He used to be a pretty good mechanic.
He is selling a used vehicle that is five years old.
She used a few combs to pull hers into a French bun.
"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.
You used to be in the army?
Mom used to say that children and dogs weren't fooled by people.
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.
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.
Probably not or he would have used it.
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.
There's less time between his killings and he seems to have used his new found knowledge down the road in Arkansas.
"Yes; but we're used to such things in California," he replied.
My grandmother used to say, "There is many a slip between cup and lip."
It is a custom in the South to build a small house near the homestead as an annex to be used on occasion.
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.
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:
Sonya, dovey, everything is as it used to be.
Mom used to say that people suspected in others what they had experienced or what they would do in the other person's shoes.
When you're riding an ATV you can cover more territory, and the animals have grown used to the sound of them.
She didn't want the family picture, as that was the one they used in the newspaper.
Let's talk a moment about patriotism and nationalism, words frequently used but seldom clearly defined.
Get used to it and you'll like it, and he patted her cheek.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.)
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.
"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.
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.
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 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.
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.
It's what the old folk used to say: 'A sweating hand's an open hand, a dry hand's close.'
Kutuzov alone used all his power (and such power is very limited in the case of any commander-in-chief) to prevent an attack.
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.