War to the pacifists is wrong, unholy, morally sinful, biologically and economically and in every other way evil.Partridge, G.E.
In advanced cases, it is only possible to relieve the patient’s suffering by palliative measures.Miles, Alexander
It’s almost palpable music: blocks of sound with shape and density.New York Times (Jan 10, 2011)
The city fathers speak of binglang as if it were a panacea for all of Xiangtan’s ills, from curing tapeworm to solving unemployment.New York Times (Aug 20, 2010)
The World Health Organization in 2009 declared swine flu the first global flu pandemic in 40 years.Seattle Times (Feb 1, 2012)
Chief Godbee described the scene as one of “utter chaos and pandemonium.”New York Times (Jan 24, 2011)
Since, our method has become a paradigm for guiding scientists to the genetic basis of other human diseases.New York Times (Jun 21, 2010)
It seems like a paradox or contradiction to say that self-denial can harmonize with enjoyment; and yet it is true.Howard, Thomas Henry
She would tread her enemies under foot and emerge from the conflict victorious, untrammelled, a paragon of virtues.Horrell, Charles
Granted, all are outrageously exaggerated, but a discerning eye can detect the truth that lurks behind any satire, parody, or lampoon.Anonymous
In allusion to greedy, parsimonious people, who would rather be put to a great deal of trouble than incur a trifling expense.Hislop, Alexander
Exxon has been extremely partisan, its political action committee essentially acting as a finance arm of the Republican Party.
He made a considerable reputation as an accomplished painter of quiet pastoral subjects and carefully elaborated landscapes with cattle.Various
The old patriarchal system is gone; the father is no longer an autocratic ruler in his small world.Bray, Reginald Arthur
Caesar was, by birth, patrician, having descended from a long line of noble ancestors.Abbott, Jacob
In short, he felt the inspiration of patriotism, that noble sentiment which nerves men to do, and dare, unto the death, for their native soil.Semmes, Raphael
Others, proud of their husbands’ standing and of their wealth, could not invent enough unspoken affronts and patronizing phrases to humiliate the little parvenue.Daudet, Alphonse
The paucity of reptiles in Ireland is remarkable, but they are not altogether absent.Various
In this pecuniary distress, two men offered to loan the necessary funds, and two hundred and fifty dollars were gratefully accepted from each.Bolton, Sarah Knowles
What type of pedagogy, or teaching method, makes me thrive?New York Times (Jan 13, 2011)
To make a classical quotation in a mixed company is considered pedantic and out of place, as is also an ostentatious display of your learning.Young, John H.
He was penitent at once, and full of promises never to ask her again to do anything that might cause an instant’s remorse.MacKenzie, Compton
He lived a penurious life, eating little, avoiding luxury and dressing in threadbare clothing that he often bought at the Salvation Army and Goodwill.New York Times (Jun 3, 2011)
Any one who studied her treacherous and perfidious countenance would detect therein craft and cruelty.Sue, Eugène
They were ever in the most perilous situations, did the most dangerous service, and acknowledged no leader other than their own free will.Ellis, Edward Sylvester
Walter Bell’s own brother died in a mining accident — in the same spot where an elder relative perished years earlier.Seattle Times (Apr 19, 2012)
All these experiments, however, are in general not only useless but pernicious, and frequently prove fatal.Millingen, J. G. (John Gideon)
The so-called Confederate States, the new power, organized for the avowed purpose of extending and perpetuating African slavery, was now in full blast.Aughey, John H.
“He was the personification of determination and never giving up – he inspired so many people,” Kidd said in release from the U.S.Washington Post (Feb 9, 2010)
You can see how much everyone makes, their performance reports … everything that is pertinent to their employment.Inc (May 3, 2010)
The first he opened, and drawing near the light, perused its contents attentively.James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford)
Visual Culture Out of Africa Africa is everywhere, so pervasive in our lives that we barely see it.New York Times (Dec 3, 2010)
He was perhaps best known as a philanthropist: just this month he donated more than $15 million to the Leeds Community Foundation.
