His usually calm face showed excitement.
You usually lie like a bragging fisherman, so I stopped asking.
Generally speaking, if something sounded too good to be true, it usually was.
As a result of the hostility between Kutuzov and Bennigsen, his Chief of Staff, the presence of confidential representatives of the Emperor, and these transfers, a more than usually complicated play of parties was going on among the staff of the army.
When nations are young and when they are poor, they usually focus on two things: the military and civil order.
The black, hairy, snub-nosed face of Vaska Denisov, and his whole short sturdy figure with the sinewy hairy hand and stumpy fingers in which he held the hilt of his naked saber, looked just as it usually did, especially toward evening when he had emptied his second bottle; he was only redder than usual.
They don't usually do that.
I go up in a balloon, usually, to draw the crowds to the circus.
But, as you know, my heart is usually brimful of happiness.
We go home about dinner-time usually, and Helen is eager to tell her mother everything she has seen.
Usually we take one of the little "Readers" up in a big tree near the house and spend an hour or two finding the words Helen already knows.
In the warmest weather I usually placed a pailful in my cellar, where it became cool in the night, and remained so during the day; though I also resorted to a spring in the neighborhood.
I led the Council long enough to know there's usually more than one.
Any given nation usually has a large amount of homogeneity.
Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient.
He was evidently distressed, and breathed painfully, but could not restrain the wild laughter that convulsed his usually impassive features.
Any admission by her usually means a lot more than what she says.
But they've been very scarce for a few years and we usually have to be content with elephants or buffaloes, answered the creature, in a regretful tone.
"It is possible," agreed the Wizard, "if this proves to be the path she usually takes.
It was already past midnight, the hour when Karataev was usually free of his fever and particularly lively.
But isn't the sweet-young-girl-with-child usually the bashee, not the basher?
Preventing violent crimes and crimes against the weak usually take precedent over fraud and economic crimes.
I find even the smallest child excellent company, and I am glad to say that children usually like me.
To expiate his huntsman's offense, Ilagin pressed the Rostovs to come to an upland of his about a mile away which he usually kept for himself and which, he said, swarmed with hares.
Friday was usually a hectic day, with people being released, so she was unable to leave early.
This sort of thing is usually done via the witness protection program but I once heard of a situation where fake papers were assembled independent of any government agency.
While she wasn't as successful as Martha, it usually ultimately worked.
She shook off the rain in the doorway and crossed to the small booth near the bar that she and her father usually shared.
She snuggled next to him, usually an invitation for love, but tonight he sensed she just wanted to be held.
Even the usually bored Dawkinses ooh-ed and aah-ed appropriately but the brothers seemed more interested in the locale of the various shots than the scenery and flora so beautifully presented.
It was early in the season for the little fellows—they usually stayed outside until the cold weather coaxed them indoors.
Even usually pleasant Brandon Westlake had a burr up his bottom.
"Sorry about the quick exit last time," he said with no more concern than if he'd eaten the last breakfast roll—which he usually did.
As now, it was usually a prelude to lovemaking.
Alex usually insisted they leave the mare alone, only checking on her now and then.
Usually. We'll notify his doctor that he was awake briefly today.
First soprano's voices are usually a bit thinner.
I'm usually quite tired the next day.
It was one of the things Gwig usually did to prove he was a sorcerer.
When we talk about it in terms of scarcity, we usually mean clean water in a certain location is scarce.
Then he noticed when he bred tall pea plants with another tall plant, he occasionally got a short offspring, but usually tall ones.
Of course, the people making that judgment call and the people doing the actual dying usually are not one and the same, and therein lies the problem.
But I must not waste my time wishing idle wishes; and after all my ancient friends are very wise and interesting, and I usually enjoy their society very much indeed.
After hoeing, or perhaps reading and writing, in the forenoon, I usually bathed again in the pond, swimming across one of its coves for a stint, and washed the dust of labor from my person, or smoothed out the last wrinkle which study had made, and for the afternoon was absolutely free.
William Gilpin, who is so admirable in all that relates to landscapes, and usually so correct, standing at the head of Loch Fyne, in Scotland, which he describes as "a bay of salt water, sixty or seventy fathoms deep, four miles in breadth," and about fifty miles long, surrounded by mountains, observes, "If we could have seen it immediately after the diluvian crash, or whatever convulsion of nature occasioned it, before the waters gushed in, what a horrid chasm must it have appeared!
Dolokhov, who did not usually care for the society of ladies, began to come often to the house, and the question for whose sake he came (though no one spoke of it) was soon settled.
As is usually the case with people meeting after a prolonged separation, it was long before their conversation could settle on anything.
Though he usually spoke easily and well, he felt a difficulty in expressing himself now while talking with Speranski.
Nearer and nearer... now she was ahead of it; but the wolf turned its head to face her, and instead of putting on speed as she usually did Milka suddenly raised her tail and stiffened her forelegs.
Because I have noticed that when a young man comes on leave from Petersburg to Moscow it is usually with the object of marrying an heiress.
Boris was thus the first to learn the news that the French army had crossed the Niemen and, thanks to this, was able to show certain important personages that much that was concealed from others was usually known to him, and by this means he rose higher in their estimation.
