They had to move forward, and leave the past behind them.
He brushed past her.
Lisa brushed past Giddon without looking at him.
Don't look at the past so negatively.
It was past midnight.
He was right, to a degree It isn't the past that I'm pitching you, Alex.
If I should attempt to tell how I have desired to spend my life in years past, it would probably surprise those of my readers who are somewhat acquainted with its actual history; it would certainly astonish those who know nothing about it.
But you must remember I'm old, and my dashing days are past and gone.
The birth of her child was imminent, if not past due.
All your court has been looking for you for the past two hours.
"There now, the Kurskies have also gone past," was being said in the ranks.
It was time to put the past where it belonged.
Doubtless the work of the past few months does seem like a triumphal march to him; but then people seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
And as I look to the past and the present, I see two phenomena that especially drive my optimism.
"Gentlemen, the dispositions for tomorrow--or rather for today, for it is past midnight--cannot now be altered," said he.
She had to stop thinking about the past that way.
She stood, frozen with fear as his dark figure moved past her.
That time which we really improve, or which is improvable, is neither past, present, nor future.
Allen was the past and Yancey the future.
Why go through all that pain again, when she had almost succeeded in putting him in the past - almost, but not quite.
My past is such an enigma; I don't know any of the details.
The troops again began to move, and two battalions of the Novgorod and one of the Apsheron regiment went forward past the Emperor.
Avoiding his eyes as she walked past him, she tried not to limp.
Her gaze shot past Adrienne and her face turned scarlet.
If you weren't appreciated, you wouldn't have made it past the first trip.
"Come on," Bordeaux whispered as he brushed past her.
This charcoal man, whom I know very well, ran past me with a child in his arms.
In the past, we simply had division of labor among people.
In the past two centuries with very little technology, we've come from whale oil and wood to solar and nuclear.
After soaking two years and then lying high six months it was perfectly sound, though waterlogged past drying.
All night long troops were moving past the inn.
He had seemed amused by her modesty in the past, and yet it had obviously troubled him.
She crept down the dim hall, past the bedroom that Julia and Rachel shared, and on past Brandon's door.
A yellow ball of hissing fur flew past her.
One night the king sat up very late, writing letters and sending messages; and the little page was kept busy running on errands until past midnight.
History is full of radical breaks with the past that only seem to have come out of nowhere but were, in fact, predictable.
Besides, her past experiences and associations were all against me.
Oh yes, mon cher, he is the greatest man of the ages past or future.
She jerked her hand free and darted past the wide-eyed Claudette - up the stairs and into the safety of her room.
She brushed past Cade, giving him a stern look as she left the room.
While he now had the ability to chase his past, he refused vehemently to do so.
It is consistent with all we know of the past, which is progress and prosperity.
It was past one o'clock.
Drive past Tatarinova, a lot of digging is going on there.
"Oh, those damned fellows!" muttered the officer who followed him, holding his nose as he ran past the men at work.
What is it? he asked, but his comrade was already galloping off past Vasili the Beatified in the direction from which the screams came.
You keep telling me it's in the past - until you can dig it back up and throw it in my face again.
She hadn't helped any by turning their past problems into a monetary issue.
We'd discussed this point among ourselves numerous times over the past months.
Business demanded my attention this past week and I responded gallantly.
That's when all the weird tips occur, not further back in the past, but he doesn't know that.
The article listed past instances of use, admitting on rare occasions the psychic proved helpful to police investigations.
Claire seemed pleased to be held by anyone, at least most of the time, but on occasion she'd let out a scream, loud enough to shake Howie from the past in spite of his near-soundproof basement room.
You keep saying you don't care about your past anymore; you want to move ahead.
In some ways my past matters.
I tell Julie the nightmares must be from my past; ghosts trying to get out.
I queued my way past three minions before the stern voice growled, Reagan' in my ear.
"Half-past three," he said.
The following chapter catalogs the difficulties inherent in trying to end war, which in the past brought misery and destruction and in the future could bring annihilation.
