It might have done damage inside.
If you could see a way it might be possible, then it must be possible.
This might be the most difficult decision she would ever make.
We might have done something to help you.
Either situation might be the case.
As it was, the kids might pick up on her fear and emulate.
No one knows what the mother might do.
She could have asked, but that might tip her hand.
Some might think Dulce didn't know what she was missing, but Carmen suspected she did.
Hey, someone has to discover penicillin—it might as well be me.
Talking about it might help her, but they had already talked the subject lifeless.
Then he thought what a pretty picture might be made of his sister's sweet face and little hands.
In other words, you might not notice the time you ate the MSG and didn't get the headache.
Carmen thought that might be the end of the conflict.
Alex might have convinced himself that he wanted a simpler lifestyle.
Still, Alex might be getting worse.
Immediately the Prince and all of his people flocked out of the hall into the street, that they might see what was about to happen.
You might be asking, Then what?
It crossed her mind that Alex might be more than uncomfortable in these surroundings.
'Against God's might our hands can't fight.'
She might have lost the baby anyway, but the way he treated her couldn't have helped.
Most of these people have other jobs and obligations, so without something like Etsy, they might not be able to enter into these trades.
It might take a few days to notice any improvement from the antibiotics.
The thought that what I wrote might not be absolutely my own tormented me.
Pierre smiled in his good-natured way as if afraid for his companion's sake that the latter might say something he would afterwards regret.
In fact, if she confronted him now and then, he might be more inclined to volunteer information before she found out about it.
A war which became general, as any limited action might, would only result in the virtual destruction of mankind.
I think she was merely directing the comment at you because she thought you might want to know.
There was nothing she could do about it until he got home, so she might as well not think about it.
There was no good way to say it, so she might as well get to the facts.
Show me where we might eat.
They suggest other products a customer might be interested in.
If you have no food and are starving, you might invade your neighbor and take his food.
Dulce turned, and for a moment Carmen thought she might strike her.
Some of the peasants said that these new arrivals were Russians and might take it amiss that the mistress was being detained.
For, if we told you truly, you might escape us altogether; and if we told you an untruth we would be naughty and deserve to be punished.
They looked, as they thought, in every place where the lambs might have taken shelter.
A finding might look like this: "People who eat radishes get better slightly more frequently than people who don't."
"Hungarian"... or "Rhine wine" as the case might be.
Do you think Jonathan might feel left out when the new baby comes?
For a moment her heart beat overtime and it looked as though she might fall, but Alex smoothly caught her and stepped around, covering her fumbling so well that no one appeared to notice.
They might not look alike?
He was very proud to think of this, and he wished that he might grow up to be like them.
Men and boys pulled with all their might; and Putnam and the wolf were drawn out together.
He might be seen every day with a bag of charcoal on his back, carrying it to some of his customers.
Analysts declared each successive generation might be "the first to have a lower standard of living than their parents."
Once that is achieved, the sort of event that will happen is: You will be online to order, say, a replacement water filter, and the suggestion engine will propose that along with the filter, you might like to buy ... a pogo stick.
This is simply another form of trade, so some might accuse me of double counting some of my forty-three reasons war will end.
A shiver ran through the tree, and the wind sent forth a blast that would have knocked me off had I not clung to the branch with might and main.
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.
He cut his trees level and close to the ground, that the sprouts which came up afterward might be more vigorous and a sled might slide over the stumps; and instead of leaving a whole tree to support his corded wood, he would pare it away to a slender stake or splinter which you could break off with your hand at last.
It seemed that from such a basis of truth and frankness as the poor weak-headed pauper had laid, our intercourse might go forward to something better than the intercourse of sages.
It was on the whole a rare amusement, which, continued too long, might have become a dissipation.
I observed that the vitals of the village were the grocery, the bar-room, the post-office, and the bank; and, as a necessary part of the machinery, they kept a bell, a big gun, and a fire-engine, at convenient places; and the houses were so arranged as to make the most of mankind, in lanes and fronting one another, so that every traveller had to run the gauntlet, and every man, woman, and child might get a lick at him.
If the name was not derived from that of some English locality--Saffron Walden, for instance--one might suppose that it was called originally Walled-in Pond.
Berg evidently enjoyed narrating all this, and did not seem to suspect that others, too, might have their own interests.
Oh, that this toil might end and you would release me! thought he.
He had told her that after the sixteenth he could not be responsible for what might happen.
The officer appeared abashed, as though he understood that one might think of how many men would be missing tomorrow but ought not to speak of it.
