Most people will tell you anything you want to know.
Dampening her scarf, she closed her eyes and wiped most of the dust from her face.
It's isolated and lonely and I'm gone most of every day.
Of course, most of the boys she dated were much younger than Yancey.
"Most of the people in the world are poor," said the coachman.
I guess he's always been a part of me... one I've wasted most of my life trying to remove.
He was our most famous president.
Most of all, he wanted to change the subject.
You are the most beautiful woman in the room tonight.
That is because they seem so far out of the daily experience of most people that they cannot conceive of how or why they would use them.
"Most certainly, and very soon, too," answered the man.
In fact, the thing she found most attractive about Brandon was his smile.
The theory of pricing means people who want items the most choose to buy those items instead of others they could buy.
Most of the boys she dated would never have thought of practicing the age-old custom of walking around the car to open her door, or guiding her through the crowd with a gentle hand on one elbow.
Most of the old men answered that they did not know of any such person.
"It's good to be home," he whispered, "with the people who mean the most to me."
His eyes were captivating, by far the most attractive feature in his darkly handsome face.
These, to me, are the most exciting companies to look at.
Wars in that same period—the most destructive wars in all of history—took a fraction of that number.
Those were extremes, no doubt, but they are not what is most important.
One of the most appealing things about Alex was his confidence.
I think most people would.
Most people buy Apple TV, but a few buy the Roku XDS Streaming Player.
We are most horrified by that which strikes closest to us and reminds us of our own mortality.
The computers would then see that most people who got better bought their radishes in stores stocked from certain farms.
And it seems to work pretty well, as author Dean Koontz noted when he observed, "Civilization rests on the fact that most people do the right thing most of the time." 3.
Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
Even in the best, most friendly and simplest relations of life, praise and commendation are essential, just as grease is necessary to wheels that they may run smoothly.
Like all infantry officers he wore no mustache, so that his mouth, the most striking feature of his face, was clearly seen.
This will take us most of the way.
Most of the ranchers are barely getting along as it is.
I guarded both doll and cradle with the most jealous care; but once I discovered my little sister sleeping peacefully in the cradle.
"Surely," said the abbess, "this is a poem, most sweet, most true, most beautiful.
There are some who complain most energetically and inconsolably of any, because they are, as they say, doing their duty.
The stranger's name was Cimabue.[Footnote: Cimabue (_pro_. she ma boo'a).] He was the most famous painter of the time.
And that brings me to my final italicized point: The most underutilized resource in the universe is human potential.
On the other hand, even if we admitted that words could be the cause of events, history shows that the expression of the will of historical personages does not in most cases produce any effect, that is to say, their commands are often not executed, and sometimes the very opposite of what they order occurs.
She had the most expressive face he had ever seen.
This might be the most difficult decision she would ever make.
You are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen.
They probably had a lot to discuss and most likely were not alone.
I think you're the most perfect person I've ever met.
My guess is that most of the savings came from Señor Medena, though.
She wouldn't describe him as being tall.
She wouldn't describe him as being tall.
Which of the girls do you think is most qualified to run the ranch?
For the most part, though, her conversation was interesting and helped keep Lisa's mind off her own problems.
For the most part, the work she did for the Giddon family was little more than she would have done at home - with the exception that at home she probably would have made a sandwich instead of a meal.
"I suppose that's the one thing that troubles me most," Lisa admitted.
He's gone most of the time, but he doesn't have a job?
She walked stiffly to the closet, deciding quickly on a pair of blue jeans and a light shirt with a collar that would hide most of her neck.
Brandon rode ahead of her most of the time, dropping back beside her when they emerged from the forest.
I've planned most of my life to get where I am now.
They kept their emotions at bay for the most part.
At the moment he was one of the most important people in her life.
They selected the most valuable food items and buried them.
Even though she had made most of the payments on the land, he still had legal claim.
I'm the only human they see most of the time, and I represent no harm to them.
Most important, did he ever suspect her foolish thoughts?
"What the Gargoyles most dread is a noise," said the man's voice.
Wooden birds fluttered among the trees and wooden cows were browsing upon the wooden grass; but the most amazing things of all were the wooden people--the creatures known as Gargoyles.
Some of the wooden beings fell flat upon the ground, where they quivered and trembled in every limb; but most of them managed to wheel and escape again to a distance.
But Dorothy sprang up and ran to seize her friend's hand drawing him impulsively toward the lovely Princess, who smiled most graciously upon her guest.
The Wizard was also most heartily welcomed by the straw man, who was an important personage in the Land of Oz.
And now the Tin Woodman arrived, his body most beautifully nickle-plated, so that it shone splendidly in the brilliant light of the room.
The Tin Woodman loved Dorothy most tenderly, and welcomed with joy the return of the little old Wizard.
He was noted for his great knowledge, the most of which he had obtained from books.
When the caliph heard of this he sent for Al Farra and asked him, "Who is the most honored of men?"
The name of Arion is still remembered as that of a most wonderful musician.
So they filled a small boat with the things that he would need the most--an ax, a hoe, a kettle, and some other things.
"The prize shall go to the man who deserves it most," he said.
It has endured far longer than most people—probably even Moore himself—ever imagined it could.
In the Italian Renaissance, only a thin veneer of society's elites participated in the creation or ownership of the frescos, music, statues, and paintings; most were only passive observers.
We are creating at a rate exponentially more than our most recent ancestors.
I think most people would.
Well, the diseases that human beings focus on are the ones considered most unbearable.
Cloud computing and software frameworks such as Hadoop give unimagined computing power to the scientist on the most modest budget.
Most cases aren't like our jelly bean example where each person had the items the other person wanted.
Most of these people have other jobs and obligations, so without something like Etsy, they might not be able to enter into these trades.
In the past, when most media was mass media, it was essential to create products with mass appeal.
Most raw materials in the world are essentially unlimited.
I think most people want this.
Consider the pan you most often cook in today.
It will passively recognize you by recognizing your face or your voice or your breathing pattern or the pattern of your footsteps or, most likely, your scent.
In its most basic form (which I'll discuss here for simplification's sake), it is a guarantee of a minimum income above the poverty line for every citizen.
The most pressing concern is securing their own survival.
Most people would not term that welfare, which has become a loaded phrase associated with the state making a payment to individuals.
As I've said earlier, the most underutilized resource in the universe is human potential.
Further, assume the best job pays the most and is the most fun, and the worst job pays the least and is the least fun.
To the extent this world is a meritocracy, the most talented will be the movie star and the least talented will be hauling manure.
Freed from worry about losing a job they do not enjoy, encouraged to follow their dreams and passions, I believe most will want to do just that.
I think most people around the world will seek personal excellence.
Like most stereotypes, it is an over-simplification.
Won't all people (or at least most people) waste their lives on narcissistic, hedonistic pleasure?
The free enterprise system—the greatest creator of wealth the world has known—will continue to produce the material gains we enjoy today and to reward most those who serve their fellow humans best.
