I think I scared about ten years off my life too.
Thank you for getting me off the hook.
Felipa left Carmen at the foot of the stairs, striding off without another word.
It was almost as if he were shutting Felipa off before she could reveal something.
She turned off the light and pulled the covers up.
I'll send it off to find out.
If anything could take her mind off the worry of surrogacy, he could.
The dark interior set off caution bells again.
When Alex lowered her to the ground, she jerked her hand free and marched off to the house.
Her gaze drifted off in contemplation, finally returning to Carmen.
We were busy cutting out paper dolls; but we soon wearied of this amusement, and after cutting up our shoestrings and clipping all the leaves off the honeysuckle that were within reach, I turned my attention to Martha's corkscrews.
The neighbors couldn't see into any of their windows, and they were far enough off the main road that the only traffic would be people coming to see them.
He nodded, his gaze drifting off in contemplation.
He tried to brush it off, but it remained there.
The net effect is positive, but the laid-off workers will probably have a hard time appreciating it.
"Hold on before you fall off," Alex snarled.
Her head felt like it could float off her body.
Actually, I just got off my shift and thought I'd check in on her.
In those far-off days, an abbey was half church, half castle.
In the past, impetuous young men would drop out of college and run off to join the army.
Destiny wandered off to her room to play.
Abruptly, he dropped her hand and turned away, marching off to his car.
All the men seemed amused when they saw the boy, and as they rode up, they greeted the king by taking off their hats.
Now a billion or more can achieve that dream, and I foresee a time not far off when everyone on the planet can.
Once we get the problem off our "to-do list" and stick it onto the computer's, we largely will be done.
Now the Zimbabwean dollar has undergone four re-denominations (the process of shaving zeros off the currency to make a more manageable new currency.
Long term, we will be better off manufacturing our food as opposed to growing it.
Or that taste like meat, taking pastureland off the grid.
The Internet is still able to be "turned off" by despotic rulers.
I pulled two beads off and indicated to her that I wanted her to sew them on my doll.
"Well, my boy, you'll get along wherever you go--foot or horse--that I'll warrant," said Shinshin, patting him on the shoulder and taking his feet off the sofa.
Every morning she came in like that, and every morning prayed that the daily interview might pass off well.
The horses moved off the bank.
The enemy is advancing to destroy Russia, to desecrate the tombs of our fathers, to carry off our wives and children.
Pierre stood rather far off and could not hear all that the Emperor said.
The assembled nobles all took off their uniforms and settled down again in their homes and clubs, and not without some groans gave orders to their stewards about the enrollment, feeling amazed themselves at what they had done.
Suddenly the strange sound of a far-off whistling and thud was heard, followed by a boom of cannon blending into a dull roar that set the windows rattling.
Set off immediately for Moscow.
They set off in caravans, bought their freedom one by one or ran away, and drove or walked toward the "warm rivers."
Filmmakers such as James Cameron and George Lucas used to talk about putting off film projects to wait for the computer technology to catch up to their visions.
Only after the public grew weary of this did printers go off in search of completely new books, called novels to mark their newness.
Maybe it was inevitable at that point that some spark would set off the powder keg of Europe.
I branched off into this discussion of robots and nanites to give an idea of the kinds of massive gains in efficiency with declining costs.
Cynics view this as the rich paying off the poor to keep them from revolting.
Now, consider the child that lives off the interest payments of all the money her parents saved.
Some become so wealthy, in fact, they can live off the interest (the productivity) of their assets, not just their own labor.
She swerves off the road and narrowly averts collisions.
And most damaging, it can wage war and thereby siphon off wealth, technology, and the lives of its citizens.
Thinking that turn and turn about is fair play, she seized the scissors and cut off one of my curls, and would have cut them all off but for my mother's timely interference.
I felt absolutely alone, cut off from my friends and the firm earth.
My friends did all they could to excite my curiosity by hints and half-spelled sentences which they pretended to break off in the nick of time.
The laundress at the Perkins Institution secretly carried her off to give her a bath.
We would get on our toboggan, a boy would give us a shove, and off we went!
As we hastened through the long grass toward the hammock, the grasshoppers swarmed about us and fastened themselves on our clothes, and I remember that my teacher insisted upon picking them all off before we sat down, which seemed to me an unnecessary waste of time.
The unusual language and repetition made the story seem unreal.
I have many far-off friends whom I have never seen.
Men do cut sheep's wool off with large shears, and send it to the mill.
The other day I broke my doll's head off; but that was not a dreadful accident, because dolls do not live and feel, like people.
Some one balances the toboggan on the very crest of the hill, while we get on, and when we are ready, off we dash down the side of the hill in a headlong rush, and, leaping a projection, plunge into a snow-drift and go swimming far across the pond at a tremendous rate!...
I rode on a rough road, and fell off three or four times, and am now awfully lame!
The dear, sweet little girl, it makes my heart ache to think how utterly she is cut off from all that is good and desirable in life.
It began to pull and tug, and lo, the wires broke, and off went the great red dragon, and poor Dr. Bell stood looking forlornly after it.
When a passage interests her, or she needs to remember it for some future use, she flutters it off swiftly on the fingers of her right hand.
I shook my head and took them all off and made her feel of the two wooden beads and the one glass bead.
I took them off and showed her that the two wooden ones must go on first, then the glass bead.
But I soon found that I was cut off from all the usual approaches to the child's heart.
I showed her the napkin and pinned it round her neck, then tore it off and threw it on the floor and shook my head.
Yesterday Helen took off her clothes and sat in her skin all the afternoon.
She was greatly delighted with the monkeys and kept her hand on the star performer while he went through his tricks, and laughed heartily when he took off his hat to the audience.
Helen began to pull off the jacket, saying, "I must give it to a poor little strange girl."
It was raining very hard and he had a very large umbrella to keep off the rain-drops.
It brings me into closer and tenderer relationship with those I love, and makes it possible for me to enjoy the sweet companionship of a great many persons from whom I should be entirely cut off if I could not talk.
"Lazy roses, wake up," said he, giving the branches a gentle shake; but only the dew fell off in bright drops, and the flowers were still shut up.
