She drew near to him and stopped.
There are bears near by.
Maybe if he saw that she didn't go near the building, he would relax his guard.
Coriolanus pitched his camp quite near to the city.
I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding-line, and had no way of knowing how near the harbour was.
We have seen this happen already, and it will get substantially better in the near future.
My teacher is so near to me that I scarcely think of myself apart from her.
The boy played on the grass near by.
I know people think I'm crazy, but I'd like to keep the ranch as near its natural state as possible.
A couple of vacationers picked her up walking along the beach near La Jolla.
As he spoke the voice came so near to Zeb that he jumped back in alarm.
The only plus is it's near the hospital.
"We've got tire tracks," one of the Guardians called, kneeling near the driveway.
He set them down on the chair near the desk.
The grandfather clock would look beautiful in the foyer, and the rocker should be in the living room, near the piano.
A seating place was cleared for us near the front.
Getting over Brandon wasn't near as easy as getting her cap and stripes.
An older, harmless-looking man with white hair and beautiful emerald eyes stood near the door, holding out a phone.
The goal of our offered summer sojourn was described as a seasonal cabin on a small lake in near Wolfboro, New Hampshire.
It's so pleasant when you understand your true talents and realize your superiority makes you capable of near impossible goals.
He persuaded other towns near Antium to send their soldiers to help him.
Her mind was beginning to function somewhere near normal.
There was a pay phone near the door but it was out of order.
The father beat him near to death, people said.
Once a little fish swam too near the surface, and the kitten grabbed it in her mouth and ate it up as quick as a wink; but Dorothy cautioned her to be careful what she ate in this valley of enchantments, and no more fishes were careless enough to swim within reach.
The group of these queer creatures which was discovered clustered near the stairs at first remained staring and motionless, glaring with evil eyes at the intruders who had so suddenly appeared in their land.
The architecture was fantastic, but not near as exciting as the ride on a ferry.
She glanced at Bordeaux, who was squatting near the fire, putting his breakfast away.
Roger wouldn't let anyone near me.
As she peered through the soft gray light not a house of any sort was visible near the station, nor was any person in sight; but after a while the child discovered a horse and buggy standing near a group of trees a short distance away.
Swiftly they drew near to the flaming colored suns, and passed close beside them.
"What are those holes up there?" enquired the boy, pointing to some openings that appeared near the top of the dome.
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.
Here one side of the mountain had a great hole in it, like the mouth of a cavern, and the stairs stopped at the near edge of the floor and commenced ascending again at the opposite edge.
Mortals who stand upon the earth and look up at the sky cannot often distinguish these forms, but our friends were now so near to the clouds that they observed the dainty fairies very clearly.
One ball after another came whizzing near him.
Some of them camped in Charlestown, [Footnote: Charles'town.] a village near Boston.
Near the top of a hill he saw a little shepherd boy who was lying on the ground while a flock of sheep and lambs were grazing around him.
For if the boy had been as well painted as the cherries, the birds would have been afraid to come near him.
The queen was standing quite near to it with the two wreaths still in her hands.
Old story-tellers say that he alighted on the back of a large fish, called a dolphin, which had been charmed by his music and was swimming near the ship.
Then, to his great joy, a ship came near and anchored in the little harbor.
He opened his eyes and looked around at the small, plain room and at the poor people standing near him.
Only the decision making is left to the farmer—but in the near future, the decision making will be done better by computers.
It is a custom in the South to build a small house near the homestead as an annex to be used on occasion.
She is so near to me that it almost seems indelicate to speak of her.
If my mother happened to be near I crept into her arms, too miserable even to remember the cause of the tempest.
I felt my way to the end of the garden, knowing that the mimosa tree was near the fence, at the turn of the path.
You are sure it is somewhere in your mind near the top--you saw it there the other day when you were looking up the beginnings of the Reformation.
In a word, while such friends are near us we feel that all is well.
It was a picture of a mill, near a beautiful brook.
And the more we love the more near we are to God and His Love.
Yesterday I thought for the first time what a beautiful thing motion was, and it seemed to me that everything was trying to get near to God, does it seem that way to you?
