For a moment he studied her face.
Every woman should have her princess moment, don't you think?
It was a moment of supreme happiness.
It seems fitting to end this part of the list—ways that information and communication will help end war—by noting that every day, every moment, more and more people have access to the Internet.
For a moment she struggled with him until something changed in his eyes.
But let's adopt the cynic's view for a moment and assume people in these corporations are chiefly concerned about their financial benefit, not about human suffering, when it comes to war.
Quint hesitated a moment, watching Lisa with an uncertain expression.
Natasha, raising her face for a moment from her mother's mantilla, glanced up at her through tears of laughter, and again hid her face.
The others picked themselves up from the ground one by one and quickly rejoined their fellows, so for a moment the horse thought he had won the fight with ease.
He stood still for a moment, thinking.
Here is a hogshead of molasses or of brandy directed to John Smith, Cuttingsville, Vermont, some trader among the Green Mountains, who imports for the farmers near his clearing, and now perchance stands over his bulkhead and thinks of the last arrivals on the coast, how they may affect the price for him, telling his customers this moment, as he has told them twenty times before this morning, that he expects some by the next train of prime quality.
He looked startled for a moment, and then composed himself.
It is most perplexing and exasperating that just at the moment when you need your memory and a nice sense of discrimination, these faculties take to themselves wings and fly away.
A moment later, veins of light threaded through dark low clouds.
But why, after displaying so much cunning, did he invariably betray himself the moment he came up by that loud laugh?
For a moment she watched them gracefully move across the room - totally in sync.
The next moment two bees flew eagerly in.
For a moment he simply gazed into her eyes, and then he drew a deep breath.
At the same moment the bell struck and school was dismissed.
But lo! the lovely maiden only smiles more sweetly, and breathes upon the icy battlements of her enemies, and in a moment they vanish, and the glad Earth gives her a royal welcome.
He walked down the hill, pausing a reverent moment at the headstone, and then ducked under a limb as he continued down the hill.
For a moment she surrendered to his warm lips and secure embrace, clinging to him as her heart stepped up pace.
Dulce turned, and for a moment Carmen thought she might strike her.
For one horrible long moment he was silent.
Consider for a moment how much Borlaug accomplished with almost no technology.
Anger seized me, my fingers refused to move, I sat rigid for one long moment, the blood throbbing in my temples, and all the hatred that a child can feel concentrated in my heart.
In spite of the lapse of years, they seem so close to me that I should not think it strange if at any moment they should clasp my hand and speak words of endearment as they used to before they went away.
The little kitten, feasting her eyes on him, seemed ready at any moment to start her gambols again and display her kittenish nature.
For a moment they stared at each other.
Len's face was pasty white and for a moment she thought he was going to throw up.
A single video a moment long can increase empathy and understanding.
In that moment she cringed inwardly.
For a moment she envisioned him and felt a pang of loneliness.
The moment had made him acutely aware of the instinct to replicate.
It was because she seized the right moment to impart knowledge that made it so pleasant and acceptable to me.
He stood still a moment to look about him, and think what he should do first.
Of the sources of his vocabulary he is, for the most part, as unaware as he is of the moment when he ate the food which makes a bit of his thumbnail.
Writing of the moment when she learned that everything has a name, she says: We met the nurse carrying my little cousin; and teacher spelled 'baby.'
I knew, too, it was immense! awful! and for a moment some of the sunshine seemed to have gone out of the day.
I did not for a moment feel confined, and the walls seemed a great waste of stone and mortar.
But before Pierre--who at that moment imagined himself to be Napoleon in person and to have just effected the dangerous crossing of the Straits of Dover and captured London--could pronounce Pitt's sentence, he saw a well-built and handsome young officer entering his room.
"Our sovereign the Emperor will be here in a moment," said Rostopchin.
Pierre's one feeling at the moment was a desire to show that he was ready to go all lengths and was prepared to sacrifice everything.
For another moment she hesitated, and then joined Alex.
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.
For a moment she stared at it.
His solemn gaze searched hers for a moment before he spoke.
For a moment she envisioned him and felt a pang of loneliness.
They stood there for a moment, watching their image in the mirror.
At the moment, it felt more domestic than romantic.
Señor Medena watched him for a moment, his expression guarded.
The next moment a broad-leaved plant was jerked from the ground where it grew and held suspended in the air before the Wizard.
In a heated moment the phrase "jack-booted thug" slips out, and it is all downhill from there.
So let's take a moment and conduct a three-step evaluation.
We live at a defining moment for humanity, as the compounding effects of technology and civilization reach an inflection point.
But we will see it begin to take shape and will know that we were there the moment the world changed.
The fire leaped into life; the flames encircled me so that in a moment my clothes were blazing.
There was a moment of sinister silence, then a multitudinous stirring of the leaves.
