Life's too short as it is.
His stunt tonight was nothing short of jealousy.
In short, she had a cushion job.
Hard life is a short life, for most folks around here.
Then he noticed when he bred tall pea plants with another tall plant, he occasionally got a short offspring, but usually tall ones.
His laugh was short and humorless.
After what seemed like a short wait, they boarded another plane.
Even she would have had trouble working with something so little, but his big hands dispensed with the job in short order.
After a short silence he rose.
She cut her explanation off short as Cade pulled into the drive.
He led her down a short hallway and opened the first door.
Naw. I'm a short timer with mostly circulars on my desk.
I'm in another country, if only for a short while to see if the pickings here are to my liking.
She may be out of the loop for a short time.
The horse had stopped short, and stood firm as a rock.
In short, it tells us everything about ourselves.
She was miserably sore - and from such a short ride.
He would fly to Los Angeles, then transfer for the short hop north to Santa Barbara.
Mrs. Graves is making short dresses for Natalie.
Dad had taken a short cut then.
The grass had been mown short for about five feet on either side of the narrow drive, and a tangle of underbrush and trees lay beyond... freedom, or a barrier?
I was in haste to buy it, before the proprietor finished getting out some rocks, cutting down the hollow apple trees, and grubbing up some young birches which had sprung up in the pasture, or, in short, had made any more of his improvements.
Near the end of May, the sand cherry (Cerasus pumila) adorned the sides of the path with its delicate flowers arranged in umbels cylindrically about its short stems, which last, in the fall, weighed down with good-sized and handsome cherries, fell over in wreaths like rays on every side.
His breath suddenly changed to short bursts.
She stopped short at the wagon.
Napoleon's short hair was wet and matted on the forehead, but his face, though puffy and yellow, expressed physical satisfaction.
He called to one of his officers and bade him sit down and write a short order for him.
Any conversations I had with Martha were short, bordering on abrupt.
Yet it was a short period of time for so much to have happened to them.
I'm sorry to have missed act one, but I promise a short intermission before I give act two a try.
Dictators, in short, are the scourge of the earth.
Then my teacher went to visit some friends in Boston, leaving me for a short time.
He was still lying on the bed as before, but the stern expression of his quiet face made Princess Mary stop short on the threshold.
A short walk up the road uncovered another mailbox.
Next I was shown a photograph of a chubby cheeked man about forty, with short hair and a six o'clock shadow.
He drove these to the pastures on the hills and watched them day after day while they fed on the short green grass.
"And is there a large force of you here?" said another, a short man, coming up.
We meet at very short intervals, not having had time to acquire any new value for each other.
A short man was saying something, but when Pierre entered he stopped speaking and went out.
"Yes, I heard," said he sympathetically, and after a short pause added: "Yes, it's Scythian warfare.
"Ah, how do you do, great warrior?" said Rostopchin as soon as the short man had left the room.
With a short coat and his hair cropped; just as if, well, just as if he had come straight from the bath...
"And who is that?" he asked, indicating a short old man in a clean blue peasant overcoat, with a big snow-white beard and eyebrows and a ruddy face.
Two girls of about ten and twelve, dressed in dirty short frocks and cloaks, were staring at their mother with a look of stupefaction on their pale frightened faces.
His lips covered hers in a long warm kiss that left her short of breath.
His laugh was short and harsh.
We haven't discussed giving it up; only taking a short leave to have our baby.
She squirmed from his arms; her breath coming in short gasps.
I have plans too, you know - and they don't include dropping out three months short of graduation.
When Prince Andrew went in the two princesses, who had only met once before for a short time at his wedding, were in each other's arms warmly pressing their lips to whatever place they happened to touch.
That still left her a good five inches short of his six-foot-two.
If it were a person, it still couldn't even order a beer to toast itself for all it has done in such a short time.
We were sitting together in a hammock which swung from two solemn pines at a short distance from the house.
He had a habit of stopping short in the middle of his talk and gazing intently with his laughing, kindly eyes.
After a short silence the countess spoke again but this time no one replied.
He has on short dresses now.
"All the same, Aunt, it is impossible," he rejoined with a sigh, after a short pause.
Sarah glanced up with a short laugh.
It was in her mind to tell Claudette to take a long walk off a short pier, but a cool voice interrupted them at that moment.
A short pause, then: Of course, it's your decision.
Anywhere, in the short term?
A French corporal, with coat unbuttoned in a homely way, a skullcap on his head, and a short pipe in his mouth, came from behind a corner of the shed and approached Pierre with a friendly wink.
As they climbed out of the car, a screen door squealed on the front porch and a short stocky man emerged, running a hand through graying hair.
Twenty-five days later, while she was on a short visit away from home, she wrote to her mother.
As we were passing a large globe a short time after she had written the questions, she stopped before it and asked, "Who made the REAL world?"
He had had a short illness, there had been a brief time of acute suffering, then all was over.
Sometimes she tries to spell very short words on her small [fingers] but she is too young to remember hard words.
Since I wrote you, Helen and I have gone to live all by ourselves in a little garden-house about a quarter of a mile from her home, only a short distance from Ivy Green, the Keller homestead.
By signs she made me understand that she wished another story, and I gave her a book containing very short stories, written in the most elementary style.
The woman's husband, a short, round- shouldered man in the undress uniform of a civilian official, with sausage-shaped whiskers and showing under his square-set cap the hair smoothly brushed forward over his temples, with expressionless face was moving the trunks, which were placed one on another, and was dragging some garments from under them.
