'She writes comprehensively enough when she writes to M. de Bassompierre: he who runs may read.' In fact, Ginevra's epistles to her wealthy kinsman were commonly business documents, unequivocal applications for cash.C. Brontë.
The working of the staff at the agent's disposal was to a great extent voluntary, and, therefore, required all the influence of judicial management in order to avoid inevitable difficulties.Times. (judicious)
By all means let us have bright, hearty, and very reverend services.Daily Telegraph. (reverent)
He chuckled at his own perspicuity.Corelli.
If the writer had a little more perspicuity he would have known that the Church Congress would do nothing of the kind.Daily Telegraph.
Selected in the beginning, I know, for your great ability and trustfulness.Dickens. (trustworthiness) Wise, firm, faithless; secret, crafty, passionless; watchful and inscrutable; acute and insensatewithal perfectly decorouswhat more could be desired?C. Brontë.
In the meantime the colossal advertisement in the German Press of German aims, of German interests, and of German policy incontinently proceeds.Times.
I was awaiting with real curiosity to hear the way in which M. Loubet would to-day acquit himself.Times. (waiting)
But they too will feel the pain just where you feel it now, and they will bethink themselves the only unhappy on the earth.Crockett.
And Pizarro ... established the city of Arequipa, since arisen to such commercial celebrity.Prescott.
The long drought left the torrent of which I am speaking, and such others, in a state peculiarly favourable to observance of their least action on the mountains from which they descend.Ruskin. (observation)
It is physical science, and experience, that man ought to consult in religion, morals, legislature, as well as in knowledge and the arts.Morley. (legislation)
The apposite display of the diamonds usually stopped the tears that began to flow hereabouts; and she would remain in a complaisant state until...Dickens. (complacent) Our Correspondent adds that he is fully persuaded that Rozhdestvensky has nothing more to expect from the complacency of the French authorities.Times. (complaisance)
In the spring of that year the privilege was withdrawn from the four associated booksellers, and the continuance of the work strictly prohibited.Morley.
Having arrived at a certain conclusion with regard to the continuance ... of Mr. Parnell's leadership...Gladstone. The most cynical ... could not fall a prey to such a hallucination as to suppose ... that either of these communities could tolerate ... so impenitent an affront as the unruffled continuity of the stained leadership.Morley. The Rev. Dr. Usher said he believed the writer of the first letter to be earnest in his inquiry, and agreed with him that the topic of it was transcendentally important.Daily Telegraph.
Until at last, gathered altogether again, they find their way down to the turf.Ruskin. (all together) At such times ... Jimmie's better angel was always in the ascendency.Windsor Magazine.
The inconsistency and evasion of the attitude of the Government.Spectator.
The requisition for a life of Christianity is 'walk in love'.Daily Telegraph.
We will here merely chronicle the procession of events.Spectator. (progress or succession) I was able to watch the Emperor during all these interviews, and noticed the forcible manner in which he spoke, especially to the Sultan's uncle, who came from Fez especially.Times. (specially)
That it occurs in violence to police regulations is daily apparent.Guernsey Advertiser. (violation of) In the field it aims at efforts of unexpected and extreme violence; the research of hostile masses, their defeat by overwhelming and relentless assault, and their wholesale destruction by rigorous pursuit.Times. (discovery)
A few companies, comprised mainly of militiamen.Times. (composed of? comprising?) The Novoe Vremya thinks the Tsar's words will undoubtedly instil the Christians of Macedonia with hope.Times. (inspire them with hope? instil hope into them?) He appreciated the leisurely solidity, the leisurely beauty of the place, so innate with the genius of the Anglo-Saxon.E. F. Benson. (genius innate in the place? the place instinct with genius?)
