If anything could take her mind off the worry of surrogacy, he could.
Thank you for getting me off the hook.
The dark interior set off caution bells again.
She turned off the light and pulled the covers up.
Her gaze drifted off in contemplation, finally returning to Carmen.
Destiny wandered off to her room to play.
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.
As the garage door lifted, sunlight reflected off the polish she and her siblings had applied that last day of their lives.
I think I scared about ten years off my life too.
It poised for a moment and then took a dive off the cliff.
Abruptly, he dropped her hand and turned away, marching off to his car.
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.
So Zeb and the Wizard set to work and took off the wheels and the top, and then they put the buggy edgewise, so it would take up the smallest space.
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.
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.
The Princess was just about to order Eureka's head chopped off with the Tin Woodman's axe when that brilliant personage once more arose and addressed her.
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.
And there was Sirrah standing guard over them and looking all around for help "These must be the lambs that rushed off towards the south," said James Hogg.
He tried to brush it off, but it remained there.
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.
In those far-off days, an abbey was half church, half castle.
All the men seemed amused when they saw the boy, and as they rode up, they greeted the king by taking off their hats.
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.
Now a billion or more can achieve that dream, and I foresee a time not far off when everyone on the planet can.
Maybe it was inevitable at that point that some spark would set off the powder keg of Europe.
Once we get the problem off our "to-do list" and stick it onto the computer's, we largely will be done.
The net effect is positive, but the laid-off workers will probably have a hard time appreciating it.
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.
I pulled two beads off and indicated to her that I wanted her to sew them on my doll.
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.
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.
Darwin, the naturalist, says of the inhabitants of Tierra del Fuego, that while his own party, who were well clothed and sitting close to a fire, were far from too warm, these naked savages, who were farther off, were observed, to his great surprise, "to be streaming with perspiration at undergoing such a roasting."
Having seen his industrious white neighbors so well off--that the lawyer had only to weave arguments, and, by some magic, wealth and standing followed--he had said to himself: I will go into business; I will weave baskets; it is a thing which I can do.
My days in the woods were not very long ones; yet I usually carried my dinner of bread and butter, and read the newspaper in which it was wrapped, at noon, sitting amid the green pine boughs which I had cut off, and to my bread was imparted some of their fragrance, for my hands were covered with a thick coat of pitch.
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.
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.
The muskrat will gnaw his third leg off to be free.
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 princess gave no reply and did not even smile, but left the room as Anna Mikhaylovna took off her gloves and, occupying the position she had conquered, settled down in an armchair, inviting Prince Vasili to take a seat beside her.
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.
"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.