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In the same way Levin in his heart despised the town mode of life of his friend, and his official duties, which he laughed at, and regarded as trifling.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 1: Chapter 5   Context
After Countess Lidia Ivanovna another friend came, the wife of a chief secretary, who told her all the news of the town.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 1: Chapter 32   Context
Now she knew all of them as people know one another in a country town; she knew their habits and weaknesses, and where the shoe pinched each one of them.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 2: Chapter 4   Context
But in spite of that, his love was known to all the town; everyone guessed with more or less confidence at his relations with Madame Karenina.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 2: Chapter 18   Context
As usual, too, his wife had moved for the summer to a villa out of town, while he remained in Petersburg.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 2: Chapter 26   Context
To Sergey Ivanovitch the country meant on one hand rest from work, on the other a valuable antidote to the corrupt influences of town, which he took with satisfaction and a sense of its utility.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V1), PART 3: Chapter 1   Context
They had visited Venice, Rome, and Naples, and had just arrived at a small Italian town where they meant to stay some time.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V2), PART 5: Chapter 7   Context
But without this occupation, the life of Vronsky and of Anna, who wondered at his loss of interest in it, struck them as intolerably tedious in an Italian town.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V2), PART 5: Chapter 13   Context
She had found Nikolay Dmitrievitch, had again made it up with him in Moscow, and had moved with him to a provincial town, where he had received a post in the government service.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V2), PART 5: Chapter 16   Context
Alexey Alexandrovitch must be saved from seeing her, he must be saved even from the torturing knowledge that that awful woman was in the same town with him, and that he might meet her any minute.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V2), PART 5: Chapter 23   Context
Had it not been for this growing desire to be free, not to have scenes every time he wanted to go to the town to a meeting or a race, Vronsky would have been perfectly satisfied with his life.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V2), PART 6: Chapter 25   Context
Towards the evening of that day, still alone, Anna was in such a panic about him that she decided to start for the town, but on second thoughts wrote him the contradictory letter that Vronsky received, and without reading it through, sent it off by a special messenger.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V2), PART 6: Chapter 32   Context
In the town he seemed continually uneasy and on his guard, as though he were afraid someone would be rude to him, and still more to her.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 7: Chapter 1   Context
Here in town he was in a continual hurry, as though afraid of missing something, and yet he had nothing to do.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 7: Chapter 1   Context
Sometimes she inwardly reproached him for his inability to live in the town; sometimes she recognized that it was really hard for him to order his life here so that he could be satisfied with it.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 7: Chapter 1   Context
On the steps Levin was stopped by his old servant Kouzma, who had been with him before his marriage, and now looked after their household in town.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 7: Chapter 2   Context
And so, simply and easily, thanks to the facilities of town life, Levin settled a question which, in the country, would have called for so much personal trouble and exertion, and going out onto the steps, he called a sledge, sat down, and drove to Nikitsky.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 7: Chapter 2   Context
Levin had on this visit to town seen a great deal of his old friend at the university, Professor Katavasov, whom he had not seen since his marriage.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 7: Chapter 3   Context
All he knew and felt was that what was happening was what had happened nearly a year before in the hotel of the country town at the deathbed of his brother Nikolay.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 7: Chapter 14   Context
But being used for years to town life, he did not waste all his energies in talk, as his less experienced younger brother did, when he was in Moscow.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 8: Chapter 1   Context
Moreover, he lived in a district town, and he was longing to tell how one soldier had volunteered from his town, a drunkard and a thief whom no one would employ as a laborer.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 8: Chapter 3   Context
While the train was stopping at the provincial town, Sergey Ivanovitch did not go to the refreshment room, but walked up and down the platform.
