The children thought the new game was very funny.
I never thought I could do it.
He thought it would be fun for the man to tell the woman.
"How can he talk like that?" thought Pierre.
"I thought so," said the Wizard, with a sigh.
I knew that I had ceased to be my mother's only darling, and the thought filled me with jealousy.
He did not finish his sentence, but his tone showed how highly he thought of his friend and how much he expected of him in the future.
For some reason she had always thought Alex would adjust quickly to any lifestyle.
The doctor thought I could not live.
They thought that pictures might take one's mind away from things that were better or more useful.
I have thought that Walden Pond would be a good place for business, not solely on account of the railroad and the ice trade; it offers advantages which it may not be good policy to divulge; it is a good port and a good foundation.
Princess Mary had thought and thought again now.
American universities are thought by many to be among the best in the world.
He began to see how foolish he had been; he thought how terrible it would be to live there without one friend, without one person to whom he could speak.
She pushed the thought from her mind and turned to him.
As the train rumbled by, the trestle shook and swayed until I thought we should be dashed to the chasm below.
With this thought in mind the girl took heart and leaned her head over the side of the buggy to see where the strange light was coming from.
You were so bespattered with mud that I thought you were some old farmer.
Her face warmed as she thought of it.
"I thought perhaps something had happened," she said with her unchanging stonily severe expression; and, sitting down opposite the prince, she prepared to listen.
I thought it strange that my teacher could not show me love.
"Thought that train would never come," observed the boy.
The older men, who thought it undignified to amuse themselves with such nonsense, continued to lie at the opposite side of the fire, but one would occasionally raise himself on an elbow and glance at Morel with a smile.
Maybe he thought she would change her mind, but it wasn't going to happen.
I did not study nor analyze them--I did not know whether they were well written or not; I never thought about style or authorship.
Though he hesitated, and perhaps failed to express himself distinctly, he always had a presentable thought behind.
They saw that all these fables taught some great truth, and they wondered how Aesop could have thought of them.
I thought they would never go, said the countess, when she had seen her guests out.
So thought the Emperor, and the Russian commanders and people were still more provoked at the thought that our forces were retreating into the depths of the country.
I thought how strange it was that such precious seeds of truth and wisdom should have fallen among the tares of ignorance and corruption.
We thought everything was arranged: but we found Monday that Mrs. Elliott would not be willing to let us invite more than fifty people, because Mrs. Howe's house is quite small.
It was the first time she thought of Katie that way.
The bullet of your thought must have overcome its lateral and ricochet motion and fallen into its last and steady course before it reaches the ear of the hearer, else it may plow out again through the side of his head.
I hope that along the way you thought of a few I missed, a few trends or developments that lead toward peace.
"A good day for harvesting," thought Alpatych.
They thought more of hunting and fighting than of learning.
I don't think so, and I'll explain why with another thought experiment.
Even identical twins, thought until recently to have identical DNA, actually have slightly different DNA.
The thought of going to college took root in my heart and became an earnest desire, which impelled me to enter into competition for a degree with seeing and hearing girls, in the face of the strong opposition of many true and wise friends.
Words and images came tripping to my finger ends, and as I thought out sentence after sentence, I wrote them on my braille slate.
But at times in history, left-handedness was thought to be a malady in need of curing (and in some parts of the world still is).
Discouragement and weariness cast me down frequently; but the next moment the thought that I should soon be at home and show my loved ones what I had accomplished, spurred me on, and I eagerly looked forward to their pleasure in my achievement.
He had always thought what he said then.
"I had other duties," thought he.
I can't really remember what won, though at the time, I thought it all very forward looking and exciting.
I cannot propose to her at present, but the thought that perhaps she might someday be my wife and that I may be missing that possibility... that possibility... is terrible.
Oh, that this toil might end and you would release me! thought he.
"So it does," thought Pierre.
No one would have thought that a child like you had gold about him.
I felt so cold, I imagined I should die before morning, and the thought comforted me.
Dorothy thought he just wiggled one of his drooping ears, but that was all.
He did not mind what people thought of him.
You must have wondered why your letter has not had an answer, and perhaps you have thought Teacher and me very naughty indeed.
'I thought everybody had the same thought about the leaves, but I do not know now.
The doctor said this restlessness did not mean anything and was due to physical causes; but Princess Mary thought he wished to tell her something, and the fact that her presence always increased his restlessness confirmed her opinion.
