Examples of "A-word" in a Sentence (2023)


  • As far as he could tell, she had borne it all without breathing a word to anyone else.


  • None of them said a word and Alex never looked at her.


  • The history, indeed, of many a word lies hid in its equivocal uses; and it in no way derogates from the dignity of the highest poetry to gain strength and variety from the ingenious application of the same sounds to different senses, any more than from the contrivances of rhythm or the accompaniment of imitative sounds.


  • He paid the costs of his royal parchment, and left without a word of reproach.


  • And yet, though Rembrandt's " Nightwatch " is dated the very year after the publication of the Meditations, not a word in Descartes breathes of any work of art or historical learning.



  • There is no evidence that these days were called shabattu, a word which is rendered by umu nuh libbi, " day of rest of the heart," and has been thought to be the origin of Sabbath.

  • For the number " five " a word meaning " many " was employed.

  • Henceforth it was impossible to publish or to utter a word which might offend the despots of church or state; and the Italians had to amuse their leisure with the polite triflings of academics.

  • Constituent assemblies met and voted for unity under Victor Emmanuel, but the king could not openly accept the proposal owing to the emperors opposition, backed by the presence of French armies in Lombardy; at a word from Napoleon there might have been an Austrian, and perhaps a Franco-Austrian, invasion of central Italy.

  • Of the followers of Schelling a word or two must be said.


  • The only other important term which requires to be noted here is talweg, a word introduced from the German into French and English, and meaning the deepest line along the valley, which is necessarily occupied by a stream unless the valley is dry.

  • This last is a word which is often greatly abused; but, whenever it is used with any regard to its true meaning, it is a word strictly political, implying a particular form of government.

  • But that they are the same is proved by the use of the French word gentilhomme, a word which has pretty well passed out of modern use, but which, as long as it remained in use, never lost its true meaning.

  • Nitzsch's name was subsequently dismissed by Cuvier without a word of praise, and in terms which would have been applicable to many another and inferior author, while Temminck, terming Naumann's work an " ouvrage de luxe "-it being in truth one of the cheapest for its contents ever published-effectually shut it out from the realms of science.

  • In the r3th century the Ponizie was plundered by the Mongols; a hundred years afterwards Olgierd, prince of Lithuania, freed it from their rule, annexing it to his own territories under the name of Podolia, a word which has the same meaning as Ponizie.


  • Syria, however, is probably the Babylonian Suri, used of a north Euphratean district, and a word distinct from Assyria.

  • In later years he did not shrink from uttering a word of warning and advice, when he thought that the master of the Florentine republic was too much inclined to yield to pleasure.

  • Of course a discussion as to the mere application of a word easily degenerates into the most fruitless logomachy.

  • The peach has not, it is true, been found wild in China, but it has been cultivated there from time immemorial; it has entered into the literature and folk-lore of the people; and it is designated by a distinct name, "to" or "tao," a word found in the writings of Confucius five centuries before Christ, and even in other writings dating from the 10th century before the Christian era.

  • The Old English word is cweorn; it is a word common to Teutonic languages, cf.


  • The president of this council, or ruling chief - chosen from among the members of the two recognized reigning families - is called the alake, a word meaning "Lord of Ake," Ake being the name of the principal quarter of Abeokuta, after the ancient capital of the Egbas.

  • But then the liturgy of Serapion, the friend of Athanasius, recently discovered, contains forms for the ordination of priests and bishops which do not say a word about power to sacrifice, much less about power to sacrifice Christ's literal body and blood.

  • He became a megalomaniac to whom no one dared offer a word of advice.

  • For the former class the generic name is Xgtwv, a word of Semitic origin, which denotes the Eastern origin of the garment; for the latter we find in Homer and early poetry irbrXos, in later times ij tnnov.

  • These remedies were arcana - a word corresponding partly to what we now call specific remedies, but implying a mysterious connexion between the remedy and the "essence" of the disease.


  • The natives, whom the French call Kanakas (Canaques, a word meaning "man," applied indiscriminately to many Pacific peoples), live on reservations.

  • The name is from a word meaning "to roast till puckered" or "drawn up," in reference, it is suggested, to a peculiar seam in their mocassins, though other explanations have been proposed.

  • He did not write down a word until he had first composed the whole matter in his mind.

  • But Amy, scarcely by her own fault, is drawn into certain breaches of definite moral laws which Defoe did understand, and she is therefore condemned, with hardly a word of pity, to a miserable end.

  • At this point a word must be said on the important question of interpretation.

  • He uses a word used by Ignatius of the oath taken on confession of the Christian faith.

  • In a word this earliest art was ancillary to the chase.

  • Indeed, in the wonderful Tel-el-Amarna collection there is a suggestive absence of literary documents from the Aegean that demands a word of notice.

  • Those Mahommedans who retained their religion under Christian rulers were known as Mudejars, a word of Arabic origin which has been interpreted as meaning "those who remained" or "were left."

  • The document, in fact, is unendorsed, and without a title, and there is not a word of "supplication" in it.

  • In conclusion, a word may be said of the place of the Reformation in the history of progress and enlightenment.

  • In conclusion a word must be said on the Benedictine nuns.

  • We must keep in mind, however, that the question is not simply one as to the meaning of a word.

  • He had taken no part in politics, and, so far as is known, had not said a word or raised a hand against Mary.

  • It is a contracted form of khagan (khakan), a word equivalent to sovereign or emperor, used among the Mongol and Turki-nomad hordes.

  • It only occurs in Old English as a word borrowed from the Norse, the proper term in Old English being "theow" (peow); the Icel.

  • Voltaire himself, speaking as a practical man rather than as a metaphysician, declared that if there were no God it would be necessary to invent one; and if the analysis is only carried far enough it will be found that those who deny the existence of God (in a conventional sense) are all the time setting up something in the nature of deity by way of an ideal of their own, while fighting over the meaning of a word or its conventional misapplication.

  • Some of the cases in which the first and third evangelist agree against Mark in a word or clause may be best accounted for by their both having reproduced the common source (an example may be seen under 4 below).

  • Such were the Hindu nakshatras, a word originally signifying stars in general, but appropriated to designate certain small stellar groups marking the divisions of the lunar track.

