Step this way, please.
The men looked at him and pressed to the bank, hesitating to step onto the ice.
She faced the speaker and took a step back.
She took a quick step back.
His horse snorted and took a step back.
Better communication is a huge step toward peace.
I turned on the light, calmed her down and slowly explained step by step what Julie had told me.
Her step was too long, making contact with his foot.
He winced and then took a determined step in her direction.
Just step inside and make believe that you are Dean Swift.
But take it a step further.
Slowly, one little step at a time, it crept up across the rough place where it had slipped and fallen so often.
"Now, Princess," exclaimed the Wizard, "those of your advisors who wished to throw us into the Garden of Clinging Vines must step within this circle of light.
Every bite you eat, every step you take.
She gasped and took a step backward.
I wondered about the step my friends were taking.
The man had taken a step or two across the glass roof before he noticed the presence of the strangers; but then he stopped abruptly.
She took a step back, overwhelmed by the scene before her.
From the back porch came the sound of feet descending the steps, the bottom step upon which snow had fallen gave a ringing creak and he heard the voice of an old maidservant saying, Straight, straight, along the path, Miss.
Everything about him, from his weary, bored expression to his quiet, measured step, offered a most striking contrast to his quiet, little wife.
The path became more indistinct with each step, eventually coming to an end in dense underbrush.
She took a quick step back and he dropped his hands.
Be so good as to step in.
She plodded on, willing herself to take each step, not thinking of the miles to go, but merely getting through one more painful step.
She took a step back.
It was difficult to remember step by step but I didn't want to get it wrong.
She took a step down and missed the next rung - plunging her shin against the step.
She took a step back from him.
Granted, that's a step in the right direction but we still wouldn't know if the scene Howie saw actually occurred.
Recognizing the town would be a step in the right direction but it wouldn't tell you the scene you saw actually happened, back in 1932.
The next step was informing Mr. Cooms of our willingness to proceed with his offer.
"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.
When she entered with her heavy step, treading on her heels, the gentlemen and Mademoiselle Bourienne rose and the little princess, indicating her to the gentlemen, said: "Voila Marie!"
Get into step, Fedor...
Coming out was a totally new step and one I shouldn't be taking alone.
She usually feels the softest step and throws out her arms to ascertain if any one is near her.
She took a step backward and met his gaze angrily.
He took a step closer.
Like the way his broad shoulders swayed so gracefully with each step as he strode to the corral - or the way he lounged in a doorway, coffee in one hand, one long leg thrown carelessly over the other.
He walked about in front of the line and at every step pulled himself up, slightly arching his back.
The regiments had entered and left the town with their bands playing, and by the Grand Duke's orders the men had marched all the way in step (a practice on which the Guards prided themselves), the officers on foot and at their proper posts.
Will you step into the study?
There was a soft step behind her, and then his hands were on her waist, his thumbs nimbly working the tense muscles.
But we'd always remained a step away, like Martha once said, to retain our perfect friendship.
He didn't spend much time at the hospital because the step father is a prune and he snubbed Julie.
She flushed and looked him over, then took a step back in to the living room.
He froze on the bottom step, the hair at the back of his neck standing up.
Toni pushed both women behind him, and Darian took a teetering step towards him.
You can step out here and heal her, or you can stay there and watch her die.
She took one step forward, then another, throwing herself onto the ground beside Sofi.
She stared at him through listless eyes, the gaze of a human awaiting only the final step in the transformation process.
The advisors of the Princess did not like this test; but she commanded them to step into the flame and one by one they did so, and were scorched so badly that the air was soon filled with an odor like that of baked potatoes.
But at length they came unexpectedly upon a huge rock that shut off the passage and blocked them from proceeding a single step farther.
When you reach a step you do not understand, do you not start reading out loud really slowly?
Helen has taken the second great step in her education.
The particular laws are as our points of view, as, to the traveller, a mountain outline varies with every step, and it has an infinite number of profiles, though absolutely but one form.
Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it.
Is it not possible to take a step further towards recognizing and organizing the rights of man?
He carried close to his leg a narrow unsheathed sword (small, curved, and not like a real weapon) and looked now at the superior officers and now back at the men without losing step, his whole powerful body turning flexibly.
A fat major skirted a bush, puffing and falling out of step; a soldier who had fallen behind, his face showing alarm at his defection, ran at a trot, panting to catch up with his company.
This short man nodded to Dolgorukov as to an intimate friend and stared at Prince Andrew with cool intensity, walking straight toward him and evidently expecting him to bow or to step out of his way.
