Let's get the kids ready to go.
For a minute there, I was ready to do just that.
Now his only concern was that she had his meal ready when he came home for supper.
She would soon be ready for Jonathan to ride.
I'd better get her ready for bed.
Why don't you go take a warm shower and I'll have a hot meal ready by the time you're done.
Anyone projecting an end to the historical constant of war had better be ready to overcome no small amount of justified skepticism.
Coriolanus began at once to make ready for war against Rome.
Dinner will be ready at six O'clock.
No doubt he was ready to do exactly that by now.
He planted his feet firmly and made ready to spring.
For the most part, the facial expressions of those sitting around the table were sympathetic, but Dulce looked as if she was ready to break into tears.
Are you ready to go?
Are you guys ready to eat and go outside?
Keep your rifles ready and stay close to each other.
They have decided that Buonaparte has burnt his boats, and I believe that we are ready to burn ours.
I was just getting ready to leave the house.
The farmers, with these contracts in hand, can plant aggressively knowing they have a ready buyer at a fixed price.
The roast will be ready in about 15 minutes.
We'd better get ready for lunch.
Normally he would have asked if she was ready to go to bed, or even if she needed help.
So, you're ready to go?
I'm as ready as I'm going to get.
It should be ready now.
I'm starving, and Rachel is almost ready for that taco seasoning.
Carmen carried Destiny back to their room and got her ready for bed.
Jonathan was up early and ready to go, so Alex hurriedly showered and dressed.
Then I have supper ready when he comes home.
Supper will be ready in ten minutes.
With everything ready, they sat on the window seat and watched for Alex.
Her response to the issue about a son was indication that she was ready to break from the past.
"I'm as ready as I'm ever going to get," Lisa responded without emotion.
I think I'm ready to look for that car now.
They reached an open place in the brush where Diablo stood hip-shod, his eyes half closed - as if all hell wasn't getting ready to burst loose.
By the next day she was ready to resume her normal activities, but Sarah insisted it was Saturday and she should take some time to enjoy herself.
Are you ready to go?
Following that resolution, she was up at five the next morning getting ready for work.
When all the wagons were ready, she snapped the whip over the back of the mules.
Pete usually had a fire going by the time she was ready to fix breakfast.
By dawn she was awake again - ready to get started.
The team was harnessed and ready to go.
After the camp was cleaned and the wagons were ready to roll, she smiled up at Bordeaux.
The mules were harnessed and ready to go.
Get those mules inside the circle of wagons and be ready for trouble.
His eyes constantly roved over the dunes and his rifle lay across his lap, ready for use.
And here I am, ready to leave.
By the time the stage arrived, she was packed, but not ready for the trip.
Whatever the case, she always made sure his table was ready when he arrived.
Being the only postal employee in a small town, the petite extravert was always ready for conversation.
I have my things ready... but I have a few questions first.
Are you ready to go?
This would be one Saturday she wouldn't have to crawl out of bed and get ready to go to the diner.
Supper was ready and he was probably hungry.
It's ready when you are.
Supper was ready and the table set.
The salad was in the refrigerator and coffee was ready on the stove.
I think she's ready to foal and it looks like a storm is brewing out there.
I have a feeling you're getting ready to fly the coop.
Every morning she crawled out of bed and retched for a while before getting ready for work.
On some of the bushes might be seen a bud, a blossom, a baby, a half-grown person and a ripe one; but even those ready to pluck were motionless and silent, as if devoid of life.
"I'm sure the Princess is ready to be picked," asserted Dorothy, gazing hard at the beautiful girl on the bush.
I think I shall keep this Wizard until a new Sorcerer is ready to pick, for he seems quite skillful and may be of use to us.
But Jim was ready for them, and when he saw them coming he turned his heels toward them and began kicking out as hard as he could.
Let us be ready, for we may be sent for any minute.
He was ready to serve his country in any way that he could.
They are getting ready to start this very night.
Watch, and as soon as the soldiers are ready to start, hang a lantern in the tower of the old North Church.
He was ready to mount.
The wolf gave a low growl and made ready to meet him.
The king's enemies are even now advancing, and all are ready for the fight.
George's brothers knew the master of a trading ship who was getting ready to sail to England.
A boat was at the landing, ready to take him on board.
He was strong and ready for every duty.
The feast is ready, but no one has come to partake of it.
It was ready to march upon the city and destroy it.
There was a ship just ready to sail for Corinth, and the captain agreed to take him as a passenger.
