comfortable circumstances


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You must remember that he is now in comfortable circumstances, and he will pay you such wages as you have never been paid before.
Hilbery was forced to acknowledge her claims, for though in comfortable circumstances, she was extremely dull, unattractive, connected in some oblique fashion with literature, and had been touched to the verge of tears, on one occasion, by an afternoon call.
Another comfortable circumstance was the reference which she made to her promise of never marrying any other man; for however disinterested he might imagine his passion, and notwithstanding all the generous overtures made in his letter, I very much question whether he could have heard a more afflicting piece of news than that Sophia was married to another, though the match had been never so great, and never so likely to end in making her completely happy.
I find it strange for Goodman to object that "[a]ccording to Buddhism, duhkha pervades cyclic existence; and yet many English speakers in comfortable circumstances would feel inclined to deny that 'suffering' is an appropriate description of their experience of life" (p.
Xi's father was Communist royalty -- one of the founders of the Party, and at one time its General Secretary -- and he himself was a 'princeling' who spent his early years in very comfortable circumstances. Then in 1966, Mao launched the Cultural Revolution.
BLYTH SPARTANS have perfected the art of convincing victory in far from comfortable circumstances.
The gap between women is only slightly less dramatic - a woman from the most deprived background will, on average, live to 79.5 - which is still almost ten years less than the 89.4 years expected for those in the most comfortable circumstances. The yawning health gap between people living in the same borough was laid bare in Solihull Council's Public Health Annual Report , which was published this month.
A woman from the most deprived background will, on average, live to 79.5 - almost ten years less than the 89.4 years expected for those living in the most comfortable circumstances.
"His one nation Conservatism and his determination to empower those who are in the least comfortable circumstances in life is very much what bought me into politics."
Born into comfortable circumstances, he persuaded his father to invest in rubber and oil plantations in south east Asia; a fortune was duly made which was passed on to Algy.
The Protestant churches took the matter seriously, but it was always difficult to encourage ministers in comfortable circumstances in Ireland to face the realities of deprivation in the colonies.
In fact, he started life under comfortable circumstances. But in 1944, during the Japanese occupation, his father was executed for suspected guerrilla activities.