It's not an easy task to learn.
She almost laughed, feeling overwhelmed by her task and uneasy in the stranger's house.
He didn't feel up to the task, not when failure meant breaking the man he viewed as his brother.
Cade probably wouldn't be the least bit intimidated by the task, though.
At least somebody else would get the distasteful task of telling a wailing Mrs. Wassermann one of her bouncing baby boys was stretched out on a marble slab in Norfolk, Virginia.
"We were discussing her task," Jonny, the Black God, said in a tone that was cautious.
As our activities grew, the task became more daunting.
Jule's text message brought him back to the unpleasant task ahead of him.
Her lean body handled the strenuous task easily.
He returned to his lawful allegiance in the following year and assisted Czarniecki in his difficult task of expelling Charles X.
We tried not to look suspicious, a difficult task as we were used to working undisturbed.
This difficult task was accomplished by Count Peter Tolstoi, the most subtle and unscrupulous of Peter's servants; but terrorized though he was, Alexius would only consent to return on his father solemnly swearing, "before God and His judgment seat," that if he came back he should not be punished in the least, but cherished as a son and allowed to live quietly on his estates and marry Afrosina.
Mr Stuart did not finish his task on this occasion, on account of indisposition and other causes.
To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will task the reader more than any exercise which the customs of the day esteem.
She set herself a task on her stocking and resolved not to turn round till it was finished.
Fred joined Dean in the dining room, taking up the duty of chatting with the guests, a task Dean was not yet ready to perform after a less-than-complete night's sleep.
He was entrusted with the task of drawing up a revised constitution, which was known as the Pacte Rossi.
Hastings's personal task was to provide the ways and means for this exhausting war.
She kept her focus on the task of loading her plate, avoiding his gaze.
Unfortunately, the new president was unequal to the task of composing the differences in his party.
Much as he disliked making Fred wait, he decided to put off the task until nine o'clock but another phone call forced a change of plans.
She failed her task and managed to piss off the new boss, all because she got nervous seeing a half-naked man.
Sometimes it really seems as if the task which we have set ourselves were more than we can accomplish; but at other times I enjoy my work more than I can say.
It is a labor to task the faculties of a man--such problems of profit and loss, of interest, of tare and tret, and gauging of all kinds in it, as demand a universal knowledge.
The afternoon was a blur as Dean's mind alternated between the task at hand and the sobering fact that he might be within miles, or perhaps yards, of Cynthia Byrne's missing husband.
He returned to Basel charged with the task of collecting the opinions of continental reformers on the subject of Henry VIII.'s divorce, and was present at the death of Oecolampadius (Nov.
The limited knowledge which we possess of the original features of the ground within the area of the city makes a reconstruction of the topographical history of the latter a difficult task; and, as a natural result, many irreconcilable theories have been suggested.
The great task of adjusting the financial business of the Commonwealth on a permanent basis was one of very great difficulty, as the apparent interests of the states and of the Commonwealth were opposed.
Charles devoted the rest of his life to the gigantic task of rehabilitating Sweden by means of a reduktion, or recovery of alienated crown lands, a process which involved the examination of every title deed in the kingdom, and resulted in the complete readjustment of the finances.
Nothing but Cicero's wish to do a favour to Pompey could have induced him to take up what must have been a distasteful task; indeed, it is hinted that the half-heartedness of the defence materially contributed to Gabinius's condemnation.
In October 1533 he was entrusted with the unmannerly task of intimating to Clement VII., while he was the guest of Francis I.
These triumphs, however, had all been obtained by force of arms; the more difficult task now awaited Cromwell of governing England by parliament and by law.
Any task a computer can do better than a person is, by definition, a task requiring no human creativity or ingenuity.
He was so much interested in that task that he was unable to sleep, and in spite of his cold which had grown worse from the dampness of the evening, he went into the large division of the tent at three o'clock in the morning, loudly blowing his nose.
I've tried researching this philanthropist's various entities but they are multitudinous and present a task I'd prefer not to undertake.
Rhyn finished his task of clearing Kris.s floor of dead bodies.
When she completed her task, she stepped up on the velvet chair, after modestly lifting her skirt ever so slightly.
Nor had he made any sense of his deliberations but finally his mind quit the task and allowed his exhausted body to sink into a deep sleep.