I do try to think that he is still near, very near; but sometimes the thought that he is not here, that I shall not see him when I go to Boston,--that he is gone,--rushes over my soul like a great wave of sorrow.
The hotel was so near the river that I could feel it rushing past by putting my hand on the window.
Mr. Burroughs told me about his home near the Hudson, and what a happy place it must be!
Their house stands near a charming lake where we went boating and canoeing, which was great fun.
Every morning, before lesson-time, we all go out to the steep hill on the northern shore of the lake near the house, and coast for an hour or so.
The thought that my dear Heavenly Father is always near, giving me abundantly of all those things, which truly enrich life and make it sweet and beautiful, makes every deprivation seem of little moment compared with the countless blessings I enjoy.
I finally succeeded in getting her on the bed and covered her up, and she lay curled up as near the edge of the bed as possible.
She stumbled upon Belle, who was crouching near the window where Captain Keller was standing.
Near the landing there is a beautiful little spring, which Helen calls "squirrel-cup," because I told her the squirrels came there to drink.
Usually we take one of the little "Readers" up in a big tree near the house and spend an hour or two finding the words Helen already knows.
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.
There are several near Tuscumbia; one very large one from which the town got its name.
Occasionally she broke out into a merry laugh, and then she would reach out and touch the mouth of any one who happened to be near her, to see if he were laughing also.
As he came in sight of the rose-bushes that grew near the side of the house, he suddenly clapped his hands, and with a little shout of joy stopped to look at them; they were all covered with lovely rosebuds.
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.
I was very fond of bananas, and one night I dreamed that I found a long string of them in the dining-room, near the cupboard, all peeled and deliciously ripe, and all I had to do was to stand under the string and eat as long as I could eat.
Being superior to physical suffering, it sometimes chanced that they were superior to any consolation which the missionaries could offer; and the law to do as you would be done by fell with less persuasiveness on the ears of those who, for their part, did not care how they were done by, who loved their enemies after a new fashion, and came very near freely forgiving them all they did.
Such was not my abode, for I found myself suddenly neighbor to the birds; not by having imprisoned one, but having caged myself near them.
Near the end of May, the sand cherry (Cerasus pumila) adorned the sides of the path with its delicate flowers arranged in umbels cylindrically about its short stems, which last, in the fall, weighed down with good-sized and handsome cherries, fell over in wreaths like rays on every side.
Here is a hogshead of molasses or of brandy directed to John Smith, Cuttingsville, Vermont, some trader among the Green Mountains, who imports for the farmers near his clearing, and now perchance stands over his bulkhead and thinks of the last arrivals on the coast, how they may affect the price for him, telling his customers this moment, as he has told them twenty times before this morning, that he expects some by the next train of prime quality.
Sometimes one would circle round and round me in the woods a few feet distant as if tethered by a string, when probably I was near its eggs.
I have never felt lonesome, or in the least oppressed by a sense of solitude, but once, and that was a few weeks after I came to the woods, when, for an hour, I doubted if the near neighborhood of man was not essential to a serene and healthy life.
In my house we were so near that we could not begin to hear--we could not speak low enough to be heard; as when you throw two stones into calm water so near that they break each other's undulations.
Near at hand, upon the topmost spray of a birch, sings the brown thrasher--or red mavis, as some love to call him--all the morning, glad of your society, that would find out another farmer's field if yours were not here.
Viewed from a hilltop it reflects the color of the sky; but near at hand it is of a yellowish tint next the shore where you can see the sand, then a light green, which gradually deepens to a uniform dark green in the body of the pond.
You may see from a boat, in calm weather, near the sandy eastern shore, where the water is eight or ten feet deep, and also in some other parts of the pond, some circular heaps half a dozen feet in diameter by a foot in height, consisting of small stones less than a hen's egg in size, where all around is bare sand.
As near as he could remember, it stood twelve or fifteen rods from the shore, where the water was thirty or forty feet deep.
I think that I am near the end of it.
I was as near being resolved into the essence of things as ever I was in my life.
As if only the savage dwelt near enough to Nature and Truth to borrow a trope from them.
Not long since I read his epitaph in the old Lincoln burying-ground, a little on one side, near the unmarked graves of some British grenadiers who fell in the retreat from Concord--where he is styled "Sippio Brister"--Scipio Africanus he had some title to be called--"a man of color," as if he were discolored.
