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  • Pierre was agitated and undecided.
  • The story was very pretty and interesting, especially at the point where the rivals suddenly recognized one another; and the ladies looked agitated.
  • Pierre, who had been growing more and more agitated as he listened to all this, rose and approached the princess.
  • And the fear of death and of the stretchers, and love of the sun and of life, all merged into one feeling of sickening agitation.
  • All were conscious of this unseen line, and the question whether they would cross it or not, and how they would cross it, agitated them all.
  • On their familiar faces he read agitation and alarm.
  • There was not a trace of agitation on his face.
  • Prince Bagration and Tushin looked with equal intentness at Bolkonski, who spoke with suppressed agitation.
  • Princess Mary was sitting alone in her room, vainly trying to master her agitation.
  • They were very long, and Pierre, from joy, agitation, and embarrassment, was not in a state to understand what was being read.
  • Unobservant as was the little princess, these tears, the cause of which she did not understand, agitated her.
  • Yes, it was he, pale, thin, with a changed and strangely softened but agitated expression on his face.
  • He was breathless with agitation, his face was red, and when he heard some French spoken he at once began speaking to the officers, addressing first one, then another.
  • When Anna Mikhaylovna returned from Count Bezukhov’s the money, all in clean notes, was lying ready under a handkerchief on the countess’ little table, and Anna Mikhaylovna noticed that something was agitating her.
  • To tell them that she felt ashamed for herself and for them would be to betray her agitation, while to decline their offers to dress her would prolong their banter and insistence.
  • Princess Mary’s self-esteem was wounded by the fact that the arrival of a suitor agitated her, and still more so by both her companions’ not having the least conception that it could be otherwise.
  • Involuntarily he felt a joyful agitation at the thought of the humiliation of arrogant Austria and that in a week’s time he might, perhaps, see and take part in the first Russian encounter with the French since Suvorov met them.
  • Halfway through supper Prince Andrew leaned his elbows on the table and, with a look of nervous agitation such as Pierre had never before seen on his face, began to talk—as one who has long had something on his mind and suddenly determines to speak out.
  • "But give me time, give me time!" he said with a grim look, evidently not wishing to continue this agitating conversation, and added: "I sent for you to keep you with me."
  • He drove to their house in some agitation.
  • He rode in angry agitation toward him, firmly grasping his whip and fully prepared to take the most resolute and desperate steps to punish his enemy.
  • "A full-grown one?" asked Ilagin as he approached the whip who had sighted the hare—and not without agitation he looked round and whistled to Erza.
  • Natasha saw and felt the agitation the two elderly men and her brother were trying to conceal, and was herself excited by it.
  • After Nicholas had gone things in the Rostov household were more depressing than ever, and the countess fell ill from mental agitation.
  • Natasha’s looks, as everyone told her, had improved in the country, and that evening thanks to her agitation she was particularly pretty.
  • Clutching her breast to keep herself from choking, Sonya, pale and trembling with fear and agitation, sat down in an armchair and burst into tears.
  • Davout glanced at him silently and plainly derived pleasure from the signs of agitation and confusion which appeared on Balashev’s face.
  • He glanced with pity at the excited face of Ilyin, who talked much and in great agitation.
  • A strange feeling agitated me all the time I was alone with him in the dark chamber.
  • But all the same that night Natasha, now agitated and now frightened, lay a long time in her mother’s bed gazing straight before her.
  • Pale and agitated, Natasha ran into the drawing room.
  • Before the countess could answer, Prince Andrew entered the room with an agitated and serious face.
  • Flushed and agitated she went about the house all that day, dry-eyed, occupied with most trivial matters as if not understanding what awaited her.
  • Natasha, who had borne the first period of separation from her betrothed lightly and even cheerfully, now grew more agitated and impatient every day.
  • She felt agitated and tormented, and the cause of this was Kuragin whom she could not help watching.
  • Agitated and flushed she turned round.
  • She was still too agitated by the encounter to be able to talk of the affair calmly.
  • Sonya entered the room with an agitated face.
  • Tears, the cause of which she herself did not understand, made Natasha’s breast heave, and a joyous but oppressive feeling agitated her.
  • Natasha entered with a softened and agitated expression of face and sat down looking silently at Pierre.
  • He sat on his elevation—the pedestal of the cannon—still agitated as before by the thought of the Emperor and by his love for him.
