It isn't the first time I've cooked.
Several stories of empty rooms rewarded their search, but nothing more; so after a time they came back to the platform again.
Did you need time away from me?
But it is a long time since I have had any sleep, and I'm tired.
This daunted the enemy for a time, but the defenders were soon out of breath.
Just about time I think the two of you are making progress, something like this comes up.
"Did you not wear green whiskers at one time?" he asked.
It is a simple premise and yet, at the same time, an article of faith—a faith that the future would be better than the past.
The cab-horse, who never slept long at a time, sat upon his haunches and watched the tiny piglets and the kitten with much approval.
But their journey was almost over, for in a short time they reached a small cave from which there was no further outlet.
This time he brought a partridge.
Do you realize that's the first time you've done that?
The kitchen was open all the time, but Alex didn't drink - or never had to her knowledge.
Yes. The first time I went to Oz I found you there, ruling the Emerald City.
It perplexed even Jellia Jamb, for a time, to know what to do with the animal.
The speech he gave in September 1962, announcing that goal, spent a good amount of time justifying the expense and explaining the urgency.
With everything going on, Carmen didn't have time to worry about flying, but when they were all sitting at the airport, she finally had time to stew over it.
The last time he made a business trip to Columbia, he had said they needed the money.
It was time to shove those old inhibitions out of their bedroom.
I lost track of time until Alex came along and revived my interest in the ranch.
By the time they reached the barn, she had a different perspective of the entire situation.
They knew the kitten, by this time, so they scampered over to where she lay beside Jim and commenced to frisk and play with her.
We have time, just now, and I'd rather face the invis'ble bears than those wooden imps.
These preparations had not consumed a great deal of time, but the sleeping Gargoyles were beginning to wake up and move around, and soon some of them would be hunting for their missing wings.
Think about it this way: All the technology accumulated from the dawn of time to today has given us a certain amount of processing power.
I lived, up to the time of the illness that deprived me of my sight and hearing, in a tiny house consisting of a large square room and a small one, in which the servant slept.
Apparently his greatest concern was the fact that his mother was married to his adoptive father at the time he was conceived.
It was a long time back, before they were married.
Still, by the time they returned, Alex looked exhausted.
Once again he lowered his head, but this time his lips lingered on hers, searching for a response.
For the first time it mattered to her.
You're supposed to be taking care of me, but that isn't realistic 100% of the time, is it?
Felipa took Destiny to see a Disney movie, saying that Mama needed some time to herself.
It almost got us that time, Dorothy.
"You may need them, some time," he said, "and there is really no use in my manufacturing these things unless somebody uses them."
All people need rest, even if they are made of wood, and as there is no night here they select a certain time of the day in which to sleep or doze.
"For the second time?" asked the Wizard, with great interest.
At one time he painted the picture of some fruit which was so real that the birds flew down and pecked at it.
They would be there tomorrow night, so there was no point in making the remaining vacation time unpleasant.
Outside of that time Señor Medena and Felipa were both present every minute that Tessa was there.
But then, she admitted to loving him at one time, so it's not hard to believe she still felt something for him.
Now, Mr. Boyle was a sporting neighbor who spent a good deal of time in shooting.
After this experience it was a long time before I climbed another tree.
This stout young man was an illegitimate son of Count Bezukhov, a well-known grandee of Catherine's time who now lay dying in Moscow.
She returned to the group where the vicomte was still talking, and again pretended to listen, while waiting till it would be time to leave.
At the present time it is difficult to know the real state of French public opinion.
Alpatych moved forward and next time the official came out addressed him, one hand placed in the breast of his buttoned coat, and handed him two letters.
I hope you accept this by the time the baby is born.
Besides, it was time to replace some of the things she'd been wearing since before they were married.
They would have some time to enjoy a late Christmas at home when they returned.
It's about time you spent some money on yourself.
If he hadn't hid it from her all this time, it wouldn't be such a shock.
Even so, Alex wasn't back by the time she got out.
It wasn't the first time she had gone to bed while he was out on a call, but it was the first time she had done so away from home.
By the time they got back and dressed for supper, Destiny's eyelids were drooping.
It was the first time Carmen had seen Alondra actually laugh.
But then, maybe Alondra was one of those people who simply took a long time to warm to strangers.
Other than the one time he had lost his temper with her, she had never known him to be anything but gentle.
That was the first time she had said it to anyone.
Surely he must know that spending so much time with her might prove uncomfortable later.
Alex wouldn't lie, but if he was given enough time to think about it, he could certainly evade the issue.
At the time she had thought Dulce was annoyed because she didn't like the punch.
What would be different this time was the fact that he couldn't deny the babies were his - that and the fact that this time she had no uterus to lose.
In fact, at the party he had spent an unnecessary amount of time with the woman he almost married – and hadn't even introduced her.
He had been spending too much time with the television lately.
By the time she finished bathing and dressing Destiny, Jonathan was in bed.
It must have taken a long time to say good-bye.
Alex had invited her to look at his financial files any time she wanted, and yet it seemed an intrusion on his privacy.
By the time she reached the chicken coop, her fit of temper was mellowing.
All this time I thought the company was interested in him because he could speak both Spanish and English.
We've been away for a long time, you know, and so we're anxious to get home again.
"We've got to come to the bottom some time," remarked Zeb, with a deep sigh.
"First time I ever saw a pink cat," said Zeb.
"None of us has had breakfast," said the boy; "and in a time of danger like this it's foolish to talk about eating."
By the time he had attached a handle to this sword he was having much trouble to breathe, as the charm of the Sorcerer was beginning to take effect.
By this time the party had reached a freshly plowed field, and the Prince said to Dorothy:
"He will sprout very soon," said the Prince, "and grow into a large bush, from which we shall in time be able to pick several very good sorcerers."
All of our Princes and Rulers have grown upon this one bush from time immemorial.
So the boy went willingly upon the errand, and by the time he had returned Dorothy was awake.
"But I make you wash it, every time I think of it," said the mother; "for it stands to reason your face is dirty, Ianu, whether I can see it or not."
The third time that he thrust out the weapon there was a loud roar and a fall, and suddenly at his feet appeared the form of a great red bear, which was nearly as big as the horse and much stronger and fiercer.
"And fight at the same time," added the Wizard.
Even the kitten gave a dreadfully shrill scream and at the same time Jim the cab-horse neighed loudly.
Just you light out and make for that rock, Jim; and don't waste any time about it, either.
Mother usually knows what she is about, but she made a mistake this time; for you are sure to escape us unless you come too near, and you probably won't do that.
What time is it, Mr. Wizard?
One wicked witch named Mombi stole him and carried him away, keeping him as a prisoner.
"But, at that time," said the Wizard, thoughtfully, "there were two Good Witches and two Wicked Witches ruling in the land."
Dorothy sprang forward and caught the fluffy fowl in her arms, uttering at the same time a glad cry.
The Sawhorse stopped at the same time and stared at the other with its queer protruding eyes, which were mere knots in the log that formed its body.
This, noble Horse, is my friend the Cowardly Lion, who is the valiant King of the Forest, but at the same time a faithful vassal of Princess Ozma.
I was then for a time the Head of the finest Flying Machine that was ever known to exist, and we did many wonderful things.
Dorothy was nearly weeping, by this time, while Ozma was angry and indignant.
And we know the thing is true, because since the time of that interview there is no piglet to be found anywhere.
The Princess served delicious refreshments to those who were in the habit of eating, and when Dorothy's bed time arrived the company separated after exchanging many friendly sentiments.
"Greeting her uncle and aunt in Kansas, by this time," returned Ozma, with a smile.
When the time came for him to speak, his mother and the minister were both there to hear him.
Some time after this, Zeuxis painted another wonderful picture.
A long time ago there lived, in Pennsylvania, a little boy whose name was Benjamin West.
For some time he sat very still.
In time, Andrew Jackson became a very great man.
There were no railroads at that time, and Exeter was nearly fifty miles away.
And so we will keep the game going till it is time for school to be dismissed.
Then all became very good and very careful, for no one wished to be standing at the time of dismissal.
The clock ticked loudly, and Tommy Jones, who was standing up for the fourth time, began to feel very uneasy.
Everybody loved her, and this was the first time she had whispered that day.
She was very much ashamed and hurt, for it was the first time that she had ever been in disgrace at school.
It lacked only one minute till the bell would strike the time for dismissal.
But I am a prince, and it is foolish for princes to waste their time with such things.
You would hardly have known the young prince when the time came for him to appear before his grandfather.
Otanes, in time, became one of the famous men of his country.
In a short time he was free and in the open air.
The Romans answered, We must have time to think of this matter.
For a long time his mother pleaded with him.
For a long time his wife begged him to be merciful.
In a short time they reached Corinth in safety, and the king sent an officer to bring the captain and his men to the palace.
At Christmas time he scattered crumbs of bread under the trees, so that the tiny creatures could feast and be happy.
A long time ago there lived a poor slave whose name was Aesop. He was a small man with a large head and long arms.
He went far out of his way and lost much time, all on account of his surliness.
He had written many stories which people at that time liked to read.
There is no time to play.
For a long time Robinson Crusoe was all alone.
For a long time he wandered in fear from place to place.
A second time it tried to carry its load up the rough trunk of the tree, and a second time it failed.
Slowly, one little step at a time, it crept up across the rough place where it had slipped and fallen so often.
The boys lost no time in trying it.
It was a place where good people, and timid, helpless people could find shelter in time of war.
"Why is that man lying there at this time of day?" asked the prince.
She has other things to do, and no time to attend to me.
Your own mother, and no time to attend to her child?
"Of course she will be glad to know that," said the boy; "but she has no time to bother about me to-night."
They talked and wrangled a long time and could not agree.
They learned that Chilon was a very quiet man, that he never spoke about himself, and that he spent all his time in trying to make his country great and strong and happy.
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.
It must have been quite an exciting time to be alive.
It was, however—and this is sure to earn me the wrath of many humanities professors—a time of surprisingly little originality.
It was not at all clear at the time that his work would transcend the ages.
Who could argue there was ever a better time to start a business any time in the world?
Has there ever before been a time when business opportunity was more blind to color, gender, or creed?
The Internet has allowed for the creation of thousands of new ways to give, both time and money.
Now a billion or more can achieve that dream, and I foresee a time not far off when everyone on the planet can.
Today, there are modern-day Da Vincis living in parts of the world where just surviving is a full-time occupation, powerless to develop the gifts they could offer the wider world.
It will be a glorious time to be alive, and I believe my children will see it happen.
It would not be the first time, or the last, that ignorance in the world exacted a high price.
So he commissioned seven emissaries to go out to seven certain oracles around the world and on a predetermined day, let's say July 12, at a predetermined time, say 3:00 p.m.
Lydian time, they were to ask their respective oracle a question: "What is King Croesus doing right now?"
I can't really remember what won, though at the time, I thought it all very forward looking and exciting.
They will take time to write a great big forum post just for you, a total stranger they will never meet.
People who take time out of their schedule to do something that helps just one person.
Instead of science proceeding at the slow speed of time, the only limit on its progress will be processor speed—and those two speeds hardly can be compared.
Over time, Amazon has achieved such scale and thus has collected so much data that their suggestions are really useful.
Any time you can move data collection from humans to computers, you get vast improvements in efficiency.
Any time you can move data storage from brains to hard drives, you get vast improvements in efficiency.
Any time you can move data processing from intellects to CPUs, you get vast improvements in efficiency.
As time passes, the suggestions will become astonishingly on-target—and no human will have programmed that.
Over time, we will feel that kind of confidence in this kind of system.
None of us has the time to do that—but in the future, with my system, wisdom will operate at processor speeds.
Every time you buy a book from Amazon, its employees use your data—information about what you did on their site in the privacy of your own home—to try to sell other people more products.
Regarding the various syndromes: Over time we would expect to better understand their root causes, and consider them disorders to be cured to the extent the affected person wishes them to be.
During his campaign and his time in office, the extent of the effect of his polio was kept from the public, but the fact he had the disease was commonly known.
His call for a "march of dimes" was a play on "The March of Time," a well-known newsreel series.
Today, it is hard for us to imagine what that time was like.
One Gallup poll at the time said more people knew about the trial than knew the full name of the president.
Two things were known at the time about smallpox, also called variola.
But with time, technology worked through all these problems.
The factors that enable us to solve for and eliminate disease are getting better all the time, like wind at our back, pushing us forward.
Read on to see how that momentum has built over time, and continues to build.
Louis Pasteur came along around this same time and proffered the germ theory of disease and a vaccine for rabies.
At the same time in Germany, Robert Koch identified the bacteria that caused tuberculosis and the one that caused cholera.
The number of medical patents issued in 2010 was more than fifty thousand, an all-time record—and it almost certainly will be broken next year, then the next, and again the next.
