Oh sure, and if I started taking my clothes off, you'd tell me to stop, right?
Had they been taking him for granted?
"This," said the man, taking up a box and handling it gently, "contains twelve dozen rustles--enough to last any lady a year.
Jonathan said you were taking him to some kind of horse race tomorrow.
I'm supposed to be taking care of you...
Are you down here taking inventory or doing a lot of thinking?
Exhaustion from the ordeal was taking its toll on Carmen as well, but she tried to stay awake.
It was getting late and the air was taking on a chill.
Without taking his eyes from it, he finally spoke.
She was taking liberties he had been gentleman enough to resist.
Over the next couple of weeks, Cynthia made a few visits to town, once taking in a movie before she returned.
The princess, picking up her dress, was taking her seat in the dark carriage, her husband was adjusting his saber; Prince Hippolyte, under pretense of helping, was in everyone's way.
While this was taking place in Petersburg the French had already passed Smolensk and were drawing nearer and nearer to Moscow.
Taking her in his arms, he held her close for a moment and then planted a kiss on her forehead.
"Let me show you to your rooms," Felipa said, taking Carmen by the arm.
As she glanced up, Morino and Alex started down the stairs, the tall lanky foreman taking two at a time.
Yes. But I like taking care of my children.
Obviously the long week was taking its toll on him as well.
What are you taking away?
You're supposed to be taking care of me, but that isn't realistic 100% of the time, is it?
Did he arrange to have Alex out of the way, or was he simply taking advantage of the situation?
Kicking his foot free of the stirrup, he offered her a hand, never taking his eyes off Señor Medena.
"If I've been taking you for granted," he said firmly, "I sincerely apologize.
Taking special care not to crimp the IV cord, she cuddled Destiny close.
He nodded, taking her hand and guiding her up out of the chair.
Now he was offering her a job taking care of his family?
You know I love taking care of Tammy.
Some nights, dreams took her on a stealthy walk down the path, taking advantage of every bush for cover.
Like taking a job at the home of a stranger?
"Not as far as I'm concerned," She spoke to Len without taking her eyes off Yancey.
Call me if you need me – and you won't be taking advantage of me.
He stood and whistled softly, his gaze taking in her dress and hair appreciatively.
Was he falling in love as well, or was he simply taking what he could get?
Connie is taking me by to pick it up.
I need to start taking care of that.
The money would assist in taking care of her schooling.
We're short handed so you wind up taking care of your own team and wagon.
The Hertz's had not been blessed with children and were adamant that they would love taking care of the twins.
Taking you to see your father.
You'd be happier taking care of a rambling old house in the middle of nowhere?
Of course, it would be more profitable for the ranch if I culled those animals by taking them to the slaughter house.
I just stood there for a moment or two, taking it all in.
I'm on the road with West Virginia behind me, taking a brief rest from my hobby.
We spent the next hour quizzing Howie to try and determine the location he "visited" with Martha taking copious notes while the questions flew.
Then, taking out his purse, he offered the Dean a shilling.
He does me a favor by allowing you to ride on the animal, and I do him a favor by taking care of it.
By taking a block of marble and carving a statue, or taking a handful of seed and growing a cornfield, you have combined your labor and know-how with something of little value and have created something of more value.
A third radical method of redistribution is called land reform, which is actually a polite term for taking land from one person and giving it to another.
After all, that's the government taking more than half of what you make.
Or that taste like meat, taking pastureland off the grid.
By taking this "Absolutely no GMOs" stance they completely remove themselves from the debate and as such have no voice in the discussion about what direction to take GM: what are safe testing practices, what factors will we optimize for, and the whole host of questions that face us on this, the eve of a momentous leap forward.
It is not surprising that we are taking awhile to get it right.
My eyes fill with tears now as I think how my mother pressed me close to her, speechless and trembling with delight, taking in every syllable that I spoke, while little Mildred seized my free hand and kissed it and danced, and my father expressed his pride and affection in a big silence.
The tongue is so serviceable a member (taking all sorts of shapes, just as is wanted),--the teeth, the lips, the roof of the mouth, all ready to help, and so heap up the sound of the voice into the solid bits which we call consonants, and make room for the curiously shaped breathings which we call vowels!
