How to use Telling in a sentence
If Alex knew that, he gave no indication - and she had no intention of telling him.
God; they wouldn't do that, not without telling us!
Felipa was telling me.
Even if they did, I can't see them telling him very much.
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Are you telling me this psychic person saw a vision of it?
I compromised by telling Betsy over lunch.
Wouldn't he leave a note or a message of some kind, telling you what was going on?
Katie had been telling him that for years, but he hadn't seen it until now.
He anguished over the possibility, fearful he would be so horror-stricken he'd wake and miss the telling information that would lead to a capture.Advertisement
I am telling you the fact, said Natasha indignantly.
Mademoiselle Bourienne took from her reticule a proclamation (not printed on ordinary Russian paper) of General Rameau's, telling people not to leave their homes and that the French authorities would afford them proper protection.
And now she was even resenting Alex for telling his father.
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 telling her the tipster was ill and out of service for a few days but common sense dictated that doing so might encourage someone to commit a crime in the tipster's absence.Advertisement
When Betsy mentioned telling the After people, a thought struck me that the death of Owen Bryce, once known to our friends at After would probably tie me directly to the tipster as well.
Little Tushin, moving feebly and awkwardly, kept telling his orderly to "refill my pipe for that one!" and then, scattering sparks from it, ran forward shading his eyes with his small hand to look at the French.
The boy, curly- headed like his mother and glowing with health, sat on his knee, and Prince Andrew began telling him the story of Bluebeard, but fell into a reverie without finishing the story.
A tradesman's wife was showing a rent in her shawl and telling how much the shawl had cost; another was saying that all silk goods had now got dear.
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There was no point in telling him she had intended to sleep in the car.
That's a fine thing to be telling me while you're working on my truck.
That's why I had so much trouble telling you.
Betsy suggested we each assign our new identities without telling each other except our spouses.
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We drove home with Betsy trying in vain to calm Molly down, telling her we weren't in any danger.
He whispers the telling words, "I remember."
I'm telling you this for the last time.
There Platon Karataev was sitting covered up--head and all--with his greatcoat as if it were a vestment, telling the soldiers in his effective and pleasant though now feeble voice a story Pierre knew.
And they began telling what each was suffering for, and how they had sinned against God.
The doctor who attended Pierre and visited him every day, though he considered it his duty as a doctor to pose as a man whose every moment was of value to suffering humanity, would sit for hours with Pierre telling him his favorite anecdotes and his observations on the characters of his patients in general, and especially of the ladies.
Princess Mary--reluctantly as is usual in such cases--began telling of the condition in which she had found Prince Andrew.
Mary Abramovna invited me to her house and kept telling me what had happened, or ought to have happened, to me.
I see no point in telling him.
You keep telling me it's in the past - until you can dig it back up and throw it in my face again.
What is Howie telling her, not just out loud, but with his voice from dreamland?
After telling me the contest was over, something I'd just told her, she reluctantly transferred me to Irv Goldman who was in charge of the contest while it was running.
We wouldn't leave like that, would we; without telling the others?
This is like the effect of the slow dwelling on long words, not quite well managed, that one notices in a child who is telling a solemn story.
He did not shut me up, he said I was telling an untruth.
Dolokhov was no longer listening to stories or telling them, but followed every movement of Rostov's hands and occasionally ran his eyes over the score against him.
But as soon as I drew near I saw that his face had changed and grown young, and he was quietly telling me something about the teaching of our order, but so softly that I could not hear it.
He was telling me something, and I wished to show him my sensibility, and not listening to what he was saying I began picturing to myself the condition of my inner man and the grace of God sanctifying me.
And I said, "I should have known you had I met you by chance," and I thought to myself, "Am I telling the truth?"
At that very time Prince Andrew was sitting with Pierre and telling him of his love for Natasha and his firm resolve to make her his wife.
It is your happiness I wish for, she added, feeling that she was telling an untruth and was becoming entangled.
Incidents were related evidently confirming the opinion that everything was going from bad to worse, but whether telling a story or giving an opinion the speaker always stopped, or was stopped, at the point beyond which his criticism might touch the sovereign himself.
So he rattled on, telling all the gossip he had heard among the orderlies.
