It might have done damage inside.
If you could see a way it might be possible, then it must be possible.
This might be the most difficult decision she would ever make.
We might have done something to help you.
Either situation might be the case.
No one knows what the mother might do.
As it was, the kids might pick up on her fear and emulate.
She could have asked, but that might tip her hand.
Talking about it might help her, but they had already talked the subject lifeless.
Some might think Dulce didn't know what she was missing, but Carmen suspected she did.
In other words, you might not notice the time you ate the MSG and didn't get the headache.
Then he thought what a pretty picture might be made of his sister's sweet face and little hands.
There was no good way to say it, so she might as well get to the facts.
Hey, someone has to discover penicillin—it might as well be me.
Still, Alex might be getting worse.
You might be asking, Then what?
Show me where we might eat.
'Against God's might our hands can't fight.'
Immediately the Prince and all of his people flocked out of the hall into the street, that they might see what was about to happen.
Carmen thought that might be the end of the conflict.
They might not look alike?
Alex might have convinced himself that he wanted a simpler lifestyle.
It crossed her mind that Alex might be more than uncomfortable in these surroundings.
It was a singular experience that long acquaintance which I cultivated with beans, what with planting, and hoeing, and harvesting, and threshing, and picking over and selling them--the last was the hardest of all--I might add eating, for I did taste.
You might have taken some from the covering troops.
At evening, the distant lowing of some cow in the horizon beyond the woods sounded sweet and melodious, and at first I would mistake it for the voices of certain minstrels by whom I was sometimes serenaded, who might be straying over hill and dale; but soon I was not unpleasantly disappointed when it was prolonged into the cheap and natural music of the cow.
Well, one day King Frost was trying to think of some good that he could do with his treasure; and suddenly he concluded to send some of it to his kind neighbour, Santa Claus, to buy presents of food and clothing for the poor, that they might not suffer so much when King Winter went near their homes.
Might it be better?
Most of these people have other jobs and obligations, so without something like Etsy, they might not be able to enter into these trades.
The thought that what I wrote might not be absolutely my own tormented me.
She might have lost the baby anyway, but the way he treated her couldn't have helped.
They suggest other products a customer might be interested in.
How might this work?
Pierre smiled in his good-natured way as if afraid for his companion's sake that the latter might say something he would afterwards regret.
I think she was merely directing the comment at you because she thought you might want to know.
A war which became general, as any limited action might, would only result in the virtual destruction of mankind.
With a little more wit we might use these materials so as to become richer than the richest now are, and make our civilization a blessing.
There was nothing she could do about it until he got home, so she might as well not think about it.
We might always drive about together!
It might take a few days to notice any improvement from the antibiotics.
But now that the moment had come she was filled with dread of what she might see.
If you have no food and are starving, you might invade your neighbor and take his food.
In fact, if she confronted him now and then, he might be more inclined to volunteer information before she found out about it.
Do you think Jonathan might feel left out when the new baby comes?
He might be seen every day with a bag of charcoal on his back, carrying it to some of his customers.
Might you go too, Alfonso?
Once that is achieved, the sort of event that will happen is: You will be online to order, say, a replacement water filter, and the suggestion engine will propose that along with the filter, you might like to buy ... a pogo stick.
We went down a hundred and twenty feet in an elevator that we might see the violent eddies and whirlpools in the deep gorge below the Falls.
Some of the peasants said that these new arrivals were Russians and might take it amiss that the mistress was being detained.
They looked, as they thought, in every place where the lambs might have taken shelter.
Dulce turned, and for a moment Carmen thought she might strike her.
Anatole had no notion and was incapable of considering what might come of such love-making, as he never had any notion of the outcome of any of his actions.
Then we will list the things that might derail us on the way to that future.
If you could only read, you might learn that story and enjoy it.
They might even own foreign currencies the same way.
But Napoleon came and swept him aside, unconscious of his existence, as he might brush a chip from his path, and his Bald Hills and his whole life fell to pieces.
For, if we told you truly, you might escape us altogether; and if we told you an untruth we would be naughty and deserve to be punished.
Intriguer! she hissed viciously, and tugged with all her might at the portfolio.
"My dear!" exclaimed his mother imploringly, again laying her hand on his arm as if that touch might soothe or rouse him.
"Hungarian"... or "Rhine wine" as the case might be.
Whatever the case, Mary questioned anything that might indicate discord between Carmen and Alex.
She drops $300 on Google ads before realizing it might not be a great fit.
I concluded that if I reported to your Serene Highness you might send me away or say that you knew what I was reporting, but then I shouldn't lose anything...
She might as well tell the entire thing.
However, I should never have broken a horse or bull and taken him to board for any work he might do for me, for fear I should become a horseman or a herdsman merely; and if society seems to be the gainer by so doing, are we certain that what is one man's gain is not another's loss, and that the stable-boy has equal cause with his master to be satisfied?
I imitated this action, even wearing his spectacles, thinking they might help solve the mystery.
At first King Frost was very angry, and the fairies trembled and crouched lower in their hiding-places, and I do not know what might have happened to them if just then a party of boys and girls had not entered the wood.
I was actually afraid that I might by that time be doing what is called a good business.
Boris inquired what news there might be on the staff, and what, without indiscretion, one might ask about our plans.
Owing to the terrible uproar and the necessity for concentration and activity, Tushin did not experience the slightest unpleasant sense of fear, and the thought that he might be killed or badly wounded never occurred to him.
He is leaving me here, God knows why, when he might have had promotion...
