As usual, he was right.
Felipa was her usual bubbly self.
She opened the refrigerator - milk, eggs, and bacon - the usual supplies.
As usual, her stomach was grumbling for food.
As usual, that thought brought the sting of tears to her eyes.
As usual, I'm far ahead of you all.
He had now been for some days in Moscow and was staying as usual at his father's house.
He looked even more distinguished than usual in his Spanish garb.
Can I see him? asked Pierre, awkwardly as usual, but unabashed.
After supper, they all spent their usual evening in the family room.
"That I was being my usual selfish self?" she prompted.
"The usual," he said.
He was dressed in his usual indigo jeans and western shirt.
As usual, they were right.
It was late, so he made his usual rounds.
Maybe that was why his response lacked the usual mocking humor.
He gave the usual nod.
The shepherd led them gently back to the hut and gave them their usual supper of bread and milk.
We not only lacked an exact time, but the in the turmoil of Martha's delivery, Betsy didn't spot the announcement in her usual timely manner.
"Very well, ikira," he said with his usual stoicism.
He had left Moscow when Boris was a boy of fourteen, and had quite forgotten him, but in his usual impulsive and hearty way he took Boris by the hand with a friendly smile.
He thought everyone else was below him and not in the usual way.
And I'm gone too; again, not in my usual way of departure.
Mr. Westlake, dressed in his usual dusty and patched attire, pressed Cynthia for the reason behind her unusual reticence.
He crossed the room with his usual grace.
"I'm hungry," he announced in his usual soft manner.
But I soon found that I was cut off from all the usual approaches to the child's heart.
She played with her dolls more than usual, and would have nothing to do with me.
My bricks, being second-hand ones, required to be cleaned with a trowel, so that I learned more than usual of the qualities of bricks and trowels.
In fact, I quietly declare war with the State, after my fashion, though I will still make what use and get what advantage of her I can, as is usual in such cases.
Not your usual kidnap victim.
Darkyn appeared unwelcoming as usual, his frame rigid and his growl loud enough for Gabriel to hear.
I was as nervous tonight as usual making the tip call.
We yacked the usual inanities for a few minutes until Howie excused himself to use the bathroom.
Weekends were private time for all of us and we weren't sure if Howie would adopt the usual routine of doing our own thing.
He swiveled his head, back and forth between sides, unwilling as usual to make a decision.
Instead of using our usual tip line, we conveyed the information directly to Detroit where the abduction took place.
While Molly was her usual quiet self, and perhaps a little nervous, it was obvious she was excited.
Betsy remained down in the dumps over Martha's departure but per usual, she successfully researched the Internet and found directions to eight different camping parks in the area.
Now she's gone, disposed of not in the usual way.
When Saturday's daylight arrived to David Dean's exhausted eyes, the time had slipped past his usual rising hour and voices and footsteps rattled the old timbers of Bird Song.
A man, not the usual wimpy social lady, was the culprit who organized the hasty departure.
David Dean was hanging patriotic bunting by dawn's early light when Cynthia finished setting out the usual assortment of pastries for the guests and joined her husband for the short walk to the Community Center.
The departure left husband Joseph in an even surlier mood than usual, and he growled his way through breakfast.
"But anyone harboring them is breaking the law—especially in my county," Fitzgerald said, the usual venom in his voice.
Supper was picked-at leftovers, and neither felt like socializing with Bird Song's guests, who came and went on their own, without their usual afternoon goodies and conversation.
The Deans rose at their usual early hour.
Most of the lodgers were about their daily activities, with Fred off to the post office, Maria doing her duties with her usual exuberance, and the Deans hovering close by.
As usual, Fred paused for emphasis.
In Petersburg at that time a complicated struggle was being carried on with greater heat than ever in the highest circles, between the parties of Rumyantsev, the French, Marya Fedorovna, the Tsarevich, and others, drowned as usual by the buzzing of the court drones.
He hadn't been his usual jocular self for the last three weeks, and now this spontaneous trip to see his parents - and inviting her along?
We were quieter than usual as we drove to our destination.
Howie was ambivalent as usual while Quinn indicated the choice was Martha's to make.
I was surprised when the recipient of my muffled tip-calls was not the usual person.
Business as usual, I see, with Julie as my replacement.
She poured a bowl of cereal, something Martha would have done for herself on a usual day.
"If I make this bone public there'll be a bushel of paper work," Jake said in his usual keep-it-simple fashion.
As usual, he appeared the least affected by anything that was going on.
Alex and Bill had wandered off with Jonathan and the twins, as usual, which left Carmen with Katie and Destiny.