Telling the groom to follow him with the horses, Pierre went down the street to the knoll from which he had looked at the field of battle the day before.
On his face, besides the look of joyful emotion it had worn yesterday while telling the tale of the merchant who suffered innocently, there was now an expression of quiet solemnity.
She wasn't telling him anything he didn't already know.
Martha was quick to brush off his regret, telling him it was a fun exercise.
There followed the familiar tossing and turning, telling me the dreams had begun.
First he's telling everything to a shrink; now this bimbo!
The nurse interrupted him with a series of questions about my well-being and left after telling me a doctor would visit and breakfast was on the way.
I was buttonholed by two middle-aged men who alternated telling me their life story.
They have been telling her things.
The soldiers in their greatcoats were ranged in lines, the sergeants major and company officers were counting the men, poking the last man in each section in the ribs and telling him to hold his hand up.
That day Nicholas Rostov received a letter from Boris, telling him that the Ismaylov regiment was quartered for the night ten miles from Olmutz and that he wanted to see him as he had a letter and money for him.
She paused, feeling that she was not telling the truth.
Trying to convict her, he told her she had worn him out, had caused his quarrel with his son, had harbored nasty suspicions of him, making it the object of her life to poison his existence, and he drove her from his study telling her that if she did not go away it was all the same to him.
Natasha with animated and excited face was telling him how she had gone to look for mushrooms the previous summer and had lost her way in the big forest.
Malvintseva expressed approval, and the governor's wife began to speak of Rostov in Mary's presence, praising him and telling how he had blushed when Princess Mary's name was mentioned.
The next thing she knew, Alex was shaking her awake and telling her they were changing planes.
I'm not all that secretive, but you were the one who kept telling me that if he wanted you to know, he'd tell you.
Are you telling me I can't go for a walk?
On the other hand, if Sarah was telling the truth, there was another side to Giddon - a loyal brother.
For telling the truth.
I wasn't lying, I just wasn't telling everything.
Who do you think you are, telling me to shut up?
If there's one thing I don't need, it's a man telling me how to run my life.
There was no point in telling them that riding with Bordeaux hadn't been her idea.
You know that man I was telling you about - the one who comes in at exactly eight every Friday night?
Finally, I called Betsy telling her I'd be late.
Why are you telling me this now?
Is she mad at me for not telling her?
I was growing to love this town, with its simple history, proud of its old homes and field stone fences, telling the world it was a place worth staying.
What she's telling me is beyond belief and yet I know this ability exists.
She remembers all that I told her about it, and in telling her mother REPEATED THE VERY WORDS AND PHRASES I HAD USED IN DESCRIBING IT TO HER.
When she is telling a child's story, or one with pathos in it, her voice runs into pretty slurs from one tone to another.
And Kutuzov smiled in a way that seemed to say, You are quite at liberty not to believe me and I don't even care whether you do or not, but you have no grounds for telling me so.
He kept telling himself that he would consider the whole matter and decide what was right and how he should act, but instead of that he only excited himself more and more.
It's the real truth I'm telling you, I saw it myself.
It was just then that he received a letter from his wife, who implored him to see her, telling him how grieved she was about him and how she wished to devote her whole life to him.
She did not listen to or look at Vera, who was telling her something about her own green dress.
What makes you think I won't start telling tales?
I'm taking another chance telling you, you know.
Telling him that she'd mated off human-Deidre to the Dark One would make Gabriel hate her.
What if what I am not telling you drove you away?
We can start with you telling me your secret.
Even so, she hadn't even considered telling him whatever it was she was hiding.
He was proud of her for this and for telling him what she did.
Because not telling him was hurting her.
No telling how long he had been in contact with Alex – maybe ever since he moved to Arkansas.
There was no point in telling him.
She kept telling herself she had married him not knowing what that would be like, so basically he was the same person.
She thought about telling Alex, but he was in no mood to hear about ghosts in the dark.
I tried to tell you, but I couldn't talk and everyone kept telling me not to speak.
There was no point in telling her what she would find there.
His gentle flirting reminded her of how charismatic he could be, when not telling her she was getting ready to die.
But Deidre, when we get home, you're telling me what happened.
Keep telling yourself that.
There was no telling how long this soul was waiting.