United Nations officials said that several waves of looters had pillaged Abyei and that there was even a market in town now for looted goods.New York Times (Jun 2, 2011)
One man had lifted them from the lowest ebb almost to the pinnacle of success.Morris, Charles
As we are hastily reading books and papers we continually come across maxims, epigrams, and short, pithy sayings that attract us.McCarty, Louis Philippe
My clients were soon grumbling, but Woodruff handled them well, placating them with excuses that soothed their annoyance to discontented silence.Ashe, E. M.
The old father, calm and placid looking, is sitting on his heels near the tiller smoking a long bamboo pipe.Macgowan, J. (John)
Your manner was earnest, your argument plausible and at first blush, convincing; but you are wrong.Holt, Mathew Joseph
“All of them quite common men!” said the provost carelessly—”country rustics— plebeians!”Barr, Amelia Edith Huddleston
I’ve spent a plethora of times going through my essays, over and over and over again.New York Times (Dec 20, 2010)
Worse, the tissues are less pliable, less flexible.Seattle Times (Dec 19, 2011)
Although one oncologist waived her fees after hearing about the family’s plight, other creditors have demanded payment, and bankruptcy remains a possibility.New York Times (Mar 29, 2010)
For one thing, even while video games have skyrocketed, youth violence plummeted to its lowest levels in 40 years according to government statistics.
So bold had these robbers become that they did not hesitate to raid the coasts of Italy and to plunder Ostia.Boak, Arthur Edward Romilly
” Plutocracy” means control by those who own wealth.Nearing, Scott
Thus, for example, could I ever have imagined the poignant and terrible suffering of never being alone even for one minute during ten years?Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Looking at America Mr. Murray sees a country increasingly polarized into two culturally and geographically isolated demographics.New York Times (Feb 5, 2012)
A pompous, boasting sort of man, I did not like him at all.Wood, Mrs. Henry
It grew awfully dark— portentous omen!—and some enormous drops of rain, as big as bullets, came smacking down upon the window-stone.Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan
Our posterity will be the living public of a future generation.Rhys, Ernest
Yet potent as the medicine might be, it was not powerful enough to keep Edward Armstrong asleep all night.Paull, H. B.
The land is ablaze with kings and potentates on golden thrones under canopies of angels.Synge, M. B. (Margaret Bertha)
The pragmatic method in such cases is to try to interpret each notion by tracing its respective practical consequences.James, William
It has no preamble, but is simply introduced by the enacting clause.Shambaugh, Benjamin F.
It pines for that precarious life; its very dangers and privations fill its breast with desire.Lane, Mary E. Bradley
Canada and Newfoundland, following the precedent of the United States, require copyright notice in statutory form.Bowker, Richard Rogers
He had been a precocious child, advanced beyond his years in all the studies of the schools.Burns, Elmer Ellsworth
In theory, learning to detect the precursors of environmental distress could help raise the alarm before any damage is irreversible.
“Polar bears are very much of a predator bear, having evolved rapidly to become a specialist in hunting seals.New York Times (May 11, 2011)
His works in the tinted manner are full of poetic beauty, and exhibit a marked improvement on those of his predecessors.Koehler, S. R.
Below the line, among backboneless animals, there is much greater constancy of superiority among the females, and this predominance persists in many higher types.Hartley, C. Gasquoine (Catherine Gasquoine)
No foreboding of evil haunted him; no slightest premonition of danger clouded his sky.Harvey, James Clarence
Until representatives from all sections are heard from, however, it will be impossible to say what the preponderance of opinion really is.Various
It is ridiculous, preposterous even, certainly wrong, a sugary pudding of groans and cliches.
For anyone wanting a job in politics, unpaid work experience has become an essential – but often very hard to come by – prerequisite.
