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.
That time which we really improve, or which is improvable, is neither past, present, nor future.
Why go through all that pain again, when she had almost succeeded in putting him in the past - almost, but not quite.
And as I look to the past and the present, I see two phenomena that especially drive my optimism.
After soaking two years and then lying high six months it was perfectly sound, though waterlogged past drying.
The troops again began to move, and two battalions of the Novgorod and one of the Apsheron regiment went forward past the Emperor.
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.
"Half-past three," he said.
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.
In the past two centuries with very little technology, we've come from whale oil and wood to solar and nuclear.
Besides, her past experiences and associations were all against me.
You keep telling me it's in the past - until you can dig it back up and throw it in my face again.
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.
I sacrificed it to Vulcan, for it was past serving the god Terminus.
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.
It was past one o'clock.
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.
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.
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.
This is how people lived their lives in the past and if asked about it, they would have defended it.
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.
He went out into the street: two men were running past toward the bridge.
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.
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.
And these pictures presented themselves to her so clearly and in such detail that they seemed now present, now past, and now future.
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.
Drive past Tatarinova, a lot of digging is going on there.