Whatever the case in the past, war in the future can serve no useful purpose.
In the past, humanity has been able to sustain both wars and progress.
Second, in the past, technological improvements did not decrease human beings' propensity to wage war; they only made people better at killing.
This means that non-military manufacturing interests in the United States no longer profit as in the past from war.
The hotel was so near the river that I could feel it rushing past by putting my hand on the window.
I sacrificed it to Vulcan, for it was past serving the god Terminus.
Bagration rode round the ranks that had marched past him and dismounted.
At last the conversation gradually settled on some of the topics at first lightly touched on: their past life, plans for the future, Pierre's journeys and occupations, the war, and so on.
He heard the sound of a scuffle and Sonya's disapproving voice: "It's past one o'clock."
Joseph Alexeevich, having remained silent and thoughtful for a good while, told me his view of the matter, which at once lit up for me my whole past and the future path I should follow.
I told my wife that I begged her to forget the past, to forgive me whatever wrong I may have done her, and that I had nothing to forgive.
They had decided to be at the ball by half past ten, and Natasha had still to get dressed and they had to call at the Taurida Gardens.
At a quarter past ten they at last got into their carriages and started.
Nicholas, with a stern and serious air which showed that now was no time for attending to trifles, went past Natasha and Petya who were trying to tell him something.
After listening a few moments in silence, the count and his attendant convinced themselves that the hounds had separated into two packs: the sound of the larger pack, eagerly giving tongue, began to die away in the distance, the other pack rushed by the wood past the count, and it was with this that Daniel's voice was heard calling ulyulyu.
After supper, over their cherry brandy, Rostov and "Uncle" talked of past and future hunts, of Rugay and Ilagin's dogs, while Natasha sat upright on the sofa and listened with sparkling eyes.
On her way past the butler's pantry she told them to set a samovar, though it was not at all the time for tea.
So they went through their memories, smiling with pleasure: not the sad memories of old age, but poetic, youthful ones--those impressions of one's most distant past in which dreams and realities blend--and they laughed with quiet enjoyment.
"You go ahead, Zakhar!" shouted Nicholas to his father's coachman, wishing for a chance to race past him.
While they drove past the garden the shadows of the bare trees often fell across the road and hid the brilliant moonlight, but as soon as they were past the fence, the snowy plain bathed in moonlight and motionless spread out before them glittering like diamonds and dappled with bluish shadows.
"His Majesty drew attention to the Grenadier division and to the march past," continued the general, "and it seems the ambassador took no notice and allowed himself to reply that: 'We in France pay no attention to such trifles!'
The day before the count was to return, Sonya noticed that Natasha sat by the drawing-room window all the morning as if expecting something and that she made a sign to an officer who drove past, whom Sonya took to be Anatole.
With compressed and parched lips and dry fixed eyes, she sat at the window, uneasily watching the people who drove past and hurriedly glancing round at anyone who entered the room.
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.
They rode through the village of Rykonty, past tethered French hussar horses, past sentinels and men who saluted their colonel and stared with curiosity at a Russian uniform, and came out at the other end of the village.
They had hardly ridden up a hill, past a tavern, before they saw a group of horsemen coming toward them.
He glanced with his large eyes into Balashav's face and immediately looked past him.
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.
Natasha's grief began to be overlaid by the impressions of daily life, it ceased to press so painfully on her heart, it gradually faded into the past, and she began to recover physically.
One of the generals who drove past was an acquaintance of the Rostovs', and Petya thought of asking his help, but came to the conclusion that that would not be a manly thing to do.
On the tenth of August the regiment Prince Andrew commanded was marching along the highroad past the avenue leading to Bald Hills.
Everything that reminded him of his past was repugnant to him, and so in his relations with that former circle he confined himself to trying to do his duty and not to be unfair.
Riding past the pond where there used always to be dozens of women chattering as they rinsed their linen or beat it with wooden beetles, Prince Andrew noticed that there was not a soul about and that the little washing wharf, torn from its place and half submerged, was floating on its side in the middle of the pond.
