Life's too short as it is.
His stunt tonight was nothing short of jealousy.
Hard life is a short life, for most folks around here.
In short, she had a cushion job.
After what seemed like a short wait, they boarded another plane.
He's still short-handed.
Even she would have had trouble working with something so little, but his big hands dispensed with the job in short order.
After a short silence he rose.
Then he noticed when he bred tall pea plants with another tall plant, he occasionally got a short offspring, but usually tall ones.
Naw. I'm a short timer with mostly circulars on my desk.
Mrs. Graves is making short dresses for Natalie.
He led her down a short hallway and opened the first door.
She cut her explanation off short as Cade pulled into the drive.
Then my teacher went to visit some friends in Boston, leaving me for a short time.
We meet at very short intervals, not having had time to acquire any new value for each other.
"Ah, how do you do, great warrior?" said Rostopchin as soon as the short man had left the room.
With a short coat and his hair cropped; just as if, well, just as if he had come straight from the bath...
He would fly to Los Angeles, then transfer for the short hop north to Santa Barbara.
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.
Any conversations I had with Martha were short, bordering on abrupt.
"Oh, cut it short," said Eureka; "you've talked long enough."
He called to one of his officers and bade him sit down and write a short order for him.
If it were a person, it still couldn't even order a beer to toast itself for all it has done in such a short time.
We were sitting together in a hammock which swung from two solemn pines at a short distance from the house.
He has on short dresses now.
The newcomer was a short, large-boned, yellow-faced, wrinkled old man, with gray bushy eyebrows overhanging bright eyes of an indefinite grayish color.
"Yes, I heard," said he sympathetically, and after a short pause added: "Yes, it's Scythian warfare.
"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.
He had a habit of stopping short in the middle of his talk and gazing intently with his laughing, kindly eyes.
After a short silence the countess spoke again but this time no one replied.
Early in the morning of the sixth of October Pierre went out of the shed, and on returning stopped by the door to play with a little blue- gray dog, with a long body and short bandy legs, that jumped about him.
A French corporal, with coat unbuttoned in a homely way, a skullcap on his head, and a short pipe in his mouth, came from behind a corner of the shed and approached Pierre with a friendly wink.
He sat in his short overcoat leaning against a birch tree.
In a short time they reached Corinth in safety, and the king sent an officer to bring the captain and his men to the palace.
Economic changes that have long-term positive benefits for society often have short-term negative ones.
He noticed that when he bred a tall one with a short one, sometimes he got tall offspring and sometimes a short offspring.
He then noticed that when he bred short ones with short ones, he always got short ones.
He had had a short illness, there had been a brief time of acute suffering, then all was over.
Twenty-five days later, while she was on a short visit away from home, she wrote to her mother.
Sometimes she tries to spell very short words on her small [fingers] but she is too young to remember hard words.
Several hundred books, including many fine ones, were sent to me in a short time, as well as money and encouragement.
Did I tell you in my last letter that I had a new dress, a real party dress with low neck and short sleeves and quite a train?
She saw, too, that her story properly fell into short chapters and redivided it.
Since I wrote you, Helen and I have gone to live all by ourselves in a little garden-house about a quarter of a mile from her home, only a short distance from Ivy Green, the Keller homestead.
I had no idea a short time ago how to go to work; I was feeling about in the dark; but somehow I know now, and I know that I know.
By signs she made me understand that she wished another story, and I gave her a book containing very short stories, written in the most elementary style.
As we were passing a large globe a short time after she had written the questions, she stopped before it and asked, "Who made the REAL world?"
I shall write to her in a short time.
It was a lake of rainbow light, in which, for a short while, I lived like a dolphin.
It could readily ascend the sides of the room by short impulses, like a squirrel, which it resembled in its motions.
In dark winter mornings, or in short winter afternoons, I sometimes heard a pack of hounds threading all the woods with hounding cry and yelp, unable to resist the instinct of the chase, and the note of the hunting-horn at intervals, proving that man was in the rear.
