How much did you pay for it?
How much is it, Dad?
Thank you so much for helping, Jonathan.
Had they argued that much at his father's house?
But I would like very much a blue hair-ribbon.
Surely he must know that spending so much time with her might prove uncomfortable later.
The biggest thing you two have against each other is that you're so much alike.
It is this: When you oil your beard, don't oil it too much, lest it soil your clothing.
Lubomirski, Bronnitski, Wlocki, and the others of that group stirred up so much trouble that Barclay, under pretext of sending papers to the Emperor, dispatched these Polish adjutants general to Petersburg and plunged into an open struggle with Bennigsen and the Tsarevich.
Much of it true.
They soon mixed a tub of oatmeal with a little water, and Jim ate it with much relish.
The boy felt very much ashamed.
At Smolensk the armies at last reunited, much as Bagration disliked it.
At the moment he looked so much like Alex.
The space underneath the roof, where they stood, permitted them to see on all sides of the tall building, and they looked with much curiosity at the city spread out beneath them.
It was much easier to sleep with his protective arm around her waist.
He had never heard of a boy with so much money as that.
Now it truly mattered how much money he had.
It was so much more fun when she left it all up to him.
He could not hold out much longer.
I didn't have much of an idea about the cost of raising children then, either.
I think he felt included because he was helping as much as we were.
I would have so much to look at!
Yet he too was an excellent dancer - or maybe everyone's dancing skills were so much better than hers that it only appeared so to her.
The way he acted tonight was a little too much like he did when he came home from the hospital.
They loved one child as much as the other, but one child could never take the place of another.
He had been spending too much time with the television lately.
So you wondered how he got that much money.
It was much easier to sleep with his protective arm around her waist.
You have thought much about what we discussed yesterday?
Dorothy was too dazed to say much, but she watched one of Jim's big ears turn to violet and the other to rose, and wondered that his tail should be yellow and his body striped with blue and orange like the stripes of a zebra.
"The Rain of Stones has done much damage to our city," he said, "and we shall hold you responsible for it unless you can prove your innocence."
"The Princess is lovely to look at," continued Dorothy, thoughtfully; "but I don't care much for her, after all.
The Mangaboos were much impressed because they had never before seen any light that did not come directly from their suns.
The cab-horse, who never slept long at a time, sat upon his haunches and watched the tiny piglets and the kitten with much approval.
But now, good wanderers, your luncheon is on the table, so please sit down and eat as much as you like.
So he sat down upon the floor of the cave, brought the piglets out one by one, and allowed them to run around as much as they pleased.
Several days of festivity and merry-making followed, for such old friends did not often meet and there was much to be told and talked over between them, and many amusements to be enjoyed in this delightful country.
"I don't b'lieve Eureka would do such a dreadful thing!" cried Dorothy, much distressed.
So, if you can find a way to fix it, we'll be much obliged to you.
While watching his flocks, he spent much of his time in reading.
They admired the book very much, for they had never seen anything like it.
"Poison, my boy!" cried King Astyages, much alarmed.
They sang their sweetest songs to show how much they loved him.
Their faces were browned by the sun; their hands were hard and gnarly; their backs were bent by much heavy lifting; their clothing was in tatters.
"How much will you take for the fish that you are drawing in?" he asked.
I have never so much as tasted a grub worm.
If you are a farmer and work alone, you can only plant as much land as you can personally plow. You can do just a couple of thousand calories of work a day, consuming only the energy produced by the food you ate.
One person with a horse and a cotton gin could process as much as fifty people without the gin.
At that time I had a much-petted, much-abused doll, which I afterward named Nancy.
It may be true, as some maintain, that language cannot express to us much beyond what we have lived and experienced; but I have always observed that children manifest the greatest delight in the lofty, poetic language which we are too ready to think beyond their comprehension.
Alpatych, without answering or looking at his host, sorted his packages and asked how much he owed.
But never had she felt so grieved for him or so much afraid of losing him.
Unconsciously imitating her father, she now tried to express herself as he did, as much as possible by signs, and her tongue too seemed to move with difficulty.
She felt that she could not understand them however much she might think about them.
Boris belonged to the latter and no one else, while showing servile respect to Kutuzov, could so create an impression that the old fellow was not much good and that Bennigsen managed everything.
But it was much simpler really....
I see only a coincidence of occurrences such as happens with all the phenomena of life, and I see that however much and however carefully I observe the hands of the watch, and the valves and wheels of the engine, and the oak, I shall not discover the cause of the bells ringing, the engine moving, or of the winds of spring.
"You know how much I..." he began to soften down what he had said; but Natasha interrupted him to show that this was unnecessary.
It will be so much fun to work on it with Jonathan and Destiny.
Of course - and he wanted to be there as much as she did.
Crackling is much better than that faint wheezing.
But they were in great numbers, and the Champion could not shout much because he had to save his breath for fighting.
Jim's eyes stuck out as much as those of the Sawhorse, and he stared at the creature with his ears erect and his long head drawn back until it rested against his arched neck.
"That I have forgotten," replied the Gump's Head, "and I do not think it is of much importance.
Its wooden legs moved so fast that their twinkling could scarcely be seen, and although so much smaller than the cab-horse it covered the ground much faster.
Eureka was much surprised to find herself in disgrace; but she was, in spite of the fact that she had not eaten the piglet.
By some means, however, he learned to read; and after that he loved nothing so much as a good book.
The poet wished very much to please the caliph.
He knew where the old North Church stood, but he could not see much in the darkness.
"I should like to learn to do that--oh, ever so much!" he answered.
The king's cupbearer, Sarcas, was very much offended because he was not given a share of the feast.
He was dressed in the rich uniform of the cupbearer, and he came forward with much dignity and grace.
After all had eaten three meals from it, it was very much lighter.
His master was so much pleased with him that he gave him his freedom.
They were men who made the laws, and much depended upon their wisdom.
He went far out of his way and lost much time, all on account of his surliness.
With much hard labor and careful management I have saved only five little silver pieces.
The governor was much pleased with this answer.
Now, of course, much of what is on YouTube is not art.
"Where should I go to college?" is a much bigger choice that people face.
And no one is concerned or even notices much, because your association with that data is so removed from you.
How much potential is there in millions of discoveries like that?
They had so much success with so little.
Third, pretty much everything we know is published on the Internet and can be found in moments, if not seconds.
In any event, this much is certain: We will see medical advances in the future that seem impossible today.
It would not take much of this for businesses to no longer take credit cards.
I buy something because I have certain assumptions about how much happiness it will bring me.
Everyone knows water evaporates, rises, then falls to the earth as rain—but no one can even guess how much energy could be captured from this if we only knew how.
How much would you pay for that pan today?
In the future, the price of some things won't go down as much, if at all.
A poor person with a six-year-old car today has more wealth than a poor person with a six-year-old car did back in 1911, for the simple reason that cars are so much better now.
Then, as a nation grows wealthier, tax rates could fall in terms of percentages because the nation is making so much more money.
The tax rate is actually much higher.
So, how much in taxes would you be willing to pay?
I enjoy those freedoms much like an interest payment or dividend, and I call it "my right" to free speech.
All it takes is so much wealth that it is self-sustaining—that the productivity of that wealth can support everyone.
However much value the labor can add to the thing is the amount of wage the person can earn.
As I've already said, I believe we will be experiencing so much prosperity in the not-too-distant future that no one will have to work.
There will be so much wealth that a minimum income will be guaranteed to everyone.
This is the state of much of humanity.