All the Moscow notabilities, all the Rostovs' acquaintances, were at the Razumovskis' chapel, for, as if expecting something to happen, many wealthy families who usually left town for their country estates had not gone away that summer.
One of the visitors, usually spoken of as "a man of great merit," having described how he had that day seen Kutuzov, the newly chosen chief of the Petersburg militia, presiding over the enrollment of recruits at the Treasury, cautiously ventured to suggest that Kutuzov would be the man to satisfy all requirements.
Everything seemed to him pleasant and easy during that first part of his stay in Voronezh and, as usually happens when a man is in a pleasant state of mind, everything went well and easily.
They all three of them now experienced that feeling of awkwardness which usually follows after a serious and heartfelt talk.
When her vocal organs needed exercise, which was usually toward seven o'clock when she had had an after-dinner rest in a darkened room, the pretext would be the retelling of the same stories over and over again to the same audience.
Howie, now able to usually remain with a vehicle, stayed with the car to a suburban ranch style house only six miles from the kidnapping.
Bill usually came over in the evening to help, and sometimes Sean or Paul.
I usually only see him when he comes to kill my mama.
She had fallen ill unexpectedly a few days previously, had missed several gatherings of which she was usually ornament, and was said to be receiving no one, and instead of the celebrated Petersburg doctors who usually attended her had entrusted herself to some Italian doctor who was treating her in some new and unusual way.
After the dishes were done and the beds made, she usually wandered around the house or sat in the yard, soaking up sun.
They usually spent the morning hours in the garden and the afternoon at the pool.
If he was angry, he certainly wasn't acting like he usually did.
Betsy, usually as nearly sympathetic as Martha, pointed out there were scads of other missing children we were neglecting.
Usually we rely on Betsy's sole decision as a method of choosing a case but the wide spread interest in this kidnapping caused her to share it with all of us.
They usually need something—they don't call just to chat.
While the rush of air in the topless Jeep hindered communication, they usually managed to chatter away in spite of the noise.
Whatever Alex was wearing, Jonathan was usually dressed the same.
It simply didn't make sense, and Josh was usually all about sense.
Brute force usually won any battle he fought.
Cynthia, usually much more reserved, was as excited as Dean could remember.
Usually there were few cars at the site but now, with the early festival climbers in town, the parking lot at the curve of the county road was filled.
Usually I enjoy seeing the gentle flakes and they cause me little aggravation with their accumulation as I seldom travel more than a block or two when I secure provisions.
Just thinking a guy's a jerk doesn't usually result in your killing him.
Sarah usually made her beaus understand that vampirism isn't all it is cracked up to be, and she would not wish this life on anyone.
Not really, I usually stay away from locals.
It is a secret the bears do not know, and we people of Voe usually walk upon the water when we travel, and so escape our enemies.
Our meals are brought from the house, and we usually eat on the piazza.
Usually the red squirrel (Sciurus Hudsonius) waked me in the dawn, coursing over the roof and up and down the sides of the house, as if sent out of the woods for this purpose.
At dinner the prince usually spoke to the taciturn Michael Ivanovich more often than to anyone else.
Military science, seeing in history innumerable instances of the fact that the size of any army does not coincide with its strength and that small detachments defeat larger ones, obscurely admits the existence of this unknown factor and tries to discover it--now in a geometric formation, now in the equipment employed, now, and most usually, in the genius of the commanders.
Sweets usually made her thirstier - but it was wet.
This was usually the point at which he carried her to their room.
Usually when he awoke with a hard-on and a woman in his bed, what happened next was pretty straightforward.
I see him every few dozen years, usually when he's coming to kill my mama.
Usually I jot down what I can remember of them when I get home.
Indeed, when some friend is trying to speak to Miss Keller, and the attempt is not proving successful, Miss Sullivan usually helps by spelling the lost words into Miss Keller's hand.
They usually run when they hear you coming.
Their kisses were usually shared after dark, but as the season progressed, that was getting later in the evening.
We don't usually have a problem tracking him, but this changed about two weeks ago.
Common sense tells us the obvious is usually where the truth rests and the obvious is either Fitzgerald or someone in the Dawkins family.
At that very time, in circumstances even more important than retreating without a battle, namely the evacuation and burning of Moscow, Rostopchin, who is usually represented as being the instigator of that event, acted in an altogether different manner from Kutuzov.
Yet working girls his age were usually either wives or soiled doves.
In my dreams I'm usually in trouble.
This was particularly noticeable on Nesvitski's usually laughing countenance.
Mother usually knows what she is about, but she made a mistake this time; for you are sure to escape us unless you come too near, and you probably won't do that.
Pete usually had a fire going by the time she was ready to fix breakfast.
Still, she didn't usually resist his attempts.
When she is in a new place, especially an interesting place like Niagara, whoever accompanies her--usually, of course, Miss Sullivan--is kept busy giving her an idea of visible details.
The vendor is usually made to "eat" the charge.
This usually comes in the form of protecting their citizenry from crime.
She usually feels the softest step and throws out her arms to ascertain if any one is near her.