The fairies promised obedience, and were off in a twinkling, dragging the heavy jars and vases along after them as well as they could, now and then grumbling a little at having such a hard task, for they were idle fairies and loved to play better than to work.
As soon as breakfast was over we hurried off to the shore.
I have made a satisfactory dinner, satisfactory on several accounts, simply off a dish of purslane (Portulaca oleracea) which I gathered in my cornfield, boiled and salted.
The muskrat will gnaw his third leg off to be free.
All health and success does me good, however far off and withdrawn it may appear; all disease and failure helps to make me sad and does me evil, however much sympathy it may have with me or I with it.
Well, there I might live, I said; and there I did live, for an hour, a summer and a winter life; saw how I could let the years run off, buffet the winter through, and see the spring come in.
The nearest that I came to actual possession was when I bought the Hollowell place, and had begun to sort my seeds, and collected materials with which to make a wheelbarrow to carry it on or off with; but before the owner gave me a deed of it, his wife--every man has such a wife--changed her mind and wished to keep it, and he offered me ten dollars to release him.
Moral reform is the effort to throw off sleep.
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.
The result is dulness of sight, a stagnation of the vital circulations, and a general deliquium and sloughing off of all the intellectual faculties.
It is time that we had uncommon schools, that we did not leave off our education when we begin to be men and women.
He had never seen such a dull and out-of-the-way place; the folks were all gone off; why, you couldn't even hear the whistle!
As they come under one horizon, they shout their warning to get off the track to the other, heard sometimes through the circles of two towns.
Or perchance, at evening, I hear him in his stable blowing off the superfluous energy of the day, that he may calm his nerves and cool his liver and brain for a few hours of iron slumber.
To do things "railroad fashion" is now the byword; and it is worth the while to be warned so often and so sincerely by any power to get off its track.
I could always tell if visitors had called in my absence, either by the bended twigs or grass, or the print of their shoes, and generally of what sex or age or quality they were by some slight trace left, as a flower dropped, or a bunch of grass plucked and thrown away, even as far off as the railroad, half a mile distant, or by the lingering odor of a cigar or pipe.
Nay, I was frequently notified of the passage of a traveller along the highway sixty rods off by the scent of his pipe.
He cut his trees level and close to the ground, that the sprouts which came up afterward might be more vigorous and a sled might slide over the stumps; and instead of leaving a whole tree to support his corded wood, he would pare it away to a slender stake or splinter which you could break off with your hand at last.
They lived about a mile off through the woods, and were quite used to the route.
This is particularly distinct to one standing on the middle of the pond in winter, just after a light snow has fallen, appearing as a clear undulating white line, unobscured by weeds and twigs, and very obvious a quarter of a mile off in many places where in summer it is hardly distinguishable close at hand.
Sometimes, when I pushed off my boat in the morning, I disturbed a great mud-turtle which had secreted himself under the boat in the night.
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.
It was made of two white pine logs dug out and pinned together, and was cut off square at the ends.
That devilish Iron Horse, whose ear-rending neigh is heard throughout the town, has muddied the Boiling Spring with his foot, and he it is that has browsed off all the woods on Walden shore, that Trojan horse, with a thousand men in his belly, introduced by mercenary Greeks!
If they were permanently congealed, and small enough to be clutched, they would, perchance, be carried off by slaves, like precious stones, to adorn the heads of emperors; but being liquid, and ample, and secured to us and our successors forever, we disregard them, and run after the diamond of Kohinoor.
Many an irksome noise, go a long way off, is heard as music, a proud, sweet satire on the meanness of our lives.
Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead.
There's nothing like it in old paintings, nothing like it in foreign lands--unless when we were off the coast of Spain.
Those village worms are quite too large; a shiner may make a meal off one without finding the skewer.
I raised the glass, and he went off over the window-sill in that crippled state.
He commonly went off in a rain.
It was surprising to see how serenely he sailed off with unruffled breast when he came to the surface, doing all the work with his webbed feet beneath.
When the farmers could not get to the woods and swamps with their teams, and were obliged to cut down the shade trees before their houses, and, when the crust was harder, cut off the trees in the swamps, ten feet from the ground, as it appeared the next spring.
Sometimes, however, he will run upon a wall many rods, and then leap off far to one side, and he appears to know that water will not retain his scent.
They waited in silence while he skinned the fox, then followed the brush a while, and at length turned off into the woods again.
When I opened my door in the evening, off they would go with a squeak and a bounce.
If the forest is cut off, the sprouts and bushes which spring up afford them concealment, and they become more numerous than ever.
In our bodies, a bold projecting brow falls off to and indicates a corresponding depth of thought.
It is true, we are such poor navigators that our thoughts, for the most part, stand off and on upon a harborless coast, are conversant only with the bights of the bays of poesy, or steer for the public ports of entry, and go into the dry docks of science, where they merely refit for this world, and no natural currents concur to individualize them.
He cuts and saws the solid pond, unroofs the house of fishes, and carts off their very element and air, held fast by chains and stakes like corded wood, through the favoring winter air, to wintry cellars, to underlie the summer there.
They said that a gentleman farmer, who was behind the scenes, wanted to double his money, which, as I understood, amounted to half a million already; but in order to cover each one of his dollars with another, he took off the only coat, ay, the skin itself, of Walden Pond in the midst of a hard winter.
This heap, made in the winter of '46-7 and estimated to contain ten thousand tons, was finally covered with hay and boards; and though it was unroofed the following July, and a part of it carried off, the rest remaining exposed to the sun, it stood over that summer and the next winter, and was not quite melted till September, 1848.
A great field of ice has cracked off from the main body.
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.
I must get off him first, that he may pursue his contemplations too.
If I had known how to name them, I should then have signed off in detail from all the societies which I never signed on to; but I did not know where to find a complete list.
Those three got hold of a bear somewhere, put it in a carriage, and set off with it to visit some actresses!
Boris said no more, but looked inquiringly at his mother without taking off his cloak.
The English will come off badly, you know, if Napoleon gets across the Channel.