He feared that Bonaparte's genius might outweigh all the courage of the Russian troops, and at the same time could not admit the idea of his hero being disgraced.
Men and boys pulled with all their might; and Putnam and the wolf were drawn out together.
She felt that she could not understand them however much she might think about them.
For a moment her heart beat overtime and it looked as though she might fall, but Alex smoothly caught her and stepped around, covering her fumbling so well that no one appeared to notice.
Analysts declared each successive generation might be "the first to have a lower standard of living than their parents."
A shiver ran through the tree, and the wind sent forth a blast that would have knocked me off had I not clung to the branch with might and main.
What do you think?"--she was speaking hurriedly, evidently afraid her strength might fail her-- "Will he ever forgive me?
He had told her that after the sixteenth he could not be responsible for what might happen.
He was very proud to think of this, and he wished that he might grow up to be like them.
This is simply another form of trade, so some might accuse me of double counting some of my forty-three reasons war will end.
As I talked, happy thoughts fluttered up out of my words that might perhaps have struggled in vain to escape my fingers.
I thought, as I have my living to get, and have not eaten to-day, that I might go a-fishing.
Ilyin tried to imitate Rostov in everything and adored him as a girl might have done.
In the domain of jurisprudence, which consists of discussions of how a state and power might be arranged were it possible for all that to be arranged, it is all very clear; but when applied to history that definition of power needs explanation.
Actually, I could make guesses, but they might well be spectacularly wrong and a guy doesn't want that haunting him ten years from now.
At a little distance from the palace we might easily mistake it for a mountain whose peaks were mounting heavenward to receive the last kiss of the departing day.
She turned away, and then, as if fearing he might take her words as meant to move him to pity, looked at him with an apprehensive glance of inquiry.
Besides, they said Helen's wonderful deliverance might be a boon to other afflicted children.
Her method might not succeed so completely in the hands of any one else.
They forgot that the frightened face and the figure could not be altered, and that however they might change the setting and adornment of that face, it would still remain piteous and plain.
To him the club entrusted the arrangement of the festival in honor of Bagration, for few men knew so well how to arrange a feast on an open-handed, hospitable scale, and still fewer men would be so well able and willing to make up out of their own resources what might be needed for the success of the fete.
But what it was, no one could tell: it might be some caprice of a sick and half-crazy man, or it might relate to public affairs, or possibly to family concerns.
If we had not said that till the evening, heaven knows what might not have happened.
These babies might not be in her womb, but they did belong to Alex.
This might have been taken as an expression of sorrow and devotion, or of weariness and hope of resting before long.
And yet, in a way, waiting this long might have been an advantage.
Aside from his solemn expression, there was nothing in the way he acted with the children that might indicate anything was wrong between them.
Electronic transfers mean the money of a government, business, or individual might be anywhere at any time.
Well, there I might live, I said; and there I did live, for an hour, a summer and a winter life; saw how I could let the years run off, buffet the winter through, and see the spring come in.
We might pay a premium to support a family farm.
I can list a few that might eliminate it and a few more that might delay it.
You might also wish to try a more traditional dessert, such as the warm pecan-raisin bread pudding with whipped cream.
You might think that you'll be stuck with sushi and salad on your west coast visit, but think again, there's really something for everyone.
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.
These sayings were prepared in the inner laboratory of his mind in a portable form as if intentionally, so that insignificant society people might carry them from drawing room to drawing room.
One might easily get killed that way!
I swear to you on my honor that Napoleon was in such a fix as never before and might have lost half his army but could not have taken Smolensk.
Then his lips and tongue moved, sounds came, and he began to speak, gazing timidly and imploringly at her, evidently afraid that she might not understand.
The officer appeared abashed, as though he understood that one might think of how many men would be missing tomorrow but ought not to speak of it.
The Russians might fall on his left wing, might break through his center, he himself might be killed by a stray cannon ball.
A finding might look like this: "People who eat radishes get better slightly more frequently than people who don't."
When might no longer makes right for the strong, they think twice about preying on the weak.
I also dreamed that I might gather the wild herbs, or carry evergreens to such villagers as loved to be reminded of the woods, even to the city, by hay-cart loads.
Oh, that this toil might end and you would release me! thought he.
And the nearer he drew to it the more Alpatych felt that this unreasonable action might produce good results.
The countess knew this, but what it might be she did not know, and this alarmed and tormented her.
It suddenly occurred to me that he might make a delightful pet; so I seized him by the tail with both hands and carried him home.
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.
The people only gave him power that he might rid them of the Bourbons and because they saw that he was a great man.
Pierre would have liked to subscribe all he had, but fearing that it might look like pride subscribed the same amount as the others.
Lord God of might, God of our salvation!
While the interior décor might not be much to look at, don't let it put you off the menu.
Swimming, biking, climbing, shopping, and eating are just a few experiences that you might try on your vacation.
After sampling the barbecue delights around here, it might be a good idea to get some exercise.
If you're lucky you might even spy salmon swimming at the fish ladder, which has access to an underwater viewing area.
You might want to get there early, because the restaurant attracts quite a crowd, particularly during the weekend.
Make sure to call ahead and make a reservation or you might not get a seat.
Rainier, which might inspire you to a little post-meal climbing.
After all of that healthy activity, you might want to forgo fatty meats and instead try out one of the vegan restaurants in the area.
After your active day, a mouth-watering steak might be just what you need to recharge.
Outdoor enthusiasts might prefer another park because this parks northern border abuts the county landfill.
It might be a bit pricey, but the food here is definitely worth every penny.
The bar boasts a selection of imported sake, shouchu, plum liqueur and beer sure to help comfort any achy muscles you might have from your active day.
