He stopped thinking about the past and his gaze seemed to come to the present.
What you loved about me is present in your current mate.
Carmen asked, setting a freshly-wrapped present aside.
In other words, food is present, but some cannot afford it.
At present, they win hands down on "less expensive" and put in a decent showing on a couple more factors.
He'd nearly reached the end of the alley when the hair on the back of his neck rose like it did when a Watcher was present, only this was no Watcher.
Let him present his side.
This is not a defense of our present age; we will come to our own report card soon enough.
If her present methods were not working, she might simply decide to take Destiny and run – if Destiny was what she wanted.
Outside of that time Señor Medena and Felipa were both present every minute that Tessa was there.
He saw only the Present, like fractured scenes of a movie where the actors continually changed their lines and settings.
The first fifteen years of the nineteenth century in Europe present an extraordinary movement of millions of people.
Maybe this man had a seedy past – or present, life.
Should I not fund elimination of the present strain?
Another opportunity will present itself I'm sure, but not where I might be identified with my perfect house on wheels and electric bicycle.
The business of Martha's bones took a back seat to her present whereabouts and the touchy problem of Mr. Fitzgerald.
The sultriness was present, along with the calm steadiness of her blue gaze.
Cynthia talked him out of it until more was learned of Fitzgerald's present whereabouts.
Current events—our present life—was all we wanted.
She walked into the dark dining area to see a few others already present: two of the nuns and two normal looking people.
But that, too, is a function of present technology.
They are going to give me a lovely present, but I cannot guess what it will be.
It was on these byways that Dean opted to travel, rolling along the river with the down of cottonwoods filling the air like a winter snowstorm, past the occasional farm house, fields, and ever-present vista of mountains wrapping around him.
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.
The full quote runs: "Necessitous men are not, truly speaking, free men, but, to answer a present exigency, will submit to any terms that the crafty may impose upon them."
A present to Your Majesty from the Empress.
In her present frame of mind, facing her father would be easy.
There was no way I was going to brief Howie on all that had happened, how his living room is covered in blood and his house has been ransacked; not in his present state of mind.
One might argue that manipulating the Future and unfettered access to the present provides more than enough influence.
Even more disconcerting, while Dean knew a small number of those present, he didn't spot a one of Fred's supportive cronies.
He thought it was a present from me, being his oldest friend.
What you loved about me is present in your current mate.
Gabe strode to the lectern and watched the words of the Present being written across the pages.
The present is better than the past.
She wished to pray but did not dare to, dared not in her present state of mind address herself to God.
The meadow was a tranquil site, far removed from main roads of present day habitation.
To describe ending hunger in the future, I have only these tarnished terms of the present at my disposal.
From Miss Sullivan's part of this report I give her most important comments and such biographical matter as does not appear elsewhere in the present volume.
"I have the honor to present myself," repeated Prince Andrew rather loudly, handing Kutuzov an envelope.
Napoleon, after making the Cossack a present, had him set free like a bird restored to its native fields.
He said the peasants were obdurate and that at the present moment it would be imprudent to "overresist" them without an armed force, and would it not be better first to send for the military?
While it was feasible, Quinn's equipment was cumbersome and there were the ever present problem of absolute quiet, not to mention the security issue.
We were surprised to learn he was staying in a motel and not with his mother's present husband.
New arrivals and departures at Bird Song were nonexistent as all present guests were staying at least through the weekend.
Sure, Dean thought, I'll put it on the list, right after food, clothing and shelter, all of which were tough enough to fund given Bird Song's present budget.
Focusing on the present, Carmen straightened Destiny's frilly yellow Easter dress and brushed the thumb from her mouth.
Unquestionably, an extraordinary amount of talent was present during the Renaissance.
Historically, and one can certainly make the case in the present time, this ultimately bankrupts societies.
If this sounds absurd, at present it is—but in the future, the price of technologies to do this will fall to nearly zero.
All the friends I loved best, except one, have remained my own to the present time.
At present the lord of my affections is one of these bull terriers.
At present there is no library of any sort in the town.
There were about forty persons present, all of whom were writers and publishers.
There is but one cloud in my sky at present; but that is one which casts a dark shadow over my life, and makes me very anxious at times.
Although Miss Sullivan is still rather amused than distressed when some one, even one of her friends, makes mistakes in published articles about her and Miss Keller, still she sees that Miss Keller's book should include all the information that the teacher could at present furnish.
At present we have here the fullest record that has been published.
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.
At present I feel like a jungle on wheels!
