Felipa left Carmen at the foot of the stairs, striding off without another word.
When Alex lowered her to the ground, she jerked her hand free and marched off to the house.
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.
It was almost as if he were shutting Felipa off before she could reveal something.
Actually, I just got off my shift and thought I'd check in on her.
Carmen reached over and flipped off the light.
He nodded, his gaze drifting off in contemplation.
I'll send it off to find out.
Her head felt like it could float off her body.
The words trailed off as Destiny reached for Felipa.
Carmen carried the basket of eggs to the counter beside the sink and watched as Alex took the lid off the roasting pan.
Abruptly, he dropped her hand and turned away, marching off to his car.
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.
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.
Now the Zimbabwean dollar has undergone four re-denominations (the process of shaving zeros off the currency to make a more manageable new currency.
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.
Long term, we will be better off manufacturing our food as opposed to growing it.
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?
Or that taste like meat, taking pastureland off the grid.
In the past, impetuous young men would drop out of college and run off to join the army.
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.
She swerves off the road and narrowly averts collisions.
Seeing Cary Grant smiling at her, she asserts she will wipe the smile off his face by accelerating to eighty miles per hour—and then does.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They set off in caravans, bought their freedom one by one or ran away, and drove or walked toward the "warm rivers."