He said no, it would not be called for about fifteen minutes; so we sat down to wait; but in a moment the man came back and asked Teacher if we would like to go to the train at once.
We are enjoying every moment of our visit, every one is so good to us.
She started forward, then hesitated a moment, evidently debating within herself whether she would go or not.
For one terrifying moment the enormity of what they had done brought her close to panic.
Instead, forget which is "right" for the moment and simply consider the flow of history, for better or worse.
She went through these motions several times, mimicking every movement, then she stood very still for a moment with a troubled look on her face, which suddenly cleared, and she spelled, "Good Helen," and wreathed her face in a very large, artificial smile.
Her every waking moment is spent in the endeavour to satisfy her innate desire for knowledge, and her mind works so incessantly that we have feared for her health.
She stood very still for a moment, and it was evident from her face, which was flushed and troubled, that a struggle was going on in her mind.
She looked troubled, and hesitated a moment before answering.
I couldn't help laughing, for at that very moment Viney was shouting at the top of her voice:
After thinking a moment she said, "My eyes are bad!" then she changed it into "My eyes are sick!"
Day after day she moved her pencil in the same tracks along the grooved paper, never for a moment expressing the least impatience or sense of fatigue.
After a moment she added, mournfully, "I fear some people's lives are just like Ginger's."
She was quiet for a moment, and then asked, with spirit: How do you know that I cannot understand?
After a moment she went on: A. says God is everywhere, and that He is all love; but I do not think a person can be made out of love.
At this moment another thought seemed to flash through her mind, and she added, "But Mr. Anagnos did not speak to my soul."
Let us consider for a moment what most of the trouble and anxiety which I have referred to is about, and how much it is necessary that we be troubled, or at least careful.
There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hands.
Wait a moment, I'll get my work....
At that moment Anna Pavlovna came up and, looking severely at Pierre, asked the Italian how he stood Russian climate.
Pierre, who from the moment Prince Andrew entered the room had watched him with glad, affectionate eyes, now came up and took his arm.
He wished to say something more, but at that moment Prince Vasili and his daughter got up to go and the two young men rose to let them pass.
Every moment is precious.
"Bring me..." he reflected a moment, "yes, bring me seven hundred rubles, yes!
It was just the moment before a big dinner when the assembled guests, expecting the summons to zakuska, * avoid engaging in any long conversation but think it necessary to move about and talk, in order to show that they are not at all impatient for their food.
His eyes too seemed strange; at one moment they looked impudently sly and at the next glanced round in alarm.
You must remember, Catiche, that it was all done casually in a moment of anger, of illness, and was afterwards forgotten.
Pausing for a moment, Pierre noticed several other men of the same kind hiding in the shadow of the house on both sides.
The sick man was so surrounded by doctors, princesses, and servants that Pierre could no longer see the reddish-yellow face with its gray mane-- which, though he saw other faces as well, he had not lost sight of for a single moment during the whole service.
"But, my dear princess," answered Anna Mikhaylovna blandly but impressively, blocking the way to the bedroom and preventing the other from passing, "won't this be too much for poor Uncle at a moment when he needs repose?
Worldly conversation at a moment when his soul is already prepared...
At this moment that terrible door burst noisily open and banged against the wall.
Princess Mary had turned toward her brother, and through her tears the loving, warm, gentle look of her large luminous eyes, very beautiful at that moment, rested on Prince Andrew's face.
At that moment the great clock struck two and another with a shrill tone joined in from the drawing room.
What? asked both princesses when they saw for a moment at the door Prince Andrew and the figure of the old man in a white dressing gown, spectacled and wigless, shouting in an angry voice.
The hussar at that moment noticed the face of the red-nosed captain and his drawn-in stomach, and mimicked his expression and pose with such exactitude that Nesvitski could not help laughing.
It was Dolokhov marching with particular grace and boldness in time to the song and looking at those driving past as if he pitied all who were not at that moment marching with the company.
He waited a moment to see whether the cornet would answer, but he turned and went out of the corridor.
Denisov paused, thought a moment, and, evidently understanding what Rostov hinted at, seized his arm.
"You just wait a moment, my dear fellow, and listen," interrupted the staff captain in his deep bass, calmly stroking his long mustache.
In a moment the men came running gaily from their campfires and began loading.
On the French side, amid the groups with cannon, a cloud of smoke appeared, then a second and a third almost simultaneously, and at the moment when the first report was heard a fourth was seen.
On reaching the village he dismounted and went to the nearest house, intending to rest if but for a moment, eat something, and try to sort out the stinging and tormenting thoughts that confused his mind.
One moment, your excellency.
At that moment he was clearly thinking of nothing but how dashing a fellow he would appear as he passed the commander.
But at the moment the first report was heard, Bagration looked round and shouted, "Hurrah!"
"Can something bad have happened to me?" he wondered as he got up: and at that moment he felt that something superfluous was hanging on his benumbed left arm.
