Sorry; I was making an outside call from my desk when you cut in.
They were making progress, though.
Connie and Howard talked to the school, making arrangements for graduation.
He's somewhere in town making arrangements.
Were they actually making plans for a lifetime together?
There was no point making an issue of it.
Claudette hadn't interrupted Cade making a pass.
The first thing the little humbug did was to produce a tiny white piglet from underneath his hat and pretend to pull it apart, making two.
When Alex came in that evening, he announced that he was making another trip to Texas.
Was he making fun of her?
Why is it that you can only remember my first name when we're making love?
You're making some mistake.
I guess I wasn't very polite, making a face like that.
They would be there tomorrow night, so there was no point in making the remaining vacation time unpleasant.
Just then a man came running into the hall and addressed the Prince after making a low bow.
Napoleon, after making the Cossack a present, had him set free like a bird restored to its native fields.
He was making noises like his father was the one he didn't trust, but it wasn't that simple.
The medication they were giving her to clear up the congestion in her lungs was making her sleep a lot, but they thought that was better than having her upset all the time.
"For being greedy and making children without god's consent," Carmen said.
"For being greedy and making children without god's consent," Carmen said.
Lisa glanced at Connie; not at all sure she was making a wise decision.
Not only making out - she was falling in love with him.
She raised her face to look at him and caught Sarah and Connie making a hasty exit from the room.
If you felt that way, why did you keep making the trips?
Little did I know that while you were proposing to me, you were making plans to marry you're little saloon girl.
He was wrong for running instead of making peace.
Cade had put on enough weight to take the hollows out of his cheeks, making him look a good ten years younger.
If he refrained from making advances, how could she know if she was capable of resisting him?
If I didn't have a pregnant wife practically begging me, I wouldn't even be making this phone call.
It pissed him off so much he cut off all tests just when we were making real progress.
I can't even picture the bedlam making this public would cause.
I was as nervous tonight as usual making the tip call.
I was awarded a grant from Commissions East to pursue training in silver jewelry making.
They can be used to conceal the "stems" of flowers which have been made in various crafts such as lace making.
We need to wait two months for the making of an adoption order.
He placed one upon the floor, so that it could run around, and pulled apart the other, making three piglets in all; and then one of these was pulled apart, making four piglets.
The two young men got down their bows and arrows, and all were busy making plans for the next day.
"Oh, I have a plan for making a boat move without poling it or rowing it," he answered.
Making swords actually paid better or at least as well as making plowshares.
Through all of this, we can end war by making it a worse choice than the status quo for everyone. 3.
If the answers to those questions are affirmative, then making assumptions about increasing rates of technological progress is very reasonable.
I ceased making the sound "wah-wah" only when I learned to spell the word.
My mother, moreover, succeeded in making me understand a good deal.
Martha Washington understood my signs, and I seldom had any difficulty in making her do just as I wished.
When we were fortunate enough to find a nest I never allowed her to carry the eggs home, making her understand by emphatic signs that she might fall and break them.
Many incidents of those early years are fixed in my memory, isolated, but clear and distinct, making the sense of that silent, aimless, dayless life all the more intense.
Curled up in a corner of the seat I amused myself for hours making funny little holes in bits of cardboard.
I did not know that I was spelling a word or even that words existed; I was simply making my fingers go in monkey-like imitation.
The subjects I offered were Elementary and Advanced German, French, Latin, English, and Greek and Roman history, making nine hours in all.
The administrative board of Radcliffe did not realize how difficult they were making my examinations, nor did they understand the peculiar difficulties I had to surmount.
I was familiar with the story of Troy before I read it in the original, and consequently I had little difficulty in making the Greek words surrender their treasures after I had passed the borderland of grammar.
We knew that beyond the border of our Eden men were making history by the sweat of their brows when they might better make a holiday.
Dr. Bell is proficient in many fields of science, and has the art of making every subject he touches interesting, even the most abstruse theories.
