Was it greedy to want one of their own as well?
They must be cultivating their own language.
His own people despised him for his wickedness.
"Under the bed in your own room," was the reply.
Every time you buy a book from Amazon, its employees use your data—information about what you did on their site in the privacy of your own home—to try to sell other people more products.
She would have to accept the fact that she was on her own with the baby.
The arrival of these texts—as well as Byzantium's own architecture, science, and art—triggered a sensory and intellectual explosion, which became the cultural movement we now call the Renaissance.
Who would have thought he would become attached to a child that was neither his own blood nor male?
She had been so distracted with her own troubles that his interests and needs had been ignored.
So, with his own hands he carried the golden tripod to the little house where Thales lived.
What we call "heart disease" will become hundreds of individual conditions each with its own cause and, hopefully, cure.
And it really is composed of two separate components that need to be understood in their own right.
So whether you are rich or poor in the future, you will own this pan and get this benefit.
The most pressing concern is securing their own survival.
This is not a defense of our present age; we will come to our own report card soon enough.
No longer can a person own another person and have the power of the state backing him up.
Likewise my compositions are made up of crude notions of my own, inlaid with the brighter thoughts and riper opinions of the authors I have read.
Keep on your own track, then.
As is always the case with a thoroughly attractive woman, her defect--the shortness of her upper lip and her half-open mouth--seemed to be her own special and peculiar form of beauty.
She thought he was speaking of Russia, or Prince Andrew, of herself, of his grandson, or of his own death, and so she could not guess his words.
Considering her own feelings about Alex, and the fact that he was a lot like his father, it wasn't hard to imagine that his mother never got over Señor Medena.
It's a little early, but twins tend to have their own schedule.
Her own words bounced off the wall and came back as a flash of memory and imagination.
I don't think you're as afraid of me as you are of your own feelings.
"I'll do things in my own good time and in my own way," he responded in a gruff voice.
Sorry, but I have my own troubles.
Best of all, she could save a substantial amount of money for a down payment on her own place.
The Wizard, when he returned to his own room, was exceedingly thoughtful.
You could begin studying something you have noticed anecdotally in your own life.
Etsy allows people to trade their crafts, items they have made with their own hands and materials.
When computers are in your clothes, medicine, eyeglasses, wallet, tires, walls, makeup, jewelry, cookware, tennis shoes, binoculars, and everything else you own, those things will do more than you can imagine—the stuff of science fiction.
Some become so wealthy, in fact, they can live off the interest (the productivity) of their assets, not just their own labor.
In fact, let's say his own mother considered donating the portrait he painted of her to Goodwill but decided not to because "the poor have enough problems already."
Given so many different nutritional theories and viewpoints, most people base their own nutritional philosophies on a combination of two factors: personal experience and social/political worldview.
If you love "Western medicine" and think all acupuncturists are "quacks," then you are not likely to heed (or even appreciate) your friend's well-meaning efforts to get you to drink your own urine for its health benefits.
Maybe you don't think this deserves its own point.
This habit of assimilating what pleased me and giving it out again as my own appears in much of my early correspondence and my first attempts at writing.
Then, perhaps, my own thoughts and experiences will come to the surface.
The thought that what I wrote might not be absolutely my own tormented me.
At the Cambridge school, for the first time in my life, I enjoyed the companionship of seeing and hearing girls of my own age.
However, in this case my pains were their own reward.
Granted that the majority are able at last either to own or hire the modern house with all its improvements.
The other couples could not attract a moment's attention to their own evolutions and did not even try to do so.
He was examining the plan, evidently engrossed in his own ideas.
This fact impressed Alpatych, but in thinking about his own business he soon forgot it.
A novel feeling of anger against the foe made him forget his own sorrow.
It seemed to her that something heavy was beating rhythmically against all the walls of the room: it was her own heart, sinking with alarm and terror and overflowing with love.
You have no heart, you don't feel for your own child!
At Dorogobuzh while the soldiers of the convoy, after locking the prisoners in a stable, had gone off to pillage their own stores, several of the soldier prisoners tunneled under the wall and ran away, but were recaptured by the French and shot.
So they asked the old man: 'What are you being punished for, Daddy?'--'I, my dear brothers,' said he, 'am being punished for my own and other men's sins.
Who would have thought he would become attached to a child that was neither his own blood nor male?
I should be delighted to own so beautiful a piece of workmanship, but I know I am not worthy.
After the war, in 1947, Jonas Salk was offered his own laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
I describe these three situations because each, in its own way, illustrates how I think the future will play out regarding income and wealth.
This makes a great deal of sense: If nutrition isn't governed by universal laws (as physics is) and instead affects different people differently, then the way you will know certain things is by learning through trial and error, through your own experience.
As we understand our own genome better, we will know better how to eat in a way that is custom tailored for us.
In the school where Laura Bridgman was taught I was in my own country.
In desperation you seize the budget and dump everything out, and there in a corner is your man, serenely brooding on his own private thought, unconscious of the catastrophe which he has brought upon you.
What he has taught we have seen beautifully expressed in his own life--love of country, kindness to the least of his brethren, and a sincere desire to live upward and onward.
He has his own way of thinking, saying and doing everything.
I received from them gifts that have the gentle concurrence of the heart, books containing their own thoughts, soul-illumined letters, and photographs that I love to have described again and again.
But soon they learned some Dutch words; but they loved their own language and they did not want little boys and girls to forget it and learn to talk funny Dutch.
It is from the power of love which is in our own hearts.
How I wish I could see my own donkey and my dear Lioness!
I shall prize the little book always, not only for its own value; but because of its associations with you.
My own dear loving father!
What an inexpressible joy it will be to read about Achilles, and Ulysses, and Andromache and Athene, and the rest of my old friends in their own glorious language!
Next to my own dear teacher, he has done more than any one else to enrich and broaden my mind.
My friends thought we might have one or two pupils in our own home, thereby securing to me the advantage of being helpful to others without any of the disadvantages of a large school.
Why, when she enters a store, she will go straight to the showcases, and she can also distinguish her own things.
It never occurred to me that it might be worth while to make my own observations and describe the experiences peculiarly my own.
When the Indiana visited Halifax, we were invited to go on board, and she sent her own launch for us.
In the same way her response to music is in part sympathetic, although she enjoys it for its own sake.
Miss Keller's effort to reach out and meet other people on their own intellectual ground has kept her informed of daily affairs.
The world to her is what her own mind is.
Last night when I got in bed, she stole into my arms of her own accord and kissed me for the first time, and I thought my heart would burst, so full was it of joy.
