long, prominent upper teeth, and wearing a black cloak and cap.
That very young woman seemed to Pierre the perfection of Oriental beauty, with her sharply outlined, arched, black eyebrows and the extraordinarily soft, bright color of her long, beautiful, expressionless face.
She was sitting on some bundles a little behind the old woman, and looked from under her long lashes with motionless, large, almond-shaped eyes at the ground before her.
She's thin, with long teeth, said Pierre.
The other, whose appearance particularly struck Pierre, was a long, lank, round-shouldered, fair-haired man, slow in his movements and with an idiotic expression of face.
The beautiful Armenian still sat motionless and in the same attitude, with her long lashes drooping as if she did not see or feel what the soldier was doing to her.
Animated by that address Anna Pavlovna's guests talked for a long time of the state of the fatherland and offered various conjectures as to the result of the battle to be fought in a few days.
As long as this news remained unofficial it was possible to doubt it, but the next day the following communication was received from Count Rostopchin:
What for a long while specially surprised and delighted him were the women, young and healthy, without a dozen officers making up to each of them; women, too, who were pleased and flattered that a passing officer should joke with them.
As soon as Nicholas entered in his hussar uniform, diffusing around him a fragrance of perfume and wine, and had uttered the words "better late than never" and heard them repeated several times by others, people clustered around him; all eyes turned on him, and he felt at once that he had entered into his proper position in the province--that of a universal favorite: a very pleasant position, and intoxicatingly so after his long privations.
You see, Aunt, Mamma has long wanted me to marry an heiress, but the very idea of marrying for money is repugnant to me.
And as long as my sister Natasha was engaged to her brother it was of course out of the question for me to think of marrying her.
But he never thought about her as he had thought of all the young ladies without exception whom he had met in society, nor as he had for a long time, and at one time rapturously, thought about Sonya.
When he had finished that business it was already too late to go anywhere but still too early to go to bed, and for a long time he paced up and down the room, reflecting on his life, a thing he rarely did.
Softened by memories of Princess Mary he began to pray as he had not done for a long time.
He was conducted through a glass gallery, an anteroom, and a hall, which were familiar to him, into a long low study at the door of which stood an adjutant.
That she had not heard from Prince Andrew himself, Princess Mary attributed to his being too weak to write or to his considering the long journey too hard and too dangerous for her and his son.
I love you and have known you a long time.
The princess looked round and saw Natasha coming in, almost running-- that Natasha whom she had liked so little at their meeting in Moscow long since.
Is it long since he grew worse?
He did not sleep long and suddenly awoke with a start and in a cold perspiration.
The old count cried because he felt that before long, he, too, must take the same terrible step.
Only when the army had got there, as the result of innumerable and varying forces, did people begin to assure themselves that they had desired this movement and long ago foreseen its result.
I beg your Highness to credit what he says to you, especially when he expresses the sentiment of esteem and special regard I have long entertained for your person.
Thus he stumbled on Bagovut's corps in a wood when it was already broad daylight, though the corps should long before have joined Orlov-Denisov.
Early in the morning of the sixth of October Pierre went out of the shed, and on returning stopped by the door to play with a little blue- gray dog, with a long body and short bandy legs, that jumped about him.
(The captain of whom the corporal spoke often had long chats with Pierre and showed him all sorts of favors.)
He had a long, greasy, flowered silk waistcoat next to his sallow, thin bare body, but no shirt.
He had long sought in different ways that tranquillity of mind, that inner harmony which had so impressed him in the soldiers at the battle of Borodino.
For a long time, oaths, angry shouts, and fighting could be heard from all sides.
The sun had set long since.
Tucking his legs under him and dropping his head he sat down on the cold ground by the wheel of the cart and remained motionless a long while sunk in thought.
The small bands that had started their activities long before and had already observed the French closely considered things possible which the commanders of the big detachments did not dare to contemplate.
Among the trees a man with long legs and long, swinging arms, wearing a short jacket, bast shoes, and a Kazan hat, was approaching with long, light steps.
"Have you had that youngster with you long?" he asked Denisov.
