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best

 (bĕst)
adj.Superlative of good
1. Surpassing all others in excellence, achievement, or quality; most excellent: the best performer; the best grade of ore.
2. Most satisfactory, suitable, or useful; most desirable: the best solution; the best time for planting.
3. Greatest; most: He spoke for the best part of an hour.
4. Most highly skilled: the best doctor in town.
adv.Superlative of well2
1. In a most excellent way; most creditably or advantageously.
2. To the greatest degree or extent; most: "He was certainly the best hated man in the ship" (W. Somerset Maugham).
n.
1. One that surpasses all others.
2. The best part, moment, or value: The best is still to come. Let's get the best out of life.
3. The optimum condition or quality: look your best. She was at her best in the freestyle competition.
4. One's nicest or most formal clothing.
5. The supreme effort one can make: doing our best.
6. One's warmest wishes or regards: Give them my best.
tr.v. best·ed, best·ing, bests
To get the better of; beat: "I'm a rough customer, I expect, but I know when I'm bested" (Nathanael West).
Idioms:
at best
1. Interpreted most favorably; at the most: no more than 40 people at best in attendance.
2. Under the most favorable conditions: has a top speed of 20 miles per hour at best.
for the best
With an ultimately positive or preferable result.
get/have the best of
To outdo or outwit; defeat: My opponent got the best of me in the debate.
make the best of
To accept (a bad situation) in as good a light as possible.

[Middle English, from Old English betst; see bhad- in Indo-European roots.]
Usage Note: According to a traditional rule of grammar, better, not best, should be used in comparisons between two things: Which house of Congress has the better attendance record? This rule is often ignored in practice, but it still has many devoted adherents. In certain fixed expressions, however, best is used idiomatically for comparisons between two: Put your best foot forward. May the best team win! See Usage Notes at have, rather.

best

(bɛst)
adj
1. the superlative of good
2. most excellent of a particular group, category, etc
3. most suitable, advantageous, desirable, attractive, etc
4. the best part of most of: the best part of an hour.
5. put one's best foot forward
a. to do one's utmost to make progress
b. to hurry
adv
6. the superlative of well1
7. in a manner surpassing all others; most excellently, advantageously, attractively, etc
8. (in combination) in or to the greatest degree or extent; most: the best-loved hero.
9. as best one can as best one may as effectively as possible within one's limitations
10. had best would be wise, sensible, etc, to: you had best go now.
n
11. the best the most outstanding or excellent person, thing, or group in a category
12. (often preceded by at) the most excellent, pleasing, or skilled quality or condition: journalism at its best.
13. the most effective effort of which a person or group is capable: even their best was inadequate.
14. a winning majority: the best of three games.
15. Also: all the best best wishes: she sent him her best.
16. a person's smartest outfit of clothing
17. at best
a. in the most favourable interpretation
b. under the most favourable conditions
18. for the best
a. for an ultimately good outcome
b. with good intentions: he meant it for the best.
19. get the best of have the best of to surpass, defeat, or outwit; better
20. give someone the best to concede someone's superiority
21. make the best of to cope as well as possible in the unfavourable circumstances of (often in the phrases make the best of a bad job, make the best of it)
22. six of the best informal six strokes with a cane on the buttocks or hand
vb
(tr) to gain the advantage over or defeat
[Old English betst; related to Gothic batista, Old High German bezzist]

Best

(bɛst)
n
1. (Biography) Charles Herbert. 1899–1978, Canadian physiologist: associated with Banting and Macleod in their discovery of insulin in 1922
2. (Biography) George. 1946–2005, Northern Ireland footballer

best

(best)

adj. superl. of good with better as compar.
1. of the highest quality or standing: the best students.
2. most advantageous or suitable: the best way.
3. largest: the best part of a day.
adv., superl. of well with better as compar.
4. most excellently or suitably: an opera role that best suits her voice.
5. in or to the highest degree: best-known; best-loved.
n.
6. someone or something that is best: The best of us make mistakes.
7. a person's finest clothing.
8. a person's highest degree of competence, inspiration, or health.
9. the highest quality to be found in a given activity: cabinetmaking at its best.
10. the best effort that a person, group, or thing can make: Their best fell far short of excellence.
11. salutations: Give them my best.
v.t.
12. to get the better of; beat.
Idioms:
1. as best one can, in the best way possible under the circumstances.
2. at best, even under the most favorable circumstances possible: The job won't be finished for a month at best.
3. get or have the best of,
a. to gain the advantage over.
b. to defeat; subdue: The pain can get the best of him.
4. make the best of, to cope with; accept.
[before 900; Middle English beste, Old English betst, best]

best

Best is the superlative form of both good and well.