I concluded that if I reported to your Serene Highness you might send me away or say that you knew what I was reporting, but then I shouldn't lose anything...
But Napoleon came and swept him aside, unconscious of his existence, as he might brush a chip from his path, and his Bald Hills and his whole life fell to pieces.
The countess knew this, but what it might be she did not know, and this alarmed and tormented her.
Of all that Napoleon might have done: wintering in Moscow, advancing on Petersburg or on Nizhni-Novgorod, or retiring by a more northerly or more southerly route (say by the road Kutuzov afterwards took), nothing more stupid or disastrous can be imagined than what he actually did.
At this point, abandoning the two fertilized eggs might be a worse sin.
Whatever the case, Mary questioned anything that might indicate discord between Carmen and Alex.
And yet, in a way, waiting this long might have been an advantage.
Not because she wanted the money, but because it might become an issue.
Surely he must know that spending so much time with her might prove uncomfortable later.
Of course, it was possible that someone might harm her.
If he had simply ignored her, she might have been able to get her emotions under control, but now a sob threatened so convincingly that she was afraid to breathe.
"I thought you might need these," she said, handing the rag to Carmen and setting the box of tissues on a small table beside her.
A part of her might never forgive him for what he did... and that was a dark part of her personality that she didn't want him to see.
Right now she'd like to kiss those smooth lips - and she might if she didn't know where they'd been last.
Aside from his solemn expression, there was nothing in the way he acted with the children that might indicate anything was wrong between them.
Alex said it might not have made any difference, and reminded her that she needed to think positive.
And, by and by, I might become the captain of a ship.
But nowhere in it was there even a hint that it might not be possible.
Smith says that if one man tried to make pins by himself, he might make one per day.
I might enjoy that kind of banter with a real person I will never meet, talking to me from a distant state.
Nations can do this by acquiring enough military might that an attempted land grab would cost their neighbors more than they would get if successful.
Since one cannot have everything, seed makers invariably will make trade-offs that might be different than what I would make.
Electronic transfers mean the money of a government, business, or individual might be anywhere at any time.
They might even own foreign currencies the same way.
When might no longer makes right for the strong, they think twice about preying on the weak.
Some might argue this is not in and of itself a force for peace.
One might have expected to find YouTube making its cameo in the earlier "communication" section, but I deliberately moved it here.
Then we will list the things that might derail us on the way to that future.
I can list a few that might eliminate it and a few more that might delay it.
We had hurried through the dish-washing after luncheon, in order that we might have as long an afternoon as possible for the story.
He makes you feel that if you only had a little more time, you, too, might be an inventor.
We went down a hundred and twenty feet in an elevator that we might see the violent eddies and whirlpools in the deep gorge below the Falls.
I might have seen Mrs. Wiggin, the sweet author of "Birds' Christmas Carol," but she had a dangerous cough and could not come.
In it there would be no suggestion of hatred or revenge, nor a trace of the old-time belief that might makes right.
She showed me how very foolish it would be for me to pursue a four years' course of study at Radcliffe, simply to be like other girls, when I might better be cultivating whatever ability I had for writing.
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.
Perhaps, if you would send a copy of this to the head of the Cambridge School, it might enlighten his mind on a few subjects, on which he seems to be in total darkness just now....
My friends thought we might have one or two pupils in our own home, thereby securing to me the advantage of being helpful to others without any of the disadvantages of a large school.
It never occurred to me that it might be worth while to make my own observations and describe the experiences peculiarly my own.
Why, one might just as well say that a two-year-old child converses fluently when he says 'apple give,' or 'baby walk go.'
I tried with all my might to control the eagerness that made me tremble so that I could hardly walk.
She made the letters rapidly, and I gave her the cake, which she ate in a great hurry, thinking, I suppose, that I might take it from her.
Then it occurred to me that with the help of this new word I might succeed in straightening out the "mug-milk" difficulty.
Besides, they said Helen's wonderful deliverance might be a boon to other afflicted children.
I was obliged to confess that I did not know, but suggested that it might be on one of the stars.
Her method might not succeed so completely in the hands of any one else.
At a little distance from the palace we might easily mistake it for a mountain whose peaks were mounting heavenward to receive the last kiss of the departing day.
At first King Frost was very angry, and the fairies trembled and crouched lower in their hiding-places, and I do not know what might have happened to them if just then a party of boys and girls had not entered the wood.
The only person that we supposed might possibly have read the story to Helen was her friend, Mrs. Hopkins, whom she was visiting at the time in Brewster.
