I only wish there was a real horse here for me to race with.
Only Nick noticed her standing in the door.
In despair she had dropped the subject for the time, only to renew it at the first opportunity.
If he had been the only child in the family, things might have been different.
I only hope it wasn't poison.
He ate only the plainest food.
I am in the middle of it right now - only I don't know what I'm in the middle of.
We can only do so much.
It was only two thirty in the afternoon, but she didn't want to go back to sleep.
I can only imagine how difficult this is for you.
You may GO down, but you can only CLIMB up.
Sometimes that's the only way you can reach each other.
We hope to grow to be dragons some day, but just now we're only dragonettes.
I refer to history extensively in these pages because I believe historical people are exactly like us, only in different circumstances.
Only his profile existed in her quest.
He says it's only a few miles away and we'll be right back.
Only his idea of tempting her with a fine house hadn't worked.
She left him there to think about his actions - only he would probably stew on hers instead.
She dropped to her pillow, wondering if she was the only one who thought their exchange across the living room ended the quarrel.
What felt comfortable only moments ago now seemed bold and foolish.
If only she could conquer these mood shifts.
If only she could take Destiny's pain and fear.
The only alternatives were sedation or strapping her down.
It felt strange to have only the two of them at the table.
The only danger I'm in is financial.
The only business experience she had was the goat dairy, the non-functional farm and a horse ranch that had been in the fetal stage for years.
Is being in control so important that you're willing to sacrifice the happiness of your only son?
Only a fairy country could have veg'table people; and only in a fairy country could Eureka and Jim talk as we do.
But the pulling of them apart and pushing them together again was only a sleight-of-hand trick.
The only bait he could find was a bright red blossom from a flower; but he knew fishes are easy to fool if anything bright attracts their attention, so he decided to try the blossom.
"They look like doorways," said Dorothy; "only there are no stairs to get to them."
"Are we only half way up?" enquired the boy, in a discouraged tone.
"But only for a time," replied the Wizard, shaking his head gloomily.
To one of these houses which had neither doors nor windows, but only one broad opening far up underneath the roof, the prisoners were brought by their captors.
They were a bit wiggley, but secure enough if only the harness held together.
"Only one," replied Dorothy, "and he's a sawhorse."
I only bossed the job, as we say in Omaha.
"He's only a humbug Wizard, though," said Dorothy, smiling at him.
I know I'm not much account; but I'm the only horse in all the Land of Oz, so they treat me with great respect.
"Not only possible, but true," replied Jim, who was gratified by the impression he had created.
"Oh, it's only some old robins!" said the second lawyer, whose name was Hardin.
The boy was only four years old, and the girl was not yet six.
This primer was his only book, and he loved it.
You're only joking, I'm afraid-- Just wait till I am bigger.
He was only a child.
Boston is now a great city, but at that time it was only a little town.
Little Benjamin Franklin was very happy; for he was only seven years old.
It's only a penny whistle, and a poor one at that.
You are only a very little boy, and you will learn a great deal as you grow bigger.
He looked eagerly around, but saw only a squirrel frisking among the trees and a rabbit hopping across the road.
It was only a pet calf that had come there to browse among the bushes.
The opening to the cave was only a narrow hole between two rocks.
They feared that the wolf was upon him; but he wished only to get his gun.
"I have only six nails," he said, "and it will take a little time to hammer out ten more."
The only place I could put you would be in the barn.
He was only fourteen years old.
But Cimabue only praised him for his great skill.
"I am the only man in the world who can paint a picture so true to life," he said.
I deceived only the birds, but you have deceived me, a painter.
"It's only a picture of the baby, mother," he said.
They scarcely noticed the sidesaddle; they noticed only the boy's dark eyes and his strong, noble face.
And so the fun went on until the clock showed that it lacked only ten minutes till school would be dismissed.
It lacked only one minute till the bell would strike the time for dismissal.
Books were very scarce and very precious, and only a few men could read them.
This treasure does not belong to me, for I bought only the ground; but when I offered it to my neighbor he refused it.
Very kind and loving was St. Francis--kind and loving not only to men but to all living things.
"I only asked which way you intend to travel," said the man.
When only a child he liked to stand by the river and see the ships sailing past.
He had only a dog and some cats to keep him company.
As Tamerlane looked, he saw that there was a hole in the tree only a little way above, and that this was the home of the ant.
I meant only to borrow them.
With much hard labor and careful management I have saved only five little silver pieces.
The land around it was rugged, with only a few fields in the midst of a vast forest.
Then Caedmon, with only the cows as his hearers, opened his mouth and began to sing.
He knew only of those things that give joy and health and peace.
Louis the Fourteenth became king of France when he was only five years old.
"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."
"Then there is only one other thing to be done," said Solon.
Why is it only described as a mechanical device divorced from any purpose?
When contemplating the future, our only point of reference is present reality.
This tendency to only be able to see new technology as an extension of the old is exactly the phenomena we have seen with the Internet.
My point is: While the Internet does all those things, it is not accurate to say the Internet is only any one of them.
Only time will tell.
Only after the public grew weary of this did printers go off in search of completely new books, called novels to mark their newness.
In the Italian Renaissance, only a thin veneer of society's elites participated in the creation or ownership of the frescos, music, statues, and paintings; most were only passive observers.
But the truth is that almost all furniture back in the day was cheaply made junk and only a very few high-quality pieces survived.
It does so in orders of magnitude better than what came before it—libraries—but only better, not differently.
"If only I had known," we often lament, in the widespread belief that to know everything would mean we would never make mistakes.
To avoid privacy issues at this point, let's stipulate that everything is recorded only for your future reference.
Remember the notion that the Internet wouldn't turn out to be only for one purpose—that while my car is clearly for taking me places, the Internet won't be for doing one single task, but many?
I think to the extent the data is not identifiable to a person and is only used to make suggestions to others, people will participate.
People will only contribute to the extent that their most personal information is protected.
Instead of science proceeding at the slow speed of time, the only limit on its progress will be processor speed—and those two speeds hardly can be compared.
Two hundred years later, William Rutherford thought he had calculated it to 208 digits but only got the first 152 correct, so we will give him credit that far.
Back in the old days (the 1980s), you only had data—say, the Yellow Pages with its list of restaurants.
Of course, the system only shapes decisions insofar as you take its guidance, which begs the question: Will people follow suggestions they may not fully understand?
But I contend that only matters of degree separate it from the weightier matters we conventionally associate with wisdom.
The future system I foresee will not be different in substance, but only in degree.
Hippocrates was remarkable not only as a surgeon but also because he systematized medicine in his spare time.
Then we see that only people in certain parts of the country are getting better.
In the future, we'll not only know if that is so, but why: Perhaps mental agility is a result of their extensive exposure to a chemical in pencil lead and newsprint that they got by doing all those puzzles.
We cannot only see our enemy but have deconstructed it to its very core.
If you were a scientist in Jenner's time, your only form of communication was letter writing.
The Internet has only touched the tip of the iceberg here.
For instance, I could hand carve bird calls and then advertise them only to people who are looking at online content about hand-carved bird calls or who search the Internet for information about hand-carved bird calls.
It doesn't matter that the person selling pencils doesn't know how the pencil is made; he only needs to know how to sell them.
You have ten kids but only nine chairs.
Only it's not set to music.
If you are a farmer and work alone, you can only plant as much land as you can personally plow. You can do just a couple of thousand calories of work a day, consuming only the energy produced by the food you ate.
So four million come to the earth and we only need to capture five hundred.
Everyone knows water evaporates, rises, then falls to the earth as rain—but no one can even guess how much energy could be captured from this if we only knew how.
You might argue that since there is now a surplus of labor in Chad's neighborhood, the price of labor is lowered and Chad will only find work paying $9.75 an hour.
When businesses and people are made to consider the overall effects of their choices as opposed to only their individual effects, efficient outcomes occur.
We only have people doing this work because we have not yet developed the technology to get machines to do it.
Frankly, no one wants to do them, so the only way to get people to do them is to pay them.
What if everyone had a job only a person could do?
No one will play the game if the rules only apply to one team. 2.
But what if dogs didn't exist and your only experience with them was watching Scooby-Doo?
We have reached the point where many items can only be made by robots.
I have only three possible answers.
I know that sounds preposterous—but only based on our assumptions that the future will be like the past.
The best way to make a chair, known only by a few craftsmen, would be used to make all the chairs better.
It is only a whisper of the wonders we will build and the prosperity we will create.
But let's say only 10 percent of industries will experience this thousandfold increase in productivity.
Creditors loan out money worth a lot, only to be repaid in money worth less.
Families who owned great houses were able to keep them if they opened them to the public, acted as guides, and only lived in a small part of them.
Nationalization and expropriation are wealth-extraction methods that typically only work once.
So you might suspect the tax rate is only 1 percent.
In a world where only one tool is invented, a hoe, there will be no billionaires.
Is there a logical end to that—a physical or economic law of some kind that says only 10 percent or 20 percent or 30 percent of people can ever be this wealthy?
Simply because only so many jobs can, in theory, be replaced by machines does not imply anything about the ability of the people now doing them.
First, it would be tempting to assume the person hauling manure can only do that, and if that job disappeared he would have no useful skills.
But in describing that job spectrum, I never said anything about his absolute ability—I said only that he was at the bottom of the list relative to others.
It may seem intuitive at first glance, this idea that somehow there are only so many jobs and if you replace people with machines, people have fewer jobs.
We still have people in boring, dead-end jobs only because we haven't built a machine to do the work.
Only their relative wealth is different.
Jobs done by people will be only the ones that require uniquely human capabilities to do.
This involved making the poor wear prison uniforms and only providing enough food to avoid starvation.
An important point to make here is this: Historically, the welfare state only emerges to solve problems that private charities either cannot or will not solve.
In other words, civil government steps in to take over roles traditionally provided by private charity only when charities no longer provide the service.
That number is 30 percent higher than it was only ten years ago.
In discussing nutrition, not only is there little agreement on the nature of the solutions, there is often disagreement on the nature of the problems.
I am not only what I eat but am also what I do, what I drink, what I think about, and more.
First, it is only useful for factors that are immediately bad for you, not factors that will kill you in ten years.
At one point, Tiger Woods got a dime for every box of Wheaties cereal with his photo on it, while the farmer was paid only a nickel for the wheat in that same box—and the farmer still made a profit.
But hunger has numerous and complicated causes and can only be eliminated by addressing the chief ones.
Heck, even Japan only recently allowed imports of rice and taxes the imports at 500 percent in order to protect their rice farmers.
Those are only some of the most significant factors contributing to hunger in the world today.
By the time Norman Borlaug passed away in 2009 at the age of ninety-five, he had become one of only six people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal.
Additionally, of the energy the plant absorbs, it only stores one tenth of it in the potato or bean or whatever part we eat.
To describe ending hunger in the future, I have only these tarnished terms of the present at my disposal.
They are alike in name only, in that they are both factories—but they are completely different.
Remember the Warren Bennis quote I used earlier about the factory of the future having only one man and one dog?
Only the decision making is left to the farmer—but in the near future, the decision making will be done better by computers.
But the food would not only be produced with maximum efficiency; it would be extremely fresh and very healthy.
My daughter, the family gardener, only plants heirloom produce from non-hybrid seeds.
In a recent survey, only a quarter of Americans answered that question with a "yes."
The massive amounts of information in these decoded genomes can only be processed by computers.
Our eyes are capable of seeing only a narrow spectrum of light.
A leader can only afford to let her people go hungry when she doesn't answer to them.
Their only concern was how to fulfill the delivery of grain.
In the United States, you could do it via the tax code, with government only acting as an income redistribution agent but not as a food distributor.
I hope that someday the whole world has only this nation's level of problems.
But I also believe that hunger will end when we decide to end it, not only at the point when we are able to end it.
The only thing that separates us from that world is this thing called civilization.
We have not only outlawed cruelty to animals, but increasingly, people care about the living conditions of even the animals they eat.
Murder isn't the only form of violent crime that is falling.
A war which became general, as any limited action might, would only result in the virtual destruction of mankind.
The word kumbaya appears in this book only once, and you just saw it.
When the Soviet Union dissolved only two years later, not with a bang but with a whimper, we were slack-jawed with surprise.
In the 1968 book The Lessons of History, Will and Ariel Durant calculated that, "In the last 3,421 years of recorded history only 268 have seen no war."
Second, in the past, technological improvements did not decrease human beings' propensity to wage war; they only made people better at killing.
One can only assume it would be substantially more if it were to be leveled with a nuclear device.
The only winning move is not to play.
It is yet another major disincentive to war—and we are only six items into our list!
The arch not only celebrates this military victory, it points out that it was profitable.
Second, monarchs themselves often have only a financial risk in war.
Because this is the only power they know, it is the only power they respect.
They wage war because it is the only language they speak.
Not only are we eliminating historically warlike forms of government, we are replacing them with peaceful ones, namely democracy.
Almost three-quarters of all defense spending occurs within NATO countries, meaning the alliance is largely the only military show in town.
It has no border guards, only a sign identifying when one has entered Liechtenstein.
Many people alive today were adults when signs that said "Whites Only" were common.
This is starkly different than if violence breaks out in a distant, unreal place where the only flow of information is from official sources.
I include Twitter in this list as a larger idea, not only as the literal Twitter.com.
I have no doubt there are all kinds of things in the Twitterverse that I want to know about, but I only find the ones that I first knew to look for.
For instance, if you have a Facebook friend Abigail in Albania whom you only met once at a rock-paper-scissors competition years ago, you will generally regard Abigail's first-hand account as authoritative, even though you don't really know Abigail all that well.
Seldom will one decide that war with a friend's nation is the only recourse.
So whatever trends we have observed so far are only getting started.
It is only really about twenty years old.
We will live out the realization that, as Bertrand Russell said, "War does not determine who is right, only who is left."
He told Simonides he was only going to pay him half the fee and if he wanted the other half, he should collect it from Castor and Pollux.
If the whole world had only ten thousand people, how many breakthroughs would you expect?
No, quite the opposite: We live in what can only be termed the Age of Change.
I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding-line, and had no way of knowing how near the harbour was.
Arithmetic seems to have been the only study I did not like.
The only sign of life was a slight wriggling of his tail.
At the beginning I was only a little mass of possibilities.
I found surprises, not in the stocking only, but on the table, on all the chairs, at the door, on the very window-sill; indeed, I could hardly walk without stumbling on a bit of Christmas wrapped up in tissue paper.
We always returned to the cottage with armfuls of laurel, goldenrod, ferns and gorgeous swamp-flowers such as grow only in the South.
I recall my surprise on discovering that a mysterious hand had stripped the trees and bushes, leaving only here and there a wrinkled leaf.
All the roads were hidden, not a single landmark was visible, only a waste of snow with trees rising out of it.
I stopped using it only after I had learned to spell the word on my fingers.
Only such a one can appreciate the eagerness with which I talked to my toys, to stones, trees, birds and dumb animals, or the delight I felt when at my call Mildred ran to me or my dogs obeyed my commands.
I had learned only the elements of speech.
All teachers of the deaf know what this means, and only they can at all appreciate the peculiar difficulties with which I had to contend.
It is only after years of this sort of practice that even great men have learned to marshal the legion of words which come thronging through every byway of the mind.
My only regret is that it resulted in the loss of one of my dearest friends, Mr. Anagnos.
So it always is--"man only is interesting to man."
I searched in the washings for a diamond and found it myself--the only true diamond, they said, that was ever found in the United States.
I remember especially the walks we all took together every day in Central Park, the only part of the city that was congenial to me.
Only those who knew and loved him best can understand what his friendship meant to me.
When asked why I would not go to Wellesley, I replied that there were only girls there.
Of course my instructors had had no experience in teaching any but normal pupils, and my only means of conversing with them was reading their lips.
But, though everybody was kind and ready to help us, there was only one hand that could turn drudgery into pleasure.
In that case I correct only such mistakes as I can recall in the few minutes allowed, and make notes of these corrections at the end of my paper.
I could not follow with my eyes the geometrical figures drawn on the blackboard, and my only means of getting a clear idea of them was to make them on a cushion with straight and curved wires, which had bent and pointed ends.
