He used to be a pretty good mechanic.
I'll just have to get used to being idle.
He is selling a used vehicle that is five years old.
I used to trust Dad.
We are so used to being with the big boys.
When I was a very little child I used to sit in my mother's lap all the time, because I was very timid, and did not like to be left by myself.
We used to be so close.
Frank is a very nervous dog who isn't used to being left alone.
Used motorcycles and scooters are on sale.
Used laptops are still useful.
You can buy used Caravans.
There used to be houses around here long time ago.
I used to play the lottery too.
Carmen wiped Destiny's face and eyes with the cool rag and used a tissue to wipe her nose.
My parents used to listen to those old songs.
I used to work with Alex as a Jr.
He probably didn't realize she wasn't used to riding.
Volunteers and militia were used to being called out to stop violence.
First, we are becoming used to being watched.
The property used to be run commercially as an equestrian center, but is not used as a private property.
She used a few combs to pull hers into a French bun.
He used to pay $10; now he pays one dollar.
All council officers carry identification cards and are quite used to being challenged.
He rang the little bell which was used to call the page, but no page answered.
Extra stuff that is used does not do any harm.
Mom used to say that children and dogs weren't fooled by people.
My grandmother used to say, "There is many a slip between cup and lip."
Probably not or he would have used it.
Hey, who's there? he called out in a tone only used by persons who are certain that those they call will rush to obey the summons.
"Yes; but we're used to such things in California," he replied.
"Dronushka," she said, regarding as a sure friend this Dronushka who always used to bring a special kind of gingerbread from his visit to the fair at Vyazma every year and smilingly offer it to her, "Dronushka, now since our misfortune..." she began, but could not go on.
You haven't used it once.
You used to be in the army?
It is a custom in the South to build a small house near the homestead as an annex to be used on occasion.
I used them a lot over the years, not always to the FBI liking which didn't help my career but I found they often work.
Cassie, a woman as good looking as you should be used to saying no.
People used to sweep the streets at night until a machine replaced them.
As we envision a world where machines do more and more work that people used to do, our minds naturally turn to those who would be displaced by technological advance.
He liked to hear the folk tales one of the soldiers used to tell of an evening (they were always the same), but most of all he liked to hear stories of real life.
I always wondered if that was why Mom and Dad split up for a while - because Mom was used to a different lifestyle and social circle.
Darting across the room, she used the door jam to break her speed as she turned to Brandon's room.
He had used her and she had been fool enough to think he was actually interested in her.
The clerk several times used the word "plenary" (of the service), a word Petya did not understand.
For all you gadabouts and tourists used to driving hither and yon, a weekend trip to New England is a piece of cake.
She knew for certain that she was pretty, but this no longer gave her satisfaction as it used to.
He had grown, become rosier, had curly dark hair, and, when merry and laughing, quite unconsciously lifted the upper lip of his pretty little mouth just as the little princess used to do.
Why, our mothers used to be married at twelve or thirteen.
The attached letters were used in preparation of this report.
He had never used the nickname – always before it had been Cynthia.
There's less time between his killings and he seems to have used his new found knowledge down the road in Arkansas.
Mom used to say that people suspected in others what they had experienced or what they would do in the other person's shoes.
You're probably not used to eating like this, but when you're cooking for men...
It was where the barber shop used to be located.
A mock court room allows you to get used to being in a court room.
Used textbooks create a book for online booksellers.
It's what the old folk used to say: 'A sweating hand's an open hand, a dry hand's close.'
The best way to make a chair, known only by a few craftsmen, would be used to make all the chairs better.
Sonya, dovey, everything is as it used to be.
I am used to something sweet.
Service managers should pro-actively consult the local community on discarded used injecting equipment.
I guess it's just something different - something we aren't used to yet.
She used the same suit cases when she came and she had the same clothes, but it didn't look like there was enough room to put it all in.
She didn't want the family picture, as that was the one they used in the newspaper.
He had used her and she had played right into his hands.
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.
Wouldn't it be wounded knowing he had been used to their advantage?
This time he followed the main road for a while before dipping off onto a well used trail.
When you're riding an ATV you can cover more territory, and the animals have grown used to the sound of them.
All were in excellent condition and she suspected that he probably used them regularly.
That Prince Andrew's deeply loved affianced wife--the same Natasha Rostova who used to be so charming--should give up Bolkonski for that fool Anatole who was already secretly married (as Pierre knew), and should be so in love with him as to agree to run away with him, was something Pierre could not conceive and could not imagine.
Let's talk a moment about patriotism and nationalism, words frequently used but seldom clearly defined.
It was the first time she had used his first name, and it came completely unbidden.
As a result, both kittens and cats grow up used to being handled, properly house trained and healthy.
Though people were afraid of Marya Dmitrievna she was regarded in Petersburg as a buffoon, and so of what she had said they only noticed, and repeated in a whisper, the one coarse word she had used, supposing the whole sting of her remark to lie in that word.
