But the stern customs of his people had made too severe an exaction
of the feeble old man.
His is the exaction
of the apostle, who speaks but for Christ, when he says--"Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.
Let him name the ransom at which he rates our liberty, and it shall be paid, providing the exaction
is suited to our means.
But the apartment was saddened in its aspect by the absence of much of the homely wealth which had once adorned it; for the exaction
of repeated fines, and his own neglect of temporal affairs, had greatly impoverished the owner.
Which is the more flattering exaction
it is hard to say; but there is the fact that in listening for upwards of twenty years to the sea-talk that goes on afloat and ashore I have never detected the true note of animosity.
Poyser (too officiously, Tom thought) interfered to prevent the exaction
of the penalty.
All was, alas, worse than vanity--injustice, punishment, exaction
Strype the washerwoman against Stubbs's unjust exaction
on the score of her drying-ground, and he would himself-scrutinize a calumny against Mrs.
But when we got home - to my new, delightful home - I was so happy and he was so kind that I freely forgave him all; and I was beginning to think my lot too happy, and my husband actually too good for me, if not too good for this world, when, on the second Sunday after our arrival, he shocked and horrified me by another instance of his unreasonable exaction
As Eleanor Fairlie (aged seven-and-thirty), she was always talking pretentious nonsense, and always worrying the unfortunate men with every small exaction
which a vain and foolish woman can impose on long-suffering male humanity.
He was punctilious in the exaction
of this ceremony.
These guidelines called for the exaction
of public easements from permit applicants in any case where there would be an "intensification of use," (67) without concern for the adequacy of existing public access.