One minute, telling me you don't want anything to do with me beyond your duty and the next, sitting on the beach with me for hours because you're worried I'll find a tall building to dive off of, she grumbled.
Convince me you aren't telling me we can have a real relationship just so I go through with this procedure you want to try.
Her instincts, however, were telling her to run.
What are you not telling me, Kris?
She closed her eyes, telling herself she'd survive this and figure out how to get the hell out of there, even if it meant bartering with the monsters on her cell block.
There's no telling what he'd do to you, Kris said.
Drags me around the world without telling me where or why we go anywhere, Katie said.
She relaxed and sank into the soft leather seats of the Town Car, telling herself she was being granted a chance to be normal.
I planned on telling her soon.
Despite telling her he wouldn.t, he dropped into her thoughts to feel a little closer to her and was surprised to find she was packing to leave.
Plan on telling me?
I won.t have some stupid mortal telling me how to do things!
If Sasha was telling the truth, the chances of her being alive weren.t good.
Feeding Sasha information about the only way to break the bond—without telling him the breakage was only temporary— rendered the girl he.d been tracking for weeks vulnerable.
He had no qualms about ordering dinner for her when she went out with them or telling her what to do with her life.
She kept telling herself she'd wake up from this wacky dream soon.
Kiera tossed the thoughts around in her head, guilty at the thought of ditching Evelyn yet offended that Evey thought to keep her here without telling her.
How did she find the one to take her home without telling Romas?
She appeared to be telling a story, and not a very good one based on the angry shade to her features.
No, telling him that she didn't like his most trusted friend seemed … petty.
She was making it day to day telling herself neither of those things was true.
No telling what tales their ghosts could spin and what unfinished business they left behind.
I was telling Mrs. Edith about these here letters and how the two ladies from Boston will be coming to Bird Song.
He considered not telling Cynthia about the call, but no, they didn't have secrets between them.
In her dream Annie is telling her to stick around Bird Song!
Cynthia had received a phone call from the Boston sisters telling her their flight was delayed and they weren't now expected until late afternoon.
He kept telling me that.
I'd try to smooth over the missing picture with Miss Worthington by telling her about this here notebook, but I can't be sure she'd keep her mouth shut and not blab about it to the Quincy ladies.
Then Dean remembered Donnie's copies of the telling notebook.
She must have lived close to the stables but there's no telling where she worked.
Are you telling me someone killed the son of a bitch?
While she denied any knowledge of her phone number being in Shipton's room, Dean questioned if she was telling the truth.
He left Bird Song, telling Janet where he was going and together with Fred, hiked up to the ice park to where Shipton had fallen.
You were not invited and I'm telling you to get out.
It was Janet O'Brien, telling Dean he had a visitor at the back door.
Thanks for telling me.
Connor arrived just as Jackson was telling himself he had better snap out of it and get downstairs.
She kept telling me how sorry she is for everything.
She quietly said, "I'm sorry, I wanted to get through the next full moon before telling you."
Sarah broke in, "Elisabeth has been telling us about your visit to New Orleans, as well."
She grumbled, "You're telling me."
Always telling me what to do - ordering me around.
They had saved themselves for each other and now he was telling her he didn't want her if she was tainted.
As I recall, I was telling you guys to keep your own stables clean.
He admired Alex for his courage - and he thought Alex might be telling the truth.
Was he telling her to scratch Josh's name off her list?
I was intrigued by the girl Katie kept telling me about.
Saying no would be telling him to get out and never come back.
Well, at least she was spared the embarrassment of telling him she still hadn't figured out what God was trying to tell her.
Lana typed a message to Mr. Tim, telling him she was leaving and heading to the Peace Command Center, which was the first center beyond the Mississippi River.
He'd urged her to hide herself away when she wasn't at work with him, telling her tales of how bad the upper class was.
The resignation in her tone sounded like a farewell. Gabe studied her, uncertain what could stop Death from doing anything she pleased. She was not only letting him go when she shouldn't, but she was telling him just how much time he had to get Katie out of the underworld. Gabriel knew something was wrong if Death was turning her back on the duty of collecting souls, a duty she normally took such joy in. She'd been unwilling to do that for him when their relationship had been at its peak.
That's probably a good thing. The last thing you want is Death's spies telling her you're coming to kill her.