Algebra and geometry were the only studies that continued to defy my efforts to comprehend them.
It is true that I was familiar with all literary braille in common use in this country--English, American, and New York Point; but the various signs and symbols in geometry and algebra in the three systems are very different, and I had used only the English braille in my algebra.
At first I had only a few books in raised print--"readers" for beginners, a collection of stories for children, and a book about the earth called "Our World."
I read La Fontaine's "Fables" first in an English translation, and enjoyed them only after a half-hearted fashion.
I trust that my readers have not concluded from the preceding chapter on books that reading is my only pleasure; my pleasures and amusements are many and varied.
As they passed us, the large craft and the gunboats in the harbour saluted and the seamen shouted applause for the master of the only little sail-boat that ventured out into the storm.
In the country one sees only Nature's fair works, and one's soul is not saddened by the cruel struggle for mere existence that goes on in the crowded city.
Of course, I have no sense whatever of dramatic action, and could make only random guesses; but with masterful art he suited the action to the word.
I was only just learning to speak, and had previously repeated her name until I could say it perfectly.
He makes you feel that if you only had a little more time, you, too, might be an inventor.
I shall mention only two other friends.
Helen Keller's letters are important, not only as a supplementary story of her life, but as a demonstration of her growth in thought and expression--the growth which in itself has made her distinguished.
Only once afterward in fifteen years was their constant companionship broken for more than a few days at a time.
Teacher and I are the only babies left for Mrs. Hopkins to care for.
But God does not only want us to be HAPPY; He wants us to be good.
He knows that we can be really happy only when we are good.
You are spared the pain of many sights and sounds, which you are only too happy in escaping.
It does great credit, not only to you, but to your instructors, who have so broken down the walls that seemed to shut you in that now your outlook seems more bright and cheerful than that of many seeing and hearing children.
I have only seen Mr. Anagnos twice.
But lo! the lovely maiden only smiles more sweetly, and breathes upon the icy battlements of her enemies, and in a moment they vanish, and the glad Earth gives her a royal welcome.
I was only doing as the Canadians do, while I was in their country, and besides I honor England's good queen.
I have only a few moments left in which to answer your questions about the "Helen Keller" Public Library.
Only a few of my kind friends in Boston know anything about the library.
I shall prize the little book always, not only for its own value; but because of its associations with you.
I should be willing to work night and day if it could only be accomplished.
I only wish you could have seen and heard him!
Sweet Rebecca, with her strong, brave spirit, and her pure, generous nature, was the only character which thoroughly won my admiration.
We only need you, dear Mr. Hitz, to complete our happiness.
I have only ridden a "sociable," which is very different from the ordinary tandem.
Oh my! if they only realized their limitations, they would flee for their lives to the woods and fields.
How quickly I should lock up all these mighty warriors, and hoary sages, and impossible heroes, who are now almost my only companions; and dance and sing and frolic like other girls!
But somehow, I should prefer to see the originals in the place where Genius meant them to remain, not only as a hymn of praise to the gods, but also as a monument of the glory of Greece.
Why, only a little while ago people thought it quite impossible to teach the deaf-blind anything; but no sooner was it proved possible than hundreds of kind, sympathetic hearts were fired with the desire to help them, and now we see how many of those poor, unfortunate persons are being taught to see the beauty and reality of life.
Not only do we enjoy being together; but we also find our little home most delightful.
She said she did not consider a degree of any real value, but thought it was much more desirable to do something original than to waste one's energies only for a degree.
So you may imagine that we look quite like peacocks, only we've no trains....
My friends think it very strange that they should hesitate so long, especially when I have not asked them to simplify my work in the least, but only to modify it so as to meet the existing circumstances.
The courses at Radcliffe are elective, only certain courses in English are prescribed.
She said that Maud was born deaf and lost her sight when she was only three months old, and that when she went to the Institution a few weeks ago, she was quite helpless.
She could only understand Miss Rhoades when she talked about the simplest things.
I only spoke a few words, as I did not know I was expected to speak until a few minutes before I was called upon.
I have worn it only once, but then I felt that Solomon in all his glory was not to be compared with me!
This little boy could speak two or three languages before he lost his hearing through sickness, and he is now only about five years old.
Gentlemen: I have only to-day found time to reply to your interesting letter.
The only thing she does which requires skill with the hands is her work on the typewriter.
They are, I think, the only ones of their kind in America.
Some time ago, when a policeman shot dead her dog, a dearly loved daily companion, she found in her forgiving heart no condemnation for the man; she only said, 'If he had only known what a good dog she was, he wouldn't have shot her.'
In consequence her mind is not only vigorous, but it is pure.
After Laura's education had progressed for two months with the use only of raised letters, Dr. Howe sent one of his teachers to learn the manual alphabet from a deaf-mute.
In a letter dated April 10, 1887, only five weeks after she went to Helen Keller, she wrote to a friend:
These letters were written to Mrs. Sophia C. Hopkins, the only person to whom Miss Sullivan ever wrote freely.
The only time she had to prepare herself for the work with her pupil was from August, 1886, when Captain Keller wrote, to February, 1887.
She rarely smiles; indeed, I have seen her smile only once or twice since I came.
I suppose I shall have many such battles with the little woman before she learns the only two essential things I can teach her, obedience and love.
Since I wrote you, Helen and I have gone to live all by ourselves in a little garden-house about a quarter of a mile from her home, only a short distance from Ivy Green, the Keller homestead.
Only a few hours after my talk with Captain and Mrs. Keller (and they had agreed to everything), Helen took a notion that she wouldn't use her napkin at table.
It's only fair to the child, anyhow, and it saves you much unnecessary trouble.
If only I were better fitted for the great task!
Oh, if only there were some one to help me!
You see, I'm only one inch ahead!
But so far nobody seems to have thought of chloroforming her, which is, I think, the only effective way of stopping the natural exercise of her faculties.
We had Helen's picture taken with a fuzzy, red-eyed little poodle, who got himself into my lady's good graces by tricks and cunning devices known only to dogs with an instinct for getting what they want.
The only thing for me to do in a perplexity is to go ahead, and learn by making mistakes.
Only those who are with her daily can realize the rapid advancement which she is making in the acquisition of language.
I HAVE TRIED FROM THE BEGINNING TO TALK NATURALLY TO HELEN AND TO TEACH HER TO TELL ME ONLY THINGS THAT INTEREST HER AND ASK QUESTIONS ONLY FOR THE SAKE OF FINDING OUT WHAT SHE WANTS TO KNOW.
So far, her only knowledge of death is in connection with things to eat.
She is able not only to distinguish with great accuracy the different undulations of the air and the vibrations of the floor made by various sounds and motions, and to recognize her friends and acquaintances the instant she touches their hands or clothing, but she also perceives the state of mind of those around her.
All present were astonished when she appeared not only to hear a whistle, but also an ordinary tone of voice.
Naturally, there was at first a strong tendency on her part to use only the important words in a sentence.
I called her attention to the following line, and, although she knew only the three words, CAT, EAT and MOUSE, she caught the idea.
Love is only something in our hearts.
Indeed, only such explanations should be given as are really essential.
The manual alphabet was not the only means of presenting words to Helen Keller's fingers.
In the same way she played with Latin, learning not only from the lessons her first Latin teacher gave her, but from going over and over the words of a text, a game she played by herself.
It was not a lesson, but only one of her recreations.
To be sure, the deaf school is the only thing possible for children educated by the State.
The only way is to hear it, especially in a language like English which is so full of unspellable, suppressed vowels and quasi-vowels.
When she was at the Wright-Humason School in New York, Dr. Humason tried to improve her voice, not only her word pronunciation, but the voice itself, and gave her lessons in tone and vocal exercises.
I can only say in reply, "This is due to habitual imitation and practice! practice! practice!"
She was already perfectly familiar with words and the construction of sentences, and had only mechanical difficulties to overcome.
The only signs which I think she may have invented were her signs for SMALL and LARGE.
The only words she had learned to pronounce with any degree of distinctness previous to March, 1890, were PAPA, MAMMA, BABY, SISTER.
Helen's mind is so gifted by nature that she seems able to understand with only the faintest touch of explanation every possible variety of external relations.
But as she was not able to find her copy, and applications for the volume at bookstores in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Albany, and other places resulted only in failure, search was instituted for the author herself.
Tell her there are a few bitter drops in every one's cup, and the only way is to take the bitter patiently, and the sweet thankfully.
"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 only person that we supposed might possibly have read the story to Helen was her friend, Mrs. Hopkins, whom she was visiting at the time in Brewster.
The deaf child who has only the sign language of De l'Epee is an intellectual Philip Nolan, an alien from all races, and his thoughts are not the thoughts of an Englishman, or a Frenchman, or a Spaniard.
In the early years of her education she had only good things to read; some were, indeed, trivial and not excellent in style, but not one was positively bad in manner or substance.
If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
They strut about on the stage of the play like they were very famous actors.
It was only a dream, but I thought it real, and my heart sank within me.
Why should they eat their sixty acres, when man is condemned to eat only his peck of dirt?
This is the only way, we say; but there are as many ways as there can be drawn radii from one centre.
Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.
I will only hint at some of the enterprises which I have cherished.
It is true, I never assisted the sun materially in his rising, but, doubt not, it was of the last importance only to be present at it.
I sometimes try my acquaintances by such tests as this--Who could wear a patch, or two extra seams only, over the knee?
He was only a little more weather-beaten than when I saw him last.
Of what use this measuring of me if she does not measure my character, but only the breadth of my shoulders, as it were a peg to bang the coat on?
It is only the serious eye peering from and the sincere life passed within it which restrain laughter and consecrate the costume of any people.
Of two patterns which differ only by a few threads more or less of a particular color, the one will be sold readily, the other lie on the shelf, though it frequently happens that after the lapse of a season the latter becomes the most fashionable.
In the long run men hit only what they aim at.
Their condition only proves what squalidness may consist with civilization.
It was dark, and had a dirt floor for the most part, dank, clammy, and aguish, only here a board and there a board which would not bear removal.
In her own words, they were "good boards overhead, good boards all around, and a good window"--of two whole squares originally, only the cat had passed out that way lately.
This he assured me was the only encumbrance.
All very well perhaps from his point of view, but only a little better than the common dilettantism.
Men and oxen exchange work; but if we consider necessary work only, the oxen will be seen to have greatly the advantage, their farm is so much the larger.
Man thus not only works for the animal within him, but, for a symbol of this, he works for the animal without him.
The youth may build or plant or sail, only let him not be hindered from doing that which he tells me he would like to do.
It is by a mathematical point only that we are wise, as the sailor or the fugitive slave keeps the polestar in his eye; but that is sufficient guidance for all our life.
Society recovers only a tenth part of the property then.
Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.
The last were not England's best men and women; only, perhaps, her best philanthropists.
The millions are awake enough for physical labor; but only one in a million is awake enough for effective intellectual exertion, only one in a hundred millions to a poetic or divine life.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
If men would steadily observe realities only, and not allow themselves to be deluded, life, to compare it with such things as we know, would be like a fairy tale and the Arabian Nights' Entertainments.
If we respected only what is inevitable and has a right to be, music and poetry would resound along the streets.
If a man should walk through this town and see only the reality, where, think you, would the "Mill-dam" go to?
Be it life or death, we crave only reality.
I kept Homer's Iliad on my table through the summer, though I looked at his page only now and then.
They are the only oracles which are not decayed, and there are such answers to the most modern inquiry in them as Delphi and Dodona never gave.
What the Roman and Grecian multitude could not hear, after the lapse of ages a few scholars read, and a few scholars only are still reading it.
It may be translated into every language, and not only be read but actually breathed from all human lips;--not be represented on canvas or in marble only, but be carved out of the breath of life itself.
They only talk of forgetting them who never knew them.
We are underbred and low-lived and illiterate; and in this respect I confess I do not make any very broad distinction between the illiterateness of my townsman who cannot read at all and the illiterateness of him who has learned to read only what is for children and feeble intellects.
We have a comparatively decent system of common schools, schools for infants only; but excepting the half-starved Lyceum in the winter, and latterly the puny beginning of a library suggested by the State, no school for ourselves.
It wants only the magnanimity and refinement.
My days were not days of the week, bearing the stamp of any heathen deity, nor were they minced into hours and fretted by the ticking of a clock; for I lived like the Puri Indians, of whom it is said that "for yesterday, today, and tomorrow they have only one word, and they express the variety of meaning by pointing backward for yesterday forward for tomorrow, and overhead for the passing day."
For the rest of the long afternoon, perhaps, my meditations are interrupted only by the faint rattle of a carriage or team along the distant highway.
But now one answers from far woods in a strain made really melodious by distance--Hoo hoo hoo, hoorer hoo; and indeed for the most part it suggested only pleasing associations, whether heard by day or night, summer or winter.
For the most part we allow only outlying and transient circumstances to make our occasions.
It was a kind of fiction, a work of the imagination only, so far as he was concerned.
She was probably the only thoroughly sound-conditioned, healthy, and robust young lady that ever walked the globe, and wherever she came it was spring.
When the night arrived, to quote their own words--He laid us on the bed with himself and his wife, they at the one end and we at the other, it being only planks laid a foot from the ground and a thin mat upon them.
This meal only we had in two nights and a day; and had not one of us bought a partridge, we had taken our journey fasting.
I had withdrawn so far within the great ocean of solitude, into which the rivers of society empty, that for the most part, so far as my needs were concerned, only the finest sediment was deposited around me.
He didn't care if he only earned his board.
Men of business, even farmers, thought only of solitude and employment, and of the great distance at which I dwelt from something or other; and though they said that they loved a ramble in the woods occasionally, it was obvious that they did not.
It was the only open and cultivated field for a great distance on either side of the road, so they made the most of it; and sometimes the man in the field heard more of travellers' gossip and comment than was meant for his ear: "Beans so late! peas so late!"--for I continued to plant when others had begun to hoe--the ministerial husbandman had not suspected it.
The crop of English hay is carefully weighed, the moisture calculated, the silicates and the potash; but in all dells and pond-holes in the woods and pastures and swamps grows a rich and various crop only unreaped by man.
This was one of the great days; though the sky had from my clearing only the same everlastingly great look that it wears daily, and I saw no difference in it.
Commonly men will only be brave as their fathers were brave, or timid.
It was very pleasant, when I stayed late in town, to launch myself into the night, especially if it was dark and tempestuous, and set sail from some bright village parlor or lecture room, with a bag of rye or Indian meal upon my shoulder, for my snug harbor in the woods, having made all tight without and withdrawn under hatches with a merry crew of thoughts, leaving only my outer man at the helm, or even tying up the helm when it was plain sailing.
In our most trivial walks, we are constantly, though unconsciously, steering like pilots by certain well-known beacons and headlands, and if we go beyond our usual course we still carry in our minds the bearing of some neighboring cape; and not till we are completely lost, or turned round--for a man needs only to be turned round once with his eyes shut in this world to be lost--do we appreciate the vastness and strangeness of nature.
These take place only in communities where some have got more than is sufficient while others have not enough.
Whoever camps for a week in summer by the shore of a pond, needs only bury a pail of water a few feet deep in the shade of his camp to be independent of the luxury of ice.
The forest has never so good a setting, nor is so distinctly beautiful, as when seen from the middle of a small lake amid hills which rise from the water's edge; for the water in which it is reflected not only makes the best foreground in such a case, but, with its winding shore, the most natural and agreeable boundary to it.
On land only the grass and trees wave, but the water itself is rippled by the wind.
It was worth the while, if only to feel the wind blow on your cheek freely, and see the waves run, and remember the life of mariners.
It was about a foot in diameter at the big end, and he had expected to get a good saw-log, but it was so rotten as to be fit only for fuel, if for that.
One who visited me declared that the shadows of some Irishmen before him had no halo about them, that it was only natives that were so distinguished.
But the only true America is that country where you are at liberty to pursue such a mode of life as may enable you to do without these, and where the state does not endeavor to compel you to sustain the slavery and war and other superfluous expenses which directly or indirectly result from the use of such things.