Given so many different nutritional theories and viewpoints, most people base their own nutritional philosophies on a combination of two factors: personal experience and social/political worldview.
It is most unlikely that this process of improvement will not continue in the future.
And that fact is driven home by its generally low price in most locations.
All of these are sorely lacking in areas where hunger is most prevalent.
When few people own land and most people live in cities, it is quite common to have high degrees of hunger in a nation that is exporting food.
Those are only some of the most significant factors contributing to hunger in the world today.
While agriculture itself is a technology, it is, in its most basic form, extremely low tech.
By the early twentieth century, most manufacturing of fertilizer had switched to the synthetic production of ammonium sulfate and ammonium phosphate.
Because the most efficient farms in the world are those that operate at vast scale.
It will undoubtedly make the most profitable seeds possible but not necessarily the healthiest.
Where transgenesis offers the most amazing possibilities is in GM foods because it allows plants to exceed their maximum genetic potential.
In Africa, most genetically engineered crops that could grow well there are not welcome.
But of course, I am not most worried about the United States.
It should be noted that the Byzantines were among the most civilized people in all the world at that time.
Yet in most parts of the world, emancipation came peacefully as the civilizing effects of culture transformed society.
In most parts of the world, women are no longer legally regarded as chattel.
As recently as 1900, most of the world was governed this way.
These documents, products themselves of civilization, try to provide legal protections for the most elemental features of civilization.
The most difficult work is in the past.
As we contemplate whether we absolutely must end war, we should consider how life lived on a war footing affects our most basic rights and freedoms.
Of course, politics being what it is, the Peace Dividend was spent a dozen times over by as many special interests who felt they were the most deserving of such an unexpected largess.
Lest I try the patience of my readers, I will offer, in no particular order, forty-three that seem most worthy.
Because military accomplishments were one way to do that, the military attracted the most ambitious young men eager to prove themselves—and "proving themselves" meant battle.
Monarchies—the most prevalent form of government in human history—are disproportionately warlike for a number of reasons.
The rise of public opinion as the most powerful political force in the world.
Now, in most places you can smoke in your car, in your home, and in remote places away from civilized people.
Thanks to the burgeoning of technology and social media, public opinion is the most powerful political force in the world today.
Twitter.com is unquestionably the most efficient way in the history of humanity to send a single idea, invitation, complaint, or observation to the world.
Despite being the most efficient method ever, it is still highly inefficient, and this inefficiency inspires hope.
Most Facebook users have people of other ethnicities and national origin as Facebook friends.
They were not, for the most part, military men.
And most damaging, it can wage war and thereby siphon off wealth, technology, and the lives of its citizens.
This most naughty prank of mine convinced my parents that I must be taught as soon as possible.
My father was most loving and indulgent, devoted to his home, seldom leaving us, except in the hunting season.
The most important day I remember in all my life is the one on which my teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan, came to me.
Even when I studied most earnestly it seemed more like play than work.
What many children think of with dread, as a painful plodding through grammar, hard sums and harder definitions, is to-day one of my most precious memories.
Every one in the family prepared surprises for me, but what pleased me most, Miss Sullivan and I prepared surprises for everybody else.
I idealized them as the bravest and most generous men that ever sought a home in a strange land.
My most vivid recollection of that summer is the ocean.
We lived on the piazza most of the time--there we worked, ate and played.
Miss Fuller and Miss Sullivan could understand me, but most people would not have understood one word in a hundred.
Something I said made her think she detected in my words a confession that I did remember Miss Canby's story of "The Frost Fairies," and she laid her conclusions before Mr. Anagnos, although I had told her most emphatically that she was mistaken.
The young writer, as Stevenson has said, instinctively tries to copy whatever seems most admirable, and he shifts his admiration with astonishing versatility.
In the most evident sense they mean everything.
He, who made every one happy in a beautiful, unobtrusive way, was most kind and tender to Miss Sullivan and me.
I had had, moreover, a good start in French, and received six months' instruction in Latin; but German was the subject with which I was most familiar.
It makes me most happy to remember the hours we spent helping each other in study and sharing our recreation together.
The one I felt and still feel most is lack of time.
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.
Last summer I spent in one of the loveliest nooks of one of the most charming villages in New England.
Once while I was calling on him in Boston he acted the most striking parts of "The Rivals" for me.
Some of them would be found written in our literature and dear to the hearts of many, while others would be wholly unknown to most of my readers.
He was the most sympathetic of companions.
Dr. Bell is proficient in many fields of science, and has the art of making every subject he touches interesting, even the most abstruse theories.
Most of them I met first in the house of my good friend, Mr. Laurence Hutton.
One does not need to read "A Boy I Knew" to understand him--the most generous, sweet-natured boy I ever knew, a good friend in all sorts of weather, who traces the footprints of love in the life of dogs as well as in that of his fellowmen.
Much that I hold sweetest, much that I hold most precious, I owe to her.
I also knew Mr. Charles Dudley Warner, the most delightful of story-tellers and the most beloved friend, whose sympathy was so broad that it may be truly said of him, he loved all living things and his neighbour as himself.
So these selections from Miss Keller's correspondence are made with two purposes--to show her development and to preserve the most entertaining and significant passages from several hundred letters.
From the letters after the year 1892 I have culled in the spirit of one making an anthology, choosing the passages best in style and most important from the point of view of biography.
The La France and the Lamarque are the most fragrant; but the Marechal Neil, Solfaterre, Jacqueminot, Nipheots, Etoile de Lyon, Papa Gontier, Gabrielle Drevet and the Perle des Jardines are all lovely roses.
She had a most beautiful doll given her.
And so God who is the greatest and happiest of all beings is the most loving too.
And we are always most glad of what we not merely see our friends enjoy, but of what we give them to enjoy.
He wants that most of all.
The view was most charmingly picturesque.
I had two or three hundred others and thine was one of the most welcome of all.
My dear Carrie--You are to look upon it as a most positive proof of my love that I write to you to-day.
Nearly all of the exhibitors seemed perfectly willing to let me touch the most delicate things, and they were very nice about explaining everything to me.
I never realized what a wonderful people the Japanese are until I saw their most interesting exhibit.
Among the dogs which received the most attention were the bulldogs.
TO MRS. KATE ADAMS KELLER New York, March 31, 1895. ...Teacher and I spent the afternoon at Mr. Hutton's, and had a most delightful time!...
The last act affected us most deeply, and we all wept, wondering how the executioner could have the heart to tear the King from his loving wife's arms.
We spent about three weeks in Boston, after leaving New York, and I need not tell you we had a most delightful time.
If it is true that the violin is the most perfect of musical instruments, then Greek is the violin of human thought.
Would a college at Havana not be the noblest and most enduring monument that could be raised to the brave men of the "Maine," as well as a source of infinite good to all concerned?
