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Soldiers were continually rushing backwards and forwards near it, and he saw two of them and a man in a frieze coat dragging burning beams into another yard across the street, while others carried bundles of hay.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV   Context
It is clear that the man who advocates the conclusion of a peace, and that the Minister should command the army, does not love our sovereign and desires the ruin of us all.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER V   Context
He is as right as other historians who look for the explanation of historic events in the will of one man; he is as right as the Russian historians who maintain that Napoleon was drawn to Moscow by the skill of the Russian commanders.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER VII   Context
A large crowd of militiamen and domestics were moving toward her, and in their midst several men were supporting by the armpits and dragging along a little old man in a uniform and decorations.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER VIII   Context
At that moment, on the road leading from the big house, two women and a man in a white hat were seen coming toward the officers.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XIII   Context
When she saw his Russian face, and by his walk and the first words he uttered recognized him as a man of her own class, she glanced at him with her deep radiant look and began speaking in a voice that faltered and trembled with emotion.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XIII   Context
Prince Andrew could not have explained how or why it was, but after that interview with Kutuzov he went back to his regiment reassured as to the general course of affairs and as to the man to whom it had been entrusted.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XVI   Context
The flogging was only just over, and the executioner was releasing from the flogging bench a stout man with red whiskers, in blue stockings and a green jacket, who was moaning piteously.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XVIII   Context
Some people began to laugh, others continued to watch in dismay the executioner who was undressing the other man.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XVIII   Context
For Kutuzov this was mathematically clear, as it is that if when playing draughts I have one man less and go on exchanging, I shall certainly lose, and therefore should not exchange.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XIX   Context
He had established himself with Count Bennigsen, who, like all on whom Boris had been in attendance, considered young Prince Drubetskoy an invaluable man.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXII   Context
At a single gesture from him everyone went out on tiptoe, leaving the great man to himself and his emotion.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXVI   Context
He treated his Serene Highness with a somewhat affected nonchalance intended to show that, as a highly trained military man, he left it to Russians to make an idol of this useless old man, but that he knew whom he was dealing with.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXV   Context
The doctors were busily engaged with the wounded man the shape of whose head seemed familiar to Prince Andrew: they were lifting him up and trying to quiet him.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVII   Context
In the miserable, sobbing, enfeebled man whose leg had just been amputated, he recognized Anatole Kuragin.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVII   Context
He now remembered the connection that existed between himself and this man who was dimly gazing at him through tears that filled his swollen eyes.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVII   Context
And not for that day and hour alone were the mind and conscience darkened of this man on whom the responsibility for what was happening lay more than on all the others who took part in it.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVIII   Context
The cannon balls flew just as swiftly and cruelly from both sides, crushing human bodies, and that terrible work which was not done by the will of a man but at the will of Him who governs men and worlds continued.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXIX   Context
Laws of motion of any kind become comprehensible to man only when he examines arbitrarily selected elements of that motion; but at the same time, a large proportion of human error comes from the arbitrary division of continuous motion into discontinuous elements.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER I   Context
But the mind of man not only refuses to believe this explanation, but plainly says that this method of explanation is fallacious, because in it a weaker phenomenon is taken as the cause of a stronger.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER I   Context
And, indeed, human reason replies: every time conquerors appear there have been wars, but this does not prove that the conquerors caused the wars and that it is possible to find the laws of a war in the personal activity of a single man.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER I   Context
But Helene, like a really great man who can do whatever he pleases, at once assumed her own position to be correct, as she sincerely believed it to be, and that everyone else was to blame.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER VI   Context
They knew their Natasha, and alarm as to what would happen if she heard this news stifled all sympathy for the man they both liked.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XVII   Context
At length when he had understood and looked in the direction the old man indicated, he recognized Natasha, and following his first impulse stepped instantly and rapidly toward the coach.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XVII   Context
But as soon as the man had left the room Pierre took up his hat which was lying on the table and went out of his study by the other door.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XVIII   Context
