I thought maybe I wasn't high society material.
He had a brilliant position in society thanks to his intimacy with Countess Bezukhova, a brilliant position in the service thanks to the patronage of an important personage whose complete confidence he enjoyed, and he was beginning to make plans for marrying one of the richest heiresses in Petersburg, plans which might very easily be realized.
Only Countess Helene, considering the society of such people as the Bergs beneath her, could be cruel enough to refuse such an invitation.
The Society of St Vincent de Paul was founded by Frederic Ozanam and others in 1833, in reply to a charge brought by some free-thinking contemporaries that the church no longer had the strength to inaugurate a practical enterprise.
All the pretty women in society will be there.
I had withdrawn so far within the great ocean of solitude, into which the rivers of society empty, that for the most part, so far as my needs were concerned, only the finest sediment was deposited around me.
The society need not be secret if the government allows it.
Having spent enough time on the ship to understand the odd society, she knew better than to charge in and handle what he would consider his duty.
In 1815, while living at Saint Clairsville, Ohio, he organized an antislavery association, known as the "Union Humane Society," which within a few months had a membership of more than five hundred men.
He knew one way of life, and that way had no place in the peaceful society she hoped to return to.
Glory, the good of society, love of a woman, the Fatherland itself--how important these pictures appeared to me, with what profound meaning they seemed to be filled!
The prince's house did not belong to what is known as fashionable society, but his little circle--though not much talked about in town-- was one it was more flattering to be received in than any other.
But he never thought about her as he had thought of all the young ladies without exception whom he had met in society, nor as he had for a long time, and at one time rapturously, thought about Sonya.
She did not go out into society; everyone knew that her father would not let her go anywhere without him, and his failing health prevented his going out himself, so that she was not invited to dinners and evening parties.
Moreover, toward evening, as if everything conspired to make Petersburg society anxious and uneasy, a terrible piece of news was added.
Natasha did not care for society in general, but prized the more the society of her relatives--Countess Mary, and her brother, her mother, and Sonya.
A Congregational society was founded in 1662, and its old church, dating from 1702, stood until 1906.
What I say is widen the scope of our society, let the mot d'ordre be not virtue alone but independence and action as well!
I called an historical society, or two.
Think of it as a tribal warrior society that's kinda backwards or antiquated in its customs.
Pierre was just the husband needed for a brilliant society woman.
He felt that sooner or later he would have to re-enter that whirlpool of life, with its embarrassments and affairs to be straightened out, its accounts with stewards, quarrels, and intrigues, its ties, society, and with Sonya's love and his promise to her.
Can a man so important and necessary to society be also my husband?
Even an elite, advanced society as Romas's had technical difficulties.
Golitsuin was a typical representative of Russian society of the end of the 17th century in its transition from barbarism to civilization.
The company should insure its workers because if uninsured workers end up in the ER, the burden falls on society, not the company.
One way that society keeps a lid on the powder keg of tension between the rich and poor is through the welfare state.
Pierre still went into society, drank as much and led the same idle and dissipated life, because besides the hours he spent at the Rostovs' there were other hours he had to spend somehow, and the habits and acquaintances he had made in Moscow formed a current that bore him along irresistibly.
Our friend, Mr. Alden, the editor of Harper's was there, and of course we enjoyed his society very much....
It is impossible to isolate a child in the midst of society, so that he shall not be influenced by the beliefs of those with whom he associates.
"We were just talking of you," she said with the facility in lying natural to a society woman.
But you also say that our oath of allegiance is a conditional matter, and to that I reply: 'You are my best friend, as you know, but if you formed a secret society and began working against the government- -be it what it may--I know it is my duty to obey the government.
Miss Worthington's a big mucky-muck in the historical society, he said, for Edith Shipton's benefit.
Someone like you is going to end up in our private society anyway.
He adopted the economic principles of List, and founded a society, the "Vedegylet," the members of which were to consume none but home produce.
The Bengal Asiatic Society was established under his auspices, though he yielded the post of president to Sir W.
The micrometer so mentioned fell into the possession of Richard Townley of Lancashire, who exhibited it at the meeting of the Royal Society held on the 25th of July 1667.
Economic changes that have long-term positive benefits for society often have short-term negative ones.
But I must not waste my time wishing idle wishes; and after all my ancient friends are very wise and interesting, and I usually enjoy their society very much indeed.
Anatole was not quick-witted, nor ready or eloquent in conversation, but he had the faculty, so invaluable in society, of composure and imperturbable self-possession.
For Moscow society Pierre was the nicest, kindest, most intellectual, merriest, and most magnanimous of cranks, a heedless, genial nobleman of the old Russian type.
