It was as if she were there, speaking to me.
Speaking of your mother, we'd better go in so she doesn't worry.
She turned away from him, speaking flippantly.
She pushed him back, speaking as firmly as she could without talking loud enough for the children to hear.
She leaned forward, speaking into his ear.
Pray, how shall I, a little lad, In speaking make a figure?
"Speaking of women …" his friend said, pinning him with a look.
She seems to be more nervous than she really is, because she expresses more with her hands than do most English-speaking people.
Speaking of Scruffy, have you seen him lately?
Then he motioned to the others and pointed up at Bordeaux, speaking in guttural tones.
Instead of speaking, she kissed him on the cheek and hurried out the door, where her car had already been pulled in front of the manor.
Relatively speaking, it's much safer inside.
He came back but he's barely speaking to me.
Is she speaking to you?
First he had left a lady before she had finished speaking to him, and now he continued to speak to another who wished to get away.
I am speaking sincerely as a friend!
I am speaking seriously.
Instantly the hand dropped and he turned back down the trail, speaking over his shoulder.
He admitted ignorance, scientifically speaking, but was now committed to finding answers.
"Julie did very well," Howie offered, speaking for the first time.
Howie had tried to explain to us that when he was under, as he called it, he had trouble telling if he was speaking aloud.
I considered waiting until morning before speaking to my wife but I knew I wouldn't sleep anyway.
Molly was all smiles, but disappointed in not being transferred to her mother when she realized I was speaking to California.
She wore a somber look as she glanced nervously at me before speaking to the detective.
At last, she stopped speaking and lay, exhausted.
Deidre had the sense of speaking a different language, even though she understood his words.
Dean only caught snatches, but enough to know Cynthia was speaking to Rose, son Randy, and Jen.
Speaking of the election, the courthouse is all abuzz now that Fitzgerald's running against you.
In a manner of speaking, but not the gold-digger bitch.
Cynthia bit her lip; the euphoria of speaking with Martha was slipping away.
Civility isn't the right word but at least they're speaking with one another.
"Speaking of people in your hair, you may want to keep an eye out for any pesky demons," Gabriel said.
Well, actually, I was speaking for myself when I told her that wasn't I?
He motioned for her to hurry up, and when she walked by him he leaned over, speaking softly into her ear.
Speaking of preying on those weaker than you, I have an interest in your … patient.
Speaking of him, I'm supposed to be at his house.
He went one-by-one, checking the minds of each with the occasional glance across to Rhyn and Andre, who were speaking quietly.
Andre ceased talking, and she realized he'd been speaking while she ogled Gabriel.
His head tilted to the side, and she assessed that he and Gabriel were speaking mentally.
No human --nor most of those in his organization --would dream of speaking to him like that.
She didn't walk far before someone in a tiny car speaking only Gaelic pulled alongside her and motioned to her.
"Speaking of my ways …" Sasha said, his gaze turning lustful.
Hypothetically speaking …" "Could you come home when you wanted?" she asked.
His woman was speaking too quickly for the translator to keep up.
He removed her translator from her ear as promised after a stern warning about not speaking to anyone.
A'Ran responded by tipping his chin, and Jetr's attention returned to Opal, who had been speaking too long already.
She couldn't hear the quiet discussions but saw Mansr at the front, speaking to A'Ran.
"I'm speaking hypothetically," he grumbled.
Cynthia gently prodded the woman until Edith Shipton began to relate her story, speaking in almost a monotone.
The next opportunity proved to be the same jeep road cut off where they'd first seen Edith speaking with the man in the second car, which was now nowhere in sight.
Throwing my voice into any object I pleased, to make it appear that the object was speaking instead of me.
Then the saint stopped speaking and looked around him.
Food can be optimized according to three factors, broadly speaking: taste, price, and nutrition.
The full quote runs: "Necessitous men are not, truly speaking, free men, but, to answer a present exigency, will submit to any terms that the crafty may impose upon them."
