We think he might have some natural ability.
You have a natural instinct for the simple but elegant.
We have a natural desire to want to help others.
Alex was doing everything in his power to provide her with all the experiences of a natural mother.
A more simple and natural man it would be hard to find.
It wasn't a natural phenomenon.
Howie was a natural born follower and damaged goods.
The worst thing was their terror of reaching the bottom of this great crack in the earth, and the natural fear that sudden death was about to overtake them at any moment.
"We were just talking of you," she said with the facility in lying natural to a society woman.
Your natural expectation would be that they would talk, at least as well as Scooby does.
Sometimes, on Sundays, I heard the bells, the Lincoln, Acton, Bedford, or Concord bell, when the wind was favorable, a faint, sweet, and, as it were, natural melody, worth importing into the wilderness.
I know people think I'm crazy, but I'd like to keep the ranch as near its natural state as possible.
Was Radisson your natural father?
So also, owing to bodily and mental health and strength, we may be continually cheered by a like but more normal and natural society, and come to know that we are never alone.
The gangly youth before him had dyed his hair from platinum back to its natural color of black.
His voice held an upbeat note and natural warmth that she liked.
Martha was unable to get by her natural compassion of the moment and look at a long term goal.
Dean wondered if there was another, more sinister reason for Paul Dawkins' silence on the subject—that he was the murderer of his wife's natural father.
This natural exchange of ideas is denied to the deaf child.
All that was going on before her now seemed quite natural, but on the other hand all her previous thoughts of her betrothed, of Princess Mary, or of life in the country did not once recur to her mind and were as if belonging to a remote past.
He wasn't sure what her gift was or what she was trying to do, but he'd never met a Natural with her unique combination of power and strength.
Trac—the Natural tracker was able to identify patterns in the attacks.
Jennifer never saw her natural father face-to-face and gave the impression she didn't give a flip.
Whatever Natural talent she had, she'd somehow turned her brother from a vamp back into a human.
"Josh Mulligan was my natural father," Jennifer said.
So it was natural that to earn extra money, Jason and I would buy cool, old cars we found in junkyards for a few hundred dollars apiece.
We have a natural desire to make beautiful things and a bone-deep need to understand the world we live in and our place in it.
The fact that an unprecedented number of earth's inhabitants today live in poverty is an indictment of governments, not a reflection of some underlying natural limit.
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.
If it was natural for Helen to ask such questions, it was my duty to answer them.
She almost overwhelmed me with inquiries which were the natural outgrowth of her quickened intelligence.
Without that degree of mental development and activity which perceives the necessity of superhuman creative power, no explanation of natural phenomena is possible.
By experiment, by studying other children, Miss Sullivan came upon the practical way of teaching language by the natural method.
No--in this case I would rather suffer evil the natural way.
Their authors are a natural and irresistible aristocracy in every society, and, more than kings or emperors, exert an influence on mankind.
There Nature has woven a natural selvage, and the eye rises by just gradations from the low shrubs of the shore to the highest trees.
It was one of those afternoons which seem indefinitely long before one, in which many events may happen, a large portion of our natural life, though it was already half spent when I started.
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.
It is true, we are such poor navigators that our thoughts, for the most part, stand off and on upon a harborless coast, are conversant only with the bights of the bays of poesy, or steer for the public ports of entry, and go into the dry docks of science, where they merely refit for this world, and no natural currents concur to individualize them.
It seemed so natural to Pierre that everyone should like him, and it would have seemed so unnatural had anyone disliked him, that he could not but believe in the sincerity of those around him.
It was evident that the thought could never occur to him which to Prince Andrew seemed so natural, namely, that it is after all impossible to express all one thinks; and that he had never felt the doubt, "Is not all I think and believe nonsense?"
After their engagement, quite different, intimate, and natural relations sprang up between them.
As soon as the King began to speak loud and fast his royal dignity instantly forsook him, and without noticing it he passed into his natural tone of good-natured familiarity.
And since it had to be so, Nicholas Rostov, as was natural to him, felt contented with the life he led in the regiment and was able to find pleasure in that life.
Just then Boris, with his courtierlike adroitness, stepped up to Pierre's side near Kutuzov and in a most natural manner, without raising his voice, said to Pierre, as though continuing an interrupted conversation:
They do not see that the role of the natural sciences in this matter is merely to serve as an instrument for the illumination of one side of it.
The same is done by the natural sciences: leaving aside the question of cause, they seek for laws.
Some things are meant to be, and death is natural for humans.
The old man looked defeated, with all his natural feistiness absent, left outside in the sunshine.
Regardless of how irresponsible the woman was, she presumably possessed natural maternal instincts for her child.
Ten years later, in Somalia, the last natural case of smallpox occurred.
But so far nobody seems to have thought of chloroforming her, which is, I think, the only effective way of stopping the natural exercise of her faculties.
TALK SHOULD BE NATURAL AND HAVE FOR ITS OBJECT AN EXCHANGE OF IDEAS.
Notwithstanding the activity of Helen's mind, she is a very natural child.
Her behaviour is easy and natural, and it is charming because of its frankness and evident sincerity.
The memory must be stored with ideas and the mind must be enriched with knowledge before writing becomes a natural and pleasurable effort.