When confronted with any thorny societal problem, I apply the same basic thought process I used on the five topics of this book.
It took some getting used to moving around.
Though Balashev was used to imperial pomp, he was amazed at the luxury and magnificence of Napoleon's court.
Three empty bedrooms were closed off to the heat, as well as a full bath that looked as though it hadn't been used in years.
Count Pierre never used to forget us.
Felipa pulled the hair up and used combs with amethyst jewels on them, giving the impression of long hair.
"To 'climb down' is sometimes used as a figure of speech," remarked the Wizard.
He said he used to work with you.
He thought she would give him her hand as usual; but she, stepping up to him, stopped, breathing heavily, her arms hanging lifelessly just in the pose she used to stand in when she went to the middle of the ballroom to sing, but with quite a different expression of face.
Who would have said that I should be a soldier and a captain of dragoons in the service of Bonaparte, as we used to call him?
You're used to bedside duty.
I hadn't used this expression.
When I was quite little that used to be so with me.
The language must be one used by a nation, not an artificial thing.
Nutting had a famous foxhound named Burgoyne--he pronounced it Bugine--which my informant used to borrow.
Get used to it and you'll like it, and he patted her cheek.
When he heard these words and saw the expression of firm resolution in the Emperor's eyes, Michaud--quoique etranger, russe de coeur et d'ame-- at that solemn moment felt himself enraptured by all that he had heard (as he used afterwards to say), and gave expression to his own feelings and those of the Russian people whose representative he considered himself to be, in the following words:
All corn used to be "corn on the cob" until canned corn came along.
Young boys used to manually set up bowling pins after each frame.
But in time he grew used to this demand.
Of course, she could have used sign language, but that would have been distracting - and it wouldn't have been as personal.
How have you used it?
I used to say I did not like arithmetic very well, but now I have changed my mind.
One used to have to be a German--now one must dance with Tatawinova and Madame Kwudener, and wead Ecka'tshausen and the bwethwen.
I used to call myself a Wizard, and do tricks of ventriloquism.
"I think this used to be Natasha," thought Nicholas, "and that was Madame Schoss, but perhaps it's not, and this Circassian with the mustache I don't know, but I love her."
I used to make noises, keeping one hand on my throat while the other hand felt the movements of my lips.
With this machine movable type shuttles can be used, and one can have several shuttles, each with a different set of characters--Greek, French, or mathematical, according to the kind of writing one wishes to do on the typewriter.
Miss Keller used to knit and crochet, but she has had better things to do.
I remember how unbearable I used to find the inquisitiveness of my friends' children; but I know now that these questions indicate the child's growing interest in the cause of things.
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.
Helen had been given a bed and carriage for her dolls, which she had received and used like any other gift.
I got the milk to show her that she had used the correct word; but I did not let her drink it until she had, with my assistance, made a complete sentence, as "Give Helen some milk to drink."
You must remember, dear teacher, that Greek parents were very particular with their children, and they used to let them listen to wise words, and I think they understood some of them.
Before describing the process of teaching Helen to speak, it may be well to state briefly to what extent she had used the vocal organs before she began to receive regular instruction in articulation.
They lived about a mile off through the woods, and were quite used to the route.
He came here a-fishing, and used an old log canoe which he found on the shore.
He used to make a cable for his anchor of strips of hickory bark tied together.
Like the wasps, before I finally went into winter quarters in November, I used to resort to the northeast side of Walden, which the sun, reflected from the pitch pine woods and the stony shore, made the fireside of the pond; it is so much pleasanter and wholesomer to be warmed by the sun while you can be, than by an artificial fire.
He brought his own knife, though I had two, and we used to scour them by thrusting them into the earth.
Hard green wood just cut, though I used but little of that, answered my purpose better than any other.
The next winter I used a small cooking-stove for economy, since I did not own the forest; but it did not keep fire so well as the open fireplace.
I used to start them in the open land also, where they had come out of the woods at sunset to "bud" the wild apple trees.
The hunter who told me this could remember one Sam Nutting, who used to hunt bears on Fair Haven Ledges, and exchange their skins for rum in Concord village; who told him, even, that he had seen a moose there.
It is well known that a level cannot be used on ice.
He used to say that there are only two sources of human vice--idleness and superstition, and only two virtues--activity and intelligence.
Rapidly leaping the furrows, he fled across the field with the impetuosity he used to show at catchplay, now and then turning his good-natured, pale, young face to look back.
Despite his desperate shouts that used to seem so terrible to the soldiers, despite his furious purple countenance distorted out of all likeness to his former self, and the flourishing of his saber, the soldiers all continued to run, talking, firing into the air, and disobeying orders.
Pierre was so used to that smile, and it had so little meaning for him, that he paid no attention to it.
Dressed as she used to be in Petersburg society, it was still more noticeable how much plainer she had become.