If it weren't for the joy of hearing the usual glowing report, the conference would almost be a waste of time – almost.
One day as we left the library I noticed that she appeared more serious than usual, and I asked the cause.
I determined to go into business at once, and not wait to acquire the usual capital, using such slender means as I had already got.
As this business was to be entered into without the usual capital, it may not be easy to conjecture where those means, that will still be indispensable to every such undertaking, were to be obtained.
The very dew seemed to hang upon the trees later into the day than usual, as on the sides of mountains.
They were not time subtracted from my life, but so much over and above my usual allowance.
In our most trivial walks, we are constantly, though unconsciously, steering like pilots by certain well-known beacons and headlands, and if we go beyond our usual course we still carry in our minds the bearing of some neighboring cape; and not till we are completely lost, or turned round--for a man needs only to be turned round once with his eyes shut in this world to be lost--do we appreciate the vastness and strangeness of nature.
I warn you, mothers, that my sympathies do not always make the usual phil-anthropic distinctions.
In the fall the loon (Colymbus glacialis) came, as usual, to moult and bathe in the pond, making the woods ring with his wild laughter before I had risen.
The princess as usual spoke smilingly and listened with a laugh.
"How is it," she began, as usual in French, settling down briskly and fussily in the easy chair, "how is it Annette never got married?
Are you here on leave? he went on in his usual tone of indifference.
The countess in turn, without omitting her duties as hostess, threw significant glances from behind the pineapples at her husband whose face and bald head seemed by their redness to contrast more than usual with his gray hair.
The count, holding his cards fanwise, kept himself with difficulty from dropping into his usual after-dinner nap, and laughed at everything.
She rose and smoothed her hair, which was as usual so extremely smooth that it seemed to be made of one piece with her head and covered with varnish.
He seemed to have grown thinner since the morning; his eyes seemed larger than usual when he glanced round and noticed Pierre.
On the morning of the day that the young couple were to arrive, Princess Mary entered the antechamber as usual at the time appointed for the morning greeting.
The old man made a departure from his usual routine in honor of his son's arrival: he gave orders to admit him to his apartments while he dressed for dinner.
He laughed in his usual dry, cold, unpleasant way, with his lips only and not with his eyes.
The old prince, not altering his routine, retired as usual after dinner.
She was speaking as usual in French, and as if after long self-restraint she wished to make up for lost time.
The lieutenant was looking about in his usual way and suddenly seemed to grow very merry.
Several of those present smiled at Zherkov's words, expecting one of his usual jokes, but noticing that what he was saying redounded to the glory of our arms and of the day's work, they assumed a serious expression, though many of them knew that what he was saying was a lie devoid of any foundation.
However, at nine o'clock the prince, in his velvet coat with a sable collar and cap, went out for his usual walk.
Mademoiselle Bourienne and the little princess had to own to themselves that Princess Mary in this guise looked very plain, worse than usual, but it was too late.
He entered the drawing room with his usual alert step, glancing rapidly round the company.
Prince Bolkonski sat down in his usual place in the corner of the sofa and, drawing up an armchair for Prince Vasili, pointed to it and began questioning him about political affairs and news.
When Princess Mary went to her father's room at the usual hour, Mademoiselle Bourienne and Anatole met in the conservatory.
As usual, he ate and drank much, and eagerly.
His mouth wore its usual semblance of a smile.
The gazettes from which the old prince first heard of the defeat at Austerlitz stated, as usual very briefly and vaguely, that after brilliant engagements the Russians had had to retreat and had made their withdrawal in perfect order.
When Princess Mary went to him at the usual hour he was working at his lathe and, as usual, did not look round at her.
He wrote "800 rubles" on a card, but while the waiter filled his glass he changed his mind and altered it to his usual stake of twenty rubles.
A person of very high standing in our Brotherhood has made application for you to be received into our Order before the usual term and has proposed to me to be your sponsor.
As soon as he had finished she turned to him with her usual smile.
Prince Andrew remained at Bald Hills as usual during his father's absence.
In the dim shadow of the curtain her luminous eyes shone more brightly than usual from the tears of joy that were in them.
As usual, in their spare time, they lit bonfires, steamed themselves before them naked; smoked, picked out and baked sprouting rotten potatoes, told and listened to stories of Potemkin's and Suvorov's campaigns, or to legends of Alesha the Sly, or the priest's laborer Mikolka.
The officers, as usual, lived in twos and threes in the roofless, half- ruined houses.
After the usual ceremonies Pierre rose and began his address.
He was told that it would not, and without waiting for the usual formalities he left the lodge and went home.