As for a habitat, if I were not permitted still to squat, I might purchase one acre at the same price for which the land I cultivated was sold--namely, eight dollars and eight cents.
I was actually afraid that I might by that time be doing what is called a good business.
I also dreamed that I might gather the wild herbs, or carry evergreens to such villagers as loved to be reminded of the woods, even to the city, by hay-cart loads.
Wherever I sat, there I might live, and the landscape radiated from me accordingly.
I discovered many a site for a house not likely to be soon improved, which some might have thought too far from the village, but to my eyes the village was too far from it.
Well, there I might live, I said; and there I did live, for an hour, a summer and a winter life; saw how I could let the years run off, buffet the winter through, and see the spring come in.
This was an airy and unplastered cabin, fit to entertain a travelling god, and where a goddess might trail her garments.
We might as well omit to study Nature because she is old.
As the sparrow had its trill, sitting on the hickory before my door, so had I my chuckle or suppressed warble which he might hear out of my nest.
At evening, the distant lowing of some cow in the horizon beyond the woods sounded sweet and melodious, and at first I would mistake it for the voices of certain minstrels by whom I was sometimes serenaded, who might be straying over hill and dale; but soon I was not unpleasantly disappointed when it was prolonged into the cheap and natural music of the cow.
Fearing that they would be light-headed for want of food and also sleep, owing to "the savages' barbarous singing, (for they use to sing themselves asleep,)" and that they might get home while they had strength to travel, they departed.
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.
Perhaps it might be called Yellow Pine Lake, from the following circumstance.
If it had lasted longer it might have tinged my employments and life.
If he and his family would live simply, they might all go a-huckleberrying in the summer for their amusement.
Such a one might make a good shepherd's dog, but is far from being the Good Shepherd.
I thought, as I have my living to get, and have not eaten to-day, that I might go a-fishing.
Many other substitutes might, perhaps, be found.
I might have got good limestone within a mile or two and burned it myself, if I had cared to do so.
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?
One has suggested, that if such a "leach-hole" should be found, its connection with the meadow, if any existed, might be proved by conveying some colored powder or sawdust to the mouth of the hole, and then putting a strainer over the spring in the meadow, which would catch some of the particles carried through by the current.
Who knows but if our instruments were delicate enough we might detect an undulation in the crust of the earth?
The Merlin it seemed to me it might be called: but I care not for its name.
"My dear!" exclaimed his mother imploringly, again laying her hand on his arm as if that touch might soothe or rouse him.
This might have been taken as an expression of sorrow and devotion, or of weariness and hope of resting before long.
"And our share?" asked the princess smiling ironically, as if anything might happen, only not that.
Intriguer! she hissed viciously, and tugged with all her might at the portfolio.
Every morning she came in like that, and every morning prayed that the daily interview might pass off well.
He is leaving me here, God knows why, when he might have had promotion...
But even if one might, what feeling except veneration could such a man as my father evoke?
The regimental commander was afraid he might be blamed for this and did not answer.
They might call a halt here or we'll have to do another four miles without eating.
Involuntarily he felt a joyful agitation at the thought of the humiliation of arrogant Austria and that in a week's time he might, perhaps, see and take part in the first Russian encounter with the French since Suvorov met them.
He feared that Bonaparte's genius might outweigh all the courage of the Russian troops, and at the same time could not admit the idea of his hero being disgraced.
He vividly imagined the casual questions that might be put to him and the answers he would give.
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.
These sayings were prepared in the inner laboratory of his mind in a portable form as if intentionally, so that insignificant society people might carry them from drawing room to drawing room.
Where and why are you going, when you might remain here?
He saw that his championship of the doctor's wife in her queer trap might expose him to what he dreaded more than anything in the world--to ridicule; but his instinct urged him on.
Kutuzov's expectations that the proposals of capitulation (which were in no way binding) might give time for part of the transport to pass, and also that Murat's mistake would very soon be discovered, proved correct.
He seized his pistol and, instead of firing it, flung it at the Frenchman and ran with all his might toward the bushes.
Owing to the terrible uproar and the necessity for concentration and activity, Tushin did not experience the slightest unpleasant sense of fear, and the thought that he might be killed or badly wounded never occurred to him.
You might have taken some from the covering troops.
Prince Vasili had come to the conclusion that it was necessary to throw this bone--a bill for thirty thousand rubles--to the poor princess that it might not occur to her to speak of his share in the affair of the inlaid portfolio.
He had merely understood that the woman he had known as a child, of whom when her beauty was mentioned he had said absent-mindedly: "Yes, she's good looking," he had understood that this woman might belong to him.