Dean blanked from his mind what he was about to do, concentrating on the task at hand.
At any rate, he might not find the task at hand as unpleasant as she anticipated it would be.
To demonstrate that military government had given place to civil; for he approached his task in the same spirit that had prompted his declaration to the Little Parliament of his wish "to divest the sword of all power in the Civil administration."
They seemed like silly emotions when compared to the enormity of his task, and yet, she didn't think she could survive without them.
He had spent his career in the city, the last seven months investigating the crime family as a part of a special task force.
The difficult task of rounding her up and holding her down wasn't his greatest concern about an examination.
Damian, the White God, had tried to task him twice in the past few months.
Having devoted much time to the study of the Latin writers, historians, orators and poets, and filled his mind with stories of the glories and the power of ancient Rome, he turned his thoughts to the task of restoring his native city to its pristine greatness, his zeal for this work being quickened by the desire to avenge his brother, who had been killed by a noble, a member of the ruling class.
Hansen set himself the task of studying the properties of the varieties of yeast, and to do this he had to cultivate each variety in a pure state.
At first he threw himself with great energy into the task of building up an adequate system of schools.
To prevent foreign states from giving official recognition to the Confederacy was the task of the hour, and in this he was successful.
The task of Cromwell was far greater.
He had nearly finished this last task when a low growling was suddenly heard and the horse began to jump around and kick viciously with his heels.
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?
So now that the task of remembering past purchases and using that information to suggest future purchases is completely transitioned to machines, it operates on a whole different scale.
But if each of ten people specialized on just one-tenth of the task, they could together make 48,000, an increase in per-person productivity from one pin a day to 4,800 pins per day.
Any task that could be done a machine is, by definition, dehumanizing to a human being.
The farmers had to learn what it meant to be paid by the hour and to take instructions from supervisors; how to do a task and then the next day, learn a completely new task and do it instead.
I pointed this out to everybody with provoking persistency, but no one seemed equal to the task of providing the doll with eyes.
Then it is amusing to read of the elaborate preparation I underwent to fit me for the great task my friends entrusted to me.
It now remains my pleasant task to direct and mould the beautiful intelligence that is beginning to stir in the child-soul.
It would indeed be a herculean task to teach the words if the ideas did not already exist in the child's mind.
The teachers at the Institution expressed the opinion that the description did not appear in any book in raised print in that library; but one lady, Miss Marrett, took upon herself the task of examining books of poems in ordinary type, and was rewarded by finding the following lines in one of Longfellow's minor poems, entitled 'Snowflakes':
This became a difficult task, as her publishers in Philadelphia had retired from business many years ago; however, it was eventually discovered that her residence is at Wilmington, Delaware, and copies of the second edition of the book, 1889, were obtained from her.
The fairies promised obedience, and were off in a twinkling, dragging the heavy jars and vases along after them as well as they could, now and then grumbling a little at having such a hard task, for they were idle fairies and loved to play better than to work.
Her task was accomplished.
He was glad, and at the same instant began to pity the miserable man who stood before him, but the task he had begun had to be completed.
'Grant leave to retire to his country seat to an old man who is already in any case dishonored by being unable to fulfill the great and glorious task for which he was chosen.
So the first task Pierre had to face was one for which he had very little aptitude or inclination--practical business.
He became still more absorbed in his task when the Russian general entered, and after glancing over his spectacles at Balashev's face, which was animated by the beauty of the morning and by his talk with Murat, he did not rise or even stir, but scowled still more and sneered malevolently.
If the thought that things looked bad chanced to enter anyone's head, he tried to be as cheerful as befits a good soldier and not to think of the general trend of affairs, but only of the task nearest to hand.
When they understood that order the servants set to work at this new task with pleasure and zeal.
The whole household, as if to atone for not having done it sooner, set eagerly to work at the new task of placing the wounded in the carts.
She returned her attention to the task at hand, warmth creeping up her face.
Thoughts shifting to the task at hand, Xander stepped back to watch the Grey God do his job.
But his most wonderful work is the painting of the trees, which look, after his task is done, as if they were covered with the brightest layers of gold and rubies; and are beautiful enough to comfort us for the flight of summer.
Of course I agreed though I had no idea how I'd accomplish the task and dreaded even trying.