Helen went to the cradle and felt of Mildred's mouth and pointed to her own teeth.
If I refuse to talk to her, she spells into her own hand, and apparently carries on the liveliest conversation with herself.
Helen's pencil-writing is excellent, as you will see from the enclosed letter, which she wrote for her own amusement.
She wrote it out of her own head, as the children say.
She has begun to use the pronouns of her own accord.
Another said, "Damn me! but I'd give everything I own in the world to have that little girl always near me."
A letter written to her mother in the course of the following week gave an account of her impression in her own words:
I regard my pupil as a free and active being, whose own spontaneous impulses must be my surest guide.
It was hoped that one so peculiarly endowed by nature as Helen, would, if left entirely to her own resources, throw some light upon such psychological questions as were not exhaustively investigated by Dr. Howe; but their hopes were not to be realized.
Finally she one day demanded a name for the power, the existence of which she had already conceived in her own mind.
Her mind is so filled with the beautiful thoughts and ideals of the great poets that nothing seems commonplace to her; for her imagination colours all life with its own rich hues.
Teachers can draw their own conclusions.
Her service as a teacher of English is not to be measured by her own skill in composition.
When Dr. Bell said this he was arguing his own case.
I thought of my own dear home.
She was at work upon it about two weeks, writing a little each day, at her own pleasure.
She thinks it is wonderful that two people should write stories so much alike; but she still considers her own as original.
This may explain the reason why Helen claims persistently that "The Frost King" is her own story.
Writing for other people, she should in many cases be true to outer fact rather than to her own experience.
It is true, on the other hand, that in her descriptions, she is best from the point of view of art when she is faithful to her own sensations; and this is precisely true of all artists.
If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
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.
There is some of the same fitness in a man's building his own house that there is in a bird's building its own nest.
Who knows but if men constructed their dwellings with their own hands, and provided food for themselves and families simply and honestly enough, the poetic faculty would be universally developed, as birds universally sing when they are so engaged?
It would signify somewhat, if, in any earnest sense, he slanted them and daubed it; but the spirit having departed out of the tenant, it is of a piece with constructing his own coffin--the architecture of the grave--and "carpenter" is but another name for "coffin-maker."
Better paint your house your own complexion; let it turn pale or blush for you.
Every New Englander might easily raise all his own breadstuffs in this land of rye and Indian corn, and not depend on distant and fluctuating markets for them.
For the most part the farmer gives to his cattle and hogs the grain of his own producing, and buys flour, which is at least no more wholesome, at a greater cost, at the store.
The human race is interested in these experiments, though a few old women who are incapacitated for them, or who own their thirds in mills, may be alarmed.
The philanthropist too often surrounds mankind with the remembrance of his own castoff griefs as an atmosphere, and calls it sympathy.
If, then, we would indeed restore mankind by truly Indian, botanic, magnetic, or natural means, let us first be as simple and well as Nature ourselves, dispel the clouds which hang over our own brows, and take up a little life into our pores.
It was Homer's requiem; itself an Iliad and Odyssey in the air, singing its own wrath and wanderings.
But when the several nations of Europe had acquired distinct though rude written languages of their own, sufficient for the purposes of their rising literatures, then first learning revived, and scholars were enabled to discern from that remoteness the treasures of antiquity.
They have no cause of their own to plead, but while they enlighten and sustain the reader his common sense will not refuse them.
But consider how little this village does for its own culture.
Every path but your own is the path of fate.
I have, as it were, my own sun and moon and stars, and a little world all to myself.
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.
Or sometimes I watched a pair of hen-hawks circling high in the sky, alternately soaring and descending, approaching, and leaving one another, as if they were the embodiment of my own thoughts.
It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.
It is a mirror which no stone can crack, whose quicksilver will never wear off, whose gilding Nature continually repairs; no storms, no dust, can dim its surface ever fresh;--a mirror in which all impurity presented to it sinks, swept and dusted by the sun's hazy brush--this the light dust-cloth--which retains no breath that is breathed on it, but sends its own to float as clouds high above its surface, and be reflected in its bosom still.
A man will not need to study history to find out what is best for his own culture.
Enjoy the land, but own it not.
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.
Most men would feel shame if caught preparing with their own hands precisely such a dinner, whether of animal or vegetable food, as is every day prepared for them by others.
I fear that it may enjoy a certain health of its own; that we may be well, yet not pure.
Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead.
We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.
A similar engagement between great and small ants is recorded by Olaus Magnus, in which the small ones, being victorious, are said to have buried the bodies of their own soldiers, but left those of their giant enemies a prey to the birds.
I concluded that he laughed in derision of my efforts, confident of his own resources.
He brought his own knife, though I had two, and we used to scour them by thrusting them into the earth.
The next winter I used a small cooking-stove for economy, since I did not own the forest; but it did not keep fire so well as the open fireplace.
In some places, within my own remembrance, the pines would scrape both sides of a chaise at once, and women and children who were compelled to go this way to Lincoln alone and on foot did it with fear, and often ran a good part of the distance.
I took this course when I went to lecture in Lincoln in the evening, travelling in no road and passing no house between my own hut and the lecture room.
It is Nature's own bird which lives on buds and diet drink.
So the hollows about this pond will, sometimes, in the winter, be filled with a greenish water somewhat like its own, but the next day will have frozen blue.
Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.
Is not our own interior white on the chart? black though it may prove, like the coast, when discovered.
Let every one mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made.
It is the good Adam contemplating his own virtue.
What makes this duty the more urgent is the fact that the country so overrun is not our own, but ours is the invading army.
For my own part, I should not like to think that I ever rely on the protection of the State.
I will breathe after my own fashion.
We love eloquence for its own sake, and not for any truth which it may utter, or any heroism it may inspire.
Berg evidently enjoyed narrating all this, and did not seem to suspect that others, too, might have their own interests.
I love you all, like children of my own, as you know.
I'd better go to my own room.
She felt that as she brought with her the person the dying man wished to see, her own admission was assured.
But the princess never saw the beautiful expression of her own eyes--the look they had when she was not thinking of herself.
He says the count was the last representative but one of the great century, and that it is his own turn now, but that he will do all he can to let his turn come as late as possible.
Father took her when she was homeless after losing her own father.
"You are good in every way, Andrew, but you have a kind of intellectual pride," said the princess, following the train of her own thoughts rather than the trend of the conversation--"and that's a great sin.
It was evident that Kutuzov himself listened with pleasure to his own voice.
The lieutenant explained how to rivet the hoof and went away to his own quarters.
"Don't like bowwowing from my own fellows, I don't," growled Denisov.
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.
