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He sidled into the parlour as soon as he was at liberty, and said to my aunt in his meekest manner:
Go to your meekest little assistant instructor of sociology and ask him what is the difference between Rousseau's theory of the return to nature and the theory of socialism; ask your greatest orthodox bourgeois political economists and sociologists; question through the pages of every text-book written on the subject and stored on the shelves of your subsidized libraries; and from one and all the answer will be that there is nothing congruous between the return to nature and socialism.
Instead, we witnessed belief at its best, a mighty engine that can drive even the meekest among us to transform their lives and their circumstances.
13) Thus, in chapter one, for example, Invisible Man recalls how his grandfather, who had been "the meekest of men," called his son to his deathbed and declared himself a "traitor" and a "spy," asking his son to "overcome" white people with "yeses, undermine 'em with grins, agree 'em to death and destruction, let 'em swoller you till they vomit or bust wide open" (Ellison [1952] 1995b, 16).
He could be seen displaying his frustration and anger throughout as a Miami side who went to the play-offs last year offered one of the meekest performances London has seen.
What they got, to everyone's surprise, was the meekest of surrenders, a first-half white flag with some of the most un-Saints like defending seen in years.
Even the smallest and meekest person at your table secretly wishes to be in charge and to have more authority, if only over his or her own fate.
amp;nbsp;"March came in that winter like the meekest and mildest of lambs, bringing days that were crisp and golden and tingling, each followed by a frosty pink twilight which gradually lost itself in an elfland of moonshine.
Since 1995/96, the meekest relegation fights have been (in terms of games played before the drop was confirmed): | 2007/08: Derby - 32 games | 2015/16: Aston Villa - 33 (?
I am a Bedouin, Lord of the meek and the meekest of lords.
They failed to score a single goal in six of their last seven games making it the meekest of surrenders.
They say the McLaren 650S operates on a short fuse; twist the ignition and it puts on a display of fury that would inspire the meekest of drivers to stamp the gas pedal into the floor.