To ask why such-and-such a kind of sequence
occurs is either to ask a meaningless question, or to demand some more general kind of sequence
which includes the one in question.
And to define the matter roughly, we may say that the proper magnitude is comprised within such limits, that the sequence
of events, according to the law of probability or necessity, will admit of a change from bad fortune to good, or from good fortune to bad.
Secondly, one thing is said to be 'prior' to another when the sequence
of their being cannot be reversed.
He knew already that his old friend wanted his grand-nephew to learn all he could of the subject in hand, and so had during his journey from the Peak put his thoughts in sequence
for narration and explanation.
A whole sequence
of new thoughts, hopeless but mournfully pleasant, rose in his soul in connection with that tree.
But results which depend on human conscience and intelligence work slowly, and now at the end of 1829, most medical practice was still strutting or shambling along the old paths, and there was still scientific work to be done which might have seemed to be a direct sequence
I exulted in the boundless freedom of the design; the open air of that immense scene, where adventure followed adventure with the natural sequence
of life, and the days and the nights were not long enough for the events that thronged them, amidst the fields and woods, the streams and hills, the highways and byways, hostelries and hovels, prisons and palaces, which were the setting of that matchless history.
For generations the war has been the perfectly obvious and apparent sequence
of European events.
To recall those letters led her, by natural sequence
, to another effort of memory.
Yet although Wordsworth gives us broad deserts of prose in his poetry, he himself knew the joy of words in lovely sequence
All I say is," answered Agafea Mihalovna, evidently not speaking at random, but in strict sequence
of idea, "that you ought to get married, that's what I say.
When any distinct word has been flung into the air, it has had no sense or sequence