His laugh was short and humorless.
After what seemed like a short wait, they boarded another plane.
Katie's laugh was short and humorless.
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.
In short, she had a cushion job.
Giddon kept the lawn mown short to discourage snakes, but the rich green carpet wasn't nearly as enticing as the tangle of brush that threatened to invade the area around the house.
Even she would have had trouble working with something so little, but his big hands dispensed with the job in short order.
His stunt tonight was nothing short of jealousy.
That still left her a good five inches short of his six-foot-two.
Short, and keenly aware of the fact that she was overweight, Julia rarely missed an opportunity to point a finger elsewhere.
She squirmed from his arms; her breath coming in short gasps.
I have plans too, you know - and they don't include dropping out three months short of graduation.
Life's too short as it is.
She stopped short at the wagon.
His breath suddenly changed to short bursts.
"Chauncey!" they screamed with delight, and then stopped short when they saw Bordeaux helping Cassie down from the wagon.
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.
He's still short-handed.
Hard life is a short life, for most folks around here.
No one is saying you have to disappear but if we're threatened, having an alias identity, even for a short while, might prove important.
And now, if these people think they are safe from me, are in for the surprise of their now-short lives!
The woman is a feisty one but her daughter is such a beauty I'm obliged to keep mommy alive for at least a short time until we are locked in the privacy of my refuge.
His tail was short and scraggly, and his harness had been broken in many places and fastened together again with cords and bits of wire.
The horse had stopped short, and stood firm as a rock.
A nearby steeple had been broken off short and the fragments lay heaped beside it.
Their bodies were round, their legs short and thick and their arms extraordinarily long and stout.
The school was more than a mile from their home, and the children trotted along as fast as their short legs could carry them.
He drove these to the pastures on the hills and watched them day after day while they fed on the short green grass.
In a short time he was free and in the open air.
He called to one of his officers and bade him sit down and write a short order for him.
Then he noticed when he bred tall pea plants with another tall plant, he occasionally got a short offspring, but usually tall ones.
Instead, they stand to lose money if their supply chain is redirected for military use, their manufacturing limited due to rationing, their international customers cut off, and their domestic customers short on discretionary income.
We criminalized driving while intoxicated, increased the penalties, and broadened the definition, all with substantial public support—and all in a short amount of time.
The idea is the power of short, instant messages broadcast to interested crowds.
I had a French grammar in raised print, and as I already knew some French, I often amused myself by composing in my head short exercises, using the new words as I came across them, and ignoring rules and other technicalities as much as possible.
For one short hour you are permitted to drink in the eternal beauty of the old masters without needless interpretation or exposition.
Then my teacher went to visit some friends in Boston, leaving me for a short time.
We were sitting together in a hammock which swung from two solemn pines at a short distance from the house.
Near the end of May, the sand cherry (Cerasus pumila) adorned the sides of the path with its delicate flowers arranged in umbels cylindrically about its short stems, which last, in the fall, weighed down with good-sized and handsome cherries, fell over in wreaths like rays on every side.
We meet at very short intervals, not having had time to acquire any new value for each other.
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 shore is composed of a belt of smooth rounded white stones like paving-stones, excepting one or two short sand beaches, and is so steep that in many places a single leap will carry you into water over your head; and were it not for its remarkable transparency, that would be the last to be seen of its bottom till it rose on the opposite side.
"I often think," she continued after a short pause, drawing nearer to the prince and smiling amiably at him as if to show that political and social topics were ended and the time had come for intimate conversation--"I often think how unfairly sometimes the joys of life are distributed.
The little princess went round the table with quick, short, swaying steps, her workbag on her arm, and gaily spreading out her dress sat down on a sofa near the silver samovar, as if all she was doing was a pleasure to herself and to all around her.
And she spread out her arms to show her short-waisted, lace-trimmed, dainty gray dress, girdled with a broad ribbon just below the breast.
"'I showed them the path to glory, but they did not follow it,'" Prince Andrew continued after a short silence, again quoting Napoleon's words.