But he felt that this did not forward matters at all.
Before she could be irritated by his words, he continued, "We will discuss matters later."
"We have other matters to attend to," he said, brushing off her concern.
It matters little comparatively whether the fields fill the farmer's barns.
On such matters I am only severe with myself.
"Of course it matters," he said, following her to the closet and watching anxiously as she started removing clothes.
"What matters?" he pursued.
Kinda puts matters in a different light, doesn't it?
"What matters is that we're here together again," Claire replied.
Not that it matters, though.
No human could ever do this, for in these purely computational matters, machines are vastly superior to us, and always will be.
But I contend that only matters of degree separate it from the weightier matters we conventionally associate with wisdom.
To make matters worse, lately she had been dreaming of the ranch as well.
His sympathy only made matters worse and she hiccupped.
When it happens, it matters little which was the cause.
I have matters to attend to.
I spent so much time on the phone talking to the Calvias she wouldn't have gotten through, Cynthia said the next morning, after breakfast was cleared, the wash loaded, and domestic matters reasonably settled—a momentary break.
How do I know the two matters aren't tied together unless I poke a bit?
Leave, before I take matters into my own hands.
"In other matters," Gabriel started.
Either she was dead and didn't know it, or she was close enough to take matters into her own hands.
Don't think another really matters at this point.
Nothing else matters, he said as he leaned across the table and kissed her.
Apparently only when it really matters to me.
That's what matters, not a formality that only creates more stress.
You don't bring something food and clothing if you don't care if it dies. If you want it – Toby - to live, come to the castle this evening after dark falls. We have matters to discuss. Bring Kris. If you want the angel to die then stay right here.
"Look, Rhyn, none of this matters. I'm willing to go ahead and forgive you for what you did so long ago. It's still hard for me to think I could've raised a successor and not buried a son," Kris said.
There was total absence of mention of the disappearance of Jeffrey Byrne, Dean's trip to Norfolk, or any real-life matters for the entire evening.
"Indeed. I have matters to settle with a certain merchant's son," his brother said.
To make matters worse, today was the fifth anniversary of the day Alexia was born – and died.
It matters to me, whether or not you think it should!
The judicial powers of the county court are confined to probate, the appointment of executors, administrators and other personal representatives, and the settlement of their accounts, matters relating to apprentices and to contested elections for county and district officers.
How could they--they can see and hear, and I suppose they could not understand matters from my point of view....
It matters not what the clocks say or the attitudes and labors of men.
Right now, nothing matters but finding Betsy and Molly.
To make matters worse, half of Bird Song's guests who passed by congratulated him on the debate, a sure sign they hadn't been there.
Matters of warrants and probable cause escaped his wife's rationale, replaced by her conscience, which stood firmly in charge.
The nagging question of Fitzgerald continued to block out the other important matters Dean should have been concentrating on.
But then you were so convinced the bones belonged to that man Josh that I decided to let matters play out.
To complicate matters, he had no idea what shape the underworld was in, if the reports Landon received were correct.
Not that it matters but no.
Furious, he took matters into his own hands.
He was left feeling dirty, like he was leading her on with enough encouragement to keep her from taking matters into her own hands but not so much that her tumor grew.
He could buy an assassination, but part of him preferred the idea of handling family matters within the family.
I think there are some matters we should discuss when you return.
"Are there bad matters to be discussed?" he asked, an edge to his voice.
"We will discuss matters later," he said once again.
"You seem to have other matters on your mind," Kiera prodded.
Dean decided to take matters into his own hands.
He planned to discuss it with Cynthia but other matters interrupted.
With no firm plan of action emerging with the morning sun, Dean scooted out of the house early, not yet ready to discuss matters with Fred O'Connor.
That unfortunate gaffe complicated matters and most likely was the impetus behind the break-in on Collingswood Avenue.
Then, to make matters worse, I doubted him.
This last was the belief of the Protestant Reformers, for whom the Bible was in matters of doctrine the ultimate court of appeal.
(d) Infallibility is the guarantee against error, not in all matters, but only in the matter of dogma and morality; everything else is beyond its power, not only truths of another order, but even discipline and the ecclesiastical laws, government and administration, &c.
Matters improved considerably under Charles Emmanuel III., in whose reign of forty-three years (1730-1773) the prosperity of the island was much increased.
Concordatum, agreed upon, from con-, together, and cor, heart), a term originally denoting an agreement between ecclesiastical persons or secular persons, but later applied to a pact concluded between the ecclesiastical authority and the secular authority on ecclesiastical matters which concern both, and, more specially, to a pact concluded between the pope, as head of the Catholic Church, and a temporal sovereign for the regulation of ecclesiastical affairs in the territory of such sovereign.