After speaking about the economic costs of war, the burden it places on the economy, and the toll this takes on the people, Eisenhower closed by describing the peace proposals he was offering Russia and China.
Technically speaking, I have included a few that are not dependent on the Internet per se, but in which the Internet and technology plays some role.
Practically speaking, governments often act as if their first duty is to protect the government, not the people.
During World War I in the United States, fourteen states outlawed speaking German.
His plays run in every major city in the English-speaking world, and Hollywood makes movies of them—good movies!
So in the present and future, when a technology comes along that represents such a change—that saves details of our activities with which to advise us later, or has us speaking to machines as if they were creatures—it will simply be more of the same.
From the beginning of my education Miss Sullivan made it a practice to speak to me as she would speak to any hearing child; the only difference was that she spelled the sentences into my hand instead of speaking them.
Until then I had been like a foreigner speaking through an interpreter.
It astonished me to find how much easier it is to talk than to spell with the fingers, and I discarded the manual alphabet as a medium of communication on my part; but Miss Sullivan and a few friends still use it in speaking to me, for it is more convenient and more rapid than lip-reading.
Mr. Anagnos, in speaking of my composition on the cities, has said, "These ideas are poetic in their essence."
She would say, when speaking of the growth of a plant, "Mother Nature sends the sunshine and the rain to make the trees and the grass and the flowers grow."
In one of his letters, speaking of how God in every way tells us of His love, he says, "I think he writes it even upon the walls of the great house of nature which we live in, that he is our Father."
Howard was no doubt an exceedingly kind and worthy man in his way, and has his reward; but, comparatively speaking, what are a hundred Howards to us, if their philanthropy do not help us in our best estate, when we are most worthy to be helped?
I confess, that practically speaking, when I have learned a man's real disposition, I have no hopes of changing it for the better or worse in this state of existence.
Every morning, generally speaking, the shallow water is being warmed more rapidly than the deep, though it may not be made so warm after all, and every evening it is being cooled more rapidly until the morning.
Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue; for money comes between a man and his objects, and obtains them for him; and it was certainly no great virtue to obtain it.
I am not speaking of regicide, I am speaking about ideas.
Annette and I were speaking of how to arrange it.
It can't be helped! said the count, shrugging his shoulders and speaking playfully of a matter that evidently distressed him.
"Now, Vera, what does it matter to you?" said Natasha in defense, speaking very gently.
This was Lieutenant Berg, an officer in the Semenov regiment with whom Boris was to travel to join the army, and about whom Natasha had teased her elder sister Vera, speaking of Berg as her "intended."
(Strictly speaking, Daniel Cooper was one figure of the anglaise.)
"Ah, my friend!" she said, touching his arm as she had done her son's when speaking to him that afternoon, "believe me I suffer no less than you do, but be a man!"
Anna Mikhaylovna was standing beside the princess, and they were both speaking in excited whispers.
"He always was rather harsh; and now I should think he's getting very trying," said Prince Andrew, apparently speaking lightly of their father in order to puzzle or test his sister.
She was speaking as usual in French, and as if after long self-restraint she wished to make up for lost time.
"Commander in Chief Kutuzov?" said the newly arrived general speaking quickly with a harsh German accent, looking to both sides and advancing straight toward the inner door.
The lieutenant never looked the man he was speaking to straight in the face; his eyes continually wandered from one object to another.
The stupid smile, which had left his face while he was speaking, reappeared.
Besides it was pleasant, after his reception by the Austrians, to speak if not in Russian (for they were speaking French) at least with a Russian who would, he supposed, share the general Russian antipathy to the Austrians which was then particularly strong.
"When speaking to the Emperor, try as far as you can to praise the way that provisions are supplied and the routes indicated," said Bilibin, accompanying him to the hall.
"If a tenth part of his detachment returns I shall thank God," he added as if speaking to himself.
The officer on duty was a handsome, elegantly dressed man with a diamond ring on his forefinger.
While he was speaking, the curtain of smoke that had concealed the hollow, driven by a rising wind, began to move from right to left as if drawn by an invisible hand, and the hill opposite, with the French moving about on it, opened out before them.