How strange, how extraordinary, how joyful it seemed, that her son, the scarcely perceptible motion of whose tiny limbs she had felt twenty years ago within her, that son about whom she used to have quarrels with the too indulgent count, that son who had first learned to say "pear" and then "granny," that this son should now be away in a foreign land amid strange surroundings, a manly warrior doing some kind of man's work of his own, without help or guidance.
That is the actual phrase used by the Vienna cabinet, said the Danish charge d'affaires.
He was unpleasantly struck, too, by the excessive contempt for others that he observed in Speranski, and by the diversity of lines of argument he used to support his opinions.
"What a strange antipathy," thought Pierre, "yet I used to like him very much."
Since he'd dropped into seclusion there were any number of times I could have used his council.
But I'm afraid you cannot rule the Emerald City, as you used to, because we now have a beautiful Princess whom everyone loves dearly.
Our favourite walk was to Keller's Landing, an old tumbledown lumber-wharf on the Tennessee River, used during the Civil War to land soldiers.
Down these steep slopes we used to coast.
I used to sit in my mother's lap all day long and keep my hands on her face because it amused me to feel the motions of her lips; and I moved my lips, too, although I had forgotten what talking was.
I lived with several others in one of the pleasant houses connected with the school, the house where Mr. Howells used to live, and we all had the advantage of home life.
The hammock was covered with pine needles, for it had not been used while my teacher was away.
In spite of the lapse of years, they seem so close to me that I should not think it strange if at any moment they should clasp my hand and speak words of endearment as they used to before they went away.
Prince Andrew was in and Boris was shown into a large hall probably formerly used for dancing, but in which five beds now stood, and furniture of various kinds: a table, chairs, and a clavichord.
Round it stood seven large candlesticks like those used in churches.
As machines do ever more things that we used to do, we will have more choices for how we spend our time.
Anatole used to come to borrow money from her and used to kiss her naked shoulders.
Pierre received him unwillingly at first, but got used to him after a while, sometimes even accompanied him on his carousals, and gave him money under the guise of loans.
Then she used wild and long grain rice instead of stuffing.
"That's how we used to dance in our time, ma chere," said the count.
He was sitting on the seat the old prince used to like to sit on, and beside him strips of bast were hanging on the broken and withered branch of a magnolia.
Princess Mary could not quite make out what he had said, but from his look it was clear that he had uttered a tender caressing word such as he had never used to her before.
(He used to read at the Empress'.)
"That," said Zeb, "explains why this house is used by them for a prison.
The count nodded affirmatively, and Natasha, at the rapid pace at which she used to run when playing at tag, ran through the ballroom to the anteroom and downstairs into the yard.
Her make-up, though she used very little, and a couple of bathing suits.
"I don't know that and don't want to," he said, not looking at Pierre and with a slight tremor of his lower jaw, "but you have used such words to me--'mean' and so on--which as a man of honor I can't allow anyone to use."
"When we first came here," he began in a quiet voice, "I used to walk all over these hills."
Sitting on the sofa with the little cushions on its arms, in what used to be his old schoolroom, and looking into Natasha's wildly bright eyes, Rostov re-entered that world of home and childhood which had no meaning for anyone else, but gave him some of the best joys of his life; and the burning of an arm with a ruler as a proof of love did not seem to him senseless, he understood and was not surprised at it.
We are so accustomed to that idea and have become so used to it that the question: why did six hundred thousand men go to fight when Napoleon uttered certain words, seems to us senseless.
Mom always used to want everyone home before dark – as though anything was out there at night that wasn't there during the day.
In appearance he was just what he used to be.
And here's the little shop where we used to buy gingerbread!
They used to gobble the same food as the gentry.
Ten years later, in 1959, Francois Genuys used an IBM 704 and calculated pi to more than fifteen thousand digits in just four hours.
"My darling!" he said--a word he had never used to her before.
He used an alias and he fits your time table perfectly.
People in power used to be able to order executions as capriciously as the queen did in Alice in Wonderland.
We are used to non-rationed goods, unlimited food in grocery stores, and the overall widespread availability of inexpensive quality products.
The few signs I used became less and less adequate, and my failures to make myself understood were invariably followed by outbursts of passion.
I have read "The Frost Fairies" since, also the letters I wrote in which I used other ideas of Miss Canby's.
It is true that I was familiar with all literary braille in common use in this country--English, American, and New York Point; but the various signs and symbols in geometry and algebra in the three systems are very different, and I had used only the English braille in my algebra.
It comes over me that in the last two or three pages of this chapter I have used figures which will turn the laugh against me.
This reminds me that Dr. Hale used to give a personal touch to his letters to me by pricking his signature in braille.
I used to think, when I read in my books about your great city, that when I visited it the people would be strangers to me, but now I feel differently.
I had used it all through my school work, and never any other system.
Dear Frau Grote learned the manual alphabet, and used to teach me herself; but this was in private lessons, which were paid for by my friends.
