It rang three times and then Jonathan answered.
The phone rang ten times before Lisa gave up.
She had shut Katie off many times when she had tried to tell her things.
How many times have I offered to let you stay with me - free?
Her age must have been mentioned at least a half-dozen times in the last six trips.
Sometimes the way Alex looked at him when he was talking - times when he was actually listening to him - it seemed to her that he felt that close bond.
At times, we still do this today.
Two or three times we stopped to rest under a tree by the wayside.
Destiny woke several times during the night, but went back to sleep when she saw Carmen was there.
Many times he tells me.
She woke several times briefly; once to see Len and an older officer with white hair talking in the hallway outside her cubicle in the emergency room.
The phone rang several times and then dropped the call.
I've been through this so many times I could do it in my sleep.
I did so from a Times Square pay phone.
Carmen dozed in the chair a few times off and on until about midnight.
Several times she thought movement around the camp had wakened her.
Thankfully it had never been one of the times that she was thinking about him though.
This made me so angry at times that I kicked and screamed until I was exhausted.
"Can one be calm in times like these if one has any feeling?" said Anna Pavlovna.
In fact, at times she had been almost brutally clear that she was no longer interested in him.
In fact, she had made a different decision about it so many times that his head must be spinning.
He had indicated enough times that he would like to see her in something a little more feminine and fashionable.
Alex was ten times the man Señor Medena would ever be.
No matter how sorry Alex was for what happened, or how many times he apologized or tried to make up for it, he couldn't remove the hurt.
I don't know how many times or how many ways I can say I'm sorry.
Sure, he'd had some rough times, but she had never done anything to make him think she would be unfaithful.
We're probably all a little hypocritical at times - and we're all sinners, so I hear.
How many times had people commented on his wealth?
A few times she nodded off, but for the most part she was able to stay awake until Alex arrived the next morning with Katie.
It rang three times and then Jonathan answered.
Many times he tells me.
Sometimes the way Alex looked at him when he was talking - times when he was actually listening to him - it seemed to her that he felt that close bond.
Although she had said the words "I love you," several times, he had not uttered them.
Yet, no matter how many times she tried to reassure herself of that, she remained concerned.
She caught him watching her several times, obviously wondering why she was so quiet.
He didn't comment, but several times that evening she caught him watching her with a reflective expression.
Finally he sucked a couple times and then began searching again.
I dated her a few times, but she was way out of my league.
I haven't cooked more than a couple times since you came, and I'm afraid I might forget how.
I think the best thing to do is try to remember all the good times you had.
It rang several times and then switched over for her to leave a message.
How many times have I told you not to leave the house at night in your bare feet?
He might be irritating at times, but he was never boring.
Over the next few days she thought about the job several times with mixed feelings.
Two times she had been back to visit her siblings, both times at Christmas.
A month ago she would have said she might never marry, and yet it had crossed her mind a number of times since she met Bordeaux.
What a wicked thought to have about the man who had risked his life to protect her - not once, but a number of times in the last few days - and with so little to gain.
I know the work is hard and the weather is forbidding at times, but do you know how lucky you are?
How many times do I have to tell you?
Several times they scared up a covey of quail and once even a wild pig.
Which made three times you were broaching the subject of matrimony and I thwarted your attempts.
Between times we made plans for a trip to Iowa where I'd meet my in-laws for the first time and we'd firm up plans for our October wedding, to be held on Betsy's home turf.
He was not going very fast, but on his flanks specks of foam began to appear and at times he would tremble like a leaf.
At such times they were all glad to wait for him, for continually climbing up stairs is sure to make one's legs ache.
Before this crowned Gargoyle had recovered himself Zeb had wound a strap several times around its body, confining its wings and arms so that it could not move.
At such times Dorothy, Zeb and the Wizard all pushed behind, and lifted the wheels over the roughest places; so they managed, by dint of hard work, to keep going.
But although the Munchkin was hardly tall enough to come to Zeb's shoulder he was so strong and clever that he laid the boy three times on his back with apparent ease.
"Nine times?" enquired the Scarecrow.
"As many times as is necessary," was the reply.
If you can prove I'm guilty, I'll be willing to die nine times, but a mind's eye is no proof, because the Woggle-Bug has no mind to see with.
No; a thousand times, no!
In those times there were even some kings who could not read.
He thought of the number of times that he himself had been a coward.
It must be written down so that people in other places and in other times may hear it read and sung.
I think it is bigger by "twenty hundred thousand times" (my favorite number used by Shakespeare.)