The aunt was just speaking of a collection of snuffboxes that had belonged to Pierre's father, Count Bezukhov, and showed them her own box.
"The step must be taken but I cannot, I cannot!" thought Pierre, and he again began speaking about indifferent matters, about Sergey Kuzmich, asking what the point of the story was as he had not heard it properly.
Anatole stood with his right thumb under a button of his uniform, his chest expanded and his back drawn in, slightly swinging one foot, and, with his head a little bent, looked with beaming face at the princess without speaking and evidently not thinking about her at all.
She felt that Sonya was speaking the truth, that there was such love as Sonya was speaking of.
I quite understand, said Berg, getting up and speaking in a muffled and guttural voice.
I am speaking of the staff in general.
Is it worth thinking or speaking of it at such a moment?
"Very well, then, be so good as to wait," said Prince Andrew to the general, in Russian, speaking with the French intonation he affected when he wished to speak contemptuously, and noticing Boris, Prince Andrew, paying no more heed to the general who ran after him imploring him to hear something more, nodded and turned to him with a cheerful smile.
He was breathless with agitation, his face was red, and when he heard some French spoken he at once began speaking to the officers, addressing first one, then another.
Kutuzov had stopped and was speaking to an Austrian general.
But before he had finished speaking, Prince Andrew, feeling tears of shame and anger choking him, had already leapt from his horse and run to the standard.
He listened and heard the sound of approaching horses, and voices speaking French.
But after a while, just as a jury comes out of its room, the bigwigs who guided the club's opinion reappeared, and everybody began speaking clearly and definitely.
In the third circle, Naryshkin was speaking of the meeting of the Austrian Council of War at which Suvorov crowed like a cock in reply to the nonsense talked by the Austrian generals.
On the previous Sunday the old count had given his son two thousand rubles, and though he always disliked speaking of money difficulties had told Nicholas that this was all he could let him have till May, and asked him to be more economical this time.
"If He were not," he said quietly, "you and I would not be speaking of Him, my dear sir.
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.
Boris, speaking with deliberation, told them in pure, correct French many interesting details about the armies and the court, carefully abstaining from expressing an opinion of his own about the facts he was recounting.
Rostov moved to the window to see whom he was speaking to, and saw the quartermaster, Topcheenko.
"Si vous envisagez la question sous ce point de vue," * he began, pronouncing French with evident difficulty, and speaking even slower than in Russian but quite calmly.
"How charming that Natasha is!" she said again, speaking as some third, collective, male person.
Do you want a taste of this?... said the huntsman, pointing to his dagger and probably imagining himself still speaking to his foe.
Though she blamed herself for it, she could not refrain from grumbling at and worrying Sonya, often pulling her up without reason, addressing her stiffly as "my dear," and using the formal "you" instead of the intimate "thou" in speaking to her.
At first she heard only Metivier's voice, then her father's, then both voices began speaking at the same time, the door was flung open, and on the threshold appeared the handsome figure of the terrified Metivier with his shock of black hair, and the prince in his dressing gown and fez, his face distorted with fury and the pupils of his eyes rolled downwards.
The whole expression of his face told her that he had not forgotten the morning's talk, that his decision remained in force, and only the presence of visitors hindered his speaking of it to her now.
He began speaking louder, evidently to be heard by everyone.
Mademoiselle Bourienne was the first to recover herself after this apparition and began speaking about the prince's indisposition.
Anatole went up to him and began speaking to him, looking at and indicating the Rostovs' box.
Wherever she went and whomever she was speaking to, she felt his eyes upon her.
Having finished speaking to her, the Emperor looked inquiringly at Balashev and, evidently understanding that he only acted thus because there were important reasons for so doing, nodded slightly to the lady and turned to him.
When Napoleon, having finished speaking, looked inquiringly at the Russian envoy, Balashev began a speech he had prepared long before: Sire!
Without moving from where he stood he began speaking in a louder tone and more hurriedly than before.