The existence of such mixed matters gives rise to inevitable conflicts of jurisdiction, which may lead, and sometimes have led, to civil war.
Again, it is quite certain that the spiritual matters upon which concordats bear do not concern the two powers in the same manner and in the same degree; and in this sense concordats are not perfectly equal agreements.
He laid out how doctors should conduct themselves professionally, how to record patient records, and even suggested matters of personal hygiene for physicians, right down to their fingernails.
When a psychologist asked her if Miss Keller spelled on her fingers in her sleep, Miss Sullivan replied that she did not think it worth while to sit up and watch, such matters were of so little consequence.
For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever.
When the door was locked, he showed me where to hang my hat, and how he managed matters there.
In the midst of a conversation on political matters Anna Pavlovna burst out:
Monsieur le Vicomte quite rightly supposes that matters have already gone too far.
And, in fact, Bilibin's witticisms were hawked about in the Viennese drawing rooms and often had an influence on matters considered important.
"The step must be taken but I cannot, I cannot!" thought Pierre, and he again began speaking about indifferent matters, about Sergey Kuzmich, asking what the point of the story was as he had not heard it properly.
Berg, who had obtained his captaincy during the campaign, had gained the confidence of his superiors by his promptitude and accuracy and had arranged his money matters very satisfactorily.
They hardly gave one another time to ask questions and give replies concerning a thousand little matters which could not interest anyone but themselves.
You know, Count, it is much more honorable to admit one's mistake than to let matters become irreparable.
He did not ask about the regiment, nor about the general state of affairs, and when Rostov spoke of these matters did not listen.
But Berg, smiling pleasantly, explained that if he did not know for certain how much Vera would have and did not receive at least part of the dowry in advance, he would have to break matters off.
With her he behaved with special care and tenderness, sitting beside her and talking of the simplest and most unimportant matters; he admired her shy grace.
Flushed and agitated she went about the house all that day, dry-eyed, occupied with most trivial matters as if not understanding what awaited her.
She wrote that if he did not come and take matters in hand, their whole property would be sold by auction and they would all have to go begging.
He was worried by the impending necessity of interfering in the stupid business matters for which his mother had called him home.
"Devil take all these peasants, and money matters, and carryings forward from page to page," he thought.
She felt this to be their last hope and that if Nicholas refused the match she had found for him, she would have to abandon the hope of ever getting matters right.
Pierre now recognized in his friend a need with which he was only too familiar, to get excited and to have arguments about extraneous matters in order to stifle thoughts that were too oppressive and too intimate.
The noncommissioned officer began talking with his comrades about regimental matters without looking at the Russian general.
He was now concerned only with the nearest practical matters unrelated to his past interests, and he seized on these the more eagerly the more those past interests were closed to him.
But he did not express his thoughts, for in such matters, too, he had gained experience.
In Helene's circle the war in general was regarded as a series of formal demonstrations which would very soon end in peace, and the view prevailed expressed by Bilibin--who now in Petersburg was quite at home in Helene's house, which every clever man was obliged to visit--that not by gunpowder but by those who invented it would matters be settled.
"Oh, if anyone knew how little anything matters to me now," she said.
How do matters stand?...
The faces all expressed animation and apprehension, but it seemed to Pierre that the cause of the excitement shown in some of these faces lay chiefly in questions of personal success; his mind, however, was occupied by the different expression he saw on other faces--an expression that spoke not of personal matters but of the universal questions of life and death.
The fact is that those men with whom you have ridden round the position not only do not help matters, but hinder.
Napoleon made ironic remarks during Fabvier's account, as if he had not expected that matters could go otherwise in his absence.
Napoleon rose and having summoned Caulaincourt and Berthier began talking to them about matters unconnected with the battle.
Though Petya would remain in the service, this transfer would give the countess the consolation of seeing at least one of her sons under her wing, and she hoped to arrange matters for her Petya so as not to let him go again, but always get him appointed to places where he could not possibly take part in a battle.
Sonya alone directed the practical side of matters by getting things packed.
With regard to military matters, Napoleon immediately on his entry into Moscow gave General Sabastiani strict orders to observe the movements of the Russian army, sent army corps out along the different roads, and charged Murat to find Kutuzov.
With regard to legal matters, immediately after the fires he gave orders to find and execute the incendiaries.
With regard to administrative matters, Moscow was granted a constitution.
With regard to legal matters, after the execution of the supposed incendiaries the rest of Moscow burned down.
Having arranged matters thus, Denisov and Dolokhov intended, without reporting matters to the higher command, to attack and seize that convoy with their own small forces.
In practical matters Pierre unexpectedly felt within himself a center of gravity he had previously lacked.
He was as indifferent as heretofore to money matters, but now he felt certain of what ought and what ought not to be done.