All this might, he thought, turn out very well and amusingly.
They forgot that the frightened face and the figure could not be altered, and that however they might change the setting and adornment of that face, it would still remain piteous and plain.
The handsome open face of the man who might perhaps be her husband absorbed all her attention.
If she has no pride for herself she might at least have some for my sake!
Perhaps I might have done the same!... thought Princess Mary.
Now that he was already an officer and a wounded hero, would it be right to remind him of herself and, as it might seem, of the obligations to her he had taken on himself?
Boris, during the campaign, had made the acquaintance of many persons who might prove useful to him, and by a letter of recommendation he had brought from Pierre had become acquainted with Prince Andrew Bolkonski, through whom he hoped to obtain a post on the commander-in-chief's staff.
Boris inquired what news there might be on the staff, and what, without indiscretion, one might ask about our plans.
Rostov too, bending over his saddle, shouted "Hurrah!" with all his might, feeling that he would like to injure himself by that shout, if only to express his rapture fully.
Commanded by the Emperor himself they could not fail to vanquish anyone, be it whom it might: so thought Rostov and most of the officers after the review.
Whether he was pulling it or being pushed by it he did not know, but rushed along at headlong speed with no time to consider what this movement might lead to.
Langeron, trying as virulently as possible to sting Weyrother's vanity as author of the military plan, argued that Bonaparte might easily attack instead of being attacked, and so render the whole of this plan perfectly worthless.
They might retreat and leave the pickets.
He knew that he might and even ought to go straight to him and give the message Dolgorukov had ordered him to deliver.
He might... not only might but should, have gone up to the sovereign.
But he heard the words as he might have heard the buzzing of a fly.
At that moment it meant nothing to him who might be standing over him, or what was said of him; he was only glad that people were standing near him and only wished that they would help him and bring him back to life, which seemed to him so beautiful now that he had today learned to understand it so differently.
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.
To him the club entrusted the arrangement of the festival in honor of Bagration, for few men knew so well how to arrange a feast on an open-handed, hospitable scale, and still fewer men would be so well able and willing to make up out of their own resources what might be needed for the success of the fete.
Involuntarily recalling his wife's past and her relations with Dolokhov, Pierre saw clearly that what was said in the letter might be true, or might at least seem to be true had it not referred to his wife.
But if you are alive--live: tomorrow you'll die as I might have died an hour ago.
One of the players said he hoped he might be trusted.
Yes, you might, but I am afraid of getting the accounts mixed.
The postmaster came in and began obsequiously to beg his excellency to wait only two hours, when, come what might, he would let his excellency have the courier horses.
Have you chosen a post in which you might be of service to your neighbor?
Pierre would have liked to subscribe all he had, but fearing that it might look like pride subscribed the same amount as the others.
He blinked, went red, got up and sat down again, struggling with himself to do what was for him the most difficult thing in life--to say an unpleasant thing to a man's face, to say what the other, whoever he might be, did not expect.
He himself carefully scanned each face, appraising the possibilities of establishing intimacy with each of those present, and the advantages that might accrue.
Boris smiled circumspectly, so that it might be taken as ironical or appreciative according to the way the joke was received.
This gratitude reminded him of how much more he might do for these simple, kindly people.
The crowd unexpectedly found itself so close to the Emperors that Rostov, standing in the front row, was afraid he might be recognized.
He had a brilliant position in society thanks to his intimacy with Countess Bezukhova, a brilliant position in the service thanks to the patronage of an important personage whose complete confidence he enjoyed, and he was beginning to make plans for marrying one of the richest heiresses in Petersburg, plans which might very easily be realized.
Seeing that her mother was still praying she ran on tiptoe to the bed and, rapidly slipping one little foot against the other, pushed off her slippers and jumped onto the bed the countess had feared might become her grave.
"If only they would let me end my days as I want to," thought the old man, "then they might do as they please."
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.
But what an account of everything might be Nicholas knew even less than the frightened and bewildered Mitenka.
The countess, who heard at once from the maids what had happened at the lodge, was calmed by the thought that now their affairs would certainly improve, but on the other hand felt anxious as to the effect this excitement might have on her son.
"Uncle" too was in high spirits and far from being offended by the brother's and sister's laughter (it could never enter his head that they might be laughing at his way of life) he himself joined in the merriment.
We might always drive about together!
It was decided that the count must not go, but that if Louisa Ivanovna (Madame Schoss) would go with them, the young ladies might go to the Melyukovs', Sonya, generally so timid and shy, more urgently than anyone begging Louisa Ivanovna not to refuse.
