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used in Anna Karenina

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  • These thoughts had unconsciously been in his mind even when he was talking about the land.
    Part Eight (53% in)
  • This position of affairs had now lasted three days, and not only the husband and wife themselves, but all the members of their family and household, were painfully conscious of it.
    Part One (0% in)
  • Although Stepan Arkadyevitch was completely in the wrong as regards his wife, and was conscious of this himself, almost every one in the house (even the nurse, Darya Alexandrovna's chief ally) was on his side.
    Part One (4% in)
  • He was conscious that he loved the boy less, and always tried to be fair; but the boy felt it, and did not respond with a smile to his father's chilly smile.
    Part One (7% in)
  • She still continued to tell herself that she should leave him, but she was conscious that this was impossible; it was impossible because she could not get out of the habit of regarding him as her husband and loving him.
    Part One (8% in)
  • She was conscious that it was impossible to go away; but, cheating herself, she went on all the same sorting out her things and pretending she was going.
    Part One (8% in)
  • The principal qualities in Stepan Arkadyevitch which had gained him this universal respect in the service consisted, in the first place, of his extreme indulgence for others, founded on a consciousness of his own shortcomings; secondly, of his perfect liberalism—not the liberalism he read of in the papers, but the liberalism that was in his blood, in virtue of which he treated all men perfectly equally and exactly the same, whatever their fortune or calling might be; and thirdly—the...
    Part One (13% in)
  • A secretary came in, with respectful familiarity and the modest consciousness, characteristic of every secretary, of superiority to his chief in the knowledge of their business; he went up to Oblonsky with some papers, and began, under pretense of asking a question, to explain some objection.
    Part One (17% in)
  • Yes, but they—Wurt, and Knaust, and Pripasov—would answer that your consciousness of existence is derived from the conjunction of all your sensations, that that consciousness of existence is the result of your sensations.
    Part One (21% in)
  • Yes, but they—Wurt, and Knaust, and Pripasov—would answer that your consciousness of existence is derived from the conjunction of all your sensations, that that consciousness of existence is the result of your sensations.
    Part One (21% in)
  • But after seeing his brother, listening to his conversation with the professor, hearing afterwards the unconsciously patronizing tone in which his brother questioned him about agricultural matters (their mother's property had not been divided, and Levin took charge of both their shares), Levin felt that he could not for some reason begin to talk to him of his intention of marrying.
    Part One (22% in)
  • There was a struggle in his heart between the desire to forget his unhappy brother for the time, and the consciousness that it would be base to do so.
    Part One (23% in)
  • At four o'clock, conscious of his throbbing heart, Levin stepped out of a hired sledge at the Zoological Gardens, and turned along the path to the frozen mounds and the skating ground, knowing that he would certainly find her there, as he had seen the Shtcherbatskys' carriage at the entrance.
    Part One (24% in)
  • When she went upstairs to dress, and looked into the looking-glass, she noticed with joy that it was one of her good days, and that she was in complete possession of all her forces,—she needed this so for what lay before her: she was conscious of external composure and free grace in her movements.
    Part One (41% in)
  • And simply from the look in her eyes, that grew unconsciously brighter, Levin knew that she loved that man, knew it as surely as if she had told him so in words.
    Part One (43% in)
  • "My words must make a deep impression on you, since you remember them so well," said Levin, and, suddenly conscious that he had said just the same thing before, he reddened.
    Part One (44% in)
  • Unconsciously he arched his chest, and his eyes flashed.
    Part One (52% in)
  • Catching a sound of skirts and light steps at the door, she looked round, and her care-worn face unconsciously expressed not gladness, but wonder.
    Part One (57% in)
  • Her eyes sparkled, and her rosy lips could not keep from smiling from the consciousness of her own attractiveness.
    Part One (66% in)
  • She knew that feeling and knew its signs, and saw them in Anna; saw the quivering, flashing light in her eyes, and the smile of happiness and excitement unconsciously playing on her lips, and the deliberate grace, precision, and lightness of her movements.