It chanced that I walked that way across the fields the following night, about the same hour, and hearing a low moaning at this spot, I drew near in the dark, and discovered the only survivor of the family that I know, the heir of both its virtues and its vices, who alone was interested in this burning, lying on his stomach and looking over the cellar wall at the still smouldering cinders beneath, muttering to himself, as is his wont.
Sometimes one came near to my window, attracted by my light, barked a vulpine curse at me, and then retreated.
Still on they came, and now the near woods resounded through all their aisles with their demoniac cry.
Near at hand they only excited my pity.
In order to see how nearly I could guess, with this experience, at the deepest point in a pond, by observing the outlines of a surface and the character of its shores alone, I made a plan of White Pond, which contains about forty-one acres, and, like this, has no island in it, nor any visible inlet or outlet; and as the line of greatest breadth fell very near the line of least breadth, where two opposite capes approached each other and two opposite bays receded, I ventured to mark a point a short distance from the latter line, but still on the line of greatest length, as the deepest.
Like the water, the Walden ice, seen near at hand, has a green tint, but at a distance is beautifully blue, and you can easily tell it from the white ice of the river, or the merely greenish ice of some ponds, a quarter of a mile off.
A thermometer thrust into the middle of Walden on the 6th of March, 1847, stood at 32º, or freezing point; near the shore at 33º; in the middle of Flint's Pond, the same day, at 32º; at a dozen rods from the shore, in shallow water, under ice a foot thick, at 36º.
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.
When the warmer days come, they who dwell near the river hear the ice crack at night with a startling whoop as loud as artillery, as if its icy fetters were rent from end to end, and within a few days see it rapidly going out.
It is life near the bone where it is sweetest.
I quarrel not with far-off foes, but with those who, near at home, co-operate with, and do the bidding of those far away, and without whom the latter would be harmless.
As near as I could discover, he had probably gone to bed in a barn when drunk, and smoked his pipe there; and so a barn was burnt.
The little princess went round the table with quick, short, swaying steps, her workbag on her arm, and gaily spreading out her dress sat down on a sofa near the silver samovar, as if all she was doing was a pleasure to herself and to all around her.
Reaching the large house near the Horse Guards' barracks, in which Anatole lived, Pierre entered the lighted porch, ascended the stairs, and went in at the open door.
Anna Mikhaylovna, with a meek, sorrowful, and all-forgiving expression on her face, stood by the door near the strange lady.
Prince Vasili in front of the door, near the invalid chair, a wax taper in his left hand, was leaning his left arm on the carved back of a velvet chair he had turned round for the purpose, and was crossing himself with his right hand, turning his eyes upward each time he touched his forehead.
Mademoiselle Bourienne stood near them pressing her hand to her heart, with a beatific smile and obviously equally ready to cry or to laugh.
You were near him.
Kutuzov fell back toward Vienna, destroying behind him the bridges over the rivers Inn (at Braunau) and Traun (near Linz).
"Just see where it carries to!" a soldier near by said sternly, looking round at the sound.
It seemed to Rostov that Bogdanich was only pretending not to notice him, and that his whole aim now was to test the cadet's courage, so he drew himself up and looked around him merrily; then it seemed to him that Bogdanich rode so near in order to show him his courage.
"At boss zides, Captain," he heard the voice of the colonel, who, having ridden ahead, had pulled up his horse near the bridge, with a triumphant, cheerful face.
And Denisov rode up to a group that had stopped near Rostov, composed of the colonel, Nesvitski, Zherkov, and the officer from the suite.
Near Hetzelsdorf Prince Andrew struck the high road along which the Russian army was moving with great haste and in the greatest disorder.
Prince Andrew glanced at Kutuzov's face only a foot distant from him and involuntarily noticed the carefully washed seams of the scar near his temple, where an Ismail bullet had pierced his skull, and the empty eye socket.
After passing a chasseur regiment and in the lines of the Kiev grenadiers--fine fellows busy with similar peaceful affairs--near the shelter of the regimental commander, higher than and different from the others, Prince Andrew came out in front of a platoon of grenadiers before whom lay a naked man.
