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There is a large class of words, such as "eating," "walking," "speaking," which mean a set of similar occurrences.
We have thus, in addition to our four previous ways in which words can mean, two new ways, namely the way of memory and the way of imagination.
When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean--neither more nor less.
You mean when money is not wanted, but allowed to lie?
In bourgeois society, living labour is but a means to increase accumulated labour.
You can hang any word you please to its tail, and make it mean anything you want to.
I apologized; but he continued scornfully, "Since you are impervious to argument, you shall hear with your ears how by means of my two voices I reveal my shape to my Wives, who are at this moment six thousand miles seventy yards two feet eight inches away, the one to the North, the other to the South.
And yet," said John, "I am sure the young ladies did not mean it; it was only ignorance.
This, notwithstanding all the care she took at other times to express the direct contrary to Mrs Blifil, perhaps offended that delicate lady, who certainly now hated Mrs Wilkins; and though she did not, or possibly could not, absolutely remove her from her place, she found, however, the means of making her life very uneasy.
With Venetian mystery I seek those No Thoroughfares at night, glide into them by means of dark courts, tempt the schoolmaster to follow, turn suddenly, and catch him before he can retreat.
One of them, whom I by no means thought the best, has given us a play, known to all the world, which I am almost ready to think with Zola is the greatest play of modern times; or if it is not so, I should be puzzled to name the modern drama that surpasses "La Morte Civile" of Paolo Giacometti.
There are, again, some arts which employ all the means above mentioned, namely, rhythm, tune, and metre.