Now that arrangement was not conducive
to calm speech or clear thought on Jo's part, for how could she say hard things to her boy while he watched her with eyes full of love and longing, and lashes still wet with the bitter drop or two her hardness of heart had wrung from him?
Fancy yourselves in security, and what now, perhaps, increases your terror, may be made conducive
I like you more than I can say; but I'll not sink into a bathos of sentiment: and with this needle of repartee I'll keep you from the edge of the gulf too; and, moreover, maintain by its pungent aid that distance between you and myself most conducive
to our real mutual advantage.
But the life I lead, Miss Manette, is not conducive
Scrooge expressed himself much obliged, but could not help thinking that a night of unbroken rest would have been more conducive
to that end.
We considered it conducive
to the happiness of all parties that it should be so.
As far as this would be conducive
to the interests of commerce, so far it must tend to the extension of the revenue to be drawn from that source.
That this remaining task may be executed under impressions conducive
to a just and fair result, some reflections must in this place be indulged, which candor previously suggests.
And why are you so firmly, so triumphantly, convinced that only the normal and the positive--in other words, only what is conducive
to welfare--is for the advantage of man?
He professed to have received it at one or two removes from an eye-witness; but this derivation, together with the lapse of time, must have afforded opportunities for many variations of the narrative; so that despairing of literal and absolute truth, I have not scrupled to make such further changes as seemed conducive
to the reader's profit and delight.
A Continental Congress assembled at Philadelphia,'' said Grandfather, "and proposed such measures as they thought most conducive
to the public good.
Though the prospect," says he, "of once more tasting the blessings of peaceful society, and passing days and nights under the calm guardianship of the laws, was not without its attractions; yet to those of us whose whole lives had been spent in the stirring excitement and perpetual watchfulness of adventures in the wilderness, the change was far from promising an increase of that contentment and inward satisfaction most conducive