One bad plague or invading horde would leave pretty much everyone starving.
But before the twentieth century, this was not the case and actual famines were much more common.
It is fascinating reading to this day because the things he notes about the American character are still very much with us.
Much change was due to the efforts of William Jennings Bryan, who received the Democratic Party nomination for president three times, in 1896, 1900, and 1908.
And that is paying full retail prices in an air-conditioned Western supermarket; by the ton, this food costs much less.
To me, this makes the problem of hunger that much sadder in the present—to realize that the planet has enough food, just not enough generosity.
But in a real sense, it also makes the problem that much easier to solve in the future.
When so many people farm and so much depends on it, innovation will happen.
Consider for a moment how much Borlaug accomplished with almost no technology.
All he could do was cross strains of wheat, much in the same fashion as Gregor Mendel did in the 1800s.
Pretty much just goofing off.
We stick a bunch of seeds in the ground and then treat a thousand acres of corn pretty much as a single unit.
How much more should we be able to with the Internet, computers, and other technology?
And then how much longer until they are completely automatic?
I have eaten food pretty much my whole life.
First, the technology can be abused and used irresponsibly, like pretty much every other technology in the world.
Today, genetic modification efforts are much more directed.
Since rice is relied upon by so much of the world's poor, efforts here really can save lives.
In much of Europe, because of deep fear and suspicion of GMO crops, their importation is forbidden.
Venter's plan is to use bacteria to brew fuel, much like we brew beer today.
As noted previously, in the future much of what you do will leave a Digital Echo, a record of its occurrence, down to the very minutia of your life.
This same technology will allow farming to be much, much more efficient.
Rights do not mean much, he reasoned, to those with an "empty stomach, shirtless back, roofless dwellings ... unemployment and poverty, no education or medical attention."
Before his death, Pol Pot conceded that his regime certainly killed people, but ''to say that millions died is too much.''
But the cost is so negligible that no one thinks much of it.
In this case, sooner is so much better than later.
It is true that there is much disagreement over how to achieve these ideals, but the fact remains we want a just society for all.
President Dwight Eisenhower, lifelong military man and five-star general, had much to say on the waging of war.
In these ways, they can be part of a larger world economy without sacrificing much autonomy.
Today's new battlefield, the battlefield of the market, is much better.
In military alliances, however, it is much likelier that when nations choose their friends, they create enemies where there were none before.
We choose it much more often than we should.
The United States contributes much to this, including its movies, products such as iPhones, and websites such as Google, YouTube, Twitter, Amazon, and eBay.
Italian exotic cars are the daydreams of much of the world.
Anything that looks too much like The Matrix movies or The Terminator movies is just, well, kind of creepy.
Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado about Nothing and Julie Taymor's The Tempest with Helen Mirren.
In this way, you are processing aurally, which is much slower but more focused than silent reading.
In one case, the technology, writing, probably resulted in our memories getting worse, but we gained much more than we lost.
But the angel of forgetfulness has gathered up and carried away much of the misery and all the bitterness of those sad days.
This habit of assimilating what pleased me and giving it out again as my own appears in much of my early correspondence and my first attempts at writing.
Trying to write is very much like trying to put a Chinese puzzle together.
At the Cape of Good Hope exhibit, I learned much about the processes of mining diamonds.
I had a French grammar in raised print, and as I already knew some French, I often amused myself by composing in my head short exercises, using the new words as I came across them, and ignoring rules and other technicalities as much as possible.
I found French much more difficult.
I could not read her lips easily; so my progress was much slower than in German.
The teachers at the Wright-Humason School were always planning how they might give the pupils every advantage that those who hear enjoy--how they might make much of few tendencies and passive memories in the cases of the little ones--and lead them out of the cramping circumstances in which their lives were set.
I found it much easier and pleasanter to be taught by myself than to receive instruction in class.
I was sorely perplexed, and felt discouraged wasting much precious time, especially in algebra.
The lectures are spelled into my hand as rapidly as possible, and much of the individuality of the lecturer is lost to me in the effort to keep in the race.
You ransack your budget of historic facts much as you would hunt for a bit of silk in a rag-bag.
Indeed, books have meant so much more in my education than in that of others, that I shall go back to the time when I began to read.
I read it as much as possible without the help of notes or dictionary, and I always like to translate the episodes that please me especially.
Still there is much in the Bible against which every instinct of my being rebels, so much that I regret the necessity which has compelled me to read it through from beginning to end.
The sweet companionship of their children meant much to me.
If there are children around, nothing pleases me so much as to frolic with them.
Love your Heavenly Father with your whole heart and soul, love every child of God as much as ever you can, and remember that the possibilities of good are greater than the possibilities of evil; and you have the key to Heaven.
He knew so much and was so genial that it was impossible to feel dull in his presence.
Much that I hold sweetest, much that I hold most precious, I owe to her.
Much that I hold sweetest, much that I hold most precious, I owe to her.
They were all gentle and sympathetic and I felt the charm of their manner as much as I had felt the brilliancy of their essays and poems.
With much love and a kiss HELEN A. KELLER.
With much love and two kisses From your little friend HELEN A. KELLER.
With much love and thousand kisses.
Poor people were not happy for their hearts were full of sad thoughts because they did not know much about America.
With much love and many kisses, from your little friend.
I shall climb very high mountains in Norway and see much ice and snow.
With much love from your little friend HELEN A. KELLER.
The stars are so far away that people cannot tell much about them, without very excellent instruments.
With much love, and many kisses, HELEN A. KELLER.
With much love and kisses, from your Affectionate cousin HELEN A. KELLER.
I thank you very much for the beautiful story about Lord Fauntleroy, and so does teacher.
It shows how much the gift of writing is, in the early stages of its development, the gift of mimicry.
With much love and many kisses, from your affectionate little friend, HELEN ADAMS KELLER.
I hope it will please you very much, because it makes me happy to send it.
Thank you very much for the nice gift.
With much love, from your darling child, HELEN A. KELLER.
Give many kisses to little sister and much love to all.
I thank you very much for them.
Mildred has grown much taller and stronger than she was when I went to Boston, and she is the sweetest and dearest little child in the world.
It makes me happy to know much about my loving Father, who is good and wise.
I should like very much to see you to-day Is the sun very hot in Boston now? this afternoon if it is cool enough I shall take Mildred for a ride on my donkey.
It gratifies me very much to find that you remember me so kindly.
I am very much delighted to hear of your new acquisition--that you "talk with your mouth" as well as with your fingers.
Then think how much kindness you are sure of as long as you live.
My Dear, Kind Friends:--I thank you very, very much for naming your beautiful new ship for me.
With much love, from your little friend, HELEN A. KELLER.
We found the boat and the transfer carriage with much less difficulty than teacher expected.
I was delighted to get there, though I was much disappointed because we did not arrive on Mr. Anagnos' birthday.
We surprised our dear friends, however, for they did not expect us Saturday; but when the bell rung Miss Marrett guessed who was at the door, and Mrs. Hopkins jumped up from the breakfast table and ran to the door to meet us; she was indeed much astonished to see us.
With much love to father, Mildred, you and all the dear friends, lovingly your little daughter, HELEN A. KELLER.
I am afraid I cannot think about so much time.
I have read that the English and Americans are cousins; but I am sure it would be much truer to say that we are brothers and sisters.
Once the Earl of Meath came to see me, and he told me that the queen was much beloved by her people, because of her gentleness and wisdom.