His horse had been wounded under him and his own arm slightly grazed by a bullet.
He again recalled all the details of the victory and his own calm courage during the battle, and feeling reassured he dozed off....
Yesterday's adjutant reproached him for not having stayed at the palace, and offered him his own house.
But what is best of all," he went on, his excitement subsiding under the delightful interest of his own story, "is that the sergeant in charge of the cannon which was to give the signal to fire the mines and blow up the bridge, this sergeant, seeing that the French troops were running onto the bridge, was about to fire, but Lannes stayed his hand.
Come, you must own that this affair of the Thabor Bridge is delightful!
Prince Andrew took a horse and a Cossack from a Cossack commander, and hungry and weary, making his way past the baggage wagons, rode in search of the commander-in-chief and of his own luggage.
I am not considering my own pleasure and I won't allow it to be said!
Rook pulled at the reins and started of his own accord.
How they shot at their own fellows!
Still less did he think of injuring anyone for his own advantage.
He was always hearing such words as: "With your remarkable kindness," or, "With your excellent heart," "You are yourself so honorable Count," or, "Were he as clever as you," and so on, till he began sincerely to believe in his own exceptional kindness and extraordinary intelligence, the more so as in the depth of his heart it had always seemed to him that he really was very kind and intelligent.
The younger sisters also became affectionate to him, especially the youngest, the pretty one with the mole, who often made him feel confused by her smiles and her own confusion when meeting him.
The aunt was just speaking of a collection of snuffboxes that had belonged to Pierre's father, Count Bezukhov, and showed them her own box.
She already had power over him, and between them there was no longer any barrier except the barrier of his own will.
"Youth, frivolity... well, God be with him," thought he, relishing his own goodness of heart, "but it must be brought to a head.
On Helene's name day, a small party of just their own people--as his wife said--met for supper at Prince Vasili's.
The sight of the discomposure of that old man of the world touched Pierre: he looked at Helene and she too seemed disconcerted, and her look seemed to say: "Well, it is your own fault."
"It seems that there will be no need to bring Mary out, suitors are coming to us of their own accord," incautiously remarked the little princess on hearing the news.
Mademoiselle Bourienne and the little princess had to own to themselves that Princess Mary in this guise looked very plain, worse than usual, but it was too late.
She fancied a child, her own--such as she had seen the day before in the arms of her nurse's daughter--at her own breast, the husband standing by and gazing tenderly at her and the child.
And scarcely had she put that question than God gave her the answer in her own heart.
Mademoiselle Bourienne knew a story, heard from her aunt but finished in her own way, which she liked to repeat to herself.
But Anatole's expression, though his eyes were fixed on her, referred not to her but to the movements of Mademoiselle Bourienne's little foot, which he was then touching with his own under the clavichord.
Anna Mikhaylovna sat down beside him, with her own handkerchief wiped the tears from his eyes and from the letter, then having dried her own eyes she comforted the count, and decided that at dinner and till teatime she would prepare the countess, and after tea, with God's help, would inform her.
On retiring to her own room, she sat in an armchair, her eyes fixed on a miniature portrait of her son on the lid of a snuffbox, while the tears kept coming into her eyes.
How strange, how extraordinary, how joyful it seemed, that her son, the scarcely perceptible motion of whose tiny limbs she had felt twenty years ago within her, that son about whom she used to have quarrels with the too indulgent count, that son who had first learned to say "pear" and then "granny," that this son should now be away in a foreign land amid strange surroundings, a manly warrior doing some kind of man's work of his own, without help or guidance.
And the talkative Dolgorukov, turning now to Boris, now to Prince Andrew, told how Bonaparte wishing to test Markov, our ambassador, purposely dropped a handkerchief in front of him and stood looking at Markov, probably expecting Markov to pick it up for him, and how Markov immediately dropped his own beside it and picked it up without touching Bonaparte's.
As soon as Prince Andrew began to demonstrate the defects of the latter and the merits of his own plan, Prince Dolgorukov ceased to listen to him and gazed absent-mindedly not at the map, but at Prince Andrew's face.
Having descended the hill at a trot, he no longer saw either our own or the enemy's fires, but heard the shouting of the French more loudly and distinctly.
Rostov reined in his horse, whose spirits had risen, like his own, at the firing, and went back at a footpace.
They don't know their own country! said another.
The whole French army, and even Napoleon himself with his staff, were not on the far side of the streams and hollows of Sokolnitz and Schlappanitz beyond which we intended to take up our position and begin the action, but were on this side, so close to our own forces that Napoleon with the naked eye could distinguish a mounted man from one on foot.
His own strategic plan, which obviously could not now be carried out, was forgotten.
His despair was all the greater from feeling that his own weakness was the cause of his grief.
He feebly moved his leg and uttered a weak, sickly groan which aroused his own pity.
To him the club entrusted the arrangement of the festival in honor of Bagration, for few men knew so well how to arrange a feast on an open-handed, hospitable scale, and still fewer men would be so well able and willing to make up out of their own resources what might be needed for the success of the fete.
I shall have my own orchestra, but shouldn't we get the gypsy singers as well?
Not at all expecting so loud a report, Pierre shuddered at the sound and then, smiling at his own sensations, stood still.
(The wheel continued to revolve by its own impetus, and Princess Mary long remembered the dying creak of that wheel, which merged in her memory with what followed.)
Princess Mary and the old prince each bore and hid their grief in their own way.
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.
For two days after that Rostov did not see Dolokhov at his own or at Dolokhov's home: on the third day he received a note from him:
An hour and a half later most of the players were but little interested in their own play.
He got up without saying a word and went downstairs to his own room.
And in their name and my own I hold out a brotherly hand to you.
"I know your outlook," said the Mason, "and the view of life you mention, and which you think is the result of your own mental efforts, is the one held by the majority of people, and is the invariable fruit of pride, indolence, and ignorance.
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.
(He now felt so glad to be free from his own lawlessness and to submit his will to those who knew the indubitable truth.)
Thanks to Anna Mikhaylovna's efforts, his own tastes, and the peculiarities of his reserved nature, Boris had managed during his service to place himself very advantageously.
Boris, speaking with deliberation, told them in pure, correct French many interesting details about the armies and the court, carefully abstaining from expressing an opinion of his own about the facts he was recounting.
Buxhowden is commander-in-chief by seniority, but General Bennigsen does not quite see it; more particularly as it is he and his corps who are within sight of the enemy and he wishes to profit by the opportunity to fight a battle 'on his own hand' as the Germans say.
On all his estates Pierre saw with his own eyes brick buildings erected or in course of erection, all on one plan, for hospitals, schools, and almshouses, which were soon to be opened.
