She fluffed the pillow and changed position, unable to sleep.
Han chuckled from his position near the window.
Howard was a good ten years older and had far more important things on his mind – like his new position as partner at the law firm.
Surely Katie realized Alex remained head of the household because he liked the position – and because he was married to a person who liked him in that position.
On the other hand, Alex needed to be in a position where he was forced to actually talk to his father.
He rose from his kneeling position and faced her.
Presently he woke up, rose to a sitting position and rubbed his eyes briskly.
I am serious and fortunately in a perfect position to act.
Gabriel frowned, unaware of anything that could push him from his position as Death.
Kiki whirled from his position before the hearth, his oriental features set off by electric turquoise eyes.
The position of the hand is as easy to feel as it is to see.
It served her well in her position as a spy.
They'd been there what felt like a day, and yet the sun was in the same position as when they'd been thrown into the world.
There was a position open at a private home, but the salary had to be wrong.
Anatole was always content with his position, with himself, and with others.
She grabbed it frantically as he put his hands under her arms and pulled her to a standing position, her face only inches from his.
He had earned the position, mostly in the time they were courting, but certainly since they had been married.
Miss Fuller's method was this: she passed my hand lightly over her face, and let me feel the position of her tongue and lips when she made a sound.
While Betsy loved her position, she was far more enchanted with our success and would adopt it as a full time venture in a minute.
Gabriel rose from his position crouching over the body of someone he knew.
He'd served as Damian's executioner for thousands of years, a position he found fitting for his general dislike of the human capacity for evil.
Never heard of someone in your position making an unofficial deal.
In the past, war could increase your financial position, both as a nation (through spoils) and a soldier (through plunder).
Wynn looked up from his position nearby.
What would we have the centuries to come to say about us: That we were so eager to maximize our position of power and wealth that we turned a blind eye to injustice?
Being curious to know what position my great bubbles occupied with regard to the new ice, I broke out a cake containing a middling sized one, and turned it bottom upward.
She sat up straight, thinking that position would be uncomfortable enough to keep her awake.
He'd managed to push himself into a sitting position when she returned with soup and water.
He didn't bring it up again - not even when Jonathan was unable to get his short arm into a comfortable position to play the guitar.
We're in a unique position to help people who can't help themselves against bad guys who want to hurt them, he said.
When he saw Mack and heard the details of his disaster he understood that half the campaign was lost, understood all the difficulties of the Russian army's position, and vividly imagined what awaited it and the part he would have to play.
Nicholas' position became worse and worse.
Her feet skidded out from under her and she spun around, clutching desperately to the limb, twisting into a sitting position and sliding until she was sitting before him.
Count Ilya Rostov had resigned the position of Marshal of the Nobility because it involved him in too much expense, but still his affairs did not improve.
Sonya sat down before the glasses, got the right position, and began looking.
When the count returned, Natasha was impolitely pleased and hastened to get away: at that moment she hated the stiff, elderly princess, who could place her in such an embarrassing position and had spent half an hour with her without once mentioning Prince Andrew.
The battle of Borodino was not fought on a chosen and entrenched position with forces only slightly weaker than those of the enemy, but, as a result of the loss of the Shevardino Redoubt, the Russians fought the battle of Borodino on an open and almost unentrenched position, with forces only half as numerous as the French; that is to say, under conditions in which it was not merely unthinkable to fight for ten hours and secure an indecisive result, but unthinkable to keep an army even from complete disintegration and flight.
Ah, I also wanted to ask you where our position is exactly? said Pierre.
"The position?" repeated the doctor.
On seeing these peasants, who were evidently still amused by the novelty of their position as soldiers, Pierre once more thought of the wounded men at Mozhaysk and understood what the soldier had meant when he said: "They want the whole nation to fall on them."
But if you want to ride round the position, come along with us.
Having crossed over, by a forced march, to the Tula road beyond the Pakhra, the Russian commanders intended to remain at Podolsk and had no thought of the Tarutino position; but innumerable circumstances and the reappearance of French troops who had for a time lost touch with the Russians, and projects of giving battle, and above all the abundance of provisions in Kaluga province, obliged our army to turn still more to the south and to cross from the Tula to the Kaluga road and go to Tarutino, which was between the roads along which those supplies lay.
