My imagination carried me so far that I even had the refusal of several farms--the refusal was all I wanted--but I never got my fingers burned by actual possession.
Helen wanted me to tell her about it.
It was the way she wanted it as well.
I guess she just wanted to say goodbye.
This morning, while she was washing, she wanted to know the name for "water."
She wanted to know if men were shooting in the sky when she felt the thunder, and if the trees and flowers drank all the rain.
Most girls wanted to be a princess at some point in their youth, though she couldn't specifically remember that wish.
You wanted the horse ranch?
Right now she wanted to talk to Dulce.
Commander of the third company wanted by the general!... commander to the general... third company to the commander.
Count Rostov's mouth watered with pleasure and he nudged Pierre, but Pierre wanted to speak himself.
Carmen wanted to shrivel out of sight.
Alex wanted the safari.
Considering the information Katie had just disclosed, it wasn't surprising that he wanted to be in control - or that he had chosen a wife who asked few questions.
My teacher told me Tuesday that you wanted to know how I came to wish to talk with my mouth.
He was respectful of her concerns, but they didn't see eye-to-eye on any of it - except the fact that they both wanted another child.
He wanted to protect her and preserve her innocence.
Not because she wanted the money, but because it might become an issue.
Maybe Alex wanted to be in control because he had been dominated all his life.
Certainly she wanted to feel special to Alex - and did.
We all knew about his family, but the way he acted, it was as if he wanted to hide them from us.
He always wanted to be a veterinarian.
I guess the only thing he wanted more than that was a good woman and children.
After all, he knew Katie too, but they only wanted the people he knew before he met his wife - excluding his sister.
Maybe he wanted to look at the house too.
He had all the family he wanted in Arkansas.
Felipa looked like she wanted to eat the words.
One side of her wanted to press on until she got some answers.
At the moment, all she wanted was to be snuggled close.
If his tone was any indication, he wanted more.
Alex and Jonathan wanted to help decorate, but there were some basic things that could be done.
Alex had invited her to look at his financial files any time she wanted, and yet it seemed an intrusion on his privacy.
He merely wanted to establish his authority, so the others would follow his lead.
Most of all, he wanted to change the subject.
I'm not all that secretive, but you were the one who kept telling me that if he wanted you to know, he'd tell you.
They wanted Dad to annul the marriage - even cut off any money for Mom.
Of course - and he wanted to be there as much as she did.
Alex might have convinced himself that he wanted a simpler lifestyle.
I suppose he wanted to help.
Alex might have convinced himself that he wanted a simpler lifestyle.
He hesitantly announced to Carmen one evening that he wanted to learn to play a guitar.
He knew exactly what he wanted and I told him we would buy it for him.
Destiny wanted to wear some jewelry too, so she let her wear the white pearl choker necklace that her mother had given her.
When Destiny wanted to wear a ring like mommy, Carmen tied a yellow ribbon around her finger and made a bow of it on the top.
Whatever it was, she wanted to know.
If I wanted my mother to make ice-cream for dinner I made the sign for working the freezer and shivered, indicating cold.
I had noticed that my mother and my friends did not use signs as I did when they wanted anything done, but talked with their mouths.
I pulled two beads off and indicated to her that I wanted her to sew them on my doll.
I longed for my teacher's return; but above all things I wanted to get down from that tree.
The tongue is so serviceable a member (taking all sorts of shapes, just as is wanted),--the teeth, the lips, the roof of the mouth, all ready to help, and so heap up the sound of the voice into the solid bits which we call consonants, and make room for the curiously shaped breathings which we call vowels!
She wanted him brought to Boston, and when she was told that money would be needed to get him a teacher, she answered, "We will raise it."
You remember teacher and I told you Sunday that I wanted to have a little tea in aid of the kindergarten.
I shall be so disappointed if my little plans fail, because I have wanted for a long time to do something for the poor little ones who are waiting to enter the kindergarten.
Of course she wanted it and tried to take it; but I spelled the word again and patted her hand.
If she ever failed to get what she wanted, it was because of her inability to make the vassals of her household understand what it was.
I think she wanted to see what would happen.