Oh, by the by!" he shouted through the doorway after Pierre, "is it true that the countess has fallen into the clutches of the holy fathers of the Society of Jesus?"
The society gathered together at the governor's was the best in Voronezh.
Not merely is it not hostile to government, but it is a society of true conservatives--a society of gentlemen in the full meaning of that word.
If she proved to be as he suspected she was, she might find herself the first woman in his society given the official position of strategy battle planner, a position traditionally held by the dhjan alone.
She was a risk for revealing the Immortal society to the human world or alerting the demons as to where Kris's strongholds were.
Just tell her the Parkside Betterment Society voted for Billie and Willie to improve the city by getting lost.
Parkside was nothing more than an innocent battleground for disreputable elements of our society, at war with one another.
The Anasazi, "The Ancient Ones," as the present day Navajo call them, built cities and a society for 13 centuries before abandoning this high Sonoran desert, all before Columbus ever set sail.
"I will drop you and your cat off at the humane society!" she said, starting to believe he was serious.
"You are what's wrong with society today," she grumbled.
The view peculiar to him is reached in the end as the crowning conception towards which all separate channels of thought have tended, and in the light of which the life of man in nature and mind, in the individual and in society, had been surveyed.
A love disappointment, however, turned his thoughts to the church, and in 1624 he entered the Society of Jesus.
Her .own predilections led her to literature; and in her society Propertius found the intellectual sympathy and encouragement which were essential for the development of his powers.
While at home Hastings is said to have attached himself to literary society; and it may be inferred from his own letters that he now made the personal acquaintance of Samuel Johnson and Lord Mansfield.
These will be waters to navigate carefully, in order to make sure that the right to privacy, a cornerstone of a free society, is not destroyed.
And say the net cost to society of having a gallon of polluted water dumped into the river—the cleanup cost, or the economic impact of the gallon of dirty water—is $10.
It is true that there is much disagreement over how to achieve these ideals, but the fact remains we want a just society for all.
Let him who has work to do recollect that the object of clothing is, first, to retain the vital heat, and secondly, in this state of society, to cover nakedness, and he may judge how much of any necessary or important work may be accomplished without adding to his wardrobe.
However, I should never have broken a horse or bull and taken him to board for any work he might do for me, for fear I should become a horseman or a herdsman merely; and if society seems to be the gainer by so doing, are we certain that what is one man's gain is not another's loss, and that the stable-boy has equal cause with his master to be satisfied?
Probably I should not consciously and deliberately forsake my particular calling to do the good which society demands of me, to save the universe from annihilation; and I believe that a like but infinitely greater steadfastness elsewhere is all that now preserves it.
Society recovers only a tenth part of the property then.
In society he always awaited an opportunity to say something striking and took part in a conversation only when that was possible.
Dressed as she used to be in Petersburg society, it was still more noticeable how much plainer she had become.
His birth and position in society were not bad.
They had not met for nearly half a year and, being at the age when young men take their first steps on life's road, each saw immense changes in the other, quite a new reflection of the society in which they had taken those first steps.
But consider the position in which you are placing her and me in the eyes of society, and even of the court, he added, lowering his voice.
But besides considerations of foreign policy, the attention of Russian society was at that time keenly directed on the internal changes that were being undertaken in all the departments of government.
At that time, as always happens, the highest society that met at court and at the grand balls was divided into several circles, each with its own particular tone.
Marya Ignatevna Peronskaya, a thin and shallow maid of honor at the court of the Dowager Empress, who was a friend and relation of the countess and piloted the provincial Rostovs in Petersburg high society, was to accompany them to the ball.
Like all men who have grown up in society, Prince Andrew liked meeting someone there not of the conventional society stamp.
Berg explained so clearly why he wanted to collect at his house a small but select company, and why this would give him pleasure, and why though he grudged spending money on cards or anything harmful, he was prepared to run into some expense for the sake of good society--that Pierre could not refuse, and promised to come.
Moscow society, from the old women down to the children, received Pierre like a long-expected guest whose place was always ready awaiting him.
He frequented every kind of society, drank much, bought pictures, engaged in building, and above all--read.
She was the Countess Bezukhova, Pierre's wife, and the count, who knew everyone in society, leaned over and spoke to her.
He believed this so firmly that others, looking at him, were persuaded of it too and did not refuse him either a leading place in society or money, which he borrowed from anyone and everyone and evidently would not repay.
* Lay member of the Society of Jesus.
Those who tried to understand the general course of events and to take part in it by self-sacrifice and heroism were the most useless members of society, they saw everything upside down, and all they did for the common good turned out to be useless and foolish--like Pierre's and Mamonov's regiments which looted Russian villages, and the lint the young ladies prepared and that never reached the wounded, and so on.
