He has a useful gift.
For someone who needs more power, it's a very useful talent.
"I could do something more useful, like help Toni plan operations," he allowed.
"This is the first useful thing I.ve seen you do," she said.
She was useful for now.
He was the bravest and most useful man in the party.
She spins, and does a great deal of fancy work, and reads, and leads a pleasant, useful life.
"Would be useful for …" He tensed.
She was early regarded as a useful medium for contracting an alliance with England, more necessary than ever to Portugal after the treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659 whereby Portugal was ostensibly abandoned by France.
From the Springs the expedition went north-west and made a useful examination of the country lying between 119° and 115° meridians and between 26° and 28° S.
Gimme a ring if you have anything useful to say.
"Can I do anything more useful than this?" she asked.
Found him a useful and clever diplomatist.
In Britain the evergreen oak is quite hardy in ordinary winters, and is useful to the ornamental planter from its capacity for resisting the sea gales; but it generally remains of small size.
"If we had known we were coming we might have brought along several other useful things," responded the Wizard.
An ax will be useful, a hunting spear not bad, but a three-pronged fork will be best of all: a Frenchman is no heavier than a sheaf of rye.
Pierre still considered that it would be a useful and worthy action to slay the evildoer, but now he felt that he would not do it.
"You may be useful yet, nishani," he allowed.
This will be extremely useful, because the game, as they say, has just changed completely.
Probably a sphere would prove most useful for a pressure anemometer, since owing to its symmetrical shape it would not require a weathercock.
We play a little game which I find most useful in developing the intellect, and which incidentally answers the purpose of a language lesson.
"Pretty useful gift you have," Jule said without looking at her.
Perhaps I may prove useful to your Serene Highness.
Dean found nothing useful until he looked in the trash.
He had no loyalties to any of the Gods, a fact that rendered him useful to all three of them when they were in pissing contests.
A useful sketch of recent biographies is to be found in The Edinburgh Review (July 1906).
He was also well known as a sanitary reformer, and during the last ten years of his life he did much useful work in inculcating more enlightened ideas on the subject both in Edinburgh and other places.
The table given below will be useful in calculating the size of the radiating surface necessary to raise the temperature to the extent required when the external air is at freezing point (32° Fahr.): - At the city of Lockport in New York state, America, an interesting example of the direct app of Lockport.
It carried their baggage and was useful to ride in wherever there were good roads, and since it had accompanied them so far in their travels they felt it their duty to preserve it.
But, above all, that thought was kept out of their minds by the fact that they saw they were really useful, as in fact they were to the whole Rostov family.
He will not hinder anything useful nor allow anything harmful.
He closed his eyes and summoned his power to Travel, one of the most useful gifts Damian granted him.
Rhyn watched him, aware he was much more useful in another way.
Hyphear is useful for fattening cattle if they are hardy enough to withstand the purgative effect it produces at first; viscum is medicinally of value as an emollient, and in cases of tumour, ulcers and the like.
It is practically important to consider the rate at which energy may be transformed into useful work, or the horse-power of the agent.
"True," he replied; "and in my satchel are other useful things to fight with."
This would be very useful: No more struggling to remember what you promised the client you would deliver by Friday; you just look up the transcript.
First, it is only useful for factors that are immediately bad for you, not factors that will kill you in ten years.
Braille is especially useful in making single manuscript copies of books.
But when he came across a man of position his instinct immediately told him that this man could be useful, and without any premeditation Prince Vasili took the first opportunity to gain his confidence, flatter him, become intimate with him, and finally make his request.
Bennigsen was a landlord in the Vilna province who appeared to be doing the honors of the district, but was in reality a good general, useful as an adviser and ready at hand to replace Barclay.
"That will be a very useful skill," Sofi whispered and withdrew.
Only if your memory starts working and you start spouting some useful information.
Boris, during the campaign, had made the acquaintance of many persons who might prove useful to him, and by a letter of recommendation he had brought from Pierre had become acquainted with Prince Andrew Bolkonski, through whom he hoped to obtain a post on the commander-in-chief's staff.
"Useful ability," Xander said.
His knowledge of foreign affairs was, however, peculiarly useful at a juncture when boundary ques tions were the subjects that chiefly attracted public attention.
Some of these are on the south-west coast, in the Landes, as Carcans, Lacanau, Biscarosse, Cazau, Sanguinet; but more are to be found in the south and south-east, in Languedoc and Provence, as Leucate, Sigean, Thau, Vaccars, Berre, &c. Their want of depth prevents them from serving as roadsteads for shipping, and they are useful chiefly for fishing or for the manufacture of bay-salt.
For Flora: Maiden, Useful Native Plants of Australia (Sydney, 1889); Bentham and Mueller, Flora Australiensis (London, 1863-1878); Fitzgerald, Australian Orchids (Sydney, 1870-1890); Mueller, Census of Australian Plants (Melbourne, 1889).
Almost the only changes which can be called events are his successful establishment of a school at Lincoln.
He seems to have been regarded by his own party as a useful instrument, especially in disagreeable work, rather than as a desirable colleague.
- The editio princeps, based mainly on a transcript of D, was printed at Venice, 1472: the first scientific text, based on B, C and D, was that of Camerarius, completed 1552, in whose steps followed Lambinus (with a commentary which is still useful), 1576; Taubmann, 1605-1621; Pareus (a meritorious edition), 1619 and 1623; Guyet, edited by Marolles, 1658; Gronovius (the "Vulgate"), 1664-1684; then, after the lapse of more than a century, came the editions of Bothe, 1809-1811; Naudet, 1830; and Weise, 1837-1848.
Hence when useful work can be obtained from a system by simply connecting visible portions of it by a train of mechanism, such energy is more readily recognized than is that which would compel us to control the behaviour of molecules before we could transform it into useful work.
Hand cranes are extremely useful where the load is not excessive, and the quantities to be dealt with are not motive powers.
Steam is an extremely useful motive power for all cranes that are not worked off a central power station.
In electric cranes a useful method is to arrange the connexions so that the lifting motor acts as a dynamo, and, driven by the energy of the falling load, generates a current which is converted into heat by being passed through resistances.
First, it would be tempting to assume the person hauling manure can only do that, and if that job disappeared he would have no useful skills.
Whatever the case in the past, war in the future can serve no useful purpose.
It is a pacific system, operating to cordialize mankind, by rendering nations, as well as individuals, useful to each other.
I've picked up a couple of the metal symbols to add to my often-useful collection.
"She might be useful," he said.
Really useful, given that Xander is a master at messing with people's minds.
The atomic theory has been of priceless value to chemists, but it has more than once happened in the history of science that a hypothesis, after having been useful in the discovery Present and the co-ordination of knowledge, has been aban- position doned and replaced by one more in harmony with later of the discoveries.
Loyal to American interests and devoted to General Washington, he was one of the most useful of the state executives during the War of Independence.
He did not even remember how formerly, on the strength of similar wretched logical arguments, it had seemed obvious that he would be degrading himself if he now, after the lessons he had had in life, allowed himself to believe in the possibility of being useful and in the possibility of happiness or love.
Not only did his contemporaries, carried away by their passions, talk in this way, but posterity and history have acclaimed Napoleon as grand, while Kutuzov is described by foreigners as a crafty, dissolute, weak old courtier, and by Russians as something indefinite--a sort of puppet useful only because he had a Russian name.
Some chunks of your DNA do nothing useful (that we know of yet), but other chunks we call genes.