It was not difficult, however, to make her understand that there was a present for each child, and to her great delight she was permitted to hand the gifts to the children.
All present were astonished when she appeared not only to hear a whistle, but also an ordinary tone of voice.
It is a clumsy and unsatisfactory way of receiving communication, useless when Miss Sullivan or some one else who knows the manual alphabet is present to give Miss Keller the spoken words of others.
Let the dead past bury its dead, Act, act in the living present, Heart within and God overhead.
It is true, I never assisted the sun materially in his rising, but, doubt not, it was of the last importance only to be present at it.
At present men make shift to wear what they can get.
At present our houses are cluttered and defiled with it, and a good housewife would sweep out the greater part into the dust hole, and not leave her morning's work undone.
I desire to speak impartially on this point, and as one not interested in the success or failure of the present economical and social arrangements.
The present was my next experiment of this kind, which I purpose to describe more at length, for convenience putting the experience of two years into one.
God himself culminates in the present moment, and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages.
That time which we really improve, or which is improvable, is neither past, present, nor future.
The at present unutterable things we may find somewhere uttered.
Having received all his orders Alpatych, wearing a white beaver hat--a present from the prince--and carrying a stick as the prince did, went out accompanied by his family.
She thought only of one thing, her sorrow, which, after the break caused by cares for the present, seemed already to belong to the past.
And these pictures presented themselves to her so clearly and in such detail that they seemed now present, now past, and now future.
He understood that latent heat (as they say in physics) of patriotism which was present in all these men he had seen, and this explained to him why they all prepared for death calmly, and as it were lightheartedly.
For people accustomed to think that plans of campaign and battles are made by generals--as any one of us sitting over a map in his study may imagine how he would have arranged things in this or that battle--the questions present themselves: Why did Kutuzov during the retreat not do this or that?
Owing to the present state of things Sophia Danilovna has gone to the Torzhok estate with the children, your excellency.
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.
On Konovnitsyn's handsome, resolute face with cheeks flushed by fever, there still remained for an instant a faraway dreamy expression remote from present affairs, but then he suddenly started and his face assumed its habitual calm and firm appearance.
In such a state of affairs, whatever your ultimate plans may be, the interest of Your Majesty's service demands that the army should be rallied at Smolensk and should first of all be freed from ineffectives, such as dismounted cavalry, unnecessary baggage, and artillery material that is no longer in proportion to the present forces.
That search for the aim of life had not merely disappeared temporarily--he felt that it no longer existed for him and could not present itself again.
The difference between his former and present self was that formerly when he did not grasp what lay before him or was said to him, he had puckered his forehead painfully as if vainly seeking to distinguish something at a distance.
I figured I owed myself a present after getting busted.
There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hands.
But to tell the truth, I find myself at present somewhat less particular in these respects.
Where now firm open fields stretch from the village to the woods, it then ran through a maple swamp on a foundation of logs, the remnants of which, doubtless, still underlie the present dusty highway, from the Stratton, now the Alms-House Farm, to Brister's Hill.
Witness the present Mexican war, the work of comparatively a few individuals using the standing government as their tool; for, in the outset, the people would not have consented to this measure.
I did not see why the lyceum should not present its tax-bill, and have the State to back its demand, as well as the Church.
"You think I'm an old man and don't understand the present state of affairs?" concluded his father.
Only those things he always kept with him remained in his room; a small box, a large canteen fitted with silver plate, two Turkish pistols and a saber--a present from his father who had brought it from the siege of Ochakov.
Though the words of the order were not clear to the regimental commander, and the question arose whether the troops were to be in marching order or not, it was decided at a consultation between the battalion commanders to present the regiment in parade order, on the principle that it is always better to "bow too low than not bow low enough."
But where and how will my Toulon present itself?
Behind Prince Bagration rode an officer of the suite, the prince's personal adjutant, Zherkov, an orderly officer, the staff officer on duty, riding a fine bobtailed horse, and a civilian--an accountant who had asked permission to be present at the battle out of curiosity.
Several of those present smiled at Zherkov's words, expecting one of his usual jokes, but noticing that what he was saying redounded to the glory of our arms and of the day's work, they assumed a serious expression, though many of them knew that what he was saying was a lie devoid of any foundation.
Several of those present laughed.
My brother knows him, he's dined with him--the present Emperor--more than once in Paris, and tells me he never met a more cunning or subtle diplomatist--you know, a combination of French adroitness and Italian play-acting!
Prince Andrew came in to inform the commander-in-chief of this and, availing himself of permission previously given him by Kutuzov to be present at the council, he remained in the room.