I already have the seventh and eighth books of the "Aeneid" and one book of the "Iliad," all of which is most fortunate, as I have come almost to the end of my embossed text-books.
As to the two-handed alphabet, I think it is much easier for those who have sight than the manual alphabet; for most of the letters look like the large capitals in books; but I think when it comes to teaching a deaf-blind person to spell, the manual alphabet is much more convenient, and less conspicuous....
But it is most distressing to me to feel that she is sacrificing her sight for me.
I think I shall enjoy the "Odyssey" most of all.
On the whole, if they cannot be taught articulation, the manual alphabet seems the best and most convenient means of communication.
Not only do we enjoy being together; but we also find our little home most delightful.
In college I should wish to continue most, if not all of these subjects.
Miss Watkins, the lady who has charge of her wrote me a most interesting letter.
Why, it is the print that can be most readily adapted to many different languages.
She is less able to recall events of fifteen years ago than most of us are to recollect our childhood.
As a matter of fact, most of the advice she has received and heeded has led to excisions rather than to additions.
Mark Twain has said that the two most interesting characters of the nineteenth century are Napoleon and Helen Keller.
She seems to be more nervous than she really is, because she expresses more with her hands than do most English-speaking people.
Her success has been complete, for in trying to be like other people she has come most fully to be herself.
Most that she knows at first hand comes from her sense of touch.
Most blind people are aided by the sense of sound, so that a fair comparison is hard to make, except with other deaf-blind persons.
Most dictionaries contain an engraving of the manual letters.
The time that one of Miss Keller's friends realizes most strongly that she is blind is when he comes on her suddenly in the dark and hears the rustle of her fingers across the page.
The most convenient print for the blind is braille, which has several variations, too many, indeed--English, American, New York Point.
Most educated blind people know several, but it would save trouble if, as Miss Keller suggests, English braille were universally adopted.
Of the real world she knows more of the good and less of the evil than most people seem to know.
Doubtless the work of the past few months does seem like a triumphal march to him; but then people seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
Then the educators all over the world said their say and for the most part did not help matters.
Mr. Anagnos says in his report of 1887: She was obliged to begin her education at the lowest and most elementary point; but she showed from the very start that she had in herself the force and capacity which insure success....
Here follow in order Miss Sullivan's letters and the most important passages from the reports.
Helen knows the meaning of more than a hundred words now, and learns new ones daily without the slightest suspicion that she is performing a most difficult feat.
We play a little game which I find most useful in developing the intellect, and which incidentally answers the purpose of a language lesson.
WE MAKE A SORT OF GAME OF IT and try to see who can find the words most quickly, Helen with her fingers, or I with my eyes, and she learns as many new words as I can explain with the help of those she knows.
I had Helen begin a journal March 1st.[Most of this journal was lost.
She will handle the baby as tenderly as the most careful nurse could desire.
From Miss Sullivan's part of this report I give her most important comments and such biographical matter as does not appear elsewhere in the present volume.
Of course, you cannot help it, and I love you just as well as if you were the most beautiful creature in the world.
After she had read "The Battlefield," by the same author, I asked her which verse she thought was the most beautiful.
By signs she made me understand that she wished another story, and I gave her a book containing very short stories, written in the most elementary style.
She ran her fingers along the lines, finding the words she knew and guessing at the meaning of others, in a way that would convince the most conservative of educators that a little deaf child, if given the opportunity, will learn to read as easily and naturally as ordinary children.
I always tried to find out what interested her most, and made that the starting-point for the new lesson, whether it had any bearing on the lesson I had planned to teach or not.
I am told that Miss Keller speaks better than most other deaf people.
In the very nature of things, articulation is an unsatisfactory means of education; while the use of the manual alphabet quickens and invigorates mental activity, since through it the deaf child is brought into close contact with the English language, and the highest and most abstract ideas may be conveyed to the mind readily and accurately.
I also discuss the political situation with my dear father, and we decide the most perplexing questions quite as satisfactorily to ourselves as if I could see and hear.
I was a very happy little child with rosy cheeks, and large blue eyes, and the most beautiful golden ringlets you can imagine.
But his most wonderful work is the painting of the trees, which look, after his task is done, as if they were covered with the brightest layers of gold and rubies; and are beautiful enough to comfort us for the flight of summer.
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.
With most of us the contributions from different sources are blended, crossed and confused.
Most people will feel the superior imaginative quality of Helen Keller's opening paragraph.
The most precious, the most wonderful of His gifts was still mine.
The style of the Bible is everywhere in Miss Keller's work, just as it is in the style of most great English writers.
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.
Most behave as if they believed that their prospects for life would be ruined if they should do it.
Could you, in such a case, tell surely of any company of civilized men which belonged to the most respected class?
Of two patterns which differ only by a few threads more or less of a particular color, the one will be sold readily, the other lie on the shelf, though it frequently happens that after the lapse of a season the latter becomes the most fashionable.
It was the natural yearning of that portion, any portion of our most primitive ancestor which still survived in us.
By the middle of April, for I made no haste in my work, but rather made the most of it, my house was framed and ready for the raising.
It was dark, and had a dirt floor for the most part, dank, clammy, and aguish, only here a board and there a board which would not bear removal.
Under the most splendid house in the city is still to be found the cellar where they store their roots as of old, and long after the superstructure has disappeared posterity remark its dent in the earth.
Those things for which the most money is demanded are never the things which the student most wants.
Tuition, for instance, is an important item in the term bill, while for the far more valuable education which he gets by associating with the most cultivated of his contemporaries no charge is made.
Which would be most likely to cut his fingers?...
After all, the man whose horse trots a mile in a minute does not carry the most important messages; he is not an evangelist, nor does he come round eating locusts and wild honey.
The dead and for the most part unmerchantable wood behind my house, and the driftwood from the pond, have supplied the remainder of my fuel.
I tried flour also; but have at last found a mixture of rye and Indian meal most convenient and agreeable.
For the most part the farmer gives to his cattle and hogs the grain of his own producing, and buys flour, which is at least no more wholesome, at a greater cost, at the store.
The whole of my winters, as well as most of my summers, I had free and clear for study.
Howard was no doubt an exceedingly kind and worthy man in his way, and has his reward; but, comparatively speaking, what are a hundred Howards to us, if their philanthropy do not help us in our best estate, when we are most worthy to be helped?
Be sure that you give the poor the aid they most need, though it be your example which leaves them far behind.
Those plants of whose greenness withered we make herb tea for the sick serve but a humble use, and are most employed by quacks.
I have frequently seen a poet withdraw, having enjoyed the most valuable part of a farm, while the crusty farmer supposed that he had got a few wild apples only.
Both place and time were changed, and I dwelt nearer to those parts of the universe and to those eras in history which had most attracted me.
The morning, which is the most memorable season of the day, is the awakening hour.
Poetry and art, and the fairest and most memorable of the actions of men, date from such an hour.
Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour.
