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clear, easily noticed, and/or identifiable as different or separate
  • "You thought!" shouted the prince, his words coming more and more rapidly and indistinctly.
    Book Three — 1805 (16% in)
  • Dolokhov was holding the Englishman's hand and clearly and distinctly repeating the terms of the bet, addressing himself particularly to Anatole and Pierre.
    Book One — 1805 (26% in)
  • The middle of the upper lip formed a sharp wedge and closed firmly on the firm lower one, and something like two distinct smiles played continually round the two corners of the mouth; this, together with the resolute, insolent intelligence of his eyes, produced an effect which made it impossible not to notice his face.
    Book One — 1805 (26% in)
  • When Boris appeared at his door Pierre was pacing up and down his room, stopping occasionally at a corner to make menacing gestures at the wall, as if running a sword through an invisible foe, and glaring savagely over his spectacles, and then again resuming his walk, muttering indistinct words, shrugging his shoulders and gesticulating.
    Book One — 1805 (46% in)
  • But Boris spoke distinctly, clearly, and dryly, looking straight into Pierre's eyes.
    Book One — 1805 (47% in)
  • Around him everyone began to stir: steps were audible and whispers, among which Anna Mikhaylovna's was the most distinct.
    Book One — 1805 (73% in)
  • The twitching increased, the handsome mouth was drawn to one side (only now did Pierre realize how near death his father was), and from that distorted mouth issued an indistinct, hoarse sound.
    Book One — 1805 (75% in)
  • "A trifle," said the colonel in his bass voice: "two hussars wounded, and one knocked out," he added, unable to restrain a happy smile, and pronouncing the phrase "knocked out" with ringing distinctness.
    Book Two — 1805 (42% in)
  • He had an intellectual and distinctive head, but the instant he turned to Prince Andrew the firm, intelligent expression on his face changed in a way evidently deliberate and habitual to him.
    Book Two — 1805 (45% in)
  • All the time he had been beside the gun, he had heard the voices of the officers distinctly, but as often happens had not understood a word of what they were saying.
    Book Two — 1805 (73% in)
  • A small but distinctly visible enemy column was moving down the hill, probably to strengthen the front line.
    Book Two — 1805 (74% in)
  • He distinctly saw an old French officer who, with gaitered legs and turned-out toes, climbed the hill with difficulty.
    Book Two — 1805 (82% in)
  • Before him, on the right, Rostov saw the front lines of his hussars and still farther ahead a dark line which he could not see distinctly but took to be the enemy.
    Book Two — 1805 (85% in)
  • Amid the general rumble, the groans and voices of the wounded were more distinctly heard than any other sound in the darkness of the night.
    Book Two — 1805 (95% in)
  • And Prince Dolgorukov rapidly but indistinctly explained Weyrother's plan of a flanking movement.
    Book Three — 1805 (62% in)
  • He interrupted him, talked rapidly and indistinctly, without looking at the man he was addressing, and did not reply to questions put to him.
    Book Three — 1805 (64% in)
  • L'Empereur!" he now heard distinctly.
    Book Three — 1805 (71% in)
  • Having descended the hill at a trot, he no longer saw either our own or the enemy's fires, but heard the shouting of the French more loudly and distinctly.
    Book Three — 1805 (72% 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)
  • Down below, on the left, the firing became more distinct.
    Book Three — 1805 (83% in)
  • He could distinctly see the distraught yet angry expression on the faces of these two men, who evidently did not realize what they were doing.
    Book Three — 1805 (86% in)
  • Rostov heard the thud of their hoofs and the jingle of their weapons and saw their horses, their figures, and even their faces, more and more distinctly.
    Book Three — 1805 (88% in)
  • "You shan't have it!" he said distinctly.
