Jule lay on the ground a short distance away.
"I can't even see the ground," she said.
She heard him stretch out on the ground and within minutes his breathing changed.
The ground rumbled suddenly and the garage walls shook.
She'd jumped the two stories to the ground and was running towards a large garage.
She threw her leg over the horse and dropped to the ground in a swirl of skirts.
It all appeared innocent until her feet touched the ground, and then he pulled her close, wrapping his arms around her as his lips sought hers hungrily.
The camp ground was manned on a volunteer basis.
At the end of the pool, it seeped back into the ground between some more rocks.
Instead of shifting with each step, the ground felt solid.
Coal is found in the ground, too.
As she hopped the short distance from rocks to the ground leading up to the compound, she caught the silhouettes of two men against the cloudy sky.
"Well, it is this way," answered the man: "I bought a piece of ground from this neighbor of mine, and paid him a fair price for it.
Cautiously her fingers felt the ground around her and touched the cold steel barrel.
As much as she would like to have offered to walk while he rode, she knew they would cover ground faster if she rode and he walked.
Cassie stared at the ground numbly.
Thus his moral ground is taken from under his feet.
For a few moments the car hung there, the back half solidly on the ground, the front hanging precariously over the cliff.
I push the seed in the ground, water it, and wonder why nothing grew.
And he caught the bear, took it in his arms, lifted it from the ground, and began dancing round the room with it.
This treasure does not belong to me, for I bought only the ground; but when I offered it to my neighbor he refused it.
She swung her legs around and firmly planted her feet on the ground before accepting the hand he offered.
Something dropped on the ground beside her and she opened her eyes.
On the other side of the rocks, water sprang from the ground and spilled off a ledge into a large blue pool.
A dozen of them smashed together and tumbled to the ground, and seeing his success Jim kicked again and again, charging into the vegetable crowd, knocking them in all directions and sending the others scattering to escape his iron heels.
Just before the books came, Mr. Gilman had begun to remonstrate with Miss Sullivan on the ground that I was working too hard, and in spite of my earnest protestations, he reduced the number of my recitations.
Her legs felt like posts, but she drug one foot in front of another until the ground under her feet seemed to change.
In dry gourds, they were served a hot tea made from the ground leaves of something Bordeaux called the lip fern.
The ground was sawdust and the pebbles scattered around were hard knots from trees, worn smooth in course of time.
The ground beneath them shook, and suddenly, the world slowed and fell quiet.
Explosions ripped the ground from beneath them and blinded her.
We stick a bunch of seeds in the ground and then treat a thousand acres of corn pretty much as a single unit.
At last he rose, kissed the icon as a child does with naively pouting lips, and again bowed till he touched the ground with his hand.
She pushed away from the ground stiffly and rubbed at the sore muscles in her back while she surveyed the house.
The horse finally came into view and she slumped to the ground in relief.
They were served a kind of pancake that Bordeaux said was made from ground Mesquite beans.
If it should continue so long as to cause the seeds to rot in the ground and destroy the potatoes in the low lands, it would still be good for the grass on the uplands, and, being good for the grass, it would be good for me.
Rostov did not think what this call for stretchers meant; he ran on, trying only to be ahead of the others; but just at the bridge, not looking at the ground, he came on some sticky, trodden mud, stumbled, and fell on his hands.
Its wooden legs moved so fast that their twinkling could scarcely be seen, and although so much smaller than the cab-horse it covered the ground much faster.
Miss Keller's effort to reach out and meet other people on their own intellectual ground has kept her informed of daily affairs.
"No," she ground out.
By "make a car," I mean really make a car: dig iron ore out of the ground, smelt it to steel, wildcat for oil, find oil and refine it into gasoline, and so on.
I learned how the sun and the rain make to grow out of the ground every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, how birds build their nests and live and thrive from land to land, how the squirrel, the deer, the lion and every other creature finds food and shelter.
The ground gave way under her foot, and with a sickening lurch of her heart, she plunged downward.