If you do your best, you try as hard as you can to achieve something.

best


Past participle: bested
Gerund: besting

Imperative
best
best
Present
I best
you best
he/she/it bests
we best
you best
they best
Preterite
I bested
you bested
he/she/it bested
we bested
you bested
they bested
Present Continuous
I am besting
you are besting
he/she/it is besting
we are besting
you are besting
they are besting
Present Perfect
I have bested
you have bested
he/she/it has bested
we have bested
you have bested
they have bested
Past Continuous
I was besting
you were besting
he/she/it was besting
we were besting
you were besting
they were besting
Past Perfect
I had bested
you had bested
he/she/it had bested
we had bested
you had bested
they had bested
Future
I will best
you will best
he/she/it will best
we will best
you will best
they will best
Future Perfect
I will have bested
you will have bested
he/she/it will have bested
we will have bested
you will have bested
they will have bested
Future Continuous
I will be besting
you will be besting
he/she/it will be besting
we will be besting
you will be besting
they will be besting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been besting
you have been besting
he/she/it has been besting
we have been besting
you have been besting
they have been besting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been besting
you will have been besting
he/she/it will have been besting
we will have been besting
you will have been besting
they will have been besting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been besting
you had been besting
he/she/it had been besting
we had been besting
you had been besting
they had been besting
Conditional
I would best
you would best
he/she/it would best
we would best
you would best
they would best
Past Conditional
I would have bested
you would have bested
he/she/it would have bested
we would have bested
you would have bested
they would have bested
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.best - the supreme effort one can makebest - the supreme effort one can make; "they did their best"
attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
worst - the weakest effort or poorest achievement one is capable of; "it was the worst he had ever done on a test"
2.best - the person who is most outstanding or excellentbest - the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others; "he could beat the best of them"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
3.Best - Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)
Verb1.best - get the better ofbest - get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition"
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
outmaneuver, outmanoeuvre, outsmart - defeat by more skillful maneuvering; "The English troops outmaneuvered the Germans"; "My new supervisor knows how to outmaneuver the boss in most situations"
Adj.1.best - (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualitiesbest - (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities; "the best film of the year"; "the best solution"; "the best time for planting"; "wore his best suit"
superlative - an exaggerated expression (usually of praise); "the critics lavished superlatives on it"
incomparable, uncomparable - such that comparison is impossible; unsuitable for comparison or lacking features that can be compared; "an incomparable week of rest and pleasure"; "the computer proceeds with its incomparable logic and efficiency"; "this report is incomparable with the earlier ones because of different breakdowns of the data"
good - having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
top - situated at the top or highest position; "the top shelf"
worst - (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition; "the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year"
2.best - (comparative and superlative of `well') wiser or more advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be better to speak to him"; "the White House thought it best not to respond"
comparative, comparative degree - the comparative form of an adjective or adverb; "`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'"; "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'"; "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"
advisable - worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise; "such action is neither necessary nor advisable"; "extreme caution is advisable"; "it is advisable to telephone first"
Adv.1.best - in a most excellent way or manner; "he played best after a couple of martinis"
2.best - it would be sensible; "you'd best stay at home"
3.best - from a position of superiority or authority; "father knows best"; "I know better."

best

adjective
1. finest, leading, top, chief, supreme, principal, first, foremost, superlative, pre-eminent, unsurpassed, most accomplished, most skilful, most excellent He was the best player in the world for most of the 1950s.
2. most fitting, right, most desirable, most apt, most advantageous, most correct the best way to end the long-running war
noun
1. finest, top, prime, pick, choice, favourite, flower, cream, elite, crème de la crème (French) We only offer the best to our clients.
2. utmost, most, greatest, hardest, highest endeavour You must do your best to protect yourselves.
3. most sensible thing, wisest thing, most desirable thing, most advisable thing, most prudent thing The best we can do is try to stay cool and muddle through.
adverb
1. most highly, most, most fully, to the highest degree, most deeply The thing I liked best about the show was the music.
2. most advantageously, most fittingly, most usefully, most profitably, most beneficially Studying is best done alone.

