express or state indirectly
connotes something that interferes with what you're doing.
reflect deeply on a subject
I can't say I've ever had a dream about space or that I
ponder it all the time.
draw from; make good use of
To me, we have never really
exploited our ability in low-Earth orbit.
have the often specious appearance of being or intending
As far as entertainment, 'The Right Stuff' is a good movie. As far as a documentary of the early space days, which they
purported it to be, it is not at all.
a complete extent or range
We had 83 different space research projects on my last space flight in '98, and they covered the whole
vigorous and animated
It has been my observation that the happiest of people, the
vibrant doers of the world, are almost always those who are using - who are putting into play, calling upon, depending upon-the greatest number of their God-given talents and capabilities.
marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
I liked flying, when I got into it, loved it. And I found I was very good at it. I'm not
modest about the fact that I was a good pilot.
get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action
Probably, had World War II not come along and
intervened, I would have tried to be a doctor. My son's a doctor, and I still take some medical journals to this day.
strong evidence for something
The Discovery was the most intricate, complex machine man has ever built. It's a
testament to our time.
a gift of personal property by will
I'm not interested in my
legacy. I made up a word: 'live-acy.' I'm more interested in living.
In this case, "legacy" refers to what someone leaves behind, what will live after them, not only in the sense of material goods, but also in the sense of the difference they made in the world and the people they touched and changed with their presence.