There was a stir among the officers in the shadow beyond the fire, and one tall, long-necked officer, walking round the fire, came up to Dolokhov.
He handed the horses over to the soldier who was stirring the pot and squatted down on his heels by the fire beside the officer with the long neck.
Dolokhov was a long time mounting his horse which would not stand still, then he rode out of the yard at a footpace.
After that Petya remained silent for a long time, listening to the sounds.
Petya did not know how long this lasted: he enjoyed himself all the time, wondered at his enjoyment and regretted that there was no one to share it.
Pierre had long been familiar with that story.
The place was a long way off, and while they were judging, what with one thing and another, filling in the papers all in due form--the authorities I mean--time passed.
Karataev concluded and sat for a long time silent, gazing before him with a smile.
And suddenly he saw vividly before him a long-forgotten, kindly old man who had given him geography lessons in Switzerland.
For a long time he could not understand what was happening to him.
* "I have acted the Emperor long enough; it is time to act the general."
She recalled his long sad and severe look at those words and understood the meaning of the rebuke and despair in that protracted gaze.
Then she turned toward her daughter's face which was wincing with pain and gazed long at it.
They spoke most of what was long past.
Kutuzov looked long and intently at these two soldiers.
Bear up; it won't be for long now!
Some twenty men of the Sixth Company who were on their way into the village joined the haulers, and the wattle wall, which was about thirty- five feet long and seven feet high, moved forward along the village street, swaying, pressing upon and cutting the shoulders of the gasping men.
"I've had an eye on him this long while," said the other.
* Long live Henry the Fourth, that valiant king!
Give him some porridge: it takes a long time to get filled up after starving.
As long as they remained with their own people each might hope for help from his fellows and the definite place he held among them.
And this embrace too, owing to a long-standing impression related to his innermost feelings, had its usual effect on Kutuzov and he gave a sob.
Kutuzov raised his head and looked for a long while into the eyes of Count Tolstoy, who stood before him holding a silver salver on which lay a small object.
That same day he had learned that Prince Andrew, after surviving the battle of Borodino for more than a month had recently died in the Rostovs' house at Yaroslavl, and Denisov who told him this news also mentioned Helene's death, supposing that Pierre had heard of it long before.
But for a long time in his dreams he still saw himself in the conditions of captivity.
And Terenty would begin talking of the destruction of Moscow, and of the old count, and would stand for a long time holding the clothes and talking, or sometimes listening to Pierre's stories, and then would go out into the hall with a pleasant sense of intimacy with his master and affection for him.
It was the first piece of good news we had received for a long time.
Pierre looked again at the companion's pale, delicate face with its black eyes and peculiar mouth, and something near to him, long forgotten and more than sweet, looked at him from those attentive eyes.
Pierre suddenly flushed crimson and for a long time tried not to look at Natasha.
Natasha suddenly said with a mischievous smile such as Princess Mary had not seen on her face for a long time, he has somehow grown so clean, smooth, and fresh--as if he had just come out of a Russian bath; do you understand?
And the same mischievous smile lingered for a long time on her face as if it had been forgotten there.
It was a long time before Pierre could fall asleep that night.
"Oh, yes, long ago before this happened I did for some reason mean to go to Petersburg," he reflected.
He stayed so long that Princess Mary and Natasha exchanged glances, evidently wondering when he would go.
With a deep and long- drawn sigh she seemed to be prepared for a lengthy talk.
She spoke little of Pierre, but when Princess Mary mentioned him a long-extinguished light once more kindled in her eyes and her lips curved with a strange smile.
And some years pass during which he plays a pitiful comedy to himself in solitude on his island, justifying his actions by intrigues and lies when the justification is no longer needed, and displaying to the whole world what it was that people had mistaken for strength as long as an unseen hand directed his actions.
But dazed by the force of the movement, it was long before people understood this.
"Yes, Princess," said Nicholas at last with a sad smile, "it doesn't seem long ago since we first met at Bogucharovo, but how much water has flowed since then!