Men come tamely home at night only from the next field or street, where their household echoes haunt, and their life pines because it breathes its own breath over again; their shadows, morning and evening, reach farther than their daily steps.
But he, poor man, disturbed only a couple of fins while I was catching a fair string, and he said it was his luck; but when we changed seats in the boat luck changed seats too.
He who is only a traveller learns things at second-hand and by the halves, and is poor authority.
I speak of fishing only now, for I had long felt differently about fowling, and sold my gun before I went to the woods.
I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man; wine is not so noble a liquor; and think of dashing the hopes of a morning with a cup of warm coffee, or of an evening with a dish of tea!
Perhaps these questions are entertained only in youth, as most believe of poetry.
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
They are but one appetite, and we only need to see a person do any one of these things to know how great a sensualist he is.
Only a woodpecker tapping.
It is the only trade I have learned.
You only need sit still long enough in some attractive spot in the woods that all its inhabitants may exhibit themselves to you by turns.
It was the only battle which I have ever witnessed, the only battle-field I ever trod while the battle was raging; internecine war; the red republicans on the one hand, and the black imperialists on the other.
The dinner even is only the parable of a dinner, commonly.
As if only the savage dwelt near enough to Nature and Truth to borrow a trope from them.
Though completely waterlogged and almost as heavy as lead, they not only burned long, but made a very hot fire; nay, I thought that they burned better for the soaking, as if the pitch, being confined by the water, burned longer, as in a lamp.
In this town the price of wood rises almost steadily, and the only question is, how much higher it is to be this year than it was the last.
The stove not only took up room and scented the house, but it concealed the fire, and I felt as if I had lost a companion.
It chanced that I walked that way across the fields the following night, about the same hour, and hearing a low moaning at this spot, I drew near in the dark, and discovered the only survivor of the family that I know, the heir of both its virtues and its vices, who alone was interested in this burning, lying on his stomach and looking over the cellar wall at the still smouldering cinders beneath, muttering to himself, as is his wont.
Little did the dusky children think that the puny slip with its two eyes only, which they stuck in the ground in the shadow of the house and daily watered, would root itself so, and outlive them, and house itself in the rear that shaded it, and grown man's garden and orchard, and tell their story faintly to the lone wanderer a half-century after they had grown up and died--blossoming as fair, and smelling as sweet, as in that first spring.
These he peddles still, prompting God and disgracing man, bearing for fruit his brain only, like the nut its kernel.
A true friend of man; almost the only friend of human progress.
When the ponds were firmly frozen, they afforded not only new and shorter routes to many points, but new views from their surfaces of the familiar landscape around them.
Walden, being like the rest usually bare of snow, or with only shallow and interrupted drifts on it, was my yard where I could walk freely when the snow was nearly two feet deep on a level elsewhere and the villagers were confined to their streets.
One had her form under my house all winter, separated from me only by the flooring, and she startled me each morning by her hasty departure when I began to stir--thump, thump, thump, striking her head against the floor timbers in her hurry.
Near at hand they only excited my pity.
It is hardly as if you had seen a wild creature when a rabbit or a partridge bursts away, only a natural one, as much to be expected as rustling leaves.
But if, using the shortest diameter of Loch Fyne, we apply these proportions to Walden, which, as we have seen, appears already in a vertical section only like a shallow plate, it will appear four times as shallow.
The deepest part was found to be within one hundred feet of this, still farther in the direction to which I had inclined, and was only one foot deeper, namely, sixty feet.
Such a rule of the two diameters not only guides us toward the sun in the system and the heart in man, but draws lines through the length and breadth of the aggregate of a man's particular daily behaviors and waves of life into his coves and inlets, and where they intersect will be the height or depth of his character.
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.
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.
So, also, every one who has waded about the shores of the pond in summer must have perceived how much warmer the water is close to the shore, where only three or four inches deep, than a little distance out, and on the surface where it is deep, than near the bottom.
One year I went across the middle only five days before it disappeared entirely.
And not only it, but the institutions upon it are plastic like clay in the hands of the potter.
Even the bison, to some extent, keeps pace with the seasons cropping the pastures of the Colorado only till a greener and sweeter grass awaits him by the Yellowstone.
Our voyaging is only great-circle sailing, and the doctors prescribe for diseases of the skin merely.
Is Franklin the only man who is lost, that his wife should be so earnest to find him?
Only the defeated and deserters go to the wars, cowards that run away and enlist.
Sometimes we are inclined to class those who are once-and-a-half-witted with the half-witted, because we appreciate only a third part of their wit.
In sane moments we regard only the facts, the case that is.
God is only the president of the day, and Webster is his orator.
I need only suggest what kind of sermons are still listened to in the most enlightened countries.
There are such words as joy and sorrow, but they are only the burden of a psalm, sung with a nasal twang, while we believe in the ordinary and mean.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
The standing army is only an arm of the standing government.
The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it.
The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.
They have the same sort of worth only as horses and dogs.
At most, they give only a cheap vote, and a feeble countenance and Godspeed, to the right, as it goes by them.
It is only expressing to men feebly your desire that it should prevail.
They will then be the only slaves.
It not only divides states and churches, it divides families; ay, it divides the individual, separating the diabolical in him from the divine.
It puts to rest many questions which he would otherwise be taxed to answer; while the only new question which it puts is the hard but superfluous one, how to spend it.
They only can force me who obey a higher law than I. They force me to become like themselves.
Probably this is the only house in the town where verses are composed, which are afterward printed in a circular form, but not published.
Let him see that he does only what belongs to himself and to the hour.
I have faith only in God and the lofty destiny of our adored monarch.
That is the only difference between them.
Helene was so lovely that not only did she not show any trace of coquetry, but on the contrary she even appeared shy of her unquestionable and all too victorious beauty.
It is only necessary for one powerful nation like Russia--barbaric as she is said to be--to place herself disinterestedly at the head of an alliance having for its object the maintenance of the balance of power of Europe, and it would save the world!
It was evident that he not only knew everyone in the drawing room, but had found them to be so tiresome that it wearied him to look at or listen to them.
All the affectation of interest she had assumed had left her kindly and tear-worn face and it now expressed only anxiety and fear.
She had now come to Petersburg to procure an appointment in the Guards for her only son.
The people only gave him power that he might rid them of the Bourbons and because they saw that he was a great man.
Prince Andrew only shrugged his shoulders at Pierre's childish words.
Just for a whim of his own, goodness only knows why, he leaves me and locks me up alone in the country.
"No, he thinks only of himself," muttered the princess without restraining her angry tears.
You are the first and only one to whom I mention this, because I like you.
If you only knew what those society women are, and women in general!
Only I haven't the least idea what I am to do; I wanted to consult you seriously.
Prince Vasili kept the promise he had given to Princess Drubetskaya who had spoken to him on behalf of her only son Boris on the evening of Anna Pavlovna's soiree.
"How handsome the old man still was only a year ago!" remarked the countess.
The only young people remaining in the drawing room, not counting the young lady visitor and the countess' eldest daughter (who was four years older than her sister and behaved already like a grown-up person), were Nicholas and Sonya, the niece.
When Natasha ran out of the drawing room she only went as far as the conservatory.
Well, then, I won't; only forgive me, Sonya!
I need five hundred rubles, and have only one twenty-five-ruble note.
My only hope now is in Count Cyril Vladimirovich Bezukhov.
It's a burden to him, and Bory's life is only just beginning....
Heaven only knows, my dear!
"If only I knew that anything besides humiliation would come of it..." answered her son coldly.
I only need see Prince Vasili Sergeevich: he is staying here, is he not?
"On the contrary," replied the prince, who had plainly become depressed, "I shall be only too glad if you relieve me of that young man....
The two younger ones were embroidering: both were rosy and pretty and they differed only in that one had a little mole on her lip which made her much prettier.
I recognize you only too well, too well.
Olga, go and see whether Uncle's beef tea is ready--it is almost time, she added, giving Pierre to understand that they were busy, and busy making his father comfortable, while evidently he, Pierre, was only busy causing him annoyance.
Only fancy, I didn't know you at first.
If only Villeneuve doesn't make a mess of things!
Hey, who's there? he called out in a tone only used by persons who are certain that those they call will rush to obey the summons.
No, Peter Nikolaevich; I only want to show that in the cavalry the advantages are far less than in the infantry.
He was in the way and was the only one who did not notice the fact.
"You have only lately arrived?" the countess asked him.
The latter understood that she was being asked to entertain this young man, and sitting down beside him she began to speak about his father; but he answered her, as he had the countess, only in monosyllables.
All were silent, expectant of what was to follow, for this was clearly only a prelude.
Natasha only desisted when she had been told that there would be pineapple ice.
God is my witness," and she made the sign of the cross, "I love her so much, and all of you, only Vera...
And we are only second cousins, you know.
Her enormous figure stood erect, her powerful arms hanging down (she had handed her reticule to the countess), and only her stern but handsome face really joined in the dance.
What was expressed by the whole of the count's plump figure, in Marya Dmitrievna found expression only in her more and more beaming face and quivering nose.
In this room it was almost dark; only two tiny lamps were burning before the icons and there was a pleasant scent of flowers and burnt pastilles.
You know, Catiche, that we--you three sisters, Mamontov, and my wife-- are the count's only direct heirs.
The only question is, has it been destroyed or not?
"And our share?" asked the princess smiling ironically, as if anything might happen, only not that.
Yes, but you are not the only one.
You understand that my sole desire is conscientiously to carry out his wishes; that is my only reason for being here.
Rousing himself, Pierre followed Anna Mikhaylovna out of the carriage, and only then began to think of the interview with his dying father which awaited him.
Anna Mikhaylovna evinced no surprise, she only smiled faintly and sighed, as if to say that this was no more than she had expected.
He looked at Prince Vasili in perplexity, and only later grasped that a stroke was an attack of illness.
All were silently crossing themselves, and the reading of the church service, the subdued chanting of deep bass voices, and in the intervals sighs and the shuffling of feet were the only sounds that could be heard.
Their efforts in the struggle for the portfolio were the only sounds audible, but it was evident that if the princess did speak, her words would not be flattering to Anna Mikhaylovna.
You know, Uncle promised me only the day before yesterday not to forget Boris.
She said the count had died as she would herself wish to die, that his end was not only touching but edifying.
He used to say that there are only two sources of human vice--idleness and superstition, and only two virtues--activity and intelligence.
He always came to table under precisely the same conditions, and not only at the same hour but at the same minute.
On such matters I am only severe with myself.
My father has not spoken to me of a suitor, but has only told me that he has received a letter and is expecting a visit from Prince Vasili.
Not only where you are--at the heart of affairs and of the world--is the talk all of war, even here amid fieldwork and the calm of nature--which townsfolk consider characteristic of the country--rumors of war are heard and painfully felt.
When Prince Andrew went in the two princesses, who had only met once before for a short time at his wedding, were in each other's arms warmly pressing their lips to whatever place they happened to touch.
Only fools and rakes fall ill, my boy.
His son only smiled.
He laughed in his usual dry, cold, unpleasant way, with his lips only and not with his eyes.
And only idlers have failed to beat the Germans.
Only those things he always kept with him remained in his room; a small box, a large canteen fitted with silver plate, two Turkish pistols and a saber--a present from his father who had brought it from the siege of Ochakov.
"And where is Lise?" he asked, answering her question only by a smile.
There is only Mademoiselle Bourienne....
I only wish you were all as happy as I am.
The only thing that is hard for me...
That is the only thing that makes me unhappy.
I know that out of a million cases only one goes wrong, but it is her fancy and mine.
In half an hour all was again in order, only the squares had become gray instead of black.
There were only 217 sick and stragglers.
The devil only knows!
Well, that's only till the first engagement.
I only congratulated them, said Zherkov.
*(2) Only a hobbledehoy could amuse himself in this way, he added in Russian--but pronouncing the word with a French accent--having noticed that Zherkov could still hear him.
If we could only get to fighting soon.
I only came round to ask Denisov about yesterday's order.
"You've only just missed him," said the orderly.
No one spoke and the only sounds heard were the clatter of knives and the munching of the lieutenant.
"Heaven only knows what the people here may imagine," muttered Telyanin, taking up his cap and moving toward a small empty room.
Only fit for a fair! said one.
The black, hairy, snub-nosed face of Vaska Denisov, and his whole short sturdy figure with the sinewy hairy hand and stumpy fingers in which he held the hilt of his naked saber, looked just as it usually did, especially toward evening when he had emptied his second bottle; he was only redder than usual.
His face with its long mustache was serious as always, only his eyes were brighter than usual.
"The devil only knows what they're about!" muttered Denisov.
It seemed to Rostov that Bogdanich was only pretending not to notice him, and that his whole aim now was to test the cadet's courage, so he drew himself up and looked around him merrily; then it seemed to him that Bogdanich rode so near in order to show him his courage.
Rostov did not think what this call for stretchers meant; he ran on, trying only to be ahead of the others; but just at the bridge, not looking at the ground, he came on some sticky, trodden mud, stumbled, and fell on his hands.
"I should wish for nothing else, nothing, if only I were there," thought Rostov.
Austrian troops that had escaped capture at Ulm and had joined Kutuzov at Braunau now separated from the Russian army, and Kutuzov was left with only his own weak and exhausted forces.
For the first time, after a fortnight's retreat, the Russian troops had halted and after a fight had not only held the field but had repulsed the French.
To be so sent meant not only a reward but an important step toward promotion.
Only his eyes gleamed feverishly and his thoughts followed one another with extraordinary clearness and rapidity.
Bilibin's services were valued not only for what he wrote, but also for his skill in dealing and conversing with those in the highest spheres.
Bilibin liked conversation as he liked work, only when it could be made elegantly witty.
In society he always awaited an opportunity to say something striking and took part in a conversation only when that was possible.
So don't be surprised if not only the Minister of War but also his Most August Majesty the Emperor and King Francis is not much delighted by your victory.
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!
Not only occupied, but Bonaparte is at Schonbrunn, and the count, our dear Count Vrbna, goes to him for orders.
Listening to Bilibin he was already imagining how on reaching the army he would give an opinion at the war council which would be the only one that could save the army, and how he alone would be entrusted with the executing of the plan.
And God only knows where your man Peter is, said the other adjutant.
Prince Andrew glanced at Kutuzov's face only a foot distant from him and involuntarily noticed the carefully washed seams of the scar near his temple, where an Ismail bullet had pierced his skull, and the empty eye socket.
The offer of a truce gave the only, and a quite unexpected, chance of saving the army.
You command only my advance guard, and have no right to arrange an armistice without my order.
Now you, Captain, and he turned to a thin, dirty little artillery officer who without his boots (he had given them to the canteen keeper to dry), in only his stockings, rose when they entered, smiling not altogether comfortably.
"Only take care you and your Cossacks are not all captured!" said the French grenadier.
Ouh! ouh! came peals of such healthy and good-humored laughter from the soldiers that it infected the French involuntarily, so much so that the only thing left to do seemed to be to unload the muskets, explode the ammunition, and all return home as quickly as possible.
He imagined only important possibilities: "If the enemy attacks the right flank," he said to himself, "the Kiev grenadiers and the Podolsk chasseurs must hold their position till reserves from the center come up.
Whatever we may say about the soul going to the sky... we know there is no sky but only an atmosphere.
His eyes ran rapidly over the wide space, but he only saw that the hitherto motionless masses of the French now swayed and that there really was a battery to their left.
The staff officer joined in the colonel's appeals, but Bagration did not reply; he only gave an order to cease firing and re-form, so as to give room for the two approaching battalions.
"If only they would be quick!" thought Rostov, feeling that at last the time had come to experience the joy of an attack of which he had so often heard from his fellow hussars.
Timokhin, armed only with a sword, had rushed at the enemy with such a desperate cry and such mad, drunken determination that, taken by surprise, the French had thrown down their muskets and run.
Their spirits once roused were, however, not diminished, but only changed character.
Only when a man was killed or wounded did he frown and turn away from the sight, shouting angrily at the men who, as is always the case, hesitated about lifting the injured or dead.
"Nothing... only a shell..." he answered.