  • Bruzen Lamartiniere states in his Dictionnaire Geographique that the Gauls and Bretons called it by a word signifying "the forest," which was turned into Latin as Arduenna silva, and he thinks it quite probable that the name was really derived from the Celtic word ardu (dark, obscure).

  • The rank and file of the Tatar soldiery were known as Kazaki, or Cossacks, a word meaning "freebooters," and this term came to be applied indiscriminately to all the free dwellers in the Ukraine, or border-lands.

  • In a word constitutional government had practically ceased, and Poland had become an arena in which contesting clans strove together for the mastery.

  • Though a word of not very strict application, it is now frequently used of the rural population of such countries as France, where the land is chiefly held by small holders, "peasant proprietors."

  • To give a name to this new phenomenon the Israelites, it would seem, had to borrow a word from their Canaanite neighbours.

  • Henceforth revelation is not a word to the nation spoken through an individual, but a word spoken to one which is equally valid for every one who receives it with like faith.

  • He is, perhaps, the first purist among the Biblical translators, endeavouring, whenever possible, to substitute a word of native origin for the foreign expression of his predecessors.

  • Nothing definite is yet known with regard to the transmission of the parasites by an alternate invertebrate host, although there is presumptive evidence in favour of this supposition.2 A word or two must be said in conclusion with reference to the supposed connexion of the Spirochaetae with the n Trypanosomes.

  • It was, therefore, a word that might be employed to denote an organized gathering of a portion of the Roman people such as the plebs, and in this sense is contrasted with comitia, which when used strictly should signify an assembly of the whole people.

  • The old hand-mill was known as a " quern," a word which appears in this sense in many Indo-European languages; the ultimate root is gar-, to grind.

  • Amongst the legitimate reasons for suspecting the correctness of a text are patent contradictions in a passage or its immediate neighbourhood, proved and inexplicable deviations from the standards for forms, constructions and usages (mere rarity or singularity is not enough), weak and purposeless repetitions of a word (if there is no reason for attributing these to the writer), violations of the laws of metre and rhythm as observed by the author, obvious breaks in the thought (incoherence) or disorderly sequence in the same (double or multiple incoherence).

  • Epact Is A Word Of Greek Origin, Employed In The Calendar To Signify The Moon'S Age At The Beginning Of The Year.

  • When, in July 1170, he was forced by Alexander's threats to make terms with Becket, the king contrived that not a word should be said of the Constitutions.

  • In the same month, twenty-five years afterwards, the execution of his mistress, according to the verdict of her contemporaries in France, avenged the blood of a lover who had died without uttering a word to realize the apprehension which (according to Knox) had before his trial impelled her to desire her brother "that, as he loved her, he would slay Chastelard, and let him never speak word."

  • Iron-pyrites was formerly called marcasite, a word variously written marcasin, marchasite, marchesite, marquesite, &c. The two names are now applied to distinct mineral species.

  • That strength is good and brittleness bad goes without saying; but here a word is needed about hardness.

  • Praevaricare meant literally to walk with the legs very wide apart, to straddle, hence to walk crookedly, to stray from the direct road, varicus, straddling, being derived from varus, bow-legged, a word which has been connected etymologically with German quer, transverse, across, and English "queer."

  • For some time Hobbes was not even allowed to utter a word of protest, whatever might be the occasion that his enemies took to triumph over him.

  • This law gave increased freedom in the matter of the right of association and public meeting; but in the case of the Poles it was applied with such rigidity that, in order to evade it they held mute public meetings, resolutions being written up in Polish on a blackboard and passed by show of hands, without a word being said.1

  • In accordance with this policy, the territories were not actually incorporated in the empire (there would also hav& been constitutional difficulties in doing that), and they were officially known as Protectorates (Schulzgebiete), a word which thus acquired a new signification.

  • The din and uproar was such that not a word could be heard, but at a pre-arranged signal from the president all the Right rose, and he then declared that the new order had been carried, although the procedure of the House required that it should be submitted to a committee.

  • Biliteral phonograms are very rare as phonetic complements, nor are two biliteral phonograms employed together in writing the radicals of a word.

  • There is not a word about God or the soul, not a word about the Buddha or Buddhism.

  • He stilled the storm with a word and rebuked their want of faith.

  • A few fragmentary passages remain, of which it will be sufficient to cite a word or two to call them to remembrance.

  • The natives of India can scarcely be said to have a word of their own by which to express their common country.

  • The etymology is doubtful; connexions with a word meaning "entrusted," or with the Hebrew matmon, treasure, have been suggested.

  • Children think long before they speak; and indeed, as mere vocal sounds are not speech, and as the apprehension that a word signifies a thing is a judgment, judgment is originally not an effect, but a cause of significant language.

  • Three days and three nights he is in the fish's belly, till, at a word from Yahweh, it vomits Jonah on to the dry ground.

  • Afon, a river - a word which retains its primitive meaning in Wales, whilst it has become a proper name in England - Glanafon, Manorafon.

  • Lest our picture of primitive religion appear too brightly coloured, a word must be said on the perversions to which the exploitation of the sacred is liable.

  • From these fragments we learn that the beginning or first principle (apxii, a word which, it is said, he was the first to use) was an endless, unlimited mass (i.irecpov), subject to neither old age nor decay, and perpetually yielding fresh materials for the series of beings which issued from it.

  • From his throne at Leiden he ruled the learned world; a word from him could make or mar a rising reputation; and he was surrounded by young men eager to listen to and profit by his conversation.

  • There are two apparent exceptions to Marangoni's rule which call for a word of explanation.

  • The pronunciation as hospodar of a word written gospodar in all but one of the Slavonic languages which retain the Cyrillic alphabet is not, as is sometimes alleged, due to the influence of Little Russian, but to that of Church Slavonic. In both of these g is frequently pronounced h.

  • The Latin alphabet is used, with special signs to represent sounds borrowed from Slavonic, &c. All the unaccented vowels except e are pronounced as in Italian; e has the same phonetic value as in Old Slavonic (=French e) and is often similarly preiotized (= ye in yet), notably at the beginning of all words except neologisms. The accented vowels é and ó are pronounced as ea and oa (petra, rock, = peatra; morte, death, = moarte); they are written in full, as diphthongs, at the end of a word and sometimes in other positions.