Incidents were related evidently confirming the opinion that everything was going from bad to worse, but whether telling a story or giving an opinion the speaker always stopped, or was stopped, at the point beyond which his criticism might touch the sovereign himself.
He shifts the Dukes about as I might move my serfs from Bald Hills to Bogucharovo or my Ryazan estates.
Boris began, wishing to sting her; but at that instant the galling thought occurred to him that he might have to leave Moscow without having accomplished his aim, and have vainly wasted his efforts--which was a thing he never allowed to happen.
He glanced at her to make sure that he might go on.
She had decided to receive them, but feared lest the prince might at any moment indulge in some freak, as he seemed much upset by the Rostovs' visit.
"There, my dear princess, I've brought you my songstress," said the count, bowing and looking round uneasily as if afraid the old prince might appear.
Everybody in the stalls, boxes, and galleries began clapping and shouting with all their might, and the man stopped and began smiling and bowing to all sides.
Whatever her father's feelings might be, she begged Natasha to believe that she could not help loving her as the one chosen by her brother, for whose happiness she was ready to sacrifice everything.
Natasha was evidently dismayed at the thought of what he might think she had meant.
What a splendid reign the Emperor Alexander's might have been!
Ilyin tried to imitate Rostov in everything and adored him as a girl might have done.
She, seeing herself surrounded by such brilliant and polite young men, beamed with satisfaction, try as she might to hide it, and perturbed as she evidently was each time her husband moved in his sleep behind her.
"Lord God of might, God of our salvation!" began the priest in that voice, clear, not grandiloquent but mild, in which only the Slav clergy read and which acts so irresistibly on a Russian heart.
Lord God of might, God of our salvation!
What do you think?"--she was speaking hurriedly, evidently afraid her strength might fail her-- "Will he ever forgive me?
All these conversations, especially the joking with the girls, were such as might have had a particular charm for Petya at his age, but they did not interest him now.
Then his lips and tongue moved, sounds came, and he began to speak, gazing timidly and imploringly at her, evidently afraid that she might not understand.
She felt that she could not understand them however much she might think about them.
And the nearer he drew to it the more Alpatych felt that this unreasonable action might produce good results.
He had not decided what it should mean when he heard the voice of the eldest princess at the door asking whether she might come in.
At Smolensk too he judged correctly that the French might outflank us, as they had larger forces.
If we had not said that till the evening, heaven knows what might not have happened.
The Russians might fall on his left wing, might break through his center, he himself might be killed by a stray cannon ball.
The count ordered his carriage that he might drive to Sokolniki, and sat in his study with folded hands, morose, sallow, and taciturn.
This is what they have done with me! thought he, full of an irrepressible fury that welled up within him against the someone to whom what was happening might be attributed.
"Clear that away!" was all that was said of them, and they were thrown over the parapet and removed later on that they might not stink.
All around the quarters occupied by the French were other regions still unexplored and unoccupied where, they thought, yet greater riches might be found.
But now that the moment had come she was filled with dread of what she might see.
From the expression of his animated face the woman saw that this man might help her.
Get along! said several voices, and one of the soldiers, evidently afraid that Pierre might want to take from them some of the plate and bronzes that were in the drawer, moved threateningly toward him.
He indicated the stud farms at which Nicholas might procure horses, recommended to him a horse dealer in the town and a landowner fourteen miles out of town who had the best horses, and promised to assist him in every way.
"Oh no, we are good friends with him," said Nicholas in the simplicity of his heart; it did not enter his head that a pastime so pleasant to himself might not be pleasant to someone else.
The day after her party the governor's wife came to see Malvintseva and, after discussing her plan with the aunt, remarked that though under present circumstances a formal betrothal was, of course, not to be thought of, all the same the young people might be brought together and could get to know one another.
Yes, prayer can move mountains, but one must have faith and not pray as Natasha and I used to as children, that the snow might turn into sugar-- and then run out into the yard to see whether it had done so.
Neither he nor she said a word about what "Natasha nursing him" might mean, but thanks to this letter Nicholas suddenly became almost as intimate with the princess as if they were relations.
In their attitude toward him could still be felt both uncertainty as to who he might be – perhaps a very important person – and hostility as a result of their recent personal conflict with him.
He passed four days in the coach house near the Crimean bridge and during that time learned, from the talk of the French soldiers, that all those confined there were awaiting a decision which might come any day from the marshal.
Looking at his cold face, as he sat like a stern schoolmaster who was prepared to wait awhile for an answer, Pierre felt that every instant of delay might cost him his life; but he did not know what to say.