Believing their danger past, they sprang from their ambush and, chirruping something in their shrill little voices and holding up their skirts, their bare little sunburned feet scampered merrily and quickly across the meadow grass.
Pictures of the near past--her father's illness and last moments--rose one after another to her memory.
Of late he had received so many new and very serious impressions--such as the retreat from Smolensk, his visit to Bald Hills, and the recent news of his father's death--and had experienced so many emotions, that for a long time past those memories had not entered his mind, and now that they did, they did not act on him with nearly their former strength.
Well, good-by, General, he added, and rode into the yard past Prince Andrew and Denisov.
At the descent of the high steep hill, down which a winding road led out of the town past the cathedral on the right, where a service was being held and the bells were ringing, Pierre got out of his vehicle and proceeded on foot.
At half-past five Napoleon rode to the village of Shevardino.
All the gentlemen have gone out, and his Serene Highness himself rode past long ago.
It seemed as if those smoke clouds sometimes ran and sometimes stood still while woods, fields, and glittering bayonets ran past them.
To the infantry! added another with loud laughter, seeing the shell fly past and fall into the ranks of the supports.
From the battery they could be seen running back past it carrying their wounded on their muskets.
Adjutant General Wolzogen, the man who when riding past Prince Andrew had said, "the war should be extended widely," and whom Bagration so detested, rode up while Kutuzov was at dinner.
When men were killed or wounded, when rows of stretchers went past, when some troops retreated, and when great masses of the enemy came into view through the smoke, no one paid any attention to these things.
"It flew a hair's breadth past my ear," said the adjutant.
And the order to retreat carries us past the turn to the Kaluga road.
Pierre lay leaning on his elbow for a long time, gazing at the shadows that moved past him in the darkness.
"Here is our commanding officer... ask him," and he pointed to a stout major who was walking back along the street past the row of carts.
"The ways of God are past finding out!" she thought, feeling that the Almighty Hand, hitherto unseen, was becoming manifest in all that was now taking place.
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.
Where?... he shouted to three infantrymen without muskets who, holding up the skirts of their overcoats, were slipping past him into the Bazaar passage.
This man, bent double, rushed past the tradesman and the officer.
He did not know how or when this thought had taken such possession of him, but he remembered nothing of the past, understood nothing of the present, and all he saw and heard appeared to him like a dream.
Pierre was taken back to his place, and the rows of troops on both sides of the post made a half turn and went past it at a measured pace.
At the Troitsa monastery they had spoken of the past, and he had told her that if he lived he would always thank God for his wound which had brought them together again, but after that they never spoke of the future.
One man said he had seen Ermolov ride past with some other generals, others said he must have returned home.
It was already past eight o'clock.
"Pass on, pass on!" the captain reiterated, frowning sternly, and looking at the prisoners who thronged past him.
When they had descended to the bridge Petya and Dolokhov rode past the sentinel, who without saying a word paced morosely up and down it, then they descended into the hollow where the Cossacks awaited them.
Denisov talked in whispers with the esaul and the Cossacks rode past Petya and Denisov.
A volley was heard, and some bullets whistled past, while others plashed against something.
It was already past midnight, the hour when Karataev was usually free of his fever and particularly lively.
Two French soldiers ran past Pierre, one of whom carried a lowered and smoking gun.
French soldiers were running past him.
They abandoned one another, abandoned all their heavy baggage, their artillery, and half their men, and fled, getting past the Russians by night by making semicircles to the right.
Prince Eugene of Wurttemberg fired from a hill over the French crowds that were running past, and demanded reinforcements which did not arrive.
He was thinking of Prince Andrew, of Natasha, and of their love, at one moment jealous of her past, then reproaching himself for that feeling.
As he drove through the streets past the houses that had been burned down, he was surprised by the beauty of those ruins.
She no longer complained of her position, did not say a word about the past, and no longer feared to make happy plans for the future.
