Nothing. I was just thinking about technology.
She tried to speak, but nothing came out.
There's nothing much to tell.
There was nothing he could do.
Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the society of clever women.
There was nothing illegal going on, simply mysterious.
Nothing is slowing down.
I have done nothing but select and cut.
Nothing more was said about the tear session.
"Now," said the Wizard of Oz, "having created something from nothing, I will make something nothing again."
"Because, since these other slaves do everything, there is nothing left for me to perform," said Aesop.
I guess there's nothing we can do here.
With nothing more to do, she wandered in to watch him shave.
They did nothing that was beneath the dignity of princes.
There's nothing wrong with dreaming, Carmen.
She searched around for a landmark that could be seen over the trees, but nothing was tall enough.
You know nothing about it.
Probably nothing like what was on her imaginative mind.
Is there nothing that is decent to eat in this palace?
They could do nothing but give up all their goods and money.
Nothing remained of the previous day's thoughts.
Alex said nothing, his stoic features giving no suggestion of what was on his mind.
Felipa said nothing as she wrapped the last present.
I told you there was nothing going on between us.
"I love that you're protective," she interrupted, "even when there is nothing to protect me from.
Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado about Nothing and Julie Taymor's The Tempest with Helen Mirren.
There was nothing suggestive about her attire, and it was too hot to wear jeans.
He spooned mashed potatoes onto his plate with a vengeance and said nothing more the rest of the meal.
She lay hidden among some rocks, and nothing could make her stir.
Pierre, who had not noticed these sounds before, now heard nothing else.
There was nothing she could do about it until he got home, so she might as well not think about it.
I knew you'd be upset and there is nothing you can do... nothing I can do.
But that has nothing to do with the anonymous sharing of data.
As Alfred Einstein once observed, "Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war."
That is our common misfortune, and I shall grudge nothing to help you.
The battle is won, and there is nothing extraordinary in the capture of Murat.
It's nothing you want to be involved in, Carmen.
Nothing was truly resolved except possibly the hostility between them.
Ahead was nothing but a narrow dirt road lined with mature Oak trees and brush.
He shook the newspaper and said nothing more until Sarah announced that supper was ready.
The look she gave him revealed nothing but exasperation.
She was the maid, the baby sitter - nothing else in his eyes.
If I could eat grass I would not need a conscience, for nothing could then tempt me to devour babies and lambs.
They aren't responsible for the oil being in Alaska and do nothing to extract the oil from the earth.
It is nothing but downside for them.
She devoted herself to her dolls the first evening, and when it was bedtime she undressed very quietly, but when she felt me get into bed with her, she jumped out on the other side, and nothing that I could do would induce her to get in again.
"Oh, but he was a regular good-for-nothing," said Tikhon.
Even as she thought it, she knew her anger had nothing to do with their heritage.
Besides, there was nothing to be gained in either case by saying anything – to either of you.
There's nothing you can do about this and there's no point in burdening you with it.
In any case, there was nothing that couldn't wait to be discussed at home.
I'm sorry I kept you waiting, but Tessa had nothing to do with it.
They could do nothing for the occupants.
As for sitting around doing nothing, I'm going to do something about that.
Nothing could be gained by remaining still.
Nothing existed around her during that time but numbness.
"Nothing," she said with a smile and then hugged Lisa.
Rephrasing the question would be nothing more than a distraction.
Outside of snakes and insects, there was nothing dangerous about the forest.
He's my employer, nothing else.
Nothing was going to ruin this magnificent day.
You see, there is nothing up my sleeve and nothing concealed about my person.
There is nothing else that I care about.
But it accomplishes nothing of value.
Several stories of empty rooms rewarded their search, but nothing more; so after a time they came back to the platform again.
Al Farra bowed low, but said nothing; and the caliph went on.
I am going to be a sailor and nothing else.
It is true that I have been asleep, but I know nothing about this money.
"There is nothing lacking," he said, "but the ten pieces he has told you about; and I will give him these as a reward."
When it comes to starting a new business, nothing that previously existed can rival the Internet in terms of both ease of entry and breadth of potential.
I push the seed in the ground, water it, and wonder why nothing grew.
First, this future farm I describe is nothing like what I go out of my way to avoid today.
For environmentalist organizations like Greenpeace to be against GMO in all its forms under all conditions does nothing at all to serve them or the constituencies they purport to represent.
Their aim, he said, was nothing less than "the lifting, from the backs and from the hearts of men, of their burden of arms and of fears, so that they may find before them a golden age of freedom and of peace."
The "Iliad" tells of almost nothing but war, and one sometimes wearies of the clash of spears and the din of battle; but the "Odyssey" tells of nobler courage--the courage of a soul sore tried, but steadfast to the end.
