Pavlovna sentence example

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  • It was in July, 1805, and the speaker was the well-known Anna Pavlovna Scherer, maid of honor and favorite of the Empress Marya Fedorovna.
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  • Anna Pavlovna had had a cough for some days.
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  • "Can one be calm in times like these if one has any feeling?" said Anna Pavlovna.
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  • Anna Pavlovna Scherer on the contrary, despite her forty years, overflowed with animation and impulsiveness.
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  • In the midst of a conversation on political matters Anna Pavlovna burst out:
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  • If you were not a father there would be nothing I could reproach you with, said Anna Pavlovna, looking up pensively.
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  • "Listen, dear Annette," said the prince, suddenly taking Anna Pavlovna's hand and for some reason drawing it downwards.
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  • Anna Pavlovna's drawing room was gradually filling.
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  • "Soyez tranquille, Lise, you will always be prettier than anyone else," replied Anna Pavlovna.
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  • "What a delightful woman this little princess is!" said Prince Vasili to Anna Pavlovna.
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  • Anna Pavlovna greeted him with the nod she accorded to the lowest hierarchy in her drawing room.
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  • Anna Pavlovna's alarm was justified, for Pierre turned away from the aunt without waiting to hear her speech about Her Majesty's health.
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  • Anna Pavlovna in dismay detained him with the words: Do you know the Abbe Morio?
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  • "You think so?" rejoined Anna Pavlovna in order to say something and get away to attend to her duties as hostess.
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  • "We will talk of it later," said Anna Pavlovna with a smile.
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  • Anna Pavlovna's reception was in full swing.
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  • The third group was gathered round Mortemart and Anna Pavlovna.
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  • Anna Pavlovna was obviously serving him up as a treat to her guests.
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  • Anna Pavlovna arranged a group round him, inviting everyone to listen to his tale.
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  • "The vicomte knew the duc personally," whispered Anna Pavlovna to one of the guests.
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  • "Come over here, Helene, dear," said Anna Pavlovna to the beautiful young princess who was sitting some way off, the center of another group.
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  • From time to time she smoothed the folds of her dress, and whenever the story produced an effect she glanced at Anna Pavlovna, at once adopted just the expression she saw on the maid of honor's face, and again relapsed into her radiant smile.
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  • "Charming!" said Anna Pavlovna with an inquiring glance at the little princess.
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  • Both were talking and listening too eagerly and too naturally, which was why Anna Pavlovna disapproved.
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  • At that moment Anna Pavlovna came up and, looking severely at Pierre, asked the Italian how he stood Russian climate.
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  • Not letting the abbe and Pierre escape, Anna Pavlovna, the more conveniently to keep them under observation, brought them into the larger circle.
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  • He turned away from her with a grimace that distorted his handsome face, kissed Anna Pavlovna's hand, and screwing up his eyes scanned the whole company.
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  • "You are off to the war, Prince?" said Anna Pavlovna.
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  • In passing Prince Vasili seized Pierre's hand and said to Anna Pavlovna: Educate this bear for me!
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  • Anna Pavlovna smiled and promised to take Pierre in hand.
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  • It was, in fact, solely to meet Prince Vasili that she had obtained an invitation to Anna Pavlovna's reception and had sat listening to the vicomte's story.
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  • "And what do you think of this latest comedy, the coronation at Milan?" asked Anna Pavlovna, "and of the comedy of the people of Genoa and Lucca laying their petitions before Monsieur Buonaparte, and Monsieur Buonaparte sitting on a throne and granting the petitions of the nations?
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  • Prince Andrew looked Anna Pavlovna straight in the face with a sarcastic smile.
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  • "I hope this will prove the last drop that will make the glass run over," Anna Pavlovna continued.
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  • Pierre wished to make a remark, for the conversation interested him, but Anna Pavlovna, who had him under observation, interrupted:
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  • Mon Dieu! muttered Anna Pavlovna in a terrified whisper.
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  • "Won't you come over to the other table?" suggested Anna Pavlovna.
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  • But won't you come to this other table? repeated Anna Pavlovna.
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  • In the first moment of Pierre's outburst Anna Pavlovna, despite her social experience, was horror-struck.
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  • Several persons, among them the elderly lady and Anna Pavlovna, did however smile.
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  • Though it was unintelligible why he had told it, or why it had to be told in Russian, still Anna Pavlovna and the others appreciated Prince Hippolyte's social tact in so agreeably ending Pierre's unpleasant and unamiable outburst.
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  • Having thanked Anna Pavlovna for her charming soiree, the guests began to take their leave.
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  • And everyone, including Anna Pavlovna, felt this.
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  • "Go in, Annette, or you will catch cold," said the little princess, taking leave of Anna Pavlovna.
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  • Anna Pavlovna had already managed to speak to Lise about the match she contemplated between Anatole and the little princess' sister-in-law.
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  • "I rely on you, my dear," said Anna Pavlovna, also in a low tone.
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  • Prince Andrew shook himself as if waking up, and his face assumed the look it had had in Anna Pavlovna's drawing room.
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  • Prince Vasili kept the promise he had given to Princess Drubetskaya who had spoken to him on behalf of her only son Boris on the evening of Anna Pavlovna's soiree.
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  • The conversation was on the chief topic of the day: the illness of the wealthy and celebrated beau of Catherine's day, Count Bezukhov, and about his illegitimate son Pierre, the one who had behaved so improperly at Anna Pavlovna's reception.
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  • Evidently the prince understood her, and also understood, as he had done at Anna Pavlovna's, that it would be difficult to get rid of Anna Mikhaylovna.