Leo Tolstoy
Anna Karenina(V3), PART 8: Chapter 4   Context
He asked about mutual acquaintances, and she became still more animated and chattered away giving him greetings from various people and retelling the town gossip.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V1), BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXVII   Context
At that moment, on the road from the town on which signalers had been posted, two men appeared on horse back.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V1), BOOK 2: CHAPTER I   Context
At midday the Russian baggage train, the artillery, and columns of troops were defiling through the town of Enns on both sides of the bridge.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V1), BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI   Context
He did not find Prince Andrew in Olmutz that day, but the appearance of the town where the headquarters and the diplomatic corps were stationed and the two Emperors were living with their suites, households, and courts only strengthened his desire to belong to that higher world.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V1), BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX   Context
The men and officers returning spoke of a brilliant victory, of the occupation of the town of Wischau and the capture of a whole French squadron.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V1), BOOK 3: CHAPTER X   Context
She took the liberty of inquiring whether it was long since Anatole had left Paris and how he had liked that city.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V1), BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV   Context
And suddenly, in the most casual tone, which made him feel ashamed of himself, he said, as if merely asking his father to let him have the carriage to drive to town:.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V2), BOOK 4: CHAPTER XVI   Context
The coachman who had driven the old prince to town returned bringing papers and letters for Prince Andrew.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V2), BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII   Context
These last days, mistrusting their household doctor and expecting another for whom they had sent to town, they had been trying first one remedy and then another.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V2), BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII   Context
The hospital was in a small Prussian town that had been twice devastated by Russian and French troops.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V2), BOOK 5: CHAPTER XVII   Context
Because it was summer, when it is so beautiful out in the fields, the little town presented a particularly dismal appearance with its broken roofs and fences, its foul streets, tattered inhabitants, and the sick and drunken soldiers wandering about.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V2), BOOK 5: CHAPTER XVII   Context
In his civilian clothes and a round hat, he wandered about the town, staring at the French and their uniforms and at the streets and houses where the Russian and French Emperors were staying.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V2), BOOK 5: CHAPTER XX   Context
He was cross with the stupid old man (as he called Rostov), who had made him stay by assuring him that some necessary documents had not yet arrived from town, and he was vexed with himself for having stayed.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V2), BOOK 6: CHAPTER II   Context
During the first weeks of his stay in Petersburg Prince Andrew felt the whole trend of thought he had formed during his life of seclusion quite overshadowed by the trifling cares that engrossed him in that city.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V2), BOOK 6: CHAPTER VI   Context
Mitenka himself, returning tipsy from the town, used to hide there, and many of the residents at Otradnoe, hiding from Mitenka, knew of its protective qualities.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 7: CHAPTER II   Context
Their town house and estate near Moscow had inevitably to be sold, and for this they had to go to Moscow.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 7: CHAPTER XIII   Context
Count Rostopchin alone kept the conversation going, now relating the latest town news, and now the latest political gossip.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 8: CHAPTER III   Context
She rarely made an exception and went out to pay visits, and then only to the most important persons in the town.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 8: CHAPTER VI   Context
He drove through the town seeking Anatole Kuragin, at the thought of whom now the blood rushed to his heart and he felt a difficulty in breathing.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX   Context
The members who were assembling for dinner were sitting about in groups; they greeted Pierre and spoke of the town news.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX   Context
Old Prince Bolkonski heard all the rumors current in the town from Mademoiselle Bourienne and had read the note to Princess Mary in which Natasha had broken off her engagement.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 8: CHAPTER XXI   Context
As there was not a single town or large village in the vicinity of the camp, the immense number of generals and courtiers accompanying the army were living in the best houses of the villages on both sides of the river, over a radius of six miles.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 9: CHAPTER IX   Context
Rostov remembered Sventsyani, because on the first day of their arrival at that small town he changed his sergeant major and was unable to manage all the drunken men of his squadron who, unknown to him, had appropriated five barrels of old beer.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 9: CHAPTER XII   Context
The doctors said that she could not get on without medical treatment, so they kept her in the stifling atmosphere of the town, and the Rostovs did not move to the country that summer of 1812.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 9: CHAPTER XVI   Context