In the morning a good breakfast was served, and then Mr. Randolph made ready to start on his journey.
It was Carl's duty to sit outside of the king's bedroom and be ready to serve him at any time.
He was frightened and ready to cry.
The king sat down by the fire, and the woman hurried to get things ready for supper.
The door was thrown open and he saw a hundred brave men, all ready to give him aid.
But I hope you are now ready to come home with us.
Given these agricultural strengths, is there anyone who believes the United States alone couldn't produce an extra $365 billion worth of food, at full retail price, if there were a ready buyer for it?
In the pleasure of doing this, I did not stop to look at my own gifts; but when I was ready for them, my impatience for the real Christmas to begin almost got beyond control.
But, though everybody was kind and ready to help us, there was only one hand that could turn drudgery into pleasure.
Then it is all ready to be manufactured into engines, stoves, kettles and many other things.
They tell us when breakfast is ready, when to go to school, when it is time for church, and when there is a fire.
The tongue is so serviceable a member (taking all sorts of shapes, just as is wanted),--the teeth, the lips, the roof of the mouth, all ready to help, and so heap up the sound of the voice into the solid bits which we call consonants, and make room for the curiously shaped breathings which we call vowels!
When they are ready, they will softly fall and tenderly cover every object.
Some one balances the toboggan on the very crest of the hill, while we get on, and when we are ready, off we dash down the side of the hill in a headlong rush, and, leaping a projection, plunge into a snow-drift and go swimming far across the pond at a tremendous rate!...
Surely there are hearts and hands ever ready to make it possible for generous intentions to be wrought into noble deeds.
Skill in the use of words and her habit of playing with them make her ready with mots and epigrams.
She is always ready for a lesson, and the eagerness with which she absorbs ideas is very delightful.
It's queer how ready people always are with advice in any real or imaginary emergency, and no matter how many times experience has shown them to be wrong, they continue to set forth their opinions, as if they had received them from the Almighty!
She is always ready to share whatever she has with those about her, often keeping but very little for herself.
It may be true, as some maintain, that language cannot express to us much beyond what we have lived and experienced; but I have always observed that children manifest the greatest delight in the lofty, poetic language which we are too ready to think beyond their comprehension.
That is just what the teacher of the deaf child must be, a child ready to play and romp, and interested in all childish things.
It shows how the child-mind gathers into itself words it has heard, and how they lurk there ready to come out when the key that releases the spring is touched.
To be sure, I take the keenest interest in everything that concerns those who surround me; it is this very interest which makes it so difficult for me to carry on a conversation with some people who will not talk or say what they think, but I should not be sorry to find more friends ready to talk with me now and then about the wonderful things I read.
A comfortable house for a rude and hardy race, that lived mostly out of doors, was once made here almost entirely of such materials as Nature furnished ready to their hands.
By the middle of April, for I made no haste in my work, but rather made the most of it, my house was framed and ready for the raising.
When you have got my ornaments ready, I will wear them.
In those driving northeast rains which tried the village houses so, when the maids stood ready with mop and pail in front entries to keep the deluge out, I sat behind my door in my little house, which was all entry, and thoroughly enjoyed its protection.
My "best" room, however, my withdrawing room, always ready for company, on whose carpet the sun rarely fell, was the pine wood behind my house.
Children come a-berrying, railroad men taking a Sunday morning walk in clean shirts, fishermen and hunters, poets and philosophers; in short, all honest pilgrims, who came out to the woods for freedom's sake, and really left the village behind, I was ready to greet with--"Welcome, Englishmen! welcome, Englishmen!" for I had had communication with that race.
The pond was my well ready dug.
You must live within yourself, and depend upon yourself always tucked up and ready for a start, and not have many affairs.
I am but too ready to conform to them.
And having got rid of this young man who did not know how to behave, she resumed her duties as hostess and continued to listen and watch, ready to help at any point where the conversation might happen to flag.
"Are you ready?" he asked his wife, looking past her.
He seemed unable to bear the sight of tears and was ready to cry himself.
"Yes, yes, go and tell them to get it ready," she answered, returning his smile.
The little kitten, feasting her eyes on him, seemed ready at any moment to start her gambols again and display her kittenish nature.
She was already growing impatient, and stamped her foot, ready to cry at his not coming at once, when she heard the young man's discreet steps approaching neither quickly nor slowly.
Olga, go and see whether Uncle's beef tea is ready--it is almost time, she added, giving Pierre to understand that they were busy, and busy making his father comfortable, while evidently he, Pierre, was only busy causing him annoyance.