    Part One (69% in)
  • That feeling was an intimate, familiar feeling, like a consciousness of hypocrisy, which she experienced in her relations with her husband.
    Part One (89% in)
  • "Once more," he said to himself, smiling unconsciously, "once more I shall see her walk, her face; she will say something, turn her head, glance, smile, maybe."
    Part One (90% in)
  • At the moment when he was approaching Anna Arkadyevna he noticed too with joy that she was conscious of his being near, and looked round, and seeing him, turned again to her husband.
    Part One (91% in)
  • That humiliation of which she was always conscious came back to her with a peculiar bitterness when her sister reminded her of it.
    Part Two (7% in)
  • She was conscious herself that her delight sparkled in her eyes and curved her lips into a smile, and she could not quench the expression of this delight.
    Part Two (9% in)
  • They asked my husband and me to dinner, and told us the sauce at that dinner cost a hundred pounds," Princess Myakaya said, speaking loudly, and conscious everyone was listening; "and very nasty sauce it was, some green mess.
    Part Two (15% in)
  • He saw that instead of doing as he had intended—that is to say, warning his wife against a mistake in the eyes of the world—he had unconsciously become agitated over what was the affair of her conscience, and was struggling against the barrier he fancied between them.
    Part Two (24% in)
  • But if you are conscious yourself of even the smallest foundation for them, then I beg you to think a little, and if your heart prompts you, to speak out to me....
    Part Two (25% in)
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch was unconsciously saying something utterly unlike what he had prepared.
    Part Two (25% in)
  • "Happiness!" she said with horror and loathing and her horror unconsciously infected him.
    Part Two (27% in)
  • He was painfully conscious himself, as were all about him, that at his years it is not well for man to be alone.
    Part Two (28% in)
  • Looking round him in the twilight of the horse-box, Vronsky unconsciously took in once more in a comprehensive glance all the points of his favorite mare.
    Part Two (54% in)
  • Can he be going to stay the night?" she wondered, and the thought of all that might come of such a chance struck her as so awful and terrible that, without dwelling on it for a moment, she went down to meet him with a bright and radiant face; and conscious of the presence of that spirit of falsehood and deceit in herself that she had come to know of late, she abandoned herself to that spirit and began talking, hardly knowing what she was saying.
    Part Two (74% in)
  • He tried not to look at her, but unconsciously his eyes were drawn to her.
    Part Two (78% in)
  • Moreover, she would have been unattractive to men also from the lack of just what Kitty had too much of—of the suppressed fire of vitality, and the consciousness of her own attractiveness.
    Part Two (83% in)
  • She saw that Kitty did not merely imitate Varenka in her conduct, but unconsciously imitated her in her manner of walking, of talking, of blinking her eyes.
    Part Two (91% in)
  • She could not solve the problem her father had unconsciously set her by his goodhumored view of her friends, and of the life that had so attracted her.
    Part Two (97% in)
  • Konstantin Levin felt himself morally pinned against a wall, and so he got hot, and unconsciously blurted out the chief cause of his indifference to public business.
    Part Three (6% in)
  • "Yes, I admit it," said Levin without thinking, and he was conscious immediately that he had said what he did not think.
    Part Three (7% in)
  • But Konstantin Levin wanted to justify himself for the failing, of which he was conscious, of lack of zeal for the public welfare, and he went on.
    Part Three (8% in)
  • But so soon as he recollected what he was doing, and began trying to do better, he was at once conscious of all the difficulty of his task, and the row was badly mown.
    Part Three (12% in)
  • The perspiration with which he was drenched cooled him, while the sun, that burned his back, his head, and his arms, bare to the elbow, gave a vigor and dogged energy to his labor; and more and more often now came those moments of unconsciousness, when it was possible not to think what one was doing.
    Part Three (13% in)
  • The longer Levin mowed, the oftener he felt the moments of unconsciousness in which it seemed not his hands that swung the scythe, but the scythe mowing of itself, a body full of life and consciousness of its own, and as though by magic, without thinking of it, the work turned out regular and well-finished of itself.