The way in which Miss Keller wrote her story shows, as nothing else can show, the difficulties she had to overcome.
Many people have thought that any attempt to find the principles in her method would be nothing but a later theory superimposed on Miss Sullivan's work.
But there's nothing pale or delicate about Helen.
Her hands are in everything; but nothing holds her attention for long.
I very soon made up my mind that I could do nothing with Helen in the midst of the family, who have always allowed her to do exactly as she pleased.
She played with her dolls more than usual, and would have nothing to do with me.
Nothing would do but I must go somewhere with her to see something.
She has talked about nothing but the circus ever since.
I find it hard to realize that Christmas is almost here, in spite of the fact that Helen talks about nothing else.
She likes stories that make her cry--I think we all do, it's so nice to feel sad when you've nothing particular to be sad about.
Her mind is so filled with the beautiful thoughts and ideals of the great poets that nothing seems commonplace to her; for her imagination colours all life with its own rich hues.
Associations formed elsewhere, springing from a feeling of humanity, or any other cause, have nothing whatever to do with it.
I have nothing to complain of.
No! there's nothing at all.
He says nothing about his sufferings.
I want nothing, and I won't be anyone's adjutant.
He would say a lot of pleasant things, ask you to dinner" ("That would not be bad as regards the unwritten code," thought Boris), "but nothing more would come of it.
Prince Andrew introduced his protege, but Prince Dolgorukov politely and firmly pressing his hand said nothing to Boris and, evidently unable to suppress the thoughts which were uppermost in his mind at that moment, addressed Prince Andrew in French.
"There's nothing for me to understand," she cried out with resolute self-will, "he is wicked and heartless.
It's not fair; you are going by yourself, are having the horses saddled and said nothing to us about it.
There was nothing for him to do and no orders to be given.
He tried to avoid his old acquaintances with their commiseration and offensive offers of assistance; he avoided all distraction and recreation, and even at home did nothing but play cards with his mother, pace silently up and down the room, and smoke one pipe after another.
Dulce looked nothing like Alex.
"Nothing," he said without looking at her.
So they began to ascend the stairs, Dorothy and the Wizard first, Jim next, drawing the buggy, and then Zeb to watch that nothing happened to the harness.
"Nothing seems to happen," said Zeb, doubtfully.
By some means, however, he learned to read; and after that he loved nothing so much as a good book.
He makes us pay taxes and gives us nothing in return.
The people there knew nothing about war and conquest.
The poor man could do nothing but dress himself and go sorrowing on his way.
Nothing exists that even remotely looks like Twitter before the Internet.
By the 1780s, though the procedure was certainly better than nothing, it still had a fair number of problems.
Some chunks of your DNA do nothing useful (that we know of yet), but other chunks we call genes.
And yet, our lives are nothing like that.
It was the most comical shapeless thing, this improvised doll, with no nose, mouth, ears or eyes--nothing that even the imagination of a child could convert into a face.
It seemed to me that there could be nothing more beautiful than the sun, whose warmth makes all things grow.
Nothing delighted me so much as this game.
For weeks we did nothing but talk and read and tell each other stories about Christmas.
It was nothing but excitement from first to last--drives, luncheons, receptions, and all that they involve when you have an eager, tireless child like Helen on your hands.
We talk and plan and dream about nothing but Boston, Boston, Boston.
If his experiences and observations hadn't led him to the concepts, SMALL, LARGE, GOOD, BAD, SWEET, SOUR, he would have nothing to attach the word-tags to.
She has one advantage over ordinary children, that nothing from without distracts her attention from her studies.
Of grammar she knew nothing and she cared nothing for it.
Her pronunciation of this gradually became indistinct, and when I first knew her it was nothing more than a peculiar noise.
Careful examination was made of the books in raised print in the library of the Perkins Institution to learn if any extracts from this volume could be found there; but nothing was discovered.
Nothing could be more beautiful than the architecture of this ice-palace.
Naturally I love peace and hate war and all that pertains to war; I see nothing admirable in the ruthless career of Napoleon, save its finish.
They have told me nothing, and probably cannot tell me anything to the purpose.
If I should attempt to tell how I have desired to spend my life in years past, it would probably surprise those of my readers who are somewhat acquainted with its actual history; it would certainly astonish those who know nothing about it.
No wonder that man added this bird to his tame stock--to say nothing of the eggs and drumsticks.
Nothing so fair, so pure, and at the same time so large, as a lake, perchance, lies on the surface of the earth.
There's nothing like it in old paintings, nothing like it in foreign lands--unless when we were off the coast of Spain.
Why has man just these species of animals for his neighbors; as if nothing but a mouse could have filled this crevice?