And as Dean left Sherwood Forest behind, he had a strong feeling Cynthia Byrne wasn't telling stories.
Imagine me giving Cindy Byrne a call and telling her she's cut off, at least until ol' Jeff floats in?
Fred O'Connor, at 74, had long since finished his working career, a calico collection of jobs which changed with the telling, none of which gave him a pension.
I keep telling you, this stuff happens in the real world.
She accused them of jailing her sons without trial, hiding them away or simply not telling her of their whereabouts.
If any dreams disturbed his much-needed slumber, he had no recollection of them when Fred tapped on his door telling him to rise and shine.
Cynthia kissed him on the cheek, telling him he didn't look a day over 50.
Your buddy was telling me all about it.
At least somebody else would get the distasteful task of telling a wailing Mrs. Wassermann one of her bouncing baby boys was stretched out on a marble slab in Norfolk, Virginia.
Dean was getting tired of telling the story of the ever-popular Wassermann twins, but related it one more time.
He remained annoyed at himself for involving Cynthia in the Baratto business and undecided about telling her the break-in was his fault—if she called.
Dean eased into the latest news by first telling of Winston's unsuccessful inquiry about a Post Office forwarding address before mentioning his conversation with Mrs. Glass.
Any way of telling?
It seemed to Dean it was the young man's way of telling his mother that he was comfortable with her allowing Dean to peek into the corners of their life.
There was no telling by the blank stares on their faces if they were shocked, disappointed or just plain bored.
And she just left the house without telling you?
Randy cut the call short, telling the young lady his mother hadn't returned and he was awaiting her call.
You're not telling me everything.
There's something you're not telling me— maybe lots of things.
Instead I should be ashamed of myself for not telling Gibbons to be mum about our looking for the guy.
Dean considered telling Winston he'd seen Cynthia that afternoon in Colorado but it was apparent either she remained unaware that her husband was alive or that Winston was unaware of her involvement.
I keep telling him they're violet, but you know how men are.
No one would argue when someone was telling them they were irreplaceable.
He was telling her to let it ring, which was an excellent idea.
I'm telling you, you'd better talk to Alex.
And she had made it so much simpler by telling everyone that she wanted him to make all the decisions.
Yet she was the one who had established the gender parameters by telling him she wanted him to wear the pants.
In fact, she did all the chores without telling him – including feeding the buffalo.
One of our customers was telling Saundra about it and she thought you might be interested.
Somehow she needed to get Alex to check this out – without telling him she or Josh had been here.
What have you been telling him?
Even as she said it, she realized what he was telling her.
At this point she wasn't sure why she felt uncomfortable about telling him – maybe because she had hid so many things from him already and he was hurt by that.
I can't believe you're actually telling me to put my clothes on.
I keep telling you he's married now.
Yeah, and I keep telling you he's still in love with you.
She could have eased his mind by telling him she had only been up here once alone, and that was after Dad died.
No one here was telling him he could or should do more with his life.
No point in telling Alex anything yet.
She obliged and he led her across the barn, telling her to stand still for a minute.
Anyway, she was telling me how much he loved animals — horses in particular.
No telling what he would do.
She kept telling herself that there had never been anything between Alex and Lori, but there were too many coincidences.
At least, he kept telling himself this.
I know she's not, but I'm telling myself she is, Darian thought to himself.
He was lucky he hadn't been killed after telling them off.
She wanted to tell Damian everything, but she'd broken his rules by telling them what she did.
I'm not telling anyone where the portals are, though.
No telling what Jonny would try to do if he knew.
She wasn't sure whether to trust him or not but nodded, praying he was telling the truth.
There's no telling with a Black God.
Keep telling yourself that, Jenn.
Jonny, what are you telling me?
I'm telling you that Darian is about to destroy one world.
They're telling me I can't close the gates.
That was a good thing – or so he kept telling himself.
Carmen was telling Katie about the new customers and mentioned that the morning storm had interrupted their plans to scout out a trail.
There's no telling what another child might have gone through at this point.
That's a fine thing to be telling us while we're riding out in the open like this.
Of course, he wasn't telling her anything she wasn't already painfully aware of.
For what, telling her the truth about you?