The man told him that arms were being distributed today at the Kremlin and that tomorrow everyone would be sent out beyond the Three Hills gates and a great battle would be fought there.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XVIII   Context
Gerasim, that sallow beardless old man Pierre had seen at Torzhok five years before with Joseph Bazdeev, came out in answer to his knock.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XVIII   Context
From one open shop came the sound of blows and vituperation, and just as the officer came up to it a man in a gray coat with a shaven head was flung out violently.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXI   Context
On seeing the crowd and the bloodstained man the workman ceased speaking, and with eager curiosity all the bootmakers joined the moving crowd.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIII   Context
Rostopchin, though he had patriotic sentiments, was a sanguine and impulsive man who had always moved in the highest administrative circles and had no understanding at all of the people he supposed himself to be guiding.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIV   Context
The ship moves independently with its own enormous motion, the boat hook no longer reaches the moving vessel, and suddenly the administrator, instead of appearing a ruler and a source of power, becomes an insignificant, useless, feeble man.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV   Context
The young man in his clattering chains stepped clumsily to the spot indicated, holding away with one finger the coat collar which chafed his neck, turned his long neck twice this way and that, sighed, and submissively folded before him his thin hands, unused to work.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV   Context
While waiting for the young man to take his place on the step Rostopchin stood frowning and rubbing his face with his hand.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV   Context
Since the world began and men have killed one another no one has ever committed such a crime against his fellow man without comforting himself with this same idea.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV   Context
To a man not swayed by passion that welfare is never certain, but he who commits such a crime always knows just where that welfare lies.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV   Context
Kutuzov looked at Rostopchin as if, not grasping what was said to him, he was trying to read something peculiar written at that moment on the face of the man addressing him.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV   Context
The aim of each man when he left Moscow was no longer, as it had been, to conquer, but merely to keep what he had acquired.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVI   Context
The countess said she had been unable to close her eyes on account of his moaning, and at Mytishchi she moved into a worse hut simply to be farther away from the wounded man.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXX   Context
With her bare feet she touched a sleeping man, stepped over him, and opened the door into the part of the hut where Prince Andrew lay.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXI   Context
The first night after they left Moscow had been fairly warm and he had remained in the caleche, but at Mytishchi the wounded man himself asked to be taken out and given some tea.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXII   Context
The doctor was very much displeased about something and made a change in the dressings, turning the wounded man over so that he groaned again and grew unconscious and delirious from the agony.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXII   Context
A healthy man usually thinks of, feels, and remembers innumerable things simultaneously, but has the power and will to select one sequence of thoughts or events on which to fix his whole attention.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXII   Context
A healthy man can tear himself away from the deepest reflections to say a civil word to someone who comes in and can then return again to his own thoughts.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXII   Context
Prince Andrew collected all his strength in an effort to recover his senses, he moved a little, and suddenly there was a ringing in his ears, a dimness in his eyes, and like a man plunged into water he lost consciousness.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXII   Context
The little barefooted Frenchman in the blue coat went up to the Armenians and, saying something, immediately seized the old man by his legs and the old man at once began pulling off his boots.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXIV   Context
A little man in Russian civilian clothes rode out from the ranks, and by his clothes and manner of speaking Pierre at once knew him to be a French salesman from one of the Moscow shops.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXIV   Context
And having thus demolished the young man, Anna Pavlovna turned to another group where Bilibin was talking about the Austrians: having wrinkled up his face he was evidently preparing to smooth it out again and utter one of his mots.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER I   Context
The more closely a man was engaged in the events then taking place in Russia the less did he realize their significance.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER IV   Context
The commander of the militia was a civilian general, an old man who was evidently pleased with his military designation and rank.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER IV   Context
Everything seemed to him pleasant and easy during that first part of his stay in Voronezh and, as usually happens when a man is in a pleasant state of mind, everything went well and easily.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER IV   Context
Herself a consummate coquette, she could not have maneuvered better on meeting a man she wished to attract.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER VI   Context
Like the others this fifth man seemed calm; he wrapped his loose cloak closer and rubbed one bare foot with the other.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER XI   Context
