1 Meanwhile, Samosvitov's feats in the military sphere were being rivalled by the wonders worked by Chichikov's lawyer in the civilian field of action.
2 If, at present, they imagine you to be ambitious and proud and unapproachable and self-assured, your action would afford them an opportunity of seeing how the case really stands.
3 It would have been quite enough, for instance, to have the consciousness by which all so-called direct persons and men of action live.
4 Now let us look at this mouse in action.
5 I repeat, I repeat with emphasis: all "direct" persons and men of action are active just because they are stupid and limited.
6 Don't imagine, though, it was cowardice made me slink away from the officer; I never have been a coward at heart, though I have always been a coward in action.
7 This action was so unlike her usual composure and the fear depicted on Prince Vasili's face so out of keeping with his dignity that Pierre stopped and glanced inquiringly over his spectacles at his guide.
8 Ah well, I'll show that in action, and for me the honor of the flag.
9 In this action for the first time trophies were taken: banners, cannon, and two enemy generals.
10 Prince Andrew during the battle had been in attendance on the Austrian General Schmidt, who was killed in the action.
11 Prince Andrew told his driver to stop, and asked a soldier in what action they had been wounded.
12 The remains of our regiment which had been in action rapidly formed up and moved to the right; from behind it, dispersing the laggards, came two battalions of the Sixth Chasseurs in fine order.
13 But the regiments, both cavalry and infantry, were by no means ready for the impending action.
14 Prince Bagration was thanking the individual commanders and inquiring into details of the action and our losses.
15 I only wanted to ask because I fear the Guards won't be in action, he added as if in apology.