I'm not much of a social person I guess.
She works with social services.
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.
I always wondered if that was why Mom and Dad split up for a while - because Mom was used to a different lifestyle and social circle.
That wasn't too surprising, considering the fact that she insisted she wasn't a social person.
In any case, she would never be a social fit.
Did he miss the social life he had in Houston?
Nowadays, the social reformer is cool and hip.
"Certainly," she replied as if it were a social visit.
But the social aspects of the gathering were of importance to the participants as well.
I guess in social circles he would be considered a big player.
Their social life was church, they had no television and even when Carmen had attended college, they had requested that she stay at home every night instead of living in a dorm.
Carmen would want to encourage him in this and Katie would consider it a social achievement.
Their greatest social obligation had been the local church fund raiser.
Could you have foreseen that the advent of a technology called "air conditioning" in homes would alter the social fabric of the nation?
Once borders are secured, nations turn to social order.
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.
But over time, as incomes around the world rise, people will migrate more and more to products associated with social practices that match their own ideals.
In the first moment of Pierre's outburst Anna Pavlovna, despite her social experience, was horror-struck.
On the record, tell the public this; you've been led to believe the psychic tipster is a woman of an age able to collect social security.
Justin says I should get out more, but I came here to take a break from the miseries of social life.
It helps us bring about our social ideals.
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.
"We were ready to call social services this morning before you showed up," Laurie admitted.
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.
Julie maintained no Face Book or Twitter account, nor could Betsy locate her on any other social network sites.
But this beautiful edifice was not my destination nor were its inhabitants my social equal.
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.
Taxes will rise, and social programs will grow.
In the modern era, what we have seen around the world is a general increase in social services and the welfare state over time.
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.
Dean quickly understood this was no social call.
All had been collecting Social Security for a good part of Dean's lifetime.
Fred slipped out early to renew his social life while the Deans ate soup and sandwiches.
Well aware of Hannah.s social ladder climbing aspirations, Katie couldn.t help her retort.
The new Beaumont hotel was all a glitter in preparation of an affair of some high social order and there was a general excitement everywhere.
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.
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.
Alex needed to give Social Services an answer tomorrow.
Owing to the historical past of Naples, and its social and economic condition at the end of the 17th century, the only study that really flourished there was that of law; and this soon penetrated from the courts to the university, and was raised to the level of a science.
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.
We will be able to examine all kinds of social issues: Why are some areas poorer than others?
Its social good, on average, is $2,000 a pan.
Social structures will change, and the purpose of education will be to learn to reason and find one's passion.
The Amish have no need for Social Security.
They have social security.
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.
The second way people choose a nutritional theory is to develop it from their overall social and political understanding of the world.
And it facilitates social interaction and connection.
"Rousseau's Contrat Social," said the vicomte with a tolerant smile.
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.
The prince, who generally kept very strictly to social distinctions and rarely admitted even important government officials to his table, had unexpectedly selected Michael Ivanovich (who always went into a corner to blow his nose on his checked handkerchief) to illustrate the theory that all men are equals, and had more than once impressed on his daughter that Michael Ivanovich was "not a whit worse than you or I."
Illuminism is not a pure doctrine, just because it is attracted by social activity and puffed up by pride.
The higher a man stands on the social ladder, the more people he is connected with and the more power he has over others, the more evident is the predestination and inevitability of his every action.
Vive l'Empereur! came the voices of men, old and young, of most diverse characters and social positions.
"I, I..." said Pierre, feeling it necessary to minimize his social position as much as possible so as to be nearer to the soldiers and better understood by them.
The children and their governesses were glad of Pierre's return because no one else drew them into the social life of the household as he did.
With the present complex forms of political and social life in Europe can any event that is not prescribed, decreed, or ordered by monarchs, ministers, parliaments, or newspapers be imagined?
This isn't a social visit.
If not for the worried flicker of her gaze past him to see who followed, Damian would have thought this a social call.
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.
But back then, being pregnant with no husband didn't get you up the social ladder any too fast.
He soon returned to announce that he was unable to confirm Josh Mulligan's death via the Internet social security death records.
But that was no social call.
It seemed to Dean she'd spent her life on the outside, in some respects by choice, somehow driven from one social plane down to another, much lower, until there was nothing left but death.
If Dean had been entirely honest with himself, he would have admitted he considered Ethel Rosewater a social-climbing, ambulance-chasing bitch.
"I'm sorry, he's out," Dean answered, feeling like a social secretary.
A short, balding man, who looked as if a haircut was more a social event than a necessity, rose to leave, and with a glance at the back room said, "Ol' Ralph always was a bit weird."
Arthur's social friends pawed all over one another on one side of the room, while his lawyer pals held down the other side, acting as if it were a board meeting instead of a wake.
Marrying me will do wonders for your social life - once you learn to dress properly.
First her Ashley was in the hospital, then a nurse wanted to call social services to take the kids away.
The social reformer of the past is depicted as a dour spinster wielding an axe to break barrels of "Demon Rum."
As a government grows in size, even if the growth is in social programs, it inevitably grows in its intrusion on civil liberty.
The highest Petersburg society was assembled there: people differing widely in age and character but alike in the social circle to which they belonged.
Being close enough so that she could attend college while living at home had been their rationalization, but she suspected they were also trying to stimulate her social life.
We'll look at their lives, and the social aspects of this change, in a coming chapter called "Left Behind."
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.
He felt himself not only free from social obligations but also from that feeling which, it seemed to him, he had aroused in himself.
You're pretty well armed for a social visit.
Only two things indicated the social condition of Moscow--the rabble, that is the poor people, and the price of commodities.
It was a nice social outlet during the long winter.
Social propriety states that the immediate family of an Ancient.s mate or high level Immortal—
You here to kill Linda Segal, The Ice Lady, or is this a social call?
Yet a closer inquiry into the social conditions of Vico s time, and of the studies then flourishing, shows him to have been thoroughly in touch with them.
Thanks to the burgeoning of technology and social media, public opinion is the most powerful political force in the world today.
It would fast become the social event of the year.
In a variety of ways it does a great deal of social service similar to that of gilds of help. Its administration has always been in the hands of laymen, and it works through local "conferences" or branches, the general council having been suspended because it declined to accept a cardinal as its official head.
A man, not the usual wimpy social lady, was the culprit who organized the hasty departure.
"Hannah used me to climb the social ladder, and I did not mind, because she is a beautiful, sweet girl," he said.
It's Social Security day.
I desire to speak impartially on this point, and as one not interested in the success or failure of the present economical and social arrangements.
Sometimes I had a companion in my fishing, who came through the village to my house from the other side of the town, and the catching of the dinner was as much a social exercise as the eating of it.
In Wrentham we caught echoes of what was happening in the world--war, alliance, social conflict.
Helen's instincts are decidedly social; she likes to have people about her and to visit her friends, partly, I think, because they always have things she likes to eat.