Most of those present were elderly, respected men with broad, self-confident faces, fat fingers, and resolute gestures and voices.
A minority of those present were casual guests--chiefly young men, among whom were Denisov, Rostov, and Dolokhov--who was now again an officer in the Semenov regiment.
"Yes, Count," she would say, "he is too noble and pure-souled for our present, depraved world.
Dolokhov often dined at the Rostovs', never missed a performance at which they were present, and went to Iogel's balls for young people which the Rostovs always attended.
About twenty people were present, including Dolokhov and Denisov.
He himself carefully scanned each face, appraising the possibilities of establishing intimacy with each of those present, and the advantages that might accrue.
"What does harm to another is wrong," said Pierre, feeling with pleasure that for the first time since his arrival Prince Andrew was roused, had begun to talk, and wanted to express what had brought him to his present state.
In April the troops were enlivened by news of the Emperor's arrival, but Rostov had no chance of being present at the review he held at Bartenstein, as the Pavlograds were at the outposts far beyond that place.
Boris was among the few present at the Niemen on the day the two Emperors met.
The Emperors were to be present at that banquet.
"Sire, I ask your permission to present the Legion of Honor to the bravest of your soldiers," said a sharp, precise voice, articulating every letter.
A third of the visitors had already arrived, but the Rostovs, who were to be present, were still hurrying to get dressed.
Il fait a present la pluie et le beau temps. * He's too proud for anything.
(He referred to the masonic gloves given to a newly initiated Brother to present to the woman he loved.)
The present feeling, though not so bright and poetic as the former, was stronger and more serious.
Under guise of a present for the pilgrims, Princess Mary prepared a pilgrim's complete costume for herself: a coarse smock, bast shoes, a rough coat, and a black kerchief.
On the way back Nicholas drove at a steady pace instead of racing and kept peering by that fantastic all-transforming light into Sonya's face and searching beneath the eyebrows and mustache for his former and his present Sonya from whom he had resolved never to be parted again.
At present he is hesitating whom to lay siege to-- you or Mademoiselle Julie Karagina.
After her life in the country, and in her present serious mood, all this seemed grotesque and amazing to Natasha.
To us, their descendants, who are not historians and are not carried away by the process of research and can therefore regard the event with unclouded common sense, an incalculable number of causes present themselves.
Countess Bezukhova was present among other Russian ladies who had followed the sovereign from Petersburg to Vilna and eclipsed the refined Polish ladies by her massive, so-called Russian type of beauty.
Bessieres, Caulaincourt, and Berthier were present at that dinner.
He said a few words to Prince Andrew and Chernyshev about the present war, with the air of a man who knows beforehand that all will go wrong, and who is not displeased that it should be so.
In answer to Toll, Paulucci suggested an advance and an attack, which, he urged, could alone extricate us from the present uncertainty and from the trap (as he called the Drissa camp) in which we were situated.
Of all those present, evidently he alone was not seeking anything for himself, nursed no hatred against anyone, and only desired that the plan, formed on a theory arrived at by years of toil, should be carried out.
Even at ten o'clock, when the Rostovs got out of their carriage at the chapel, the sultry air, the shouts of hawkers, the light and gay summer clothes of the crowd, the dusty leaves of the trees on the boulevard, the sounds of the band and the white trousers of a battalion marching to parade, the rattling of wheels on the cobblestones, and the brilliant, hot sunshine were all full of that summer languor, that content and discontent with the present, which is most strongly felt on a bright, hot day in town.
Bilibin attentively examined his nails, and many of those present appeared intimidated, as if asking in what they were to blame.
A few days before his departure a special thanksgiving, at which Nicholas was present, was held in the cathedral for the Russian victory.
As had occurred before when she was present, Nicholas went up to her without waiting to be prompted by the governor's wife and not asking himself whether or not it was right and proper to address her here in church, and told her he had heard of her trouble and sympathized with his whole soul.
"He is a Russian spy," Davout interrupted, addressing another general who was present, but whom Pierre had not noticed.
They spoke of personal reminiscences, of amusing scenes they had witnessed during the campaign, and avoided all talk of their present situation.
I cannot propose to her at present, but the thought that perhaps she might someday be my wife and that I may be missing that possibility... that possibility... is terrible.
As I understand your present life, I think you will always recall it with satisfaction, because the self-sacrifice that fills it now...
Denisov, now a general on the retired list and much dissatisfied with the present state of affairs, had arrived during that fortnight.
The aim is excellent but in the present circumstances something else is needed.