He loves to climb much better than to spell, but that is because he does not know yet what a wonderful thing language is.
He loves to climb the bed-posts and unscrew the steam valves much better than to spell, but that is because he does not understand that words would help him to make new and interesting discoveries.
With much love and a kiss, from your little friend, HELEN A. KELLER.
At the time this trouble seemed very grave and brought them much unhappiness.
My dear Miss Carrie:--I was much pleased to receive your kind letter.
Please give your dear aunt teacher's and my love and tell her that we enjoyed our little visit very much indeed.
I thank you very much for your photograph.
I would like to feel a parrot talk, it would be so much fun! but I would be pleased with, and love any little creature you send me.
Her visit to the World's Fair she described in a letter to Mr. John P. Spaulding, which was published in St. Nicholas, and is much like the following letter.
I was much disappointed not to see her, but I hope I shall have that pleasure some other time.
I can never tell you how much pleasure they have given us.
I cannot tell you how much I enjoy the country.
But I must not waste my time wishing idle wishes; and after all my ancient friends are very wise and interesting, and I usually enjoy their society very much indeed.
It gives me great pleasure to hear how much is being done for the deaf-blind.
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....
I would like so much to show him in some way how deeply I appreciate all that he is doing for me, and I cannot think of anything better to do.
We shall all live together in a small cottage on one of the lakes at Wrentham, while my dear teacher takes a much needed rest.
Well, I must confess, I do not like the sign-language, and I do not think it would be of much use to the deaf-blind.
She said she did not consider a degree of any real value, but thought it was much more desirable to do something original than to waste one's energies only for a degree.
I was sorely perplexed, and felt quite discouraged, and wasted much precious time, especially in Algebra.
We went to St. Bartholomew's Sunday, and I have not felt so much at home in a church since dear Bishop Brooks died.
I am afraid I find fault with the poem as much as I enjoy it.
There's no great hurry, and I want to get as much as possible out of my studies.
I was much surprised to hear all this; for I judged from your letters that Katie was a very precocious girl....
The blind alone could not support it, but it would not take very much money to make up the additional expense.
Her whimsical and adventuresome spirit puts her so much on her mettle that she makes rather a poor subject for the psychological experimenter.
She gropes her way without much certainty in rooms where she is quite familiar.
Miss Keller does not as a rule read very fast, but she reads deliberately, not so much because she feels the words less quickly than we see then, as because it is one of her habits of mind to do things thoroughly and well.
This much is certain, she cannot have any sense that other people may not have, and the existence of a special sense is not evident to her or to any one who knows her.
The finer traits of Miss Keller's character are so well known that one needs not say much about them.
His success convinced him that language can be conveyed through type to the mind of the blind-deaf child, who, before education, is in the state of the baby who has not learned to prattle; indeed, is in a much worse state, for the brain has grown in years without natural nourishment.
Too much cannot be said in praise of Dr. Howe's work.
As Mr. Anagnos was the head of a great institution, what he said had much more effect than the facts in Miss Sullivan's account on which he based his statements.
I do not doubt that she derived from them much pleasure and not a little profit.
I was surprised to find Mrs. Keller a very young-looking woman, not much older than myself, I should think.
My eyes are very much inflamed.
Naturally the family was much disturbed, and left the room.
I hurried the preparations for our departure as much as possible, and here we are.
I have noticed also that she eats much less, a fact which troubles her father so much that he is anxious to get her home.
This pleased her very much and stimulated her ambition to excel Percy.
And I don't intend that the lesson she has learned at the cost of so much pain and trouble shall be unlearned.
They have promised to let me have a free hand and help me as much as possible.
She was much interested in the feeding process, and spelled "mother-dog" and "baby" several times.
She noticed that one of the puppies was much smaller than the others, and she spelled "small," making the sign at the same time, and I said "very small."
Since I have abandoned the idea of regular lessons, I find that Helen learns much faster.
It's only fair to the child, anyhow, and it saves you much unnecessary trouble.
Indeed, I feel as if I had never seen anything until now, Helen finds so much to ask about along the way.
I need a teacher quite as much as Helen.
She replied, Much words.
She is much interested in some little chickens that are pecking their way into the world this morning.
If she could see and hear, I suppose she would get rid of her superfluous energy in ways which would not, perhaps, tax her brain so much, although I suspect that the ordinary child takes his play pretty seriously.
I asked what was the matter, and she said, "Much (many) teeth do make Nancy sick."
We had a glorious thunder-tempest last night, and it's much cooler to-day.
She enjoys punching holes in paper with the stiletto, and I supposed it was because she could examine the result of her work; but we watched her one day, and I was much surprised to find that she imagined she was writing a letter.
She knew that I was much troubled, and would have liked to stay near me; but I thought it best for her to sit by herself.
She was very much excited when we went upstairs; so I tried to interest her in a curious insect called a stick-bug.
She was much pleased with the letter, and after she had asked all the questions she could think of, she took it to her mother, who was sewing in the hall, and read it to her.
This was too much for Helen.
"I did tell baby, no, no, much (many) times," was Helen's reply.
Lately she has been much interested in colour.
Indeed, she was much displeased because I could not find her name in the book.
The circus people were much interested in Helen, and did everything they could to make her first circus a memorable event.
TOO MUCH EXPLANATION DIRECTS THE CHILD'S ATTENTION TO WORDS AND SENTENCES, SO THAT HE FAILS TO GET THE THOUGHT AS A WHOLE.
I want her to know children and to be with them as much as possible.
She was delighted, and showed her joy, by hugging and kissing him, much to his embarrassment.
The simple facts would be so much more convincing!
In a flash she answered, "I think Uncle Frank is much (too) old to read very small letters."
They relieved me as much as possible.
When we reached the shop, I asked her how much she would pay for Nancy's hat.
Fierce is much cross and strong and very hungry.
The wounded leg soon became so much worse that the horse was suspended from a beam.
Calf must not open mouth much to kiss.
Once, when a question puzzled her very much, I suggested that we take a walk and then perhaps she would understand it.
Please tell your little pupil many things when you have much time.
When told of the instance in which Jesus raised the dead, she was much perplexed, saying, "I did not know life could come back into the dead body!"
Why cannot we know as much about heaven as we do about foreign countries?
At another time she asked, "Do you not think we would be very much happier always, if we did not have to die?"
There has been much discussion of such of Miss Sullivan's statements and explanations as have been published before.
Miss Sullivan's vigorous, original mind has lent much of its vitality to her pupil.
How far she could receive communications is hard to determine, but she knew much that was going on around her.
Her voice has an aspirate quality; there seems always to be too much breath for the amount of tone.
Another friend, who is as familiar with French as with English, finds her French much more intelligible than her English.
Miss Keller will never be able, I believe, to speak loud without destroying the pleasant quality and the distinctness of her words, but she can do much to make her speech clearer.
I knew that Laura Bridgman had shown the same intuitive desire to produce sounds, and had even learned to pronounce a few simple words, which she took great delight in using, and I did not doubt that Helen could accomplish as much as this.
Why, I use speech constantly, and I cannot begin to tell you how much pleasure it gives me to do so.
She appeared to enjoy it very much indeed.
The next year at Andover she said: It seems to me the world is full of goodness, beauty, and love; and how grateful we must be to our heavenly Father, who has given us so much to enjoy!
I should like much to see it, and to obtain a few copies if possible.
Thank you very much for the Report, Gazette, and Helen's Journal.
She thinks it is wonderful that two people should write stories so much alike; but she still considers her own as original.