He gazed into the cellar from all sides and points of view by turns, always lying down to it, as if there was some treasure, which he remembered, concealed between the stones, where there was absolutely nothing but a heap of bricks and ashes.
When I crossed Flint's Pond, after it was covered with snow, though I had often paddled about and skated over it, it was so unexpectedly wide and so strange that I could think of nothing but Baffin's Bay.
I know of nothing more purgative of winter fumes and indigestions.
There is nothing inorganic.
The style, the house and grounds and "entertainment" pass for nothing with me.
They hesitate, and they regret, and sometimes they petition; but they do nothing in earnest and with effect.
Even voting for the right is doing nothing for it.
Either this look meant nothing but that as long as one has eyes they must look somewhere, or it meant too much.
To Pierre he said nothing, merely giving his arm a sympathetic squeeze below the shoulder.
Try to weep, nothing gives such relief as tears.
Pierre understood nothing of all this and coloring shyly looked in silence at Princess Anna Mikhaylovna.
All Moscow talks of nothing but war.
To say nothing of my brothers, this war has deprived me of one of the associations nearest my heart.
My father talks of nothing but marches and countermarches, things of which I understand nothing; and the day before yesterday during my daily walk through the village I witnessed a heartrending scene....
God has nothing to do with it!
"Well, you've told me nothing new," and the old man repeated, meditatively and rapidly:
It will give you no trouble and is nothing unworthy of you, but it will comfort me.
I have said nothing to you, but you have already been talked to.
He said nothing to her but looked at her forehead and hair, without looking at her eyes, with such contempt that the Frenchwoman blushed and went away without a word.
"There's nothing to be gay about," answered Bolkonski.
Don't you understand that either we are officers serving our Tsar and our country, rejoicing in the successes and grieving at the misfortunes of our common cause, or we are merely lackeys who care nothing for their master's business.
* (2) "It is all very well for that good-for-nothing fellow of whom you have made a friend, but not for you, not for you."
If at least we had some women here; but there's nothing foh one to do but dwink.
After his dismissal from headquarters Zherkov had not remained in the regiment, saying he was not such a fool as to slave at the front when he could get more rewards by doing nothing on the staff, and had succeeded in attaching himself as an orderly officer to Prince Bagration.
"You spoke to me of inflammable material," said he, "but you said nothing about firing it."
Rostov saw nothing but the hussars running all around him, their spurs catching and their sabers clattering.
"I should wish for nothing else, nothing, if only I were there," thought Rostov.
The Archduke Karl does nothing, the Archduke Ferdinand disgraces himself.
I heard nothing there.
Nothing is truer or sadder.
"And should there be nothing left but to die?" he thought.
I know nothing except that it was all I could do to get here.
"It's nothing," replied Prince Andrew.
Nothing of the sort.
Officers are nothing when they have no powers; this one had none....
Prince Bagration, having reached the highest point of our right flank, began riding downhill to where the roll of musketry was heard but where on account of the smoke nothing could be seen.
At that moment he was clearly thinking of nothing but how dashing a fellow he would appear as he passed the commander.
Instead of the moving horses and hussars' backs, he saw nothing before him but the motionless earth and the stubble around him.
"Nothing... only a shell..." he answered.
Prince Andrew said nothing to Tushin.
Nothing could be seen.
Prince Bagration, apparently not wishing to be severe, found nothing to say; the others did not venture to intervene.
Prince Andrew gave him a look, but said nothing and went away.
The old princess sighed sadly as she offered some wine to the old lady next to her and glanced angrily at her daughter, and her sigh seemed to say: "Yes, there's nothing left for you and me but to sip sweet wine, my dear, now that the time has come for these young ones to be thus boldly, provocatively happy."
Desire nothing for thyself, seek nothing, be not anxious or envious.
"Well, I've nothing against it," the prince said to himself, "but he must be worthy of her.
She must be shown that the blockhead thinks nothing of her and looks only at Bourienne.
He ate nothing and had slept badly that night, those around him reported.
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.
That's the sort of man he is, and nothing more, replied Dolgorukov, looking round at Bilibin with a smile.
"Well then," Prince Andrew answered himself, "I don't know what will happen and don't want to know, and can't, but if I want this--want glory, want to be known to men, want to be loved by them, it is not my fault that I want it and want nothing but that and live only for that.
All the same, I love and value nothing but triumph over them all, I value this mystic power and glory that is floating here above me in this mist!
"It may be he or it may be nothing," muttered the hussar.
"Believe me," said Prince Dolgorukov, addressing Bagration, "it is nothing but a trick!
Nothing was visible in the valley to the left into which our troops had descended and from whence came the sounds of firing.
