I'll just have to get used to being idle.
He used to be a pretty good mechanic.
I used to trust Dad.
When I was a very little child I used to sit in my mother's lap all the time, because I was very timid, and did not like to be left by myself.
We used to be so close.
There used to be houses around here long time ago.
Carmen wiped Destiny's face and eyes with the cool rag and used a tissue to wipe her nose.
I used to play the lottery too.
He probably didn't realize she wasn't used to riding.
He used to pay $10; now he pays one dollar.
Probably not or he would have used it.
"Yes; but we're used to such things in California," he replied.
"Dronushka," she said, regarding as a sure friend this Dronushka who always used to bring a special kind of gingerbread from his visit to the fair at Vyazma every year and smilingly offer it to her, "Dronushka, now since our misfortune..." she began, but could not go on.
I used them a lot over the years, not always to the FBI liking which didn't help my career but I found they often work.
Used laptops are still useful.
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 rang the little bell which was used to call the page, but no page answered.
She used a few combs to pull hers into a French bun.
Frank is a very nervous dog who isn't used to being left alone.
He is selling a used vehicle that is five years old.
It is a custom in the South to build a small house near the homestead as an annex to be used on occasion.
Mom used to say that children and dogs weren't fooled by people.
Cassie, a woman as good looking as you should be used to saying no.
My grandmother used to say, "There is many a slip between cup and lip."
The newspaper included a photo with the article about the wreck.
You haven't used it once.
Sonya, dovey, everything is as it used to be.
It's what the old folk used to say: 'A sweating hand's an open hand, a dry hand's close.'
I used to work with Alex as a Jr.
You used to be in the army?
She used the same suit cases when she came and she had the same clothes, but it didn't look like there was enough room to put it all in.
My parents used to listen to those old songs.
We are so used to being with the big boys.
As we envision a world where machines do more and more work that people used to do, our minds naturally turn to those who would be displaced by technological advance.
The best way to make a chair, known only by a few craftsmen, would be used to make all the chairs better.
They used to hang in long festoons from our porch, filling the whole air with their fragrance, untainted by any earthy smell; and in the early morning, washed in the dew, they felt so soft, so pure, I could not help wondering if they did not resemble the asphodels of God's garden.
He liked to hear the folk tales one of the soldiers used to tell of an evening (they were always the same), but most of all he liked to hear stories of real life.
Used motorcycles and scooters are on sale.
You can buy used Caravans.
I used to call myself a Wizard, and do tricks of ventriloquism.
Young boys used to manually set up bowling pins after each frame.
She sat in my mother's lap constantly, where I used to sit, and seemed to take up all her care and time.
But go with the firm intention of killing your man as quickly and surely as possible, and then all will be right, as our bear huntsman at Kostroma used to tell me.
I am used to something sweet.
Wouldn't it be wounded knowing he had been used to their advantage?
"When we first came here," he began in a quiet voice, "I used to walk all over these hills."
Mom always used to want everyone home before dark – as though anything was out there at night that wasn't there during the day.
Then he stole his credit card, insurance papers and god knows what else and used 'em to get patched up in Cleveland.
Since he'd dropped into seclusion there were any number of times I could have used his council.
All council officers carry identification cards and are quite used to being challenged.
Extra stuff that is used does not do any harm.
The property used to be run commercially as an equestrian center, but is not used as a private property.
Volunteers and militia were used to being called out to stop violence.
First, we are becoming used to being watched.
Service managers should pro-actively consult the local community on discarded used injecting equipment.
"That," said Zeb, "explains why this house is used by them for a prison.
But I'm afraid you cannot rule the Emerald City, as you used to, because we now have a beautiful Princess whom everyone loves dearly.
All corn used to be "corn on the cob" until canned corn came along.
And they will see how this information will be used to better the lives of other people in very real ways.
Ten years later, in 1959, Francois Genuys used an IBM 704 and calculated pi to more than fifteen thousand digits in just four hours.
It will build a table of all the words used by people like you who have reviewed those restaurants and will look for San Francisco restaurants described with the same words.
What's more, the algorithms used to make that recommendation are self-learning and will improve their suggestions over time.
