There is no other art in which the conditions of success are so easy of attainment; there is no other art in the practice of which so much that is purely superficial passes itself off habitually
for something that claims to be profound.
obedient to John, I came up to his chair: he spent some three minutes in thrusting out his tongue at me as far as he could without damaging the roots: I knew he would soon strike, and while dreading the blow, I mused on the disgusting and ugly appearance of him who would presently deal it.
Nevertheless I am strongly inclined to believe that with all hermaphrodites two individuals, either occasionally or habitually
, concur for the reproduction of their kind.
By general consent, they even avoided that side of the street on which he habitually
walked; and left it, of all the working men, to him only.
ate chocolates for their sustaining quality; they contained much nutriment in small compass, she said.
"On the contrary, things seem satisfactory, ma cousine," said Pierre in the bantering tone he habitually
adopted toward her, always feeling uncomfortable in the role of her benefactor.
and his jolly friends,' said the young lady, vigorously cracking a hunting-whip, which she habitually
carried in her hand.
To them she was a goddess and each loved her and each hoped that he would be chosen as her mate, so they slaved for her and bore the stinging lash of her displeasure and the habitually
haughty disdain of her manner without a murmur.
Tom saw no reason why they should not make up this quarrel as they had done many others, by behaving as if nothing had happened; for though he had never before said to Philip that his father was a rogue, this idea had so habitually
made part of his feeling as to the relation between himself and his dubious schoolfellow, who he could neither like nor dislike, that the mere utterance did not make such an epoch to him as it did to Philip.
If I could have been habitually
imposed upon, instead of habitually
discerning the truth, I might have lived as smoothly as most fools do.
Their voices came down, afar and indistinctly, from the upper heights where they habitually
It made us all lethargic before we had gone far, and when we had left the Half-way House behind, we habitually
dozed and shivered and were silent.