  • The resultant legislature (at Pawnee, later at Shawnee Mission) adopted the laws of Missouri almost en bloc, made it a felony to utter a word against slavery, made extreme pro-slavery views a qualification for office, declared death the penalty for aiding a slave to escape, and in general repudiated liberty for its opponents., The radical free-state men thereupon began the importation of rifles.

  • For many of the actions of that government no honorable man can think of uttering a word of defence.

  • The Conservative government, which thus fell, will be chiefly recollected for its remarkable concession to democratic principles by the passage of the Reform Act of 1867; but it deserves perhaps a word of praise for its conduct of war, a distant and unusual war.

  • Whatever the origin of arya-, however, it is clear that it is a word with dignified associations, by which the peoples belonging to the Eastern section of the Indo-Europeans were proud to call themselves.

  • The French Huitrier, however, appears to be a word coined by Brisson.

  • It can easily be shown that men do attach moral adjectives to environment, temperamental tendencies, natural endowments, instinctive desires, in a word to all or most of those forces moulding character.

  • Where the modern orator would employ a wealth of imagery, or elaborate a picture in exquisite detail, Demosthenes is content with a phrase or a word.

  • The unit of value was called a set, a word denoting a jewel or precious object of any kind.

  • But perhaps the most conclusive proof of its brevity is that it was read publicly to the assembled people immediately before they, as well as their king, pledged themselves to obey it; and not a word is said as to the task of reading it aloud, so as to be heard by such a great multitude, being long or difficult.

  • B is replaced by the surd pat the end of a word (trobar in the infinitive, but trop in the present tense); so also in the interiOr of a word when it precedes a consonant (supvensr, s u b v e n i re, sopte, s u b t 0).

  • V, wherever it has been preserved, has the same pronunciation as at the end of a word and between vowels it becomes vocalized into u (suau, s u a vi s; viure, vi v e r e).

  • H is merely an orthographic sign; it is used to indicate that two consecutive vowels do not form a diphthong (vehs raho), and, added to c, it denotes the pronunciation of the guttural c at the end of a word (arnich).

  • It is stated, for example, that Gallego does not possess nasal diphthongs; still it may be conceded once for all that such a word as p 1 a n u s, which in Galician is written sometimes chau and sometimes c/ian, cannot be very remote from the Portuguese nasal pronunciation chao.

  • He did not know a word of French when he reached Normandy; his book, though written many years later, shows that he never lost his English cast of mind or his attachment to the country of his birth.

  • As shown by Burmeister in his historical review (1834), these animals, comprised by Linnaeus in the genus Lepas, first received a more comprehensive title from Cuvier, who called them Cirrhopoda, a word strictly meaning tawnyfooted.

  • He never said a word to his father.

  • Once seated, Quinn was the first to utter a word.

  • I'd just like a word with you, if I might.

  • I know that, but Martha said she'd telephone—we even gave her a calling card—and we haven't heard a word from her.

  • Her English vocabulary was growing a word at a time—mostly terms like dust, vacuum, linens, dishes and other domestic terminologies.

  • Weller handed him the card without a word as Dean tried to hold his relief in check.

  • Well, Mrs. Barnett, here's your chance to talk to your father-in-law – if you can fit a word in edgewise.

  • Granted, she was in the middle of a tantrum, but two years had passed without a word from her except notification when their aunt died.

  • The denotation of a word translates the word to its literal meaning.

  • We can now find anagrams where a word fits more than once into the original phrase.

  • How about a word of praise for the crews who tackled the blaze at the London factory.

  • This leads us on to another common form of cryptic clue, in which a word is hidden in the letters of a phrase.

  • These sons of the wilderness were not, however, very communicative, for they spake never a word more.

  • Poor Passepartout, quite crestfallen, followed his master without a word.

  • I believe I had a word from the Lord about the church needing deliverance from ' lovely times of worship ' .

  • Magic e - an exercise to use a split vowel digraph to change the meaning of a word.

  • He has done his best to make bricks without straw, but I have not heard a word which indicates any extenuation whatsoever.

  • In fact, the alterative faculty has now been discovered as well, although about this also has not written a word.

  • The rest of the children are given a flashcard with a word which has been pre- taught.

  • Evaluating information flowchart (word file) The same evaluating information flowchart as above but presented as a word file.

  • For three more days the magician just glowers at him, not saying a word - bitter, hushed, resentful, silence.

  • Then without a word more and before Darius could stop him, the other immortal stumbled out of the sanctuary.

  • Repeating a word or sign of the other interlocutor then adding more words or signs to add to the information.

  • Leo woman, but I cannot find a word to tell her my feelings.

  • It was an imperfect word, but the word of God's own magisterium, a word of ' the Church ' .

  • For the first time we find a distinction drawn between Barnbow and Barnbow Carr, a word usually applied to low-lying often marshy places.

  • Believe a word the bastard mickey a couple of.

  • There should be a word for the feelings of pleasure caused by being in the process of eating a good muffin.

  • Simply because the Greek language uses a neuter noun for a word does not mean the word should translate into English using neuter noun for a word does not mean the word should translate into English using neuter pronouns.

  • Simply because the Greek language uses a neuter noun for a word does not mean the word should translate into English using neuter pronouns.

  • You won't be surprised to learn that it's a word created by a stealthy and powerful ninja.

  • If you attempt to read a word or longword operand at an odd address, the 68000 generates an address error exception.

  • Learn to use a word processor, write letters, give school talks, talk to the media.

  • And three are called prophetess because on one occasion they spoke a word on behalf of God.

  • It had become too small, too puny, too weak a word for him.

  • Thus, both 'rat ' and 'cat ' might be activated for a word slot as they have the same rime.

  • I've often seen them having a word and once saw a group of people ejected from the theater for being very rowdy.

  • Tho I probably sha n't let him get a word in edgeways.

  • Another misty and overcast morning, could somebody have a word with somebody about this weather - we are getting slightly soggy.

  • As soon as the leash goes taut, turn back toward your house without a word.