Jenner reasoned that the pox contracted by dairymaids could be used to impart immunity to others.
And not just certain farms, but farms that used a certain pesticide.
Though cases like these are not really how the science will be used, they illustrate the principle.
But because it can be misused doesn't mean it cannot be used well.
Technical breakthroughs in the future will come very rapidly, each one used to increase quality and lower costs in order to compete in an ever more competitive marketplace.
Innovating will become table stakes just to stay in business, and innovation will be used to lower prices, not to increase them.
Telegraph operators used to have to send every message by hand.
Lamplighters used to light street lamps every night, before the accursed electricity came along.
People used to sweep the streets at night until a machine replaced them.
Weaponized famine occurs when hunger itself is used to gain a political or military end.
And he used his decades of dominance on the national scene, as well as his fantastic oratorical ability, to advance that belief and essentially invent the Democratic Party we know today.
Remember the Warren Bennis quote I used earlier about the factory of the future having only one man and one dog?
First, the technology can be abused and used irresponsibly, like pretty much every other technology in the world.
People in power used to be able to order executions as capriciously as the queen did in Alice in Wonderland.
We are used to non-rationed goods, unlimited food in grocery stores, and the overall widespread availability of inexpensive quality products.
Let's talk a moment about patriotism and nationalism, words frequently used but seldom clearly defined.
When confronted with any thorny societal problem, I apply the same basic thought process I used on the five topics of this book.
The few signs I used became less and less adequate, and my failures to make myself understood were invariably followed by outbursts of passion.
Our favourite walk was to Keller's Landing, an old tumbledown lumber-wharf on the Tennessee River, used during the Civil War to land soldiers.
Down these steep slopes we used to coast.
I used to make noises, keeping one hand on my throat while the other hand felt the movements of my lips.
I used to sit in my mother's lap all day long and keep my hands on her face because it amused me to feel the motions of her lips; and I moved my lips, too, although I had forgotten what talking was.
I have read "The Frost Fairies" since, also the letters I wrote in which I used other ideas of Miss Canby's.
I lived with several others in one of the pleasant houses connected with the school, the house where Mr. Howells used to live, and we all had the advantage of home life.
It is true that I was familiar with all literary braille in common use in this country--English, American, and New York Point; but the various signs and symbols in geometry and algebra in the three systems are very different, and I had used only the English braille in my algebra.
With this machine movable type shuttles can be used, and one can have several shuttles, each with a different set of characters--Greek, French, or mathematical, according to the kind of writing one wishes to do on the typewriter.
It comes over me that in the last two or three pages of this chapter I have used figures which will turn the laugh against me.
The hammock was covered with pine needles, for it had not been used while my teacher was away.
In spite of the lapse of years, they seem so close to me that I should not think it strange if at any moment they should clasp my hand and speak words of endearment as they used to before they went away.
This reminds me that Dr. Hale used to give a personal touch to his letters to me by pricking his signature in braille.
Bells are used for many purposes.
I used to think, when I read in my books about your great city, that when I visited it the people would be strangers to me, but now I feel differently.
I used to say I did not like arithmetic very well, but now I have changed my mind.
I had used it all through my school work, and never any other system.
Dear Frau Grote learned the manual alphabet, and used to teach me herself; but this was in private lessons, which were paid for by my friends.
Miss Keller used to knit and crochet, but she has had better things to do.
Although she has used the typewriter since she was eleven years old, she is rather careful than rapid.
I made her understand, by pointing to a trunk in the hall and to myself and nodding my head, that I had a trunk, and then made the sign that she had used for eating, and nodded again.
I made the signs that she had used when she wished me to go for the cake, and pushed her toward the door.
I used my little stock of beads, cards and straws at first because I didn't know what else to do; but the need for them is past, for the present at any rate.
This morning she used the conjunction AND for the first time.
She evidently understood that VERY was the name of the new thing that had come into her head; for all the way back to the house she used the word VERY correctly.
Keller's Landing was used during the war to land troops, but has long since gone to pieces, and is overgrown with moss and weeds.