When having limbered up the only two cannon that remained uninjured out of the four, they began moving down the hill (one shattered gun and one unicorn were left behind), Prince Andrew rode up to Tushin.
It would not ache--it would be well--if only they did not pull it, but it was impossible to get rid of them.
Of these plans he had not merely one or two in his head but dozens, some only beginning to form themselves, some approaching achievement, and some in course of disintegration.
Pierre, on unexpectedly becoming Count Bezukhov and a rich man, felt himself after his recent loneliness and freedom from cares so beset and preoccupied that only in bed was he able to be by himself.
Even if Anna Pavlovna did not say so, he could see that she wished to and only refrained out of regard for his modesty.
I only wanted to know your opinion, and Anna Pavlovna let Pierre go.
He did not see her marble beauty forming a complete whole with her dress, but all the charm of her body only covered by her garments.
And at that moment Pierre felt that Helene not only could, but must, be his wife, and that it could not be otherwise.
And he again saw her not as the daughter of Prince Vasili, but visualized her whole body only veiled by its gray dress.
Pierre was one of those who are only strong when they feel themselves quite innocent, and since that day when he was overpowered by a feeling of desire while stooping over the snuffbox at Anna Pavlovna's, an unacknowledged sense of the guilt of that desire paralyzed his will.
Only now and then detached ideas and impressions from the world of reality shot unexpectedly through his mind.
"Well, Lelya?" he asked, turning instantly to his daughter and addressing her with the careless tone of habitual tenderness natural to parents who have petted their children from babyhood, but which Prince Vasili had only acquired by imitating other parents.
It was only my stupidity.
She did not comply with Lise's request, she not only left her hair as it was, but did not even look in her glass.
And she saw Mademoiselle Bourienne, with her ribbon and pretty face, and her unusually animated look which was fixed on him, but him she could not see, she only saw something large, brilliant, and handsome moving toward her as she entered the room.
She only felt a soft hand taking hers firmly, and she touched with her lips a white forehead, over which was beautiful light- brown hair smelling of pomade.
You'd be only too glad, of course.
Only let me tell you, I want to know my son-in-law better.
He kept telling himself that he would consider the whole matter and decide what was right and how he should act, but instead of that he only excited himself more and more.
And don't I see that that idiot had eyes only for Bourienne--I shall have to get rid of her.
She must be shown that the blockhead thinks nothing of her and looks only at Bourienne.
"Now then, now then, I'm only joking!" he said.
Only remember that your life's happiness depends on your decision.
Oh, only my poor mother...
Yes, my opinion, and only my opinion, added Prince Bolkonski, turning to Prince Vasili and answering his imploring look.
I will, I will, only tell me!
I always said when he was only so high--I always said....
Boris, in the accurate way characteristic of him, was building a little pyramid of chessmen with his delicate white fingers while awaiting Berg's move, and watched his opponent's face, evidently thinking about the game as he always thought only of whatever he was engaged on.
I only sent you the note yesterday by Bolkonski--an adjutant of Kutuzov's, who's a friend of mine.
Only when Prince Andrew was gone did Rostov think of what he ought to have said.
In the deathlike stillness only the tramp of horses was heard.
Amid these sounds, only the youthful kindly voice of the Emperor Alexander was clearly heard.
Rostov too, bending over his saddle, shouted "Hurrah!" with all his might, feeling that he would like to injure himself by that shout, if only to express his rapture fully.
That hesitation lasted only an instant.
Farther and farther he rode away, stopping at other regiments, till at last only his white plumes were visible to Rostov from amid the suites that surrounded the Emperors.
He did not find Prince Andrew in Olmutz that day, but the appearance of the town where the headquarters and the diplomatic corps were stationed and the two Emperors were living with their suites, households, and courts only strengthened his desire to belong to that higher world.
I only wanted to ask because I fear the Guards won't be in action, he added as if in apology.
Only let me report this gentleman's business, and I shall be at your disposal.
"Only that?" said Bolkonski.
Count Markov was the only man who knew how to handle him.
The day was bright and sunny after a sharp night frost, and the cheerful glitter of that autumn day was in keeping with the news of victory which was conveyed, not only by the tales of those who had taken part in it, but also by the joyful expression on the faces of soldiers, officers, generals, and adjutants, as they passed Rostov going or coming.
He felt it not only from the sound of the hoofs of the approaching cavalcade, but because as he drew near everything grew brighter, more joyful, more significant, and more festive around him.
And he was not the only man to experience that feeling during those memorable days preceding the battle of Austerlitz: nine tenths of the men in the Russian army were then in love, though less ecstatically, with their Tsar and the glory of the Russian arms.
The Emperor had only just fallen asleep and so Savary had to wait.
Just as in a clock, the result of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French--all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm--was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors--that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history.
They were drinking tea, and only awaited Prince Bagration to begin the council.
He remained stubbornly silent, gazing at Weyrother's face, and only turned away his eyes when the Austrian chief of staff finished reading.
Either he is retreating, which is the only thing we need fear, or he is changing his position.
Nominally he is only an adjutant on Kutuzov's staff, but he does everything alone.
"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.
I'll ask leave to go to the front, this may be my only chance of seeing the Emperor.
The shouting grew still louder and merged into a general roar that only an army of several thousand men could produce.
The hussar only sighed without replying and coughed angrily.
Only when approaching Bagration did Rostov let his horse gallop again, and with his hand at the salute rode up to the general.
Dolgorukov was still insisting that the French had retreated and had only lit fires to deceive us.
When the sun had entirely emerged from the fog, and fields and mist were aglow with dazzling light--as if he had only awaited this to begin the action--he drew the glove from his shapely white hand, made a sign with it to the marshals, and ordered the action to begin.
Czartoryski, Novosiltsev, Prince Volkonsky, Strogonov, and the others, all richly dressed gay young men on splendid, well-groomed, fresh, only slightly heated horses, exchanging remarks and smiling, had stopped behind the Emperor.
Bolkonski only tried not to lose touch with it, and looked around bewildered and unable to grasp what was happening in front of him.
Of Kutuzov's suite only four remained.
And really he only ran a few steps alone.
But he did not look at them: he looked only at what was going on in front of him--at the battery.
Rostov was horrified to hear later that of all that mass of huge and handsome men, of all those brilliant, rich youths, officers and cadets, who had galloped past him on their thousand-ruble horses, only eighteen were left after the charge.
But no, these must be only a handful of scoundrels.
Only to get past them quicker, quicker!
But neither they nor a single commanding officer were there, only disorganized crowds of troops of various kinds.
Only a little earth crumbled from the bank under the horse's hind hoofs.
He might... not only might but should, have gone up to the sovereign.
Only some carts and carriages were passing by.
After five o'clock it was only at the Augesd Dam that a hot cannonade (delivered by the French alone) was still to be heard from numerous batteries ranged on the slopes of the Pratzen Heights, directed at our retreating forces.
The ice bore him but it swayed and creaked, and it was plain that it would give way not only under a cannon or a crowd, but very soon even under his weight alone.
Not only did they not interest him, but he took no notice of them and at once forgot them.
At that moment it meant nothing to him who might be standing over him, or what was said of him; he was only glad that people were standing near him and only wished that they would help him and bring him back to life, which seemed to him so beautiful now that he had today learned to understand it so differently.
He was already enjoying that happiness when that little Napoleon had suddenly appeared with his unsympathizing look of shortsighted delight at the misery of others, and doubts and torments had followed, and only the heavens promised peace.
Only his mother was not there, he noticed that.
She could not lift her face, but only pressed it to the cold braiding of his hussar's jacket.
Besides, Sonya is so charming that only a fool would renounce such happiness.
Only don't tell anyone.
And Natasha rose and went out of the room on tiptoe, like a ballet dancer, but smiling as only happy girls of fifteen can smile.
Vera's remark was correct, as her remarks always were, but, like most of her observations, it made everyone feel uncomfortable, not only Sonya, Nicholas, and Natasha, but even the old countess, who--dreading this love affair which might hinder Nicholas from making a brilliant match-- blushed like a girl.
Now, if you would only help a bit!
All Moscow repeated Prince Dolgorukov's saying: "If you go on modeling and modeling you must get smeared with clay," suggesting consolation for our defeat by the memory of former victories; and the words of Rostopchin, that French soldiers have to be incited to battle by highfalutin words, and Germans by logical arguments to show them that it is more dangerous to run away than to advance, but that Russian soldiers only need to be restrained and held back!
'Everyone fears a bear,' he says, 'but when you see one your fear's all gone, and your only thought is not to let him get away!'
"Only tell me where to go and where to shoot," he said with an unnaturally gentle smile.
"Oh yes, like that, I know, I only forgot," said he.
He only heard Dolokhov's hurried steps, and his figure came in view through the smoke.
Only ten paces divided them.
And is it worth tormenting oneself, when one has only a moment of life in comparison with eternity?
Very well, but only if you give me a fortune, said Helene.
"Nothing... only I feel sad... sad about Andrew," she said, wiping away her tears on her sister-in-law's knee.
She looked at Princess Mary, then sat thinking for a while with that expression of attention to something within her that is only seen in pregnant women, and suddenly began to cry.
No, it's only indigestion?...
Say it's only indigestion, say so, Mary!
Only when footsteps or voices were heard did they look at one another, the princess anxious and inquiring, the nurse encouraging.
The old prince, stepping on his heels, paced up and down his study and sent Tikhon to ask Mary Bogdanovna what news.--"Say only that 'the prince told me to ask,' and come and tell me her answer."
Nurse Savishna, knitting in hand, was telling in low tones, scarcely hearing or understanding her own words, what she had told hundreds of times before: how the late princess had given birth to Princess Mary in Kishenev with only a Moldavian peasant woman to help instead of a midwife.
Knowing him to be an only son, to challenge him and shoot so straight!
I have an adored, a priceless mother, and two or three friends--you among them--and as for the rest I only care about them in so far as they are harmful or useful.
And believe me, if I still value my life it is only because I still hope to meet such a divine creature, who will regenerate, purify, and elevate me.
He was pointedly attentive to Sonya and looked at her in such a way that not only could she not bear his glances without coloring, but even the old countess and Natasha blushed when they saw his looks.
For the Rostov family the whole interest of these preparations for war lay in the fact that Nicholas would not hear of remaining in Moscow, and only awaited the termination of Denisov's furlough after Christmas to return with him to their regiment.
That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.
There was the fact that only those came who wished to dance and amuse themselves as girls of thirteen and fourteen do who are wearing long dresses for the first time.
You were only inattentive, but you had talent--oh yes, you had talent!
Only on horse back and in the mazurka was Denisov's short stature not noticeable and he looked the fine fellow he felt himself to be.
Now only twelve hundred rubles was left of that money, so that this seven of hearts meant for him not only the loss of sixteen hundred rubles, but the necessity of going back on his word.
I only want to see whether you will let me win this ten, or beat it.
A bullet through my brain is the only thing left me--not singing! his thoughts ran on.
Only they generally said this some time after she had finished singing.
While that untrained voice, with its incorrect breathing and labored transitions, was sounding, even the connoisseurs said nothing, but only delighted in it and wished to hear it again.
No, I will do it myself, only tell me what to say.
The postmaster came in and began obsequiously to beg his excellency to wait only two hours, when, come what might, he would let his excellency have the courier horses.
It was plain that he was lying and only wanted to get more money from the traveler.
Only by laying stone on stone with the cooperation of all, by the millions of generations from our forefather Adam to our own times, is that temple reared which is to be a worthy dwelling place of the Great God, he added, and closed his eyes.
Only by the inner purification of myself can I retain in some degree of purity the liquid I receive.
To Pierre's inquiries as to what he must do and how he should answer, Willarski only replied that brothers more worthy than he would test him and that Pierre had only to tell the truth.
The room was in black darkness, only a small lamp was burning inside something white.
It must be so, but I am still so weak that I love my life, the meaning of which is only now gradually opening before me.
"I must also inform you," said the Rhetor, "that our Order delivers its teaching not in words only but also by other means, which may perhaps have a stronger effect on the sincere seeker after wisdom and virtue than mere words.
But these doubts only lasted a moment.
He managed to follow only the last words of the statutes and these remained in his mind.
He acknowledged no acquaintances but saw in all these men only brothers, and burned with impatience to set to work with them.
And when after Pierre's departure Helene returned to Petersburg, she was received by all her acquaintances not only cordially, but even with a shade of deference due to her misfortune.
We shall not cease to express our sincere views on that subject, and can only say to the King of Prussia and others: 'So much the worse for you.
He made friends with and sought the acquaintance of only those above him in position and who could therefore be of use to him.
The Emperor of Austria can never have thought of such a thing, it is only the cabinet that says it.
I only wished to say...
There were other guests and the countess talked little to him, and only as he kissed her hand on taking leave said unexpectedly and in a whisper, with a strangely unsmiling face: Come to dinner tomorrow... in the evening.
The old man, roused by activity, expected the best results from the new campaign, while Prince Andrew on the contrary, taking no part in the war and secretly regretting this, saw only the dark side.
The Prussians are our faithful allies who have only betrayed us three times in three years.
At first Prince Andrew read with his eyes only, but after a while, in spite of himself (although he knew how far it was safe to trust Bilibin), what he had read began to interest him more and more.
Instead of the new life he had hoped to lead he still lived the old life, only in new surroundings.
Prince Andrew spoke with some animation and interest only of the new homestead he was constructing and its buildings, but even here, while on the scaffolding, in the midst of a talk explaining the future arrangements of the house, he interrupted himself:
I only know two very real evils in life: remorse and illness.
The only good is the absence of those evils.
To live only so as not to do evil and not to have to repent is not enough.
You lived for yourself and say you nearly ruined your life and only found happiness when you began living for others.
And I have become calmer since I began to live only for myself.
"But what do you mean by living only for yourself?" asked Pierre, growing excited.
And the main thing is," he continued, "that I know, and know for certain, that the enjoyment of doing this good is the only sure happiness in life."
"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.
My father is chief in command of the Third District, and my only way of avoiding active service is to serve under him.
"Only our holy brotherhood has the real meaning of life, all the rest is a dream," said Pierre.
We must live, we must love, and we must believe that we live not only today on this scrap of earth, but have lived and shall live forever, there, in the Whole, said Pierre, and he pointed to the sky.
The raft had long since stopped and only the waves of the current beat softly against it below.
"Yes, if it only were so!" said Prince Andrew.
I only came across Pelageya in Yukhnovo...
All were silent, only the pilgrim woman went on in measured tones, drawing in her breath.
It was all my fault, and Andrew was only joking.
He received ten thousand rubles a year, but now resolved to take only two thousand and leave the rest to repay the debt to his parents.
The Pavlograd regiment had had only two men wounded in action, but had lost nearly half its men from hunger and sickness.
When Rostov asked what was the matter, he only uttered some incoherent oaths and threats in a hoarse, feeble voice.
A deep saucer of black blood was taken from his hairy arm and only then was he able to relate what had happened to him.
Only we two, Makeev and I" (he pointed to the assistant), "keep on here.
"Only don't blame me!" the doctor shouted up after him.
His face was purple, his eyes were rolled back so that only the whites were seen, and on his bare legs and arms which were still red, the veins stood out like cords.
He seemed to try to forget that old life and was only interested in the affair with the commissariat officers.
Only the man who had the next bed, a stout Uhlan, continued to sit on his bed, gloomily frowning and smoking a pipe, and little one-armed Tushin still listened, shaking his head disapprovingly.
He had not only become known, but people had grown accustomed to him and accepted him.
Only recently, talking with one of Platov's Cossack officers, Rostov had argued that if Napoleon were taken prisoner he would be treated not as a sovereign, but as a criminal.
No, I only wonder how you managed to get away from your regiment.
If only I were to hand the letter direct to him and tell him all... could they really arrest me for my civilian clothes?
This way, to the officer on duty" (he was shown the door leading downstairs), "only it won't be accepted."
Only the dead-looking evergreen firs dotted about in the forest, and this oak, refused to yield to the charm of spring or notice either the spring or the sunshine.
Only look how glorious it is!
Oh, you only spoil things for me.