Above him there was now nothing but the sky--the lofty sky, not clear yet still immeasurably lofty, with gray clouds gliding slowly across it.
There is nothing, nothing, but that.
But even it does not exist, there is nothing but quiet and peace.
He could see nothing more, for immediately afterwards cannon began firing from somewhere and smoke enveloped everything.
There is nothing certain, nothing at all except the unimportance of everything I understand, and the greatness of something incomprehensible but all-important.
He seemed to see and hear nothing of what was going on around him and to be absorbed by some depressing and unsolved problem.
"Yes, he is a bully," thought Pierre, "to kill a man means nothing to him.
He was entirely absorbed by two considerations: his wife's guilt, of which after his sleepless night he had not the slightest doubt, and the guiltlessness of Dolokhov, who had no reason to preserve the honor of a man who was nothing to him....
It was thawing and misty; at forty paces' distance nothing could be seen.
"Nothing... only I feel sad... sad about Andrew," she said, wiping away her tears on her sister-in-law's knee.
She said nothing but looked about uneasily as if in search of something.
"Nothing," answered Princess Mary, looking firmly with her radiant eyes at her sister-in-law.
His coming had nothing to do with her sufferings or with their relief.
Everywhere Bonaparte was anathematized and in Moscow nothing but the coming war was talked of.
I love you as a brother and always shall, and I want nothing more.
And it's not my fault either," he thought to himself, "I have done nothing wrong.
"My cousin has nothing to do with this and it's not necessary to mention her!" he exclaimed fiercely.
"Oh, nothing," said he, as if weary of being continually asked the same question.
They know nothing about it!
And there's nothing for you to say.
There is nothing strange in that, my dear sir!
"But I have nothing here," replied Pierre, supposing that he was asked to give up all he possessed.
The Mason did not move and for a long time said nothing after this answer.
But what was still stranger, though of this Prince Andrew said nothing to his sister, was that in the expression the sculptor had happened to give the angel's face, Prince Andrew read the same mild reproach he had read on the face of his dead wife: "Ah, why have you done this to me?"
This is the battle of Pultusk, which is considered a great victory but in my opinion was nothing of the kind.
Pierre said nothing; he looked fixedly at his friend with surprise.
But of course you know her already, he said, evidently trying to entertain a visitor with whom he now found nothing in common.
Men always did and always will err, and in nothing more than in what they consider right and wrong.
I should be thankful to do nothing, but here on the one hand the local nobility have done me the honor to choose me to be their marshal; it was all I could do to get out of it.
I feel that I cannot vanish, since nothing vanishes in this world, but that I shall always exist and always have existed.
One morning, between seven and eight, returning after a sleepless night, he sent for embers, changed his rain-soaked underclothes, said his prayers, drank tea, got warm, then tidied up the things on the table and in his own corner, and, his face glowing from exposure to the wind and with nothing on but his shirt, lay down on his back, putting his arms under his head.
Our men have had nothing to eat for two days.
"And mine have had nothing for two weeks," said Denisov.
"Nothing, nothing," replied Rostov.
"Nothing, nothing," replied Rostov.
"We are not diplomatic officials, we are soldiers and nothing more," he went on.
If once we begin judging and arguing about everything, nothing sacred will be left!
That way we shall be saying there is no God--nothing! shouted Nicholas, banging the table--very little to the point as it seemed to his listeners, but quite relevantly to the course of his own thoughts.
He did nothing, did not even think or find time to think, but only talked, and talked successfully, of what he had thought while in the country.
Nothing mattered to him.
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.
And I seemed to know that this maiden was nothing else than a representation of the Song of Songs.
But, fortunately for her, she felt her eyes growing misty, she saw nothing clearly, her pulse beat a hundred to the minute, and the blood throbbed at her heart.
She noticed and saw nothing of what occupied everyone else.
But either from fatigue or want of sleep he was ill-disposed for work and could get nothing done.
He had absolutely nothing to weep about yet he was ready to weep.
Mind, the last... concluded the prince, in a tone which showed that nothing would make him alter his decision.
She felt that something had happened to him, but he said nothing to her about his love.
I want nothing from him.
It was all dreadfully difficult and complicated; and he replied to his mother in cold, formal letters in French, beginning: "My dear Mamma," and ending: "Your obedient son," which said nothing of when he would return.
Sonya was nearly twenty; she had stopped growing prettier and promised nothing more than she was already, but that was enough.
"A good thing too, little countess," said "Uncle," "only mind you don't fall off your horse," he added, "because--that's it, come on!--you've nothing to hold on to."
Rostov, having finally settled with "Uncle" where they should set on the hounds, and having shown Natasha where she was to stand--a spot where nothing could possibly run out--went round above the ravine.