But, noticing his mistake, he broke off short and, with a frown, greeted Dolokhov as a stranger, asking what he could do for him.
Dolokhov, as if he had not heard the question, did not reply, but lighting a short French pipe which he took from his pocket began asking the officer in how far the road before them was safe from Cossacks.
He sat in his short overcoat leaning against a birch tree.
He didn't bring it up again - not even when Jonathan was unable to get his short arm into a comfortable position to play the guitar.
"Oh, cut it short," said Eureka; "you've talked long enough."
He then noticed that when he bred short ones with short ones, he always got short ones.
The idea is the power of short, instant messages broadcast to interested crowds.
"Short and energetic!" he remarked when he had read over the proclamation which he had dictated straight off without corrections.
Early in the morning of the sixth of October Pierre went out of the shed, and on returning stopped by the door to play with a little blue- gray dog, with a long body and short bandy legs, that jumped about him.
We're short handed so you wind up taking care of your own team and wagon.
I couldn't believe Howie would turn off the power for what was supposed to be a short trip.
I had opted to skip the short flight to Santa Barbara as Betsy, the seasoned traveler, had no difficulty renting a car and maneuvering the traffic to pick me up at LAX.
His tail was short and scraggly, and his harness had been broken in many places and fastened together again with cords and bits of wire.
A nearby steeple had been broken off short and the fragments lay heaped beside it.
So, with a snort and a neigh and a whisk of his short tail he trotted off the roof into the air and at once began floating downward to the street.
To further enhance yield, at the same time Borlaug bred wheat strains with short, stubby stalks, which were able to better handle more weight of grain.
Children come a-berrying, railroad men taking a Sunday morning walk in clean shirts, fishermen and hunters, poets and philosophers; in short, all honest pilgrims, who came out to the woods for freedom's sake, and really left the village behind, I was ready to greet with--"Welcome, Englishmen! welcome, Englishmen!" for I had had communication with that race.
In the middle of the room a short handsome general with a red face was dancing the trepak with much spirit and agility.
He noticed that when he bred a tall one with a short one, sometimes he got tall offspring and sometimes a short offspring.
The newcomer was a short, large-boned, yellow-faced, wrinkled old man, with gray bushy eyebrows overhanging bright eyes of an indefinite grayish color.
"I warn you, Captain," one of the officers, a short thin man, evidently very angry, was saying.
When her hair was done, Natasha, in her short petticoat from under which her dancing shoes showed, and in her mother's dressing jacket, ran up to Sonya, scrutinized her, and then ran to her mother.
His laugh was sudden and short, engaging the dimple.
The trip to the airport and the flight to Illinois were both uneventful, the hotel accommodations better than they could have expected on such short notice.
He hadn't discouraged the short telephone calls with Connie on his phone.
She had a short career as a writer.
I just need a short break.
It's only a short hop.
It was a short distance from Surry Mountain Lake and park, and about seven mile from our recently established office in town.
Several hundred books, including many fine ones, were sent to me in a short time, as well as money and encouragement.
Did I tell you in my last letter that I had a new dress, a real party dress with low neck and short sleeves and quite a train?
She saw, too, that her story properly fell into short chapters and redivided it.
I had no idea a short time ago how to go to work; I was feeling about in the dark; but somehow I know now, and I know that I know.
Katie's laugh was short and humorless.
Mr. Thomas Morley was admitted with a gunshot wound to his leg, sustained, according to him, when he was mugged in an alley while taking a short cut to his car.
"I'm sorry Martha missed her aunt's service but flying on short notice is iffy," I added.
One of the Keene campgrounds proved to be a mobile home park with no short term visitors.
The woman is a feisty one but her daughter is such a beauty I'm obliged to keep mommy alive for at least a short time until we are locked in the privacy of my refuge.
As she peered through the soft gray light not a house of any sort was visible near the station, nor was any person in sight; but after a while the child discovered a horse and buggy standing near a group of trees a short distance away.
Their bodies were round, their legs short and thick and their arms extraordinarily long and stout.
The school was more than a mile from their home, and the children trotted along as fast as their short legs could carry them.
In a short time he was free and in the open air.
His sleeves were rolled up and his sinewy, hairy, red hands with their short fingers deftly turned the ramrod.
Seeing their enemy unexpectedly the French fell into confusion and stopped short from the sudden fright, but then they resumed their flight, abandoning their comrades who were farther behind.
One was an officer--a tall, soldierly, handsome man--the other evidently a private or an orderly, sunburned, short, and thin, with sunken cheeks and a dull expression.
His thin face with its short, thick black beard looked angry.
It could readily ascend the sides of the room by short impulses, like a squirrel, which it resembled in its motions.
The princess said nothing, but suddenly her short downy lip quivered.
Nicholas was short with curly hair and an open expression.
The length of her body was strikingly out of proportion to her short legs.
Pierre concluded that this also was essential, and after a short interval followed her.
The unknown general looked disdainfully down at Kozlovski, who was rather short, as if surprised that anyone should not know him.
Late that night, when all had separated, Denisov with his short hand patted his favorite, Rostov, on the shoulder.
After a short period of adapting himself to the old conditions of life, Nicholas found it very pleasant to be at home again.
During Rostov's short stay in Moscow, before rejoining the army, he did not draw closer to Sonya, but rather drifted away from her.
