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As to the principal partners, or agents, who resided in Montreal and Quebec, they formed a kind of commercial aristocracy, living in lordly and hospitable style.
Trent's long list of financial successes are too well known to be given here, but who will grudge wealth to a man who is capable of spending it in such a lordly fashion?
Love is his tyrant, and lives lordly in him and lawlessly, and being himself a king, leads him on, as a tyrant leads a State, to the performance of any reckless deed by which he can maintain himself and the rabble of his associates, whether those whom evil communications have brought in from without, or those whom he himself has allowed to break loose within him by reason of a similar evil nature in himself.
He had entitled the story "Adventure," and it was the apotheosis of adventure - not of the adventure of the storybooks, but of real adventure, the savage taskmaster, awful of punishment and awful of reward, faithless and whimsical, demanding terrible patience and heartbreaking days and nights of toil, offering the blazing sunlight glory or dark death at the end of thirst and famine or of the long drag and monstrous delirium of rotting fever, through blood and sweat and stinging insects leading up by long chains of petty and ignoble contacts to royal culminations and lordly achievements.
A fresh breeze blew from the shore, and the lordly boat ploughed her way right gallantly onward.
he said, "he's got a fine lordly way with him, hasn't he?
Tell them to kill two fine harts against to-morrow eve, for we shall have great company and lordly sport.
And he felt himself oppressed by this creation of factitious purity, so cunningly manufactured by a conspiracy of mothers and aunts and grandmothers and long-dead ancestresses, because it was supposed to be what he wanted, what he had a right to, in order that he might exercise his lordly pleasure in smashing it like an image made of snow.
But, on Valentine's Day, 1953, Second Division Everton had played lordly Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Cup, before 77,920 people in Goodison Park.
OUR DUKE had connections predicting a lordly performance at Leopardstown next month after the rish Grand National winner headlined the entries for the Unibet Irish Gold Cup, highlight of the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival.
Down: 1, Tog-ether 2, Rep-air 3, L-ashings 4, Snorts 5, Ar-rest-ed 6, Enth-US-iasm 7, Hears-ay 8, Cur-ate 11, Restore 16, Lordly 19, Grace 20, Ban (rev) 22, Clear 23, Mo-us-se 25, Open-handed 26, Con 27, Stretch 30, Celer-it-y 31, Negative 32, Mode-rate 33, A-not-her 35, MO-Ping(-Pong) 36, Sta-b-le 37, T-R-avel.
Whether it was sheer bravado, an act, or the true manifestation of a lordly nature was a subject of ironic (nobody really thought it was the third option) debate among people inclined to gossip about the tiny world we inhabited, where he was regarded (with a mixture of irony, resentment, affection, scorn, and awe) as a prince.