Mrs. Keller wanted to get a nurse for her, but I concluded I'd rather be her nurse than look after a stupid, lazy negress.
If she wanted a small object and was given a large one, she would shake her head and take up a tiny bit of the skin of one hand between the thumb and finger of the other.
One day, when I wanted her to bring me some water, she said: Legs very tired.
Later Helen came to my room, looking very sad, and wanted to kiss me.
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 found the word "brown" in her primer and wanted to know its meaning.
I wanted her to write to her Uncle Frank this morning, but she objected.
He took us to drive one afternoon, and wanted to give Helen a doll; but she said: I do not like too many children.
She wanted to find, and still seeks, some secret motive in our actions.
I never wanted anything and I don't now.
Anna Mikhaylovna looked attentively at the sick man's eyes, trying to guess what he wanted; she pointed first to Pierre, then to some drink, then named Prince Vasili in an inquiring whisper, then pointed to the quilt.
Though in the new reign he was free to return to the capitals, he still continued to live in the country, remarking that anyone who wanted to see him could come the hundred miles from Moscow to Bald Hills, while he himself needed no one and nothing.
Michael Ivanovich did not at all know when "you and I" had said such things about Bonaparte, but understanding that he was wanted as a peg on which to hang the prince's favorite topic, he looked inquiringly at the young prince, wondering what would follow.
He leaned his elbows on the table with his pen in his hand and, evidently glad of a chance to say quicker in words what he wanted to write, told Rostov the contents of his letter.
They can't have wanted to kill me.
But the staff officer did not finish what he wanted to say.
Your honor, you're wanted by the general.
I only wanted to know your opinion, and Anna Pavlovna let Pierre go.
That day Nicholas Rostov received a letter from Boris, telling him that the Ismaylov regiment was quartered for the night ten miles from Olmutz and that he wanted to see him as he had a letter and money for him.
He wanted to pinch him, push him, do anything but kiss him--a thing everybody did.
I only wanted to ask because I fear the Guards won't be in action, he added as if in apology.
Rostov no longer wanted to sleep.
He knew that he must do something to put an end to this suffering, but what he wanted to do was too terrible.
He knew what a shock he would inflict on his father and mother by the news of this loss, he knew what a relief it would be to escape it all, and felt that Dolokhov knew that he could save him from all this shame and sorrow, but wanted now to play with him as a cat does with a mouse.
It was as if she wanted to show him that his losses were an achievement that made her love him all the more, but Nicholas now considered himself unworthy of her.
Without changing his careless attitude, Pierre looked at them over his spectacles unable to understand what they wanted or how they could go on living without having solved the problems that so absorbed him.
It was plain that he was lying and only wanted to get more money from the traveler.
"What does harm to another is wrong," said Pierre, feeling with pleasure that for the first time since his arrival Prince Andrew was roused, had begun to talk, and wanted to express what had brought him to his present state.
He came to town and wanted to invite me to dinner--I gave him a pretty dinner!...
He was pleasantly considering the probability of being promoted in a few days for his last reconnoitering expedition, and was awaiting Denisov, who had gone out somewhere and with whom he wanted a talk.
Rostov explained that he wanted to see Major Denisov of the hussars, who was wounded.
The man's neighbor on one side whispered something to him, pointing at Rostov, who noticed that the old man wanted to speak to him.
The members of his suite, guessing at once what he wanted, moved about and whispered as they passed something from one to another, and a page--the same one Rostov had seen the previous evening at Boris'--ran forward and, bowing respectfully over the outstretched hand and not keeping it waiting a moment, laid in it an Order on a red ribbon.
People talked about him, were interested in him, and wanted to meet him.
Even those members who seemed to be on his side understood him in their own way with limitations and alterations he could not agree to, as what he always wanted most was to convey his thought to others just as he himself understood it.
Pierre saw that there was a conspiracy against him and that they wanted to reunite him with his wife, and in the mood he then was, this was not even unpleasant to him.
She wanted to cry.
She and the countess and Sonya were standing by themselves as in the depths of a forest amid that crowd of strangers, with no one interested in them and not wanted by anyone.
