Yet his silence said volumes.
"Father, why did you do this?" she asked, unable to keep her silence any longer.
For a moment she contemplated silence, but what would be the point?
A rifle cracked, piercing the silence with deadly import.
When the silence became uncomfortable, she glared at him.
"I'll assume by your silence you're still not talking," Jule said.
For several seconds while the young man was taking his place on the step the silence continued.
The Emperor listened in silence, not looking at Michaud.
Heave away, boys!... but despite their united efforts the wattle hardly moved, and in the silence that followed the heavy breathing of the men was audible.
There was a long silence and then Señor Medena spoke.
Lisa put shaking fingers to her mouth to silence an involuntary cry.
Lisa waited for his reply in tense silence, but his response filled her with equal anger and pain.
Silence fell between them and then he finally spoke.
Prince Andrew, glancing at Pierre, broke the silence now and then with remarks which showed that he was in a good temper.
Prince Andrew, looking straight in front of him, listened in silence to Pierre's words.
Natasha and Princess Mary looked at one another in silence, and the longer they did so without saying what they wanted to say, the greater grew their antipathy to one another.
During one of these moments of awkward silence when Anatole's prominent eyes were gazing calmly and fixedly at her, Natasha, to break the silence, asked him how he liked Moscow.
He went in silence from one corner of the room to the other and again stopped in front of Balashev.
Again Napoleon brought out his snuffbox, paced several times up and down the room in silence, and then, suddenly and unexpectedly, went up to Balashev and with a slight smile, as confidently, quickly, and simply as if he were doing something not merely important but pleasing to Balashev, he raised his hand to the forty-year-old Russian general's face and, taking him by the ear, pulled it gently, smiling with his lips only.
Ferapontov's wife, who till then had not ceased wailing under the shed, became quiet and with the baby in her arms went to the gate, listening to the sounds and looking in silence at the people.
The silence began to oppress the princess and she tried to catch someone's eye.
With wide-open eyes she gazed at the moonlight and the shadows, expecting every moment to see his dead face, and she felt that the silence brooding over the house and within it held her fast.
An elderly sergeant who had approached the officer while he was giving these explanations had waited in silence for him to finish speaking, but at this point, evidently not liking the officer's remark, interrupted him.
He paced up and down a few times in silence, but his eyes glittered feverishly and his lips quivered as he began speaking.
For some time he stood in silence considering whether he should follow him or go away.
Having inspected the country opposite the Shevardino Redoubt, Napoleon pondered a little in silence and then indicated the spots where two batteries should be set up by the morrow to act against the Russian entrenchments, and the places where, in line with them, the field artillery should be placed.
A prolonged and general silence followed.
The Frenchman listened in silence with the same gloomy expression, but suddenly turned to Pierre with a smile.
After a short silence the countess spoke again but this time no one replied.
What's that? asked Anna Pavlovna, securing silence for the mot, which she had heard before.
You can yourself imagine the effect this news has had on me, and your silence increases my astonishment.
Princess Mary saw Dessalles' embarrassed and astonished look fixed on her father, noticed his silence, and was struck by the fact that her father had forgotten his son's letter on the drawing-room table; but she was not only afraid to speak of it and ask Dessalles the reason of his confusion and silence, but was afraid even to think about it.
"Dunyasha!" she screamed wildly, and tearing herself out of this silence she ran to the servants' quarters to meet her old nurse and the maidservants who came running toward her.
"There, you see how strangely fate has brought us together," said he, breaking the silence and pointing to Natasha.
And this silence about Dokhturov is the clearest testimony to his merit.
"Well, let's go," said Denisov, and rode all the way to the watchhouse in silence and frowning angrily.
He did not say another word to Petya but rode in silence all the way.
In the silence that ensued, the snoring of those who had fallen asleep could be heard.
Pierre unfolded his cold table napkin and, resolving to break the silence, looked at Natasha and at Princess Mary.
The melancholy silence that followed was broken by the sounds of the children's voices and laughter from the next room.
One, two!..." said Pierre, and a silence followed: "three!" and a rapturously breathless cry of children's voices filled the room.
An awkward silence followed these words.