Well, one day King Frost was trying to think of some good that he could do with his treasure; and suddenly he concluded to send some of it to his kind neighbour, Santa Claus, to buy presents of food and clothing for the poor, that they might not suffer so much when King Winter went near their homes.
Then looking more closely at the trees around, they saw that the treasure was all melting away, and that much of it was already spread over the leaves of the oak trees and maples, which were shining with their gorgeous dress of gold and bronze, crimson and emerald.
It was very beautiful; but the idle fairies were too much frightened at the mischief their disobedience had caused, to admire the beauty of the forest, and at once tried to hide themselves among the bushes, lest King Frost should come and punish them.
Then looking around more closely, they saw that much of the treasure was already melted, for the oaks and maples were arrayed in gorgeous dresses of gold and crimson and emerald.
Mr. Anagnos is much troubled.
I thought very much about the sad news when teacher went to the doctor's; she was not here at dinner and I missed her.'
So much appears in the Volta Bureau Souvenir.
From the early sketch I take a few passages which seem to me, without making very much allowance for difference in time, almost as good as anything she has written since:
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil.
We are amused at beholding the costume of Henry VIII, or Queen Elizabeth, as much as if it was that of the King and Queen of the Cannibal Islands.
It would be well, perhaps, if we were to spend more of our days and nights without any obstruction between us and the celestial bodies, if the poet did not speak so much from under a roof, or the saint dwell there so long.
It was of small dimensions, with a peaked cottage roof, and not much else to be seen, the dirt being raised five feet all around as if it were a compost heap.
It is not the tailor alone who is the ninth part of a man; it is as much the preacher, and the merchant, and the farmer.
What if an equal ado were made about the ornaments of style in literature, and the architects of our bibles spent as much time about their cornices as the architects of our churches do?
Methinks this would exercise their minds as much as mathematics.
Men and oxen exchange work; but if we consider necessary work only, the oxen will be seen to have greatly the advantage, their farm is so much the larger.
How much more admirable the Bhagvat-Geeta than all the ruins of the East!
To what end, pray, is so much stone hammered?
As for the religion and love of art of the builders, it is much the same all the world over, whether the building be an Egyptian temple or the United States Bank.
If they cannot understand that, they cannot understand much that I have to say.
All health and success does me good, however far off and withdrawn it may appear; all disease and failure helps to make me sad and does me evil, however much sympathy it may have with me or I with it.
It was not so much within doors as behind a door where I sat, even in the rainiest weather.
A lake like this is never smoother than at such a time; and the clear portion of the air above it being, shallow and darkened by clouds, the water, full of light and reflections, becomes a lower heaven itself so much the more important.
I was as much affected by the faint hum of a mosquito making its invisible and unimaginable tour through my apartment at earliest dawn, when I was sitting with door and windows open, as I could be by any trumpet that ever sang of fame.
What news! how much more important to know what that is which was never old!
However much we may admire the orator's occasional bursts of eloquence, the noblest written words are commonly as far behind or above the fleeting spoken language as the firmament with its stars is behind the clouds.
This is about as much as the college-bred generally do or aspire to do, and they take an English paper for the purpose.
Much is published, but little printed.
They were not time subtracted from my life, but so much over and above my usual allowance.
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.
They would begin to sing almost with as much precision as a clock, within five minutes of a particular time, referred to the setting of the sun, every evening.
It is as much Asia or Africa as New England.
I have found that no exertion of the legs can bring two minds much nearer to one another.
I may be affected by a theatrical exhibition; on the other hand, I may not be affected by an actual event which appears to concern me much more.
With respect to wit, I learned that there was not much difference between the half and the whole.
The Lord had made him so, yet he supposed the Lord cared as much for him as for another.
It was no longer beans that I hoed, nor I that hoed beans; and I remembered with as much pity as pride, if I remembered at all, my acquaintances who had gone to the city to attend the oratorios.
But above all harvest as early as possible, if you would escape frosts and have a fair and salable crop; you may save much loss by this means.
But why should not the New Englander try new adventures, and not lay so much stress on his grain, his potato and grass crop, and his orchards--raise other crops than these?
Why concern ourselves so much about our beans for seed, and not be concerned at all about a new generation of men?
Sometimes I bolted suddenly, and nobody could tell my whereabouts, for I did not stand much about gracefulness, and never hesitated at a gap in a fence.
At length the wind rose, the mist increased, and the waves began to run, and the perch leaped much higher than before, half out of water, a hundred black points, three inches long, at once above the surface.
It is much larger, being said to contain one hundred and ninety-seven acres, and is more fertile in fish; but it is comparatively shallow, and not remarkably pure.
Moreover, the waves, I suspect, do not so much construct as wear down a material which has already acquired consistency.
They are so much alike that you would say they must be connected under ground.
How much more beautiful than our lives, how much more transparent than our characters, are they!
How much fairer than the pool before the farmer's door, in which his ducks swim!
Not that I am less humane than others, but I did not perceive that my feelings were much affected.
Like many of my contemporaries, I had rarely for many years used animal food, or tea, or coffee, etc.; not so much because of any ill effects which I had traced to them, as because they were not agreeable to my imagination.
Sometimes I had a companion in my fishing, who came through the village to my house from the other side of the town, and the catching of the dinner was as much a social exercise as the eating of it.
I have not heard so much as a locust over the sweet-fern these three hours.
I wonder how much they have reaped.
Whether he finally survived that combat, and spent the remainder of his days in some Hotel des Invalides, I do not know; but I thought that his industry would not be worth much thereafter.
Yet he appeared to know his course as surely under water as on the surface, and swam much faster there.
But why, after displaying so much cunning, did he invariably betray himself the moment he came up by that loud laugh?
It has a sweetish taste, much like that of a frost-bitten potato, and I found it better boiled than roasted.
Each morning, when they were numbed with cold, I swept some of them out, but I did not trouble myself much to get rid of them; I even felt complimented by their regarding my house as a desirable shelter.
Like the wasps, before I finally went into winter quarters in November, I used to resort to the northeast side of Walden, which the sun, reflected from the pitch pine woods and the stony shore, made the fireside of the pond; it is so much pleasanter and wholesomer to be warmed by the sun while you can be, than by an artificial fire.
My house never pleased my eye so much after it was plastered, though I was obliged to confess that it was more comfortable.
There is as much secrecy about the cooking as if he had a design to poison you.
I brought over some whiter and cleaner sand for this purpose from the opposite shore of the pond in a boat, a sort of conveyance which would have tempted me to go much farther if necessary.
In this town the price of wood rises almost steadily, and the only question is, how much higher it is to be this year than it was the last.
It is interesting to remember how much of this food for fire is still concealed in the bowels of the earth.
Nor was it much better by the carriage road from Brister's Hill.
All day long the red squirrels came and went, and afforded me much entertainment by their manoeuvres.
They were manifestly thieves, and I had not much respect for them; but the squirrels, though at first shy, went to work as if they were taking what was their own.
It is hardly as if you had seen a wild creature when a rabbit or a partridge bursts away, only a natural one, as much to be expected as rustling leaves.
They never consulted with books, and know and can tell much less than they have done.
I fathomed it easily with a cod-line and a stone weighing about a pound and a half, and could tell accurately when the stone left the bottom, by having to pull so much harder before the water got underneath to help me.
So much for the increased horrors of the chasm of Loch Fyne when emptied.
Of course, a stream running through, or an island in the pond, would make the problem much more complicated.
