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  • Boris said no more, but looked inquiringly at his mother without taking off his cloak.
  • "Charming!" said Anna Pavlovna with an inquiring glance at the little princess.
  • Marya Dmitrievna’s deep voice suddenly inquired from the other end of the table.
  • "And how do you get on with the officers?" inquired Zherkov.
  • Pierre hesitated, not knowing what to do, and glanced inquiringly at his guide.
  • "The countess told me to inquire whether your excellency was at home," said the valet.
  • "Then what is this blood on the gun carriage?" inquired Tushin.
  • "Buonaparte?" said Bilibin inquiringly, puckering up his forehead to indicate that he was about to say something witty.
  • Prince Andrew looked inquiringly at him and gave no reply.
  • "His Excellency Prince Vasili Kuragin and his son, I understand?" she said inquiringly.
  • He looked intently and inquiringly into his friend’s eyes, evidently trying in vain to find the answer to some question.
  • "Vasili Denisov, your son’s friend," he said, introducing himself to the count, who was looking inquiringly at him.
  • She looked at him inquiringly and with childlike reproach.
  • Pierre looked silently and inquiringly at him over his spectacles.
  • Boris looked at his general inquiringly and immediately saw that he was being tested.
  • Pierre gave her an inquiring look.
  • Prince Bagration was thanking the individual commanders and inquiring into details of the action and our losses.
  • She looked at her niece, as if inquiring what she was to do with these people.
  • She took the liberty of inquiring whether it was long since Anatole had left Paris and how he had liked that city.
  • Only when footsteps or voices were heard did they look at one another, the princess anxious and inquiring, the nurse encouraging.
  • "Why not?" inquired Boris.
  • Boris inquired what news there might be on the staff, and what, without indiscretion, one might ask about our plans.
  • "The Pavlograd hussars?" he inquired.
  • "Did you see it yourselves?" he inquired.
  • "Whom do you want?" someone inquired.
  • He looked inquiringly at his monitress and saw that she was again going on tiptoe to the reception room where they had left Prince Vasili and the eldest princess.
  • A young officer with a bewildered and pained expression on his face stepped away from the man and looked round inquiringly at the adjutant as he rode by.
  • Pierre took them off, and his eyes, besides the strange look eyes have from which spectacles have just been removed, had also a frightened and inquiring look.
  • Not wishing to agree to Dolgorukov’s demand to commence the action, and wishing to avert responsibility from himself, Prince Bagration proposed to Dolgorukov to send to inquire of the commander in chief.
  • This action was so unlike her usual composure and the fear depicted on Prince Vasili’s face so out of keeping with his dignity that Pierre stopped and glanced inquiringly over his spectacles at his guide.
  • The Military Governor of Moscow, who had been assiduous in sending aides-de-camp to inquire after the count’s health, came himself that evening to bid a last farewell to the celebrated grandee of Catherine’s court, Count Bezukhov.
  • Anna Mikhaylovna looked attentively at the sick man’s eyes, trying to guess what he wanted; she pointed first to Pierre, then to some drink, then named Prince Vasili in an inquiring whisper, then pointed to the quilt.
  • "Oh?" said "Uncle" in surprise, looking inquiringly at Natasha, who nodded her head with a happy smile.
  • "Natalie?" he whispered inquiringly while she felt her hands being painfully pressed.
  • "Count, is it wrong of me to sing?" she said blushing, and fixing her eyes inquiringly on him.
  • When she had done so Princess Mary looked inquiringly at her father.
  • She could not understand them, but tried to guess what he was saying and inquiringly repeated the words he uttered.
  • The doctor thought he had guessed them, and inquiringly repeated: "Mary, are you afraid?"
  • Kutuzov glanced inquiringly at him.
  • The victorious huntsman rode off to join the field, and there, surrounded by inquiring sympathizers, recounted his exploits.
  • Natasha without saying anything stepped up to her father and looked at him with surprised inquiring eyes.
  • "To what committee has the memorandum been referred?" inquired Prince Andrew.
  • "What were you thinking about just now, Nicholas?" inquired Natasha.
  • "And how does one do it in a barn?" inquired Sonya.
  • "Have you been here long, Countess?" he inquired.
  • "Where is your dispatch?" he inquired.
  • On reaching Petersburg he inquired for Kuragin but the latter had already left the city.
  • "Why don’t you speak?" she inquired of a very old man who stood just in front of her leaning on his stick.
  • "Get over what?" inquired Pierre, looking displeased.
  • "He has ordered me to inquire into the position of affairs," he added.
  • Prince Andrew smiled involuntarily as he looked at the artillery officer Tushin, who silent and smiling, shifting from one stockinged foot to the other, glanced inquiringly with his large, intelligent, kindly eyes from Prince Andrew to the staff officer.
  • He found the Cossacks, inquired for the regiment operating with Platov’s detachment and by evening found his master, Nicholas Rostov, quartered at Yankovo.
  • Michael Ivanovich did not at all know when "you and I" had said such things about Bonaparte, but understanding that he was wanted as a peg on which to hang the prince’s favorite topic, he looked inquiringly at the young prince, wondering what would follow.
  • In Petersburg they were provincials, and the very people they had entertained in Moscow without inquiring to what set they belonged, here looked down on them.
  • And next day, Count Ilya Rostov—though he had not yet quite yielded—went to inquire how he could arrange for Petya to serve where there would be least danger.
