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clear or obvious; or appearing as such but not necessarily so
  • Apparently she had forgotten her age and by force of habit employed all the old feminine arts.
    Book One — 1805 (13% in)
  • Pierre took off his spectacles, which made his face seem different and the good-natured expression still more apparent, and gazed at his friend in amazement.
    Book One — 1805 (23% in)
  • It was pleasant and touching to see these little girls in love; but apparently the sight of them roused no pleasant feeling in Vera.
    Book One — 1805 (39% in)
  • The count is suffering physically and mentally, and apparently you have done your best to increase his mental sufferings.
    Book One — 1805 (46% in)
  • And Boris, having apparently relieved himself of an onerous duty and extricated himself from an awkward situation and placed another in it, became quite pleasant again.
    Book One — 1805 (48% in)
  • "Well, you see, my dear princess and cousin, Catherine Semenovna," continued Prince Vasili, returning to his theme, apparently not without an inner struggle; "at such a moment as this one must think of everything.
    Book One — 1805 (65% in)
  • Prince Andrew apparently knew this as well as Tikhon; he looked at his watch as if to ascertain whether his father's habits had changed since he was at home last, and, having assured himself that they had not, he turned to his wife.
    Book One — 1805 (86% in)
  • Before they reached the room from which the sounds of the clavichord came, the pretty, fair haired Frenchwoman, Mademoiselle Bourienne, rushed out apparently beside herself with delight.
    Book One — 1805 (87% in)
  • Prince Andrew evidently felt ill at ease, but to the two women it seemed quite natural that they should cry, and apparently it never entered their heads that it could have been otherwise at this meeting.
    Book One — 1805 (87% in)
  • "I hear you have given orders to harness," she cried, panting (she had apparently been running), "and I did so wish to have another talk with you alone!
    Book One — 1805 (94% in)
  • "He always was rather harsh; and now I should think he's getting very trying," said Prince Andrew, apparently speaking lightly of their father in order to puzzle or test his sister.
    Book One — 1805 (95% in)
  • The third company was the last, and Kutuzov pondered, apparently trying to recollect something.
    Book Two — 1805 (7% in)
  • "The squadwon can't pass," shouted Vaska Denisov, showing his white teeth fiercely and spurring his black thoroughbred Arab, which twitched its ears as the bayonets touched it, and snorted, spurting white foam from his bit, tramping the planks of the bridge with his hoofs, and apparently ready to jump over the railings had his rider let him.
    Book Two — 1805 (33% in)
  • Despite his apparently delicate build Prince Andrew could endure physical fatigue far better than many very muscular men, and on the night of the battle, having arrived at Krems excited but not weary, with dispatches from Dokhturov to Kutuzov, he was sent immediately with a special dispatch to Brunn.
    Book Two — 1805 (43% in)
  • But at that moment the French who were attacking, suddenly and without any apparent reason, ran back and disappeared from the outskirts, and Russian sharpshooters showed themselves in the copse.
    Book Two — 1805 (88% in)
  • Prince Bagration, apparently not wishing to be severe, found nothing to say; the others did not venture to intervene.
    Book Two — 1805 (98% in)
  • With apparent absent-mindedness, yet with unhesitating assurance that he was doing the right thing, Prince Vasili did everything to get Pierre to marry his daughter.
    Book Three — 1805 (1% in)
  • Can't you do it more gently?" said the Emperor apparently suffering more than the dying soldier, and he rode away.
    Book Three — 1805 (59% in)
  • The infantry passing before him came to a halt without any command being given, apparently obstructed by something in front.
    Book Three — 1805 (79% in)
  • "That is just why I do not begin, sire," said Kutuzov in a resounding voice, apparently to preclude the possibility of not being heard, and again something in his face twitched—"That is just why I do not begin, sire, because we are not on parade and not on the Empress' Field," said clearly and distinctly.
    Book Three — 1805 (82% in)
  • Napoleon apparently remembered seeing him on the battlefield and, addressing him, again used the epithet "young man" that was connected in his memory with Prince Andrew.
    Book Three — 1805 (99% in)
  • He held the pistol in his right hand at arm's length, apparently afraid of shooting himself with it.
    Book Four — 1806 (39% in)
  • "Good!" said the Rhetor quickly, apparently satisfied with this answer.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (14% in)
  • Pierre remained gloomily silent, answering in monosyllables and apparently immersed in his own thoughts.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (57% in)
  • But apparently the coachman's sympathy was not enough for Peter, and he turned on the box toward his master.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (2% in)
  • They received Pierre in their small, new drawing-room, where it was impossible to sit down anywhere without disturbing its symmetry, neatness, and order; so it was quite comprehensible and not strange that Berg, having generously offered to disturb the symmetry of an armchair or of the sofa for his dear guest, but being apparently painfully undecided on the matter himself, eventually left the visitor to settle the question of selection.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (73% in)
  • After Prince Andrews engagement to Natasha, Pierre without any apparent cause suddenly felt it impossible to go on living as before.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (0% in)
  • She kept looking round in turn at the rows of pomaded heads in the stalls and then at the seminude women in the boxes, especially at Helene in the next box, who—apparently quite unclothed—sat with a quiet tranquil smile, not taking her eyes off the stage.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (41% in)
  • "And as for the man who advised forming this camp—the Drissa camp," said Paulucci, as the Emperor mounted the steps and noticing Prince Andrew scanned his unfamiliar face, "as to that person, sire...." continued Paulucci, desperately, apparently unable to restrain himself, "the man who advised the Drissa camp—I see no alternative but the lunatic asylum or the gallows!"
