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Then I entreat you, tell me if to the best of your own convictions, this story is in substance really true?
You are seriously wrong in supposing that the marriage of the younger sister -- if she could be married in a week's time -- would make any difference in the convictions which induced her to write to your father and to you.
Dunstan felt as if there must be a little frightening added to the cajolery, for his own arithmetical convictions were not clear enough to afford him any forcible demonstration as to the advantages of interest; and as for security, he regarded it vaguely as a means of cheating a man by making him believe that he would be paid.
When I make a convert among the working classes, the first thing he does is to make a speech somewhere declaring his new convictions.
I frankly acknowledge to you my convictions, and I will freely lay before you the reasons on which they are founded.
The chevalier had long since fathomed the nature of Athanase, and recognized in it that unyielding element of republican convictions to which in his youth a young man is willing to sacrifice everything, carried away by the word "liberty," so ill-defined and so little understood, but which to persons disdained by fate is a banner of revolt; and to such, revolt is vengeance.
I respect your convictions, and whilst we fight for opposite sides, let us remain friends.
He could perhaps have given no precise form to the reasons that determined this conclusion, but it is well known to all experienced minds that our firmest convictions are often dependent on subtle impressions for which words are quite too coarse a medium.
She had never heard him speak so openly before, and though it told her no more than what she had long perceived, it was a stab, for it told of his own convictions and views.
Convictions have been purchased at a much lower price; and I should have nothing to do but with venalities.
It must have been dead against his convictions too.
These convictions must unquestionably have their own pain, and severe was its kind; but they precluded that pain which Lady Russell would suffer in entering the house again, and returning through the well-known apartments.