After the first feeling of perplexity aroused in the parents by Berg's proposal, the holiday tone of joyousness usual at such times took possession of the family, but the rejoicing was external and insincere.
She looked at her and gave her alone a special smile in addition to her usual smile as hostess.
After a few days they grew accustomed to him, and without restraint in his presence pursued their usual way of life, in which he took his part.
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.
His eyes were rather moist and glittered more than usual, and as he sat in his saddle, wrapped up in his fur coat, he looked like a child taken out for an outing.
Nicholas, though he had never seen Ilagin, with his usual absence of moderation in judgment, hated him cordially from reports of his arbitrariness and violence, and regarded him as his bitterest foe.
Standing as usual in the middle of the hall and choosing the place where the resonance was best, Natasha began to sing her mother's favorite song.
Two of the troykas were the usual household sleighs, the third was the old count's with a trotter from the Orlov stud as shaft horse, the fourth was Nicholas' own with a short shaggy black shaft horse.
To the family Natasha seemed livelier than usual, but she was far less tranquil and happy than before.
Anatole followed him with his usual jaunty step but his face betrayed anxiety.
He seemed in better spirits than usual and awaited his son with great impatience.
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.
Unexpectedly, in the middle of the service, and not in the usual order Natasha knew so well, the deacon brought out a small stool, the one he knelt on when praying on Trinity Sunday, and placed it before the doors of the sanctuary screen.
A few intimate friends were dining with the Rostovs that day, as usual on Sundays.
The only thing that made Princess Mary anxious about him was that he slept very little and, instead of sleeping in his study as usual, changed his sleeping place every day.
Alpatych entered the innyard at a quicker pace than usual and went straight to the shed where his horses and trap were.
She spent the night of the fourteenth as usual, without undressing, in the room next to the one where the prince lay.
Several times she listened at the door, and it seemed to her that his mutterings were louder than usual and that they turned him over oftener.
It is done in all the brothels, and with these words Marya Dmitrievna, turning up her wide sleeves with her usual threatening gesture and glancing sternly round, moved across the room.
The church bells everywhere were ringing for service, just as usual on Sundays.
But there were no dealers with voices of ingratiating affability inviting customers to enter; there were no hawkers, nor the usual motley crowd of female purchasers--but only soldiers, in uniforms and overcoats though without muskets, entering the Bazaar empty-handed and silently making their way out through its passages with bundles.
No masters of the houses being found anywhere, the French were not billeted on the inhabitants as is usual in towns but lived in it as in a camp.
When a pause occurred during his short visit, Nicholas, as is usual when there are children, turned to Prince Andrew's little son, caressing him and asking whether he would like to be an hussar.
As usual after dinner he was slightly feverish, and his thoughts were preternaturally clear.
Napoleon, with his usual assurance that whatever entered his head was right, wrote to Kutuzov the first words that occurred to him, though they were meaningless.
When Denisov had come to Pokrovsk at the beginning of his operations and had as usual summoned the village elder and asked him what he knew about the French, the elder, as though shielding himself, had replied, as all village elders did, that he had neither seen nor heard anything of them.
Natasha as usual answered before she had time to think what she would say.
And as usual nothing happened in accord with the disposition.
And this embrace too, owing to a long-standing impression related to his innermost feelings, had its usual effect on Kutuzov and he gave a sob.
Princess Mary--reluctantly as is usual in such cases--began telling of the condition in which she had found Prince Andrew.
We imagine that when we are thrown out of our usual ruts all is lost, but it is only then that what is new and good begins.
Princess Mary and Natasha met as usual in the bedroom.
When they left the table and went as usual to thank the old countess, Countess Mary held out her hand and kissed her husband, and asked him why he was angry with her.
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.
Doesn't see anything, doesn't remember anything, she went on, repeating her usual phrases.
"How's my darling?" he asked with his usual indifference.
On Friday morning Bird Song's full complement of guests were treated to the usual bounty of Cynthia's baking, but with less zip and smiles than most days.
Fred O'Connor's usual behavior was often erratic.
There was the usual amount of discussion as to a name for me.
I gave her a larger piece than usual, and she chuckled and patted herself.
The pond rises and falls, but whether regularly or not, and within what period, nobody knows, though, as usual, many pretend to know.
Moscow seen from the Poklonny Hill lay spaciously spread out with her river, her gardens, and her churches, and she seemed to be living her usual life, her cupolas glittering like stars in the sunlight.
After the Emperor had left Moscow, life flowed on there in its usual course, and its course was so very usual that it was difficult to remember the recent days of patriotic elation and ardor, hard to believe that Russia was really in danger and that the members of the English Club were also sons of the Fatherland ready to sacrifice everything for it.