  • The doctor came out with an agitated face and said she could not enter.
  • Agitated and flushed she paced the room, sending now for Michael Ivanovich and now for Tikhon or Dron.
  • Kutuzov suddenly cried in an agitated voice, evidently picturing vividly to himself from Prince Andrew’s story the condition Russia was in.
  • "Excuse my coming to you, cousin," she said in a reproachful and agitated voice.
  • With the same expression of agitated surprise and guilt she went about the house, taking up now one occupation, now another, and at once abandoning them.
  • "Something very important is happening between them," thought Pierre, and a feeling that was both joyful and painful agitated him and made him neglect the game.
  • At that party Natasha again met Anatole, and Sonya noticed that she spoke to him, trying not to be overheard, and that all through dinner she was more agitated than ever.
  • Narrow and burdensome and useless to anyone as his life now seemed to him, Prince Andrew on the eve of battle felt agitated and irritable as he had done seven years before at Austerlitz.
  • Although that patience did come out, Pierre did not join the army, but remained in deserted Moscow ever in the same state of agitation, irresolution, and alarm, yet at the same time joyfully expecting something terrible.
  • Pierre pushed forward as fast as he could, and the farther he left Moscow behind and the deeper he plunged into that sea of troops the more was he overcome by restless agitation and a new and joyful feeling he had not experienced before.
  • And joyful and agitating thoughts began to occupy his mind.
  • From the habit of fifty years all this had a physically agitating effect on the old general.
  • He remembered with dissatisfaction the agitation and fear he had betrayed before his subordinates.
  • His curiosity and agitation, like that of the whole crowd, reached the highest pitch at this fifth murder.
  • Without haste or agitation he awaited what was coming.
  • And there was the former agitation and obscurity.
  • He was awaiting Petya’s return in a state of agitation, anxiety, and self-reproach for having let him go.
  • He tried to hide his agitation.
  • With a firm resolution not to betray herself and not show her agitation, she sent for Mademoiselle Bourienne and went with her to the drawing room.
  • His face expressed entreaty, agitation, and ecstasy.
  • And the countess bent over her reticule to hide her agitated face.
  • Meanwhile an agitated consultation was being carried on in whispers among his generals and marshals at the rear of his suite.
  • Sonya was not less agitated than her friend by the latter’s fear and grief and by her own personal feelings which she shared with no one.
  • Her love for Rostov no longer tormented or agitated her.
  • Natasha felt happy and agitated, but at once remembered that this would not do and that he had to be quiet.
  • She was agitated and incessantly tortured by the thought of the dangers to which her brother, the only intimate person now remaining to her, was exposed.
  • In the clear morning light he gazed now at the city and now at the plan, considering its details, and the assurance of possessing it agitated and awed him.
  • When she wanted to be agitated, Nicholas and his health would be the pretext, and when she felt a need to speak spitefully, the pretext would be Countess Mary.
  • Apart from this insuperable antipathy to her, Princess Mary was agitated just then because on the Rostovs’ being announced, the old prince had shouted that he did not wish to see them, that Princess Mary might do so if she chose, but they were not to be admitted to him.
  • Rarely had Natasha experienced so joyful a feeling as now, sitting in the carriage beside the countess and gazing at the slowly receding walls of forsaken, agitated Moscow.
  • Understandable and touching as the look with which Natasha gazed at her seemed to Princess Mary, and sorry as she was to see her agitation, these words pained her for a moment.
  • Having uttered these words in an agitated voice the Emperor suddenly turned away as if to hide from Michaud the tears that rose to his eyes, and went to the further end of his study.
  • Formerly all pecuniary questions, especially requests for money to which, as an extremely wealthy man, he was very exposed, produced in him a state of hopeless agitation and perplexity.
  • That pale, sad, refined face, that radiant look, those gentle graceful gestures, and especially the deep and tender sorrow expressed in all her features agitated him and evoked his sympathy.
  • He was agitated; this extraordinary gathering not only of nobles but also of the merchant-class—les etats generaux (States-General)—evoked in him a whole series of ideas he had long laid aside but which were deeply graven in his soul: thoughts of the Contrat social and the French Revolution.
  • But as she approached Yaroslavl the thought of what might await her there—not after many days, but that very evening—again presented itself to her and her agitation increased to its utmost limit.
