Sentence Examples


  • Her face wore the proud expression of a surgeon who has just performed a difficult operation and admits the public to appreciate his skill.
  • The satisfaction of one's needs--good food, cleanliness, and freedom--now that he was deprived of all this, seemed to Pierre to constitute perfect happiness; and the choice of occupation, that is, of his way of life--now that that was so restricted--seemed to him such an easy matter that he forgot that a superfluity of the comforts of life destroys all joy in satisfying one's needs, while great freedom in the choice of occupation--such freedom as his wealth, his education, and his social position had given him in his own life--is just what makes the choice of occupation insolubly difficult and destroys the desire and possibility of having an occupation.
  • Thus knowledge was fragile; it was difficult to preserve over time because it had to be passed from person to person in an unbroken chain.
  • He asked Weyrother several times to repeat words he had not clearly heard and the difficult names of villages.
  • He blinked, went red, got up and sat down again, struggling with himself to do what was for him the most difficult thing in life--to say an unpleasant thing to a man's face, to say what the other, whoever he might be, did not expect.
 

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