  • The evening before, in the first happy moment of meeting, they had kissed each other, but today they felt it could not be done; he felt that everybody, including his mother and sisters, was looking inquiringly at him and watching to see how he would behave with her.
  • On seeing the Russian general he threw back his head, with its long hair curling to his shoulders, in a majestically royal manner, and looked inquiringly at the French colonel.
  • Pierre inquired.
  • They all gazed with the same dissatisfied and inquiring expression at this stout man in a white hat, who for some unknown reason threatened to trample them under his horse’s hoofs.
  • At the quarters of the commander in chief, Kutuzov, where he inquired for Bolkonski, all the adjutants and even the orderlies looked at him as if they wished to impress on him that a great many officers like him were always coming there and that everybody was heartily sick of them.
  • Not only does a good army commander not need any special qualities, on the contrary he needs the absence of the highest and best human attributes—love, poetry, tenderness, and philosophic inquiring doubt.
  • An official ran out, said some words to a merchant, called a stout official with a cross hanging on his neck to follow him, and vanished again, evidently wishing to avoid the inquiring looks and questions addressed to him.
  • A short, swarthy lieutenant colonel of hussars with thick mustaches and whiskers rode up to the gate and, glancing at Prince Andrew, inquired whether his Serene Highness was putting up there and whether he would soon be back.
  • Having finished speaking to her, the Emperor looked inquiringly at Balashev and, evidently understanding that he only acted thus because there were important reasons for so doing, nodded slightly to the lady and turned to him.
  • "Well, the Lord have mercy on us!" said the count, half in jest, half in earnest; but Natasha noticed that her father was flurried on entering the anteroom and inquired timidly and softly whether the prince and princess were at home.
  • The visitor’s daughter was already smoothing down her dress with an inquiring look at her mother, when suddenly from the next room were heard the footsteps of boys and girls running to the door and the noise of a chair falling over, and a girl of thirteen, hiding something in the folds of her short muslin frock, darted in and stopped short in the middle of the room.
  • I would not be silly and afraid of things, I would simply embrace him, cling to him, and make him look at me with those searching inquiring eyes with which he has so often looked at me, and then I would make him laugh as he used to laugh.
  • Natasha looked at her inquiringly.
  • Natasha without waiting for Princess Mary to finish again looked inquiringly at Pierre.
  • Gerasim gazed at the officer with an alarmed and inquiring look.
  • "Whose caleche is that?" she inquired, leaning out of the carriage window.
  • "Where is he?" he inquired.
  • Kutuzov looked at them searchingly, stopped his carriage, and inquired what regiment they belonged to.
  • "Who gave the report?" inquired Shcherbinin, taking the envelope.
  • "Well, where did you disappear to?" inquired Denisov.
  • "Yes, and where do you put the others?" inquired Dolokhov.
  • Noticing the black outline of a man crossing the road, Dolokhov stopped him and inquired where the commander and officers were.
  • He inquired about her health, led the way to his mother, and having sat there for five minutes left the room.
  • She again inquired whether everything was going well on the farm.
  • Nicholas inquired, frowning slightly.
  • Prince Vasili sternly declaimed, looking round at his audience as if to inquire whether anyone had anything to say to the contrary.
  • And he dared not inquire.
  • The officer who had been sent to inquire met Denisov on the way with the news that Dolokhov was soon coming and that all was well with him.
  • Princess Mary inquired.
  • His eyes, prominent from the emaciation of his face, gazed inquiringly at his comrades who were paying no attention to him, and he moaned regularly and quietly.
  • Nicholas inquired.
  • Pierre inquired.
  • Pierre inquired what was being said about leaving, and the corporal told him that nearly all the troops were starting and there ought to be an order about the prisoners that day.
  • Dolokhov remarked that the Cossacks were a danger only to stragglers such as his companion and himself, "but probably they would not dare to attack large detachments?" he added inquiringly.
  • From the anteroom Berg ran with smooth though impatient steps into the drawing room, where he embraced the count, kissed the hands of Natasha and Sonya, and hastened to inquire after "Mamma’s" health.
  • …do all in his power to carry out the count’s wishes, seeing clearly that not only would the count never be able to find out whether all measures had been taken for the sale of the land and forests and to release them from the Land Bank, but would probably never even inquire and would never know that the newly erected buildings were standing empty and that the serfs continued to give in money and work all that other people’s serfs gave—that is to say, all that could be got out of them.
  • But just as doubts of the real value of paper money arise either because, being easy to make, too much of it gets made or because people try to exchange it for gold, so also doubts concerning the real value of such histories arise either because too many of them are written or because in his simplicity of heart someone inquires: by what force did Napoleon do this?
  • Isn’t that friendship?" remarked the count in an inquiring tone.
  • What is it all about?" inquired Prince Andrew impatiently.
  • How was it that two guns were abandoned in the center?" he inquired, searching with his eyes for someone.
  • And what did he say?" inquired Bolkonski.
  • When Napoleon, having finished speaking, looked inquiringly at the Russian envoy, Balashev began a speech he had prepared long before: "Sire!
  • We have still six hundred quarters left," he inquired.
  • Has he not thought that I may do the same?" and he turned inquiringly to Balashev, and evidently this thought turned him back on to the track of his morning’s anger, which was still fresh in him.
  • I think I could?" he returned, inquiringly.
  • The Frenchman looked at the linen, considered for a moment, then looked inquiringly at Pierre and, as if Pierre’s look had told him something, suddenly blushed and shouted in a squeaky voice: "Platoche!

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