One's own free unfettered choice, one's own caprice, however wild it may be, one's own fancy worked up at times to frenzy--is that very "most advantageous
advantage" which we have overlooked, which comes under no classification and against which all systems and theories are continually being shattered to atoms.
It is also from natural causes that some beings command and others obey, that each may obtain their mutual safety; for a being who is endowed with a mind capable of reflection and forethought is by nature the superior and governor, whereas he whose excellence is merely corporeal is formect to be a slave; whence it follows that the different state of master [1252b] and slave is equally advantageous
How evidently he belongs to the best society," said she to a third; and the vicomte was served up to the company in the choicest and most advantageous
style, like a well-garnished joint of roast beef on a hot dish.
And it would, I think, be beneficial to you: it would be an advantageous
way of managing the land which I mean to be yours.
My great and good friends," he said to his brother sovereigns, "it will be advantageous
to you to learn that some questions are more complex and perilous than others, presenting a greater number of points upon which it is possible to differ.
Sprengel's idea that the ray-florets serve to attract insects, whose agency is highly advantageous
in the fertilisation of plants of these two orders, is so far-fetched, as it may at first appear: and if it be advantageous
, natural selection may have come into play.
This latter question need not be further discussed at present; but when Thrasymachus says that the life of the unjust is more advantageous than that of the just, his new statement appears to me to be of a far more serious character.
I for my part deem the life of the just to be the more advantageous, he answered.
I have known ambition, when cured at court by frequent disappointments (which are the only physic for it), to break out again in a contest for foreman of the grand jury at an assizes; and have heard of a man who had so far conquered avarice, as to give away many a sixpence, that comforted himself, at last, on his deathbed, by making a crafty and advantageous
bargain concerning his ensuing funeral, with an undertaker who had married his only child.
The two ladies in the dining-room (where worthy Miss Briggs was delighted to be admitted once more to confidential conversation with her patroness) wondered to their hearts' content at Sir Pitt's offer, and Rebecca's refusal; Briggs very acutely suggesting that there must have been some obstacle in the shape of a previous attachment, otherwise no young woman in her senses would ever have refused so advantageous a proposal.
What well-bred young person is there in all Vanity Fair, who will not feel for a hard-working, ingenious, meritorious girl, who gets such an honourable, advantageous, provoking offer, just at the very moment when it is out of her power to accept it?
Reading it after many years "Karain" produced on me the effect of something seen through a pair of glasses from a rather advantageous