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I have contemplated the imprisonment of the offender, rather than the seizure of his goods--though both will serve the same purpose--because they who assert the purest right, and consequently are most dangerous to a corrupt State, commonly have not spent much time in accumulating property.
By what trivial circumstances men are often led to assert what they do not really believe
This time I unhesitatingly assert that I have the goods.
Tahoe for a sea in the clouds: a sea that has character and asserts it in solemn calms at times, at times in savage storms; a sea whose royal seclusion is guarded by a cordon of sentinel peaks that lift their frosty fronts nine thousand feet above the level world; a sea whose every aspect is impressive, whose belongings are all beautiful, whose lonely majesty types the Deity!
d'Herblay, who asserts that a man's action should be always one degree above his thoughts; let me imitate M.
All the active thought with which she had before been representing to herself the trials of Lydgate's lot, and this young marriage union which, like her own, seemed to have its hidden as well as evident troubles-- all this vivid sympathetic experience returned to her now as a power: it asserted itself as acquired knowledge asserts itself and will not let us see as we saw in the day of our ignorance.
I reached the age when the strongest of all the passions seizes on the senses, and asserts its mastery over mind and body alike.
He asserts very flippantly things that he only guesses at.
Plato is desirous of deepening the notion of education, and therefore he asserts the paradox that there are no educators.
He has only to cause a report to reach Blanche's ears which publicly asserts that she is not your lawful wife.
Rollin asserts, that the common mule from the ass and horse is particularly apt to have bars on its legs.
He offends some modern readers by refusing to take his art in any aspect over-seriously; especially, he constantly asserts and exercises his