When you look at a product on one of its web pages, Amazon suggests other products you might like as well.
Then that person might choose to publish those results and others could verify them.
The only complaint that can be levied at this restaurant is that the prices are higher than one might expect for such simple fare.
You might remember the story of Kyle MacDonald who famously traded up from one red paperclip to a house, one small exchange at a time between July 2005 and July 2006.
Going from zero to one puppy might increase your utility a great amount.
All these conversations, especially the joking with the girls, were such as might have had a particular charm for Petya at his age, but they did not interest him now.
And having got rid of this young man who did not know how to behave, she resumed her duties as hostess and continued to listen and watch, ready to help at any point where the conversation might happen to flag.
She's afraid you might think that she does not like you.
He had not decided what it should mean when he heard the voice of the eldest princess at the door asking whether she might come in.
That might be true, but there was no point in working at becoming a spendthrift simply because he had money.
If he had simply ignored her, she might have been able to get her emotions under control, but now a sob threatened so convincingly that she was afraid to breathe.
One might have expected to find YouTube making its cameo in the earlier "communication" section, but I deliberately moved it here.
Perhaps it might be called Yellow Pine Lake, from the following circumstance.
Berg evidently enjoyed narrating all this, and did not seem to suspect that others, too, might have their own interests.
A spiked drink might seem harmless, but if a person was taking certain prescription drugs, it could be dangerous.
We knew that beyond the border of our Eden men were making history by the sweat of their brows when they might better make a holiday.
Wherever I sat, there I might live, and the landscape radiated from me accordingly.
If the name was not derived from that of some English locality--Saffron Walden, for instance--one might suppose that it was called originally Walled-in Pond.
What a splendid reign the Emperor Alexander's might have been!
Alex said it might not have made any difference, and reminded her that she needed to think positive.
"If he planted you, he might grow some cat-tails," suggested the Wizard.
If you are a masseuse, your massage oils might come from Indonesia.
Yes, you might, but I am afraid of getting the accounts mixed.
I do not mean that exactly, but I mean something which he might think a good deal like that; I mean that they should not play life, or study it merely, while the community supports them at this expensive game, but earnestly live it from beginning to end.
And all these groups, while talking among themselves, tried to keep near the commander-in-chief (whose bench formed the center of the gathering) and to speak so that he might overhear them.
Guides dressed in colonial garb will dot the trail and answer any questions you might have.
With a number of renowned restaurants and chefs within the city, making a choice for dinner might be more difficult than expected.
There they might live in peace and safety while all the country round was overrun by rude and barbarous men.
Now that he was already an officer and a wounded hero, would it be right to remind him of herself and, as it might seem, of the obligations to her he had taken on himself?
She had decided to receive them, but feared lest the prince might at any moment indulge in some freak, as he seemed much upset by the Rostovs' visit.
But nowhere in it was there even a hint that it might not be possible.
You might argue that since there is now a surplus of labor in Chad's neighborhood, the price of labor is lowered and Chad will only find work paying $9.75 an hour.
Some might say, Hunger is awful.
In it there would be no suggestion of hatred or revenge, nor a trace of the old-time belief that might makes right.
It seemed that from such a basis of truth and frankness as the poor weak-headed pauper had laid, our intercourse might go forward to something better than the intercourse of sages.
He vividly imagined the casual questions that might be put to him and the answers he would give.
If she has no pride for herself she might at least have some for my sake!
Now, let's see how this might come about.
It was on the whole a rare amusement, which, continued too long, might have become a dissipation.
They might retreat and leave the pickets.
He might... not only might but should, have gone up to the sovereign.
Vera's remark was correct, as her remarks always were, but, like most of her observations, it made everyone feel uncomfortable, not only Sonya, Nicholas, and Natasha, but even the old countess, who--dreading this love affair which might hinder Nicholas from making a brilliant match-- blushed like a girl.
But if you are alive--live: tomorrow you'll die as I might have died an hour ago.
One of the players said he hoped he might be trusted.
He himself carefully scanned each face, appraising the possibilities of establishing intimacy with each of those present, and the advantages that might accrue.
This gratitude reminded him of how much more he might do for these simple, kindly people.
You might be saying, Well, sure.
In Beverly Hills, your poor neighbor might be one who had to buy the 14K-gold back scratcher instead of the diamond-encrusted platinum one everyone else is buying.
Some might say something I consider even worse: It is inexcusable that some go hungry while you have so much.
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.
I might possibly invent some excuse for them and him, but I have no time for it.
Every New Englander might easily raise all his own breadstuffs in this land of rye and Indian corn, and not depend on distant and fluctuating markets for them.
He knew that he might and even ought to go straight to him and give the message Dolgorukov had ordered him to deliver.
Boris smiled circumspectly, so that it might be taken as ironical or appreciative according to the way the joke was received.
The same evening that the prince gave his instructions to Alpatych, Dessalles, having asked to see Princess Mary, told her that, as the prince was not very well and was taking no steps to secure his safety, though from Prince Andrew's letter it was evident that to remain at Bald Hills might be dangerous, he respectfully advised her to send a letter by Alpatych to the Provincial Governor at Smolensk, asking him to let her know the state of affairs and the extent of the danger to which Bald Hills was exposed.
This spending of the best part of one's life earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it reminds me of the Englishman who went to India to make a fortune first, in order that he might return to England and live the life of a poet.
"Uncle" too was in high spirits and far from being offended by the brother's and sister's laughter (it could never enter his head that they might be laughing at his way of life) he himself joined in the merriment.