"So in your parts, too, the harvest is nothing to boast of, Count?" he went on, continuing the conversation they had begun.
"Ah, Countess," he said at last, "that's a European talent, she has nothing to learn--what softness, tenderness, and strength...."
"Nothing," said he and turned again to the horses.
I will never let anyone say anything bad of Sonya, for there is nothing but good in her.
"Now, Miss Sonya is sure to see something," whispered Dunyasha; "while you do nothing but laugh."
At first there was nothing, then I saw him lying down.
Sometimes he remembered how he had heard that soldiers in war when entrenched under the enemy's fire, if they have nothing to do, try hard to find some occupation the more easily to bear the danger.
"Nothing is trivial, and nothing is important, it's all the same--only to save oneself from it as best one can," thought Pierre.
"Nothing is trivial, and nothing is important, it's all the same--only to save oneself from it as best one can," thought Pierre.
Princess Mary as she sat listening to the old men's talk and faultfinding, understood nothing of what she heard; she only wondered whether the guests had all observed her father's hostile attitude toward her.
"You noticed nothing?" her look asked.
"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.
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.
She wanted nothing more.
Natasha kept turning to Helene and to her father, as if asking what it all meant, but Helene was engaged in conversation with a general and did not answer her look, and her father's eyes said nothing but what they always said: Having a good time?
I have done nothing, I didn't lead him on at all.
So it is plain that nothing has happened and there is nothing to repent of, and Andrew can love me still.
But in nothing in the house was the holiday so noticeable as in Marya Dmitrievna's broad, stern face, which on that day wore an invariable look of solemn festivity.
My brother dined with me yesterday--we nearly died of laughter--he ate nothing and kept sighing for you, my charmer!
During the ecossaise, which she also danced with him, Anatole said nothing when they happened to be by themselves, but merely gazed at her.
His large, glittering, masculine eyes were so close to hers that she saw nothing but them.
I have nothing to say, her eyes replied.
But with that one nothing is spoiled.
"You shameless good-for-nothing!" said she.
He was in very good spirits; the affair with the purchaser was going on satisfactorily, and there was nothing to keep him any longer in Moscow, away from the countess whom he missed.
In reply to the count's anxious inquiries as to why she was so dejected and whether anything had happened to her betrothed, she assured him that nothing had happened and asked him not to worry.
Marya Dmitrievna confirmed Natasha's assurances that nothing had happened.
From the pretense of illness, from his daughter's distress, and by the embarrassed faces of Sonya and Marya Dmitrievna, the count saw clearly that something had gone wrong during his absence, but it was so terrible for him to think that anything disgraceful had happened to his beloved daughter, and he so prized his own cheerful tranquillity, that he avoided inquiries and tried to assure himself that nothing particularly had happened; and he was only dissatisfied that her indisposition delayed their return to the country.
Behave as if you know nothing either, she said.
Without each of these causes nothing could have happened.
Nothing is the cause.
Nothing was ready for the war that everyone expected and to prepare for which the Emperor had come from Petersburg.
In the contrary case, Your Majesty, I shall see myself forced to repel an attack that nothing on my part has provoked.
Balashev replied that there was "nothing offensive in the demand, because..." but Murat interrupted him.
Nothing outside himself had any significance for him, because everything in the world, it seemed to him, depended entirely on his will.
The Turks will be of no use to you; they are worth nothing and have shown it by making peace with you.
Why does Prince Andrew, who sees this, say nothing to me about his sister?
They said: Nothing but sorrow, shame, and ruin will come of all this!
A Russian is self-assured just because he knows nothing and does not want to know anything, since he does not believe that anything can be known.
There is nothing to mend!
Prince Andrew, listening to this polyglot talk and to these surmises, plans, refutations, and shouts, felt nothing but amazement at what they were saying.
Nothing but honor could keep me from returning to the country.
Since the campaigns of Austerlitz and of 1807 Rostov knew by experience that men always lie when describing military exploits, as he himself had done when recounting them; besides that, he had experience enough to know that nothing happens in war at all as we can imagine or relate it.
But there was nothing to come.
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.
Only at prayer did she feel able to think clearly and calmly of Prince Andrew and Anatole, as men for whom her feelings were as nothing compared with her awe and devotion to God.
I want nothing, wish for nothing; teach me what to do and how to use my will!
Pierre replied, that he has nothing to forgive....
Petya stood on tiptoe and pushed and pinched, but could see nothing except the people about him.
The actors of 1812 have long since left the stage, their personal interests have vanished leaving no trace, and nothing remains of that time but its historic results.
"The prince says nothing about that," he remarked gently.