I tell this story to make a comparison between modern times and the past.
Every song you download and how many times you play it.
The system has data from all their GPS records and infers that to drive across town several times for a place is a stronger vote than eating at the corner restaurant.
But at times in history, left-handedness was thought to be a malady in need of curing (and in some parts of the world still is).
So, how many thousands of times more will this increase our productivity?
Fifteen years later, I got a computer with 4,000K (or 4MB) of memory, one thousand times the memory of my trusty VIC-20.
Now, less than twenty years later, a drive one thousand times larger is $70.
Imagine what we can do in the future with a thousand times more technological advancement.
This dance has happened more times than a weary historian can count.
But the big question is whether these same economics would apply in a world one hundred times richer than we are right now.
After your raise, you made $1 million, paid $600,000 in taxes, and were left with $400,000—twenty times more after-tax income.
I think that incomes will rise dramatically to many times what they presently are, in real dollars.
Much change was due to the efforts of William Jennings Bryan, who received the Democratic Party nomination for president three times, in 1896, 1900, and 1908.
In any case, as the song says, The times, they are a-changin'—and they are changing in a manner that governments probably can't keep up with.
We tend to notice every time the expected effect is triggered by the cause, but may not notice all the times it isn't.
After all, China grows more than three times the amount of food we do in the United States, with less land under cultivation.
And solar cells presently being developed in laboratories are doing several times better than the plants.
I say we can improve things not by 20 or so percent, but by twenty times or more.
At times, it may be best to just enjoy the meal and not ask too many questions.
It can sell produce abroad for better rates, give farmers predictability in pricing and flexibility on when to sell, and act as a storehouse against lean times in the future.
They made civilization in times of adversity and want, not in the relative luxury and stability we enjoy today.
Of course, politics being what it is, the Peace Dividend was spent a dozen times over by as many special interests who felt they were the most deserving of such an unexpected largess.
Public opinion is ever more in the peace camp because the vast majority of the economy doesn't benefit financially in times of war.
I saw him many times after that, and he was always a good friend to me; indeed, I was thinking of him when I called Boston "the City of Kind Hearts."
At other times, in the midst of a paragraph I was writing, I said to myself, "Suppose it should be found that all this was written by some one long ago!"
My mind stirred with the stirring times, and the characters round which the life of two contending nations centred seemed to move right before me.
For eight months Mr. Keith gave me lessons five times a week, in periods of about an hour.
One could have traveled round the word many times while I trudged my weary way through the labyrinthine mazes of grammars and dictionaries, or fell into those dreadful pitfalls called examinations, set by schools and colleges for the confusion of those who seek after knowledge.
I have since read Shakespeare's plays many times and know parts of them by heart, but I cannot tell which of them I like best.
After that I saw Dr. Holmes many times and learned to love the man as well as the poet.
We will have fine times together.
Sometimes it really seems as if the task which we have set ourselves were more than we can accomplish; but at other times I enjoy my work more than I can say.
I rode on a rough road, and fell off three or four times, and am now awfully lame!
What jolly times they must have at--!
It is hard, very hard at times; but it hasn't swamped me yet.
For Miss Keller to spell a sentence in the manual alphabet impresses it on her mind just as we learn a thing from having heard it many times and can call back the memory of its sound.
I don't think she has any special tenderness for them--I have never seen her caress them; but she dresses and undresses them many times during the day and handles them exactly as she has seen her mother and the nurse handle her baby sister.
I think she understood perfectly well; for she slapped her hand two or three times and shook her head.
She went through these motions several times, mimicking every movement, then she stood very still for a moment with a troubled look on her face, which suddenly cleared, and she spelled, "Good Helen," and wreathed her face in a very large, artificial smile.
It's queer how ready people always are with advice in any real or imaginary emergency, and no matter how many times experience has shown them to be wrong, they continue to set forth their opinions, as if they had received them from the Almighty!
The same day she had learned, at different times, the words: hOUSE, WEED, DUST, SWING, MOLASSES, FAST, SLOW, MAPLE-SUGAR and COUNTER, and she had not forgotten one of these last.
"I did tell baby, no, no, much (many) times," was Helen's reply.
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.
Finally I persuaded her to write a few lines; but she broke her pencil six times before she finished it.
These same questions had been asked me a hundred times by the learned doctors.
It is true that a teacher with ten times Miss Sullivan's genius could not have made a pupil so remarkable as Helen Keller out of a child born dull and mentally deficient.