"There, my dear princess, I've brought you my songstress," said the count, bowing and looking round uneasily as if afraid the old prince might appear.
She, seeing herself surrounded by such brilliant and polite young men, beamed with satisfaction, try as she might to hide it, and perturbed as she evidently was each time her husband moved in his sleep behind her.
So one might have thought that regarding this period of the campaign the historians, who attributed the actions of the mass to the will of one man, would have found it impossible to make the story of the retreat fit their theory.
He makes you feel that if you only had a little more time, you, too, might be an inventor.
The handsome open face of the man who might perhaps be her husband absorbed all her attention.
Perhaps I might have done the same!... thought Princess Mary.
The count ordered his carriage that he might drive to Sokolniki, and sat in his study with folded hands, morose, sallow, and taciturn.
Nations can do this by acquiring enough military might that an attempted land grab would cost their neighbors more than they would get if successful.
We had hurried through the dish-washing after luncheon, in order that we might have as long an afternoon as possible for the story.
I observed that the vitals of the village were the grocery, the bar-room, the post-office, and the bank; and, as a necessary part of the machinery, they kept a bell, a big gun, and a fire-engine, at convenient places; and the houses were so arranged as to make the most of mankind, in lanes and fronting one another, so that every traveller had to run the gauntlet, and every man, woman, and child might get a lick at him.
If it had lasted longer it might have tinged my employments and life.
Commanded by the Emperor himself they could not fail to vanquish anyone, be it whom it might: so thought Rostov and most of the officers after the review.
Seeing that her mother was still praying she ran on tiptoe to the bed and, rapidly slipping one little foot against the other, pushed off her slippers and jumped onto the bed the countess had feared might become her grave.
In their attitude toward him could still be felt both uncertainty as to who he might be – perhaps a very important person – and hostility as a result of their recent personal conflict with him.
Not because she wanted the money, but because it might become an issue.
"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.
A part of her might never forgive him for what he did... and that was a dark part of her personality that she didn't want him to see.
He might never say anything to Jonathan about it, but Jonathan would know in other ways how he felt.
He was always gentle and forbearing, no matter how dull I might be, and believe me, my stupidity would often have exhausted the patience of Job.
I was obliged to confess that I did not know, but suggested that it might be on one of the stars.
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.
Pierre was still afraid that this officer might inadvertently say something disconcerting to himself.
At this point, abandoning the two fertilized eggs might be a worse sin.
Of course, it was possible that someone might harm her.
Who could say what might have been if the smallest thing had been different in their lives?
So, if we had the wings, and could escape the Gargoyles, we might fly to that rock and be saved.
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.
Here is what I think he meant: If you could see a theoretical possibility for something in physics—"something that might be true"—then given enough time, you eventually could achieve it in reality.
The crowd unexpectedly found itself so close to the Emperors that Rostov, standing in the front row, was afraid he might be recognized.
Everybody in the stalls, boxes, and galleries began clapping and shouting with all their might, and the man stopped and began smiling and bowing to all sides.
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.
She saw his face, heard his voice, repeated his words and her own, and sometimes devised other words they might have spoken.
I might have seen Mrs. Wiggin, the sweet author of "Birds' Christmas Carol," but she had a dangerous cough and could not come.
If he and his family would live simply, they might all go a-huckleberrying in the summer for their amusement.
One has suggested, that if such a "leach-hole" should be found, its connection with the meadow, if any existed, might be proved by conveying some colored powder or sawdust to the mouth of the hole, and then putting a strainer over the spring in the meadow, which would catch some of the particles carried through by the current.
He spoke of what he knew might interest the old lady and that she could understand.
The Merlin it seemed to me it might be called: but I care not for its name.
Rostov too, bending over his saddle, shouted "Hurrah!" with all his might, feeling that he would like to injure himself by that shout, if only to express his rapture fully.
The postmaster came in and began obsequiously to beg his excellency to wait only two hours, when, come what might, he would let his excellency have the courier horses.
Get along! said several voices, and one of the soldiers, evidently afraid that Pierre might want to take from them some of the plate and bronzes that were in the drawer, moved threateningly toward him.
Surely he must know that spending so much time with her might prove uncomfortable later.
It might cross a person's mind now and then that their spouse might be unfaithful, but insisting on it for months was another thing.
Right now she'd like to kiss those smooth lips - and she might if she didn't know where they'd been last.
He's at home with Jonathan and he can't come in because Destiny might catch what he has.
Dorothy and Zeb now got out of the buggy and walked beside the Prince, so that they might see and examine the flowers and plants better.
And, by and by, I might become the captain of a ship.
So it was decided that the boy should go to some school where he might be prepared for college.
Smith says that if one man tried to make pins by himself, he might make one per day.
I might enjoy that kind of banter with a real person I will never meet, talking to me from a distant state.
Finally, you might argue that fees paid as royalties to the owners of the intellectual property needed to build the Mercedes for $50 will not fall by a thousandfold.
Since one cannot have everything, seed makers invariably will make trade-offs that might be different than what I would make.
Some might argue this is not in and of itself a force for peace.
As difficult as it might be to "let go," this is good for peace.
But he heard the words as he might have heard the buzzing of a fly.
He knew that it was a lost battle and that the least accident might now--with the fight balanced on such a strained center--destroy him and his army.
If now you married again with the object of bearing children, your sin might be forgiven.
"You might have bought half a dozen such whistles with the money I gave you," said his mother.
Natasha was evidently dismayed at the thought of what he might think she had meant.
Why hadn't it occurred to her that Jonathan might feel he was being replaced?