His means increased rapidly; serfs from neighboring estates came to beg him to buy them, and long after his death the memory of his administration was devoutly preserved among the serfs.
Having taken precautions against the general drunkenness to be expected on the morrow because it was a great saint's day, he returned to dinner, and without having time for a private talk with his wife sat down at the long table laid for twenty persons, at which the whole household had assembled.
It very often happened that in a moment of irritation husband and wife would have a dispute, but long afterwards Pierre to his surprise and delight would find in his wife's ideas and actions the very thought against which she had argued, but divested of everything superfluous that in the excitement of the dispute he had added when expressing his opinion.
The storm was long since over and there was bright, joyous sunshine on Natasha's face as she gazed tenderly at her husband and child.
The countess had long wished for such a box, but as she did not want to cry just then she glanced indifferently at the portrait and gave her attention chiefly to the box for cards.
Natasha, who had long expected to be fetched to nurse her baby, now heard the nurse calling her and went to the nursery.
For a long time he was silent, as if astonished, then he jumped out of bed, ran to me in his shirt, and sobbed so that I could not calm him for a long time.
And with an eager face Nicholas began to speak of the possibility of repurchasing Otradnoe before long, and added: "Another ten years of life and I shall leave the children... in an excellent position."
The answers given by this kind of historian to the question of what force causes events to happen are satisfactory only as long as there is but one historian to each event.
They can be used and can circulate and fulfill their purpose without harm to anyone and even advantageously, as long as no one asks what is the security behind them.
Amid a long series of unexecuted orders of Napoleon's one series, for the campaign of 1812, was carried out--not because those orders differed in any way from the other, unexecuted orders but because they coincided with the course of events that led the French army into Russia; just as in stencil work this or that figure comes out not because the color was laid on from this side or in that way, but because it was laid on from all sides over the figure cut in the stencil.
But even after the discovery of the law of Copernicus the Ptolemaic worlds were still studied for a long time.
The struggle between the old views and the new was long and stubbornly fought out in physical philosophy.
Long dark lashes and black curly hair - he had it all.
Without waiting for her to reply, he strode away, pausing only long enough to shrug into his denim jacket.
How long would these mind games go on?
It was embarrassing to think she had let it go on this long without realizing he was troubled by it.
And yet, in a way, waiting this long might have been an advantage.
It was a long time back, before they were married.
Carmen met his gaze for a moment - long enough to reunite, and then they both turned back to the others.
How long is this going to be your dirty little secret?
The boxes were heavy, so carrying two of them was a lot of weight to handle.
There was a long silence and then Señor Medena spoke.
Then she used wild and long grain rice instead of stuffing.
Carmen had been his soul mate for a long time.
For one horrible long moment he was silent.
The soft curves on that tall slender body and those long legs were the talk of the locker room when he was a senior.
Even the way she wore her hair, with those braids wrapped around the top of her head like a crown and the long shiny blond curls falling around her shoulders and down her back – she wasn't simply beautiful.
It was a moment that lay in her stomach like a week-long hunger, regardless of the fact that they had been gone only minutes.
A long train whistle sounded several times, adding to the dark mood of the evening.
The car had been shut up long enough that it smelled of old upholstery.
She let up on the accelerator long enough to gain control of the vehicle.
Long ago she had learned to ignore the second glances, open stares, and sometimes even suggestive leers of men.
It was a big horse, tall and bony, with long legs and large knees and feet.
She could count his ribs easily where they showed through the skin of his body, and his head was long and seemed altogether too big for him, as if it did not fit.
"But Jim knows his business all right--don't you, Jim?" patting the long nose of the animal.
"How long will you be with us?" he asked.
How long this state of things continued Dorothy could not even guess, she was so greatly bewildered.
I've tumbled through the air long enough to make me contented on this roof.
Then, remembering the stones that had fallen with them and passed them long before they had reached this place, he answered:
He was quite an old little man and his head was long and entirely bald.
"He will not be a wonderful Wizard long," remarked Gwig.
"How long do you live, after you are picked?" asked Dorothy.
Then the Wizard bent a pin for a hook and took a long piece of string from his pocket for a fish-line.