From the letters after the year 1892 I have culled in the spirit of one making an anthology, choosing the passages best in style and most important from the point of view of biography.
Mother is making me pretty new dresses to wear in Boston and I will look lovely to see little girls and boys and you.
GENTLEMEN--The bearer, Miss Helen Keller, accompanied by Miss Sullivan, is desirous of making a complete inspection of the Exposition in all Departments.
Once, while we were out on the water, the sun went down over the rim of the earth, and threw a soft, rosy light over the White City, making it look more than ever like Dreamland....
Of course they did not realize how difficult and perplexing they were making the examinations for me.
Braille is especially useful in making single manuscript copies of books.
But it is evident that in these letters she was making a clear analysis of what she was doing.
Finding that there was, she turned to me, making the sign of turning a key and pointing to the bag.
She made the "c-a," then stopped and thought, and making the sign for eating and pointing downward she pushed me toward the door, meaning that I must go downstairs for some cake.
Her father looks in at us morning and evening as he goes to and from his office, and sees her contentedly stringing her beads or making horizontal lines on her sewing-card, and exclaims, "How quiet she is!"
She learned to knit very quickly, and is making a wash-cloth for her mother.
She noticed that one of the puppies was much smaller than the others, and she spelled "small," making the sign at the same time, and I said "very small."
The little fellow who whirls his "New York Flyer" round the nursery, making "horseshoe curves" undreamed of by less imaginative engineers, is concentrating his whole soul on his toy locomotive.
The only thing for me to do in a perplexity is to go ahead, and learn by making mistakes.
I had no difficulty in making it clear to her that if plants and animals didn't produce offspring after their kind, they would cease to exist, and everything in the world would soon die.
She has the true language-impulse, and shows great fertility of resource in making the words at her command convey her meaning.
Only those who are with her daily can realize the rapid advancement which she is making in the acquisition of language.
Mrs. Graves is making short dresses for Natalie.
Nobody thinks of making a hearing child say, "I have a pretty new dress," at the beginning.
While making a visit at Brewster, Massachusetts, she one day accompanied my friend and me through the graveyard.
She had learned the printed letters, and for some time had amused herself by making simple sentences, using slips on which the words were printed in raised letters; but these sentences had no special relation to one another.
When she was not occupied, she wandered restlessly about the house, making strange though rarely unpleasant sounds.
President Roosevelt had little difficulty last spring in making Miss Keller understand him, and especially requested Miss Sullivan not to spell into her hand.
Other people say they have no success in making Miss Keller "hear" them.
He has two neighbours, who live still farther north; one is King Winter, a cross and churlish old monarch, who is hard and cruel, and delights in making the poor suffer and weep; but the other neighbour is Santa Claus, a fine, good-natured, jolly old soul, who loves to do good, and who brings presents to the poor, and to nice little children at Christmas.
From the early sketch I take a few passages which seem to me, without making very much allowance for difference in time, almost as good as anything she has written since:
When all outside is cold and white, when the little children of the woodland are gone to their nurseries in the warm earth, and the empty nests on the bare trees fill with snow, my window-garden glows and smiles, making summer within while it is winter without.
I was as much affected by the faint hum of a mosquito making its invisible and unimaginable tour through my apartment at earliest dawn, when I was sitting with door and windows open, as I could be by any trumpet that ever sang of fame.
When my floor was dirty, I rose early, and, setting all my furniture out of doors on the grass, bed and bedstead making but one budget, dashed water on the floor, and sprinkled white sand from the pond on it, and then with a broom scrubbed it clean and white; and by the time the villagers had broken their fast the morning sun had dried my house sufficiently to allow me to move in again, and my meditations were almost uninterupted.
It was pleasant to see my whole household effects out on the grass, making a little pile like a gypsy's pack, and my three-legged table, from which I did not remove the books and pen and ink, standing amid the pines and hickories.
In one heavy thunder-shower the lightning struck a large pitch pine across the pond, making a very conspicuous and perfectly regular spiral groove from top to bottom, an inch or more deep, and four or five inches wide, as you would groove a walking-stick.