That moment of moral hesitation which decides the fate of battles had arrived.
But at that moment the French who were attacking, suddenly and without any apparent reason, ran back and disappeared from the outskirts, and Russian sharpshooters showed themselves in the copse.
Our fugitives returned, the battalions re-formed, and the French who had nearly cut our left flank in half were for the moment repulsed.
A moment later, an adjutant arrived with the same order.
For a moment he dozed, but in that short interval innumerable things appeared to him in a dream: his mother and her large white hand, Sonya's thin little shoulders, Natasha's eyes and laughter, Denisov with his voice and mustache, and Telyanin and all that affair with Telyanin and Bogdanich.
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.
And at that moment Pierre felt that Helene not only could, but must, be his wife, and that it could not be otherwise.
Some, as if unwilling to distract her from an important occupation, came up to her for a moment and made haste to go away, refusing to let her see them off.
The prince will be out in a moment, came the maid's voice at the door.
My dear, I must tell you that this is a moment I shall never, never forget.
At that moment the door opened.
And at that moment, though the day was still, a light gust of wind blowing over the army slightly stirred the streamers on the lances and the unfolded standards fluttered against their staffs.
When he entered, Prince Andrew, his eyes drooping contemptuously (with that peculiar expression of polite weariness which plainly says, "If it were not my duty I would not talk to you for a moment"), was listening to an old Russian general with decorations, who stood very erect, almost on tiptoe, with a soldier's obsequious expression on his purple face, reporting something.
Prince Andrew introduced his protege, but Prince Dolgorukov politely and firmly pressing his hand said nothing to Boris and, evidently unable to suppress the thoughts which were uppermost in his mind at that moment, addressed Prince Andrew in French.
In a moment everyone was in his place, waiting.
He was happy as a lover when the longed-for moment of meeting arrives.
Wheels creak on their axles as the cogs engage one another and the revolving pulleys whirr with the rapidity of their movement, but a neighboring wheel is as quiet and motionless as though it were prepared to remain so for a hundred years; but the moment comes when the lever catches it and obeying the impulse that wheel begins to creak and joins in the common motion the result and aim of which are beyond its ken.
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.
Weyrother, with the gesture of a man too busy to lose a moment, glanced at Kutuzov and, having convinced himself that he was asleep, took up a paper and in a loud, monotonous voice began to read out the dispositions for the impending battle, under a heading which he also read out:
But Miloradovich was at that moment evidently thinking of anything rather than of what the generals were disputing about.
And then that happy moment, that Toulon for which he had so long waited, presents itself to him at last.
At the moment he opened his eyes he heard in front of him, where the enemy was, the long-drawn shouts of thousands of voices.
The decisive moment has arrived.
"Stop them!" he shouted, and at the same moment, probably realizing that it was impossible to stop them, spurred his horse and rode to the right.
At that moment, as the Horse Guards, having passed him, disappeared in the smoke, Rostov hesitated whether to gallop after them or to go where he was sent.
And here, where at any moment the Emperor may see them....
At that moment Alexander turned his head and Rostov saw the beloved features that were so deeply engraved on his memory.
Those speeches were intended for quite other conditions, they were for the most part to be spoken at a moment of victory and triumph, generally when he was dying of wounds and the sovereign had thanked him for heroic deeds, and while dying he expressed the love his actions had proved.
He knew it was Napoleon--his hero--but at that moment Napoleon seemed to him such a small, insignificant creature compared with what was passing now between himself and that lofty infinite sky with the clouds flying over it.
Is everyone all right? he thought, stopping for a moment with a sinking heart, and then immediately starting to run along the hall and up the warped steps of the familiar staircase.
Sonya now was sixteen and she was very pretty, especially at this moment of happy, rapturous excitement.
The old countess, not letting go of his hand and kissing it every moment, sat beside him: the rest, crowding round him, watched every movement, word, or look of his, never taking their blissfully adoring eyes off him.
"How strange it is," said Vera, selecting a moment when all were silent, "that Sonya and Nicholas now say you to one another and meet like strangers."
"To the health of our Sovereign, the Emperor!" he cried, and at the same moment his kindly eyes grew moist with tears of joy and enthusiasm.
"I should not be doing my duty, Count," he said in timid tones, "and should not justify your confidence and the honor you have done me in choosing me for your second, if at this grave, this very grave, moment I did not tell you the whole truth.
And he vividly recalled that moment after supper at Prince Vasili's, when he spoke those words he had found so difficult to utter: "I love you."
And is it worth tormenting oneself, when one has only a moment of life in comparison with eternity?
But at the moment when he imagined himself calmed by such reflections, she suddenly came into his mind as she was at the moments when he had most strongly expressed his insincere love for her, and he felt the blood rush to his heart and had again to get up and move about and break and tear whatever came to his hand.
He was suffering physically at that moment, there was a weight on his chest and he could not breathe.