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.
At home Natasha placed herself in the position of a slave to her husband, and the whole household went on tiptoe when he was occupied--that is, was reading or writing in his study.
And now she had put herself in a position where she would be alone with him in the car.
It's also a bond that folks in my position have to be careful about taking on, because it leaves me vulnerable.
Wynn took up position in a seat near the bed.
From their elevated position they could overlook the entire valley, but not a single moving object could they see.
It is not necessary that one should be able to define every word and give it its principal parts and its grammatical position in the sentence in order to understand and appreciate a fine poem.
If Kutuzov decided to remain at Krems, Napoleon's army of one hundred and fifty thousand men would cut him off completely and surround his exhausted army of forty thousand, and he would find himself in the position of Mack at Ulm.
In Bagration's detachment no one knew anything of the general position of affairs.
The alarm will be sounded and you'll be in a pretty position without your boots!
Vill you be so goot to come to ze front and see dat zis position iss no goot?
But in what position are we going to attack him?
The locality and the position of our troops were known to him as far as they could be known to anyone in our army.
With Sonya's help and the maid's, Natasha got the glass she held into the right position opposite the other; her face assumed a serious expression and she sat silent.
He was convinced that, as a duck is so made that it must live in water, so God had made him such that he must spend thirty thousand rubles a year and always occupy a prominent position in society.
Dolokhov, who needed Anatole Kuragin's name, position, and connections as a bait to draw rich young men into his gambling set, made use of him and amused himself at his expense without letting the other feel it.
She was in just the same position in which Marya Dmitrievna had left her.
Natasha did not change her position, but her whole body heaved with noiseless, convulsive sobs which choked her.
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.
Had Napoleon not ridden out on the evening of the twenty-fourth to the Kolocha, and had he not then ordered an immediate attack on the redoubt but had begun the attack next morning, no one would have doubted that the Shevardino Redoubt was the left flank of our position, and the battle would have taken place where we expected it.
We should have attacked Napoleon in the center or on the right, and the engagement would have taken place on the twenty-fifth, in the position we intended and had fortified.
From Gorki, Bennigsen descended the highroad to the bridge which, when they had looked at it from the hill, the officer had pointed out as being the center of our position and where rows of fragrant new-mown hay lay by the riverside.
Bennigsen spoke to a general who approached him, and began explaining the whole position of our troops.
The officers gazed with surprise at Pierre's huge stout figure and listened to his talk of Moscow and the position of our army, round which he had ridden.
So you understand the whole position of our troops?
Success never depends, and never will depend, on position, or equipment, or even on numbers, and least of all on position.
And by chance an escape from this dangerous position presents itself in the form of an aimless and senseless expedition to Africa.
It really seemed that Sonya did not feel her position trying, and had grown quite reconciled to her lot as a sterile flower.
They never finalized our position as foster parents.
She may be using you, but I have no doubt I'd rather be in your position right now than Mr. Fitzgerald's—the wrath of an angry woman is something to behold!
It should be said that any double-case watch with the crystal removed serves well enough for a blind person whose touch is sufficiently delicate to feel the position of the hands and not disturb or injure them.
And when they run over a man that is walking in his sleep, a supernumerary sleeper in the wrong position, and wake him up, they suddenly stop the cars, and make a hue and cry about it, as if this were an exception.
Prince Andrew, without replying, asked the prince's permission to ride round the position to see the disposition of the forces, so as to know his bearings should he be sent to execute an order.
Behind our position was a steep and deep dip, making it difficult for artillery and cavalry to retire.
I beg of you, I beg of you," he repeated, "to occupy the position and prepare for an attack."
However inconvenient the position, it was now necessary to attack in order to cut a way through for themselves.
Though he thought of everything, considered everything, and did everything the best of officers could do in his position, he was in a state akin to feverish delirium or drunkenness.
