It had been two years since their mother had died - three since their father had run off with that harlot.
I spent enough time out here a few years ago.
Howard was a good ten years older and had far more important things on his mind – like his new position as partner at the law firm.
I worked with him for two years before I discovered who he really was.
I guess I can't deny that, but in all these years, why hasn't Uncle Fabrice's name come up in a conversation at least once?
Five years ago that day she had met Alex.
They had been married almost five years, so... that meant the baby was conceived long before they met - about the time he and Tessa were going to get married.
"I've dreamed of this for years," he said.
Katie had been telling him that for years, but he hadn't seen it until now.
I graduated two years ahead of her and didn't keep in touch.
A person could change a lot in a few years, especially when they were that young.
I think I scared about ten years off my life too.
Five years hadn't changed the wild hills of Madison County, but she had forgotten how truly remote the area was.
Still, years of warnings about getting into cars with strangers compelled her to hesitate.
Not even a path had existed here when she lived in the area five years ago.
She had grown soft in five years of city life.
I'm sorry you're unhappy with my questions, but I need to know why you suddenly needed a girl after going five years without any.
There were bears and mountain lions, but in all the years she had lived here, she had never known of anyone being attacked.
Six years isn't much difference, especially five years from now.
Something deep inside said that if Allen were six years older and had a child, he'd still be as irresponsible as he was now.
I've kept my identity hidden for five years now, but I knew deep down inside that it couldn't last forever.
If she hadn't grown out of it in twenty-one years, she wasn't likely to.
My father lived to be ninety years old, and he never went on no fat diet.
With planning and diligence, his business would be on its feet in a few years and she would be working in the pediatric ward at the hospital.
A few years from now, he'll be regretting this.
It seems like years since I saw you last.
They were offering more than she could make after several years' experience at the hospital in Tulsa.
I was so busy following the road map I made so many years ago that I didn't notice it was outdated.
It reminded her of those days, years ago, when the family laughed and talked to each other.
The years had not been kind to him.
He's a good eight years older than me.
Some thirty years ago Ferapontov, by Alpatych's advice, had bought a wood from the prince, had begun to trade, and now had a house, an inn, and a corn dealer's shop in that province.
Thoughts that had not entered her mind for years--thoughts of a life free from the fear of her father, and even the possibility of love and of family happiness--floated continually in her imagination like temptations of the devil.
One instance, which had occurred some twenty years before, was a movement among the peasants to emigrate to some unknown "warm rivers."
Just as Dron was a model village Elder, so Alpatych had not managed the prince's estates for twenty years in vain.
I have served twenty-three years and have done no wrong.
He was listening to the general's report-- which consisted chiefly of a criticism of the position at Tsarevo- Zaymishche--as he had listened to Denisov, and seven years previously had listened to the discussion at the Austerlitz council of war.
Narrow and burdensome and useless to anyone as his life now seemed to him, Prince Andrew on the eve of battle felt agitated and irritable as he had done seven years before at Austerlitz.
Several tens of thousands of the slain lay in diverse postures and various uniforms on the fields and meadows belonging to the Davydov family and to the crown serfs--those fields and meadows where for hundreds of years the peasants of Borodino, Gorki, Shevardino, and Semenovsk had reaped their harvests and pastured their cattle.
The first fifteen years of the nineteenth century in Europe present an extraordinary movement of millions of people.
Men leave their customary pursuits, hasten from one side of Europe to the other, plunder and slaughter one another, triumph and are plunged in despair, and for some years the whole course of life is altered and presents an intensive movement which first increases and then slackens.
Gerasim, that sallow beardless old man Pierre had seen at Torzhok five years before with Joseph Bazdeev, came out in answer to his knock.