They are the only oracles which are not decayed, and there are such answers to the most modern inquiry in them as Delphi and Dodona never gave.
Most men do not know that any nation but the Hebrews have had a scripture.
For the most part, I minded not how the hours went.
It was worth the while to see the sun shine on these things, and hear the free wind blow on them; so much more interesting most familiar objects look out of doors than in the house.
But now one answers from far woods in a strain made really melodious by distance--Hoo hoo hoo, hoorer hoo; and indeed for the most part it suggested only pleasing associations, whether heard by day or night, summer or winter.
The note of this once wild Indian pheasant is certainly the most remarkable of any bird's, and if they could be naturalized without being domesticated, it would soon become the most famous sound in our woods, surpassing the clangor of the goose and the hooting of the owl; and then imagine the cackling of the hens to fill the pauses when their lords' clarions rested!
But for the most part it is as solitary where I live as on the prairies.
How far apart, think you, dwell the two most distant inhabitants of yonder star, the breadth of whose disk cannot be appreciated by our instruments?
This which you put seems to me not to be the most important question.
What do we want most to dwell near to?
For the most part we allow only outlying and transient circumstances to make our occasions.
We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.
An elderly dame, too, dwells in my neighborhood, invisible to most persons, in whose odorous herb garden I love to stroll sometimes, gathering simples and listening to her fables; for she has a genius of unequalled fertility, and her memory runs back farther than mythology, and she can tell me the original of every fable, and on what fact every one is founded, for the incidents occurred when she was young.
These being boiled, there were at least forty looked for a share in them; the most eat of them.
I had withdrawn so far within the great ocean of solitude, into which the rivers of society empty, that for the most part, so far as my needs were concerned, only the finest sediment was deposited around me.
I loved to sound him on the various reforms of the day, and he never failed to look at them in the most simple and practical light.
My auxiliaries are the dews and rains which water this dry soil, and what fertility is in the soil itself, which for the most part is lean and effete.
My enemies are worms, cool days, and most of all woodchucks.
It was the only open and cultivated field for a great distance on either side of the road, so they made the most of it; and sometimes the man in the field heard more of travellers' gossip and comment than was meant for his ear: "Beans so late! peas so late!"--for I continued to plant when others had begun to hoe--the ministerial husbandman had not suspected it.
And when the sound died quite away, and the hum had ceased, and the most favorable breezes told no tale, I knew that they had got the last drone of them all safely into the Middlesex hive, and that now their minds were bent on the honey with which it was smeared.
We should really be fed and cheered if when we met a man we were sure to see that some of the qualities which I have named, which we all prize more than those other productions, but which are for the most part broadcast and floating in the air, had taken root and grown in him.
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.
For the most part I escaped wonderfully from these dangers, either by proceeding at once boldly and without deliberation to the goal, as is recommended to those who run the gauntlet, or by keeping my thoughts on high things, like Orpheus, who, "loudly singing the praises of the gods to his lyre, drowned the voices of the Sirens, and kept out of danger."
It is darker in the woods, even in common nights, than most suppose.
In our most trivial walks, we are constantly, though unconsciously, steering like pilots by certain well-known beacons and headlands, and if we go beyond our usual course we still carry in our minds the bearing of some neighboring cape; and not till we are completely lost, or turned round--for a man needs only to be turned round once with his eyes shut in this world to be lost--do we appreciate the vastness and strangeness of nature.
Moreover, in summer, Walden never becomes so warm as most water which is exposed to the sun, on account of its depth.
At most, it tolerates one annual loon.
The forest has never so good a setting, nor is so distinctly beautiful, as when seen from the middle of a small lake amid hills which rise from the water's edge; for the water in which it is reflected not only makes the best foreground in such a case, but, with its winding shore, the most natural and agreeable boundary to it.
The trees have ample room to expand on the water side, and each sends forth its most vigorous branch in that direction.
A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature.
Since the wood-cutters, and the railroad, and I myself have profaned Walden, perhaps the most attractive, if not the most beautiful, of all our lakes, the gem of the woods, is White Pond;--a poor name from its commonness, whether derived from the remarkable purity of its waters or the color of its sands.
She flourishes most alone, far from the towns where they reside.
We are most interested when science reports what those men already know practically or instinctively, for that alone is a true humanity, or account of human experience.
Such is oftenest the young man's introduction to the forest, and the most original part of himself.
Most men would feel shame if caught preparing with their own hands precisely such a dinner, whether of animal or vegetable food, as is every day prepared for them by others.
Perhaps the facts most astounding and most real are never communicated by man to man.
Perhaps these questions are entertained only in youth, as most believe of poetry.
Though the youth at last grows indifferent, the laws of the universe are not indifferent, but are forever on the side of the most sensitive.
They are not callow like the young of most birds, but more perfectly developed and precocious even than chickens.
They grew also behind my house, and one large tree, which almost overshadowed it, was, when in flower, a bouquet which scented the whole neighborhood, but the squirrels and the jays got most of its fruit; the last coming in flocks early in the morning and picking the nuts out of the burs before they fell, I relinquished these trees to them and visited the more distant woods composed wholly of chestnut.
I lingered most about the fireplace, as the most vital part of the house.
These forms are more agreeable to the fancy and imagination than fresco paintings or other the most expensive furniture.
But the ice itself is the object of most interest, though you must improve the earliest opportunity to study it.
It is now many years that men have resorted to the forest for fuel and the materials of the arts: the New Englander and the New Hollander, the Parisian and the Celt, the farmer and Robin Hood, Goody Blake and Harry Gill; in most parts of the world the prince and the peasant, the scholar and the savage, equally require still a few sticks from the forest to warm them and cook their food.
But the most luxuriously housed has little to boast of in this respect, nor need we trouble ourselves to speculate how the human race may be at last destroyed.
Cooking was then, for the most part, no longer a poetic, but merely a chemic process.
When I made most noise he would stretch out his neck, and erect his neck feathers, and open his eyes wide; but their lids soon fell again, and he began to nod.
I think that he must be the man of the most faith of any alive.
But though comparatively disregarded now, when his day comes, laws unsuspected by most will take effect, and masters of families and rulers will come to him for advice.
It was one of the most thrilling discords I ever heard.
But the deepest ponds are not so deep in proportion to their area as most suppose, and, if drained, would not leave very remarkable valleys.
It is true, we are such poor navigators that our thoughts, for the most part, stand off and on upon a harborless coast, are conversant only with the bights of the bays of poesy, or steer for the public ports of entry, and go into the dry docks of science, where they merely refit for this world, and no natural currents concur to individualize them.
Perhaps the blue color of water and ice is due to the light and air they contain, and the most transparent is the bluest.
You may melt your metals and cast them into the most beautiful moulds you can; they will never excite me like the forms which this molten earth flows out into.
It was the most ethereal flight I had ever witnessed.
Are these the problems which most concern mankind?
For the most part, we are not where we are, but in a false position.
