At the same time his grasp of things in general soon showed Totski that he now had to deal with a being who was outside the pale of the ordinary rules of traditional
behaviour, and who would not only threaten mischief but would undoubtedly carry it out, and stop for no one.
Like all people brought up in a tradition, Katharine was able, within ten minutes or so, to reduce any moral difficulty to its traditional
shape and solve it by the traditional
Dislike of own sex traditional
, or founded on fact?
He went home and read far into the smallest hour, bringing a much more testing vision of details and relations into this pathological study than he had ever thought it necessary to apply to the complexities of love and marriage, these being subjects on which he felt himself amply informed by literature, and that traditional
wisdom which is handed down in the genial conversation of men.
And, again, this too tranquillized them, by bringing them under the rule of traditional
, narrowly localized observances.
The "freshettes" stood about in detached groups of two or three, looking askance at each other; the "freshies," wiser in their day and generation, had banded themselves together on the big staircase of the entrance hall, where they were shouting out glees with all the vigor of youthful lungs, as a species of defiance to their traditional
enemies, the Sophomores, a few of whom were prowling loftily about, looking properly disdainful of the "unlicked cubs" on the stairs.
Then turning again to the concerns of earth, and having satisfied himself that he was alone in his dungeon, he drew from his breast the three bulbs of the black tulip, and concealed them behind a block of stone, on which the traditional
water-jug of the prison was standing, in the darkest corner of his cell.
On the other hand, the ancient and mediaeval logic retained a continuous influence over it, and a form like that of mathematics was easily impressed upon it; the principle of ancient philosophy which is most apparent in it is scepticism; we must doubt nearly every traditional
or received notion, that we may hold fast one or two.
She did not look in the least like the traditional
old maid, and there was something in her expression which won Anne instantly.
Not long thereafter, and probably before the traditional
date of 449, the Jutes, Angles, and Saxons began to come in large bands with the deliberate purpose of permanent settlement.
And don't think I'm not serious because I don't use the traditional
arguments--making money, a sphere awaiting you, and so on--all of which are, for various reasons, cant.
conception of cause and effect is one which modern science shows to be fundamentally erroneous, and requiring to be replaced by a quite different notion, that of LAWS OF CHANGE.