Its reawakening of the arts derived chiefly from seeking to recapture something thought lost from a past Golden Age.
The thought was that the overseer, being local, would be able to separate the lazy from the truly needy.
I thought that was the best way to carry her.
It was thought advisable for me to have my examinations in a room by myself, because the noise of the typewriter might disturb the other girls.
But, however this may be, I cannot now write the letter which has lain in my thought for you so long.
Again, it is sometimes thought that both nobility and aristocracy are in some special way connected with kingly government.
The 1920s to 1950s renderings of what people thought the future would look like are full of things like personal jetpacks and flying cars.
You faced what you thought was a great danger, and you were not afraid.
What if we thought differently?
But college is not the universal Athens I thought it was.
Let's do a thought experiment about this.
The signs, which I had learned the day before, and which I thought I knew perfectly, confused me.
She thought of her nephew.
"And I was wishing for his death!" thought Princess Mary.
If an ox were his property, and he wished to get needles and thread at the store, he thought it would be inconvenient and impossible soon to go on mortgaging some portion of the creature each time to that amount.
If he thought everything was normal, then it probably was.
But when Napoleon asked him whether the Russians thought they would beat Bonaparte or not, Lavrushka screwed up his eyes and considered.
Is it not all the same? she thought, and did not reply.
"Well, supposing I do love him?" thought Princess Mary.
If people were permanently obsessed with food, all individual thought, all capacity to argue, even people's sex drive, would disappear.
However, when I have thought to indulge myself in this respect, and lay their Heaven under an obligation by maintaining certain poor persons in all respects as comfortably as I maintain myself, and have even ventured so far as to make them the offer, they have one and all unhesitatingly preferred to remain poor.
To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning.
There is a work in several volumes in our Circulating Library entitled "Little Reading," which I thought referred to a town of that name which I had not been to.
Others in that heat and crush racked their brains to find some thought and hastened to utter it.
I've never thought about it before.
Even as she thought it, she knew her anger had nothing to do with their heritage.
Of course, he thought she was giving him a signal.
At first the piglet stuck in the neck of the vase and I thought I should get him, after all, but he wriggled himself through and fell down into the deep bottom part--and I suppose he's there yet.
Then the master thought of a plan.
On a sudden thought I ran upstairs before any one could stop me, to put on my idea of a company dress.
I thought then that I was "making up a story," as children say, and I eagerly sat down to write it before the ideas should slip from me.
But I do not understand how he ever thought a blind and deaf child of eleven could have invented them.
Dessalles looked in amazement at the prince, who was talking of the Niemen when the enemy was already at the Dnieper, but Princess Mary, forgetting the geographical position of the Niemen, thought that what her father was saying was correct.
They looked, as they thought, in every place where the lambs might have taken shelter.
This thought, if a wordless sensation may be called a thought, made me hop and skip with pleasure.
She evidently thought mothers were more likely to know about babies of all sorts.
The longer he thought the more contingencies presented themselves.
The doctor thought he had guessed them, and inquiringly repeated: "Mary, are you afraid?"
She thought he was speaking of Russia, or Prince Andrew, of herself, of his grandson, or of his own death, and so she could not guess his words.
She could understand nothing, think of nothing and feel nothing, except passionate love for her father, love such as she thought she had never felt till that moment.
A thought had occurred to him and so it belonged to her also.
I had known about them for a long time; but I had never thought that I should see them, and talk to them; and I can scarcely realize now that this great pleasure has been mine!
"Oh, how nice," thought Natasha; and when Sonya and Nicholas had gone out of the conservatory she followed and called Boris to her.
(He was well acquainted with the senator, but thought it necessary on this occasion to address him formally.)
He sat down, sank into thought, closed his eyes, and dozed off.
"Well, at last I've finished, now I'll rest," thought the prince, and let Tikhon undress him.
"Flesh, bodies, cannon fodder!" he thought, and he looked at his own naked body and shuddered, not from cold but from a sense of disgust and horror he did not himself understand, aroused by the sight of that immense number of bodies splashing about in the dirty pond.
"How simple and clear it is," thought Pierre.
Her face flamed as she thought of how it must have looked to Morino.
Swiftly behind that thought came another.
Whatever grew on that tree was thought to be a gift from heaven, more especially the mistletoe.
It was a good place for a fly, and I never thought of spoiling your picture.
He thought how pleasant it would be to visit strange countries and see strange peoples.
"Oh, I have thought of that," said Robert.