When the reading which lasted more than an hour was over, Langeron again brought his snuffbox to rest and, without looking at Weyrother or at anyone in particular, began to say how difficult it was to carry out such a plan in which the enemy's position was assumed to be known, whereas it was perhaps not known, since the enemy was in movement.
But even if he also took up a position in the Thuerassa, he merely saves us a great deal of trouble and all our arrangements to the minutest detail remain the same.
The position we occupy is a strong one, and while they are marching to go round me on the right they will expose a flank to me.
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.
"Can you imagine it?" and he began describing how the Guards, having taken up their position and seeing troops before them, thought they were Austrians, and all at once discovered from the cannon balls discharged by those troops that they were themselves in the front line and had unexpectedly to go into action.
She was lying dead, in the same position he had seen her in five minutes before and, despite the fixed eyes and the pallor of the cheeks, the same expression was on her charming childlike face with its upper lip covered with tiny black hair.
All at once the stranger closed the book, putting in a marker, and again, leaning with his arms on the back of the sofa, sat in his former position with his eyes shut.
But consider the position in which you are placing her and me in the eyes of society, and even of the court, he added, lowering his voice.
He made friends with and sought the acquaintance of only those above him in position and who could therefore be of use to him.
Speaking of the position of Prussia, Anna Pavlovna very naturally asked Boris to tell them about his journey to Glogau and in what state he found the Prussian army.
I have my position in the service, she has connections and some means.
And you offer me negotiations when I have expended millions, when you are in alliance with England, and when your position is a bad one.
To clear up this last point for himself, Prince Andrew, utilizing his position and acquaintances, tried to fathom the character of the control of the army and of the men and parties engaged in it, and he deduced for himself the following of the state of affairs.
Prince Peter Mikhaylovich Volkonski occupied the position, as it were, of chief of the Emperor's staff.
The first to speak was General Armfeldt who, to meet the difficulty that presented itself, unexpectedly proposed a perfectly new position away from the Petersburg and Moscow roads.
General Armfeldt has proposed a splendid position with an exposed rear, or why not this Italian gentleman's attack--very fine, or a retreat, also good!
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.
Prince Andrew is in a position to know...
He was listening to the general's report-- which consisted chiefly of a criticism of the position at Tsarevo- Zaymishche--as he had listened to Denisov, and seven years previously had listened to the discussion at the Austerlitz council of war.
The Russians did not seek out the best position but, on the contrary, during the retreat passed many positions better than Borodino.
Not only did the Russians not fortify the position on the field of Borodino to the left of, and at a right angle to, the highroad (that is, the position on which the battle took place), but never till the twenty- fifth of August, 1812, did they think that a battle might be fought there.
This was shown first by the fact that there were no entrenchments there by the twenty fifth and that those begun on the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth were not completed, and secondly, by the position of the Shevardino Redoubt.
That redoubt was quite senseless in front of the position where the battle was accepted.
To anyone who looks at the field of Borodino without thinking of how the battle was actually fought, this position, protected by the river Kolocha, presents itself as obvious for an army whose object was to prevent an enemy from advancing along the Smolensk road to Moscow.
Napoleon, riding to Valuevo on the twenty-fourth, did not see (as the history books say he did) the position of the Russians from Utitsa to Borodino (he could not have seen that position because it did not exist), nor did he see an advanced post of the Russian army, but while pursuing the Russian rearguard he came upon the left flank of the Russian position--at the Shevardino Redoubt--and unexpectedly for the Russians moved his army across the Kolocha.
By crossing to the other side of the Kolocha to the left of the highroad, Napoleon shifted the whole forthcoming battle from right to left (looking from the Russian side) and transferred it to the plain between Utitsa, Semenovsk, and Borodino--a plain no more advantageous as a position than any other plain in Russia--and there the whole battle of the twenty-sixth of August took place.
You talk about our position, the left flank weak and the right flank too extended, he went on.
The fact is that those men with whom you have ridden round the position not only do not help matters, but hinder.
In reality, however, all these movements forward and backward did not improve or alter the position of the troops.
Berthier approached and suggested that they should ride along the line to ascertain the position of affairs.
