Now, O genius," he cried, "ask pardon of me, and choose
by what death you will die
Maiden, if thou dost rather choose a beggarly minstrel than a high-born knight, take thy choice.
I had thought to make a lady of her; yet if she chooses to be what she is like to be, I have nought to do with her henceforth.
Alec explained in a few words, which he made as brief and calm as he could; but the effect was exciting, nevertheless, for each of the lads began at once to bribe, entice, and wheedle "our cousin" to choose his home.
It's very hard to choose when everybody is so fond of me; therefore I think I'd better go to the one who seems to need me most.
He will lend the money, he says, and he will charge no interest, but if the loan be not repaid in three months Antonio must pay as forfeit a pound of his own flesh, which Shylock may cut from any part of his body that he chooses
But it was Lady Lundie's turn to choose
a second player on her side.
And it was true of others who were similarly overtaken, that the greater number of them came from heaven and therefore they had never been schooled by trial, whereas the pilgrims who came from earth, having themselves suffered and seen others suffer, were not in a hurry to choose
With execrations not loud but deep I left him to live or die as he could, well satisfied that I had done my duty in attempting to save him - but forgetting how I had erred in bringing him into such a condition, and how insultingly my after-services had been offered - and sullenly prepared to meet the consequences if he should choose to say I had attempted to murder him - which I thought not unlikely, as it seemed probable he was actuated by such spiteful motives in so perseveringly refusing my assistance.
As for what he might choose to say hereafter, I would take my chance about it: if he told lies, I would contradict him; if he told the truth, I would bear it as best I could.
Yes, to choose between me and Vronsky," thought Levin, and the dead thing that had come to life within him died again, and only weighed on his heart and set it aching.
Darya Alexandrovna," he said, "that's how one chooses a new dress or some purchase or other, not love.