Then the horse bunched up under him.
She limped after him, muttering under her breath.
"Dismissed," she said under her breath.
She pulled a handful of hay from under the tarp and fed it to the horse.
Pierre sat up on the sofa, with his legs tucked under him.
If he had simply ignored her, she might have been able to get her emotions under control, but now a sob threatened so convincingly that she was afraid to breathe.
Children will educate themselves under right conditions.
The princess, picking up her dress, was taking her seat in the dark carriage, her husband was adjusting his saber; Prince Hippolyte, under pretense of helping, was in everyone's way.
He slid an arm under her and gently took her hand in his, planting a warm moist kiss in the center of the palm.
In fact, he was under no obligation to help her get back, either.
I abhor the conditions under which we commercially raise farm animals today.
As the days wore on, the drifts gradually shrunk, but before they were wholly gone another storm came, so that I scarcely felt the earth under my feet once all winter.
We played games and ate dinner under the trees, and we found ferns and wild flowers.
You're living under the same roof.
The gardener put his hand under his cloak and drew out the very bag that the merchant had lost.
The memory for that computer cost me $40 per MB, just under $200.
Tensions between the rich and poor grow higher under the following five circumstances:
Doorsill there was none, but a perennial passage for the hens under the door board.
One day he was lying under a tree, thinking of his misfortunes.
He had made his leap, he had seen the great world, and was content to stay in his pretty glass house under the big fuchsia tree until he attained the dignity of froghood.
She peered out from under her wagon and found the smiling face of Bordeaux.
Last July, when she had finished under great pressure of work her final chapter, she set to work to rewrite the whole story.
The man who independently plucked the fruits when he was hungry is become a farmer; and he who stood under a tree for shelter, a housekeeper.
She lighted a lamp to show me the inside of the roof and the walls, and also that the board floor extended under the bed, warning me not to step into the cellar, a sort of dust hole two feet deep.
Pierre wished to make a remark, for the conversation interested him, but Anna Pavlovna, who had him under observation, interrupted:
Pierre drank one glass after another, looking from under his brows at the tipsy guests who were again crowding round the window, and listening to their chatter.
He walked down the hill, pausing a reverent moment at the headstone, and then ducked under a limb as he continued down the hill.
Jonathan slipped under the covers.
Then they caressed their way up her side, his thumb sliding under her bra and gently up the curve of her breast.
"Let's see," she said under her breath.
Carmen let the bed rail down and jerked the tent from under the mattress, allowing Destiny to crawl close.
She backed out of the tent and tucked it under the mattress.
Carmen let the bed rail down and jerked the tent from under the mattress, allowing Destiny to crawl close.
She backed out of the tent and tucked it under the mattress.
Now, if I was trying to hide my identity, the last thing I would want her to do would be to file a police report while she was living under my roof.
He led the way to the door, all the while muttering something under his breath about something being stupid.
So they repackaged the drug under the name Zyban, and it is now prescribed to smokers wanting to shake the habit.
After all, China grows more than three times the amount of food we do in the United States, with less land under cultivation.
Under the terms of the definition I offered earlier, that makes Shakespeare the epitome of art—that is, something that continues to speak to future generations.
Our last halt was under a wild cherry tree a short distance from the house.
Heaven is under our feet is well as over our heads.
He is the well-known Prince Bolkonski who had to retire from the army under the late Emperor, and was nicknamed 'the King of Prussia.'
Not letting the abbe and Pierre escape, Anna Pavlovna, the more conveniently to keep them under observation, brought them into the larger circle.
Do you wish to enter the Brotherhood of Freemasons under my sponsorship?
If he was in bed under the current circumstances, he must be sicker than he was letting on.
But then, she had started it by shoving the pillow under her blouse.
Was that what Sarah had found so amusing the first day - the fact that she hadn't melted under Yancey's stern gaze?
Yancey stalked off to his chair, muttering something under his breath.
I figured that if Giddon was using a pseudonym, he would have to either do his banking with his own name or fill out some kind of paperwork to do business under another name.
The few freckles she had were magnified, but the dark circles under her eyes were a surprise.
His warm hands slid under her jacket and explored her back through her T-shirt.
She scrambled from underneath the wagon and hastily threw her blankets under the seat.
"Were you ever before shut up in a cave, far under the earth, with no way of getting out?" enquired the horse, seriously.
There was a beautiful canopy for Ozma and her guests to sit under and watch the people run races and jump and wrestle.
At Christmas time he scattered crumbs of bread under the trees, so that the tiny creatures could feast and be happy.
Why do his legs tremble under him as he walks, leaning upon a stick?
Under what conditions can we claim victory in this war on disease?
(I answered, "They should get jobs at the factory that would make the lawnmowers; it would pay better.") Personal computers and the Internet have come under criticism in this regard.
By around 1700, the workhouse movement was under way.
For environmentalist organizations like Greenpeace to be against GMO in all its forms under all conditions does nothing at all to serve them or the constituencies they purport to represent.
Inspired by the Chinese effort, he, too, tried to increase the agricultural production of his country by emptying the cities and sending everyone to work on the farms under brutal conditions.
Two interesting government programs are under way in the United States, according to a June 2011 article in The New York Times.
Some one was drawing water and my teacher placed my hand under the spout.
I clung to her, trembling with joy to feel the earth under my feet once more.
The sun had been under a cloud all day, and there had been brief showers; but suddenly the sun broke forth in all its southern splendour.
