John is above such meanness
, and I won't listen to you a minute if you talk so," cried Meg indignantly, forgetting everything but the injustice of the old lady's suspicions.
No matter for the money," said she, giving him a little push towards the door; for her old gentility was contumaciously squeamish at sight of the copper coin, and, besides, it seemed such pitiful meanness
to take the child's pocket-money in exchange for a bit of stale gingerbread.
Tan't that you care one bit more, or have a bit more feelin'--it's clean, sheer, dog meanness
, wanting to cheat the devil and save your own skin; don't I see through it?
Thus, under the name of Order and Civil Government, we are all made at last to pay homage to and support our own meanness
still to the commoner, always to the commoner) pa- tience, meanness
of spirit, non-resistance under op- pression; and she introduced heritable ranks and aristocracies, and taught all the Christian populations of the earth to bow down to them and worship them.
Not to give a slave enough to eat, is regarded as the most aggravated development of meanness
even among slaveholders.
She had seen enough of her pride, her meanness
, and her determined prejudice against herself, to comprehend all the difficulties that must have perplexed the engagement, and retarded the marriage, of Edward and herself, had he been otherwise free;--and she had seen almost enough to be thankful for her OWN sake, that one greater obstacle preserved her from suffering under any other of Mrs.
No; they not only live, but reign and redeem: and without their divine influence spread everywhere, you would be in hell--the hell of your own meanness
I greatly fear he has declined -- in which case I can lay my hand on my heart, and solemnly declare that his meanness
It was not that he had lost his good looks, or his old bearing of a gentleman - for that he had not - but the thing that struck me most, was, that with the evidences of his native superiority still upon him, he should submit himself to that crawling impersonation of meanness
, Uriah Heep.
As a matter of course, they fawned upon me in my prosperity with the basest meanness
She could not indeed imitate his excess of subservience, because she was a stranger to the meanness
of mind, and to the constant state of timid apprehension, by which it was dictated; but she bore herself with a proud humility, as if submitting to the evil circumstances in which she was placed as the daughter of a despised race, while she felt in her mind the consciousness that she was entitled to hold a higher rank from her merit, than the arbitrary despotism of religious prejudice permitted her to aspire to.