Where and why are you going, when you might remain here?
"If only they would let me end my days as I want to," thought the old man, "then they might do as they please."
So fresh instructions were sent for the solution of difficulties that might be encountered, as well as fresh people who were to watch Kutuzov's actions and report upon them.
I might have got good limestone within a mile or two and burned it myself, if I had cared to do so.
Might not the basket, stable-broom, mat-making, corn-parching, linen-spinning, and pottery business have thrived here, making the wilderness to blossom like the rose, and a numerous posterity have inherited the land of their fathers?
Looking at his cold face, as he sat like a stern schoolmaster who was prepared to wait awhile for an answer, Pierre felt that every instant of delay might cost him his life; but he did not know what to say.
"But they're a clean folk, lads," the first man went on; "he was white-- as white as birchbark--and some of them are such fine fellows, you might think they were nobles."
As long as they remained with their own people each might hope for help from his fellows and the definite place he held among them.
Dessalles' voice was heard outside the door asking whether little Nicholas might come in to say good night.
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.
Owing to various diplomatic considerations the Russian armies--just those which might have destroyed his prestige--do not appear upon the scene till he is no longer there.
Any guard might arrest him, but by strange chance no one does so and all rapturously greet the man they cursed the day before and will curse again a month later.
He suddenly felt sorry for her and was vaguely conscious that he might be the cause of the sadness her face expressed.
Of course he is right there," said Countess Mary, "but he forgets that we have other duties nearer to us, duties indicated to us by God Himself, and that though we might expose ourselves to risks we must not risk our children."
She showed me how very foolish it would be for me to pursue a four years' course of study at Radcliffe, simply to be like other girls, when I might better be cultivating whatever ability I had for writing.
But, while we were discussing plans for the winter, a suggestion which Dr. Hale had made long ago flashed across Teacher's mind--that I might take courses somewhat like those offered at Radcliffe, under the instruction of the professors in these courses.
Perhaps, if you would send a copy of this to the head of the Cambridge School, it might enlighten his mind on a few subjects, on which he seems to be in total darkness just now....
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.
It never occurred to me that it might be worth while to make my own observations and describe the experiences peculiarly my own.
Why, one might just as well say that a two-year-old child converses fluently when he says 'apple give,' or 'baby walk go.'
She made the letters rapidly, and I gave her the cake, which she ate in a great hurry, thinking, I suppose, that I might take it from her.
Whether he was pulling it or being pushed by it he did not know, but rushed along at headlong speed with no time to consider what this movement might lead to.
Have you chosen a post in which you might be of service to your neighbor?
He blinked, went red, got up and sat down again, struggling with himself to do what was for him the most difficult thing in life--to say an unpleasant thing to a man's face, to say what the other, whoever he might be, did not expect.
He had a brilliant position in society thanks to his intimacy with Countess Bezukhova, a brilliant position in the service thanks to the patronage of an important personage whose complete confidence he enjoyed, and he was beginning to make plans for marrying one of the richest heiresses in Petersburg, plans which might very easily be realized.
But what an account of everything might be Nicholas knew even less than the frightened and bewildered Mitenka.
It was decided that the count must not go, but that if Louisa Ivanovna (Madame Schoss) would go with them, the young ladies might go to the Melyukovs', Sonya, generally so timid and shy, more urgently than anyone begging Louisa Ivanovna not to refuse.
Incidents were related evidently confirming the opinion that everything was going from bad to worse, but whether telling a story or giving an opinion the speaker always stopped, or was stopped, at the point beyond which his criticism might touch the sovereign himself.
He shifts the Dukes about as I might move my serfs from Bald Hills to Bogucharovo or my Ryazan estates.
Boris began, wishing to sting her; but at that instant the galling thought occurred to him that he might have to leave Moscow without having accomplished his aim, and have vainly wasted his efforts--which was a thing he never allowed to happen.
"Lord God of might, God of our salvation!" began the priest in that voice, clear, not grandiloquent but mild, in which only the Slav clergy read and which acts so irresistibly on a Russian heart.
This is what they have done with me! thought he, full of an irrepressible fury that welled up within him against the someone to whom what was happening might be attributed.
"Clear that away!" was all that was said of them, and they were thrown over the parapet and removed later on that they might not stink.
All around the quarters occupied by the French were other regions still unexplored and unoccupied where, they thought, yet greater riches might be found.
From the expression of his animated face the woman saw that this man might help her.
Neither he nor she said a word about what "Natasha nursing him" might mean, but thanks to this letter Nicholas suddenly became almost as intimate with the princess as if they were relations.
Of all that Napoleon might have done: wintering in Moscow, advancing on Petersburg or on Nizhni-Novgorod, or retiring by a more northerly or more southerly route (say by the road Kutuzov afterwards took), nothing more stupid or disastrous can be imagined than what he actually did.
And try as Kutuzov might to restrain the troops, our men attacked, trying to bar the road.
And by bringing variously selected historic units (battles, campaigns, periods of war) into such equations, a series of numbers could be obtained in which certain laws should exist and might be discovered.
He felt it necessary to hold his head higher, to brace himself, and to question the esaul with an air of importance about tomorrow's undertaking, that he might not be unworthy of the company in which he found himself.
The big dark blotch might really be the watchman's hut or it might be a cavern leading to the very depths of the earth.
"What a lot of those Frenchies were taken today, and the fact is that not one of them had what you might call real boots on," said a soldier, starting a new theme.
"If we had known we were coming we might have brought along several other useful things," responded the Wizard.