This was the surprise--I was to have the pleasure of taking my dear teacher to see Niagara Falls!...
Yes, I am taking the regular college course for a degree.
Already people are taking a deep interest in Helen.
Taking the bullet she made her habitual sign for SMALL--that is, by pinching a little bit of the skin of one hand.
When the wine was passed to our neighbour, he was obliged to stand up to prevent her taking it away from him.
On one occasion, while walking on the Common with her, I saw a police officer taking a man to the station-house.
For the first time since my entrance into Radcliffe I had the opportunity to make friends with all my classmates...
It is very interesting to watch a plant grow, it is like taking part in creation.
All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.
There is a plenty of such chairs as I like best in the village garrets to be had for taking them away.
Children come a-berrying, railroad men taking a Sunday morning walk in clean shirts, fishermen and hunters, poets and philosophers; in short, all honest pilgrims, who came out to the woods for freedom's sake, and really left the village behind, I was ready to greet with--"Welcome, Englishmen! welcome, Englishmen!" for I had had communication with that race.
But already a change is taking place, owing, not to an increased humanity, but to an increased scarcity of game, for perhaps the hunter is the greatest friend of the animals hunted, not excepting the Humane Society.
They were manifestly thieves, and I had not much respect for them; but the squirrels, though at first shy, went to work as if they were taking what was their own.
It is remarkable how long men will believe in the bottomlessness of a pond without taking the trouble to sound it.
"Listen, dear Annette," said the prince, suddenly taking Anna Pavlovna's hand and for some reason drawing it downwards.
"Go in, Annette, or you will catch cold," said the little princess, taking leave of Anna Pavlovna.
"I still can't understand what you are afraid of," said Prince Andrew slowly, not taking his eyes off his wife.
A bottle here, said Anatole, taking a glass from the table he went up to Pierre.
Fifty imperials... that I will drink a whole bottle of rum without taking it from my mouth, sitting outside the window on this spot" (he stooped and pointed to the sloping ledge outside the window) "and without holding on to anything.
Anatole turned to the Englishman and taking him by one of the buttons of his coat and looking down at him--the Englishman was short--began repeating the terms of the wager to him in English.
One of the footmen who had stooped to pick up some broken glass remained in that position without taking his eyes from the window and from Dolokhov's back.
How can you torture me and yourself like that, for a mere fancy? said Nicholas taking her hand.
Boris said no more, but looked inquiringly at his mother without taking off his cloak.
I want five hundred rubles, and taking out her cambric handkerchief she began wiping her husband's waistcoat.
"Well, my boy, you'll get along wherever you go--foot or horse--that I'll warrant," said Shinshin, patting him on the shoulder and taking his feet off the sofa.
"Well, my dear?" said Prince Vasili, taking her hand and bending it downwards as was his habit.
"Ah, my friend!" said he, taking Pierre by the elbow; and there was in his voice a sincerity and weakness Pierre had never observed in it before.
"Wait a bit, here's a letter for you," said the old man suddenly, taking a letter addressed in a woman's hand from a bag hanging above the table, onto which he threw it.
"Adieu, Mary," said he gently to his sister, taking her by the hand and kissing her, and then he left the room with rapid steps.
"Well, I am taking it off," replied Lavrushka's voice.
"Heaven only knows what the people here may imagine," muttered Telyanin, taking up his cap and moving toward a small empty room.
You're quick at taking offense, but you don't mind disgracing the whole regiment!
"Take this and deliver it," said he to his adjutant, handing him the papers and still taking no notice of the special messenger.
Though the commander was occupied in giving instructions to Major Ekonomov, he could not help taking notice of the soldier.
Amid the smoke, deafened by the incessant reports which always made him jump, Tushin not taking his pipe from his mouth ran from gun to gun, now aiming, now counting the charges, now giving orders about replacing dead or wounded horses and harnessing fresh ones, and shouting in his feeble voice, so high pitched and irresolute.
The guests began to disperse, some without taking leave of Helene.
While the guests were taking their leave Pierre remained for a long time alone with Helene in the little drawing room where they were sitting.
The little princess, taking the dress from the maid, came up to Princess Mary.