Only on horse back and in the mazurka was Denisov's short stature not noticeable and he looked the fine fellow he felt himself to be.
The near side horse, arching his head and breaking into a short canter, tugged at his traces.
Balaga was a fair-haired, short, and snub-nosed peasant of about twenty- seven; red-faced, with a particularly red thick neck, glittering little eyes, and a small beard.
"Secondly," he continued after a short pause, again rising and again pacing the room, "tomorrow you must get out of Moscow."
His short hair had evidently just been brushed, but one lock hung down in the middle of his broad forehead.
"Why this," began Pierre, not sitting down but pacing the room, sometimes stopping short, gesticulating, and lisping: "the position in Petersburg is this: the Emperor does not look into anything.
"I quite, quite approve, my dearest!" said he with a significant look, and after a short pause he added: "And I behaved badly today.
Martha quickly explained, leaving Quinn's short fuse unlit.
Martha made the call, saying she thought she saw a girl taking a short cut across the pond.
Our last halt was under a wild cherry tree a short distance from the house.
We would have taken any way rather than this; but it was late and growing dark, and the trestle was a short cut home.
But it must not be supposed that I could really talk in this short time.
I also went on board a Viking ship which lay a short distance from the little craft.
I shall write to her in a short time.
It was a lake of rainbow light, in which, for a short while, I lived like a dolphin.
In dark winter mornings, or in short winter afternoons, I sometimes heard a pack of hounds threading all the woods with hounding cry and yelp, unable to resist the instinct of the chase, and the note of the hunting-horn at intervals, proving that man was in the rear.
It took a short siesta at noon, and boomed once more toward night, as the sun was withdrawing his influence.
Anatole turned to the Englishman and taking him by one of the buttons of his coat and looking down at him--the Englishman was short--began repeating the terms of the wager to him in English.
But... in short, the fact is... you know yourself that last winter the count made a will by which he left all his property, not to us his direct heirs, but to Pierre.
The little princess had grown stouter during this time, but her eyes and her short, downy, smiling lip lifted when she began to speak just as merrily and prettily as ever.
Puckering up his face though smiling, and showing his short strong teeth, he began with stubby fingers of both hands to ruffle up his thick tangled black hair.
The short, round- shouldered Captain Tushin, stumbling over the tail of the gun carriage, moved forward and, not noticing the general, looked out shading his eyes with his small hand.
At six in the evening, Kutuzov went to the Emperor's headquarters and after staying but a short time with the Tsar went to see the grand marshal of the court, Count Tolstoy.
played "Uncle" once more, running his fingers skillfully over the strings, and then he stopped short and jerked his shoulders.
Two of the troykas were the usual household sleighs, the third was the old count's with a trotter from the Orlov stud as shaft horse, the fourth was Nicholas' own with a short shaggy black shaft horse.
He had just finished dressing for his ride, and wore a blue uniform, opening in front over a white waistcoat so long that it covered his rotund stomach, white leather breeches tightly fitting the fat thighs of his short legs, and Hessian boots.
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.
Pfuel was short and very thin but broad-boned, of coarse, robust build, broad in the hips, and with prominent shoulder blades.
From this short interview with Pfuel, Prince Andrew, thanks to his Austerlitz experiences, was able to form a clear conception of the man.
Petya stopped short, flushed till he perspired, but still got out the words, "when our Fatherland is in danger."
The authorities were most sympathetic and cautioned me against taking short cuts when parking in the city at night.
In a short time they reached Corinth in safety, and the king sent an officer to bring the captain and his men to the palace.
I had a French grammar in raised print, and as I already knew some French, I often amused myself by composing in my head short exercises, using the new words as I came across them, and ignoring rules and other technicalities as much as possible.
Green's "Short History of the English People" is in six large volumes.
The shore is composed of a belt of smooth rounded white stones like paving-stones, excepting one or two short sand beaches, and is so steep that in many places a single leap will carry you into water over your head; and were it not for its remarkable transparency, that would be the last to be seen of its bottom till it rose on the opposite side.
The little princess went round the table with quick, short, swaying steps, her workbag on her arm, and gaily spreading out her dress sat down on a sofa near the silver samovar, as if all she was doing was a pleasure to herself and to all around her.
"'I showed them the path to glory, but they did not follow it,'" Prince Andrew continued after a short silence, again quoting Napoleon's words.
The unaccustomed coarse food, the vodka he drank during those days, the absence of wine and cigars, his dirty unchanged linen, two almost sleepless nights passed on a short sofa without bedding--all this kept him in a state of excitement bordering on insanity.
When a pause occurred during his short visit, Nicholas, as is usual when there are children, turned to Prince Andrew's little son, caressing him and asking whether he would like to be an hussar.
Among the trees a man with long legs and long, swinging arms, wearing a short jacket, bast shoes, and a Kazan hat, was approaching with long, light steps.
Morel, a short sturdy Frenchman with inflamed and streaming eyes, was wearing a woman's cloak and had a shawl tied woman fashion round his head over his cap.
It was intended as a short kiss, but it didn't work out that way.
The shadow made her long legs look short.
The ride turned out to be short.
I closed my eyes and swallowed my sobs on the short trip to the police facility.
She felt his body heat from the short distance between them and recognized his scent from the sheets.
Jonathan, Jonny for short.
It was too short for her to see clearly, and she crossed to the mirror on the other side of the room.