The cab-horse, who never slept long at a time, sat upon his haunches and watched the tiny piglets and the kitten with much approval.
Before long they neared the Black Pit, where a busy swarm of Mangaboos, headed by their Princess, was engaged in piling up glass rocks before the entrance.
The sides of the tunnel showed before them like the inside of a long spy-glass, and the floor became more level.
Their bodies were round, their legs short and thick and their arms extraordinarily long and stout.
She boiled it, and boiled it, As long as she was able; Then Mrs. Finney took it, And put it on the table.
Often, when he was a little lad, he took long walks among the trees with his mother.
It was not long until the man came with another present.
They said that a bright boy like George would not long be a common sailor.
It was then that the long war, called the Revolutionary War, began.
Andrew was not held long as a prisoner.
The schoolhouse was two or three miles from home, but he did not mind the long walk through the woods and over the hills.
Long, long ago, there lived in Persia a little prince whose name was Cyrus.
The little company began its long journey.
These rulers were old men, with wise faces and long white beards.
For a long time his mother pleaded with him.
A long time ago there lived a poor slave whose name was Aesop. He was a small man with a large head and long arms.
So how about this instead: What if I can show you a future where everyone on the planet will live in good health as long as it is possible for their body to live?
Indeed, I owe to her loving wisdom all that was bright and good in my long night.
For a long time I regarded my little sister as an intruder.
We lived a long way from any school for the blind or the deaf, and it seemed unlikely that any one would come to such an out-of-the-way place as Tuscumbia to teach a child who was both deaf and blind.
My father made holes in these so that I could string them, and for a long time they kept me happy and contented.
Long before I learned to do a sum in arithmetic or describe the shape of the earth, Miss Sullivan had taught me to find beauty in the fragrant woods, in every blade of grass, and in the curves and dimples of my baby sister's hand.
One day my teacher and I were returning from a long ramble.
After this experience it was a long time before I climbed another tree.
I sat there for a long, long time, feeling like a fairy on a rosy cloud.
But it was a long time before I ventured to take the initiative, and still longer before I could find something appropriate to say at the right time.
But the fact remains that Miss Canby's story was read to me once, and that long after I had forgotten it, it came back to me so naturally that I never suspected that it was the child of another mind.
Long corrections she wrote out on her typewriter, with catch-words to indicate where they belonged.
Do you realize that this is the last letter I shall write to you for a long, long time?
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.
The rest pay an annual tax for this outside garment of all, become indispensable summer and winter, which would buy a village of Indian wigwams, but now helps to keep them poor as long as they live.
"Why is it so long?" thought Pierre.
We have not met for such a long time... not since we were children.
He closed his eyes and remained silent a long time.
It didn't take long for him to get home, and when he came in from the garage, he went directly to his gun cabinet and took out a rifle.
As he turned, the lights of a silent ambulance bounced across the long stretch of pasture between the highway and the mangled car.
A gust of wind whipped at her full skirt and tossed her long blond curls into the air.
"How is Uncle Henry?" she enquired, after a pause during which the horse continued to trot with long, regular strides.
"How strange!" she exclaimed, drawing a long breath.
Long afterward James Hogg said, "I never felt so grateful to any creature below the sun as I did to Sirrah that morning."
I am told that while I was still in long dresses I showed many signs of an eager, self-asserting disposition.
The guinea-fowl likes to hide her nest in out-of-the-way places, and it was one of my greatest delights to hunt for the eggs in the long grass.
After he had gone Pierre continued pacing up and down the room for a long time, no longer piercing an imaginary foe with his imaginary sword, but smiling at the remembrance of that pleasant, intelligent, and resolute young man.
We've been away for a long time, you know, and so we're anxious to get home again.
One day a poet whose name was Thalibi [Footnote: Thal i'bi.] came to the caliph and recited a long poem.
They used to hang in long festoons from our porch, filling the whole air with their fragrance, untainted by any earthy smell; and in the early morning, washed in the dew, they felt so soft, so pure, I could not help wondering if they did not resemble the asphodels of God's garden.