Beside him in a stooping position sat a small man of whose presence he was first made aware by a strong smell of perspiration which came from him every time he moved.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER XII   Context
This man was doing something to his legs in the darkness, and though Pierre could not see his face he felt that the man continually glanced at him.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER XII   Context
In this way, having carefully removed the leg bands by deft circular motions of his arm following one another uninterruptedly, the man hung the leg bands up on some pegs fixed above his head.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER XII   Context
She took turns with her beside his sofa, and did not cry any more, but prayed continually, turning in soul to that Eternal and Unfathomable, whose presence above the dying man was now so evident.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER XV   Context
Such is the inevitable fate of men of action, and the higher they stand in the social hierarchy the less are they free.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER I   Context
She feared for her brother who was in it, was horrified by and amazed at the strange cruelty that impels men to kill one another, but she did not understand the significance of this war, which seemed to her like all previous wars.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER II   Context
Some of this dust was kneaded by the feet and wheels, while the rest rose and hung like a cloud over the troops, settling in eyes, ears, hair, and nostrils, and worst of all in the lungs of the men and beasts as they moved along that road.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER V   Context
Prince Andrew was in command of a regiment, and the management of that regiment, the welfare of the men and the necessity of receiving and giving orders, engrossed him.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER V   Context
He was entirely devoted to the affairs of his regiment and was considerate and kind to his men and officers.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER V   Context
Consider that on our retreat we have lost by fatigue and left in the hospital more than fifteen thousand men, and had we attacked this would not have happened.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER V   Context
In this question he saw subtle cunning, as men of his type see cunning in everything, so he frowned and did not answer immediately.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER VII   Context
A large crowd of militiamen and domestics were moving toward her, and in their midst several men were supporting by the armpits and dragging along a little old man in a uniform and decorations.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER VIII   Context
As birds migrate to somewhere beyond the sea, so these men with their wives and children streamed to the southeast, to parts where none of them had ever been.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER IX   Context
As soon as Leppich is ready, get together a crew of reliable and intelligent men for his car and send a courier to General Kutuzov to let him know.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XVIII   Context
So it happened that throughout the whole battle the Russians opposed the entire French army launched against our left flank with but half as many men.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XIX   Context
Coming up toward him was a train of carts carrying men who had been wounded in the engagement the day before.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XX   Context
He was looking now at the cavalry regiment that had met the convoy of wounded, now at the cart by which he was standing, in which two wounded men were sitting and one was lying.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XX   Context
He kept looking to either side of the road for familiar faces, but only saw everywhere the unfamiliar faces of various military men of different branches of the service, who all looked with astonishment at his white hat and green tail coat.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XX   Context
The strange thought that of the thousands of men, young and old, who had stared with merry surprise at his hat (perhaps the very men he had noticed), twenty thousand were inevitably doomed to wounds and death amazed Pierre.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XX   Context
The officer appeared abashed, as though he understood that one might think of how many men would be missing tomorrow but ought not to speak of it.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXI   Context
At the summit of the hill they stopped with the icon; the men who had been holding it up by the linen bands attached to it were relieved by others, the chanters relit their censers, and service began.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXI   Context
Though Kutuzov had dismissed all unnecessary men from the staff, Boris had contrived to remain at headquarters after the changes.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXII   Context
The fact is that those men with whom you have ridden round the position not only do not help matters, but hinder.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXV   Context
For me tomorrow means this: a Russian army of a hundred thousand and a French army of a hundred thousand have met to fight, and the thing is that these two hundred thousand men will fight and the side that fights more fiercely and spares itself least will win.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXV   Context
He understood that latent heat (as they say in physics) of patriotism which was present in all these men he had seen, and this explained to him why they all prepared for death calmly, and as it were lightheartedly.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXV   Context
In contrast with the dread felt by the infantrymen placed in support, here in the battery where a small number of men busy at their work were separated from the rest by a trench, everyone experienced a common and as it were family feeling of animation.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXI   Context