I made her understand, by pointing to a trunk in the hall and to myself and nodding my head, that I had a trunk, and then made the sign that she had used for eating, and nodded again.
I made the signs that she had used when she wished me to go for the cake, and pushed her toward the door.
I used my little stock of beads, cards and straws at first because I didn't know what else to do; but the need for them is past, for the present at any rate.
This morning she used the conjunction AND for the first time.
She evidently understood that VERY was the name of the new thing that had come into her head; for all the way back to the house she used the word VERY correctly.
Keller's Landing was used during the war to land troops, but has long since gone to pieces, and is overgrown with moss and weeds.
She recognized that others used their lips; she "saw" her father reading a paper and when he laid it down she sat in his chair and held the paper before her face.
Stevenson, whom Miss Sullivan likes and used to read to her pupil, is another marked influence.
It will soon be forgotten, in these days of stoves, that we used to roast potatoes in the ashes, after the Indian fashion.
When Pierre and his wife entered the drawing room the countess was in one of her customary states in which she needed the mental exertion of playing patience, and so--though by force of habit she greeted him with the words she always used when Pierre or her son returned after an absence: High time, my dear, high time!
I used to meet him at Mary Antonovna's," said the countess in an offended tone; and still more offended that they all remained silent, she went on: "Nowadays everyone finds fault.
Natasha was so used to this kind of talk with her husband that for her it was the surest sign of something being wrong between them if Pierre followed a line of logical reasoning.
They can be used and can circulate and fulfill their purpose without harm to anyone and even advantageously, as long as no one asks what is the security behind them.
The lower section of the restaurant is a "subterranean lounge/party room" used for private events, and features a slightly different menu than upstairs that is not all-you-can-eat.
The lounge decorated with a fireplace and bar, typically is used for events.
The sports bar has been remodeled and is much more inviting that it used to be.
Located in a historic downtown location that used to cater to loggers, fisherman and railroad workers, the restaurant's atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable.
Many of the herbs used in the restaurant are grown in its private garden.
Twenty-five percent of all of the electricity used in the restaurant is generated by the sun.
All the meals are made to order and only the finest ingredients are used.
Soaring roofs reach toward the sky over a building in which no nails were used in the construction.
Common ingredients used in their recipes include saffron rice, apricots, ginger sauce and couscous.
The restaurant consists of a large rectangular bar is at the entrance, gleaming in brass and dark wood, and a dining room that is brightly lit with well used wood floors and brass nameplates at each seat that frequent diners have claimed.
This warm and sophisticated eatery of "rustic elegance" offers seasonal cuisine to ensure that only the freshest ingredients are used.
At first the family felt some constraint in intercourse with Prince Andrew; he seemed a man from another world, and for a long time Natasha trained the family to get used to him, proudly assuring them all that he only appeared to be different, but was really just like all of them, and that she was not afraid of him and no one else ought to be.
What was new in them was a certain uneasiness and occasional discord, which there used not to be, and which, as Nicholas soon found out, was due to the bad state of their affairs.
Yes, prayer can move mountains, but one must have faith and not pray as Natasha and I used to as children, that the snow might turn into sugar-- and then run out into the yard to see whether it had done so.
Kutuzov alone used all his power (and such power is very limited in the case of any commander-in-chief) to prevent an attack.
"No, I am used to this," said Petya.
Pierre's insanity consisted in not waiting, as he used to do, to discover personal attributes which he termed "good qualities" in people before loving them; his heart was now overflowing with love, and by loving people without cause he discovered indubitable causes for loving them.
This meant two stockings, which by a secret process known only to herself Anna Makarovna used to knit at the same time on the same needles, and which, when they were ready, she always triumphantly drew, one out of the other, in the children's presence.
Feeling guilty, she used the card Len had given her and dialed his number.
We scrambled our voices and used only secure lines.
But because it can be misused doesn't mean it cannot be used well.
Even in the days before my teacher came, I used to feel along the square stiff boxwood hedges, and, guided by the sense of smell would find the first violets and lilies.
She sat in my mother's lap constantly, where I used to sit, and seemed to take up all her care and time.
Even the little variety which I used was a yielding to the demands of appetite, and not of health.
(She used the word "diplomat," which was just then much in vogue among the children, in the special sense they attached to it.)
But go with the firm intention of killing your man as quickly and surely as possible, and then all will be right, as our bear huntsman at Kostroma used to tell me.
"That used to be Sonya," thought he, and looked at her closer and smiled.
Sonya did not succumb to the tender tone Natasha used toward her.
Riding past the pond where there used always to be dozens of women chattering as they rinsed their linen or beat it with wooden beetles, Prince Andrew noticed that there was not a soul about and that the little washing wharf, torn from its place and half submerged, was floating on its side in the middle of the pond.
