How to use To in a sentence
You've been to Australia, haven't you?
She shook her head to clear it.
My daughter is coming for me to take me there.
Her heart was starting to flutter.
They have got to live a man's life, pushing all these things before them, and get on as well as they can.Advertisement
I'm going to bed early.
I wish to meet our Sorcerer.
Two children, brother and sister, were on their way to school.
But what about a reasoned belief based on a balanced look at both history and current reality that leads you to be optimistic?
She has refused to evacuate Malta.Advertisement
Next to Washington he was the greatest American.
I go up in a balloon, usually, to draw the crowds to the circus.
That's easy for you to say.
He instantly gave in to chase her down the hall.
In addition to the assistance from the renters, the money finally gave her an income of her own, and the token independence that went with it.Advertisement
Alex was romantic enough to understand the sentimental significance of the home she had inherited.
Do you want to see it?
He has no time to be anything but a machine.
Hey, someone has to discover penicillin—it might as well be me.
I would like to.Advertisement
No one wanted to feel forced into anything.
Analysts declared each successive generation might be "the first to have a lower standard of living than their parents."
He didn't seem to be prompting her.
You're supposed to go down to be measured in the morning.
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The memory brought goose bumps to her arms.
If there are, they are liable to be glass oats!
They even agreed to take care of the animals while Alex and Carmen took their first vacation.
With one hand the little boy clung to his sister's arm, and with the other he held his primer.
Then all preferred listening to speaking.Advertisement
That was when Mary decided to relieve her mind of a troubling thought.
We wouldn't want them to think we were doing anything immoral.
Somehow talking to him was easy.
We've been away for a long time, you know, and so we're anxious to get home again.
Their mouths were open for the food they were expecting their mother to give them.Advertisement
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I think she was merely directing the comment at you because she thought you might want to know.
Carmen turned and tipped her head back to look at the face of the man who towered over her.
We all knew about his family, but the way he acted, it was as if he wanted to hide them from us.
All were surprised to find that he was not with them.Advertisement
If you have an unwavering commitment to an idea that all things will be good all the time, then that is irrational.
Alex was supposed to be sterile, but they had been wrong about that.
She came to the airport with him.
His expression was reflective as he continued to regard her.
Carmen scooted closer to him, wondering if he heard Felipa.Advertisement
He wanted to protect her and preserve her innocence.
He paused at the door to wait for her.
He married Lucy Helen Everett, who belonged to the same family of Everetts as Edward Everett and Dr. Edward Everett Hale.
The voice and words belonged to Josh, and yet he had been dead for more than two years.
She wasn't vain enough to think that turned him to drinking, though.Advertisement
He had a right to a few quirks.
Do you want to tell me about it?
He pulled her close in an embrace, his lips warm against hers in response to her silent query.
You said to go ahead.
Aside from packing, there was also decorating to be done.
Surely he didn't intend to be verbally invisible the entire visit.
It wasn't like him to be petty.
His empty gaze shifted momentarily from the window to her face.
He tossed the shirt on the bed and walked silently to her.
There's nothing much to tell.
We are back to that?
On the other hand, when the issue finally came to a head, she would have been in the middle of it all anyway.
She cuddled close to him and lifted her face for his affection.
In the morning she opened her eyes to find Destiny's face only inches away from hers.
Carmen started to laugh.
She looked too proper to be considered beautiful, and her expression was lofty.
I'm not ever going to know them if I never meet them, am I?
But I've just had the bad luck to come out of the sky, skip the solid earth, and land lower down than I intended.
There, too, after a fit of temper, I went to find comfort and to hide my hot face in the cool leaves and grass.
What are you going to hide from me that I haven't already seen?
Are you opposed to a break now and then?
Apparently his greatest concern was the fact that his mother was married to his adoptive father at the time he was conceived.
To be fair, his father hadn't made things any better by offering money to Alex and not his sister.
I can't imagine what he was thinking to hide a thing like that from you.
I don't know if he is actually trying to hide things, or simply doesn't know how to initiate the subject.
The deeper the feeling, the more he attempted to cover it.
He was getting to be quite a handsome young man.