God knows what he would have done at that moment had Helene not fled from the room.
"No it can't be, that would be too extraordinary," and at the very moment she thought this, the face and figure of Prince Andrew, in a fur cloak the deep collar of which covered with snow, appeared on the landing where the footman stood with the candle.
Natasha fell in love the very moment she entered the ballroom.
Rostov recalled at that moment a strange conversation he had once had with Dolokhov.
At that moment his home life, jokes with Petya, talks with Sonya, duets with Natasha, piquet with his father, and even his comfortable bed in the house on the Povarskaya rose before him with such vividness, clearness, and charm that it seemed as if it were all a lost and unappreciated bliss, long past.
Oh, how Rostov detested at that moment those hands with their short reddish fingers and hairy wrists, which held him in their power....
But, though she noticed it, she was herself in such high spirits at that moment, so far from sorrow, sadness, or self-reproach, that she purposely deceived herself as young people often do.
At that moment she was oblivious of her surroundings, and from her smiling lips flowed sounds which anyone may produce at the same intervals and hold for the same time, but which leave you cold a thousand times and the thousand and first time thrill you and make you weep.
The important mystery mentioned by the Rhetor, though it aroused his curiosity, did not seem to him essential, and the second aim, that of purifying and regenerating himself, did not much interest him because at that moment he felt with delight that he was already perfectly cured of his former faults and was ready for all that was good.
Have just this moment received by special messenger very joyful news--if it's not false.
So energetically do we pursue this aim that after crossing an unfordable river we burn the bridges to separate ourselves from our enemy, who at the moment is not Bonaparte but Buxhowden.
But as it turns out, just at that moment a third enemy rises before us--namely the Orthodox Russian soldiers, loudly demanding bread, meat, biscuits, fodder, and whatnot!
At the moment the Emperors went into the pavilion he looked at his watch, and did not forget to look at it again when Alexander came out.
An expression of annoyance showed itself for a moment on his face on first recognizing Rostov.
At that moment Zhilinski's voice was heard calling Boris.
"I may see him at any moment," thought Rostov.
On hearing this indifferent voice, Rostov grew frightened at what he was doing; the thought of meeting the Emperor at any moment was so fascinating and consequently so alarming that he was ready to run away, but the official who had questioned him opened the door, and Rostov entered.
The members of his suite, guessing at once what he wanted, moved about and whispered as they passed something from one to another, and a page--the same one Rostov had seen the previous evening at Boris'--ran forward and, bowing respectfully over the outstretched hand and not keeping it waiting a moment, laid in it an Order on a red ribbon.
"My dear," Princess Mary entering at such a moment would say, "little Nicholas can't go out today, it's very cold."
But the moment the door opened one feeling alone appeared on all faces-- that of fear.
At that moment, with soft steps, the countess came in shyly, in her cap and velvet gown.
Natasha had not had a moment free since early morning and had not once had time to think of what lay before her.
"One moment..." he went on, turning to Magnitski and interrupting his story.
At dinner the conversation did not cease for a moment and seemed to consist of the contents of a book of funny anecdotes.
But at that moment Berg came to Pierre and began insisting that he should take part in an argument between the general and the colonel on the affairs in Spain.
I have loved you from the very first moment I saw you.
Then, at the moment of our loss, these thoughts could not occur to me; I should then have dismissed them with horror, but now they are very clear and certain.
That instant, when Nicholas saw the wolf struggling in the gully with the dogs, while from under them could be seen her gray hair and outstretched hind leg and her frightened choking head, with her ears laid back (Karay was pinning her by the throat), was the happiest moment of his life.
Nicholas and his attendant, with "Uncle" and his huntsman, were all riding round the wolf, crying "ulyulyu!" shouting and preparing to dismount each moment that the wolf crouched back, and starting forward again every time she shook herself and moved toward the wood where she would be safe.
He saw the whips in their red caps galloping along the edge of the ravine, he even saw the hounds, and was expecting a fox to show itself at any moment on the ryefield opposite.
At the very moment when she would have seized her prey, the hare moved and darted along the balk between the winter rye and the stubble.
A moment later everyone had drawn up round the crowd of dogs.
At the same moment Natasha, without drawing breath, screamed joyously, ecstatically, and so piercingly that it set everyone's ear tingling.
Just as "Uncle's" pickled mushrooms, honey, and cherry brandy had seemed to her the best in the world, so also that song, at that moment, seemed to her the acme of musical delight.
"Yes, we're philosophizing," said Natasha, glancing round for a moment and then continuing the conversation.
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.
When the count returned, Natasha was impolitely pleased and hastened to get away: at that moment she hated the stiff, elderly princess, who could place her in such an embarrassing position and had spent half an hour with her without once mentioning Prince Andrew.
At a moment when all was quiet before the commencement of a song, a door leading to the stalls on the side nearest the Rostovs' box creaked, and the steps of a belated arrival were heard.