She understood that when speaking of "trash" he referred not only to Mademoiselle Bourienne, the cause of her misery, but also to the man who had ruined his own happiness.
As Natasha, at her mother's side, passed through the crowd behind a liveried footman who cleared the way for them, she heard a young man speaking about her in too loud a whisper.
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
What do you think?"--she was speaking hurriedly, evidently afraid her strength might fail her-- "Will he ever forgive me?
A middle-aged man, handsome and virile, in the uniform of a retired naval officer, was speaking in one of the rooms, and a small crowd was pressing round him.
The retired naval man was speaking very boldly, as was evident from the expression on the faces of the listeners and from the fact that some people Pierre knew as the meekest and quietest of men walked away disapprovingly or expressed disagreement with him.
The Emperor ceased speaking, the crowd began pressing round him, and rapturous exclamations were heard from all sides.
Women, women! said Alpatych, puffing and speaking rapidly just as the prince did, and he climbed into the trap.
Prince Andrew looked at him and without replying went on speaking to Alpatych.
She thought he was speaking of Russia, or Prince Andrew, of herself, of his grandson, or of his own death, and so she could not guess his words.
When she had left the room the prince again began speaking about his son, about the war, and about the Emperor, angrily twitching his brows and raising his hoarse voice, and then he had a second and final stroke.
Mademoiselle Bourienne at once began crying again and kissed that hand, speaking of the princess' sorrow and making herself a partner in it.
She also knew that neither her father nor her brother would refuse to help the peasants in need, she only feared to make some mistake in speaking about the distribution of the grain she wished to give.
In a suffering and weary voice he was saying something to Tikhon, speaking of the Crimea and its warm nights and of the Empress.
I remember how he began speaking to him about Lise as if she were alive--he had forgotten she was dead--and Tikhon reminded him that she was no more, and he shouted, 'Fool!'
"We don't riot, we're following the orders," declared Karp, and at that moment several voices began speaking together.
And from that hut, while Denisov was speaking, a general with a portfolio under his arm really did appear.
"If he manages the business properly he will be able to pay off all his debts," said the militia officer, speaking of Rostov.
An elderly sergeant who had approached the officer while he was giving these explanations had waited in silence for him to finish speaking, but at this point, evidently not liking the officer's remark, interrupted him.
Bennigsen stopped speaking and, noticing that Pierre was listening, suddenly said to him:
The Imperial army, strictly speaking, was one third composed of Dutch, Belgians, men from the borders of the Rhine, Piedmontese, Swiss, Genevese, Tuscans, Romans, inhabitants of the Thirty-second Military Division, of Bremen, of Hamburg, and so on: it included scarcely a hundred and forty thousand who spoke French.
After hearing what was being said by one or other of these groups he generally turned away with an air of disappointment, as though they were not speaking of anything he wished to hear.
Beside him sat Uvarov, who with rapid gesticulations was giving him some information, speaking in low tones as they all did.
A short man was saying something, but when Pierre entered he stopped speaking and went out.
The former housekeeper, old Mavra Kuzminichna, had stepped out of the crowd by the gate, gone up to a cart with a hood constructed of bast mats, and was speaking to a pale young officer who lay inside.
Before the officer had finished speaking the orderly made the same request on behalf of his master.
I tell you, Papa" (he smote himself on the breast as a general he had heard speaking had done, but Berg did it a trifle late for he should have struck his breast at the words "Russian army"), "I tell you frankly that we, the commanders, far from having to urge the men on or anything of that kind, could hardly restrain those... those... yes, those exploits of antique valor," he went on rapidly.
On seeing the crowd and the bloodstained man the workman ceased speaking, and with eager curiosity all the bootmakers joined the moving crowd.
The porter, listening in perplexity to the unfamiliar Polish accent and not realizing that the interpreter was speaking Russian, did not understand what was being said to him and slipped behind the others.
"Well then, take me and execute me!" he went on, speaking to himself and bowing his head with a sad but firm expression.
