may well begin with a very brief outline of the story
The main discussion
is carried on by Socrates, Glaucon, and Adeimantus.
When I had fully satisfied him on this head, he sighed deeply, as if relieved of some intolerable burden, and went on to talk, with what I thought a cruel calmness, of various points of speculative philosophy, which had heretofore formed subject of discussion
The papers resumed their discussion
about the wager; all those who had laid bets, for or against him, revived their interest, as if by magic; the "Phileas Fogg bonds" again became negotiable, and many new wagers were made.
To those who have been led by experience to attend to this consideration, it could not appear surprising, that the act of the convention, which recommends so many important changes and innovations, which may be viewed in so many lights and relations, and which touches the springs of so many passions and interests, should find or excite dispositions unfriendly, both on one side and on the other, to a fair discussion
and accurate judgment of its merits.
It would be impossible for me to write all that was said in the discussion
. I never realized before how many words could be spoken in three short hours.
Soon Justice Robinson arrived with more congratulations, and there was a new reading and a new discussion
. This was the beginning.
At this moment the doctor entered his study, where this discussion
had been taking place; and, as he came in, cast a glance at Kennedy, who did not feel altogether at his ease.
continued a long time, and the longer they lasted the more heated became the disputes, culminating in shouts and personalities, and the less was it possible to arrive at any general conclusion from all that had been said.
A little man in spectacles, with a narrow forehead, tore himself from the discussion
for an instant to greet Levin, and then went on talking without paying any further attention to him.
And yet, however just these sentiments will be allowed to be, we have already sufficient indications that it will happen in this as in all former cases of great national discussion
. A torrent of angry and malignant passions will be let loose.
Fred knew little and cared less about Ladislaw and the Casaubons, and his mind never recurred to that discussion
till one day calling on Rosamond at his mother's request to deliver a message as he passed, he happened to see Ladislaw going away.