She looked up at Darian a short distance away, watching his dark-light power streak around the room.
The drive home was too short, and she reached the large manor at noon.
"Some of us are," Damian countered, impressed by how far the youth had come in so short a time.
Jule lay on the ground a short distance away.
The familiar path down the coastline passed the Cliffs of Moher and continued for a short distance.
There were few things in life she was certain about, and one of them was that she'd felt safer with Jule during their short time together than she ever did with her father.
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.
Lacy wore a skirt too short and tight for office wear, but when you're the boss … "I noticed you've been taking a lot of sick time lately," Lacy said as Sofia entered the room.
To the three of them, the drastic changes that occurred over such a short time span after thousands of years of no change were a warning sign.
Several more men entered the library, all staring at her in nothing short of total surprise.
Nothing short of miraculous!
A short time later, she sagged against the toilet, ignoring Pierre as he tsked and held her hair.
Her breaths came in short gasps, but she refused to back down.
His gaze was direct, just short of demanding.
Her chest was tight and her breath short, but she knew there was one way to find out what happened to Damian.
"No. Even in human time, his suffering will be short but it will be very bad for him until it ends," the Watcher replied.
Just under six feet tall, wide-shouldered and lean, Darkyn's youthful appearance was framed by short, dark hair.
She didn't recognize them from her short stay there.
Even for a short time to try to relax.
The crack of the wooden door registered a short second before his hand gripped her throat.
A short time later, when she was too exhausted to move, she lay still and silent on her side.
She crossed the short distance to her mate and paused in front of him, breathing in his dark scent.
Unlike Darkyn, whose hair was short, Zamon's long hair was captured in a braid.
Poor Martha lacked even a minimal paper trail on her short, disjointed life.
Martha didn't answer but after a short time she asked to be excused.
Bird Song's managerial pair tried to present a breakfast happy face over coffee cake and muffins, but their efforts continued to fall short as they waited for Martha to make an appearance.
The inn, not large by city standards, was constantly in need of attention, especially in this, the short but hectic high season.
Paulette Dawkins was a short but massive chunk of good living who didn't know how to dress.
He knew Cynthia wanted to update him on her talk with Martha, but both realized time was short as they planned to take Martha to dinner for her last night under Bird Song's wing.
After a short wait, the four were seated in a booth and began to work on chips and salsa as the adults ordered drinks.
Your bosom buddy Jake's on a short leave.
It was the short haul that needed work.
Dean acknowledged he was still there and started to make an excuse for Cynthia's exit but Randy cut him short.
Cynthia asked, cutting the game short as Mrs. Lincoln leaped into her lap, purring like a buzz saw.
He turned and without hesitation, began the short ascent to the mine without even inquiring about directions.
There remained a short but muddy and drenching hike, only partially covered by the inadequate umbrella.
After the requisite comments on the beauties of Ouray and the surrounding mountains, Faust explained he was from California, here on business—for a short stay, he added.
I would have called you in to talk with her but she cut the conversation short.
David Dean was hanging patriotic bunting by dawn's early light when Cynthia finished setting out the usual assortment of pastries for the guests and joined her husband for the short walk to the Community Center.
I was checking out a point guard who proved to be too short.
"Best we could do on short notice," Fred yelled over the wailing blast of the fire engine's siren ahead of them.
The Deans drove the short distance to the Beaumont to pick up their guest, who was standing outside at the curb waiting for them.
I have few opportunities like this and the season is so short.
He began first a short ascent, then a drop to a sharp curve he nearly missed, causing him to reduce his speed further.
You don't print up those signs and take out newspaper ads on that short notice.
Her side of the conversation consisted of a short series of no's.
Dean's victory was short lived.
Dean left Bird Song on foot, passing up the temptation to drive his Jeep the short distance to the Main Street delicatessen.
But his trip was of short duration.
"The whole clan is on short notice," Dean said.
It was dark as he peddled, headlamp on, down the side streets of the now-quiet town and out the back road the short distance to Lydia's place.
She took short breaths, as if it hurt to talk.
Look Jake, you're a short timer.
She was enthralled with the lengthy explanation and they were surprised in the telling how much had happened in the short time she was away.
Towels were in short supply, rooms needed quick cleaning, and Cynthia, Maria, and Dean had their hands full.
Life is too short to spend it with repetition of old dreams that never happened.
Short, dark hair framed a face with plain features that showed the signs of a lifetime of battle.
Landon waited for him a short distance away.
Her fingers ran through his short hair.
Any pain she caused was going to be short lived and quickly fixed, when she revealed herself to Gabriel once more and told him they could be together.
Deidre crossed the short distance to her mate and paused in front of him.
A teenage girl with a scarred face framed by short dark hair and tiny fangs marking her as a demoness trailed her.
The suit jacket had not been altered to accommodate Jonathan's short arms.
For her, the last fourteen months had been nothing short of heaven on earth.
And yet, in spite of her comment about only being there for a short time, Lori came back several times to visit Destiny.
He cut her scream short with a wet kiss planted over her lips.
Lori's laugh was short and humorless.
Short of fighting him off as she would an attacker, there was nothing she could do but submit.
He typed a short sentence, and then stopped.
Because I was short with you?
"No," Gerald answered with a short laugh.
Entertained by her pep talk with the flowers, Deidre reached her towering apartment building a short time later and paused to collect the mail.
Life's too short to waste a night like this.