"Perhaps you are right for yourself," he added after a short pause, "but everyone lives in his own way.
Then there's this house, which must be built in order to have a nook of one's own in which to be quiet.
Pierre remained gloomily silent, answering in monosyllables and apparently immersed in his own thoughts.
Prince Andrew led Pierre to his own apartments, which were always kept in perfect order and readiness for him in his father's house; he himself went to the nursery.
When I was in Kiev, Crazy Cyril says to me (he's one of God's own and goes barefoot summer and winter), he says, 'Why are you not going to the right place?
Rostov brought them to his quarters, placed them in his own lodging, and kept them for some weeks while the old man was recovering.
One morning, between seven and eight, returning after a sleepless night, he sent for embers, changed his rain-soaked underclothes, said his prayers, drank tea, got warm, then tidied up the things on the table and in his own corner, and, his face glowing from exposure to the wind and with nothing on but his shirt, lay down on his back, putting his arms under his head.
And I saw with my own eyes how Lazarchuk bwought some fwom the fields.
That way we shall be saying there is no God--nothing! shouted Nicholas, banging the table--very little to the point as it seemed to his listeners, but quite relevantly to the course of his own thoughts.
After that journey to Ryazan he found the country dull; his former pursuits no longer interested him, and often when sitting alone in his study he got up, went to the mirror, and gazed a long time at his own face.
As he had done on their first meeting at Kochubey's, Speranski produced a strong impression on Prince Andrew on the Wednesday, when he received him tÃªte-Ã -tÃªte at his own house and talked to him long and confidentially.
It taught men to be wise and good and for their own benefit to follow the example and instruction of the best and wisest men.
Even those members who seemed to be on his side understood him in their own way with limitations and alterations he could not agree to, as what he always wanted most was to convey his thought to others just as he himself understood it.
At that time, as always happens, the highest society that met at court and at the grand balls was divided into several circles, each with its own particular tone.
Now in Petersburg, having considered the Rostovs' position and his own, he decided that the time had come to propose.
Natasha jumped up, snatched up her slippers, and ran barefoot to her own room.
Looking at her she may have recalled the golden, irrecoverable days of her own girlhood and her own first ball.
She did not listen to or look at Vera, who was telling her something about her own green dress.
"If she goes to her cousin first and then to another lady, she will be my wife," said Prince Andrew to himself quite to his own surprise, as he watched her.
She wished to help him, to bestow on him the superabundance of her own happiness.
He kept criticizing his own work, as he often did, and was glad when he heard someone coming.
Having lit his candle he sat up in bed, then got up, then lay down again not at all troubled by his sleeplessness: his soul was as fresh and joyful as if he had stepped out of a stuffy room into God's own fresh air.
Vera, having decided in her own mind that Pierre ought to be entertained with conversation about the French embassy, at once began accordingly.
At the same time the feeling he had noticed between his protegee Natasha and Prince Andrew accentuated his gloom by the contrast between his own position and his friend's.
He could not comprehend how anyone could wish to alter his life or introduce anything new into it, when his own life was already ending.
Things are nice as it is, she said to herself, and she began walking up and down the room, not stepping simply on the resounding parquet but treading with each step from the heel to the toe (she had on a new and favorite pair of shoes) and listening to the regular tap of the heel and creak of the toe as gladly as she had to the sounds of her own voice.
Soon after Prince Andrew had gone, Princess Mary wrote to her friend Julie Karagina in Petersburg, whom she had dreamed (as all girls dream) of marrying to her brother, and who was at that time in mourning for her own brother, killed in Turkey.
He cannot endure the notion that Buonaparte is negotiating on equal terms with all the sovereigns of Europe and particularly with our own, the grandson of the Great Catherine!
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.
He had a look at all the details of the hunt, sent a pack of hounds and huntsmen on ahead to find the quarry, mounted his chestnut Donets, and whistling to his own leash of borzois, set off across the threshing ground to a field leading to the Otradnoe wood.
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.
Facing him lay a field of winter rye, there his own huntsman stood alone in a hollow behind a hazel bush.
"Uncle," Rostov, and Ilagin kept stealthily glancing at one another's dogs, trying not to be observed by their companions and searching uneasily for rivals to their own borzois.
After a casual pause, such as often occurs when receiving friends for the first time in one's own house, "Uncle," answering a thought that was in his visitors' minds, said:
These were all their own people who had settled down in the house almost as members of the family, or persons who were, it seemed, obliged to live in the count's house.
She thought of Natasha and of her own youth, and of how there was something unnatural and dreadful in this impending marriage of Natasha and Prince Andrew.
Two of the troykas were the usual household sleighs, the third was the old count's with a trotter from the Orlov stud as shaft horse, the fourth was Nicholas' own with a short shaggy black shaft horse.
When they came out onto the beaten highroad--polished by sleigh runners and cut up by rough-shod hoofs, the marks of which were visible in the moonlight--the horses began to tug at the reins of their own accord and increased their pace.
"And who is this?" she asked her governess, peering into the face of her own daughter dressed up as a Kazan-Tartar.
"I see someone with a mustache," said Natasha, seeing her own face.
Had he not seen the possibility of, and passionately desired, the regeneration of the sinful human race, and his own progress to the highest degree of perfection?
"Helene, who has never cared for anything but her own body and is one of the stupidest women in the world," thought Pierre, "is regarded by people as the acme of intelligence and refinement, and they pay homage to her.
Not a moment's peace in my own house!
"Really?" asked Princess Mary, looking into Pierre's kindly face and still thinking of her own sorrow.
"Oh, my God, Count, there are moments when I would marry anybody!" she cried suddenly to her own surprise and with tears in her voice.
More than once he had vexed his father by spoiling his own career, and he laughed at distinctions of all kinds.
Dolokhov, who had reappeared that year in Moscow after his exile and his Persian adventures, and was leading a life of luxury, gambling, and dissipation, associated with his old Petersburg comrade Kuragin and made use of him for his own ends.
She looked at Natasha's dresses and praised them, as well as a new dress of her own made of "metallic gauze," which she had received from Paris, and advised Natasha to have one like it.
Natasha did not reply and went to her own room to read Princess Mary's letter.
And with the decision and tenderness that often come at the moment of awakening, she embraced her friend, but noticing Sonya's look of embarrassment, her own face expressed confusion and suspicion.
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.
Pierre raised his shoulders and listened open-mouthed to what was told him, scarcely able to believe his own ears.
But when he said it he was amazed at his own words.
It seemed to Pierre that this comet fully responded to what was passing in his own softened and uplifted soul, now blossoming into a new life.
