She shuddered involuntarily as it slowly uncoiled, stretched across the porch and eventually disappeared off the edge into the tall grass.
He listened, refraining from a reply, and involuntarily wondered how this old man, living alone in the country for so many years, could know and discuss so minutely and acutely all the recent European military and political events.
Involuntarily she glanced up at him.
Her mouth went dry and she involuntarily licked her lips.
She moaned involuntarily and his lips returned to hers.
Speranski did not shift his eyes from one face to another as people involuntarily do on entering a large company and was in no hurry to speak.
His lips were warm and inviting, and she involuntarily responded to their query.
His lips silenced her protest and she involuntarily responded.
Everything seemed so simple and clear in Speranski's exposition that Prince Andrew involuntarily agreed with him about everything.
Jenn shivered involuntarily as a cool breeze replaced his body heat.
Obviously a warrior-king was preferable to a regimen of women and children, and the eyes of the wiser Magyars turned involuntarily towards Wladislaus III.
I got dragged down here involuntarily to make sure you survived, unlike someone who made a deal with the Dark One.
Her grip tightened on the phone involuntarily and it shot out of her wet hand, bouncing once on the ledge before plunging over the bluff.
This was Speranski's cold, mirrorlike look, which did not allow one to penetrate to his soul, and his delicate white hands, which Prince Andrew involuntarily watched as one does watch the hands of those who possess power.
The relationship of landlord and tenant may be altered either voluntarily, by the act of the parties, or involuntarily, by the operation of law, and may also be dissolved.
In the first place, the intuition of causality does not require will at all, because we often perceive one bodily member pressing another involuntarily; a man suffering from lockjaw neither wills nor can avoid feeling the pressure of his upper and lower jaws against one another.
Involuntarily she thought their thoughts and felt their feelings.
The night air was chilly on her bare arms and she shivered involuntarily, annoyed at herself because it looked like an obvious ploy.
Involuntarily he felt a joyful agitation at the thought of the humiliation of arrogant Austria and that in a week's time he might, perhaps, see and take part in the first Russian encounter with the French since Suvorov met them.
AHMAD IBN HANBAL (780-855), the founder, involuntarily and after his death, of the IIanbalite school of canon law, was born at Bagdad in A.H.
"You have a preferred outcome," Wynn said, suddenly comprehending why he'd been involuntarily summoned.
General events involuntarily group themselves around some particular incident.
The beautiful (KaX6v) is to be carefully distinguished from the allied conceptions of the useful and the pleasant, which vary with time, place and person; whereas beauty is predicated absolutely and involuntarily by all who have attained the right standpoint.
All eyes fastened involuntarily on this French column advancing against them and winding down over the uneven ground.
All seriously thinking historians have involuntarily encountered this question.
When bees are wintered on thin, watery food not sealed over, and are unable for months to take cleansing flights, they become weak and involuntarily discharge their excrement over the combs and hive, a state of things never seen in a healthy colony under normal conditions.
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.
His suite, not having expected this, involuntarily came closer to him.
I must have snickered involuntarily.
She shook her head, her body relaxing involuntarily.
She glanced up at him involuntarily.
His fingers dug into her arms and she cried out involuntarily.
Should no improvement occur death may take place in from one to three weeks, either from repeated losses of blood, or from gradual exhaustion consequent on the continuance of the symptoms, in which case the discharges from the bowels become more offensive and are passed involuntarily.
His persistence was taking its toll, and when his lips found hers again, she responded involuntarily.
It was subtle but compelling, drawing her attention involuntarily.
Sometimes I forget what it's like to be involuntarily inducted into the Guardians.
There is no need for anyone to be involuntarily in such a state in a moderately affluent western society.
I involuntarily ejaculate: another swarm, much bigger, in an apple in the orchard just opposite.
More complicated actions, which may seem purposeful, can also occur involuntarily.
He sighed and, doing so, groaned involuntarily.
Anatole returned and looked at Dolokhov, trying to give him his attention and evidently submitting to him involuntarily.
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A student asked me why dogs kick, seemingly involuntarily, when you pet them sometimes; especially on the belly.
The smooth muscles work involuntarily to help the body perform necessary functions such as breathing.
Soiling - As the muscles relax for the last time, the dog may soil involuntarily.
Strong rectal pressure, with or without an urge to push or move the bowels, may cause the woman to grunt involuntarily.
Holding the breath cannot actually hurt a child; the child will breathe involuntarily before harm occurs.
When drowning begins, the larynx (a part of the air passage) closes involuntarily, preventing both air and water from entering the lungs.
Optokinetic nystagmus (OKN) is a nystagmus that can be elicited involuntarily when a rapidly moving striped object is passed in front of an individual's eyes.
Claims processors administer monetary support to a member of the work force who is unemployed involuntarily.
Men can get excited involuntarily, especially young men.
Those who returned involuntarily often exhibit signs of depression, sadness and melancholy.
Any of these individuals qualify when an employee is either voluntarily or involuntarily terminated from their job (unless it's for "gross misconduct") or if the employee has reduced hours that limited health benefits.