Mr. Barton walked forth in cape and boa, to read prayers at the workhouse, euphuistically called the 'College'.Eliot. (euphemistically)
Hence Bielfeld goes to Hanover, to grin-out euphuisms, and make graceful court-bows to our sublime little Uncle there.Carlyle. Readers may remember, George II has been at Hanover for some weeks past; Bielfeld diligently grinning euphemisms and courtly graciosities to him.Carlyle. Troops capable of contesting successfully against the forces of other nations.Times.
In the present self-deprecatory mood in which the English people find themselves.Spectator. (self-depreciatory)
'An irreparable colleague,' Mr. Gladstone notes in his diary.Morley. (irreplaceable)
Surely he was better employed in plying the trades of tinker and smith than in having resource to vice, in running after milkmaids, for example.Borrow. (recourse)
What she would say to him, how he would take it, even the vaguest predication of their discourse, was beyond him to guess.E. F. Benson. (prediction)
Ganganelli would never have been poisoned provided he had had nephews about to take care of his life.Borrow.
The kicks and blows which my husband Launcelot was in the habit of giving me every night, provided I came home with less than five shillings.Borrow.
She and I agreed to stand by each other, and be true to old Church of England, and to give our governors warning, provided they tried to make us renegades.Borrow.
A society has just been founded at Saratoff, the object being, as the members declare in a manifesto to the Liberals, to use violent methods and even bombs provided the latter do so themselves.Times. In these circumstances the chances are that the direction to proceed to Vladivostok at all costs, provided such instruction were ever given, may have been reconsidered.Times. (if indeed ... was)
What will the War Council at the capital decide provided the war is to continue?... The longer Linevitch can hold his position the better, provided he does not risk a serious action.Times. (if, or assuming that)
A writer with a story to tell that is not very fresh usually ekes it out by referring as much as possible to surrounding objects.H. James. She had contrived, taking one year with another, to eke out a tolerably sufficient living since her husband's demise.Dickens. Yes, we do believe, or would the clergy eke out an existence which is not far removed from poverty?Daily Telegraph.
'There are many things in the commonwealth of Nowhere, which I rather wish than hope to see adopted in our own.' It was with these words of characteristic irony that More closed the great work.J. R. Green.
A literary tour de force, a recrudescence, two or three generations later, of the very respectable William Lamb (afterwards Lord Melbourne), his unhappy wife, Lady Caroline Lamb, and Lord Byron.Times. (reincarnation, avatar, resurrection?)
A colonel on the General Staff, while arguing for a continuation of the struggle on metaphysical grounds, admitted to me that even if the Russians regained Manchuria they would never succeed in colonizing it.... The Bourse Gazette goes still further. It says that war for any definite purpose ceased with the fall of Mukden, and that its continuation is apparent not from any military or naval actions, but from the feeling of depression which is weighing upon all Russians and the reports of the peace overtures.Times.
In a word, M. Witte was always against all our aggressive measures in the Far East.... M. Witte, who was always supported by Count Lamsdorff, has no share in the responsibility of all that has transpired.Times. (happened)
It was, of course, Mrs. Sedley's opinion that her son would demean himself by a marriage with an artist's daughter.Thackeray. The actors who raddle their faces and demean themselves on the stage.Stevenson. (lower, degrade)
'Oxoniensis' approaches them with courage, his thoughts are expressed in plain, unmistakable language, howbeit with the touch of a master hand.Daily Telegraph.
In a word, Count von Bülow, who took a very rosy view of the agreement last year, now suddenly discovers that he was slighted, and is indignant in the paulo-post future tense.Times.
No one can imagine non-intervention carried through so desperate and so consequential a war as this.Greenwood.
Half of Mr. Roosevelt's speech deals with this double need of justice and strength, the other half being a skilled application of Washington's maxims to present circumstances.Times. (skilful)
It is to the Convention, therefore, that reference must be made for an intelligence of the principles on which the Egyptian Government has acted during the present war.Times. (understanding)
Easier to reproduce, in its concision, is the description of the day.H. James. (conciseness)
The wide public importance of these proposals (customs regulations) has now been conceived in no desultory manner.Guernsey Advertiser.