They took their time, squatting on the dusty ground, letting minutes pass between bits of conversation.
He landed on the hard ground with a curse and darted to his feet, chasing her down again.
She'd roamed the ground floor before adopting the library as her favorite room and settling in front of a deadened hearth with a stack of celebrity magazines.
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.
"They pretend," as I hear, "that the verses of Kabir have four different senses; illusion, spirit, intellect, and the exoteric doctrine of the Vedas"; but in this part of the world it is considered a ground for complaint if a man's writings admit of more than one interpretation.
This one, a young soldier, his face deadly pale, his shako pushed back, and his musket resting on the ground, still stood near the pit at the spot from which he had fired.
Near the top of a hill he saw a little shepherd boy who was lying on the ground while a flock of sheep and lambs were grazing around him.
Sunday morning the ground was covered, and Helen and the cook's children and I played snowball.
When her attention was drawn to a marble slab inscribed with the name FLORENCE in relief, she dropped upon the ground as though looking for something, then turned to me with a face full of trouble, and asked, "Were is poor little Florence?"
One warm, sunny day in early spring, when we were at the North, the balmy atmosphere appears to have brought to her mind the sentiment expressed by Longfellow in "Hiawatha," and she almost sings with the poet: "The ground was all aquiver with the stir of new life.
I took particular pleasure in this breaking of ground, for in almost all latitudes men dig into the earth for an equable temperature.
Our right flank is over there"--he pointed sharply to the right, far away in the broken ground--"That's where the Moskva River is, and we have thrown up three redoubts there, very strong ones.
He crossed himself with an accustomed movement, bent till he touched the ground with his hand, and bowed his white head with a deep sigh.
When the service was over, Kutuzov stepped up to the icon, sank heavily to his knees, bowed to the ground, and for a long time tried vainly to rise, but could not do so on account of his weakness and weight.
And a minute or two later the Frenchman, a black-eyed fellow with a spot on his cheek, in shirt sleeves, really did jump out of a window on the ground floor, and clapping Pierre on the shoulder ran with him into the garden.
Gentle hands lifted her from the ground, and she buried her face in Bordeaux's chest, sobbing.
Didn't you feel the ground shake?
The next moment a broad-leaved plant was jerked from the ground where it grew and held suspended in the air before the Wizard.
This is the frost coming out of the ground; this is Spring.
She put the offending foot on the ground, tentatively applying a little weight, clamping a hand over her mouth to stop the cry of pain.
All you have to do is lay down the ground rules.
She took one step forward, then another, throwing herself onto the ground beside Sofi.
Damian demanded, lowering her to the ground and spinning her to face him.
Some of the wooden beings fell flat upon the ground, where they quivered and trembled in every limb; but most of them managed to wheel and escape again to a distance.
She got in the ground, and she is very dirty, and she is cold.
The ground to the right--along the course of the Kolocha and Moskva rivers--was broken and hilly.
The legions of these Myrmidons covered all the hills and vales in my wood-yard, and the ground was already strewn with the dead and dying, both red and black.
If they attack our center we, having the center battery on this high ground, shall withdraw the left flank under its cover, and retreat to the dip by echelons.
She snatched the whip from the ground and glared at Bordeaux.
Bordeaux picked his hat off the ground and dusted himself off.
The dream faded, and Jule slumped to the ground again, unable to fight the darkness.
We wouldn't grow under ground, I'm sure.
They could be seen very plainly, for here the ground was quite muddy.
When the night arrived, to quote their own words--He laid us on the bed with himself and his wife, they at the one end and we at the other, it being only planks laid a foot from the ground and a thin mat upon them.
The troops of the vanguard were stationed before Wischau, within sight of the enemy's lines, which all day long had yielded ground to us at the least firing.
On this ground Joseph Alexeevich condemned my speech and my whole activity, and in the depth of my soul I agreed with him.
Suddenly something happened: the young officer gave a gasp and bending double sat down on the ground like a bird shot on the wing.
He unexpectedly felt himself ridiculous, weak, and alone, with no ground to stand on.
