I was shocked at how harsh reality can be.
Gradually the reality of his antics sank in.
The unknown can be worse than reality, and she had no idea what to expect on the flight.
We need to concentrate on reality, not what could have been.
The fever had taken her out of her mind and into the alternate reality of a dream.
It didn't mean Gabriel was ready to swallow the reality of being bound to the woman who tortured him.
I don't think we'll ever learn when reality took over from fantasy.
In reality Lavrushka, having got drunk the day before and left his master dinnerless, had been whipped and sent to the village in quest of chickens, where he engaged in looting till the French took him prisoner.
Reality, the signs of change have long been noted. Old shore-lines
Supposed flashes of light are in reality nothing else than a certain
Made for them, whilst in reality the whole creation does not suspect
The third and most incomprehensible thing is that people studying history deliberately avoid seeing that this flank march cannot be attributed to any one man, that no one ever foresaw it, and that in reality, like the retreat from Fili, it did not suggest itself to anyone in its entirety, but resulted--moment by moment, step by step, event by event--from an endless number of most diverse circumstances and was only seen in its entirety when it had been accomplished and belonged to the past.
That in reality the great sea-wave we are considering swept at the
For a moment his warm lips felt reassuring, and then reality broke the spell.
Yet in reality, five individuals, some joined by love, some nearly strangers and others with a history, that might surface and run amuck.
At first she had thought of him as being asleep, but in the last few days reality was beginning to sink in.
Whatever reality she fell into, it wasn't over yet.
What if he approached the Code not as a slave but as an equal concerned about the greater good, a dynamic reality the Code had no way of knowing, due to its own static nature?
The course of things and their connexion is only thinkable by the assumption of a plurality of existences, the reality of which (as distinguished from our knowledge of them) can be conceived only as a multitude of relations.
These manifestations of the divine spirit again cannot be traced and understood by reducing (as Hegel did) the growth of the human mind in the individual, in society and in history to the monotonous rhythm of a speculative schematism; the essence and worth which is in them reveals itself only to the student of detail, for reality is larger and wider than philosophy; the problem, "how the one can be many," is only solved for us in the numberless examples in life and experience which surround us, for which we must retain a lifelong interest and which constitute the true field of all useful human work.
Evagoras was allowed to remain nominally king of Salamis, but in reality a vassal of Persia, to which he was to pay a yearly tribute.
In reality the December range was 82, the June only 57 volts; but the mean value of the potential was 243 in December as against III in June.
It is in reality a university college, for though it was originally intended to have the power of conferring degrees, it was subsequently affiliated to the New Zealand University.
But what about a reasoned belief based on a balanced look at both history and current reality that leads you to be optimistic?
To "go nano" is to directly manipulate reality at the atomic level.
But as we grew up, reality set in that market forces did not allow those activities to pay enough to support us, so at some point we all figured out we had to "earn a living."
Yet in reality, virtually everyone has.
But a preference for obscure tongues is a sentimentality, divorced from the reality that economic opportunities that come with speaking English, the world language, outweigh the intangible benefits of linguistic diversity.
But the face remained before him with the force of reality and drew nearer.
And your brother may not thank you when he realizes he must live with the reality that he killed an innocent for the rest of his life.
His fangs lengthened, and she stared at them, the reality of her situation beginning to sink in.
He was the remaining pillar of the foundation of the reality that existed before her trip to the beach.
She stiffened at the reality and couldn't decide if it were good to keep the distance between them or if she really wanted more.
Dean tuned Fred to the off position until his stepfather floated back to reality and continued.
She claimed Shipton was nuts to have her back, when in reality, who knows how he felt?
When his mind finally began to return to reality, he worried that he might have hurt her.
When Jackson awoke, reality did not hit immediately.
I want to know for better or for worse what the reality is.
They were determined to enjoy every minute of easiness before dealing with the reality of the full moon.
Maybe the reality is a lot better than what you imagine.
We called his position Regional Marketing Manager, but in reality he was a glorified errand boy—a paper pusher.
A barred owl called "you-all" in a southern drawl, jarring him to the reality that the sun had set.
Xander's introduction to her cousin made the reality of her situation starker.
We may add that according to this view nothing is real but the living spirit of God and the world of living spirits which He has created; the things of this world have only reality in so far as they are the appearance of spiritual substance, which underlies everything.
When I was a child, I well remember a somewhat similar circumstance that befell me; whether it was a reality or a dream, I never could entirely settle.
But at length all the past night's events soberly recurred, one by one, in fixed reality, and then I lay only alive to the comical predicament.
Reality outran apprehension; Captain Ahab stood upon his quarter-deck.
For not only do fabulous rumors naturally grow out of the very body of all surprising terrible events,--as the smitten tree gives birth to its fungi; but, in maritime life, far more than in that of terra firma, wild rumors abound, wherever there is any adequate reality for them to cling to.
He said the attack had been repulsed, employing this military term to describe what had occurred to his regiment, but in reality he did not himself know what had happened during that half-hour to the troops entrusted to him, and could not say with certainty whether the attack had been repulsed or his regiment had been broken up.
Only now and then detached ideas and impressions from the world of reality shot unexpectedly through his mind.
In reality it already exceeded twenty thousand rubles.
But no sooner had Natasha finished her barcarolle than reality again presented itself.
She hummed a scrap from her favorite opera by Cherubini, threw herself on her bed, laughed at the pleasant thought that she would immediately fall asleep, called Dunyasha the maid to put out the candle, and before Dunyasha had left the room had already passed into yet another happier world of dreams, where everything was as light and beautiful as in reality, and even more so because it was different.
