"We are not ninety miles from Gondokoro," said the doctor, measuring
off the distance on his map, "and less than five miles from the point reached by the explorers from the north.
Number One wished to have her for his very own; nor would it be a difficult matter, so fragile was she, to gather her up in those great, brute arms and carry her deep into the jungle far out of hearing of the bull-whip man and the cold, frowning one who was continually measuring
and weighing Number One and his companions, the while he scrutinized them with those strange, glittering eyes that frightened one even more than the cruel lash of the bull whip.
"I think I could jump over it," said the Cowardly Lion, after measuring
the distance carefully in his mind.
She had already pushed her plate aside, and was measuring
out a draught from a large bottle at her elbow.
The seconds, measuring
the paces, left tracks in the deep wet snow between the place where they had been standing and Nesvitski's and Dolokhov's sabers, which were stuck intothe ground ten paces apart to mark the barrier.
What elegant historian would neglect a striking opportunity for pointing out that his heroes did not foresee the history of the world, or even their own actions?--For example, that Henry of Navarre, when a Protestant baby, little thought of being a Catholic monarch; or that Alfred the Great, when he measured his laborious nights with burning candles, had no idea of future gentlemen measuring
their idle days with watches.
Its roar and clamour, the strife of tongues and keen measuring
of wits had been the salt of his life.
And I add, that in all my days, measuring
them with cold, considerative judgment, this was, far and away beyond all other periods, the happiest period of my life.
On they jog, with equal pace, through the verdant meadows or over the barren heath, their horses measuring
four miles and a half per hour with the utmost exactness; the eyes of the beast and of his master being alike directed forwards, and employed in contemplating the same objects in the same manner.
Levin was standing with a peasant from Tver in the middle of the room, measuring
a fresh bearskin, when Stepan Arkadyevitch went in.
A little green worm came crawling over a dewy leaf, lifting two-thirds of his body into the air from time to time and "sniffing around," then proceeding again -- for he was measuring
, Tom said; and when the worm approached him, of its own accord, he sat as still as a stone, with his hopes rising and falling, by turns, as the creature still came toward him or seemed inclined to go elsewhere; and when at last it considered a painful moment with its curved body in the air and then came decisively down upon Tom's leg and began a journey over him, his whole heart was glad -- for that meant that he was going to have a new suit of clothes -- without the shadow of a doubt a gaudy piratical uniform.