Speaking thickly and with a faraway look in his shining eyes, he told the whole story of his life: his marriage, Natasha's love for his best friend, her betrayal of him, and all his own simple relations with her.
A little man in Russian civilian clothes rode out from the ranks, and by his clothes and manner of speaking Pierre at once knew him to be a French salesman from one of the Moscow shops.
"You are speaking of the poor countess?" said Anna Pavlovna, coming up just then.
With the naive conviction of young men in a merry mood that other men's wives were created for them, Rostov did not leave the lady's side and treated her husband in a friendly and conspiratorial style, as if, without speaking of it, they knew how capitally Nicholas and the lady would get on together.
Moreover, just as Pierre was speaking a sharp rattle of drums was suddenly heard from both sides.
Another, a thin little officer, was speaking to everyone, conjecturing where they were now being taken and how far they would get that day.
Napoleon is at Forminsk, said Bolkhovitinov, unable to see in the dark who was speaking but guessing by the voice that it was not Konovnitsyn.
So it came about that at the council at Malo-Yaroslavets, when the generals pretending to confer together expressed various opinions, all mouths were closed by the opinion uttered by the simple-minded soldier Mouton who, speaking last, said what they all felt: that the one thing needful was to get away as quickly as possible; and no one, not even Napoleon, could say anything against that truth which they all recognized.
"But for you and me, old fellow, it's time to drop these amenities," continued Dolokhov, as if he found particular pleasure in speaking of this subject which irritated Denisov.
After speaking to the senior French officer, who came out of the house with a white handkerchief tied to his sword and announced that they surrendered, Dolokhov dismounted and went up to Petya, who lay motionless with outstretched arms.
The countess was sitting up in bed and speaking softly.
It was no longer the commander-in-chief speaking but an ordinary old man who wanted to tell his comrades something very important.
He ceased speaking and bowed his head as if in perplexity.
About the same time he received letters from Prince Vasili and other Petersburg acquaintances speaking of his wife's debts.
Nicholas did not reply and tried to avoid speaking of the princess any more.
Often, speaking with vexation of some failure or irregularity, he would say: "What can one do with our Russian peasants?" and imagined that he could not bear them.
Speaking of which, where was Alex?
Alex sat up and leaned over her, speaking softy in a voice that was little more than a whisper.
Generally speaking, if something sounded too good to be true, it usually was.
He held her without speaking, probably sensing there was little he could say to make her feel better.
"He was here in 1932," Howie said, speaking for the first time.
She seemed nervous and her open smile was less in evidence, unless speaking of her daughter.
When I assured him we were indeed speaking on a secure line he took a deep breath.
Am I speaking simply enough, Dusty, or do I need to dumb it down more?
The three moved with her, Pierre speaking tersely in French on the phone.
"Please tell us," Cynthia asked, her voice as gentle as if she were speaking to a child.
He came back but he's barely speaking to me.
Roughly speaking, if you look at the poorest forty nations in the world, who have an average income per person of about $1,500 a year, their effective tax rates are about 20 percent.
Frankly speaking, we all like our "stuff."
However, practically speaking, it sometimes has a corrupting influence on those whom it empowers to act for the state.
Indeed, I doubt if they are on speaking terms with their country cousins!
"You are speaking of Buonaparte?" asked the general, smiling.
Don't come in, Papa! she cried to her father as he opened the door--speaking from under the filmy skirt which still covered her whole face.
And such was Natasha, with her surprise, her delight, her shyness, and even her mistakes in speaking French.
In the midst of a phrase he ceased speaking and suddenly felt tears choking him, a thing he had thought impossible for him.
But in January Savelich came from Moscow and gave him an account of the state of things there, and spoke of the estimate an architect had made of the cost of rebuilding the town and country houses, speaking of this as of a settled matter.
Felipa leaned toward her, speaking softly.
She heard her voice speaking impulsively.
Yancey swirled her around and leaned his head down, speaking in a low voice.
"I am speaking, Prince, of the Emperor Napoleon," he replied.
This man was speaking to someone in the adjoining room.