I could also feel the stamping of the horses, which they had ridden out from town and hitched under the trees, where they stood all night, neighing loudly, impatient to be off.
Every day in imagination I made a trip round the world, and I saw many wonders from the uttermost parts of the earth--marvels of invention, treasuries of industry and skill and all the activities of human life actually passed under my finger tips.
Mr. Irons, a neighbour of theirs, was a good Latin scholar; it was arranged that I should study under him.
Before I entered college, however, it was thought best that I should study another year under Mr. Keith.
I am frequently asked how I overcome the peculiar conditions under which I work in college.
There is a tradition that under this tree King Philip, the heroic Indian chief, gazed his last on earth and sky.
But, while we were discussing plans for the winter, a suggestion which Dr. Hale had made long ago flashed across Teacher's mind--that I might take courses somewhat like those offered at Radcliffe, under the instruction of the professors in these courses.
Then for the first time she had her whole manuscript under her finger at once.
After the first year or two Dr. Howe did not teach Laura Bridgman himself, but gave her over to other teachers, who under his direction carried on the work of teaching her language.
The impression that Miss Sullivan educated Helen Keller "under the direction of Mr. Anagnos" is erroneous.
But whether Helen stays at home or makes visits in other parts of the country, her education is always under the immediate direction and exclusive control of her teacher.
Helen was lying on the floor, kicking and screaming and trying to pull my chair from under me.
I had a good, frank talk with Mrs. Keller, and explained to her how difficult it was going to be to do anything with Helen under the existing circumstances.
She had put the napkin under her chin, instead of pinning it at the back, as was her custom.
Then we sit down under a tree, or in the shade of a bush, and talk about it.
These questions were sometimes asked under circumstances which rendered them embarrassing, and I made up my mind that something must be done.
She wanted to know who made fire under the ground, and if it was like the fire in stoves, and if it burned the roots of plants and trees.
She buried me under the pillows and then I grew very slow like tree out of ground.
Finally she got up from the table and went through the motion of picking seaweed and shells, and splashing in the water, holding up her skirts higher than was proper under the circumstances.
Under date of February 24, 1892, after mentioning the order of the publication of the stories in the magazine, she writes:
One pleasant morning in the beautiful springtime, I thought I was sitting on the soft grass under my dear mother's window, looking very earnestly at the rose-bushes which were growing all around me.
I was very fond of bananas, and one night I dreamed that I found a long string of them in the dining-room, near the cupboard, all peeled and deliciously ripe, and all I had to do was to stand under the string and eat as long as I could eat.
Under the most splendid house in the city is still to be found the cellar where they store their roots as of old, and long after the superstructure has disappeared posterity remark its dent in the earth.
When it stormed before my bread was baked, I fixed a few boards over the fire, and sat under them to watch my loaf, and passed some pleasant hours in that way.
When you have kneaded it well, mould it, and bake it under a cover, that is, in a baking kettle.
I have tried trade but I found that it would take ten years to get under way in that, and that then I should probably be on my way to the devil.
However, when I have thought to indulge myself in this respect, and lay their Heaven under an obligation by maintaining certain poor persons in all respects as comfortably as I maintain myself, and have even ventured so far as to make them the offer, they have one and all unhesitatingly preferred to remain poor.
Under what latitudes reside the heathen to whom we would send light?
Why should we knock under and go with the stream?
A bird sits on the next bough, life-everlasting grows under the table, and blackberry vines run round its legs; pine cones, chestnut burs, and strawberry leaves are strewn about.
As they come under one horizon, they shout their warning to get off the track to the other, heard sometimes through the circles of two towns.
A young forest growing up under your meadows, and wild sumachs and blackberry vines breaking through into your cellar; sturdy pitch pines rubbing and creaking against the shingles for want of room, their roots reaching quite under the house.
He has a great bundle of white oak bark under his arm for a sick man, gathered this Sunday morning.
As I drew a still fresher soil about the rows with my hoe, I disturbed the ashes of unchronicled nations who in primeval years lived under these heavens, and their small implements of war and hunting were brought to the light of this modern day.
It was very pleasant, when I stayed late in town, to launch myself into the night, especially if it was dark and tempestuous, and set sail from some bright village parlor or lecture room, with a bag of rye or Indian meal upon my shoulder, for my snug harbor in the woods, having made all tight without and withdrawn under hatches with a merry crew of thoughts, leaving only my outer man at the helm, or even tying up the helm when it was plain sailing.
Sometimes, when I pushed off my boat in the morning, I disturbed a great mud-turtle which had secreted himself under the boat in the night.
When I first paddled a boat on Walden, it was completely surrounded by thick and lofty pine and oak woods, and in some of its coves grape-vines had run over the trees next the water and formed bowers under which a boat could pass.
Under a high state of cultivation, being manured with the hearts and brains of men!
They are so much alike that you would say they must be connected under ground.
There we sat together under that part of the roof which leaked the least, while it showered and thundered without.
Take shelter under the cloud, while they flee to carts and sheds.
The abdomen under the wings of the butterfly still represents the larva.
I took up the chip on which the three I have particularly described were struggling, carried it into my house, and placed it under a tumbler on my window-sill, in order to see the issue.
Sometimes he would come up unexpectedly on the opposite side of me, having apparently passed directly under the boat.
Yet he appeared to know his course as surely under water as on the surface, and swam much faster there.