Somewhere a storm was gathering, but only a small cloud had scattered some raindrops lightly, sprinkling the road and the sappy leaves.
He spoke slowly, with assurance that he would be listened to, and he looked only at the person with whom he was conversing.
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.
This first long conversation with Speranski only strengthened in Prince Andrew the feeling he had experienced toward him at their first meeting.
In Prince Andrew's eyes Speranski was the man he would himself have wished to be--one who explained all the facts of life reasonably, considered important only what was rational, and was capable of applying the standard of reason to everything.
If he replied and argued, it was only because he wished to maintain his independence and not submit to Speranski's opinions entirely.
Everything was right and everything was as it should be: only one thing disconcerted Prince Andrew.
This speech not only made a strong impression, but created excitement in the lodge.
At the same time his mother-in-law, Prince Vasili's wife, sent to him imploring him to come if only for a few minutes to discuss a most important matter.
Only to this aim can we always strive independently of circumstances.
Only the vicissitudes of life can show us its vanity and develop our innate love of death or of rebirth to a new life.
But if I forgive her for the sake of doing right, then let union with her have only a spiritual aim.
I recollected myself and drove away that thought only when I found myself glowing with anger, but I did not sufficiently repent.
He became silent, and I recollected myself only when it was too late.
"You see," said Berg to his comrade, whom he called "friend" only because he knew that everyone has friends, "you see, I have considered it all, and should not marry if I had not thought it all out or if it were in any way unsuitable.
"Or at least twenty thousand, Count," he added, "and then a note of hand for only sixty thousand."
Only excuse me, my dear fellow, I'll give you twenty thousand and a note of hand for eighty thousand as well.
Natasha was lying looking steadily straight before her at one of the mahogany sphinxes carved on the corners of the bedstead, so that the countess only saw her daughter's face in profile.
Only not quite my taste--he is so narrow, like the dining-room clock....
Police were stationed at the brightly lit entrance which was carpeted with red baize, and not only gendarmes but dozens of police officers and even the police master himself stood at the porch.
I have only my cap to pin on.
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.
Only then did she remember how she must behave at a ball, and tried to assume the majestic air she considered indispensable for a girl on such an occasion.
He was going to dine that evening at Speranski's, "with only a few friends," as the host had said when inviting him.
It seemed that in this company the insignificance of those people was so definitely accepted that the only possible attitude toward them was one of good humored ridicule.
Only Countess Helene, considering the society of such people as the Bergs beneath her, could be cruel enough to refuse such an invitation.
Berg, closely buttoned up in his new uniform, sat beside his wife explaining to her that one always could and should be acquainted with people above one, because only then does one get satisfaction from acquaintances.
"The only thing is, we mustn't have children too soon," he continued, following an unconscious sequence of ideas.
She was silent, and not only less pretty than at the ball, but only redeemed from plainness by her look of gentle indifference to everything around.
Everything was similar: the ladies' subtle talk, the cards, the general raising his voice at the card table, and the samovar and the tea cakes; only one thing was lacking that he had always seen at the evening parties he wished to imitate.
Only I feel afraid in his presence.
Pierre was the only person to whom he made up his mind to speak openly; and to him he told all that was in his soul.
"If only they would let me end my days as I want to," thought the old man, "then they might do as they please."
Pretty, a good voice, young, and in nobody's way if only they leave her in peace.
I only got back last night," he said glancing at Natasha; "I want to have a talk with you, Countess," he added after a moment's pause.
Natasha repeated suddenly, only now realizing that the marriage was to be postponed for a year.
He came every day to the Rostovs', but did not behave to Natasha as an affianced lover: he did not use the familiar thou, but said you to her, and kissed only her hand.
At first the family felt some constraint in intercourse with Prince Andrew; he seemed a man from another world, and for a long time Natasha trained the family to get used to him, proudly assuring them all that he only appeared to be different, but was really just like all of them, and that she was not afraid of him and no one else ought to be.
Nor did she cry when he was gone; but for several days she sat in her room dry-eyed, taking no interest in anything and only saying now and then, "Oh, why did he go away?"
Your loss is so terrible that I can only explain it to myself as a special providence of God who, loving you, wishes to try you and your excellent mother.
As it is, not only has she left us, and particularly Prince Andrew, with the purest regrets and memories, but probably she will there receive a place I dare not hope for myself.
And His will is governed only by infinite love for us, and so whatever befalls us is for our good.
After his sorrow he only this year quite recovered his spirits.
On his arrival in Petersburg he received only his due.
He wrote that he had never loved as he did now and that only now did he understand and know what life was.
Only one thing, no more women are wanted in my house--let him marry and live by himself.
Fallen man has retained a love of idleness, but the curse weighs on the race not only because we have to seek our bread in the sweat of our brows, but because our moral nature is such that we cannot be both idle and at ease.
His hussar comrades--not only those of his own regiment, but the whole brigade--gave Rostov a dinner to which the subscription was fifteen rubles a head, and at which there were two bands and two choirs of singers.
His father and mother were much the same, only a little older.
The only motion in the air was that of the dripping, microscopic particles of drizzling mist.
We are going, but only wolf hunting: it would be dull for you.
"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."
Simon did not finish, for on the still air he had distinctly caught the music of the hunt with only two or three hounds giving tongue.
"Only once in my life to get an old wolf, I want only that!" thought he, straining eyes and ears and looking to the left and then to the right and listening to the slightest variation of note in the cries of the dogs.
"Only once in my life to get an old wolf, I want only that!" thought he, straining eyes and ears and looking to the left and then to the right and listening to the slightest variation of note in the cries of the dogs.
Nicholas did not hear his own cry nor feel that he was galloping, nor see the borzois, nor the ground over which he went: he saw only the wolf, who, increasing her speed, bounded on in the same direction along the hollow.
"Karay, ulyulyu!..." he shouted, looking round for the old borzoi who was now his only hope.
But here Nicholas only saw that something happened to Karay--the borzoi was suddenly on the wolf, and they rolled together down into a gully just in front of them.
"Yes, she's fast enough," replied Nicholas, and thought: "If only a full-grown hare would cross the field now I'd show you what sort of borzoi she is," and turning to his groom, he said he would give a ruble to anyone who found a hare.
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.
That's it, come on! said he, panting and looking wrathfully around as if he were abusing someone, as if they were all his enemies and had insulted him, and only now had he at last succeeded in justifying himself.
The others all followed, dispirited and shamefaced, and only much later were they able to regain their former affectation of indifference.
Natasha felt so lighthearted and happy in these novel surroundings that she only feared the trap would come for her too soon.
But this lasted only a second.
She resolved to give up learning the harp and to play only the guitar.
They could not see the horses, but only heard them splashing through the unseen mud.
From her feminine point of view she could see only one solution, namely, for Nicholas to marry a rich heiress.
Several times the countess, with tears in her eyes, told her son that now both her daughters were settled, her only wish was to see him married.
She told him that her only hope of getting their affairs disentangled now lay in his marrying Julie Karagina.
Oh, if only he would come quicker!
She only really took part when they recalled Sonya's first arrival.
It was only by the keener wind that met them and the jerks given by the side horses who pulled harder--ever increasing their gallop--that one noticed how fast the troyka was flying.
This isn't the Kosoy meadow nor the Demkin hill, and heaven only knows what it is!
Heaven only knows where we are going, and heaven knows what is happening to us--but it is very strange and pleasant whatever it is.
It seemed to him that it was only today, thanks to that burnt-cork mustache, that he had fully learned to know her.
Only, don't look back.
She was only a couple of paces away when she saw him, and to her too he was not the Nicholas she had known and always slightly feared.
Only when will all that be?
It hurt her to think that while she lived only in the thought of him, he was living a real life, seeing new places and new people that interested him.
Only the skeleton of life remained: his house, a brilliant wife who now enjoyed the favors of a very important personage, acquaintance with all Petersburg, and his court service with its dull formalities.
Sometimes he consoled himself with the thought that he was only living this life temporarily; but then he was shocked by the thought of how many, like himself, had entered that life and that club temporarily, with all their teeth and hair, and had only left it when not a single tooth or hair remained.
I have tried, and have always found that they too in the depths of their souls understand it as I do, and only try not to see it.
He was only quite at ease when having poured several glasses of wine mechanically into his large mouth he felt a pleasant warmth in his body, an amiability toward all his fellows, and a readiness to respond superficially to every idea without probing it deeply.
Only after emptying a bottle or two did he feel dimly that the terribly tangled skein of life which previously had terrified him was not as dreadful as he had thought.
"Nothing is trivial, and nothing is important, it's all the same--only to save oneself from it as best one can," thought Pierre.
Only not to see it, that dreadful it!
Nicholas' Day and the prince's name day--all Moscow came to the prince's front door but he gave orders to admit no one and to invite to dinner only a small number, a list of whom he gave to Princess Mary.
At first she heard only Metivier's voice, then her father's, then both voices began speaking at the same time, the door was flung open, and on the threshold appeared the handsome figure of the terrified Metivier with his shock of black hair, and the prince in his dressing gown and fez, his face distorted with fury and the pupils of his eyes rolled downwards.
But he could not restrain himself and with the virulence of which only one who loves is capable, evidently suffering himself, he shook his fists at her and screamed:
If only some fool would marry her!
Prince Bolkonski listened as a presiding judge receives a report, only now and then, silently or by a brief word, showing that he took heed of what was being reported to him.
There in Petersburg they are always writing--not notes only but even new laws.
The whole expression of his face told her that he had not forgotten the morning's talk, that his decision remained in force, and only the presence of visitors hindered his speaking of it to her now.
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.
Then there is only one thing left--to go away, but where could I go?
I only wish I could spare my brother the first moments.
Meeting at large gatherings Julie and Boris looked on one another as the only souls who understood one another in a world of indifferent people.
She rarely made an exception and went out to pay visits, and then only to the most important persons in the town.
She loved and knew Prince Andrew, he loved her only, and was to come one of these days and take her.
The princess told the count that she would be delighted, and only begged him to stay longer at Anna Semenovna's, and he departed.
God is my witness, I did not know you had honored us with a visit, and I came in such a costume only to see my daughter.
But if you only knew how offensive it was... as if I...
If only they knew how little I am concerned about any of them.
She could not follow the opera nor even listen to the music; she saw only the painted cardboard and the queerly dressed men and women who moved, spoke, and sang so strangely in that brilliant light.
That was the only part of the fourth act that Natasha saw.
Only after she had reached home was Natasha able clearly to think over what had happened to her, and suddenly remembering Prince Andrew she was horrified, and at tea to which all had sat down after the opera, she gave a loud exclamation, flushed, and ran out of the room.
Only to the old countess at night in bed could Natasha have told all she was feeling.
His father announced to him that he would now pay half his debts for the last time, but only on condition that he went to Moscow as adjutant to the commander-in-chief--a post his father had procured for him--and would at last try to make a good match there.
There was a special reason for this, as he had got married two years before--a fact known only to his most intimate friends.
She only felt herself again completely borne away into this strange senseless world--so remote from her old world--a world in which it was impossible to know what was good or bad, reasonable or senseless.
"Natalie, just a word, only one!" he kept repeating, evidently not knowing what to say and he repeated it till Helene came up to them.
If the old man came round it would be all the better to visit him in Moscow or at Bald Hills later on; and if not, the wedding, against his wishes, could only be arranged at Otradnoe.
Only so could I be completely happy; but now I have to choose, and I can't be happy without either of them.
Only," she thought, "to tell Prince Andrew what has happened or to hide it from him are both equally impossible.
Then he went on to say that he knew her parents would not give her to him--for this there were secret reasons he could reveal only to her--but that if she loved him she need only say the word yes, and no human power could hinder their bliss.
"Ah, Sonya, if you only knew how happy I am!" cried Natasha.
Why, you have only seen him three times!
I had heard that it happens like this, and you must have heard it too, but it's only now that I feel such love.
If you only knew! exclaimed Natasha.
I don't think anything, only I don't understand this...
If you only knew... it's the devil knows what!
You'll only get yourself into a mess!
Only a couple of times a year--when he knew from their valets that they had money in hand--he would turn up of a morning quite sober and with a deep bow would ask them to help him.
Only the near one died of it.
"That's the way," said Dolokhov, "and then so!" and he turned the collar up round her head, leaving only a little of the face uncovered.
I'm only sorry for her father! thought she, trying to restrain her wrath.
Marya Dmitrievna went on admonishing her for some time, enjoining on her that it must all be kept from her father and assuring her that nobody would know anything about it if only Natasha herself would undertake to forget it all and not let anyone see that something 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.
"If only Prince Andrew would hurry up and come and marry her!" thought he on his way to the house.
"They are all alike!" he said to himself, reflecting that he was not the only man unfortunate enough to be tied to a bad woman.
Pierre--only now realizing the danger to the old count, Nicholas, and Prince Andrew-- promised to do as she wished.
Pierre now recognized in his friend a need with which he was only too familiar, to get excited and to have arguments about extraneous matters in order to stifle thoughts that were too oppressive and too intimate.
Marya Dmitrievna only shrugged her shoulders.
I'm only tormented by the wrong I have done him.
Tell him only that I beg him to forgive, forgive, forgive me for everything....
All this is only the coincidence of conditions in which all vital organic and elemental events occur.
He mounted it and rode at a gallop to one of the bridges over the Niemen, deafened continually by incessant and rapturous acclamations which he evidently endured only because it was impossible to forbid the soldiers to express their love of him by such shouting, but the shouting which accompanied him everywhere disturbed him and distracted him from the military cares that had occupied him from the time he joined the army.
He was meeting Helene in Vilna after not having seen her for a long time and did not recall the past, but as Helene was enjoying the favors of a very important personage and Boris had only recently married, they met as good friends of long standing.
Having finished speaking to her, the Emperor looked inquiringly at Balashev and, evidently understanding that he only acted thus because there were important reasons for so doing, nodded slightly to the lady and turned to him.
The sun was only just appearing from behind the clouds, the air was fresh and dewy.
Balashev was only two horses' length from the equestrian with the bracelets, plumes, necklaces, and gold embroidery, who was galloping toward him with a theatrically solemn countenance, when Julner, the French colonel, whispered respectfully: "The King of Naples!"
Evidently only what took place within his own mind interested him.
"So now you want me to retire beyond the Niemen--only the Niemen?" repeated Napoleon, looking straight at Balashev.
Instead of the demand of four months earlier to withdraw from Pomerania, only a withdrawal beyond the Niemen was now demanded.
What has she given you? he continued hurriedly, evidently no longer trying to show the advantages of peace and discuss its possibility, but only to prove his own rectitude and power and Alexander's errors and duplicity.
He not only showed no sign of constraint or self-reproach on account of his outburst that morning, but, on the contrary, tried to reassure Balashev.
Balashev bowed his head with an air indicating that he would like to make his bow and leave, and only listened because he could not help hearing what was said to him.
Not only could he no longer think the thoughts that had first come to him as he lay gazing at the sky on the field of Austerlitz and had later enlarged upon with Pierre, and which had filled his solitude at Bogucharovo and then in Switzerland and Rome, but he even dreaded to recall them and the bright and boundless horizons they had revealed.
He was now concerned only with the nearest practical matters unrelated to his past interests, and he seized on these the more eagerly the more those past interests were closed to him.
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.
The same old stateliness, the same cleanliness, the same stillness reigned there, and inside there was the same furniture, the same walls, sounds, and smell, and the same timid faces, only somewhat older.
The household was divided into two alien and hostile camps, who changed their habits for his sake and only met because he was there.
In the evening, when Prince Andrew went to him and, trying to rouse him, began to tell him of the young Count Kamensky's campaign, the old prince began unexpectedly to talk about Princess Mary, blaming her for her superstitions and her dislike of Mademoiselle Bourienne, who, he said, was the only person really attached to him.
The old prince said that if he was ill it was only because of Princess Mary: that she purposely worried and irritated him, and that by indulgence and silly talk she was spoiling little Prince Nicholas.
She understood that when speaking of "trash" he referred not only to Mademoiselle Bourienne, the cause of her misery, but also to the man who had ruined his own happiness.