Prince Andrew glanced at Kutuzov's face only a foot distant from him and involuntarily noticed the carefully washed seams of the scar near his temple, where an Ismail bullet had pierced his skull, and the empty eye socket.
Prince Andrew smiled involuntarily as he looked at the artillery officer Tushin, who silent and smiling, shifting from one stockinged foot to the other, glanced inquiringly with his large, intelligent, kindly eyes from Prince Andrew to the staff officer.
Ouh! ouh! came peals of such healthy and good-humored laughter from the soldiers that it infected the French involuntarily, so much so that the only thing left to do seemed to be to unload the muskets, explode the ammunition, and all return home as quickly as possible.
Prince Andrew, being always near the commander in chief, closely following the mass movements and general orders, and constantly studying historical accounts of battles, involuntarily pictured to himself the course of events in the forthcoming action in broad outline.
Seeing that smile, Rostov involuntarily smiled himself and felt a still stronger flow of love for his sovereign.
Rostov got out of their way, involuntarily noticed that one of them was bleeding, and galloped on.
The rider, whose figure seemed familiar to Rostov and involuntarily riveted his attention, made a gesture of refusal with his head and hand and by that gesture Rostov instantly recognized his lamented and adored monarch.
Involuntarily recalling his wife's past and her relations with Dolokhov, Pierre saw clearly that what was said in the letter might be true, or might at least seem to be true had it not referred to his wife.
He involuntarily remembered how Dolokhov, who had fully recovered his former position after the campaign, had returned to Petersburg and come to him.
Nearly two years before this, in 1808, Pierre on returning to Petersburg after visiting his estates had involuntarily found himself in a leading position among the Petersburg Freemasons.
The two girls in their white dresses, each with a rose in her black hair, both curtsied in the same way, but the hostess' eye involuntarily rested longer on the slim Natasha.
"Rugayushka!" he added, involuntarily by this diminutive expressing his affection and the hopes he placed on this red borzoi.
Involuntarily Rostov recalled all the good he had heard about him from his father and the neighbors.
Natasha suddenly shrank into herself and involuntarily assumed an offhand air which alienated Princess Mary still more.
Natasha involuntarily gazed at that neck, those shoulders, and pearls and coiffure, and admired the beauty of the shoulders and the pearls.
When she was not looking at him she felt that he was looking at her shoulders, and she involuntarily caught his eye so that he should look into hers rather than this.
Pierre involuntarily glanced at the loose button.
His whole short corpulent figure with broad thick shoulders, and chest and stomach involuntarily protruding, had that imposing and stately appearance one sees in men of forty who live in comfort.
During the speech that followed, Balashev, who more than once lowered his eyes, involuntarily noticed the quivering of Napoleon's left leg which increased the more Napoleon raised his voice.
Involuntarily listening now to the firing, which had drawn nearer and was increasing in strength, Alpatych hurried to his inn.
She had noticed with what dissatisfaction he turned from the look she sometimes involuntarily fixed on him.
Unconsciously she sat up, smoothed her hair, got up, and went to the window, involuntarily inhaling the freshness of the clear but windy evening.
In giving and accepting battle at Borodino, Kutuzov acted involuntarily and irrationally.
They rode close by continuing to converse, and Prince Andrew involuntarily heard these words:
For a little while he was left alone and involuntarily witnessed what was taking place on the other two tables.
He rode hurriedly from the battlefield and returned to the Shevardino knoll, where he sat on his campstool, his sallow face swollen and heavy, his eyes dim, his nose red, and his voice hoarse, involuntarily listening, with downcast eyes, to the sounds of firing.
(At the mention of the chiffonier and dressing table Berg involuntarily changed his tone to one of pleasure at his admirable domestic arrangements.)
As Pierre passed through the fence gate, he was enveloped by hot air and involuntarily stopped.
Involuntarily he noticed a Georgian or Armenian family consisting of a very handsome old man of Oriental type, wearing a new, cloth- covered, sheepskin coat and new boots, an old woman of similar type, and a young woman.
In the Petersburg world this sad side of the affair again involuntarily centered round a single incident: Kutaysov's death.
But the latter's good-natured naivete was so boundless that sometimes even he involuntarily yielded to Nicholas' good humor.
Who is there in Petersburg? he asked involuntarily, though only to himself.
The blood rushed to Natasha's face and her feet involuntarily moved, but she could not jump up and run out.
At the ensuing diet of 1769, when the Hats returned to power, Fersen was again elected marshal of the diet; but he made no attempt to redeem his pledges to the crown prince Gustavus, as to a very necessary reform of the constitution, which he had made before the elections, and thus involuntarily contributed to the subsequent establishment of absolutism.
In the second file from the right flank, beside which the carriage passed the company, a blue- eyed soldier involuntarily attracted notice.
But not to speak of the intrinsic quality of histories of this kind (which may possibly even be of use to someone for something) the histories of culture, to which all general histories tend more and more to approximate, are significant from the fact that after seriously and minutely examining various religious, philosophic, and political doctrines as causes of events, as soon as they have to describe an actual historic event such as the campaign of 1812 for instance, they involuntarily describe it as resulting from an exercise of power--and say plainly that that was the result of Napoleon's will.
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