History, that is, the unconscious, general, hive life of mankind, uses every moment of the life of kings as a tool for its own purposes.
Every act of theirs, which appears to them an act of their own will, is in an historical sense involuntary and is related to the whole course of history and predestined from eternity.
Before leaving, Napoleon showed favor to the emperor, kings, and princes who had deserved it, reprimanded the kings and princes with whom he was dissatisfied, presented pearls and diamonds of his own--that is, which he had taken from other kings--to the Empress of Austria, and having, as his historian tells us, tenderly embraced the Empress Marie Louise--who regarded him as her husband, though he had left another wife in Paris--left her grieved by the parting which she seemed hardly able to bear.
Each of the three armies had its own commander-in-chief, but there was no supreme commander of all the forces, and the Emperor did not assume that responsibility himself.
Boris was now a rich man who had risen to high honors and no longer sought patronage but stood on an equal footing with the highest of those of his own age.
This inevitability alone can explain how the cruel Arakcheev, who tore out a grenadier's mustache with his own hands, whose weak nerves rendered him unable to face danger, and who was neither an educated man nor a courtier, was able to maintain his powerful position with Alexander, whose own character was chivalrous, noble, and gentle.
Evidently only what took place within his own mind interested him.
He said that the Emperor Alexander did not consider Kurakin's demand for his passports a sufficient cause for war; that Kurakin had acted on his own initiative and without his sovereign's assent, that the Emperor Alexander did not desire war, and had no relations with England.
Napoleon almost screamed, quite to his own surprise.
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.
"Every country has its own character," said he.
Kutuzov, who was already weary of Bolkonski's activity which seemed to reproach his own idleness, very readily let him go and gave him a mission to Barclay de Tolly.
Does he think me a scoundrel, or an old fool who, without any reason, keeps his own daughter at a distance and attaches this Frenchwoman to himself?
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.
They feared Napoleon, recognized his strength and their own weakness, and frankly said so.
But Pfuel, like a man heated in a fight who strikes those on his own side, shouted angrily at his own supporter, Wolzogen:
From the tone in which the courtiers addressed him and the way Paulucci had allowed himself to speak of him to the Emperor, but above all from a certain desperation in Pfuel's own expressions, it was clear that the others knew, and Pfuel himself felt, that his fall was at hand.
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.
And why expose his own children in the battle?
Doctors came to see her singly and in consultation, talked much in French, German, and Latin, blamed one another, and prescribed a great variety of medicines for all the diseases known to them, but the simple idea never occurred to any of them that they could not know the disease Natasha was suffering from, as no disease suffered by a live man can be known, for every living person has his own peculiarities and always has his own peculiar, personal, novel, complicated disease, unknown to medicine--not a disease of the lungs, liver, skin, heart, nerves, and so on mentioned in medical books, but a disease consisting of one of the innumerable combinations of the maladies of those organs.
From habit she scrutinized the ladies' dresses, condemned the bearing of a lady standing close by who was not crossing herself properly but in a cramped manner, and again she thought with vexation that she was herself being judged and was judging others, and suddenly, at the sound of the service, she felt horrified at her own vileness, horrified that the former purity of her soul was again lost to her.
When they prayed for those who love us, she prayed for the members of her own family, her father and mother and Sonya, realizing for the first time how wrongly she had acted toward them, and feeling all the strength of her love for them.
From the day when Pierre, after leaving the Rostovs' with Natasha's grateful look fresh in his mind, had gazed at the comet that seemed to be fixed in the sky and felt that something new was appearing on his own horizon--from that day the problem of the vanity and uselessness of all earthly things, that had incessantly tormented him, no longer presented itself.
Once when making such calculations he wrote down his own name in French, Comte Pierre Besouhoff, but the sum of the numbers did not come right.
In the morning, when he went to call at Rostopchin's he met there a courier fresh from the army, an acquaintance of his own, who often danced at Moscow balls.
May the ruin he hopes to bring upon us recoil on his own head, and may Europe delivered from bondage glorify the name of Russia!
He stood at the back, and, though he had heard hardly anything, understood everything in his own way.
This general, hating Barclay, rode to visit a friend of his own, a corps commander, and, having spent the day with him, returned to Barclay and condemned, as unsuitable from every point of view, the battleground he had not seen.
"But, Prince, they say he is blind!" said he, reminding Prince Vasili of his own words.
Heaven only knows who arranged all this and when, but it all got done as if of its own accord.
Many of them were punished, some sent to Siberia, many died of cold and hunger on the road, many returned of their own accord, and the movement died down of itself just as it had sprung up, without apparent reason.
But this he was unable to do, for he received tidings that the French had unexpectedly advanced, and had barely time to remove his own family and valuables from his estate.
Without saying anything of this to the princess, Alpatych had his own belongings taken out of the carts which had arrived from Bald Hills and had those horses got ready for the princess' carriages.
She lay on the sofa with her face to the wall, fingering the buttons of the leather cushion and seeing nothing but that cushion, and her confused thoughts were centered on one subject--the irrevocability of death and her own spiritual baseness, which she had not suspected, but which had shown itself during her father's illness.
All their former disharmony and her own jealousy recurred to her mind.
She was glad such cares presented themselves, enabling her without scruple to forget her own grief.
Having repeated her order to Dron to have horses ready for her departure next morning, she went to her room and remained alone with her own thoughts.
Traitors! cried Rostov unmeaningly in a voice not his own, gripping Karp by the collar.
And in fact two more peasants began binding Dron, who took off his own belt and handed it to them, as if to aid them.
What did I say? said Alpatych, coming into his own again.
The worse everything became, especially his own affairs, the better was Pierre pleased and the more evident was it that the catastrophe he expected was approaching.
"No, I've come on my own," answered Pierre, and he went down the hill again, passing the militiamen.
This disposition on the left flank increased Pierre's doubt of his own capacity to understand military matters.
Bennigsen did not know this and moved the troops forward according to his own ideas without mentioning the matter to the commander-in-chief.
It was unpleasant to Prince Andrew to meet people of his own set in general, and Pierre especially, for he reminded him of all the painful moments of his last visit to Moscow.
While Russia was well, a foreigner could serve her and be a splendid minister; but as soon as she is in danger she needs one of her own kin.
The French soldiers went to kill and be killed at the battle of Borodino not because of Napoleon's orders but by their own volition.
"Mind your own business," an old sergeant shouted at them.
Pierre did not look out at the battlefield and was not concerned to know what was happening there; he was entirely absorbed in watching this fire which burned ever more brightly and which he felt was flaming up in the same way in his own soul.