  • Those dreadful moments he had lived through at the executions had as it were forever washed away from his imagination and memory the agitating thoughts and feelings that had formerly seemed so important.
  • The countess glanced at her daughter, saw her face full of shame for her mother, saw her agitation, and understood why her husband did not turn to look at her now, and she glanced round quite disconcerted.
  • And there rose before him the Danube at bright noonday: reeds, the Russian camp, and himself a young general without a wrinkle on his ruddy face, vigorous and alert, entering Potemkin’s gaily colored tent, and a burning sense of jealousy of "the favorite" agitated him now as strongly as it had done then.
  • But as soon as he tried to continue the conversation he had begun with Princess Mary he again glanced at Natasha, and a still-deeper flush suffused his face and a still-stronger agitation of mingled joy and fear seized his soul.
  • "Oh, that would be so dread…." she began and, prevented by agitation from finishing, she bent her head with a movement as graceful as everything she did in his presence and, looking up at him gratefully, went out, following her aunt.
  • The conflict of magnanimity between the mother and the daughter, ending in the mother’s sacrificing herself and offering her daughter in marriage to her lover, even now agitated the captain, though it was the memory of a distant past.
  • Her husband’s account of the boy’s agitation while Pierre was speaking struck her forcibly, and various traits of his gentle, sensitive character recurred to her mind; and while thinking of her nephew she thought also of her own children.
  • After those involuntary words—that if he were free he would have asked on his knees for her hand and her love—uttered at a moment when she was so strongly agitated, Pierre never spoke to Natasha of his feelings; and it seemed plain to her that those words, which had then so comforted her, were spoken as all sorts of meaningless words are spoken to comfort a crying child.
  • There was only one expression on her agitated face when she ran into the drawing room—that of love—boundless love for him, for her, and for all that was near to the man she loved; and of pity, suffering for others, and passionate desire to give herself entirely to helping them.
  • Coming out onto a field under the enemy’s fire, this brave general went straight ahead, leading his men under fire, without considering in his agitation whether going into action now, with a single division, would be of any use or no. Danger, cannon balls, and bullets were just what he needed in his angry mood.
  • At that time the two famous decrees were being prepared that so agitated society—abolishing court ranks and introducing examinations to qualify for the grades of Collegiate Assessor and State Councilor—and not merely these but a whole state constitution, intended to change the existing order of government in Russia: legal, administrative, and financial, from the Council of State down to the district tribunals.
  • …who talked casually of how badly things were going in the army, the rumors of the discovery of spies in Moscow and of a leaflet in circulation stating that Napoleon promised to be in both the Russian capitals by the autumn, and the talk of the Emperor’s being expected to arrive next day—all aroused with fresh force that feeling of agitation and expectation in Pierre which he had been conscious of ever since the appearance of the comet, and especially since the beginning of the war.
  • Alpatych, who had reached Bogucharovo shortly before the old prince’s death, noticed an agitation among the peasants, and that contrary to what was happening in the Bald Hills district, where over a radius of forty miles all the peasants were moving away and leaving their villages to be devastated by the Cossacks, the peasants in the steppe region round Bogucharovo were, it was rumored, in touch with the French, received leaflets from them that passed from hand to hand, and did not…
  • After a while the moving mass became agitated, someone rode past on a white horse followed by his suite, and said something in passing: "What did he say?
  • From the twenty-sixth of August to the second of September, that is from the battle of Borodino to the entry of the French into Moscow, during the whole of that agitating, memorable week, there had been the extraordinary autumn weather that always comes as a surprise, when the sun hangs low and gives more heat than in spring, when everything shines so brightly in the rare clear atmosphere that the eyes smart, when the lungs are strengthened and refreshed by inhaling the aromatic autumn…
  • The Emperor, with the agitation of one who has been personally affronted, was finishing with these words: "To enter Russia without declaring war!
  • Wolzogen, noticing "the old gentleman’s" agitation, said with a smile: "I have not considered it right to conceal from your Serene Highness what I have seen.
  • Evidently it has to be so," said he to himself, and hastily undressing he got into bed, happy and agitated but free from hesitation or indecision.
  • There they are, those false images that agitated, enraptured, and tormented me," said he to himself, passing in review the principal pictures of the magic lantern of life and regarding them now in the cold white daylight of his clear perception of death.

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