It was in his nature, and it was something that wasn't going to change.
This is your nature, you just don't know it yet.
Does my independent nature trouble you?
. .but mild snooping was second nature to him, so he began to poke around Joseph Dawkins's room.
Sulphur is of an oily and fiery nature; in combination with salt by its fiery nature it arouses a desire in the latter by means of which it attracts mercury, seizes it, holds it, and in combination produces other bodies.
It is intermediate in its nature between land and sky.
Part of it was simply his nature - and that part was sweet and selfless.
The tall trees were draped in a white robe that had drifted to the earth, not snarled their way downward like the wind driven Eastern storms where snow was a dirty word, not the magical hush that mother nature bestowed on the mountains of the west.
Nature was at her peak, blending the wild blooms with various shades of green.
Stymieing her sunny nature now was a small sacrifice compared to seeing it snuffed forever.
If Rhyn can learn to overcome his nature, she can to.
It is not in your nature to care for anything beyond you, she said, frown deepening.
But I cannot imagine who made Mother Nature, can you?
Every deity has a different nature and source for their magic.
They give me a new sense of the variety and capacity of that nature which is our common dwelling.
Fallen man has retained a love of idleness, but the curse weighs on the race not only because we have to seek our bread in the sweat of our brows, but because our moral nature is such that we cannot be both idle and at ease.
The tourists were left below and Dean was alone save the sounds of nature on the rocky rutted path as his Jeep's tires clawed upward.
I go and come with a strange liberty in Nature, a part of herself.
But then he pictured his beautiful wife, her unfailingly sweet and kind nature, and refused his mind's picture of her kneeling there in the snow, calmly sawing Shipton's rope until it parted, plunging him to his bloody death.
This change could have occurred in nature; given enough monkeys and typewriters, it would eventually occur in nature.
No yard! but unfenced nature reaching up to your very sills.
If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.
The highway department would periodically close the road and, using explosive devices, create slides in a controlled condition, lessening the chance for a surprising and perhaps deadly run loosed by nature on the unsuspecting below.
"I am thinking how very busy dear Mother Nature is in the springtime," she replied.
I tasted them out of compliment to Nature, though they were scarcely palatable.
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.
I have studied human nature for the entirety of my existence.
He just wished his stepfather would be more forthcoming about the nature of his concern so he'd know how to help.
She needed the time to herself and hoped the connection to nature helped clear her head.
She suggests herself that she can know them better than we do, because she can get the true dimensions and appreciate more immediately the solid nature of a sculptured figure.
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.
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.
We are conscious of an animal in us, which awakens in proportion as our higher nature slumbers.
By nature, he didn't smile, but would he turn away from her or tolerate her?
He was vindictive by nature and—this is the 'guess' part—he cut his line and left my knife which he'd picked up from his wife's room.
Nature found a way to prevent that.
This couldn't happen in nature (or, more precisely, could in theory, but is extremely unlikely).
Helen has the vitality of feeling, the freshness and eagerness of interest, and the spiritual insight of the artistic temperament, and naturally she has a more active and intense joy in life, simply as life, and in nature, books, and people than less gifted mortals.
The moon will not sour milk nor taint meat of mine, nor will the sun injure my furniture or fade my carpet; and if he is sometimes too warm a friend, I find it still better economy to retreat behind some curtain which nature has provided, than to add a single item to the details of housekeeping.
He knows Nature but as a robber.
The engineer does not forget at night, or his nature does not, that he has beheld this vision of serenity and purity once at least during the day.
Grow wild according to thy nature, like these sedges and brakes, which will never become English bay.
As if only the savage dwelt near enough to Nature and Truth to borrow a trope from them.
Again, perhaps, Nature will try, with me for a first settler, and my house raised last spring to be the oldest in the hamlet.
I do not see how he can ever die; Nature cannot spare him.
Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask.