The number of pharmaceutical patents issued in 2010 was also more than fifty thousand—also an all-time record, and also likely to be broken again and again in the years to come.
With skin cancer, like all diseases, over time some people get better and some people get worse, and often we really don't know why.
The passage of time will grow the repository.
Over time, microscopes got better.
We hear of treatments that work some percent of the time or we hear phrases like, "They are not responding to treatment."
If you were a scientist in Jenner's time, your only form of communication was letter writing.
If you were a scientist in Pasteur's time, you had more resources.
If you were a scientist in Salk's time, you did calculations by hand and wrote observations in notebooks.
And when more and more people have their medical history tracked over time, we will learn even more about how our bodies get sick and how they heal.
You might remember the story of Kyle MacDonald who famously traded up from one red paperclip to a house, one small exchange at a time between July 2005 and July 2006.
He had died by the time I read that passage in one of his books, so I couldn't write him, as is my normal practice when an author's words puzzle me.
Here is what I think he meant: If you could see a theoretical possibility for something in physics—"something that might be true"—then given enough time, you eventually could achieve it in reality.
We have a hard time seeing this world without scarcity because we are firmly planted in the worldview of scarcity.
The net effect is positive, but the laid-off workers will probably have a hard time appreciating it.
He works from home and has a night job remotely monitoring real-time security cameras after hours at an office building.
So every time I buy a can, I make $8.
Let's address that by looking at two phenomena: the changing definitions of poverty over time, and the effect of a large gap between the incomes of the rich and poor.
However, if they are getting wealthier over time, even if the rich are getting wealthier faster, the poor will tend to accept the system more.
Whether you look at a single country over a span of time, or a group of countries at a specific point in history, the result is the same.
Historically, and one can certainly make the case in the present time, this ultimately bankrupts societies.
Somebody else—actually, a lot of somebody elses—worked really hard for a long time to build the United States and its freedoms.
Some people will have a hard time adjusting to the new reality.
By the time you were fifteen, you learned everything you needed to know to be a good farmer.
By the time your sons were fifteen, they, too, knew everything they needed to know to be a farmer, and it all continued.
They dream of time off.
But over time, these dehumanizing jobs are what will be "left behind," not the people who perform them.
We live in a place and time where we own thousands of things we could not have made.
In a speech to the House of Representatives at this same time, Congressman Davy Crockett told the story of getting chewed out by a constituent for voting for a $20,000 emergency relief bill for the homeless in a city just wiped out by a fire.
Penalty for vagrancy rose over the years from time served in stocks, to whipping, to branding, and then to death.
We tend to notice every time the expected effect is triggered by the cause, but may not notice all the times it isn't.
In other words, you might not notice the time you ate the MSG and didn't get the headache.
At the same time, the percent of income we individually have to spend on feeding ourselves plummeted as well.
If you look back across the span of time, you see wood plows being used in 4000 BC, then irrigation five hundred years later.
Many of the people Borlaug worked with at this time were poor, even starving.
Throughout this time, Borlaug constantly battled wheat's arch-nemesis: rust, a fungus that feeds on wheat, oats, and barley.
To further enhance yield, at the same time Borlaug bred wheat strains with short, stubby stalks, which were able to better handle more weight of grain.
By the time Norman Borlaug passed away in 2009 at the age of ninety-five, he had become one of only six people to have won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Congressional Gold Medal.
A century ago, cars were made one at a time by a half dozen people working together.
Plus, raising plants and animals takes a long time and is a lot of work to boot.
I am certain this idea is going to take some time to get used to.
This is especially unfortunate because a major crop in Africa, grain sorghum, has a somewhat indigestible protein which our bodies have a hard time metabolizing.
Farming will be done on such a scale that thousands of experiments can be happening at any one time, putting a tiny fraction of the produce at risk.
Idle computer time employed to solve the world's problems.
But over time, as incomes around the world rise, people will migrate more and more to products associated with social practices that match their own ideals.
The implication is that any time they nursed, they felt pain as well, to learn at an early age that there is no pleasure to be had in life without pain.
I want to spend some time talking about civilization, but first I want to recount the progress that we have made through civilization.
As Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle once observed, "Man seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebels against anything that does not deserve rebelling against."
Maybe you think prisoners have it too easy serving time while their victims struggle to piece their lives back together.
Nearly two terms of fighting the Cold War led him to conclude, as he put it, War in our time has become an anachronism.
War occurs for a very simple reason: To some nations at some time, war is preferable to peace.
To raise a child to adulthood requires your heart, energy, time, and wealth.
But at the time the doctrine was in force, MAD was effective (or at least, not proven ineffective).
American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well.
By the time Eisenhower left office, this had changed, and a dedicated military industry existed.
As true as that was in Jefferson's time, our age has amplified all of it: both the miseries war can produce and the blessings peace can produce.
There was a time, not so long ago, when almost everyone smoked.
Then slowly, over time, things changed.
Under Hollywood's production code at the time, movies could not include nudity, criminal activity, or offensive language, or depict illegal drug use, venereal disease, or childbirth.
Publishing was expensive, and by the time news of the lie came out, days or weeks had passed.
We saw the results of this in the 2009 Iranian protests, when these devices captured and relayed powerful, real-time images of events.
The population at that time was a tenth of what it is today.
My answer to that begins in the past, in the time of William Shakespeare.
All kinds of artists have come and gone in the last four centuries, popular in their time but forgotten now.
All these things are the same today as they were in Shakespeare's time, and because of that, his stories are still very relevant to us.
Yet at the time that we devised each plan, we were confident it would succeed.
Civilization, like technology, also compounds over time, as do its benefits.
At the time in history when our future has never looked brighter, it is baffling that some people are more pessimistic than ever.
For a long time I regarded my little sister as an intruder.
My father made holes in these so that I could string them, and for a long time they kept me happy and contented.
In despair she had dropped the subject for the time, only to renew it at the first opportunity.
There were barriers still, it is true, but barriers that could in time be swept away.
Then my eyes filled with tears; for I realized what I had done, and for the first time I felt repentance and sorrow.
But about this time I had an experience which taught me that nature is not always kind.
I sat there for a long, long time, feeling like a fairy on a rosy cloud.
For a long time I was still--I was not thinking of the beads in my lap, but trying to find a meaning for "love" in the light of this new idea.
But it was a long time before I ventured to take the initiative, and still longer before I could find something appropriate to say at the right time.
Of the time when I began to read connected stories I shall speak later.
For a long time I had no regular lessons.
That night, after I had hung my stocking, I lay awake a long time, pretending to be asleep and keeping alert to see what Santa Claus would do when he came.
The "once upon a time" was now; the "far-away country" was here.
It took me some time to appreciate the fact that my new friends were blind.
I also remember the beach, where for the first time I played in the sand.
We lived on the piazza most of the time--there we worked, ate and played.
Even this became less and less intelligible until the time when Miss Sullivan began to teach me.
Joy deserted my heart, and for a long, long time I lived in doubt, anxiety and fear.
At that time I eagerly absorbed everything I read without a thought of authorship, and even now I cannot be quite sure of the boundary line between my ideas and those I find in books.
One thing is certain, the language was ineffaceably stamped upon my brain, though for a long time no one knew it, least of all myself.
For a long time, when I wrote a letter, even to my mother, I was seized with a sudden feeling of terror, and I would spell the sentences over and over, to make sure that I had not read them in a book.
At the time I was writing "The Frost King," and this letter, like many others, contains phrases which show that my mind was saturated with the story.
Since the publication of "The Story of My Life" in the Ladies' Home Journal, Mr. Anagnos has made a statement, in a letter to Mr. Macy, that at the time of the "Frost King" matter, he believed I was innocent.
Up to the time of the "Frost King" episode, I had lived the unconscious life of a little child; now my thoughts were turned inward, and I beheld things invisible.
In the electrical building we examined the telephones, autophones, phonographs, and other inventions, and he made me understand how it is possible to send a message on wires that mock space and outrun time, and, like Prometheus, to draw fire from the sky.
I also gave considerable time to the improvement of my speech.
Miss Sullivan and I were at that time in Hulton, Pennsylvania, visiting the family of Mr. William Wade.
I learned for the first time to know an author, to recognize his style as I recognize the clasp of a friend's hand.
I loved to have it described every time I entered it; for it was beautiful in all its aspects, and these aspects were so many that it was beautiful in a different way each day of the nine months I spent in New York.
At the Cambridge school, for the first time in my life, I enjoyed the companionship of seeing and hearing girls of my own age.
He had to pass five hours at a time to have them counted.
At Radcliffe no one reads the papers to me after they are written, and I have no opportunity to correct errors unless I finish before the time is up.
He explained each time what I did not understand in the previous lesson, assigned new work, and took home with him the Greek exercises which I had written during the week on my typewriter, corrected them fully, and returned them to me.
My tutor had plenty of time to explain what I did not understand, so I got on faster and did better work than I ever did in school.
I was sorely perplexed, and felt discouraged wasting much precious time, especially in algebra.
But when I took up algebra I had a harder time still.
But in college there is no time to commune with one's thoughts.
Consequently, I need more time to prepare my lessons than other girls.
Just then the proctor informs you that the time is up.
Indeed, books have meant so much more in my education than in that of others, that I shall go back to the time when I began to read.
When her fingers were too tired to spell another word, I had for the first time a keen sense of my deprivations.
I do not remember a time since I have been capable of loving books that I have not loved Shakespeare.
For a long time the ghosts and witches pursued me even into Dreamland.
The first time I saw him act was while at school in New York.
I remember well the first time I went to the theatre.
I remember well the first time I saw Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes.
He makes you feel that if you only had a little more time, you, too, might be an inventor.
I had a very pleasant time at Brewster.
Teacher and I had a lovely time with many kind friends.
Then we rode for a long time to see all the beautiful things in West Newton.
They tell us when breakfast is ready, when to go to school, when it is time for church, and when there is a fire.
I think we shall have a beautiful time out in the cool, pleasant woods.
The Earl said he should be delighted to visit Tuscumbia the next time he comes to America.
When I was a very little child I used to sit in my mother's lap all the time, because I was very timid, and did not like to be left by myself.
It has followed me across the ocean and found me in this magnificent great city which I should like to tell you all about if I could take time for it and make my letter long enough.
Some time when you come and see me in my study in Boston I shall be glad to talk to you about it all if you care to hear.
I tell everybody the time when they ask me.
What a nice time I shall have reading them!
The happy Christmas time is almost here!
From here he was to be sent to an almshouse, for at that time there was no other place for him in Pennsylvania.
I can hardly wait patiently for the time to come when I shall see my dear English friends, and their beautiful island home.
Yesterday I thought for the first time what a beautiful thing motion was, and it seemed to me that everything was trying to get near to God, does it seem that way to you?
At the time this trouble seemed very grave and brought them much unhappiness.
I shall be so disappointed if my little plans fail, because I have wanted for a long time to do something for the poor little ones who are waiting to enter the kindergarten.
I have loved you for a long time, but I did not think you had ever heard of me until your sweet message came.
It was some time before I could plan it to suit me.
I often think of the pleasant time we had all together in Boston last spring.
He invited me to visit his museum in Salem the next time I go to Boston.
Several hundred books, including many fine ones, were sent to me in a short time, as well as money and encouragement.
But bless me, how time does fly.
I had known about them for a long time; but I had never thought that I should see them, and talk to them; and I can scarcely realize now that this great pleasure has been mine!
We had a quiet but very pleasant time in Hulton.
...What a splendid time we had at the "Players' Club."
All the time I was preparing for the great ordeal, I could not suppress an inward fear and trembling lest I should fail, and now it is an unspeakable relief to know that I have passed the examinations with credit.
Every morning, before lesson-time, we all go out to the steep hill on the northern shore of the lake near the house, and coast for an hour or so.
But I must not waste my time wishing idle wishes; and after all my ancient friends are very wise and interesting, and I usually enjoy their society very much indeed.
In it there would be no suggestion of hatred or revenge, nor a trace of the old-time belief that might makes right.
She has not had a vacation for twelve years, think of it, and all that time she has been the sunshine of my life.
But I must confess, I had a hard time on the second day of my examinations.
TO MRS. SAMUEL RICHARD FULLER Wrentham, October 20, 1899. ...I suppose it is time for me to tell you something about our plans for the winter.
I was sorely perplexed, and felt quite discouraged, and wasted much precious time, especially in Algebra.
But, when I took up Algebra, I had a harder time still--I was terribly handicapped by my imperfect knowledge of the notation.
At the same time Dr. Bell added that I could rest content and fight my way through Radcliffe in competition with seeing and hearing girls, while the great desire of my heart was being fulfilled.
I had a splendid time; the toasts and speeches were great fun.
Gentlemen: I have only to-day found time to reply to your interesting letter.
Then for the first time she had her whole manuscript under her finger at once.