After Anna Mikhaylovna had driven off with her son to visit Count Cyril Vladimirovich Bezukhov, Countess Rostova sat for a long time all alone applying her handkerchief to her eyes.
And she set off at a run along the passage.
Natasha kept pulling everyone by sleeve or dress, urging them to "look at Papa!" though as it was they never took their eyes off the couple.
She pushed the little dog off her lap and smoothed her dress.
Ah, you are sending off a letter, Princess?
It would not be turned off the field even on the Tsaritsin Meadow.
The German laughed, came out of the cowshed, pulled off his cap, and waving it above his head cried:
"Lavwuska!" he shouted loudly and angrily, "take it off, blockhead!"
"Well, I am taking it off," replied Lavrushka's voice.
But where are you off to?
He pulled off the quilt and shook it.
"He has weported himself sick, he's to be stwuck off the list tomowwow," muttered Denisov.
"I'll really call in on the nuns," he said to the officers who watched him smilingly, and he rode off by the winding path down the hill.
Nesvitski like the rest of the men on the bridge did not take his eyes off the women till they had passed.
Your fine cords would soon get a bit rubbed, said an infantryman, wiping the mud off his face with his sleeve.
The officers who had been standing together rode off to their places.
"Attack indeed!" said the colonel in a bored voice, puckering up his face as if driving off a troublesome fly.
Come back, Cadet! he cried angrily; and turning to Denisov, who, showing off his courage, had ridden on to the planks of the bridge:
Reviewing his impressions of the recent battle, picturing pleasantly to himself the impression his news of a victory would create, or recalling the send-off given him by the commander-in-chief and his fellow officers, Prince Andrew was galloping along in a post chaise enjoying the feelings of a man who has at length begun to attain a long-desired happiness.
The adjutant by his elaborate courtesy appeared to wish to ward off any attempt at familiarity on the part of the Russian messenger.
Bring us nice news of a victory by the Archduke Karl or Ferdinand (one archduke's as good as another, as you know) and even if it is only over a fire brigade of Bonaparte's, that will be another story and we'll fire off some cannon!
* "We must let him off the u!"
From politeness and to start conversation, they asked him a few questions about the army and the battle, and then the talk went off into merry jests and gossip.
It will be cut off, said he.
And off they go and take the bridge, cross it, and now with their whole army are on this side of the Danube, marching on us, you, and your lines of communication.
"Where are you off to?" he said suddenly to Prince Andrew who had risen and was going toward his room.
But now I am off at once.
That same night, having taken leave of the Minister of War, Bolkonski set off to rejoin the army, not knowing where he would find it and fearing to be captured by the French on the way to Krems.
All along the sides of the road fallen horses were to be seen, some flayed, some not, and broken-down carts beside which solitary soldiers sat waiting for something, and again soldiers straggling from their companies, crowds of whom set off to the neighboring villages, or returned from them dragging sheep, fowls, hay, and bulging sacks.
If Kutuzov decided to remain at Krems, Napoleon's army of one hundred and fifty thousand men would cut him off completely and surround his exhausted army of forty thousand, and he would find himself in the position of Mack at Ulm.
The French, the spy reported, having crossed the Vienna bridge, were advancing by forced marches toward Znaim, which lay sixty-six miles off on the line of Kutuzov's retreat.
"We have orders to drive you off here, and we shall drive you off," said Dolokhov.
He rode off at a walk to the right and sent an adjutant to the dragoons with orders to attack the French.
He gave the reins to a Cossack, took off and handed over his felt coat, stretched his legs, and set his cap straight.
They were cut off from the line of retreat on the left by the French.
One soldier, in his fear, uttered the senseless cry, "Cut off!" that is so terrible in battle, and that word infected the whole crowd with a feeling of panic.
But Dolokhov did not go away; he untied the handkerchief around his head, pulled it off, and showed the blood congealed on his hair.
"A staff officer was here a minute ago, but skipped off," said an artilleryman to Prince Andrew.
It had grown so dark that one could not distinguish the uniforms ten paces off, and the firing had begun to subside.
"Oh, take those off... those..." she said, pointing to his spectacles.
Anatole, having taken off his overcoat, sat with arms akimbo before a table on a corner of which he smilingly and absent-mindedly fixed his large and handsome eyes.
Well, are you off to the front?
"No, on my true word of honor," said Natasha, crossing herself, "I won't tell anyone!" and she ran off at once to Sonya.
On receiving Boris' letter he rode with a fellow officer to Olmutz, dined there, drank a bottle of wine, and then set off alone to the Guards' camp to find his old playmate.
He could not tell them simply that everyone went at a trot and that he fell off his horse and sprained his arm and then ran as hard as he could from a Frenchman into the wood.
The Tsar's foot, in the narrow pointed boot then fashionable, touched the groin of the bobtailed bay mare he rode, his hand in a white glove gathered up the reins, and he moved off accompanied by an irregularly swaying sea of aides-de-camp.
At midday he was admitted to the Emperor, and an hour later he rode off with Prince Dolgorukov to the advanced post of the French army.
It won't be long now before I am off duty.
"They can't be far off, probably just beyond the stream," he said to the hussar beside him.
The marshals, accompanied by adjutants, galloped off in different directions, and a few minutes later the chief forces of the French army moved rapidly toward those Pratzen Heights which were being more and more denuded by Russian troops moving down the valley to their left.
In front, far off on the farther shore of that sea of mist, some wooded hills were discernible, and it was there the enemy probably was, for something could be descried.
Prince Andrew galloped off to execute the order.
The fog had begun to clear and enemy troops were already dimly visible about a mile and a half off on the opposite heights.
"Where are you off to?" asked Boris.
From one of the drivers he learned that Kutuzov's staff were not far off, in the village the vehicles were going to.
Dolokhov who was in the midst of the crowd forced his way to the edge of the dam, throwing two soldiers off their feet, and ran onto the slippery ice that covered the millpool.
One of the hindmost guns that was going onto the dam turned off onto the ice.
