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  • Pierre spoke rapidly and with animation.
  • Anna Pavlovna Scherer on the contrary, despite her forty years, overflowed with animation and impulsiveness.
  • All Nicholas’ animation vanished.
  • He said this smiling in a way more natural and animated than usual, so that the wrinkles round his mouth very clearly revealed something unexpectedly coarse and unpleasant.
  • At the men’s end of the table the talk grew more and more animated.
  • *(2) In spite of the animation of his speech, Bilibin did not forget to pause after this mot to give time for its due appreciation.
  • Jests fell flat, news was not interesting, and the animation was evidently forced.
  • "We drove them back!" said Boris with animation, growing talkative.
  • CHAPTER V. That same evening there was an animated discussion among the squadron’s officers in Denisov’s quarters.
  • But you are strong, healthy, cheerful, and excited, and are surrounded by other such excitedly animated and healthy men.
  • His face grew more and more animated.
  • Her hair was carefully done and her face was animated, which, however, did not conceal its sunken and faded outlines.
  • The conversation was general and animated, thanks to Princess Lise’s voice and little downy lip that lifted over her white teeth.
  • Berg returned, and over the bottle of wine conversation between the three officers became animated.
  • This pleased Rostov and he began talking about it, and as he went on became more and more animated.
  • Again he pressed the hand of the latter with an expression of good-natured, sincere, and animated levity.
  • It became particularly animated toward the end of the evening when the rewards bestowed by the Emperor were mentioned.
  • His glance became more animated as his conclusions became more hopeless.
  • Prince Andrew grew more and more animated.
  • He became animated when he began reading his paper and specially drew Rostov’s attention to the stinging rejoinders he made to his enemies.
  • He asked about mutual acquaintances, and she became still more animated and chattered away giving him greetings from various people and retailing the town gossip.
  • He was slightly flushed after galloping two miles, and reining in his horse he sighed restfully and looked round at the faces of his suite, young and animated as his own.
  • Having dressed for his attendance at court in full parade uniform, which he had not worn for a long time, he went into Bilibin’s study fresh, animated, and handsome, with his hand bandaged.
  • Prince Vasili’s two valets were busy dressing him, and he looked round with much animation and cheerfully nodded to his son as the latter entered, as if to say: "Yes, that’s how I want you to look."
  • This tree had been in the middle of the line that had seemed so terrible—and now he had crossed that line and not only was there nothing terrible, but everything was becoming more and more happy and animated.
  • As she became animated the prince looked at her more and more sternly, and suddenly, as if he had studied her sufficiently and had formed a definite idea of her, he turned away and addressed Michael Ivanovich.
  • "Yes, we know that, but the harm I am conscious of in myself is something I cannot inflict on others," said Prince Andrew, growing more and more animated and evidently wishing to express his new outlook to Pierre.
  • The preoccupation and despondency which Pierre had noticed in his friend’s look was now still more clearly expressed in the smile with which he listened to Pierre, especially when he spoke with joyful animation of the past or the future.
  • And she saw Mademoiselle Bourienne, with her ribbon and pretty face, and her unusually animated look which was fixed on him, but him she could not see, she only saw something large, brilliant, and handsome moving toward her as she entered the room.
  • "Well?" asked Pierre, seeing his friend’s strange animation with surprise, and noticing the glance he turned on Natasha as he rose.
  • The chief pleasure and necessity of such men, when they encounter anyone who shows animation, is to flaunt their own dreary, persistent activity.
  • The instant he had done this, all Rostov’s animation vanished.
  • He had approached the shed full of animation, but on seeing Prince Andrew’s face he felt constrained and ill at ease.
  • And really, that evening, Sonya was brighter, more animated, and prettier than Nicholas had ever seen her before.
  • Prince Nicholas grew more animated and expressed his views on the impending war.
  • On seeing Natasha Pierre grew animated and, hastily passing between the rows, came toward their box.
  • Natasha, animated and excited, looked about her with wide-open frightened eyes and seemed merrier than usual.
  • All that July the old prince was exceedingly active and even animated.
  • The flames flared up again, lighting the animated, delighted, exhausted faces of the spectators.
  • Prince Andrew, seeing that his father insisted, began—at first reluctantly, but gradually with more and more animation, and from habit changing unconsciously from Russian to French as he went on—to explain the plan of operation for the coming campaign.
  • 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.
  • She shared with all her heart in the prayer for the spirit of righteousness, for the strengthening of the heart by faith and hope, and its animation by love.
  • Prince Andrew talked incessantly, arguing now with his father, now with the Swiss tutor Dessalles, and showing an unnatural animation, the cause of which Pierre so well understood.