She sat running her finger over the braille manuscript, stopping now and then to refer to the braille notes on which she had indicated her corrections, all the time reading aloud to verify the manuscript.
Indeed, at one time it was believed that the best way for them to communicate was through systematized gestures, the sign language invented by the Abbe de l'Epee.
The time that one of Miss Keller's friends realizes most strongly that she is blind is when he comes on her suddenly in the dark and hears the rustle of her fingers across the page.
Her sense of time is excellent, but whether it would have developed as a special faculty cannot be known, for she has had a watch since she was seven years old.
Though there is less than half an inch between the points--a space which represents sixty minutes--Miss Keller tells the time almost exactly.
Some time ago, when a policeman shot dead her dog, a dearly loved daily companion, she found in her forgiving heart no condemnation for the man; she only said, 'If he had only known what a good dog she was, he wouldn't have shot her.'
It was said of old time, 'Lord forgive them, they know not what they do!'
She taught it to Laura, and from that time on the manual alphabet was the means of communicating with her.
Helen Keller became so rapidly a distinctive personality that she kept her teacher in a breathless race to meet the needs of her pupil, with no time or strength to make a scientific study.
The only time she had to prepare herself for the work with her pupil was from August, 1886, when Captain Keller wrote, to February, 1887.
During this time she read Dr. Howe's reports.
This time she put on the glass bead first and the two wooden ones next.
She amused herself with the beads until dinner-time, bringing the strings to me now and then for my approval.
She pinched me, and I slapped her every time she did it.
After a long time Mrs. Keller said that she would think the matter over and see what Captain Keller thought of sending Helen away with me.
Last night when I got in bed, she stole into my arms of her own accord and kissed me for the first time, and I thought my heart would burst, so full was it of joy.
She noticed that one of the puppies was much smaller than the others, and she spelled "small," making the sign at the same time, and I said "very small."
We go home about dinner-time usually, and Helen is eager to tell her mother everything she has seen.
I had no idea a short time ago how to go to work; I was feeling about in the dark; but somehow I know now, and I know that I know.
We had a beautiful time in Huntsville.
From the beginning, I HAVE MADE IT A PRACTICE TO ANSWER ALL HELEN'S QUESTIONS TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY IN A WAY INTELLIGIBLE TO HER, and at the same time truthfully.
Very soon she learned the difference between ON and IN, though it was some time before she could use these words in sentences of her own.
I now thought it time to teach her to read printed words.
About this time I sent a list of the words she knew to Mr. Anagnos, and he very kindly had them printed for her.
We took Helen to the circus, and had "the time of our lives"!
I don't know who had the best time, the monkeys, Helen or the spectators.
Do you remember what a happy time we had last Christmas?
Helen has learned to tell the time at last, and her father is going to give her a watch for Christmas.
Of course, she hung her stocking--two of them lest Santa Claus should forget one, and she lay awake for a long time and got up two or three times to see if anything had happened.
We had a splendid time in Memphis, but I didn't rest much.
When it was time for the church service to begin, she was in such a state of excitement that I thought it best to take her away; but Captain Keller said, "No, she will be all right."
But I haven't time to write all the pleasant things people said--they would make a very large book, and the kind things they did for us would fill another volume.
This time her countenance changed whenever she was spoken to, but there was not such a decided lighting up of the features as when I had held her hand.
This was the first time that she had heard the word.
She has a very sociable disposition, and delights in the companionship of those who can follow the rapid motions of her fingers; but if left alone she will amuse herself for hours at a time with her knitting or sewing.
I watched her for some time as she moved about, trying to take long strides in order to carry out the idea I had given her of a camel's gait.
This morning Helen was reading for the first time Bryant's poem, "Oh, mother of a mighty race!"
After a time I became discouraged, and told her I was afraid she could not make it stand, but that I would build it for her; but she did not approve of this plan.
Her mind works so rapidly, that it often happens, that when I give her an example she will give me the correct answer before I have time to write out the question.
She had learned the printed letters, and for some time had amused herself by making simple sentences, using slips on which the words were printed in raised letters; but these sentences had no special relation to one another.
She had met with the expression Mother Nature in the course of her reading, and for a long time she was in the habit of ascribing to Mother Nature whatever she felt to be beyond the power of man to accomplish.
As we were passing a large globe a short time after she had written the questions, she stopped before it and asked, "Who made the REAL world?"
At another time she asked, "What is a soul?"
A long time ago Helen said to me, "I would like to live sixteen hundred years."
At another time she asked, "Do you not think we would be very much happier always, if we did not have to die?"
Another time she was asking about the power and goodness of God.
All day long in their play-time and work-time Miss Sullivan kept spelling into her pupil's hand, and by that Helen Keller absorbed words, just as the child in the cradle absorbs words by hearing thousands of them before he uses one and by associating the words with the occasion of their utterance.
I thought, however, that the advantage she would derive would not repay her for the time and labour that such an experiment would cost.
At the time when I became her teacher, she had made for herself upward of sixty signs, all of which were imitative and were readily understood by those who knew her.
At the same time the inborn gift of style can be starved or stimulated.
About the same time, in a letter to a friend, in which she makes mention of her Southern home, she gives so close a reproduction from a poem by one of her favourite authors that I will give extracts from Helen's letter and from the poem itself:
Helen and I spent the summer of 1888 with Mrs. Hopkins at her home in Brewster, Mass., where she kindly relieved me a part of the time, of the care of Helen.
I wonder if you would like to have me tell you a pretty dream which I had a long time ago when I was a very little child?
Still, for awhile, the frost fairies did not notice this strange occurrence, for they were down on the grass, so far below the tree-tops that the wonderful shower of treasure was a long time in reaching them; but at last one of them said, Hark!
Now Helen, in her letter of February, 1890 (quoted above), alludes to this story of Miss Canby's as a dream "WHICH I HAD A LONG TIME AGO WHEN I WAS A VERY LITTLE CHILD."
Helen told me that for a long time she had thought of Jack Frost as a king, because of the many treasures which he possessed.
The only person that we supposed might possibly have read the story to Helen was her friend, Mrs. Hopkins, whom she was visiting at the time in Brewster.
In this case Helen Keller held almost intact in her mind, unmixed with other ideas, the words of a story which at the time it was read to her she did not fully understand.
From the early sketch I take a few passages which seem to me, without making very much allowance for difference in time, almost as good as anything she has written since:
They did not know for some time after my recovery that the cruel fever had taken my sight and hearing; taken all the light and music and gladness out of my little life.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil.
For the first time since my entrance into Radcliffe I had the opportunity to make friends with all my classmates...
The very fact that the nineteenth century has not produced many authors whom the world may count among the greatest of all time does not in my opinion justify the remark, "There may come a time when people cease to write."
The instant I felt its warmth I was reassured, and I sat a long time watching it climb higher and higher in shining waves.
He has no time to be anything but a machine.
We may imagine a time when, in the infancy of the human race, some enterprising mortal crept into a hollow in a rock for shelter.
What if an equal ado were made about the ornaments of style in literature, and the architects of our bibles spent as much time about their cornices as the architects of our churches do?
I might possibly invent some excuse for them and him, but I have no time for it.
Take your time, and set about some free labor.
I have no doubt that time discriminates between the good and the bad; and when at last I shall plant, I shall be less likely to be disappointed.
A lake like this is never smoother than at such a time; and the clear portion of the air above it being, shallow and darkened by clouds, the water, full of light and reflections, becomes a lower heaven itself so much the more important.
Both place and time were changed, and I dwelt nearer to those parts of the universe and to those eras in history which had most attracted me.
All memorable events, I should say, transpire in morning time and in a morning atmosphere.
Men say that a stitch in time saves nine, and so they take a thousand stitches today to save nine tomorrow.
Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
No dust has settled on that robe; no time has elapsed since that divinity was revealed.
That time which we really improve, or which is improvable, is neither past, present, nor future.
Incessant labor with my hands, at first, for I had my house to finish and my beans to hoe at the same time, made more study impossible.
The next time the novelist rings the bell I will not stir though the meeting-house burn down.
It is time that we had uncommon schools, that we did not leave off our education when we begin to be men and women.
They were not time subtracted from my life, but so much over and above my usual allowance.
When my floor was dirty, I rose early, and, setting all my furniture out of doors on the grass, bed and bedstead making but one budget, dashed water on the floor, and sprinkled white sand from the pond on it, and then with a broom scrubbed it clean and white; and by the time the villagers had broken their fast the morning sun had dried my house sufficiently to allow me to move in again, and my meditations were almost uninterupted.
They would begin to sing almost with as much precision as a clock, within five minutes of a particular time, referred to the setting of the sun, every evening.
But I was at the same time conscious of a slight insanity in my mood, and seemed to foresee my recovery.
And so I went home to my bed, and left him to pick his way through the darkness and the mud to Brighton--or Bright-town--which place he would reach some time in the morning.
We meet at very short intervals, not having had time to acquire any new value for each other.
Another time when Winslow visited them, it being a season of plenty with them, there was no deficiency in this respect.
If an ox were his property, and he wished to get needles and thread at the store, he thought it would be inconvenient and impossible soon to go on mortgaging some portion of the creature each time to that amount.
Indeed, I found some of them to be wiser than the so-called overseers of the poor and selectmen of the town, and thought it was time that the tables were turned.
I saw an old man the other day, to my astonishment, making the holes with a hoe for the seventieth time at least, and not for himself to lie down in!
I hardly ever failed, when I rambled through the village, to see a row of such worthies, either sitting on a ladder sunning themselves, with their bodies inclined forward and their eyes glancing along the line this way and that, from time to time, with a voluptuous expression, or else leaning against a barn with their hands in their pockets, like caryatides, as if to prop it up.
Sometimes, after staying in a village parlor till the family had all retired, I have returned to the woods, and, partly with a view to the next day's dinner, spent the hours of midnight fishing from a boat by moonlight, serenaded by owls and foxes, and hearing, from time to time, the creaking note of some unknown bird close at hand.
Walden is blue at one time and green at another, even from the same point of view.
Flint's Pond, a mile eastward, allowing for the disturbance occasioned by its inlets and outlets, and the smaller intermediate ponds also, sympathize with Walden, and recently attained their greatest height at the same time with the latter.
It licks its chaps from time to time.
Nothing so fair, so pure, and at the same time so large, as a lake, perchance, lies on the surface of the earth.
It is by this time mere vegetable mould and undistinguishable pond shore, through which rushes and flags have pushed up.
Commonly they did not think that they were lucky, or well paid for their time, unless they got a long string of fish, though they had the opportunity of seeing the pond all the while.
When I was building, one of these had its nest underneath the house, and before I had laid the second floor, and swept out the shavings, would come out regularly at lunch time and pick up the crumbs at my feet.
He dived again, but I miscalculated the direction he would take, and we were fifty rods apart when he came to the surface this time, for I had helped to widen the interval; and again he laughed long and loud, and with more reason than before.
Though the sky was by this time overcast, the pond was so smooth that I could see where he broke the surface when I did not hear him.
It would be easy to cut their threads any time with a little sharper blast from the north.
There was one other with whom I had "solid seasons," long to be remembered, at his house in the village, and who looked in upon me from time to time; but I had no more for society there.
What do you mean by alarming the citadel at this time of night consecrated to me?
But I fear that he was not the wiser for all I told him, for every time I attempted to answer his questions he interrupted me by asking, "What do you do here?"
The ice in the shallowest part was at this time several inches thinner than in the middle.
What at such a time are histories, chronologies, traditions, and all written revelations?
A "plump" of ducks rose at the same time and took the route to the north in the wake of their noisier cousins.
The tenant of the air, it seemed related to the earth but by an egg hatched some time in the crevice of a crag;--or was its native nest made in the angle of a cloud, woven of the rainbow's trimmings and the sunset sky, and lined with some soft midsummer haze caught up from earth?
At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be infinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable.
Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any more time for that one.
The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.
They take too much time, and a man's life will be gone.
This makes it impossible for a man to live honestly, and at the same time comfortably in outward respects.
But the jailer said, "Come, boys, it is time to lock up"; and so they dispersed, and I heard the sound of their steps returning into the hollow apartments.
If a man is thought-free, fancy-free, imagination-free, that which is not never for a long time appearing to be to him, unwise rulers or reformers cannot fatally interrupt him.
His words are wisdom to those legislators who contemplate no essential reform in the existing government; but for thinkers, and those who legislate for all time, he never once glances at the subject.
The vicomte who was meeting him for the first time saw clearly that this young Jacobin was not so terrible as his words suggested.
Prince Andrew, who had evidently wished to tone down the awkwardness of Pierre's remarks, rose and made a sign to his wife that it was time to go.
Both Kuragin and Dolokhov were at that time notorious among the rakes and scapegraces of Petersburg.
"Ma chere, there is a time for everything," said the countess with feigned severity.
"You always manage to do things at the wrong time," continued Vera.