"Inform the prince and princess that I knew nothing: I acted on the highest instructions--here..." and he handed a paper to Alpatych.
I, for my part, begged him personally most urgently and finally wrote him, but nothing would induce him to consent.
He will get nothing for his pains!
Speak to him; I can do nothing, nothing, and don't want to....
But believe me, my dear boy, there is nothing stronger than those two: patience and time, they will do it all.
He could make nothing of it.
He had received and given the orders for next day's battle and had nothing more to do.
And we said so because we had nothing to fight for there, we wanted to get away from the battlefield as soon as we could.
That's all nonsense, there's nothing of the kind.
That's what I was saying to you-- those German gentlemen won't win the battle tomorrow but will only make all the mess they can, because they have nothing in their German heads but theories not worth an empty eggshell and haven't in their hearts the one thing needed tomorrow--that which Timokhin has.
"Sire, I expected nothing less than to find you at the gates of Moscow," replied de Beausset.
There was nothing left for them to do but cry "Vive l'Empereur!" and go to fight, in order to get food and rest as conquerors in Moscow.
The punch was finished and there was still nothing to do.
Pierre, feeling out of place there, having nothing to do, and afraid of getting in someone's way again, galloped after the adjutant.
I expected nothing else.
Man can be master of nothing while he fears death, but he who does not fear it possesses all.
"I have heard nothing," Pierre replied unconcernedly.
But he's a good-for-nothing lad!
"Why, nothing," answered Pierre without raising his eyes or changing the thoughtful expression of his face.
Owing to the count's customary carelessness nothing was ready for their departure by the twenty-eighth of August and the carts that were to come from their Ryazan and Moscow estates to remove their household belongings did not arrive till the thirtieth.
It was felt that everything would suddenly break up and change, but up to the first of September nothing had done so.
As to the serfs the only indication was that three out of their huge retinue disappeared during the night, but nothing was stolen; and as to the value of their possessions, the thirty peasant carts that had come in from their estates and which many people envied proved to be extremely valuable and they were offered enormous sums of money for them.
I have nothing here with me....
He had nothing to do in Moscow, but he had noticed that everyone in the army was asking for leave to visit Moscow and had something to do there.
I have just been told that nothing is ready yet.
"Nothing," answered the countess.
He felt that everything was now at an end, all was in confusion and crumbling to pieces, that nobody was right or wrong, the future held nothing, and there was no escape from this position.
They are like wolves whom nothing but flesh can appease.
The caleche flew over the ground as fast as the horses could draw it, but for a long time Count Rostopchin still heard the insane despairing screams growing fainter in the distance, while his eyes saw nothing but the astonished, frightened, bloodstained face of "the traitor" in the fur-lined coat.
And then nothing would have happened.
Nothing more stirred behind the screens and the French infantry soldiers and officers advanced to the gate.
He did not know how or when this thought had taken such possession of him, but he remembered nothing of the past, understood nothing of the present, and all he saw and heard appeared to him like a dream.
There was nothing terrible in the one small, distant fire in the immense city.
And he vividly pictured to himself Natasha, not as he had done in the past with nothing but her charms which gave him delight, but for the first time picturing to himself her soul.
He heard nothing and saw nothing of what went on around him.
Though he heard and saw nothing around him he found his way by instinct and did not go wrong in the side streets that led to the Povarskoy.
Pierre was in such a transport of rage that he remembered nothing and his strength increased tenfold.
Pierre remembered nothing of what happened after that.
Conceal nothing from me, I wish to know absolutely how things are.
You know Sonya has nothing and you yourself say your Papa's affairs are in a very bad way.
But he also knew (or rather felt at the bottom of his heart) that by resigning himself now to the force of circumstances and to those who were guiding him, he was not only doing nothing wrong, but was doing something very important--more important than anything he had ever done in his life.
She was right," he thought, remembering what the governor's wife had said: "Nothing but misfortune can come of marrying Sonya.
She had in fact seen nothing then but had mentioned the first thing that came into her head, but what she had invented then seemed to her now as real as any other recollection.
His faculties were quite numbed, he was stupefied, and noticing nothing around him went on moving his legs as the others did till they all stopped and he stopped too.
Platon Karataev knew nothing by heart except his prayers.
"Nothing. You mustn't cry here," he said, looking at her with the same cold expression.
There was nothing terrible or violent in this comparatively slow awakening.
He well knew that nothing but confusion would come of this battle undertaken against his will, and as far as was in his power held the troops back.
"We couldn't take Murat prisoner this morning or get to the place in time, and nothing can be done now!" he replied to someone else.
They are asking to attack and making plans of all kinds, but as soon as one gets to business nothing is ready, and the enemy, forewarned, takes measures accordingly.