In order to see how nearly I could guess, with this experience, at the deepest point in a pond, by observing the outlines of a surface and the character of its shores alone, I made a plan of White Pond, which contains about forty-one acres, and, like this, has no island in it, nor any visible inlet or outlet; and as the line of greatest breadth fell very near the line of least breadth, where two opposite capes approached each other and two opposite bays receded, I ventured to mark a point a short distance from the latter line, but still on the line of greatest length, as the deepest.
It took a short siesta at noon, and boomed once more toward night, as the sun was withdrawing his influence.
The princess said nothing, but suddenly her short downy lip quivered.
Anatole turned to the Englishman and taking him by one of the buttons of his coat and looking down at him--the Englishman was short--began repeating the terms of the wager to him in English.
Nicholas was short with curly hair and an open expression.
The length of her body was strikingly out of proportion to her short legs.
But... in short, the fact is... you know yourself that last winter the count made a will by which he left all his property, not to us his direct heirs, but to Pierre.
Pierre concluded that this also was essential, and after a short interval followed her.
The little princess had grown stouter during this time, but her eyes and her short, downy, smiling lip lifted when she began to speak just as merrily and prettily as ever.
The unknown general looked disdainfully down at Kozlovski, who was rather short, as if surprised that anyone should not know him.
Puckering up his face though smiling, and showing his short strong teeth, he began with stubby fingers of both hands to ruffle up his thick tangled black hair.
The gun rang out with a deafening metallic roar, and a whistling grenade flew above the heads of our troops below the hill and fell far short of the enemy, a little smoke showing the spot where it burst.
The black, hairy, snub-nosed face of Vaska Denisov, and his whole short sturdy figure with the sinewy hairy hand and stumpy fingers in which he held the hilt of his naked saber, looked just as it usually did, especially toward evening when he had emptied his second bottle; he was only redder than usual.
The short, round- shouldered Captain Tushin, stumbling over the tail of the gun carriage, moved forward and, not noticing the general, looked out shading his eyes with his small hand.
For a moment he dozed, but in that short interval innumerable things appeared to him in a dream: his mother and her large white hand, Sonya's thin little shoulders, Natasha's eyes and laughter, Denisov with his voice and mustache, and Telyanin and all that affair with Telyanin and Bogdanich.
This short man nodded to Dolgorukov as to an intimate friend and stared at Prince Andrew with cool intensity, walking straight toward him and evidently expecting him to bow or to step out of his way.
Late that night, when all had separated, Denisov with his short hand patted his favorite, Rostov, on the shoulder.
At six in the evening, Kutuzov went to the Emperor's headquarters and after staying but a short time with the Tsar went to see the grand marshal of the court, Count Tolstoy.
After a short period of adapting himself to the old conditions of life, Nicholas found it very pleasant to be at home again.
During Rostov's short stay in Moscow, before rejoining the army, he did not draw closer to Sonya, but rather drifted away from her.
Only on horse back and in the mazurka was Denisov's short stature not noticeable and he looked the fine fellow he felt himself to be.
He glided silently on one foot half across the room, and seeming not to notice the chairs was dashing straight at them, when suddenly, clinking his spurs and spreading out his legs, he stopped short on his heels, stood so a second, stamped on the spot clanking his spurs, whirled rapidly round, and, striking his left heel against his right, flew round again in a circle.
Oh, how Rostov detested at that moment those hands with their short reddish fingers and hairy wrists, which held him in their power....
Dolokhov cut him short, as if to remind him that it was not for him to jest.
Denisov, with sparkling eyes and ruffled hair, sat at the clavichord striking chords with his short fingers, his legs thrown back and his eyes rolling as he sang, with his small, husky, but true voice, some verses called "Enchantress," which he had composed, and to which he was trying to fit music:
By the dim light, to which Pierre had already become accustomed, he saw a rather short man.
This short man had on a white leather apron which covered his chest and part of his legs; he had on a kind of necklace above which rose a high white ruffle, outlining his rather long face which was lit up from below.
In short, we retreat after the battle but send a courier to Petersburg with news of a victory, and General Bennigsen, hoping to receive from Petersburg the post of commander in chief as a reward for his victory, does not give up the command of the army to General Buxhowden.