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  • Even with a helpful driver translating for me at my end, they seemed unable to make out a word we were saying.

  • Between songs Peter was very quiet, barely uttering a word.

  • Lesson 2 e at the end of a word sometimes makes the preceding vowel ' hard ' .

  • Wullie, Ah'll hae a word wi the Heid Byllie an see whit we can dae.

  • If we even stop for an instant to ask ourselves how a word ought to be spelled, the deeper we ponder that one word by itself the more hopeless grows the hesitation.

  • Further, he says pitch cannot be exactly defined, because voices vary; he nevertheless gives the measure above mentioned for the low F, but if a larger organ is built to include the still lower C, then this C must be of the same measurement, the reason being that a greater part of church music ends in "grambus," a word understood by Schlick's editor to mean the transposition of a fourth.

  • Later in Englnd it became usual to appoint one man to the two offices and to call him chancellor, a word perhaps borrowed from cathedral chapters, and not in use for a diocesan officer till the time of Henry VIII.

  • True amber has sometimes been called karabe, a word of oriental derivation signifying "that which attracts straw," in allusion to the power which amber possesses of acquiring an electric charge by friction.

  • The word is of obscure origin; a word with similar meaning, Kiel, is found in German, and French has quille, ninepin, apparently connected with Ger.

  • Throughout the epistle we have a singular combination of the seemingly desultory method of a letter, turning aside at a word and straying wherever the mood of the moment leads, with the firm, forward march of earnest and mature thought.

  • The derivation of the word has been obscured by a connexion in sense with the verb "cow," to instil fear into, which is derived from old Norse kuga, a word of similar meaning, and with the verb "cower," to crouch, which is also Scandinavian in origin.'

  • Of the simple tones there are five - the even, the circumflex, the descending, the grave and the high - any one of which when applied to a word may give it a quite distinct meaning.

  • The term which expresses the connotation of a word is therefore an abstract term, though it is probably not itself connotative; adjectives are concrete, not abstract, e.g.

  • But the religion of the Old Testament did not become merely individualistic in becoming individual, and now the problem was to realize a new conception of the society of faith, the true Israel, the collective servant of Yahweh - in a word to form the idea of a spiritual commonwealth and to show how it was possible for faith to hold fast, in spite of all seeming contradiction, to the truth that Yahweh had chosen for himself a spiritual people, every member of which was in truth the object of His saving and unfailing love, and which should ultimately in very deed inherit that glory of which the carnal Israel was unworthy.

  • The only serious rival was the Irish rule of Columban; and here it will be in place to say a word on Irish monasticism, which, in its birthplace, stood aloof to the end from the general movement.

  • Humanism, a word which will often recur in the ensuing paragraphs, denotes a specific bias which the forces liberated in the Renaissance took from contact with the ancient world, - the particular form assumed by human self-esteem at that epoch, - the ideal of life and civilization evolved by the modern nations.

  • No stranger was to have access, and the boy was to be cognizant of none of the sorrows of humanity, such as poverty, disease, old age or death, but only of what was pleasant, so that he should have no inducement to think of the future life; nor was he ever to hear a word of Christ and His religion.

  • The perfect success of both was regarded, not unreasonably, as a popular ratification of the republic, and though continually harassed by the formation and dissolution of ephemeral ministries, by socialist outbreaks, and the beginnings of anti-Semitism, Carnot had but one serious crisis to surmount, the Panama scandals of 1892, which, if they greatly damaged the prestige of the state, increased the respect felt for its head, against whose integrity none could breathe a word.

  • There is not a word too many nor too strong in the description of him by one of Burke's friends, as "a sullen, vain, proud, selfish, cankered-hearted, envious reptile."

  • It can easily be shown that men do as a matter of fact attach moral adjectives to environment, temperamental tendencies, natural endowments, instinctive desires, in a word to all or most of those forces moulding character, from which, according to libertarians, the individual's freedom of choice should be clearly distinguished and separated, and to which it can be and is frequently opposed.

  • Brisson, the name has since passed into general use, especially among English authors, for what their predecessors had called the American ostrich; but on the European continent the bird is commonly called Nandu,2 a word corrupted from a name it is said to have borne among the aboriginal inhabitants of Brazil, where the Portuguese settlers called it ema (see Emeu).

  • Thesources ofz(c)areLat.ce, cj,ij,s (cielo, c a e 1 u m; caiza, c a I c e a; razon, r a t i 0 n e m; zampoa, iv nip ho n i a)- As regards the spirants f and v, it is to be observed that at the beginning of a word f has in many instances been replaced by the aspirated h (afterwards silent), while in others no less current among the people the transformation has not taken place; thus we have hijo (f i Ii u m) alongside of fiesta (fast a).

  • He sent out among the poor people of the city and found two little babies who had never heard a word spoken.

  • But his surly guest said scarcely a word.

  • I did not know that I was spelling a word or even that words existed; I was simply making my fingers go in monkey-like imitation.

  • I supply a word here and there, sometimes a sentence, and suggest something which she has omitted or forgotten.

  • Constant repetition makes it easier to learn how to spell a word.

  • For no system of marks in a lexicon can tell one how to pronounce a word.

  • It was a word that created these thoughts in her mind.

  • And I don't believe a word that Hardenburg says, or Haugwitz either.

  • He said nothing to her but looked at her forehead and hair, without looking at her eyes, with such contempt that the Frenchwoman blushed and went away without a word.

  • One says a word to you and you...

  • Rostov took the money, avoiding Telyanin's eyes, and went out of the room without a word.

  • No one shall hear a word from me," said Rostov in an imploring voice, "but I can't apologize, by God I can't, do what you will!

  • Pierre knew that everyone was waiting for him to say a word and cross a certain line, and he knew that sooner or later he would step across it, but an incomprehensible terror seized him at the thought of that dreadful step.

  • Not a word about himself....

  • Prince Andrew turned to him, but the doctor gave him a bewildered look and passed by without a word.

  • He was standing close to the door and as soon as it opened his rough old arms closed like a vise round his son's neck, and without a word he began to sob like a child.

  • And Fedya, with his noble spirit, loved him and even now never says a word against him.