But he had no idea she was planning to leave the state - and she had no intention of telling him.
You didn't have any trouble telling me.
No point in telling Clara about their trip to the creek.
I saw his name on the papers Muldrow showed me when he was telling me how to get here.
Are you asking me, or telling me?
I'm telling you the future I See.
She planned on telling him her name was Kelli, and that she was a model.
It's better than what the kids getting attacked are telling us.
She was telling the truth; she was anxious.
I keep telling myself that's my problem.
Telling me I have a nice ass is supposed to make me feel better?
She reached for her purse and dug around for her phone, intent on telling the cousins to pack.
I've been telling you for months he was a jackass.
She sucked in a sharp breath, wondering if Jule really was able to read her mind after telling her he couldn't.
There's no telling with that woman.
What was Xander telling her?
He loved how complicated it was while suspecting she dug herself a grave, one he wasn't going to be able to help her avoid without her telling him what was going on.
There was no telling what was going on around her, and she hoped once again that her stealth magic hid her from the Others.
Joao d'Albuquerque, bishop of Goa, he asked his permission to officiate in the diocese, and at once began walking through the streets ringing a small bell, and telling all to come, and send their children and servants, to the "Christian doctrine" or catechetical instruction in the principal church.
The figures are no longer abstractions; they are concrete examples of the folly of the bibliophile who collects books but learns nothing from them, of the evil judge who takes bribes to favour the guilty, of the old fool whom time merely strengthens in his folly, of those who are eager to follow the fashions, of the priests who spend their time in church telling "gestes" of Robin Hood and so forth.
Gibbon's stylistic artifice both averted the peril of prosecution and rendered the attack more telling.
The Council of State, acting on a suggestion made by Cambaceres, now intervened with telling effect.
It matters little that Parsifal requires two nameless attendant characters in a long opening scene, for the sole purpose of telling the antecedents of the story, when a situation is thereby revealed which for subtlety and power has hardly a parallel since Greek tragedy.
But the smallness of the single city-states and their unwillingness to combine prevented this superiority in quality from telling destructively upon the bulk of the Persian empire.
In the wars of Alexander the phalanx was never the most active arm; Alexander delivered his telling attacks with his cavalry, whereas the slow-moving phalanx held rather the position of a reserve, and was brought up to complete a victory when the cavalry charges had already taken effect.
But he was too little of a partisan, too widely sympathetic and candid, as well as too elaborate, to be a telling speaker in parliament, and was consequently surpassed by more practical men whose powers were incomparably inferior.
Aliscans continues the story, telling how Guillaume obtained reinforcements from Laon, and how, with the help of the comic hero, the scullion Rainouart or Rennewart, he avenged the defeat of Aliscans and his nephew's death.
Finally, to make confusion worse confounded, Jameson, becoming impatient of delay, in spite of receiving direct messages from the leaders at Johannesburg telling him on no account to move, marched into the Transvaal.
In the early autumn of 1751 La Mettrie, one of the king's parasites, and a man of much more talent than is generally allowed, horrified Voltaire by telling him that Frederick had in conversation applied to him (Voltaire) a proverb about "sucking the orange and flinging away its skin," and about the same time the dispute with Maupertuis, which had more than anything else to do with his exclusion from Prussia, came to a head.
His sermons occasionally created some stir, and on one occasion Elizabeth interrupted his sermon, telling him to stick to his text and cease slighting the crucifix.
The coalition, and Fox in particular, were assailed in a torrent of most telling invective and caricature.
Thus are formed the " mud-holes " of the Hudson Furrow so welcome as guides telling their position to ship captains making New York harbour in a fog.
Among the incidental operations are (a) the valuation of the bullion by weighing and assaying it; (b) " rating" the bullion, or calculating the amount of copper to be added to make up the standard alloy; (c) recovering the values from ground-up crucibles, ashes and floor sweepings (the Mint " sweep "); (d) assaying the melted bars; (e) " pyxing " the finished coin or selecting specimens to be weighed and assayed; (f) " telling " or counting the coin.
The counting or telling is now carried out in the case of bronze and silver coins by ingenious machines introduced in 1891.
The destruction of the forest is telling fatally on the ' See the geological map of New Zealand by Sir James Hector (1884).