This conception is the one handle by means of which the material of history, as at present expounded, can be dealt with, and anyone who breaks that handle off, as Buckle did, without finding some other method of treating historical material, merely deprives himself of the one possible way of dealing with it.
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.
With the present complex forms of political and social life in Europe can any event that is not prescribed, decreed, or ordered by monarchs, ministers, parliaments, or newspapers be imagined?
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.
But even if--imagining a man quite exempt from all influences, examining only his momentary action in the present, unevoked by any cause--we were to admit so infinitely small a remainder of inevitability as equaled zero, we should even then not have arrived at the conception of complete freedom in man, for a being uninfluenced by the external world, standing outside of time and independent of cause, is no longer a man.
We were directed by a friendly voice on our GPS, a previously unused present from my retired parents.
It was the first occasion the dream took place close to the present time; less than four years ago!
We have to set the test near the present to verify.
While we reveled in our triumphs, we knew in our hearts we couldn't maintain our present pace.
To answer your question, no, I didn't go there; it's the final present from a gone-forever boyfriend.
I've tried researching this philanthropist's various entities but they are multitudinous and present a task I'd prefer not to undertake.
Try as I might, I couldn't fix the time or the location anywhere close to the present where we wanted to be.
Despite his cold words, he'd left a present for her on the nightstand near her bed.
He was accompanied by Dustin and two other men, one she knew as Sasha, a man who'd struck her with his devotedness to his family, and Levi, a man who'd been present in many of his pre-Schism memories.
It helped wake her up without completely lifting the fog of a fever that had been present since yesterday.
Bird Song's managerial pair tried to present a breakfast happy face over coffee cake and muffins, but their efforts continued to fall short as they waited for Martha to make an appearance.
While the Deans were pleased that Martha had confided in them about her gruesome discovery, her pending exit remained an ever-present pall that hung over the remainder of the evening like a chilly fog.
Fred O'Connor plodded down the stairs carrying a wrapped present and set it by her chair.
Dean looked up to see just such an opportunity present itself.
It was senseless to look elsewhere, as both had been present when Cynthia placed the small fragment in the cut glass enclosure.
The further good news was that no one seemed to be immediately concerned with addressing Martha's present circumstances.
The mating bond present last night formed anew the moment he healed her from the demon attack.
The gray door to the underworld was present for him.
"We agree with you," said the messengers; "and we present the prize to you because you are the wisest of the wise."
And as I look to the past and the present, I see two phenomena that especially drive my optimism.
When contemplating the future, our only point of reference is present reality.
At present, there are about one hundred new cases reported per month around the world, infecting about the same number of people as die from lightning strikes.
Since war historically has interrupted the flow of consumer goods, and would do so even more in our present interconnected world, preserving our hard-earned possessions provides an additional disincentive to war.
This is the present reality in a world defined by the ease of communication.
So in the present and future, when a technology comes along that represents such a change—that saves details of our activities with which to advise us later, or has us speaking to machines as if they were creatures—it will simply be more of the same.
Man has invented, not only houses, but clothes and cooked food; and possibly from the accidental discovery of the warmth of fire, and the consequent use of it, at first a luxury, arose the present necessity to sit by it.
Seeing the self-confident and refined expression on the faces of those present he was always expecting to hear something very profound.
At the present time it is difficult to know the real state of French public opinion.
For the present I am free and am all right.
One man, older than the others present, suddenly pushed forward with a scared and angry look and wanted to seize hold of Dolokhov's shirt.
The prince stood still; his lively glittering eyes from under their thick, bushy eyebrows sternly scanned all present and rested on the little princess.
He explained his wish to be present at the battle and to see the position.
The day after her party the governor's wife came to see Malvintseva and, after discussing her plan with the aunt, remarked that though under present circumstances a formal betrothal was, of course, not to be thought of, all the same the young people might be brought together and could get to know one another.
Such is the present spirit of my nation.
His question brought her to the present and she glanced up sharply, warmth crawling up her neck again.
It also inhibits investigations and makes for an early Christmas present for defense attorneys.
But the fact that some present-day person was trying to stop them from finding any answers somehow made the mystery more intriguing.
She answered, "What do you think, I write down every present from every guy I have sex with?"
The beautiful creature passed her hands over her eyes an instant, tucked in a stray lock of hair that had become disarranged, and after a look around the garden made those present a gracious bow and said, in a sweet but even toned voice:
The wages weren't all that great, but deducting rent, utilities and groceries from her present salary, it wound up being a good deal more.