They thought that pictures might take one's mind away from things that were better or more useful.
This might be the adoption of commercial standards as well as the creation and operation of a civil court system and laws.
So you might suspect the tax rate is only 1 percent.
They were lined up as far as the eye could see on the Apian Way, the main road through Rome, as a warning to other slaves who might consider rebellion.
We will see how this might come to pass—but first, let's ask whether it must.
The teachers at the Wright-Humason School were always planning how they might give the pupils every advantage that those who hear enjoy--how they might make much of few tendencies and passive memories in the cases of the little ones--and lead them out of the cramping circumstances in which their lives were set.
The only person that we supposed might possibly have read the story to Helen was her friend, Mrs. Hopkins, whom she was visiting at the time in Brewster.
As for a habitat, if I were not permitted still to squat, I might purchase one acre at the same price for which the land I cultivated was sold--namely, eight dollars and eight cents.
Many other substitutes might, perhaps, be found.
But even if one might, what feeling except veneration could such a man as my father evoke?
The regimental commander was afraid he might be blamed for this and did not answer.
They might call a halt here or we'll have to do another four miles without eating.
What the diplomatic matter might be he did not care, but it gave him great pleasure to prepare a circular, memorandum, or report, skillfully, pointedly, and elegantly.
He saw that his championship of the doctor's wife in her queer trap might expose him to what he dreaded more than anything in the world--to ridicule; but his instinct urged him on.
At Smolensk too he judged correctly that the French might outflank us, as they had larger forces.
Though she concealed from him her intention of keeping him under her wing, Petya guessed her designs, and instinctively fearing that he might give way to emotion when with her--might "become womanish" as he termed it to himself--he treated her coldly, avoided her, and during his stay in Moscow attached himself exclusively to Natasha for whom he had always had a particularly brotherly tenderness, almost lover-like.
He indicated the stud farms at which Nicholas might procure horses, recommended to him a horse dealer in the town and a landowner fourteen miles out of town who had the best horses, and promised to assist him in every way.
There was no reason for him to think his father might be romantically interested in her.
If they hadn't been fighting, he might have been there when she started hemorrhaging.
He would want to know, yet if he did, he might try to drive in on icy highways.
Zeb was also escorted to a room--so grand and beautiful that he almost feared to sit in the chairs or lie upon the bed, lest he might dim their splendor.
When we were fortunate enough to find a nest I never allowed her to carry the eggs home, making her understand by emphatic signs that she might fall and break them.
I tried with all my might to control the eagerness that made me tremble so that I could hardly walk.
Then it occurred to me that with the help of this new word I might succeed in straightening out the "mug-milk" difficulty.
"And our share?" asked the princess smiling ironically, as if anything might happen, only not that.
Whatever her father's feelings might be, she begged Natasha to believe that she could not help loving her as the one chosen by her brother, for whose happiness she was ready to sacrifice everything.
He longed to get into that water, however dirty it might be, and he glanced round at the pool from whence came sounds of shrieks and laughter.
He passed four days in the coach house near the Crimean bridge and during that time learned, from the talk of the French soldiers, that all those confined there were awaiting a decision which might come any day from the marshal.
To a proposal made by General Campan (who was to attack the fleches) to lead his division through the woods, Napoleon agreed, though the so-called Duke of Elchingen (Ney) ventured to remark that a movement through the woods was dangerous and might disorder the division.
On some of the bushes might be seen a bud, a blossom, a baby, a half-grown person and a ripe one; but even those ready to pluck were motionless and silent, as if devoid of life.
But if she moved, the car might start rocking again.
Who knows but if our instruments were delicate enough we might detect an undulation in the crust of the earth?
The day after her party the governor's wife came to see Malvintseva and, after discussing her plan with the aunt, remarked that though under present circumstances a formal betrothal was, of course, not to be thought of, all the same the young people might be brought together and could get to know one another.
Yes, prayer can move mountains, but one must have faith and not pray as Natasha and I used to as children, that the snow might turn into sugar-- and then run out into the yard to see whether it had done so.
The adjutant, also, had evidently had no evil intent though he might have refrained from coming in.
What "still the same" might mean Princess Mary did not ask, but with an unnoticed glance at little seven-year-old Nicholas, who was sitting in front of her looking with pleasure at the town, she bowed her head and did not raise it again till the heavy coach, rumbling, shaking and swaying, came to a stop.
That flank march might not only have failed to give any advantage to the Russian army, but might in other circumstances have led to its destruction.
That army, like a herd of cattle run wild and trampling underfoot the provender which might have saved it from starvation, disintegrated and perished with each additional day it remained in Moscow.
He thought too of the possibility (which he feared most of all) that Napoleon might fight him with his own weapon and remain in Moscow awaiting him.
Denisov had two hundred, and Dolokhov might have as many more, but the disparity of numbers did not deter Denisov.
"I might ask," he thought, "but they'll say: 'He's a boy himself and so he pities the boy.'
The arrival of Dolokhov diverted Petya's attention from the drummer boy, to whom Denisov had had some mutton and vodka given, and whom he had had dressed in a Russian coat so that he might be kept with their band and not sent away with the other prisoners.
Perhaps the red spot was a fire, or it might be the eye of an enormous monster.
Perhaps it was just the Cossack, Likhachev, who was sitting under the wagon, but it might be the kindest, bravest, most wonderful, most splendid man in the world, whom no one knew of.
They understood that the saddles and Junot's spoon might be of some use, but that cold and hungry soldiers should have to stand and guard equally cold and hungry Russians who froze and lagged behind on the road (in which case the order was to shoot them) was not merely incomprehensible but revolting.