She was expecting Prince Andrew any moment and twice that day sent a manservant to the Vozdvizhenka to ascertain whether he had come.
He said this at a moment when she alone could hear him.
You are enchanting... from the moment I saw you I have never ceased...
And with the decision and tenderness that often come at the moment of awakening, she embraced her friend, but noticing Sonya's look of embarrassment, her own face expressed confusion and suspicion.
At that moment this all seemed quite easy, simple, and clear to Natasha.
"Well, comrades and friends..." he considered for a moment "...of my youth, farewell!" he said, turning to Makarin and the others.
Natasha, pale and stern, was sitting beside Marya Dmitrievna, and her eyes, glittering feverishly, met Pierre with a questioning look the moment he entered.
Pierre without greeting his wife whom he had not seen since his return-- at that moment she was more repulsive to him than ever--entered the drawing room and seeing Anatole went up to him.
If I were not myself, but the handsomest, cleverest, and best man in the world, and were free, I would this moment ask on my knees for your hand and your love!
History, that is, the unconscious, general, hive life of mankind, uses every moment of the life of kings as a tool for its own purposes.
Yesterday I learned that, despite the loyalty with which I have kept my engagements with Your Majesty, your troops have crossed the Russian frontier, and I have this moment received from Petersburg a note, in which Count Lauriston informs me, as a reason for this aggression, that Your Majesty has considered yourself to be in a state of war with me from the time Prince Kuragin asked for his passports.
And giving her no further reply, he began thinking of the glad vindictive moment when he would meet Kuragin who he knew was now in the army.
A third, in the absence of opponents, between two councils would simply solicit a special gratuity for his faithful services, well knowing that at that moment people would be too busy to refuse him.
Armfeldt says our army is cut in half, and Paulucci says we have got the French army between two fires; Michaud says that the worthlessness of the Drissa camp lies in having the river behind it, and Pfuel says that is what constitutes its strength; Toll proposes one plan, Armfeldt another, and they are all good and all bad, and the advantages of any suggestions can be seen only at the moment of trial.
He felt instinctively that if the hussars struck at the French dragoons now, the latter could not withstand them, but if a charge was to be made it must be done now, at that very moment, or it would be too late.
In another moment Rostov's horse dashed its breast against the hindquarters of the officer's horse, almost knocking it over, and at the same instant Rostov, without knowing why, raised his saber and struck the Frenchman with it.
His eyes, screwed up with fear as if he every moment expected another blow, gazed up at Rostov with shrinking terror.
After those involuntary words--that if he were free he would have asked on his knees for her hand and her love--uttered at a moment when she was so strongly agitated, Pierre never spoke to Natasha of his feelings; and it seemed plain to her that those words, which had then so comforted her, were spoken as all sorts of meaningless words are spoken to comfort a crying child.
Take me, take me! prayed Natasha, with impatient emotion in her heart, not crossing herself but letting her slender arms hang down as if expecting some invisible power at any moment to take her and deliver her from herself, from her regrets, desires, remorse, hopes, and sins.
At this moment, Petya, to whom nobody was paying any attention, came up to his father with a very flushed face and said in his breaking voice that was now deep and now shrill:
For a moment the crowd stood still, but then it made another rush forward.
At that moment Count Rostopchin with his protruding chin and alert eyes, wearing the uniform of a general with sash over his shoulder, entered the room, stepping briskly to the front of the crowd of gentry.
"You brute, you murderer!" screamed a thin, pale woman who, with a baby in her arms and her kerchief torn from her head, burst through the door at that moment and down the steps into the yard.
At that moment the pitiful wailing of women was heard from different sides, the frightened baby began to cry, and people crowded silently with pale faces round the cook.
At that moment the flames flared up and showed his young master's pale worn face.
The fire died down for a moment and wreaths of black smoke rolled from under the roof.
To Princess Mary it was strange that now, at a moment when such sorrow was filling her soul, there could be rich people and poor, and the rich could refrain from helping the poor.
With wide-open eyes she gazed at the moonlight and the shadows, expecting every moment to see his dead face, and she felt that the silence brooding over the house and within it held her fast.
At that moment, on the road leading from the big house, two women and a man in a white hat were seen coming toward the officers.
At the moment when Rostov and Ilyin were galloping along the road, Princess Mary, despite the dissuasions of Alpatych, her nurse, and the maids, had given orders to harness and intended to start, but when the cavalrymen were espied they were taken for Frenchmen, the coachman ran away, and the women in the house began to wail.
He said the peasants were obdurate and that at the present moment it would be imprudent to "overresist" them without an armed force, and would it not be better first to send for the military?
"We don't riot, we're following the orders," declared Karp, and at that moment several voices began speaking together.
But at that moment Denisov, no more intimidated by his superiors than by the enemy, came with jingling spurs up the steps of the porch, despite the angry whispers of the adjutants who tried to stop him.