On the contrary it tormented her more than anything else of late, and particularly so on this bright, hot summer day in town.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 9: CHAPTER XVIII   Context
In the course of conversation he mentioned Moscow and questioned Balashev about the Russian capital, not merely as an interested traveler asks about a new city he intends to visit, but as if convinced that Balashev, as a Russian, must be flattered by his curiosity.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V3), BOOK 9: CHAPTER VII   Context
Having baited the horses twice on the way, he arrived at the town toward evening on the fourth of August.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV   Context
In the offices and shops and at the post office everyone was talking about the army and about the enemy who was already attacking the town, everybody was asking what should be done, and all were trying to calm one another.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV   Context
From different sides came whistling sounds and the thud of cannon balls and bursting shells falling on the town.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV   Context
But these sounds were hardly heard in comparison with the noise of the firing outside the town and attracted little attention from the inhabitants.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV   Context
Now that the terrible din of the guns had ceased a hush seemed to reign over the town, broken only by the rustle of footsteps, the moaning, the distant cries, and the crackle of fires which seemed widespread everywhere.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV   Context
At the descent of the high steep hill, down which a winding road led out of the town past the cathedral on the right, where a service was being held and the bells were ringing, Pierre got out of his vehicle and proceeded on foot.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 10: CHAPTER XX   Context
By the time they got near Mozhaysk and began ascending the steep hill into the town, the cocks were already crowing.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER VIII   Context
He would not soon have remembered this, such was his state of forgetfulness, had he not halfway up the hill stumbled upon his groom, who had been to look for him in the town and was returning to the inn.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER VIII   Context
It has now come to my knowledge that you lent him your carriage for his removal from town, and that you have even accepted papers from him for safe custody.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XI   Context
Having waited there for Rostopchin who did not turn up, they became convinced that Moscow would be surrendered, and then dispersed all about the town to the public houses and cookshops.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XV   Context
By the indefinite signs which, even at a distance, distinguish a living body from a dead one, Napoleon from the Poklonny Hill perceived the throb of life in the town and felt, as it were, the breathing of that great and beautiful body.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XIX   Context
This letter requested the count to send police officers to guide the troops through the town, as the army was retreating to the Ryazan road beyond Moscow.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIV   Context
Neither in Moscow nor anywhere in Russia did anything resembling an insurrection ever occur when the enemy entered a town.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIV   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
Moscow was burned because it found itself in a position in which any town built of wood was bound to burn, quite apart from whether it had, or had not, a hundred and thirty inferior fire engines.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVI   Context
How much then must the probability of fire be increased in an abandoned, wooden town where foreign troops are quartered.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVI   Context
He indicated the stud farms at which Nicholas might procure horses, recommended to him a horse dealer in the town and a landowner fourteen miles out of town who had the best horses, and promised to assist him in every way.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER IV   Context
They went away without thinking of the tremendous significance of that immense and wealthy city being given over to destruction, for a great city with wooden buildings was certain when abandoned by its inhabitants to be burned.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER V   Context
Some said that no one was to be allowed to leave the city, others on the contrary said that all the icons had been taken out of the churches and everybody was to be ordered to leave.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XII   Context
The head of the family, Count Ilya Rostov, continually drove about the city collecting the current rumors from all sides and gave superficial and hasty orders at home about the preparations for their departure.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XII   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
Every Russian looking at Moscow feels her to be a mother; every foreigner who sees her, even if ignorant of her significance as the mother city, must feel her feminine character, and Napoleon felt it.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XIX   Context
In the clear morning light he gazed now at the city and now at the plan, considering its details, and the assurance of possessing it agitated and awed him.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XIX   Context
A single report of a signaling gun followed, and the troops, who were already spread out on different sides of Moscow, moved into the city through Tver, Kaluga, and Dorogomilov gates.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XIX   Context