This was the right of search claimed by Great Britain as one of her prerogatives.Comfield, Amelia Stratton
We have never been good at foretelling the future, but when the news is favorable, others forgive our lack of prescience.New York Times (Mar 27, 2010)
The practice is most prevalent in Pakistani communities, but it’s also common among some Middle Eastern and east African groups.
Tell your story straight, and don’t conceal aught, or prevaricate.Reid, Mayne
Starting millions of years ago, the evolutionary ancestors of humans figured out how to use primitive stone tools in a systematic way.
Luckily though, the number of overall visitors will remain restricted, guaranteeing, it is hoped, at least another 100 years of relative isolation and pristine wilderness.New York Times (Jan 6, 2012)
This was rolling in riches of luxury, after nearly starving of privation, and dying from thirst.Drayson, A. W. (Alfred Wilks)
In times of plenty his diet is not improved, because he wastes his surplus in prodigal feasting.Thomson, Basil
Absorbing in scope and expressive in detail, the piece offered compelling evidence of Mr. Lewis’s prodigious imagination and persuasive skill.New York Times (Nov 14, 2011)
The former child prodigy entered Bard College at age 11, and was accepted by Yale Law at 16.
How strange it is that our dreams often prognosticate coming events!Huth, Alexander
He was prolific, directing more than 40 movies, and was versatile, dabbling in many different film genres.
What we now regard as tedious and prolix was looked upon as so much linked sweetness long drawn out.Rudd, John
Its rounded facade of colored glass juts out over the sidewalk, making the building on Orleans Street a prominent new landmark in East Baltimore.Washington Post (May 7, 2012)
Propelled by winds and high temperatures, it burned for 10 days, charring more than 250 acres of land.Scientific American (Apr 9, 2012)
But really, cousin, don’t you think that this way of contradicting our natures and propensities is very wrong?Bloomfield, Robert
His highest office was prophecy, and in all his temples the priestesses gave mystic revelations of the future.Hurll, Estelle M. (Estelle May)
It was by favor of these propitious conditions that many of the great fortunes, based upon land, were founded.Gustavus, Myers
Relative to the size of its economy, the total Greek spending cuts now being contemplated are proportional to the United States government cutting $1.75 trillion.New York Times (Jul 9, 2011)
He was a thriving business man, the proprietor of two plantations and a mill, and kept a large number of hands engaged at work.Anonymous
She still hoped, that when removed from the bad influence of the Captain, she would behave herself with more propriety.Moodie, Susanna
Cats is an exceedingly dull and prosaic writer, whose alexandrines roll smoothly on without any power of riveting the attention or delighting the fancy.Various
In Asian lore, the crane represents endurance as well as good fortune and prosperity.Seattle Times (Mar 7, 2012)
There, she saw, lying on his face, the prostrate form of a man.Fleming, May Agnes
The “mentor/ protege” program was intended to enable small businesses to learn from large, established ones.Washington Post (Oct 1, 2010)
Babbage never completed his prototype, but several different working models have been constructed since.
Footnote 1: “Even bird’s milk is not lacking,” a Polish proverbial expression signifying “abundance,” “living in clover.”Sienkiewicz, Henryk
Festival play is all that can be expected outside of Europe, but “Berlin ’36′” does make a provocative selection certain to stir debate.
Sometimes more than two bulls are used, thus making the sport more exciting and the measure of the warrior’s prowess greater—if he wins.O’Neil, Owen Rowe
You must take part in the pleasures of children, but never accommodate them with a childish language or with foolish or puerile ways.Hugo Paul Thieme
She said Mandela remains an avid boxing fan and will be watching Filipino pugilist Manny Pacquiao’s next world title defence on 7 May.
On this final of three debates all three men seemed pugnacious, combative — fighting for very high stakes with the gloves off.New York Times (Apr 29, 2010)
The land was some deal emptied of the most puissant and the strongest, for they were dead along with their lord.Evans, Sebastian
The public is pusillanimous and cowardly, because it is weak.Rhys, Ernest