Miller with that accent of the dispassionate
, if not of the philosophic, historian with which she always recorded the current incidents of her daughter's career.
Moreover, Speranski, either because he appreciated the other's capacity or because he considered it necessary to win him to his side, showed off his dispassionate
calm reasonableness before Prince Andrew and flattered him with that subtle flattery which goes hand in hand with self-assurance and consists in a tacit assumption that one's companion is the only man besides oneself capable of understanding the folly of the rest of mankind and the reasonableness and profundity of one's own ideas.
Also, the mercer, as a second cousin, was dispassionate
enough to feel curiosity.
There are poets who have chosen rural life for their subject for the sake of its passionless repose; and there are times when Wordsworth himself extols the mere calm and dispassionate
survey of things as the highest aim of poetical culture.
Kearns was coolly dispassionate
and noncommittal, while Elam Harnish appeared as quizzical and jocular as ever.
I wrote a quiet, restrained, dispassionate
account of Jackson's case.
Although much remains obscure, and will long remain obscure, I can entertain no doubt, after the most deliberate study and dispassionate
judgment of which I am capable, that the view which most naturalists entertain, and which I formerly entertained--namely, that each species has been independently created--is erroneous.
But I cut short his appeal, and repulsed him so determinately, so decidedly, and with such a mixture of scornful indignation, tempered with cool, dispassionate
sorrow and pity for his benighted mind, that he withdrew, astonished, mortified, and discomforted; and, a few days after, I heard that he had departed for London.
Still," he added, with a dispassionate
charity, "he has his faults; which of us hasn't?
It is now time to look after Sophia; whom the reader, if he loves her half so well as I do, will rejoice to find escaped from the clutches of her passionate father, and from those of her dispassionate
Your reports for the last twelve months," State Councillor Wurmt began in his gentle and dispassionate
tone, "have been read by me.
Now, I appeal to every human mind, imbued with the commonest of common sense, and the commonest of common humanity; to all dispassionate
, reasoning creatures, of any shade of opinion; and ask, with these revolting evidences of the state of society which exists in and about the slave districts of America before them, can they have a doubt of the real condition of the slave, or can they for a moment make a compromise between the institution or any of its flagrant, fearful features, and their own just consciences?