Her time was too short to turn away a tall, dark, handsome, intriguing, dangerous stranger she met on the beach in the moonlight who smelled good.
Within a short distance.
Gabriel stood a short distance away.
His tone was matter-of-fact, his answers short.
Crossing through, she emerged outside, in the forest, a short distance outside the low walls around the massive fortress.
The brothers were standing beside each other a short distance away.
She was too short.
He strode through more corridors than she was able to count, down several flights of stairs and finally to a short, dead end hallway with a ceiling that towered ten stories above.
Andre was dressed in cashmere and wool, his hair kept short and neat, his loafers more expensive than Kris's conference room had cost to build.
The voice sounded like the sultry growl of a woman, but it had short hair and no breasts.
She swung the boulder up, ducking as it slapped the side of the cliff just short of the ledge and fell back to her.
She rested on her back for a short time before forcing herself up to sit up and look around.
They were in a burnt-out room…with the Arc de Triomphe a short distance away.
She wrote Kris a short message and folded the paper, presenting it to Gabriel.
His conversation was short and curt before he tossed it.
He trailed Kiki out of the castle to the boulders a short distance from the walls.
Hannah returned a short time later, the only thing that interrupted Giovanni's ramblings.
The distance to the beach was short in her dream, her body full of fear and adrenaline.
She paused a short distance from him, sensing something wrong.
She rubbed the lumpy scar on her arm, her attention caught by the sight of a jaguar dropping from a tree branch to the edge of the park and the forest a short distance away.
Wings, short fur, fangs the size of her forearm … she moved farther into the bathroom, lest she draw his attention.
His long wings beat the air as he rose, and it took him a short two minutes to soar over the castle.
She walked the short distance into the house and down the hallway, stopping when she reached the doorway.
And your time is running short.
She was pacing the hall in front of the dining area when Hannah emerged a short time later carrying a large tote.
The tallest looked a great deal like Andre, the deceased Immortal she.d met a short time before he was killed.
He.d sensed Katie.s appearance in the castle a short time ago and had avoided going directly to her, for fear he wasn.t quite ready to say what he needed to.
A lot has changed in so short a time.
The window of her weakness was short, only a week in mortals. time, but long enough for him to act.
He moved a short distance away to more level ground and lowered himself into a fighting stance.
She doubted the back way was more dangerous than a short cut.
She trailed her fingers down a wall, smiling when she saw soft glimmers light up beneath her touch, trail her fingers a short distance, and blink out.
They stopped a short time later and surrounded a metal door.
The two women had just called her short and fat.
She thinks everyone here views her as short and fat.
They waited a short time longer before the prisoner shifted to rise.
He stood a short distance from her, watching her intently.
His lifemate's expressive eyes prevented her from appearing composed; she had looked either frightened or confused during their short interaction.
The youngest skittered away in excitement, crowding each other and whispering a short distance away.
They walked a short distance to an open atrium in the center of the house, complete with a small oasis rising up from white stone and curved benches.
Kiera would never agree to marry someone in so short of a time, but to agree in any amount of time to a man as lethal in appearance as this?
She imagined the conversation was nothing short of torture for a warrior.
There was a short silence.
When she could focus again, she stopped short.
In the short time since he left, she had forgotten how buff he was.
The short time together had been enough to remind her just how strong the bond was between them.
He approached and stood a short distance behind her, watching once more.
He gave Talal a short bow she took as dismissal, then waited for her to pad out of sight.
He stood outside a closed door down a short hallway lined with warriors.
The sun brightened up the studio a short time later, her reminder it was time for her midmorning walk.
Dean started to protest but his wife began carrying the packed ornaments from the room and asked in her sweetest tone if he could remove the now-dried Christmas tree and finish a short list of Bird Song chores she'd drawn up earlier.
I'm far too short myself or I'd try it on.
And there are 'teddy' guys, you know, guys who drool over those short little outfits that leave nothing to the imagination.
He kissed Cynthia good-bye and strolled the sun-lit streets the short distance to Sheriff Jake Weller's office behind the courthouse.
However, winter locked the mountain jeep roads beneath yards of snow for all but a few short summer weeks.
The foursome rode the gondola the short distance down from the parking area to the central village complex, with Donnie looking down, wide-eyed from the swinging car.
He then added, "But when your sister was so snooty about the coins and other items and short changed Fred O'Connor, we decided to keep the notebook."
A short distance further, he was surprised for the second time when he caught sight of Janet O'Brien.
And just where was Mrs. Dean when Jerome found himself on the short end of a cut rope?
Not only was he miffed at Weller's attitude, but at the short length of his own fuse.
Give me your short list.
Here's my short list Fred, for what it's worth.
"I'll put her on my middle list, not the short one," he grumbled.
Sheet-covered, her remains lay in Dean's office, only feet from where she had lain naked against him so short a time before.
"We've got a inn to run," Cynthia said as she hugged his arm for the short drive home.
He himself could have cut the rope—the short end they found tied up top— set up a second rappel at a nearby spot and gone down on it.
Dean knew he was being foolish beyond any measure of reason to venture even the short distance that would allow him to see beyond the overhang.
"Shipton!" he continued to yell as he paid out more of the line, moving down the short but near-vertical slope of snow-covered rock, his eyes fixed above on the receding bank of trees and safety.
Shipton cut a short section of rope and left it up there so it would look like someone cut it when he was part way to the bottom.
