She started to put the pillow down and caught the movement in the mirror from the corner of her eye.
A movement from the balcony caught her attention.
Mesmerized by its movement, she watched as it disappeared into the clouds.
A movement behind caught her attention and she stopped.
Dean felt a movement behind him and looked up to see a young man in his early twenties looking down at him.
The sound of men and movement around her pulled her from the daze.
Everyone and everything around them had frozen in mid-movement, like an eerie sculpture garden.
Brady's movement paused then resumed.
Several times she thought movement around the camp had wakened her.
But that movement was, by its nature, backward looking.
He dismounted in one graceful movement and started unsaddling Diablo.
Talon grabbed him, his movement blurred.
Katie's gaze flickered from the snake-like movement of lively jungle trees to Gabe's back.
She didn't remember his passion, the way he tasted and smelled and felt, or the movement of his muscles beneath taut, smooth skin.
Kris smiled, and Andre echoed the movement, the skin around his eyes crinkling in warmth.
Couldn't you be tried by the women's movement for treason?
She mirrored the movement, feeding meat to Jack as she ate.
Anna Mikhaylovna with just the same movement raised her shoulders and eyes, almost closing the latter, sighed, and moved away from the doctor to Pierre.
His every word and movement was described with ecstasy.
Howie's body began a strange movement we knew to be his effort to move more rapidly.
Movement outside the window caught Carmen's attention.
He heard movement outside the closet and eased the door open far enough to peek into the well-lit room.
The first fifteen years of the nineteenth century in Europe present an extraordinary movement of millions of people.
But why intellectual activity is considered by the historians of culture to be the cause or expression of the whole historical movement is hard to understand.
Sasha snatched her neck with one hand, his movement too fast for her to defend herself against.
Only when the army had got there, as the result of innumerable and varying forces, did people begin to assure themselves that they had desired this movement and long ago foreseen its result.
Yancey noticed the movement and followed her gaze to the man.
For a moment she lay still, afraid any movement would frighten him away like a wild cat in the daylight.
Her eyes caught movement at the edge of the crowd.
He could feel the tremor of movement in his hand, the result of some motion far below.
In 1812 it reaches its extreme limit, Moscow, and then, with remarkable symmetry, a countermovement occurs from east to west, attracting to it, as the first movement had done, the nations of middle Europe.
(2) What force produces the movement of the nations?
So absorbed was she with inner thoughts that the movement didn't immediately catch her attention.
Her movement upset his balance again, and he shifted twice before finally allowing his knees to drop beside hers.
A while later, the sound of movement outside the bedroom door pulled her from her sleep.
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.
In seeking the laws of historical movement just the same thing happens.
As if measuring themselves and preparing for the coming movement, the western forces push toward the east several times in 1805, 1806, 1807, and 1809, gaining strength and growing.
What was needed for him who, overshadowing others, stood at the head of that movement from east to west?
The counter movement reaches the starting point of the first movement in the west--Paris--and subsides.
Modern history replying to these questions says: you want to know what this movement means, what caused it, and what force produced these events?
The only conception that can explain the movement of the peoples is that of some force commensurate with the whole movement of the peoples.
Carmen left her chair in one quick movement and circled his neck with her arms, kissing him on the temple.
There were no sounds, no movement but theirs.
There was more movement in the back of the room as Fred O'Connor entered, followed by a contingent of his followers.
Deidre sought to figure out what it was about the currents and subtle movement that kept her in place when she wanted to return to the castle, where it was warm.
He started towards her, senses trained to catch any movement from Darkyn before the demon attacked him.
When everyone, and every nation, and every organization, and every movement all have a presence on the web, they can be understood in terms of it.
The movement of these wrinkles formed the principal play of expression on his face.
The concentrated activity which had begun at the Emperor's headquarters in the morning and had started the whole movement that followed was like the first movement of the main wheel of a large tower clock.
Prince Andrew followed Speranski's every word and movement with particular attention.
The ocean breeze cooled his back, and his heartbeat was synced to the movement of the tide.
The man stopped, thinking he'd heard some movement behind him, but after listening a few minutes could discern no human sound and was satisfied he was alone.
There Alex took the lead as they rode into rough country, his shoulders swaying with the movement of the horse.
Whether you are for the organic food movement or against it, for genetically modified crops or against them, for corporate farms or seed banks or raw food or anything else, is influenced significantly by your larger view of politics.