best

adjective
1. Surpassing all others in quality:
2. Much more than half:
noun
1. The superlative or most preferable part of something:
Idioms: cream of the crop, flower of the flock, pick of the bunch.
2. Friendly greetings:
regard (used in plural), respect (used in plural).
verb
1. To be greater or better than:
Informal: beat.
2. To win a victory over, as in battle or a competition:
Informal: trim, whip.
Slang: ace, lick.
Idioms: carry the day, get the best of, get the better of, go someone one better.
Translations
أَفْضَلأفْضَلُ ، الأفْضَلُأفْضَلُ ما يَكونيَتَفَوَّقُ عَلى، يَتَغَلَّبُ
nejlepšíporazitnejlépepřemoci
bedstbedstebesejreovergå
parasparhaitenvoittaa
najboljenajbolji
csel: csellel legyõzlegjobb
bestbestursigra
最もよい最もよく
최고로최고의
optime
bestselerisdaugumageriausiaigeriausiasišeiti į gera
gūt virsrokusakautvislabākvislabākais
najlepšie
bäst
เหมาะสมที่สุดดีที่สุด
en iyien iyisiüstün gelmekyenmeken iyi biçimde
tốt nhất

best

[best]
A. ADJ SUPERL of goodel/la mejor
to be bestser el/la mejor
she wore her best dressllevaba su mejor vestido
the best pupil in the classel/la mejor alumno/a de la clase
the best one of allel/la mejor de todos
"best before 20 June""consumir preferentemente antes del 20 de junio"
to know what is best for sbsaber lo que más le conviene a algn
my best friendmi mejor amigo/a
may the best man win!¡que gane el mejor!
for the best part of the yeardurante la mayor parte del año
the best thing to do islo mejor que se puede hacer es ...
B. ADV SUPERL of wellmejor
John came off bestJuan salió ganando
as best I couldlo mejor que pude
she did best of all in the testhizo el test mejor que nadie
you had best leave nowlo mejor es que te vayas ahora
I had best gomás vale que vaya
I had best see him at oncelo mejor sería verlo en seguida
you know bestsabes mejor
when it comes to hotels I know besten cuestión de hoteles yo soy el que más sabe
Mummy knows bestestas cosas las decide mamá, mamá sabe lo que más conviene
C. Nlo mejor
he deserves the bestse merece lo mejor
all the best! (as farewell) → ¡que tengas suerte!
all the best; my best (US) (ending letter) → un abrazo
all the best to Jim!¡recuerdos para Jim!
at besten el mejor de los casos
he wasn't at his bestno estaba en plena forma
the garden is at its best in Juneen junio es cuando el jardín luce más
at the best of timesen las mejores circunstancias
to do one's best (to do sth)hacer todo lo posible (para or por hacer algo)
is that the best you can do?¿y eso es todo lo que puedes hacer?
I acted for the bestlo hice con la mejor intención
it's all for the besttodo conduce al bien a la larga
to be the best of friendsser muy amigos
to get the best of itsalir ganando
in order to get the best out of the carpara obtener el máximo rendimiento del coche
we have had the best of the dayel buen tiempo se acabó por hoy
let's hope for the bestesperemos lo mejor
to look one's besttener un aspecto inmejorable
she's not looking her bestestá algo desmejorada
to make the best of itsacar el mayor partido posible
the best of it is thatlo mejor del caso es que ...
to play (the) best of threejugar al mejor de tres
I try to think the best of himprocuro conservar mi buena opinión de él
to the best of my knowledgeque yo sepa
I'll do it to the best of my abilitylo haré lo mejor que pueda
she can dance with the best of themsabe bailar como la que más
to get the best of the bargainllevarse la mejor parte, salir ganando
to have the best of both worldstenerlo todo
to make the best of a bad jobsacar el mejor partido posible
D. VT (= defeat, win over) → vencer
E. CPD best boy N (Cine) → ayudante mf (de rodaje)
best man N (at wedding) → padrino m de boda
BEST MAN
En una boda tradicional el novio (bridegroom) va acompañado del best man, un amigo íntimo o un pariente cercano que tiene la responsabilidad de asegurarse de que todo marche bien en el día de la boda (wedding day). No hay pues, madrina. El best man se encarga, entre otras cosas, de los anillos de boda, de llevar al novio a la iglesia a tiempo y de dar la bienvenida a los invitados. En el banquete de boda (wedding reception) lee los telegramas enviados por los que no han podido asistir, presenta los discursos que vayan a dar algunos invitados, da su propio discurso, casi siempre en clave de humor y sobre el novio, y propone un brindis por la pareja de recién casados (newly-weds).