He inveighs against the oppression of the poor by the rich, reproves those who, weary of matins or mass, spend their time in church "jangling," telling tales, and wondering where they will get the best ale, and revives the legend of the dancers at the church door during mass who were cursed by the priest and went on dancing for a twelvemonth without cessation.
Carlyle had given the manuscripts to him, telling him that he might publish them if he thought it well to do so, and at the close of his life agreed to their publication.
He was a great extempore preacher and exposed to the peril of the unconsidered "telling" phrase.
In 1508 he had conceived a work on lines more to the taste of the learned world, full of apt and recondite learning, and now and again relieved by telling comments or lively anecdotes.
It has been thought necessary to give in detail the facts relating to the conversion of the logarithms, as unfortunately Charles Hutton in his history of logarithms, which was prefixed to the early editions of his Mathematical Tables, and was also published as one of his Mathematical Tracts, has charged Napier with want of candour in not telling the world of Briggs's share in the change of system, and he expresses the suspicion that " Napier was desirous that the world should ascribe to him alone the merit of this very useful improvement of the logarithms."
He settled the affair in his usual downright manner, telling the commissioners bluntly that they must take back their legitimate king, and refusing - perhaps with more questionable wisdom - to allow the retention of the tricolour flag,which to him was a "symbol of rebellion."
Otherwise, logical ground remains logical ground, as in any noncausal syllogism, such as the familiar one from " All men are mortal," which causes me to know that I shall die, without telling me the cause of death.
Stories tell how on one occasion a merchant, who had bought several cases of sardines at Nijni-Novgorod, found that they contained forbidden print instead of fish, and at another time a supposititious copy of the Kolokol was printed for the emperor's special use, in which a telling attack upon a leading statesman, which had appeared in the genuine number, was omitted.
His habits of life were telling on him.
The responsibility, if there be any, of believing, rests with the individual told; the responsibility of telling him rests with the Christian Church."
The Vinland story was doubtless a cherished family possession, and was put into writing, when writing sagas, instead of telling them, came into fashion.
At any rate, the incontrovertible facts of the Vinland voyages are that Leif and Thorfinn were historical characters, that they visited, in the early part of the 11th century, some part of the American continent south-west of Greenland, that they found natives whose hostility prevented the founding of a permanent settlement, and that the sagas telling of these things are, on the whole, trustworthy descriptions of actual experience.
Five minutes later the guns in front began to fire with telling effect.
Meanwhile All Pasha had arrived at Alexandria, and was met by a deputation from Cairo telling him that he was not wanted.
They did not fully appreciate that the united effort of all classes was essential to victory, and that such effort could be secured only by telling the people the facts and letting them know that the war was a matter of life or death to the nation (see Propaganda).
The authorities also failed to appreciate the necessity for telling other peoples, and in particular the Overseas Dominions and America, what Great Britain was doing.
After the failure of the conference the elector of Saxony had commissioned two of the councillors to convey Luther to a place of safety without telling him where it was.
Cicero is telling Appius, his predecessor in Cilicia, of the measures which he is taking on his behalf.
As age and infirmity were telling upon him, the estates in 1389 appointed his second surviving son Robert, earl of Fife, afterwards duke of Albany, guardian of the kingdom.
Sahl, but proceeded towards Mer y with the purpose of telling Mamun that the state of affairs was not as Fadl b.
Though commonly dignified and a little stiff he seems to have had a strong sense of humour and he was fond of telling a good story.
In 1525 he went to Rome for the Jubilee, and two years of ter returned to England and was initiated by Thomas Cromwell into the mysteries of statesmanship, that master telling him that the main point consisted in discovering and following the will of princes, who are not bound by the ordinary code of honour.
When in 734-733 B.C. Ahaz, king of Judah, alarmed at the preparations made against him by the Syro-Ephraimitish alliance, was inclined to seek aid from Tiglath-pileser of Assyria, the prophet Isaiah endeavoured to allay his fear by telling him that the danger would pass away, and as a sign from Yahweh that this should be so, any young woman who should within the year bear a son, might call his name Immanuel in token of the divine protection accorded to Judah.
Brave and kindly, and gifted with a rough telling eloquence, Sertorius was just the man to impress them favourably, and the native militia, which he organized, spoke of him as the "new Hannibal."