Our front line and that of the enemy were far apart on the right and left flanks, but in the center where the men with a flag of truce had passed that morning, the lines were so near together that the men could see one another's faces and speak to one another.
Prince Andrew, being always near the commander in chief, closely following the mass movements and general orders, and constantly studying historical accounts of battles, involuntarily pictured to himself the course of events in the forthcoming action in broad outline.
Suddenly, near by on the right, shouting and firing were again heard.
The sound of voices, the tramping feet, the horses' hoofs moving in mud, the crackling of wood fires near and afar, merged into one tremulous rumble.
I try to be reserved because in the depth of my soul I feel too near to him already, but then he cannot know what I think of him and may imagine that I do not like him.
She did not know how she found the courage, but she looked straight into his handsome face as it came near to her shortsighted eyes.
Rostov was particularly in need of money now that the troops, after their active service, were stationed near Olmutz and the camp swarmed with well-provisioned sutlers and Austrian Jews offering all sorts of tempting wares.
He felt it not only from the sound of the hoofs of the approaching cavalcade, but because as he drew near everything grew brighter, more joyful, more significant, and more festive around him.
At headquarters and among the troops near by the news spread that the Emperor was unwell.
Kutuzov was occupying a nobleman's castle of modest dimensions near Ostralitz.
"In that case he is inviting his doom by awaiting our attack," said Langeron, with a subtly ironical smile, again glancing round for support to Miloradovich who was near him.
What if he gave me a place near him?
His horse and the horse of the hussar near him pricked their ears at these shouts.
As soon as an Austrian officer showed himself near a commanding officer's quarters, the regiment began to move: the soldiers ran from the fires, thrust their pipes into their boots, their bags into the carts, got their muskets ready, and formed rank.
Whether all the enemy forces were, as we supposed, six miles away, or whether they were near by in that sea of mist, no one knew till after eight o'clock.
He saw over the mist that in a hollow between two hills near the village of Pratzen, the Russian columns, their bayonets glittering, were moving continuously in one direction toward the valley and disappearing one after another into the mist.
From information he had received the evening before, from the sound of wheels and footsteps heard by the outposts during the night, by the disorderly movement of the Russian columns, and from all indications, he saw clearly that the allies believed him to be far away in front of them, and that the columns moving near Pratzen constituted the center of the Russian army, and that that center was already sufficiently weakened to be successfully attacked.
The Tsar heard but obviously did not like the reply; he shrugged his rather round shoulders and glanced at Novosiltsev who was near him, as if complaining of Kutuzov.
Having forced his way out of the crowd of fugitives, Prince Andrew, trying to keep near Kutuzov, saw on the slope of the hill amid the smoke a Russian battery that was still firing and Frenchmen running toward it.
It seemed to him as though one of the soldiers near him hit him on the head with the full swing of a bludgeon.
When he had ridden about two miles and had passed the last of the Russian troops, he saw, near a kitchen garden with a ditch round it, two men on horseback facing the ditch.
The remains of Langeron's and Dokhturov's mingled forces were crowding around the dams and banks of the ponds near the village of Augesd.
The soldiers near the gun waved their arms and beat the horses to make them turn and move on.
He did not turn his head and did not see those who, judging by the sound of hoofs and voices, had ridden up and stopped near him.
At that moment it meant nothing to him who might be standing over him, or what was said of him; he was only glad that people were standing near him and only wished that they would help him and bring him back to life, which seemed to him so beautiful now that he had today learned to understand it so differently.
About 80,000 went in payments on all the estates to the Land Bank, about 30,000 went for the upkeep of the estate near Moscow, the town house, and the allowance to the three princesses; about 15,000 was given in pensions and the same amount for asylums; 150,000 alimony was sent to the countess; about 70,000 went for interest on debts.
The sun had sunk half below the horizon and an evening frost was starring the puddles near the ferry, but Pierre and Andrew, to the astonishment of the footmen, coachmen, and ferrymen, still stood on the raft and talked.
Near them, in an armchair, sat a thin, shriveled, old woman, with a meek expression on her childlike face.
Our army, after repeated retreats and advances and battles at Pultusk and Preussisch-Eylau, was concentrated near Bartenstein.