The cavalry ride to battle and meet the wounded and do not for a moment think of what awaits them, but pass by, winking at the wounded.
You see... but Boris did not finish, for at that moment Kaysarov, Kutuzov's adjutant, came up to Pierre.
Now the decisive moment of battle had come when Kutuzov would be destroyed and the power pass to Bennigsen, or even if Kutuzov won the battle it would be felt that everything was done by Bennigsen.
"At such a moment?" said Pierre reproachfully.
"One moment, one moment!" replied the adjutant, and riding up to a stout colonel who was standing in the meadow, he gave him some message and then addressed Pierre.
Kutuzov made a grimace and sent an order to Dokhturov to take over the command of the first army, and a request to the duke--whom he said he could not spare at such an important moment--to return to him.
At one and the same moment came the sound of an explosion, a whistle of splinters as from a breaking window frame, a suffocating smell of powder, and Prince Andrew started to one side, raising his arm, and fell on his chest.
At that moment he did not desire Moscow, or victory, or glory (what need had he for any more glory?).
Moment by moment the event is imperceptibly shaping itself, and at every moment of this continuous, uninterrupted shaping of events the commander-in-chief is in the midst of a most complex play of intrigues, worries, contingencies, authorities, projects, counsels, threats, and deceptions and is continually obliged to reply to innumerable questions addressed to him, which constantly conflict with one another.
Moment by moment the event is imperceptibly shaping itself, and at every moment of this continuous, uninterrupted shaping of events the commander-in-chief is in the midst of a most complex play of intrigues, worries, contingencies, authorities, projects, counsels, threats, and deceptions and is continually obliged to reply to innumerable questions addressed to him, which constantly conflict with one another.
But a commander in chief, especially at a difficult moment, has always before him not one proposal but dozens simultaneously.
All that was done around her and to her at this time, all the attention devoted to her by so many clever men and expressed in such pleasant, refined ways, and the state of dove-like purity she was now in (she wore only white dresses and white ribbons all that time) gave her pleasure, but her pleasure did not cause her for a moment to forget her aim.
Wishing to speak and to attract their attention, he got up, but at that moment his legs grew cold and bare.
For a moment as he was rearranging his cloak Pierre opened his eyes and saw the same penthouse roofs, posts, and yard, but now they were all bluish, lit up, and glittering with frost or dew.
At that moment Berg drew out his handkerchief as if to blow his nose and, seeing the knot in it, pondered, shaking his head sadly and significantly.
At that moment this news had only one significance for both of them.
The officer pounced on the soldiers who were in the shops, but at that moment fearful screams reached them from the huge crowd on the Moskva bridge and the officer ran out into the square.
One little moment, said she.
At that moment the first smith got up and, scratching his bruised face to make it bleed, shouted in a tearful voice: Police!
The superintendent of police, who had gone that morning by Count Rostopchin's orders to burn the barges and had in connection with that matter acquired a large sum of money which was at that moment in his pocket, on seeing a crowd bearing down upon him told his coachman to stop.
The superintendent of police turned round at that moment with a scared look, said something to his coachman, and his horses increased their speed.
I'll come out to you in a moment, but we must first settle with the villain.
At the moment when Vereshchagin fell and the crowd closed in with savage yells and swayed about him, Rostopchin suddenly turned pale and, instead of going to the back entrance where his carriage awaited him, went with hurried steps and bent head, not knowing where and why, along the passage leading to the rooms on the ground floor.
Kutuzov looked at Rostopchin as if, not grasping what was said to him, he was trying to read something peculiar written at that moment on the face of the man addressing him.
Moreover, at this moment Pierre was supported in his design and prevented from renouncing it by what he had already done in that direction.
Hearing the yell the officer turned round, and at the same moment Pierre threw himself on the drunkard.
But now that the moment had come she was filled with dread of what she might see.
Please get it for me and put it under for a moment, he pleaded in a piteous voice.
For just one moment I didn't look after you...
At that moment a maid sent by the countess, who had noticed her daughter's absence, knocked at the door.
Glowing with the heat and from running, he felt at that moment more strongly than ever the sense of youth, animation, and determination that had come on him when he ran to save the child.
Shouts of approval were heard from the crowd around, and at the same moment a mounted patrol of French uhlans appeared from round the corner.
When he heard these words and saw the expression of firm resolution in the Emperor's eyes, Michaud--quoique etranger, russe de coeur et d'ame-- at that solemn moment felt himself enraptured by all that he had heard (as he used afterwards to say), and gave expression to his own feelings and those of the Russian people whose representative he considered himself to be, in the following words:
"Sire!" said he, "Your Majesty is at this moment signing the glory of the nation and the salvation of Europe!"
At that moment an immense number of things passed dimly through both their minds, and they realized that they were both children of humanity and were brothers.
But at that moment an adjutant entered and reported something to Davout.
