natural course

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Military tactics are like unto water; for water in its natural course runs away from high places and hastens downwards.
This, at least, would be the natural course of things; and our reasonings will be the more likely to be just, in proportion as they are accommodated to this standard.
Every thing was to take its natural course, however, neither impelled nor assisted.
It is a shock to think that in the natural course of nature he must be dead by now.
My left arm, though it presented no bad symptoms, took in the natural course so long to heal that I was still unable to get a coat on.
Shocking as was the idea, it was at least better than a death unfairly hastened, as, in the natural course of things, she must ere long be released.
This seemed infinitely the most natural course of conduct.
And from this marvellous union shall come forth to the light of the world brave whelps that shall rival the ravening claws of their valiant father; and this shall come to pass ere the pursuer of the flying nymph shall in his swift natural course have twice visited the starry signs.
When she could let her attention take its natural course again, she found the Miss Musgroves just fetching the Navy List(their own navy list, the first that had ever been at Uppercross), and sitting down together to pore over it, with the professed view of finding out the ships that Captain Wentworth had commanded.
In the natural course of things there were exceptions to this.
You see, I argued that if Drebber and his companion had become separated, the natural course for the latter would be to put up somewhere in the vicinity for the night, and then to hang about the station again next morning.
In the natural course of events, however, no sooner had the Anglo-Saxons destroyed the (imperfect and partial) civilization of their predecessors than they began to rebuild one for themselves; possessors of a fertile land, they settled down to develop it, and from tribes of lawless fighters were before long transformed into a race of farmer-citizens.