Aside from the infrequent sound of a passing car on the avenue, only the murmur of unseen waves lapping at the sand broke the stillness.
I became more frustrated with each passing minute.
The pain increased until Jule was near passing out.
Dust drifted down the road from a passing car.
I remembered passing through the small city on ski trips to Vermont during my college years.
Deidre took it as a sign he was passing on the subject.
Keep your fingers crossed it was a local and not one of the tourists passing through.
After grace, they all started passing food.
"You guys will think of something," Howie said, passing back the buck as usual.
Until the attack was defended and defeated, Christmas mornings, autumn leaves, spring flowers and summer picnics were no more than passing dreams.
I remembered passing a hall phone just off the living room.
Her mind was open to him, and he watched the thoughts passing through.
Upon passing the first, she realized they weren't men at all.
She held her breath and stayed still, praying their interest was passing, and they'd move on.
By the time he neared the woman, she'd crossed the intersection where the water fight would be held later, and was passing the bank in the heart of town.
The competition included both men and women, and all were having a great time dousing the watchers—and even the paraders passing in the opposite direction—with water guns.
The realization struck Cynthia, too, and as neither had slept particularly well, both plodded through the early morning chores with few words passing between them.
Dean left Bird Song on foot, passing up the temptation to drive his Jeep the short distance to the Main Street delicatessen.
Martha bounced around, thrilled to be back in the routine, and joined Fred in passing out more campaign literature.
She was scared to turn around, almost as if afraid he'd be passing out his phone number to every lithe, beautiful Amazonian they passed.
The maître d' looked at her skeptically, as if the woman passing in a revealing Middle Eastern belly dancing costume ahead of her was normal and jeans were not.
The warriors never spoke or even gave her more than a passing glance.
Until that moment, she hadn't realized how much she missed passing away her nights playing her games!
That, and given the fact she was in the wrong line when they were passing out brains makes me think we're missing something.
My world shrinks with each passing day.
He instinctively ducked his head but the two were paying no heed to a passing biker as they sped south.
Although he was close to passing out from lack of air, Connor rasped, "Got it."
While the troops, dividing into two parts when passing around the Kremlin, were thronging the Moskva and the Stone bridges, a great many soldiers, taking advantage of the stoppage and congestion, turned back from the bridges and slipped stealthily and silently past the church of Vasili the Beatified and under the Borovitski gate, back up the hill to the Red Square where some instinct told them they could easily take things not belonging to them.
She ran across the street, turned down a side street to the left, and, passing three houses, turned into a yard on the right.
What for a long while specially surprised and delighted him were the women, young and healthy, without a dozen officers making up to each of them; women, too, who were pleased and flattered that a passing officer should joke with them.
All around lay the flesh of different animals--from men to horses--in various stages of decomposition; and as the wolves were kept off by the passing men the dog could eat all it wanted.
From all sides came shouts of command, and from the left came smartly dressed cavalrymen on good horses, passing the prisoners at a trot.
In truth, the raw information funneled to us was transmitted as received after passing through our office.
Let's just pray it's a passing romance.
I could feel a cold sweat passing over me like a ghost at a séance.
I was as relieved as a school kid passing a final.
"There are hundreds of tourists passing through Keene now that the warm weather is here," she said.
Gabriel met her question with silence and another look of passing amusement.
Each passing year brought the mayhem further northward, causing the old timers and the local newspaper to fret for the good old days when violence was no worse than a dog fight.
It might have even blown in the open window from a passing car.
Dean glanced down in the light of a passing street lamp.
Cynthia Byrne looked worse with each passing hour and just before their flight was called, excused herself and went to the ladies' room.
There in the blur of a passing auto and mirrored in descending waves of rain was the huddled figure of Cynthia Byrne stumbling across the parking lot toward the road and the beach beyond.
With each passing day the possibility that Jeffrey Byrne's corpse might not be found became more realistic.
His blue mood following the memorial service dissipated with the passing days and he remained in fair spirits.
The drive to Maid Marian Lane was becoming more familiar with each passing trip—no more need to count the blocks.
He covered one ear to mute the passing traffic.
Dean followed on the run, passing him and reaching the door that was already closed.