She also said you were lovers for a short time many years ago.
No… there is some discomfort for a short time, I wouldn't call it pain.
He put his head back and closed his eyes for a short time, but the pounding headache and the burning in his throat only intensified.
I just don't want our kids to go through life being teased about being short.
I mean, look at Alex and I. We're both short, and both Mom and Dad were average height.
No doubt Katie was going to say something about short people and thought better of it for fear of hurting feelings.
Still, there must have been someone in the family who was short.
She wished she could share Katie's faith in her brother, but the only picture she could summons was a short, pale, overweight man with more brains for business than aptitude in mechanics.
His black curly hair was cut short, every hair in place, and his angular jaws were freshly shaven.
Looking up into his face, it occurred to her that he was considerably shorter than Josh, and yet he didn't seem short.
As her fingers closed around the doorknob, Alex brought her up short.
The sharp command brought the dog up short.
A quick count indicated they were still one goat short.
The muscular woman, with short blond hair and clad in black tactical gear, stood in a stark white hallway.
She reached the command hub to find the general pacing in front while three guards waited a short distance from him.
Most were short phrases that looked like orders.
Her gaze went to the laser gun he'd tossed a short distance away.
If the flares going up short distance away were any sign, the five men were part of a larger force between them and their destination.
A short brunette waved her over.
The dream was sweet and short.
Death was waiting for Gabriel when he dozed off. He'd planned on staying awake and moving so she wouldn't catch up to them, but even he needed a short nap after three straight days of grueling travel in the underworld.
The dream seemed so short, but the sky had begun to lighten on the horizon. The dream faded as he sat up. Toby stood nearby, his young face solemn.
Andre ran beside them a short distance away.
She had short brown hair and kind hazel eyes.
When they entered the living room, they stopped short when they saw me.
On the far side of the roadway, the man walked the short distance to the pathway that led to the beach.
Her hair was short and dark and worn in an easy style that seemed to require little care.
Arthur's always a little short of cash.
The 32-year-old detective with bright red crew cut and opened-collar sports shirt looked as if nothing short of a catastrophe would cause him a lick of concern.
Hunter and Dean exchanged information during the short drive to the Ocean Shore Motel.
He was a loner and no one could recall him having contact with anyone else during his short stay.
Finally Dean stumbled up the stairs for a short nap.
Dean tucked the list in his pocket and walked the short distance around the corner to Police Headquarters.
He briefly explained the situation to Winston, who had no problem detouring for the short time it would take to question the youth.
Just a short pleasure trip on his day off, Dean lied to himself.
After showering and dressing, he wrote a short note explaining he would be at police headquarters until midmorning and slipped it under her door.
Billie—it was official now, identified or guessed at by the weeping Ida Wasserman, accompanied to the mortuary by Andy Sackler, who drew the short straw.
Jenny Nachman pulled the short straw to carry the news to Ida Wassermann.
He was due at Cynthia Byrne's by 6:00, giving short time for a shower and shave.
It was an unforgettable day and Dean never once thought of the missing Mr. Byrne until mid-afternoon while they were taking a short break and Cynthia mentioned his name.
A short, balding man, who looked as if a haircut was more a social event than a necessity, rose to leave, and with a glance at the back room said, "Ol' Ralph always was a bit weird."
Randy cut the call short, telling the young lady his mother hadn't returned and he was awaiting her call.
After a quick stop at home to change clothes and to leave a short note to Fred, Dean was on the road.
Cynthia was there, seated alone in a cramped corner, looking beautiful in something summery, short and yellow, unsmiling but nodding in acknowledgment of his greeting.
At first he didn't spot her and cursed the fact that Cynthia was so short.
Dean walked a short distance down the hall.
After a series of phone calls to Denver and some monstrous lies, Dean managed to finagle a slot on the bike tour, not an easy accomplishment given the short time before the popular event.
He hadn't mentioned anything earlier about cutting the evening short so I figured it was an excuse.
Unfortunately, the trip to dreamland was short in duration.
Dean lost his convoy of younger bikers on the short uphill and he paused momentarily at the crest to wipe his eyes and scan the roadway below him for his prey.
Dean didn't comment and a short silence followed.
A short stocky man in a white T-shirt and matching sneakers jabbed a hand at Alex.
Alex's laugh was short and humorless.
He ran a hand through short curly black hair that didn't need straightening.
Other than that, she was short and a little underweight.
The coffee cup paused short of his lips as he met her gaze.
As it was, he had to enlist the help of Princess in order to move it a short distance.
His laugh was short and strained.
He returned her kiss with equal passion, pulling away only when they both were short of breath.
His short laugh was more a snort.
Inside, he flipped on the light and covered her eyes, guiding her a short distance before removing his hands.
The sound of water running in her bathroom brought her up short.
His laugh was short.
When he came home tonight, she had been wearing blue jeans and a short blouse.
Both had been walking for a good four months, and they were already saying short sentences.
Alex was in short sleeves today, his brown muscular arms exposed to the warm sun.
One of his arms is deformed — short.
Jonathan slid off the swing and took a short cut through the house to the chicken coup.
Alex rejoined them a short time later, saying that everything was in order.
Their betrothal was short by White God standards, a matter of six days.
Her hair was short and curly, too, unlike the blond, blue-eyed father that'd all but raped Jenn on their mating night.
You've come a long way in a short time.
You will find yourself short on time, ikir.
