Denisov, having given his name, announced that he had to communicate to his Serene Highness a matter of great importance for their country's welfare.
I would run, skip, jump and swing, no matter where I happened to be.
Sonya, what is the matter with you?
But what's the matter with you?
She does not, it would seem, prove the existence of spirit without matter, or of innate ideas, or of immortality, or anything else that any other human being does not prove.
I do not think anyone can read, or talk for that matter, until he forgets words and sentences in the technical sense.
It can't be helped! said the count, shrugging his shoulders and speaking playfully of a matter that evidently distressed him.
"Now, Vera, what does it matter to you?" said Natasha in defense, speaking very gently.
What's the matter, Rostov?
If at first the members of the council thought that Kutuzov was pretending to sleep, the sounds his nose emitted during the reading that followed proved that the commander-in-chief at that moment was absorbed by a far more serious matter than a desire to show his contempt for the dispositions or anything else--he was engaged in satisfying the irresistible human need for sleep.
"What is the matter, Count?" asked the countess in a surprised and commiserating tone.
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.
In my account of Helen last year, I mentioned several instances where she seemed to have called into use an inexplicable mental faculty; but it now seems to me, after carefully considering the matter, that this power may be explained by her perfect familiarity with the muscular variations of those with whom she comes into contact, caused by their emotions.
She paused as if she felt it indecorous to speak of her pregnancy before Pierre, though the gist of the matter lay in that.
Women who are comme il faut, that's a different matter; but the Kuragins' set of women, 'women and wine' I don't understand!
The matter was mentioned to the Emperor, an exception made, and Boris transferred into the regiment of Semenov Guards with the rank of cornet.
"The fact of the matter is," said she significantly, and also in a half whisper, "everyone knows Count Cyril's reputation....
"What is the matter with you, my dear?" she said crossly to the maid who kept her waiting some minutes.
It was not a matter of life but rather of death, as the saying is.
The races, the English Club, sprees with Denisov, and visits to a certain house--that was another matter and quite the thing for a dashing young hussar!
"Wh-what is the matter?" asked both the young and old Rostov.
Despite Denisov's request that he would take no part in the matter, Rostov agreed to be Dolokhov's second, and after dinner he discussed the arrangements for the duel with Nesvitski, Bezukhov's second.
I don't matter, but I have killed her, killed...
This is the one matter in which she disobeys him.
I asked what was the matter, and she spelled: "Viney--bad," and began to slap and kick her with renewed violence.
What is the matter, Mary?
"No matter, Princess, don't be alarmed," said Mary Bogdanovna.
"What is the matter?" she asked.
Papa, I have come on a matter of business.
In the United States, where we have mostly Democrats and Republicans, life is largely the same no matter who is in charge.
There grew up a mass of controversial matter which it is amusing to read now.
I have always accepted other peoples experiences and observations as a matter of course.
She accepted everything I did for her as a matter of course, and refused to be caressed, and there was no way of appealing to her affection or sympathy or childish love of approbation.
"Come, what's the matter, old fellow?" said Nesvitski trying to soothe him.
"What's the matter?" exclaimed Prince Andrew standing still in his excitement.
"But that is a matter of perfect indifference to me," he thought.
What the diplomatic matter might be he did not care, but it gave him great pleasure to prepare a circular, memorandum, or report, skillfully, pointedly, and elegantly.
You see that your victory is not a matter for great rejoicing and that you can't be received as a savior.
It will be as I said at the beginning of the campaign, it won't be your skirmishing at Durrenstein, or gunpowder at all, that will decide the matter, but those who devised it, said Bilibin quoting one of his own mots, releasing the wrinkles on his forehead, and pausing.
He wished to take a decision, but felt with dismay that in this matter he lacked that strength of will which he had known in himself and really possessed.
What could all that matter in comparison with the will of God, without Whose care not a hair of man's head can fall?
"No matter at all, my dear count," she said, meekly closing her eyes.