"Other than a nice drive in the country," Dean said, "I suspect today's going to be a waste of time for you."
Today's program was scheduled for a different track—meeting with the old timers, the curmudgeons, over their morning coffee meeting at Diversions Coffee House.
"And, if your excellency will allow me to express my opinion," he continued, "we owe today's success chiefly to the action of that battery and the heroic endurance of Captain Tushin and his company," and without awaiting a reply, Prince Andrew rose and left the table.
Not like today's pitchers.
When the old man tried to engage him in further conversation—this time about Pumpkin Green and the general irresponsibility of today's youth—he excused himself on an important errand and left Westlake standing in the hall.
And today's primary method for treating cancer is, in a way, very tenth century: Essentially, chemotherapy is a medical way of saying, Let's fill you so full of poison either you or the cancer dies.
Well, in the developed world, the percent of people needed to farm fell from more than 90 percent to today's 4 percent.
Even in autocratic regimes, truth has a way of seeping in—which means today's dwindling crop of dictators has a serious problem.
Today's events mark an epoch, the greatest epoch in our history, he concluded.
Dean questioned Janet's scholastic ability to himself and cynically wondered if today's class was Vacuuming For Beginners or Dusting 101.
We have enough to be concerned with today's problems without having to clutter my mind about the happenings of a century ago.
Today's new battlefield, the battlefield of the market, is much better.