best

[ˈbɛst]
adj superlativemeilleur(e)
He's the best player in the team → Il est le meilleur joueur de l'équipe.
the best thing to do is to go ... → le mieux, c'est d'aller ...
the best part of (= nearly) → presque
adv
[sing, play, do] → le mieux; [known, loved] → le plus
Emma sings best → C'est Emma qui chante le mieux.
to be best known as → être surtout connu(e) comme
to like best, to like the best → préférer
Which one did you like best?; Which one did you like the best? → Lequel avez-vous préféré?
you'd best do ... (= had better) → tu ferais mieux de faire ...
You'd best leave early → Tu ferais mieux de partir tôt.
n
the best (= person, object, result) → le meilleur(la)(e)
Janet's the best at maths → Janet est la meilleure en maths.
That's the best I can do
BUT Je ne peux pas faire mieux.
the best of (= best possible)
He'll have the best of care → Il recevra les meilleurs soins.
the best of luck → énormément de chance
to be the best of friends → être les meilleurs amis du monde
to have the best of both worlds → avoir le beurre et l'argent du beurre
to make the best of it (= resign o.s.) → s'en contenter
We'll have to make the best of it → Il va falloir nous en contenter.
to make the best of a bad job (British)faire avec ce qu'on a
at best → au mieux
to do one's best → faire de son mieux
It's not perfect, but I did my best → Ça n'est pas parfait, mais j'ai fait de mon mieux.
to try one's best → faire de son mieux
to do as best one can → faire de son mieux
at one's best → au meilleur de sa forme, au mieux de sa forme
to be at one's best → être au meilleur de sa forme, être au mieux de sa forme
to the best of my knowledge (= as far as I know) → pour autant que je sache
to the best of one's ability (= as well as possible) → de son mieux
at the best of times (= ever)
He's not exactly patient at the best of times → Il n'est pas spécialement patient.
She's not a great cook at the best of times → Elle n'est pas exactement un génie de la cuisine, même au mieux de sa forme.
it's for the best → c'est pour le mieux
all the best (= goodbye) → salut; (in letter)amicalement, amitiés
to know best → être le mieux placé pour juger(la)(e)
to look one's best [man] → être à son avantage; [woman] → être en beauté
best of all, ... (= above all) → ce qu'il y a de mieux, ...
excl (at end of letter, email)amitiésbest-before date best before date [ˌbɛstbɪˈfɔːr] ndate f limite d'utilisation, date f limite de consommation