The young officer was evidently exercising his duties for the first or second time and therefore treated both his superiors and the men with great precision and formality.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXI   Context
But the men in the battery seemed not to notice this, and merry voices and jokes were heard on all sides.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXI   Context
As the flames of the fire hidden within come more and more vividly and rapidly from an approaching thundercloud, so, as if in opposition to what was taking place, the lightning of hidden fire growing more and more intense glowed in the faces of these men.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXI   Context
On entering the earthwork he noticed that there were men doing something there but that no shots were being fired from the battery.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXII   Context
Napoleon, standing on the knoll, looked through a field glass, and in its small circlet saw smoke and men, sometimes his own and sometimes Russians, but when he looked again with the naked eye, he could not tell where what he had seen was.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXIII   Context
All their rushing and galloping at one another did little harm, the harm of disablement and death was caused by the balls and bullets that flew over the fields on which these men were floundering about.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXIII   Context
The handsome boy adjutant with the long hair sighed deeply without removing his hand from his hat and galloped back to where men were being slaughtered.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXIV   Context
Amid the powder smoke, slowly dispersing over the whole space through which Napoleon rode, horses and men were lying in pools of blood, singly or in heaps.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXIV   Context
Napoleon rode up the high ground at Semenovsk, and through the smoke saw ranks of men in uniforms of a color unfamiliar to him.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXIV   Context
The sagacious Barclay de Tolly, seeing crowds of wounded men running back and the disordered rear of the army, weighed all the circumstances, concluded that the battle was lost, and sent his favorite officer to the commander in chief with that news.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXV   Context
And on learning that tomorrow they were to attack the enemy, and hearing from the highest quarters a confirmation of what they wanted to believe, the exhausted, wavering men felt comforted and inspirited.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXV   Context
Without moving from that spot or firing a single shot the regiment here lost another third of its men.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVI   Context
At times, as if to allow them a respite, a quarter of an hour passed during which the cannon balls and shells all flew overhead, but sometimes several men were torn from the regiment in a minute and the slain were continually being dragged away and the wounded carried off.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVI   Context
The regiment stood in columns of battalion, three hundred paces apart, but nevertheless the men were always in one and the same mood.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVI   Context
When men were killed or wounded, when rows of stretchers went past, when some troops retreated, and when great masses of the enemy came into view through the smoke, no one paid any attention to these things.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVI   Context
It was as if the minds of these morally exhausted men found relief in everyday, commonplace occurrences.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVI   Context
But such distractions lasted only a moment, and for eight hours the men had been inactive, without food, in constant fear of death, and their pale and gloomy faces grew ever paler and gloomier.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVI   Context
At first Prince Andrew, considering it his duty to rouse the courage of the men and to set them an example, walked about among the ranks, but he soon became convinced that this was unnecessary and that there was nothing he could teach them.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVI   Context
The wounded men awaiting their turn outside the tents groaned, sighed, wept, screamed, swore, or asked for vodka.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVI   Context
Men were supporting him in their arms and offering him a glass of water, but his trembling, swollen lips could not grasp its rim.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVII   Context
Prince Andrew could no longer restrain himself and wept tender loving tears for his fellow men, for himself, and for his own and their errors.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVII   Context
Crowds of men of various arms, wounded and unwounded, with frightened faces, dragged themselves back to Mozhaysk from the one army and back to Valuevo from the other.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXIX   Context
At any moment these men might have been seized with horror at what they were doing and might have thrown up everything and run away anywhere.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXIX   Context
The cannon balls flew just as swiftly and cruelly from both sides, crushing human bodies, and that terrible work which was not done by the will of a man but at the will of Him who governs men and worlds continued.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXIX   Context
But however small the units it takes, we feel that to take any unit disconnected from others, or to assume a beginning of any phenomenon, or to say that the will of many men is expressed by the actions of any one historic personage, is in itself false.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER I   Context