Berg explained so clearly why he wanted to collect at his house a small but select company, and why this would give him pleasure, and why though he grudged spending money on cards or anything harmful, he was prepared to run into some expense for the sake of good society--that Pierre could not refuse, and promised to come.
She felt that he wanted to say something to her but could not bring himself to do so.
"Well, dear heart," said he, "I wanted to tell you about it yesterday and I have come to do so today.
A footman wanted to come in to clear away something in the room but she would not let him, and having closed the door behind him continued her walk.
Only one thing, no more women are wanted in my house--let him marry and live by himself.
Prince Andrew had loved his wife, she died, but that was not enough: he wanted to bind his happiness to another woman.
Her father objected to this because he wanted a more distinguished and wealthier match for Andrew.
I remember that I came to you afterwards and wanted to comfort you, but do you know, I felt ashamed to.
I had a funny doll then and wanted to give it to you.
It isn't wanted, Petya.
None of them, not even the middle-aged Dimmler, wanted to break off their conversation and quit that corner in the sitting room, but Natasha got up and Nicholas sat down at the clavichord.
Nicholas, who, as the roads were in splendid condition, wanted to take them all for a drive in his troyka, proposed to take with them about a dozen of the serf mummers and drive to "Uncle's."
She wanted nothing more.
Natasha and Princess Mary looked at one another in silence, and the longer they did so without saying what they wanted to say, the greater grew their antipathy to one another.
Natasha at that moment felt so softened and tender that it was not enough for her to love and know she was beloved, she wanted now, at once, to embrace the man she loved, to speak and hear from him words of love such as filled her heart.
I have already heard much of you in Petersburg and wanted to get to know you, said she to Natasha with her stereotyped and lovely smile.
She so wanted a word from him that would explain to her what had happened and to which she could find no answer.
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.
Equally right or wrong is he who says that Napoleon went to Moscow because he wanted to, and perished because Alexander desired his destruction, and he who says that an undermined hill weighing a million tons fell because the last navvy struck it for the last time with his mattock.
He evidently wanted to do all the talking himself, and continued to talk with the sort of eloquence and unrestrained irritability to which spoiled people are so prone.
Sometimes Natasha noticed embarrassment and awkwardness on his part in her presence, especially when he wanted to do something to please her, or feared that something they spoke of would awaken memories distressing to her.
"Because I love you!" was what he wanted to say, but he did not say it, and only blushed till the tears came, and lowered his eyes.
Next, bolts for the doors of the new building were wanted and had to be of a special shape the prince had himself designed, and a leather case had to be ordered to keep the "will" in.
If anything more is wanted I'll send after you.
The latter was very attentive to Anna Pavlovna because he wanted to be appointed director of one of the educational establishments for young ladies.
She looked at him in dismay trying to guess what he wanted of her.
Princess Mary did not understand what he wanted of her or why he was asking to be discharged.
If you think something more is wanted, tell me!
"Even then he wanted to tell me what he told me the day he died," she thought.
Evidently he had wanted to talk.
He wanted to see me, and I was standing close by, outside the door.
The Razumovskis wanted to buy his house and his estate near Moscow, but it drags on and on.
In spite of the obscurity of the soldier's words Pierre understood what he wanted to say and nodded approval.
Well, you know, I wanted to see...
Ah, I also wanted to ask you where our position is exactly? said Pierre.
And as often happens with old people, Kutuzov began looking about absent-mindedly as if forgetting all he wanted to say or do.
Then, evidently remembering what he wanted, he beckoned to Andrew Kaysarov, his adjutant's brother.
And we said so because we had nothing to fight for there, we wanted to get away from the battlefield as soon as we could.
I'm not telling it right; no, you don't understand, though he encouraged her by saying that he did understand, and he really had understood all she wanted to say.
He evidently wanted a little respite.
Hearing those moans Prince Andrew wanted to weep.
I could have run away from my father, as I wanted to.
Yes, one must harness them, must harness them! he repeated to himself with inward rapture, feeling that these words and they alone expressed what he wanted to say and solved the question that tormented him.
And the count wanted him to say it was from Klyucharev?