The Apsheron men, excited by the Tsar's presence, passed in step before the Emperors and their suites at a bold, brisk pace.
"I'll kill you!" he shouted, and seizing the marble top of a table with a strength he had never before felt, he made a step toward her brandishing the slab.
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.
Forgetting the danger of being recognized, Rostov went close to the porch, together with some inquisitive civilians, and again, after two years, saw those features he adored: that same face and same look and step, and the same union of majesty and mildness....
The Emperor said a few words to him and took a step toward his horse.
Things are nice as it is, she said to herself, and she began walking up and down the room, not stepping simply on the resounding parquet but treading with each step from the heel to the toe (she had on a new and favorite pair of shoes) and listening to the regular tap of the heel and creak of the toe as gladly as she had to the sounds of her own voice.
Daniel rose a little, took a step, and with his whole weight, as if lying down to rest, fell on the wolf, seizing her by the ears.
Anisya Fedorovna, with her light step, willingly went to fulfill her errand and brought back the guitar.
The count moved in his affairs as in a huge net, trying not to believe that he was entangled but becoming more and more so at every step, and feeling too feeble to break the meshes or to set to work carefully and patiently to disentangle them.
Kindly step in, my orders are to bring you in.
Anatole followed him with his usual jaunty step but his face betrayed anxiety.
He entered briskly, with a jerk at every step and his head slightly thrown back.
Each step of the retreat was accompanied by a complicated interplay of interests, arguments, and passions at headquarters.
And not only was Napoleon not afraid to extend his line, but he welcomed every step forward as a triumph and did not seek battle as eagerly as in former campaigns, but very lazily.
"Please step into the gallery, your excellency," said the major-domo.
Please step inside, your honor!
"Ah!" said Rostopchin, hurriedly turning away his eyes from the young man in the fur-lined coat and pointing to the bottom step of the porch.
For several seconds while the young man was taking his place on the step the silence continued.
While waiting for the young man to take his place on the step Rostopchin stood frowning and rubbing his face with his hand.
Kutuzov wrote that the Russians had not retreated a step, that the French losses were much heavier than ours, and that he was writing in haste from the field of battle before collecting full information.
Please step into the portrait gallery.
There is no step, no crime or petty fraud he commits, which in the mouths of those around him is not at once represented as a great deed.
Not only does it occur at every step, but the universal historians' accounts are all made up of a chain of such contradictions.
Having abandoned the conception of the ancients as to the divine subjection of the will of a nation to some chosen man and the subjection of that man's will to the Deity, history cannot without contradictions take a single step till it has chosen one of two things: either a return to the former belief in the direct intervention of the Deity in human affairs or a definite explanation of the meaning of the force producing historical events and termed "power."
The presence of the problem of man's free will, though unexpressed, is felt at every step of history.
His step was light as he crossed the room and gently lifted Tammy into his arms.
He had been perfectly content to step back and let her bear the brunt of Giddon's anger, even knowing that he had arrived uninvited.
She dropped her glass in the sink and took a step backward.
He slung the dishtowel over his shoulder and one long step brought him to a point where she was pinned in the corner of the counter.
She tried to step around him, but he stopped her with an iron grip on her arm.
Ronnie doesn't know any of those people and he keeps saying I should step up to the plate, like it's the least I could do 'cause he already tolerates me like a bad case of hemorrhoids.
The stairs had become narrower and Zeb and the Wizard often had to help Jim pull the buggy from one step to another, or keep it from jamming against the rocky walls.
Once this ball gets rolling, it will speed up and, because of it, we will all wake up each morning with a little extra spring in our step and sparkle in our eye.
From the printed slip it was but a step to the printed book.
Then the world has advanced one step in its heavenward march.
She lighted a lamp to show me the inside of the roof and the walls, and also that the board floor extended under the bed, warning me not to step into the cellar, a sort of dust hole two feet deep.
But Anna Mikhaylovna went forward a step or two to keep her hold on the portfolio, and changed her grip.
To be so sent meant not only a reward but an important step toward promotion.
Pierre knew that everyone was waiting for him to say a word and cross a certain line, and he knew that sooner or later he would step across it, but an incomprehensible terror seized him at the thought of that dreadful step.
He entered the drawing room with his usual alert step, glancing rapidly round the company.
"But if you'll step into the officers' wards you'll see for yourself," he added, turning to Rostov.
Carmen put a foot on the first step and then heard voices.
"I wondered if you were ever going to come back," she said, moving eagerly into step with him.
Sharing their problems was a step in the right direction.