At last the sleigh bore to the right, drew up at an entrance, and Rostov saw overhead the old familiar cornice with a bit of plaster broken off, the porch, and the post by the side of the pavement.
Rostov, who had completely forgotten Denisov, not wishing anyone to forestall him, threw off his fur coat and ran on tiptoe through the large dark ballroom.
She gazed at him, not taking her eyes off him, and smiling and holding her breath.
Gallop off to our Moscow estate, he said to the factotum who appeared at his call.
Hurry off and tell Maksim, the gardener, to set the serfs to work.
And having taken off his cloak and felt boots, he went to the little princess' apartment.
They began talking in whispers, but their talk broke off at every moment.
Bezukhov got off scotfree, while Fedya had to bear the whole burden on his shoulders.
Denisov did not take his eyes off her and beat time with his saber in a way that clearly indicated that if he was not dancing it was because he would not and not because he could not.
"Oh no, let me off, Countess," Denisov replied.
Having entered the courtyard of a large house where the Lodge had its headquarters, and having ascended a dark staircase, they entered a small well-lit anteroom where they took off their cloaks without the aid of a servant.
Once or twice he shrugged his shoulders and raised his hand to the kerchief, as if wishing to take it off, but let it drop again.
Pierre took the bandage off his eyes and glanced around him.
Pierre quickly took out his purse and watch, but could not manage for some time to get the wedding ring off his fat finger.
Pierre took off his coat, waistcoat, and left boot according to the Rhetor's instructions.
Pierre hurriedly began taking off his right boot also and was going to tuck up the other trouser leg to save this stranger the trouble, but the Mason told him that was not necessary and gave him a slipper for his left foot.
The bandage was taken off his eyes and, by the faint light of the burning spirit, Pierre, as in a dream, saw several men standing before him, wearing aprons like the Rhetor's and holding swords in their hands pointed at his breast.
On February 26, 1807, the old prince set off on one of his circuits.
"Oh, leave off, you always talk nonsense and keep putting things off-- and this is what comes of it!" said Prince Andrew in an exasperated whisper, evidently meaning to wound his sister.
Gallop off to him at once and say I'll have his head off if everything is not here in a week.
Mind you gallop off to Korchevo without delay and carry out instructions!
He folded it up without reading it and reread his father's letter, ending with the words: "Gallop off to Korchevo and carry out instructions!"
During one of these attacks they carried off my empty portmanteau and my dressing gown.
Each made the other a warning gesture and stood still in the dim light beneath the curtain as if not wishing to leave that seclusion where they three were shut off from all the world.
"Come, let's argue then," said Prince Andrew, "You talk of schools," he went on, crooking a finger, "education and so forth; that is, you want to raise him" (pointing to a peasant who passed by them taking off his cap) "from his animal condition and awaken in him spiritual needs, while it seems to me that animal happiness is the only happiness possible, and that is just what you want to deprive him of.
If I see, clearly see, that ladder leading from plant to man, why should I suppose it breaks off at me and does not go farther and farther?
"Andrew, do leave off," said Princess Mary.
"Where are they off to now?" thought Rostov.
Bonaparte meanwhile began taking the glove off his small white hand, tore it in doing so, and threw it away.
Where are you off to?
Now he remembered Denisov with his changed expression, his submission, and the whole hospital, with arms and legs torn off and its dirt and disease.
Next morning, having taken leave of no one but the count, and not waiting for the ladies to appear, Prince Andrew set off for home.
After dinner I fell asleep and as I was drowsing off I clearly heard a voice saying in my left ear, "Thy day!"
Scarcely had I torn it off before another, a bigger one, began biting me.
But he looked at me with vexation and jumped up, breaking off his remarks.
He looked round more frequently toward her, and broke off in what he was saying.
Seeing that her mother was still praying she ran on tiptoe to the bed and, rapidly slipping one little foot against the other, pushed off her slippers and jumped onto the bed the countess had feared might become her grave.
"Leave off talking nonsense," said the countess.
"Just so, just so," repeated the countess, and shaking all over, she went off into a good humored, unexpected, elderly laugh.
Two maids were turning up the hem and hurriedly biting off the ends of thread.
She understood all that awaited her only when, after stepping over the red baize at the entrance, she entered the hall, took off her fur cloak, and, beside Sonya and in front of her mother, mounted the brightly illuminated stairs between the flowers.
"Where are you off to so early?" asked Speranski.
To throw off this burden as quickly as possible, on the third day after his arrival he went, angry and scowling and without answering questions as to where he was going, to Mitenka's lodge and demanded an account of everything.
Then put off feeding them.
He had a look at all the details of the hunt, sent a pack of hounds and huntsmen on ahead to find the quarry, mounted his chestnut Donets, and whistling to his own leash of borzois, set off across the threshing ground to a field leading to the Otradnoe wood.
"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."
The oasis of the Otradnoe covert came in sight a few hundred yards off, the huntsmen were already nearing it.
What sportsmen! and as if scorning to say more to the frightened and shamefaced count, he lashed the heaving flanks of his sweating chestnut gelding with all the anger the count had aroused and flew off after the hounds.
While still at a distance he took off his cap and tried to speak respectfully, but he was pale and breathless and his face was angry.
The victorious huntsman rode off to join the field, and there, surrounded by inquiring sympathizers, recounted his exploits.
The huntsman stood halfway up the knoll holding up his whip and the gentlefolk rode up to him at a footpace; the hounds that were far off on the horizon turned away from the hare, and the whips, but not the gentlefolk, also moved away.
He took a dozen bounds, not very quickly, letting the borzois gain on him, and, finally having chosen his direction and realized his danger, laid back his ears and rushed off headlong.
The hare arched his back and bounded off yet more swiftly.
Only the delighted "Uncle" dismounted, and cut off a pad, shaking the hare for the blood to drip off, and anxiously glancing round with restless eyes while his arms and legs twitched.
"Uncle" dismounted at the porch of his little wooden house which stood in the midst of an overgrown garden and, after a glance at his retainers, shouted authoritatively that the superfluous ones should take themselves off and that all necessary preparations should be made to receive the guests and the visitors.