The pictures the language paints on her memory appear to make an indelible impression; and many times, when an experience comes to her similar in character, the language starts forth with wonderful accuracy, like the reflection from a mirror.
When I was a little older I felt the need of some means of communication with those around me, and I began to make simple signs which my parents and friends readily understood; but it often happened that I was unable to express my thoughts intelligibly, and at such times I would give way to my angry feelings utterly....
In these years the fear came many times to Miss Sullivan lest the success of the child was to cease with childhood.
At times Miss Keller seemed to lack flexibility, her thoughts ran in set phrases which she seemed to have no power to revise or turn over in new ways.
Those conveniences which the student requires at Cambridge or elsewhere cost him or somebody else ten times as great a sacrifice of life as they would with proper management on both sides.
But all these times and places and occasions are now and here.
There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hands.
Here is a hogshead of molasses or of brandy directed to John Smith, Cuttingsville, Vermont, some trader among the Green Mountains, who imports for the farmers near his clearing, and now perchance stands over his bulkhead and thinks of the last arrivals on the coast, how they may affect the price for him, telling his customers this moment, as he has told them twenty times before this morning, that he expects some by the next train of prime quality.
Any prospect of awakening or coming to life to a dead man makes indifferent all times and places.
We meet at meals three times a day, and give each other a new taste of that old musty cheese that we are.
For four months in the year its water is as cold as it is pure at all times; and I think that it is then as good as any, if not the best, in the town.
This was probably the same phenomenon to which I have referred, which is especially observed in the morning, but also at other times, and even by moonlight.
I had sat there many times of old before the ship was built that floated his family to America.
Cato says, the master of a family (patremfamilias) must have in his rustic villa "cellam oleariam, vinariam, dolia multa, uti lubeat caritatem expectare, et rei, et virtuti, et gloriae erit," that is, "an oil and wine cellar, many casks, so that it may be pleasant to expect hard times; it will be for his advantage, and virtue, and glory."
We talked of rude and simple times, when men sat about large fires in cold, bracing weather, with clear heads; and when other dessert failed, we tried our teeth on many a nut which wise squirrels have long since abandoned, for those which have the thickest shells are commonly empty.
It was evident that the more lifeless he seemed at ordinary times, the more impassioned he became in these moments of almost morbid irritation.
Prince Vasili, who had grown thinner and paler during the last few days, escorted him to the door, repeating something to him several times in low tones.
From the far side of the house through the closed doors came the sound of difficult passages--twenty times repeated--of a sonata by Dussek.
The old prince did not evince the least interest during this explanation, but as if he were not listening to it continued to dress while walking about, and three times unexpectedly interrupted.
Looking at their boots he several times shook his head sadly, pointing them out to the Austrian general with an expression which seemed to say that he was not blaming anyone, but could not help noticing what a bad state of things it was.
The wide expanse that opened out before the heights on which the Russian batteries stood guarding the bridge was at times veiled by a diaphanous curtain of slanting rain, and then, suddenly spread out in the sunlight, far-distant objects could be clearly seen glittering as though freshly varnished.
If Kutuzov decided to retreat along the road from Krems to Olmutz, to unite with the troops arriving from Russia, he risked being forestalled on that road by the French who had crossed the Vienna bridge, and encumbered by his baggage and transport, having to accept battle on the march against an enemy three times as strong, who would hem him in from two sides.
Nicholas' letter was read over hundreds of times, and those who were considered worthy to hear it had to come to the countess, for she did not let it out of her hands.
He asked Weyrother several times to repeat words he had not clearly heard and the difficult names of villages.
If before that you are not ten times wounded, killed, or betrayed, well... what then?...
I ought to know the Emperor by now, after the times I've seen him in Petersburg.
Better die a thousand times than risk receiving an unkind look or bad opinion from him, Rostov decided; and sorrowfully and with a heart full despair he rode away, continually looking back at the Tsar, who still remained in the same attitude of indecision.
Several times in the course of the morning Princess Mary began trying to prepare her sister-in-law, and every time began to cry.
Nurse Savishna, knitting in hand, was telling in low tones, scarcely hearing or understanding her own words, what she had told hundreds of times before: how the late princess had given birth to Princess Mary in Kishenev with only a Moldavian peasant woman to help instead of a midwife.
The first half of the winter of 1806, which Nicholas Rostov spent in Moscow, was one of the happiest, merriest times for him and the whole family.
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.
Only by laying stone on stone with the cooperation of all, by the millions of generations from our forefather Adam to our own times, is that temple reared which is to be a worthy dwelling place of the Great God, he added, and closed his eyes.