  • Prince Andrew, in the white uniform of a cavalry colonel, wearing stockings and dancing shoes, stood looking animated and bright in the front row of the circle not far from the Rostovs.
  • "There is nothing so refreshing after a sleepless night as a cup of this delicious Russian tea," Lorrain was saying with an air of restrained animation as he stood sipping tea from a delicate Chinese handleless cup before a table on which tea and a cold supper were laid in the small circular room.
  • The wax candles burned brightly, the silver and crystal gleamed, so did the ladies’ toilets and the gold and silver of the men’s epaulets; servants in scarlet liveries moved round the table, the clatter of plates, knives, and glasses mingled with the animated hum of several conversations.
  • This happened not because they were displeased by the substance of his speech, which had even been forgotten after the many subsequent speeches, but to animate it the crowd needed a tangible object to love and a tangible object to hate.
  • His first unconscious feeling of joyful animation produced by the sights and sounds of the battlefield was now replaced by another, especially since he had seen that soldier lying alone in the hayfield.
  • His features were like his sister’s, but while in her case everything was lit up by a joyous, self-satisfied, youthful, and constant smile of animation, and by the wonderful classic beauty of her figure, his face on the contrary was dulled by imbecility and a constant expression of sullen self-confidence, while his body was thin and weak.
  • "I cannot inform Your Majesty at what o’clock the battle began at the front, but at Durrenstein, where I was, our attack began after five in the afternoon," replied Bolkonski growing more animated and expecting that he would have a chance to give a reliable account, which he had ready in his mind, of all he knew and had seen.
  • Pierre expected to find Prince Andrew in almost the same state as Natasha and was therefore surprised on entering the drawing room to hear him in the study talking in a loud animated voice about some intrigue going on in Petersburg.
  • In her face there was none of the ever-glowing animation that had formerly burned there and constituted its charm.
  • Natasha saw by Pierre’s animation that his visit had been interesting and that he had much to tell them but dare not say it before the old countess.
  • The whole household, servants included, was bright and animated.
  • From the expression of his animated face the woman saw that this man might help her.
  • They all had their coats unbuttoned and were standing in a semicircle with flushed and animated faces, laughing loudly.
  • Every time he looked at his bare feet a smile of animated self-satisfaction flitted across his face.
  • On the contrary, the army had never under the best material conditions presented a more cheerful and animated aspect.
  • He seemed now frightened and distraught and now unnaturally animated and enterprising.
  • In contrast with the dread felt by the infantrymen placed in support, here in the battery where a small number of men busy at their work were separated from the rest by a trench, everyone experienced a common and as it were family feeling of animation.
  • Just as she had put on a bodice without sleeves and only tacked together, and was turning her head to see in the glass how the back fitted, she heard in the drawing room the animated sounds of her father’s voice and another’s—a woman’s—that made her flush.
  • Natasha continued to look at him intently with bright, attentive, and animated eyes, as if trying to understand something more which he had perhaps left untold.
  • In the hut which the men had passed, the chief officers had gathered and were in animated talk over their tea about the events of the day and the maneuvers suggested for tomorrow.
  • Glowing with the heat and from running, he felt at that moment more strongly than ever the sense of youth, animation, and determination that had come on him when he ran to save the child.
  • He became still more absorbed in his task when the Russian general entered, and after glancing over his spectacles at Balashev’s face, which was animated by the beauty of the morning and by his talk with Murat, he did not rise or even stir, but scowled still more and sneered malevolently.
  • Animated by that address Anna Pavlovna’s guests talked for a long time of the state of the fatherland and offered various conjectures as to the result of the battle to be fought in a few days.
  • "I had no chance to talk with you, Prince, during the animated conversation in which that venerable gentleman involved me," he said with a mildly contemptuous smile, as if intimating by that smile that he and Prince Andrew understood the insignificance of the people with whom he had just been talking.
  • When he had ascended the hill and reached the little village street, he saw for the first time peasant militiamen in their white shirts and with crosses on their caps, who, talking and laughing loudly, animated and perspiring, were at work on a huge knoll overgrown with grass to the right of the road.
  • The old prince always dressed in old-fashioned style, wearing an antique coat and powdered hair; and when Prince Andrew entered his father’s dressing room (not with the contemptuous look and manner he wore in drawing rooms, but with the animated face with which he talked to Pierre), the old man was sitting on a large leather-covered chair, wrapped in a powdering mantle, entrusting his head to Tikhon.
  • Natasha was less animated than she had been the day before; but that day as he looked at her Pierre sometimes felt as if he was vanishing and that neither he nor she existed any longer, that nothing existed but happiness.
  • At seven in the morning a French convoy in marching trim, wearing shakos and carrying muskets, knapsacks, and enormous sacks, stood in front of the sheds, and animated French talk mingled with curses sounded all along the lines.