Only senseless things, lacking coherence, presented themselves one after another to Prince Andrew's mind.
In the orders issued it was stated, not that the Emperor would take command, but only that he would be with the army.
But this was only the external condition; the essential significance of the presence of the Emperor and of all these people, from a courtier's point of view (and in an Emperor's vicinity all became courtiers), was clear to everyone.
The only reasonable thing left to do is to conclude peace as soon as possible, before we are turned out of Petersburg.
The eighth and largest group, which in its enormous numbers was to the others as ninety-nine to one, consisted of men who desired neither peace nor war, neither an advance nor a defensive camp at the Drissa or anywhere else, neither Barclay nor the Emperor, neither Pfuel nor Bennigsen, but only the one most essential thing--as much advantage and pleasure for themselves as possible.
Pfuel only snorted contemptuously and turned away, to show that he would never demean himself by replying to such nonsense as he was now hearing.
Of all those present, evidently he alone was not seeking anything for himself, nursed no hatred against anyone, and only desired that the plan, formed on a theory arrived at by years of toil, should be carried out.
Armfeldt says our army is cut in half, and Paulucci says we have got the French army between two fires; Michaud says that the worthlessness of the Drissa camp lies in having the river behind it, and Pfuel says that is what constitutes its strength; Toll proposes one plan, Armfeldt another, and they are all good and all bad, and the advantages of any suggestions can be seen only at the moment of trial.
It is only because military men are invested with pomp and power and crowds of sychophants flatter power, attributing to it qualities of genius it does not possess.
Not only does a good army commander not need any special qualities, on the contrary he needs the absence of the highest and best human attributes--love, poetry, tenderness, and philosophic inquiring doubt.
And only in the ranks can one serve with assurance of being useful.
So thought Prince Andrew as he listened to the talking, and he roused himself only when Paulucci called him and everyone was leaving.
But now, at the commencement of the campaign, I should feel dishonored, not only in my comrades' eyes but in my own, if I preferred my own happiness to my love and duty to the Fatherland.
It was, in fact, only the commencement of the campaign that prevented Rostov from returning home as he had promised and marrying Sonya.
If they regretted having to retreat, it was only because they had to leave billets they had grown accustomed to, or some pretty young Polish lady.
If the thought that things looked bad chanced to enter anyone's head, he tried to be as cheerful as befits a good soldier and not to think of the general trend of affairs, but only of the task nearest to hand.
It is not the sugar I want, but only that your little hand should stir my tea.
Only dip your finger in it and I'll drink it all up.
He knew from experience the tormenting expectation of terror and death the cornet was suffering and knew that only time could help him.
The doctors were of use to Natasha because they kissed and rubbed her bump, assuring her that it would soon pass if only the coachman went to the chemist's in the Arbat and got a powder and some pills in a pretty box for a ruble and seventy kopeks, and if she took those powders in boiled water at intervals of precisely two hours, neither more nor less.
She kept away from everyone in the house and felt at ease only with her brother Petya.
She hardly ever left the house and of those who came to see them was glad to see only one person, Pierre.
Only, please be particular about it.
It was said that the Emperor was leaving the army because it was in danger, it was said that Smolensk had surrendered, that Napoleon had an army of a million and only a miracle could save Russia.
It always seemed to her that everyone who looked at her was thinking only of what had happened to her.
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.
"Lord God of might, God of our salvation!" began the priest in that voice, clear, not grandiloquent but mild, in which only the Slav clergy read and which acts so irresistibly on a Russian heart.
In all these words she saw only that the danger threatening her son would not soon be over.
"Because I love you!" was what he wanted to say, but he did not say it, and only blushed till the tears came, and lowered his eyes.
There were people not only in the square, but everywhere--on the slopes and on the roofs.
If he could only see the Emperor he would be happy!
I said if only we waited--and so it was! was being joyfully said by various people.
The nobility don't gwudge theah lives--evewy one of us will go and bwing in more wecwuits, and the sov'weign" (that was the way he referred to the Emperor) "need only say the word and we'll all die fo' him!" added the orator with animation.
And not only was Napoleon not afraid to extend his line, but he welcomed every step forward as a triumph and did not seek battle as eagerly as in former campaigns, but very lazily.
In August he was at Smolensk and thought only of how to advance farther, though as we now see that advance was evidently ruinous to him.
For God's sake send me somewhere else if only in command of a regiment.
Princess Mary noticed to her surprise that during this illness the old prince not only excluded her from his room, but did not admit Mademoiselle Bourienne either.
The princesses Aline and Sophie sit whole days with me, and we, unhappy widows of live men, make beautiful conversations over our 'charpie', only you, my friend, are missing... and so on.
The only thing that made Princess Mary anxious about him was that he slept very little and, instead of sleeping in his study as usual, changed his sleeping place every day.
Only they could fail to see it, the prince continued, evidently thinking of the campaign of 1807 which seemed to him so recent.
Princess Mary saw Dessalles' embarrassed and astonished look fixed on her father, noticed his silence, and was struck by the fact that her father had forgotten his son's letter on the drawing-room table; but she was not only afraid to speak of it and ask Dessalles the reason of his confusion and silence, but was afraid even to think about it.
He was not meditating, but only deferring the moment of making the effort to lift those legs up and turn over on the bed.
Only now in the stillness of the night, reading it by the faint light under the green shade, did he grasp its meaning for a moment.
Next morning Alpatych donned a jacket he wore only in town and went out on business.
At first the noise of the falling bombs and shells only aroused curiosity.
"Prince," said Berg, recognizing Prince Andrew, "I only spoke because I have to obey orders, because I always do obey exactly....
Only at night and in the forests while the dew lasted was there any freshness.
But he was kind and gentle only to those of his regiment, to Timokhin and the like--people quite new to him, belonging to a different world and who could not know and understand his past.
The peasants were ruined; some of them too had gone to Bogucharovo, only a few remained.
Only I am sorry for the Emperor that he entrusts our fine army to such as he.
The progress of the war was eagerly followed, and only the reports most flattering to our army were circulated.
He only notices the mistake to which he pays attention, because his opponent took advantage of it.
The fact that he did not, as she had feared, order her to be carried away by force but only told her not to let him see her cheered Princess Mary.
"If only I had known..." she said through her tears.
Heaven only knows who arranged all this and when, but it all got done as if of its own accord.
Having wrung a submissive "I understand" from Dron, Alpatych contented himself with that, though he not only doubted but felt almost certain that without the help of troops the carts would not be forthcoming.
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 also knew that neither her father nor her brother would refuse to help the peasants in need, she only feared to make some mistake in speaking about the distribution of the grain she wished to give.
I only told Dron to let them have the grain.
Only, for God's sake, Princess dear, have them sent away and don't go out to them.
I know it is, only listen to me for God's sake!
I only said that you were to give them the grain.
Dron only sighed in reply.
Sighs were the only sound heard in the crowd.
She thought only of one thing, her sorrow, which, after the break caused by cares for the present, seemed already to belong to the past.
With mournful pleasure she now lingered over these images, repelling with horror only the last one, the picture of his death, which she felt she could not contemplate even in imagination at this still and mystic hour of night.
Go when you please, and I give you my word of honor that no one shall dare to cause you annoyance if only you will allow me to act as your escort.
Alpatych at a gliding trot, only just managing not to run, kept up with him with difficulty.
If we had had only peasants to fight, we should not have let the enemy come so far, said he with a sense of shame and wishing to change the subject.
I am only happy to have had the opportunity of making your acquaintance.
As it was, devil only knows what was happening.
"I had the pleasure," replied Prince Andrew, "not only of taking part in the retreat but of losing in that retreat all I held dear--not to mention the estate and home of my birth--my father, who died of grief.
It's all vewy well--only not for those who get it in the neck.
There's only one way--guewilla warfare!
As often occurs with old men, it was only after some seconds that the impression produced by Prince Andrew's face linked itself up with Kutuzov's remembrance of his personality.
Kamenski sent soldiers to Rustchuk, but I only employed these two things and took more fortresses than Kamenski and made them Turks eat horseflesh!
The more he realized the absence of all personal motive in that old man--in whom there seemed to remain only the habit of passions, and in place of an intellect (grouping events and drawing conclusions) only the capacity calmly to contemplate the course of events--the more reassured he was that everything would be as it should.
You know, Count, such knights as you are only found in Madame de Souza's novels.
Only the eldest princess, the one with the stony face and long waist, was still living in Pierre's house.
Of his intimate friends only the Rostovs remained, but he did not go to see them.
The flogging was only just over, and the executioner was releasing from the flogging bench a stout man with red whiskers, in blue stockings and a green jacket, who was moaning piteously.
Not only did the Russians not fortify the position on the field of Borodino to the left of, and at a right angle to, the highroad (that is, the position on which the battle took place), but never till the twenty- fifth of August, 1812, did they think that a battle might be fought there.
The battle of Borodino was not fought on a chosen and entrenched position with forces only slightly weaker than those of the enemy, but, as a result of the loss of the Shevardino Redoubt, the Russians fought the battle of Borodino on an open and almost unentrenched position, with forces only half as numerous as the French; that is to say, under conditions in which it was not merely unthinkable to fight for ten hours and secure an indecisive result, but unthinkable to keep an army even from complete disintegration and flight.
It's not the soldiers only, but I've seen peasants today, too....
He kept looking to either side of the road for familiar faces, but only saw everywhere the unfamiliar faces of various military men of different branches of the service, who all looked with astonishment at his white hat and green tail coat.
His having moved his troops there is only a ruse; he will probably pass round to the right of the Moskva.
"To tell you the truth, between ourselves, God only knows what state our left flank is in," said Boris confidentially lowering his voice.
In the middle of the wood a brown hare with white feet sprang out and, scared by the tramp of the many horses, grew so confused that it leaped along the road in front of them for some time, arousing general attention and laughter, and only when several voices shouted at it did it dart to one side and disappear in the thicket.
Well, to mention only firewood and fodder, let me inform you.
They slander him as a traitor, and the only result will be that afterwards, ashamed of their false accusations, they will make him out a hero or a genius instead of a traitor, and that will be still more unjust.
The fact is that those men with whom you have ridden round the position not only do not help matters, but hinder.
* "Oh, yes, the only aim is to weaken the enemy, so of course one cannot take into account the loss of private individuals."
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.
If there was none of this magnanimity in war, we should go to war only when it was worth while going to certain death, as now.
"I not only understood her, but it was just that inner, spiritual force, that sincerity, that frankness of soul-- that very soul of hers which seemed to be fettered by her body--it was that soul I loved in her... loved so strongly and happily..." and suddenly he remembered how his love had ended.
He only saw in her a pretty and fresh young girl, with whom he did not deign to unite his fate.
De Beausset bowed low, with that courtly French bow which only the old retainers of the Bourbons knew how to make, and approached him, presenting an envelope.
It only seemed to Napoleon that it all took place by his will.
These dispositions and orders only seem worse than previous ones because the battle of Borodino was the first Napoleon did not win.
Our body is like a perfect watch that should go for a certain time; the watchmaker cannot open it, he can only adjust it by fumbling, and that blindfold....
It was still only four o'clock.
It was growing light, the sky was clearing, only a single cloud lay in the east.
It was only now that he noticed wounded men staggering along or being carried on stretchers.
They did not meet again, and only much later did Pierre learn that he lost an arm that day.
A young round-faced officer, quite a boy still and evidently only just out of the Cadet College, who was zealously commanding the two guns entrusted to him, addressed Pierre sternly.
Beside himself with terror Pierre jumped up and ran back to the battery, as to the only refuge from the horrors that surrounded him.
The soldiers of Dessaix's division advancing against the fleches could only be seen till they had entered the hollow that lay between them and the fleches.
But not only was it impossible to make out what was happening from where he was standing down below, or from the knoll above on which some of his generals had taken their stand, but even from the fleches themselves--in which by this time there were now Russian and now French soldiers, alternately or together, dead, wounded, alive, frightened, or maddened-- even at those fleches themselves it was impossible to make out what was taking place.
The marshals and generals, who were nearer to the field of battle but, like Napoleon, did not take part in the actual fighting and only occasionally went within musket range, made their own arrangements without asking Napoleon and issued orders where and in what direction to fire and where cavalry should gallop and infantry should run.
All their faces looked dejected, and they all shunned one another's eyes--only a de Beausset could fail to grasp the meaning of what was happening.
He gave no orders, but only assented to or dissented from what others suggested.
All were silent, and the only sound audible was the heavy breathing of the panting old general.
"It seems that even in the next world only the gentry are to have a chance!" remarked one.
Even before he gave that order the thing he did not desire, and for which he gave the order only because he thought it was expected of him, was being done.
By adopting smaller and smaller elements of motion we only approach a solution of the problem, but never reach it.
Only when we have admitted the conception of the infinitely small, and the resulting geometrical progression with a common ratio of one tenth, and have found the sum of this progression to infinity, do we reach a solution of the problem.
But the mind of man not only refuses to believe this explanation, but plainly says that this method of explanation is fallacious, because in it a weaker phenomenon is taken as the cause of a stronger.
I see only a coincidence of occurrences such as happens with all the phenomena of life, and I see that however much and however carefully I observe the hands of the watch, and the valves and wheels of the engine, and the oak, I shall not discover the cause of the bells ringing, the engine moving, or of the winds of spring.
From all this talk he saw only one thing: that to defend Moscow was a physical impossibility in the full meaning of those words, that is to say, so utterly impossible that if any senseless commander were to give orders to fight, confusion would result but the battle would still not take place.
It would not take place because the commanders not merely all recognized the position to be impossible, but in their conversations were only discussing what would happen after its inevitable abandonment.
Only Malasha, Andrew's six-year-old granddaughter whom his Serene Highness had petted and to whom he had given a lump of sugar while drinking his tea, remained on the top of the brick oven in the larger room.
It seemed to her that it was only a personal struggle between "Granddad" and "Long-coat" as she termed Bennigsen.
"It is disgraceful to run away from danger; only cowards are running away from Moscow," they were told.
All that was done around her and to her at this time, all the attention devoted to her by so many clever men and expressed in such pleasant, refined ways, and the state of dove-like purity she was now in (she wore only white dresses and white ribbons all that time) gave her pleasure, but her pleasure did not cause her for a moment to forget her aim.
The question was no longer whether this was possible, but only which was the better match and how the matter would be regarded at court.
Only Marya Dmitrievna Akhrosimova, who had come to Petersburg that summer to see one of her sons, allowed herself plainly to express an opinion contrary to the general one.
Though people were afraid of Marya Dmitrievna she was regarded in Petersburg as a buffoon, and so of what she had said they only noticed, and repeated in a whisper, the one coarse word she had used, supposing the whole sting of her remark to lie in that word.
But, my dear child, consult only your own heart.
He felt that only in the ordinary conditions of life would he be able to understand himself and all he had seen and felt.
"And who may you be?" one of them suddenly asked Pierre, evidently meaning what Pierre himself had in mind, namely: "If you want to eat we'll give you some food, only let us know whether you are an honest man."
Only someone's orderly passed through the gateway, splashing through the mud, and talked to the innkeeper.
There were only thoughts clearly expressed in words, thoughts that someone was uttering or that he himself was formulating.
Count Rostopchin had only that morning returned to town from his summer villa at Sokolniki.
I only say what I heard.
He could only have had it from the Postmaster.
Pierre did not understand and was not interested in any of these questions and only answered them in order to get rid of these people.
Sonya felt that this was true: that the only possibility of retrieving the Rostovs' affairs was by Nicholas marrying a rich woman, and that the princess was a good match.
Only the lid of the case containing the carpets would not shut down.
But this only lasted a moment.
Only two things indicated the social condition of Moscow--the rabble, that is the poor people, and the price of commodities.
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.
Not only were huge sums offered for the horses and carts, but on the previous evening and early in the morning of the first of September, orderlies and servants sent by wounded officers came to the Rostovs' and wounded men dragged themselves there from the Rostovs' and from neighboring houses where they were accommodated, entreating the servants to try to get them a lift out of Moscow.
On waking up that morning Count Ilya Rostov left his bedroom softly, so as not to wake the countess who had fallen asleep only toward morning, and came out to the porch in his lilac silk dressing gown.
