They were far too busy stretching muscles and preparing for the more torturous miles that lay ahead.
I'll direct all my efforts into preparing for our new baby.
He felt the mother's demeanor suggested she was preparing a bogus story.
She was going to break down any second, but the effort the man before her put into preparing himself held her horrified attention.
Deidre's body grew warm from the inside out as he nuzzled her neck, preparing to bite her.
Preparing food wasn't something human-Deidre did often.
Much later she was back in the kitchen, preparing the roast while he slept.
She looked up, shocked to see Sasha standing over them, his sharp gaze on the creature preparing itself for a second attack.
He asked one morning as she was preparing breakfast.
Without touching her, Bianca could still feel Sofi's body preparing to expel the child within, whether or not she went to a hospital.
He died suddenly in his tent at Jaen when preparing for a raid into the Moorish territory of Granada, on the 7th of September 1312.
Their issues faded into the background as they began preparing the house for the new babies.
The voices of her roommates drifted from the kitchen where they were preparing supper.
Yully rose and dressed herself, preparing herself mentally to tell Jule she had to leave him.
I was just preparing one for myself in the kitchen.
Darkyn.s preparing for another attack in the forest.
The field was empty, his men preparing for another space battle.
It was mid-afternoon already, another day wasted with the Council rather than concentrating on preparing for battle.
Now it held about two dozen people, some climbers preparing their equipment and photographers availing themselves of the excellent location where they could look straight down on the climbers below them.
Just before five o'clock he went to the kitchen to begin preparing spaghetti for Fred and himself, and Martha, whom they had invited to again stay for supper.
She clutched his wrists, the logical side of her brain preparing to remove his hands from her face, the emotional side wishing he would repeat the kiss.
Brady wiped his face, preparing himself for a confrontation.
Retracing her steps to the house, she found Alex and Jonathan preparing breakfast.
Alex, Bill and Jonathan were examining a lawn mower that wouldn't start while Carmen and Katie were preparing the food.
Time flew by, and all too soon they were in her drive, preparing to part.
Ignoring his guests, Xander changed into clothes certain to let him move freely, preparing for his dinner to arrive.
The expedition was preparing to march on El Obeid.
After his return from his Egyptian campaign, he was preparing an expedition against Rhodes when he was overtaken by sickness and died, on the 22nd of September 1521, in the ninth year of his reign, near the very spot where he had attacked his father's troops, not far from Adrianople.
Of France, and in preparing the way for the marriage of his son Ferdinand with Isabella of Castile, which brought about the union of the crowns.
At Bonn he took an important part in preparing the Durchmusterung of the northern heavens.
After his elevation to the bishopric he ceased to produce the light verse in which he excelled, though his scruples did not prevent him from preparing a new edition of his Recueil de quelques vers amoureux (1602) in 1606.
Thus the limitation of the Milanese duchy under Filippo Maria Visconti, and its consolidation under Francesco Sforza, were equally effectual in preparing the balance of power to which Italian politics now tended.
Moved partly by external influences and partly by a slow internal reawakening, the people was preparing for the efforts of the I9th century.
But in reorganizing the shattered finances of the state and preparing it for its greater destinies, he had to impose heavy taxes, which led to rioting and involved the minister himself in considerable though temporary unpopularity.
Portal returned to Massawa on the 25th of December 1887, and warned the Italians that John was preparing to attack them in the following spring with an army of 100,000 men.
In this way we see that just as advancing natural science was preparing the way for a doctrine of physical evolution, so advancing historical research was leading to the application of a similar idea to the collective human life.
Enough, however, has already been done to show the vast importance of the method in grouping and codifying the empirical facts of life, and in so preparing the way for the investigation of ultimate " causes."
In the modern signification it is applied to the act of preparing, preserving and compounding medicines, according to the prescriptions of physicians.
The peace of Crepy in September 1544 deprived him of this employment, but he had won a considerable reputation, and when Charles was preparing to attack the league of Schmalkalden, he took pains to win Albert's assistance.
This interval was diligently devoted to the pursuit of classical and historical studies, to preparing himself for ordination, and to searching investigations, under the stimulus of continual discussion with a band of talented and congenial associates, of the profoundest questions in theology, ecclesiastical polity and social philosophy.
When the midsummer vacation arrived, he was preparing to set out with his family to Fox How in Westmoreland, where he had purchased some property and built a house.
He went to Rome after the termination of the civil wars, and spent twenty-two years in studying the Latin language and literature and preparing materials for his history.
