A kiss and an eyes-closed hug was all they were allowed, followed by a smiling promise from the state-appointed villain, "We'll be in touch."
Such bold achievements are driven by the optimism that is the natural state of humanity, and among the most powerful forces on the planet.
Then out of the blue came the call from a sticky-sweet state worker informing the Deans that Martha would be picked up on Saturday morning—this was Thursday—for the introductory reunion.
At last they were allowed to go before him and state their business.
As for adopting the ways which the State has provided for remedying the evil, I know not of such ways.
If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood.
Looking at their boots he several times shook his head sadly, pointing them out to the Austrian general with an expression which seemed to say that he was not blaming anyone, but could not help noticing what a bad state of things it was.
My medication contributed to my comfort if not my state of mind.
Seeing an out of state plate isn't unusual, especially on a vehicle designed for travel.
We alerted the state police down there and now that the FBI is excited, there are a lot more eyes looking for him.
He expected these days to be his last, but he'd give the order to decimate the entire state if it meant humanity as a whole survived.
If there were one who lived wholly without the use of money, the State itself would hesitate to demand it of him.
The pedophile fled the state as soon as he was released.
Quinn's electronic equipment was updated to state of the art.
The Keene State College sounds cool too.
I passed out again but gradually, the pain in my left side and my throat brought me to a state of half-wakefulness.
I tried to recall the terms Quinn had quoted; dissociative fugue, fugue state, entirely different personality.
The description of that vehicle is plastered at every toll booth, state police barracks and wire service from here to California and back.
It's difficult attaining this state but it is unbelievably clear once accomplished.
In Howie's exhausted state, inducing him to sleep was not difficult.
Though it isn't so much a time as a state of mind, historians plot the Renaissance as moving around Europe for a couple of centuries.
My relative definition of poverty is "the state of being unable to reliably purchase a bundle of goods that allow one to participate in the economic norms of one's society."
Most people would not term that welfare, which has become a loaded phrase associated with the state making a payment to individuals.
But I am not talking about a state of affairs where overnight someone with a "machine job" gets unlimited wealth.
In the modern era, what we have seen around the world is a general increase in social services and the welfare state over time.
An important point to make here is this: Historically, the welfare state only emerges to solve problems that private charities either cannot or will not solve.
And yet the future I envision is no more like what we have today than a state-of-the-art Volvo factory is like a nineteenth-century London sweatshop.
In the past, when the power of the state was absolute in many parts of the world, it was harder to argue that every person on the planet had rights no monarch or state could violate.
Why do they not dissolve it themselves--the union between themselves and the State--and refuse to pay their quota into its treasury?
To such the State renders comparatively small service, and a slight tax is wont to appear exorbitant, particularly if they are obliged to earn it by special labor with their hands.
Confucius said, "If a state is governed by the principles of reason, poverty and misery are subjects of shame; if a state is not governed by the principles of reason, riches and honors are the subjects of shame."
Pierre wished to say that he was ready to sacrifice his money, his serfs, or himself, only one ought to know the state of affairs in order to be able to improve it, but he was unable to speak.
The same evening that the prince gave his instructions to Alpatych, Dessalles, having asked to see Princess Mary, told her that, as the prince was not very well and was taking no steps to secure his safety, though from Prince Andrew's letter it was evident that to remain at Bald Hills might be dangerous, he respectfully advised her to send a letter by Alpatych to the Provincial Governor at Smolensk, asking him to let her know the state of affairs and the extent of the danger to which Bald Hills was exposed.
For three weeks the old prince lay stricken by paralysis in the new house Prince Andrew had built at Bogucharovo, ever in the same state, getting neither better nor worse.
She wished to pray but did not dare to, dared not in her present state of mind address herself to God.
Rostov dismounted, gave his horse to the orderly, and followed Alpatych to the house, questioning him as to the state of affairs.
"To tell you the truth, between ourselves, God only knows what state our left flank is in," said Boris confidentially lowering his voice.
This brilliant company separated into several groups who all discussed the advantages and disadvantages of the position, the state of the army, the plans suggested, the situation of Moscow, and military questions generally.
All that was done around her and to her at this time, all the attention devoted to her by so many clever men and expressed in such pleasant, refined ways, and the state of dove-like purity she was now in (she wore only white dresses and white ribbons all that time) gave her pleasure, but her pleasure did not cause her for a moment to forget her aim.
Prices too that day indicated the state of affairs.
Natasha was in a state of rapturous excitement such as she had not known for a long time.
Owing to the present state of things Sophia Danilovna has gone to the Torzhok estate with the children, your excellency.