With every step up to the office where Señor Medena waited, he dreaded the conversation.
There was a light step behind her, and then Allen's eyes widened as his attention shifted to a point behind her.
Every step must be in the right direction.
He took a step toward her.
His voice was so harsh that Adrienne took a step backward.
Thankful for the darkness that hid her burning face, she took a step away from him.
Instead of shifting with each step, the ground felt solid.
He stepped forward and reached for her, but she took a step back.
Claudette had gone one step too far.
"I've got to watch my step too," he replied.
A step at a time, Hon.
She cautiously took one step and then another, and found herself in the middle of a small room containing baggage.
The boys wore long hair and striped sweaters and yelled their college yell every other step they took, to the great satisfaction of the populace, which was glad to have this evidence that their lungs were in good condition.
Back in Kentucky with his step father.
This was the final step.
Alex asked as they reached the bottom step.
Without a word, she slipped into his arms and fell into the rhythm of his step.
Now I won't even see Claire take her first step.
Bianca took one cautious step onto the frozen waves.
The woman took a step back.
"Jule," the Other said, taking a step forward.
He raised his head as she took a step into the room and met her gaze.
"Step aside, mortal," the guardsman ordered.
I warn you again, step aside.
He approached her, and she took a step back.
She lost sight of him and hurried her step.
Tomorrow, this world will be destroyed if one—or both—of us don't step up.
Mesmerized, she missed her step, and her father continued without her to the center of the landmark.
The Other no longer smiled and took a step forward, unwilling to move closer to his daughter with the Original Vamp standing between them.
"Jonny, step aside," he ordered.
The Gatekeeper has yet to step up.
She took a step back, uncertain what the man was but aware her instincts were at a scream.
Her first step was disastrous.
"I'm not angry at you," he said at last, taking a step back.
He left the corner and approached her, stopping when she took a step back.
Sofia took a step back and silently urged Pierre to hurry.
As much as she wanted him, needed him, she was terrified to take the final step that would make her his for eternity.
Every step he took brought more memories of people and places he felt to his core he knew – but couldn't recognize.
One smiled coldly, revealing its sharpened teeth, while another was the first to take a step towards her.
Or he was already a step ahead.
She suspected he was one step ahead, but she wasn't expecting him to reveal his plan.
She also wanted to step outside and see the forest.
Still, her step slowed the first time she crossed demons.
She'd been molded to exist for one reason and expected to step aside when her purpose was fulfilled.
You gave me the strength to take a step I wouldn't have otherwise.
I thought this was the first step.
He quickened his step.
Step out of the car, please.
Let's go a step at a time.
Westlake twisted around the seat once more and after a struggle pulled out an old step pump.
No one had a suggestion for the next step, but Fred was determined to continue to research the ownership of the severed digit.
Joseph thinks he's a big corporate executive but he's really only half a step above a clerk.
Dean was seated on the step of a rescue vehicle when Lydia was pulled up to the road.
Even. But watch your step in the future.
Lydia Larkin moved a step forward.
We'd better watch our step, and not give him any excuse to harass us further.
The Deans continued, a step at a time.
What did he do to those who hadn't taken that final step but probably would soon?
They'd taken a step together towards their future by talking openly on topics he never thought he'd be able to bring up.
Deidre took the first step down the path of their future when she told him her secrets.
For the first time this week, he realized that he, too, wanted to take the next step.
He had the courage to step forward and take chances, and the ability to persuade others to follow.
Alex took a step forward and she turned away from him, throwing her arms around Carmen.
Alex took another step forward, reaching for her and she tried to climb Carmen.
No one will fault you for taking that one step further and cleaning house, Dr. Wynn said with a faint smile.
He took a step and was back in the hallway.
Gabe took a step back.
Wired energy made him edgy and his step quick.
Gabe's step slowed as he neared the man dressed in a white shirt held closed by two buttons and cream linen pants rolled to his knees, as if he'd been walking in the ocean.
What appeared to be red wine was squeezed out of the bath mat at the weight of her step.
When did she step into the Twilight Zone?
She took an involuntary step back into the hall.
Maybe this was the push she needed to take that final step, the one that'd take her out of this world completely.
His step slowed as he saw her leaning against the wall, gazing into the darkness.
Not hesitating to hand over the compass, she appeared torn at taking the final step of betrayal.
She did a few more breathing exercises until she felt ready to step outside her room to face the new world.
She missed a step.
Whatever step towards him she seemed to take this day, she'd leapt back about twenty.
Gabriel's step through the shadow world slowed.