In another moment Davout would have realized that he was doing wrong, but just then the adjutant had come in and interrupted him.
The moment they laid hands on him he sprang aside in terror and clutched at Pierre.
He loved his dog, his comrades, the French, and Pierre who was his neighbor, but Pierre felt that in spite of Karataev's affectionate tenderness for him (by which he unconsciously gave Pierre's spiritual life its due) he would not have grieved for a moment at parting from him.
Sometimes Pierre, struck by the meaning of his words, would ask him to repeat them, but Platon could never recall what he had said a moment before, just as he never could repeat to Pierre the words of his favorite song: native and birch tree and my heart is sick occurred in it, but when spoken and not sung, no meaning could be got out of it.
That feeling was so strong at the moment of leaving Voronezh that those who saw her off, as they looked at her careworn, despairing face, felt sure she would fall ill on the journey.
One moment, Princess, one moment, my dear!
In spite of her one desire to see her brother as soon as possible, and her vexation that at the moment when all she wanted was to see him they should be trying to entertain her and pretending to admire her nephew, the princess noticed all that was going on around her and felt the necessity of submitting, for a time, to this new order of things which she had entered.
It was plain that at that moment there was in Natasha's heart no thought of herself or of her own relations with Prince Andrew.
Recalling the moment at the ambulance station when he had seen Kuragin, he could not now regain the feeling he then had, but was tormented by the question whether Kuragin was alive.
The Frenchman looked at the linen, considered for a moment, then looked inquiringly at Pierre and, as if Pierre's look had told him something, suddenly blushed and shouted in a squeaky voice:
From the moment Pierre had recognized the appearance of the mysterious force nothing had seemed to him strange or dreadful: neither the corpse smeared with soot for fun nor these women hurrying away nor the burned ruins of Moscow.
Wait a moment, I'll light a candle.
That rule says that an attacker should concentrate his forces in order to be stronger than his opponent at the moment of conflict.
For a moment Denisov and the esaul drew back.
Petya had heard in the army many stories of Dolokhov's extraordinary bravery and of his cruelty to the French, so from the moment he entered the hut Petya did not take his eyes from him, but braced himself up more and more and held his head high, that he might not be unworthy even of such company.
"Don't talk Russian," said Dolokhov in a hurried whisper, and at that very moment they heard through the darkness the challenge: "Qui vive?" * and the click of a musket.
"Well, now he'll come away," Petya thought every moment as he stood by the campfire listening to the talk.
It seemed to Petya that at the moment the shot was fired it suddenly became as bright as noon.
"Wait?... Hurrah-ah-ah!" shouted Petya, and without pausing a moment galloped to the place whence came the sounds of firing and where the smoke was thickest.
"The Cossacks!" one of them shouted, and a moment later a crowd of Russians surrounded Pierre.
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.
Her persevering and patient love seemed completely to surround the countess every moment, not explaining or consoling, but recalling her to life.
But wait a moment, boys...
The doctor who attended Pierre and visited him every day, though he considered it his duty as a doctor to pose as a man whose every moment was of value to suffering humanity, would sit for hours with Pierre telling him his favorite anecdotes and his observations on the characters of his patients in general, and especially of the ladies.
But at that moment Princess Mary said, "Natasha!"
And he... he... he said he was wishing for it at the very moment I entered the room....
At that moment of emotional tenderness young Nicholas' face, which resembled his father's, affected Pierre so much that when he had kissed the boy he got up quickly, took out his handkerchief, and went to the window.
"People speak of misfortunes and sufferings," remarked Pierre, "but if at this moment I were asked: 'Would you rather be what you were before you were taken prisoner, or go through all this again?' then for heaven's sake let me again have captivity and horseflesh!
He was thinking of Prince Andrew, of Natasha, and of their love, at one moment jealous of her past, then reproaching himself for that feeling.
But as soon as the necessity for a general European war presented itself he appeared in his place at the given moment and, uniting the nations of Europe, led them to the goal.
With Mademoiselle Bourienne's help the princess had maintained the conversation very well, but at the very last moment, just when he rose, she was so tired of talking of what did not interest her, and her mind was so full of the question why she alone was granted so little happiness in life, that in a fit of absent-mindedness she sat still, her luminous eyes gazing fixedly before her, not noticing that he had risen.
"Wait a moment, I'll fetch it," said Mademoiselle Bourienne, and she left the room.
The moment Nicholas took her hand she could no longer restrain herself and began to cry.
And at that moment little Andrew shouted from outside the door: Papa!
He grew silent, and quiet ensued for a moment, terrible to Countess Mary.
At that moment they heard the sound of the door pulley and footsteps in the hall and anteroom, as if someone had arrived.
She felt that the allurements instinct had formerly taught her to use would now be merely ridiculous in the eyes of her husband, to whom she had from the first moment given herself up entirely--that is, with her whole soul, leaving no corner of it hidden from him.
