I hoped he could read the tone of my voice.
His tone and expression awoke an old unwelcome feeling.
His tone sounded concerned as he kneeled beside her.
His tone suggested impatience, but his expression gave no clue as to why.
His tone was incredulous.
That she doubted, but his tone was confident.
"Kindly return to your posts, gentlemen, all of you, all!" he added in a tone of command.
Her tone was cautious but respectful.
Lathum's tone lost some of the edge.
His tone was terse.
His expression and tone were anything but understanding.
If his tone was any indication, he wanted more.
"I'm still here," he said in a tone that sounded tired.
Connie's tone was pensive.
His tone was flat and uninterested.
The single word spoken by Davis held a tone that silenced Royce like a slap to the mouth.
I don't like him, she added in a tone admitting of no rejoinder and raising her eyebrows.
Hey, who's there? he called out in a tone only used by persons who are certain that those they call will rush to obey the summons.
He released her, his tone injured.
His tone was less than convinced.
His tone was sharp.
All present were astonished when she appeared not only to hear a whistle, but also an ordinary tone of voice.
She took a bite of her sandwich and glanced up when he finally spoke, his tone brusque.
Cade's tone was a little startled and a lot amused.
Her stomach contracted at his tone and the look on his face.
Alex spoke from behind her, his tone less than friendly.
Her face burned hot, but his tone turned her insides cold.
His condescending tone was as annoying as the words.
But the Sawhorse introduced the stranger in a calm tone, saying:
Sarah's tone had an anxious quality, and Giddon's expression was much too stern for the situation.
His tone was sarcastic.
He listened for a minute and then his tone was sharp.
His tone sounded a little alarmed, and she glanced up at him.
Their repartee set the tone for the evening.
The sharpness of his tone made her jump.
Both jumped at his tone, and he waited, wanting to pick a fight with someone.
"What is your name?" said Dorothy, thinking she liked the boy's manner and the cheery tone of his voice.
At this everyone in the Throne Room suddenly became quiet, and the kitten continued, in a calm, mocking tone of voice:
"You know," said the princess in the same tone of voice and still in French, turning to a general, "my husband is deserting me?
"Papa," said his beautiful daughter in the same tone as before, "we shall be late."
He did not finish his sentence, but his tone showed how highly he thought of his friend and how much he expected of him in the future.
Natasha did not like the visitor's tone of condescension to childish things.
He is his godson, she added, her tone suggesting that this fact ought to give Prince Vasili much satisfaction.
Your leg? shouted the commander with a tone of suffering in his voice, while there were still five men between him and Dolokhov with his bluish-gray uniform.
"I don't myself know 'to who,'" replied the cornet in a serious tone, "but the prince told me to 'go and tell the colonel that the hussars must return quickly and fire the bridge.'"
"I will the bridge fire," he said in a solemn tone as if to announce that in spite of all the unpleasantness he had to endure he would still do the right thing.
"Now what does this mean, gentlemen?" said the staff officer, in the reproachful tone of a man who has repeated the same thing more than once.
Suddenly, however, he was struck by a voice coming from the shed, and its tone was so sincere that he could not but listen.
"Well, Lelya?" he asked, turning instantly to his daughter and addressing her with the careless tone of habitual tenderness natural to parents who have petted their children from babyhood, but which Prince Vasili had only acquired by imitating other parents.
Prince Vasili readily adopted her tone and the little princess also drew Anatole, whom she hardly knew, into these amusing recollections of things that had never occurred.
"Let her marry, it's all the same to me!" he screamed in the same piercing tone as when parting from his son.
In spite of Prince Andrew's disagreeable, ironical tone, in spite of the contempt with which Rostov, from his fighting army point of view, regarded all these little adjutants on the staff of whom the newcomer was evidently one, Rostov felt confused, blushed, and became silent.
"Oh well... it can't be helped!" said he in a tone of vexation and placed his hand on the gate as if to leave.
His shrug and tone were nonchalant.
His tone was conversational.
"I'm still here," he said in a tone that sounded tired.
His tone was injured.
His tone hung somewhere between sarcastic and annoyed.
She tried to make her tone casual.
A stern tone entered his voice.
His tone was disinterested.
"Get some rest," Bordeaux said in a tone that brought an end to the inquest.
His tone was kind, even understanding, yet it tore a sob from deep in her lungs.
Mary's tone became dry again.
"It's not our call," Martha answered, though by her tone, I suspected she understood where I was coming from.
When she is telling a child's story, or one with pathos in it, her voice runs into pretty slurs from one tone to another.