Powdered footmen, in livery with buckled shoes and smart stockings, stood at every door anxiously noting visitors' every movement in order to offer their services.
Everything changes and moves and that movement is God.
The last backwash of the movement from the west occurs: a backwash which serves to solve the apparently insuperable diplomatic difficulties and ends the military movement of that period of history.
But dazed by the force of the movement, it was long before people understood this.
In 1789 a ferment arises in Paris; it grows, spreads, and is expressed by a movement of peoples from west to east.
Is the movement of the peoples at the time of the Crusades explained by the life and activity of the Godfreys and the Louis-es and their ladies?
The movement brought a painful awareness of how stiff her muscles were becoming.
He sensed rather than heard movement on the first floor.
He was not a pretty boy but a man with rugged, bad-boy beauty and a slow sensuality about his movement that made her heart skip a beat despite her pain.
Darkyn didn't restrict her movement or who she saw, but the idea of seeing Gabriel again so soon after their meeting yesterday disturbed her.
Later, Dean heard the movement of the mortuary men coming for Edith—the hushed conversation and the bumping and thumping as the lifeless shell of this troubled woman was bagged and forever removed from Bird Song.
She slowly moved from her position and crawled down the tree with effort, the movement sending pain through her tender wrist.
The arrival of these texts—as well as Byzantium's own architecture, science, and art—triggered a sensory and intellectual explosion, which became the cultural movement we now call the Renaissance.
Children seldom have any difficulty in understanding her; which suggests that her deliberate measured speech is like theirs, before they come to the adult trick of running all the words of a phrase into one movement of the breath.
Her little hands felt every object and observed every movement of the persons about her, and she was quick to imitate these movements.
From information he had received the evening before, from the sound of wheels and footsteps heard by the outposts during the night, by the disorderly movement of the Russian columns, and from all indications, he saw clearly that the allies believed him to be far away in front of them, and that the columns moving near Pratzen constituted the center of the Russian army, and that that center was already sufficiently weakened to be successfully attacked.
On being relieved from picket duty Rostov had managed to get a few hours' sleep before morning and felt cheerful, bold, and resolute, with elasticity of movement, faith in his good fortune, and generally in that state of mind which makes everything seem possible, pleasant, and easy.
Dolokhov was no longer listening to stories or telling them, but followed every movement of Rostov's hands and occasionally ran his eyes over the score against him.
In spite of the trampling of the French gendarmes' horses, which were pushing back the crowd, Rostov kept his eyes on every movement of Alexander and Bonaparte.
And this movement of reconstruction of which Prince Andrew had a vague idea, and Speranski its chief promoter, began to interest him so keenly that the question of the army regulations quickly receded to a secondary place in his consciousness.
Berg and Vera could not repress their smiles of satisfaction at the sight of all this movement in their drawing room, at the sound of the disconnected talk, the rustling of dresses, and the bowing and scraping.
She clicked her teeth (Karay no longer had her by the throat), leaped with a movement of her hind legs out of the gully, and having disengaged herself from the dogs, with tail tucked in again, went forward.
Many of them were punished, some sent to Siberia, many died of cold and hunger on the road, many returned of their own accord, and the movement died down of itself just as it had sprung up, without apparent reason.
He crossed himself with an accustomed movement, bent till he touched the ground with his hand, and bowed his white head with a deep sigh.
To understand the laws of this continuous movement is the aim of history.
Whenever I look at my watch and its hands point to ten, I hear the bells of the neighboring church; but because the bells begin to ring when the hands of the clock reach ten, I have no right to assume that the movement of the bells is caused by the position of the hands of the watch.
To that I must entirely change my point of view and study the laws of the movement of steam, of the bells, and of the wind.
Above Pierre's head some pigeons, disturbed by the movement he had made in sitting up, fluttered under the dark roof of the penthouse.
With a movement full of dignity and grace she half rose with a smile of pleasure, held out her slender, delicate hand to him, and began to speak in a voice in which for the first time new deep womanly notes vibrated.
"Have you seen the princess?" she asked, indicating with a movement of her head a lady standing on the opposite side, beyond the choir.
That movement from the Nizhni to the Ryazan, Tula, and Kaluga roads was so natural that even the Russian marauders moved in that direction, and demands were sent from Petersburg for Kutuzov to take his army that way.
His wrath, once expended, did not return, and blinking feebly he listened to excuses and self-justifications (Ermolov did not come to see him till the next day) and to the insistence of Bennigsen, Konovnitsyn, and Toll that the movement that had miscarried should be executed next day.