Stunned, Deidre took a step back.
Her step grew less brisk.
Her step slowed as she neared a booth with an assortment of kitchen décor.
You've taken the first step on a very long path.
I'm one step ahead of where I was this morning.
Near full-blown panic again, Deidre was midway through her second step towards the door when the creature snatched her.
She took a step back, heart fluttering.
He stood far enough away that she had to stand and walk a step to reach him.
At his severe tone, she took another step back, ready to exit as fast as she could in the snug dress and high heels.
Let's take a step back, shall we?
The room was dark, the floor-to-ceiling windows displaying the incredible views of the Eiffel Tower, whose frame was outlined by lights against the dark Parisian sky She was about to step onto the balcony when a knock at the door drew her attention.
Katie took another step back, the stillness of his gaze unsettling.
She took a step back, but he only snatched the scarf and flung it, too, out the window.
"If you really don't want me around, why did you go through that effort to claim me?" she asked, crossing her arms and taking a step toward him.
One of the pens in his hands snapped, and she took a step back.
She didn't hear his silent step.
His penetrating gaze gave her a different kind of chill, one that made her blood quicken as well as her step.
His step grew quicker, and his face brightened as they wound their way through the compound.
He took a step to close the gap between them, and they were kissing again.
She heard the soft step of someone approaching and turned, surprised.
He took a step closer, his blond hair and green eyes highlighting a slender face.
She gave an excited wave and quickened her step.
"You.ll do what you will," she said and took a step toward the door.
Romas was all business by the time they rounded the corner; he even released Evelyn's hand and quickened his step into one that befitted a warrior prince.
She took another hasty step back as he grabbed it once more.
Her left foot found the first shallow step, and she took another step back, her eyes pinned on the second kitten running along the table.
Kiera braced herself and exited behind Evelyn, whose quick step led them back to the main house and outside, where the floating tents were still in place.
The moment the prisoner crossed the third step, she saw him.
"Maybe I will teach you how women behave where I'm from," Kiera said, and fell into step beside her.
Talal gasped, as if she'd never seen anyone cry, and took a step back.
"If I fail, mating into his family is the next logical step," the first man said.
Uneasy with the stirrings within her, she forced herself to step away.
She retreated a step, regretting drawing his intensity.
She raced forward through the men, not caring what they thought, and flung herself into Mansr's arms with enough force to drive him back a step.
He's asked Leyon to step into Ne'Rin's role.
Romas whirled at the name, and she ran into him before taking a quick step back.
Her long auburn hair, while looking like a magazine ad, was not enough to elevate her that step above ordinary.
Her dress was a half a step above the rag she used to polish the furniture and her hair had longer roots than Elmer Fudd's garden.
I don't fancy having him show up on our door step but I'm not sure there's much the law can do.
Edith entered, but only a step.
"It sounds as if you're in luck again," Cynthia said as she pulled her step stool across the kitchen floor so she could reach the shelf and retrieve the breakfast dishes.
He was sitting there, in the dark, when he first heard a step on the stair.
Dean said before Shipton reached the bottom step or could open his mouth.
He looked up to see a shocked Donald Ryland step out of his room.
There is a spring in my step and a note on my lips, until I realize the awful truth of my situation and am forced to hold back my tears.
I can't really blame the ones that step over the line once in a while.
It hangs there, waiting for me to step upon this velvet chair where I sit, tie its far descending end to my neck, and step from this world, freeing it from the guilt and troubles Annie Quincy has caused.
Dean took the opportunity to knock on Martha's door and step inside.
Cynthia had avoided it since the woman's death and now entered, hesitation in her step.
Jackson had taken a step forward, ready to enter the room, but stopped when Connor's voice quieted.
Elisabeth took a step back and looked at him quizzically.
He felt like they were moving one step forward, two steps backward.
Jackson took a step back in shock, then noticed Connor and Sarah across the room laughing hysterically.
You better watch your step.
Jackson took a step back.
Being subservient is taking a backward step for women.
I have no intention of being subservient - and how is that taking a backward step, anyway?
I think it was a backward step when women started stooping to the morals of men.
His face contorted in rage and one long step brought him close enough to grab her shoulders.
She took a quick step backward, blood racing up her neck and warming her cheeks.
She laughed as she put an arm on his shoulder and fell into step with him.
She took a quick step back, glancing around for something to use as a weapon.
A brisk step in the hallway brought her attention sharply back to the present.
Stuffing trembling hands into her pockets, she took a step back from him.
She gazed up into his angry red face, knowing she had gone one step too far.
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