He stopped a short distance from the one who spoke and drew a knife.
There was a short silence, then the Other he addressed chuckled.
Jenn paced for a short time, until a vamp entered.
He moved through the trees, trying to see the palace that had been his for a short time at the other end.
He looked away and turned his back to her, stance guarded as he paced short distances back and forth, like a caged panther.
The Grey God existed for a very short time, and he was supposed to balance out the two worlds.
Jenn flipped to the string and read the short entry.
After a short search, she found a small cave and scaled the boulders in front of it.
Jenn ran a hand through her short hair.
The blast was short but sucked her magic and left her feeling as if her insides were on fire.
She'd cleaned up since he last saw her, and her short hair was still damp.
The attacker fell into the pit with an abruptly short scream.
He corrected one other movement and slowed their pace until it resembled that of the youths being trained a short distance away.
"I have duties," was the short reply.
They rode for a short distance before she spoke again.
Taran grabbed her wrist and dragged her a short distance away from the party.
He kept his voice low, lethal, and stopped just short of their bodies touching.
She could not afford to sleep long after her misadventure in Corcoran so she let herself doze for a short time before seeking out Hilden with questions she should have asked long ago.
He heard Hilden pause a short distance ahead and stopped, sensing only two men in the massive chamber.
Hilden took her arm quickly and led her a short distance away into a darkened alley.
A small tent was erected a short distance from them.
Carmen was dressed in a short pink dress and white tights.
The session was mercifully short and they decided to go to check out the renovated house and make sure it was ready for the new renters.
At that point Jonathan came into the kitchen with Matthew holding on to one hand and Natalie clinging desperately to the hand on his short arm.
At five-nine, he seemed tall to her – probably because she was so short, but possibly because he was so well proportioned.
"That phrase usually comes out of your mouth right before you do something really st…" He cut the sentence short and turned to Ed.
He was short, thin and if not homely, certainly not handsome.
He was searching her mind and coming up short again.
Dark specks in her eyes gave her a short warning and she glanced up at Alex, feeling the faint coming on.
At first she thought that wouldn't be possible on such short notice, but since the place specialized in barbeque and the need was small, they were able to fit them in.
His expression was barely short of pleading.
It was amazing how amiable two people could be when their time together was going to be short.
His curly brown hair stopped somewhere short of being unruly, but it was clean and clipped short.
This one wore a short sleeved shirt, jeans and white sneakers.
Even those short trees with the reddish brown things on the top?
Where could Dad have found him on such short notice?
An on-the-job complaint or a short marriage?
She ducked under the water and swam a short distance before surfacing to make sure she wasn't close to any rocks.
This must be the reason the thick short candles were stored there.
So that was where her father had found someone so familiar with the wilderness on such short notice.
How a person dealt with that fear was the measure of their strength - and she was coming up short on the yardstick.
The sharp masculine voice cut their game short.
Only you came up a little short.
She withdrew, and Xander was shocked to feel the hunger gone after so short a drink.
Xander watched him for a short while before returning to the beach to finish his Tai Chi.
Short summary: Damian wants to hunt down the Others.
It worked, but it stopped a foot short of her floor, which made her load even more precarious.
She ran a hand through her short, dark hair.
If you need a short, fat date for something, call me.
You're not short or fat!
For some reason, the idea Eden was content after so short a time irritated him.
He walked them down the mall a short distance.
She has Watchers' blood, was the short reply.
The two exchanged some short communication before Jule tossed the bo to none other than Gerry.
Beyond where the compound ended, she saw the tan sands of the desert punctuated by short, round shrubs It's called Traveling.
Charles was a short distance away, alert.
Darian was armed with knives and a short sword for the hunt; Xander used nothing but his hands and fangs.
Ashley stood a short distance away, between two vamps.
In 1502 Warham was consecrated bishop of London and became keeper of the great seal, but his tenure of both these offices was short, as in 1504 he became lord chancellor and archbishop of Canterbury.
It lies in the open valley of the Trent, at a short distance from the river, and near the important Trent Junction on the Midland railway system.
A short distance below the Felu Falls is the town of Kayes on the left bank of the river.
In 1714 he paid a short visit to Paris and ransacked the libraries.
The cruciform church of St Mary, with a central tower and short spire, is in great part Early English, with Perpendicular additions; but considerable traces of a Norman building were revealed during a modern restoration.
An attack of the ague sent him home, and on recovery, having resolved to attend a high school and fit himself to become a teacher, he passed the next four years in a hard struggle with poverty and in an earnest effort to secure an education, studying for a short time in the Geauga Seminary atChester, Ohio.
Wade was appointed to the post of collector in the first instance, and after a short tenure of office was succeeded by Mr II.
He had two bedsteads (according to some, only one), the one very long, the other very short.
When a stranger claimed his hospitality, Procrustes compelled him, if he was tall, to lie down on the short bed, and then cut off his extremities to make him fit.
If on the other hand he was short, he was placed on the long bedstead and his limbs pulled out until he died from exhaustion.
For a short while she was broken hearted: - " My heart is a cemetery!"
After a short stay first at Alen90n and then in Bourges, he passed over to England, where he found refuge in London with Ugo Foscolo, and made a few English friends.
Mastodons, like elephants, always have a pair of upper tusks, while the earlier ones likewise have a short pair in the lower jaw, which is prolonged into a snout-like symphysis for their support.
In the former the upper tusks are bent down so as to cross the tips of the short and chisel-like lower pair.