Though the surface of the sea of history seemed motionless, the movement of humanity went on as unceasingly as the flow of time.
The strength of the justification of the man who stands at the head of the movement grows with the increased size of the group.
Every word of Pierre's burned into his heart, and with a nervous movement of his fingers he unconsciously broke the sealing wax and quill pens his hands came upon on his uncle's table.
If the purpose of history be to give a description of the movement of humanity and of the peoples, the first question--in the absence of a reply to which all the rest will be incomprehensible--is: what is the power that moves peoples?
For us that movement of the peoples from west to east, without leaders, with a crowd of vagrants, and with Peter the Hermit, remains incomprehensible.
To those on board the ship the movement of those waves will be the only perceptible motion.
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.
Wherever the ship may go, the rush of water which neither directs nor increases its movement foams ahead of it, and at a distance seems to us not merely to move of itself but to govern the ship's movement also.
And since I could make only one movement at that single moment of time, it could not have been any other.
The movement caught Giddon's attention and he glanced from Tammy to Lisa with a puzzled expression.
A whisper soft movement in the night alerted her, and she held her breath, straining her eyes into the darkness.
She squirmed to get out from under him, but the movement was misinterpreted.
I rang the bell and I could see shadow movement behind the thin drapes but no one answered.
"He's no friend of ours, Molly," I said, trying to pick up movement as I slowly drove by the site.
I peered closely, searching to see if I could detect any movement but saw nothing.
Howie thinks he hears movement outside at one point but sees nothing.
The bed molded to her body with each movement, encouraging her to stay there even longer.
From his cold features to his controlled, efficient movement, to the low, commanding tone, there was no doubt he belonged in the predators' wing of the zoo.
The loosely tied bathrobe fell away from one smooth leg to her hip at her movement, and he paused.
She pulled up a chair, her movement giving him a peek of the swells of her breasts as she bent.
The world continued in its delayed movement, and they turned to watch the battling duo.
His gaze caught the movement of a few vamps that had escaped gathering around the edges of the fire.
They waited, and after a few seconds there was the distinct sound of movement above them.
When Dean persisted, he heard movement, followed by a cough.
Deidre sat down on the beach, mesmerized by the movement of the clear teal depths rushing ashore.
Turning away, she missed the movement behind her as another of the creatures appeared from beneath the bed.
Slicing the end of the envelope open with one smooth movement, he placed the letter opener back where it belonged and shoved the drawer shut.
He took each side of her collar and pulled, the effortless movement ripping the black uniform down the middle.
Suddenly, Hannah stopped. Kris barreled towards her. He glimpsed movement before he burst into the small clearing. It wasn't until he leapt over the final hurdle – a massive fallen tree – did he see what stopped her. One moment she stood with her back to him. The next, she was on the ground, Rhyn's dagger dripping with blood.
That movement helped a former lieutenant named Adolf Hitler come to power.
The open source movement and Creative Commons licensing are examples of people willing to share their intellectual labor to help others.
By around 1700, the workhouse movement was under way.
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.
Suddenly Dolokhov made a backward movement with his spine, and his arm trembled nervously; this was sufficient to cause his whole body to slip as he sat on the sloping ledge.
"Yes, Father, I have come to you and brought my wife who is pregnant," said Prince Andrew, following every movement of his father's face with an eager and respectful look.
He was about to stoop over her hand and kiss it, but with a rapid, almost brutal movement of her head, she intercepted his lips and met them with her own.
Every trait and every movement of the Tsar's seemed to him enchanting.
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.
Just as in a clock, the result of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French--all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm--was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors--that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history.
Weyrother evidently felt himself to be at the head of a movement that had already become unrestrainable.
Whether he was pulling it or being pushed by it he did not know, but rushed along at headlong speed with no time to consider what this movement might lead to.
"Mais charmante!" said he, evidently referring to Natasha, who did not exactly hear his words but understood them from the movement of his lips.
Drawing himself up, he viewed the field of battle opening out before him from the hill, and with his whole soul followed the movement of the uhlans.
In the noblemen's hall there was an incessant movement and buzz of voices.
One instance, which had occurred some twenty years before, was a movement among the peasants to emigrate to some unknown "warm rivers."
To a proposal made by General Campan (who was to attack the fleches) to lead his division through the woods, Napoleon agreed, though the so-called Duke of Elchingen (Ney) ventured to remark that a movement through the woods was dangerous and might disorder the division.