Half-witted men from the almshouse and elsewhere came to see me; but I endeavored to make them exercise all the wit they had, and make their confessions to me; in such cases making wit the theme of our conversation; and so was compensated.
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!
Making another hole directly over it with an ice chisel which I had, and cutting down the longest birch which I could find in the neighborhood with my knife, I made a slip-noose, which I attached to its end, and, letting it down carefully, passed it over the knob of the handle, and drew it by a line along the birch, and so pulled the axe out again.
The greatest depth was exactly one hundred and two feet; to which may be added the five feet which it has risen since, making one hundred and seven.
As it flows it takes the forms of sappy leaves or vines, making heaps of pulpy sprays a foot or more in depth, and resembling, as you look down on them, the laciniated, lobed, and imbricated thalluses of some lichens; or you are reminded of coral, of leopard's paws or birds' feet, of brains or lungs or bowels, and excrements of all kinds.
He had made a new system in making a staff, a world with full and fair proportions; in which, though the old cities and dynasties had passed away, fairer and more glorious ones had taken their places.
Pierre turned his whole body, making the sofa creak.
Olga, go and see whether Uncle's beef tea is ready--it is almost time, she added, giving Pierre to understand that they were busy, and busy making his father comfortable, while evidently he, Pierre, was only busy causing him annoyance.
What are you making such a noise about over there?
Why do you remain silent when heaven knows who permits herself to interfere, making a scene on the very threshold of a dying man's room?
"For tomorrow!" said he, quickly finding the page and making a scratch from one paragraph to another with his hard nail.
He made no reply on his father's favorite topic-- making fun of the military men of the day, and more particularly of Bonaparte.
The head butler, napkin on arm, was scanning the setting of the table, making signs to the footmen, and anxiously glancing from the clock to the door by which the prince was to enter.
"My dear fellow, how are you?" said he through the singing, making his horse keep pace with the company.
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.
He took the lighted pipe that was offered to him, gripped it in his fist, and tapped it on the floor, making the sparks fly, while he continued to shout.
Just see, the German sausage is making tracks, too!
Prince Andrew took a horse and a Cossack from a Cossack commander, and hungry and weary, making his way past the baggage wagons, rode in search of the commander-in-chief and of his own luggage.
Behind our position was a steep and deep dip, making it difficult for artillery and cavalry to retire.
Something always drew him toward those richer and more powerful than himself and he had rare skill in seizing the most opportune moment for making use of people.
The old prince knew that if he told his daughter she was making a mistake and that Anatole meant to flirt with Mademoiselle Bourienne, Princess Mary's self-esteem would be wounded and his point (not to be parted from her) would be gained, so pacifying himself with this thought, he called Tikhon and began to undress.
Vera's remark was correct, as her remarks always were, but, like most of her observations, it made everyone feel uncomfortable, not only Sonya, Nicholas, and Natasha, but even the old countess, who--dreading this love affair which might hinder Nicholas from making a brilliant match-- blushed like a girl.
It's no good making excuses now!
Beware of making any distinctions which may infringe equality.
Pointing to the fields, he spoke of the improvements he was making in his husbandry.
In her behavior to her mother Natasha seemed rough, but she was so sensitive and tactful that however she clasped her mother she always managed to do it without hurting her or making her feel uncomfortable or displeased.
Pierre, swaying his stout body, advanced, making way through the crowd and nodding to right and left as casually and good-naturedly as if he were passing through a crowd at a fair.
And for the first time for a very long while he began making happy plans for the future.
What's the good of making so much of it?
Young ladies, married and unmarried, liked him because without making love to any of them, he was equally amiable to all, especially after supper.
A few minutes later Mademoiselle Bourienne came into Princess Mary's room smiling and making cheerful remarks in her agreeable voice.
Boris had not succeeded in making a wealthy match in Petersburg, so with the same object in view he came to Moscow.