The adjutant, also, had evidently had no evil intent though he might have refrained from coming in.
Not by a single word had Nicholas alluded to the fact that Prince Andrew's relations with Natasha might, if he recovered, be renewed, but Princess Mary saw by his face that he knew and thought of this.
What "still the same" might mean Princess Mary did not ask, but with an unnoticed glance at little seven-year-old Nicholas, who was sitting in front of her looking with pleasure at the town, she bowed her head and did not raise it again till the heavy coach, rumbling, shaking and swaying, came to a stop.
That flank march might not only have failed to give any advantage to the Russian army, but might in other circumstances have led to its destruction.
In any of these eventualities the flank march that brought salvation might have proved disastrous.
With regard to supplies for the army, Napoleon decreed that all the troops in turn should enter Moscow a la maraude * to obtain provisions for themselves, so that the army might have its future provided for.
That army, like a herd of cattle run wild and trampling underfoot the provender which might have saved it from starvation, disintegrated and perished with each additional day it remained in Moscow.
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.
He thought too of the possibility (which he feared most of all) that Napoleon might fight him with his own weapon and remain in Moscow awaiting him.
And try as Kutuzov might to restrain the troops, our men attacked, trying to bar the road.
And by bringing variously selected historic units (battles, campaigns, periods of war) into such equations, a series of numbers could be obtained in which certain laws should exist and might be discovered.
Denisov had two hundred, and Dolokhov might have as many more, but the disparity of numbers did not deter Denisov.
"I might ask," he thought, "but they'll say: 'He's a boy himself and so he pities the boy.'
The arrival of Dolokhov diverted Petya's attention from the drummer boy, to whom Denisov had had some mutton and vodka given, and whom he had had dressed in a Russian coat so that he might be kept with their band and not sent away with the other prisoners.
The big dark blotch might really be the watchman's hut or it might be a cavern leading to the very depths of the earth.
Perhaps the red spot was a fire, or it might be the eye of an enormous monster.
Perhaps it was just the Cossack, Likhachev, who was sitting under the wagon, but it might be the kindest, bravest, most wonderful, most splendid man in the world, whom no one knew of.
They understood that the saddles and Junot's spoon might be of some use, but that cold and hungry soldiers should have to stand and guard equally cold and hungry Russians who froze and lagged behind on the road (in which case the order was to shoot them) was not merely incomprehensible but revolting.
Karataev looked at Pierre with his kindly round eyes now filled with tears, evidently wishing him to come near that he might say something to him.
So one might have thought that regarding this period of the campaign the historians, who attributed the actions of the mass to the will of one man, would have found it impossible to make the story of the retreat fit their theory.
She felt all the time as if she might at any moment penetrate that on which--with a terrible questioning too great for her strength--her spiritual gaze was fixed.
She saw his face, heard his voice, repeated his words and her own, and sometimes devised other words they might have spoken.
"What a lot of those Frenchies were taken today, and the fact is that not one of them had what you might call real boots on," said a soldier, starting a new theme.
"But they're a clean folk, lads," the first man went on; "he was white-- as white as birchbark--and some of them are such fine fellows, you might think they were nobles."
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.
Dessalles' voice was heard outside the door asking whether little Nicholas might come in to say good night.
"Supposing I suddenly marry... it might happen," he added with an involuntary smile.
I cannot propose to her at present, but the thought that perhaps she might someday be my wife and that I may be missing that possibility... that possibility... is terrible.
Owing to various diplomatic considerations the Russian armies--just those which might have destroyed his prestige--do not appear upon the scene till he is no longer there.
Any guard might arrest him, but by strange chance no one does so and all rapturously greet the man they cursed the day before and will curse again a month later.
He suddenly felt sorry for her and was vaguely conscious that he might be the cause of the sadness her face expressed.
He spoke of what he knew might interest the old lady and that she could understand.
Of course he is right there," said Countess Mary, "but he forgets that we have other duties nearer to us, duties indicated to us by God Himself, and that though we might expose ourselves to risks we must not risk our children."
In the domain of jurisprudence, which consists of discussions of how a state and power might be arranged were it possible for all that to be arranged, it is all very clear; but when applied to history that definition of power needs explanation.
That might be true, but there was no point in working at becoming a spendthrift simply because he had money.
Why hadn't it occurred to her that Jonathan might feel he was being replaced?
A spiked drink might seem harmless, but if a person was taking certain prescription drugs, it could be dangerous.
These babies might not be in her womb, but they did belong to Alex.