In business transactions Alex was frugal with his money, but when it came to his family, he was generous.
In fact, that was a good way to make sure he didn't.
With his return to work, things at the house shifted to a faster pace.
There was shopping and packing to be done before they left on vacation.
Carmen glanced quickly outside to see if the threatening snow had arrived.
Assured that it had not, she turned back to him.
I just thought it would be fun for the man to tell the wife this for once.
For one terrifying moment the enormity of what they had done brought her close to panic.
We're going to have a baby, not a sin.
But then, he had reason - in his head - to believe it wasn't his.
They had to move forward, and leave the past behind them.
She turned to Alex.
It will be so much fun to work on it with Jonathan and Destiny.
She had to move a few things to make room, but that wasn't too hard.
He lifted the paper and started to read again.
What time are we going to leave tomorrow?
He was going to like the clothes she bought for the trip.
Besides, it was time to replace some of the things she'd been wearing since before they were married.
It always comes down to this, doesn't it?
So why should we listen to what they call normal?
But you need to pamper yourself a little.
Felipa looked to be in her early twenties and had a sunshine smile that made Carmen feel welcome.
Carmen tried to focus on Felipa, but her mind was full of questions.
I doubt if she'll go to you.
Alex was cordial to his father and formal to his sister.
Felipa didn't seem to notice anything unusual in his attitude, so maybe he had always treated them that way.
If their meeting today was any indication, this visit was going to be interesting - if not uncomfortable.
After they retrieved their luggage, Señor Medena instructed a man to carry it to a white limousine.
Alex helped the man get the luggage into the trunk and then hurried to assist Carmen into the car before the man could touch her.
His cool gaze shifted idly from Felipa to Señor Medena.
The fact that there was nothing to protect her from was irrelevant.
She turned to him.
I hope to have a love like yours some day.
Actually, she hadn't thought how it looked to others - and there had never been any doubt in her mind that she was fortunate to have Alex.
It's nice to meet you both.
Are you going to change?
I don't want her to wake up in a strange room and not be able to find us.
Her wandering gaze came up to his face and warmth shot painfully up her neck.
For a moment she surrendered to his warm lips and secure embrace, clinging to him as her heart stepped up pace.
She turned her head to watch him.
Alex captured her hand and forced her to drop the potatoes.
I didn't mean to scare you.
You do realize that if it's a girl, we're going to be unevenly matched.
Alex tried to pay, but she wouldn't let him.
It is not for me to say how he spends his money.
Carmen mentally counted to ten before responding.
She would like to have so much attention.
It was nice to hear English spoken without a Spanish accent.
After flipping through a few channels, Carmen decided to take a long bath.
Will you show me how to do that?
His gaze lifted innocently to Carmen.
If he thought Alex was warming to him, he saw more than she did.
Do me a favor and don't listen to Dulce.
The grin faded and he started to look frightened.
He opened the door and spoke quietly to someone.
Alex turned back to her.
What are we going to do today, Dad?
Is it too far to go to Austin? she asked.
No, not too far, but the party is tonight, so we need to stay close.
Well, whatever we do, I'd like to do it as a family.
Maybe they knew what kind of bait to throw out.
After lunch, all four of them went outside to play ball.
But then, maybe Alondra was one of those people who simply took a long time to warm to strangers.
She smiled as Carmen put hands to her mouth in surprise.
Why do you want to cover yourself so much?
Come. It's time for you to join the others.
Felipa led Carmen to the top of the stairs.
A live band started playing a waltz and he dropped a hand to her waist.
For a minute there I thought you were going to bolt and run.
For a minute there, I was ready to do just that.
Certainly she wanted to feel special to Alex - and did.
And he's going to take you to his room after the dance.
A tall young man tapped his shoulder and Alex surrendered her to the second dance of the evening.
Alex was busy talking to a lady with a low-cut bodice.
She was beginning to see why Alex wasn't impressed with Señor Medena.
He looked to be about her age and his blond hair was neatly combed into a fashionable style.
Dancing with someone that tall was going to be... interesting.
She rested one hand on his upper arm and surrendered her other to a hand that engulfed hers.
He nodded, his pale eyes darkening enough to twinkle.