Men leave their customary pursuits, hasten from one side of Europe to the other, plunder and slaughter one another, triumph and are plunged in despair, and for some years the whole course of life is altered and presents an intensive movement which first increases and then slackens.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER I   Context
It was impossible to give battle before information had been collected, the wounded gathered in, the supplies of ammunition replenished, the slain reckoned up, new officers appointed to replace those who had been killed, and before the men had had food and sleep.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER II   Context
The men, women, and children of the large peasant family crowded into the back room across the passage.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER IV   Context
A rumor immediately spread in Petersburg, not that Helene wanted to be divorced from her husband (had such a report spread many would have opposed so illegal an intention) but simply that the unfortunate and interesting Helene was in doubt which of the two men she should marry.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER VII   Context
They, those strange men he had not previously known, stood out clearly and sharply from everyone else.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER IX   Context
The groom, the coachman, and the innkeeper told Pierre that an officer had come with news that the French were already near Mozhaysk and that our men were leaving it.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER IX   Context
Every day thousands of men wounded at Borodino were brought in by the Dorogomilov gate and taken to various parts of Moscow, and thousands of carts conveyed the inhabitants and their possessions out by the other gates.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XII   Context
In the porch and in the yard the men whom Petya had armed with swords and daggers, with trousers tucked inside their high boots and with belts and girdles tightened, were taking leave of those remaining behind.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XVII   Context
The view of the strange city with its peculiar architecture, such as he had never seen before, filled Napoleon with the rather envious and uneasy curiosity men feel when they see an alien form of life that has no knowledge of them.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XIX   Context
Among the soldiers in the shops and passages some men were to be seen in gray coats, with closely shaven heads.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXI   Context
These men, who under the leadership of the tall lad were drinking in the dramshop that morning, had brought the publican some skins from the factory and for this had had drink served them.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIII   Context
Since the world began and men have killed one another no one has ever committed such a crime against his fellow man without comforting himself with this same idea.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV   Context
Beams and wooden screens had been put there, and two musket shots rang out from under the gate as soon as an officer and men began to run toward it.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVI   Context
A general who was standing by the guns shouted some words of command to the officer, and the latter ran back again with his men.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVI   Context
Instantly as at a word of command the expression of cheerful serenity on the faces of the French general, officers, and men changed to one of determined concentrated readiness for strife and suffering.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVI   Context
As soon as the men of the various regiments began to disperse among the wealthy and deserted houses, the army was lost forever and there came into being something nondescript, neither citizens nor soldiers but what are known as marauders.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVI   Context
Men in military uniforms and Hessian boots could be seen through the windows, laughing and walking through the rooms.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVI   Context
Order after order was issued by the French commanders that day forbidding the men to disperse about the town, sternly forbidding any violence to the inhabitants or any looting, and announcing a roll call for that very evening.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVI   Context
But despite all these measures the men, who had till then constituted an army, flowed all over the wealthy, deserted city with its comforts and plentiful supplies.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVI   Context
With the child in his arms his figure was now more conspicuous than before, and a group of Russians, both men and women, gathered about him.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXIV   Context
Among the men was an Italian prisoner, an officer of the French army; and Nicholas felt that the presence of that prisoner enhanced his own importance as a Russian hero.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER IV   Context
All the Russians confined with Pierre were men of the lowest class and, recognizing him as a gentleman, they all avoided him, more especially as he spoke French.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER IX   Context
Pierre had been taken by one set of soldiers and led first to one and then to another place with dozens of other men, and it seemed that they might have forgotten him, or confused him with the others.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER X   Context
Whether he understood that screaming was useless or whether he thought it incredible that men should kill him, at any rate he took his stand at the post, waiting to be blindfolded like the others, and like a wounded animal looked around him with glittering eyes.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER XI   Context
Around him in the darkness men were standing and evidently something about him interested them greatly.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER XII   Context
Then they led him away somewhere, and at last he found himself in a corner of the shed among men who were laughing and talking on all sides.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER XII   Context