It was very exciting at that season to roam the then boundless chestnut woods of Lincoln--they now sleep their long sleep under the railroad--with a bag on my shoulder, and a stick to open burs with in my hand, for I did not always wait for the frost, amid the rustling of leaves and the loud reproofs of the red squirrels and the jays, whose half-consumed nuts I sometimes stole, for the burs which they had selected were sure to contain sound ones.
The new ice had formed around and under the bubble, so that it was included between the two ices.
My employment out of doors now was to collect the dead wood in the forest, bringing it in my hands or on my shoulders, or sometimes trailing a dead pine tree under each arm to my shed.
Sometimes the well dent is visible, where once a spring oozed; now dry and tearless grass; or it was covered deep--not to be discovered till some late day--with a flat stone under the sod, when the last of the race departed.
One had her form under my house all winter, separated from me only by the flooring, and she startled me each morning by her hasty departure when I began to stir--thump, thump, thump, striking her head against the floor timbers in her hurry.
Sometimes in the twilight I alternately lost and recovered sight of one sitting motionless under my window.
They also showed me in another place what they thought was a "leach-hole," through which the pond leaked out under a hill into a neighboring meadow, pushing me out on a cake of ice to see it.
It was a small cavity under ten feet of water; but I think that I can warrant the pond not to need soldering till they find a worse leak than that.
While I was surveying, the ice, which was sixteen inches thick, undulated under a slight wind like water.
A thermometer thrust into the middle of Walden on the 6th of March, 1847, stood at 32º, or freezing point; near the shore at 33º; in the middle of Flint's Pond, the same day, at 32º; at a dozen rods from the shore, in shallow water, under ice a foot thick, at 36º.
Who knows what the human body would expand and flow out to under a more genial heaven?
Men generally, under such a government as this, think that they ought to wait until they have persuaded the majority to alter them.
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
Thus his moral ground is taken from under his feet.
It is not many moments that I live under a government, even in this world.
Natasha checked her first impulse to run out to her, and remained in her hiding place, watching--as under an invisible cap--to see what went on in the world.
Would you like to kiss me? she whispered almost inaudibly, glancing up at him from under her brows, smiling, and almost crying from excitement.
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.
"Really, truly!" answered Natasha, pushing in a crisp lock that had strayed from under her friend's plaits.
The second princess had just come from the sickroom with her eyes red from weeping and sat down beside Dr. Lorrain, who was sitting in a graceful pose under a portrait of Catherine, leaning his elbow on a table.
The princess smiled as people do who think they know more about the subject under discussion than those they are talking with.
There was now no one in the reception room except Prince Vasili and the eldest princess, who were sitting under the portrait of Catherine the Great and talking eagerly.
He always came to table under precisely the same conditions, and not only at the same hour but at the same minute.
A propos of marriages: do you know that a while ago that universal auntie Anna Mikhaylovna told me, under the seal of strict secrecy, of a plan of marriage for you.
The prince stood still; his lively glittering eyes from under their thick, bushy eyebrows sternly scanned all present and rested on the little princess.
Nicholas Bolkonski's son need not serve under anyone if he is in disfavor.
"Well, he's really a good fellow, one can serve under him," said Timokhin to the subaltern beside him.
There they all seemed to be Poles--all under the Russian crown--but here they're all regular Germans.
Rostov thrust the purse under the pillow and shook the damp little hand which was offered him.
And Denisov went to the bed to get the purse from under the pillow.
Under the lower pillow.
No, I remember thinking that you kept it under your head like a treasure, said Rostov.
Lavrushka turned all the bedding over, looked under the bed and under the table, searched everywhere, and stood still in the middle of the room.
"Well, young man?" he said with a sigh, and from under his lifted brows he glanced into Rostov's eyes.
He may keep me on duty every day, or may place me under arrest, but no one can make me apologize, because if he, as commander of this regiment, thinks it beneath his dignity to give me satisfaction, then...
They were under orders to advance next day.
Looking down at the waters of the Enns under the bridge, Nesvitski suddenly heard a sound new to him, of something swiftly approaching... something big, that splashed into the water.
You'd look fine, said a corporal, chaffing a thin little soldier who bent under the weight of his knapsack.
He was glancing at everyone with a clear, bright expression, as if asking them to notice how calmly he sat under fire.
Again on all the bright faces of the squadron the serious expression appeared that they had worn when under fire.
No one had taken any notice, for everyone knew the sensation which the cadet under fire for the first time had experienced.
His horse had been wounded under him and his own arm slightly grazed by a bullet.
But what is best of all," he went on, his excitement subsiding under the delightful interest of his own story, "is that the sergeant in charge of the cannon which was to give the signal to fire the mines and blow up the bridge, this sergeant, seeing that the French troops were running onto the bridge, was about to fire, but Lannes stayed his hand.
A soldier was driving, and a woman enveloped in shawls sat behind the apron under the leather hood of the vehicle.
Seeing Prince Andrew she leaned out from behind the apron and, waving her thin arms from under the woolen shawl, cried:
"We'll make you dance as we did under Suvorov...," * said Dolokhov.
If they attack our center we, having the center battery on this high ground, shall withdraw the left flank under its cover, and retreat to the dip by echelons.
One with a bleeding head and no cap was being dragged along by two soldiers who supported him under the arms.
But our left--which consisted of the Azov and Podolsk infantry and the Pavlograd hussars--was simultaneously attacked and outflanked by superior French forces under Lannes and was thrown into confusion.