But then, Alex hadn't mentioned his family to her, either.
I didn't mean to make you uncomfortable.
If Alex felt the need to protect her from Gerald, maybe she shouldn't be dancing with him.
Carmen smiled to herself.
Of course, she knew Alex well enough now to know he didn't like people to hand out information about him.
Maybe Katie was simply trying to stay out of trouble.
Other than the one time he had lost his temper with her, she had never known him to be anything but gentle.
His gaze dropped to her waist and an eyebrow shot up.
That was the first time she had said it to anyone.
What had happened that made him ditch everything he knew and come to Arkansas?
He always wanted to be a veterinarian.
It was a pleasure to meet you.
When Carmen's gaze returned to Dulce, the woman had a smug smile on her lips.
I think maybe Alex married you to get away from his family.
I would introduce you to Tessa, yes?
If his family had lived in the United States for centuries, why didn't they learn to speak proper English?
Even as she thought it, she knew her anger had nothing to do with their heritage.
Finally she spotted him talking to his father.
Focusing on his profile, she willed him to look her way.
Then he turned back to his father, who was watching him with interest.
Carmen shrugged, not knowing what to say.
Gerald and Felipa were standing beside the door talking to each other.
She turned to find Alex smiling down at her.
The lady you were talking to.
Had he married her to escape his family?
For a moment her heart beat overtime and it looked as though she might fall, but Alex smoothly caught her and stepped around, covering her fumbling so well that no one appeared to notice.
Are you going to tell me who he is?
He said he used to work with you.
Gerald had to leave, but you met him.
You don't have to go to the trouble.
When the band took a break, Carmen was looking for something cool to drink.
That way you don't have to taste it.
Snuggling close, she lifted her face to accept his kiss.
The kitchen was open all the time, but Alex didn't drink - or never had to her knowledge.
She had to grab it to keep it from falling to the floor.
She pushed him back, speaking as firmly as she could without talking loud enough for the children to hear.
Carmen rushed to him, but found that he was either asleep or passed out.
Changing into her night gown, she decided to sleep on the love seat.
Being groped by him again wasn't something she was looking forward to.
Who had handed it to her?
It was something Alex didn't need to know.
I'm going to bed.
They crawled into bed and she rolled on her side with her back to him.
She rolled over to face him, sliding eagerly into his embrace.
The subject was how Mary had been a vessel to carry the son of god.
Not that one had anything to do with the other, but the technology of surrogacy would have been inconceivable back then.
Dulce motioned to Carmen from a hallway, so Carmen told Alex to take the children up and she would be up shortly.
Perhaps it was a foolish thing to do.
If I didn't want to do what he said I'd tell him so - and he would listen to my reasons.
He doesn't force me to do what he wants.
I simply want to follow his lead.
Carmen found Alex relaxing in a chair next to the bed in their room.
I think everyone was guilty of staring at her at least once - if for no other reason, wondering if she was going to fall out of her dress.
You just happened to get caught on camera.
I've been getting the feeling she is trying to break us up.
Why would she want to do that?
She obviously wants you to stay.
Your father even offered you land if you would come down here to stay.
His gaze shifted reflectively to nothing in particular.
What else has happened to make you think she is trying to break us up?
She had probably resurrected his memory of how Lori had tried to break them up.
More like Dulce has been talking to me.
He stood and walked over to the window, staring out it absently.
I don't want to put the girls out of a home.
Even a bird is smart enough to push the fledgling out of the nest when it fails to fly on its own.
All the girls have the opportunity of going to college while the money is still there.
If he wants to keep this estate in the family, he'll have to leave it to his daughters.
Otherwise, he'll have to live with the idea that it will no longer be in the family after he passes.
Carmen remained quiet for a few minutes, allowing him to think about it.
I don't want you to give it up because of me.
I'm saying their lives will be complicated enough without us adding problems to it.
Alex spoke to her reflection in the mirror.
It was a good thing they didn't change after church, because everyone at the table was dressed as if going to church.
Was it another attempt to humiliate them - her?
Alondra was still a big question mark, but her gut said no to that idea too.
These babies might not be in her womb, but they did belong to Alex.
