I don't know how
long or how short a time it was before you left the room to go and take off your bonnet -- you went, and your friend went with you.
"Yes, you see this woman, Marya Nikolaevna, did not know how
to manage all this," said Levin.
Father, chance then threw into my way a new acquaintance; a man such as I had had no experience of; used to the world; light, polished, easy; making no pretences; avowing the low estimate of everything, that I was half afraid to form in secret; conveying to me almost immediately, though I don't know how
or by what degrees, that he understood me, and read my thoughts.
this about your own friend, whom you knew so much better yourself, yet you see that even you did not know how
nobly he tried to undo the wrong he had done you; and now I think I know why he kept it to himself.
Let us take first the virtue of a man--he should know how to administer the state, and in the administration of it to benefit his friends and harm his enemies; and he must also be careful not to suffer harm himself.
For my soul and my tongue are really torpid, and I do not know how to answer you; and though I have been delivered of an infinite variety of speeches about virtue before now, and to many persons--and very good ones they were, as I thought--at this moment I cannot even say what virtue is.
But I managed it badly; I didn't know how to work it." She suddenly frowned again at this point as though at some sudden unpleasant recollection.
"I came to find out something--I don't believe in her future happiness as Rogojin's wife, although--in a word, I did not know how to help her or what to do for her--but I came, on the chance."
You don't know how
it's going to hurt, Bill; but it's the only thing to do.
As to what I had written to his father, he told me he had not showed my letter to his father, or told him anything about it; that what his grandmother left me was in his hands, and that he would do me justice to my full satisfaction; that as to his father, he was old and infirm both in body and mind; that he was very fretful and passionate, almost blind, and capable of nothing; and he questioned whether he would know how
to act in an affair which was of so nice a nature as this; and that therefore he had come himself, as well to satisfy himself in seeing me, which he could not restrain himself from, as also to put it into my power to make a judgment, after I had seen how things were, whether I would discover myself to his father or no.
"And such being the case," continued Mrs Smith, after a short pause, "I hope you believe that I do know how
to value your kindness in coming to me this morning.
she says it's too hard and it doesn't mean anything.