I remember how unbearable I used to find the inquisitiveness of my friends' children; but I know now that these questions indicate the child's growing interest in the cause of things.
She remembers all that I told her about it, and in telling her mother REPEATED THE VERY WORDS AND PHRASES I HAD USED IN DESCRIBING IT TO HER.
I hadn't used this expression.
Helen had been given a bed and carriage for her dolls, which she had received and used like any other gift.
I got the milk to show her that she had used the correct word; but I did not let her drink it until she had, with my assistance, made a complete sentence, as "Give Helen some milk to drink."
You must remember, dear teacher, that Greek parents were very particular with their children, and they used to let them listen to wise words, and I think they understood some of them.
At first, the words, phrases and sentences which she used in expressing her thoughts were all reproductions of what we had used in conversation with her, and which her memory had unconsciously retained.
She recognized that others used their lips; she "saw" her father reading a paper and when he laid it down she sat in his chair and held the paper before her face.
Before describing the process of teaching Helen to speak, it may be well to state briefly to what extent she had used the vocal organs before she began to receive regular instruction in articulation.
The language must be one used by a nation, not an artificial thing.
Stevenson, whom Miss Sullivan likes and used to read to her pupil, is another marked influence.
They lived about a mile off through the woods, and were quite used to the route.
He came here a-fishing, and used an old log canoe which he found on the shore.
He used to make a cable for his anchor of strips of hickory bark tied together.
Like many of my contemporaries, I had rarely for many years used animal food, or tea, or coffee, etc.; not so much because of any ill effects which I had traced to them, as because they were not agreeable to my imagination.
Like the wasps, before I finally went into winter quarters in November, I used to resort to the northeast side of Walden, which the sun, reflected from the pitch pine woods and the stony shore, made the fireside of the pond; it is so much pleasanter and wholesomer to be warmed by the sun while you can be, than by an artificial fire.
He brought his own knife, though I had two, and we used to scour them by thrusting them into the earth.
Hard green wood just cut, though I used but little of that, answered my purpose better than any other.
The next winter I used a small cooking-stove for economy, since I did not own the forest; but it did not keep fire so well as the open fireplace.
It will soon be forgotten, in these days of stoves, that we used to roast potatoes in the ashes, after the Indian fashion.
I used to start them in the open land also, where they had come out of the woods at sunset to "bud" the wild apple trees.
The hunter who told me this could remember one Sam Nutting, who used to hunt bears on Fair Haven Ledges, and exchange their skins for rum in Concord village; who told him, even, that he had seen a moose there.
Nutting had a famous foxhound named Burgoyne--he pronounced it Bugine--which my informant used to borrow.
It is well known that a level cannot be used on ice.
Why, our mothers used to be married at twelve or thirteen.
He used to say that there are only two sources of human vice--idleness and superstition, and only two virtues--activity and intelligence.
Get used to it and you'll like it, and he patted her cheek.
He used to have a predilection for Bacchus.
Rapidly leaping the furrows, he fled across the field with the impetuosity he used to show at catchplay, now and then turning his good-natured, pale, young face to look back.
Despite his desperate shouts that used to seem so terrible to the soldiers, despite his furious purple countenance distorted out of all likeness to his former self, and the flourishing of his saber, the soldiers all continued to run, talking, firing into the air, and disobeying orders.
Pierre was so used to that smile, and it had so little meaning for him, that he paid no attention to it.
Dressed as she used to be in Petersburg society, it was still more noticeable how much plainer she had become.
How strange, how extraordinary, how joyful it seemed, that her son, the scarcely perceptible motion of whose tiny limbs she had felt twenty years ago within her, that son about whom she used to have quarrels with the too indulgent count, that son who had first learned to say "pear" and then "granny," that this son should now be away in a foreign land amid strange surroundings, a manly warrior doing some kind of man's work of his own, without help or guidance.
Oh, you petisenfans, allay cushay dormir! he exclaimed, imitating his Russian nurse's French, at which he and Boris used to laugh long ago.
Prince Andrew was in and Boris was shown into a large hall probably formerly used for dancing, but in which five beds now stood, and furniture of various kinds: a table, chairs, and a clavichord.