It is thought to have had its apex in Italy—in Venice, Florence, and Rome.
Two hundred years later, William Rutherford thought he had calculated it to 208 digits but only got the first 152 correct, so we will give him credit that far.
Hold that thought, as we will return to it.
"My little sister will understand me now," was a thought stronger than all obstacles.
At that time I eagerly absorbed everything I read without a thought of authorship, and even now I cannot be quite sure of the boundary line between my ideas and those I find in books.
I have seen Penobscot Indians, in this town, living in tents of thin cotton cloth, while the snow was nearly a foot deep around them, and I thought that they would be glad to have it deeper to keep out the wind.
If God thought it was wrong, nothing we could have done would have been successful.
I thought you needed to sleep longer because you were working so hard getting ready.
I think she was merely directing the comment at you because she thought you might want to know.
Maybe she thought it was funny.
"What will happen now?" thought she.
Yet Yancey had been frightened at the very thought of it.
In desperation you seize the budget and dump everything out, and there in a corner is your man, serenely brooding on his own private thought, unconscious of the catastrophe which he has brought upon you.
When the people saw me come from the sky they naturally thought me some superior creature, and bowed down before me.
One young man of my acquaintance, who has inherited some acres, told me that he thought he should live as I did, if he had the means.
It should not be by their architecture, but why not even by their power of abstract thought, that nations should seek to commemorate themselves?
I now thought it time to teach her to read printed words.
I thought it a good opportunity to teach her her first word.
And above all," thought Prince Andrew, "one believes in him because he's Russian, despite the novel by Genlis and the French proverbs, and because his voice shook when he said: 'What they have brought us to!' and had a sob in it when he said he would 'make them eat horseflesh!'"
"Here is that mob, the dregs of the people," he thought as he gazed at the crowd: "this rabble they have roused by their folly!
He did not know how or when this thought had taken such possession of him, but he remembered nothing of the past, understood nothing of the present, and all he saw and heard appeared to him like a dream.
Pierre knew this, but instead of acting he only thought about his undertaking, going over its minutest details in his mind.
Before I entered college, however, it was thought best that I should study another year under Mr. Keith.
The lecture-halls seemed filled with the spirit of the great and the wise, and I thought the professors were the embodiment of wisdom.
I am always delighted when anyone writes me a beautiful thought which I can treasure in my memory forever.
I do try to think that he is still near, very near; but sometimes the thought that he is not here, that I shall not see him when I go to Boston,--that he is gone,--rushes over my soul like a great wave of sorrow.
That is why I thought about starting one.
The thought of their gentle courtesy and genuine kindness brings a warm glow of joy and gratitude to my heart.
My friends thought we might have one or two pupils in our own home, thereby securing to me the advantage of being helpful to others without any of the disadvantages of a large school.
To be able to read for one's self what is being willed, thought and done in the world--the world in whose joys and sorrows, failures and successes one feels the keenest interest--that would indeed be a happiness too deep for words.
The substance of thought is language, and language is the one thing to teach the deaf child and every other child.
Let him get language and he gets the very stuff that language is made of, the thought and the experience of his race.
But the fever grew and flamed in my eyes, and for several days my kind physician thought I would die.
He had soaked hemlock leaves in water and drank it, and thought that was better than water in warm weather.
"Why is it so long?" thought Pierre.
This simple thought could not occur to the doctors (as it cannot occur to a wizard that he is unable to work his charms) because the business of their lives was to cure, and they received money for it and had spent the best years of their lives on that business.
In August he was at Smolensk and thought only of how to advance farther, though as we now see that advance was evidently ruinous to him.
Involuntarily she thought their thoughts and felt their feelings.
She thought only of one thing, her sorrow, which, after the break caused by cares for the present, seemed already to belong to the past.
What gentleness and nobility there are in her features and expression! thought he as he looked at her and listened to her timid story.
This memory carried him sadly and sweetly back to those painful feelings of which he had not thought lately, but which still found place in his soul.
However, he did not look at them now, but thought of other things.
Why is it howling? thought Pierre.
Beyond Smolensk there were several different roads available for the French, and one would have thought that during their stay of four days they might have learned where the enemy was, might have arranged some more advantageous plan and undertaken something new.
Carmen thought that might be the end of the conflict.
That thought ushered in another.
Helen Keller's letters are important, not only as a supplementary story of her life, but as a demonstration of her growth in thought and expression--the growth which in itself has made her distinguished.
