They have no genius or talent for comparatively
humble questions of taxation and finance, commerce and manufactures and agriculture.
The residue of my downward progress was comparatively
easy; the roots were in greater abundance, and in one or two places jutting out points of rock assisted me greatly.
While, however, he discharged his functions with credit and fidelity, Marmaduke never seemed to lose sight of his own interests; for, when the estates of the adherents of the crown fell under the hammer, by the acts of confiscation, he appeared in New York, and became the purchaser of extensive possessions at comparatively
You do not realize that a comparatively
few years ago he may have been in a tenement or (quite likely) in a jail.
It was comparatively
warm and there was plenty of air for our starved lungs, so I was not surprised to see the black open his eyes, and a moment later the girl also.
He hesitated to tell the Athelnys what had happened to him: they had always looked upon him as comparatively
well-to-do, and he had a dread that they would think less well of him if they knew he was penniless.
The stuccoing and other final touches were added after they moved into the house, which they had done as soon as the roof was on, piling their boxes before the door at night and thus having a comparatively
safe and comfortable habitation.
His colossal fortune, with the exception of the comparatively
small portion wasted in the first wanton period of his inheritance, went to his brother, to the great satisfaction of the latter.
Though Nicholas Rostov had kept firmly to his resolution and was still serving modestly in an obscure regiment, spending comparatively
little, the way of life at Otradnoe- Mitenka's management of affairs, in particular- was such that the debts inevitably increased every year.
His equivocations with himself about the death of Raffles had sustained the conception of an Omniscience whom he prayed to, yet he had a terror upon him which would not let him expose them to judgment by a full confession to his wife: the acts which he had washed and diluted with inward argument and motive, and for which it seemed comparatively
easy to win invisible pardon--what name would she call them by?
In any case, if the sums I laid out in literature could not have been comparatively
great, the excitement attending the outlay was prodigious.
Here there happened, in each case, to be rooms of such comparatively
moderate size, and so attractively decorated, that the architect suggested leaving them as they were.