Heat sensors haven't located any body heat unless they're below ground level.
He flung her to the ground near the far wall.
He wrenched Sofi off the ground in a tight bear hug and deposited her on the other side of the gate line.
It was as if small objects had been buried in the ground, and their weak magic was muffled.
She paused to listen, looked at the ground, and changed directions three times before she heard the sound of water flowing.
Jule ground his teeth.
The second man then spoke up and said, It is true that I sold him the ground, but I did not reserve anything he might find in it.
Having jerked out these last words as soldiers do and waved his arms as if flinging something to the ground, the drummer--a lean, handsome soldier of forty--looked sternly at the singers and screwed up his eyes.
Carelessly holding in his stallion that was neighing and pawing the ground, eager to rejoin its fellows, he watched his squadron draw nearer.
On the high ground where the enemy was, the smoke of a cannon rose, and a ball flew whistling over the heads of the hussar squadron.
Rostov's horse was also getting restive: it pawed the frozen ground, pricking its ears at the noise and looking at the lights.
Not that sort of victory which is defined by the capture of pieces of material fastened to sticks, called standards, and of the ground on which the troops had stood and were standing, but a moral victory that convinces the enemy of the moral superiority of his opponent and of his own impotence was gained by the Russians at Borodino.
At the moment when Vereshchagin fell and the crowd closed in with savage yells and swayed about him, Rostopchin suddenly turned pale and, instead of going to the back entrance where his carriage awaited him, went with hurried steps and bent head, not knowing where and why, along the passage leading to the rooms on the ground floor.
The caleche flew over the ground as fast as the horses could draw it, but for a long time Count Rostopchin still heard the insane despairing screams growing fainter in the distance, while his eyes saw nothing but the astonished, frightened, bloodstained face of "the traitor" in the fur-lined coat.
While they were talking in undertones the crack of a shot sounded from the low ground by the pond, a puff of white smoke appeared, then another, and the sound of hundreds of seemingly merry French voices shouting together came up from the slope.
The front end was slowly sinking down as the ground gave way.
Next minute there was a roar and a sharp crash, and at her side Dorothy saw the ground open in a wide crack and then come together again.
He cut his trees level and close to the ground, that the sprouts which came up afterward might be more vigorous and a sled might slide over the stumps; and instead of leaving a whole tree to support his corded wood, he would pare it away to a slender stake or splinter which you could break off with your hand at last.
Such an exuberance of animal spirits had he that he sometimes tumbled down and rolled on the ground with laughter at anything which made him think and tickled him.
These were the questions each man of the troops on the high ground above the bridge involuntarily asked himself with a sinking heart--watching the bridge and the hussars in the bright evening light and the blue tunics advancing from the other side with their bayonets and guns.
"Fine men!" remarked Napoleon, looking at a dead Russian grenadier, who, with his face buried in the ground and a blackened nape, lay on his stomach with an already stiffened arm flung wide.
From an unfinished house on the Varvarka, the ground floor of which was a dramshop, came drunken shouts and songs.
Trembling and panting the old man fell into that state of fury in which he sometimes used to roll on the ground, and he fell upon Eykhen, threatening him with his hands, shouting and loading him with gross abuse.
And poor, sweet Molly, dropped to the ground, like so much garbage.
At length the old hound burst into view with muzzle to the ground, and snapping the air as if possessed, and ran directly to the rock; but, spying the dead fox, she suddenly ceased her hounding as if struck dumb with amazement, and walked round and round him in silence; and one by one her pups arrived, and, like their mother, were sobered into silence by the mystery.
"I think, however, that these condemnations have some ground," returned Prince Andrew, trying to resist Speranski's influence, of which he began to be conscious.
Amid the turmoil of his activities and distractions, however, Pierre at the end of a year began to feel that the more firmly he tried to rest upon it, the more masonic ground on which he stood gave way under him.
"Look out!" came a frightened cry from a soldier and, like a bird whirring in rapid flight and alighting on the ground, a shell dropped with little noise within two steps of Prince Andrew and close to the battalion commander's horse.