There was warm blood under his arm.
Together with Tushin, stepping across the bodies and under a terrible fire from the French, he attended to the removal of the guns.
The cloak they spread under him was wet with blood which stained his breeches and arm.
Prince Andrew looked at Tushin from under his brows and his fingers twitched nervously.
"This is all very fine, but things must be settled," said Prince Vasili to himself, with a sorrowful sigh, one morning, feeling that Pierre who was under such obligations to him ("But never mind that") was not behaving very well in this matter.
At the head of the table, where the honored guests sat, everyone seemed to be in high spirits and under the influence of a variety of exciting sensations.
Anatole stood with his right thumb under a button of his uniform, his chest expanded and his back drawn in, slightly swinging one foot, and, with his head a little bent, looked with beaming face at the princess without speaking and evidently not thinking about her at all.
But Anatole's expression, though his eyes were fixed on her, referred not to her but to the movements of Mademoiselle Bourienne's little foot, which he was then touching with his own under the clavichord.
As twenty years before, it seemed impossible that the little creature who lived somewhere under her heart would ever cry, suck her breast, and begin to speak, so now she could not believe that that little creature could be this strong, brave man, this model son and officer that, judging by this letter, he now was.
For more than a week preparations were being made, rough drafts of letters to Nicholas from all the household were written and copied out, while under the supervision of the countess and the solicitude of the count, money and all things necessary for the uniform and equipment of the newly commissioned officer were collected.
And the two friends told each other of their doings, the one of his hussar revels and life in the fighting line, the other of the pleasures and advantages of service under members of the Imperial family.
He went to his bed, drew a purse from under the clean pillow, and sent for wine.
Much I need it! said Rostov, throwing the letter under the table.
But they all stood in the same lines, under one command, and in a like order.
They all had but one wish: to advance as soon as possible against the enemy under the Emperor's command.
Another, the red, stout Nesvitski, lay on a bed with his arms under his head, laughing with an officer who had sat down beside him.
More than ever was Boris resolved to serve in future not according to the written code, but under this unwritten law.
Under cover of obtaining help of this kind for another, which from pride he would never accept for himself, he kept in touch with the circle which confers success and which attracted him.
Everyone at headquarters was still under the spell of the day's council, at which the party of the young had triumphed.
When the officers had emptied and smashed their glasses, Kirsten filled others and, in shirt sleeves and breeches, went glass in hand to the soldiers' bonfires and with his long gray mustache, his white chest showing under his open shirt, he stood in a majestic pose in the light of the campfire, waving his uplifted arm.
Weyrother, with the gesture of a man too busy to lose a moment, glanced at Kutuzov and, having convinced himself that he was asleep, took up a paper and in a loud, monotonous voice began to read out the dispositions for the impending battle, under a heading which he also read out:
The morning was bright, he had a good horse under him, and his heart was full of joy and happiness.
Only a little earth crumbled from the bank under the horse's hind hoofs.
"Turn this way!" he shouted, jumping over the ice which creaked under him; "turn this way!" he shouted to those with the gun.
The ice bore him but it swayed and creaked, and it was plain that it would give way not only under a cannon or a crowd, but very soon even under his weight alone.
The ice gave way under one of the foremost soldiers, and one leg slipped into the water.
The ice, that had held under those on foot, collapsed in a great mass, and some forty men who were on it dashed, some forward and some back, drowning one another.
"Oh, yes, I quite understand," answered Rostov, who was under his new friend's influence.
It was evident that this strange, strong man was under the irresistible influence of the dark, graceful girl who loved another.
Those broad, reddish hands, with hairy wrists visible from under the shirt cuffs, laid down the pack and took up a glass and a pipe that were handed him.
One tormenting impression did not leave him: that those broad- boned reddish hands with hairy wrists visible from under the shirt sleeves, those hands which he loved and hated, held him in their power.
You are under a delusion, said Prince Vasili, as he entered.
After the Austerlitz campaign Prince Andrew had firmly resolved not to continue his military service, and when the war recommenced and everybody had to serve, he took a post under his father in the recruitment so as to avoid active service.
He stood over him, gazing at his head and at the little arms and legs which showed under the blanket.
He heard a rustle behind him and a shadow appeared under the curtain of the cot.
My father is chief in command of the Third District, and my only way of avoiding active service is to serve under him.
Ivanushka, sipping out of her saucer, looked with sly womanish eyes from under her brows at the young men.
One morning, between seven and eight, returning after a sleepless night, he sent for embers, changed his rain-soaked underclothes, said his prayers, drank tea, got warm, then tidied up the things on the table and in his own corner, and, his face glowing from exposure to the wind and with nothing on but his shirt, lay down on his back, putting his arms under his head.
Denisov lay asleep on his bed with his head under the blanket, though it was nearly noon.
How are you, how are you? he called out, still in the same voice as in the regiment, but Rostov noticed sadly that under this habitual ease and animation some new, sinister, hidden feeling showed itself in the expression of Denisov's face and the intonations of his voice.
On Rostov's inquiry as to how the matter stood, he at once produced from under his pillow a paper he had received from the commission and the rough draft of his answer to it.
"Yes, wait a bit," said Denisov, glancing round at the officers, and taking his papers from under his pillow he went to the window, where he had an inkpot, and sat down to write.
Below, under the staircase, was a door leading to the lower floor.