She had assumed Alex was, but... she needed to look at his files.
Felipa turned excitedly to Alex.
She shoved the photo back into the envelope and closed the lip, willing herself not to think about the previous pregnancy and its tragic end.
She bit her lips to keep them from quivering and blinked her eyes to get rid of the blur.
If he had simply ignored her, she might have been able to get her emotions under control, but now a sob threatened so convincingly that she was afraid to breathe.
I should have shown it to you in private - prepared you for it.
She had to regain control.
In a quiet room with no one looking on, she managed to get her emotions under control by focusing on Destiny.
Carmen wiped Destiny's face and eyes with the cool rag and used a tissue to wipe her nose.
The cool damp cloth did wonders to get her own face back to normal and she finally regained control.
Her sadness had nothing to do with not appreciating their fortune.
No matter how sorry Alex was for what happened, or how many times he apologized or tried to make up for it, he couldn't remove the hurt.
For the most part, the facial expressions of those sitting around the table were sympathetic, but Dulce looked as if she was ready to break into tears.
Well, he was probably embarrassed by her outburst and felt the need to explain.
Presently he woke up, rose to a sitting position and rubbed his eyes briskly.
Have you come to take me to Hugson's Ranch?
Zeb shook the reins and urged him to go, but Jim was stubborn.
He was not going very fast, but on his flanks specks of foam began to appear and at times he would tremble like a leaf.
The worst thing was their terror of reaching the bottom of this great crack in the earth, and the natural fear that sudden death was about to overtake them at any moment.
With this thought in mind the girl took heart and leaned her head over the side of the buggy to see where the strange light was coming from.
Dorothy was too dazed to say much, but she watched one of Jim's big ears turn to violet and the other to rose, and wondered that his tail should be yellow and his body striped with blue and orange like the stripes of a zebra.
But they continued to fall, all together, and the boy and girl had no difficulty in remaining upon the seat, just as they were before.
Then they turned bottom side up, and continued to roll slowly over until they were right side up again.
All this was so terrible and unreal that he could not understand it at all, and so had good reason to be afraid.
Swiftly they drew near to the flaming colored suns, and passed close beside them.
They seemed to be falling right into the middle of a big city which had many tall buildings with glass domes and sharp-pointed spires.
These spires were like great spear-points, and if they tumbled upon one of them they were likely to suffer serious injury.
But he did not wish the little girl to think him a coward, so he advanced slowly to the edge of the roof.
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.
That I am not prepared to say.
Dorothy was surprised to find how patient the people were, for her own little heart was beating rapidly with excitement.
A balloon meant to her some other arrival from the surface of the earth, and she hoped it would be some one able to assist her and Zeb out of their difficulties.
Then a little man jumped out of the basket, took off his tall hat, and bowed very gracefully to the crowd of Mangaboos around him.
Sorry to have troubled you; but it couldn't be helped.
I am delighted to find humbugs inside the earth, just the same as on top of it.
I belong to Bailum & Barney's Great Consolidated Shows--three rings in one tent and a menagerie on the side.
It isn't everybody who gets a chance to see your Land of the Gabazoos.
At a place where two roads crossed, they saw a tall gentleman coming to meet them.
But I hope you will at least believe it to be possible.
As the nation grew, so did what came to be called the American Dream.
You may come to America and be poor, but if you work hard, your children will have a better life and a better opportunity.
Scarcity was the new watchword as the focus turned to all the problems of the future, not all the possibilities.
They used to hang in long festoons from our porch, filling the whole air with their fragrance, untainted by any earthy smell; and in the early morning, washed in the dew, they felt so soft, so pure, I could not help wondering if they did not resemble the asphodels of God's garden.
There was the usual amount of discussion as to a name for me.
But in the excitement of carrying me to church my father lost the name on the way, very naturally, since it was one in which he had declined to have a part.
In most books, the I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference.
I have travelled a good deal in Concord; and everywhere, in shops, and offices, and fields, the inhabitants have appeared to me to be doing penance in a thousand remarkable ways.
Why should they eat their sixty acres, when man is condemned to eat only his peck of dirt?