"Perhaps you are right for yourself," he added after a short pause, "but everyone lives in his own way.
A woman, bent with age, with a wallet on her back, and a short, long-haired, young man in a black garment had rushed back to the gate on seeing the carriage driving up.
"I warn you, Captain," one of the officers, a short thin man, evidently very angry, was saying.
"A good figure and in her first bloom," he was saying, but on seeing Rostov, he stopped short and frowned.
When her hair was done, Natasha, in her short petticoat from under which her dancing shoes showed, and in her mother's dressing jacket, ran up to Sonya, scrutinized her, and then ran to her mother.
The earth in the kitchen garden looked wet and black and glistened like poppy seed and at a short distance merged into the dull, moist veil of mist.
The huntsman standing in the hollow moved and loosed his borzois, and Nicholas saw a queer, short-legged red fox with a fine brush going hard across the field.
Played "Uncle" once more, running his fingers skillfully over the strings, and then he stopped short and jerked his shoulders.
Two of the troykas were the usual household sleighs, the third was the old count's with a trotter from the Orlov stud as shaft horse, the fourth was Nicholas' own with a short shaggy black shaft horse.
The near side horse, arching his head and breaking into a short canter, tugged at his traces.
Balaga was a fair-haired, short, and snub-nosed peasant of about twenty- seven; red-faced, with a particularly red thick neck, glittering little eyes, and a small beard.
"Secondly," he continued after a short pause, again rising and again pacing the room, "tomorrow you must get out of Moscow."
He had just finished dressing for his ride, and wore a blue uniform, opening in front over a white waistcoat so long that it covered his rotund stomach, white leather breeches tightly fitting the fat thighs of his short legs, and Hessian boots.
His short hair had evidently just been brushed, but one lock hung down in the middle of his broad forehead.
His whole short corpulent figure with broad thick shoulders, and chest and stomach involuntarily protruding, had that imposing and stately appearance one sees in men of forty who live in comfort.
Pfuel was short and very thin but broad-boned, of coarse, robust build, broad in the hips, and with prominent shoulder blades.
From this short interview with Pfuel, Prince Andrew, thanks to his Austerlitz experiences, was able to form a clear conception of the man.
Petya stopped short, flushed till he perspired, but still got out the words, "when our Fatherland is in danger."
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.
"Short and energetic!" he remarked when he had read over the proclamation which he had dictated straight off without corrections.
Two girls of about ten and twelve, dressed in dirty short frocks and cloaks, were staring at their mother with a look of stupefaction on their pale frightened faces.
The woman's husband, a short, round- shouldered man in the undress uniform of a civilian official, with sausage-shaped whiskers and showing under his square-set cap the hair smoothly brushed forward over his temples, with expressionless face was moving the trunks, which were placed one on another, and was dragging some garments from under them.
"All the same, Aunt, it is impossible," he rejoined with a sigh, after a short pause.
But, noticing his mistake, he broke off short and, with a frown, greeted Dolokhov as a stranger, asking what he could do for him.
Dolokhov, as if he had not heard the question, did not reply, but lighting a short French pipe which he took from his pocket began asking the officer in how far the road before them was safe from Cossacks.
"Why this," began Pierre, not sitting down but pacing the room, sometimes stopping short, gesticulating, and lisping: "the position in Petersburg is this: the Emperor does not look into anything.
"I quite, quite approve, my dearest!" said he with a significant look, and after a short pause he added: "And I behaved badly today.
Do you have a short-sleeved shirt in there for me?
His lips covered hers in a long warm kiss that left her short of breath.
His laugh was short and humorless.
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.
Yet it was a short period of time for so much to have happened to them.
His laugh was sudden and short, engaging the dimple.
The trip to the airport and the flight to Illinois were both uneventful, the hotel accommodations better than they could have expected on such short notice.
The grass had been mown short for about five feet on either side of the narrow drive, and a tangle of underbrush and trees lay beyond... freedom, or a barrier?
Dad had taken a short cut then.
His laugh was short and harsh.