Of Creuzer's other works the principal are an edition of Plotinus; a partial edition of Cicero, in preparing which he was assisted by Moser; Die historische Kunst der Griechen (1803); Epochen der griech.
As these independent Tatar states were always jealous of each other, and their jealousy often broke out in open hostility, it was easy to prevent any combined action on their part; and as in each khanate there were always several pretenders and contending factions, Muscovite diplomacy had little difficulty in weakening them individually and preparing for their annexation.
Though severely tried by disappointments and defeats he never lost hope, and when he died in 1584 he was preparing to renew the struggle and endeavouring to form for that purpose an alliance with England; his great idea, however, was not to be realized till more than a century later, and meanwhile the tsardom of Muscovy had to pass through a severe internal crisis in which its existence was seriously endangered.
While the Muscovites of the upper classes were thus beginning to abandon their old oriental habits, their government was preparing to make a political evolution of a similar kind.
Whilst she did all in her power to stimulate the hostility of the one strove to erect bulwarks against French aggression, the other was preparing the ground for fresh annexations.
Charles came to Naples with a new fleet from Provence, and was preparing to invade Sicily again, when he contracted a fever and died at Foggia on the 7th of January 1285.
All the time I was preparing for the great ordeal, I could not suppress an inward fear and trembling lest I should fail, and now it is an unspeakable relief to know that I have passed the examinations with credit.
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.
The general and colonel looked sternly and significantly at one another like two fighting cocks preparing for battle, each vainly trying to detect signs of cowardice in the other.
On the twelfth of November, Kutuzov's active army, in camp before Olmutz, was preparing to be reviewed next day by the two Emperors--the Russian and the Austrian.
But Boris noticed that he was preparing to make fun of Berg, and skillfully changed the subject.
Natasha was preparing to sing.
This active old servant was unpacking the traveler's canteen and preparing tea.
Saddled horses were standing before the house and the suite were assembling, evidently preparing for the Emperor to come out.
The Petersburg Freemasons all came to see him, tried to ingratiate themselves with him, and it seemed to them all that he was preparing something for them and concealing it.
More than half the ladies already had partners and were taking up, or preparing to take up, their positions for the polonaise.
Nicholas and his attendant, with "Uncle" and his huntsman, were all riding round the wolf, crying "ulyulyu!" shouting and preparing to dismount each moment that the wolf crouched back, and starting forward again every time she shook herself and moved toward the wood where she would be safe.
Her brother Petya was upstairs too; with the man in attendance on him he was preparing fireworks to let off that night.
First they camped gaily before Vilna, making acquaintance with the Polish landowners, preparing for reviews and being reviewed by the Emperor and other high commanders.
Julie was preparing to leave Moscow next day and was giving a farewell soiree.
During one of these pauses Kutuzov heaved a deep sigh as if preparing to speak.
Count Rostopchin was mentally preparing the angry and stinging reproaches he meant to address to Kutuzov for his deception.
When I understood what he wanted--when I saw that he was preparing a bed of laurels for us, you know, I said to myself: 'That is a monarch,' and I devoted myself to him!
And having thus demolished the young man, Anna Pavlovna turned to another group where Bilibin was talking about the Austrians: having wrinkled up his face he was evidently preparing to smooth it out again and utter one of his mots.
He was, however, preparing to go away and it had not entered his head to regret that he was thus depriving himself of chances of meeting her.
They were preparing to go away somewhere.
Dorokhov's report about Broussier's division, the guerrillas' reports of distress in Napoleon's army, rumors of preparations for leaving Moscow, all confirmed the supposition that the French army was beaten and preparing for flight.
After his liberation he reached Orel, and on the third day there, when preparing to go to Kiev, he fell ill and was laid up for three months.
As if measuring themselves and preparing for the coming movement, the western forces push toward the east several times in 1805, 1806, 1807, and 1809, gaining strength and growing.
Darting down the stairs, she ran to the stage office, arriving as the driver was preparing to climb into the seat.
As he turned toward the house, Mrs. Reynolds was preparing to go up the steps.
The academy at Exeter was a famous school for preparing boys for college.
Hence we have a secondary aim, that of preparing our members as much as possible to reform their hearts, to purify and enlighten their minds, by means handed on to us by tradition from those who have striven to attain this mystery, and thereby to render them capable of receiving it.
He was preparing to enter the university, but he and his friend Obolenski had lately, in secret, agreed to join the hussars.