In April the Pavlograds were stationed immovably for some weeks near a totally ruined and deserted German village.
The weather had cleared up, and near the next hut two officers and a cadet were playing svayka, laughing as they threw their missiles which buried themselves in the soft mud.
Crowds of officers and civilians drew near merely to see him.
It was dusty and so hot that on passing near water one longed to bathe.
Everything was in blossom, the nightingales trilled, and their voices reverberated now near, now far away.
As happens to some people, especially to men who judge those near to them severely, he always on meeting anyone new-- especially anyone whom, like Speranski, he knew by reputation--expected to discover in him the perfection of human qualities.
But as soon as I drew near I saw that his face had changed and grown young, and he was quietly telling me something about the teaching of our order, but so softly that I could not hear it.
He had picked up the scrap of a grenade that had killed an aide-de-camp standing near the commander-in-chief and had taken it to his commander.
Their horses, bridled and with high saddles, stood near them and there too the dogs were lying.
Nicholas dismounted, and with Natasha and Petya, who had ridden up, stopped near the hounds, waiting to see how the matter would end.
Well, you see, first I thought that Rugay, the red hound, was like Uncle, and that if he were a man he would always keep Uncle near him, if not for his riding, then for his manner.
Natasha and Nicholas often noticed their parents conferring together anxiously and privately and heard suggestions of selling the fine ancestral Rostov house and estate near Moscow.
"Oh, you are there!" said Sonya with a start, and came near and listened.
The near side horse, arching his head and breaking into a short canter, tugged at his traces.
They were driving downhill and coming out upon a broad trodden track across a meadow, near a river.
After admitting the doctor, Princess Mary sat down with a book in the drawing room near the door through which she could hear all that passed in the study.
"Ah, how bitter it is to love someone near to you and to feel that..." she went on in a trembling voice, "that you can do nothing for him but grieve him, and to know that you cannot alter this.
If you'll allow me to leave my Natasha in your hands for a quarter of an hour, Princess, I'll drive round to see Anna Semenovna, it's quite near in the Dogs' Square, and then I'll come back for her.
Almost smiling, he gazed straight into her eyes with such an enraptured caressing look that it seemed strange to be so near him, to look at him like that, to be so sure he admired her, and not to be acquainted with him.
She did not know how it was that within five minutes she had come to feel herself terribly near to this man.
On Friday the Rostovs were to return to the country, but on Wednesday the count went with the prospective purchaser to his estate near Moscow.
Only the near one died of it.
Next day Count Rostov returned from his estate near Moscow in time for lunch as he had promised.
On reaching the broad river Viliya, he stopped near a regiment of Polish uhlans stationed by the river.
As the mazurka began, Boris saw that Adjutant General Balashev, one of those in closest attendance on the Emperor, went up to him and contrary to court etiquette stood near him while he was talking to a Polish lady.
They say we're already near Smolensk, replied Pierre.
Very possibly the theater of war will move so near to us that...
The Razumovskis wanted to buy his house and his estate near Moscow, but it drags on and on.
She is going to their estate near Moscow either today or tomorrow morning, with her nephew.
Barbara Ivanovna told me the mob near killed her because she said something in French.
The case was evidently this: a position was selected along the river Kolocha--which crosses the highroad not at a right angle but at an acute angle--so that the left flank was at Shevardino, the right flank near the village of Novoe, and the center at Borodino at the confluence of the rivers Kolocha and Voyna.
But beneath the slope, by the cart with the wounded near the panting little nag where Pierre stood, it was damp, somber, and sad.
Pierre pointed to another knoll in the distance with a big tree on it, near a village that lay in a hollow where also some campfires were smoking and something black was visible.
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:
Through a gap in the broken wall he could see, beside the wooden fence, a row of thirty year-old birches with their lower branches lopped off, a field on which shocks of oats were standing, and some bushes near which rose the smoke of campfires-- the soldiers' kitchens.
They have gone to your estate near Moscow.
The Imperial Camp near Mozhaysk,
Near by, the campfires were dimly burning among the French Guards, and in the distance those of the Russian line shone through the smoke.