"Uncle" lifted Natasha off her horse and taking her hand led her up the rickety wooden steps of the porch.
Natasha, Nicholas, and Petya took off their wraps and sat down on the sofa.
Without looking at anyone, "Uncle" blew the dust off it and, tapping the case with his bony fingers, tuned the guitar and settled himself in his armchair.
Natasha threw off the shawl from her shoulders, ran forward to face "Uncle," and setting her arms akimbo also made a motion with her shoulders and struck an attitude.
They broke off and rose as she entered.
Her brother Petya was upstairs too; with the man in attendance on him he was preparing fireworks to let off that night.
"No, don't... the island of Madagascar!" she said, and jumping off his back she went downstairs.
He took off its cloth covering, and the harp gave out a jarring sound.
None of them, not even the middle-aged Dimmler, wanted to break off their conversation and quit that corner in the sitting room, but Natasha got up and Nicholas sat down at the clavichord.
Nicholas did not take his eyes off his sister and drew breath in time with her.
When they had undressed, but without washing off the cork mustaches, they sat a long time talking of their happiness.
On coming home, while his valets were still taking off his things, he picked up a book and began to read.
Be off, I tell you...
She had already married off her daughter, and her sons were all in the service.
Now take off your things, quick! she shouted to the count who was going to kiss her hand.
When they came in to tea, having taken off their outdoor things and tidied themselves up after their journey, Marya Dmitrievna kissed them all in due order.
They did not drag her away at once, but sang with her for a long time and then at last dragged her off, and behind the scenes something metallic was struck three times and everyone knelt down and sang a prayer.
But suddenly a storm came on, chromatic scales and diminished sevenths were heard in the orchestra, everyone ran off, again dragging one of their number away, and the curtain dropped.
Anatole had very soon abandoned his wife and, for a payment which he agreed to send to his father-in-law, had arranged to be free to pass himself off as a bachelor.
Natasha had not time to take off the bodice before the door opened and Countess Bezukhova, dressed in a purple velvet gown with a high collar, came into the room beaming with good-humored amiable smiles.
He would steal her away and carry her off to the ends of the earth.
Can she have left off loving Prince Andrew?
Well, you'll carry her off--all right!
Why carry you off as if you were some gypsy singing girl?...
Well, if he had carried you off... do you think they wouldn't have found him?
In Marya Dmitrievna's anteroom the footman who helped him off with his fur coat said that the mistress asked him to come to her bedroom.
Have you heard she has broken off her engagement without consulting anybody?
Old Prince Bolkonski heard all the rumors current in the town from Mademoiselle Bourienne and had read the note to Princess Mary in which Natasha had broken off her engagement.
As soon as he reached Moscow, Prince Andrew had received from his father Natasha's note to Princess Mary breaking off her engagement (Mademoiselle Bourienne had purloined it from Princess Mary and given it to the old prince), and he heard from him the story of Natasha's elopement, with additions.
Without lifting his head he said something, and two of his aides-de-camp galloped off to the Polish uhlans.
The very day that Napoleon issued the order to cross the Niemen, and his vanguard, driving off the Cossacks, crossed the Russian frontier, Alexander spent the evening at the entertainment given by his aides-de- camp at Bennigsen's country house.
Having set off in the small hours of the fourteenth, accompanied by a bugler and two Cossacks, Balashev reached the French outposts at the village of Rykonty, on the Russian side of the Niemen, by dawn.
"Know that if you stir up Prussia against me, I'll wipe it off the map of Europe!" he declared, his face pale and distorted by anger, and he struck one of his small hands energetically with the other.
Before joining the Western Army which was then, in May, encamped at Drissa, Prince Andrew visited Bald Hills which was directly on his way, being only two miles off the Smolensk highroad.
"Ah, he has passed judgment... passed judgement!" said the old man in a low voice and, as it seemed to Prince Andrew, with some embarrassment, but then he suddenly jumped up and cried: "Be off, be off!
And I am off to the army.
The first army, with which was the Emperor, occupied the fortified camp at Drissa; the second army was retreating, trying to effect a junction with the first one from which it was said to be cut off by large French forces.
Before the beginning of the campaign, Rostov had received a letter from his parents in which they told him briefly of Natasha's illness and the breaking off of her engagement to Prince Andrew (which they explained by Natasha's having rejected him) and again asked Nicholas to retire from the army and return home.
On receiving this letter, Nicholas did not even make any attempt to get leave of absence or to retire from the army, but wrote to his parents that he was sorry Natasha was ill and her engagement broken off, and that he would do all he could to meet their wishes.
Rostov threw his cloak over his shoulders, shouted to Lavrushka to follow with the things, and--now slipping in the mud, now splashing right through it--set off with Ilyin in the lessening rain and the darkness that was occasionally rent by distant lightning.
Perhaps he'll take pity on me someday, when it comes to cutting off a leg or an arm for me.
But Rostov went off to his squadron without waiting for tea.
Natasha's illness was so serious that, fortunately for her and for her parents, the consideration of all that had caused the illness, her conduct and the breaking off of her engagement, receded into the background.
The Rostovs' footman rushed eagerly forward to help him off with his cloak and take his hat and stick.
Even before he saw her, while taking off his cloak, he heard her.
When he came to himself, a man of clerical appearance with a tuft of gray hair at the back of his head and wearing a shabby blue cassock--probably a church clerk and chanter--was holding him under the arm with one hand while warding off the pressure of the crowd with the other.
Prince Andrew was somewhat refreshed by having ridden off the dusty highroad along which the troops were moving.
"We'll clear it out for you in a minute," said Timokhin, and, still undressed, ran off to clear the men out of the pond.
Dronushka, Alpatych has gone off somewhere and I have no one to turn to.
The men crowded closer together, stirred, and rapidly took off their hats.
"The one in pink is mine, so keep off!" said Ilyin on seeing Dunyasha running resolutely toward him.
Rostov glanced angrily at Ilyin and without replying strode off with rapid steps to the village.
But before the words were well out of his mouth, his cap flew off and a fierce blow jerked his head to one side.