"Yes, yes," said she, "but you have no reason to regret the past, Count.
"He's come!" she exclaimed as she ran past, and Denisov felt that he too was delighted that Pierre, whom he did not much care for, had returned.
When a man works alone he always has a certain set of reflections which as it seems to him directed his past activity, justify his present activity, and guide him in planning his future actions.
How should the past life of nations and of humanity be regarded--as the result of the free, or as the result of the constrained, activity of man?
To imagine it as free, it is necessary to imagine it in the present, on the boundary between the past and the future--that is, outside time, which is impossible.
There was no point in dredging up the past again.
Besides, her lack of response in the past had been far more effective.
Without looking back, she dashed to the house, past a startled Sarah, and then to her room.
You'd think so and I guess he's curious about his past, but he's not as obsessed.
I'm the guy with no past and I have this... earlier vision and it's not even my memory.
Do you think the woman and the girl were people from your past; relatives?
I've spent a lot of time discussing my past with my mother.
Perhaps something that happened to Howie in there and his past is resurrecting these visions!
After the testing is over, the hard part begins; weighing and recording my compilations and comparing them to past exposure levels.
The problem is the further I go into the past, the less accuracy I can attain.
Betsy and I were more shocked at the buried animosity that the other three must have witnessed over the past few weeks.
As long as Quinn could place Howie in the past, we'd do everything in our power to support the effort.
Each of us nervously cut ties with our past by giving notice, making moving plans and advising our few friends and relatives.
"I remember the kidnapping from last week," Betsy said as she brushed past me, dropping her nightgown as she entered the bathroom.
The figures ran through our operation like a train past a no-stop station.
No on both counts but he's been a person of interest in the past, because of his associates.
It was the city of his seminary training in an attempt to resurrect his past he'd visited.
The first error is to assert that history unfolds in a basically linear fashion, that there is a fundamental continuity between the past, present, and future.
In the past, success relied heavily on whether an entrepreneur could move an offline experience online better than someone else.
Its reawakening of the arts derived chiefly from seeking to recapture something thought lost from a past Golden Age.
Think about notable astronomers of centuries past, who collected their own data through years of careful observation.
Science's progress over the past few hundred years has been determined mainly by the relatively slow speed at which we were able to collect data.
In the past, a scientist began with a surmise or hunch and began gathering data to prove or disprove it.
So now that the task of remembering past purchases and using that information to suggest future purchases is completely transitioned to machines, it operates on a whole different scale.
As we move toward that future, it is a great tragedy that the experiences of all the people of the past are lost to us.
In the past, knowing the wise thing to do was a power confined to a few.
All scientific material from the past is making its way online.
In the past, when most media was mass media, it was essential to create products with mass appeal.
So the problem must be that we have stretched the planet past its ability to feed its inhabitants, right?
Now, I'm faced with explaining why the past was full of war but somehow the future will not be.
This is how people lived their lives in the past and if asked about it, they would have defended it.
In the past, when the power of the state was absolute in many parts of the world, it was harder to argue that every person on the planet had rights no monarch or state could violate.
In the past, impetuous young men would drop out of college and run off to join the army.
This need for competition existed in the past the same as it does in the present.
In the past, war could increase your financial position, both as a nation (through spoils) and a soldier (through plunder).
In the past, a weak group unjustly persecuted by a strong group had few options.
Governments in the past could lie with impunity.
In the past, political alliances were sealed by marriages among monarchs or nobles.
The social reformer of the past is depicted as a dour spinster wielding an axe to break barrels of "Demon Rum."
My answer to that begins in the past, in the time of William Shakespeare.
When I returned I felt a big cat brush past me as I opened the door.
I used my little stock of beads, cards and straws at first because I didn't know what else to do; but the need for them is past, for the present at any rate.
During the past year Helen has enjoyed excellent health.
The intellectual improvement which Helen has made in the past two years is shown more clearly in her greater command of language and in her ability to recognize nicer shades of meaning in the use of words, than in any other branch of her education.