"Give her back to them, give her back!" he almost shouted, putting the child, who began screaming, on the ground, and again looking at the Frenchman and the Armenian family.
In the village, in the house, in the garden, by the well, by the pond, over all the rising ground, and all along the road uphill from the bridge leading to the village, not more than five hundred yards away, crowds of men could be seen through the shimmering mist.
If he fell into my hands, when I'd caught him I'd bury him in the ground with an aspen stake to fix him down.
Suddenly on the road at the top of the high ground, artillery and troops in blue uniform were seen.
Bushes looked like gigantic trees and level ground like cliffs and slopes.
When spring came on, the soldiers found a plant just showing out of the ground that looked like asparagus, which, for some reason, they called "Mashka's sweet root."
Clothes, saddles, reins, were all wet, slippery, and sodden, like the ground and the fallen leaves that strewed the road.
I have rarely met a fellowman on such promising ground--it was so simple and sincere and so true all that he said.
The ground was damp but not muddy, and the troops advanced noiselessly, only occasionally a jingling of the artillery could be faintly heard.
The retirement of the center to the other side of the dip in the ground at the rear was hurried and noisy, but the different companies did not get mixed.
On the ground, beside the trunks, sat a thin woman no longer young, with long, prominent upper teeth, and wearing a black cloak and cap.
Crossing a road they descended a steep incline and saw several men lying on the ground; they also met a crowd of soldiers some of whom were unwounded.
I dropped to the ground as he yanked the phone from its base and flung it across the room.
He signed in at a camp ground under a different name.
The swordsman lifted a sword off the ground and raised it, charging her.
Then she dropped on the ground and asked for its name and pointed to the pump and the trellis, and suddenly turning round she asked for my name.
The snow had already covered the ground since the 25th of November, and surrounded me suddenly with the scenery of winter.
Little did the dusky children think that the puny slip with its two eyes only, which they stuck in the ground in the shadow of the house and daily watered, would root itself so, and outlive them, and house itself in the rear that shaded it, and grown man's garden and orchard, and tell their story faintly to the lone wanderer a half-century after they had grown up and died--blossoming as fair, and smelling as sweet, as in that first spring.
When the farmers could not get to the woods and swamps with their teams, and were obliged to cut down the shade trees before their houses, and, when the crust was harder, cut off the trees in the swamps, ten feet from the ground, as it appeared the next spring.
I also heard the whooping of the ice in the pond, my great bed-fellow in that part of Concord, as if it were restless in its bed and would fain turn over, were troubled with flatulency and had dreams; or I was waked by the cracking of the ground by the frost, as if some one had driven a team against my door, and in the morning would find a crack in the earth a quarter of a mile long and a third of an inch wide.
The ground seemed to groan at the terrible impact.
He had a look at all the details of the hunt, sent a pack of hounds and huntsmen on ahead to find the quarry, mounted his chestnut Donets, and whistling to his own leash of borzois, set off across the threshing ground to a field leading to the Otradnoe wood.
Nicholas did not hear his own cry nor feel that he was galloping, nor see the borzois, nor the ground over which he went: he saw only the wolf, who, increasing her speed, bounded on in the same direction along the hollow.
But the wolf jumped up more quickly than anyone could have expected and, gnashing her teeth, flew at the yellowish borzoi, which, with a piercing yelp, fell with its head on the ground, bleeding from a gash in its side.
He looked and recognizing in her both the old and the new Sonya, and being reminded by the smell of burnt cork of the sensation of her kiss, inhaled the frosty air with a full breast and, looking at the ground flying beneath him and at the sparkling sky, felt himself again in fairyland.
One Uhlan stopped, another who was on foot flung himself to the ground to avoid being knocked over, and a riderless horse fell in among the hussars.
The French dragoon officer was hopping with one foot on the ground, the other being caught in the stirrup.