Napoleon's generals--Davout, Ney, and Murat, who were near that region of fire and sometimes even entered it--repeatedly led into it huge masses of well-ordered troops.
Ney and Berthier, standing near Napoleon, exchanged looks and smiled contemptuously at this general's senseless offer.
Kutuzov was in Gorki, near the center of the Russian position.
The smoking shell spun like a top between him and the prostrate adjutant, near a wormwood plant between the field and the meadow.
Like all the others near the speaker, Prince Andrew looked at him with shining eyes and experienced a sense of comfort.
It was impossible not to retreat a day's march, and then in the same way it was impossible not to retreat another and a third day's march, and at last, on the first of September when the army drew near Moscow--despite the strength of the feeling that had arisen in all ranks--the force of circumstances compelled it to retire beyond Moscow.
And all these groups, while talking among themselves, tried to keep near the commander-in-chief (whose bench formed the center of the gathering) and to speak so that he might overhear them.
And as soon as the enemy drew near the wealthy classes went away abandoning their property, while the poorer remained and burned and destroyed what was left.
She was continually tormented by jealousy of her daughter, and now that jealousy concerned a subject near to her own heart, she could not reconcile herself to the idea.
In the middle of the night three soldiers, having brought some firewood, settled down near him and began lighting a fire.
It was taking place at the English Club and someone near and dear to him sat at the end of the table.
The groom, the coachman, and the innkeeper told Pierre that an officer had come with news that the French were already near Mozhaysk and that our men were leaving it.
He got Petya transferred from Obolenski's regiment to Bezukhov's, which was in training near Moscow.
Above all, they were gay because there was a war near Moscow, there would be fighting at the town gates, arms were being given out, everybody was escaping--going away somewhere, and in general something extraordinary was happening, and that is always exciting, especially to the young.
"Here she is, the reward for all those fainthearted men," he reflected, glancing at those near him and at the troops who were approaching and forming up.
A shopkeeper with red pimples on his cheeks near the nose, and a calm, persistent, calculating expression on his plump face, hurriedly and ostentatiously approached the officer, swinging his arms.
His black, agate pupils with saffron- yellow whites moved restlessly near the lower eyelids.
About the middle of the Arbat Street, near the Church of the Miraculous Icon of St. Nicholas, Murat halted to await news from the advanced detachment as to the condition in which they had found the citadel, le Kremlin.
A cock crowed far off and another replied near by.
Everybody near him was sleeping.
In that world some structure was still being erected and did not fall, something was still stretching out, and the candle with its red halo was still burning, and the same shirtlike sphinx lay near the door; but besides all this something creaked, there was a whiff of fresh air, and a new white sphinx appeared, standing at the door.
Among these was the governor's wife herself, who welcomed Rostov as a near relative and called him "Nicholas."
Evidently she could speak of Russia's misfortunes with a certain artificiality, but her brother was too near her heart and she neither could nor would speak lightly of him.
Again they interrupted him: they had not asked where he was going, but why he was found near the fire?
Pierre and thirteen others were moved to the coach house of a merchant's house near the Crimean bridge.
He passed four days in the coach house near the Crimean bridge and during that time learned, from the talk of the French soldiers, that all those confined there were awaiting a decision which might come any day from the marshal.
There was some smoke, and the Frenchmen were doing something near the pit, with pale faces and trembling hands.
But Pierre did not understand him and remained near the post, and no one drove him away.
This one, a young soldier, his face deadly pale, his shako pushed back, and his musket resting on the ground, still stood near the pit at the spot from which he had fired.
Whether it were difficult or easy, possible or impossible, she did not ask and did not want to know: it was her duty, not only to herself, to be near her brother who was perhaps dying, but to do everything possible to take his son to him, and so she prepared to set off.
There was only one expression on her agitated face when she ran into the drawing room--that of love--boundless love for him, for her, and for all that was near to the man she loved; and of pity, suffering for others, and passionate desire to give herself entirely to helping them.
They sat a little while downstairs near his room till they had left off crying and were able to go to him with calm faces.
At Tarutino Kutuzov received what was almost a reprimand from the Emperor for having moved his army along the Ryazan road, and the Emperor's letter indicated to him the very position he had already occupied near Kaluga.