Pierre tried several times to speak, but, on one hand, Prince Vasili did not let him and, on the other, Pierre himself feared to begin to speak in the tone of decided refusal and disagreement in which he had firmly resolved to answer his father-in-law.
The Prussians are our faithful allies who have only betrayed us three times in three years.
I had such moments myself not long ago, in Moscow and when traveling, but at such times I collapsed so that I don't live at all--everything seems hateful to me... myself most of all.
A thousand times no!
Several times parts of the Pavlograd regiment had exchanged shots with the enemy, had taken prisoners, and once had even captured Marshal Oudinot's carriages.
Probably ten times the age of the birches that formed the forest, it was ten times as thick and twice as tall as they.
As he passed through the forest Prince Andrew turned several times to look at that oak, as if expecting something from it.
"Yes, the oak is right, a thousand times right," thought Prince Andrew.
From time to time he heard a soft rustle and at times a sigh.
"If it were hot," Prince Andrew would reply at such times very dryly to his sister, "he could go out in his smock, but as it is cold he must wear warm clothes, which were designed for that purpose.
In our times that is worth something, isn't it?
After the first feeling of perplexity aroused in the parents by Berg's proposal, the holiday tone of joyousness usual at such times took possession of the family, but the rejoicing was external and insincere.
It seemed to him that he ought to have an explanation with Natasha and tell her that the old times must be forgotten, that in spite of everything... she could not be his wife, that he had no means, and they would never let her marry him.
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.
He was interrupted several times by applause.
Pierre changed places several times during the game, sitting now with his back to Natasha and now facing her, but during the whole of the six rubbers he watched her and his friend.
Often, listening to the pilgrims' tales, she was so stimulated by their simple speech, mechanical to them but to her so full of deep meaning, that several times she was on the point of abandoning everything and running away from home.
She went several times to his door on tiptoe and listened, as he lighted one pipe after another.
Several times he addressed a prayer to God that the wolf should come his way.
A thousand times during that half-hour Rostov cast eager and restless glances over the edge of the wood, with the two scraggy oaks rising above the aspen undergrowth and the gully with its water-worn side and "Uncle's" cap just visible above the bush on his right.
The balalayka was retuned several times and the same notes were thrummed again, but the listeners did not grow weary of it and wished to hear it again and again.
Several times the countess, with tears in her eyes, told her son that now both her daughters were settled, her only wish was to see him married.
At other times she praised Julie to him and advised him to go to Moscow during the holidays to amuse himself.
We all profess the Christian law of forgiveness of injuries and love of our neighbors, the law in honor of which we have built in Moscow forty times forty churches--but yesterday a deserter was knouted to death and a minister of that same law of love and forgiveness, a priest, gave the soldier a cross to kiss before his execution.
"Bonaparte treats Europe as a pirate does a captured vessel," said Count Rostopchin, repeating a phrase he had uttered several times before.
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.
In their service he risked his skin and his life twenty times a year, and in their service had lost more horses than the money he had from them would buy.
Only a couple of times a year--when he knew from their valets that they had money in hand--he would turn up of a morning quite sober and with a deep bow would ask them to help him.
Pierre paced the room several times in silence.
And he went on to inquiries about the Grand Duke and the state of his health, and to reminiscences of the gay and amusing times he had spent with him in Naples.
Oh, what a splendid reign! he repeated several times, then paused, drew from his pocket a gold snuffbox, lifted it to his nose, and greedily sniffed at it.
You have not two hundred thousand men, and I have three times that number.
And he walked silently several times up and down the room, his fat shoulders twitching.
That day he did not see his father, who did not leave his room and admitted no one but Mademoiselle Bourienne and Tikhon, but asked several times whether his son had gone.
The countess looked round several times at her daughter's softened face and shining eyes and prayed God to help her.
I don't know, I am very far from having military tastes, but in these times no one can answer for himself.
The clerk several times used the word "plenary" (of the service), a word Petya did not understand.
Several times, waking up, she heard his groans and muttering, the creak of his bed, and the steps of Tikhon and the doctor when they turned him over.
Several times she listened at the door, and it seemed to her that his mutterings were louder than usual and that they turned him over oftener.
She could not sleep and several times went to the door and listened, wishing to enter but not deciding to do so.
Several times on glancing that way he noticed behind that door a plump, rosy, handsome woman in a pink dress with a lilac silk kerchief on her head, holding a dish and evidently awaiting the entrance of the commander-in-chief.