In the uniform of the Preobrazhensk regiment--white chamois-leather breeches and high boots-- and wearing a star Rostov did not know (it was that of the Legion d'honneur), the monarch came out into the porch, putting on his gloves and carrying his hat under his arm.
Ahead of the rest and nearer to him ran a dark- haired, remarkably slim, pretty girl in a yellow chintz dress, with a white handkerchief on her head from under which loose locks of hair escaped.
Well, I have Pryanichnikov serving under me, a splendid man, a priceless man, but he's sixty.
Amid the turmoil of his activities and distractions, however, Pierre at the end of a year began to feel that the more firmly he tried to rest upon it, the more masonic ground on which he stood gave way under him.
Under the masonic aprons and insignia he saw the uniforms and decorations at which they aimed in ordinary life.
Nothing in life seemed to him of much importance, and under the influence of the depression that possessed him he valued neither his liberty nor his resolution to punish his wife.
All this time Natasha sat silent, glancing up at him from under her brows.
When her hair was done, Natasha, in her short petticoat from under which her dancing shoes showed, and in her mother's dressing jacket, ran up to Sonya, scrutinized her, and then ran to her mother.
Don't come in, Papa! she cried to her father as he opened the door--speaking from under the filmy skirt which still covered her whole face.
Stolypin, stuttering, broke into the conversation and began excitedly talking of the abuses that existed under the former order of things--threatening to give a serious turn to the conversation.
Under guise of a present for the pilgrims, Princess Mary prepared a pilgrim's complete costume for herself: a coarse smock, bast shoes, a rough coat, and a black kerchief.
"What orders, your excellency?" said the huntsman in his deep bass, deep as a proto-deacon's and hoarse with hallooing--and two flashing black eyes gazed from under his brows at his master, who was silent.
Daniel himself felt this, and as usual stood just inside the door, trying to speak softly and not move, for fear of breaking something in the master's apartment, and he hastened to say all that was necessary so as to get from under that ceiling, out into the open under the sky once more.
They'll take the cubs from under your very nose.
That instant, when Nicholas saw the wolf struggling in the gully with the dogs, while from under them could be seen her gray hair and outstretched hind leg and her frightened choking head, with her ears laid back (Karay was pinning her by the throat), was the happiest moment of his life.
It was so light that he could see the moonlight reflected from the metal harness disks and from the eyes of the horses, who looked round in alarm at the noisy party under the shadow of the porch roof.
He slipped his arms under the cloak that covered her head, embraced her, pressed her to him, and kissed her on the lips that wore a mustache and had a smell of burnt cork.
It was too dreadful to be under the burden of these insoluble problems, so he abandoned himself to any distraction in order to forget them.
But under the influence of wine he said to himself: It doesn't matter.
Sometimes he remembered how he had heard that soldiers in war when entrenched under the enemy's fire, if they have nothing to do, try hard to find some occupation the more easily to bear the danger.
He looked at the Rostovs from under his brows and said something, smiling, to his betrothed.
In the fourth act there was some sort of devil who sang waving his arm about, till the boards were withdrawn from under him and he disappeared down below.
Pierre received him unwillingly at first, but got used to him after a while, sometimes even accompanied him on his carousals, and gave him money under the guise of loans.
And again, under Helene's influence, what had seemed terrible now seemed simple and natural.
"Go to the devil!" cried Anatole and, clutching his hair, left the room, but returned at once and dropped into an armchair in front of Dolokhov with his feet turned under him.
She put her large hand under Natasha's face and turned it toward her.
Were you kept under lock and key?
He felt the tears trickle under his spectacles and hoped they would not be noticed.
And the botanist who finds that the apple falls because the cellular tissue decays and so forth is equally right with the child who stands under the tree and says the apple fell because he wanted to eat it and prayed for it.
He gave an angry thrust to his horse, which had grown restive under him, and plunged into the water, heading for the deepest part where the current was swift.
They tried to make their way forward to the opposite bank and, though there was a ford one third of a mile away, were proud that they were swimming and drowning in this river under the eyes of the man who sat on the log and was not even looking at what they were doing.
Arakcheev looked at the Emperor from under his brow and, sniffing with his red nose, stepped forward from the crowd as if expecting the Emperor to address him.
On first receiving the news, under the influence of indignation and resentment the Emperor had found a phrase that pleased him, fully expressed his feelings, and has since become famous.
First, the army under Barclay de Tolly, secondly, the army under Bagration, and thirdly, the one commanded by Tormasov.
A fourth while seemingly overwhelmed with work would often come accidentally under the Emperor's eye.
Though he concealed the fact under a show of irritation and contempt, he was evidently in despair that the sole remaining chance of verifying his theory by a huge experiment and proving its soundness to the whole world was slipping away from him.
He recounted how Raevski had led his two sons onto the dam under terrific fire and had charged with them beside him.
As they left the tavern in the twilight of the dawn, Rostov and Ilyin both glanced under the wet and glistening leather hood of the doctor's cart, from under the apron of which his feet were sticking out, and in the middle of which his wife's nightcap was visible and her sleepy breathing audible.
Now he rode beside Ilyin under the birch trees, occasionally plucking leaves from a branch that met his hand, sometimes touching his horse's side with his foot, or, without turning round, handing a pipe he had finished to an hussar riding behind him, with as calm and careless an air as though he were merely out for a ride.
But Sonya, who had gone to look for the papers in the anteroom, had found them in Pierre's hat, where he had carefully tucked them under the lining.