It's only we who are such fools.
Only I so wanted it, for dear Vera's sake.
Only look what is going on in the yard...
It no longer seemed strange to them but on the contrary it seemed the only thing that could be done, just as a quarter of an hour before it had not seemed strange to anyone that the wounded should be left behind and the goods carted away but that had seemed the only thing to do.
Many of the wounded asked them not to unload the carts but only to let them sit on the top of the things.
It seemed not to matter whether all or only half the things were left behind.
At that moment this news had only one significance for both of them.
Efim, the old coachman, who was the only one the countess trusted to drive her, sat perched up high on the box and did not so much as glance round at what was going on behind him.
Ah, if only I were a man!
His major-domo came in a second time to say that the Frenchman who had brought the letter from the countess was very anxious to see him if only for a minute, and that someone from Bazdeev's widow had called to ask Pierre to take charge of her husband's books, as she herself was leaving for the country.
By ten o'clock in the morning of the second of September, only the rear guard remained in the Dorogomilov suburb, where they had ample room.
But one has only to observe that hive to realize that there is no longer any life in it.
Formerly only bees laden with honey flew into the hive, and they flew out empty; now they fly out laden.
Only a few of them still move, rise, and feebly fly to settle on the enemy's hand, lacking the spirit to die stinging him; the rest are dead and fall as lightly as fish scales.
But there were no dealers with voices of ingratiating affability inviting customers to enter; there were no hawkers, nor the usual motley crowd of female purchasers--but only soldiers, in uniforms and overcoats though without muskets, entering the Bazaar empty-handed and silently making their way out through its passages with bundles.
If you please, could not guards be placed if only to let us close the shop....
The gates and shops were all closed, only here and there round the taverns solitary shouts or drunken songs could be heard.
"Only fancy!" answered Ignat, surprised at the broadening grin on his face in the mirror.
One need only admit that public tranquillity is in danger and any action finds a justification.
All the horrors of the reign of terror were based only on solicitude for public tranquillity.
Not only did it seem to him (as to all administrators) that he controlled the external actions of Moscow's inhabitants, but he also thought he controlled their mental attitude by means of his broadsheets and posters, written in a coarse tone which the people despise in their own class and do not understand from those in authority.
If the government offices were removed, this was only done on the demand of officials to whom the count yielded reluctantly.
Only among the back rows of the people, who were all pressing toward the one spot, could sighs, groans, and the shuffling of feet be heard.
The crowd remained silent and only pressed closer and closer to one another.
And the screams of those that were being trampled on and of those who tried to rescue the tall lad only increased the fury of the crowd.
Only when the victim ceased to struggle and his cries changed to a long- drawn, measured death rattle did the crowd around his prostrate, bleeding corpse begin rapidly to change places.
Not only did his reason not reproach him for what he had done, but he even found cause for self-satisfaction in having so successfully contrived to avail himself of a convenient opportunity to punish a criminal and at the same time pacify the mob.
"Vereshchagin was tried and condemned to death," thought Rostopchin (though the Senate had only condemned Vereshchagin to hard labor), "he was a traitor and a spy.
Only at the end of it, in front of the almshouse and the lunatic asylum, could be seen some people in white and others like them walking singly across the field shouting and gesticulating.
He told Kutuzov that he had come because Moscow, the capital, was no more and only the army remained.
But it remained an army only until its soldiers had dispersed into their different lodgings.
In peacetime it is only necessary to billet troops in the villages of any district and the number of fires in that district immediately increases.
The absorption of the French by Moscow, radiating starwise as it did, only reached the quarter where Pierre was staying by the evening of the second of September.
Pierre had first experienced this strange and fascinating feeling at the Sloboda Palace, when he had suddenly felt that wealth, power, and life--all that men so painstakingly acquire and guard--if it has any worth has so only by reason of the joy with which it can all be renounced.
Pierre knew this, but instead of acting he only thought about his undertaking, going over its minutest details in his mind.
Paris is Talma, la Duchenois, Potier, the Sorbonne, the boulevards," and noticing that his conclusion was weaker than what had gone before, he added quickly: "There is only one Paris in the world.
But all that is only life's setting, the real thing is love--love!
He said that in all his life he had loved and still loved only one woman, and that she could never be his.
The next morning they woke late and were again delayed so often that they only got as far as Great Mytishchi.
"I only ran out to get some water," said Mishka.
Only Natasha and the countess remained in the room.
The small lamp in front of the icons was the only light left in the room.
The shouting in the tavern had died down; only the moaning of the adjutant was heard.
All day she had lived only in hope of seeing him that night.
It is possible to love someone dear to you with human love, but an enemy can only be loved by divine love.
If only it were possible for me to see her once more!
Only in the lower part of it something quivered.
Though with the intimacy now established between the wounded man and Natasha the thought occurred that should he recover their former engagement would be renewed, no one--least of all Natasha and Prince Andrew--spoke of this: the unsettled question of life and death, which hung not only over Bolkonski but over all Russia, shut out all other considerations.
In another side street a sentinel standing beside a green caisson shouted at him, but only when the shout was threateningly repeated and he heard the click of the man's musket as he raised it did Pierre understand that he had to pass on the other side of the street.
"Don't, Mary Nikolievna!" said her husband to her in a low voice, evidently only to justify himself before the stranger.
Only in the very highest circles were attempts made to keep in mind the difficulties of the actual position.
I always said he was the only man capable of defeating Napoleon.
But this lasted only a moment.
Michaud had only waited for this to bring out the phrase he had prepared.
"Sire," he said, with respectful playfulness, "they are only afraid lest Your Majesty, in the goodness of your heart, should allow yourself to be persuaded to make peace.
The tales and descriptions of that time without exception speak only of the self-sacrifice, patriotic devotion, despair, grief, and the heroism of the Russians.
It appears so to us because we see only the general historic interest of that time and do not see all the personal human interests that people had.
Most of the people at that time paid no attention to the general progress of events but were guided only by their private interests, and they were the very people whose activities at that period were most useful.
Only unconscious action bears fruit, and he who plays a part in an historic event never understands its significance.
I never told this to anyone and never will, only to you.
She was agitated and incessantly tortured by the thought of the dangers to which her brother, the only intimate person now remaining to her, was exposed.
But when on Sunday after church the footman announced in the drawing room that Count Rostov had called, the princess showed no confusion, only a slight blush suffused her cheeks and her eyes lit up with a new and radiant light.
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.
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.
He had read only a few lines when he turned pale and his eyes opened wide with fear and joy.
Her position in the house was such that only by sacrifice could she show her worth, and she was accustomed to this and loved doing it.
If only he lives!
"If only he lives!" she thought.
She not only remembered what she had then said--that he turned to look at her and smiled and was covered with something red--but was firmly convinced that she had then seen and said that he was covered with a pink quilt and that his eyes were closed.
If they noticed anything remarkable about Pierre, it was only his unabashed, meditative concentration and thoughtfulness, and the way he spoke French, which struck them as surprisingly good.
He had a feeling that it was only out of condescension or a kind of civility that this device of placing a channel was employed.
He knew he was in these men's power, that only by force had they brought him there, that force alone gave them the right to demand answers to their questions, and that the sole object of that assembly was to inculpate him.
On all sides there were waste spaces with only stoves and chimney stacks still standing, and here and there the blackened walls of some brick houses.
The only thought in his mind at that time was: who was it that had really sentenced him to death?
He could only hear and see.
And he had only one wish-- that the frightful thing that had to happen should happen quickly.
He only saw how the workman suddenly sank down on the cords that held him, how blood showed itself in two places, how the ropes slackened under the weight of the hanging body, and how the workman sat down, his head hanging unnaturally and one leg bent under him.
But now he felt that the universe had crumbled before his eyes and only meaningless ruins remained, and this not by any fault of his own.
But he, my younger brother, had five little ones, while I, you see, only left a wife behind.
The yard full of cattle, the women at home, two brothers away earning wages, and only Michael the youngest, at home.
And indeed he only had to lie down, to fall asleep like a stone, and he only had to shake himself, to be ready without a moment's delay for some work, just as children are ready to play directly they awake.
He was always busy, and only at night allowed himself conversation--of which he was fond--and songs.
It had meaning only as part of a whole of which he was always conscious.
Whether it were difficult or easy, possible or impossible, she did not ask and did not want to know: it was her duty, not only to herself, to be near her brother who was perhaps dying, but to do everything possible to take his son to him, and so she prepared to set off.
She knew that she loved for the first and only time in her life and felt that she was beloved, and was happy in regard to it.
As always happens when traveling, Princess Mary thought only of the journey itself, forgetting its object.
There was only one expression on her agitated face when she ran into the drawing room--that of love--boundless love for him, for her, and for all that was near to the man she loved; and of pity, suffering for others, and passionate desire to give herself entirely to helping them.
Prince Andrew did not notice that she called his sister Mary, and only after calling her so in his presence did Natasha notice it herself.
Not only did Prince Andrew know he would die, but he felt that he was dying and was already half dead.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.
But they were only thoughts.
But we need only penetrate to the essence of any historic event--which lies in the activity of the general mass of men who take part in it--to be convinced that the will of the historic hero does not control the actions of the mass but is itself continually controlled.
The discovery of these laws is only possible when we have quite abandoned the attempt to find the cause in the will of some one man, just as the discovery of the laws of the motion of the planets was possible only when men abandoned the conception of the fixity of the earth.
That flank march might not only have failed to give any advantage to the Russian army, but might in other circumstances have led to its destruction.
Only when the army had got there, as the result of innumerable and varying forces, did people begin to assure themselves that they had desired this movement and long ago foreseen its result.
Kutuzov only replied that movements arranged from a distance were always difficult to execute.
Only in the highest spheres did all these schemes, crossings, and interminglings appear to be a true reflection of what had to happen.
I need only advise anything and his Highness is sure to do the opposite, replied Bennigsen.
If only they don't make me responsible for this delay!
The ground was damp but not muddy, and the troops advanced noiselessly, only occasionally a jingling of the artillery could be faintly heard.
Only Count Orlov-Denisov with his Cossacks (the least important detachment of all) got to his appointed place at the right time.
As often happens when someone we have trusted is no longer before our eyes, it suddenly seemed quite clear and obvious to him that the sergeant was an impostor, that he had lied, and that the whole Russian attack would be ruined by the absence of those two regiments, which he would lead away heaven only knew where.
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.
And they did indeed get somewhere, though not to their right places; a few eventually even got to their right place, but too late to be of any use and only in time to be fired at.
The Russian army, only half the strength of the French, does not make a single attempt to attack for a whole month.
The historians quite falsely represent Napoleon's faculties as having weakened in Moscow, and do so only because the results did not justify his actions.
But when not on duty they will only wear a red ribbon round the left arm.
The French generals lost touch with the Russian army of sixty thousand men, and according to Thiers it was only eventually found, like a lost pin, by the skill--and apparently the genius--of Murat.
The French, collecting booty, cared only for gold.
Not only was the paper money valueless which Napoleon so graciously distributed to the unfortunate, but even silver lost its value in relation to gold.
It began to run away only when suddenly seized by a panic caused by the capture of transport trains on the Smolensk road, and by the battle of Tarutino.
On everything--far and near--lay the magic crystal glitter seen only at that time of autumn.
Besides, Monsieur Kiril, you have only to say a word to the captain, you know.
And now without thinking about it he had found that peace and inner harmony only through the horror of death, through privation, and through what he recognized in Karataev.
And this not only stayed with him during the whole of his imprisonment, but even grew in strength as the hardships of his position increased.
In the shed everyone was ready, dressed, belted, shod, and only awaited the order to start.
Through the cross streets of the Khamovniki quarter the prisoners marched, followed only by their escort and the vehicles and wagons belonging to that escort, but when they reached the supply stores they came among a huge and closely packed train of artillery mingled with private vehicles.
They marched very quickly, without resting, and halted only when the sun began to set.
Perhaps this is only a rumor.
There was within him a deep unexpressed conviction that all would be well, but that one must not trust to this and still less speak about it, but must only attend to one's own work.
They must understand that we can only lose by taking the offensive.
Like an experienced sportsman he knew that the beast was wounded, and wounded as only the whole strength of Russia could have wounded it, but whether it was mortally wounded or not was still an undecided question.
Only to distinguish themselves!
But these were only suppositions, which seemed important to the younger men but not to Kutuzov.
All else was to him only life's customary routine.
Their very numbers and their crowded and swift movement deprived them of that possibility and rendered it not only difficult but impossible for the Russians to stop this movement, to which the French were directing all their energies.
Only then, expressing known historic facts by equations and comparing the relative significance of this factor, can we hope to define the unknown.
To lead men forward under fire more discipline (obtainable only by movement in masses) is needed than is needed to resist attacks.
The French, retreating in 1812--though according to tactics they should have separated into detachments to defend themselves--congregated into a mass because the spirit of the army had so fallen that only the mass held the army together.
Now only the commanders of detachments with staffs, and moving according to rules at a distance from the French, still regarded many things as impossible.
The rain had stopped, and only the mist was falling and drops from the trees.
We only fooled about with the lads for fun, you know!
That wound (which Tikhon treated only with internal and external applications of vodka) was the subject of the liveliest jokes by the whole detachment--jokes in which Tikhon readily joined.
The only effect of this incident on Tikhon was that after being wounded he seldom brought in prisoners.
'There are a lot of us,' he says, 'but all poor stuff--only soldiers in name,' he says.
Only wait till it gets dark and I'll fetch you any of them you want--three if you like.
But this uneasiness lasted only a moment.
Only do let me into the very... into the chief...
Only, please let me command something, so that I may really command...
I only say that I'll certainly go with you, said Petya shyly.
Only not by my fault!
For you'll admit that if we don't know for sure how many of them there are... hundreds of lives may depend on it, while there are only two of us.
It will only make things worse...
Dolokhov remarked that the Cossacks were a danger only to stragglers such as his companion and himself, "but probably they would not dare to attack large detachments?" he added inquiringly.
Do you know I have only just come back!
And Petya gave the Cossack a detailed account not only of his ride but also of his object, and why he considered it better to risk his life than to act "just anyhow."
Only he prayed to God for death.
But I have not killed anyone or taken anything that was not mine, but have only helped my poorer brothers.
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.
And though they pretended to be concerned about the army, each was thinking only of himself and of how to get away quickly and save himself.
The Russian army, expecting Napoleon to take the road to the right beyond the Dnieper--which was the only reasonable thing for him to do-- themselves turned to the right and came out onto the highroad at Krasnoe.
Ney, who had had a corps of ten thousand men, reached Napoleon at Orsha with only one thousand men left, having abandoned all the rest and all his cannon, and having crossed the Dnieper at night by stealth at a wooded spot.
"C'est grand!" * say the historians, and there no longer exists either good or evil but only "grand" and "not grand."
The only thing to be said in excuse of that gardener would be that he was very angry.
It is only possible to capture prisoners if they agree to be captured, just as it is only possible to catch a swallow if it settles on one's hand.
Men can only be taken prisoners if they surrender according to the rules of strategy and tactics, as the Germans did.
That aim was attained in the first place of itself, as the French ran away, and so it was only necessary not to stop their flight.
Only when alone together were they free from such outrage and pain.
I said it then only because it would have been dreadful for him, but he understood it differently.
And now he again seemed to be saying the same words to her, only in her imagination Natasha this time gave him a different answer.
Only by following at some distance could one cut across the zigzag path of the French.
All the artful maneuvers suggested by our generals meant fresh movements of the army and a lengthening of its marches, whereas the only reasonable aim was to shorten those marches.
Not only did his contemporaries, carried away by their passions, talk in this way, but posterity and history have acclaimed Napoleon as grand, while Kutuzov is described by foreigners as a crafty, dissolute, weak old courtier, and by Russians as something indefinite--a sort of puppet useful only because he had a Russian name.
Nor do words alone prove that only he understood the meaning of the events.
And only that feeling placed him on that highest human pedestal from which he, the commander-in-chief, devoted all his powers not to slaying and destroying men but to saving and showing pity on them.