On everything--far and near--lay the magic crystal glitter seen only at that time of autumn.
Near by could be seen the familiar ruins of a half-burned mansion occupied by the French, with lilac bushes still showing dark green beside the fence.
As they passed near a church in the Khamovniki (one of the few unburned quarters of Moscow) the whole mass of prisoners suddenly started to one side and exclamations of horror and disgust were heard.
Pierre too drew near the church where the thing was that evoked these exclamations, and dimly made out something leaning against the palings surrounding the church.
To the right, where the Kaluga road turns near Neskuchny, endless rows of troops and carts stretched away into the distance.
Ermolov, Miloradovich, Platov, and others in proximity to the French near Vyazma could not resist their desire to cut off and break up two French corps, and by way of reporting their intention to Kutuzov they sent him a blank sheet of paper in an envelope.
But then, in 1812, the French gain a victory near Moscow.
And turning to his men he directed a party to go on to the halting place arranged near the watchman's hut in the forest, and told the officer on the Kirghiz horse (who performed the duties of an adjutant) to go and find out where Dolokhov was and whether he would come that evening.
They were so near that they thought they were the cause of the firing and shouting.
He was a peasant from Pokrovsk, near the river Gzhat.
After talking for some time with the esaul about next day's attack, which now, seeing how near they were to the French, he seemed to have definitely decided on, Denisov turned his horse and rode back.
"He's a smart lad," said an hussar standing near Petya.
Not all the Cossacks and hussars were asleep; here and there, amid the sounds of falling drops and the munching of the horses near by, could be heard low voices which seemed to be whispering.
Karataev looked at Pierre with his kindly round eyes now filled with tears, evidently wishing him to come near that he might say something to him.
A prisoner, the Russian soldier the Frenchman had pushed away, was sitting near the fire patting something with his hand.
That peasant near Mozhaysk where the battle was said the men were all called up from ten villages around and they carted for twenty days and still didn't finish carting the dead away.
And do you know, Daddy, the day before yesterday we ran at them and, my word, they didn't let us get near before they just threw down their muskets and went on their knees.
In everything near and comprehensible he had only what was limited, petty, commonplace, and senseless.
Pierre looked again at the companion's pale, delicate face with its black eyes and peculiar mouth, and something near to him, long forgotten and more than sweet, looked at him from those attentive eyes.
"I had come so near to you... and to all your family that I thought you would not consider my sympathy misplaced, but I was mistaken," and suddenly her voice trembled.
Since their marriage Natasha and her husband had lived in Moscow, in Petersburg, on their estate near Moscow, or with her mother, that is to say, in Nicholas' house.
All the grown-up members of the family were assembled near the round tea table at which Sonya presided beside the samovar.
"Don't you come near me," she said, horrified when the words were torn by a sob.
Her rifle was leaning against the wagon, within easy reach, and her whip hung near by.
Are there neighbors near you?
Cynthia leaned over as they drew near one and tried to pet it, but the cow moved away a few steps and began grazing again.
Maybe it was the near-inaudible buzz or the rain on the roof, or my imagination, by I actually napped, for about twenty minutes.
The room, in near total darkness, held a barely audible hum for background music.
We have to set the test near the present to verify.
Finally we spotted a large chain store and upon entering, detected a bank of telephones near the rest rooms.
Under Martha's soothing, near hypnotizing voice, Howie fell asleep quickly.
I know he'll bury any tip that comes near him!
First off; we can't have you or anyone near you making any attempt to find out anything about us.
We won't go anywhere near the crime scene; ever.
We have this pledge among ourselves not getting a Texas mile near any of these cases.
I wasn't near as satisfied.
Not here too near my home but not so far away.
His body was discovered in some bushes near the ocean, up the coast.
Can you just drop me off near the mall?
Claire seemed pleased to be held by anyone, at least most of the time, but on occasion she'd let out a scream, loud enough to shake Howie from the past in spite of his near-soundproof basement room.
Nothing was said until we settled on a bench near the circular band stand, beneath the obligatory memorial statue.
Bumpus sat near the two, acting like a protector and getting free hand pats for his reward.
I'm pretty much out of the picture, at least for the near future.
Molly didn't bring near enough clothes.