"No," said Natasha, though she had in reality been thinking about Prince Andrew at the same time as of the rest, and of how he would have liked "Uncle."
Scarcely had Pierre laid his head on the pillow before he felt himself falling asleep, but suddenly, almost with the distinctness of reality, he heard the boom, boom, boom of firing, the thud of projectiles, groans and cries, and smelled blood and powder, and a feeling of horror and dread of death seized him.
But all this was only talk; in reality (though the Council of Fili, at which it was decided to abandon Moscow, had not yet been held) both those who went away and those who remained behind felt, though they did not show it, that Moscow would certainly be abandoned, and that they ought to get away as quickly as possible and save their belongings.
In reality, however, it was not, and could not be, possible to explain the burning of Moscow by making any individual, or any group of people, responsible for it.
And suddenly the sequence of these thoughts broke off, and Prince Andrew heard (without knowing whether it was a delusion or reality) a soft whispering voice incessantly and rhythmically repeating "piti-piti- piti," and then "titi," and then again "piti-piti-piti," and "ti-ti" once more.
And his attention was suddenly carried into another world, a world of reality and delirium in which something particular was happening.
It's fine to have high ideals about not going too far, but the reality of it is, it can happen before you realize what is happening.
In reality, my conversations with this monster were far more extensive and frightening but what follows is a highlighted version.
Our initial euphoria of foiling his ambitions was soon displaced as with passing time reality set in.
"You are about to confront your new reality," he said.
She moved forward, taking refuge from him in his own arms, a reality that amused him.
Damian didn't care; Sofia liked Pierre, and he had a feeling Pierre's blunt dose of reality was soothing to her in a world where nothing else made sense.
Even with him taking the edge off, reality still wasn't real.
The brutal reality was that he'd double-bound her to ensure he didn't lose – and not because any part of him was capable of affection.
The reality of his stark words made her wonder what he would've done in the same situation.
There was an entire subset of reality, and that's where she landed when she jumped off her building.
With a little discipline and a whole lot of open-mindedness, she'd figure this out, like she'd figured out how to live with the reality she was at death's door.
The idea of this being my new reality terrifies me.
She'd faced the reality but held out some hope it wasn't inevitable.
They sat for a while before she felt a familiar sense of anxiety at the reality of her situation.
Faced with the reality of the situation, she paced in front of the door, arguing with herself.
Another bizarre reality to add to their new lives.
Sarah held Jackson's hand as they discussed the reality of their situation.
In reality, neither ever gave a flip about the other's life or career.
But Dean knew reality seldom replaces the passion of panic thinking.
Other times reality took over.
He carefully tucked away the reality that—if Jonny hadn't crippled her—she wouldn't have been taken.
It was followed by the stark reality that he had nothing – and no one – else to go to.
Whatever happened, it wasn't because of a gang, and they were smart enough to know the difference between reality and what they saw on TV.
Whatever sick game or alternate reality this is, I'm not playing anymore!
She could avoid reality for a little longer.
And the nature of this reality again can neither be consistently represented as a fixed and hard substance nor as an unalterable something, but only as a fixed order of recurrence of continually changing events or impressions.
Leland in his Itinerary (1558) recorded the fact that Bolton made cottons, which were in reality woollen goods.
I am, in reality, a very big bug, and doubtless the most intelligent being in all this broad domain.
If you are in government and these alternative sources of news conform to your understanding of reality, you can be that much more confident you are on the side of right.
This is the present reality in a world defined by the ease of communication.
But not so in the reality, perhaps.
Nor must there be omitted another strange attestation of the antiquity of the whale, in his own osseous post-diluvian reality, as set down by the venerable John Leo, the old Barbary traveller.
Why, only a little while ago people thought it quite impossible to teach the deaf-blind anything; but no sooner was it proved possible than hundreds of kind, sympathetic hearts were fired with the desire to help them, and now we see how many of those poor, unfortunate persons are being taught to see the beauty and reality of life.
What we had supposed to be peaks were in reality a thousand glittering spires.
The customs of some savage nations might, perchance, be profitably imitated by us, for they at least go through the semblance of casting their slough annually; they have the idea of the thing, whether they have the reality or not.
Shams and delusions are esteemed for soundest truths, while reality is fabulous.
If a man should walk through this town and see only the reality, where, think you, would the "Mill-dam" go to?
And we are enabled to apprehend at all what is sublime and noble only by the perpetual instilling and drenching of the reality that surrounds us.
Let us settle ourselves, and work and wedge our feet downward through the mud and slush of opinion, and prejudice, and tradition, and delusion, and appearance, that alluvion which covers the globe, through Paris and London, through New York and Boston and Concord, through Church and State, through poetry and philosophy and religion, till we come to a hard bottom and rocks in place, which we can call reality, and say, This is, and no mistake; and then begin, having a point d'appui, below freshet and frost and fire, a place where you might found a wall or a state, or set a lamp-post safely, or perhaps a gauge, not a Nilometer, but a Realometer, that future ages might know how deep a freshet of shams and appearances had gathered from time to time.
If the condition of things which we were made for is not yet, what were any reality which we can substitute?
That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.
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.
Yet in reality those personal interests of the moment so much transcend the general interests that they always prevent the public interest from being felt or even noticed.
At first he watched the serfs, trying to understand their aims and what they considered good and bad, and only pretended to direct them and give orders while in reality learning from them their methods, their manner of speech, and their judgment of what was good and bad.
In reality in all Napoleon's activity we never find anything resembling an expression of that wish, but find a series of orders, or expressions of his will, very variously and indefinitely directed.
And again in a futile struggle with reality her mother, refusing to believe that she could live when her beloved boy was killed in the bloom of life, escaped from reality into a world of delirium.