He would make that foxy old courtier feel that the responsibility for all the calamities that would follow the abandonment of the city and the ruin of Russia (as Rostopchin regarded it) would fall upon his doting old head.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV   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
As a hungry herd of cattle keeps well together when crossing a barren field, but gets out of hand and at once disperses uncontrollably as soon as it reaches rich pastures, so did the army disperse all over the wealthy city.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVI   Context
Before they had had time to secure quarters the soldiers ran out into the streets to see the city and, hearing that everything had been abandoned, rushed to places where valuables were to be had for the taking.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVI   Context
Moscow when occupied by the enemy did not remain intact like Berlin, Vienna, and other towns, simply because its inhabitants abandoned it and did not welcome the French with bread and salt, nor bring them the keys of the city.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVI   Context
Now and then he met Russians with anxious and timid faces, and Frenchmen with an air not of the city but of the camp, walking in the middle of the streets.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXIII   Context
On his way through the streets Pierre felt stifled by the smoke which seemed to hang over the whole city.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V4), BOOK 12: CHAPTER IX   Context
There were no industrious workmen, and the peasants caught the commissaries who ventured too far out of town with the proclamation and killed them.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 13: CHAPTER X   Context
This little dog lived in their shed, sleeping beside Karataev at night; it sometimes made excursions into the town but always returned again.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 13: CHAPTER XI   Context
That same evening a house serf who had come from Borovsk said he had seen an immense army entering the town.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 13: CHAPTER XV   Context
During the movement of the Russian army from Tarutino to Krasnoe it lost fifty thousand sick or stragglers, that is a number equal to the population of a large provincial town.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 14: CHAPTER XIX   Context
In that wealthy town, which had not been injured, he found old friends and associations, besides the comforts of life of which he had so long been deprived.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 15: CHAPTER X   Context
In undress naval uniform, with a dirk, and holding his cap under his arm, he handed Kutuzov a garrison report and the keys of the town.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 15: CHAPTER X   Context
Those about him said that he became extraordinarily slack and physically feeble during his stay in that town.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 15: CHAPTER X   Context
Willarski was married to a Russian heiress who had a large estate in Orel province, and he occupied a temporary post in the commissariat department in that town.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 15: CHAPTER XIII   Context
But in January Savelich came from Moscow and gave him an account of the state of things there, and spoke of the estimate an architect had made of the cost of rebuilding the town and country houses, speaking of this as of a settled matter.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 15: CHAPTER XIII   Context
The longer the French remained the more these forms of town life perished, until finally all was merged into one confused, lifeless scene of plunder.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 15: CHAPTER XIV   Context
Within a week the peasants who came with empty carts to carry off plunder were stopped by the authorities and made to cart the corpses out of the town.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 15: CHAPTER XIV   Context
A paternal administration, chosen from among yourselves, will form your municipality or city government.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 13: CHAPTER IX   Context
Its members will be distinguished by a red ribbon worn across the shoulder, and the mayor of the city will wear a white belt as well.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 13: CHAPTER IX   Context
The city police is established on its former footing, and better order already prevails in consequence of its activity.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 13: CHAPTER IX   Context
The government has appointed two commissaries general, or chiefs of police, and twenty commissaries or captains of wards have been appointed to the different wards of the city.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 13: CHAPTER IX   Context
An official in felt boots and wearing a commissariat uniform ran round from side to side and gazed at the ruins of Moscow, loudly announcing his observations as to what had been burned down and what this or that part of the city was that they could see.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 13: CHAPTER XIII   Context
But plundering by the Russians, with which the reoccupation of the city began, had an opposite effect: the longer it continued and the greater the number of people taking part in it the more rapidly was the wealth of the city and its regular life restored.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 15: CHAPTER XIV   Context
Everybody was celebrating the victory, everything was bubbling with life in the ruined but reviving city.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V5), BOOK 15: CHAPTER XV   Context
That city is taken; the Russian army suffers heavier losses than the opposing armies had suffered in the former war from Austerlitz to Wagram.
Leo Tolstoy
War and Peace(V6), BOOK 16: CHAPTER III   Context
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