As they drove along he shuddered and exclaimed several times so audibly that the coachman asked him:
He paced up and down a few times in silence, but his eyes glittered feverishly and his lips quivered as he began speaking.
Through the smoke glimpses could be caught of something black--probably men--and at times the glint of bayonets.
The smoke spread out before them, and at times it looked as if the smoke were moving, at times as if the troops moved.
Several times his head dropped low as if it were falling and he dozed off.
At times, as if to allow them a respite, a quarter of an hour passed during which the cannon balls and shells all flew overhead, but sometimes several men were torn from the regiment in a minute and the slain were continually being dragged away and the wounded carried off.
Prince Vasili, who of late very often forgot what he had said and repeated one and the same thing a hundred times, remarked to his daughter whenever he chanced to see her:
Yes, Mamma, I tell you sincerely that these are hard and sad times for every Russian.
Yes, these are very hard times! said Berg.
Gerasim looked cautiously into the study several times and saw Pierre always sitting in the same attitude.
Then during the first day spent in inaction and solitude (he tried several times to fix his attention on the masonic manuscripts, but was unable to do so) the idea that had previously occurred to him of the cabalistic significance of his name in connection with Bonaparte's more than once vaguely presented itself.
I was at it three times--sure as I sit here.
Three times we reached the guns and three times we were thrown back like cardboard figures.
I saw them close up their ranks six times in succession and march as if on parade.
Her face struck Pierre and, hurrying along by the fence, he turned several times to look at her.
As soon as Nicholas entered in his hussar uniform, diffusing around him a fragrance of perfume and wine, and had uttered the words "better late than never" and heard them repeated several times by others, people clustered around him; all eyes turned on him, and he felt at once that he had entered into his proper position in the province--that of a universal favorite: a very pleasant position, and intoxicatingly so after his long privations.
He did not sing like a trained singer who knows he is listened to, but like the birds, evidently giving vent to the sounds in the same way that one stretches oneself or walks about to get rid of stiffness, and the sounds were always high-pitched, mournful, delicate, and almost feminine, and his face at such times was very serious.
So according to history it has been found from the most ancient times, and so it is to our own day.
That unknown quantity is the spirit of the army, that is to say, the greater or lesser readiness to fight and face danger felt by all the men composing an army, quite independently of whether they are, or are not, fighting under the command of a genius, in two--or three-line formation, with cudgels or with rifles that repeat thirty times a minute.
At times a sort of mist descended, and then suddenly heavy slanting rain came down.
"Oh, the devil!" exclaimed Denisov angrily, and showing his teeth he struck his horse three times with his whip, splashing himself and his comrades with mud.
Who has told them not to capture me these twenty times over?
Karataev had told it to him alone some half-dozen times and always with a specially joyful emotion.
The most cunning man could not have crept into her confidence more successfully, evoking memories of the best times of her youth and showing sympathy with them.
But to his surprise Willarski soon noticed that Pierre had lagged much behind the times, and had sunk, as he expressed it to himself, into apathy and egotism.
They abused the police and bribed them, made out estimates at ten times their value for government stores that had perished in the fire, and demanded relief.
Several times she repeated the same thing twice.
"But I am three times as rich as before," returned Pierre.
At times everybody seemed to him to be occupied with one thing only--his future happiness.
During the war in Italy he is several times on the verge of destruction and each time is saved in an unexpected manner.
As if measuring themselves and preparing for the coming movement, the western forces push toward the east several times in 1805, 1806, 1807, and 1809, gaining strength and growing.
But after her visit the old countess spoke of her several times a day.
Besides that, four times a year, on the name days and birthdays of the hosts, as many as a hundred visitors would gather there for a day or two.
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.
Several times it moves eastward and collides with a countermovement from the east westward.
How many times had he told her to look at the files?
A long train whistle sounded several times, adding to the dark mood of the evening.
Although she was far away, she could see that he was watching her.
Every year I come out here and try to convince him to get with the times, but it's to no avail.
How many times had she sworn she would never do that with anyone but her husband?
While Martha is my kindred spirit, Quinn and I always got along fairly well the few times we're all gotten together.
Good bye good times and good wine; bring on the boxed stuff and bills.
It tried three times, four times, a dozen times, twenty times--but always with the same result.
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.
There must be several times that by now.
At times he seemed on the verge of revealing it to Adrienne, only to draw back into himself and avoid her for days.
Many times she had thought the same.
My dreams, the few times I remember them, are always about things that happened recently; people I just interacted with.
How many times have any of us been involved in an event remotely exciting?