  • He got up without saying a word and went downstairs to his own room.

  • No one has ever heard him utter a groan or a word of complaint.

  • Next day the prince did not say a word to his daughter, but she noticed that at dinner he gave orders that Mademoiselle Bourienne should be served first.

  • We never hear a word but Dolokhov is mentioned.

  • She so wanted a word from him that would explain to her what had happened and to which she could find no answer.

  • I won't hear a word.

  • He frowned before his looking glass, gesticulated, shrugged his shoulders, and finally, without saying a word to anyone, took his cap and left the house by the back door, trying to avoid notice.

  • The clerk several times used the word "plenary" (of the service), a word Petya did not understand.

  • Pierre wished to reply, but could not get in a word.

  • Nicholas was somewhere with the army and had not sent a word since his last letter, in which he had given a detailed account of his meeting with Princess Mary.

  • Neither he nor she said a word about what "Natasha nursing him" might mean, but thanks to this letter Nicholas suddenly became almost as intimate with the princess as if they were relations.

  • Pierre was silent because he was incapable of uttering a word.

  • Probably a word of command was given and was followed by the reports of eight muskets; but try as he would Pierre could not afterwards remember having heard the slightest sound of the shots.

  • Ermolov came forward with a frown on his face and, hearing what the officer had to say, took the papers from him without a word.

  • Besides, Monsieur Kiril, you have only to say a word to the captain, you know.

  • None of the prisoners said a word.

  • No one replied a word to Dolokhov's laughter, and a French officer whom they could not see (he lay wrapped in a greatcoat) rose and whispered something to a companion.

  • Petya wished to say "Good night" but could not utter a word.

  • When they had descended to the bridge Petya and Dolokhov rode past the sentinel, who without saying a word paced morosely up and down it, then they descended into the hollow where the Cossacks awaited them.

  • Pierre sobbed as he sat among them and could not utter a word.

  • Thousands of eyes were looking at him from all sides awaiting a word from him.

  • She no longer complained of her position, did not say a word about the past, and no longer feared to make happy plans for the future.

  • And without a word to his wife he went to the little sitting room and lay down on the sofa.

  • And experience tells us that power is not merely a word but an actually existing phenomenon.

  • But then I showed you that Christ specifically reprimanded someone for even describing him with a word that should be reserved for God alone.

  • Now retrace your steps to the shore with a word of warning.

  • I 've often seen them having a word and once saw a group of people ejected from the theater for being very rowdy.

  • Stating it in another way, all the schwas in a word are equally likely to be deleted.

  • Search warrants wednesday four of a. Another firm recently believe a word these wraps include.

  • In Hebrew to repeat a word three times meant the superlative degree....

  • Have a word with me or mention to your surname co-ordinator that you 'd like to help in some way.

  • Transcribed Phonetically A word written down according to how it sounds which may not be how it is spelled.

  • To truncate a word in Business Source Elite add an asterisk at the end of the word.

  • When a word is revealed it is also vocalized.

  • Lesson 2 e at the end of a word sometimes makes the preceding vowel ' hard '.

  • The great philosopher Wittgenstein was wont to say that 'the meaning of a word is its use '.

  • Let me say a word more about the sponsors who are founding these academies.

  • Just type up your contribution using a word processing package.

  • It is not a word in any dictionary of the English language.

  • That 's right, a word processor written in ARM assembler !

  • You can then copy the text into a word processor document.

  • Using a word with a negative connotation causes your writing to sound opinionated.

  • By using a word with a negative connotation, Jenny's graduation speech took an unpleasant tone.

  • To make her excuse sound better, Alexandra used a word with a positive connotation.

  • When texting, it is best to not use a word that carries a negative connotation so that you do not start an argument unintentionally.

  • By using a word with a negative connotation, Jenny caused her graduation speech to be a disaster.

  • Some people say a homonym is a word that is spelled and sounds the same way as another word, while others say it is just a word that sounds the same as another.

  • A caus. verb is a word used to show that a person or thing has caused something to happen.

  • It doesn't matter if he can't understand a word you are saying.

  • If she wants to express a word with a certain sign, let her do so, and follow her lead.

  • Others may put a spin on that idea, taking a word or name they like and writing it backwards.

  • Another idea is to make small booklets of these memories by taking them to a printer or generating them yourself using a word processing program on a computer.

  • Simple personalized pacifiers can bear your baby's name or nickname, a word or phrase that makes you laugh, or they may even be part of a personalized gift set that includes a personalized onesie and pacifier.

  • Since then, this term is a word that the majority of new moms and dads quickly become aware of once they enter the world of parenthood.

  • One is multi-taker Microsoft Works which has a word processor, spreadsheet, database and presentation.

  • Your password should not be a word found in the dictionary.

  • The goal is to get your team to guess what you are acting out without uttering a word or pointing to anyone or anything in the room.

  • Single letters that are meant to be joined up together to form a word or phrase are one of the easiest ways to get the quote you want on the wall.

  • As a word of caution though, try to do this sparingly.

  • I didn't speak a word of French, I was just confident that it was what I wanted to do, and that I had to work for French Vogue!

  • It is as easy as typing a word into a search box, clicking English or non-English, and hitting enter to look up the meaning in English or one of 90 modern or 10 ancestral languages.

  • While others argue over whether a word is a real word or just a slang expression, the people at Webster's have opted to include slang as well as official words in its listings.

  • What sense are you supposed to make of a word like "KHFID76"?

  • Other times, the coupons are a word or two related to the purpose of the sale, reminiscent of a secret code word used to gain entry into a clubhouse or secret society.

  • Writers that need a word or phrase translated for a story or novel use translators because learning a whole language just isn't feasible.

  • While translators can tell you what a word or phrase means, they can't give you the understanding you need.

  • Maybe you want to make a word search puzzle for your classmates or for a party.

  • While you can go to your local book store and pick up a word search book-and you know there are plenty to choose from-you can also find free online word searches strewn across the Internet.

  • Webster's Dictionary online for use in the home, school or other environment offers a quick way to look up the definition of a word.

  • For those who want to improve their vocabulary, you can sign up for a word of the day e-mail.

  • Using the Internet is a quick way to get a word translated, especially if you're already online.

