Both are better off than they were, even though nothing new has been created.
He was handsome, though she wouldn't go so far as to call him gorgeous.
The roof was the soundest part, though a good deal warped and made brittle by the sun.
I believe that what so saddens the reformer is not his sympathy with his fellows in distress, but, though he be the holiest son of God, is his private ail.
She was very willing to go, and let Viney kiss her, though she didn't return the caress.
My mind remained clear and active, "though fled fore'er the light."
I was obliged to hire a team and a man for the plowing, though I held the plow myself.
Though it prevents my hoeing them, it is of far more worth than my hoeing.
When she was not occupied, she wandered restlessly about the house, making strange though rarely unpleasant sounds.
King Frost frowned and looked very angry at first, and his fairies trembled for fear and cowered still lower in their hiding-places; but just then two little children came dancing through the wood, and though they did not see King Frost or the fairies, they saw the beautiful colour of the leaves, and laughed with delight, and began picking great bunches to take to their mother.
Kings and queens who wear a suit but once, though made by some tailor or dressmaker to their majesties, cannot know the comfort of wearing a suit that fits.
But I have since learned that trade curses everything it handles; and though you trade in messages from heaven, the whole curse of trade attaches to the business.
Be sure that you give the poor the aid they most need, though it be your example which leaves them far behind.
Still we live meanly, like ants; though the fable tells us that we were long ago changed into men; like pygmies we fight with cranes; it is error upon error, and clout upon clout, and our best virtue has for its occasion a superfluous and evitable wretchedness.
I kept Homer's Iliad on my table through the summer, though I looked at his page only now and then.
But when the several nations of Europe had acquired distinct though rude written languages of their own, sufficient for the purposes of their rising literatures, then first learning revived, and scholars were enabled to discern from that remoteness the treasures of antiquity.
Its broad pinnate tropical leaf was pleasant though strange to look on.
As I walk along the stony shore of the pond in my shirt-sleeves, though it is cool as well as cloudy and windy, and I see nothing special to attract me, all the elements are unusually congenial to me.
Though it is now dark, the wind still blows and roars in the wood, the waves still dash, and some creatures lull the rest with their notes.
I one evening overtook one of my townsmen, who has accumulated what is called "a handsome property"--though I never got a fair view of it--on the Walden road, driving a pair of cattle to market, who inquired of me how I could bring my mind to give up so many of the comforts of life.
So easy is it, though many housekeepers doubt it, to establish new and better customs in the place of the old.
As for lodging, it is true they were but poorly entertained, though what they found an inconvenience was no doubt intended for an honor; but as far as eating was concerned, I do not see how the Indians could have done better.
He, too, has heard of Homer, and, "if it were not for books," would "not know what to do rainy days," though perhaps he has not read one wholly through for many rainy seasons.
To him Homer was a great writer, though what his writing was about he did not know.
He came along early, crossing my bean-field, though without anxiety or haste to get to his work, such as Yankees exhibit.
Sometimes I saw him at his work in the woods, felling trees, and he would greet me with a laugh of inexpressible satisfaction, and a salutation in Canadian French, though he spoke English as well.
Though he hesitated, and perhaps failed to express himself distinctly, he always had a presentable thought behind.
I require of a visitor that he be not actually starving, though he may have the very best appetite in the world, however he got it.
Men who did not know when their visit had terminated, though I went about my business again, answering them from greater and greater remoteness.
Men of business, even farmers, thought only of solitude and employment, and of the great distance at which I dwelt from something or other; and though they said that they loved a ramble in the woods occasionally, it was obvious that they did not.
I came to love my rows, my beans, though so many more than I wanted.
He stood at the back, and, though he had heard hardly anything, understood everything in his own way.
At the very beginning of the war our armies were divided, and our sole aim was to unite them, though uniting the armies was no advantage if we meant to retire and lure the enemy into the depths of the country.
In August he was at Smolensk and thought only of how to advance farther, though as we now see that advance was evidently ruinous to him.
She did not realize the significance of this war, though Dessalles with whom she constantly conversed was passionately interested in its progress and tried to explain his own conception of it to her, and though the "God's folk" who came to see her reported, in their own way, the rumors current among the people of an invasion by Antichrist, and though Julie (now Princess Drubetskaya), who had resumed correspondence with her, wrote patriotic letters from Moscow.
'One man though undone is but one,' as the proverb says, but with thirteen in your family and all the property...
I am not merely civil to him but obey him like a corporal, though I am his senior.
Though the peasants paid quitrent, Alpatych thought no difficulty would be made about complying with this order, for there were two hundred and thirty households at work in Bogucharovo and the peasants were well to do.
Having wrung a submissive "I understand" from Dron, Alpatych contented himself with that, though he not only doubted but felt almost certain that without the help of troops the carts would not be forthcoming.
And again all the faces in that crowd bore an identical expression, though now it was certainly not an expression of curiosity or gratitude, but of angry resolve.
On the rest of the way to Moscow, though the princess' position was not a cheerful one, Dunyasha, who went with her in the carriage, more than once noticed that her mistress leaned out of the window and smiled at something with an expression of mingled joy and sorrow.
Though it is madness to buy anything in Moscow now.