I wisely followed with my careful research of recent births in this community until I found mother LeBlanc, lately arrived from a city near Lynn, Massachusetts!
Are those places you named near Santa Barbara?
She was living in or near Santa Barbara.
Why she sits there in the near darkness of the kitchen, I'm not sure.
Then, these near silent sobs would have turned to shrieks of anguish while I made the young beauty my own.
Once I entered the woods I had only dead reckoning to come out near my quarry.
Just that someone in his family had a place near the beach, up the coast, and no one used it.
As we made the turn into the mall I could see at least half dozen police cruisers, some with lights still spinning, parked helter-skelter near the entrance.
Saying the words resurrected the near-forgotten facts; Quinn, and Martha, both dead and gone.
She twisted in her chair to see a man near the dark windows whose eyes were the color of her bright purple Easter dress.
He drained her life until she was near blackness before he flung his head back with a contented sigh.
He flung her to the ground near the far wall.
He stood near the windows and had in his arms a stack of clothing.
The cab-horse, who was browsing near, lifted his head with a sigh.
These were very numerous, for the place was thickly inhabited, and a large group of the queer people clustered near, gazing sharply upon the strangers who had emerged from the long spiral stairway.
Looking out, they could see into some of the houses near them, where there were open windows in abundance, and were able to mark the forms of the wooden Gargoyles moving about in their dwellings.
However, the Wizard went once more to his satchel--which seemed to contain a surprising variety of odds and ends--and brought out a spool of strong wire, by means of which they managed to fasten four of the wings to Jim's harness, two near his head and two near his tail.
Mother usually knows what she is about, but she made a mistake this time; for you are sure to escape us unless you come too near, and you probably won't do that.
That meant that their world--the real world--was not very far away, and that the succession of perilous adventures they had encountered had at last brought them near the earth's surface, which meant home to them.
There were no libraries near him, and it was hard for him to get books.
He was often called the Ettrick Shepherd, because he was the keeper of sheep near the Ettrick Water.
Then one of the officers, who was sitting near the poet, cried out: Stop!
On a mountain near their city, there was a narrow chasm or hole in the rocks.
There were groves of trees near the shore, and high hills beyond them.
It is quite near the park gate.
By "the end of ignorance," I mean a world where everyone everywhere will be able to go through life making wise decisions based on near-perfect information.
And near the end of 1937, Roosevelt created the National Foundation for Infant Paralysis to join in the fight.
In the eradication of smallpox, as in the near-elimination of polio, I find both fascinating lessons of history and enormous reason for hope.
In the Indus Valley region, a center of early civilization located near present-day India, we have found extensive evidence of surgery, specialization, medical equipment, and even elective procedures.
I think no matter what, energy costs will fall dramatically in the future, probably to near zero, because the economic incentives to unlock that technical puzzle are so overwhelming.
That way I looked between and over the near green hills to some distant and higher ones in the horizon, tinged with blue.
In a side street near the crossroads where the vehicles had stopped, a house and some shops were on fire.
Soldiers were continually rushing backwards and forwards near it, and he saw two of them and a man in a frieze coat dragging burning beams into another yard across the street, while others carried bundles of hay.
On the contrary, I ask you to go with all your belongings to our estate near Moscow, and I promise you I will see to it that there you shall want for nothing.
Pictures of the near past--her father's illness and last moments--rose one after another to her memory.
And not the face she had known ever since she could remember and had always seen at a distance, but the timid, feeble face she had seen for the first time quite closely, with all its wrinkles and details, when she stooped near to his mouth to catch what he said.
Two orderlies, a courier and a major-domo, stood near by, some ten paces from Prince Andrew, availing themselves of Kutuzov's absence and of the fine weather.
Make sure that is sometime in the near future.
I'm pert near twenty-one.
A small round table and two chairs were placed in a corner near the doorway to the family room, providing a view of the fireplace.
She slumped to a near-fetal position.
In this letter Prince Andrew pointed out to his father the danger of staying at Bald Hills, so near the theater of war and on the army's direct line of march, and advised him to move to Moscow.
You must go away too, take away what you can and tell the serfs to go to the Ryazan estate or to the one near Moscow.
Heading south, near the Massachusetts line.