And like a practical Petersburg lady who knows how to make the most of time, Anna Mikhaylovna sent someone to call her son, and went into the anteroom with him.
Entering the drawing room, where the princesses spent most of their time, he greeted the ladies, two of whom were sitting at embroidery frames while a third read aloud.
Olga, go and see whether Uncle's beef tea is ready--it is almost time, she added, giving Pierre to understand that they were busy, and busy making his father comfortable, while evidently he, Pierre, was only busy causing him annoyance.
Boris knew nothing about the Boulogne expedition; he did not read the papers and it was the first time he had heard Villeneuve's name.
For a long time Pierre could not understand, but when he did, he jumped up from the sofa, seized Boris under the elbow in his quick, clumsy way, and, blushing far more than Boris, began to speak with a feeling of mingled shame and vexation.
We have not met for such a long time... not since we were children.
After he had gone Pierre continued pacing up and down the room for a long time, no longer piercing an imaginary foe with his imaginary sword, but smiling at the remembrance of that pleasant, intelligent, and resolute young man.
After Anna Mikhaylovna had driven off with her son to visit Count Cyril Vladimirovich Bezukhov, Countess Rostova sat for a long time all alone applying her handkerchief to her eyes.
But mind, don't bring me such tattered and dirty notes as last time, but nice clean ones for the countess.
From time to time he went out to ask: "Hasn't she come yet?"
"Well, I suppose it is time we were at table?" said Marya Dmitrievna.
At the ladies' end an even chatter of voices was heard all the time, at the men's end the voices sounded louder and louder, especially that of the colonel of hussars who, growing more and more flushed, ate and drank so much that the count held him up as a pattern to the other guests.
Natasha, who was treated as though she were grown up, was evidently very proud of this but at the same time felt shy.
"Nicholas is going away in a week's time, his... papers... have come... he told me himself... but still I should not cry," and she showed a paper she held in her hand--with the verses Nicholas had written, "still, I should not cry, but you can't... no one can understand... what a soul he has!"
"That's how we used to dance in our time, ma chere," said the count.
There is still time, my dear.
The time will come!
Prince Vasili in front of the door, near the invalid chair, a wax taper in his left hand, was leaning his left arm on the carved back of a velvet chair he had turned round for the purpose, and was crossing himself with his right hand, turning his eyes upward each time he touched his forehead.
On the morning of the day that the young couple were to arrive, Princess Mary entered the antechamber as usual at the time appointed for the morning greeting.
The little princess had grown stouter during this time, but her eyes and her short, downy, smiling lip lifted when she began to speak just as merrily and prettily as ever.
When Prince Andrew went in the two princesses, who had only met once before for a short time at his wedding, were in each other's arms warmly pressing their lips to whatever place they happened to touch.
When the twenty minutes had elapsed and the time had come for the old prince to get up, Tikhon came to call the young prince to his father.
Why, I have not yet had time to settle down!
Another time he interrupted, saying:
Well, Michael Ivanovich, our Bonaparte will be having a bad time of it.
Andrew did not tell his father that he would no doubt live a long time yet.
In an hour's time, I should say.
Shall we have time to change clothes?
Thanks to the strictness and assiduity of its commander the regiment, in comparison with others that had reached Braunau at the same time, was in splendid condition.
Each time the commander started and bent forward, the hussar started and bent forward in exactly the same manner.
The soldiers, swinging their arms and keeping time spontaneously, marched with long steps.
It was Dolokhov marching with particular grace and boldness in time to the song and looking at those driving past as if he pitied all who were not at that moment marching with the company.
Hussar cornet Zherkov had at one time, in Petersburg, belonged to the wild set led by Dolokhov.
Zherkov touched his horse with the spurs; it pranced excitedly from foot to foot uncertain with which to start, then settled down, galloped past the company, and overtook the carriage, still keeping time to the song.
Though not much time had passed since Prince Andrew had left Russia, he had changed greatly during that period.
He now looked like a man who has time to think of the impression he makes on others, but is occupied with agreeable and interesting work.
Involuntarily he felt a joyful agitation at the thought of the humiliation of arrogant Austria and that in a week's time he might, perhaps, see and take part in the first Russian encounter with the French since Suvorov met them.
He feared that Bonaparte's genius might outweigh all the courage of the Russian troops, and at the same time could not admit the idea of his hero being disgraced.
"Wait, haven't you dropped it?" said Rostov, picking up the pillows one at a time and shaking them.
Each time Prince Nesvitski tried to move on, soldiers and carts pushed him back again and pressed him against the railings, and all he could do was to smile.
"They don't even give one time to dwink!" answered Vaska Denisov.
Cadet Mironov ducked every time a ball flew past.
The French had time to fire three rounds of grapeshot before the hussars got back to their horses.
No one had taken any notice, for everyone knew the sensation which the cadet under fire for the first time had experienced.
On the twenty-eighth of October Kutuzov with his army crossed to the left bank of the Danube and took up a position for the first time with the river between himself and the main body of the French.
In this action for the first time trophies were taken: banners, cannon, and two enemy generals.
For the first time, after a fortnight's retreat, the Russian troops had halted and after a fight had not only held the field but had repulsed the French.
Having dressed for his attendance at court in full parade uniform, which he had not worn for a long time, he went into Bilibin's study fresh, animated, and handsome, with his hand bandaged.
"I shall scarcely be able to avail myself of your hospitality, gentlemen, it is already time for me to go," replied Prince Andrew looking at his watch.
Before returning to Bilibin's Prince Andrew had gone to a bookshop to provide himself with some books for the campaign, and had spent some time in the shop.
A truce was Kutuzov's sole chance of gaining time, giving Bagration's exhausted troops some rest, and letting the transport and heavy convoys (whose movements were concealed from the French) advance if but one stage nearer Znaim.
Kutuzov's expectations that the proposals of capitulation (which were in no way binding) might give time for part of the transport to pass, and also that Murat's mistake would very soon be discovered, proved correct.
Bonaparte himself, not trusting to his generals, moved with all the Guards to the field of battle, afraid of letting a ready victim escape, and Bagration's four thousand men merrily lighted campfires, dried and warmed themselves, cooked their porridge for the first time for three days, and not one of them knew or imagined what was in store for him.
"Yes, let's go in and I will get myself a roll and some cheese," said Prince Andrew who had not yet had time to eat anything.
The French were putting out the fire which the wind was spreading, and thus gave us time to retreat.
The squadron in which Rostov was serving had scarcely time to mount before it was halted facing the enemy.
"If only they would be quick!" thought Rostov, feeling that at last the time had come to experience the joy of an attack of which he had so often heard from his fellow hussars.
But at the same time, his left arm felt as heavy as if a seventy-pound weight were tied to it.
It seemed to him that it was a very long time ago, almost a day, since he had first seen the enemy and fired the first shot, and that the corner of the field he stood on was well-known and familiar ground.
He had Pierre at hand in Moscow and procured for him an appointment as Gentleman of the Bedchamber, which at that time conferred the status of Councilor of State, and insisted on the young man accompanying him to Petersburg and staying at his house.
Besides, he had no time to ask himself whether these people were sincere or not.
It is high time for you to get away from these terrible recollections.
His whole time was taken up with dinners and balls and was spent chiefly at Prince Vasili's house in the company of the stout princess, his wife, and his beautiful daughter Helene.
When he read that sentence, Pierre felt for the first time that some link which other people recognized had grown up between himself and Helene, and that thought both alarmed him, as if some obligation were being imposed on him which he could not fulfill, and pleased him as an entertaining supposition.
When he got home he could not sleep for a long time for thinking of what had happened.
But at the very time he was expressing this conviction to himself, in another part of his mind her image rose in all its womanly beauty.
He had arranged this for himself so as to visit his neglected estates at the same time and pick up his son Anatole where his regiment was stationed, and take him to visit Prince Nicholas Bolkonski in order to arrange a match for him with the daughter of that rich old man.
Every day he said to himself one and the same thing: It is time I understood her and made up my mind what she really is.
Prince Vasili mimicked the sobbing of Sergey Kuzmich and at the same time his eyes glanced toward his daughter, and while he laughed the expression on his face clearly said: "Yes... it's getting on, it will all be settled today."
The old princess sighed sadly as she offered some wine to the old lady next to her and glanced angrily at her daughter, and her sigh seemed to say: "Yes, there's nothing left for you and me but to sip sweet wine, my dear, now that the time has come for these young ones to be thus boldly, provocatively happy."
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.
So her future shaped itself in Mademoiselle Bourienne's head at the very time she was talking to Anatole about Paris.
They all separated, but, except Anatole who fell asleep as soon as he got into bed, all kept awake a long time that night.
She sat in an armchair in her dressing jacket and nightcap and Katie, sleepy and disheveled, beat and turned the heavy feather bed for the third time, muttering to herself.
She had no time to finish.
Each time that these hints began to make the countess anxious and she glanced uneasily at the count and at Anna Mikhaylovna, the latter very adroitly turned the conversation to insignificant matters.
Natasha, seeing the impression the news of her brother's wound produced on Sonya, felt for the first time the sorrowful side of the news.
The tutors came, and the nurses, and Dmitri, and several acquaintances, and the countess reread the letter each time with fresh pleasure and each time discovered in it fresh proofs of Nikolenka's virtues.
Rostov had not yet had time to get his uniform.
You know, of course, that His Imperial Highness rode with our regiment all the time, so that we had every comfort and every advantage.
At a time of such love, such rapture, and such self-sacrifice, what do any of our quarrels and affronts matter?
But it was the first time he had heard Weyrother's name, or even the term "dispositions."
Just as in a clock, the result of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French--all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm--was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors--that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history.
At six in the evening, Kutuzov went to the Emperor's headquarters and after staying but a short time with the Tsar went to see the grand marshal of the court, Count Tolstoy.
Whether he was pulling it or being pushed by it he did not know, but rushed along at headlong speed with no time to consider what this movement might lead to.
He was bespattered with mud and had a pitiful, weary, and distracted air, though at the same time he was haughty and self-confident.
Tomorrow perhaps, even certainly, I have a presentiment that for the first time I shall have to show all I can do.
"All right, all right!" he said to Prince Andrew, and turned to a general who, watch in hand, was saying it was time they started as all the left-flank columns had already descended.
"Plenty of time, your excellency," muttered Kutuzov in the midst of a yawn.
"Plenty of time," he repeated.
Rostov, fearing to be crushed or swept into the attack on the French, galloped along the front as hard as his horse could go, but still was not in time to avoid them.
It's time I knew the Imperial horses and Ilya Ivanych.
Some time passed in silence, and then the same joke was repeated.
They hardly gave one another time to ask questions and give replies concerning a thousand little matters which could not interest anyone but themselves.
There will be time enough to think about love when I want to, but now I have no time.
At that time, the Russians were so used to victories that on receiving news of the defeat some would simply not believe it, while others sought some extraordinary explanation of so strange an event.
"There will be many toasts, it's time to begin," he whispered, and taking up his glass, he rose.
Every time he chanced to meet Dolokhov's handsome insolent eyes, Pierre felt something terrible and monstrous rising in his soul and turned quickly away.
Pierre recalled how Helene had smilingly expressed disapproval of Dolokhov's living at their house, and how cynically Dolokhov had praised his wife's beauty to him and from that time till they came to Moscow had not left them for a day.
Several times in the course of the morning Princess Mary began trying to prepare her sister-in-law, and every time began to cry.
(In accordance with Lise's and Prince Andrew's wishes they had sent in good time to Moscow for a doctor and were expecting him at any moment.)
At that time in the Rostovs' house there prevailed an amorous atmosphere characteristic of homes where there are very young and very charming girls.
And Sonya, though she would never have dared to say so, knew it and blushed scarlet every time Dolokhov appeared.
He spent the greater part of his time away from home, at dinners, parties, and balls.
"If I have time," answered Nicholas.
He tried to say, "That's capital; of course she'll forget her childish promises and accept the offer," but before he had time to say it Natasha began again.
This was the first time since his return that they had talked alone and about their love.
Denisov sat down by the old ladies and, leaning on his saber and beating time with his foot, told them something funny and kept them amused, while he watched the young people dancing, Iogel with Natasha, his pride and his best pupil, were the first couple.
Denisov did not take his eyes off her and beat time with his saber in a way that clearly indicated that if he was not dancing it was because he would not and not because he could not.
"It's a long time since we met," he said.
Supper, it's time for supper!
And at the same time he said in a cheerful voice:
At that moment she was oblivious of her surroundings, and from her smiling lips flowed sounds which anyone may produce at the same intervals and hold for the same time, but which leave you cold a thousand times and the thousand and first time thrill you and make you weep.
Natasha, that winter, had for the first time begun to sing seriously, mainly because Denisov so delighted in her singing.
Only they generally said this some time after she had finished singing.
