This learned dissertator, however valuable for his industry and erudition, is yet more to be esteemed for having dared so freely in the midst of France to declare his disapprobation
of the Patriarch Oviedo's sanguinary zeal, who was continually importuning the Portuguese to beat up their drums for missionaries, who might preach the gospel with swords in their hands, and propagate by desolation and slaughter the true worship of the God of Peace.
I recognised my moral weakness, but saw that my disapprobation
had in it already something of a pose; and I knew that if I felt it, his own keen instinct had discovered it, too.
hurt me, I found--even that of people whom I did not admire.
John Dashwood, by this pointed invitation to her brother, how totally she disregarded her disapprobation
of the match.
Now I cannot be sure of the approbation or disapprobation
of a client who cannot speak, and as the object of his desire or his repugnance cannot be clearly proved to me, on account of his want of speech, my services here would be quite useless, and cannot be legally exercised." The notary then prepared to retire.
But really there was something quite charming in her pettishness: it looked so much more like innocent distress than ill humour; and the severe Adam felt no movement of disapprobation
; he only felt a sort of amused pity, as if he had seen a kitten setting up its back, or a little bird with its feathers ruffled.
Everyone was loudly expressing disapprobation
, everyone was repeating a phrase some one had uttered--"The lions and gladiators will be the next thing," and everyone was feeling horrified; so that when Vronsky fell to the ground, and Anna moaned aloud, there was nothing very out of the way in it.
When he came to Miss Woodhouse, he was obliged to read the whole of it aloudall that related to her, with a smile; a look; a shake of the head; a word or two of assent, or disapprobation
; or merely of love, as the subject required; concluding, however, seriously, and, after steady reflection, thus
"This proposal was received with the utmost disapprobation
by the whole board.
As to poll taxes, I, without scruple, confess my disapprobation
of them; and though they have prevailed from an early period in those States which have uniformly been the most tenacious of their rights, I should lament to see them introduced into practice under the national government.
They must have borne in mind, that as the plan to be framed and proposed was to be submitted TO THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES, the disapprobation
of this supreme authority would destroy it forever; its approbation blot out antecedent errors and irregularities.
"You must know that though I should be exceedingly grieved at their disapprobation
, I could not hesitate."