He hadn't discouraged the short telephone calls with Connie on his phone.
A short walk up the road uncovered another mailbox.
Sarah glanced up with a short laugh.
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.
I have plans too, you know - and they don't include dropping out three months short of graduation.
We're short handed so you wind up taking care of your own team and wagon.
She stopped short at the wagon.
He carried it a short distance from the others and dropped it to the sand.
His breath suddenly changed to short bursts.
She had a short career as a writer.
It was in her mind to tell Claudette to take a long walk off a short pier, but a cool voice interrupted them at that moment.
A short pause, then: Of course, it's your decision.
I just need a short break.
I'm sorry to have missed act one, but I promise a short intermission before I give act two a try.
It's only a short hop.
Martha quickly explained, leaving Quinn's short fuse unlit.
Anywhere, in the short term?
Martha made the call, saying she thought she saw a girl taking a short cut across the pond.
We haven't discussed giving it up; only taking a short leave to have our baby.
It was a short distance from Surry Mountain Lake and park, and about seven mile from our recently established office in town.
She pulled nervously at the hem of her too-short skirt.
The authorities were most sympathetic and cautioned me against taking short cuts when parking in the city at night.
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.
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!
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.
As she peered through the soft gray light not a house of any sort was visible near the station, nor was any person in sight; but after a while the child discovered a horse and buggy standing near a group of trees a short distance away.
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.
So, with a snort and a neigh and a whisk of his short tail he trotted off the roof into the air and at once began floating downward to the street.
Their bodies were round, their legs short and thick and their arms extraordinarily long and stout.
"They are probably keeping us for some ceremony," the Wizard answered, reflectively; "but there is no doubt they intend to kill us as dead as possible in a short time."
But their journey was almost over, for in a short time they reached a small cave from which there was no further outlet.
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.
To further enhance yield, at the same time Borlaug bred wheat strains with short, stubby stalks, which were able to better handle more weight of grain.
Dictators, in short, are the scourge of the earth.
The idea is the power of short, instant messages broadcast to interested crowds.
Our last halt was under a wild cherry tree a short distance from the house.
We would have taken any way rather than this; but it was late and growing dark, and the trestle was a short cut home.
But it must not be supposed that I could really talk in this short time.
I also went on board a Viking ship which lay a short distance from the little craft.
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.
Green's "Short History of the English People" is in six large volumes.
I was in haste to buy it, before the proprietor finished getting out some rocks, cutting down the hollow apple trees, and grubbing up some young birches which had sprung up in the pasture, or, in short, had made any more of his improvements.
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.
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.
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.
When Prince Andrew went in the two princesses, who had only met once before for a short time at his wedding, were in each other's arms warmly pressing their lips to whatever place they happened to touch.
The scene of the third act represented a palace in which many candles were burning and pictures of knights with short beards hung on the walls.
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.
When a pause occurred during his short visit, Nicholas, as is usual when there are children, turned to Prince Andrew's little son, caressing him and asking whether he would like to be an hussar.
In the middle of the room a short handsome general with a red face was dancing the trepak with much spirit and agility.
His thin face with its short, thick black beard looked angry.
Among the trees a man with long legs and long, swinging arms, wearing a short jacket, bast shoes, and a Kazan hat, was approaching with long, light steps.
His sleeves were rolled up and his sinewy, hairy, red hands with their short fingers deftly turned the ramrod.
Seeing their enemy unexpectedly the French fell into confusion and stopped short from the sudden fright, but then they resumed their flight, abandoning their comrades who were farther behind.
Morel, a short sturdy Frenchman with inflamed and streaming eyes, was wearing a woman's cloak and had a shawl tied woman fashion round his head over his cap.
It was intended as a short kiss, but it didn't work out that way.
That still left her a good five inches short of his six-foot-two.
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.
In short, it tells us everything about ourselves.
"And is there a large force of you here?" said another, a short man, coming up.
Napoleon's short hair was wet and matted on the forehead, but his face, though puffy and yellow, expressed physical satisfaction.
She was miserably sore - and from such a short ride.