The old prince used to approve of them for their endurance at work when they came to Bald Hills to help with the harvest or to dig ponds, and ditches, but he disliked them for their boorishness.
"You don't seem to be used to riding, Count?" remarked the adjutant.
A modern branch of mathematics having achieved the art of dealing with the infinitely small can now yield solutions in other more complex problems of motion which used to appear insoluble.
"Yes, yes, it really was pink!" cried Natasha, who now thought she too remembered the word pink being used, and saw in this the most extraordinary and mysterious part of the prediction.
On growing used to the darkness Pierre saw that the man was taking off his leg bands, and the way he did it aroused Pierre's interest.
Trembling and panting the old man fell into that state of fury in which he sometimes used to roll on the ground, and he fell upon Eykhen, threatening him with his hands, shouting and loading him with gross abuse.
He gazed at the caleches and carriages in which soldiers were riding and remarked that it was a very good thing, as those vehicles could be used to carry provisions, the sick, and the wounded.
He was probably used to it.
Betsy's loving boss presented the most difficulty but she used the excuse her new husband was transferred to New Hampshire.
He has again become as I used to know him when a child: kind, affectionate, with that heart of gold to which I know no equal.
He not merely did nothing of the kind, but on the contrary he used his power to select the most foolish and ruinous of all the courses open to him.
They used that money to buy part of Coca Cola in the form of common stock.
I shall come to a place and pray there, and before having time to get used to it or getting to love it, I shall go farther.
It used to be that if you conquered another nation, your soldiers became looters and the military got to haul off everything of value in the country.
Napoleon apparently remembered seeing him on the battlefield and, addressing him, again used the epithet "young man" that was connected in his memory with Prince Andrew.
He was armed with a musketoon (which he carried rather as a joke), a pike and an ax, which latter he used as a wolf uses its teeth, with equal ease picking fleas out of its fur or crunching thick bones.
You used to want to, and now you don't.
"I don't know why," she continued, recovering herself, "but you used to be different, and..."
Lamplighters used to light street lamps every night, before the accursed electricity came along.
If you look back across the span of time, you see wood plows being used in 4000 BC, then irrigation five hundred years later.
She maintained her files on an old computer used exclusively for word processing.
Then he stole his credit card, insurance papers and god knows what else and used 'em to get patched up in Cleveland.
Bells are used for many purposes.
And they will see how this information will be used to better the lives of other people in very real ways.
At that time, the Russians were so used to victories that on receiving news of the defeat some would simply not believe it, while others sought some extraordinary explanation of so strange an event.
The line had never been used.
I used the break in at Ethel Reagan's place as an excuse to have Howie visit both Boston burglaries.
We tried not to look suspicious, a difficult task as we were used to working undisturbed.
I'm more used to country property where doors and windows are left open, making my life oh so easy.
If I was stopped by the police I could have used the escort.
Everything is still just sitting there from the last time we used it.
I used to use Amtrak when I was working out of New York and had to travel the east coast.
"He used to be the devil but he found God," said the spokesman.
We all had nicknames for each other and that's what we used, though some weren't said to their faces.
Just that someone in his family had a place near the beach, up the coast, and no one used it.
I just hoped and prayed somehow his contact of Ben or Howie could be used to locate us.
She was used to the teenage fits of temperament after spending the summer with her newly turned twenty-year-old brother.
She was so used to her brother that she didn't notice him grow up, but she saw it in Kyle.
He blinked and used his power to Travel to his study.
"You'll have to get used to it pretty soon," she said.
It was a subtle shift, an undercurrent of cool energy that brushed by him, like when Sofi used her voodoo fortune-telling powers around him.
I'm not used to dealing with humans.
As a stranger to human affection, he'd never quite gotten used to her hugs.
He wasn't used to failure, and he didn't know how to take it.
He'd used the excuse of HQ moving to Miami a year before to upgrade everything in the room.
Kinda used up all my resources and then stole everyone else's.
She used scissors to cut off his shirt.
It's like a chess game, and the humans are pawns to be used and destroyed, he explained.
Even the crossbow she'd used the other night was clean and perched where she'd found it, loaded once again.
"I think you're right, Jonny," she said in the low, level voice she used with her trainees.
I get off on killing you idiots, she said in the same calm voice she used with Jonny.
I'm not used to cold weather.
The cold night didn't affect Jule this time; he used his magic to keep himself warm.
He recognized the procedure but hadn't heard of it being used since before his brother, Darian, had died thousands of years ago.
Two rolled from his place on the concrete floor in the corner and unwrapped the ratty blanket he used to keep himself warm.
The day before, she'd found quite a few treasures, to include the backpack, a flashlight, the key locker for the cars in the garage, and Jake's wallet, which happened to have a credit card, which she had secretly used to book a flight from Tucson to Virginia.
She sat to pull on shoes and saw the scars around her wrists, evidence of her fight against the bindings Jilian used to strap her onto the table.
That she'd used him, killed Darian … "Damian."