When she was at the Wright-Humason School in New York, Dr. Humason tried to improve her voice, not only her word pronunciation, but the voice itself, and gave her lessons in tone and vocal exercises.
As the conversation began to assume a loftier and grander tone, we gradually shoved our chairs farther apart till they touched the wall in opposite corners, and then commonly there was not room enough.
Are you here on leave? he went on in his usual tone of indifference.
"My dear friend?" said she, in a tone of pathetic inquiry, prepared to sympathize in any way.
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.
What nonsense! said Natasha in the tone of one being deprived of her property.
"Go on, Uncle dear," Natasha wailed in an imploring tone as if her life depended on it.
Natasha was foremost in setting a merry holiday tone, which, passing from one to another, grew stronger and reached its climax when they all came out into the frost and got into the sleighs, talking, calling to one another, laughing, and shouting.
Sonya was unhappy at the separation from Nicholas and still more so on account of the hostile tone the countess could not help adopting toward her.
The tone of the conversation was such as indicated that no one approved of what was being done in the political world.
"I have read our protests about the Oldenburg affair and was surprised how badly the Note was worded," remarked Count Rostopchin in the casual tone of a man dealing with a subject quite familiar to him.
Sonya did not succumb to the tender tone Natasha used toward her.
As soon as the King began to speak loud and fast his royal dignity instantly forsook him, and without noticing it he passed into his natural tone of good-natured familiarity.
Judging by the calmly moderate and amicable tone in which the French Emperor spoke, Balashev was firmly persuaded that he wished for peace and intended to enter into negotiations.
Hearing not so much the words as the angry tone of Rostopchin's voice, the crowd moaned and heaved forward, but again paused.
I left it all in flames, replied Michaud in a decided tone, but glancing at the Emperor he was frightened by what he had done.
"I know that man," he said in a cold, measured tone, evidently calculated to frighten Pierre.
Had he screamed in agony, that scream would not have struck such horror into Princess Mary's heart as the tone of his voice.
In his words, his tone, and especially in that calm, almost antagonistic look could be felt an estrangement from everything belonging to this world, terrible in one who is alive.
His tone was uninterested.
She was going to say that the bitter note in her tone was for someone who had betrayed her, but the whole world didn't need to know about their shame.
His tone made her want to crawl back into the tub and remain Talon's slave forever.
From his cold features to his controlled, efficient movement, to the low, commanding tone, there was no doubt he belonged in the predators' wing of the zoo.
"I do not doubt it," the Sawhorse observed, with a tone of pride.
"You absolutely must come and see me," she said in a tone that implied that, for certain considerations he could not know of, this was absolutely necessary.
When everybody rose to go, Helene who had spoken very little all the evening again turned to Boris, asking him in a tone of caressing significant command to come to her on Tuesday.
"My dear, really... it's better not to wake him... he's asleep," said the princess in a tone of entreaty.
It was evident that Prince Andrew's ironical tone toward the pilgrims and Princess Mary's helpless attempts to protect them were their customary long-established relations on the matter.
Eh, Makeev? queried the doctor, in a tone of indifference.
He was that absent-minded crank, a grand seigneur husband who was in no one's way, and far from spoiling the high tone and general impression of the drawing room, he served, by the contrast he presented to her, as an advantageous background to his elegant and tactful wife.
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.
With his son, however, he employed the diplomacy he reserved for important occasions and, adopting a quiet tone, discussed the whole matter.
Mind, the last... concluded the prince, in a tone which showed that nothing would make him alter his decision.
This expression irritated Prince Andrew, and in a determined, ringing, and unpleasant tone he continued:
Without moving from where he stood he began speaking in a louder tone and more hurriedly than before.
His tone was flat, almost uninterested.
He shrugged, his tone becoming stern.
His tone had softened.
Mary studied her reflectively and finally spoke in a hushed tone, as if she didn't actually want to know the answer to her question.
True to our verbal blackout, nothing specific was said but the tone of her conversation hinted at sensational news.
No sound disturbed Howie and with Martha able to use her special hypnotic-like tone, little time was wasted inducing Howie's sleep state.
"I saw something, ikir," she said in a tone far softer and more respectful than her original.
His tone was unassuming, but his gaze was intent, as if he were trying to gauge if she recognized him or not.
I assigned everyone a ring tone and put their phone numbers in it, he said, looking somewhat proud.
"Eureka weights only about half a pound," replied the horse, in a scornful tone, "while I weigh about half a ton."
