She had always been a recluse at heart, often declining a social outing with her friends so that she could be alone with a book or her writing.
Could you have foreseen that the advent of a technology called "air conditioning" in homes would alter the social fabric of the nation?
In a state of deep depression, she stopped by the social services office on the way home and picked up some literature and a form.
If not for the worried flicker of her gaze past him to see who followed, Damian would have thought this a social call.
Well aware of Hannah.s social ladder climbing aspirations, Katie couldn.t help her retort.
Fred mentioned she was a social minded do-gooder type citizen.
Weeks had passed since the two had spoken and the conversation was more social than business.
Julie maintained no Face Book or Twitter account, nor could Betsy locate her on any other social network sites.
If Dean had been entirely honest with himself, he would have admitted he considered Ethel Rosewater a social-climbing, ambulance-chasing bitch.
It kind of ticked me off—like I was an assignment he had to take care of, and our going out wasn't a social thing.
Though it was unintelligible why he had told it, or why it had to be told in Russian, still Anna Pavlovna and the others appreciated Prince Hippolyte's social tact in so agreeably ending Pierre's unpleasant and unamiable outburst.
Now, thanks to an overzealous social worker, Martha was scheduled to become reacquainted with mommy dearest—in Denver, over three hundred miles away from Bird Song's nest.
Dean quickly understood this was no social call.
A man, not the usual wimpy social lady, was the culprit who organized the hasty departure.
Let's say Linda has come up with a pretty interesting idea: A social network for couples.
She reasons: When we think of social networks, we are individualistic in our approach.
Or social scientists who spent vast amounts of time poring over millions of pages of census records.
We will be able to examine all kinds of social issues: Why are some areas poorer than others?
My purpose in this chapter will not be to persuade the reader of any political doctrine of trade; please apply your own political and social values as you see fit.
Once borders are secured, nations turn to social order.
We've seen this: If you are running for president of the United States, merely using the words "freeze" and "Social Security" in the same sentence has the retirees of the nation heating up pots of tar and emptying their down pillows.
Social structures will change, and the purpose of education will be to learn to reason and find one's passion.
After this came the Great Depression, which so overwhelmed the social support structures that Americans turned to the government for help and have never turned back.
Given so many different nutritional theories and viewpoints, most people base their own nutritional philosophies on a combination of two factors: personal experience and social/political worldview.
"Rousseau's Contrat Social," said the vicomte with a tolerant smile.
But this beautiful edifice was not my destination nor were its inhabitants my social equal.
Sackler and DeLeo were packing up, off to follow a lead on the whereabouts of a forger of Social Security checks who had been working overtime in recent months.
His small social security check was barely enough to provide spending money and keep him supplied with paperback mysteries, his passion.
Dean laughed and told her his visit was neither social nor to perform mayhem—it was police business, sort of.
To some extent, we have this in the form of high taxes on cigarettes, which are seen to have negative externalities, and a home interest deduction on income taxes, as home ownership is viewed as having positive social good.
They have social security.
Only two things indicated the social condition of Moscow--the rabble, that is the poor people, and the price of commodities.
Its social good, on average, is $2,000 a pan.
Taxes will rise, and social programs will grow.
The Amish have no need for Social Security.
And it facilitates social interaction and connection.
Thanks to the burgeoning of technology and social media, public opinion is the most powerful political force in the world today.
It helps us bring about our social ideals.
He was agitated; this extraordinary gathering not only of nobles but also of the merchant- class--les etats generaux (States-General)--evoked in him a whole series of ideas he had long laid aside but which were deeply graven in his soul: thoughts of the Contrat Social and the French Revolution.
Fred slipped out early to renew his social life while the Deans ate soup and sandwiches.
All had been collecting Social Security for a good part of Dean's lifetime.
But back then, being pregnant with no husband didn't get you up the social ladder any too fast.