He wrote letters to his daughters and to Madame de Stael, read novels, liked the society of pretty women, jested with generals, officers, and soldiers, and never contradicted those who tried to prove anything to him.
At that moment it seemed to him that he was chosen to give a new direction to the whole of Russian society and to the whole world.
What is man's responsibility to society, the conception of which results from the conception of freedom?
Similarly a man who committed a murder twenty years ago and has since lived peaceably and harmlessly in society seems less guilty and his action more due to the law of inevitability, to someone who considers his action after twenty years have elapsed than to one who examined it the day after it was committed.
"It's actually a wealthy, highly advanced society," Evelyn said with a chuckle.
Waiting until nightfall, he changed into clothing more suited for the Qatwali society and covered his face with a hood to creep into the city.
This last post left him plenty of leisure, which he used for travelling and cultivating the society of interesting people, a taste which earned him the title of Monsignore Ubique.
Many believe that homeschool students will find it difficult to successfully integrate into society as adults.
They didn't enter war to satisfy a desire to kill and maim but to be victorious in the way their society rewarded.
Their authors are a natural and irresistible aristocracy in every society, and, more than kings or emperors, exert an influence on mankind.
I had this advantage, at least, in my mode of life, over those who were obliged to look abroad for amusement, to society and the theatre, that my life itself was become my amusement and never ceased to be novel.
Society is commonly too cheap.
So also, owing to bodily and mental health and strength, we may be continually cheered by a like but more normal and natural society, and come to know that we are never alone.
Near at hand, upon the topmost spray of a birch, sings the brown thrasher--or red mavis, as some love to call him--all the morning, glad of your society, that would find out another farmer's field if yours were not here.
There was one other with whom I had "solid seasons," long to be remembered, at his house in the village, and who looked in upon me from time to time; but I had no more for society there.
So it is with the bogs and quicksands of society; but he is an old boy that knows it.
They speak of moving society, but have no resting-place without it.
"How evidently he belongs to the best society," said she to a third; and the vicomte was served up to the company in the choicest and most advantageous style, like a well-garnished joint of roast beef on a hot dish.
Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the society of clever women.
Influence in society, however, is a capital which has to be economized if it is to last.
If you only knew what those society women are, and women in general!
When you meet them in society it seems as if there were something in them, but there's nothing, nothing, nothing!
Assuming quite the pose of a society woman (heaven knows when and where she had learned it) she talked with her partner, fanning herself and smiling over the fan.
On Kutuzov's staff, among his fellow officers and in the army generally, Prince Andrew had, as he had had in Petersburg society, two quite opposite reputations.
You can undertake the theater, I society, and you, Hippolyte, of course the women.
Into the insignificant, trifling, and artificial interests uniting that society had entered the simple feeling of the attraction of a healthy and handsome young man and woman for one another.
He went to balls and into ladies' society with an affectation of doing so against his will.
Dolokhov, who did not usually care for the society of ladies, began to come often to the house, and the question for whose sake he came (though no one spoke of it) was soon settled.
From the point of view of the old countess and of society it was out of the question for her to refuse him.
Rafferty in Journal of the Society of Comparative Legislation, New Series, xvii., xx.
More wealth is digital, to be sure, but immeasurably more wealth is tied up in the intricacies of society itself.
These sayings were prepared in the inner laboratory of his mind in a portable form as if intentionally, so that insignificant society people might carry them from drawing room to drawing room.
Yes, but it's a secret society and therefore a hostile and harmful one which can only cause harm.
Lydekker in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London for 1904.
Wealth and society encourage civilization, which is advantageous to everyone.
In the savage state every family owns a shelter as good as the best, and sufficient for its coarser and simpler wants; but I think that I speak within bounds when I say that, though the birds of the air have their nests, and the foxes their holes, and the savages their wigwams, in modern civilized society not more than one half the families own a shelter.
The highest Petersburg society was assembled there: people differing widely in age and character but alike in the social circle to which they belonged.
Dill, Roman Society in the Fifth Century, and T.
Don't forget that she has grown up and been educated in society, and so her position now is not a rosy one.
But think, Andrew: for a young society woman to be buried in the country during the best years of her life, all alone--for Papa is always busy, and I... well, you know what poor resources I have for entertaining a woman used to the best society.
She was a do-gooder and a society lady, married a minister.
Just because she knew there was a shadow society didn't mean everyone she ran into was part of it!
The PMF—Poor Man's Front—had started as a protest during the war against the elite that ultimately won and divided the American society between those who lived comfortably—and everyone else.
"The Immortal society is not like a human.s, Katherine," he scolded.