She could have asked, but that might tip her hand.
We haven't even begun to figure out all the ways we might get unlimited free and clean power from nuclear fission or fusion or other ways to unlock the vast power stored in the atom.
Then he thought what a pretty picture might be made of his sister's sweet face and little hands.
At first he did not see anything that disturbed him; for word had gone before him to remove from sight everything that might be displeasing or painful.
Alex might have convinced himself that he wanted a simpler lifestyle.
It crossed her mind that Alex might be more than uncomfortable in these surroundings.
The thought that what I wrote might not be absolutely my own tormented me.
She might have lost the baby anyway, but the way he treated her couldn't have helped.
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.
I think she was merely directing the comment at you because she thought you might want to know.
Carmen thought that might be the end of the conflict.
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.
A war which became general, as any limited action might, would only result in the virtual destruction of mankind.
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.
Still, Alex might be getting worse.
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.
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.
She wanted to tell him how much she missed him - how much she wished he was there, but he might jump in the truck and travel dangerous highways.
If we had not said that till the evening, heaven knows what might not have happened.
They looked, as they thought, in every place where the lambs might have taken shelter.
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."
A finding might look like this: "People who eat radishes get better slightly more frequently than people who don't."
They suggest other products a customer might be interested in.
Smith says that if one man tried to make pins by himself, he might make one per day.
He writes how in Europe when there is a problem, people turn to the government to solve it, but in America, they form what he calls "voluntary associations"—what we might term charities and nonprofits.
In other words, you might not notice the time you ate the MSG and didn't get the headache.
Since one cannot have everything, seed makers invariably will make trade-offs that might be different than what I would make.
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...
He ordered the portrait to be carried outside his tent, that the Old Guard, stationed round it, might not be deprived of the pleasure of seeing the King of Rome, the son and heir of their adored monarch.
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.
But in the disposition it is said that, after the fight has commenced in this manner, orders will be given in accordance with the enemy's movements, and so it might be supposed that all necessary arrangements would be made by Napoleon during the battle.
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.
The Russians might fall on his left wing, might break through his center, he himself might be killed by a stray cannon ball.
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.
If now you married again with the object of bearing children, your sin might be forgiven.
The thought that both her sons were at the war, had both gone from under her wing, that today or tomorrow either or both of them might be killed like the three sons of one of her acquaintances, struck her that summer for the first time with cruel clearness.
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.