I will venture to add that to me the convention mode seems preferable, in that it allows amendments to originate with the people themselves, instead of only permitting them to take or reject
propositions originated by others not especially chosen for the purpose, and which might not be precisely such as they would wish to either accept or refuse.
I had long before remarked that, in relation to practice, it is sometimes necessary to adopt, as if above doubt, opinions which we discern to be highly uncertain, as has been already said; but as I then desired to give my attention solely to the search after truth, I thought that a procedure exactly the opposite was called for, and that I ought to reject
as absolutely false all opinions in regard to which I could suppose the least ground for doubt, in order to ascertain whether after that there remained aught in my belief that was wholly indubitable.
They may defeat one choice of the Executive, and oblige him to make another; but they cannot themselves CHOOSE -- they can only ratify or reject
the choice of the President.
Not only many of the officers of government, who obeyed the dictates of personal interest, but others, from a mistaken estimate of consequences, or the undue influence of former attachments, or whose ambition aimed at objects which did not correspond with the public good, were indefatigable in their efforts to pursuade the people to reject
the advice of that patriotic Congress.
Hence, they reject
all political, and especially all revolutionary,action; they wish to attain their ends by peaceful means, and endeavour,by small experiments, necessarily doomed to failure, and by the force of example, to pave the way for the new social Gospel.
that she often was unable to understand), sufficed to make her reject
an aspirant as unworthy: this one had neither heart nor delicacy; that one told lies, and was not religious; a third only wanted to coin money under the cloak of marriage; another was not of a nature to make a woman happy; here she suspected hereditary gout; there certain immoral antecedents alarmed her.
If my Spaceland Patrons have grasped this general conception, so far as to conceive the possibility of it and not to reject
my account as altogether incredible -- I shall have attained all I can reasonably expect.
Then tell me, for I am a student of the brain, how you accept hypnotism and reject
the thought reading.
Meanwhile, Captain Nemo reflected silently, and evidently an idea had struck him; but he seemed to reject
Passepartout essayed to reject
the suspicions which forced themselves upon his mind; he did not wish to believe that his master was guilty.
I do not reject
it altogether," said Athos; "but I wish to remind Aramis that he cannot quit the camp, and that nobody but one of ourselves is trustworthy; that two hours after the messenger has set out, all the Capuchins, all the police, all the black caps of the cardinal, will know your letter by heart, and you and your clever person will be arrested.
As a clergyman, moreover, I feel it my duty to promote and establish the blessing of peace in all families within in the reach of my influence; and on these grounds I flatter myself that my present overtures are highly commendable, and that the circumstance of my being next in the entail of Longbourn estate will be kindly overlooked on your side, and not lead you to reject
the offered olive-branch.