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Now, Harriet we changed into Hattey, and then into Tatty, because, as practical people, we thought even a playful name might be a new thing to her, and might have a softening and affectionate kind of effect, don't you see?
The practical measures proposed in them -- -such as the abolition of the distinction between town and country, of the family, of the carrying on of industries for the account of private individuals, and of the wage system, the proclamation of social harmony, the conversion of the functions of the State into a mere superintendence of production, all these proposals, point solely to the disappearance of class antagonisms which were, at that time, only just cropping up,and which, in these publications, are recognised in their earliest,indistinct and undefined forms only.
It may, if a leader of genius appear, become the first real corps of practical sociologists, which will substitute facts for the present hotch-potch of theories.
I then put it to Miss Mills, to say whether she considered that there was or was not any practical merit in the suggestion I had been anxious to make, concerning the accounts, the housekeeping, and the Cookery Book?
Now his practical Scotch intelligence brought him back with a snap to the matter in hand.
That the whole difficulty already assumes practical shape; but with added dangers, that at first I did not imagine.
Be he what he may" (they always began like that), "he is an honest, practical man and we have nobody better.
After that, I thought my wisest proceeding would be to go away before my mysterious attendant was driven to practical extremities.
The doctor had suggested a practical solution of the difficulty.
Nevertheless, I am bound to add that some practical geniuses have attempted to establish actual communication with her.