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was and silent
Kid Boyd was unusually silent, Rankin watchful, a few paces apart.
Dill was silent as if he hated to answer, and Barton had a cold, sick feeling of apprehension.
Brassnose was strangely silent.
L. M. Birkhead challenged him to name one and he was silent.
It was a strained, silent lunch.
He was a wiry, inscrutable, silent country boy from the red clay of rural Alabama, and he spoke with the broad drawl that others normally make fun of.
At the very end, when the audience was silent and breathless, a collection was taken and then slowly everyone filed out.
Eugene was not entirely silent, or openly rude -- unless asking Harold to move to another chair and placing himself in the fauteuil that creaked so alarmingly was an act of rudeness.
All about me there was a hectic interplay of meetings taking place, like abrupt, jerky scenes in old silent movies, joyous greetings and beginnings, huggings and kissings, enthusiastic forays into the festive night.
He could tell them his fears of being involved, he could explain what had happened in the old neighborhood and how Mae had misunderstood and how she had held it over him -- the scene was complete in his mind at the moment, even to his own jerkings and snivelings, and Ferguson's silent patience.
He was silent again, possibly listening to the sounds in the squadroom.
The sudden silence was too silent.
It was silent in the stone alley.
I was silent.
The closet was faintly fragrant with lavender, and as Lucy shut the door an unhappy memory slipped into her mind, like a lavender ghost: Greg's house, on the day he was buried, and the child, pale, silent, baffled, watching the funeral guests with panicky eyes.
She was silent for a while, then said, `` Why are you so unhappy ''??
At two that morning, he was still walking -- up and down Peony, up and down the veranda, up and down the silent, moonlit beach.
Upon reaching the desired speed, the automatic equipment would cut off the drive, and the silent but not empty vessel would hurl towards the star which was its journey's end.
In a culture that set a high value on oratory and public performances of all kinds, in which the production of books was very labor-intensive, the majority of the population was illiterate, and where those with the leisure to enjoy literary works also had slaves to read for them, written texts were more likely to be seen as scripts for recitation than as vehicles of silent reflection.
However, there is also evidence that silent reading did occur in antiquity and that it was not generally regarded as unusual.

was and moment
At the same moment Wheeler Fiske fired the rifle Mike had given him and another guerrilla was hit.
In the brief moment I had to talk to them before I took my post on the ring of defenses, I indicated I was sickened by the methods men employed to live and trade on the river.
As it was, his vision blurred and for a moment he was unable to move.
Sweeping a look around, he saw that he was safe for the moment.
It took me a moment to realize what was odd about that panel: there was a gimbaled compass welded to it, which rocked gently back and forth as the Land Rover bounced about.
At the moment he was excited about his son's having received the Prix De Rome in archaeology and was looking forward to being present this summer at the excavation of an Etruscan tomb.
Moreover, because of the particular blot on your family escutcheon through what may only have been one unbridled moment on your grandmother's part, and because you had the lean-to kitchen and trundle bed of your childhood to outgrow, what you obviously most desired with both your conscious and unconscious person, what you bent your whole will, sensibility, and intelligence upon, was to be a lady.
At this moment Mando came hurrying up to announce that the problem was solved and all Norton had to do was to sign a sheaf of papers.
And, for the moment at least, the governor now found himself allied with the head of the Crittenden faction he had formerly opposed, and Pike was credited with a clear triumph over Woodruff.
As head of the United Nations he was the symbol of world peace, and his tragic end came at a moment when peace hangs precariously.
Some reports say he was rescued from timely retirement by his friend, Congressman Walter of Pennsylvania, at a moment when the Kennedy Administration was diligently searching for all the House votes it could get.
He sits there remembering the tense moment before the ball was snapped ; ;
But in the moment of truth everyone could see that the U.S. was in reality the principal.
Last week it opened at the J. B. Speed Museum in Louisville, at the very moment that a second Schiele exhibit was being made ready at the Felix Landau gallery in Los Angeles.
He thought he saw -- it awakened and, for a moment, interested him -- that Elizabeth held a leash in her hand and that a round fuzzy puppy was on the end of the leash.
From the east to the west coast of the Korean peninsula was a strip of land in which fear-filled men were at that same moment furtively crawling through the night, sitting in sweaty anticipation of any movement or sound, or shouting amidst confused rifle flashes and muzzle blasts.
He did not really want to kill, but as in the sexual act, there was a moment when the impulse took over and could not be downed, even while you watched yourself giving way to it.
One moment there was a man in the saddle ; ;
One moment, the road was filled with disciplined troops, marching four by four with a purpose as implacable as death ; ;

was and thinking
Morgan hesitated, thinking that if this was a trick, it was a good one.
They might kill him in his sleep, thinking there was money in the house.
He was thinking of Rittenhouse and how he had left him there, to rock to death on the porch of the Splendide.
Joe Purvis was thinking back many years.
He was thinking that the way she had responded to his own kiss hadn't meant what he had believed it had.
he was long past the point of coherent thinking.
I was thinking about that.
Keith Sterling had looked down on the Brahmaputra more times than he could remember, during the war days when he flew over the Hump of the world, thinking it high adventure in those times before man was guiding himself through outer space.
He was thinking, big deal: skipper on his drunken fishing parties for seven years and no better off than when I started.
Jack walked off alone out the road in the searing midday sun, past Robert Allen's three-room, tarpapered house, toward the field where the other boys were playing ball, thinking of what he would do in order to make Miss Langford have him stay in after school -- because this was the day he had decided when he thought he saw the look in her eyes.
The first systematic thinking about this Pandora's box within Pandora's boxes was done four years ago by Fred Ikle, a frail, meek-mannered Swiss-born sociologist.
The portrait that had developed, fragmentarily but consistently, was the portrait of a man to whom serious thinking is alien enough that the making of a decision inhibits, when it does not forestall, any ability to review the decision in the light of new evidence.
Years were to pass before these plans came off the paper, and Wright was justified in thinking, as the projects failed, that much of what he had to show his country and the world would never be seen except by visitors to Taliesin.
As always, the ranks worked out new and better tactics, but there was brilliance in the way the field commands adopted these methods and in the way the army commanders incorporated them into their military thinking.
The fossilized, formalized, precedent-based thinking of the legendary military brain was not evident in Sherman's armies.
He was thinking his way into a new novel, a big one, one that people had been waiting for.
He was thinking chiefly of Cap.
He was happy enough to take the convertible and race up the hill to the Blevins', thinking that they might give him a drink.
I knew better but I was thinking of the Pedersen kid mother-naked in all that dough.
He was awful angry because he'd thought Ma was going to do something big, something heroic even, especially for her I know him I know him we felt the same sometimes while Ma wasn't thinking about that at all, not anything like that.
Bobby Joe was thinking about something else.
In working out the practical legal conclusions President Waters was not thinking only of this pilot project, for it is planned to duplicate this program or system in other builder developments nationally.

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