Pierre was greatly surprised by his wife's view, to him a perfectly novel one, that every moment of his life belonged to her and to the family.
It very often happened that in a moment of irritation husband and wife would have a dispute, but long afterwards Pierre to his surprise and delight would find in his wife's ideas and actions the very thought against which she had argued, but divested of everything superfluous that in the excitement of the dispute he had added when expressing his opinion.
At that moment Nicholas and Countess Mary came in.
At that moment Nicholas noticed the presence of his nephew.
You won't escape!--from that moment this conversation began, contrary to all the laws of logic and contrary to them because quite different subjects were talked about at one and the same time.
At that moment it seemed to him that he was chosen to give a new direction to the whole of Russian society and to the whole world.
No command ever appears spontaneously, or itself covers a whole series of occurrences; but each command follows from another, and never refers to a whole series of events but always to one moment only of an event.
Only by watching closely moment by moment the movement of that flow and comparing it with the movement of the ship do we convince ourselves that every bit of it is occasioned by the forward movement of the ship, and that we were led into error by the fact that we ourselves were imperceptibly moving.
For if I examine an action committed a second ago I must still recognize it as not being free, for it is irrevocably linked to the moment at which it was committed.
I lift it, but ask myself: could I have abstained from lifting my arm at the moment that has already passed?
But I am not now abstaining from doing so at the first moment when I asked the question.
The moment in which the first movement was made is irrevocable, and at that moment I could make only one movement, and whatever movement I made would be the only one.
That I did not lift my arm a moment later does not prove that I could have abstained from lifting it then.
And since I could make only one movement at that single moment of time, it could not have been any other.
(2) Time is infinite motion without a moment of rest and is unthinkable otherwise.
Taking her in his arms, he held her close for a moment and then planted a kiss on her forehead.
Carmen met his gaze for a moment - long enough to reunite, and then they both turned back to the others.
In that moment she was certain she saw something in his eyes - something akin to remorse.
Alex looked surprised for a moment and then his lips clamped together firmly.
For a moment a pang of homesickness engulfed her.
For a moment she lay waiting, and then realized he had fallen asleep.
Strange how such a placid moment could stir up such emotional turmoil.
Dulce regarded her reflectively for a moment longer and then walked away without saying another word.
For a moment he looked confused, and then turned away.
Dulce stared at her for a moment, as if considering it for the first time.
For a moment he frowned down at her.
For a moment he merely stared at her, his expression unreadable.
She tried to identify a sound.
He studied her for a moment over the rim of his cup.
She met his gaze defiantly for a moment longer, but he made no attempt to argue.
At that moment there was a choice to make.
For a moment he gazed down at her, his expression much like the trapped fox in the hen house.
For a moment he looked uncomfortable... uncertain.
It was a moment that lay in her stomach like a week-long hunger, regardless of the fact that they had been gone only minutes.
For a moment she stared at the door, her heart racing.
Her heart hesitated a moment, contracting for a race.
For a moment she hesitated, remembering their last discussion.
For a moment she hesitated, and then accelerated.
I wish I would reminisce less and live in the moment.
For a moment the boy did not know what he meant by this question.
One moment Dorothy sat beside them with the kitten in her lap, and a moment later the horse, the piglets, the Wizard and the boy were all that remained in the underground prison.
She said, "At this very moment King Croesus is making turtle and goat soup."
I was never still a moment; my life was as full of motion as those little insects that crowd a whole existence into one brief day.
For one wild, glad moment we snapped the chain that binds us to earth, and joining hands with the winds we felt ourselves divine!
Discouragement and weariness cast me down frequently; but the next moment the thought that I should soon be at home and show my loved ones what I had accomplished, spurred me on, and I eagerly looked forward to their pleasure in my achievement.
God himself culminates in the present moment, and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages.
The countess reflected a moment and took a pinch from a gold snuffbox with her husband's portrait on it.
She vividly recalled the moment when he had his first stroke and was being dragged along by his armpits through the garden at Bald Hills, muttering something with his helpless tongue, twitching his gray eyebrows and looking uneasily and timidly at her.
Never will that moment return for him or for me when he might have said all he longed to say, and not Tikhon but I might have heard and understood him.
For a moment Dulce actually looked sympathetic.
Felipa considered the question a moment and then her brows resumed their normal position.
In that moment of obvious joy, Alondra barely had an accent.
For a moment she almost panicked.
And not a moment too soon.
Let's talk a moment about patriotism and nationalism, words frequently used but seldom clearly defined.
In the first moment of Pierre's outburst Anna Pavlovna, despite her social experience, was horror-struck.
At the moment, all she wanted was to be snuggled close.
He was not meditating, but only deferring the moment of making the effort to lift those legs up and turn over on the bed.
For a moment they simply looked at each other.
At the moment he looked so much like Alex.