"All the points of our position are in the enemy's hands and we cannot dislodge them for lack of troops, the men are running away and it is impossible to stop them," he reported.
Why did he not take up a position before reaching Fili?
A commander-in-chief is never dealing with the beginning of any event--the position from which we always contemplate it.
This brilliant company separated into several groups who all discussed the advantages and disadvantages of the position, the state of the army, the plans suggested, the situation of Moscow, and military questions generally.
It would not take place because the commanders not merely all recognized the position to be impossible, but in their conversations were only discussing what would happen after its inevitable abandonment.
Bennigsen, who had chosen the position, warmly displayed his Russian patriotism (Kutuzov could not listen to this without wincing) by insisting that Moscow must be defended.
Had she attempted concealment, or tried to extricate herself from her awkward position by cunning, she would have spoiled her case by acknowledging herself guilty.
In my position I have obligations.
"I, I..." said Pierre, feeling it necessary to minimize his social position as much as possible so as to be nearer to the soldiers and better understood by them.
His Serene Highness has passed through Mozhaysk in order to join up with the troops moving toward him and has taken up a strong position where the enemy will not soon attack him.
When the captain went out and he was left alone, suddenly he came to himself and realized the position he was in.
Urged on by Ramballe's questions he also told what he had at first concealed--his own position and even his name.
"Fancy the Emperor's position!" said they, and instead of extolling Kutuzov as they had done the day before, they condemned him as the cause of the Emperor's anxiety.
What a position for the Emperor to be in!
As soon as Nicholas entered in his hussar uniform, diffusing around him a fragrance of perfume and wine, and had uttered the words "better late than never" and heard them repeated several times by others, people clustered around him; all eyes turned on him, and he felt at once that he had entered into his proper position in the province--that of a universal favorite: a very pleasant position, and intoxicatingly so after his long privations.
Jauntily shifting the position of his legs in their tight riding breeches, diffusing an odor of perfume, and admiring his partner, himself, and the fine outlines of his legs in their well-fitting Hessian boots, Nicholas told the blonde lady that he wished to run away with a certain lady here in Voronezh.
Her position in the house was such that only by sacrifice could she show her worth, and she was accustomed to this and loved doing it.
He did not venture to repeat what he had said at his first examination, yet to disclose his rank and position was dangerous and embarrassing.
When they began to blindfold him he himself adjusted the knot which hurt the back of his head; then when they propped him against the bloodstained post, he leaned back and, not being comfortable in that position, straightened himself, adjusted his feet, and leaned back again more comfortably.
If the position of the Russian army really began to improve from the time of that march, it does not at all follow that the march was the cause of it.
At Tarutino Kutuzov received what was almost a reprimand from the Emperor for having moved his army along the Ryazan road, and the Emperor's letter indicated to him the very position he had already occupied near Kaluga.
He, the commander-in-chief, a Serene Highness who everybody said possessed powers such as no man had ever had in Russia, to be placed in this position--made the laughingstock of the whole army!
Napoleon's position is most brilliant.
And this not only stayed with him during the whole of his imprisonment, but even grew in strength as the hardships of his position increased.
As if in reaction against the worsening of their position they were all particularly animated and gay.
The harder his position became and the more terrible the future, the more independent of that position in which he found himself were the joyful and comforting thoughts, memories, and imaginings that came to him.
Owing to the rapidity of the French flight and the Russian pursuit and the consequent exhaustion of the horses, the chief means of approximately ascertaining the enemy's position--by cavalry scouting-- was not available.
Besides, as a result of the frequent and rapid change of position by each army, even what information was obtained could not be delivered in time.
But even if we admitted that Kutuzov, Chichagov, and others were the cause of the Russian failures, it is still incomprehensible why, the position of the Russian army being what it was at Krasnoe and at the Berezina (in both cases we had superior forces), the French army with its marshals, kings, and Emperor was not captured, if that was what the Russians aimed at.
As soon as anyone entered she got up quickly, changed her position and expression, and picked up a book or some sewing, evidently waiting impatiently for the intruder to go.