Karataev looked at Pierre with his kindly round eyes now filled with tears, evidently wishing him to come near that he might say something to him.
She felt all the time as if she might at any moment penetrate that on which--with a terrible questioning too great for her strength--her spiritual gaze was fixed.
I foresee a day when, on a Sunday afternoon, a family might drive (or actually be driven by their car) out to a farm to see where food comes from.
I have watered the red huckleberry, the sand cherry and the nettle-tree, the red pine and the black ash, the white grape and the yellow violet, which might have withered else in dry seasons.
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.
This was an airy and unplastered cabin, fit to entertain a travelling god, and where a goddess might trail her garments.
We might as well omit to study Nature because she is old.
As the sparrow had its trill, sitting on the hickory before my door, so had I my chuckle or suppressed warble which he might hear out of my nest.
Fearing that they would be light-headed for want of food and also sleep, owing to "the savages' barbarous singing, (for they use to sing themselves asleep,)" and that they might get home while they had strength to travel, they departed.
Such a one might make a good shepherd's dog, but is far from being the Good Shepherd.
Every morning she came in like that, and every morning prayed that the daily interview might pass off well.
He seized his pistol and, instead of firing it, flung it at the Frenchman and ran with all his might toward the bushes.
Prince Vasili had come to the conclusion that it was necessary to throw this bone--a bill for thirty thousand rubles--to the poor princess that it might not occur to her to speak of his share in the affair of the inlaid portfolio.
He had merely understood that the woman he had known as a child, of whom when her beauty was mentioned he had said absent-mindedly: "Yes, she's good looking," he had understood that this woman might belong to him.
All this might, he thought, turn out very well and amusingly.
Langeron, trying as virulently as possible to sting Weyrother's vanity as author of the military plan, argued that Bonaparte might easily attack instead of being attacked, and so render the whole of this plan perfectly worthless.
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.
When Theodosia had gone to sleep Princess Mary thought about this for a long time, and at last made up her mind that, strange as it might seem, she must go on a pilgrimage.
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.
He glanced at her to make sure that he might go on.
Every Russian might have predicted it, not by reasoning but by the feeling implanted in each of us and in our fathers.
More than anything she feared lest the confusion she felt might overwhelm her and betray her as soon as she saw him.
In any of these eventualities the flank march that brought salvation might have proved disastrous.
All that he now witnessed scarcely made an impression on him--as if his soul, making ready for a hard struggle, refused to receive impressions that might weaken it.
Perhaps he was really sitting on a wagon, but it might very well be that he was not sitting on a wagon but on a terribly high tower from which, if he fell, he would have to fall for a whole day or a whole month, or go on falling and never reach the bottom.
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.
"Supposing I suddenly marry... it might happen," he added with an involuntary smile.
Even if you're only visiting the city for fun, you might be interested in stopping by some of the restaurants in the city.
If he had been the only child in the family, things might have been different.
Those final nine words stuck in my mind: Since it might be possible, it must be possible.
Your children actually might grow up feeling privileged, better, and even a bit snooty.
Yet somewhere deep inside she feared that if he was capable of betrayal once, then he might be again.
Boris, during the campaign, had made the acquaintance of many persons who might prove useful to him, and by a letter of recommendation he had brought from Pierre had become acquainted with Prince Andrew Bolkonski, through whom he hoped to obtain a post on the commander-in-chief's staff.
She wanted to tell him how much she missed him - how much she wished he was there, but he might jump in the truck and travel dangerous highways.
It didn't need another rinse, but she needed the time to contemplate before saying something she might regret.
He might not have heard what she said, but he must have heard her speak.
Maybe she was right, and if Alex hadn't been such a perfect husband in every other way, she might have done it.
I want to be able to focus on solving this problem, not worrying about what might be said or done to you.
In any case, Alex might not be happy with her old-fashioned ideas.
If he had lied to her, he might have cheated as well.
It wasn't something she was looking forward to, but it might be helpful.
If they presented a united front, Tessa might back up.
You think the boy might not be mine?
Then when she learned about Tessa's son, she was furious because he might inherit - even though I hadn't said anything to father.
If it hadn't been for Katie, she might not have discovered that she was right.
She sat up and reached for her robe, wondering who might be visiting at this time in the morning.
It might be a good idea to tell Len or Howard about it.
In fact she had avoided - even pushed away those who might want to claim close friendship.
If you weren't concerned about your own life, you might have thought about your chances of taking someone else with you.
A patch of blue cement suggested a swimming pool might also inhabit the estate.
His mouth twisted into what might have passed for a smile.
On the other hand, if he wanted to harm her, he might snatch the stick from her and use it as a weapon against her.
It crossed her mind that he might trip on the mossy rocks, but he crossed the creek with sure steps.
The battery in the lantern might be dead or the fall might have broken it.
It never occurred to her that he might be embarrassed when he found out.
You mean I should try to cover up that which any man might find attractive.
There might be a thousand explanations for what she had witnessed, but only one came to mind.
Giddon was obviously watching her, so calling on her telephone might be tipping her hand.
His hands might be soft, but he was capable of dealing with whatever came in his direction.
Was he actually concerned about the fact that she might have been killed, or that his hideout might have been discovered in a search for her body?
I didn't think about how it might affect you if I got hurt out there.
I haven't cooked more than a couple times since you came, and I'm afraid I might forget how.
There was some question that he might not be able to keep his own child?
Still, if she could get into that building and find out, it might ease her mind.
I think you might find it interesting.
I was just thinking I might have betrayed yours.