The town's poor seem to me often to live the most independent lives of any.
I love to weigh, to settle, to gravitate toward that which most strongly and rightfully attracts me--not hang by the beam of the scale and try to weigh less--not suppose a case, but take the case that is; to travel the only path I can, and that on which no power can resist me.
Most have not delved six feet beneath the surface, nor leaped as many above it.
I need only suggest what kind of sermons are still listened to in the most enlightened countries.
Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient.
After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted, and for a long period continue, to rule, is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest.
Others, as most legislators, politicians, lawyers, ministers, and office-holders, serve the state chiefly with their heads; and, as they rarely make any moral distinctions, they are as likely to serve the devil, without intending it, as God.
A very few, as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men, serve the state with their consciences also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated as enemies by it.
At most, they give only a cheap vote, and a feeble countenance and Godspeed, to the right, as it goes by them.
It is not a man's duty, as a matter of course, to devote himself to the eradication of any, even the most enormous wrong; he may still properly have other concerns to engage him; but it is his duty, at least, to wash his hands of it, and, if he gives it no thought longer, not to give it practically his support.
The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested virtue to sustain it.
The slight reproach to which the virtue of patriotism is commonly liable, the noble are most likely to incur.
The rooms were whitewashed once a month; and this one, at least, was the whitest, most simply furnished, and probably the neatest apartment in the town.
Everything about him, from his weary, bored expression to his quiet, measured step, offered a most striking contrast to his quiet, little wife.
And like a practical Petersburg lady who knows how to make the most of time, Anna Mikhaylovna sent someone to call her son, and went into the anteroom with him.
Entering the drawing room, where the princesses spent most of their time, he greeted the ladies, two of whom were sitting at embroidery frames while a third read aloud.
"It's the saute, most likely," she added with a smile.
One of them was a sallow, clean-shaven civilian with a thin and wrinkled face, already growing old, though he was dressed like a most fashionable young man.
"Well, then, old chap, mon tres honorable Alphonse Karlovich," said Shinshin, laughing ironically and mixing the most ordinary Russian expressions with the choicest French phrases--which was a peculiarity of his speech.
Most of the guests, uncertain how to regard this sally, looked at the elders.
Around him everyone began to stir: steps were audible and whispers, among which Anna Mikhaylovna's was the most distinct.
"This won't do, Princess; it won't do," said he, when Princess Mary, having taken and closed the exercise book with the next day's lesson, was about to leave: "Mathematics are most important, madam!
As for the past two years people have amused themselves by finding husbands for me (most of whom I don't even know), the matchmaking chronicles of Moscow now speak of me as the future Countess Bezukhova.
He always seemed to me to have an excellent heart, and that is the quality I value most in people.
If I were asked what I desire most on earth, it would be to be poorer than the poorest beggar.
Adieu, dear and kind friend; may our divine Saviour and His most Holy Mother keep you in their holy and all-powerful care!
He had the air of a man happily performing one of the most solemn duties of his life.
The officer evidently had complete control of his face, and while Kutuzov was turning managed to make a grimace and then assume a most serious, deferential, and innocent expression.
So don't be surprised if not only the Minister of War but also his Most August Majesty the Emperor and King Francis is not much delighted by your victory.
The soldiers, for the most part handsome fellows and, as is always the case in an artillery company, a head and shoulders taller and twice as broad as their officer--all looked at their commander like children in an embarrassing situation, and the expression on his face was invariably reflected on theirs.
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.
These different people-- businessmen, relations, and acquaintances alike--were all disposed to treat the young heir in the most friendly and flattering manner: they were all evidently firmly convinced of Pierre's noble qualities.
With her the least worldly of men would occupy a most brilliant position in society.
In her thoughts of marriage Princess Mary dreamed of happiness and of children, but her strongest, most deeply hidden longing was for earthly love.
Her favorite sonata bore her into a most intimately poetic world and the look she felt upon her made that world still more poetic.
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.
The day after the review, Boris, in his best uniform and with his comrade Berg's best wishes for success, rode to Olmutz to see Bolkonski, wishing to profit by his friendliness and obtain for himself the best post he could--preferably that of adjutant to some important personage, a position in the army which seemed to him most attractive.
But what was most amusing," he continued, with a sudden, good-natured laugh, "was that we could not think how to address the reply!
He is one of the most remarkable, but to me most unpleasant of men--the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Adam Czartoryski....
And suddenly, at this thought of death, a whole series of most distant, most intimate, memories rose in his imagination: he remembered his last parting from his father and his wife; he remembered the days when he first loved her.
He beckoned to one of his white adjutants and asked some question--"Most likely he is asking at what o'clock they started," thought Prince Andrew, watching his old acquaintance with a smile he could not repress as he recalled his reception at Brunn.
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.
You are most welcome!
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.
Most of those present were elderly, respected men with broad, self-confident faces, fat fingers, and resolute gestures and voices.
Some of the most important old men were the center of groups which even strangers approached respectfully to hear the voices of well-known men.
The bigwigs, the most respected members of the club, beset the new arrivals.
Rostov went on ahead to do what was asked, and to his great surprise learned that Dolokhov the brawler, Dolokhov the bully, lived in Moscow with an old mother and a hunchback sister, and was the most affectionate of sons and brothers.
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.
The most solemn mystery in the world continued its course.
Most likely the doctor.
And most of them are harmful, especially the women.
So said the mothers as they watched their young people executing their newly learned steps, and so said the youths and maidens themselves as they danced till they were ready to drop, and so said the grown-up young men and women who came to these balls with an air of condescension and found them most enjoyable.
An hour and a half later most of the players were but little interested in their own play.
And suddenly, in the most casual tone, which made him feel ashamed of himself, he said, as if merely asking his father to let him have the carriage to drive to town:
After Denisov's departure, Rostov spent another fortnight in Moscow, without going out of the house, waiting for the money his father could not at once raise, and he spent most of his time in the girls' room.
Give them to the woman whom you shall honor most of all.
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.
Vienna considers the bases of the proposed treaty so unattainable that not even a continuity of most brilliant successes would secure them, and she doubts the means we have of gaining them.
The baby Prince Nicholas lived with his wet nurse and nurse Savishna in the late princess' rooms and Princess Mary spent most of the day in the nursery, taking a mother's place to her little nephew as best she could.
Partly because of the depressing memories associated with Bald Hills, partly because Prince Andrew did not always feel equal to bearing with his father's peculiarities, and partly because he needed solitude, Prince Andrew made use of Bogucharovo, began building and spent most of his time there.
I shall await your most gracious permission here in hospital, that I may not have to play the part of a secretary rather than commander in the army.
I had such moments myself not long ago, in Moscow and when traveling, but at such times I collapsed so that I don't live at all--everything seems hateful to me... myself most of all.
My father is one of the most remarkable men of his time.
In the regiment, everything was definite: who was lieutenant, who captain, who was a good fellow, who a bad one, and most of all, who was a comrade.
