1 Secondly, it would have been senseless to block the passage of men whose whole energy was directed to flight.
2 The French crowd fled at a continually increasing speed and all its energy was directed to reaching its goal.
3 Coming out onto the highroad the French fled with surprising energy and unheard-of rapidity toward the goal they had fixed on.
4 The mechanism of life, the arrangement of the day so as to be in time everywhere, absorbed the greater part of his vital energy.
5 Thanks to her activity and energy, which infected her fellow travelers, they approached Yaroslavl by the end of the second week.
6 These sights and sounds had no depressing or intimidating effect on him; on the contrary, they stimulated his energy and determination.
7 It was the time when the youthful Speranski was at the zenith of his fame and his reforms were being pushed forward with the greatest energy.
8 And the feeling of energy with which the troops had started began to turn into vexation and anger at the stupid arrangements and at the Germans.
9 During this difficult journey Mademoiselle Bourienne, Dessalles, and Princess Mary's servants were astonished at her energy and firmness of spirit.
10 He saw in him a remarkable, clear-thinking man of vast intellect who by his energy and persistence had attained power, which he was using solely for the welfare of Russia.
11 The Emperor was with the army to encourage it, but his presence and ignorance of what steps to take, and the enormous number of advisers and plans, destroyed the first army's energy and it retired.
12 Their very numbers and their crowded and swift movement deprived them of that possibility and rendered it not only difficult but impossible for the Russians to stop this movement, to which the French were directing all their energies.
13 The intention was to make a stand at the Drissa camp, but Paulucci, aiming at becoming commander-in-chief, unexpectedly employed his energy to influence Alexander, and Pfuel's whole plan was abandoned and the command entrusted to Barclay.
14 As when a window is opened a whiff of fresh air from the fields enters a stuffy room, so a whiff of youthfulness, energy, and confidence of success reached Kutuzov's cheerless staff with the galloping advent of all these brilliant young men.
15 Despite the weakness of age, which had become particularly noticeable since the time when he thought his son had been killed, he did not think it right to refuse a duty to which he had been appointed by the Emperor himself, and this fresh opportunity for action gave him new energy and strength.
16 You will be responsible if the enemy is able to direct a force of any size against Petersburg to threaten this capital in which it has not been possible to retain many troops; for with the army entrusted to you, and acting with resolution and energy, you have ample means to avert this fresh calamity.
17 Bennigsen, the Tsarevich, and a swarm of adjutants general remained with the army to keep the commander-in-chief under observation and arouse his energy, and Barclay, feeling less free than ever under the observation of all these "eyes of the Emperor," became still more cautious of undertaking any decisive action and avoided giving battle.
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