"Well--had a good time?" said the old count, smiling gaily and proudly at his son.
It's high time for you to be married, answered the countess sharply and sarcastically.
After Denisov's departure, Rostov spent another fortnight in Moscow, without going out of the house, waiting for the money his father could not at once raise, and he spent most of his time in the girls' room.
The Mason remained silent for a long time, evidently considering.
For a long time he could not utter a word, so that the Rhetor had to repeat his question.
Pierre quickly took out his purse and watch, but could not manage for some time to get the wedding ring off his fat finger.
The Mason did not move and for a long time said nothing after this answer.
The duel between Pierre and Dolokhov was hushed up and, in spite of the Emperor's severity regarding duels at that time, neither the principals nor their seconds suffered for it.
I said so even at the time when everybody was in raptures about him, when he had just returned from abroad, and when, if you remember, he posed as a sort of Marat at one of my soirees.
For some time he engrossed the general attention, and Anna Pavlovna felt that the novelty she had served up was received with pleasure by all her visitors.
Partly because of the depressing memories associated with Bald Hills, partly because Prince Andrew did not always feel equal to bearing with his father's peculiarities, and partly because he needed solitude, Prince Andrew made use of Bogucharovo, began building and spent most of his time there.
He drew the curtain aside and for some time his frightened, restless eyes could not find the baby.
Pierre blushed, as he always did when it was mentioned, and said hurriedly: I will tell you some time how it all happened.
"What does harm to another is wrong," said Pierre, feeling with pleasure that for the first time since his arrival Prince Andrew was roused, had begun to talk, and wanted to express what had brought him to his present state.
Prince Andrew had no time to answer.
She evidently felt frightened and ashamed to have accepted charity in a house where such things could be said, and was at the same time sorry to have now to forgo the charity of this house.
"I have known you a long time, you see, and am as fond of you as of a brother," she said.
"How do you find Andrew?" she added hurriedly, not giving him time to reply to her affectionate words.
Pierre was maintaining that a time would come when there would be no more wars.
When returning from his leave, Rostov felt, for the first time, how close was the bond that united him to Denisov and the whole regiment.
As usual, in their spare time, they lit bonfires, steamed themselves before them naked; smoked, picked out and baked sprouting rotten potatoes, told and listened to stories of Potemkin's and Suvorov's campaigns, or to legends of Alesha the Sly, or the priest's laborer Mikolka.
Perhaps at another time Denisov would not have left the regiment for so slight a wound, but now he took advantage of it to excuse himself from appearing at the staff and went into hospital.
At the time of the meeting at Tilsit he asked the names of those who had come with Napoleon and about the uniforms they wore, and listened attentively to words spoken by important personages.
I've come at a bad time I think.
As if you could come at a wrong time! said Boris, and he led him into the room where the supper table was laid and introduced him to his guests, explaining that he was not a civilian, but an hussar officer, and an old friend of his.
When he and Boris were alone, Rostov felt for the first time that he could not look Boris in the face without a sense of awkwardness.
Each time this happened Rostov felt uncomfortable and cast down his eyes.
"Well then, go, go, go..." said Rostov, and refusing supper and remaining alone in the little room, he walked up and down for a long time, hearing the lighthearted French conversation from the next room.
All the suite drew back and Rostov saw the general talking for some time to the Emperor.
But receiving no orders, he remained for some time in that rigid position.
Rostov stood at that corner for a long time, watching the feast from a distance.
But besides considerations of foreign policy, the attention of Russian society was at that time keenly directed on the internal changes that were being undertaken in all the departments of government.
Prince Andrew spent half his time at Bald Hills with his father and his son, who was still in the care of nurses.
During the dull day, in the course of which he was entertained by his elderly hosts and by the more important of the visitors (the old count's house was crowded on account of an approaching name day), Prince Andrew repeatedly glanced at Natasha, gay and laughing among the younger members of the company, and asked himself each time, What is she thinking about?
From time to time he heard a soft rustle and at times a sigh.
After that journey to Ryazan he found the country dull; his former pursuits no longer interested him, and often when sitting alone in his study he got up, went to the mirror, and gazed a long time at his own face.
It was the time when the youthful Speranski was at the zenith of his fame and his reforms were being pushed forward with the greatest energy.
Prince Andrew for the second time asked the adjutant on duty to take in his name, but received an ironical look and was told that his turn would come in due course.
The mechanism of life, the arrangement of the day so as to be in time everywhere, absorbed the greater part of his vital energy.
He did nothing, did not even think or find time to think, but only talked, and talked successfully, of what he had thought while in the country.
But he was so busy for whole days together that he had no time to notice that he was thinking of nothing.
At that time, when everything was plunged in darkness, preaching alone was of course sufficient.
At that meeting he was struck for the first time by the endless variety of men's minds, which prevents a truth from ever presenting itself identically to two persons.
At the same time his mother-in-law, Prince Vasili's wife, sent to him imploring him to come if only for a few minutes to discuss a most important matter.
At that time, as always happens, the highest society that met at court and at the grand balls was divided into several circles, each with its own particular tone.
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.
A strange feeling agitated me all the time I was alone with him in the dark chamber.
At the time I gave him no answer.
Now in Petersburg, having considered the Rostovs' position and his own, he decided that the time had come to propose.
At one time the count thought of giving her the Ryazan estate or of selling a forest, at another time of borrowing money on a note of hand.
All this time Natasha sat silent, glancing up at him from under her brows.
It was a long time before she could sleep.
Almost every time a new carriage drove up a whisper ran through the crowd and caps were doffed.
"That's not the way, that's not the way, Sonya!" cried Natasha turning her head and clutching with both hands at her hair which the maid who was dressing it had not time to release.
Natasha had not had a moment free since early morning and had not once had time to think of what lay before her.
Everyone moved back, and the Emperor came smiling out of the drawing room leading his hostess by the hand but not keeping time to the music.
The strains of the polonaise, which had continued for a considerable time, had begun to sound like a sad reminiscence to Natasha's ears.
Boris passed them twice and each time turned away.
At that ball Pierre for the first time felt humiliated by the position his wife occupied in court circles.
He tried several times to join in the conversation, but his remarks were tossed aside each time like a cork thrown out of the water, and he could not jest with them.
Having sat some time at table, Speranski corked a bottle of wine and, remarking, "Nowadays good wine rides in a carriage and pair," passed it to the servant and got up.
Then he vividly pictured to himself Bogucharovo, his occupations in the country, his journey to Ryazan; he remembered the peasants and Dron the village elder, and mentally applying to them the Personal Rights he had divided into paragraphs, he felt astonished that he could have spent so much time on such useless work.
He felt happy and at the same time sad.
And for the first time for a very long while he began making happy plans for the future.
But all the same that night Natasha, now agitated and now frightened, lay a long time in her mother's bed gazing straight before her.
It seemed to Natasha that even at the time she first saw Prince Andrew at Otradnoe she had fallen in love with him.
At that very time Prince Andrew was sitting with Pierre and telling him of his love for Natasha and his firm resolve to make her his wife.
At the same time the feeling he had noticed between his protegee Natasha and Prince Andrew accentuated his gloom by the contrast between his own position and his friend's.
"Hard as this year which delays my happiness will be," continued Prince Andrew, "it will give you time to be sure of yourself.
At first the family felt some constraint in intercourse with Prince Andrew; he seemed a man from another world, and for a long time Natasha trained the family to get used to him, proudly assuring them all that he only appeared to be different, but was really just like all of them, and that she was not afraid of him and no one else ought to be.
"You have known Bezukhov a long time?" he asked.
Soon after Prince Andrew had gone, Princess Mary wrote to her friend Julie Karagina in Petersburg, whom she had dreamed (as all girls dream) of marrying to her brother, and who was at that time in mourning for her own brother, killed in Turkey.
When Theodosia had gone to sleep Princess Mary thought about this for a long time, and at last made up her mind that, strange as it might seem, she must go on a pilgrimage.
I shall come to a place and pray there, and before having time to get used to it or getting to love it, I shall go farther.
In 1810 he received letters from his parents, in which they told him of Natasha's engagement to Bolkonski, and that the wedding would be in a year's time because the old prince made difficulties.
She exhaled happiness and love from the time Nicholas returned, and the faithful, unalterable love of this girl had a gladdening effect on him.
And don't attach importance to her being so bright: that's because she's living through the last days of her girlhood, but I know what she is like every time we receive a letter from him!
It was the best time of the year for the chase.
In an hour's time the whole hunting party was at the porch.
Nicholas, with a stern and serious air which showed that now was no time for attending to trifles, went past Natasha and Petya who were trying to tell him something.
Nicholas and his attendant, with "Uncle" and his huntsman, were all riding round the wolf, crying "ulyulyu!" shouting and preparing to dismount each moment that the wolf crouched back, and starting forward again every time she shook herself and moved toward the wood where she would be safe.
The huntsmen got the fox, but stayed there a long time without strapping it to the saddle.
Again the beautiful Erza reached him, but when close to the hare's scut paused as if measuring the distance, so as not to make a mistake this time but seize his hind leg.
"Once she had missed it and turned it away, any mongrel could take it," Ilagin was saying at the same time, breathless from his gallop and his excitement.
For a long time they continued to look at red Rugay who, his arched back spattered with mud and clanking the ring of his leash, walked along just behind "Uncle's" horse with the serene air of a conqueror.
After a casual pause, such as often occurs when receiving friends for the first time in one's own house, "Uncle," answering a thought that was in his visitors' minds, said:
He took the guitar a little above the fingerboard, arching his left elbow with a somewhat theatrical gesture, and, with a wink at Anisya Fedorovna, struck a single chord, pure and sonorous, and then quietly, smoothly, and confidently began playing in very slow time, not My Lady, but the well-known song: Came a maiden down the street.
The tune, played with precision and in exact time, began to thrill in the hearts of Nicholas and Natasha, arousing in them the same kind of sober mirth as radiated from Anisya Fedorovna's whole being.
She felt sorry for herself: sorry that she was being wasted all this time and of no use to anyone-- while she felt herself so capable of loving and being loved.
It was the dullest time of the day.
"Stop playing--there's a time for everything," said the old woman.
On her way past the butler's pantry she told them to set a samovar, though it was not at all the time for tea.
She sat awhile, wondering what the meaning of it all having happened before could be, and without solving this problem, or at all regretting not having done so, she again passed in fancy to the time when she was with him and he was looking at her with a lover's eyes.
Nicholas did not take his eyes off his sister and drew breath in time with her.
The shaft horse swayed from side to side, moving his ears as if asking: "Isn't it time to begin now?"
"Sonya, is it well with thee?" he asked from time to time.
When they had undressed, but without washing off the cork mustaches, they sat a long time talking of their happiness.
She sat a long time looking at the receding line of candles reflected in the glasses and expecting (from tales she had heard) to see a coffin, or him, Prince Andrew, in that last dim, indistinctly outlined square.
Nicholas, for the first time, felt that his mother was displeased with him and that, despite her love for him, she would not give way.
But he had no time to utter the decisive word which the expression of his face caused his mother to await with terror, and which would perhaps have forever remained a cruel memory to them both.
Had he not at one time longed with all his heart to establish a republic in Russia; then himself to be a Napoleon; then to be a philosopher; and then a strategist and the conqueror of Napoleon?
For a long time he could not reconcile himself to the idea that he was one of those same retired Moscow gentlemen-in-waiting he had so despised seven years before.
I have a solution ready, but have no time now--I'll think it all out later on!
"And if you allow yourself," he screamed in a fury, addressing Princess Mary for the first time, "to forget yourself again before her as you dared to do yesterday, I will show you who is master in this house.
At first she heard only Metivier's voice, then her father's, then both voices began speaking at the same time, the door was flung open, and on the threshold appeared the handsome figure of the terrified Metivier with his shock of black hair, and the prince in his dressing gown and fez, his face distorted with fury and the pupils of his eyes rolled downwards.
She did not even notice the special attentions and amiabilities shown her during dinner by Boris Drubetskoy, who was visiting them for the third time already.
You have known them a long time, said Princess Mary.
If you will be so kind, I'll fix a time and go down to the estate just for a day, and leave my lassies with you.
You see I have known him a long time and am also fond of Mary, your future sister-in-law.
He well remembered the last interview he had had with the old prince at the time of the enrollment, when in reply to an invitation to dinner he had had to listen to an angry reprimand for not having provided his full quota of men.
They waited a long time for Natasha to come to dinner that day.
A sensation she had not experienced for a long time--that of hundreds of eyes looking at her bare arms and neck--suddenly affected her both agreeably and disagreeably and called up a whole crowd of memories, desires and emotions associated with that feeling.
Her black eyes looked at the crowd without seeking anyone, and her delicate arm, bare to above the elbow, lay on the velvet edge of the box, while, evidently unconsciously, she opened and closed her hand in time to the music, crumpling her program.