Napoleon apparently remembered seeing him on the battlefield and, addressing him, again used the epithet "young man" that was connected in his memory with Prince Andrew.
And here's the little shop where we used to buy gingerbread!
Sitting on the sofa with the little cushions on its arms, in what used to be his old schoolroom, and looking into Natasha's wildly bright eyes, Rostov re-entered that world of home and childhood which had no meaning for anyone else, but gave him some of the best joys of his life; and the burning of an arm with a ruler as a proof of love did not seem to him senseless, he understood and was not surprised at it.
At that time, the Russians were so used to victories that on receiving news of the defeat some would simply not believe it, while others sought some extraordinary explanation of so strange an event.
Anatole used to come to borrow money from her and used to kiss her naked shoulders.
Her father in jest tried to rouse her jealousy, and she replied with a calm smile that she was not so stupid as to be jealous: 'Let him do what he pleases,' she used to say of me.
Allez-vous promener, * she used to say.
"My darling!" he said--a word he had never used to her before.
How have you used it?
Round it stood seven large candlesticks like those used in churches.
That is the actual phrase used by the Vienna cabinet, said the Danish charge d'affaires.
The foul air, to which he had already begun to get used in the corridor, was still stronger here.
He was unpleasantly struck, too, by the excessive contempt for others that he observed in Speranski, and by the diversity of lines of argument he used to support his opinions.
"What a strange antipathy," thought Pierre, "yet I used to like him very much."
At first the family felt some constraint in intercourse with Prince Andrew; he seemed a man from another world, and for a long time Natasha trained the family to get used to him, proudly assuring them all that he only appeared to be different, but was really just like all of them, and that she was not afraid of him and no one else ought to be.
He has again become as I used to know him when a child: kind, affectionate, with that heart of gold to which I know no equal.
I shall come to a place and pray there, and before having time to get used to it or getting to love it, I shall go farther.
What was new in them was a certain uneasiness and occasional discord, which there used not to be, and which, as Nicholas soon found out, was due to the bad state of their affairs.
When I was quite little that used to be so with me.
"That used to be Sonya," thought he, and looked at her closer and smiled.
"I think this used to be Natasha," thought Nicholas, "and that was Madame Schoss, but perhaps it's not, and this Circassian with the mustache I don't know, but I love her."
Count Pierre never used to forget us.
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.
Sonya did not succumb to the tender tone Natasha used toward her.
That Prince Andrew's deeply loved affianced wife--the same Natasha Rostova who used to be so charming--should give up Bolkonski for that fool Anatole who was already secretly married (as Pierre knew), and should be so in love with him as to agree to run away with him, was something Pierre could not conceive and could not imagine.
"I don't know that and don't want to," he said, not looking at Pierre and with a slight tremor of his lower jaw, "but you have used such words to me--'mean' and so on--which as a man of honor I can't allow anyone to use."
He thought she would give him her hand as usual; but she, stepping up to him, stopped, breathing heavily, her arms hanging lifelessly just in the pose she used to stand in when she went to the middle of the ballroom to sing, but with quite a different expression of face.
Though Balashev was used to imperial pomp, he was amazed at the luxury and magnificence of Napoleon's court.
He had grown, become rosier, had curly dark hair, and, when merry and laughing, quite unconsciously lifted the upper lip of his pretty little mouth just as the little princess used to do.
Mary Hendrikhovna obliged them with the loan of a petticoat to be used as a curtain, and behind that screen Rostov and Ilyin, helped by Lavrushka who had brought their kits, changed their wet things for dry ones.
She knew for certain that she was pretty, but this no longer gave her satisfaction as it used to.
The clerk several times used the word "plenary" (of the service), a word Petya did not understand.
He was sitting on the seat the old prince used to like to sit on, and beside him strips of bast were hanging on the broken and withered branch of a magnolia.
Princess Mary could not quite make out what he had said, but from his look it was clear that he had uttered a tender caressing word such as he had never used to her before.
Though people were afraid of Marya Dmitrievna she was regarded in Petersburg as a buffoon, and so of what she had said they only noticed, and repeated in a whisper, the one coarse word she had used, supposing the whole sting of her remark to lie in that word.