A weal dog astwide a fence! shouted Denisov after him (the most insulting expression a cavalryman can address to a mounted infantryman) and riding up to Rostov, he burst out laughing.
Most of them were unconscious and paid no attention to the newcomers.
The officers, his comrades, like most of the army, were dissatisfied with the peace concluded after the battle of Friedland.
Prince Andrew was most favorably placed to secure good reception in the highest and most diverse Petersburg circles of the day.
Often after collecting alms, and reckoning up twenty to thirty rubles received for the most part in promises from a dozen members, of whom half were as well able to pay as himself, Pierre remembered the masonic vow in which each Brother promised to devote all his belongings to his neighbor, and doubts on which he tried not to dwell arose in his soul.
Even those members who seemed to be on his side understood him in their own way with limitations and alterations he could not agree to, as what he always wanted most was to convey his thought to others just as he himself understood it.
At the same time his mother-in-law, Prince Vasili's wife, sent to him imploring him to come if only for a few minutes to discuss a most important matter.
Among the many young men who frequented her house every day, Boris Drubetskoy, who had already achieved great success in the service, was the most intimate friend of the Bezukhov household since Helene's return from Erfurt.
Now I recalled every detail of that meeting and in my mind gave him the most malevolent and bitter replies.
The memory of Natasha was his most poetic recollection.
Peronskaya was pointing out to the countess the most important people at the ball.
Yes, she is still the most beautiful of them all, our Marya Antonovna!
With her he behaved with special care and tenderness, sitting beside her and talking of the simplest and most unimportant matters; he admired her shy grace.
Most of the anecdotes, if not relating to the state service, related to people in the service.
The general sat down by Count Ilya Rostov, who was next to himself the most important guest.
He is a most absent-minded and absurd fellow, but he has a heart of gold.
Flushed and agitated she went about the house all that day, dry-eyed, occupied with most trivial matters as if not understanding what awaited her.
But not to speak of her alone, that early and terrible death has had the most beneficent influence on me and on my brother in spite of all our grief.
You write that in Petersburg he is spoken of as one of the most active, cultivated, and capable of the young men.
He rode in angry agitation toward him, firmly grasping his whip and fully prepared to take the most resolute and desperate steps to punish his enemy.
Throughout the whole province "Uncle" had the reputation of being the most honorable and disinterested of cranks.
There was still the hunting establishment which Nicholas had enlarged.
Foka, the butler, was the most ill-tempered person in the house.
After tea, Nicholas, Sonya, and Natasha went to the sitting room, to their favorite corner where their most intimate talks always began.
So they went through their memories, smiling with pleasure: not the sad memories of old age, but poetic, youthful ones--those impressions of one's most distant past in which dreams and realities blend--and they laughed with quiet enjoyment.
Self- sacrifice was her most cherished idea but in this case she could not see what she ought to sacrifice, or for whom.
His letters for the most part irritated her.
For Moscow society Pierre was the nicest, kindest, most intellectual, merriest, and most magnanimous of cranks, a heedless, genial nobleman of the old Russian type.
But what distressed the princess most of all was her father's irritability, which was always directed against her and had of late amounted to cruelty.
That winter the Karagins' house was the most agreeable and hospitable in Moscow.
She rarely made an exception and went out to pay visits, and then only to the most important persons in the town.
Around him thronged Moscow's most brilliant young men, whom he evidently dominated.
She even turned so that he should see her profile in what she thought was its most becoming aspect.
But he did not run after the unmarried girls, especially the rich heiresses who were most of them plain.
There was a special reason for this, as he had got married two years before--a fact known only to his most intimate friends.
Vive l'Empereur! came the voices of men, old and young, of most diverse characters and social positions.
The lady who was thought to be most pleasing to the Emperor was invited to act as hostess.
Barclay is said to be the most capable of them all, but I cannot say so, judging by his first movements.
Of the activities that presented themselves to him, army service was the simplest and most familiar.
Already from his military experience and what he had seen in the Austrian campaign, he had come to the conclusion that in war the most deeply considered plans have no significance and that all depends on the way unexpected movements of the enemy--that cannot be foreseen--are met, and on how and by whom the whole matter is handled.
To the third party--in which the Emperor had most confidence--belonged the courtiers who tried to arrange compromises between the other two.
Of a fourth opinion the most conspicuous representative was the Tsarevich, who could not forget his disillusionment at Austerlitz, where he had ridden out at the head of the Guards, in his casque and cavalry uniform as to a review, expecting to crush the French gallantly; but unexpectedly finding himself in the front line had narrowly escaped amid the general confusion.
The eighth and largest group, which in its enormous numbers was to the others as ninety-nine to one, consisted of men who desired neither peace nor war, neither an advance nor a defensive camp at the Drissa or anywhere else, neither Barclay nor the Emperor, neither Pfuel nor Bennigsen, but only the one most essential thing--as much advantage and pleasure for themselves as possible.
The unbrushed tufts of hair sticking up behind and the hastily brushed hair on his temples expressed this most eloquently.
Of all these men Prince Andrew sympathized most with Pfuel, angry, determined, and absurdly self-confident as he was.
He had grown accustomed when going into action to think about anything but what would seem most likely to interest him--the impending danger.
His pale and mud-stained face--fair and young, with a dimple in the chin and light-blue eyes--was not an enemy's face at all suited to a battlefield, but a most ordinary, homelike face.
The previous autumn, the hunting, "Uncle," and the Christmas holidays spent with Nicholas at Otradnoe were what she recalled oftenest and most painfully.
The prayers to which she surrendered herself most of all were those of repentance.
Even at ten o'clock, when the Rostovs got out of their carriage at the chapel, the sultry air, the shouts of hawkers, the light and gay summer clothes of the crowd, the dusty leaves of the trees on the boulevard, the sounds of the band and the white trousers of a battalion marching to parade, the rattling of wheels on the cobblestones, and the brilliant, hot sunshine were all full of that summer languor, that content and discontent with the present, which is most strongly felt on a bright, hot day in town.
The chief magnates sat on high- backed chairs at a large table under the portrait of the Emperor, but most of the gentry were strolling about the room.
For the most part they sat quietly in their places and were silent, or, if they walked about and talked, attached themselves to someone younger.
"I think that before discussing these questions," Pierre continued, "we should ask the Emperor--most respectfully ask His Majesty--to let us know the number of our troops and the position in which our army and our forces now are, and then..."
Time is most precious...
"Yes, most precious... a royal word," said Count Rostov, with a sob.
He wished to sleep, but he knew he would not be able to and that most depressing thoughts came to him in bed.
I, for my part, begged him personally most urgently and finally wrote him, but nothing would induce him to consent.
For the Minister is leading these visitors after him to Moscow in a most masterly way.
The progress of the war was eagerly followed, and only the reports most flattering to our army were circulated.
