The Hindus dreamed that the earth rested on an elephant, and the elephant on a tortoise, and the tortoise on a serpent; and though it may be an unimportant
coincidence, it will not be out of place here to state, that a fossil tortoise has lately been discovered in Asia large enough to support an elephant.
When he returned, to understand how Fanny was situated, and perceived its ill effects, there seemed with him but one thing to be done; and that "Fanny must have a horse" was the resolute declaration with which he opposed whatever could be urged by the supineness of his mother, or the economy of his aunt, to make it appear unimportant
How to have this anxious business set to rights, and be admitted as cousins again, was the question: and it was a question which, in a more rational manner, neither Lady Russell nor Mr Elliot thought unimportant
There are many allusions to the subject in memoirs and other unimportant
works, but I only know of one where the subject is spoken of definitely.
Indeed, I have found that it is usually in unimportant
matters that there is a field for the observation, and for the quick analysis of cause and effect which gives the charm to an investigation.
He has played a not unimportant
part in this drama," said he.
All the full-dressed diplomatists he left behind were unimportant
Not till then did Miss Bartlett reply: "My own wishes, dearest Lucy, are unimportant
in comparison with yours.
Each brother candidly recognized that there were a few unimportant
score of millions of outsiders in civilized society, persons who were neither University men nor churchmen; but they were to be tolerated rather than reckoned with and respected.
He had left early for the office, where he had plunged into an accumulation of unimportant
Even the coverings of their tombs were gone-- destroyed by devout members of the Greek Church, because Godfrey and Baldwin were Latin princes, and had been reared in a Christian faith whose creed differed in some unimportant
respects from theirs.
It respects the administration of such unimportant
matters, that we should not look for any durability in its rule.