When Anna Mikhaylovna returned from Count Bezukhov's the money, all in clean notes, was lying ready under a handkerchief on the countess' little table, and Anna Mikhaylovna noticed that something was agitating her.
Anna Mikhaylovna instantly guessed her intention and stooped to be ready to embrace the countess at the appropriate moment.
The little kitten brightened, its eyes shone, and it seemed ready to lift its tail, jump down on its soft paws, and begin playing with the ball of worsted as a kitten should.
He had not finished the last verse before the young people began to get ready to dance in the large hall, and the sound of the feet and the coughing of the musicians were heard from the gallery.
The large table covered with books and plans, the tall glass-fronted bookcases with keys in the locks, the high desk for writing while standing up, on which lay an open exercise book, and the lathe with tools laid ready to hand and shavings scattered around--all indicated continuous, varied, and orderly activity.
Mademoiselle Bourienne stood near them pressing her hand to her heart, with a beatific smile and obviously equally ready to cry or to laugh.
"The squadwon can't pass," shouted Vaska Denisov, showing his white teeth fiercely and spurring his black thoroughbred Arab, which twitched its ears as the bayonets touched it, and snorted, spurting white foam from his bit, tramping the planks of the bridge with his hoofs, and apparently ready to jump over the railings had his rider let him.
"I cannot inform Your Majesty at what o'clock the battle began at the front, but at Durrenstein, where I was, our attack began after five in the afternoon," replied Bolkonski growing more animated and expecting that he would have a chance to give a reliable account, which he had ready in his mind, of all he knew and had seen.
Bonaparte himself, not trusting to his generals, moved with all the Guards to the field of battle, afraid of letting a ready victim escape, and Bagration's four thousand men merrily lighted campfires, dried and warmed themselves, cooked their porridge for the first time for three days, and not one of them knew or imagined what was in store for him.
But the regiments, both cavalry and infantry, were by no means ready for the impending action.
Tushin gave no orders, and, silently-- fearing to speak because at every word he felt ready to weep without knowing why--rode behind on his artillery nag.
If it be God's will to prove thee in the duties of marriage, be ready to fulfill His will.
Anatole was not quick-witted, nor ready or eloquent in conversation, but he had the faculty, so invaluable in society, of composure and imperturbable self-possession.
I'm ready for it tomorrow!
She lowered her head and was ready to burst into tears.
He longed to show that love in some way and knowing that this was impossible was ready to cry.
"Whatever are you bothering about, gentlemen?" said Bilibin, who, till then, had listened with an amused smile to their conversation and now was evidently ready with a joke.
As soon as an Austrian officer showed himself near a commanding officer's quarters, the regiment began to move: the soldiers ran from the fires, thrust their pipes into their boots, their bags into the carts, got their muskets ready, and formed rank.
When all was ready, the sabers stuck in the snow to mark the barriers, and the pistols loaded, Nesvitski went up to Pierre.
Is everything ready? he added.
So said the mothers as they watched their young people executing their newly learned steps, and so said the youths and maidens themselves as they danced till they were ready to drop, and so said the grown-up young men and women who came to these balls with an air of condescension and found them most enjoyable.
I had a splendid card all ready, as if it were the fun of the game which interested him most.
And a bed got ready, and tea? asked his valet.
When everything was ready, the stranger opened his eyes, moved to the table, filled a tumbler with tea for himself and one for the beardless old man to whom he passed it.
The important mystery mentioned by the Rhetor, though it aroused his curiosity, did not seem to him essential, and the second aim, that of purifying and regenerating himself, did not much interest him because at that moment he felt with delight that he was already perfectly cured of his former faults and was ready for all that was good.
"I am ready for everything," said Pierre.
On hearing this indifferent voice, Rostov grew frightened at what he was doing; the thought of meeting the Emperor at any moment was so fascinating and consequently so alarming that he was ready to run away, but the official who had questioned him opened the door, and Rostov entered.
I hope you will find him sympathetic and ready to co- operate in promoting all that is reasonable.
Berg smiled meekly, kissed the count on the shoulder, and said that he was very grateful, but that it was impossible for him to arrange his new life without receiving thirty thousand in ready money.
Sonya stood ready dressed in the middle of the room and, pressing the head of a pin till it hurt her dainty finger, was fixing on a last ribbon that squeaked as the pin went through it.
"Whenever will you be ready?" asked the count coming to the door.