He sprang forward and upset an old woman who was catching at a biscuit; the old woman did not consider herself defeated though she was lying on the ground--she grabbed at some biscuits but her hand did not reach them.
"I can see through you and three yards into the ground under you," he continued, gazing at the floor in front of Dron.
In front of Tuchkov's troops was some high ground not occupied by troops.
Prince Andrew looked out of the shed and saw Pierre, who had tripped over a pole on the ground and had nearly fallen, coming his way.
That part of the line was not entrenched and in front of it the ground was more open and level than elsewhere.
Napoleon rode up the high ground at Semenovsk, and through the smoke saw ranks of men in uniforms of a color unfamiliar to him.
Raevski reported that the troops were firmly holding their ground and that the French no longer ventured to attack.
Some built little houses of the tufts in the plowed ground, or plaited baskets from the straw in the cornfield.
Others held their ground and continued to fire.
She was sitting on some bundles a little behind the old woman, and looked from under her long lashes with motionless, large, almond-shaped eyes at the ground before her.
Some columns, supposing they had reached their destination, halted, piled arms, and settled down on the cold ground, but the majority marched all night and arrived at places where they evidently should not have been.
Tucking his legs under him and dropping his head he sat down on the cold ground by the wheel of the cart and remained motionless a long while sunk in thought.
The soldiers surrounded the Frenchmen, spread a greatcoat on the ground for the sick man, and brought some buckwheat porridge and vodka for both of them.
When Alex lowered her to the ground, she jerked her hand free and marched off to the house.
He dropped the saddle to the ground and slipped a halter over the horses' nose.
The rifle fire abated and the ground shook with the drumming of hooves.
He spat a stream of brown fluid at the ground and grinned at her.
Gradually winter released its grip and flowers erupted from the ground in celebration of spring.
No stone left unturned until I see the blood of my tipster-nemesis flood the ground beneath her panicked body.
Dusty ignored Bianca's searching look and punched the button for the ground floor.
The ground around the monument was rich with the long dead whose souls were trapped.
Jule watched the beautiful woman knock Darian to the ground for a second time.
The mansion's heavy drapes on the ground floor were closed and the lighting in the library dim enough for her to tolerate.
Dusty's gaze was on the ground, his smile partially hidden while Jule's amusement was less discreet.
A fire was kindled at the bottom of a deep hole in the ground, big sticks were laid crosswise at the top, and meat was hung from them and turned on spits.
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.
All her skills were occupied simply keeping all four wheels on the ground.
Once again the rear end was on solid ground.
The man lifted his hands gently from the trunk, and the rear wheels of the car lifted a few inches from the ground.
When he rose, her feet dangled high off the ground.
Frantically, she grabbed at the five-leaf ivy that covered the ground.
A sharp pain shot through her ankle and a cry escaped her lips as she dropped back to the ground.
Spencer shoved his hands in his pockets and stared at the ground.
Royce snorted, unfolding his tall gangly frame from the ground.
Pete threw his feet over the wagon seat and dropped to the ground.
She grabbed a handful of the Bay's mane and swung to the ground.
"Bordeaux," Fritz broke the silence, placing his empty plate on the ground.
Cassie could feel them all watching her as she settled to the ground.
That was when she noticed Old Charlie standing beside the house, the reins dragging the ground.
The horse snorted and sidestepped, letting her fall to the ground.
He took the blanket from her and spread it on the ground.
You lower the tines until they touch the ground.
I missed Betsy already and her plane hadn't left the ground.
You're treading on dangerous ground.
"I guess everyone is pissed at me," Howie mumbled, his eyes cast down to the ground.
He opened the back door of the van and motioned Betsy inside as Molly lay inert on the ground.
Darian was staring at the ground.
"Don't have time, don't want the drama," he replied and swiped his T-shirt from the ground.
Sofi dug her heels into the ground.
The light faded from the vamp's eyes, and it slid to the ground.
The energies of the things in the house were replaced by new energies coming from the ground.
Xander, find me somewhere safe above ground.
Somewhere safe above ground, with vamps who are loyal?