He is a very old man telling of circumstances which occurred in his youth.
His researches were by no means profound; he gives us less of the history of his own time than we have a right to expect - far less, for example, than Orderic. He is, however, an authority of considerable value from 1 066 onwards; many telling anecdotes, many shrewd judgments on persons and events, can be gleaned from his pages.
As his fleet was only 57 sail in all he was not able to engage the enemy from end to end, but as the French were arranged in a line from east to west he could have fallen on the end nearest him, and could have guarded himself by telling off a part of his ships to watch the remainder.
But they, professing somehow to know my mind, attempt to expound the words they heard from me more wisely than I who spoke them, telling those who are instructed by them that this is my meaning, which I never thought of.
His services to his party as writer of the Examiner, which he quitted in July 1711, were even surpassed by those which he rendered as the author of telling pamphlets, among which The Conduct of the Allies and of the Late Ministry, in beginning and carrying on the Present War, and Remarks on the Barrier Treaty (November and December 1711) hold the first rank.
The Fabule, si istorioare (2 vols., 1839-41) is a collection of short popular stories in rhyme; SezVoarea la tarci (1852-53) is a description of the Rumanian Spinnstube, for which the peasants gather in one of their houses on a winter's night, the girls and women spinning and working, the young men telling tales, proverbs, riddles, singing songs, &c. Pann also collected the jokes of the Turkish jester, Nasreddin, under the title of Neisdraveiniile lui Nastratin Hogea (1853), also in rhyme.
Mr. Lloyd George seemed almost unmanned in telling the news to the House; and it was clear that he felt that a great prop of his Government had fallen.
The green rusticity of Whittier's farm and village life imparted a bucolic charm to such lyrics as " In School Days," " The Barefoot Boy," " Telling the Bees," " Maud Muller," and " My Schoolmate."
The question of expenditure was constantly telling on the relations between the king and the House of Commons.
Haldane, in the Scottish Church lawsuit of 1904, is found telling the House of Lords that Justin Martyr had a grasp of speculative truth which was impossible to St Augustine.
Maitland says "the duty of producing one's neighbour to answer accusations (the duty of the frankpledges) could well be converted into the duty of telling tales against him."
These were rhymed but also alliterative, in regular form, with prologue or mansong (often the prettiest part of the whole), main portion telling the tale (mostly derived in early days from the French romances of the Carlovingian, Arthurian or Alexandrian cycles, or from the mythic or skriik-segur), and epilogue.
Telling of stories was a recognized form of entertainment at all feasts and gatherings, and it was the necessity of the reciter which gradually worked them into a regular form, by which the memory was relieved and the artistic features of the story allowed to be more carefully elaborated.
According to subject they fall into two classes, those relating to the older generation before Christianity and those telling of St Olaf's contemporaries; only two fall into a third generation.
The second part of Islendinga (1242-1262), which relates to the second part of the civil war, telling of the careers of Thord Kakali, Kolbein the Young, Earl Gizur and Hrafn Oddsson.
King Constantine thereupon sent for Venizelos, and, after telling him that he would never consent to Greece drawing the sword against the allies of Germany, asked for his resignation.
He then became associated with Henry of Lancaster, but did not return to England before 1399, and the account which Froissart gives telling how he was sent by the Londoners to urge Henry to come and assume the crown is thought to refer to his nephew and namesake, Thomas, earl of Arundel.
He was thoroughly unscrupulous, stopping at nothing to maintain the supremacy of the Mountain, and rendered it great service by his rapid work, by the telling phases of his oratory, and by his clear expositions of the problems of the day.
Galileo's views, although erroneous, since he held comets to be mere atmospheric emanations reflecting sunlight after the evanescent fashion of a halo or a rainbow, were expressed with such triumphant vigour, and embellished with such telling sarcasms, that his opponent did not venture upon a reply.
But, as a general rule, medieval and Renaissance astrologers did not give themselves the trouble of reading the stars, but contented themselves with telling fortunes by faces.
His satire is incisive, but in a scholarly and humanistic way; it does not appeal to popular passions with the fierce directness which enabled the master of Catholic satire, Thomas Murner, to inflict such telling blows.
