He's still short-handed.
Sarah glanced up with a short laugh.
She was miserably sore - and from such a short ride.
I'm sorry to have missed act one, but I promise a short intermission before I give act two a try.
One was an officer--a tall, soldierly, handsome man--the other evidently a private or an orderly, sunburned, short, and thin, with sunken cheeks and a dull expression.
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.
His laugh was short and harsh.
A short walk up the road uncovered another mailbox.
That still left her a good five inches short of his six-foot-two.
As they climbed out of the car, a screen door squealed on the front porch and a short stocky man emerged, running a hand through graying hair.
She squirmed from his arms; her breath coming in short gasps.
We're short handed so you wind up taking care of your own team and wagon.
His breath suddenly changed to short bursts.
He led her down a short hallway and opened the first door.
She cut her explanation off short as Cade pulled into the drive.
A short pause, then: Of course, it's your decision.
Anywhere, in the short term?
Naw. I'm a short timer with mostly circulars on my desk.
We haven't discussed giving it up; only taking a short leave to have our baby.
He would fly to Los Angeles, then transfer for the short hop north to Santa Barbara.
The authorities were most sympathetic and cautioned me against taking short cuts when parking in the city at night.
I'm in another country, if only for a short while to see if the pickings here are to my liking.
She may be out of the loop for a short time.
Mr. Thomas Morley was admitted with a gunshot wound to his leg, sustained, according to him, when he was mugged in an alley while taking a short cut to his car.
Any conversations I had with Martha were short, bordering on abrupt.
I couldn't believe Howie would turn off the power for what was supposed to be a short trip.
Next I was shown a photograph of a chubby cheeked man about forty, with short hair and a six o'clock shadow.
"I'm sorry Martha missed her aunt's service but flying on short notice is iffy," I added.
One of the Keene campgrounds proved to be a mobile home park with no short term visitors.
I had opted to skip the short flight to Santa Barbara as Betsy, the seasoned traveler, had no difficulty renting a car and maneuvering the traffic to pick me up at LAX.
And now, if these people think they are safe from me, are in for the surprise of their now-short lives!
He was still lying on the bed as before, but the stern expression of his quiet face made Princess Mary stop short on the threshold.
"And is there a large force of you here?" said another, a short man, coming up.
"Yes, I heard," said he sympathetically, and after a short pause added: "Yes, it's Scythian warfare.
Napoleon's short hair was wet and matted on the forehead, but his face, though puffy and yellow, expressed physical satisfaction.
"Short and energetic!" he remarked when he had read over the proclamation which he had dictated straight off without corrections.
"And who is that?" he asked, indicating a short old man in a clean blue peasant overcoat, with a big snow-white beard and eyebrows and a ruddy face.
A short man was saying something, but when Pierre entered he stopped speaking and went out.
"Ah, how do you do, great warrior?" said Rostopchin as soon as the short man had left the room.
He had a long thin neck, and his head, that had been half shaved, was again covered by short hair.
The unaccustomed coarse food, the vodka he drank during those days, the absence of wine and cigars, his dirty unchanged linen, two almost sleepless nights passed on a short sofa without bedding--all this kept him in a state of excitement bordering on insanity.
He had a habit of stopping short in the middle of his talk and gazing intently with his laughing, kindly eyes.