When he came to himself, a man of clerical appearance with a tuft of gray hair at the back of his head and wearing a shabby blue cassock--probably a church clerk and chanter--was holding him under the arm with one hand while warding off the pressure of the crowd with the other.
Petya too would have run there, but the clerk who had taken the young gentleman under his protection stopped him.
The chief magnates sat on high- backed chairs at a large table under the portrait of the Emperor, but most of the gentry were strolling about the room.
You know--under the paperweight on the little table.
Only now in the stillness of the night, reading it by the faint light under the green shade, did he grasp its meaning for a moment.
Ferapontov's wife, who till then had not ceased wailing under the shed, became quiet and with the baby in her arms went to the gate, listening to the sounds and looking in silence at the people.
The fire died down for a moment and wreaths of black smoke rolled from under the roof.
In that circle they discountenanced those who advised hurried preparations for a removal to Kazan of the court and the girls' educational establishments under the patronage of the Dowager Empress.
"I can see through you and three yards into the ground under you," he continued, gazing at the floor in front of Dron.
How can you chuck it in like that or shove it under the cord where it'll get rubbed?
Kutuzov was impatiently urging on his horse, which ambled smoothly under his weight, and he raised his hand to his white Horse Guard's cap with a red band and no peak, nodding his head continually.
Come along... said he, glancing wearily round, and he stepped onto the porch which creaked under his weight.
And from that hut, while Denisov was speaking, a general with a portfolio under his arm really did appear.
Whatever I may be, I can't live under Bonaparte's rule.
The battle of Borodino was not fought on a chosen and entrenched position with forces only slightly weaker than those of the enemy, but, as a result of the loss of the Shevardino Redoubt, the Russians fought the battle of Borodino on an open and almost unentrenched position, with forces only half as numerous as the French; that is to say, under conditions in which it was not merely unthinkable to fight for ten hours and secure an indecisive result, but unthinkable to keep an army even from complete disintegration and flight.
The driver in his bast shoes ran panting up to it, placed a stone under one of its tireless hind wheels, and began arranging the breech-band on his little horse.
The singing did not sound loud under the open sky.
Napoleon, frowning, looked at him from under his brows.
"Ha, what's this?" asked Napoleon, noticing that all the courtiers were looking at something concealed under a cloth.
His eyes grew dim, he moved forward, glanced round at a chair (which seemed to place itself under him), and sat down on it before the portrait.
General Campan's division did not seize the first fortification but was driven back, for on emerging from the wood it had to reform under grapeshot, of which Napoleon was unaware.
They all gazed with the same dissatisfied and inquiring expression at this stout man in a white hat, who for some unknown reason threatened to trample them under his horse's hoofs.
The officer's face was red and perspiring and his eyes glittered under his frowning brow.
They all asked for reinforcements and all said that the Russians were holding their positions and maintaining a hellish fire under which the French army was melting away.
Kutuzov was chewing a piece of roast chicken with difficulty and glanced at Wolzogen with eyes that brightened under their puckering lids.
Prince Andrew's regiment was among the reserves which till after one o'clock were stationed inactive behind Semenovsk, under heavy artillery fire.
Malasha looked down from the oven with shy delight at the faces, uniforms, and decorations of the generals, who one after another came into the room and sat down on the broad benches in the corner under the icons.
In the foremost place, immediately under the icons, sat Barclay de Tolly, his high forehead merging into his bald crown.
They went away because for Russians there could be no question as to whether things would go well or ill under French rule in Moscow.
It was out of the question to be under French rule, it would be the worst thing that could happen.
Filled with fright he opened his eyes and lifted his head from under his cloak.
Above Pierre's head some pigeons, disturbed by the movement he had made in sitting up, fluttered under the dark roof of the penthouse.
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.
Though Petya would remain in the service, this transfer would give the countess the consolation of seeing at least one of her sons under her wing, and she hoped to arrange matters for her Petya so as not to let him go again, but always get him appointed to places where he could not possibly take part in a battle.
Though she concealed from him her intention of keeping him under her wing, Petya guessed her designs, and instinctively fearing that he might give way to emotion when with her--might "become womanish" as he termed it to himself--he treated her coldly, avoided her, and during his stay in Moscow attached himself exclusively to Natasha for whom he had always had a particularly brotherly tenderness, almost lover-like.
While the troops, dividing into two parts when passing around the Kremlin, were thronging the Moskva and the Stone bridges, a great many soldiers, taking advantage of the stoppage and congestion, turned back from the bridges and slipped stealthily and silently past the church of Vasili the Beatified and under the Borovitski gate, back up the hill to the Red Square where some instinct told them they could easily take things not belonging to them.
These men, who under the leadership of the tall lad were drinking in the dramshop that morning, had brought the publican some skins from the factory and for this had had drink served them.
The tall youth, against whom he stumbled, seized his thin neck with his hands and, yelling wildly, fell with him under the feet of the pressing, struggling crowd.
Natasha, pale, with a fixed look, was sitting on the bench under the icons just where she had sat down on arriving and paid no attention to her father's words.
First she heard her mother praying and sighing and the creaking of her bed under her, then Madame Schoss' familiar whistling snore and Sonya's gentle breathing.
Natasha did not move, though her little bare foot, thrust out from under the quilt, was growing cold on the bare floor.