Kutuzov was silent for a few seconds and then, submitting with evident reluctance to the duty imposed by his position, raised his head and began to speak.
Kutuzov alone would not see this and openly expressed his opinion that no fresh war could improve the position or add to the glory of Russia, but could only spoil and lower the glorious position that Russia had gained.
"Why this," began Pierre, not sitting down but pacing the room, sometimes stopping short, gesticulating, and lisping: "the position in Petersburg is this: the Emperor does not look into anything.
And what position will you adopt toward the government?
Why, the position of assistants.
On the other hand, Alex needed to be in a position where he was forced to actually talk to his father.
Carefully she moved her feet into a position with better leverage.
She quickly replaced the envelope with shaking hands, making sure it was in exactly the same position as she found it.
It was the first time in months Quinn would attempt to position Howie back more than a day or two.
Did the press make the connection with her death and her position at the call center?
He emerged from his defensive position, pausing near her.
But he showed no sign of life as he took up his position in his corner, and desperation crept through her.
"Nope," he said from his position on a chair inside the door.
She floundered to a sitting position, then her feet, cringing as she struggled upright, the sting in her wounded knees bringing tears to her eyes.
Lydia Larkin stood, feet apart, in the classic shooting position, both hands clamped on her smoking gun.
Intrigued, Gabriel relented from his stubborn position before the altar.
The man in the white lab coat, Ully, jerked from his hunched position over a keyboard, and fear flashed in his eyes.
Just above them, and almost on a level with their platform, were banks of rolling clouds which constantly shifted position and changed color.
She keeps the relative position of the keys by an occasional touch of the little finger on the outer edge of the board.
On being told that she was white and that one of the servants was black, she concluded that all who occupied a similar menial position were of the same hue; and whenever I asked her the colour of a servant she would say "black."
She kept one hand on the singer's mouth, while the other rested on the piano, and she stood in this position as long as any one would sing to her, and afterward she would make a continuous sound which she called singing.
So perfect is this instinct, that once, when I had laid them on the leaves again, and one accidentally fell on its side, it was found with the rest in exactly the same position ten minutes afterward.
Ice has its grain as well as wood, and when a cake begins to rot or "comb," that is, assume the appearance of honeycomb, whatever may be its position, the air cells are at right angles with what was the water surface.
But no: I find that the respectable man, so called, has immediately drifted from his position, and despairs of his country, when his country has more reason to despair of him.
This, then, is my position at present.
One of the footmen who had stooped to pick up some broken glass remained in that position without taking his eyes from the window and from Dolokhov's back.
His position has not turned his head at all.
And my affairs are in such a bad way that my position is now a terrible one, continued Anna Mikhaylovna, sadly, dropping her voice.
Just consider my own position now, Peter Nikolaevich...
Consider my position, Peter Nikolaevich.
At the appointed hour the prince, powdered and shaven, entered the dining room.
Don't forget that she has grown up and been educated in society, and so her position now is not a rosy one.
She is so sweet, so good- natured, and her position now is a very hard one.
And, in fact, the last letter he had received from Mack's army informed him of a victory and stated strategically the position of the army was very favorable.
On the twenty-eighth of October Kutuzov with his army crossed to the left bank of the Danube and took up a position for the first time with the river between himself and the main body of the French.
Very sinister reports of the position of the army reached him as he went along, and the appearance of the troops in their disorderly flight confirmed these rumors.
To be able to crush it absolutely he awaited the arrival of the rest of the troops who were on their way from Vienna, and with this object offered a three days' truce on condition that both armies should remain in position without moving.
You are in a position to seize its baggage and artillery.
"The soldiers say it feels easier without boots," said Captain Tushin smiling shyly in his uncomfortable position, evidently wishing to adopt a jocular tone.
It was true that a view over nearly the whole Russian position and the greater part of the enemy's opened out from this battery.
He imagined only important possibilities: "If the enemy attacks the right flank," he said to himself, "the Kiev grenadiers and the Podolsk chasseurs must hold their position till reserves from the center come up.
But when he came across a man of position his instinct immediately told him that this man could be useful, and without any premeditation Prince Vasili took the first opportunity to gain his confidence, flatter him, become intimate with him, and finally make his request.
