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There will be great storages of force for every city, and for every house if required, and this force man will convert into heat, light, or motion, according to his needs.
To the intelligent, nature converts itself into a vast promise, and will not be rashly explained.
The Irish missionaries were simple and loving men and won converts by the beauty of their lives; the Romans brought with them the architecture, music, and learning of their imperial city and the aggressive energy which in the following centuries was to make their Church supreme throughout the Western world.
They made rapid converts of unbelievers, demonstrating the soundness of my doctrines by their prompt results.
We call partial half-lights, by courtesy, genius; talent which converts itself to money; talent which glitters to-day that it may dine and sleep well to-morrow; and society is officered by men of parts, as they are properly called, and not by divine men.
You were to abolish war, but were to make converts by making war upon them, and charging them with loving war as the apple of their eye.
As they have made converts among people who were well to do in the world, and are frugal and thrifty, it is understood that this fund prospers: the more especially as they have made large purchases of land.
The first ray of light which illumines the gloom, and converts into a dazzling brilliancy that obscurity in which the earlier history of the public career of the immortal Pickwick would appear to be involved, is derived from the perusal of the following entry in the Transactions of the Pickwick Club, which the editor of these papers feels the highest pleasure in laying before his readers, as a proof of the careful attention, indefatigable assiduity, and nice discrimination, with which his search among the multifarious documents confided to him has been conducted.
That lively cry upon this deadly calm might almost convert a better man.
Their psychology is bovine, their outlook crude and rare; They abandon vital matters to be tickled with a straw; But the straw that they were tickled with--the chaff that they were fed with-- They convert into a weaver's beam to break their foeman's head with.
He wants a rich wife to finance his plans, and Medora is simply a good advertisement as a convert.
At any rate, they haven't made a convert of Katharine, which was what I was afraid of," Mr.