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I know what I mean, and you needn't be statirical about it.
I did not know, I did not mean any harm,' they think it is all right.
German names almost always do mean something, and this helps to deceive the student.
What women mean by "trusting" might afford a subject for an interesting disquisition.
You must, therefore, confess that by "individual" you mean no other person than the bourgeois, than the middle-class owner of property.
It is correct," said the King, "so far as the numbers and sexes are concerned, though I know not what you mean by 'right' and 'left'.
said the notary; "you really mean to declare that such is not your intention?
Will you have the goodness to explain what you mean by that 'yes?
When it comes to any account of a relation say between a man and a woman--I mean an intimate or a curious or a suggestive one--where are we compared to them?
He is at some obvious pains to "punish vice and reward virtue," but I do not mean that easy morality when I praise his; I mean the more difficult sort that recognizes in each man's soul the arbiter not of his fate surely, but surely of his peace.
Factories mean tens of thousands of workingmen and their families.
For he certainly does not mean, as we were now saying that I ought to return a return a deposit of arms or of anything else to one who asks for it when he is not in his right senses; and yet a deposit cannot be denied to be a debt.