He not merely did nothing of the kind, but on the contrary he used his power to select the most foolish and ruinous of all the courses open to him.
Of all that Napoleon might have done: wintering in Moscow, advancing on Petersburg or on Nizhni-Novgorod, or retiring by a more northerly or more southerly route (say by the road Kutuzov afterwards took), nothing more stupid or disastrous can be imagined than what he actually did.
Nothing new, except that the soldiers are robbing and pillaging-- October 9.
From the moment Pierre had recognized the appearance of the mysterious force nothing had seemed to him strange or dreadful: neither the corpse smeared with soot for fun nor these women hurrying away nor the burned ruins of Moscow.
"There's nothing to be done, we'll have to wake him," said Shcherbinin, rising and going up to the man in the nightcap who lay covered by a greatcoat.
He imagined all sorts of possible contingencies, just like the younger men, but with this difference, that he saw thousands of contingencies instead of two or three and based nothing on them.
Each of them desired nothing more than to give himself up as a prisoner to escape from all this horror and misery; but on the one hand the force of this common attraction to Smolensk, their goal, drew each of them in the same direction; on the other hand an army corps could not surrender to a company, and though the French availed themselves of every convenient opportunity to detach themselves and to surrender on the slightest decent pretext, such pretexts did not always occur.
"Yes, he's a poor little fellow," said Denisov, who evidently saw nothing shameful in this reminder.
He was in a fairy kingdom where nothing resembled reality.
Nothing Petya could have seen now would have surprised him.
And now during these last three weeks of the march he had learned still another new, consolatory truth--that nothing in this world is terrible.
It seemed to him that he was thinking of nothing, but far down and deep within him his soul was occupied with something important and comforting.
From Moscow to Vyazma the French army of seventy-three thousand men not reckoning the Guards (who did nothing during the whole war but pillage) was reduced to thirty-six thousand, though not more than five thousand had fallen in battle.
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.
For the "great" man nothing is wrong, there is no atrocity for which a "great" man can be blamed.
Now there is nothing... nobody.
You know that for me there is nothing in life but you, and to suffer with you is the greatest happiness for me, and he took her hand and pressed it as he had pressed it that terrible evening four days before his death.
Natasha looked at her with eyes full of tears and in her look there was nothing but love and an entreaty for forgiveness.
And as usual nothing happened in accord with the disposition.
Kutuzov never talked of "forty centuries looking down from the Pyramids," of the sacrifices he offered for the fatherland, or of what he intended to accomplish or had accomplished; in general he said nothing about himself, adopted no pose, always appeared to be the simplest and most ordinary of men, and said the simplest and most ordinary things.
"Just imagine--I knew nothing about him!" said he.
We knew nothing of it when we started from Moscow.
Not only did I never see him but I heard nothing about him--I was in much lower company!
He wished for nothing and hoped for nothing, and deep in his heart experienced a gloomy and stern satisfaction in an uncomplaining endurance of his position.
These questions, then as now, existed only for those who see nothing in marriage but the pleasure married people get from one another, that is, only the beginnings of marriage and not its whole significance, which lies in the family.
It's all nonsense, all rubbish--those discussions which lead to nothing and all those idiotic societies!
Knowing that Natasha asked nothing for herself, and gave him commissions for others only when he himself had offered to undertake them, he now found an unexpected and childlike pleasure in this purchase of presents for everyone in the house, and never forgot anything.
She wanted nothing from life but tranquillity, and that tranquillity only death could give her.
Yes, and for me nothing else is serious.
"Oh nothing, only a trifle," said Natasha, smilingly still more brightly.
In the second case, if freedom were possible without inevitability we should have arrived at unconditioned freedom beyond space, time, and cause, which by the fact of its being unconditioned and unlimited would be nothing, or mere content without form.
If God thought it was wrong, nothing we could have done would have been successful.
Nothing could be gained by dwelling on such thoughts.
It was going to be nice having nothing to do but enjoy their little family for the next two weeks.
The fact that there was nothing to protect her from was irrelevant.
His gaze shifted reflectively to nothing in particular.
Her sadness had nothing to do with not appreciating their fortune.
"You would like to see the patio?" he continued, as if nothing had happened.
Aside from his solemn expression, there was nothing in the way he acted with the children that might indicate anything was wrong between them.
At first it seemed as though nothing was happening.
Dad was in a hurry to beat the storm, so she had said nothing as the car backed out of the drive.
Still, his attitude was nothing shy of annoying.
He gazed down at her with nothing less than adoration.
She said nothing, but when they entered the kitchen to find Len sitting at the table, his expression was wary.
Even though you know nothing about him, you accept.