Natasha gazed at them and was ready to cry because it was not she who was dancing that first turn of the waltz.
Having prepared everything necessary for the party, the Bergs were ready for their guests' arrival.
The thin, hollow-cheeked Chekmar, having got everything ready, kept glancing at his master with whom he had lived on the best of terms for thirty years, and understanding the mood he was in expected a pleasant chat.
With his hand on his saddlebow, he was ready to dismount and stab the wolf, when she suddenly thrust her head up from among that mass of dogs, and then her forepaws were on the edge of the gully.
They looked at one another (now that the hunt was over and they were in the house, Nicholas no longer considered it necessary to show his manly superiority over his sister), Natasha gave him a wink, and neither refrained long from bursting into a peal of ringing laughter even before they had a pretext ready to account for it.
Natasha was still as much in love with her betrothed, found the same comfort in that love, and was still as ready to throw herself into all the pleasures of life as before; but at the end of the fourth month of their separation she began to have fits of depression which she could not master.
But ready as she was to take the smallest speck for the image of a man or of a coffin, she saw nothing.
She was ready to sacrifice everything for her benefactors.
Moscow society, from the old women down to the children, received Pierre like a long-expected guest whose place was always ready awaiting him.
I have a solution ready, but have no time now--I'll think it all out later on!
When she came ready dressed into the ballroom to await her father, and looking in the large mirror there saw that she was pretty, very pretty, she felt even more sad, but it was a sweet, tender sadness.
"And how can Sonya love Nicholas so calmly and quietly and wait so long and so patiently?" thought she, looking at Sonya, who also came in quite ready, with a fan in her hand.
Whatever her father's feelings might be, she begged Natasha to believe that she could not help loving her as the one chosen by her brother, for whose happiness she was ready to sacrifice everything.
"Well, are you ready?" asked Balaga.
Anatole glanced round at his sister and rose submissively, ready to follow Pierre.
Nothing was ready for the war that everyone expected and to prepare for which the Emperor had come from Petersburg.
"Are the horses ready for the general?" he added, with a slight inclination of his head in reply to Balashev's bow.
Bennigsen was a landlord in the Vilna province who appeared to be doing the honors of the district, but was in reality a good general, useful as an adviser and ready at hand to replace Barclay.
The Emperor was following him, and Bennigsen had hastened on to make some preparations and to be ready to receive the sovereign.
Still laughing and talking, the officers began hurriedly getting ready and again boiled some muddy water in the samovar.
Before Shinshin had time to utter the joke he was ready to make on the count's patriotism, Natasha jumped up from her place and ran to her father.
Pierre wished to say that he was ready to sacrifice his money, his serfs, or himself, only one ought to know the state of affairs in order to be able to improve it, but he was unable to speak.
Pierre, however, felt excited, and the general desire to show that they were ready to go to all lengths--which found expression in the tones and looks more than in the substance of the speeches--infected him too.
Pierre's one feeling at the moment was a desire to show that he was ready to go all lengths and was prepared to sacrifice everything.
Three well-fed roans stood ready harnessed to a small conveyance with a leather hood.
But such undercurrents still existed among the people and gathered new forces ready to manifest themselves just as strangely, unexpectedly, and at the same time simply, naturally, and forcibly.
Alpatych, arriving from the devastated Bald Hills estate, sent for his Dron on the day of the prince's funeral and told him to have twelve horses got ready for the princess' carriages and eighteen carts for the things to be removed from Bogucharovo.
You drop this nonsense and tell the people to get ready to leave their homes and go to Moscow and to get carts ready for tomorrow morning for the princess' things.
Without saying anything of this to the princess, Alpatych had his own belongings taken out of the carts which had arrived from Bald Hills and had those horses got ready for the princess' carriages.
She replied that she had never doubted his devotion and that she was ready to do anything for him and for the peasants.
Having repeated her order to Dron to have horses ready for her departure next morning, she went to her room and remained alone with her own thoughts.
He drew his left foot out of the stirrup and, lurching with his whole body and puckering his face with the effort, raised it with difficulty onto the saddle, leaned on his knee, groaned, and slipped down into the arms of the Cossacks and adjutants who stood ready to assist him.
"What?" said Kutuzov, in the midst of Denisov's explanations, "are you ready so soon?"
"Ready, your Serene Highness," replied the general.
After the Emperor had left Moscow, life flowed on there in its usual course, and its course was so very usual that it was difficult to remember the recent days of patriotic elation and ardor, hard to believe that Russia was really in danger and that the members of the English Club were also sons of the Fatherland ready to sacrifice everything for it.