The count nodded affirmatively, and Natasha, at the rapid pace at which she used to run when playing at tag, ran through the ballroom to the anteroom and downstairs into the yard.
Who would have said that I should be a soldier and a captain of dragoons in the service of Bonaparte, as we used to call him?
(He used to read at the Empress'.)
When he heard these words and saw the expression of firm resolution in the Emperor's eyes, Michaud--quoique etranger, russe de coeur et d'ame-- at that solemn moment felt himself enraptured by all that he had heard (as he used afterwards to say), and gave expression to his own feelings and those of the Russian people whose representative he considered himself to be, in the following words:
Yes, prayer can move mountains, but one must have faith and not pray as Natasha and I used to as children, that the snow might turn into sugar-- and then run out into the yard to see whether it had done so.
Kutuzov alone used all his power (and such power is very limited in the case of any commander-in-chief) to prevent an attack.
"No, I am used to this," said Petya.
I am used to something sweet.
(The horseflesh was appetizing and nourishing, the saltpeter flavor of the gunpowder they used instead of salt was even pleasant; there was no great cold, it was always warm walking in the daytime, and at night there were the campfires; the lice that devoured him warmed his body.)
They used to gobble the same food as the gentry.
In appearance he was just what he used to be.
Pierre's insanity consisted in not waiting, as he used to do, to discover personal attributes which he termed "good qualities" in people before loving them; his heart was now overflowing with love, and by loving people without cause he discovered indubitable causes for loving them.
You used to want to, and now you don't.
"I don't know why," she continued, recovering herself, "but you used to be different, and..."
But in time he grew used to this demand.
When Pierre and his wife entered the drawing room the countess was in one of her customary states in which she needed the mental exertion of playing patience, and so--though by force of habit she greeted him with the words she always used when Pierre or her son returned after an absence: High time, my dear, high time!
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.
This meant two stockings, which by a secret process known only to herself Anna Makarovna used to knit at the same time on the same needles, and which, when they were ready, she always triumphantly drew, one out of the other, in the children's presence.
One used to have to be a German--now one must dance with Tatawinova and Madame Kwudener, and wead Ecka'tshausen and the bwethwen.
Natasha was so used to this kind of talk with her husband that for her it was the surest sign of something being wrong between them if Pierre followed a line of logical reasoning.
They can be used and can circulate and fulfill their purpose without harm to anyone and even advantageously, as long as no one asks what is the security behind them.
We are so accustomed to that idea and have become so used to it that the question: why did six hundred thousand men go to fight when Napoleon uttered certain words, seems to us senseless.
I guess it's just something different - something we aren't used to yet.
Felipa pulled the hair up and used combs with amethyst jewels on them, giving the impression of long hair.
He said he used to work with you.
Mom used to say that people suspected in others what they had experienced or what they would do in the other person's shoes.
I always wondered if that was why Mom and Dad split up for a while - because Mom was used to a different lifestyle and social circle.
Mom used to say that children and dogs weren't fooled by people.
Then she used wild and long grain rice instead of stuffing.
Feeling guilty, she used the card Len had given her and dialed his number.
It was the first time she had used his first name, and it came completely unbidden.
This time he followed the main road for a while before dipping off onto a well used trail.
When you're riding an ATV you can cover more territory, and the animals have grown used to the sound of them.
His eyes were dancing with amusement as he used one hand to jerk the towel free and expose cut-off blue jeans.
She didn't want the family picture, as that was the one they used in the newspaper.
You're probably not used to eating like this, but when you're cooking for men...
Darting across the room, she used the door jam to break her speed as she turned to Brandon's room.
He had used her and she had played right into his hands.
He had used her and she had been fool enough to think he was actually interested in her.
He had never used the nickname – always before it had been Cynthia.
All were in excellent condition and she suspected that he probably used them regularly.
For all you gadabouts and tourists used to driving hither and yon, a weekend trip to New England is a piece of cake.
It took some getting used to moving around.
It was where the barber shop used to be located.
You're used to bedside duty.
She maintained her files on an old computer used exclusively for word processing.