  • So take advantage of the free resources to learn a new language so you don't have to rely on an online dictionary every time you need to translate a word.

  • In Hebrew, a vowel always follows a consonant, unlike English where you can have double consonants or double vowels together in a word.

  • Unlike other types of dictionaries like Webster's where you can just look up a word and see an entry, crossword puzzle dictionaries work a little bit differently.

  • With many, there are two ways that you can look up a word.

  • Just enter in a word or even just the first few letters, and the tool will translate it into either Greek or English, depending which form you started with.

  • Provide the dictionary a word and select which source you would like to use.

  • Another unique family portrait idea is to have each family member hold pieces of paper with letters written on them that spell a word.

  • Lusty is a word often used to describe Mediterranean food.

  • If you're extremely organized, consider creating a word processing document for this folder with notes regarding the content of your photos and the journaling you want to include on each page.

  • Focusing on a word or phrase instead of trying to empty the mind provides gentle focus and relaxation.

  • It could be an image, a sound, or a word.

  • A mantra is a word or phrase that is repeated.

  • When you choose your mantra, think of a word that has a positive meaning.

  • This does not necessarily mean that this will happen to your picture; it is just a word of caution.

  • I have never crushed on a guy before, but this feels diffferent and I haven't spoken to him yet, not even a word.

  • Christian t shirts for teens are a fun way to express your faith - without even saying a word.

  • Are you having trouble with what a word means?

  • The brides will then go down the line and say a word of thanks to each giver.

  • You can always rewrite a published vow to fit your experience better or to change a word or a phrase you don't like.

  • Include a word of regret if the card is being mailed due to missing the wedding itself.

  • Spell out a word or phrase that reflects the reason for celebration with your cupcakes.

  • If there is a word count limit, it's not necessary to meet it only not to exceed it.

  • Check out MyGuitarSolo (where you can download a Word document of the solo) and FretPlay.

  • You could even auto-replace certain words in Microsoft so every time they write "and" or "the" on a Word document, it pops up as "monkey" or "I can't use the computer!"

  • One great prank is to leave a message on a path they take every day, something only they would understand and write a word every few pavement sections.

  • Since there was a word limit to the book, I tried to include things that you would not necessarily see in a standard travel tip book.

  • Although a low cost motel you're crashing in for one night might not be willing - or able - to rustle up any free tickets for you, if you're staying in pricier lodging for several nights, have a word with the concierge or front desk.

  • One of the most popular casual games is a word game called Text Twist.

  • Spell long words to earn a colored gem, and to use the gem, simply incorporate that tile into a word.

  • Crystal (bright pink) - Removes all adverse status effects from Lex and the letter grid, shields Lex from damage for a turn, and it adds 50% damage to a word.

  • The lack of background music is a little disappointing, but the "crunching" sound effect that comes out each time the worm munches on a word surely will elicit a smirk or a smile on a fairly regular basis.

  • To prevent it from scorching its way to the bottom, include the fiery tile as part of a word as soon as you can.

  • This is a word jumble-type level where you need to create words from the letters given to advance.

  • Each letter that began a word is show in the upper left of the screen so you can keep track of letters you don't need to use to start a word.

  • If you recognize a word but can't solve the puzzle, complete what you know.

  • The Current Word area is handy to see if you have a word or not, especially when you need to start a word with a certain letter and you don't know if you have a word.

  • Because you can learn the game quick and heat your brain up with a word activity, you should give this game a whirl.

  • The familiarity of a card game such as Hearts, a word game similar to Scrabble (for example, check out Literati or WordRacer at YahooGames), or puzzle games like Bejeweled is comfortable for people of all ages and from all walks of life.

  • The jumble games give you a word to unscramble.

  • Blends-merge consonants together to make the beginning sound of a word.

  • While it may be tempting to use these letters every chance you get, it is in your best interest to use them when you are also creating a word with a bonus space, like those that provide double or triple word scores.

  • One of the free games that Yahoo offers through its Yahoo Games portal is a word game called Literati.

  • The first player (randomly chosen by the computer) places a word on the Literati board and the computer automatically calculates and records the score and replaces the letters while indicating that it is now the other player's turn.

  • Naming a console after a word that is often a synonym for bathroom behavior (in English) is about as bold as you can get.

  • Try to form new words by moving one letter of a word displayed.

  • You can also play the timed or an unlimited time version and even link the words to an online dictionary if you are unfamiliar with a word.

  • Who knows, a word may form out of the blue.

  • As zombies come at you, a word or phrase will appear and you have so many seconds to type it in.

  • In regular mode, the guesser and the drawer both get 50 points when a word is guessed.

  • Whether you need to find the definition of a word or learn a new language, there are several apps for reference purposes.

  • Simple vocal tics include stuttering, stammering, abnormal emphasis of part of a word or phrase, and inarticulate noises such as throat clearing, grunts, and high-pitched sounds.

  • A reward can be a word of praise, a special activity, additional privileges, or material items.

  • In one type of ADT the test administrator says a word and the child is asked to repeat the word, leaving out a syllable or sound.

  • Sometimes this occurs because a child knows a word in one language but not in the other.

  • You can use a word processor program such as Microsoft Word.

  • You can also make your own form on the computer using a design program or a word processor program.

  • If you can't find a chart you like, try making your own using a word processor or spreadsheet program.

  • This is a simple process with a word program.

  • While they are all made slightly differently, generally, rhyming puzzles have on half of the puzzle with a word and one half with a rhyming picture.

  • Try starting a word by giving your child the last two letters such as 'at', 'up', or 'in'.

  • Children are taught to recognize the first part of a word and then use rhymes to read new words.

  • Although knowing how to spell a word is important, knowing how to use that word in a sentence is even more important.

  • The Internet is a rich source of all sorts of worksheets at every grade level or you can use a word program to make your own.

  • Style is an attitude; it can let everybody know who you are without ever having to say a word.

  • First and foremost, you can use a word processing program to create your own list, categorized in any format you want.

  • The right supplements offer better control over joint pain, but a word of caution is warranted.

  • It's a word often used to describe so-called "disposable" clothes - those that are worn once or twice and then tossed, either due to poor construction and inability to hold up or simply to losing their trendy status.