How can he remember well his ignorance--which his growth requires--who has so often to use his knowledge?
But I warn you, if you don't tell me that this means war, if you still try to defend the infamies and horrors perpetrated by that Antichrist--I really believe he is Antichrist--I will have nothing more to do with you and you are no longer my friend, no longer my 'faithful slave,' as you call yourself!
With these words she greeted Prince Vasili Kuragin, a man of high rank and importance, who was the first to arrive at her reception.
They have decided that Buonaparte has burnt his boats, and I believe that we are ready to burn ours.
She wanted to find, and still seeks, some secret motive in our actions.
What if the Smolensk people have offahd to waise militia for the Empewah?
Maybe he thought she would change her mind, but it wasn't going to happen.
He reached her and turned, walking beside her as they started back up the hill to the house.
Slowly carrying the full cups into the living room, she handed one to Alex.
It was true, and it brought color to his neck, but he didn't comment.
She sighed and walked over to the window seat.
Still, she said, returning her attention to the old house.
Sometimes we have to accept change, if we want to move forward.
Maybe lifting had nothing to do with it.
She pushed the thought from her mind and turned to him.
His somber gaze met hers and then drifted to her lips.
I meant... do I have time to fix you a hot lunch?
Pulling his head down, she met warm lips again and surrendered to the passion he always managed to arouse.
He was going to call the doctor.
He bent over, picked up her clothes and tossed them to her.
I'm going to make myself a sandwich and get back to work.
Bill was family because he was married to Alex's sister.
Carmen had already spoken to Mums about it.
That idea was troublesome to Carmen as well.
Almost everyone else had already left, so Katie and Mary volunteered to help.
Mary added another plate to the stack.
Alex got a relief when the conversation turned to something else and stayed there for the rest of the evening.
Alex chuckled and relinquished the remainder of the waltz to him.
Then there was the money he left to Carmen.
It was one thing to tell herself everything was resolved, but quite another to thoroughly accept something she had always considered wrong.
There isn't much to tell.
She slid over, cuddling close to him, her head on his pillow.
The balmy weather of Thanksgiving Day had given way to a frosty day after.
She went to the coop first and watered the chickens.
Thanks to Alex, that chore had been turned into a simple twist of a knob.
A trip back to the house to drop off the eggs revealed a house still silent.
Princess was supposed to foal again in January.
Six-month old Dandy nickered to his mother, but Casper was busy talking to Princess and Dawn.
She was due to foal in July.
Alex had promised the foal to Jonathan and he had already named it Eureka.
Are you guys ready to eat and go outside?
She would soon be ready for Jonathan to ride.
I'll take care of the others if you want to watch the kids.
What are you going to fix?
For a few minutes they held on to each other, kissing as if they hadn't seen each other in a week.
His tone suggested impatience, but his expression gave no clue as to why.
It was nice having Alex home all day and having the family together, but all good things come to an end.
As busy as she was, time had to be set aside for play with Destiny.
He thought it would be fun for the man to tell the woman.
She retrieved them from her purse and handed them to him.
They still had something mysterious and exciting to explore.
It was going to be nice having nothing to do but enjoy their little family for the next two weeks.
You're always the last one to get anything new.
I don't want you to start feeling neglected.
I thought you needed to sleep longer because you were working so hard getting ready.
He didn't want to go, so maybe this was his expression of resistance.
Carmen, don't bother to cook.
Carmen tried to hide her surprise.
Well, he did say he would go because she and Jonathan wanted to.
She turned to Felipa.
I have a mare; and we have a five-year-old mare with a colt, a four year-old filly, and a two-year-old filly... oh, and my mare is going to foal again in January.
I'd like to, but if it's too much trouble...
Alex had directed the little he said to her only.
It simply wasn't like him to be rude like that.
He asked her to go back to Houston with him, enticing her with rides on the beach - and love all night.
His hand dropped to her shoulder and he squeezed it.
When her attention returned to the others, she caught Señor Medena and Felipa watching them.
It was impossible to know what was going on in Señor Medena's mind by observing his expression.
Alex shifted a faintly amused gaze to Carmen.
For the remainder of the trip to the ranch, Alex remained in a good mood.