While we were in Boston we visited Bunker Hill, and there I had my first lesson in history.
Processing aurally was familiar to Augustine while reading silently was revelatory, so noteworthy that he wrote it in his autobiography.
As long as these states were to share a currency, a military, provide for interstate trade, and have a single foreign policy, they could retain the economic advantages of being a large nation while maximizing individual liberty and self-determination.
The hammock was covered with pine needles, for it had not been used while my teacher was away.
Some of them were digging, others were wheeling barrowloads of earth along planks, while others stood about doing nothing.
I used to make noises, keeping one hand on my throat while the other hand felt the movements of my lips.
For a while, indeed, I had to copy my Latin in braille, so that I could recite with the other girls.
While her romance session failed to reveal his problem, it did wonders for her confidence.
The fishermen talked in low tones with one another for a little while, and then one said, It's a bargain.
Maybe you think prisoners have it too easy serving time while their victims struggle to piece their lives back together.
While diplomats create treaties, technologists help with their enforcement.
I could not be despondent while I anticipated the delight of talking to my mother and reading her responses from her lips.
My eyes fill with tears now as I think how my mother pressed me close to her, speechless and trembling with delight, taking in every syllable that I spoke, while little Mildred seized my free hand and kissed it and danced, and my father expressed his pride and affection in a big silence.
This was the pinnacle of my happiness, from which I was in a little while dashed to earth.
I wondered more and more, while Burke's masterly speech rolled on in mighty surges of eloquence, how it was that King George and his ministers could have turned a deaf ear to his warning prophecy of our victory and their humiliation.
But on the night before the algebra examination, while I was struggling over some very complicated examples, I could not tell the combinations of bracket, brace and radical.
While my days at Radcliffe were still in the future, they were encircled with a halo of romance, which they have lost; but in the transition from romantic to actual I have learned many things I should never have known had I not tried the experiment.
One could have traveled round the word many times while I trudged my weary way through the labyrinthine mazes of grammars and dictionaries, or fell into those dreadful pitfalls called examinations, set by schools and colleges for the confusion of those who seek after knowledge.
I enjoy having a play described to me while it is being acted on the stage far more than reading it, because then it seems as if I were living in the midst of stirring events.
The first time I saw him act was while at school in New York.
Once while I was calling on him in Boston he acted the most striking parts of "The Rivals" for me.
Some of them would be found written in our literature and dear to the hearts of many, while others would be wholly unknown to most of my readers.
In a word, while such friends are near us we feel that all is well.
As a child I loved to sit on his knee and clasp his great hand with one of mine, while Miss Sullivan spelled into the other his beautiful words about God and the spiritual world.
He made me sit in his armchair, while he brought different interesting things for me to examine, and at his request I recited "The Chambered Nautilus," which was then my favorite poem.
Twenty-five days later, while she was on a short visit away from home, she wrote to her mother.
While at Memphis she went over one of the large Mississippi steamers.
Mildred and I had our pictures taken while we were in Huntsville.
They came while we were eating breakfast, and my friends enjoyed them with me.
And I would keep my little hand on her face all the while, because it amused me to feel her face and lips move when she talked with people.
For a while he was kept in the general hospital at Allegheny.
But while himself remaining, he gave instructions for the departure of the princess and Dessalles with the little prince to Bogucharovo and thence to Moscow.
This was a plan of campaign he had devised while serving at the outposts during the retreat.
And from that hut, while Denisov was speaking, a general with a portfolio under his arm really did appear.
An elderly sergeant who had approached the officer while he was giving these explanations had waited in silence for him to finish speaking, but at this point, evidently not liking the officer's remark, interrupted him.
Boris belonged to the latter and no one else, while showing servile respect to Kutuzov, could so create an impression that the old fellow was not much good and that Bennigsen managed everything.
While Russia was well, a foreigner could serve her and be a splendid minister; but as soon as she is in danger she needs one of her own kin.
If there was none of this magnanimity in war, we should go to war only when it was worth while going to certain death, as now.
Having sat still for a while he touched--himself not knowing why--the thick spot of paint representing the highest light in the portrait, rose, and recalled de Beausset and the officer on duty.
Your excellency! he kept repeating pertinaciously while he shook Pierre by the shoulder without looking at him, having apparently lost hope of getting him to wake up.
It seemed as if those smoke clouds sometimes ran and sometimes stood still while woods, fields, and glittering bayonets ran past them.
From the left, over fields and bushes, those large balls of smoke were continually appearing followed by their solemn reports, while nearer still, in the hollows and woods, there burst from the muskets small cloudlets that had no time to become balls, but had their little echoes in just the same way.