But later on, to fit what had occurred, the historians provided cunningly devised evidence of the foresight and genius of the generals who, of all the blind tools of history were the most enslaved and involuntary.
Just then Boris, with his courtierlike adroitness, stepped up to Pierre's side near Kutuzov and in a most natural manner, without raising his voice, said to Pierre, as though continuing an interrupted conversation:
But his thoughts--the simplest, clearest, and therefore most terrible thoughts--would give him no peace.
War is not courtesy but the most horrible thing in life; and we ought to understand that and not play at war.
The military calling is the most highly honored.
All the kings, except the Chinese, wear military uniforms, and he who kills most people receives the highest rewards.
Well, what is Paris saying? he asked, suddenly changing his former stern expression for a most cordial tone.
All this was vivid, majestic, and unexpected; but what impressed Pierre most of all was the view of the battlefield itself, of Borodino and the hollows on both sides of the Kolocha.
On the field between Borodino and the fleches, beside the wood, the chief action of the day took place on an open space visible from both sides and was fought in the simplest and most artless way.
For the most part things happened contrary to their orders.
This was Raevski, who had spent the whole day at the most important part of the field of Borodino.
"On the contrary, your Highness, in indecisive actions it is always the most stubborn who remain victors," replied Raevski, "and in my opinion..."
Most of the time, by their officers' order, the men sat on the ground.
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.
At Drissa and at Smolensk and most palpably of all on the twenty-fourth of August at Shevardino and on the twenty- sixth at Borodino, and each day and hour and minute of the retreat from Borodino to Fili.
"To endure war is the most difficult subordination of man's freedom to the law of God," the voice had said.
In spite of Rostopchin's broadsheets, or because of them or independently of them, the strangest and most contradictory rumors were current in the town.
Thanks to Natasha's directions the work now went on expeditiously, unnecessary things were left, and the most valuable packed as compactly as possible.
We will still take all the most necessary things.
(The most precious ones, with which some family tradition was connected, were being taken with them.)
Of all the affairs awaiting Pierre that day the sorting of Joseph Bazdeev's books and papers appeared to him the most necessary.
The sleeve of his coat kept slipping down and he always carefully rolled it up again with his left hand, as if it were most important that the sinewy white arm he was flourishing should be bare.
I must tell you, mon cher," he continued in the sad and measured tones of a man who intends to tell a long story, "that our name is one of the most ancient in France."
Most diverse thoughts and images occupied him simultaneously.
The gates of most of the houses were locked and the shutters up.
But of all these various suspected characters, Pierre was considered to be the most suspicious of all.
Oh, she is certainly the most charming woman in the world, she went on, with a smile at her own enthusiasm.
Most Gracious Sovereign and Emperor!
I grieve that my waning strength prevents rejoicing in the sight of your most gracious presence.
Most of the people at that time paid no attention to the general progress of events but were guided only by their private interests, and they were the very people whose activities at that period were most useful.
Most of the people at that time paid no attention to the general progress of events but were guided only by their private interests, and they were the very people whose activities at that period were most useful.
Those who tried to understand the general course of events and to take part in it by self-sacrifice and heroism were the most useless members of society, they saw everything upside down, and all they did for the common good turned out to be useless and foolish--like Pierre's and Mamonov's regiments which looted Russian villages, and the lint the young ladies prepared and that never reached the wounded, and so on.
The governor's wife led him up to a tall and very stout old lady with a blue headdress, who had just finished her game of cards with the most important personages of the town.
Nicholas suddenly felt a desire and need to tell his most intimate thoughts (which he would not have told to his mother, his sister, or his friend) to this woman who was almost a stranger.
"Yes, yes, it really was pink!" cried Natasha, who now thought she too remembered the word pink being used, and saw in this the most extraordinary and mysterious part of the prediction.
He liked to hear the folk tales one of the soldiers used to tell of an evening (they were always the same), but most of all he liked to hear stories of real life.
To all the other prisoners Platon Karataev seemed a most ordinary soldier.
She closed them but did not kiss them, but clung to that which reminded her most nearly of him--his body.
The historians consider that, next to the battle of Borodino and the occupation of Moscow by the enemy and its destruction by fire, the most important episode of the war of 1812 was the movement of the Russian army from the Ryazana to the Kaluga road and to the Tarutino camp--the so-called flank march across the Krasnaya Pakhra River.
Lanskoy informed the commander-in-chief that the army supplies were for the most part stored along the Oka in the Tula and Ryazan provinces, and that if they retreated on Nizhni the army would be separated from its supplies by the broad river Oka, which cannot be crossed early in winter.
This was the first indication of the necessity of deviating from what had previously seemed the most natural course--a direct retreat on Nizhni-Novgorod.
If instead of imagining to ourselves commanders of genius leading the Russian army, we picture that army without any leaders, it could not have done anything but make a return movement toward Moscow, describing an arc in the direction where most provisions were to be found and where the country was richest.
On the contrary, he is probably pursuing you with detachments, or at most with an army corps much weaker than the army entrusted to you.
Fifteen hundred prisoners and thirty-eight guns were taken on the spot, besides standards and (what seemed most important to the Cossacks) horses, saddles, horsecloths, and the like.
Napoleon's position is most brilliant.
He not merely did nothing of the kind, but on the contrary he used his power to select the most foolish and ruinous of all the courses open to him.
But as food was too precious to be given to foreigners, who were for the most part enemies, Napoleon preferred to supply them with money with which to purchase food from outside, and had paper rubles distributed to them.
The rustle of the battle of Tarutino frightened the beast, and it rushed forward onto the hunter's gun, reached him, turned back, and finally--like any wild beast--ran back along the most disadvantageous and dangerous path, where the old scent was familiar.
It is natural for a man who does not understand the workings of a machine to imagine that a shaving that has fallen into it by chance and is interfering with its action and tossing about in it is its most important part.
The man who does not understand the construction of the machine cannot conceive that the small connecting cogwheel which revolves quietly is one of the most essential parts of the machine, and not the shaving which merely harms and hinders the working.
Like Dokhturov he had the reputation of being a man of very limited capacity and information, and like Dokhturov he never made plans of battle but was always found where the situation was most difficult.
In battle he was always under fire, so that Kutuzov reproved him for it and feared to send him to the front, and like Dokhturov he was one of those unnoticed cogwheels that, without clatter or noise, constitute the most essential part of the machine.
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.
So according to history it has been found from the most ancient times, and so it is to our own day.
One of the most obvious and advantageous departures from the so-called laws of war is the action of scattered groups against men pressed together in a mass.
Military science, seeing in history innumerable instances of the fact that the size of any army does not coincide with its strength and that small detachments defeat larger ones, obscurely admits the existence of this unknown factor and tries to discover it--now in a geometric formation, now in the equipment employed, now, and most usually, in the genius of the commanders.
Men who want to fight will always put themselves in the most advantageous conditions for fighting.
The partisan warfare flamed up most fiercely in the latter days of October.