Yet somewhere deep inside she feared that if he was capable of betrayal once, then he might be again.
It might cross a person's mind now and then that their spouse might be unfaithful, but insisting on it for months was another thing.
Might you go too, Alfonso?
He might never say anything to Jonathan about it, but Jonathan would know in other ways how he felt.
There was no reason for him to think his father might be romantically interested in her.
If they hadn't been fighting, he might have been there when she started hemorrhaging.
She might as well tell the entire thing.
He's at home with Jonathan and he can't come in because Destiny might catch what he has.
Dorothy and Zeb now got out of the buggy and walked beside the Prince, so that they might see and examine the flowers and plants better.
"If he planted you, he might grow some cat-tails," suggested the Wizard.
"If we had known we were coming we might have brought along several other useful things," responded the Wizard.
So, if we had the wings, and could escape the Gargoyles, we might fly to that rock and be saved.
"You might have bought half a dozen such whistles with the money I gave you," said his mother.
They thought that pictures might take one's mind away from things that were better or more useful.
So it was decided that the boy should go to some school where he might be prepared for college.
If you could only read, you might learn that story and enjoy it.
There they might live in peace and safety while all the country round was overrun by rude and barbarous men.
She drops $300 on Google ads before realizing it might not be a great fit.
Actually, I could make guesses, but they might well be spectacularly wrong and a guy doesn't want that haunting him ten years from now.
Now, let's see how this might come about.
When you look at a product on one of its web pages, Amazon suggests other products you might like as well.
How might this work?
Then that person might choose to publish those results and others could verify them.
You might remember the story of Kyle MacDonald who famously traded up from one red paperclip to a house, one small exchange at a time between July 2005 and July 2006.
Going from zero to one puppy might increase your utility a great amount.
Those final nine words stuck in my mind: Since it might be possible, it must be possible.
Here is what I think he meant: If you could see a theoretical possibility for something in physics—"something that might be true"—then given enough time, you eventually could achieve it in reality.
You might argue that since there is now a surplus of labor in Chad's neighborhood, the price of labor is lowered and Chad will only find work paying $9.75 an hour.
You might be saying, Well, sure.
Finally, you might argue that fees paid as royalties to the owners of the intellectual property needed to build the Mercedes for $50 will not fall by a thousandfold.
In Beverly Hills, your poor neighbor might be one who had to buy the 14K-gold back scratcher instead of the diamond-encrusted platinum one everyone else is buying.
This might be the adoption of commercial standards as well as the creation and operation of a civil court system and laws.
I foresee a day when, on a Sunday afternoon, a family might drive (or actually be driven by their car) out to a farm to see where food comes from.
Some might say, Hunger is awful.
Some might say something I consider even worse: It is inexcusable that some go hungry while you have so much.
We might pay a premium to support a family farm.
They were lined up as far as the eye could see on the Apian Way, the main road through Rome, as a warning to other slaves who might consider rebellion.
We will see how this might come to pass—but first, let's ask whether it must.
Might it be better?
If you are a masseuse, your massage oils might come from Indonesia.
As difficult as it might be to "let go," this is good for peace.
I imitated this action, even wearing his spectacles, thinking they might help solve the mystery.
It suddenly occurred to me that he might make a delightful pet; so I seized him by the tail with both hands and carried him home.
As I talked, happy thoughts fluttered up out of my words that might perhaps have struggled in vain to escape my fingers.
I thought I might just as well describe my pet in order to know it--order, vertebrate; division, quadruped; class, mammalia; genus, felinus; species, cat; individual, Tabby.
The teachers at the Wright-Humason School were always planning how they might give the pupils every advantage that those who hear enjoy--how they might make much of few tendencies and passive memories in the cases of the little ones--and lead them out of the cramping circumstances in which their lives were set.
He was always gentle and forbearing, no matter how dull I might be, and believe me, my stupidity would often have exhausted the patience of Job.
Well, one day King Frost was trying to think of some good that he could do with his treasure; and suddenly he concluded to send some of it to his kind neighbour, Santa Claus, to buy presents of food and clothing for the poor, that they might not suffer so much when King Winter went near their homes.
I have watered the red huckleberry, the sand cherry and the nettle-tree, the red pine and the black ash, the white grape and the yellow violet, which might have withered else in dry seasons.
This spending of the best part of one's life earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it reminds me of the Englishman who went to India to make a fortune first, in order that he might return to England and live the life of a poet.