An old gentleman wearing a star and another official, a German wearing a cross round his neck, approached the speaker.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER X   Context
All the Russians confined with Pierre were men of the lowest class and, recognizing him as a gentleman, they all avoided him, more especially as he spoke French.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER IX   Context
Rostov charged the French because he could not restrain his wish for a gallop across a level field; and in the same way the innumerable people who took part in the war acted in accord with their personal characteristics, habits, circumstances, and aims.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER I   Context
So thought the Emperor, and the Russian commanders and people were still more provoked at the thought that our forces were retreating into the depths of the country.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER I   Context
At last the Emperor left the army, and as the most convenient and indeed the only pretext for his departure it was decided that it was necessary for him to inspire the people in the capitals and arouse the nation in general to a patriotic war.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER I   Context
Many people were hurrying through the streets and there were many soldiers, but cabs were still driving about, tradesmen stood at their shops, and service was being held in the churches as usual.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV   Context
At that moment the pitiful wailing of women was heard from different sides, the frightened baby began to cry, and people crowded silently with pale faces round the cook.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV   Context
The flames now died down and were lost in the black smoke, now suddenly flared up again brightly, lighting up with strange distinctness the faces of the people crowding at the crossroads.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV   Context
But such undercurrents still existed among the people and gathered new forces ready to manifest themselves just as strangely, unexpectedly, and at the same time simply, naturally, and forcibly.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER IX   Context
Now in 1812, to anyone living in close touch with these people it was apparent that these undercurrents were acting strongly and nearing an eruption.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER IX   Context
His excellency Prince Andrew himself gave me orders to move all the people away and not leave them with the enemy, and there is an order from the Tsar about it too.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER IX   Context
He had managed people for a long time and knew that the chief way to make them obey is to show no suspicion that they can possibly disobey.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER IX   Context
To Princess Mary it was strange that now, at a moment when such sorrow was filling her soul, there could be rich people and poor, and the rich could refrain from helping the poor.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER X   Context
Some people began to laugh, others continued to watch in dismay the executioner who was undressing the other man.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XVIII   Context
It was unpleasant to Prince Andrew to meet people of his own set in general, and Pierre especially, for he reminded him of all the painful moments of his last visit to Moscow.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXIV   Context
All the kings, except the Chinese, wear military uniforms, and he who kills most people receives the highest rewards.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXV   Context
Europe would in this way soon have been, in fact, but one people, and anyone who traveled anywhere would have found himself always in the common fatherland.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXVIII   Context
The first fifteen years of the nineteenth century in Europe present an extraordinary movement of millions of people.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER I   Context
The Russian army and people avoided a collision till Smolensk was reached, and again from Smolensk to Borodino.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER II   Context
People accustomed to think in that way forget, or do not know, the inevitable conditions which always limit the activities of any commander in chief.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER II   Context
After that the generals began to disperse with the solemnity and circumspect silence of people who are leaving, after a funeral.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER IV   Context
The people awaited the enemy unconcernedly, did not riot or become excited or tear anyone to pieces, but faced its fate, feeling within it the strength to find what it should do at that most difficult moment.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER V   Context
They went away each on his own account, and yet it was only in consequence of their going away that the momentous event was accomplished that will always remain the greatest glory of the Russian people.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER V   Context
Though people were afraid of Marya Dmitrievna she was regarded in Petersburg as a buffoon, and so of what she had said they only noticed, and repeated in a whisper, the one coarse word she had used, supposing the whole sting of her remark to lie in that word.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER VII   Context
Pierre did not understand and was not interested in any of these questions and only answered them in order to get rid of these people.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XI   Context
Some talked about the Moscow militia which, preceded by the clergy, would go to the Three Hills; others whispered that Augustin had been forbidden to leave, that traitors had been seized, that the peasants were rioting and robbing people on their way from Moscow, and so on.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XII   Context
Natasha was evidently pleased to be dealing with new people outside the ordinary routine of her life.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XIII   Context