A severe cold of a few days' duration in March may very much retard the opening of the former ponds, while the temperature of Walden increases almost uninterruptedly.
This difference of three and a half degrees between the temperature of the deep water and the shallow in the latter pond, and the fact that a great proportion of it is comparatively shallow, show why it should break up so much sooner than Walden.
So, also, every one who has waded about the shores of the pond in summer must have perceived how much warmer the water is close to the shore, where only three or four inches deep, than a little distance out, and on the surface where it is deep, than near the bottom.
As soon as the breath of evening does not suffice longer to preserve them, then the nature of man does not differ much from that of the brute.
He declared that "a soldier who fights in the ranks does not require half so much courage as a footpad"--"that honor and religion have never stood in the way of a well-considered and a firm resolve."
While England endeavors to cure the potato-rot, will not any endeavor to cure the brain-rot, which prevails so much more widely and fatally?
Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends.
It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.
They take too much time, and a man's life will be gone.
But I think, again, This is no reason why I should do as they do, or permit others to suffer much greater pain of a different kind.
He explained this to her with as much gravity as if she had asked him to do it.
The two younger ones were embroidering: both were rosy and pretty and they differed only in that one had a little mole on her lip which made her much prettier.
How much sorrow it causes in the world, said the countess.
At the ladies' end an even chatter of voices was heard all the time, at the men's end the voices sounded louder and louder, especially that of the colonel of hussars who, growing more and more flushed, ate and drank so much that the count held him up as a pattern to the other guests.
God is my witness," and she made the sign of the cross, "I love her so much, and all of you, only Vera...
It was plain that this "well?" referred to much that they both understood without naming.
"If you do not understand these sentiments," he seemed to be saying, "so much the worse for you!"
Here! exclaimed different voices; and the heavy breathing of the bearers and the shuffling of their feet grew more hurried, as if the weight they were carrying were too much for them.
Pierre did not eat anything though he would very much have liked to.
"But, my dear princess," answered Anna Mikhaylovna blandly but impressively, blocking the way to the bedroom and preventing the other from passing, "won't this be too much for poor Uncle at a moment when he needs repose?
This young man, of whom I spoke to you last summer, is so noble-minded and full of that real youthfulness which one seldom finds nowadays among our old men of twenty and, particularly, he is so frank and has so much heart.
The news of Count Bezukhov's death reached us before your letter and my father was much affected by it.
Wants to vanquish Buonaparte? said the old man, shaking his powdered head as much as the tail, which Tikhon was holding fast to plait, would allow.
"You must walk, walk as much as possible, as much as possible," he said.
While you and I never thought much of him.
You may laugh as much as you like, but all the same Bonaparte is a great general!
She is very nice and kind and, above all, she's much to be pitied.
As Sterne says: 'We don't love people so much for the good they have done us, as for the good we have done them.'
Why, have you too much money?
Though not much time had passed since Prince Andrew had left Russia, he had changed greatly during that period.
Rostov shrugged his shoulders as much as to say: "Nor do I, but what's one to do?" and, having given his order, he returned to Telyanin.
"How much is left in the puhse?" he asked, turning to Rostov.
But Rostov pulled away his arm and, with as much anger as though Denisov were his worst enemy, firmly fixed his eyes directly on his face.
"Thank you very much, Prince," answered one of the officers, pleased to be talking to a staff officer of such importance.
I have seen as much before now, mate!
He was afraid of falling behind the hussars, so much afraid that his heart stood still.
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.
You abandon Vienna, give up its defense--as much as to say: 'Heaven is with us, but heaven help you and your capital!'
Well, talk as much as you can, anyway.
"Thank you very much, I will go on alone," said Prince Andrew, wishing to rid himself of this staff officer's company, "please don't trouble yourself further."
Ouh! ouh! came peals of such healthy and good-humored laughter from the soldiers that it infected the French involuntarily, so much so that the only thing left to do seemed to be to unload the muskets, explode the ammunition, and all return home as quickly as possible.
The two commanders were much exasperated with one another and, long after the action had begun on the right flank and the French were already advancing, were engaged in discussion with the sole object of offending one another.
"How was it a gun was abandoned?" asked Bagration, frowning, not so much at the captain as at those who were laughing, among whom Zherkov laughed loudest.
No one has ever complained yet of being too much loved; and besides, you are free, you could throw it up tomorrow.
But much as all the rest laughed, talked, and joked, much as they enjoyed their Rhine wine, saute, and ices, and however they avoided looking at the young couple, and heedless and unobservant as they seemed of them, one could feel by the occasional glances they gave that the story about Sergey Kuzmich, the laughter, and the food were all a pretense, and that the whole attention of that company was directed to-- Pierre and Helene.
She was much altered.
And why not marry her if she really has so much money?
Prince Vasili's two valets were busy dressing him, and he looked round with much animation and cheerfully nodded to his son as the latter entered, as if to say: "Yes, that's how I want you to look."
Dressed as she used to be in Petersburg society, it was still more noticeable how much plainer she had become.
They came to disturb my life--and there is not much of it left.
Much I need it! said Rostov, throwing the letter under the table.
So far everything's all right, but I confess I should much like to be an adjutant and not remain at the front.
But they heard him at the council of war and will hear him when he talks sense, but to temporize and wait for something now when Bonaparte fears nothing so much as a general battle is impossible.
Langeron's objections were valid but it was obvious that their chief aim was to show General Weyrother--who had read his dispositions with as much self-confidence as if he were addressing school children--that he had to do, not with fools, but with men who could teach him something in military matters.
A soldier on the march is hemmed in and borne along by his regiment as much as a sailor is by his ship.
The colonel at the head of the regiment was much surprised at the commander-in-chief's order to throw out skirmishers.
So much the better!
Toward morning all these dreams melted and merged into the chaos and darkness of unconciousness and oblivion which in the opinion of Napoleon's doctor, Larrey, was much more likely to end in death than in convalescence.
As usual, he ate and drank much, and eagerly.
You know, Count, it is much more honorable to admit one's mistake than to let matters become irreparable.
But he was not as much at ease with Sonya and Dolokhov as before and was less frequently at home.
Much as Mamma pressed her, she refused, and I know she won't change once she has said...
Much depended on Rostov's winning or losing on that seven of hearts.
"Very much," said Nicholas flushing, and with a stupid careless smile, for which he was long unable to forgive himself, "I have lost a little, I mean a good deal, a great deal--forty three thousand."
Hence we have a secondary aim, that of preparing our members as much as possible to reform their hearts, to purify and enlighten their minds, by means handed on to us by tradition from those who have striven to attain this mystery, and thereby to render them capable of receiving it.
The important mystery mentioned by the Rhetor, though it aroused his curiosity, did not seem to him essential, and the second aim, that of purifying and regenerating himself, did not much interest him because at that moment he felt with delight that he was already perfectly cured of his former faults and was ready for all that was good.
We shall not cease to express our sincere views on that subject, and can only say to the King of Prussia and others: 'So much the worse for you.
The Emperor proposes to give all commanders of divisions the right to shoot marauders, but I much fear this will oblige one half the army to shoot the other.
"How easy it is, how little effort it needs, to do so much good," thought Pierre, "and how little attention we pay to it!"
This gratitude reminded him of how much more he might do for these simple, kindly people.
I can't tell you how much I have lived through since then.
"Yes, we have altered much, very much, since then," said Prince Andrew.
Pierre looked silently and searchingly into Prince Andrew's face, which had grown much older.
"I was very much surprised when I heard of it," said Prince Andrew.