William Gilpin, who is so admirable in all that relates to landscapes, and usually so correct, standing at the head of Loch Fyne, in Scotland, which he describes as "a bay of salt water, sixty or seventy fathoms deep, four miles in breadth," and about fifty miles long, surrounded by mountains, observes, "If we could have seen it immediately after the diluvian crash, or whatever convulsion of nature occasioned it, before the waters gushed in, what a horrid chasm must it have appeared!
The amount of it is, the imagination give it the least license, dives deeper and soars higher than Nature goes.
As if Nature could support but one order of understandings, could not sustain birds as well as quadrupeds, flying as well as creeping things, and hush and whoa, which Bright can understand, were the best English.
But since this mystery is of such a nature that nobody can know or use it unless he be prepared by long and diligent self-purification, not everyone can hope to attain it quickly.
Great Architect of Nature, help me to find the true path out of the labyrinth of lies!
The old count's hospitality and good nature, which struck one especially in Petersburg as a pleasant surprise, were such that Prince Andrew could not refuse to stay to dinner.
In spite of his absent-mindedness and good nature, Pierre's personality immediately checked any attempt to ridicule him to his face.
We're just beginning to understand their impact on nature and the universe.
It calmed her to recall how beautiful and different nature was at night.
I remember him as a man of rare, sweet nature and of wide experience.
Mr. Warner and Mr. Burroughs, the great lover of nature, came to see us a few days after, and we had a delightful talk with them.
Tell me something that Father Nature does.
And finally all the conditions were good for that first nature school, in which the teacher and pupil played together, exploring together and educating themselves, pupil and teacher inseparable.
In one of his letters, speaking of how God in every way tells us of His love, he says, "I think he writes it even upon the walls of the great house of nature which we live in, that he is our Father."
Helen's mind is so gifted by nature that she seems able to understand with only the faintest touch of explanation every possible variety of external relations.
I rarely have dreams that are not in keeping with what I really think and feel, but one night my very nature seemed to change, and I stood in the eye of the world a mighty man and a terrible.
The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling.
What is the nature of the luxury which enervates and destroys nations?
A comfortable house for a rude and hardy race, that lived mostly out of doors, was once made here almost entirely of such materials as Nature furnished ready to their hands.
Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.
Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquito's wing that falls on the rails.
And, by the way, who estimates the value of the crop which nature yields in the still wilder fields unimproved by man?
It is a mirror which no stone can crack, whose quicksilver will never wear off, whose gilding Nature continually repairs; no storms, no dust, can dim its surface ever fresh;--a mirror in which all impurity presented to it sinks, swept and dusted by the sun's hazy brush--this the light dust-cloth--which retains no breath that is breathed on it, but sends its own to float as clouds high above its surface, and be reflected in its bosom still.
All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself.
It looked as if Nature no longer contained the breed of nobler bloods, but stood on her last toes.
"I know that no one can help if nature does not do her work," said Prince Andrew, evidently confused.
Restoring the essential condition of relation between those who command and those who execute, we find that by the very nature of the case those who command take the smallest part in the action itself and that their activity is exclusively directed to commanding.
Besides, his volatile nature was as interesting as his spontaneous moods.
I am a patient person by nature and fully expected to later take them one or two at a time.
Violence and command weren't second nature to Darkyn; they were his first.
Your nature is too … pure.
"You cannot die by his hand or the hand of nature," Wynn said carefully.
"The symbols in the strictest interpretation are largely related to nature," Tamer started.
She'd missed nature while staying at the penthouse.
"Nature.s not so kind to the weak," Jared said with a grimace as he pushed himself up.
Even so, Rhyn.s flaws stemmed from his nature of being a half-demon.
He seemed to have an even nature, but maybe he was on his best behavior.
I'm beyond help, Rhyn. I've always believed you could be all that Kris and Andre and your father were not. Your half-demon nature makes you better prepared than all of them combined.
The entire procedure operated with a casualness to it that seemed to make fun of the serious nature of what was happening, while the rules seemed more important than what they were designed to accomplish.