A tall, beautiful woman with a mass of plaited hair and much exposed plump white shoulders and neck, round which she wore a double string of large pearls, entered the adjoining box rustling her heavy silk dress and took a long time settling into her place.
While Natasha was fixing her gaze on her for the second time the lady looked round and, meeting the count's eyes, nodded to him and smiled.
They did not drag her away at once, but sang with her for a long time and then at last dragged her off, and behind the scenes something metallic was struck three times and everyone knelt down and sang a prayer.
During this act every time Natasha looked toward the stalls she saw Anatole Kuragin with an arm thrown across the back of his chair, staring at her.
She felt all the time that by talking to him she was doing something improper.
His father announced to him that he would now pay half his debts for the last time, but only on condition that he went to Moscow as adjutant to the commander-in-chief--a post his father had procured for him--and would at last try to make a good match there.
As Shinshin had remarked, from the time of his arrival Anatole had turned the heads of the Moscow ladies, especially by the fact that he slighted them and plainly preferred the gypsy girls and French actresses--with the chief of whom, Mademoiselle George, he was said to be on intimate relations.
At that time while with his regiment in Poland, a Polish landowner of small means had forced him to marry his daughter.
Natasha had not time to take off the bodice before the door opened and Countess Bezukhova, dressed in a purple velvet gown with a high collar, came into the room beaming with good-humored amiable smiles.
After breakfast, which was her best time, Marya Dmitrievna sat down in her armchair and called Natasha and the count to her.
Princess Mary went on to ask Natasha to fix a time when she could see her again.
She recalled her love for Prince Andrew in all its former strength, and at the same time felt that she loved Kuragin.
She vividly pictured herself as Prince Andrew's wife, and the scenes of happiness with him she had so often repeated in her imagination, and at the same time, aglow with excitement, recalled every detail of yesterday's interview with Anatole.
I love him! thought Natasha, reading the letter for the twentieth time and finding some peculiarly deep meaning in each word of it.
Evidently this question presented itself to her mind for the first time and she did not know how to answer it.
"Really it's no time for your stupid jokes," and he left the room.
"That depends on our luck in starting, else why shouldn't we be there in time?" replied Balaga.
"That time I'd harnessed two young side horses with the bay in the shafts," he went on, turning to Dolokhov.
We have had a good time--now farewell, lads!
When Gabriel came to inform her that the men who had come had run away again, she rose frowning, and clasping her hands behind her paced through the rooms a long time considering what she should do.
Marya Dmitrievna went on admonishing her for some time, enjoining on her that it must all be kept from her father and assuring her that nobody would know anything about it if only Natasha herself would undertake to forget it all and not let anyone see that something had happened.
Next day Count Rostov returned from his estate near Moscow in time for lunch as he had promised.
For the first time for many days Natasha wept tears of gratitude and tenderness, and glancing at Pierre she went out of the room.
Millions of men perpetrated against one another such innumerable crimes, frauds, treacheries, thefts, forgeries, issues of false money, burglaries, incendiarisms, and murders as in whole centuries are not recorded in the annals of all the law courts of the world, but which those who committed them did not at the time regard as being crimes.
A deed done is irrevocable, and its result coinciding in time with the actions of millions of other men assumes an historic significance.
Equally right or wrong is he who says that Napoleon went to Moscow because he wanted to, and perished because Alexander desired his destruction, and he who says that an undermined hill weighing a million tons fell because the last navvy struck it for the last time with his mattock.
He mounted it and rode at a gallop to one of the bridges over the Niemen, deafened continually by incessant and rapturous acclamations which he evidently endured only because it was impossible to forbid the soldiers to express their love of him by such shouting, but the shouting which accompanied him everywhere disturbed him and distracted him from the military cares that had occupied him from the time he joined the army.
All the efforts of those who surrounded the sovereign seemed directed merely to making him spend his time pleasantly and forget that war was impending.
He was meeting Helene in Vilna after not having seen her for a long time and did not recall the past, but as Helene was enjoying the favors of a very important personage and Boris had only recently married, they met as good friends of long standing.
Boris, coolly looking at Helene's dazzling bare shoulders which emerged from a dark, gold-embroidered, gauze gown, talked to her of old acquaintances and at the same time, unaware of it himself and unnoticed by others, never for an instant ceased to observe the Emperor who was in the same room.
All the time Boris was going through the figures of the mazurka, he was worried by the question of what news Balashev had brought and how he could find it out before others.
Boris, fluttering as if he had not had time to withdraw, respectfully pressed close to the doorpost with bowed head.
Yesterday I learned that, despite the loyalty with which I have kept my engagements with Your Majesty, your troops have crossed the Russian frontier, and I have this moment received from Petersburg a note, in which Count Lauriston informs me, as a reason for this aggression, that Your Majesty has considered yourself to be in a state of war with me from the time Prince Kuragin asked for his passports.
The Russian Cossacks and bugler and the French hussars looked silently at one another from time to time.
He sought in himself either remorse for having angered his father or regret at leaving home for the first time in his life on bad terms with him, and was horrified to find neither.
At that time a famous joke of Ermolov's was being circulated, that as a great favor he had petitioned the Emperor to make him a German.
From among all these parties, just at the time Prince Andrew reached the army, another, a ninth party, was being formed and was beginning to raise its voice.
Just at the time Prince Andrew was living unoccupied at Drissa, Shishkov, the Secretary of State and one of the chief representatives of this party, wrote a letter to the Emperor which Arakcheev and Balashev agreed to sign.
No one was or is able to foresee in what condition our or the enemy's armies will be in a day's time, and no one can gauge the force of this or that detachment.
Is a man a genius who can order bread to be brought up at the right time and say who is to go to the right and who to the left?
She, seeing herself surrounded by such brilliant and polite young men, beamed with satisfaction, try as she might to hide it, and perturbed as she evidently was each time her husband moved in his sleep behind her.
"But you take it without sugar?" she said, smiling all the time, as if everything she said and everything the others said was very amusing and had a double meaning.
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.
He knew from experience the tormenting expectation of terror and death the cornet was suffering and knew that only time could help him.
Before Rostov had had time to consider and determine the distance of that firing, Count Ostermann-Tolstoy's adjutant came galloping from Vitebsk with orders to advance at a trot along the road.
Rostov, without waiting to hear him out, touched his horse, galloped to the front of his squadron, and before he had time to finish giving the word of command, the whole squadron, sharing his feeling, was following him.
She said and felt at that time that no man was more to her than Nastasya Ivanovna, the buffoon.
Her presentiment at the time had not deceived her--that that state of freedom and readiness for any enjoyment would not return again.
When they prayed for those who love us, she prayed for the members of her own family, her father and mother and Sonya, realizing for the first time how wrongly she had acted toward them, and feeling all the strength of her love for them.
But she did not give him time to say them.
It's not the time for it now.
Before Shinshin had time to utter the joke he was ready to make on the count's patriotism, Natasha jumped up from her place and ran to her father.
That morning Petya was a long time dressing and arranging his hair and collar to look like a grown-up man.
After standing some time in the gateway, Petya tried to move forward in front of the others without waiting for all the carriages to pass, and he began resolutely working his way with his elbows, but the woman just in front of him, who was the first against whom he directed his efforts, angrily shouted at him:
On all these faces, as on the faces of the crowd Petya had seen in the Square, there was a striking contradiction: the general expectation of a solemn event, and at the same time the everyday interests in a boston card party, Peter the cook, Zinaida Dmitrievna's health, and so on.
Many voices shouted and talked at the same time, so that Count Rostov had not time to signify his approval of them all, and the group increased, dispersed, re-formed, and then moved with a hum of talk into the largest hall and to the big table.
The actors of 1812 have long since left the stage, their personal interests have vanished leaving no trace, and nothing remains of that time but its historic results.
We pass the time as we can, but in war as in war!
Seeing that his trap would not be able to move on for some time, Alpatych got down and turned into the side street to look at the fire.
Before he had had time to finish giving these instructions, a chief of staff followed by a suite galloped up to him.
How much more complex than this is the game of war, which occurs under certain limits of time, and where it is not one will that manipulates lifeless objects, but everything results from innumerable conflicts of various wills!
Princess Mary, alarmed by her father's feverish and sleepless activity after his previous apathy, could not bring herself to leave him alone and for the first time in her life ventured to disobey him.
By the time they reached Bogucharovo, Dessalles and the little prince had already left for Moscow.
Then he again opened his eyes and said something none of them could understand for a long time, till at last Tikhon understood and repeated it.
But such undercurrents still existed among the people and gathered new forces ready to manifest themselves just as strangely, unexpectedly, and at the same time simply, naturally, and forcibly.
Yet there was no time to waste.
But this he was unable to do, for he received tidings that the French had unexpectedly advanced, and had barely time to remove his own family and valuables from his estate.
He had managed people for a long time and knew that the chief way to make them obey is to show no suspicion that they can possibly disobey.
She lay for a long time in that position.
He hopes we should be in time to get away tomorrow, but I think it would now be better to stay here, said Mademoiselle Bourienne.
For a long time that night Princess Mary sat by the open window of her room hearing the sound of the peasants' voices that reached her from the village, but it was not of them she was thinking.
And not the face she had known ever since she could remember and had always seen at a distance, but the timid, feeble face she had seen for the first time quite closely, with all its wrinkles and details, when she stooped near to his mouth to catch what he said.
At the inn at Yankovo he respectfully took leave of her, for the first time permitting himself to kiss her hand.
When she had taken leave of him and remained alone she suddenly felt her eyes filling with tears, and then not for the first time the strange question presented itself to her: did she love him?
Of late he had received so many new and very serious impressions--such as the retreat from Smolensk, his visit to Bald Hills, and the recent news of his father's death--and had experienced so many emotions, that for a long time past those memories had not entered his mind, and now that they did, they did not act on him with nearly their former strength.
He smiled at the recollection of that time and of his love for Natasha, and passed at once to what now interested him passionately and exclusively.
He embraced Prince Andrew, pressing him to his fat breast, and for some time did not let him go.
For that, not storming and attacking but patience and time are wanted.
* "Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait."
But believe me, my dear boy, there is nothing stronger than those two: patience and time, they will do it all.
For Gallicisms I won't be responsible," she remarked, turning to the author: "I have neither the money nor the time, like Prince Galitsyn, to engage a master to teach me Russian!"
These words showed Pierre clearly for the first time that the French would enter Moscow.
Please impress upon Leppich to be very careful where he descends for the first time, that he may not make a mistake and fall into the enemy's hands.
When he had ascended the hill and reached the little village street, he saw for the first time peasant militiamen in their white shirts and with crosses on their caps, who, talking and laughing loudly, animated and perspiring, were at work on a huge knoll overgrown with grass to the right of the road.
When the service was over, Kutuzov stepped up to the icon, sank heavily to his knees, bowed to the ground, and for a long time tried vainly to rise, but could not do so on account of his weakness and weight.
After Kaysarov, others whom Pierre knew came up to him, and he had not time to reply to all the questions about Moscow that were showered upon him, or to listen to all that was told him.
In the middle of the wood a brown hare with white feet sprang out and, scared by the tramp of the many horses, grew so confused that it leaped along the road in front of them for some time, arousing general attention and laughter, and only when several voices shouted at it did it dart to one side and disappear in the thicket.
For some time he stood in silence considering whether he should follow him or go away.
But Napoleon had dressed and come out with such unexpected rapidity that he had not time to finish arranging the surprise.
"I'll see you later," he added, and summoned de Beausset, who by that time had prepared the surprise, having placed something on the chairs and covered it with a cloth.
With courtly adroitness de Beausset half turned and without turning his back to the Emperor retired two steps, twitching off the cloth at the same time, and said:
At the same time the commander of the artillery of the 1st Corps, General Pernetti, with thirty cannon of Campan's division and all the howitzers of Dessaix's and Friant's divisions, will move forward, open fire, and overwhelm with shellfire the enemy's battery, against which will operate:
Napoleon frowned and sat silent for a long time leaning his head on his hand.
Our body is like a perfect watch that should go for a certain time; the watchmaker cannot open it, he can only adjust it by fumbling, and that blindfold....
"It's time, Count; it's time!" cried the adjutant.
From the left, over fields and bushes, those large balls of smoke were continually appearing followed by their solemn reports, while nearer still, in the hollows and woods, there burst from the muskets small cloudlets that had no time to become balls, but had their little echoes in just the same way.
He did not notice the sound of the bullets whistling from every side, or the projectiles that flew over him, did not see the enemy on the other side of the river, and for a long time did not notice the killed and wounded, though many fell near him.
He had no time to realize who these men were.
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.
He could not stop what was going on before him and around him and was supposed to be directed by him and to depend on him, and from its lack of success this affair, for the first time, seemed to him unnecessary and horrible.