"Stop, I command you!" cried the Wizard, in an angry tone, and at once began pulling down the rocks to liberate Jim and the piglets.
"I believe we will soon follow her," announced the Wizard, in a tone of great relief; "for I know something about the magic of the fairyland that is called the Land of Oz.
In this way she is able to get the meaning of those half sentences which we complete unconsciously from the tone of the voice or the twinkle of the eye.
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.
"And it must seem to you," said Boris flushing slightly, but not changing his tone or attitude, "it must seem to you that everyone is trying to get something out of the rich man?"
Come here a bit, said she, assuming a soft high tone of voice.
At that moment the great clock struck two and another with a shrill tone joined in from the drawing room.
"However, if you command it, Your Majesty," said Kutuzov, lifting his head and again assuming his former tone of a dull, unreasoning, but submissive general.
The men who set the tone in conversation--Count Rostopchin, Prince Yuri Dolgorukov, Valuev, Count Markov, and Prince Vyazemski--did not show themselves at the club, but met in private houses in intimate circles, and the Moscovites who took their opinions from others--Ilya Rostov among them--remained for a while without any definite opinion on the subject of the war and without leaders.
To say "tomorrow" and keep up a dignified tone was not difficult, but to go home alone, see his sisters, brother, mother, and father, confess and ask for money he had no right to after giving his word of honor, was terrible.
And suddenly, in the most casual tone, which made him feel ashamed of himself, he said, as if merely asking his father to let him have the carriage to drive to town:
"It can't be helped It happens to everyone!" said the son, with a bold, free, and easy tone, while in his soul he regarded himself as a worthless scoundrel whose whole life could not atone for his crime.
"We won't speak of it any more, my dear," said Pierre, and his gentle, cordial tone suddenly seemed very strange to Natasha.
From the tone in which the courtiers addressed him and the way Paulucci had allowed himself to speak of him to the Emperor, but above all from a certain desperation in Pfuel's own expressions, it was clear that the others knew, and Pfuel himself felt, that his fall was at hand.
His looks and cold tone to his daughter seemed to say: There, you see?
The lieutenant colonel of hussars smiled beneath his mustache at the orderly's tone, dismounted, gave his horse to a dispatch runner, and approached Bolkonski with a slight bow.
"On the contrary, things seem satisfactory, ma cousine," said Pierre in the bantering tone he habitually adopted toward her, always feeling uncomfortable in the role of her benefactor.
"Reinforcements?" said Napoleon in a tone of stern surprise, looking at the adjutant--a handsome lad with long black curls arranged like Murat's own--as though he did not understand his words.
"Now then, what do you want?" asked Napoleon in the tone of a man irritated at being continually disturbed.
The countess was accustomed to this tone as a precursor of news of something detrimental to the children's interests, such as the building of a new gallery or conservatory, the inauguration of a private theater or an orchestra.
She was accustomed always to oppose anything announced in that timid tone and considered it her duty to do so.
(At the mention of the chiffonier and dressing table Berg involuntarily changed his tone to one of pleasure at his admirable domestic arrangements.)
He was himself carried away by the tone of magnanimity he intended to adopt toward Moscow.
Not only did it seem to him (as to all administrators) that he controlled the external actions of Moscow's inhabitants, but he also thought he controlled their mental attitude by means of his broadsheets and posters, written in a coarse tone which the people despise in their own class and do not understand from those in authority.
"No, I am not going," Pierre replied hastily, in a surprised tone and as though offended.
Her first glance at Nicholas' face told her that he had only come to fulfill the demands of politeness, and she firmly resolved to maintain the tone in which he addressed her.
Her unnatural tone made him wince unpleasantly and he replied hastily.
She concluded from his tone that he was vexed with her and wished to end the conversation.
From the room in which Nicholas was sleeping came the sound of his even breathing, every slightest tone of which was familiar to his wife.
She would begin to say something to her in a low tone from the other end of the room.
I used to meet him at Mary Antonovna's," said the countess in an offended tone; and still more offended that they all remained silent, she went on: "Nowadays everyone finds fault.
The conversation was resumed, and no longer in the unpleasantly hostile tone of Nicholas' last remark.
When he finally spoke, his tone was terse.
His tone was brusque.
"Sofia," Dusty said in a tone he knew conveyed his displeasure.
Her tone was now querulous and her lip drawn up, giving her not a joyful, but an animal, squirrel-like expression.
The prince's tone was so calm and confident that Princess Mary unhesitatingly believed him.
Others did not like that tone and said it was stupid and vulgar.