Every person in the house felt that there was no sense in their living together, and that the stray people brought together by chance in any inn had more in common with one another than they, the members of the family and household of the Oblonskys.
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 1: Chapter 1 Context
But there was no chance of doing anything; and twisting the smooth paper knife in her little hands, she forced herself to read.
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 1: Chapter 29 Context
Vronsky was everywhere where he had any chance of meeting Anna, and speaking to her, when he could, of his love.
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 2: Chapter 4 Context
Then he withdrew, leaving in Alexey Alexandrovitch an unpleasant sense that something was wrong with him, and that there was no chance of curing it.
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 2: Chapter 26 Context
While awaiting the time for carrying out her plans on a large scale, however, Kitty, even then at the springs, where there were so many people ill and unhappy, readily found a chance for practicing her new principles in imitation of Varenka.
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 2: Chapter 33 Context
He examined the wrist, said it was not broken, was delighted at a chance of talking to the celebrated Sergey Ivanovitch Koznishev, and to show his advanced views of things told him all the scandal of the district, complaining of the poor state into which the district council had fallen.
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 3: Chapter 2 Context
He wrote begging her forgiveness for not having thought of everything before, and promised to come down at the first chance.
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 3: Chapter 8 Context
This chance did not present itself, and till the beginning of June Darya Alexandrovna stayed alone in the country.
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 3: Chapter 8 Context
The chief secretary of his department and his private secretary were aware of this, and used to warn women who came with petitions on no account to give way to tears, if they did not want to ruin their chances.
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 3: Chapter 13 Context
Sometimes, too, he had experienced the opposite, expressing at last what he liked himself, which he was devising arguments to defend, and, chancing to express it well and genuinely, he had found his opponent at once agreeing and ceasing to dispute his position.
Anna Karenina(V2), PART 4: Chapter 13 Context
The unmistakable impatience of the member of the Council trying to get away from him did not trouble Alexey Alexandrovitch; he gave up his exposition only when the member of the Council, seizing his chance when one of the Imperial family was passing, slipped away from him.
Anna Karenina(V2), PART 5: Chapter 24 Context
Katavasov, whose scientific work had prevented his having a chance of observing them hitherto, was very much interested in them and questioned Sergey Ivanovitch.
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 8: Chapter 3 Context
So he lived, not knowing and not seeing any chance of knowing what he was and what he was living for, and harassed at this lack of knowledge to such a point that he was afraid of suicide, and yet firmly laying down his own individual definite path in life.
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 8: Chapter 10 Context
He was glad of a chance to be alone to recover from the influence of ordinary actual life, which had already depressed his happy mood.
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 8: Chapter 14 Context
Our dear Emperor has left Petersburg and it is thought intends to expose his precious person to the chances of war.
War and Peace(V1), BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXV Context
He leaned his elbows on the table with his pen in his hand and, evidently glad of a chance to say quicker in words what he wanted to write, told Rostov the contents of his letter.
War and Peace(V1), BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV Context
While Rostov was thus arguing with himself and riding sadly away, Captain von Toll chanced to ride to the same spot, and seeing the Emperor at once rode up to him, offered his services, and assisted him to cross the ditch on foot.
War and Peace(V1), BOOK 3: CHAPTER XVIII Context
He could not conceive that a stupid chance, letting the seven be dealt to the right rather than to the left, might deprive him of all this happiness, newly appreciated and newly illumined, and plunge him into the depths of unknown and undefined misery.
War and Peace(V2), BOOK 4: CHAPTER XIII Context
Julie was at that stage in the life of a society woman when she feels that her last chance of marrying has come and that her fate must be decided now or never.
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 8: CHAPTER II Context
Though he concealed the fact under a show of irritation and contempt, he was evidently in despair that the sole remaining chance of verifying his theory by a huge experiment and proving its soundness to the whole world was slipping away from him.
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 9: CHAPTER XI Context
Napoleon having cut our armies apart advanced far into the country and missed several chances of forcing an engagement.
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER I Context