Pierre wished to be there with that smoke, those shining bayonets, that movement, and those sounds.
Men leave their customary pursuits, hasten from one side of Europe to the other, plunder and slaughter one another, triumph and are plunged in despair, and for some years the whole course of life is altered and presents an intensive movement which first increases and then slackens.
What was the cause of this movement, by what laws was it governed? asks the mind of man.
One word from me, one movement of my hand, and that ancient capital of the Tsars would perish.
The greatest crush during the movement of the troops took place at the Stone, Moskva, and Yauza bridges.
She went up to him and with a swift, flexible, youthful movement dropped on her knees.
With a rapid but careful movement Natasha drew nearer to him on her knees and, taking his hand carefully, bent her face over it and began kissing it, just touching it lightly with her lips.
"Oh, that would be so dread..." she began and, prevented by agitation from finishing, she bent her head with a movement as graceful as everything she did in his presence and, looking up at him gratefully, went out, following her aunt.
One crossed himself continually, the other scratched his back and made a movement of the lips resembling a smile.
Without finishing what he had begun to say he made a hopeless movement with his arm and went away.
When Natasha opened Prince Andrew's door with a familiar movement and let Princess Mary pass into the room before her, the princess felt the sobs in her throat.
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.
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.
Their very numbers and their crowded and swift movement deprived them of that possibility and rendered it not only difficult but impossible for the Russians to stop this movement, to which the French were directing all their energies.
To lead men forward under fire more discipline (obtainable only by movement in masses) is needed than is needed to resist attacks.
It was impossible first because--as experience shows that a three-mile movement of columns on a battlefield never coincides with the plans--the probability of Chichagov, Kutuzov, and Wittgenstein effecting a junction on time at an appointed place was so remote as to be tantamount to impossibility, as in fact thought Kutuzov, who when he received the plan remarked that diversions planned over great distances do not yield the desired results.
Secondly it was attained by the guerrilla warfare which was destroying the French, and thirdly by the fact that a large Russian army was following the French, ready to use its strength in case their movement stopped.
The chief cause of the wastage of Napoleon's army was the rapidity of its movement, and a convincing proof of this is the corresponding decrease of the Russian army.
Hurrah lads! he added, addressing the men with a rapid movement of his chin.
The movement of peoples from west to east was to be succeeded by a movement of peoples from east to west, and for this fresh war another leader was necessary, having qualities and views differing from Kutuzov's and animated by different motives.
The historical figures at the head of armies, who formerly reflected the movement of the masses by ordering wars, campaigns, and battles, now reflected the restless movement by political and diplomatic combinations, laws, and treaties.
The commencement of that movement was the movement from west to east.
A third asserts that the cause of its movement lies in the smoke which the wind carries away.
The man who explains the movement of the locomotive by the smoke that is carried back has noticed that the wheels do not supply an explanation and has taken the first sign that occurs to him and in his turn has offered that as an explanation.
The only conception that can explain the movement of the locomotive is that of a force commensurate with the movement observed.
Is the movement of the Russian people eastward to Kazan and Siberia expressed by details of the morbid character of Ivan the Terrible and by his correspondence with Kurbski?
But speaking of commands that are the expression of the will of men acting in time and in relation to one another, to explain the connection of commands with events we must restore: (1) the condition of all that takes place: the continuity of movement in time both of the events and of the person who commands, and (2) the inevitability of the connection between the person commanding and those who execute his command.
Only the expression of the will of the Deity, not dependent on time, can relate to a whole series of events occurring over a period of years or centuries, and only the Deity, independent of everything, can by His sole will determine the direction of humanity's movement; but man acts in time and himself takes part in what occurs.
The commander-in-chief never takes direct part in the action itself, but only gives general orders concerning the movement of the mass of the troops.
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.
If there is even a single body moving freely, then the laws of Kepler and Newton are negatived and no conception of the movement of the heavenly bodies any longer exists.
And if history has for its object the study of the movement of the nations and of humanity and not the narration of episodes in the lives of individuals, it too, setting aside the conception of cause, should seek the laws common to all the inseparably interconnected infinitesimal elements of free will.
In one lithe movement he vaulted the gate and bolted toward the door.
On her walks at Lover's Lane near Evelyn's row house, she'd often seen couples entranced by the rhythmic movement of waves stand at a railing, the man's arms wrapped around the woman in front of him, his chin on her head.