The second broadsheet stated that our headquarters were at Vyazma, that Count Wittgenstein had defeated the French, but that as many of the inhabitants of Moscow wished to be armed, weapons were ready for them at the arsenal: sabers, pistols, and muskets which could be had at a low price.
The balloon was not yet ready, but Pierre learned that it was being constructed by the Emperor's desire.
As soon as Leppich is ready, get together a crew of reliable and intelligent men for his car and send a courier to General Kutuzov to let him know.
But if I were right, I should be rendering a service to my Fatherland for which I am ready to die.
The militia have put on clean white shirts to be ready to die.
General Sorbier must be ready at the first order to advance with all the howitzers of the Guard's artillery against either one or other of the entrenchments.
On returning to Gorki after having seen Prince Andrew, Pierre ordered his groom to get the horses ready and to call him early in the morning, and then immediately fell asleep behind a partition in a corner Boris had given up to him.
Owing to the count's customary carelessness nothing was ready for their departure by the twenty-eighth of August and the carts that were to come from their Ryazan and Moscow estates to remove their household belongings did not arrive till the thirtieth.
In the yard stood the carts ready corded.
"Well, Vasilich, is everything ready?" asked the count, and stroking his bald head he looked good-naturedly at the officer and the orderly and nodded to them.
I have just been told that nothing is ready yet.
If everything is ready let us start.
There are no longer sentinels sounding the alarm with their abdomens raised, and ready to die in defense of the hive.
"Is my carriage ready?" asked Rostopchin, stepping back from the window.
Your excellency, they say they have got ready, according to your orders, to go against the French, and they shouted something about treachery.
"Is the carriage ready?" he asked again.
And all made ready for that battle.
And on my honor, in spite of the cough I caught there, I should be ready to begin again.
His head was quite round, his back, chest, shoulders, and even his arms, which he held as if ever ready to embrace something, were rounded, his pleasant smile and his large, gentle brown eyes were also round.
And indeed he only had to lie down, to fall asleep like a stone, and he only had to shake himself, to be ready without a moment's delay for some work, just as children are ready to play directly they awake.
In a few days Princess Mary was ready to start.
They are asking to attack and making plans of all kinds, but as soon as one gets to business nothing is ready, and the enemy, forewarned, takes measures accordingly.
"Ready, ready, dear fellow!" said Karataev, coming out with a neatly folded shirt.
"Ready, ready, dear fellow!" said Karataev, coming out with a neatly folded shirt.
I said Friday and here it is, ready, said Platon, smiling and unfolding the shirt he had sewn.
In the shed everyone was ready, dressed, belted, shod, and only awaited the order to start.
When that door was opened and the prisoners, crowding against one another like a flock of sheep, squeezed into the exit, Pierre pushed his way forward and approached that very captain who as the corporal had assured him was ready to do anything for him.
All that he now witnessed scarcely made an impression on him--as if his soul, making ready for a hard struggle, refused to receive impressions that might weaken it.
In ten minutes the table was ready and a napkin spread on it.
It's ready, your honor; you can split a Frenchman in half with it!
Secondly it was attained by the guerrilla warfare which was destroying the French, and thirdly by the fact that a large Russian army was following the French, ready to use its strength in case their movement stopped.
To that question, "What for?" a simple answer was now always ready in his soul: "Because there is a God, that God without whose will not one hair falls from a man's head."
And when he is ready so too are the forces.
She waited on the old countess, petted and spoiled the children, was always ready to render the small services for which she had a gift, and all this was unconsciously accepted from her with insufficient gratitude.
He did not ask if she was ready to listen to him.
This meant two stockings, which by a secret process known only to herself Anna Makarovna used to knit at the same time on the same needles, and which, when they were ready, she always triumphantly drew, one out of the other, in the children's presence.
All that may be so and mankind is ready to agree with it, but it is not what was asked.
"You're not ready yet," she said around a mouth full of white foam.
Are you ready to go?
I'm not ready for the rocking chair yet.
Soon she would need to come back home to get ready for college.
She opened the door without looking, ready to welcome Connie.
At the house, she turned her car around and parked so it faced the drive, ready to leave at a moment's notice.
Are we ready to go now?
If you decide to take the job, have your things ready then.
They wished to be ready to defend themselves, if the soldiers should try to do them harm.
The market man showed him a fat turkey, plump and white and ready for roasting.