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The days came and went, lengthening into years, full of duties, leaving her as they found her, outwardly little changed and habitually calm and kind, but inwardly sunk in apathy.
Yet the shrewd and experienced Kutuzov accepted the battle, while Napoleon, who was said to be a commander of genius, gave it, losing a quarter of his army and lengthening his lines of communication still more.
But let the wise be warned against too great readiness at explanation: it multiplies the sources of mistake, lengthening the sum for reckoners sure to go wrong.
I see her frocks lengthening, though they were never very short, and the games given reluctantly up.
As I was not rich enough to possess a watch, I could not tell how time was passing, except by observing the slowly lengthening shadows from the window; which presented a side view, including a corner of the park, a clump of trees whose topmost branches had been colonized by an innumerable company of noisy rooks, and a high wall with a massive wooden gate: no doubt communicating with the stable-yard, as a broad carriage-road swept up to it from the park.
The wind from the sea has died down, and the shadows are lengthening with the last of the sun's descent.
She shook her head, pulled in the mare, who was impatient to be off for home, and glanced significantly at the lengthening shadows.
He found that this was no light task, and at wheel or lookout he steadily went over and over his lengthening list of pronunciations and definitions, while he invariably memorized himself to sleep.
I saw the lengthening shadows outside, which told me that the evening was at hand.
lengthening chain" of his own forging he can explain in ten thick
And yet there was a certain ascetic lengthening of the lines of his face.
Not for her were to be the lengthening shadows or the fading garland.