She only felt a soft hand taking hers firmly, and she touched with her lips a white forehead, over which was beautiful light- brown hair smelling of pomade.
"Ah, my dear, my dear!" he began, rising and taking her by both hands.
He ordered his horse at once and, coldly taking leave of Boris, rode home.
She gazed at him, not taking her eyes off him, and smiling and holding her breath.
Denisov blushed too, but smiled and, taking Natasha's hand, kissed it.
The old countess, not letting go of his hand and kissing it every moment, sat beside him: the rest, crowding round him, watched every movement, word, or look of his, never taking their blissfully adoring eyes off him.
Sonya ran away, but Natasha, taking her brother's arm, led him into the sitting room, where they began talking.
The count was delighted at Anna Mikhaylovna's taking upon herself one of his commissions and ordered the small closed carriage for her.
"There will be many toasts, it's time to begin," he whispered, and taking up his glass, he rose.
It was evident that the affair so lightly begun could no longer be averted but was taking its course independently of men's will.
It was evident that her eyes did not see Princess Mary but were looking within... into herself... at something joyful and mysterious taking place within her.
She did not venture to ask any questions, and shut the door again, now sitting down in her easy chair, now taking her prayer book, now kneeling before the icon stand.
And strange to say Nicholas felt that he could not help taking up a card, putting a small stake on it, and beginning to play.
Twenty-one rubles, he said, pointing to the figure twenty-one by which the total exceeded the round sum of forty-three thousand; and taking up a pack he prepared to deal.
He filled the girls' albums with verses and music, and having at last sent Dolokhov the whole forty-three thousand rubles and received his receipt, he left at the end of November, without taking leave of any of his acquaintances, to overtake his regiment which was already in Poland.
Then he drew his face down, kissed him, and taking him by the hand led him forward.
Pierre hurriedly began taking off his right boot also and was going to tuck up the other trouser leg to save this stranger the trouble, but the Mason told him that was not necessary and gave him a slipper for his left foot.
There were other guests and the countess talked little to him, and only as he kissed her hand on taking leave said unexpectedly and in a whisper, with a strangely unsmiling face: Come to dinner tomorrow... in the evening.
Princess Mary had ceased taking lessons in mathematics from her father, and when the old prince was at home went to his study with the wet nurse and little Prince Nicholas (as his grandfather called him).
The baby Prince Nicholas lived with his wet nurse and nurse Savishna in the late princess' rooms and Princess Mary spent most of the day in the nursery, taking a mother's place to her little nephew as best she could.
The old man, roused by activity, expected the best results from the new campaign, while Prince Andrew on the contrary, taking no part in the war and secretly regretting this, saw only the dark side.
"Devil take them!" he muttered, and after listening to the verbal instructions his father had sent and taking the correspondence and his father's letter, he returned to the nursery.
In short, hoping to settle matters by taking up a warlike attitude, it turns out that we have landed ourselves in war, and what is more, in war on our own frontiers, with and for the King of Prussia.
"Come, let's argue then," said Prince Andrew, "You talk of schools," he went on, crooking a finger, "education and so forth; that is, you want to raise him" (pointing to a peasant who passed by them taking off his cap) "from his animal condition and awaken in him spiritual needs, while it seems to me that animal happiness is the only happiness possible, and that is just what you want to deprive him of.
"Yes, wait a bit," said Denisov, glancing round at the officers, and taking his papers from under his pillow he went to the window, where he had an inkpot, and sat down to write.
Bonaparte meanwhile began taking the glove off his small white hand, tore it in doing so, and threw it away.
He could not now understand how he could ever even have doubted the necessity of taking an active share in life, just as a month before he had not understood how the idea of leaving the quiet country could ever enter his head.
I do not approve of it, said Arakcheev, rising and taking a paper from his writing table.
Closing his eyes, he bowed a la francaise, without taking leave, and trying to attract as little attention as possible, he left the room.
But a complex and difficult process of internal development was taking place all this time in Pierre's soul, revealing much to him and causing him many spiritual doubts and joys.
And suddenly Brother A. came and, taking my arm, led me to a building to enter which we had to pass along a narrow plank.