Her early rages were an unhappy expression of the natural force of character which instruction was to turn into trained and organized power.
If, then, we would indeed restore mankind by truly Indian, botanic, magnetic, or natural means, let us first be as simple and well as Nature ourselves, dispel the clouds which hang over our own brows, and take up a little life into our pores.
The natural day is very calm, and will hardly reprove his indolence.
Were there no natural advantages--no water privileges, forsooth?
Are those the true and natural sentiments of man?
Some, a minority, acknowledged him to be different from themselves and from everyone else, expected great things of him, listened to him, admired, and imitated him, and with them Prince Andrew was natural and pleasant.
"Well, Lelya?" he asked, turning instantly to his daughter and addressing her with the careless tone of habitual tenderness natural to parents who have petted their children from babyhood, but which Prince Vasili had only acquired by imitating other parents.
Nicholas understood that something must have happened between Sonya and Dolokhov before dinner, and with the kindly sensitiveness natural to him was very gentle and wary with them both at dinner.
Your father, a man of the last century, evidently stands above our contemporaries who so condemn this measure which merely reestablishes natural justice.
But she was not even grateful to him for it; nothing good on Pierre's part seemed to her to be an effort, it seemed so natural for him to be kind to everyone that there was no merit in his kindness.
This was the first indication of the necessity of deviating from what had previously seemed the most natural course--a direct retreat on Nizhni-Novgorod.
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.
It is natural for a man who does not understand the workings of a machine to imagine that a shaving that has fallen into it by chance and is interfering with its action and tossing about in it is its most important part.
A joyous feeling of freedom--that complete inalienable freedom natural to man which he had first experienced at the first halt outside Moscow-- filled Pierre's soul during his convalescence.
The Natural I planted there called this morning and said they were waiting to burn the place until something got there.
Your ability to heal makes you what we'd call a Natural, a human with extraordinary capabilities.
He looked at the slight Natural with dark hair and eyes who happened to have a doctorate in every type of science he could name.
"He's a man now and a Natural," he replied.
It only seemed natural for them to sit next to each other, and what would feel more natural would probably scare her off.
She felt his arms around her and leaned into him, surprised at how natural it felt to be held against a complete stranger who made her want to flee for the hills and strip naked at the same time.
Rainy nodded, a look of relief crossing his features, and Damian saw his mind was on his Natural ward, Traci.
Rainy's Natural, a beautiful woman with mocha skin and blue eyes, leapt up from her seat.
Damian caught his eye and looked pointedly at Dusty, silently asking if the Guardian had done as he asked and told his boss that the Natural was more than a new recruit.
Rainy, can your Natural trace anything at all within the square?
We can pull in a Natural from Latin America.
You have a new Natural, ikir?
According to the brief phone call, the ten-year-old girl's natural mother, another loser like faux foster mother Janet, had been recently discharged to a halfway house after doing hard time in the state's Cañon City facility.
Then she added, We've always treated you exactly the same as if we were your natural parents.
"No. I guess she's just a natural-born bitch," he muttered, earning a frown from Cynthia and a smile from Martha.
During this three-year period, conveniently named by the Chinese "The Three Years of Natural Disasters," no one really knows how many people died; estimates range from fifteen million to a high of more than forty-five million.
It was the natural yearning of that portion, any portion of our most primitive ancestor which still survived in us.
The forest has never so good a setting, nor is so distinctly beautiful, as when seen from the middle of a small lake amid hills which rise from the water's edge; for the water in which it is reflected not only makes the best foreground in such a case, but, with its winding shore, the most natural and agreeable boundary to it.
"A little," Carmen responded, "but I suppose that's natural, given our relationship.
In the weeks of natural stimulation, she had been the one who was embarrassed.
He respected the man who raised me, even when I rejected my natural father.
Toni said he thinks I have some of the um, Natural ability.
This is why I'm a Natural, you know.
"She's a Natural," Laney said, frowning at him.
The base camp housed the emergency response helicopters for Tucson and neighboring sectors and was manned with a skeletal crew of Guardians and one on-duty pilot, a Natural who'd been trained to fly.
Rainy was supposed to protect a Natural he found.
There was a natural sense of cheerfulness to her that she liked.
She was nearly as tall as he, a natural blonde or the customer of a very good beautician.
A natural part of life?
First are the inefficiencies in the natural processes of agriculture.
While not confining myself to any special system of instruction, I have tried to add to her general information and intelligence, to enlarge her acquaintance with things around her, and to bring her into easy and natural relations with people.
At evening, the distant lowing of some cow in the horizon beyond the woods sounded sweet and melodious, and at first I would mistake it for the voices of certain minstrels by whom I was sometimes serenaded, who might be straying over hill and dale; but soon I was not unpleasantly disappointed when it was prolonged into the cheap and natural music of the cow.
It is natural in her state.
The natural selection process is survival of the fittest.
It's only natural that men want to touch you.
To humans, it would look like the natural give and take of a long battle.
With the natural capacity of an Italian for changing the expression of his face at will, he drew nearer to the portrait and assumed a look of pensive tenderness.
Carmen had assumed breast feeding would be a natural thing, but as Matthew lay fussing in her arms, it seemed a major obstacle.
There again, it's hard to say whether they die from natural causes or attacks by predators.