But once he married a clever princess called Shahrazad, who spent the marriage night in telling a story which in the morning reached a point so interesting that the king spared her, and asked next night for the sequel.
Le Chevrefeuille, a short episode of the Tristan story, telling how Tristan makes known his presence in the wood to Iseult, is the best known of them all.
Brunhild taunted Gudrun with the fact that Sigurd was Gunnar's vassal, whereupon Gudrun retorted by telling her that it was not Gunnar but Sigurd who rode through the flames, and in proof of this held up Brunhild's ring, which Sigurd had given to her.
In a way he dreaded telling her the news - seeing that painful indecision in her eyes.
He's always telling me how pretty I am.
She dreaded telling them.
Still, it disgusted her to think of telling him.
No telling how long we'd have continued this crazy sidestepping dance - even if you had shown up this weekend.
Her choice of library books was telling; the young girl was fascinated by a variety of subjects and was reading far above her grade level.
The next time you leave the compound without telling me, you'll be grounded until Damian returns.
Gazing at Dusty's trusted Guardian, she felt a familiar ache, the same she felt telling Jonny his fate.
The world is going to shit, and you're telling me not to worry.
I was telling D that Rainy went off the deep end when we told him about the girls!
Patsyâ€” as Martha always referred to her motherâ€”apparently neglected to so much as record her daughter's birth, later telling the authorities she could remember neither the jurisdiction where Martha was born nor the precise date.
Even if someone gets a beating for telling.
When we first came out, I remember these notes pinned to us telling the conductor and everyone who cared who we were and where we were going so we didn't get lost.
Dean also refrained from telling Fred they'd met Dickinson Faust at the Lucky Pup, most likely with Ginger Dawkins.
Were Wynn and Andre both right about telling him?
There's no telling with that sadistic bastard.
No telling how long he had been in contact with Alex â€“ maybe ever since he moved to Arkansas.
There was more than one interpretation, and he admitted at last he wasn't certain what Fate was telling him.
Tender one day, chopping off heads the next, Death the third and finally, reluctantly telling her they were bound together forever.
View the Immortal Code like a woman and what I'm telling you to do like ...making love to that woman.
You.re too good a man to see that on your own, so I.m telling you.
Feeding Sasha information about the only way to break the bondâ€”without telling him the breakage was only temporaryâ€” rendered the girl he.d been tracking for weeks vulnerable.
No, telling him that she didn't like his most trusted friend seemed â€¦ petty.
The walls were covered with colorful pictographs of couples and Anshan's geometric writing, telling her a story she couldn't read.
Are you telling me you turn into a wolf at the full moon, and you can kill vampires?
You were so sincere and kind, I couldn't say no to dinnerâ€¦ I had every intention of telling you at my house before we even went out, then you brought that beautiful orchid and you were such a gentleman.
When we were apart, I would commit to telling you the truth.
I don't give a shit about your forgiveness, Kris. Think about it. What do I have to gain by telling you about Lilith now?
Neither the years nor the number of interviews made his dislike for the task any less, but experience did help in knowing who to believe and who was telling stories.
He remained annoyed at himself for involving Cynthia in the Baratto business and undecided about telling her the break-in was his faultâ€”if she called.
There's something you're not telling meâ€” maybe lots of things.
In fact, she did all the chores without telling him â€“ including feeding the buffalo.
Somehow she needed to get Alex to check this out â€“ without telling him she or Josh had been here.
At this point she wasn't sure why she felt uncomfortable about telling him â€“ maybe because she had hid so many things from him already and he was hurt by that.
Anyway, she was telling me how much he loved animals â€” horses in particular.
That was a good thing â€“ or so he kept telling himself.
Psycho or vampire, she was calling Jonny when she got home and telling him there had to be a better way to do this.
From the use of macro focusing, the worlds seem immense with potential; Gottelier is telling stories using scraps of familiarity.
Once more the little plaza with flowering acacias, once more the clear fountain telling its tale of love.
In spite of me telling her to keep the chat soley about G/D She ignores that and starts chatting about all her imaginary ailments.
Failure makes more interesting copy than success but try telling that to a proud man who has just achieved his lifetime's ambition.
Sometimes the only way of telling whether the coronary arteries are diseased is to perform a coronary angiogram.