With her the least worldly of men would occupy a most brilliant position in society.
His birth and position in society were not bad.
Of course, she, a handsome young woman without any definite position, without relations or even a country, did not intend to devote her life to serving Prince Bolkonski, to reading aloud to him and being friends with Princess Mary.
The day after the review, Boris, in his best uniform and with his comrade Berg's best wishes for success, rode to Olmutz to see Bolkonski, wishing to profit by his friendliness and obtain for himself the best post he could--preferably that of adjutant to some important personage, a position in the army which seemed to him most attractive.
None of these gentlemen changed his position on seeing Boris.
Dispositions for an attack on the enemy position behind Kobelnitz and Sokolnitz, November 30, 1805.
"The ammunition for the guns in position is exhausted, Your Majesty," said an adjutant who had come from the batteries that were firing at Augesd.
He involuntarily remembered how Dolokhov, who had fully recovered his former position after the campaign, had returned to Petersburg and come to him.
Nearly two years before this, in 1808, Pierre on returning to Petersburg after visiting his estates had involuntarily found himself in a leading position among the Petersburg Freemasons.
Though some skeptics smiled when told of Berg's merits, it could not be denied that he was a painstaking and brave officer, on excellent terms with his superiors, and a moral young man with a brilliant career before him and an assured position in society.
Now in Petersburg, having considered the Rostovs' position and his own, he decided that the time had come to propose.
He had a brilliant position in society thanks to his intimacy with Countess Bezukhova, a brilliant position in the service thanks to the patronage of an important personage whose complete confidence he enjoyed, and he was beginning to make plans for marrying one of the richest heiresses in Petersburg, plans which might very easily be realized.
The countess took up a position in one of the front rows of that crowd.
At that ball Pierre for the first time felt humiliated by the position his wife occupied in court circles.
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.
We'll gag her! and, changing his position, set his foot on the wolf's neck.
When she changed her position so that his left eye could see her face he calmed down, not taking his eyes off her for some seconds.
The Russian army, they say, in its retreat from Smolensk sought out for itself the best position for a general engagement and found such a position at Borodino.
The Russians, they say, fortified this position in advance on the left of the highroad (from Moscow to Smolensk) and almost at a right angle to it, from Borodino to Utitsa, at the very place where the battle was fought.
On the twenty-fourth, we are told, Napoleon attacked this advanced post and took it, and, on the twenty-sixth, attacked the whole Russian army, which was in position on the field of Borodino.
Now, if you're acting sheriff or whatever the hell your position is, it's your damned job to follow through.
The position of sheriff was administrative in nature—his strong suit.
He wanted to think that being booted from his position was the least of his concerns.
The hearth blazed opposite her position on a plush sofa with buttery leather in a small study with Persian carpets.
"I think that before discussing these questions," Pierre continued, "we should ask the Emperor--most respectfully ask His Majesty--to let us know the number of our troops and the position in which our army and our forces now are, and then..."
Seeing the position we are in, I think there is little need for discussion.
Then, vexed at his own weakness, he turned away and began to report on the position of affairs.
The "man of great merit," who was still a novice in court circles, wishing to flatter Anna Pavlovna by defending her former position on this question, observed:
"Your position is doubly terrible, dear princess," said Mademoiselle Bourienne after a pause.
All that was distressing, and especially all that was humiliating, in her position rose vividly to her mind.
On the rest of the way to Moscow, though the princess' position was not a cheerful one, Dunyasha, who went with her in the carriage, more than once noticed that her mistress leaned out of the window and smiled at something with an expression of mingled joy and sorrow.
She wasn't going anywhere in her position, and her body shook from cold.
He didn't have that position because he was a male, as her friends often thought.
But my house occupied so sunny and sheltered a position, and its roof was so low, that I could afford to let the fire go out in the middle of almost any winter day.
Dessalles looked in amazement at the prince, who was talking of the Niemen when the enemy was already at the Dnieper, but Princess Mary, forgetting the geographical position of the Niemen, thought that what her father was saying was correct.