Napoleon, standing on the knoll, looked through a field glass, and in its small circlet saw smoke and men, sometimes his own and sometimes Russians, but when he looked again with the naked eye, he could not tell where what he had seen was.
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.
"Reinforcements?" said Napoleon in a tone of stern surprise, looking at the adjutant--a handsome lad with long black curls arranged like Murat's own--as though he did not understand his words.
Prince Andrew could no longer restrain himself and wept tender loving tears for his fellow men, for himself, and for his own and their errors.
He felt in his own person the sufferings and death he had witnessed on the battlefield.
Not that sort of victory which is defined by the capture of pieces of material fastened to sticks, called standards, and of the ground on which the troops had stood and were standing, but a moral victory that convinces the enemy of the moral superiority of his opponent and of his own impotence was gained by the Russians at Borodino.
"Granddad" himself, as Malasha in her own mind called Kutuzov, sat apart in a dark corner behind the oven.
On the other side sat Count Ostermann- Tolstoy, seemingly absorbed in his own thoughts.
But, my dear child, consult only your own heart.
She was continually tormented by jealousy of her daughter, and now that jealousy concerned a subject near to her own heart, she could not reconcile herself to the idea.
The one thing he now desired with his whole soul was to get away quickly from the terrible sensations amid which he had lived that day and return to ordinary conditions of life and sleep quietly in a room in his own bed.
For a while she had stood beside Sonya while the china was being packed and tried to help, but soon gave it up and went to her room to pack her own things.
We have a house of our own in Moscow, but it's a long way from here, and there's nobody living in it.
Pity these wounded men as one might, it was evident that if they were given one cart there would be no reason to refuse another, or all the carts and one's own carriages as well.
Thirty carts could not save all the wounded and in the general catastrophe one could not disregard oneself and one's own family.
Really now, in our own yard--we asked them in ourselves and there are officers among them....
This city was evidently living with the full force of its own life.
In his imagination he appointed days for assemblies at the palace of the Tsars, at which Russian notables and his own would mingle.
Those who were able to get away were going of their own accord, those who remained behind decided for themselves what they must do.
The ship moves independently with its own enormous motion, the boat hook no longer reaches the moving vessel, and suddenly the administrator, instead of appearing a ruler and a source of power, becomes an insignificant, useless, feeble man.
He seemed still to hear the sound of his own words: Cut him down!
But I did not do it for my own sake.
The German who knew little French, answered the two first questions by giving the names of his regiment and of his commanding officer, but in reply to the third question which he did not understand said, introducing broken French into his own German, that he was the quartermaster of the regiment and his commander had ordered him to occupy all the houses one after another.
He was tormented by the consciousness of his own weakness.
While listening to these love stories his own love for Natasha unexpectedly rose to his mind, and going over the pictures of that love in his imagination he mentally compared them with Ramballe's tales.
Speaking thickly and with a faraway look in his shining eyes, he told the whole story of his life: his marriage, Natasha's love for his best friend, her betrayal of him, and all his own simple relations with her.
Urged on by Ramballe's questions he also told what he had at first concealed--his own position and even his name.
A healthy man can tear himself away from the deepest reflections to say a civil word to someone who comes in and can then return again to his own thoughts.
The youngest child, a boy of about seven, who wore an overcoat and an immense cap evidently not his own, was crying in his old nurse's arms.
Oh, she is certainly the most charming woman in the world, she went on, with a smile at her own enthusiasm.
When he heard these words and saw the expression of firm resolution in the Emperor's eyes, Michaud--quoique etranger, russe de coeur et d'ame-- at that solemn moment felt himself enraptured by all that he had heard (as he used afterwards to say), and gave expression to his own feelings and those of the Russian people whose representative he considered himself to be, in the following words:
Among the men was an Italian prisoner, an officer of the French army; and Nicholas felt that the presence of that prisoner enhanced his own importance as a Russian hero.
Sonya was not less agitated than her friend by the latter's fear and grief and by her own personal feelings which she shared with no one.
"A wife for counsel, a mother-in-law for welcome, but there's none as dear as one's own mother!" said he.
But she felt oppressed by the fact that the mood of everyone around her was so far from what was in her own heart.
It was plain that at that moment there was in Natasha's heart no thought of herself or of her own relations with Prince Andrew.
They disappeared into the forest, and Count Orlov-Denisov, having seen Grekov off, returned, shivering from the freshness of the early dawn and excited by what he had undertaken on his own responsibility, and began looking at the enemy camp, now just visible in the deceptive light of dawn and the dying campfires.
Napoleon, too, carried away his own personal tresor, but on seeing the baggage trains that impeded the army, he was (Thiers says) horror-struck.
Very often a wounded animal, hearing a rustle, rushes straight at the hunter's gun, runs forward and back again, and hastens its own end.
A promise is own brother to performance!
Karataev thanked the Frenchman for the money and went on admiring his own work.
Ermolov wished to act on his own judgment, but Dokhturov insisted that he must have Kutuzov's instructions.
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.
He thought too of the possibility (which he feared most of all) that Napoleon might fight him with his own weapon and remain in Moscow awaiting him.
He could not tell them what we say now: Why fight, why block the road, losing our own men and inhumanly slaughtering unfortunate wretches?
So according to history it has been found from the most ancient times, and so it is to our own day.
Its first period had passed: when the partisans themselves, amazed at their own boldness, feared every minute to be surrounded and captured by the French, and hid in the forests without unsaddling, hardly daring to dismount and always expecting to be pursued.
Having arranged matters thus, Denisov and Dolokhov intended, without reporting matters to the higher command, to attack and seize that convoy with their own small forces.
Denisov turned away from him frowning and addressed the esaul, conveying his own conjectures to him.
And not waiting for a reply he answered his own question: You see I was told to find out--well, I am finding out....
Denisov told him of the designs the large detachments had on the transport, of the message Petya had brought, and his own replies to both generals.
In the dark Petya recognized his own horse, which he called "Karabakh" though it was of Ukranian breed, and went up to it.
His horse by habit made as if to nip his leg, but Petya leaped quickly into the saddle unconscious of his own weight and, turning to look at the hussars starting in the darkness behind him, rode up to Denisov.
I suffer for my own sins,' and he wept bitter tears.
And it occurs to no one that to admit a greatness not commensurable with the standard of right and wrong is merely to admit one's own nothingness and immeasurable meanness.
When seeing a dying animal a man feels a sense of horror: substance similar to his own is perishing before his eyes.
She saw his face, heard his voice, repeated his words and her own, and sometimes devised other words they might have spoken.