She'd never loved Darian and had used him to gain his title and power.
Rainy will have to get used to pink stuff being everywhere.
"I don't think I'll get used to that," Traci said with a shake of her head.
Will I ever get used to this?
She recognized his tone; it was one Damian used when making her boundaries with him clear.
Get used to it.
I'm used to one of them following me around like a puppy.
What I didn't say was how you can be used against him.
Chances are he used your blood to incapacitate Damian.
"If you're as smart as I suspect, you've probably used your gift to figure out where I am," he said.
"Beloved. It's used for sisters, mothers, and mates in our world," Jule answered.
In the words of an Oracle I once knew, get used to it.
It was probably just Darkyn's magic, which he used to kill the demons.
She hadn't heard him enter but doubted the Dark One used doors.
She said she made me, used me and was done with me.
"I'm the only one you never could kill, even if you used all my power against me," he replied.
You can always walk away, she told him, repeating the words Darkyn used to lure her into the deal they made originally.
I used to do this for a living— " "What?
Cynthia used Martha's smile to pursue the reason for their questioning.
He opened the bottom drawer, placed it in the back beneath his never used shorts and closed it with a slam.
That takes guts," Dean said, then added with a smile, "So goodie little Cynthia used to get her bum-bum paddled, huh?"
We used to go there to bail out the old man.
That's great had already been used.
A hundred yards ahead of them the infrequently used Jeep road became impassable in a washed-out jumble of stone.
Two used condoms were nearby.
Used to be we didn't have hooligans running around out here causing problems.
In the mountains, everybody used to help everyone else.
My brother Ralph and I used to summer here when we were children.
Back then before the war we used to take the train, later the bus.
Dean considered his poking options as he used half a cake of soap to scrub away the stink of the mine.
Someone had a campfire and it looked as if the door on the mine was used for fire wood.
'Set my cap for him,' as they used to say.
Used to be, you saw ads all over the place.
Jennifer began snapping her small camera at the first vista until she realized she'd used more than half the roll.
He never got used to death, especially the young.
Mr. Fitzgerald used up his time discussing his deputy.
Joseph has a gun and I don't like being used for target practice.
Dean returned to Bird Song mid-morning, showered, and walked the three blocks to Diversions, a combination used book store, coffee shop, and local gathering place, on Sixth Street, a half block from Main.
It used to be closed tighter than a kiddie cap on a pill bottle.
My pa used to play cards with Blackie Rowland.
Then Harold added, There used to be an Art Dawkins in Montrose.
"Josh was a bum, a real con man—what they used to call a grifter," Roger said.
He was the one who could have used it.
They used to call aluminum siding salesmen 'tin men.'
We used to camp over on the Gunnison River, and fish some, all four of us.
She's tougher than Cynthia Byrne used to be.
You will find much of your power diminished, especially among those who used to bow to you.
"She used my magic to seal your deal, just as you used Gabriel's to seal yours," he said with a slow smile.
Her skin was prickling the way it did when another deity used magic around her, the fair hair on her arms standing on end.
You didn't used to …touch me without asking.
"You never used to tell me no, either!" she snapped and rose, marching towards the stairs to the second floor.
"Get used to it," he called after her.
She used it to warm up her socks.
It was how things always used to be with her.
You didn't used to be a weak, puny human.
In the meantime, killing dealers he used to consider colleagues or allies weighed heavily on his emotions at a time when he needed to think clearly.
He used to frown at her when she acted outside the Immortal Laws, unable to appreciate that a deity charged with managing a domain often had to take steps outside the rules to protect one's underworld.
Deidre shifted, aware again that she was now defenseless against the creatures that used to either fear her or at least, respect her power.
He used his power to soothe her sleep.
Though he possessed nowhere near the level of power he used to, he was still able to sense the figure cowering in a corner.
Let her get used to you first.
We used to talk a lot, you know.
He used to be awake instantly - another indication that this thing with Lori was troubling him deeper than he would admit.
It wasn't what she had said, nor would she have used those words to describe her feelings.
Alex says it's best to let them alone, but Casper is used to being around me.
She put the heel of her hand on the place where blood was coming out and used her other hand to press down hard.
From that point on, she made sure the chores outside were done before dark, and was always aware of things around her that could be used as weapons.
She'll get used to the change, though, and respond the way everyone around her does.
He always used to romance me.
If he would only put an arm around her when they slept, like he used to, she might feel better.
She tipped her head back, longing for him to kiss her the way he used to.
It was something he always used to do, but hadn't done since he came home from the hospital.
I wanted you to notice me – romance me like you used to.
I got used to you taking care of me.
A man of few words, Gabriel hadn't gotten used to the political side of his job yet.
It was what she used long before your time.
"You're not gonna tell me why?" he asked with the same casual tone Rhyn used.
"I can't get used to the political side of the job, either," Gabe said.
What he used to be, before the events of the past year.