best

adj superl of goodbeste(r, s) attr; (= most favourable) route, price alsogünstigste(r, s) attr; to be bestam besten/günstigsten sein; to be best of allam allerbesten/allergünstigsten sein; that was the best thing about her/that could happendas war das Beste an ihr/, was geschehen konnte; that would be best or the best thing for everybodydas wäre für alle das Beste; the best thing to do is to wait, it’s best to waitdas Beste ist zu warten; may the best man win!dem Besten der Sieg!; to put one’s best foot forward (= hurry)seinen schnellsten Gang anschlagen; (fig)sein Bestes geben or tun; the best part of the year/my moneyfast das ganze Jahr/all mein Geld
adv superl of well
am besten; likeam liebsten or meisten; enjoyam meisten; the best fitting dressdas am besten passende Kleid; her best known novelihr bekanntester Roman; he was best known for …er war vor allem bekannt für …; best of allam allerbesten/-liebsten/-meisten; I helped him as best I couldich half ihm, so gut ich konnte; I thought it best to goich hielt es für das Beste zu gehen; do as you think besttun Sie, was Sie für richtig halten; you know bestSie müssen es (am besten) wissen
(= better) you had best go nowam besten gehen Sie jetzt
n
(= person, thing) the bestder/die/das Beste; the best of the bunch (inf)(noch) der/die/das Beste; his last book was his bestsein letztes Buch war sein bestes; with the best of intentionsmit den besten Absichten; they are the best of friendssie sind enge Freunde; he can sing with the best of themer kann sich im Singen mit den Besten messen
(= clothes)beste Sachen pl, → Sonntagskleider pl (inf); to be in one’s (Sunday) bestin Schale sein (inf), → im Sonntagsstaat sein
to do one’s (level) bestsein Bestes or Möglichstes tun; that’s the best you can expectSie können nichts Besseres erwarten; do the best you can!machen Sie es so gut Sie können!; it’s not perfect but it’s the best I can does ist nicht perfekt, aber mehr kann ich nicht tun; what a lame excuse, is that the best you can do?so eine lahme Ausrede, fällt Ihnen nichts Besseres ein?; to get or have the best of somebodyjdn unterkriegen; to get the best out of somebody/somethingdas Beste aus jdm/etw herausholen; to get the best of the bargain or of itam besten dabei wegkommen; to play the best of three/fivenur so lange spielen, bis eine Partei zweimal/dreimal gewonnen hat; to make the best of it/a bad jobdas Beste daraus machen; to make the best of one’s opportunitiesseine Chancen voll nützen; the best of it is that …das Beste daran ist, dass …; we’ve had the best of the dayder Tag ist so gut wie vorbei; (= the weather’s getting worse)das schöne Wetter wäre für heute vorbei; it’s all for the bestes ist nur zum Guten; I meant it for the bestich habe es doch nur gut gemeint; to do something for the bestetw in bester Absicht tun; to the best of my abilityso gut ich kann/konnte; to the best of my knowledgemeines Wissens; to the best of my recollection or memorysoviel ich mich erinnern kann; to look one’s bestbesonders gut aussehen; to be at one’s best (= on form)in Hochform sein; he is at his best at about 8 in the eveningso gegen 8 abends ist seine beste Zeit; roses are at their best just nowjetzt ist die beste Zeit für Rosen; that is Goethe at his bestdas ist Goethe, wie er besser nicht sein könnte; it’s not enough (even) at the best of timesdas ist schon normalerweise nicht genug; at bestbestenfalls; to wish somebody all the bestjdm alles Gute wünschen; all the best (to you)alles Gute!
vtschlagen

best

:
best-before date
best boy
n (Film) → Assistent mdes Elektromeisters
best-dressed
adjbestgekleidet attr

best

:
best-laid
adj the best plans (of mice and men)noch so wohlbedachte Pläne
best man
nTrauzeuge m (des Bräutigams)

best

:
bestseller
nVerkaufs- or Kassenschlager m; (= book)Bestseller m; (= author)Erfolgsautor(in) m(f)
bestselling
adj articleabsatzstark, der/die/das am besten geht; authorErfolgs-; a best novelein Bestseller m; this month’s best booksdie Bestsellerliste dieses Monats

best

[bɛst]
1. adj (good (superl of)) → migliore
to be best → essere il/la migliore
the best pupil in the class → il/la primo/a della classe
in her best dress → vestita del suo abito migliore
my best friend → il/la mio/a migliore amico/a
the best thing about her is ... → la cosa più bella di lei è...
the best thing to do is ... → la cosa migliore da fare or farsi è...
for the best part of the year → per la maggior parte dell'anno
may the best man win! → vinca il migliore!
2. adv (well (superl of)) → meglio
the best liked → il/la più amato/a
the best dressed → il/la più elegante
as best I could → meglio che ho potuto
you know best → tu sai meglio di chiunque
John came off best → John ha avuto la meglio
you had best leave now → faresti meglio ad andartene ora
3. nil/la migliore
she's the best at drawing → disegna meglio di tutti
he deserves the best → si merita quanto c'è di meglio
at best → nella migliore delle ipotesi, tutt'al più
he wasn't at his best → non era in vena or in piena forma
he's not exactly patient at the best of times → non è mai molto paziente
I acted for the best → ho agito per il meglio
let's hope for the best → speriamo che tutto vada per il meglio
to the best of my knowledge → per quel che ne so io
I did it to the best of my ability → l'ho fatto come meglio ho potuto
to do one's best → fare del proprio meglio
she looks her best in casual clothes → l'abbigliamento casual le dona molto
to look its best (house, flat) → esser bello/a ed ordinato/a
to make the best of a bad job → far buon viso a cattivo gioco
she can dance with the best of them → è una ballerina di prima classe