Talk was rarely heard in the ranks, and it ceased altogether every time the thud of a successful shot and the cry of "stretchers!" was heard.
Most of the time, by their officers' order, the men sat on the ground.
Another time, general attention was attracted by a small brown dog, coming heaven knows whence, which trotted in a preoccupied manner in front of the ranks with tail stiffly erect till suddenly a shell fell close by, when it yelped, tucked its tail between its legs, and darted aside.
He thought this, and at the same time remembered that people were looking at him.
Prince Andrew opened his eyes and for a long time could not make out what was going on around him.
After turning his head from right to left for some time, he sighed and looked down.
One large, white, plump leg twitched rapidly all the time with a feverish tremor.
By the time Achilles has covered the distance that separated him from the tortoise, the tortoise has covered one tenth of that distance ahead of him: when Achilles has covered that tenth, the tortoise has covered another one hundredth, and so on forever.
Events and time do not wait.
They waited for him from four till six o'clock and did not begin their deliberations all that time but talked in low tones of other matters.
When he had dismissed the generals Kutuzov sat a long time with his elbows on the table, thinking always of the same terrible question: When, when did the abandonment of Moscow become inevitable?
At that very time, in circumstances even more important than retreating without a battle, namely the evacuation and burning of Moscow, Rostopchin, who is usually represented as being the instigator of that event, acted in an altogether different manner from Kutuzov.
The first people to go away were the rich educated people who knew quite well that Vienna and Berlin had remained intact and that during Napoleon's occupation the inhabitants had spent their time pleasantly in the company of the charming Frenchmen whom the Russians, and especially the Russian ladies, then liked so much.
The first time the young foreigner allowed himself to reproach her, she lifted her beautiful head and, half turning to him, said firmly: That's just like a man--selfish and cruel!
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.
She would like to be married to all three at the same time, thought he.
Toward the end of the battle of Borodino, Pierre, having run down from Raevski's battery a second time, made his way through a gully to Knyazkovo with a crowd of soldiers, reached the dressing station, and seeing blood and hearing cries and groans hurried on, still entangled in the crowds of soldiers.
Pierre lay leaning on his elbow for a long time, gazing at the shadows that moved past him in the darkness.
But they... they were steady and calm all the time, to the end... thought he.
There was a time when I could have done it.
Yes, one must harness, it is time to harness.
Time to harness, time to harness, your excellency!
Time to harness, time to harness, your excellency!
We must harness, it is time to harness....
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.
From that time till the end of the destruction of Moscow no one of Bezukhov's household, despite all the search they made, saw Pierre again or knew where he was.
The thought that both her sons were at the war, had both gone from under her wing, that today or tomorrow either or both of them might be killed like the three sons of one of her acquaintances, struck her that summer for the first time with cruel clearness.
The nearer the time came for Petya to return, the more uneasy grew the countess.
"Health, at a time like this?" said the count.
You have still time to get away....
Sonya too was busy all this time, but the aim of her efforts was quite different from Natasha's.
She did not know who was in it, but each time she looked at the procession her eyes sought that caleche.
"It's an awful time!" and dropping behind the carriage he stepped onto the pavement.
Natasha continued to lean out of the window for a long time, beaming at him with her kindly, slightly quizzical, happy smile.
When he woke up on the morning after his return to Moscow and his interview with Count Rostopchin, he could not for some time make out where he was and what was expected of him.
His major-domo came in a second time to say that the Frenchman who had brought the letter from the countess was very anxious to see him if only for a minute, and that someone from Bazdeev's widow had called to ask Pierre to take charge of her husband's books, as she herself was leaving for the country.
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.
At that very time, at ten in the morning of the second of September, Napoleon was standing among his troops on the Poklonny Hill looking at the panorama spread out before him.
The beekeeper closes the hive, chalks a mark on it, and when he has time tears out its contents and burns it clean.
When later on in his memoirs Count Rostopchin explained his actions at this time, he repeatedly says that he was then actuated by two important considerations: to maintain tranquillity in Moscow and expedite the departure of the inhabitants.
The superintendent of police, whom the crowd had stopped, went in to see him at the same time as an adjutant who informed the count that the horses were harnessed.
It was a long time before the dragoons could extricate the bleeding youth, beaten almost to death.
Not only did his reason not reproach him for what he had done, but he even found cause for self-satisfaction in having so successfully contrived to avail himself of a convenient opportunity to punish a criminal and at the same time pacify the mob.
I could not let him go unpunished and so I have killed two birds with one stone: to appease the mob I gave them a victim and at the same time punished a miscreant.
The caleche flew over the ground as fast as the horses could draw it, but for a long time Count Rostopchin still heard the insane despairing screams growing fainter in the distance, while his eyes saw nothing but the astonished, frightened, bloodstained face of "the traitor" in the fur-lined coat.
Even now he felt clearly that the gory trace of that recollection would not pass with time, but that the terrible memory would, on the contrary, dwell in his heart ever more cruelly and painfully to the end of his life.
"But I have had a lucky escape this time," he added, pointing to the damaged plaster of the wall.
In reply to his last question Pierre again explained who Makar Alexeevich was and how just before their arrival that drunken imbecile had seized the loaded pistol which they had not had time to recover from him, and begged the officer to let the deed go unpunished.
The soldiers went out again, and the orderly, who had meanwhile had time to visit the kitchen, came up to his officer.
Thus the captain touchingly recounted the story of his love for a fascinating marquise of thirty-five and at the same time for a charming, innocent child of seventeen, daughter of the bewitching marquise.
At the time of that meeting it had not produced an effect upon him--he had not even once recalled it.
No one replied to this remark and for some time they all gazed silently at the spreading flames of the second fire in the distance.
Daniel Terentich made no reply, and again for a long time they were all silent.
For a long time Natasha listened attentively to the sounds that reached her from inside and outside the room and did not move.
After a short silence the countess spoke again but this time no one replied.
When he had been placed on his camp bed he lay for a long time motionless with closed eyes.
The first time Prince Andrew understood where he was and what was the matter with him and remembered being wounded and how was when he asked to be carried into the hut after his caleche had stopped at Mytishchi.
At the same time he felt that above his face, above the very middle of it, some strange airy structure was being erected out of slender needles or splinters, to the sound of this whispered music.
And he vividly pictured to himself Natasha, not as he had done in the past with nothing but her charms which gave him delight, but for the first time picturing to himself her soul.
He now understood for the first time all the cruelty of his rejection of her, the cruelty of his rupture with her.
But it then occurred to him for the first time that he certainly could not carry the weapon in his hand through the streets.
He rushed at the barefooted Frenchman and, before the latter had time to draw his sword, knocked him off his feet and hammered him with his fists.
In Petersburg at that time a complicated struggle was being carried on with greater heat than ever in the highest circles, between the parties of Rumyantsev, the French, Marya Fedorovna, the Tsarevich, and others, drowned as usual by the buzzing of the court drones.
They all knew very well that the enchanting countess' illness arose from an inconvenience resulting from marrying two husbands at the same time, and that the Italian's cure consisted in removing such inconvenience; but in Anna Pavlovna's presence no one dared to think of this or even appear to know it.
Animated by that address Anna Pavlovna's guests talked for a long time of the state of the fatherland and offered various conjectures as to the result of the battle to be fought in a few days.
The tales and descriptions of that time without exception speak only of the self-sacrifice, patriotic devotion, despair, grief, and the heroism of the Russians.
It appears so to us because we see only the general historic interest of that time and do not see all the personal human interests that people had.
Most of the people at that time paid no attention to the general progress of events but were guided only by their private interests, and they were the very people whose activities at that period were most useful.
"As befits a soldier, Aunt, I don't force myself on anyone or refuse anything," he said before he had time to consider what he was saying.
When Rostov entered the room, the princess dropped her eyes for an instant, as if to give the visitor time to greet her aunt, and then just as Nicholas turned to her she raised her head and met his look with shining eyes.
From the time Rostov entered, her face became suddenly transformed.
For the first time all that pure, spiritual, inward travail through which she had lived appeared on the surface.
But he never thought about her as he had thought of all the young ladies without exception whom he had met in society, nor as he had for a long time, and at one time rapturously, thought about Sonya.
Princess Mary, evidently engrossed by her thoughts, was crossing herself for the last time before leaving the church.
When he had finished that business it was already too late to go anywhere but still too early to go to bed, and for a long time he paced up and down the room, reflecting on his life, a thing he rarely did.
His having encountered her in such exceptional circumstances, and his mother having at one time mentioned her to him as a good match, had drawn his particular attention to her.
And for the first time Sonya felt that out of her pure, quiet love for Nicholas a passionate feeling was beginning to grow up which was stronger than principle, virtue, or religion.
He passed four days in the coach house near the Crimean bridge and during that time learned, from the talk of the French soldiers, that all those confined there were awaiting a decision which might come any day from the marshal.
The only thought in his mind at that time was: who was it that had really sentenced him to death?
The little fellow, giving Pierre no time to betray his confusion, instantly continued in the same pleasant tones:
She knew that she loved for the first and only time in her life and felt that she was beloved, and was happy in regard to it.
In spite of her one desire to see her brother as soon as possible, and her vexation that at the moment when all she wanted was to see him they should be trying to entertain her and pretending to admire her nephew, the princess noticed all that was going on around her and felt the necessity of submitting, for a time, to this new order of things which she had entered.
He had felt it for the first time when the shell spun like a top before him, and he looked at the fallow field, the bushes, and the sky, and knew that he was face to face with death.
Everything depended on whether he was, or was not, in time to lock it.
He went, and tried to hurry, but his legs refused to move and he knew he would not be in time to lock the door though he painfully strained all his powers.
If the position of the Russian army really began to improve from the time of that march, it does not at all follow that the march was the cause of it.
Having crossed over, by a forced march, to the Tula road beyond the Pakhra, the Russian commanders intended to remain at Podolsk and had no thought of the Tarutino position; but innumerable circumstances and the reappearance of French troops who had for a time lost touch with the Russians, and projects of giving battle, and above all the abundance of provisions in Kaluga province, obliged our army to turn still more to the south and to cross from the Tula to the Kaluga road and go to Tarutino, which was between the roads along which those supplies lay.
But by the time this letter, which proved that the real relation of the forces had already made itself felt in Petersburg, was dispatched, Kutuzov had found himself unable any longer to restrain the army he commanded from attacking and a battle had taken place.
I haven't time just now, replied Ermolov, and left the hut.
These sounds made his spirits rise, but at the same time he was afraid that he would be blamed for not having executed sooner the important order entrusted to him.
And they did indeed get somewhere, though not to their right places; a few eventually even got to their right place, but too late to be of any use and only in time to be fired at.
And his division remained under fire for some time quite uselessly.
"We couldn't take Murat prisoner this morning or get to the place in time, and nothing can be done now!" he replied to someone else.
His activity at that time was no less astounding than it was in Egypt, in Italy, in Austria, and in Prussia.
Order after order and plan after plan were issued by him from the time he entered Moscow till the time he left it.
To study the skillful tactics and aims of Napoleon and his army from the time it entered Moscow till it was destroyed is like studying the dying leaps and shudders of a mortally wounded animal.
Every time he looked at his bare feet a smile of animated self-satisfaction flitted across his face.
On everything--far and near--lay the magic crystal glitter seen only at that time of autumn.
And just at this time he obtained the tranquillity and ease of mind he had formerly striven in vain to reach.
Here and now for the first time he fully appreciated the enjoyment of eating when he wanted to eat, drinking when he wanted to drink, sleeping when he wanted to sleep, of warmth when he was cold, of talking to a fellow man when he wished to talk and to hear a human voice.
All Pierre's daydreams now turned on the time when he would be free.
For a long time, oaths, angry shouts, and fighting could be heard from all sides.
It was here that the prisoners for the first time received horseflesh for their meat ration.
At that time Dokhturov had under his command, besides Dorokhov's detachment, the two small guerrilla detachments of Figner and Seslavin.
Konovnitsyn had understood at once that the news brought was of great importance and that no time must be lost.
Patience and time are my warriors, my champions, thought Kutuzov.
There is a certain limit of time in less than which no amount of heat can melt the snow.
After talking for some time with the esaul about next day's attack, which now, seeing how near they were to the French, he seemed to have definitely decided on, Denisov turned his horse and rode back.
He was highly delighted with what he saw and experienced in the army, but at the same time it always seemed to him that the really heroic exploits were being performed just where he did not happen to be.
"But for you and me, old fellow, it's time to drop these amenities," continued Dolokhov, as if he found particular pleasure in speaking of this subject which irritated Denisov.
Dolokhov was a long time mounting his horse which would not stand still, then he rode out of the yard at a footpace.
After that Petya remained silent for a long time, listening to the sounds.
Petya did not know how long this lasted: he enjoyed himself all the time, wondered at his enjoyment and regretted that there was no one to share it.