At least glancing at the passing riders gave him the chance to carefully look them over.
CPU cycles have replaced the passing of time.
And with every passing year, more people have visited more places.
She said I had already shown the world that I could do the college work, by passing all my examinations successfully, in spite of many obstacles.
Miss Sullivan, who knows her pupil's mind, selects from the passing landscape essential elements, which give a certain clearness to Miss Keller's imagined view of an outer world that to our eyes is confused and overloaded with particulars.
As we were passing a large globe a short time after she had written the questions, she stopped before it and asked, "Who made the REAL world?"
Often I found her, when she had a little leisure, sitting in her favourite corner, in a chair whose arms supported the big volume prepared for the blind, and passing her finger slowly over the lines of Moliere's 'Le Medecin Malgre Lui,' chuckling to herself at the comical situations and humorous lines.
Passing a cornfield the other day, close by a hat and coat on a stake, I recognized the owner of the farm.
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."
In such transparent and seemingly bottomless water, reflecting the clouds, I seemed to be floating through the air as in a balloon, and their swimming impressed me as a kind of flight or hovering, as if they were a compact flock of birds passing just beneath my level on the right or left, their fins, like sails, set all around them.
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.
This pond has no stream passing through it to melt or wear away the ice.
In passing Prince Vasili seized Pierre's hand and said to Anna Pavlovna: Educate this bear for me!
"Ah, madam, it is a great sacrament," replied the priest, passing his hand over the thin grizzled strands of hair combed back across his bald head.
Prince Vasili said something to Lorrain in passing and went through the door on tiptoe.
"But, my dear princess," answered Anna Mikhaylovna blandly but impressively, blocking the way to the bedroom and preventing the other from passing, "won't this be too much for poor Uncle at a moment when he needs repose?
"You've grown older, Tikhon," he said in passing to the old man, who kissed his hand.
The generals were passing by, looking as if they wished to avoid embarrassing attentions.
The eyes of all the soldiers turned toward the women, and while the vehicle was passing at foot pace all the soldiers' remarks related to the two young ones.
The last of the infantry hurriedly crossed the bridge, squeezing together as they approached it as if passing through a funnel.
Passing by Kutuzov's carriage and the exhausted saddle horses of his suite, with their Cossacks who were talking loudly together, Prince Andrew entered the passage.
After passing a chasseur regiment and in the lines of the Kiev grenadiers--fine fellows busy with similar peaceful affairs--near the shelter of the regimental commander, higher than and different from the others, Prince Andrew came out in front of a platoon of grenadiers before whom lay a naked man.
It was as if all the powers of his soul were concentrated on passing the commander in the best possible manner, and feeling that he was doing it well he was happy.
After a while the moving mass became agitated, someone rode past on a white horse followed by his suite, and said something in passing: What did he say?
He half rose, meaning to go round, but the aunt handed him the snuffbox, passing it across Helene's back.
He could not look calmly at the standards of the passing battalions.
The infantry passing before him came to a halt without any command being given, apparently obstructed by something in front.
After passing some Austrian troops he noticed that the next part of the line (the Guards) was already in action.
Passing behind one of the lines of a regiment of Foot Guards he heard a voice calling him by name.
Rostov let go of the horse and was about to ride on, when a wounded officer passing by addressed him:
Only some carts and carriages were passing by.
He knew it was Napoleon--his hero--but at that moment Napoleon seemed to him such a small, insignificant creature compared with what was passing now between himself and that lofty infinite sky with the clouds flying over it.
Some women passing with quiet steps in and out of the bedroom glanced at the princess and turned away.
He shut his eyes, rubbed his forehead as if to rid himself of all interest in what he had read, and listened to what was passing in the nursery.
And passing people who looked after him with curiosity, he entered the porch of the Emperor's house.
It was dusty and so hot that on passing near water one longed to bathe.
Pierre, swaying his stout body, advanced, making way through the crowd and nodding to right and left as casually and good-naturedly as if he were passing through a crowd at a fair.
Passing a mirror she glanced into it.
Natasha glanced at her and at the crack in the pantry door, and it seemed to her that she remembered the light falling through that crack once before and Sonya passing with a glass in her hand.