    Book Nine — 1812 (47% in)
  • Natasha apparently tried not to be a burden or a hindrance to anyone, but wanted nothing for herself.
    Book Nine — 1812 (69% in)
  • Their chairs made a scraping noise as the gentlemen who had conferred rose with apparent relief, and began walking up and down, arm in arm, to stretch their legs and converse in couples.
    Book Nine — 1812 (99% in)
  • Many of them were punished, some sent to Siberia, many died of cold and hunger on the road, many returned of their own accord, and the movement died down of itself just as it had sprung up, without apparent reason.
    Book Ten — 1812 (28% in)
  • Now in 1812, to anyone living in close touch with these people it was apparent that these undercurrents were acting strongly and nearing an eruption.
    Book Ten — 1812 (28% in)
  • The princess was apparently vexed at not having anyone to be angry with.
    Book Ten — 1812 (50% in)
  • The officers were about to take leave, but Prince Andrew, apparently reluctant to be left alone with his friend, asked them to stay and have tea.
    Book Ten — 1812 (65% in)
  • He could apparently not refrain from expressing the thoughts that had suddenly occurred to him.
    Book Ten — 1812 (66% in)
  • Though it was not clear what the artist meant to express by depicting the so-called King of Rome spiking the earth with a stick, the allegory apparently seemed to Napoleon, as it had done to all who had seen it in Paris, quite clear and very pleasing.
    Book Ten — 1812 (71% in)
  • Your excellency!" he kept repeating pertinaciously while he shook Pierre by the shoulder without looking at him, having apparently lost hope of getting him to wake up.
    Book Ten — 1812 (77% in)
  •; but when her youngest: the scapegrace who had been bad at lessons, was always breaking things in the house and making himself a nuisance to everybody, that snub-nosed Petya with his merry black eyes and fresh rosy cheeks where soft down was just beginning to show—when he was thrown amid those big, dreadful, cruel men who were fighting somewhere about something and apparently finding pleasure in it—then his mother thought she loved him more, much more, than all her other children.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (26% in)
  • It was the feeling that induces a volunteer recruit to spend his last penny on drink, and a drunken man to smash mirrors or glasses for no apparent reason and knowing that it will cost him all the money he possesses: the feeling which causes a man to perform actions which from an ordinary point of view are insane, to test, as it were, his personal power and strength, affirming the existence of a higher, nonhuman criterion of life.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (72% in)
  • When he had advanced a few steps he stopped, having apparently decided that these were good quarters, turned round to the soldiers standing at the entrance, and in a loud voice of command ordered them to put up the horses.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (74% in)
  • The French generals lost touch with the Russian army of sixty thousand men, and according to Thiers it was only eventually found, like a lost pin, by the skill—and apparently the genius—of Murat.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (44% in)
  • On the tenth of October when Dokhturov had gone halfway to Forminsk and stopped at the village of Aristovo, preparing faithfully to execute the orders he had received, the whole French army having, in its convulsive movement, reached Murat's position apparently in order to give battle—suddenly without any reason turned off to the left onto the new Kaluga road and began to enter Forminsk, where only Broussier had been till then.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (81% in)
  • This problem is only solvable if we cease arbitrarily to substitute for the unknown x itself the conditions under which that force becomes apparent—such as the commands of the general, the equipment employed, and so on—mistaking these for the real significance of the factor, and if we recognize this unknown quantity in its entirety as being the greater or lesser desire to fight and to face danger.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (8% in)
  • While the soldiers were shouting Kutuzov leaned forward in his saddle and bowed his head, and his eye lit up with a mild and apparently ironic gleam.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (10% in)
  • The old man, experienced in court as well as in military affairs—this same Kutuzov who in August had been chosen commander in chief against the sovereign's wishes and who had removed the Grand Duke and heir—apparent from the army—who on his own authority and contrary to the Emperor's will had decided on the abandonment of Moscow, now realized at once that his day was over, that his part was played, and that the power he was supposed to hold was no longer his.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (17% in)
  • He did not contradict Willarski and even seemed to agree with him—an apparent agreement being the simplest way to avoid discussions that could lead to nothing—and he smiled joyfully as he listened to him.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (24% in)
  • The last backwash of the movement from the west occurs: a backwash which serves to solve the apparently insuperable diplomatic difficulties and ends the military movement of that period of history.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (42% in)
  • "Well, messieurs et mesdames," said Nicholas loudly and with apparent cheerfulness (it seemed to Countess Mary that he did it on purpose to vex her), "I have been on my feet since six this morning.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (53% in)
  • Her life had no external aims—only a need to exercise her various functions and inclinations was apparent.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (62% in)
  • The ancient historians all employed one and the same method to describe and seize the apparently elusive—the life of a people.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (73% in)
  • Modern history has rejected the beliefs of the ancients without replacing them by a new conception, and the logic of the situation has obliged the historians, after they had apparently rejected the divine authority of the kings and the "fate" of the ancients, to reach the same conclusion by another road, that is, to recognize (1) nations guided by individual men, and (2) the existence of a known aim to which these nations and humanity at large are tending.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (74% in)
  • At the basis of the works of all the modern historians from Gibbon to Buckle, despite their seeming disagreements and the apparent novelty of their outlooks, lie those two old, unavoidable assumptions.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (74% in)
  • Speaking so, the historians of culture involuntarily contradict themselves, and show that the new force they have devised does not account for what happens in history, and that history can only be explained by introducing a power which they apparently do not recognize.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (78% in)
  • But if even one of the innumerable causes of the act is known to us we recognize a certain element of necessity and are less insistent on punishment for the crime, or the acknowledgment of the merit of the virtuous act, or the freedom of the apparently original action.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (94% in)

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