  • One player reads a word from a chosen card.

  • A player is given a word to describe and a list of commonly associated words that he cannot use.

  • It is a great tool to settle any disputes that arise about whether a word placed on the board is playable.

  • The person who draws the card says a word.

  • The person to the left must say a word that rhymes with it.

  • One of the main reasons that a player uses a word finder is to cheat.

  • As long as everyone is on the same page, a word finder can enhance the fun of a great, competitive Scrabble board without causing any conflict or hurt feelings.

  • Many also have laughable memories of battles over whether a word played was really a word or not.

  • Often players rushed to the family dictionary and yelled victoriously, "It is not a word.

  • Using a word processing or graphics program, design address labels with your personalized message.

  • During the party talk in a steady voice and occasionally choke on a word so it sounds as though you are a broken record.

  • Some men have a hard time letting their date get a word in edgewise when they first meet someone they like.

  • You can find romance in a look, a touch, a gesture, a kiss and a word.

  • You want to list a word that rhymes with every word on the first list.

  • A book (or even a word document) of reasons why you love your partner can be one of the most touching and romantic gifts of all.

  • Some couples will slowly stop talking or go on dates and not say a word to each other, while others have more dramatic fights.

  • The question may also be asked in an unusual format, such as on a billboard, via a co-conspirator, or as a word game.

  • Manuscript Tracker is not a word processor, but allows you to track your various writing projects in one place.

  • Because of the extra work involved in reading a book, the rate for beginning book reviewers runs about a quarter a word.

  • Rates start at around 38 cents per word and top out at a dollar a word.

  • Handbags can be a stylish, fashionable and easy way to make an impact without saying a word.

  • Whether you are wheeling your rolling duffle bag through airport security, or standing in the lobby of a posh hotel waiting to check in; your luggage speaks for you before you even say a word.

  • Aloof is a word that is often used to describe Virgos in general, and the males of this sign can turn "aloofness" into an art form.

  • There is a word of warning about your relationship with Cancer.

  • Never make a child look up the spelling of a word if he asks, when you can correctly spell the word for him.

  • The Barbie Desktop Computer is not exactly a word processor, but it's more of an activity center that includes all sorts of Barbie games.

  • Pick a word or phrase, such as "school," "cool," "smart," "learning," or even "backpack" and write it all over the bag in a variety of languages.

  • Have older students make up a word scramble or question and answer game using the Bible as a resource.

  • If you do not want all the extras, like frames and ads that are on the web pages, you may just want to copy and paste the script into a word processing program on your computer.

  • Visitors spot this ghost along the catwalk as well, and witnesses describe a ghost that stares at them but doesn't say a word.

  • He tried to make chit chat during the ride, but she wouldn't say a word.

  • Ectoplasm is a word often used to describe a gel-like residue reportedly found at the site of an apparition or paranormal event.

  • Fledgling writers may find it tedious to compose an entire novel in a word processing program.

  • Also known as a name poem, this is a poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word or phrase such as "Merry Christmas", "Happy Holidays", or "Season's Greetings".

  • However, an older version of a word processing program and a simple photo editing program are usually more than enough.

  • And sometimes, a word is even more important than a picture.People choose to include words for many reasons.

  • The numbers of a Bible verse or a word with spiritual meaning let others know of the wearer's devotion.

  • Take a look at the different fonts on a word processing program.

  • The banner might have a slogan, the name of a military company, or a word like "Liberty" or "Strength."

  • A Japanese character as a tattoo can run dangerously close to being a cliché, so choosing a symbol for your tattoo should lie in picking a personal concept rather than relying on the visual representation of a word.

  • These are a popular means of getting a word tattooed on you without everyone knowing what the word means.

  • Particularly if your tattoo is a word and nothing else, you're going to want a script that makes a bold statement.

  • If you want a tattoo that differs in style while depicting a word or positive affirmation, you may find a Chinese tattoo makes the perfect choice.

  • There are as many variations on a word tattoo as there are words in the dictionary.

  • Alternate alphabets, such as Arabic, Hebrew or Thai also allow you to make use of a visual style in a word tattoo.

  • There is far more to a word tattoo design than just the words in it, including a high degree of customization - as much as in any graphic tattoo.

  • Avery currently doesn't support Apple printers, but you can always buy the stock and use a word processing or page layout program to design your own free business cards.

  • When an Internet user wants to find something online, they simply type a word or phrase into a search engine.

  • Keyword - A word used on a web page to match a search term used by Internet users.

  • The right business suit generates a professional impression without saying a word.

  • This pre-formatted document makes it easy for you to know what to include in your resume and produce a finished document that is properly formatted without having to be a word processing expert.

  • This doesn't have to be a major concern, since you can use a word processing program to prepare multiple versions of your resume to tailor the objective to fit a number of jobs possibilities.

  • If you don't, in a word processing program, you can create your own by top-centering your contact information including your email address.

  • You may begin creating your resume using an existing template either on your home computer or downloadable from the Internet, or by starting from scratch within a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word® or WordPerfect®.

  • Create your resume in a word processing program so you can edit it easily.

  • Write a cover letter draft using a word processing program and ensure it is properly formatted.

  • This site offers three different chronological templates that you can either download or copy and paste into a word processor program.

  • If a word doesn't come to mind easily for your squad, it's not going to make sense to the fans.

  • Have each member of the family hold up a wooden letter to spell out a word such as PEACE, JOY, or LOVE.

  • An acrostic poem is a poem in which the first letter of each line works together to spell a word or a phrase.

  • The dreaded carbohydrate has become a word synonymous with "bad" over the last few years, but the following carbohydrates list will show you it is more than just a case of good or bad.

  • Metabolism is a word we throw around quite a bit in the dieting arena, but to break it into easy-to-remember terms, it's the rate which your body burns calories.

  • From a simple table format you can make yourself in a word processing program to a fully detailed template, blank charts offer you the most versatility since you start from scratch and create exactly what you need.

  • You can create your exercise chart using a word processing or a spreadsheet program.

  • Americans and native English speakers typically stress one particular syllable in a word more than the others.