Natasha was foremost in setting a merry holiday tone, which, passing from one to another, grew stronger and reached its climax when they all came out into the frost and got into the sleighs, talking, calling to one another, laughing, and shouting.
The count got out helped by the footmen, and, passing among men and women who were entering and the program sellers, they all three went along the corridor to the first row of boxes.
On seeing Natasha Pierre grew animated and, hastily passing between the rows, came toward their box.
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.
Prince Andrew had an opportunity of getting a good look at him, for Pfuel arrived soon after himself and, in passing through to the drawing room, stopped a minute to speak to Chernyshev.
The squadron overtook and passed the infantry and the battery--which had also quickened their pace--rode down a hill, and passing through an empty and deserted village again ascended.
And the hussars, passing along the line of troops on the left flank of our position, halted behind our uhlans who were in the front line.
But in spite of this he continued to struggle desperately forward, and from between the backs of those in front he caught glimpses of an open space with a strip of red cloth spread out on it; but just then the crowd swayed back--the police in front were pushing back those who had pressed too close to the procession: the Emperor was passing from the palace to the Cathedral of the Assumption--and Petya unexpectedly received such a blow on his side and ribs and was squeezed so hard that suddenly everything grew dim before his eyes and he lost consciousness.
Soldiers were passing in a constant stream along the street blocking it completely, so that Alpatych could not pass out and had to wait.
On his way home from Vorontsovo, as he was passing the Bolotnoe Place Pierre, seeing a large crowd round the Lobnoe Place, stopped and got out of his trap.
But the attention of the crowd--officials, burghers, shopkeepers, peasants, and women in cloaks and in pelisses--was so eagerly centered on what was passing in Lobnoe Place that no one answered him.
The cavalry singers were passing close by:
Pierre stepped out of his carriage and, passing the toiling militiamen, ascended the knoll from which, according to the doctor, the battlefield could be seen.
From above on the left, bisecting that amphitheater, wound the Smolensk highroad, passing through a village with a white church some five hundred paces in front of the knoll and below it.
"No, I've come on my own," answered Pierre, and he went down the hill again, passing the militiamen.
They rode across that bridge into the village of Borodino and thence turned to the left, passing an enormous number of troops and guns, and came to a high knoll where militiamen were digging.
All he had seen that day, all the significant and stern expressions on the faces he had seen in passing, were lit up for him by a new light.
Napoleon walked about in front of his tent, looked at the fires and listened to these sounds, and as he was passing a tall guardsman in a shaggy cap, who was standing sentinel before his tent and had drawn himself up like a black pillar at sight of the Emperor, Napoleon stopped in front of him.
The tales passing from mouth to mouth at different ends of the army did not even resemble what Kutuzov had said, but the sense of his words spread everywhere because what he said was not the outcome of cunning calculations, but of a feeling that lay in the commander-in-chief's soul as in that of every Russian.
A battery of artillery was passing in front of the regiment.
He glanced at the dirty innyard in the middle of which soldiers were watering their lean horses at the pump while carts were passing out of the gate.
The old count, suddenly setting to work, kept passing from the yard to the house and back again, shouting confused instructions to the hurrying people, and flurrying them still more.
The Russian troops were passing through Moscow from two o'clock at night till two in the afternoon and bore away with them the wounded and the last of the inhabitants who were leaving.
Sometimes it looked as if the clouds were passing, and a clear black sky appeared.
Let's say I'm passing on information but I'm close enough to vouch for its accuracy.
With each passing hour, the hope that my wife and young Molly were alive diminished but to give credit where due, the searchers never let up in their fervor.
While she mourned Howie's passing she is a survivor and always has been.
They tested the bio-elim field before passing through.
He thought she would cry but instead she lay back on the grass, arms beneath her head, and after a time, began naming the shapes of the clouds passing across the sky.
But as the captain had the wine they had taken while passing through Moscow, he left the kvass to Morel and applied himself to the bottle of Bordeaux.
People passing between them were a blur.
His confidence in finding a way to make the relationship work grew with each passing moment.
I happened to be passing through when I saw you.