And before the end of the journey Aesop had nothing to carry, while the other slaves were groaning under their heavy loads.
"It is well," said he, "that neither a merchant nor a fisherman shall have it; for such men think only of their business and care really nothing for beauty."
Both are better off than they were, even though nothing new has been created.
The seventeenth-century Spanish writer Baltasar Gracián once offered this advice: "Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose."
I did nothing but explore with my hands and learn the name of every object that I touched; and the more I handled things and learned their names and uses, the more joyous and confident grew my sense of kinship with the rest of the world.
Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to take my friends out rowing when they visit me.
If there are children around, nothing pleases me so much as to frolic with them.
One farmer said that it was "good for nothing but to raise cheeping squirrels on."
Nothing was given me of which I have not rendered some account.
My furniture, part of which I made myself--and the rest cost me nothing of which I have not rendered an account--consisted of a bed, a table, a desk, three chairs, a looking-glass three inches in diameter, a pair of tongs and andirons, a kettle, a skillet, and a frying-pan, a dipper, a wash-bowl, two knives and forks, three plates, one cup, one spoon, a jug for oil, a jug for molasses, and a japanned lamp.
There are those who, like cormorants and ostriches, can digest all sorts of this, even after the fullest dinner of meats and vegetables, for they suffer nothing to be wasted.
The day advanced as if to light some work of mine; it was morning, and lo, now it is evening, and nothing memorable is accomplished.
As I walk along the stony shore of the pond in my shirt-sleeves, though it is cool as well as cloudy and windy, and I see nothing special to attract me, all the elements are unusually congenial to me.
Nothing can rightly compel a simple and brave man to a vulgar sadness.
They had nothing to eat themselves, and they were wiser than to think that apologies could supply the place of food to their guests; so they drew their belts tighter and said nothing about it.
If you told him that such a one was coming, he did as if he thought that anything so grand would expect nothing of himself, but take all the responsibility on itself, and let him be forgotten still.
Nothing was too trivial for the Hindoo lawgiver, however offensive it may be to modern taste.
But I warn you, if you don't tell me that this means war, if you still try to defend the infamies and horrors perpetrated by that Antichrist--I really believe he is Antichrist--I will have nothing more to do with you and you are no longer my friend, no longer my 'faithful slave,' as you call yourself!
The prince answered nothing, but she looked at him significantly, awaiting a reply.
If you were not a father there would be nothing I could reproach you with, said Anna Pavlovna, looking up pensively.
Nothing! and he became more animated.
He was free, he had nothing but his aim to consider, and he reached it.
I am now going to the war, the greatest war there ever was, and I know nothing and am fit for nothing.
"It's nothing, nothing; leave me alone!" sobbed Sonya.
You are a Madame de Genlis and nothing more" (this nickname, bestowed on Vera by Nicholas, was considered very stinging), "and your greatest pleasure is to be unpleasant to people!
Boris knew nothing about the Boulogne expedition; he did not read the papers and it was the first time he had heard Villeneuve's name.
I know nothing about it and have not thought about it.
"Moscow has nothing else to do but gossip," Boris went on.
She could understand nothing, think of nothing and feel nothing, except passionate love for her father, love such as she thought she had never felt till that moment.
She said her only consolation was the fact that the princess allowed her to share her sorrow, that all the old misunderstandings should sink into nothing but this great grief; that she felt herself blameless in regard to everyone, and that he, from above, saw her affection and gratitude.
She could not believe that there was nothing to thank him for.
I too should wish nothing but to relive it all from the beginning.
"Yes, and nothing more," said Natasha.
The princess seemed to see nothing more extraordinary in that than if he had seen Anna Semenovna.
There was nothing in Pierre's soul now at all like what had troubled it during his courtship of Helene.
He seemed in his heart to reproach her for being too perfect, and because there was nothing to reproach her with.
"I expected nothing else," she told herself, calling her pride to her aid.
Nicholas and his wife lived together so happily that even Sonya and the old countess, who felt jealous and would have liked them to disagree, could find nothing to reproach them with; but even they had their moments of antagonism.
The years passed and almost nothing changed.
She lay on the sofa with her face to the wall, fingering the buttons of the leather cushion and seeing nothing but that cushion, and her confused thoughts were centered on one subject--the irrevocability of death and her own spiritual baseness, which she had not suspected, but which had shown itself during her father's illness.
The princess said nothing, but suddenly her short downy lip quivered.
Marry when you are old and good for nothing--or all that is good and noble in you will be lost.
You were to have all the fish that happened to be in the net and nothing else.
If my reasoning elsewhere in this book is correct, we are moving toward a future where there will be nothing but healthy, well-developed, rich countries with modern infrastructure.
Maybe lifting had nothing to do with it.