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- Now, is it suitable that Count Kutuzov, the oldest general in Russia, should preside at that tribunal?Book Ten — 1812 (19% in)
- Prince Bolkonski listened as a presiding judge receives a report, only now and then, silently or by a brief word, showing that he took heed of what was being reported to him.Book Eight — 1811-12 (14% in)
- A board was found, fixed on two saddles and covered with a horsecloth, a small samovar was produced and a cellaret and half a bottle of rum, and having asked Mary Hendrikhovna to preside, they all crowded round her.Book Nine — 1812 (57% in)
- One of the visitors, usually spoken of as "a man of great merit," having described how he had that day seen Kutuzov, the newly chosen chief of the Petersburg militia, presiding over the enrollment of recruits at the Treasury, cautiously ventured to suggest that Kutuzov would be the man to satisfy all requirements.Book Ten — 1812 (19% in)
- All the grown-up members of the family were assembled near the round tea table at which Sonya presided beside the samovar.Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (63% in)
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