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  • Do you know that profound thinker?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Similarly profound considerations are given for his retreat from Smolensk to Orsha.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Anna Mikhaylovna turned up her eyes, and profound sadness was depicted on her face.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The dull, sleepy expression was no longer there, nor the affectation of profound thought.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The son noticed that an expression of profound sorrow suddenly clouded his mother's face, and he smiled slightly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The stranger sat without stirring, either resting or, as it seemed to Pierre, sunk in profound and calm meditation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "The doubt is flattering," said "the man of profound intellect," with a subtle smile.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "You know N— N— received a snuffbox with the portrait last year?" said "the man of profound intellect."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Natasha's face and eyes would have to tell her all more clearly and profoundly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Seeing the self-confident and refined expression on the faces of those present he was always expecting to hear something very profound.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Glory, the good of society, love of a woman, the Fatherland itself—how important these pictures appeared to me, with what profound meaning they seemed to be filled!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But no! Mountains of books have been written by the historians about this campaign, and everywhere are described Napoleon's arrangements, the maneuvers, and his profound plans which guided the army, as well as the military genius shown by his marshals.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • So it is impossible to understand by what reasoning the historians reach the conclusion that this maneuver was a profound one.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But it is hard to understand why military writers, and following them others, consider this flank march to be the profound conception of some one man who saved Russia and destroyed Napoleon.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As she named the Empress, Anna Pavlovna's face suddenly assumed an expression of profound and sincere devotion and respect mingled with sadness, and this occurred every time she mentioned her illustrious patroness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All the profound plans about cutting off and capturing Napoleon and his army were like the plan of a market gardener who, when driving out of his garden a cow that had trampled down the beds he had planted, should run to the gate and hit the cow on the head.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The proverbs, of which his talk was full, were for the most part not the coarse and indecent saws soldiers employ, but those folk sayings which taken without a context seem so insignificant, but when used appositely suddenly acquire a significance of profound wisdom.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The retreat from Malo-Yaroslavets when he had a free road into a well-supplied district and the parallel road was open to him along which Kutuzov afterwards pursued him—this unnecessary retreat along a devastated road—is explained to us as being due to profound considerations.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Prince Hippolyte Kuragin, M. Krug, the charge d'affaires from Copenhagen—a profound intellect," and simply, "Mr. Shitov—a man of great merit"—this of the man usually so described.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • These dispositions, of which the French historians write with enthusiasm and other historians with profound respect, were as follows: At dawn the two new batteries established during the night on the plain occupied by the Prince d'Eckmuhl will open fire on the opposing batteries of the enemy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Napoleon rode over the plain and surveyed the locality with a profound air and in silence, nodded with approval or shook his head dubiously, and without communicating to the generals around him the profound course of ideas which guided his decisions merely gave them his final conclusions in the form of commands.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Napoleon rode over the plain and surveyed the locality with a profound air and in silence, nodded with approval or shook his head dubiously, and without communicating to the generals around him the profound course of ideas which guided his decisions merely gave them his final conclusions in the form of commands.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • After that day he lived through many things, gaining knowledge, observation, and experience, but had he possessed all the faculties he afterwards acquired, he could not have had a better or more profound understanding of the meaning of the scene he had witnessed between his father, Mary, and Natasha, than he had then.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • De Beausset closed his eyes, bowed his head, and sighed deeply, to indicate how profoundly he valued and comprehended the Emperor's words.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But whether because stupidity was just what was needed to run such a salon, or because those who were deceived found pleasure in the deception, at any rate it remained unexposed and Helene Bezukhova's reputation as a lovely and clever woman became so firmly established that she could say the emptiest and stupidest things and everybody would go into raptures over every word of hers and look for a profound meaning in it of which she herself had no conception.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They said that undoubtedly war, particularly against such a genius as Bonaparte (they called him Bonaparte now), needs most deeply devised plans and profound scientific knowledge and in that respect Pfuel was a genius, but at the same time it had to be acknowledged that the theorists are often one sided, and therefore one should not trust them absolutely, but should also listen to what Pfuel's opponents and practical men of experience in warfare had to say, and then choose a middle…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Little Nicholas and his education, her brother Andrew, and religion were Princess Mary's joys and consolations; but besides that, since everyone must have personal hopes, Princess Mary in the profoundest depths of her heart had a hidden dream and hope that supplied the chief consolation of her life.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • With reference to the military side—the plan of campaign—that work of genius of which Thiers remarks that, "His genius never devised anything more profound, more skillful, or more admirable," and enters into a polemic with M. Fain to prove that this work of genius must be referred not to the fourth but to the fifteenth of October—that plan never was or could be executed, for it was quite out of touch with the facts of the case.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The profoundest and most excellent dispositions and orders seem very bad, and every learned militarist criticizes them with looks of importance, when they relate to a battle that has been lost, and the very worst dispositions and orders seem very good, and serious people fill whole volumes to demonstrate their merits, when they relate to a battle that has been won.  (not reviewed by editor)

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