The place was a long way off, and while they were judging, what with one thing and another, filling in the papers all in due form--the authorities I mean--time passed.
Karataev concluded and sat for a long time silent, gazing before him with a smile.
For a long time he could not understand what was happening to him.
From the time they turned onto the Kaluga road to the day their leader fled from the army, none of the movements of the crowd had any sense.
* "I have acted the Emperor long enough; it is time to act the general."
It was impossible first because--as experience shows that a three-mile movement of columns on a battlefield never coincides with the plans--the probability of Chichagov, Kutuzov, and Wittgenstein effecting a junction on time at an appointed place was so remote as to be tantamount to impossibility, as in fact thought Kutuzov, who when he received the plan remarked that diversions planned over great distances do not yield the desired results.
Natasha remained alone and, from the time Princess Mary began making preparations for departure, held aloof from her too.
After she felt herself deserted by Princes Mary and alone in her grief, Natasha spent most of the time in her room by herself, sitting huddled up feet and all in the corner of the sofa, tearing and twisting something with her slender nervous fingers and gazing intently and fixedly at whatever her eyes chanced to fall on.
She felt all the time as if she might at any moment penetrate that on which--with a terrible questioning too great for her strength--her spiritual gaze was fixed.
Natasha as usual answered before she had time to think what she would say.
And now he again seemed to be saying the same words to her, only in her imagination Natasha this time gave him a different answer.
They were continually kissing and saying tender things to one another and spent most of their time together.
But to the generals, especially the foreign ones in the Russian army, who wished to distinguish themselves, to astonish somebody, and for some reason to capture a king or a duke--it seemed that now--when any battle must be horrible and senseless--was the very time to fight and conquer somebody.
Miloradovich, who said he did not want to know anything about the commissariat affairs of his detachment, and could never be found when he was wanted--that chevalier sans peur et sans reproche * as he styled himself--who was fond of parleys with the French, sent envoys demanding their surrender, wasted time, and did not do what he was ordered to do.
But that man, so heedless of his words, did not once during the whole time of his activity utter one word inconsistent with the single aim toward which he moved throughout the whole war.
Beginning with the battle of Borodino, from which time his disagreement with those about him began, he alone said that the battle of Borodino was a victory, and repeated this both verbally and in his dispatches and reports up to the time of his death.
This procrastinator Kutuzov, whose motto was "Patience and Time," this enemy of decisive action, gave battle at Borodino, investing the preparations for it with unparalleled solemnity.
And flourishing his whip he rode off at a gallop for the first time during the whole campaign, and left the broken ranks of the soldiers laughing joyfully and shouting "Hurrah!"
Give him some porridge: it takes a long time to get filled up after starving.
Scarcely any impression was left on Pierre's mind by all that happened to him from the time of his rescue till his illness.
All this at the time seemed merely strange to Pierre: he felt he could not grasp its significance.
But for a long time in his dreams he still saw himself in the conditions of captivity.
And Terenty would begin talking of the destruction of Moscow, and of the old count, and would stand for a long time holding the clothes and talking, or sometimes listening to Pierre's stories, and then would go out into the hall with a pleasant sense of intimacy with his master and affection for him.
The first time he had recourse to his new judge was when a French prisoner, a colonel, came to him and, after talking a great deal about his exploits, concluded by making what amounted to a demand that Pierre should give him four thousand francs to send to his wife and children.
At the same time that he refused the colonel's demand he made up his mind that he must have recourse to artifice when leaving Orel, to induce the Italian officer to accept some money of which he was evidently in need.
About the same time he received letters from Prince Vasili and other Petersburg acquaintances speaking of his wife's debts.
Pierre's confusion had now almost vanished, but at the same time he felt that his freedom had also completely gone.
Princess Mary, frowning in her effort to hold back her tears, sat beside Natasha, and heard for the first time the story of those last days of her brother's and Natasha's love.
Before Pierre left the room Princess Mary told him: "This is the first time she has talked of him like that."
Pierre suddenly flushed crimson and for a long time tried not to look at Natasha.
By this time he had risen from the table and was pacing the room, Natasha following him with her eyes.
It occurred to none of them that it was three o'clock and time to go to bed.
It is time for bed.
And the same mischievous smile lingered for a long time on her face as if it had been forgotten there.
It was a long time before Pierre could fall asleep that night.
Prince Vasili, who having obtained a new post and some fresh decorations was particularly proud at this time, seemed to him a pathetic, kindly old man much to be pitied.
All the views he formed of men and circumstances at this time remained true for him always.
During the war in Italy he is several times on the verge of destruction and each time is saved in an unexpected manner.
Every time she gave him his medicine he sobbed and silently kissed her hand.
Natasha and Pierre were living in Petersburg at the time and had no clear idea of Nicholas' circumstances.
In winter he visited his other villages or spent his time reading.
From the time of his marriage Sonya had lived in his house.
Having taken precautions against the general drunkenness to be expected on the morrow because it was a great saint's day, he returned to dinner, and without having time for a private talk with his wife sat down at the long table laid for twenty persons, at which the whole household had assembled.
It's time you two were parted, she added, looking smilingly at the little girl who clung to her father.
The chief reason for devoting no time either to singing, to dress, or to choosing her words was that she really had no time to spare for these things.
Thus in a time of trouble ever memorable to him after the birth of their first child who was delicate, when they had to change the wet nurse three times and Natasha fell ill from despair, Pierre one day told her of Rousseau's view, with which he quite agreed, that to have a wet nurse is unnatural and harmful.
Natasha was sad and irritable all that time, especially when her mother, her brother, Sonya, or Countess Mary in their efforts to console her tried to excuse Pierre and suggested reasons for his delay in returning.
Denisov, who had come out of the study into the dancing room with his pipe, now for the first time recognized the old Natasha.
But in time he grew used to this demand.
When Pierre and his wife entered the drawing room the countess was in one of her customary states in which she needed the mental exertion of playing patience, and so--though by force of habit she greeted him with the words she always used when Pierre or her son returned after an absence: High time, my dear, high time!
This meant two stockings, which by a secret process known only to herself Anna Makarovna used to knit at the same time on the same needles, and which, when they were ready, she always triumphantly drew, one out of the other, in the children's presence.
The lad looked down and seemed now for the first time to notice what he had done to the things on the table.
For a long time he was silent, as if astonished, then he jumped out of bed, ran to me in his shirt, and sobbed so that I could not calm him for a long time.
In saying this Natasha was sincere in acknowledging Mary's superiority, but at the same time by saying it she made a demand on Pierre that he should, all the same, prefer her to Mary and to all other women, and that now, especially after having seen many women in Petersburg, he should tell her so afresh.
All the time in Petersburg I saw everyone as in a dream.
Oh, it's time to go to him....
Then suddenly turning to one another at the same time they both began to speak.
At that time there was in France a man of genius--Napoleon.
In their exposition, an historic character is first the product of his time, and his power only the resultant of various forces, and then his power is itself a force producing events.
From this fundamental difference between the view held by history and that held by jurisprudence, it follows that jurisprudence can tell minutely how in its opinion power should be constituted and what power-- existing immutably outside time--is, but to history's questions about the meaning of the mutations of power in time it can answer nothing.
And what is the time limit for such reactions?
Is the movement of the peoples at the time of the Crusades explained by the life and activity of the Godfreys and the Louis-es and their ladies?
If the Deity issues a command, expresses His will, as ancient history tells us, the expression of that will is independent of time and is not caused by anything, for the Divinity is not controlled by an event.
Only the expression of the will of the Deity, not dependent on time, can relate to a whole series of events occurring over a period of years or centuries, and only the Deity, independent of everything, can by His sole will determine the direction of humanity's movement; but man acts in time and himself takes part in what occurs.
So that examining the relation in time of the commands to the events, we find that a command can never be the cause of the event, but that a certain definite dependence exists between the two.
Having restored the condition of time under which all events occur, we find that a command is executed only when it is related to a corresponding series of events.
In our time the majority of so-called advanced people--that is, the crowd of ignoramuses--have taken the work of the naturalists who deal with one side of the question for a solution of the whole problem.
It is the reason why the life and activity of people who lived centuries ago and are connected with me in time cannot seem to me as free as the life of a contemporary, the consequences of which are still unknown to me.
The degree of our conception of freedom or inevitability depends in this respect on the greater or lesser lapse of time between the performance of the action and our judgment of it.
Thus our conception of free will and inevitability gradually diminishes or increases according to the greater or lesser connection with the external world, the greater or lesser remoteness of time, and the greater or lesser dependence on the causes in relation to which we contemplate a man's life.
And since I could make only one movement at that single moment of time, it could not have been any other.
To imagine it as free, it is necessary to imagine it in the present, on the boundary between the past and the future--that is, outside time, which is impossible.
But even if--imagining a man quite exempt from all influences, examining only his momentary action in the present, unevoked by any cause--we were to admit so infinitely small a remainder of inevitability as equaled zero, we should even then not have arrived at the conception of complete freedom in man, for a being uninfluenced by the external world, standing outside of time and independent of cause, is no longer a man.
In the second case, if freedom were possible without inevitability we should have arrived at unconditioned freedom beyond space, time, and cause, which by the fact of its being unconditioned and unlimited would be nothing, or mere content without form.
(2) Time is infinite motion without a moment of rest and is unthinkable otherwise.
But just as the subject of every science is the manifestation of this unknown essence of life while that essence itself can only be the subject of metaphysics, even the manifestation of the force of free will in human beings in space, in time, and in dependence on cause forms the subject of history, while free will itself is the subject of metaphysics.
From the time the law of Copernicus was discovered and proved, the mere recognition of the fact that it was not the sun but the earth that moves sufficed to destroy the whole cosmography of the ancients.
I meant... do I have time to fix you a hot lunch?
Maybe this vacation would give them some much needed time together.
As busy as she was, time had to be set aside for play with Destiny.
This time he didn't simply indicate what he felt.
Let's go do the chores one last time before we leave.
Come. It's time for you to join the others.
The morning passed in a pleasant way and soon it was time to leave.
The man with the star stood for a time quietly thinking over this speech.
"We must be nearly as high as the six colored suns, by this time," said Dorothy.
By that time, the others had all retired.
"This seems to be their time of rest," observed the Wizard.
"That will prove a barrier for some time to come," said the little man, smiling pleasantly all over his wrinkled face at the success of their stratagem.
Boston is now a great city, but at that time it was only a little town.
While watching his flocks, he spent much of his time in reading.
Once upon a time there was a famous Arab whose name was Al Mansur.
Some time later, the shepherd went to the city and told the king that the children had learned to speak one word, but how or from whom, he did not know.
I will stir up all the farmers between here and Concord, and those fellows will have a hot time of it.
"She's been caught in a trap some time, I guess," said Putnam.
"I have only six nails," he said, "and it will take a little time to hammer out ten more."
The third time, the man brought a quail.
If you have an unwavering commitment to an idea that all things will be good all the time, then that is irrational.
Only time will tell.
I spend less time waiting for Excel to do a recalculation of my formulas today than I did on my 386 in the 1990s, even though my spreadsheets are thousands of times more complex.
About this time I found out the use of a key.
He had had a short illness, there had been a brief time of acute suffering, then all was over.
At that time I had a much-petted, much-abused doll, which I afterward named Nancy.
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
The Mexicans also practised a similar purification at the end of every fifty-two years, in the belief that it was time for the world to come to an end.
I was actually afraid that I might by that time be doing what is called a good business.
One of the next arrivals was a stout, heavily built young man with close-cropped hair, spectacles, the light-colored breeches fashionable at that time, a very high ruffle, and a brown dress coat.
Pressing his lips together he made that effort for the twenty-thousandth time and lay down.
To get back to that time and have done with all the present!
Once more something whistled, but this time quite close, swooping downwards like a little bird; a flame flashed in the middle of the street, something exploded, and the street was shrouded in smoke.
What time are we going to leave tomorrow?
What time is it?
It will be different this time, he said, cuddling her against his chest as if she were a child.
"But only for a time," replied the Wizard, shaking his head gloomily.
"The next time he comes," said the Dean, "let me know, and I will go to the door."
"Yes, and this is not a time for discussing," he continued, "but for acting: there is war in Russia!
Time is most precious...
It was the first time she thought of Katie that way.
You will in the meanwhile have earned your fare, and arrive there some time tomorrow, or possibly this evening, if you are lucky enough to get a job in season.
From time to time she smoothed the folds of her dress, and whenever the story produced an effect she glanced at Anna Pavlovna, at once adopted just the expression she saw on the maid of honor's face, and again relapsed into her radiant smile.
To this letter the old prince had replied affectionately, and from that time had kept the Frenchwoman at a distance.
I got out several cords of stumps in plowing, which supplied me with fuel for a long time, and left small circles of virgin mould, easily distinguishable through the summer by the greater luxuriance of the beans there.