Gabe used his magic to communicate with the small life.
She can't do to you what she used to, Rhyn said at the silence.
His body was stiff, as if he wasn't used to hugging her.
"I want to be with you," he said in the same tone he used to describe the deficiencies of the beach house's security.
I used machinery to cut the pieces.
I'm used to the trees putting me to sleep at night.
I used to be able to help people like you.
He was stuck with her by their laws, a daily reminder of someone who used to hurt him.
Death … you used to take care of the really old angels, and Gabe visited the little ones all the time.
I can't hurt anyone and knowing that I used to… her chin trembled.
He didn't release her, instead drawing up the arm she used as a pillow to force her head against his shoulder.
This Deidre and the one he used to know were two different people.
The magic I used to kill her, I also used to seal the tumor.
You don't follow the same rules you used to.
Jealous. She never used silk with me.
The peacemaker of the brothers, Andre instinctively used his gift of mind control to counter the tempers of his fiery brothers.
He looked at her, and she smiled the same gentle smile she used to greet humans to the underworld.
She really didn't give a damn if he wasn't used to being challenged.
We can't talk freely like we used to.
Kris said nothing, feeling at once foolish and like he was the child Andre used to chastise for failing to focus on his duties.
You should be used to it, or you wouldn't wear your dead master's mark.
New clothes had never felt so nice, even if they were used!
Used my newfound power to steal a key from some robed freak.
It was muggier than she was used to, the air clinging to her already hot skin.
"You used Jade, too, didn't you?" she accused.
Yes, I am used to giving orders, orders that everyone follows.
You'll get used to them.
Well, it does take some getting used to.
She looked at the bottle anew, thoughts going to the long list of Immortals she could.ve used it on instead of bearing their attacks.
He entered the castle, following the scents up the back stairwell that Katie alone used to avoid the other Immortals.
Kris does a big feast here every year, and Andre used to arrange the December holiday celebration.
"Hannah used me to climb the social ladder, and I did not mind, because she is a beautiful, sweet girl," he said.
I, in turn, used her to climb the Immortal ladder.
It was a word Andre had used that Rhyn never understood.
The cafeteria was four times the size of the one she was used to, and she lingered in the doorway, finally catching the attention of a convent member.
It is not at all customary to how the Sanctuary is meant to be used, she said sternly.
What words had Rhyn used?
Just not used to their bathrooms yet.
Lines had been drawn on the grass, large squares like those used for wrestling, with a circle in the center.
Get used to that now.
He used his body to guide hers.
He was sparring with another warrior, his fluid, destructive movements far from the gentle ones he used with her.
He'd never seen art of this kind, only the statues of his father's court and the multi-hued strands used to decorate homes.
He'd never used her name before.
She was getting used to the hard stares the warriors gave her, the only indication of their surprise at her candidness.
Mansr took her a different route than the one she'd used to enter, one that sloped down and then up.
Despite the piercing gaze she'd never quite gotten used to, she stepped past Jetr and looked up at her mate, taking him in breathlessly once again.
She doubted she'd ever get used to his towering size or strength.
I can't think who else would have used it in the last hundred years.
I used to send my laundry out, before I married a washer woman, but I never put my name on my shorts!
I used my charge card and he'll trace us here.
He used to be a police detective, back in Pennsylvania.
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 used to pretend when I was young.
I used to believe in ghosts when I was young.
She just checked in, used one name to register and another name on the credit charge for the room.
Are you going in the used clothing business next?
She used to tell me all the time.
She used to talk of Annie all the time, tell us how brave her sister was, how she and the Reverend administered to the sick, and those women.
These were the first three characters used on the first page of the notebook and the combination appeared with regularity throughout the book.
I skipped ahead to a page where she used more punctuation and it helped.
And I'm still bothered that there are twenty-seven characters used and not just twenty-six.
The space business doesn't seem to work but she might have used a character for a period.
"God," he said at one point, "I used to think I was in pretty good shape when I was biking a lot.
"They just used the picture of me 'cause my butt's cuter than these guys," the young woman answered.
I used to be a cop.
You get used to knowing the different types of hardness and thickness.
Jerome used to do that.
I used to do that as a child with Claire.
He just used me.
He ravaged me, and he used me, just to gain access....
She's used to being dominated.
He used to beat the shit out of his shack full of kids just to keep in shape.
Liquor was something Cynthia used infrequently and not very well.
She'd like to kill the...she used a term very uncommon to her usual vocabulary.
You used to be a big city detective.
She used the knife to open the comb.
Either Jerome Shipton would have seen the cut and not used the rope, or he would have fallen so far he'd be whispering to Lucifer, not Jake Weller.
I don't feel the same as I used to come Monday mornings.
None of us is as young as he used to be.
It was never clear if that was the case and the kid lucked out, but Dean used the excuse of mock consternation to excuse himself and walk uptown to telephone Cynthia.