    Part Three (13% in)
  • The longer Levin mowed, the oftener he felt the moments of unconsciousness in which it seemed not his hands that swung the scythe, but the scythe mowing of itself, a body full of life and consciousness of its own, and as though by magic, without thinking of it, the work turned out regular and well-finished of itself.
    Part Three (13% in)
  • It was only hard work when he had to break off the motion, which had become unconscious, and to think; when he had to mow round a hillock or a tuft of sorrel.
    Part Three (14% in)
  • The simplicity, the purity, the sanity of this life he felt clearly, and he was convinced he would find in it the content, the peace, and the dignity, of the lack of which he was so miserably conscious.
    Part Three (34% in)
  • Conscious of it, and conscious that any expression of his feelings at that minute would be out of keeping with the position, he tried to suppress every manifestation of life in himself, and so neither stirred nor looked at her.
    Part Three (35% in)
  • Conscious of it, and conscious that any expression of his feelings at that minute would be out of keeping with the position, he tried to suppress every manifestation of life in himself, and so neither stirred nor looked at her.
    Part Three (36% in)
  • Of course I may be mistaken, but I fancy I have a certain capacity for the line I've chosen, and that power of any sort in my hands, if it is to be, will be better than in the hands of a good many people I know," said Serpuhovskoy, with beaming consciousness of success; "and so the nearer I get to it, the better pleased I am."
    Part Three (63% in)
  • With fresh force, he felt conscious of himself from the springy motions of his legs to the movements of his lungs as he breathed, and something set his lips twitching.
    Part Three (67% in)
  • In her presence he had no will of his own: without knowing the grounds of her distress, he already felt the same distress unconsciously passing over him.
    Part Three (67% in)
  • He heard her, unconsciously bending his whole figure down to her as though hoping in this way to soften the hardness of her position for her.
    Part Three (67% in)
  • Again, just as at the first moment of hearing of her rupture with her husband, Vronsky, on reading the letter, was unconsciously carried away by the natural sensation aroused in him by his own relation to the betrayed husband.
    Part Three (68% in)
  • Still less could Levin say that he was a knave, as Sviazhsky was unmistakably an honest, good-hearted, sensible man, who worked good-humoredly, keenly, and perseveringly at his work; he was held in high honor by everyone about him, and certainly he had never consciously done, and was indeed incapable of doing, anything base.
    Part Three (79% in)
  • "No, thank you, I won't have any more tea," said Levin, and conscious of doing a rude thing, but incapable of continuing the conversation, he got up, blushing.
    Part Three (80% in)
  • He thought that the Russian people whose task it was to colonize and cultivate vast tracts of unoccupied land, consciously adhered, till all their land was occupied, to the methods suitable to their purpose, and that their methods were by no means so bad as was generally supposed.
    Part Three (92% in)
  • And the consciousness of this unnaturalness, and the remorse he felt at it, made him even more unnatural.
    Part Three (97% in)
  • Levin felt disgusted himself at using such expressions, but ever since he had been engrossed by his work, he had unconsciously come more and more frequently to use words not Russian.
    Part Three (98% in)
  • Vronsky was continually conscious of the necessity of never for a second relaxing the tone of stern official respectfulness, that he might not himself be insulted.
    Part Four (2% in)
  • Unconsciously yielding to the weakness of Anna—who had surrendered herself up to him utterly, and simply looked to him to decide her fate, ready to submit to anything—he had long ceased to think that their tie might end as he had thought then.
    Part Four (5% in)
  • The ironical light died away in her eyes, but a different smile, a consciousness of something, he did not know what, and of quiet melancholy, came over her face.
    Part Four (9% in)
  • Young Shtcherbatsky, who had not been introduced to Karenin, was trying to look as though he were not in the least conscious of it.
    Part Four (34% in)
  • Now when he heard that she was here, he was suddenly conscious of such delight, and at the same time of such dread, that his breath failed him and he could not utter what he wanted to say.
    Part Four (36% in)
  • She is oppressed, humiliated by the consciousness of her disabilities.