And because human nature changes either not at all or very slowly, people make the same choices over and over again.
But that movement was, by its nature, backward looking.
Thus we had genetic modifications in plants that could have occurred in nature but probably wouldn't have.
She linked my earliest thoughts with nature, and made me feel that "birds and flowers and I were happy peers."
But about this time I had an experience which taught me that nature is not always kind.
I had learned a new lesson--that nature "wages open war against her children, and under softest touch hides treacherous claws."
Sweet Mother Nature can have no secrets from me when my poet is near.
Sweet Rebecca, with her strong, brave spirit, and her pure, generous nature, was the only character which thoroughly won my admiration.
She had met with the expression Mother Nature in the course of her reading, and for a long time she was in the habit of ascribing to Mother Nature whatever she felt to be beyond the power of man to accomplish.
She would say, when speaking of the growth of a plant, "Mother Nature sends the sunshine and the rain to make the trees and the grass and the flowers grow."
How does Mother Nature take care of the flowers?
Later she said: I do not know if Mother Nature made me.
In the very nature of things, articulation is an unsatisfactory means of education; while the use of the manual alphabet quickens and invigorates mental activity, since through it the deaf child is brought into close contact with the English language, and the highest and most abstract ideas may be conveyed to the mind readily and accurately.
To anticipate, not the sunrise and the dawn merely, but, if possible, Nature herself!
Nature is hard to be overcome, but she must be overcome.
I awoke to an answered question, to Nature and daylight.
Such a man has some right to fish, and I love to see nature carried out in him.
These foliaceous heaps lie along the bank like the slag of a furnace, showing that Nature is "in full blast" within.
Thanks to Anna Mikhaylovna's efforts, his own tastes, and the peculiarities of his reserved nature, Boris had managed during his service to place himself very advantageously.
Pierre had evoked the passionate affection of the Italian merely by evoking the best side of his nature and taking a pleasure in so doing.
All that we know of the external world of nature is only a certain relation of the forces of nature to inevitability, or of the essence of life to the laws of reason.
She missed nature in the time she'd been in Hell.
The town of Ouray was so oblivious to these frequent winter gifts from Mother Nature that snow caused not a hitch in the local activities.
As we noted earlier, people no longer disagree simply about what values to apply to a set of facts—rather, they disagree as to the nature of the facts themselves.
Thus it is that Even as the roots, shut in the darksome earth, Share in the tree-top's joyance, and conceive Of sunshine and wide air and winged things, By sympathy of nature, so do I gave evidence of things unseen.
Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength.
Men seeing the nature of this man like that of the brute, think that he has never possessed the innate faculty of reason.
I'm as curious by nature as the next person, probably even more so, but to answer your question; no.
We might as well omit to study Nature because she is old.
We considered letting nature take its course but we felt guilty in prolonging the family's agony.
It is the nature of the mating rite.
His father's nature showed itself in Pierre.
"Yes. We both saw something in him that she didn't. He's fortunate to have someone like you, who would give her life for him. You are exactly what he needs to balance his nature," Gabe continued.
But again, this could happen in nature, so it is hard to see how we can object to this.
In discussing nutrition, not only is there little agreement on the nature of the solutions, there is often disagreement on the nature of the problems.
It was hoped that one so peculiarly endowed by nature as Helen, would, if left entirely to her own resources, throw some light upon such psychological questions as were not exhaustively investigated by Dr. Howe; but their hopes were not to be realized.
A diplomat by nature, he had long served in the peacekeeping capacity among his brothers, before he was rendered dead-dead seven months before.
It goes against my nature to avoid it, he was saying.
It's the hunter that throws nature out of balance, selecting only the best game.
If anything, he seemed absolutely sure of himself and what he wanted, even if his nature didn't allow him to control his own wild talents.
I go to the closest, largest nature preserve that doesn't allow people in after dusk, and wait it out.