"Caps off, traitors!" shouted Rostov in a wrathful voice.
The men obediently came out of the crowd and began taking off their belts.
And in fact two more peasants began binding Dron, who took off his own belt and handed it to them, as if to aid them.
Be off to your houses at once, and don't let one of your voices be heard!
The two bound men were led off to the master's house.
Kutuzov looked at him with eyes wide open with dismay and then took off his cap and crossed himself:
"No, I think the sale will come off in a few days," said someone.
"If he manages the business properly he will be able to pay off all his debts," said the militia officer, speaking of Rostov.
Pierre took off his hat and bowed respectfully to Kutuzov.
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.
"Good-bye, be off!" he shouted.
With courtly adroitness de Beausset half turned and without turning his back to the Emperor retired two steps, twitching off the cloth at the same time, and said:
"Short and energetic!" he remarked when he had read over the proclamation which he had dictated straight off without corrections.
In the off foreleg above the knee.
"Oh, she nearly knocked our gentleman's hat off!" cried the red-faced humorist, showing his teeth chaffing Pierre.
But how cast off all the superfluous, devilish burden of my outer man?
I beg you to leave the town and break off all communication with such men as Klyucharev.
Be off as soon as you can, that's all I have to tell you.
The countess had fallen asleep and the count, having put off their departure till next morning, went to bed.
As soon as the countess wakes we'll be off, God willing!
"Off, in God's name!" said Efim, putting on his hat.
The postilion started the horses, the off pole horse tugged at his collar, the high springs creaked, and the body of the coach swayed.
In fact, however, though now much farther off than before, the Rostovs all saw Pierre--or someone extraordinarily like him--in a coachman's coat, going down the street with head bent and a serious face beside a small, beardless old man who looked like a footman.
A general with a brilliant suite galloped off at once to fetch the boyars.
Where are you off to?...
What is it? he asked, but his comrade was already galloping off past Vasili the Beatified in the direction from which the screams came.
The crowd, crushing one another, upsetting carts, and shouting and squeezing desperately, had cleared off the bridge and the troops were now moving forward.
Ignat left off smiling, adjusted his belt, and went out of the room with meekly downcast eyes.
Mavra Kuzminichna flicked the dust off the clavichord and closed it, and with a deep sigh left the drawing room and locked its main door.
Where has she run off to?
"He should pay folks off properly," a thin workingman, with frowning brows and a straggly beard, was saying.
They have horses, let them be off to Vladimir, and not leave them to the French.
Like the seventh and last wave that shatters a ship, that last irresistible wave burst from the rear and reached the front ranks, carrying them off their feet and engulfing them all.
Take off your cap... your caps!
The guns were advanced, the artillerymen blew the ash off their linstocks, and an officer gave the word "Fire!"
Be off, thou base slave!
A cock crowed far off and another replied near by.
And suddenly the sequence of these thoughts broke off, and Prince Andrew heard (without knowing whether it was a delusion or reality) a soft whispering voice incessantly and rhythmically repeating "piti-piti- piti," and then "titi," and then again "piti-piti-piti," and "ti-ti" once more.
The little barefooted Frenchman in the blue coat went up to the Armenians and, saying something, immediately seized the old man by his legs and the old man at once began pulling off his boots.
He rushed at the barefooted Frenchman and, before the latter had time to draw his sword, knocked him off his feet and hammered him with his fists.
Princess Mary, having learned of her brother's wound only from the Gazette and having no definite news of him, prepared (so Nicholas heard, he had not seen her again himself) to set off in search of Prince Andrew.
But a few days before they left Moscow, moved and excited by all that was going on, she called Sonya to her and, instead of reproaching and making demands on her, tearfully implored her to sacrifice herself and repay all that the family had done for her by breaking off her engagement with Nicholas.
On growing used to the darkness Pierre saw that the man was taking off his leg bands, and the way he did it aroused Pierre's interest.
That feeling was so strong at the moment of leaving Voronezh that those who saw her off, as they looked at her careworn, despairing face, felt sure she would fall ill on the journey.
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.
She moved, and the ball rolled off her knees.
The officer, mounting his horse, rode off to someone else.
"You think he went off just by chance?" said a comrade, who was on the staff that evening, to the officer of the Horse Guards, referring to Ermolov.
Toward dawn, Count Orlov-Denisov, who had dozed off, was awakened by a deserter from the French army being brought to him.
They disappeared into the forest, and Count Orlov-Denisov, having seen Grekov off, returned, shivering from the freshness of the early dawn and excited by what he had undertaken on his own responsibility, and began looking at the enemy camp, now just visible in the deceptive light of dawn and the dying campfires.
One desperate, frightened yell from the first French soldier who saw the Cossacks, and all who were in the camp, undressed and only just waking up, ran off in all directions, abandoning cannons, muskets, and horses.
Pierre, girt with a rope round his waist and wearing shoes Karataev had made for him from some leather a French soldier had torn off a tea chest and brought to have his boots mended with, went up to the sick man and squatted down beside him.
You may be better off than we others, said Pierre.
In Smolensk, at the Malakhov Gate, he had hardly dozed off in a paroxysm of fever before he was awakened by the bombardment of the town--and Smolensk held out all day long.
Toward midnight Bolkhovitinov, having received the dispatch and verbal instructions, galloped off to the General Staff accompanied by a Cossack with spare horses.
Then he took off his nightcap, combed his hair over his temples, and donned his cap.
But that native land was too far off, and for a man going a thousand miles it is absolutely necessary to set aside his final goal and to say to himself: "Today I shall get to a place twenty-five miles off where I shall rest and spend the night," and during the first day's journey that resting place eclipses his ultimate goal and attracts all his hopes and desires.
The superior officers all wanted to distinguish themselves, to cut off, to seize, to capture, and to overthrow the French, and all clamored for action.
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.
That morning, Cossacks of Denisov's party had seized and carried off into the forest two wagons loaded with cavalry saddles, which had stuck in the mud not far from Mikulino where the forest ran close to the road.
"Bwing the prisoner here," said Denisov in a low voice, not taking his eyes off the French.