Natasha felt offended by the hesitation she had noticed in the anteroom, by her father's nervousness, and by the unnatural manner of the princess who--she thought--was making a favor of receiving her, and so everything displeased her.
I can't bear this waiting and I shall cry in a minute! and she turned away from the glass, making an effort not to cry.
At supper after the opera he described to Dolokhov with the air of a connoisseur the attractions of her arms, shoulders, feet, and hair and expressed his intention of making love to her.
Anatole had no notion and was incapable of considering what might come of such love-making, as he never had any notion of the outcome of any of his actions.
Eh? said Anatole, making a grimace.
All the efforts of those who surrounded the sovereign seemed directed merely to making him spend his time pleasantly and forget that war was impending.
The Turks will be of no use to you; they are worth nothing and have shown it by making peace with you.
First they camped gaily before Vilna, making acquaintance with the Polish landowners, preparing for reviews and being reviewed by the Emperor and other high commanders.
Once when making such calculations he wrote down his own name in French, Comte Pierre Besouhoff, but the sum of the numbers did not come right.
In historical works on the year 1812 French writers are very fond of saying that Napoleon felt the danger of extending his line, that he sought a battle and that his marshals advised him to stop at Smolensk, and of making similar statements to show that the danger of the campaign was even then understood.
He was not meditating, but only deferring the moment of making the effort to lift those legs up and turn over on the bed.
The old man was still sitting in the ornamental garden, like a fly impassive on the face of a loved one who is dead, tapping the last on which he was making the bast shoe, and two little girls, running out from the hot house carrying in their skirts plums they had plucked from the trees there, came upon Prince Andrew.
Trying to convict her, he told her she had worn him out, had caused his quarrel with his son, had harbored nasty suspicions of him, making it the object of her life to poison his existence, and he drove her from his study telling her that if she did not go away it was all the same to him.
They all drew back from the bed, making way for her.
I am only happy to have had the opportunity of making your acquaintance.
From the right side of his abdomen, blood was welling out making a large stain on the grass.
She was putting away the things that had to be left behind and making a list of them as the countess wished, and she tried to get as much taken away with them as possible.
More than two hours passed and Gerasim took the liberty of making a slight noise at the door to attract his attention, but Pierre did not hear him.
Faster and faster, vying with one another, they moved at the double or at a trot, vanishing amid the clouds of dust they raised and making the air ring with a deafening roar of mingling shouts.
But there were no dealers with voices of ingratiating affability inviting customers to enter; there were no hawkers, nor the usual motley crowd of female purchasers--but only soldiers, in uniforms and overcoats though without muskets, entering the Bazaar empty-handed and silently making their way out through its passages with bundles.
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.
In reality, however, it was not, and could not be, possible to explain the burning of Moscow by making any individual, or any group of people, responsible for it.
Petya was no longer with the family, he had gone on with his regiment which was making for Troitsa.
The doctor and valet lifted the cloak with which he was covered and, making wry faces at the noisome smell of mortifying flesh that came from the wound, began examining that dreadful place.
Having tied a girdle over his coat and pulled his cap low on his head, Pierre went down the corridor, trying to avoid making a noise or meeting the captain, and passed out into the street.
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.
The countess let no occasion slip of making humiliating or cruel allusions to Sonya.
But a few days before they left Moscow, moved and excited by all that was going on, she called Sonya to her and, instead of reproaching and making demands on her, tearfully implored her to sacrifice herself and repay all that the family had done for her by breaking off her engagement with Nicholas.
I saw him lying on a bed," said she, making a gesture with her hand and a lifted finger at each detail, "and that he had his eyes closed and was covered just with a pink quilt, and that his hands were folded," she concluded, convincing herself that the details she had just seen were exactly what she had seen in the mirror.
Pierre felt sad at hearing them making fun of him.
It was plain that he was making an effort to listen, but could not do so.
He seized the door, making a final effort to hold it back--to lock it was no longer possible--but his efforts were weak and clumsy and the door, pushed from behind by that terror, opened and closed again.