Her throat was very sore and the doctor thought she would have to go away to the hospital, but she is better now.
At first I was very sorry when I found that the sun had hidden his shining face behind dull clouds, but afterwards I thought why he did it, and then I was happy.
Then I knew that you had not forgotten the dear little child, for the gift brought with it the thought of tender sympathy.
Yesterday I thought for the first time what a beautiful thing motion was, and it seemed to me that everything was trying to get near to God, does it seem that way to you?
Teacher said she thought he looked something like Paradeuski.
Though the peasants paid quitrent, Alpatych thought no difficulty would be made about complying with this order, for there were two hundred and thirty households at work in Bogucharovo and the peasants were well to do.
But I thought when people got married...
Actually, she hadn't thought how it looked to others - and there had never been any doubt in her mind that she was fortunate to have Alex.
I just thought it was because he was so good looking.
Finally, I invented a new Adjustable Post-hole, which I thought would make my fortune.
"And thought you were respectable!" said another.
This mollified Jim a little, and after some thought the green maiden decided to give the cab-horse a room in the palace, such a big building having many rooms that were seldom in use.
Then he thought what a pretty picture might be made of his sister's sweet face and little hands.
He thought of the number of times that he himself had been a coward.
He thought how grand it would be to sail and sail on the wide blue sea.
The thought that what I wrote might not be absolutely my own tormented me.
Pierre was so deep in thought that he did not hear the question.
That was why the people were so glad to see you, and why they thought from your initials that you were their rightful ruler.
Some of them thought that "Home" was a good subject.
She knew that I was much troubled, and would have liked to stay near me; but I thought it best for her to sit by herself.
TOO MUCH EXPLANATION DIRECTS THE CHILD'S ATTENTION TO WORDS AND SENTENCES, SO THAT HE FAILS TO GET THE THOUGHT AS A WHOLE.
When it was time for the church service to begin, she was in such a state of excitement that I thought it best to take her away; but Captain Keller said, "No, she will be all right."
"Not at all bad!" he thought, examining her, "not at all bad, that little companion!
"Now the fun begins," thought Anatole, sitting down with a smile beside the old prince.
"But am I not too cold with him?" thought the princess.
Mademoiselle Bourienne, also roused to great excitement by Anatole's arrival, thought in another way.
"How she loves me!" thought Princess Mary.
Can it be possible? she thought, not daring to look at his face, but still feeling his eyes gazing at her.
"Is he really to be my husband, this stranger who is so kind--yes, kind, that is the chief thing," thought Princess Mary; and fear, which she had seldom experienced, came upon her.
The old prince knew that if he told his daughter she was making a mistake and that Anatole meant to flirt with Mademoiselle Bourienne, Princess Mary's self-esteem would be wounded and his point (not to be parted from her) would be gained, so pacifying himself with this thought, he called Tikhon and began to undress.
The countess, who heard at once from the maids what had happened at the lodge, was calmed by the thought that now their affairs would certainly improve, but on the other hand felt anxious as to the effect this excitement might have on her son.
The signs, which I had so lately learned, and which I thought I knew, perplexed me.
The flowers were wilted, but the kind thought which came with them was as sweet and as fresh as newly pulled violets.
When Miss Keller speaks, her face is animated and expresses all the modes of her thought--the expressions that make the features eloquent and give speech half its meaning.
She made the "c-a," then stopped and thought, and making the sign for eating and pointing downward she pushed me toward the door, meaning that I must go downstairs for some cake.
After a long time Mrs. Keller said that she would think the matter over and see what Captain Keller thought of sending Helen away with me.
The other day a friend brought her a new doll from Memphis, and I thought I would see if I could make Helen understand that she must not break it.
They tell us that Helen is "overdoing," that her mind is too active (these very people thought she had no mind at all a few months ago!) and suggest many absurd and impossible remedies.
He had never heard of "talking-gloves"; but I explained that she had seen a glove on which the alphabet was printed, and evidently thought they could be bought.
When traveling she drinks in thought and language.
But after a great deal of thought and study, I told her, men came to believe that all forces were manifestations of one power, and to that power they gave the name GOD.
She thought the miracles of Jesus very strange.
At this moment another thought seemed to flash through her mind, and she added, "But Mr. Anagnos did not speak to my soul."
She shrinks from the thought of death with evident dismay.
Helen told me that for a long time she had thought of Jack Frost as a king, because of the many treasures which he possessed.
