It is curious to observe, that in every state of society, some sort of ghostly consolation is provided for the members of the community, though assembled for purposes diametrically
opposite to religion.
What has been already said will almost of itself sufficiently show how an oligarchy ought to be founded; for he who would frame such a state should have in his view a democracy to oppose it; for every species of oligarchy should be founded on principles diametrically
opposite to some species of democracy.
This gentleman and Mr Thwackum scarce ever met without a disputation; for their tenets were indeed diametrically
opposite to each other.
I think that all this indirectly proceeds from the helpless perplexity of volition, in which their divided and diametrically
opposite powers of vision must involve them.
Paul and the Doctor were diametrically
opposed to each other in opinion; the former declaring for an immediate appeal to arms, and the latter was warmly espousing the policy of pacific measures.
Then he remembered the underwriters and the owners, the two masters a captain must serve, either of which could and would break him and whose interests were diametrically
Presently I heard an animal wailing again, and taking it to be the puma, I turned about and walked in a direction diametrically
opposite to the sound.
"Don't think to pose me with short questions; your case and mine are diametrically
different, and it is nonsense attempting to draw a parallel.
While they were thus situated, the dwarf, who had followed noiselessly at their heels, inciting them to keep up the commotion, took hold of their own chain at the intersection of the two portions which crossed the circle diametrically
and at right angles.
Now it had been her custom to launch out into fervent admiration of what she called my 'beaute male:' wherein she differed diametrically
from you, who told me point-blank, at the second interview, that you did not think me handsome.
"True," replied the marquise, without wincing in the slightest degree at the tragic remembrance thus called up; "but bear in mind, if you please, that our respective parents underwent persecution and proscription from diametrically
opposite principles; in proof of which I may remark, that while my family remained among the stanchest adherents of the exiled princes, your father lost no time in joining the new government; and that while the Citizen Noirtier was a Girondin, the Count Noirtier became a senator."
Rouncewell, our views of duty, and our views of station, and our views of education, and our views of--in short, ALL our views--are so diametrically
opposed, that to prolong this discussion must be repellent to your feelings and repellent to my own.