It consisted of a short skirted coat with rows of metal buttons, a tricoloured waistcoat and red cap, and became the popular dress of the Jacobins.
But we know that the pressure of the barbarians began to be felt seriously in the later part of the 2nd century, and after long struggles the whole or almost the whole district east of Rhine and north of Danube was lost - seemingly all within one short period - about A.D.
It grows in short grass in the temperate regions of all parts of the world.
The material employed in all cases is the droppings of horses, which should be collected fresh, and spread out in thin layers in a dry place, a portion of the short litter being retained well moistened by horse-urine.
Like the mushroom, it grows in short open pastures and amongst the short grass of open roadsides; sometimes it appears on lawns, but it never occurs in woods or in damp shady places.
It is situated on Gala Water, within a short distance of its junction with the Tweed, 332 m.
In the summer of 1792 he was present for a short time with the army of the north, with his two sons, the duke of Chartres and the duke of Montpensier, but had returned to Paris before the 10th of August.
The understanding between Hastings and Francis, originating in this state of affairs, was for a short period extended to general policy.
For a short time he assisted Charles Osborne in editing the Philanthropist; in 1819 he went to St Louis, Missouri, and there in 1819-1820 took an active part in the slavery controversy; and in 1821 he founded at Mount Pleasant, Ohio, an anti-slavery paper, the Genius of Universal Emancipation.
The short screw whose divided milled head is shifts the zero of the micrometer by pushing, without turning, the short sliding rod whose flat end forms the point d'appui of the micrometer screw at I.
In England the story first appears in a short poem preserved among the Cotton MSS.
He acted for a short time as a private chaplain, but was appointed in 1679 to the small rectory of Ampton, near Bury St Edmunds, and in 1685 he was made lecturer of Gray's Inn.
In 1698 Collier produced his famous Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage...
The Short View was followed by a Defence (1699), a Second Defence (1700), and Mr Collier's Dissuasive from the Playhouse, in a Letter to a Person of Quality (1703), and a Further Vindication (1708).
They have a kind of short kilt, stiff, made of black wool, with a band from back to front between the legs; under this they wear short linen trousers, which come a little below the knee, and black woollen leggings with boots.
Thus at Ozieri the men wear ordinary jackets and trousers with a velvet waistcoat; the shepherds of the Sulcis wear short black trousers without kilt and heavy black sheepskin coats, and the two rows of waistcoat buttons are generally silver or copper coins.
to Tortoli, the latter having a short branch from Gairo to Ierzu), from Macomer E.
for a short time by Marcellianus, but was not finally recovered until the fall of the Vandal kingdom in Africa in 534, by Cyril.
For a short while he was at the head of the new Hessian administration; but his ambition was to share in the creation of a united Germany.
He then entered the ministry, became repetent at Tubingen, and for a short time held a pastorate at Heilbronn (1868).
Monk cut short these deliberations and forced on the Restoration without condition.
The fructification appears in March and April, terminating in short unbranched stems. It is said to produce diarrhoea in such cattle as eat it.
In this species the fructification is conical or lanceolate, and is found in April on short, stout, unbranched stems which have large loose sheaths.
Possibly those domesticated cats with unusually short and bushy tails may have a larger share of European wild-cat blood; while, conversely, such wild cats as show long tails may have a cross of domesticated blood.
Instead of these are cats with more or less abbreviated tails, showing in greater or less degree a decided kink or bend near the tip. In other cases the tail is of the short curling type of that of a bulldog; sometimes it starts quite straight, but divides in a fork-like manner near the tip; and in yet other instances it is altogether wanting, as in the typical Manx cats.
Another African breed is the Mombasa cat, in which the hair is reported to be unusually short and stiff.
The body is elongated, and the hair, especially on the tail, short, shiny and close.
A short visit to Brittany enabled him, with his father's consent, to arrange for the sale of his property in Poitou.
Motion, in short, is strictly locomotion, and nothing else.
But he did not stop short in the region of what is usually termed physics.
A fire without light, compared to the heat which gathers in a haystack when the hay has been stored before it was properly dry - heat, in short, as an agitation of the particles - is the motive cause of the contraction and dilatations of the heart.
..: the ships anchor at considerable risk in the roads, but the love of gain prevails: for the large number of lighters which receive the cargoes and reload them renders the time short before they can enter the river, and having lightened a part of their cargoes they sail in and ascend to Rome."
The Spartans failed to safeguard Heraclea against the Oetaeans and Thessalians, and for a short time were displaced by the Thebans (420).
The first book, after a short introduction upon the nature of theology as understood by Aquinas, proceeds in 119 questions to discuss the nature, attributes and relations of God; and this is not done as in a modern work on theology, but the questions raised in the physics of Aristotle find a place alongside of the statements of Scripture, while all subjects in any way related to the central theme are brought into the discourse.
There is no excuse for short play on his part, and his bowls would be better off the green than obstructing the path of subsequent bowls.
For a short period the day was changed to Tuesday, but the market was given up before 1888.
At the Restoration in 1660 he was arrested for preaching, and after a short period of freedom he was again seized, and he remained in prison for seven years.
A short distance south of the city is Red Mountain, 25 m.
Fleas are wingless insects, with a laterally compressed body, small and indistinctly separated head, and short thick antennae situated in cavities somewhat behind and above the simple eyes, which are always minute and sometimes absent.
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