They all had business with Pierre and wanted decisions from him.
"I was never pleased at Bolkonski's engagement to Natasha," said the countess, "but I always wanted Nicholas to marry the princess, and had a presentiment that it would happen.
You know, love, I wanted to tell you...
You know how dear Vera wanted a chiffonier like that and how we had a dispute about it.
And dear Vera has long wanted one.
Only I so wanted it, for dear Vera's sake.
"It's because Papa wanted to give up all the carts to the wounded," said Petya.
That same evening-- without even asking himself what they were wanted for--he procured a coachman's coat and cap for Pierre, and promised to get him the pistol next day.
They were singing discordantly, arduously, and with great effort, evidently not because they wished to sing, but because they wanted to show they were drunk and on a spree.
"You will be called in when you are wanted," he said.
When I understood what he wanted--when I saw that he was preparing a bed of laurels for us, you know, I said to myself: 'That is a monarch,' and I devoted myself to him!
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.
When he had parted from Malvintseva Nicholas wished to return to the dancing, but the governor's little wife placed her plump hand on his sleeve and, saying that she wanted to have a talk with him, led him to her sitting room, from which those who were there immediately withdrew so as not to be in her way.
You see, Aunt, Mamma has long wanted me to marry an heiress, but the very idea of marrying for money is repugnant to me.
"There is one thing I wanted to tell you, Princess," said Rostov.
But now they wanted her to sacrifice the very thing that constituted the whole reward for her self-sacrifice and the whole meaning of her life.
Princess Mary looked at him with frightened inquiry, not understanding why he did not reply to what she chiefly wanted to know: how was her brother?
In spite of her one desire to see her brother as soon as possible, and her vexation that at the moment when all she wanted was to see him they should be trying to entertain her and pretending to admire her nephew, the princess noticed all that was going on around her and felt the necessity of submitting, for a time, to this new order of things which she had entered.
He looked at her without moving and saw that she wanted to draw a deep breath after stooping, but refrained from doing so and breathed cautiously.
The battle of Tarutino obviously did not attain the aim Toll had in view--to lead the troops into action in the order prescribed by the dispositions; nor that which Count Orlov-Denisov may have had in view-- to take Murat prisoner; nor the result of immediately destroying the whole corps, which Bennigsen and others may have had in view; nor the aim of the officer who wished to go into action to distinguish himself; nor that of the Cossack who wanted more booty than he got, and so on.
But if the aim of the battle was what actually resulted and what all the Russians of that day desired--to drive the French out of Russia and destroy their army--it is quite clear that the battle of Tarutino, just because of its incongruities, was exactly what was wanted at that stage of the campaign.
Here and now for the first time he fully appreciated the enjoyment of eating when he wanted to eat, drinking when he wanted to drink, sleeping when he wanted to sleep, of warmth when he was cold, of talking to a fellow man when he wished to talk and to hear a human voice.
He wanted to talk to them.
The superior officers all wanted to distinguish themselves, to cut off, to seize, to capture, and to overthrow the French, and all clamored for action.
All that he now wanted to know was what troops these were and to learn that he had to capture a "tongue"--that is, a man from the enemy column.
Petya badly wanted to laugh, but noticed that they all refrained from laughing.
Petya replied that he wanted the French lad who had been captured that day.
There were many things Petya wanted to say to the drummer boy, but did not dare to.
But Petya did not let go of him and Dolokhov saw through the gloom that Petya was bending toward him and wanted to kiss him.
Miloradovich, who said he did not want to know anything about the commissariat affairs of his detachment, and could never be found when he was wanted--that chevalier sans peur et sans reproche * as he styled himself--who was fond of parleys with the French, sent envoys demanding their surrender, wasted time, and did not do what he was ordered to do.
It was no longer the commander-in-chief speaking but an ordinary old man who wanted to tell his comrades something very important.
And Pierre, noticing that Terenty wanted a chat, generally kept him there.
I had no idea and could not imagine what state he was in, all I wanted was to see him and be with him, she said, trembling, and breathing quickly.
When he spoke of the execution he wanted to pass over the horrible details, but Natasha insisted that he should not omit anything.