    Part Four (44% in)
  • All that night and morning Levin lived perfectly unconsciously, and felt perfectly lifted out of the conditions of material life.
    Part Four (60% in)
  • Unconsciously going over in his memory the conversations that had taken place during and after dinner, Alexey Alexandrovitch returned to his solitary room.
    Part Four (67% in)
  • The whole day long there was fever, delirium, and unconsciousness.
    Part Four (74% in)
  • At midnight the patient lay without consciousness, and almost without pulse.
    Part Four (74% in)
  • Towards morning, there was a return again of excitement, rapid thought and talk, and again it ended in unconsciousness.
    Part Four (74% in)
  • The waves of the sea of unconsciousness had begun to meet over his head, when all at once—it was as though a violent shock of electricity had passed over him.
    Part Four (76% in)
  • How can we be reconciled? how can we be reconciled?" he said aloud, and unconsciously began to repeat these words.
    Part Four (77% in)
  • There was the same conception of the senselessness of everything to come in life, the same consciousness of humiliation.
    Part Four (79% in)
  • And pity for her, and remorse for having desired her death, and most of all, the joy of forgiveness, made him at once conscious, not simply of the relief of his own sufferings, but of a spiritual peace he had never experienced before.
    Part Four (80% in)
  • His kindly smile was so winning that Alexey Alexandrovitch, feeling his own weakness and unconsciously swayed by it, was ready to believe what Stepan Arkadyevitch was saying.
    Part Four (94% in)
  • And consequently, not being able to believe in the significance of what he was doing nor to regard it with indifference as an empty formality, during the whole period of preparing for the sacrament he was conscious of a feeling of discomfort and shame at doing what he did not himself understand, and what, as an inner voice told him, was therefore false and wrong.
    Part Five (2% in)
  • "That's all splendid," thought Kitty, catching the words, "all that's just as it should be," and a smile of happiness, unconsciously reflected in everyone who looked at her, beamed on her radiant face.
    Part Five (18% in)
  • Levin looked round at her, and was struck by the joyful radiance on her face, and unconsciously her feeling infected him.
    Part Five (18% in)
  • Without conscious intention he began to clutch at every passing caprice, taking it for a desire and an object.
    Part Five (25% in)
  • And just as the hungry stomach eagerly accepts every object it can get, hoping to find nourishment in it, Vronsky quite unconsciously clutched first at politics, then at new books, and then at pictures.
    Part Five (25% in)
  • He was himself unconscious how, as he approached them, he seized on this impression and absorbed it, as he had the chin of the shopkeeper who had sold him the cigars, and put it away somewhere to be brought out when he wanted it.
    Part Five (30% in)
  • Although Levin believed himself to have the most exact conceptions of domestic life, unconsciously, like all men, he pictured domestic life as the happiest enjoyment of love, with nothing to hinder and no petty cares to distract.
    Part Five (38% in)
  • He thought and wrote, never losing the happy consciousness of her presence.
    Part Five (41% in)
  • When he went in to the sick man, his eyes and his attention were unconsciously dimmed, and he did not see and did not distinguish the details of his brother's position.
    Part Five (50% in)
  • While he was turning him over, conscious of the huge emaciated arm about his neck, Kitty swiftly and noiselessly turned the pillow, beat it up and settled in it the sick man's head, smoothing back his hair, which was sticking again to his moist brow.
    Part Five (53% in)
  • And, strange to say, he felt utterly cold, and was not conscious of sorrow nor of loss, less still of pity for his brother.
    Part Five (58% in)
  • And owing to the bent of his character, and because he loved the dying man more than anyone else did, Levin was most painfully conscious of this deceit.
    Part Five (59% in)
  • There was no position in which he was not in pain, there was not a minute in which he was unconscious of it, not a limb, not a part of his body that did not ache and cause him agony.
    Part Five (59% in)
  • His despair was even intensified by the consciousness that he was utterly alone in his sorrow.