He grasped her wrist with his one free hand but she used the other.
We can't say if she planned on killing him with it or was just protecting herself but later she used it to cut his line.
She even used the same fountain pen she used when she registered here at Bird Song, when she signed 'Edith Jones.'
Used to being alone, she was content with her own company.
The collection was made up of Shipton's newly purchased, barely used, ice climbing gear, ropes, ice axes, pitons and various garments.
So, you think Jerome Shipton cut the line so it looked like someone was trying to kill him and then used the remaining portion to loop through an anchor so he could then rappel down?
Shipton had used a gnarled cedar, years dead, as an anchor for his line.
I can't see why the fact that he used a pen would send you dashing up to the ice park and half kill yourself.
Just because Shipton had a key don't mean he used it.
Besides, Edith had the pen in her possession so he lacked any opportunity to change it back to the color she used years earlier when she wrote the suicide note.
I wouldn't be surprised he used them to mop up something, blood perhaps.
Then he added, "Or, perhaps he used it, to stuff it in her mouth and silence her while he choked her to death."
She used wax to bind the partially severed ends together, just enough that a cursory glance wouldn't disclose what she'd done.
This will warm your blood, best get used to the taste.
He suspected Standish knew Sarah's secret all along and only used her to turn him.
As he approached the door, Jackson thought about the last time he used this room.
You get used to it.
I swear, I have never used influence on you for any reason, never!
He wanted to scream; he wasn't used to women challenging him this way and had no idea how to turn this around.
Great. I'd like the name of the caterer you used.
She crunched up her face, then used her index finger to wipe Elisabeth's thumb.
I guess this is going to take some getting used to.
No, he'll just have to keep his temper in check for a while until he is used to it.
He paused for a moment before continuing, Elisabeth, I used to believe living an eternity would be more than I could endure.
Once they had settled on October 12th for the wedding, and decided to use the same caterer they used for the Halloween gala, Elisabeth suggested they give it a rest until after Christmas.
I don't eat the way I used to.
I'm used to it.
How do you get used to carrying something half your size?
No, I used a Saanen buck.
There's a spot down yonder on the creek where all us kids used to swim in the summer.
It was obvious he was used to running things, but his help often became an attempt to take over the barn.
I'm not used to asking permission.
He had not used it in over a month.
He was brusque and candid, two traits she hadn't yet gotten used to.
They used our skills against us.
It didn't take much for her to realize he'd used one of the Horsemen.
Within ten minutes, his second-in-command met him in the tent they used as a war room.
He used his body to back her against the wall.
"You get one warning," he said in a tone far more lethal than he'd ever used with her.
You lied to me and used me.
You could say they were used for leverage if the country trounced too far on our generosity or refused to take into account our national interest when they acted up.
She'd truly cared for someone for the first time in her life, and he'd used her.
He'd used her and saved her, not for her, but for his own purposes!
"It might take me awhile to get used to the bald Brady," Tim said.
The remains of Lana's home was more what he was used to: debris surrounding a dirt crater large enough to swallow the whole community.
By the level of activity and sophistication, he judged this place had been used for longer than the past few weeks.
We could've used some help.
She knew the manual labor class worked with their hands, but she didn't realize they used them to do more than serve the elite.
Most were in working order and just needed to be reactivated, a simple process she used her micro to do when no one was looking.
Elise says you used to call her to kill bugs in your room.
You should get used to it, though, Pops. What'll you do when your daughter is born?
Can Hannah's blood be used like Katie's?
I don't know why I am the way I am. I don't even know much of the Immortal Code, just the few key parts Andre used to lecture me about. Loyalty to my brothers, my mate, the Immortals, humanity. Respect for Death and her domain. Other variations of those.
Yes. And the man in black who used to visit you.
Katie hesitated before shuffling forward on her knees. She carefully touched the woman's leg then patted it as she followed it down to the thick roots wrapped around her ankles. Unable to see exactly how she was stuck, Katie used her cold fingers to fumble around the root and the woman's sneakers. "It's really jammed in there," she said at last.
I never used powder or cover-up because there wasn't any for someone with skin as pale as mine.
Dean, who'd been on the force for their entire tenure, was used to their early morning bickering and paid no attention.
Dean had used a less intrusive pad and pencil with Cynthia Byrne.
Jeff used to jog and all but he got a bum knee.
He used to do some work for World Wide Insurance—where Byrne worked.
Fred already used that line.
I'm used to planes being late more often than on time.
I have to start getting used to the fact life goes on.
I'm used to everything being all screwed up.
Not too many have used the car as new as it is.
Dean was down to 11 dollars and change, so he used his Visa card, holding his breath that it wasn't maxed-out while the clerk ran it through the recording machine.
Here I used an assumed name and all and you ran me down.
He used the age-old method of asking questions that needed answers until she swung into something akin to conversation.
Jeff used to ride, years ago.
None of 'em used.'
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