Everyone volunteered to go and everybody advised making the attempt.
They are asking to attack and making plans of all kinds, but as soon as one gets to business nothing is ready, and the enemy, forewarned, takes measures accordingly.
All that he now witnessed scarcely made an impression on him--as if his soul, making ready for a hard struggle, refused to receive impressions that might weaken it.
* When an officer is making his round, sentinels don't ask him for the password....
The French were making a stand there behind a wattle fence in a garden thickly overgrown with bushes and were firing at the Cossacks who crowded at the gateway.
They abandoned one another, abandoned all their heavy baggage, their artillery, and half their men, and fled, getting past the Russians by night by making semicircles to the right.
Natasha remained alone and, from the time Princess Mary began making preparations for departure, held aloof from her too.
For three weeks Natasha remained constantly at her mother's side, sleeping on a lounge chair in her room, making her eat and drink, and talking to her incessantly because the mere sound of her tender, caressing tones soothed her mother.
And Natasha, embracing her, began kissing her face and hands, making Princess Mary feel shy but happy by this demonstration of her feelings.
The French, avoiding the Russians, dispersed and hid themselves in the forest by night, making their way round as best they could, and continued their flight.
They split up the wood, pressed it down on the fire, blew at it with their mouths, and fanned it with the skirts of their greatcoats, making the flames hiss and crackle.
The first time he had recourse to his new judge was when a French prisoner, a colonel, came to him and, after talking a great deal about his exploits, concluded by making what amounted to a demand that Pierre should give him four thousand francs to send to his wife and children.
Making a great effort she did however go to call on them a few weeks after her arrival in Moscow.
One matter connected with his management sometimes worried Nicholas, and that was his quick temper together with his old hussar habit of making free use of his fists.
Just about time I think the two of you are making progress, something like this comes up.
What was she making him disappointed about?
Her step was too long, making contact with his foot.
Her pupils were large, making her eyes look dark.
Later as she lay awake beside him, listening to the sound of his breathing, it occurred to her that they had fallen into the pattern of making up by making love.
Carmen was making the bed while Destiny slept in.
Well, I guess we were making everyone else feel uncomfortable.
She quickly replaced the envelope with shaking hands, making sure it was in exactly the same position as she found it.
Maybe Sarah was making up a story to cover up for Yancey.
You'd see less wildlife if you were walking - making more frightening noises to the animals.
She had been making out with a man who might be involved in drug trafficking.
Maybe he was making something up for their benefit.
As she turned her head, the spoon distorted her nose, making it look longer and hooked.
There's no point in making it look any worse than it is.
In such a small town, there couldn't be many positions, and the pay wouldn't come close to what she was making in Tulsa.
You can stop making your pitch, Brandon.
He was obviously making a joke, but she would never have guessed it from the expression on his face.
They were making no progress in their relationship.
I feel terrible making him sleep in the lab room, but really, Quinn's equipment hardly makes a sound.
I was sure he was making a mistake about the priesthood and I thought I was proving it.
He was involved in the making of a film to be used in schools.
The actor's appearance was key in the making of the documentary.
The making of a featurette or any interviews with the cast will not disappoint fans of the movie.
He began making queer signs and passes toward the Wizard; but the little man did not watch him long.
Here, then, I made my home; and although it is a lonely place I amuse myself making rustles and flutters, and so get along very nicely.
"You see, Eureka," remarked Dorothy, reprovingly, "you are making yourself disliked.
Several days of festivity and merry-making followed, for such old friends did not often meet and there was much to be told and talked over between them, and many amusements to be enjoyed in this delightful country.
He was often making trouble among his neighbors.
"What are you making, Robert?" she asked.
After a great deal of tinkering and trying, they did succeed in making two paddle wheels.
He kept on, planning and thinking and working, until at last he succeeded in making a boat with paddle wheels that could be run by steam.
But I am making a simple statement that life is better now than it has ever been.
Now kids are making animated movies on handheld tablets.