When she saw an indistinct shape in the corner, and mistook his knees raised under the quilt for his shoulders, she imagined a horrible body there, and stood still in terror.
Prince Andrew answered all his questions reluctantly but reasonably, and then said he wanted a bolster placed under him as he was uncomfortable and in great pain.
Please get it for me and put it under for a moment, he pleaded in a piteous voice.
"By the Lord Jesus Christ, I thought we had put something under him!" said the valet.
It was difficult to hide such a big pistol even under his wide coat.
He could not carry it unnoticed in his belt or under his arm.
Occasionally curly tongues of flame rose from under the roofs of the houses.
The woman's husband, a short, round- shouldered man in the undress uniform of a civilian official, with sausage-shaped whiskers and showing under his square-set cap the hair smoothly brushed forward over his temples, with expressionless face was moving the trunks, which were placed one on another, and was dragging some garments from under them.
One of its sides had fallen in, another was on fire, and bright flames issued from the openings of the windows and from under the roof.
She was sitting on some bundles a little behind the old woman, and looked from under her long lashes with motionless, large, almond-shaped eyes at the ground before her.
The day after her party the governor's wife came to see Malvintseva and, after discussing her plan with the aunt, remarked that though under present circumstances a formal betrothal was, of course, not to be thought of, all the same the young people might be brought together and could get to know one another.
Nicholas immediately recognized Princess Mary not so much by the profile he saw under her bonnet as by the feeling of solicitude, timidity, and pity that immediately overcame him.
She knew that being thrown together again under such terrible circumstances they would again fall in love with one another, and that Nicholas would then not be able to marry Princess Mary as they would be within the prohibited degrees of affinity.
They dragged him along, holding him up under the arms, and he screamed.
Then he took out a knife, cut something, closed the knife, placed it under the head of his bed, and, seating himself comfortably, clasped his arms round his lifted knees and fixed his eyes on Pierre.
Coming out onto a field under the enemy's fire, this brave general went straight ahead, leading his men under fire, without considering in his agitation whether going into action now, with a single division, would be of any use or no.
And his division remained under fire for some time quite uselessly.
(2) Such supplies will be bought from them at such prices as seller and buyer may agree on, and if a seller is unable to obtain a fair price he will be free to take his goods back to his village and no one may hinder him under any pretense.
"The Grand Marshal of the palace," wrote the governor, "complains bitterly that in spite of repeated orders, the soldiers continue to commit nuisances in all the courtyards and even under the very windows of the Emperor."
Napoleon, under pressure from his whole army, did the same thing.
Tucking his legs under him and dropping his head he sat down on the cold ground by the wheel of the cart and remained motionless a long while sunk in thought.
At that time Dokhturov had under his command, besides Dorokhov's detachment, the two small guerrilla detachments of Figner and Seslavin.
In battle he was always under fire, so that Kutuzov reproved him for it and feared to send him to the front, and like Dokhturov he was one of those unnoticed cogwheels that, without clatter or noise, constitute the most essential part of the machine.
Kutuzov sat up with one leg hanging down from the bed and his big paunch resting against the other which was doubled under him.
But such a war does not fit in under any rule and is directly opposed to a well-known rule of tactics which is accepted as infallible.
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.
To lead men forward under fire more discipline (obtainable only by movement in masses) is needed than is needed to resist attacks.
To the Polish general he replied to the same effect, informing him that he was already under the command of the German.
The men sat huddled up trying not to stir, so as to warm the water that had trickled to their bodies and not admit the fresh cold water that was leaking in under their seats, their knees, and at the back of their necks.
He"--he indicated Petya--"is serving under him."
"If we don't take it tomowwow, he'll snatch it fwom under our noses," he added.
Someone was snoring under them, and around them stood saddled horses munching their oats.
The Cossack bent forward from under the wagon to get a closer look at Petya.
The Cossack was sharpening the saber under the wagon.
Perhaps it was just the Cossack, Likhachev, who was sitting under the wagon, but it might be the kindest, bravest, most wonderful, most splendid man in the world, whom no one knew of.
One of them fell in the mud under his horse's feet.
At Dorogobuzh while the soldiers of the convoy, after locking the prisoners in a stable, had gone off to pillage their own stores, several of the soldier prisoners tunneled under the wall and ran away, but were recaptured by the French and shot.
A bloodstained knife was found under the old merchant's pillow.
Karataev was still sitting at the side of the road under the birch tree and two Frenchmen were talking over his head.
This state of things is continually becoming worse and makes one fear that unless a prompt remedy is applied the troops will no longer be under control in case of an engagement.
On the contrary, the army had never under the best material conditions presented a more cheerful and animated aspect.
In undress naval uniform, with a dirk, and holding his cap under his arm, he handed Kutuzov a garrison report and the keys of the town.
"Yes, he is a very, very kind man when he is not under the influence of bad people but of people such as myself," thought she.
We lived under the late count--the kingdom of heaven be his!--and we have lived under you too, without ever being wronged.
The buildings, begun under straitened circumstances, were more than simple.
The general opinion was that Pierre was under his wife's thumb, which was really true.
The countess was sitting with her companion Belova, playing grand- patience as usual, when Pierre and Natasha came into the drawing room with parcels under their arms.
"Well, you know whom," said Pierre, with a meaning glance from under his brows.
"All right, all right," he said, throwing the bits under the table.
Under the date "5" was entered:
Such is the reply historians who assume that the collective will of the people is delegated to rulers under conditions which they regard as known.