Beside the tomb sits a weary soul, rejoicing neither in the joys of the past nor in the possibilities of the future, but seeking consolation in forgetfulness.
Let the dead past bury its dead, Act, act in the living present, Heart within and God overhead.
Regularly at half-past seven, in one part of the summer, after the evening train had gone by, the whip-poor-wills chanted their vespers for half an hour, sitting on a stump by my door, or upon the ridge-pole of the house.
You may tell by looking at any twig of the forest, ay, at your very wood-pile, whether its winter is past or not.
"Are you ready?" he asked his wife, looking past her.
It was past one o'clock when Pierre left his friend.
Anna Mikhaylovna, addressing a maid who was hurrying past with a decanter on a tray as "my dear" and "my sweet," asked about the princess' health and then led Pierre along a stone passage.
As for the past two years people have amused themselves by finding husbands for me (most of whom I don't even know), the matchmaking chronicles of Moscow now speak of me as the future Countess Bezukhova.
"The past always seems good," said he, "but did not Suvorov himself fall into a trap Moreau set him, and from which he did not know how to escape?"
At such moments one reviews the past and plans for the future.
Kutuzov walked slowly and languidly past thousands of eyes which were starting from their sockets to watch their chief.
God be praised! and he rode past that company and overtook the next one.
It was Dolokhov marching with particular grace and boldness in time to the song and looking at those driving past as if he pitied all who were not at that moment marching with the company.
Zherkov touched his horse with the spurs; it pranced excitedly from foot to foot uncertain with which to start, then settled down, galloped past the company, and overtook the carriage, still keeping time to the song.
Denisov rode past him, leaning back and shouting something.
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.
One bullet and then another whistled past him.
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?
From all sides were heard the footsteps and talk of the infantry, who were walking, driving past, and settling down all around.
As he stepped past the generals in the crowded hut, feeling embarrassed as he always was by the sight of his superiors, he did not notice the staff of the banner and stumbled over it.
Shaking himself, he rose, threw back his head, and with resolute steps went past the ladies into the little drawing room.
When the Emperor had passed nearly all the regiments, the troops began a ceremonial march past him, and Rostov on Bedouin, recently purchased from Denisov, rode past too, at the rear of his squadron--that is, alone and in full view of the Emperor.
Rostov saw the Cossacks and then the first and second squadrons of hussars and infantry battalions and artillery pass by and go forward and then Generals Bagration and Dolgorukov ride past with their adjutants.
Then a general rode past shouting something angrily, not in Russian.
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.
Only to get past them quicker, quicker!
He urged on his already weary horse to get quickly past these crowds, but the farther he went the more disorganized they were.
Involuntarily recalling his wife's past and her relations with Dolokhov, Pierre saw clearly that what was said in the letter might be true, or might at least seem to be true had it not referred to his wife.
The angry borzois whined and getting free of the leash rushed past the horses' feet at the wolf.
The prince had a list of things to be bought in Smolensk and, walking up and down the room past Alpatych who stood by the door, he gave his instructions.
And these pictures presented themselves to her so clearly and in such detail that they seemed now present, now past, and now future.
Soldiers and militiamen ran bareheaded past Pierre toward the procession.
And he vividly pictured to himself Natasha, not as he had done in the past with nothing but her charms which gave him delight, but for the first time picturing to himself her soul.
Haven't you been through enough danger in the past two weeks?
But none of his past is familiar?
I told him a big fat lie in front of you this past weekend.
Keith comes here at half past three every day except Saturday.
Rostov himself, his legs well back and his stomach drawn in and feeling himself one with his horse, rode past the Emperor with a frowning but blissful face "like a vewy devil," as Denisov expressed it.
If she focused on the past, he would be encouraged to hide things in the future.
She moved past him and gingerly felt behind the stove until her fingers closed around the shaker.
The small kitchen showed signs of its past life, before the addition of a modern sink and electric stove.
He went out into the street: two men were running past toward the bridge.