Petya took off his wet clothes, gave them to be dried, and at once began helping the officers to fix up the dinner table.
He took off his wet felt cloak in a corner of the room, and without greeting anyone went up to Denisov and began questioning him about the matter in hand.
But, noticing his mistake, he broke off short and, with a frown, greeted Dolokhov as a stranger, asking what he could do for him.
At Dorogobuzh while the soldiers of the convoy, after locking the prisoners in a stable, had gone off to pillage their own stores, several of the soldier prisoners tunneled under the wall and ran away, but were recaptured by the French and shot.
All around lay the flesh of different animals--from men to horses--in various stages of decomposition; and as the wolves were kept off by the passing men the dog could eat all it wanted.
Pierre walked along, looking from side to side, counting his steps in threes, and reckoning them off on his fingers.
So he confessed and it was all written down and the papers sent off in due form.
The place was a long way off, and while they were judging, what with one thing and another, filling in the papers all in due form--the authorities I mean--time passed.
The prisoners thronged together and were pushed off the road.
On the opposite side stood Dolokhov's Cossack, counting the prisoners and marking off each hundred with a chalk line on the gate.
Scarcely a quarter of the soldiers remain with the standards of their regiments, the others go off by themselves in different directions hoping to find food and escape discipline.
Who has not asked himself how it is that the French were not all captured or destroyed when our three armies surrounded them in superior numbers, when the disordered French, hungry and freezing, surrendered in crowds, and when (as the historians relate) the aim of the Russians was to stop the French, to cut them off, and capture them all?
If the aim of the Russians consisted in cutting off and capturing Napoleon and his marshals--and that aim was not merely frustrated but all attempts to attain it were most shamefully baffled--then this last period of the campaign is quite rightly considered by the French to be a series of victories, and quite wrongly considered victorious by Russian historians.
The source of this contradiction lies in the fact that the historians studying the events from the letters of the sovereigns and the generals, from memoirs, reports, projects, and so forth, have attributed to this last period of the war of 1812 an aim that never existed, namely that of cutting off and capturing Napoleon with his marshals and his army.
All the profound plans about cutting off and capturing Napoleon and his army were like the plan of a market gardener who, when driving out of his garden a cow that had trampled down the beds he had planted, should run to the gate and hit the cow on the head.
Thirdly it was impossible, because the military term "to cut off" has no meaning.
One can cut off a slice of bread, but not an army.
The aim of cutting off Napoleon and his army never existed except in the imaginations of a dozen people.
Princess Mary put off her departure, and for three weeks looked after Natasha as if she had been a sick child.
This longing to distinguish themselves, to maneuver, to overthrow, and to cut off showed itself particularly whenever the Russians stumbled on the French army.
We'll see our visitors off and then we'll rest.
Worse off than our poorest beggars.
And flourishing his whip he rode off at a gallop for the first time during the whole campaign, and left the broken ranks of the soldiers laughing joyfully and shouting "Hurrah!"
"Look out, your soles will fly off!" shouted the red-haired man, noticing that the sole of the dancer's boot was hanging loose.
The dancer stopped, pulled off the loose piece of leather, and threw it on the fire.
So,' he says, 'we tie our faces up with kerchiefs and turn our heads away as we drag them off: we can hardly do it.
From a campfire a hundred paces off came a sound of general, merry laughter.
The sole importance of the crossing of the Berezina lies in the fact that it plainly and indubitably proved the fallacy of all the plans for cutting off the enemy's retreat and the soundness of the only possible line of action--the one Kutuzov and the general mass of the army demanded--namely, simply to follow the enemy up.
The Cossacks carried off what they could to their camps, and the householders seized all they could find in other houses and moved it to their own, pretending that it was their property.
Within a week the peasants who came with empty carts to carry off plunder were stopped by the authorities and made to cart the corpses out of the town.
One was snatched out before my eyes... and there were women who had their things snatched off and their earrings torn out... he flushed and grew confused.
No, I'll put it off for a bit.
Nicholas accepted thirty thousand rubles offered him by his brother-in- law Bezukhov to pay off debts he regarded as genuinely due for value received.
Within four years he had paid off all his remaining debts without selling any of his wife's property, and having received a small inheritance on the death of a cousin he paid his debt to Pierre as well.
Just as she needed to work off her spleen so she had sometimes to exercise her still-existing faculty of thinking--and the pretext for that was a game of patience.
Countess Mary sat down doing woolwork; Natasha did not take her eyes off her husband.
It is only to prevent some Pugachev or other from killing my children and yours, and Arakcheev from sending me off to some Military Settlement.
This conception is the one handle by means of which the material of history, as at present expounded, can be dealt with, and anyone who breaks that handle off, as Buckle did, without finding some other method of treating historical material, merely deprives himself of the one possible way of dealing with it.
A trip back to the house to drop off the eggs revealed a house still silent.
Would it have been better if I had fallen off and broken my neck?
Carmen turned the light off and shut the door.
Alex handed the reins to a caretaker and dusted himself off as he headed for the gate.
He was growing up and she needed to keep that in mind - and some things off his mind.
Maybe the effects of the liquor would wear off by morning.
Jonathan knocked a lamp off the table and it shattered.
She picked a toy off the floor.
That's different... and we're wandering off the point.
The dining room was directly off the kitchen, which was also lavish.
Kicking his foot free of the stirrup, he offered her a hand, never taking his eyes off Señor Medena.
When Alex came home that evening, Jonathan was in his room painting and Destiny was topping off her nap.
Carmen carried the basket of eggs to the counter beside the sink and watched as Alex took the lid off the roasting pan.
She had shut Katie off many times when she had tried to tell her things.
They wanted Dad to annul the marriage - even cut off any money for Mom.
I guess that's what they mean by cutting off your nose to spite your face.
Nurses came into the room off and on all night to check on Destiny, but she continued to sleep.
A few times she nodded off, but for the most part she was able to stay awake until Alex arrived the next morning with Katie.
I'll be leaving early tomorrow morning to relieve Carmen, so I'll drop you off at Katie's.
