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determine
used in War and Peace

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  • Man in connection with the general life of humanity appears subject to laws which determine that life.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (91% in)
  • Halfway through supper Prince Andrew leaned his elbows on the table and, with a look of nervous agitation such as Pierre had never before seen on his face, began to talk—as one who has long had something on his mind and suddenly determines to speak out.
    Book One — 1805 (22% in)
  • Let's have a bottle of rum!" shouted Pierre, banging the table with a determined and drunken gesture and preparing to climb out of the window.
    Book One — 1805 (29% in)
  • A little behind them stood the two younger princesses holding handkerchiefs to their eyes, and just in front of them their eldest sister, Catiche, with a vicious and determined look steadily fixed on the icons, as though declaring to all that she could not answer for herself should she glance round.
    Book One — 1805 (72% in)
  • The imposing figure of Nesvitski followed by his Cossack, and the determination of Denisov who flourished his sword and shouted frantically, had such an effect that they managed to squeeze through to the farther side of the bridge and stopped the infantry.
    Book Two — 1805 (33% in)
  • Timokhin, armed only with a sword, had rushed at the enemy with such a desperate cry and such mad, drunken determination that, taken by surprise, the French had thrown down their muskets and run.
    Book Two — 1805 (89% in)
  • This expression in Princess Mary did not frighten them (she never inspired fear in anyone), but they knew that when it appeared on her face, she became mute and was not to be shaken in her determination.
    Book Three — 1805 (21% in)
  • He seemed to her kind, brave, determined, manly, and magnanimous.
    Book Three — 1805 (27% in)
  • These sights and sounds had no depressing or intimidating effect on him; on the contrary, they stimulated his energy and determination.
    Book Three — 1805 (88% in)
  • She had determined not to tell her and persuaded her father to hide the terrible news from her till after her confinement, which was expected within a few days.
    Book Four — 1806 (54% in)
  • The third time the Rhetor came back more quickly and asked Pierre whether he was still firm in his intention and determined to submit to all that would be required of him.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (17% in)
  • After his losses, he had determined to pay back his debt to his parents in five years.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (69% in)
  • "If you are determined to rob, I'll...."
    Book Five — 1806-07 (75% in)
  • And suddenly with a determination he himself did not expect, Rostov felt for the letter in his pocket and went straight to the house.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (91% in)
  • How horrified he would have been seven years before, when he first arrived from abroad, had he been told that there was no need for him to seek or plan anything, that his rut had long been shaped, eternally predetermined, and that wriggle as he might, he would be what all in his position were.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (2% in)
  • This expression irritated Prince Andrew, and in a determined, ringing, and unpleasant tone he continued: "I have received a refusal from Countess Rostova and have heard reports of your brother-in-law having sought her hand, or something of that kind.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (95% in)
  • Of all these men Prince Andrew sympathized most with Pfuel, angry, determined, and absurdly self-confident as he was.
    Book Nine — 1812 (49% in)
  • What science can there be in a matter in which, as in all practical matters, nothing can be defined and everything depends on innumerable conditions, the significance of which is determined at a particular moment which arrives no one knows when?
    Book Nine — 1812 (51% in)
  • Before Rostov had had time to consider and determine the distance of that firing, Count Ostermann-Tolstoy's adjutant came galloping from Vitebsk with orders to advance at a trot along the road.
    Book Nine — 1812 (61% in)
  • But within the Trinity Gateway he was so pressed to the wall by people who probably were unaware of the patriotic intentions with which he had come that in spite of all his determination he had to give in, and stop while carriages passed in, rumbling beneath the archway.
    Book Nine — 1812 (88% in)
  • All she could see was that his former stern and determined expression had altered to one of timidity and submission.
    Book Ten — 1812 (23% in)
  • Pierre could not say, and he did not try to determine for whom and for what he felt such particular delight in sacrificing everything.
    Book Ten — 1812 (52% in)
  • And then the determination of the troops would be quite different.
    Book Ten — 1812 (68% in)
  • To the question of what causes historic events another answer presents itself, namely, that the course of human events is predetermined from on high—depends on the coincidence of the wills of all who take part in the events, and that a Napoleon's influence on the course of these events is purely external and fictitious.
    Book Ten — 1812 (74% in)
  • Instantly as at a word of command the expression of cheerful serenity on the faces of the French general, officers, and men changed to one of determined concentrated readiness for strife and suffering.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (67% in)
  • Glowing with the heat and from running, he felt at that moment more strongly than ever the sense of youth, animation, and determination that had come on him when he ran to save the child.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (97% in)
  • He did not himself know his age and was quite unable to determine it.
    Book Twelve — 1812 (73% in)
  • "Fetch them back, fetch them back!" said Count Orlov with sudden determination, looking at his watch.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (25% in)
  • From this beginning the succeeding terms of the progression could be determined mathematically.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (83% in)
  • It would seem that having rejected the belief of the ancients in man's subjection to the Deity and in a predetermined aim toward which nations are led, modern history should study not the manifestations of power but the causes that produce it.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (73% in)
  • But as soon as we do not admit that, it becomes essential to determine what is this power of one man over others.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (80% in)
  • ...the details of the court scandals contained in the biographies of a Napoleon or a Catherine serve to express the life of the nation, which is evident nonsense; but if it is only some particular side of the activity of an historical leader which serves to express the people's life, as other so-called "philosophical" historians believe, then to determine which side of the activity of a leader expresses the nation's life, we have first of all to know in what the nation's life consists.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (82% in)
  • Only the expression of the will of the Deity, not dependent on time, can relate to a whole series of events occurring over a period of years or centuries, and only the Deity, independent of everything, can by His sole will determine the direction of humanity's movement; but man acts in time and himself takes part in what occurs.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (85% in)
  • From the time the first person said and proved that the number of births or of crimes is subject to mathematical laws, and that this or that mode of government is determined by certain geographical and economic conditions, and that certain relations of population to soil produce migrations of peoples, the foundations on which history had been built were destroyed in their essence.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (99% in)

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