As they had been discussing a score of personal matters
only half-an-hour before, the introductory style seemed a little superfluous.
The faces all expressed animation and apprehension, but it seemed to Pierre that the cause of the excitement shown in some of these faces lay chiefly in questions of personal success; his mind, however, was occupied by the different expression he saw on other faces- an expression that spoke not of personal matters
but of the universal questions of life and death.
"Everything is packed, and as I have a few personal matters
to attend to I think I'll take the afternoon off."
Since last evening," he added, smiling, "you have done enough in my service, and if you have any personal matters
to settle it is just that I should give you time."
On the other hand, Saxon was bewildered by Mercedes' extravagance in personal matters
. Her underlinen, hand-made of course, was very costly.
At this sight the youth forgot many personal matters
and became greatly enraged.
His good-nature often made him quick and clear-seeing in personal matters
, and he had divined from Dorothea's glance at her husband that there was some alarm in her mind.
There was the same sort of antithetic mixture in Martin Poyser: he was of so excellent a disposition that he had been kinder and more respectful than ever to his old father since he had made a deed of gift of all his property, and no man judged his neighbours more charitably on all personal matters
; but for a farmer, like Luke Britton, for example, whose fallows were not well cleaned, who didn't know the rudiments of hedging and ditching, and showed but a small share of judgment in the purchase of winter stock, Martin Poyser was as hard and implacable as the north-east wind.
On less personal matters
connected with the important warfare in which he had been engaged, Mr.
"THE CHAIRMAN: `I fear I cannot go into personal matters
He was preoccupied with personal matters
. When suddenly he asked me whether I knew why he had been called away from his work (he had been buying supplies from peasants somewhere in Central France), I answered that I didn't know what the reason was originally, but I had an idea that the present intention was to make of him a courier, bearing certain messages from Baron H.
"That," Thomson explained, "is almost a personal matter