1 You see, never has it fallen to my lot to acquire the brilliant polish which is, so to speak, manifest in your every movement.
2 And a brilliant idea therewith entered Chichikov's head.
3 At twenty-eight he was already a captain; a brilliant career awaited him.
4 Gentlemen, I am joking, and I know myself that my jokes are not brilliant, but you know one can take everything as a joke.
5 I always tell him: Here he is Uncle's aide-de-camp, a most brilliant position.
6 Every muscle of his thin face was now quivering with nervous excitement; his eyes, in which the fire of life had seemed extinguished, now flashed with brilliant light.
7 The immense house was brilliant with lights shining through its lofty windows.
8 Of course, it is a very brilliant match, but happiness, my dear.
9 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.
10 This was the brilliant charge of the Horse Guards that amazed the French themselves.
11 Dolokhov was a suitable and in some respects a brilliant match for the dowerless, orphan girl.
12 Sophie," he began, timidly at first and then more and more boldly, "if you wish to refuse one who is not only a brilliant and advantageous match but a splendid, noble fellow.
13 The cold, austere tone of this man, whom he had almost always before met at balls, amiably smiling in the society of the most brilliant women, surprised Pierre.
14 Vienna considers the bases of the proposed treaty so unattainable that not even a continuity of most brilliant successes would secure them, and she doubts the means we have of gaining them.
15 Since the day of our brilliant success at Austerlitz," wrote Bilibin, "as you know, my dear prince, I never leave headquarters.