Tikhon Shcherbaty was one of the most indispensable men in their band.
He was the bravest and most useful man in the party.
But Dolokhov, who in Moscow had worn a Persian costume, had now the appearance of a most correct officer of the Guards.
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.
The group of prisoners had melted away most of all.
This something was a most subtle spiritual deduction from a conversation with Karataev the day before.
After she felt herself deserted by Princes Mary and alone in her grief, Natasha spent most of the time in her room by herself, sitting huddled up feet and all in the corner of the sofa, tearing and twisting something with her slender nervous fingers and gazing intently and fixedly at whatever her eyes chanced to fall on.
They were continually kissing and saying tender things to one another and spent most of their time together.
They spoke most of what was long past.
Kutuzov never talked of "forty centuries looking down from the Pyramids," of the sacrifices he offered for the fatherland, or of what he intended to accomplish or had accomplished; in general he said nothing about himself, adopted no pose, always appeared to be the simplest and most ordinary of men, and said the simplest and most ordinary things.
Most of them were disfigured by frost-bitten noses and cheeks, and nearly all had red, swollen and festering eyes.
Previously he had talked a great deal, grew excited when he talked, and seldom listened; now he was seldom carried away in conversation and knew how to listen so that people readily told him their most intimate secrets.
The most cunning man could not have crept into her confidence more successfully, evoking memories of the best times of her youth and showing sympathy with them.
There were bazaars, shops, warehouses, market stalls, granaries--for the most part still stocked with goods-- and there were factories and workshops, palaces and wealthy houses filled with luxuries, hospitals, prisons, government offices, churches, and cathedrals.
Pierre drove up to the house of the old prince in a most serious mood.
She spoke, mingling most trifling details with the intimate secrets of her soul, and it seemed as if she could never finish.
Impregnable Malta surrenders without a shot; his most reckless schemes are crowned with success.
As always happens in such cases rivalry sprang up as to which should get paid first, and those who like Mitenka held promissory notes given them as presents now became the most exacting of the creditors.
She took no pains with her manners or with delicacy of speech, or with her toilet, or to show herself to her husband in her most becoming attitudes, or to avoid inconveniencing him by being too exacting.
He is a most estimable man.
The conversation turned on the contemporary gossip about those in power, in which most people see the chief interest of home politics.
The family separated on the most friendly terms.
It was plain that what troubled him most was that he had grieved me.
They were for the most part quite insignificant trifles, but did not seem so to the mother or to the father either, now that he read this diary about his children for the first time.
Which was most delighted?
"Now who could decide whether he is really cleverer than all the others?" she asked herself, and passed in review all those whom Pierre most respected.
These are the instinctive, plain, and most legitimate questions humanity asks itself when it encounters the monuments and tradition of that period.
Of all the combinations in which men unite for collective action one of the most striking and definite examples is an army.
The soldiers, of whom there are the most, form the lower section of the cone and its base.
The man who worked most with his hands could not think so much about what he was doing, or reflect on or command what would result from the common activity; while the man who commanded more would evidently work less with his hands on account of his greater verbal activity.
In the case of a crime we most urgently demand the punishment for such an act; in the case of a virtuous act we rate its merit most highly.
Did I ever tell you that you're the most handsome man I've ever seen?
Most girls wanted to be a princess at some point in their youth, though she couldn't specifically remember that wish.
Most people would have said it was difficult for Alex.
He said I was the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen.
For the most part, the facial expressions of those sitting around the table were sympathetic, but Dulce looked as if she was ready to break into tears.
Of course, but most people prefer the carpet.
A few times she nodded off, but for the most part she was able to stay awake until Alex arrived the next morning with Katie.
The storm continued most of the night.
She gave him her most fetching smile and stepped out of the hallway.
And most important of all, was she or Giddon's family in any danger?
Most of the time I'm at the pool or resting in the air conditioned house.
Sleuthing mostly, but it didn't take me long to realize that most people give a lot away if you listen and observe profoundly.
Until men learn the meaning of the word no, I'll protect myself in the way that has proven most effective.
It wasn't as if that was the most important part, so why did it hurt the most?
Most of that was due to Chauncey, but part of it was due to her change of perspective.
Most of the losses are calves, though.
Alluring brooks of crystal water flowed sparkling between their flower-strewn banks, while scattered over the valley were dozens of the quaintest and most picturesque cottages our travelers had ever beheld.
The dama-fruit is the most delicious thing that grows, and when it makes us invisible the bears cannot find us to eat us up.
You are certainly the most beautiful creature I ever beheld.
Princess Ozma, dressed in her most splendid robes of state, sat in the magnificent emerald throne, with her jewelled sceptre in her hand and her sparkling coronet upon her fair brow.
He became one of the most famous scholars in the world.
Most people haven't even tried because we cannot reasonably imagine a way by which we can be rid of them.
Even most futurists have fallen into this trap.
The most famous of these was the Oracle at Delphi.
People will only contribute to the extent that their most personal information is protected.
It took him most of his life to do this, and the value was engraved on his tombstone.
The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling.
Some things are really necessaries of life in some circles, the most helpless and diseased, which in others are luxuries merely, and in others still are entirely unknown.
He is a most interesting man.
"How evidently he belongs to the best society," said she to a third; and the vicomte was served up to the company in the choicest and most advantageous style, like a well-garnished joint of roast beef on a hot dish.
You know the Emperor spoke to him most graciously.
The large room contained some of the most beautiful antique furniture she had ever seen.
Most things come in a limited supply, so some people have a thing and others do not.
If the aim of the Russians consisted in cutting off and capturing Napoleon and his marshals--and that aim was not merely frustrated but all attempts to attain it were most shamefully baffled--then this last period of the campaign is quite rightly considered by the French to be a series of victories, and quite wrongly considered victorious by Russian historians.
The most usual generalizations adopted by almost all the historians are: freedom, equality, enlightenment, progress, civilization, and culture.
"But we're ALMOST on earth again," cried Dorothy, "for there is the sun--the most BEAU'FUL sun that shines!" and she pointed eagerly at the crack in the distant roof.
I was born in Kentucky, you know, where all the best and most aristocratic horses come from.
A few years later, with the United States again at war, most of its top medical minds were engaged in the war effort.
It was the most comical shapeless thing, this improvised doll, with no nose, mouth, ears or eyes--nothing that even the imagination of a child could convert into a face.
In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference.
Most things had returned to normal, but the trip to Texas had given Jonathan an idea.
We have seen it most recently and most profoundly in the Arab Spring, where the motto we see again and again is Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizam, or "The people want to bring down the regime."
The chief thing in his eyes was not the nitrogen in the soil, nor the oxygen in the air, nor manures, nor special plows, but that most important agent by which nitrogen, oxygen, manure, and plow were made effective-- the peasant laborer.
"You're the most headstrong person I've ever met," he said forcefully, and abruptly turned away.