Besides a feeling of aloofness from everybody Natasha was feeling a special estrangement from the members of her own family.
They just live their own old, quiet, and commonplace life, thought Natasha.
The sight of her father, the terribly wild cries of her mother that she heard through the door, made her immediately forget herself and her own grief.
Mummy, my precious!... she whispered incessantly, kissing her head, her hands, her face, and feeling her own irrepressible and streaming tears tickling her nose and cheeks.
One afternoon noticing Natasha shivering with fever, Princess Mary took her to her own room and made her lie down on the bed.
She did not think of applying submission and self-abnegation to her own life, for she was accustomed to seek other joys, but she understood and loved in another those previously incomprehensible virtues.
To a lackey no man can be great, for a lackey has his own conception of greatness.
I asked him whose subject he was, and he jabbered in his own way.
Even wormwood grows on its own root.
As long as they remained with their own people each might hope for help from his fellows and the definite place he held among them.
His servants too--Terenty and Vaska--in their own way noticed the change that had taken place in Pierre.
Willarski felt dull in Orel and was pleased to meet a man of his own circle and, as he supposed, of similar interests.
This was his acknowledgment of the impossibility of changing a man's convictions by words, and his recognition of the possibility of everyone thinking, feeling, and seeing things each from his own point of view.
The Cossacks carried off what they could to their camps, and the householders seized all they could find in other houses and moved it to their own, pretending that it was their property.
But Pierre's face quivering with emotion, his questions and his eager restless expression, gradually compelled her to go into details which she feared to recall for her own sake.
When two people quarrel they are always both in fault, and one's own guilt suddenly becomes terribly serious when the other is no longer alive.
To her own surprise a power of life and hope of happiness rose to the surface and demanded satisfaction.
Natasha suddenly asked, and hastily replied to her own question.
Princess Mary gazed intently into his eyes with her own luminous ones as he said this.
He was as careful of the sowing and reaping of the peasants' hay and corn as of his own, and few landowners had their crops sown and harvested so early and so well, or got so good a return, as did Nicholas.
He could not have said by what standard he judged what he should or should not do, but the standard was quite firm and definite in his own mind.
He did not concern himself with the interests of his own class, and consequently some thought him proud and others thought him stupid.
Once she had a talk with her friend Natasha about Sonya and about her own injustice toward her.
It had bare deal floors and was furnished with very simple hard sofas, armchairs, tables, and chairs made by their own serf carpenters out of their own birchwood.
Pierre had gone to Petersburg on business of his own for three weeks as he said, but had remained there nearly seven weeks and was expected back every minute.
When Pierre himself wanted to change his mind she would fight him with his own weapons.
As in every large household, there were at Bald Hills several perfectly distinct worlds which merged into one harmonious whole, though each retained its own peculiarities and made concessions to the others.
Denisov, dissatisfied with the government on account of his own disappointments in the service, heard with pleasure of the things done in Petersburg which seemed to him stupid, and made forcible and sharp comments on what Pierre told them.
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.
But they insisted on their own view: love of one's neighbor and Christianity--and all this in the presence of young Nicholas, who had gone into my study and broke all my things.
"Still, I am not the same as his own mother," said Countess Mary.
Natasha spoke to Pierre about her brother's life and doings, of how she had suffered and lacked life during his own absence, and of how she was fonder than ever of Mary, and how Mary was in every way better than herself.
Besides, when I was in Petersburg I felt (I can say this to you) that the whole affair would go to pieces without me--everyone was pulling his own way.
But these justifications have a very necessary significance in their own day.
Every human action is inevitably conditioned by what surrounds him and by his own body.
My action seems to me free; but asking myself whether I could raise my arm in every direction, I see that I raised it in the direction in which there was least obstruction to that action either from things around me or from the construction of my own body.
However inaccessible to us may be the cause of the expression of will in any action, our own or another's, the first demand of reason is the assumption of and search for a cause, for without a cause no phenomenon is conceivable.
In addition to the assistance from the renters, the money finally gave her an income of her own, and the token independence that went with it.
Alex had been the one who helped her see them as true family, and yet he was having issues accepting his own father.
If you weren't concerned about your own life, you might have thought about your chances of taking someone else with you.
For the most part, though, her conversation was interesting and helped keep Lisa's mind off her own problems.
I don't mean to make her feel unwelcome, but it was her own carelessness that got her into this situation.
Oh yes, he had overheard her conversation with Allen earlier and made his own deductions.
There was some question that he might not be able to keep his own child?
I asked a few questions and was quickly told to mind my own business.
It was time to stand on her own two feet.
His questions and many of her own tied her tongue.
The man told him he needed to get rid of me and Yancey told him he'd deal with me in his own way.
I thought it was for their own good.
I figured that if Giddon was using a pseudonym, he would have to either do his banking with his own name or fill out some kind of paperwork to do business under another name.
In a way, she had killed her own future father-in-law.
We're short handed so you wind up taking care of your own team and wagon.
We all pull our own weight around here.
They could do their own cooking, even though it wouldn't be as nice.
He paused, obviously realizing she was talking about her own feelings.
I'm still not sure why they did - maybe because they had recently lost a lot of their own people.
She didn't own a swimsuit, so bra and panties had been her option.
Her arms slid around his neck of their own volition and she pressed close to him passionately returning his affection.
How could you think I would turn away my own child?
But not a sound had broken the stillness since the strangers had arrived, except that of their own voices.
Dorothy was surprised to find how patient the people were, for her own little heart was beating rapidly with excitement.
Slowly he took the shining star from his own brow and placed it upon that of the Princess.
None of them were in clusters, such as villages or towns, but each had ample grounds of its own, with orchards and gardens surrounding it.
"The Valley of Voe is certainly a charming place," resumed the Wizard; "but we cannot be contented in any other land than our own, for long."
Quite young, I grieve to say; and all of my brothers and sisters that you see here are practically my own age.
"Never mind, my little fellows," said Mr. Lincoln "I will put you in your own cozy little bed."
Al Mansur loved poetry and was fond of hearing poets repeat their own verses.
He saw that Cyrus had a will of his own, and this pleased him very much.
Mount your horse, and my own men will ride with you and see that you reach the end of your journey in safety.
When your country is in danger, you should forget your own safety.
You must either jump overboard into the sea or be slain with your own sword.
He made himself known, and the captain willingly agreed to carry him back to his own country.
I pray that you will look at them and take them at your own price.
"It was this way," said the gardener: "I looked at the gold pieces, and then thought of my own great necessities.
Then I thought of our own warm little house, and how snug we could make him until he came to his senses again.
Your own mother, and no time to attend to her child?