  • The movement of peoples from west to east was to be succeeded by a movement of peoples from east to west, and for this fresh war another leader was necessary, having qualities and views differing from Kutuzov’s and animated by different motives.
  • She could not understand why he was so particularly animated and happy when, after getting up at daybreak and spending the whole morning in the fields or on the threshing floor, he returned from the sowing or mowing or reaping to have tea with her.
  • She was confirmed in this delusion by the fact that she had become a very wealthy heiress and also by the fact that the older she grew the less dangerous she became to men, and the more freely they could associate with her and avail themselves of her suppers, soirees, and the animated company that assembled at her house, without incurring any obligation.
  • The faces all expressed animation and apprehension, but it seemed to Pierre that the cause of the excitement shown in some of these faces lay chiefly in questions of personal success; his mind, however, was occupied by the different expression he saw on other faces—an expression that spoke not of personal matters but of the universal questions of life and death.
  • Toward the end of the evening, however, as the wife’s face grew more flushed and animated, the husband’s became more and more melancholy and solemn, as though there were but a given amount of animation between them and as the wife’s share increased the husband’s diminished.
  • Toward the end of the evening, however, as the wife’s face grew more flushed and animated, the husband’s became more and more melancholy and solemn, as though there were but a given amount of animation between them and as the wife’s share increased the husband’s diminished.
  • Had this man been endowed with the slightest capacity for perceiving the feelings of others, and had he at all understood what Pierre’s feelings were, the latter would probably have left him, but the man’s animated obtuseness to everything other than himself disarmed Pierre.
  • It was not what he was saying that pleased her—that did not even interest her, for it seemed to her that was all extremely simple and that she had known it a long time (it seemed so to her because she knew that it sprang from Pierre’s whole soul), but it was his animated and enthusiastic appearance that made her glad.
  • Nothing!" and he became more animated.
  • The sounds of crackling and the din of falling walls and ceilings, the whistle and hiss of the flames, the excited shouts of the people, and the sight of the swaying smoke, now gathering into thick black clouds and now soaring up with glittering sparks, with here and there dense sheaves of flame (now red and now like golden fish scales creeping along the walls), and the heat and smoke and rapidity of motion, produced on Pierre the usual animating effects of a conflagration.
  • I was so delighted…." came the sounds of animated feminine voices, interrupting one another and mingling with the rustling of dresses and the scraping of chairs.
  • It still offers me more than my enemies suppose," said the Emperor growing more and more animated; "but should it ever be ordained by Divine Providence," he continued, raising to heaven his fine eyes shining with emotion, "that my dynasty should cease to reign on the throne of my ancestors, then after exhausting all the means at my command, I shall let my beard grow to here" (he pointed halfway down his chest) "and go and eat potatoes with the meanest of my peasants, rather than sign…
  • "But, my dear," said Prince Vasili suddenly, clutching the little table and becoming more animated and talking more rapidly: "what if a letter has been written to the Emperor in which the count asks for Pierre’s legitimation?
  • Still getting stouter?" he said with animation, but the new wrinkle on his forehead deepened.
  • I am so happy today," she said, with the old animation Pierre had not seen in her for along time.
  • How are you, how are you?" he called out, still in the same voice as in the regiment, but Rostov noticed sadly that under this habitual ease and animation some new, sinister, hidden feeling showed itself in the expression of Denisov’s face and the intonations of his voice.
  • Prince Andrew spoke with some animation and interest only of the new homestead he was constructing and its buildings, but even here, while on the scaffolding, in the midst of a talk explaining the future arrangements of the house, he interrupted himself: "However, this is not at all interesting.
  • The nobility don’t gwudge theah lives—evewy one of us will go and bwing in more wecwuits, and the sov’weign" (that was the way he referred to the Emperor) "need only say the word and we’ll all die fo’ him!" added the orator with animation.
  • What’s the matter?" asked Natasha, as with animated face she ran into the room.
  • Am I not right, Monsieur Pierre?" said he, growing animated.
  • But when Volkonski said, with a frown, that it was in the Emperor’s name that he asked his opinion, Pfuel rose and, suddenly growing animated, began to speak: "Everything has been spoiled, everything muddled, everybody thought they knew better than I did, and now you come to me!
  • On the contrary, I can supply you with everything even if you want to give dinner parties," warmly replied Chichagov, who tried by every word he spoke to prove his own rectitude and therefore imagined Kutuzov to be animated by the same desire.
  • As if in reaction against the worsening of their position they were all particularly animated and gay.

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  • She won an award for best animated cartoon.
  • The right to pursue happiness is the animating principle of capitalism.

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