1 Yes, the appointment of a new Governor-General, coupled with the rumours described and the reception of the two serious documents above-mentioned, had left manifest traces upon the features of every one present.
2 It was clear that order reigned supreme in the house; everything was clean, everywhere there was a peculiar delicate fragrance, just as there is in the reception rooms of ministers.
3 I admit with all my heart that I have never got such a good reception anywhere.
4 With these words she greeted Prince Vasili Kuragin, a man of high rank and importance, who was the first to arrive at her reception.
5 Pierre had been educated abroad, and this reception at Anna Pavlovna's was the first he had attended in Russia.
6 Anna Pavlovna's reception was in full swing.
7 It was, in fact, solely to meet Prince Vasili that she had obtained an invitation to Anna Pavlovna's reception and had sat listening to the vicomte's story.
8 The magnificent reception room was crowded.
9 From the passage they went into a large, dimly lit room adjoining the count's reception room.
10 They went into the reception room familiar to Pierre, with two Italian windows opening into the conservatory, with its large bust and full length portrait of Catherine the Great.
11 There was now no one in the reception room except Prince Vasili and the eldest princess, who were sitting under the portrait of Catherine the Great and talking eagerly.
12 He looked inquiringly at his monitress and saw that she was again going on tiptoe to the reception room where they had left Prince Vasili and the eldest princess.
13 The members of the household were all gathered in the reception hall: Michael Ivanovich, Mademoiselle Bourienne, Princess Mary, and the little princess.
14 Bolkonski, very modestly without once mentioning himself, described the engagement and his reception by the Minister of War.
15 After the fatigues and impressions of the journey, his reception, and especially after having dined, Bolkonski felt that he could not take in the full significance of the words he heard.