Her tortured thoughts went to the thousands of men, killed by the only family she'd known, whose souls were trapped for eternity beneath the ground.
Jule, can the souls of those long dead still be freed, even if they're trapped in the ground?
Yully opened her eyes, suddenly aware she was floating two feet of the ground.
"I'm not done yet," Darian said and rose from the ground.
The vamp's blow and magic threw her to the ground.
"Yes, ikir," he murmured and knelt, lifting Sofia off the ground.
It was dark, cold, and the shots hit the man with lopsided shoulders, dropping him dead to the ground.
Deep holes in the ground, rimmed with black, pockmarked the shallow valley.
Two caught her before she hit the ground.
A massive explosion went off, shaking the ground beneath them.
She hopped to her feet and shoved Jule's arm away, pulling Darian to the ground beside her.
She turned to see his gaze on the ground, his body braced as if for a blow.
They smell like they spent years on the ground.
The very thought of crawling into a dark hole in the ground caused shivers of ice on the back of his neck.
Who's gonna mind the ship while you folks are poking around in the ground?
Water seeped from the opening, spreading out in a sticky ooze that was quickly eaten by the thirsty ground.
Dean examined the ground for tracks but the water, which while shallow, in most places covered the width of the narrow passageway and obliterated any footprints.
Stones laid carefully on the ground gave additional indications of the correct egress.
They knelt on a patch of dried ground in the opening of the carved alcove and examined the site.
The ground was brushed clean.
Dean sat on the ground next to the vehicle.
In my younger days I slept on the ground half the summer, but old age makes you stiff.
Cynthia gripped her husband's hand in a circulation-stopping grip as a deep dip bounced them to the ground.
"I guess we should set up some ground rules here," Dean answered.
It looks like a hole in the ground that hasn't been touched in thirty years or more.
With the exception of deceased Dawkins, Senior owning the property where the skeleton was discovered, Fred should be on safe ground limiting his research to the identity of the elusive bones.
He cast his eyes downward, away from the brightness, and saw little except the ground in front of him.
She was staring down at the ground and didn't see Dean.
She combed her fingers through her red hair, forgetting her pushed-back sunglasses and knocking them to the ground.
In the course of a few months, the old understanding between Immortals and demons – that humans were off-limits – crashed to the ground.
Any clue how a hole in the ground equates to an evil soul?
The sky was given the status of something pure and clean, the earth sort of a dirty wasteland, and anything below water level or the ground considered Hellish.
He showed Gabriel the drawing of the different symbols with a sketch of the sun on one end and the ground on the other.
She continued in that fashion until she was a good fifteen feet off the ground.
Dropping the last few feet to the ground, she regained her balance.
Making up ground, maybe.
He rested her on the ground.
The gaze of Darkyn's mate was on the ground.
He paused near the crack in the ground.
The girl scrambled up and approached him, eyes on the ground.
Gabriel stood his ground as the demon strode to him.
Alex stopped, pointing at something on the ground.
Through the window she saw Alex vault the fence and hit the ground running.
The throbbing sound increased and the chopper lifted from the ground.
The minute he released her on the ground, she ran after Jonathan.
Alex grabbed Carmen by the waist and lifted her out, standing her gently on the ground.
If nothing else, it would put them on equal ground.
Immediately she dropped to the ground.
Alex fired twice more and the bear dropped to the ground.
Well, personally, I'd like to see some little chicks scratching at the ground like their mother.
They hit the ground hard.
She forced herself to sit on the ground, to focus, to wish with all her heart to go back to Wynn.
Deidre went and sat when they pulled her towards the ground.
You hit the ground before I could catch you, he said.
She placed her bag on the ground and approached him.
It was built on high ground, and the forest sloped downward and away from the fortress.
Something fell with a clunk to the ground.
Gabe swiped it off the ground and studied it.
There was a traitor among the fifty-odd death-dealers he had above ground, and he'd assigned twelve-hour shifts to keep an eye on the apartment where he sent Deidre.
He dumped it on the ground.
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