Pierre knew that everyone was waiting for him to say a word and cross a certain line, and he knew that sooner or later he would step across it, but an incomprehensible terror seized him at the thought of that dreadful step.
"And what nonsense all this is that I am saying!" thought a diplomatist, glancing at the happy faces of the lovers.
"Got herself up like a fool!" he thought, looking irritably at her.
With a sinking heart he watched Dolokhov's hands and thought, "Now then, make haste and let me have this card and I'll take my cap and drive home to supper with Denisov, Natasha, and Sonya, and will certainly never touch a card again."
"What a strange antipathy," thought Pierre, "yet I used to like him very much."
I recollected myself and drove away that thought only when I found myself glowing with anger, but I did not sufficiently repent.
"It is dawn," thought Pierre.
Not by a single word had Nicholas alluded to the fact that Prince Andrew's relations with Natasha might, if he recovered, be renewed, but Princess Mary saw by his face that he knew and thought of this.
Princess Mary asked the countess to let Natasha go with her to Moscow, and both parents gladly accepted this offer, for they saw their daughter losing strength every day and thought that a change of scene and the advice of Moscow doctors would be good for her.
I thought he had been killed.
"I thought I remembered you telling me that," he said, sitting down on the bed.
If he thought Alex was warming to him, he saw more than she did.
For a minute there, I thought I was getting forgetful.
It wasn't something she had considered before, but another thought followed his.
For a minute there I thought you were going to bolt and run.
I thought maybe I wasn't high society material.
I never thought of him as being anything else but a salesman until I saw him tonight, but he seems so... comfortable now.
"I thought he was going to beat you to me again," "Who?" he asked again.
You know, I just thought of something.
And then another thought struck her.
"I thought you might need these," she said, handing the rag to Carmen and setting the box of tissues on a small table beside her.
Was that the way Morino thought of it?
"But you thought you should defend me," he said in a calculating tone.
Well, she must have thought it was something.
He probably thought that she married Alex to realize her dream.
She dropped to her pillow, wondering if she was the only one who thought their exchange across the living room ended the quarrel.
Oh, so you immediately thought of Señor Medena.
The others picked themselves up from the ground one by one and quickly rejoined their fellows, so for a moment the horse thought he had won the fight with ease.
Whether it is the notion of manufacturing meat or having the computer tell you what you should order at the restaurant, you may have cringed and thought, "Man, that's kind of creepy."
The mere thought filled me with terror.
The tang of the untainted, fresh and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought, and the shells and pebbles and the seaweed with tiny living creatures attached to it never lost their fascination for me.
I felt of him and thought it very strange that he should carry his house on his back.
I thought I might just as well describe my pet in order to know it--order, vertebrate; division, quadruped; class, mammalia; genus, felinus; species, cat; individual, Tabby.
This thought pervades all German literature and is mystically expressed in Goethe's "Faust":
Why, bless you, I thought I wrote to you the day after the "Eclogues" arrived, and told you how glad I was to have them!
Why, only a little while ago people thought it quite impossible to teach the deaf-blind anything; but no sooner was it proved possible than hundreds of kind, sympathetic hearts were fired with the desire to help them, and now we see how many of those poor, unfortunate persons are being taught to see the beauty and reality of life.
But so far nobody seems to have thought of chloroforming her, which is, I think, the only effective way of stopping the natural exercise of her faculties.
When I awoke and found that all was dark and still, I suppose I thought it was night, and I must have wondered why day was so long coming.
I discovered many a site for a house not likely to be soon improved, which some might have thought too far from the village, but to my eyes the village was too far from it.
"Let him look for me," thought she.
Though with the intimacy now established between the wounded man and Natasha the thought occurred that should he recover their former engagement would be renewed, no one--least of all Natasha and Prince Andrew--spoke of this: the unsettled question of life and death, which hung not only over Bolkonski but over all Russia, shut out all other considerations.
But she could not pacify herself with these reflections; a feeling akin to remorse troubled her when she thought of her visit.
When Carmen's father died, she thought she was alone in the world, yet all these people had been there for her.
I just thought it would be fun for the man to tell the wife this for once.
I thought maybe by now you would have adjusted.
The answer came swiftly - because she no longer thought of him as adopted.
Felipa stared at the wall, deep in thought for a few minutes.
At the time she had thought Dulce was annoyed because she didn't like the punch.
In the forest he would be thought ungainly, because his face is stretched out and his neck is uselessly long.
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