But as I see it, physical labor is as essential to him, as much a condition of his existence, as mental activity is to you or me.
She looked at him with her beautiful radiant eyes and seemed to say, "I like you very much, but please don't laugh at my people."
And I am also very much afraid for him spiritually.
That charm was not expressed so much in his relations with him as with all his family and with the household.
Suddenly he heard Denisov shouting in a vibrating voice behind the hut, evidently much excited.
Rostov, who felt his friend's absence very much, having no news of him since he left and feeling very anxious about his wound and the progress of his affairs, took advantage of the armistice to get leave to visit Denisov in hospital.
I'll go in and hand the letter to the Emperor myself so much the worse for Drubetskoy who drives me to it!
He was too much absorbed in observing the famous man's personality.
The smile vanished from Speranski's white face, which was much improved by the change.
The novelty of Truth endowed her with special strength, but now we need much more powerful methods.
As soon as we have a certain number of worthy men in every state, each of them again training two others and all being closely united, everything will be possible for our order, which has already in secret accomplished much for the welfare of mankind.
Nothing in life seemed to him of much importance, and under the influence of the depression that possessed him he valued neither his liberty nor his resolution to punish his wife.
My mother-in-law came to me in tears and said that Helene was here and that she implored me to hear her; that she was innocent and unhappy at my desertion, and much more.
But a complex and difficult process of internal development was taking place all this time in Pierre's soul, revealing much to him and causing him many spiritual doubts and joys.
The new decoration of the Premises contributed much to the magnificence of the spectacle.
I flared up and said much that was unpleasant and even rude to him.
After much effort I dragged myself up, so that my leg hung down on one side and my body on the other.
He did not know at all how much he had, what his debts amounted to, or what dowry he could give Vera.
But Berg, smiling pleasantly, explained that if he did not know for certain how much Vera would have and did not receive at least part of the dowry in advance, he would have to break matters off.
But, Mamma, is he very much in love?
Was anybody ever so much in love with you?
Natasha at once recognized the shorter and younger man in the white uniform: it was Bolkonski, who seemed to her to have grown much younger, happier, and better-looking.
"I have never enjoyed myself so much before!" she said, and Prince Andrew noticed how her thin arms rose quickly as if to embrace her father and instantly dropped again.
Then he vividly pictured to himself Bogucharovo, his occupations in the country, his journey to Ryazan; he remembered the peasants and Dron the village elder, and mentally applying to them the Personal Rights he had divided into paragraphs, he felt astonished that he could have spent so much time on such useless work.
"I must use my freedom while I feel so much strength and youth in me," he said to himself.
(alluding to a map of love much in vogue at that time).
What's the good of making so much of it?
But however much they left her in peace she could not now be at peace, and immediately felt this.
During that year after his son's departure, Prince Nicholas Bolkonski's health and temper became much worse.
He, as I wrote you before, has changed very much of late.
But together with this mental change he has grown physically much weaker.
The count was so weak, and trusted Mitenka so much, and was so good-natured, that everybody took advantage of him and things were going from bad to worse.
His father and mother were much the same, only a little older.
And are you very much in love?
Having ridden up to Nicholas, Ilagin raised his beaver cap and said he much regretted what had occurred and would have the man punished who had allowed himself to seize a fox hunted by someone else's borzois.
The others all followed, dispirited and shamefaced, and only much later were they able to regain their former affectation of indifference.
When, much later, "Uncle" rode up to Nicholas and began talking to him, he felt flattered that, after what had happened, "Uncle" deigned to speak to him.
Count Ilya Rostov had resigned the position of Marshal of the Nobility because it involved him in too much expense, but still his affairs did not improve.
Natasha was still as much in love with her betrothed, found the same comfort in that love, and was still as ready to throw herself into all the pleasures of life as before; but at the end of the fourth month of their separation she began to have fits of depression which she could not master.
No one in the house sent people about or gave them as much trouble as Natasha did.
Her maternal instinct told her that Natasha had too much of something, and that because of this she would not be happy.
He frequented every kind of society, drank much, bought pictures, engaged in building, and above all--read.
The prince had aged very much that year.
In Moscow Princess Mary had no one to talk to, no one to whom to confide her sorrow, and much sorrow fell to her lot just then.
The prince's house did not belong to what is known as fashionable society, but his little circle--though not much talked about in town-- was one it was more flattering to be received in than any other.
Though nothing of the kind had happened to her she was regarded in that light, and had even herself come to believe that she had suffered much in life.
You know that old Prince Nicholas much dislikes his son's marrying.
She had decided to receive them, but feared lest the prince might at any moment indulge in some freak, as he seemed much upset by the Rostovs' visit.
A tall, beautiful woman with a mass of plaited hair and much exposed plump white shoulders and neck, round which she wore a double string of large pearls, entered the adjoining box rustling her heavy silk dress and took a long time settling into her place.
I have already heard much of you in Petersburg and wanted to get to know you, said she to Natasha with her stereotyped and lovely smile.
Kuragin was much more sensible and simple with women than among men.
At first I did not like it much, because what makes a town pleasant ce sont les jolies femmes, * isn't that so?
But now I like it very much indeed, he said, looking at her significantly.
All will be forgiven her, for she loved much; and all will be forgiven him, for he enjoyed much.
It's true this engagement never was much to my liking.
Pierre saw that the count was much upset and tried to change the subject, but the count returned to his troubles.
"I much regret her illness," said Prince Andrew; and he smiled like his father, coldly, maliciously, and unpleasantly.
One hasn't the heart to scold her, she is so much to be pitied.
Boris was thus the first to learn the news that the French army had crossed the Niemen and, thanks to this, was able to show certain important personages that much that was concealed from others was usually known to him, and by this means he rose higher in their estimation.
In fact, the ambassador, as he himself has declared, was never authorized to make that demand, and as soon as I was informed of it I let him know how much I disapproved of it and ordered him to remain at his post.
This reply of Balashev's, which hinted at the recent defeats of the French in Spain, was much appreciated when he related it at Alexander's court, but it was not much appreciated at Napoleon's dinner, where it passed unnoticed.
The fifth party consisted of those who were adherents of Barclay de Tolly, not so much as a man but as minister of war and commander-in- chief.
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.
His face was much wrinkled and his eyes deep set.
He glanced with pity at the excited face of Ilyin, who talked much and in great agitation.
The officer fell, not so much from the blow--which had but slightly cut his arm above the elbow--as from the shock to his horse and from fright.
Doctors came to see her singly and in consultation, talked much in French, German, and Latin, blamed one another, and prescribed a great variety of medicines for all the diseases known to them, but the simple idea never occurred to any of them that they could not know the disease Natasha was suffering from, as no disease suffered by a live man can be known, for every living person has his own peculiarities and always has his own peculiar, personal, novel, complicated disease, unknown to medicine--not a disease of the lungs, liver, skin, heart, nerves, and so on mentioned in medical books, but a disease consisting of one of the innumerable combinations of the maladies of those organs.
It comforted her to reflect that she was not better as she had formerly imagined, but worse, much worse, than anybody else in the world.
She's much thinner, but all the same she's pretty!
She included among her enemies the creditors and all who had business dealings with her father, and always at the thought of enemies and those who hated her she remembered Anatole who had done her so much harm--and though he did not hate her she gladly prayed for him as for an enemy.
Pierre still went into society, drank as much and led the same idle and dissipated life, because besides the hours he spent at the Rostovs' there were other hours he had to spend somehow, and the habits and acquaintances he had made in Moscow formed a current that bore him along irresistibly.