An infantry regiment which had left Tarutino three thousand strong but now numbered only nine hundred was one of the first to arrive that night at its halting place--a village on the highroad.
There was only one hut available for the regimental commander.
It's the only one worth remembering; but since that... it's only been tormenting folk.
That's only one case.
Is the fire only for you?
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.
When on the following morning the Emperor said to the officers assembled about him: "You have not only saved Russia, you have saved Europe!" they all understood that the war was not ended.
Kutuzov alone would not see this and openly expressed his opinion that no fresh war could improve the position or add to the glory of Russia, but could only spoil and lower the glorious position that Russia had gained.
He remembered only the dull gray weather now rainy and now snowy, internal physical distress, and pains in his feet and side.
Just then he was only anxious to get away as quickly as possible from places where people were killing one another, to some peaceful refuge where he could recover himself, rest, and think over all the strange new facts he had learned; but on reaching Orel he immediately fell ill.
He had only felt that it must exist somewhere and had looked for it.
In everything near and comprehensible he had only what was limited, petty, commonplace, and senseless.
The presence and remarks of Willarski who continually deplored the ignorance and poverty of Russia and its backwardness compared with Europe only heightened Pierre's pleasure.
If it did it was only as a pleasant memory of the distant past.
He felt himself not only free from social obligations but also from that feeling which, it seemed to him, he had aroused in himself.
I only know that he fell in with the Rostovs....
"No, it's only the unexpectedness of it," thought Pierre.
Pierre's confusion was not reflected by any confusion on Natasha's part, but only by the pleasure that just perceptibly lit up her whole face.
"And because," Pierre continued, "only one who believes that there is a God ruling us can bear a loss such as hers and... yours."
He listened to her and felt only pity for her, for what she was suffering now while she was speaking.
Not only did I never see him but I heard nothing about him--I was in much lower company!
It was clear that she understood not only what he said but also what he wished to, but could not, express in words.
We imagine that when we are thrown out of our usual ruts all is lost, but it is only then that what is new and good begins.
Who is there in Petersburg? he asked involuntarily, though only to himself.
But probably he knows it well enough and is only pretending.
She was going to say that to speak of love was impossible, but she stopped because she had seen by the sudden change in Natasha two days before that she would not only not be hurt if Pierre spoke of his love, but that it was the very thing she wished for.
Only one terrible doubt sometimes crossed his mind: Wasn't it all a dream?
That was the only doubt often troubling Pierre.
The happiness before him appeared so inconceivable that if only he could attain it, it would be the end of all things.
At times everybody seemed to him to be occupied with one thing only--his future happiness.
If that activity displeases somebody, this is only because it does not agree with his limited understanding of what is good.
Those words only denote a certain stage of understanding of phenomena.
Chance forms the characters of the rulers of France, who submit to him; chance forms the character of Paul I of Russia who recognizes his government; chance contrives a plot against him which not only fails to harm him but confirms his power.
Not only is he great, but so are his ancestors, his brothers, his stepsons, and his brothers-in-law.
Nicholas was the first to meet her, as the countess' room could only be reached through his.
You would at least be seeing somebody, and I think it must be dull for you only seeing us.
I only wish it for your sake.
Her first glance at Nicholas' face told her that he had only come to fulfill the demands of politeness, and she firmly resolved to maintain the tone in which he addressed her.
No, it was not only that gay, kind, and frank look, not only that handsome exterior, that I loved in him.
Yes, that's the only reason....
At first he watched the serfs, trying to understand their aims and what they considered good and bad, and only pretended to direct them and give orders while in reality learning from them their methods, their manner of speech, and their judgment of what was good and bad.
Only when he had understood the peasants' tastes and aspirations, had learned to talk their language, to grasp the hidden meaning of their words, and felt akin to them did he begin boldly to manage his serfs, that is, to perform toward them the duties demanded of him.
"And fairness, of course," he added, "for if the peasant is naked and hungry and has only one miserable horse, he can do no good either for himself or for me."
The immense house on the old stone foundations was of wood, plastered only inside.
I only came in to look and did not notice... forgive me...
It is only Malvinas and women of that kind who are loved for their beauty.
That happened only when, as was the case that day, her husband returned home, or a sick child was convalescent, or when she and Countess Mary spoke of Prince Andrew (she never mentioned him to her husband, who she imagined was jealous of Prince Andrew's memory), or on the rare occasions when something happened to induce her to sing, a practice she had quite abandoned since her marriage.
"Only she lets her love of her husband and children overflow all bounds," said the countess, "so that it even becomes absurd."
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.
And she not only saw no need of any other or better husband, but as all the powers of her soul were intent on serving that husband and family, she could not imagine and saw no interest in imagining how it would be if things were different.
He had only to express a wish and Natasha would jump up and run to fulfill it.
But only what was really good in him was reflected in his wife, all that was not quite good was rejected.
And she would go to the nursery to nurse Petya, her only boy.
If only you could see what I was like without you, how I suffered!
Only not for this...
He alone could play on the clavichord that ecossaise (his only piece) to which, as he said, all possible dances could be danced, and they felt sure he had brought presents for them all.
From broken remarks about Natasha and his father, from the emotion with which Pierre spoke of that dead father, and from the careful, reverent tenderness with which Natasha spoke of him, the boy, who was only just beginning to guess what love is, derived the notion that his father had loved Natasha and when dying had left her to his friend.
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.
If he now incurred Natasha's censure it was only for buying too many and too expensive things.
She wanted nothing from life but tranquillity, and that tranquillity only death could give her.
Her life had no external aims--only a need to exercise her various functions and inclinations was apparent.
She talked only because she physically needed to exercise her tongue and lungs.
Only the really heartless, the stupid ones of that household, and the little children failed to understand this and avoided her.
She finished her game of patience and only then examined the presents.
But to the old countess those contemporaries of hers seemed to be the only serious and real society.
This meant two stockings, which by a secret process known only to herself Anna Makarovna used to knit at the same time on the same needles, and which, when they were ready, she always triumphantly drew, one out of the other, in the children's presence.
Only young Nicholas and his tutor remained.
He seeks only for peace, and only these people sans foi ni loi * can give it him--people who recklessly hack at and strangle everything--Magnitski, Arakcheev, and tutti quanti....
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.
Yes, but it's a secret society and therefore a hostile and harmful one which can only cause harm.
Pierre smiled, Natasha began to laugh, but Nicholas knitted his brows still more and began proving to Pierre that there was no prospect of any great change and that all the danger he spoke of existed only in his imagination.
I tried threats, but he only grew angrier.
I think that punishment by depriving children of sweets only develops their greediness.
There could be no doubt not only of his approval but also of his admiration for his wife.
He was proud of her intelligence and goodness, recognized his own insignificance beside her in the spiritual world, and rejoiced all the more that she with such a soul not only belonged to him but was part of himself.
She only took his hand and kissed it.
Natasha and Pierre, left alone, also began to talk as only a husband and wife can talk, that is, with extraordinary clearness and rapidity, understanding and expressing each other's thoughts in ways contrary to all rules of logic, without premises, deductions, or conclusions, and in a quite peculiar way.
If only you did not go away!
I only wished to say that ideas that have great results are always simple ones.
"Oh nothing, only a trifle," said Natasha, smilingly still more brightly.
I only wanted to tell you about Petya: today nurse was coming to take him from me, and he laughed, shut his eyes, and clung to me.
I only pray God that something may happen to me such as happened to Plutarch's men, and I will act as they did.
In the first place the historian describes the activity of individuals who in his opinion have directed humanity (one historian considers only monarchs, generals, and ministers as being such men, while another includes also orators, learned men, reformers, philosophers, and poets).
The answers given by this kind of historian to the question of what force causes events to happen are satisfactory only as long as there is but one historian to each event.
As soon as historians of different nationalities and tendencies begin to describe the same event, the replies they give immediately lose all meaning, for this force is understood by them all not only differently but often in quite contradictory ways.
In their exposition, an historic character is first the product of his time, and his power only the resultant of various forces, and then his power is itself a force producing events.
Not only does it occur at every step, but the universal historians' accounts are all made up of a chain of such contradictions.
That Chateaubriand, Madame de Stael, and others spoke certain words to one another only affected their mutual relations but does not account for the submission of millions.
Only then, as a result of the contradiction, will they see that they are both wrong.
The only conception that can explain the movement of the locomotive is that of a force commensurate with the movement observed.
The only conception that can explain the movement of the peoples is that of some force commensurate with the whole movement of the peoples.
And the only such conception known to historians is that of power.
As gold is gold only if it is serviceable not merely for exchange but also for use, so universal historians will be valuable only when they can reply to history's essential question: what is power?
Do palace revolutions--in which sometimes only two or three people take part--transfer the will of the people to a new ruler?
Evidently the explanations furnished by these historians being mutually contradictory can only satisfy young children.
Recognizing the falsity of this view of history, another set of historians say that power rests on a conditional delegation of the will of the people to their rulers, and that historical leaders have power only conditionally on carrying out the program that the will of the people has by tacit agreement prescribed to them.
But in that case the question arises whether all the activity of the leaders serves as an expression of the people's will or only some part of it.
If the whole activity of the leaders serves as the expression of the people's will, as some historians suppose, then all the details of the court scandals contained in the biographies of a Napoleon or a Catherine serve to express the life of the nation, which is evident nonsense; but if it is only some particular side of the activity of an historical leader which serves to express the people's life, as other so-called "philosophical" historians believe, then to determine which side of the activity of a leader expresses the nation's life, we have first of all to know in what the nation's life consists.
Only the expression of the will of the Deity, not dependent on time, can relate to a whole series of events occurring over a period of years or centuries, and only the Deity, independent of everything, can by His sole will determine the direction of humanity's movement; but man acts in time and himself takes part in what occurs.
Only the expression of the will of the Deity, not dependent on time, can relate to a whole series of events occurring over a period of years or centuries, and only the Deity, independent of everything, can by His sole will determine the direction of humanity's movement; but man acts in time and himself takes part in what occurs.
No command ever appears spontaneously, or itself covers a whole series of occurrences; but each command follows from another, and never refers to a whole series of events but always to one moment only of an event.
But to know what can and what cannot be executed is impossible, not only in the case of Napoleon's invasion of Russia in which millions participated, but even in the simplest event, for in either case millions of obstacles may arise to prevent its execution.
Only the possible ones get linked up with a consecutive series of commands corresponding to a series of events, and are executed.
The commander-in-chief never takes direct part in the action itself, but only gives general orders concerning the movement of the mass of the troops.
Having restored the condition of time under which all events occur, we find that a command is executed only when it is related to a corresponding series of events.
To those on board the ship the movement of those waves will be the only perceptible motion.
Only by watching closely moment by moment the movement of that flow and comparing it with the movement of the ship do we convince ourselves that every bit of it is occasioned by the forward movement of the ship, and that we were led into error by the fact that we ourselves were imperceptibly moving.
Examining only those expressions of the will of historical persons which, as commands, were related to events, historians have assumed that the events depended on those commands.
The establishment of this simple and obvious law should be enough.
Through his reason man observes himself, but only through consciousness does he know himself.
A man is only conscious of himself as a living being by the fact that he wills, that is, is conscious of his volition.
He feels that however impossible it may be, it is so, for without this conception of freedom not only would he be unable to understand life, but he would be unable to live for a single moment.
He could not live, because all man's efforts, all his impulses to life, are only efforts to increase freedom.
The moment in which the first movement was made is irrevocable, and at that moment I could make only one movement, and whatever movement I made would be the only one.
And since I could make only one movement at that single moment of time, it could not have been any other.
But even if--imagining a man quite exempt from all influences, examining only his momentary action in the present, unevoked by any cause--we were to admit so infinitely small a remainder of inevitability as equaled zero, we should even then not have arrived at the conception of complete freedom in man, for a being uninfluenced by the external world, standing outside of time and independent of cause, is no longer a man.
Only by separating the two sources of cognition, related to one another as form to content, do we get the mutually exclusive and separately incomprehensible conceptions of freedom and inevitability.
Only by uniting them do we get a clear conception of man's life.
All that we know of the external world of nature is only a certain relation of the forces of nature to inevitability, or of the essence of life to the laws of reason.
But just as the subject of every science is the manifestation of this unknown essence of life while that essence itself can only be the subject of metaphysics, even the manifestation of the force of free will in human beings in space, in time, and in dependence on cause forms the subject of history, while free will itself is the subject of metaphysics.
Vital force is only an expression for the unknown remainder over and above what we know of the essence of life.
Free will is for history only an expression for the unknown remainder of what we know about the laws of human life.
This would be the only attempt they would make.
Without waiting for her to reply, he strode away, pausing only long enough to shrug into his denim jacket.
She was only a month into two years old, but she was big for her age.
She was an only child who had been very welcome.
The Christmas tree could only be seen from the back of the house, but that didn't matter.
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.
No doubt he didn't like being reminded that her dream could only be achieved by unnatural methods.
Maybe Katie wasn't the only one who had been overlooked by Señor Medena when it came to inheritance.
She searched his face for some indication of comprehension, eventually finding it only in his voice.
The idea of making love in a strange bedroom was disturbing enough, but with only a door between them and the children, locked or not, it didn't feel right.
You are my only son.
"I'm not your only child," Alex said stubbornly.
If only Alex could talk to his father that way.
Christmas was only a few days away, and yet it didn't seem like Christmas.
I don't want to bond with a child only to have it taken away.
Do they resent that your father wants only a son for an heir?
No, only in this county.
In the morning she opened her eyes to find Destiny's face only inches away from hers.
Nina wasn't the only one awaiting her arrival.
I guess because the only one who should be looking at it is my husband.
First of all, I wasn't the only one involved.
Yet he too was an excellent dancer - or maybe everyone's dancing skills were so much better than hers that it only appeared so to her.
I guess the only thing he wanted more than that was a good woman and children.
After all, he knew Katie too, but they only wanted the people he knew before he met his wife - excluding his sister.
Hopefully, this was his one and only session with drinking too much.
Maybe she thinks I'm the only thing keeping you from doing that.
It seemed like only a few seconds before the uncomfortable feeling became nausea.
Dad was an only child and his Mother died in her twenties.
I'm only five-two.
"Eureka weights only about half a pound," replied the horse, in a scornful tone, "while I weigh about half a ton."
We only know that yesterday came a Rain of Stones upon us, which did much damage and injured some of our people.
Only a fairy country could have veg'table people; and only in a fairy country could Eureka and Jim talk as we do.
In the strict sense of the word I am not a Wizard, but only a humbug.
The creatures had sense enough to reason that way, and the only mistake they made was in supposing the earth people were unable to overcome such ordinary difficulties.
After many adventures I reached Omaha, only to find that all my old friends were dead or had moved away.
It was only a painted fly.
It lacked only half a minute now.
If you could only read, you might learn that story and enjoy it.
"We ourselves eat only common food," answered the shah.
History is full of radical breaks with the past that only seem to have come out of nowhere but were, in fact, predictable.
I ceased making the sound "wah-wah" only when I learned to spell the word.
I only know that I sat in my mother's lap or clung to her dress as she went about her household duties.
I knew that I had ceased to be my mother's only darling, and the thought filled me with jealousy.
From the beginning of my education Miss Sullivan made it a practice to speak to me as she would speak to any hearing child; the only difference was that she spelled the sentences into my hand instead of speaking them.
The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling.
Man has invented, not only houses, but clothes and cooked food; and possibly from the accidental discovery of the warmth of fire, and the consequent use of it, at first a luxury, arose the present necessity to sit by it.
Pierre wished to say that he was ready to sacrifice his money, his serfs, or himself, only one ought to know the state of affairs in order to be able to improve it, but he was unable to speak.
Not only was Pierre's attempt to speak unsuccessful, but he was rudely interrupted, pushed aside, and people turned away from him as from a common enemy.
"I only said that it would be more to the purpose to make sacrifices when we know what is needed!" said he, trying to be heard above the other voices.
But all these hints at what happened, both from the French side and the Russian, are advanced only because they fit in with the event.
It only wuined our farming!
It's the only way to get out of the Valley of Voe.