He said Destiny's fever had broken and if she continued to improve, they would take the tent off her bed in a few days.
He said Destiny's fever had broken and if she continued to improve, they would take the tent off her bed in a few days.
"I'll shovel it off somewhere and bury it," she said, following him out to the garage.
"Next Monday," he answered, not taking his eyes off the book he was reading.
She selected an off-the-shoulder lilac colored sun dress that Alex liked.
Carmen climbed off Alex's lap and took Destiny's soft little hand in hers.
Reaching up, she turned off the light and then moved close to him, unbuttoning his shirt.
I'm off duty, you know.
As the garage door lifted, sunlight reflected off the polish she and her siblings had applied that last day of their lives.
It would be dark by the time they got the car off the edge of the cliff.
It poised for a moment and then took a dive off the cliff.
He swung the car off the road and under an arch that read "Ambrosia Acres."
She felt dizzy from breathing off the top of her lungs.
The words of formality trailed off as she stared at the room.
The conductor helped her off the car and then the engineer started his train again, so that it puffed and groaned and moved slowly away up the track.
A nearby steeple had been broken off short and the fragments lay heaped beside it.
So, with a snort and a neigh and a whisk of his short tail he trotted off the roof into the air and at once began floating downward to the street.
Then a little man jumped out of the basket, took off his tall hat, and bowed very gracefully to the crowd of Mangaboos around him.
He took off his hat and held it upside down, shaking it briskly.
"Yes; it's a good way off, but I can see it," she replied.
Quick Zeb, help me pull off these wooden wings!
But at length they came unexpectedly upon a huge rock that shut off the passage and blocked them from proceeding a single step farther.
They heard a crunching, grinding sound, a loud snap, and the turn-table came to a stop with its broadest surface shutting off the path from which they had come.
"Yes," said the soldier; "but I shaved them off long ago, and since then I have risen from a private to be the Chief General of the Royal Armies."
So they unharnessed Jim and took the saddle off the Sawhorse, and the two queerly matched animals were stood side by side for the start.
Instead of keeping still, so I could eat him comfortably, he trembled so with fear that he fell off the table into a big vase that was standing on the floor.
For in that country, people never wear shoes in the house, but take them off at the door.
The great bird was high in the air and flying towards the far-off mountains with all his money.
You were better off than before, in terms of making a knowledgeable decision.
Both are better off than they were, even though nothing new has been created.
We are sympathetic to the laid-off workers, but no one would suggest the cotton gin not be installed.
We understand that you can, in theory, save and save and save and then live off the interest of your savings forever.
In fact, your children, their children, and their children forever could live off that interest.
In a few years, the money is gone and they are worse off than before.
Or these jobs can be divorced from economic realities, as the struggling painter or actor decides simply to do what he loves and live off the minimum income afforded by this planet-wide prosperity.
And he even projects that if farmers followed his plan, it is quite conceivable that in 2050 there will be nine billion people feeding more comfortably than today off a smaller acreage of cropland, releasing large tracts of land for nature reserves.
Wouldn't that be something: Plants that would convert nitrogen from the atmosphere directly into ammonia they could use or plants that gave off the odor of other plants that pests avoid?
Now they drop out of college and run off to start corporations.
It used to be that if you conquered another nation, your soldiers became looters and the military got to haul off everything of value in the country.
By making expectations explicit and public, these agreements reduce the number of sparks that can set off the powder keg of war.
Inspired, perhaps, by Master Gobbler's success, we carried off to the woodpile a cake which the cook had just frosted, and ate every bit of it.
His methods had probably died with him; and if they had not, how was a little girl in a far-off town in Alabama to receive the benefit of them?
I tumbled off the seat and searched under it until I found my aunt's cape, which was trimmed with large beads.
I passed off my English and advanced French before I entered college, and I choose the courses I like best.
All costume off a man is pitiful or grotesque.
Bread I at first made of pure Indian meal and salt, genuine hoe-cakes, which I baked before my fire out of doors on a shingle or the end of a stick of timber sawed off in building my house; but it was wont to get smoked and to have a piny flavor.
"Come over here, Helene, dear," said Anna Pavlovna to the beautiful young princess who was sitting some way off, the center of another group.
"You are off to the war, Prince?" said Anna Pavlovna.
Pierre took off his spectacles, which made his face seem different and the good-natured expression still more apparent, and gazed at his friend in amazement.
Pierre threw off his cloak and entered the first room, in which were the remains of supper.
The count met the guests and saw them off, inviting them all to dinner.
Sonya did not pull it away, and left off crying.
At the end of the week the prince reappeared and resumed his former way of life, devoting himself with special activity to building operations and the arrangement of the gardens and completely breaking off his relations with Mademoiselle Bourienne.
Several adjutants galloped off, and an hour later, Lavrushka, the serf Denisov had handed over to Rostov, rode up to Napoleon in an orderly's jacket and on a French cavalry saddle, with a merry, and tipsy face.
When she changed her position so that his left eye could see her face he calmed down, not taking his eyes off her for some seconds.
The following day he saw Princess Mary off on her journey to Yaroslavl, and a few days later left to rejoin his regiment.
I never leave off loving you.
Carmen reached over and flipped off the light.
As soon as it was read to the school, he rubbed it off the slate, and it was forgotten.
"Take off your hat," said the chief.
All the other men will take off their hats, but the king will keep his on.
So let's say your parents bought Coca Cola stock their entire life, left it all to you, and you are able to live off the dividend payments of the stock.
The end of "Off with his head."
Maybe we need it as a release valve that lets off societal pressure ...
A shiver ran through the tree, and the wind sent forth a blast that would have knocked me off had I not clung to the branch with might and main.
A great proportion of architectural ornaments are literally hollow, and a September gale would strip them off, like borrowed plumes, without injury to the substantials.
"I still can't understand what you are afraid of," said Prince Andrew slowly, not taking his eyes off his wife.
Carmen dozed in the chair a few times off and on until about midnight.
Even though this allowed cotton prices to plummet and demand for cotton to increase, some of those fifty people got laid off, no doubt shaking their fists at the infernal gin as they stormed off the property.