You don't know how important you are to me, how much you've done for me....
"No, after dinner," said the old count, evidently expecting much enjoyment from that reading.
A tradesman's wife was showing a rent in her shawl and telling how much the shawl had cost; another was saying that all silk goods had now got dear.
He's worrying very much about the new building.
"Always thoughts... about you... thoughts..." he then uttered much more clearly than he had done before, now that he was sure of being understood.
"No, there's not much to be amused at here," said Rostov, and rode on a little way.
I should like very much to see her, said Pierre.
So much the worse for the Russian army....
His pseudo- orders during the battle were also no worse than formerly, but much the same as usual.
They did not meet again, and only much later did Pierre learn that he lost an arm that day.
"I, I..." said Pierre, feeling it necessary to minimize his social position as much as possible so as to be nearer to the soldiers and better understood by them.
"The count had a sty," replied the adjutant smiling, "and was very much upset when I told him people had come to ask what was the matter with him.
But the point is that the count was much annoyed.
There was also much china standing on the tables, and still more was being brought in from the storeroom.
She was putting away the things that had to be left behind and making a list of them as the countess wished, and she tried to get as much taken away with them as possible.
Efim, the old coachman, who was the only one the countess trusted to drive her, sat perched up high on the box and did not so much as glance round at what was going on behind him.
In fact, however, though now much farther off than before, the Rostovs all saw Pierre--or someone extraordinarily like him--in a coachman's coat, going down the street with head bent and a serious face beside a small, beardless old man who looked like a footman.
Hearing not so much the words as the angry tone of Rostopchin's voice, the crowd moaned and heaved forward, but again paused.
How much then must the probability of fire be increased in an abandoned, wooden town where foreign troops are quartered.
There was so much good nature and nobility (in the French sense of the word) in the officer's voice, in the expression of his face and in his gestures, that Pierre, unconsciously smiling in response to the Frenchman's smile, pressed the hand held out to him.
So much the better!
So much the better, so much the better, Monsieur Pierre!
The conflagration, at which he had looked with so much indifference the evening before, had greatly increased during the night.
Pierre felt that he had still much to do and to do quickly.
"Ah, he looks very much like an incendiary," remarked the officer.
Kutuzov wrote that the Russians had not retreated a step, that the French losses were much heavier than ours, and that he was writing in haste from the field of battle before collecting full information.
Nicholas immediately recognized Princess Mary not so much by the profile he saw under her bonnet as by the feeling of solicitude, timidity, and pity that immediately overcame him.
The wounded man was much better that day and Natasha was sitting with him.
And there was so much kindliness and simplicity in his singsong voice that Pierre tried to reply, but his jaw trembled and he felt tears rising to his eyes.
He had changed very much since Princess Mary had last seen him.
So much the better!
"Why too much?" she asked.
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.
In the middle of the room a short handsome general with a red face was dancing the trepak with much spirit and agility.
After much disputing and arguing, Major-General Grekov with two Cossack regiments decided to go with the Polish sergeant.
If not, the Guards will not so much as see a little smoke.
Physically he had changed much during this time.
It was evidently not so much his sufferings that caused him to moan (he had dysentery) as his fear and grief at being left alone.
The officers, who had come from the other sheds, were all strangers to Pierre and much better dressed than he.
Kutuzov like all old people did not sleep much at night.
Then suddenly, dismayed lest he had said too much, Petya stopped and blushed.
But having caught himself saying too much about the flints, he was now afraid to speak out.
Besides, I want to go very much and certainly will go, so don't hinder me, said he.
As much as I like and as I like! said Petya to himself.
Each drop tried to spread out and occupy as much space as possible, but others striving to do the same compressed it, sometimes destroyed it, and sometimes merged with it.
But these orders and reports were only on paper, nothing in them was acted upon for they could not be carried out, and though they entitled one another Majesties, Highnesses, or Cousins, they all felt that they were miserable wretches who had done much evil for which they had now to pay.
She is much better.
But theirs,' he says, 'are white as paper and not so much smell as a whiff of gunpowder.'
This was shown not so much by the arrangements it made for crossing as by what took place at the bridges.
They considered that he had become much "simpler."
But to his surprise Willarski soon noticed that Pierre had lagged much behind the times, and had sunk, as he expressed it to himself, into apathy and egotism.
By being ruined I have become much richer.
This stern, thin, pale face that looks so much older!
At that moment of emotional tenderness young Nicholas' face, which resembled his father's, affected Pierre so much that when he had kissed the boy he got up quickly, took out his handkerchief, and went to the window.
Not only did I never see him but I heard nothing about him--I was in much lower company!
There is much, much before us.
It did me so much good to tell all about it today.
"I understand why he" (Prince Andrew) "liked no one so much as him," said Princess Mary.
"I shall look forward very much to your return," she added in a whisper.
'I shall look forward very much to your return....'
Yes, 'I shall look forward very much to your return.'
Prince Vasili, who having obtained a new post and some fresh decorations was particularly proud at this time, seemed to him a pathetic, kindly old man much to be pitied.
If the aim was the dissemination of ideas, the printing press could have accomplished that much better than warfare.
It is not Napoleon who prepares himself for the accomplishment of his role, so much as all those round him who prepare him to take on himself the whole responsibility for what is happening and has to happen.
"Yes, Princess," said Nicholas at last with a sad smile, "it doesn't seem long ago since we first met at Bogucharovo, but how much water has flowed since then!
She seemed to be fond not so much of individuals as of the family as a whole.
If the purpose of marriage is the family, the person who wishes to have many wives or husbands may perhaps obtain much pleasure, but in that case will not have a family.
Denisov, now a general on the retired list and much dissatisfied with the present state of affairs, had arrived during that fortnight.
During that fortnight of anxiety Natasha resorted to the baby for comfort so often, and fussed over him so much, that she overfed him and he fell ill.
"He's come!" she exclaimed as she ran past, and Denisov felt that he too was delighted that Pierre, whom he did not much care for, had returned.
But in spite of much that was interesting and had to be discussed, the baby with the little cap on its unsteady head evidently absorbed all his attention.
But those glances expressed something more: they said that she had played her part in life, that what they now saw was not her whole self, that we must all become like her, and that they were glad to yield to her, to restrain themselves for this once precious being formerly as full of life as themselves, but now so much to be pitied.
Denisov, not being a member of the family, did not understand Pierre's caution and being, as a malcontent, much interested in what was occurring in Petersburg, kept urging Pierre to tell them about what had happened in the Semenovsk regiment, then about Arakcheev, and then about the Bible Society.
Countess Mary wanted to tell him that man does not live by bread alone and that he attached too much importance to these matters.
The theory of the transference of the collective will of the people to historic persons may perhaps explain much in the domain of jurisprudence and be essential for its purposes, but in its application to history, as soon as revolutions, conquests, or civil wars occur--that is, as soon as history begins--that theory explains nothing.
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.
(3) However much the difficulty of understanding the causes may be increased, we never reach a conception of complete freedom, that is, an absence of cause.
Maybe this vacation would give them some much needed time together.
There isn't much to tell.
It wouldn't have been so much fun for him if she had reacted the way he did when she told him she was pregnant.
I want this baby as much as you do, Alex.
Alex wasn't much help, though.
I'd like to, but if it's too much trouble...
There's nothing much to tell.
I agreed to this and I want the baby as much as you do.
How much money did Alex have?
She would like to have so much attention.