Betsy's loving boss presented the most difficulty but she used the excuse her new husband was transferred to New Hampshire.
We scrambled our voices and used only secure lines.
I was desperate to learn more details about the crime.
Used textbooks create a book for online booksellers.
A mock court room allows you to get used to being in a court room.
As a result, both kittens and cats grow up used to being handled, properly house trained and healthy.
"To 'climb down' is sometimes used as a figure of speech," remarked the Wizard.
Filmmakers such as James Cameron and George Lucas used to talk about putting off film projects to wait for the computer technology to catch up to their visions.
We look at antique furniture today and say, "Man, they sure don't make stuff as good as they used to."
I think it is bigger by "twenty hundred thousand times" (my favorite number used by Shakespeare.)
I think to the extent the data is not identifiable to a person and is only used to make suggestions to others, people will participate.
The system will also look for anything they've written publicly about this place (Yelp, Facebook, personal blog) and which superlatives they used to describe it.
They still have the hand-operated machine from the 1940s that was used to make the first Legos, but it is of course now a museum piece.
As machines do ever more things that we used to do, we will have more choices for how we spend our time.
This is made possible by technology and the Internet, which is used to connect buyers and sellers worldwide and bring information (world commodity prices) to the far reaches of the globe.
Even in the days before my teacher came, I used to feel along the square stiff boxwood hedges, and, guided by the sense of smell would find the first violets and lilies.
Even the little variety which I used was a yielding to the demands of appetite, and not of health.
When they were growing, I used to hoe from five o'clock in the morning till noon, and commonly spent the rest of the day about other affairs.
(She used the word "diplomat," which was just then much in vogue among the children, in the special sense they attached to it.)
"That's how we used to dance in our time, ma chere," said the count.
He went up to him, took his hand (a thing he never used to do), and drew it downwards as if wishing to ascertain whether it was firmly fixed on.
Riding past the pond where there used always to be dozens of women chattering as they rinsed their linen or beat it with wooden beetles, Prince Andrew noticed that there was not a soul about and that the little washing wharf, torn from its place and half submerged, was floating on its side in the middle of the pond.
The old prince used to approve of them for their endurance at work when they came to Bald Hills to help with the harvest or to dig ponds, and ditches, but he disliked them for their boorishness.
"You don't seem to be used to riding, Count?" remarked the adjutant.
A modern branch of mathematics having achieved the art of dealing with the infinitely small can now yield solutions in other more complex problems of motion which used to appear insoluble.
"Yes, yes, it really was pink!" cried Natasha, who now thought she too remembered the word pink being used, and saw in this the most extraordinary and mysterious part of the prediction.
On growing used to the darkness Pierre saw that the man was taking off his leg bands, and the way he did it aroused Pierre's interest.
Trembling and panting the old man fell into that state of fury in which he sometimes used to roll on the ground, and he fell upon Eykhen, threatening him with his hands, shouting and loading him with gross abuse.
He gazed at the caleches and carriages in which soldiers were riding and remarked that it was a very good thing, as those vehicles could be used to carry provisions, the sick, and the wounded.
And then I am used to not sleeping before a battle.
Three empty bedrooms were closed off to the heat, as well as a full bath that looked as though it hadn't been used in years.
He was probably used to it.
They used that money to buy part of Coca Cola in the form of common stock.
I am used to suffering.
He not merely did nothing of the kind, but on the contrary he used his power to select the most foolish and ruinous of all the courses open to him.
Her make-up, though she used very little, and a couple of bathing suits.
The attached letters were used in preparation of this report.
It used to be that if you conquered another nation, your soldiers became looters and the military got to haul off everything of value in the country.
Of course, she could have used sign language, but that would have been distracting - and it wouldn't have been as personal.
He was armed with a musketoon (which he carried rather as a joke), a pike and an ax, which latter he used as a wolf uses its teeth, with equal ease picking fleas out of its fur or crunching thick bones.
There's less time between his killings and he seems to have used his new found knowledge down the road in Arkansas.
If you look back across the span of time, you see wood plows being used in 4000 BC, then irrigation five hundred years later.