They had never heard of Chilon, for his name was hardly known outside of his own country.
Let me illustrate this one from my own life.
Then imagine GPS is layered in—very accurate GPS that tracks your every move, even in your own home.
Think about notable astronomers of centuries past, who collected their own data through years of careful observation.
Or early climatologists who made their own daily observations of precipitation and barometric pressure, interpreting as well as collecting readings.
The system will weigh heavily the choices of people with Italian last names, and people who own restaurants—all these different factors, millions and millions of factors, all from the passively recorded life experiences of a billion people.
We are most horrified by that which strikes closest to us and reminds us of our own mortality.
It will be better than any pan you own today.
We control the temperature of our surroundings, eat food from around the world, and own possessions no king could have imagined.
This can-do, care-for-our-own spirit permeated the nation.
When few people own land and most people live in cities, it is quite common to have high degrees of hunger in a nation that is exporting food.
We did our own canning, especially pickles, and I picked berries every summer so my mom could make jelly.
But over time, as incomes around the world rise, people will migrate more and more to products associated with social practices that match their own ideals.
In addition to that, many Americans own stock in other countries through their retirement savings.
They might even own foreign currencies the same way.
Huge numbers of foreigners own American stocks and debt instruments.
They expected the king to choose one border or another, not create his own compromise border.
Nations will maintain their own traditions, holidays, music, idioms, diets, and a thousand things that make them different from other nations.
In addition, more than one billion of the world's seven billion people visited a country other than their own in 2011.
I knew my own mind well enough and always had my own way, even if I had to fight tooth and nail for it.
The conversation he hears in his home stimulates his mind and suggests topics and calls forth the spontaneous expression of his own thoughts.
I feel that her being is inseparable from my own, and that the footsteps of my life are in hers.
In the pleasure of doing this, I did not stop to look at my own gifts; but when I was ready for them, my impatience for the real Christmas to begin almost got beyond control.
What joy to talk with other children in my own language!
In such cases I was forced to repeat the words or sentences, sometimes for hours, until I felt the proper ring in my own voice.
All the friends I loved best, except one, have remained my own to the present time.
Miss Canby herself wrote kindly, "Some day you will write a great story out of your own head, that will be a comfort and help to many."
It is certain that I cannot always distinguish my own thoughts from those I read, because what I read becomes the very substance and texture of my mind.
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.
Are we sure that there is none of it in our own lives?
With consummate skill he has set his trap with a hair spring to catch comfort and independence, and then, as he turned away, got his own leg into it.
But to make haste to my own experiment.
She suddenly paused, smiling at her own impetuosity.
The aunt spoke to each of them in the same words, about their health and her own, and the health of Her Majesty, "who, thank God, was better today."
Here the conversation seemed interesting and he stood waiting for an opportunity to express his own views, as young people are fond of doing.
"If no one fought except on his own conviction, there would be no wars," he said.
Just for a whim of his own, goodness only knows why, he leaves me and locks me up alone in the country.
Her beautiful eyes glanced askance at her husband's face, and her own assumed the timid, deprecating expression of a dog when it rapidly but feebly wags its drooping tail.
"If you had told me sooner, Mamma, I would have gone," she replied as she rose to go to her own room.
Just consider my own position now, Peter Nikolaevich...
Then, vexed at his own weakness, he turned away and began to report on the position of affairs.
They would have had to retire of their own accord, for they had no water for men or horses.
On the faces of all the Russians and of the French soldiers and officers without exception, he read the same dismay, horror, and conflict that were in his own heart.
Is it for my own pleasure that I am at the farm or in the office from morning to night?
How could he do such a thing to his own children?
There were only three bedrooms, and because she had to get up the earliest, she was the lucky one to have a room of her own - with the exception of Brandon, of course.
With her own bedroom came responsibilities – things like not waking up anyone else.
Well, any mother-in-law who isn't willing to baby-sit her own grandchildren isn't much of a grandmother.
Watching the two of them, it was all she could do to control her own tears... especially knowing that this was at least partly her fault.
Mrs. Marsh burst into a fresh bout of tears, and Brandon put an arm around her, his own eyes growing misty.
Only that he had repeatedly saved her life - at risk of his own, no less.
I can't believe Russ would shirk the responsibility of his own child.
That left a choice between raising the child on her own or adopting it out.
I'll use my own hat, if you please.
"Really," said the girl, anxiously, "I must get back as soon as poss'ble to my own folks."
Is it possible to replace all our organs with freshly grown new ones created from our own cells?
My purpose in this chapter will not be to persuade the reader of any political doctrine of trade; please apply your own political and social values as you see fit.
We live in a place and time where we own thousands of things we could not have made.
Now, if words and images come to me without effort, it is a pretty sure sign that they are not the offspring of my own mind, but stray waifs that I regretfully dismiss.
Dr. Bell went everywhere with us and in his own delightful way described to me the objects of greatest interest.
"You have a room of your own," and she took the inkstand from Nicholas.
"All have secrets of their own," answered Natasha, getting warmer.
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.
The cool damp cloth did wonders to get her own face back to normal and she finally regained control.
Julia had her own ideas about morality, obviously.
"But I saw the little pigs with my own eyes!" exclaimed Zeb.
He wished to teach you that no man should feel himself too fine to carry his own packages.
The woman paints the child's experiences in her own fantasy.
When I had made speech my own, I could not wait to go home.
Each instrument--now resembling a violin and now a horn, but better and clearer than violin or horn--played its own part, and before it had finished the melody merged with another instrument that began almost the same air, and then with a third and a fourth; and they all blended into one and again became separate and again blended, now into solemn church music, now into something dazzlingly brilliant and triumphant.
What the Giddons did on their own land was their business, yet it left her feeling uncomfortable.
The envelope had a mind of its own, and it drew her back to the coffee table - demanded that she tear it open and read the answer.
We will finally be able to build an oracle, and we will use that tool, that collection of life experiences, to optimize our own lives.
We like to think that the sunshine and the winds and the trees are able to love in some way of their own, for it would make us know that they were happy if we knew that they could love.
The crowd drew up to the large table, at which sat gray-haired or bald seventy-year-old magnates, uniformed and besashed almost all of whom Pierre had seen in their own homes with their buffoons, or playing boston at the clubs.
From the time they broke up, she knew it could come to this if he were left to his own devices.
"Flesh, bodies, cannon fodder!" he thought, and he looked at his own naked body and shuddered, not from cold but from a sense of disgust and horror he did not himself understand, aroused by the sight of that immense number of bodies splashing about in the dirty pond.
Keep the third piece of wisdom for your own use, and let me have the gold.