However, I should never have broken a horse or bull and taken him to board for any work he might do for me, for fear I should become a horseman or a herdsman merely; and if society seems to be the gainer by so doing, are we certain that what is one man's gain is not another's loss, and that the stable-boy has equal cause with his master to be satisfied?
I might possibly invent some excuse for them and him, but I have no time for it.
Every New Englander might easily raise all his own breadstuffs in this land of rye and Indian corn, and not depend on distant and fluctuating markets for them.
And having got rid of this young man who did not know how to behave, she resumed her duties as hostess and continued to listen and watch, ready to help at any point where the conversation might happen to flag.
The people only gave him power that he might rid them of the Bourbons and because they saw that he was a great man.
Pierre was still afraid that this officer might inadvertently say something disconcerting to himself.
She's afraid you might think that she does not like you.
One might easily get killed that way!
The same evening that the prince gave his instructions to Alpatych, Dessalles, having asked to see Princess Mary, told her that, as the prince was not very well and was taking no steps to secure his safety, though from Prince Andrew's letter it was evident that to remain at Bald Hills might be dangerous, he respectfully advised her to send a letter by Alpatych to the Provincial Governor at Smolensk, asking him to let her know the state of affairs and the extent of the danger to which Bald Hills was exposed.
He knew that it was a lost battle and that the least accident might now--with the fight balanced on such a strained center--destroy him and his army.
And all these groups, while talking among themselves, tried to keep near the commander-in-chief (whose bench formed the center of the gathering) and to speak so that he might overhear them.
Every Russian might have predicted it, not by reasoning but by the feeling implanted in each of us and in our fathers.
More than anything she feared lest the confusion she felt might overwhelm her and betray her as soon as she saw him.
He felt it necessary to hold his head higher, to brace himself, and to question the esaul with an air of importance about tomorrow's undertaking, that he might not be unworthy of the company in which he found himself.
Perhaps he was really sitting on a wagon, but it might very well be that he was not sitting on a wagon but on a terribly high tower from which, if he fell, he would have to fall for a whole day or a whole month, or go on falling and never reach the bottom.
Beyond Smolensk there were several different roads available for the French, and one would have thought that during their stay of four days they might have learned where the enemy was, might have arranged some more advantageous plan and undertaken something new.
Who could say what might have been if the smallest thing had been different in their lives?
He would want to know, yet if he did, he might try to drive in on icy highways.
On some of the bushes might be seen a bud, a blossom, a baby, a half-grown person and a ripe one; but even those ready to pluck were motionless and silent, as if devoid of life.
If he had been the only child in the family, things might have been different.
The second man then spoke up and said, It is true that I sold him the ground, but I did not reserve anything he might find in it.
So you might suspect the tax rate is only 1 percent.
Your children actually might grow up feeling privileged, better, and even a bit snooty.
With a little more wit we might use these materials so as to become richer than the richest now are, and make our civilization a blessing.
When she turned away she feared he might seize her from behind by her bare arm and kiss her on the neck.
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.
He longed to get into that water, however dirty it might be, and he glanced round at the pool from whence came sounds of shrieks and laughter.
I swear to you on my honor that Napoleon was in such a fix as never before and might have lost half his army but could not have taken Smolensk.
But what it was, no one could tell: it might be some caprice of a sick and half-crazy man, or it might relate to public affairs, or possibly to family concerns.
She turned away, and then, as if fearing he might take her words as meant to move him to pity, looked at him with an apprehensive glance of inquiry.
To a proposal made by General Campan (who was to attack the fleches) to lead his division through the woods, Napoleon agreed, though the so-called Duke of Elchingen (Ney) ventured to remark that a movement through the woods was dangerous and might disorder the division.
If now you married again with the object of bearing children, your sin might be forgiven.
Though she concealed from him her intention of keeping him under her wing, Petya guessed her designs, and instinctively fearing that he might give way to emotion when with her--might "become womanish" as he termed it to himself--he treated her coldly, avoided her, and during his stay in Moscow attached himself exclusively to Natasha for whom he had always had a particularly brotherly tenderness, almost lover-like.
So fresh instructions were sent for the solution of difficulties that might be encountered, as well as fresh people who were to watch Kutuzov's actions and report upon them.
Zeb was also escorted to a room--so grand and beautiful that he almost feared to sit in the chairs or lie upon the bed, lest he might dim their splendor.
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.
It was thought advisable for me to have my examinations in a room by myself, because the noise of the typewriter might disturb the other girls.
I do not mean that exactly, but I mean something which he might think a good deal like that; I mean that they should not play life, or study it merely, while the community supports them at this expensive game, but earnestly live it from beginning to end.