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  • Like the others, Anna Pavlovna Scherer showed Pierre the change of attitude toward him that had taken place in society.
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  • Formerly in Anna Pavlovna's presence, Pierre had always felt that what he was saying was out of place, tactless and unsuitable, that remarks which seemed to him clever while they formed in his mind became foolish as soon as he uttered them, while on the contrary Hippolyte's stupidest remarks came out clever and apt.
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  • Even if Anna Pavlovna did not say so, he could see that she wished to and only refrained out of regard for his modesty.
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  • Anna Pavlovna arranged the different groups in her drawing room with her habitual skill.
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  • The beauty went to the aunt, but Anna Pavlovna detained Pierre, looking as if she had to give some final necessary instructions.
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  • I only wanted to know your opinion, and Anna Pavlovna let Pierre go.
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  • The old aunt received the two young people in her corner, but seemed desirous of hiding her adoration for Helene and inclined rather to show her fear of Anna Pavlovna.
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  • "Well, I will leave you in your little corner," came Anna Pavlovna's voice, "I see you are all right there."
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  • A little later when he went up to the large circle, Anna Pavlovna said to him: "I hear you are refitting your Petersburg house?"
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  • Pierre was one of those who are only strong when they feel themselves quite innocent, and since that day when he was overpowered by a feeling of desire while stooping over the snuffbox at Anna Pavlovna's, an unacknowledged sense of the guilt of that desire paralyzed his will.
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  • On either side of her sat the more important guests--an old general and his wife, and Anna Pavlovna Scherer.
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  • "Don't be unkind," cried Anna Pavlovna from her end of the table holding up a threatening finger.
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  • Anna Pavlovna threatened him on behalf of "our dear Vyazmitinov," and in her eyes, which, for an instant, glanced at Pierre, Prince Vasili read a congratulation on his future son-in-law and on his daughter's happiness.
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  • "I think I may congratulate you," whispered Anna Pavlovna to the old princess, kissing her soundly.
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  • On his right sat the Italian abbe whom Pierre had met at Anna Pavlovna's two years before.
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  • The novelty Anna Pavlovna was setting before her guests that evening was Boris Drubetskoy, who had just arrived as a special messenger from the Prussian army and was aide-de-camp to a very important personage.
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  • Anna Pavlovna gave him her shriveled hand to kiss and introduced him to several persons whom he did not know, giving him a whispered description of each.
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  • To be in Anna Pavlovna's drawing room he considered an important step up in the service, and he at once understood his role, letting his hostess make use of whatever interest he had to offer.
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  • After that Anna Pavlovna led up to the courage and firmness of the King of Prussia, in order to draw Boris into the conversation.
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  • Speaking of the position of Prussia, Anna Pavlovna very naturally asked Boris to tell them about his journey to Glogau and in what state he found the Prussian army.
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  • For some time he engrossed the general attention, and Anna Pavlovna felt that the novelty she had served up was received with pleasure by all her visitors.
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  • "You know her husband, of course?" said Anna Pavlovna, closing her eyes and indicating Helene with a sorrowful gesture.
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  • When Boris and Anna Pavlovna returned to the others Prince Hippolyte had the ear of the company.
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  • Anna Pavlovna waited for him to go on, but as he seemed quite decided to say no more she began to tell of how at Potsdam the impious Bonaparte had stolen the sword of Frederick the Great.
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  • "Your joke is too bad, it's witty but unjust," said Anna Pavlovna, shaking her little shriveled finger at him.
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  • Anna Pavlovna's circle on the contrary was enraptured by this enthusiasm and spoke of it as Plutarch speaks of the deeds of the ancients.
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  • On the ninth of August Prince Vasili at Anna Pavlovna's again met the "man of great merit."
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  • The latter was very attentive to Anna Pavlovna because he wanted to be appointed director of one of the educational establishments for young ladies.
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  • God grant it! said Anna Pavlovna.
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  • The "man of great merit," who was still a novice in court circles, wishing to flatter Anna Pavlovna by defending her former position on this question, observed:
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  • "Perhaps the heart took no part in that speech," said Anna Pavlovna.
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  • As soon as he said this both Prince Vasili and Anna Pavlovna turned away from him and glanced sadly at one another with a sigh at his naivete.
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  • At Anna Pavlovna's on the twenty-sixth of August, the very day of the battle of Borodino, there was a soiree, the chief feature of which was to be the reading of a letter from His Lordship the Bishop when sending the Emperor an icon of the Venerable Sergius.
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  • This reading, as was always the case at Anna Pavlovna's soirees, had a political significance.
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  • They all knew very well that the enchanting countess' illness arose from an inconvenience resulting from marrying two husbands at the same time, and that the Italian's cure consisted in removing such inconvenience; but in Anna Pavlovna's presence no one dared to think of this or even appear to know it.
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  • "You are speaking of the poor countess?" said Anna Pavlovna, coming up just then.
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  • She is very unfortunate! added Anna Pavlovna.
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  • And having thus demolished the young man, Anna Pavlovna turned to another group where Bilibin was talking about the Austrians: having wrinkled up his face he was evidently preparing to smooth it out again and utter one of his mots.
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  • What's that? asked Anna Pavlovna, securing silence for the mot, which she had heard before.
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  • Animated by that address Anna Pavlovna's guests talked for a long time of the state of the fatherland and offered various conjectures as to the result of the battle to be fought in a few days.
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  • Anna Pavlovna's presentiment was in fact fulfilled.
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  • Anna Pavlovna's presentiment was justified, and all that morning a joyously festive mood reigned in the city.
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