    Book Four — 1806 (35% in)
  • Besides this refined selection of society Anna Pavlovna's receptions were also distinguished by the fact that she always presented some new and interesting person to the visitors and that nowhere else was the state of the political thermometer of legitimate Petersburg court society so dearly and distinctly indicated.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (26% in)
  • Prince Andrew expressed his ideas so clearly and distinctly that it was evident he had reflected on this subject more than once, and he spoke readily and rapidly like a man who has not talked for a long time.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (54% in)
  • The canteenkeeper gave one credit, one's pay came every four months, there was nothing to think out or decide, you had only to do nothing that was considered bad in the Pavlograd regiment and, when given an order, to do what was clearly, distinctly, and definitely ordered—and all would be well.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (69% in)
  • A worried aide-de-camp ran up to the Rostovs requesting them to stand farther back, though as it was they were already close to the wall, and from the gallery resounded the distinct, precise, enticingly rhythmical strains of a waltz.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (59% in)
  • Someone—it sounded like Speranski—was distinctly ejaculating ha-ha-ha.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (65% in)
  • Simon did not finish, for on the still air he had distinctly caught the music of the hunt with only two or three hounds giving tongue.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (22% in)
  • "The island of Madagascar," she said, "Ma-da-gas-car," she repeated, articulating each syllable distinctly, and, not replying to Madame Schoss who asked her what she was saying, she went out of the room.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (67% in)
  • She sat a long time looking at the receding line of candles reflected in the glasses and expecting (from tales she had heard) to see a coffin, or him, Prince Andrew, in that last dim, indistinctly outlined square.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (93% in)
  • In moments of pride, when he thought of his position it seemed to him that he was quite different and distinct from those other retired gentlemen-in-waiting he had formerly despised: they were empty, stupid, contented fellows, satisfied with their position, "while I am still discontented and want to do something for mankind.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (3% in)
  • She loved Prince Andrew—she remembered distinctly how deeply she loved him.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (60% in)
  • Evidently accustomed to managing debates and to maintaining an argument, he began in low but distinct tones: "I imagine, sir," said he, mumbling with his toothless mouth, "that we have been summoned here not to discuss whether it's best for the empire at the present moment to adopt conscription or to call out the militia.
    Book Nine — 1812 (95% in)
  • There was a rustling among the crowd and it again subsided, so that Pierre distinctly heard the pleasantly human voice of the Emperor saying with emotion: "I never doubted the devotion of the Russian nobles, but today it has surpassed my expectations.
    Book Nine — 1812 (99% in)
  • The flames now died down and were lost in the black smoke, now suddenly flared up again brightly, lighting up with strange distinctness the faces of the people crowding at the crossroads.
    Book Ten — 1812 (13% in)
  • "Yes," he said, softly and distinctly.
    Book Ten — 1812 (26% in)
  • Poniatowski's action against Utitsa, and Uvarov's on the right flank against the French, were actions distinct from the main course of the battle.
    Book Ten — 1812 (55% in)
  • The roar of guns sounded more distinct outside.
    Book Ten — 1812 (77% in)
  • Prince Andrew could not make out distinctly what was in that tent.
    Book Ten — 1812 (95% in)
  • Scarcely had Pierre laid his head on the pillow before he felt himself falling asleep, but suddenly, almost with the distinctness of reality, he heard the boom, boom, boom of firing, the thud of projectiles, groans and cries, and smelled blood and powder, and a feeling of horror and dread of death seized him.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (19% in)
  • Pierre did not understand what his benefactor was saying, but he knew (the categories of thoughts were also quite distinct in his dream) that he was talking of goodness and the possibility of being what they were.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (20% in)
  • Through the open window the moans of the adjutant could be heard more distinctly.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (85% in)
  • When she saw an indistinct shape in the corner, and mistook his knees raised under the quilt for his shoulders, she imagined a horrible body there, and stood still in terror.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (87% in)
  • In the stillness around him his slowly uttered words were distinctly heard.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (10% in)
  • As in every large household, there were at Bald Hills several perfectly distinct worlds which merged into one harmonious whole, though each retained its own peculiarities and made concessions to the others.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (60% in)
  • He told her of external social events and of the people who had formed the circle of her contemporaries and had once been a real, living, and distinct group, but who were now for the most part scattered about the world and like herself were garnering the last ears of the harvests they had sown in earlier years.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (63% in)
  • ...of the movement of all humanity, just as a similar belief is natural and agreeable to traders, agriculturists, and soldiers (if they do not express it, that is merely because traders and soldiers do not write history), and (2) that spiritual activity, enlightenment, civilization, culture, ideas, are all indistinct, indefinite conceptions under whose banner it is very easy to use words having a still less definite meaning, and which can therefore be readily introduced into any theory.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (78% in)

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