More than half the ladies already had partners and were taking up, or preparing to take up, their positions for the polonaise.
After playing out a whole suit and to his partner's delight taking five tricks, Pierre, hearing greetings and the steps of someone who had entered the room while he was picking up his tricks, glanced again at Natasha.
"Oh, undoubtedly!" said Prince Andrew, and with sudden and unnatural liveliness he began chaffing Pierre about the need to be very careful with his fifty-year-old Moscow cousins, and in the midst of these jesting remarks he rose, taking Pierre by the arm, and drew him aside.
She did not even cry when, on taking leave, he kissed her hand for the last time.
Nor did she cry when he was gone; but for several days she sat in her room dry-eyed, taking no interest in anything and only saying now and then, "Oh, why did he go away?"
I am anxious about him and glad he is taking this trip abroad which the doctors recommended long ago.
They were taking fifty-four hounds, with six hunt attendants and whippers-in.
The count, forgetting to smooth out the smile on his face, looked into the distance straight before him, down the narrow open space, holding the snuffbox in his hand but not taking any.
"No, it can't be!" thought Rostov, taking a deep breath, as a man does at the coming of something long hoped for.
"Uncle" lifted Natasha off her horse and taking her hand led her up the rickety wooden steps of the porch.
So the countess remained in the country, and the count, taking Sonya and Natasha with him, went to Moscow at the end of January.
On coming home, while his valets were still taking off his things, he picked up a book and began to read.
In the drawing room people began arranging the chairs and taking their seats.
With the same expression of agitated surprise and guilt she went about the house, taking up now one occupation, now another, and at once abandoning them.
After taking a turn along the Podnovinski Boulevard, Balaga began to rein in, and turning back drew up at the crossing of the old Konyusheny Street.
Pierre, taking him by the arm, pulled him toward himself and was leading him from the room.
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.
What meant still more to him was that he sought and did not find in himself the former tenderness for his son which he had hoped to reawaken by caressing the boy and taking him on his knee.
Prince Andrew, taking advantage of the Emperor's permission, accompanied Paulucci, whom he had known in Turkey, into the drawing room where the council was assembled.
When he had gone, taking his wife with him, and had settled down with her in their covered cart, the officers lay down in the tavern, covering themselves with their wet cloaks, but they did not sleep for a long time; now they exchanged remarks, recalling the doctor's uneasiness and his wife's delight, now they ran out into the porch and reported what was taking place in the covered trap.
As they took the places vacated by the uhlans, bullets came from the front, whining and whistling, but fell spent without taking effect.
Even before he saw her, while taking off his cloak, he heard her.
There, there, I tell you, and the count moved to go out of the room, taking the papers, probably to reread them in his study before having a nap.
I?... said the prince as if unpleasantly awakened, and not taking his eyes from the plan of the building.
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.
Don't let those devils get it! he cried, taking some bags of flour himself and throwing them into the street.
When she changed her position so that his left eye could see her face he calmed down, not taking his eyes off her for some seconds.
The men obediently came out of the crowd and began taking off their belts.
"I had the pleasure," replied Prince Andrew, "not only of taking part in the retreat but of losing in that retreat all I held dear--not to mention the estate and home of my birth--my father, who died of grief.
Taking his hand and drawing him downwards, Kutuzov offered his cheek to be kissed, and again Prince Andrew noticed tears in the old man's eyes.
Pierre got out and talked to the doctor, explaining his intention of taking part in a battle.
Kutuzov was saying to a general who stood beside him, not taking his eye from the battlefield.
And the sergeant, taking one of the men by the shoulders, gave him a shove with his knee.
As the flames of the fire hidden within come more and more vividly and rapidly from an approaching thundercloud, so, as if in opposition to what was taking place, the lightning of hidden fire growing more and more intense glowed in the faces of these men.
But not only was it impossible to make out what was happening from where he was standing down below, or from the knoll above on which some of his generals had taken their stand, but even from the fleches themselves--in which by this time there were now Russian and now French soldiers, alternately or together, dead, wounded, alive, frightened, or maddened-- even at those fleches themselves it was impossible to make out what was taking place.