He might as well learn that he wasn't going to dominate her.
He hadn't even considered that she might not want to go.
She had been making out with a man who might be involved in drug trafficking.
A little memory work might be required, but anyone could count from nineteen to twenty.
The post office might know something.
If Len was right, it might be a lifetime of hiding.
I thought you might want to go with Mom and Tammy.
For a moment she wanted to retract the part about being entertainment, but when he spoke she realized it might have been exactly what she needed to say.
This was a relationship she might want to pursue if he wasn't involved in something illegal.
Occasionally he glanced behind him, as if searching for someone, or something, that might be watching.
They might have considered her an innocent bystander in her relationship with Allen, but being on the sideline again would, at minimum, make them suspicious.
Lisa dropped her pad and pencil on the couch and crossed the room, wondering who might be calling her on his telephone and why Yancey was screening her calls.
She glanced up at Yancey, but he gave no indication he might give her any privacy.
Do you think he might hit you?
A little fresh air might clear some of the cobwebs.
It might have been something she would suspect if she had ever seen him in the pool.
He might be irritating at times, but he was never boring.
Asking Len might get better answers, but it also might get Yancey in trouble.
That might be never.
That might be true, but none of it explained his kiss.
If Howard hadn't come along when he did, Allen might have killed you.
No, a restraining order wouldn't stop him from finding me if he wanted to, and it might just make him mad enough to do something worse.
You might want to watch out for him too.
The window was barely large enough for her to pass through, but she might be able to get out that way.
It occurred to her that he might push her off it.
She could have left then, and might have if curiosity hadn't gotten the best of her.
If she had asked about the building when we passed it, I might have figured she had never seen it, but she pretended she didn't notice.
To his right, walked the woman he might marry – Connie Spencer.
It did cross my mind that Mertz might have something to worry about, though.
Keep it up and I might decide to withdraw my invitation.
I might have a stroke or a million other things.
If it were any other man, she might think it was sexual frustration, but Brandon didn't appear to be interested in any of them.
It might make him feel less threatened.
You might have said something in my defense last night, instead of sitting there like a lump on a log.
I thought you might want to talk about it.
I might meet some tall, dark, handsome man on the way, and you'd chase him off.
Some might call it luck, but she knew better.
If he thinks I might be up today, he'll insist on staying home so he won't miss me.
If I go any slower he might die before I get there.
If the driver was hurt, she might be able to help.
She might be getting over him, but the idea of running into him in town was particularly disturbing.
What makes you think I might still want it?
She had come prepared for such an emergency, but any delay might prove embarrassing.
She watched for soft areas where a wagon might get stuck.
He might show up any time to claim the ranch.
Under other circumstances, she might have enjoyed having the upper hand, but right now she didn't feel much like playing games.
It might be the last trip for all of us.
Bordeaux pushed to his feet and moved away from her, careful not to make any sudden movements that might be misinterpreted.
She might as well get some rest.
You might as well give up.
Do you think they might attack?
He wasn't impervious to harm, much as he might think so.
If you take them with you, it might give you cover if the Indians attack again.
On the other hand, if you abandoned the wagons and rode the mules, you might be able to keep ahead of the Indians.
Saddle a mule for each person; pack all the supplies you might need on the extra mules and burn the rest of the supplies.
Separating might increase the risks for some, but it would reduce the risk of everyone being captured.
A month ago she would have said she might never marry, and yet it had crossed her mind a number of times since she met Bordeaux.
The dust storm might work in their favor, but it would only increase their discomfort.
It takes time we don't have, it won't fool the Indians, and you're raising dust they might see.
Cassie, I'm not leaving you, so you might as well try to go on.
No wonder the cavalry wanted you bad enough to pay you twice what they thought Pete might pay.
They might instinctively feel her terrified regard.
They might be the ones that sent the cavalry our way.
If they separated at Ashley, she might not ever see him again.
By the time we were finished it was dark and the sand was blowing so bad we might have got lost, so we stayed in the cave until it let up.
Bordeaux might not want to take them into their home.
He might leave again.
Accepting his proposal of marriage might be setting her up for a fall, but declining was surely something she would live to regret.
This might be the last time we see each other.
Were it not for the ranch, she might even feel happy for them.
Why had it never occurred to her that the twins might not want to go with her?
You might as well know right now that I wanted to buy your ranch so I could use the creek.
That's not as far out as you might think.
Don't you think he might get ideas?
Whatever. Just think it over and don't jump into something you might live to regret.
It looks like it might get bad.
Working for Cade might not be as dull as she had first thought.
The inside of her legs were so sore that walking might be more comfortable.
That might have been a mistake.
Otherwise her expression might have revealed her torrid thoughts.
This might be a good time to ask.
I mean, it might be hurtful for your sister to see me using your mothers' things.
She might as well shower and dress.
His features twisted into what might have passed for a wry smile.
He lifted her chin with two fingers, and the expression on his face might have been amusing under different circumstances.
She might be worrying for no reason.
I thought you might like an evening off.
If I had paid more attention to her and spent a little less time out on the range, she might be alive today.
I thought you might have thawed out a little by now.
It might be innocent to him, but it was far from that for her.
She might as well pick the time and the place.
That's when it first crossed my mind that you might be the one.
Cade and Claudette might never be close, but they had certainly reduced the gap.
Quinn added, We didn't want to wake him, or be talking about him while he might overhear.
His mother pushed him off on us because he stayed up here in New Hampshire because he stayed here a couple of summers growing and she thought visiting might jar something loose.
Sort of a flash-back you might call it.
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