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My friend, I am going to marry this man; I have no choice but to accept his proposal.
You grant then that I can, by an act of free choice, move this cup," suiting the action to the word, "this way or that way?
She looked and looked, longing to know which might be least valuable; and was determined in her choice at last, by fancying there was one necklace more frequently placed before her eyes than the rest.
In choice of committees; for ripening business for the counsel, it is better to choose indifferent persons, than to make an indifferency, by putting in those, that are strong on both sides.
The marriage of Eleanor Tilney, her removal from all the evils of such a home as Northanger had been made by Henry's banishment, to the home of her choice and the man of her choice, is an event which I expect to give general satisfaction among all her acquaintance.
There may be some doubt, when all these qualifications do not in the same persons, in what manner the choice shall be made; as for instance, suppose that one person is an accomplished general, but a bad man and no friend to the
I amused myself by thinking that in his choice of books he showed pleasantly the irreconcilable sides of his fantastic nature.
As a clever maitre d'hotel serves up as a specially choice delicacy a piece of meat that no one who had seen it in the kitchen would have cared to eat, so Anna Pavlovna served up to her guests, first the vicomte and then the abbe, as peculiarly choice morsels.
I have had no choice--sometimes no choice in such events is possible.
The Ass carefully divided the spoil into three equal shares and modestly requested the two others to make the first choice.
Nevertheless, I cannot help thinking that if we would put an improved breed of polliwogs in our drinking water, construct shallower roadways, groom the street cows, offer the stranger within our gates a free choice between the poniard and the potion, and relinquish our private system of morals, the other measures of public safety would be needless.
If they had something to conceal, their choice of means is certainly one of the most amazing ever made by sane human beings.