When Scherbinin came galloping from the left flank with news that the French had captured the fleches and the village of Semenovsk, Kutuzov, guessing by the sounds of the battle and by Scherbinin's looks that the news was bad, rose as if to stretch his legs and, taking Scherbinin's arm, led him aside.
Disregarding the officers' orders, the soldiers stood leaning against their stretchers and gazing intently, as if trying to comprehend the difficult problem of what was taking place before them.
For a little while he was left alone and involuntarily witnessed what was taking place on the other two tables.
"You are not taking me unawares, you know," said he.
The three soldiers were eating and talking among themselves, taking no notice of him.
It was taking place at the English Club and someone near and dear to him sat at the end of the table.
And I will knock the nonsense out of anybody"-- but probably realizing that he was shouting at Bezukhov who so far was not guilty of anything, he added, taking Pierre's hand in a friendly manner, "We are on the eve of a public disaster and I haven't time to be polite to everybody who has business with me.
And Natasha began rapidly taking out of the case dishes and plates wrapped in paper.
"The ways of God are past finding out!" she thought, feeling that the Almighty Hand, hitherto unseen, was becoming manifest in all that was now taking place.
In the porch and in the yard the men whom Petya had armed with swords and daggers, with trousers tucked inside their high boots and with belts and girdles tightened, were taking leave of those remaining behind.
"Look here," he added, taking Gerasim by a button of his coat and looking down at the old man with moist, shining, and ecstatic eyes, "I say, do you know that there is going to be a battle tomorrow?"
Gerasim, being a servant who in his time had seen many strange things, accepted Pierre's taking up his residence in the house without surprise, and seemed pleased to have someone to wait on.
While the troops, dividing into two parts when passing around the Kremlin, were thronging the Moskva and the Stone bridges, a great many soldiers, taking advantage of the stoppage and congestion, turned back from the bridges and slipped stealthily and silently past the church of Vasili the Beatified and under the Borovitski gate, back up the hill to the Red Square where some instinct told them they could easily take things not belonging to them.
"Haven't you robbed people enough--taking their last shirts?" said a voice addressing the publican.
The publican, taking advantage of the increased crowd, dropped behind and returned to his tavern.
For several seconds while the young man was taking his place on the step the silence continued.
Kutuzov slightly shook his head and not taking his penetrating gaze from Rostopchin's face muttered softly:
When, having bought the coat merely with the object of taking part among the people in the defense of Moscow, Pierre had met the Rostovs and Natasha had said to him: Are you remaining in Moscow?...
Lead that man away! said he quickly and energetically, and taking the arm of Pierre whom he had promoted to be a Frenchman for saving his life, he went with him into the room.
Without taking leave of his new friend, Pierre left the gate with unsteady steps and returning to his room lay down on the sofa and immediately fell asleep.
With a rapid but careful movement Natasha drew nearer to him on her knees and, taking his hand carefully, bent her face over it and began kissing it, just touching it lightly with her lips.
"Where are they taking you to, you poor dear?" said she.
The more closely a man was engaged in the events then taking place in Russia the less did he realize their significance.
We are at home on Thursdays--today is Thursday, so please come and see us quite informally, said the governor, taking leave of him.
Immediately on leaving the governor's, Nicholas hired post horses and, taking his squadron quartermaster with him, drove at a gallop to the landowner, fourteen miles away, who had the stud.
And on taking leave of the governor's wife, when she again smilingly said to him, "Well then, remember!" he drew her aside.
Glancing indolently and indifferently at all the prisoners, he ordered the officer in charge to have them decently dressed and tidied up before taking them to the marshal.
With ever-growing horror, and no sense of joy or relief, he gazed at what was taking place.
He swayed like a drunken man, taking some steps forward and back to save himself from falling.
An old, noncommissioned officer ran out of the ranks and taking him by the elbow dragged him to his company.
On growing used to the darkness Pierre saw that the man was taking off his leg bands, and the way he did it aroused Pierre's interest.
He liked to talk and he talked well, adorning his speech with terms of endearment and with folk sayings which Pierre thought he invented himself, but the chief charm of his talk lay in the fact that the commonest events--sometimes just such as Pierre had witnessed without taking notice of them--assumed in Karataev's a character of solemn fitness.