"Yes, I wanted to tell you," said he, answering her look as if she had spoken.
I wanted to listen at the door, but I knew you would tell me.
When Pierre himself wanted to change his mind she would fight him with his own weapons.
He wanted to smile but dared not even think of doing so.
He did not want to be an hussar or a Knight of St. George like his uncle Nicholas; he wanted to be learned, wise, and kind like Pierre.
She wanted nothing from life but tranquillity, and that tranquillity only death could give her.
When she wanted to be agitated, Nicholas and his health would be the pretext, and when she felt a need to speak spitefully, the pretext would be Countess Mary.
Countess Mary wanted to tell him that man does not live by bread alone and that he attached too much importance to these matters.
Natasha knew why he mentioned Mitya's likeness to Nicholas: the recollection of his dispute with his brother-in-law was unpleasant and he wanted to know what Natasha thought of it.
I only wanted to tell you about Petya: today nurse was coming to take him from me, and he laughed, shut his eyes, and clung to me.
You and Jonathan wanted to go.
Well, he did say he would go because she and Jonathan wanted to.
We both wanted a baby.
No one wanted to feel forced into anything.
He wanted my opinion.
You're the person he wanted to put in the house.
I wasn't the one who wanted to come here in the first place.
If his family wanted him to come back, they would have to get rid of his current responsibilities.
He probably wanted to say good-bye privately.
All she wanted was Alex.
She wanted to talk to you about something.
She wanted to tell him how much she missed him - how much she wished he was there, but he might jump in the truck and travel dangerous highways.
She wanted to see him happy.
If you have everything you have ever wanted, you have less to gain and more to lose by invading your neighbor.
Long before English became the lingua franca of the Internet age, the world has wanted a common language.
He told Simonides he was only going to pay him half the fee and if he wanted the other half, he should collect it from Castor and Pollux.
If she wanted to indicate something large, she spread the fingers of both hands as wide as she could, and brought them together, as if to clasp a big ball.
She wanted to show it to the little boy in the seat behind us.
Man wanted a home, a place of warmth, or comfort, first of warmth, then the warmth of the affections.
Also, our sentences wanted room to unfold and form their columns in the interval.
Each visitor performed the ceremony of greeting this old aunt whom not one of them knew, not one of them wanted to know, and not one of them cared about.
I have long wanted to ask you, Andrew, why you have changed so to me?
Only I haven't the least idea what I am to do; I wanted to consult you seriously.
He wanted to smash something.
One man, older than the others present, suddenly pushed forward with a scared and angry look and wanted to seize hold of Dolokhov's shirt.
They wanted to introduce him to me, but I quite declined: I have my daughters to consider.
Don't you see you are not wanted here?
He wanted to thank you himself.
"I also wanted to ask you," continued Prince Andrew, "if I'm killed and if I have a son, do not let him be taken away from you--as I said yesterday... let him grow up with you....
Yes, I wanted it to end quicker....
She was surrounded, and they wanted to kill her and had wounded some of her people.
He wanted... needed an answer.
I suppose he wanted to help.
When he had made them all disappear again Ozma declared she was sorry they were gone, for she wanted one of them to pet and play with.
Zeb also wanted to see his home, and although he did not find anyone morning for him, the sight of Hugson's Ranch in the picture made him long to get back there.
Long ago, before Gutenberg, if you wanted to know something, you had to memorize it.
In the ancient world, man wanted guidance from the gods on what he should do.
Of course, if you wanted to print it out and read it, the stack of paper would be many miles high.
Imagine that you personally had to create everything you wanted to use.
They said that a gentleman farmer, who was behind the scenes, wanted to double his money, which, as I understood, amounted to half a million already; but in order to cover each one of his dollars with another, he took off the only coat, ay, the skin itself, of Walden Pond in the midst of a hard winter.
We wanted liberty, but Buonaparte has destroyed it.
He looked at them without understanding who they were, why they were there, or what they wanted of him.
When they wanted to move the boat from one place to another they had to pole it; that is, they pushed against a long pole, the lower end of which reached the bottom of the stream.
Her heart was full of trouble, and she wanted to talk about it.