    Part Five (63% in)
  • But Lidia Ivanovna's help was none the less real; she gave Alexey Alexandrovitch moral support in the consciousness of her love and respect for him, and still more, as it was soothing to her to believe, in that she almost turned him to Christianity—that is, from an indifferent and apathetic believer she turned him into an ardent and steadfast adherent of the new interpretation of Christian doctrine, which had been gaining ground of late in Petersburg.
    Part Five (66% in)
  • One would have thought he must have understood that society was closed for him and Anna; but now some vague ideas had sprung up in his brain that this was only the case in old-fashioned days, and that now with the rapidity of modern progress (he had unconsciously become by now a partisan of every sort of progress) the views of society had changed, and that the question whether they would be received in society was not a foregone conclusion.
    Part Five (81% in)
  • The valet, conscious of his own innocence, would have defended himself, but glancing at his master, he saw from his face that the only thing to do was to be silent, and hurriedly threading his way in and out, dropped down on the carpet and began gathering up the whole and broken glasses and bottles.
    Part Five (96% in)
  • The princess, conscious that Agafea Mihalovna's wrath must be chiefly directed against her, as the person responsible for the raspberry jam-making, tried to appear to be absorbed in other things and not interested in the jam, talked of other matters, but cast stealthy glances in the direction of the stove.
    Part Six (2% in)
  • Her disbelief in his self-dissatisfaction delighted him, and unconsciously he tried to draw her into giving utterance to the grounds of her disbelief.
    Part Six (8% in)
  • Looking at her, he recalled all the delightful things he had heard from her lips, all the good he knew about her, and became more and more conscious that the feeling he had for her was something special that he had felt long, long ago, and only once, in his early youth.
    Part Six (9% in)
  • Conscious of this smile, he shook his head disapprovingly at his own condition, and taking out a cigar, he began lighting it.
    Part Six (9% in)
  • She had all the charm and freshness of youth, but she was not a child; and if she loved him, she loved him consciously as a woman ought to love; that was one thing.
    Part Six (10% in)
  • Thirdly: she was religious, and not like a child, unconsciously religious and good, as Kitty, for example, was, but her life was founded on religious principles.
    Part Six (10% in)
  • "Yes, that's true," answered Varenka smiling, and unconsciously the direction of their walk changed.
    Part Six (12% in)
  • Levin and Kitty were particularly happy and conscious of their love that evening.
    Part Six (13% in)
  • Levin was a little afraid he would exhaust the horses, especially the chestnut, whom he did not know how to hold in; but unconsciously he fell under the influence of his gaiety and listened to the songs he sang all the way on the box, or the descriptions and representations he gave of driving in the English fashion, four-in-hand; and it was in the very best of spirits that after lunch they drove to the Gvozdyov marsh.
    Part Six (25% in)
  • "Making profit by dishonest means, by trickery," said Levin, conscious that he could not draw a distinct line between honesty and dishonesty.
    Part Six (31% in)
  • She stood still, feeling more and more conscious of it, and enjoying it in anticipation.
    Part Six (36% in)
  • Whether there was something exceptional in Levin's face, or that Vassenka was himself conscious that ce petit brin de cour he was making was out of place in this family, but he was somewhat (as much as a young man in society can be) disconcerted at Levin's entrance.
    Part Six (43% in)
  • "Ah!" said Darya Alexandrovna, and unconsciously her face betrayed her dissatisfaction.
    Part Six (51% in)
  • But, conscious that she herself had grown handsomer, and that Dolly's eyes were telling her so, she sighed and began to speak about herself.
    Part Six (52% in)
  • "No," he broke in, and unconsciously, oblivious of the awkward position into which he was putting his companion, he stopped abruptly, so that she had to stop short too.
    Part Six (63% in)
  • But in her expression of restrained excitement, and of a sort of reserve, he could find nothing but the beauty that always bewitched him afresh though he was used to it, the consciousness of it, and the desire that it should affect him.
    Part Six (76% in)
  • The marshal of the province, though he was vaguely conscious in the air of some trap being prepared for him, and though he had not been called upon by all to stand, had still made up his mind to stand.