She said, "At this very moment King Croesus is making turtle and goat soup."
He was, in fact, making this soup, his favorite dish.
By "the end of ignorance," I mean a world where everyone everywhere will be able to go through life making wise decisions based on near-perfect information.
You were better off than before, in terms of making a knowledgeable decision.
That three-billion-letter recipe for making you is what was sequenced—deciphered and written down—in the human genome project.
All scientific material from the past is making its way online.
They allow for easy return of merchandise that doesn't meet my expectations, decreasing my fear of making a bad purchasing decision.
Returning to the three ways wealth is created: The first is by making things.
The point is that the cost of making almost everything is mostly energy and intellect, not raw materials.
The robots I watched making Legos had no human operators because no human can keep up with them.
Wise nations then work on making a stable and valuable money supply.
Then, as a nation grows wealthier, tax rates could fall in terms of percentages because the nation is making so much more money.
Tomorrow, you get a thirtyfold raise and are now making a million dollars a year.
Most people would not term that welfare, which has become a loaded phrase associated with the state making a payment to individuals.
This involved making the poor wear prison uniforms and only providing enough food to avoid starvation.
But if ever there was a textbook case of one guy making a difference, this is it.
Only the decision making is left to the farmer—but in the near future, the decision making will be done better by computers.
Having the entire genome means we can begin making super corn, better, stronger, and faster growing.
But in making the case that war can and will be ended, I have my work cut out for me.
Of course, the people making that judgment call and the people doing the actual dying usually are not one and the same, and therein lies the problem.
But I am making a case I believe I can defend and will begin by defining my terms.
Civilization and the division of labor have gotten ever better at creating and adding value, thereby making things we love.
Making swords actually paid better or at least as well as making plowshares.
Finally, you are making money hand over fist manufacturing the C2000.
One might have expected to find YouTube making its cameo in the earlier "communication" section, but I deliberately moved it here.
We will end war by making peace more desirable.
My earliest distinct recollection of my father is making my way through great drifts of newspapers to his side and finding him alone, holding a sheet of paper before his face.
She introduced dry technicalities of science little by little, making every subject so real that I could not help remembering what she taught.
In places the wild muscadine and scuppernong vines stretched from tree to tree, making arbours which were always full of butterflies and buzzing insects.
I thought then that I was "making up a story," as children say, and I eagerly sat down to write it before the ideas should slip from me.
In the fall the loon (Colymbus glacialis) came, as usual, to moult and bathe in the pond, making the woods ring with his wild laughter before I had risen.
Here, by the very corner of my field, still nearer to town, Zilpha, a colored woman, had her little house, where she spun linen for the townsfolk, making the Walden Woods ring with her shrill singing, for she had a loud and notable voice.
Might not the basket, stable-broom, mat-making, corn-parching, linen-spinning, and pottery business have thrived here, making the wilderness to blossom like the rose, and a numerous posterity have inherited the land of their fathers?
"It's dirty," replied Prince Andrew, making a grimace.
That I've been making you miserable.
Lisa was making the beds one morning and Connie was in the bathroom brushing her teeth.
It had taken more than an hour to get to school on the bus, making any after-school activities rare.
You're making a spectacle of yourself.
He was making it plain enough.
Because he doesn't want to get married and I'm not going to force him into it by making him feel guilty.
She was looking forward to making a cake for her father’s birthday.
The by-laws, in turn, authorize the making of rules for the regulation of the association's affairs.
Then he began with the first word on the first page and read the first story aloud without making one mistake.
Self-teaching algorithms will get better and better at making suggestions.
By making expectations explicit and public, these agreements reduce the number of sparks that can set off the powder keg of war.
Mademoiselle Bourienne at once began crying again and kissed that hand, speaking of the princess' sorrow and making herself a partner in it.
The idea of making love in a strange bedroom was disturbing enough, but with only a door between them and the children, locked or not, it didn't feel right.
They are too young to fly, and the mother bird is making a great fuss about it.