I have much to work with!
You have much room for this new baby?
Getting information about him from Katie is too much work.
"It doesn't matter how much money he has," Alex interrupted.
Again it struck her how much they were alike.
Actually, it was way too much house as far as she was concerned, but she wasn't buying it.
You've got that much right.
She shrugged with as much elegance as she could muster, and eyed him with deliberate interest.
It was much warmer in the chicken coop.
He had access to his part much earlier than I did, so he was able to make some investments that really paid off.
She wanted to tell him how much she missed him - how much she wished he was there, but he might jump in the truck and travel dangerous highways.
Crackling is much better than that faint wheezing.
Yet it was a short period of time for so much to have happened to them.
Still, the romancing was so much a part of him that it was as if he wasn't even Alex.
How much does a gallon of milk weigh?
We only know that yesterday came a Rain of Stones upon us, which did much damage and injured some of our people.
The little man looked toward her and seemed as much surprised as she was.
I had let so much gas out of my balloon that I could not rise again, and in a few minutes the earth closed over my head.
By the time he had attached a handle to this sword he was having much trouble to breathe, as the charm of the Sorcerer was beginning to take effect.
Once they came near to the enclosed Garden of the Clinging Vines, and walking high into the air looked down upon it with much interest.
Eureka helped him by flying into the faces of the enemy and scratching and biting furiously, and the kitten ruined so many vegetable complexions that the Mangaboos feared her as much as they did the horse.
I'd as soon die here as live much longer among these cruel and heartless people.
We who live here much prefer to be invisible; for we can still hug and kiss one another, and are quite safe from the bears.
The third time that he thrust out the weapon there was a loud roar and a fall, and suddenly at his feet appeared the form of a great red bear, which was nearly as big as the horse and much stronger and fiercer.
Eureka quickly followed him, and soon they were all standing together upon the platform, with eight of the much prized wooden wings beside them.
"Then you can do a few wizzes and get us out of this hole," declared the tiny one, with much confidence.
Dorothy was herself anxious to get home, so she promised Eureka they would not stay in the Land of Oz much longer.
It was high, much higher than he could reach.
The lad was so much interested in his work that he did not see the stranger.
Not one of the bees so much as looked at those in her left hand.
There was much fighting; and several great battles took place between the British and the Americans.
There was something which she wished very much to know before going home, and so, without thinking, she had leaned over and whispered just three little words.
She was very much ashamed and hurt, for it was the first time that she had ever been in disgrace at school.
Every day there is much work to be done.
So much the better, let them look.
"How much will you give?" said the fishermen.
If you had looked ahead fifty years to 1240, you wouldn't have anticipated much change.
Though it isn't so much a time as a state of mind, historians plot the Renaissance as moving around Europe for a couple of centuries.
The statement is not there because you want the log per se but because the logging of the actions is what documents how much you need to pay.
Now my expectations have changed so much that I'm annoyed everything isn't already connected to the Internet.
Over time, Amazon has achieved such scale and thus has collected so much data that their suggestions are really useful.
In the future, something very much like the Amazon suggestion engine, but for all of life, will change that.
And as with ignorance, we may already have much of the data we need to find solutions.
If the smallpox and polio successes were achieved in a low-tech world, think how much more we can accomplish with vastly improved tools, infrastructure, and communication.
We will do much more in the next twenty years than in the preceding one hundred.
Understanding how the damage occurs, we are that much closer to finding a cure.
What determines how much money you or Chad or anyone gets paid?
However, there are limits to how much prosperity and efficiency the division of labor can create.
Seeing Scooby-Doo in cartoons doesn't change our expectations of canine behavior because we have so much experience with real dogs.
As much as I would like to continue with speculations about molecular-sized machines, I have a larger thesis to prove.
Vacationing should fall in price but requires much direct labor, so it will not fall by a thousandfold.
The beginning of my life was simple and much like every other little life.
My father was obliged to get a ladder and take Miss Sullivan out through the window--much to my delight.
Her words puzzled me very much because I did not then understand anything unless I touched it.
Nothing delighted me so much as this game.
How much of my delight in all beautiful things is innate, and how much is due to her influence, I can never tell.
This was too much for poor Nancy.
I could not quite convince myself that there was much world left, for I regarded Boston as the beginning and the end of creation.
It astonished me to find how much easier it is to talk than to spell with the fingers, and I discarded the manual alphabet as a medium of communication on my part; but Miss Sullivan and a few friends still use it in speaking to me, for it is more convenient and more rapid than lip-reading.
This question surprised me very much; for I had not the faintest recollection of having had it read to me.
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
Age is no better, hardly so well, qualified for an instructor as youth, for it has not profited so much as it has lost.
We may waive just so much care of ourselves as we honestly bestow elsewhere.
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.
Of course the vital heat is not to be confounded with fire; but so much for analogy.
We know not much about them.
It is remarkable that we know so much of them as we do.
You will export such articles as the country affords, purely native products, much ice and pine timber and a little granite, always in native bottoms.
Let him who has work to do recollect that the object of clothing is, first, to retain the vital heat, and secondly, in this state of society, to cover nakedness, and he may judge how much of any necessary or important work may be accomplished without adding to his wardrobe.
He is so well known, so much appreciated by everyone.
He did not finish his sentence, but his tone showed how highly he thought of his friend and how much he expected of him in the future.
"He is very much altered now," said Anna Mikhaylovna.
Well, if you do, so much the better, and you can go back to her!
(She used the word "diplomat," which was just then much in vogue among the children, in the special sense they attached to it.)
Go and flirt with Berg as much as you please, she finished quickly.
"Has Prince Vasili aged much?" asked the countess.
He is his godson, she added, her tone suggesting that this fact ought to give Prince Vasili much satisfaction.
How much more complex than this is the game of war, which occurs under certain limits of time, and where it is not one will that manipulates lifeless objects, but everything results from innumerable conflicts of various wills!
If it is said that he expected to end the campaign by occupying Moscow as he had ended a previous campaign by occupying Vienna, there is much evidence to the contrary.
Here, at the extreme left flank, Bennigsen talked a great deal and with much heat, and, as it seemed to Pierre, gave orders of great military importance.
He was so much interested in that task that he was unable to sleep, and in spite of his cold which had grown worse from the dampness of the evening, he went into the large division of the tent at three o'clock in the morning, loudly blowing his nose.
How much had he told Señor Medena - or how little?
They were having so much fun that even Alondra broke down and joined them.
You deserved it... and much more.
For a moment he gazed down at her, his expression much like the trapped fox in the hen house.
I know I'm not much account; but I'm the only horse in all the Land of Oz, so they treat me with great respect.
A good book would sometimes cost as much as a good house.
How much more this difficulty must be augmented in the case of those who are both deaf and blind!
It seemed that no horses could be had even for the carriages, much less for the carting.
"Yes, very much," replied Pierre.
Bilibin shrugged his shoulders, as much as to say that not even he could help in that difficulty.
If you don't remember where you buried the bone, it isn't going to be much help when you get hungry later.
He didn't eat much supper.
She was, alas, the helpless victim of my outbursts of temper and of affection, so that she became much the worse for wear.
However much he drank, he never lost his clearheadedness.
Kutuzov swayed his head, as much as to say: "How is one man to deal with it all?" and again listened to Denisov.
Another valet, with his finger over the mouth of a bottle, was sprinkling Eau de Cologne on the Emperor's pampered body with an expression which seemed to say that he alone knew where and how much Eau de Cologne should be sprinkled.