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Thus, when a very unobtrusive Oxford man named John Boulnois wrote in a very unreadable review called the Natural Philosophy Quarterly a series of articles on alleged weak points in Darwinian evolution, it fluttered no corner of the English papers; though Boulnois's theory
Whether or no the sharp vigour of this sally on a weak point of Mrs Wilfer's entrenchments might have routed that heroine for the time, is rendered uncertain by the arrival of a flag of truce in the person of Mr George Sampson: bidden to the feast as a friend of the family, whose affections were now understood to be in course of transference from Bella to Lavinia, and whom Lavinia kept-- possibly in remembrance of his bad taste in having overlooked her in the first instance--under a course of stinging discipline.
Maggie could look at Stephen, which, for some reason or other she always avoided when they were alone; and he could even ask her to play his accompaniment for him, since Lucy's fingers were so busy with that bazaar-work, and lecture her on hurrying the tempo, which was certainly Maggie's weak point.
The one weak point in the conspiracy, and probably the one chance of proving that she is a living woman, centre in the discovery of that date.
For the first time, she saw the weak point in her own reasoning.
We'll speak of children later, but now as to the question of honour, I confess that's my weak point.
I could not help blushing as I declined, for I felt we were on my weak point, now.
The weak point of these iron curtains is the leverage you can get from below.
It is more his interest than it is theirs to find his weak point.
That the impact of your army may be like a grindstone dashed against an egg--this is effected by the science of weak points and strong.
I am much interested in the study of national types; in comparing, contrasting, seizing the strong points, the weak points, the point of view of each.
It teaches us a lesson of humility, by impressing us with the imperfection of human powers, and by warning us of the many weak points where we are open to the attack of the great enemy of our race; it proves to us that we are in danger of being weak, when our vanity would fain soothe us into the belief that we arc most strong; it forcibly points out to us the vainglory of intellect, and shows us the vast difference between a saving faith and the corollaries of a philosophical theology; and it teaches us to reduce our self-examination to the test of good works.