  • In French, however, the stress is more evenly spread out across the word, with a slight stress typically on the last full syllable of a word.

  • On the Lexilogos page, you type in a word either in French or in English, then you select with which online dictionary the site should look up the word for you.

  • This is an excellent site for the more advanced French speaker, who may need to look up a word in a French dictionary and read about the French word in French instead of getting an English translation for it.

  • The number one mistake that students make when using dictionaries is to rush through the process, taking the very first definition given for a word.

  • Lingerie is a wonderful way to express your desire without saying a word.

  • Slipping on a sheer negligee is a great way to bring romance back into the conversation, without ever having to say a word!

  • Follow the link (no pun intended) above and see what all the fuss is about - a word of caution, however - this song is explicit.

  • There are many great places to online to uncover all of their lyrics so you don't miss out on a word of it.

  • You can make them in a word processing or publishing program and send them as an attachment.

  • You can create invitations using a word processing program on your computer and adding some colorful clip art, or you could purchase packaged invitations instead.

  • Pair younger and older guests to complete a word search.

  • Center and print invitation wording on the teapot shape using a word processing program.

  • You could also change one of the words in the Survivor slogan of "Outwit, Outlast, Outplay" to "Outparty" or a word related to the birthday boy or girl.

  • Create your own invitations using a word processing program on your computer.

  • Choose a word that people will be likely to say during a housewarming party, such as "home."

  • If someone can't think of a word, the last person to think of a word is the winner, and the game starts again.

  • Use bold colors, larger letters, and any other method you can think of to impress upon your guests that they shouldn't breathe a word about the party to the guest of honor.

  • You can also make your own free printable invitation to slumber party using a word processing or desktop publishing program.

  • After Dumbledore arrives and has a word with his aunt and uncle, Harry is taken first to the home of a former Hogwarts teacher whom Dumbledore hopes Harry will be able to convince to return to the school.

  • The east has always had a word for it, one that is becoming more familiar to westerners as eastern concepts such as feng shui become more mainstream.

  • Some individual consonants, such as "s" and "r" have certain intricacies that require a variation on style depending on how or where they are used within a word or sentence.

  • In a market where the norm was a half cent to two cents per word, Galaxy paid five and six cents a word.

  • Copy the AdSense code into a word processor and save it for future reference.

  • In fact, the term "weskit" is a word that developed from the English pronunciation of the word "waistcoat."

  • Basically, the program works like a word processor where you input your text, import pictures and insert other dynamics without knowing any programming techniques.

  • Like emphasis, strong used to be the BOLD tag, until designers realized that there were more ways to make a word seem strong than to darken it.

  • There are WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get) editors that make the process as easy as designing a word document.

  • A domain name is a word or combination of words that is translated to an IP address on the Internet.

  • You didn't say a word to your father, but you snarled at me as though I did something wrong.



  • His features were too rugged to be described with such a word.



  • Before she could get a word out, Howard covered her mouth with his.



  • It served him right, sitting there like that with barely a word in her defense.



  • Not a word said, and yet there it was.



  • She made sure her computer was solely a word processor with no on line capabilities so no one could ever hack into it.



  • I slapped him on the back, a sort-of congratulation, but didn't say a word.



  • The young girl ran off without a word.



  • With Quinn's ranting it was difficult to get a word in.



  • No. Not unless you want to talk to yourself while I prop up a zombie who won't hear a word you're saying.



  • He listened without saying a word as I revealed everything, including Julie's effort to collect the million dollars.



  • She'd said not a word for the two hour ride to my castle in the sky.



  • He hadn't said a word most of the day, taking in Dusty's world with fascination.


  • The rest of the clan followed without a word.


  • Martha showed little interest and had said hardly a word.


  • They trudged home without a word being spoken.


  • Fred hoisted the box and without a word carried it back to the office.


  • After locating a missing sneaker, Pumpkin left without a word and, shockingly, without breakfast.


  • I know that, but Martha said she'd telephone—we even gave her a calling card—and we haven't heard a word from her.


  • Cynthia scrunched close to Dean's ear, trying to hear the conversation, and offered a word or two as well.


  • Dean couldn't get a word in edgewise.


  • She'd not spoken a word since they'd left the road.


  • Her English vocabulary was growing a word at a time—mostly terms like dust, vacuum, linens, dishes and other domestic terminologies.


  • Lydia Larkin had led Dean in with neither exchanging a word.


  • She had changed into a halter and shorts and brushed past him without a word.



  • Starting up the computer, he pulled up a word program and typed something.


  • Today they had conversed via a word processing program.


  • Well, Mrs. Barnett, here's your chance to talk to your father-in-law – if you can fit a word in edgewise.



  • But now, she wanted a word with a certain Ancient.



  • He left the sparring level without saying a word to Ully and followed his instincts up a flight of stairs and down a narrow hall he recognized from his visit to their father.s catacombs with Kris.


  • It was a word Andre had used that Rhyn never understood.


  • The woman looked half frightened to death and the young boy with her never said a word.


  • Edith drove off in her rental car, without a word.


  • Edith didn't say a word to me when she came in, just whispered something to Donnie and was up the stairs.


  • It was as if Edith didn't hear a word that was said.


  • Neither said a word as the hall clock began striking midnight.



  • Effie just shook her head, turned without a word and hurried from the room.



  • Corday tossed two dollars on the bar and rose without a word.



  • For a long time he didn't say a word.



  • Jackson stood without saying a word.



  • Elisabeth didn't say a word.



  • He sat and stared straight ahead without a word.



  • Elisabeth broke the embrace and walked away without a word.


  • Three weeks, and they hadn't heard a word from him.



  • Once Dean introduced himself, he sat with the phone several inches from his ear, unable to inject a word as she built up her tirade.



  • He didn't say a word as she turned away.



  • I didn't say a word.



  • He took her hand and led her back down the trail without saying a word.



  • And yet, he had not spoken a word of disapproval.


  • And you don't believe a word of it, either.


  • In Italian, Spanish and Portuguese the word mappa has retained its place, by the side of carta, for marine charts, but in other languages both kinds of maps 1 are generally known by a word derived from the Latin charta, as carte in French, Karte in German, Kaart in Dutch.


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