Natasha almost shouted, taking hold of both his hands with a passionate movement.
"How good it would be!" and taking her hand he kissed it.
In view of all this information, when the enemy has scattered his forces in large detachments, and with Napoleon and his Guards in Moscow, is it possible that the enemy's forces confronting you are so considerable as not to allow of your taking the offensive?
They advanced the few hundred paces that separated the bridge from the Kaluga road, taking more than an hour to do so, and came out upon the square where the streets of the Transmoskva ward and the Kaluga road converge, and the prisoners jammed close together had to stand for some hours at that crossway.
"Who gave the report?" inquired Shcherbinin, taking the envelope.
They must understand that we can only lose by taking the offensive.
"Bwing the prisoner here," said Denisov in a low voice, not taking his eyes off the French.
Denisov then relieved him from drudgery and began taking him with him when he went out on expeditions and had him enrolled among the Cossacks.
So now the general explicitly forbade his taking part in any action whatever of Denisov's.
Princess Mary, pale and with quivering chin, came out from that room and taking Natasha by the arm said something to her.
"My darling Mummy!" she repeated, straining all the power of her love to find some way of taking on herself the excess of grief that crushed her mother.
"You have improved in looks and grown more manly," continued the countess, taking her daughter's hand.
She did not know and would not have believed it, but beneath the layer of slime that covered her soul and seemed to her impenetrable, delicate young shoots of grass were already sprouting, which taking root would so cover with their living verdure the grief that weighed her down that it would soon no longer be seen or noticed.
Pierre had evoked the passionate affection of the Italian merely by evoking the best side of his nature and taking a pleasure in so doing.
But plundering by the Russians, with which the reoccupation of the city began, had an opposite effect: the longer it continued and the greater the number of people taking part in it the more rapidly was the wealth of the city and its regular life restored.
When was he going to Petersburg and would he mind taking a parcel for someone?--he replied: "Yes, perhaps," or, "I think so," and so on.
I will call round in case you have any commissions for me, said he, standing before Princess Mary and turning red, but not taking his departure.
When her husband took his place she concluded, from the rapid manner in which after taking up his table napkin he pushed back the tumbler and wineglass standing before him, that he was out of humor, as was sometimes the case when he came in to dinner straight from the farm--especially before the soup.
And Nicholas, taking his little daughter in his strong hand, lifted her high, placed her on his shoulder, held her by the legs, and paced the room with her.
Let him be, said Pierre, taking Nicholas by the arm and continuing.
For common action people always unite in certain combinations, in which regardless of the difference of the aims set for the common action, the relation between those taking part in it is always the same.
When an event is taking place people express their opinions and wishes about it, and as the event results from the collective activity of many people, some one of the opinions or wishes expressed is sure to be fulfilled if but approximately.
He had been taking care of her for nearly a year now.
Taking a deep breath, Carmen started down the stairs.
Taking her hand in his, he swept her gracefully into dance.
A spiked drink might seem harmless, but if a person was taking certain prescription drugs, it could be dangerous.
Taking special care not to crimp the IV cord, she cuddled Destiny close.
"Next Monday," he answered, not taking his eyes off the book he was reading.
If you weren't concerned about your own life, you might have thought about your chances of taking someone else with you.
Taking a deep ragged breath, she turned away from the car.
I don't know what I was thinking of, taking advantage of you that way.
Then he'll be taking off.
When I was taking care of Dad there wasn't time to take classes and he died owing a lot of money, so I had to sell the house.
But it would be nice to know you had a way to get out and do things without fear of taking the only vehicle.
Taking a zip-lock bag of scraps from the refrigerator, she opened the door and stepped out into the cool dawn.
All the men seemed amused when they saw the boy, and as they rode up, they greeted the king by taking off their hats.
Remember the notion that the Internet wouldn't turn out to be only for one purpose—that while my car is clearly for taking me places, the Internet won't be for doing one single task, but many?
Some years ago, a few people taking Wellbutrin reported that their cravings for cigarettes diminished.
"We didn't show you the upstairs because Howie is taking a nap in our bedroom," he continued.
He moved closer, taking the pillow from her hand.