best

(best) adjective, pronoun
(something which is) good to the greatest extent. the best book on the subject; the best (that) I can do; She is my best friend; Which method is (the) best?; The flowers are at their best just now.
adverb
in the best manner. She sings best (of all).
verb
to defeat. He was bested in the argument.
best man
the bridegroom's attendant at a wedding.
ˌbestˈseller noun
something (usually a book) which sells very many copies. Ernest Hemingway wrote several bestsellers.
the best part of
most of; nearly (all of). I've read the best part of two hundred books on the subject.
do one's best
to try as hard as possible. He'll do his best to be here on time.
for the best
intended to have the best results possible. We don't want to send the child away to school but we're doing it for the best.
get the best of
to win, or get some advantage from, (a fight, argument etc). He was shouting a lot, but I think I got the best of the argument.
make the best of it
to do all one can to turn a failure etc into something successful. She is disappointed at not getting into university but she'll just have to make the best of it and find a job.

best

أَفْضَل nejlépe, nejlepší bedst, bedste am liebsten, bester βέλτιστος, καλύτερα el mejor, mejor paras, parhaiten meilleur, mieux najbolje, najbolji meglio, migliore 最もよい, 最もよく 최고로, 최고의 best, het beste best najlepiej, najlepszy da melhor maneira, mais, melhor лучше всего, наилучший bäst เหมาะสมที่สุด, ดีที่สุด en iyi, en iyisi tốt nhất 最好地, 最好的

best

a., sup. mejor, superior, óptimo;
vt.
to do one's ___hacer lo ___ posible.
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November chill blaws loud wi' angry sugh;* The short'ning winter-day is near a close; The miry bests retreating frae the pleugh; The black'ning trains o' craws to their repose; The toil-worn Cotter Frae his labour goes, This night his weekly moil is at an end, Collects his spades, his mattocks, and his hoes, Hoping the morn in ease and rest to spend, And weary, o'er the moor, his course does hameward bend.
One of her weaknesses was a desire to move in `our best society', without being quite sure what the best really was.
To be punished and abused when I was doing my very best was so hard it took the heart out of me.
In a word, I ventured it, I did my best, I was overthrown, but though I lost my honour I did not lose nor can I lose the virtue of keeping my word.
When the archers had stepped forward, the herald rose and proclaimed the rules of the game: how that each man should shoot three shots, and to him who shot best the prize of a yoke of fat steers should belong.
To reverse and undo what has been done by a predecessor, is very often considered by a successor as the best proof he can give of his own capacity and desert; and in addition to this propensity, where the alteration has been the result of public choice, the person substituted is warranted in supposing that the dismission of his predecessor has proceeded from a dislike to his measures; and that the less he resembles him, the more he will recommend himself to the favor of his constituents.
Now, the best tragedies are founded on the story of a few houses, on the fortunes of Alcmaeon, Oedipus, Orestes, Meleager, Thyestes, Telephus, and those others who have done or suffered something terrible.
Tis best to fix the very day: So, by a learned friend's advice, I've made it Noon, the Fourth of May.
Let parents choose betimes, the vocations and courses they mean their children should take; for then they are most flexible; and let them not too much apply themselves to the disposition of their children, as thinking they will take best to that, which they have most mind to.
Little Marleen went upstairs and took her best silk handkerchief out of her bottom drawer, and in it she wrapped all the bones from under the table and carried them outside, and all the time she did nothing but weep.
But probably all that has been here said may not be right; for, to resume the argument I lately used, if the people are not very brutal indeed, although we allow that each individual knows less of these affairs than those who have given particular attention to them, yet when they come together they will know them better, or at least not worse; besides, in some particular arts it is not the workman only who is the best judge; namely, in those the works of which are understood by those who do not profess them: thus he who builds a house is not the only judge of it, for the master of the family who inhabits it is a better; thus also a steersman is a better judge of a tiller than he who made it; and he who gives an entertainment than the cook.
Fair Sir Page, I will do our Queen's bidding, and will presently hie with thee to London; but, ere we go, I will feast thee here in the woodlands with the very best we have.