She had taken a cab and driven home by a side street and the cabman had told her that the people were breaking open the barrels at the drink store, having received orders to do so.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XIV   Context
The old count, suddenly setting to work, kept passing from the yard to the house and back again, shouting confused instructions to the hurrying people, and flurrying them still more.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XIV   Context
As they were going round the Sukharev water tower Natasha, who was inquisitively and alertly scrutinizing the people driving or walking past, suddenly cried out in joyful surprise:.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XVII   Context
I will tell the deputation that I did not, and do not, desire war, that I have waged war only against the false policy of their court; that I love and respect Alexander and that in Moscow I will accept terms of peace worthy of myself and of my people.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XIX   Context
There were still people in it, perhaps a fiftieth part of its former inhabitants had remained, but it was empty.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XX   Context
In various corners of Moscow there still remained a few people aimlessly moving about, following their old habits and hardly aware of what they were doing.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XX   Context
It was around him that the people chiefly crowded, expecting answers from him to the questions that occupied all their minds.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIII   Context
Rostopchin, though he had patriotic sentiments, was a sanguine and impulsive man who had always moved in the highest administrative circles and had no understanding at all of the people he supposed himself to be guiding.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIV   Context
All his painstaking and energetic activity (in how far it was useful and had any effect on the people is another question) had been simply directed toward arousing in the masses his own feeling of patriotic hatred of the French.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIV   Context
All that night Count Rostopchin issued orders, for which people came to him from all parts of Moscow.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIV   Context
As often happens with passionate people, he was mastered by anger but was still seeking an object on which to vent it.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV   Context
Only among the back rows of the people, who were all pressing toward the one spot, could sighs, groans, and the shuffling of feet be heard.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV   Context
Only at the end of it, in front of the almshouse and the lunatic asylum, could be seen some people in white and others like them walking singly across the field shouting and gesticulating.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV   Context
In reality, however, it was not, and could not be, possible to explain the burning of Moscow by making any individual, or any group of people, responsible for it.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVI   Context
When he came to himself, Natasha, that same living Natasha whom of all people he most longed to love with this new pure divine love that had been revealed to him, was kneeling before him.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXII   Context
He did not at first recognize the place from which he had set out to look for the child, so crowded was it now with people and goods that had been dragged out of the houses.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXIV   Context
But the calm, luxurious life of Petersburg, concerned only about phantoms and reflections of real life, went on in its old way and made it hard, except by a great effort, to realize the danger and the difficult position of the Russian people.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER I   Context
A good many people had already arrived, but Anna Pavlovna, not yet seeing all those whom she wanted in her drawing room, did not let the reading begin but wound up the springs of a general conversation.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER I   Context
It appears so to us because we see only the general historic interest of that time and do not see all the personal human interests that people had.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER IV   Context
Most of the people at that time paid no attention to the general progress of events but were guided only by their private interests, and they were the very people whose activities at that period were most useful.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER IV   Context
The women and girls flirted with him and, from the first day, the people concerned themselves to get this fine young daredevil of an hussar married and settled down.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER IV   Context
But there seemed to be no one to celebrate this holiday: everywhere were blackened ruins, and the few Russians to be seen were tattered and frightened people who tried to hide when they saw the French.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER X   Context
There were people at the entrance: servants, and a rosy girl with a large plait of black hair, smiling as it seemed to Princess Mary in an unpleasantly affected way.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER XIV   Context
But believe me, my dear boy, there is nothing stronger than those two: patience and time, they will do it all.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XVI   Context
The handsome boy adjutant with the long hair sighed deeply without removing his hand from his hat and galloped back to where men were being slaughtered.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXIV   Context
Nicholas also noticed that look and, as if understanding it, flushed with pleasure and began to kiss the boy with good natured playfulness.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER VI   Context
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