It was one thing to tell herself everything was resolved, but quite another to thoroughly accept something she had always considered wrong.
How could he do such a thing to his own children?
How could he do such a thing in front of Jonathan... and where was Jonathan?
It was a strange thing for a man to say.
It was a good thing he found it so amusing.
Sleep meant one thing – nightmares.
That ridge was the only thing that had kept her from plunging over the edge... that and the man who was now glaring at her.
I don't know a thing about mechanics.
It was a foolish thing to say.
Only one thing came to mind – a drug deal.
It's a good thing tomorrow is Saturday.
"I--I don't s-s-see any-thing funny--'bout it!" he stammered.
This sight explained to Dorothy why she had seen no children among the Mangaboos, a thing she had until now been unable to account for.
Everything's dead, up there--no flesh or blood or growing thing anywhere.
The only thing that anyone could complain of with justice was the fact that they wobbled first up and then down, as if the road were rocky instead of being as smooth as the air could make it.
And the whole thing has been unnatural because that cat and I are both able to talk your language, and to understand the words you say.
Why the boys should drive away, Little maidens from their play, Or love to banter and fight so well, That's the thing I never could tell.
It was no easy thing to learn these letters and how they are put together to make words.
"Bob Fulton planned the whole thing," he said, "and I helped him make the paddles and put them on the boat."
And one ran quickly and told the good abbess, or mistress of the abbey, what strange thing had happened.
"Then there is only one other thing to be done," said Solon.
We can be sure of one thing: Cartoonist Bill Watterson is a Michelangelo.
Obviously, knowing the wise course is one thing, and following it is another.
Imagine they also included their genetic mapping as well as every single thing they did in their daily lives.
This is a good thing because it means that high degrees of utility (the economists' word for "happiness") can be achieved with a wide variety of goods.
And it seems to work pretty well, as author Dean Koontz noted when he observed, "Civilization rests on the fact that most people do the right thing most of the time." 3.
It was the most comical shapeless thing, this improvised doll, with no nose, mouth, ears or eyes--nothing that even the imagination of a child could convert into a face.
At first, when my teacher told me about a new thing I asked very few questions.
What a curious thing SPEECH is!
He loves to climb much better than to spell, but that is because he does not know yet what a wonderful thing language is.
But it is pleasant to think that he is happy and playful in his bright new home, and by and by that strange, wonderful thing teacher calls MIND, will begin to spread its beautiful wings and fly away in search of knowledge-land.
You may say the wisest thing you can, old man--you who have lived seventy years, not without honor of a kind--I hear an irresistible voice which invites me away from all that.
Having seen his industrious white neighbors so well off--that the lawyer had only to weave arguments, and, by some magic, wealth and standing followed--he had said to himself: I will go into business; I will weave baskets; it is a thing which I can do.
If it is asserted that civilization is a real advance in the condition of man--and I think that it is, though only the wise improve their advantages--it must be shown that it has produced better dwellings without making them more costly; and the cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
The customs of some savage nations might, perchance, be profitably imitated by us, for they at least go through the semblance of casting their slough annually; they have the idea of the thing, whether they have the reality or not.
This ducking was the very thing he needed.
That is the one thing I have faith in!
"Attendez," said Anna Pavlovna, reflecting, "I'll speak to Lise, young Bolkonski's wife, this very evening, and perhaps the thing can be arranged.
The great thing is the serving, that's it.
That's a thing I hate!
They wept because they were friends, and because they were kindhearted, and because they--friends from childhood--had to think about such a base thing as money, and because their youth was over....