Under what condition is the will of the people delegated to one person?
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.
If we have a large range of examples, if our observation is constantly directed to seeking the correlation of cause and effect in people's actions, their actions appear to us more under compulsion and less free the more correctly we connect the effects with the causes.
If we examined simple actions and had a vast number of such actions under observation, our conception of their inevitability would be still greater.
All knowledge is merely a bringing of this essence of life under the laws of reason.
Certainly she had been under a lot of stress.
His warm hands slid under her jacket, caressing her back through the thin T-shirt.
A long sigh escaped her lips as she slid back down under the covers.
Strong warm fingers touched her hand and a palm slid under hers, forcing her hands apart.
Señor Medena folded his hands under his chin and studied Alex thoughtfully.
At home, presents were under the tree, waiting for their return.
A chair scraped next to her and Alex swore softly under his breath.
In a quiet room with no one looking on, she managed to get her emotions under control by focusing on Destiny.
Paper rattled and then something was placed on the skin under her ear.
Once she woke when something tugged under her ear.
The humor in her eyes summoned the dimple under his eye and lifted his brows.
If he was in bed under the current circumstances, he must be sicker than he was letting on.
While you are under my roof, you will treat me with respect.
The blood drained from her face and goose bumps covered her arms under the sweater.
The man stepped out and those piercing blue eyes questioned her silently from under furrowed bows.
He swung the car off the road and under an arch that read "Ambrosia Acres."
The tablet that she tucked under her mattress at night contained all sorts of conclusions at the end of that trail.
He reached under the horse and tightened the cinch, which finally brought Diablo to attention.
She pulled the lawn chair into the shade under a tree and stretched out, closing her eyes and simply listening to the birds.
Like Dracula, he was putting her under his spell again.
The ground gave way under her foot, and with a sickening lurch of her heart, she plunged downward.
Well, if he's under there, he's going to be stuck there for a while.
She dragged the two suitcases from under her bed and began filling them with clothes from the closet.
Jumping out of the buggy he put Dorothy's suit-case under the seat and her bird-cage on the floor in front.
There are certain things proper for a kitten to eat; but I never heard of a kitten eating a pig, under ANY cir'stances.
The heads of the dragonettes were as big as barrels and covered with hard, greenish scales that glittered brightly under the light of the lanterns.
Many years before you came here this Land was united under one Ruler, as it is now, and the Ruler's name was always 'Oz,' which means in our language 'Great and Good'; or, if the Ruler happened to be a woman, her name was always 'Ozma.'
"Under the bed in your own room," was the reply.
So Dorothy ran to her room and found the kitten under the bed.
I will confess that I intended to eat the little pig for my breakfast; so I crept into the room where it was kept while the Princess was dressing and hid myself under a chair.
After the death of Gracchus, a conservative government under Sulla withdrew the subsidy, but shortly afterward, in a period of great unrest, restored it, and two hundred thousand persons stood in line.
(If that can be achieved, to my readers under age twelve, I hold out the possibility of Brussels sprouts that taste like chocolate.)
Under the cloud of war, it is humanity hanging itself on a cross of iron.
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.
Prosperity requires civil liberties, prosperity thrives under lower taxes, and prosperity shrivels as wars disrupt the free flow of labor and capital.
I tumbled off the seat and searched under it until I found my aunt's cape, which was trimmed with large beads.
Two or three times we stopped to rest under a tree by the wayside.
I had learned a new lesson--that nature "wages open war against her children, and under softest touch hides treacherous claws."
We went out to the pump-house, and I made Helen hold her mug under the spout while I pumped.
A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.
Cannot students be boarded here and get a liberal education under the skies of Concord?
When Anna Mikhaylovna returned from Count Bezukhov's the money, all in clean notes, was lying ready under a handkerchief on the countess' little table, and Anna Mikhaylovna noticed that something was agitating her.
"Annette, for heaven's sake don't refuse me," the countess began, with a blush that looked very strange on her thin, dignified, elderly face, and she took the money from under the handkerchief.
He lay just under the icons; his large thick hands outside the quilt.
Denisov hid his hairy legs under the blanket, looking with a scared face at his comrade for help.
He walked shyly and awkwardly over the parquet floor of the reception room, not knowing what to do with his hands; he was more accustomed to walk over a plowed field under fire, as he had done at the head of the Kursk regiment at Schon Grabern--and he would have found that easier.
He put the letter under the candlestick and closed his eyes.
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!
Toward night candles were burning round his coffin, a pall was spread over it, the floor was strewn with sprays of juniper, a printed band was tucked in under his shriveled head, and in a corner of the room sat a chanter reading the psalms.
Later, she lay in bed, tucked warmly under the covers as his boots clicked away from her on the hardwood floor - down the hall and into the den.
Mrs. Marsh's face was white, and her eyes red and swollen, with dark circles under them.
Your mother seems to be under the impression that you want to stay here - permanently.
I wish you would go and fetch my satchel, two lanterns, and a can of kerosene oil that is under the seat.
Carmen kicked Alex under the table.
And before the end of the journey Aesop had nothing to carry, while the other slaves were groaning under their heavy loads.
In 2009, in the United States of America, the poverty threshold for a single person under sixty-five was about $11,000 a year; the threshold for a family group of four, including two children, was about $22,000 a year.
Then he slipped quickly under the table and hid himself.
We wouldn't grow under ground, I'm sure.