    Part Six (92% in)
  • He was himself conscious that, except that whimsical gentleman married to Kitty Shtcherbatskaya, who had a propos de bottes poured out a stream of irrelevant absurdities with such spiteful fury, every nobleman with whom he had made acquaintance had become his adherent.
    Part Six (95% in)
  • She was distinctly conscious now of the birth of a new feeling of love for the future child, for her to some extent actually existing already, and she brooded blissfully over this feeling.
    Part Seven (0% in)
  • But he went on explaining his own idea that the Russian laborer has a quite special view of the land, different from that of other people; and to support this proposition he made haste to add that in his opinion this attitude of the Russian peasant was due to the consciousness of his vocation to people vast unoccupied expanses in the East.
    Part Seven (8% in)
  • Count Alexey Kirillovitch urged me very much" (as she uttered the words Count Alexey Kirillovitch she glanced with appealing timidity at Levin, and he unconsciously responded with a respectful and reassuring look); "he urged me to take up the school in the village.
    Part Seven (29% in)
  • She had unconsciously the whole evening done her utmost to arouse in Levin a feeling of love—as of late she had fallen into doing with all young men— and she knew she had attained her aim, as far as was possible in one evening, with a married and conscientious man.
    Part Seven (34% in)
  • She did not want strife, she blamed him for wanting to quarrel, but unconsciously put herself into an attitude of antagonism.
    Part Seven (35% in)
  • "If not I, who is to blame for it?" he thought unconsciously, seeking someone responsible for this suffering for him to punish; but there was no one responsible.
    Part Seven (38% in)
  • Levin heard them, and unconsciously, as they talked, going over the past, over what had been up to that morning, he thought of himself as he had been yesterday till that point.
    Part Seven (47% in)
  • It was the consciousness of a new sphere of liability to pain.
    Part Seven (49% in)
  • After living for some time in Moscow, especially in close relations with his family, he was conscious of a depression of spirits.
    Part Seven (59% in)
  • "But a man may feel himself unworthy sometimes to rise to that height," said Stepan Arkadyevitch, conscious of hypocrisy in admitting this religious height, but at the same time unable to bring himself to acknowledge his free-thinking views before a person who, by a single word to Pomorsky, might procure him the coveted appointment.
    Part Seven (66% in)
  • As he listened to Countess Lidia Ivanovna, aware of the beautiful, artless—or perhaps artful, he could not decide which—eyes of Landau fixed upon him, Stepan Arkadyevitch began to be conscious of a peculiar heaviness in his head.
    Part Seven (67% in)
  • Without waking him, she went back, and after a second dose of opium she fell towards morning into a heavy, incomplete sleep, during which she never quite lost consciousness.
    Part Seven (83% in)
  • In spite of the scrupulous conscientiousness with which Sergey Ivanovitch verified the correctness of the critic's arguments, he did not for a minute stop to ponder over the faults and mistakes which were ridiculed; but unconsciously he began immediately trying to recall every detail of his meeting and conversation with the author of the article.
    Part Eight (3% in)
  • He lost all consciousness of toothache, and his face worked with sobs.
    Part Eight (25% in)
  • Instinctively, unconsciously, with every book, with every conversation, with every man he met, he was on the lookout for light on these questions and their solution.
    Part Eight (36% in)
  • Another fact of which he became convinced, after reading many scientific books, was that the men who shared his views had no other construction to put on them, and that they gave no explanation of the questions which he felt he could not live without answering, but simply ignored their existence and attempted to explain other questions of no possible interest to him, such as the evolution of organisms, the materialistic theory of consciousness, and so forth.
    Part Eight (38% in)
  • It was the prevalent conviction, and of all other explanations Levin had unconsciously, not knowing when or how, chosen it, as anyway the clearest, and made it his own.
    Part Eight (41% in)
  • During the whole of that day, in the extremely different conversations in which he took part, only as it were with the top layer of his mind, in spite of the disappointment of not finding the change he expected in himself, Levin had been all the while joyfully conscious of the fulness of his heart.
    Part Eight (90% in)

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