He, too, gave me the impression that he was not a free agent
, as we talked I began to see that he was mentally superior to the average of his kind.
Under an accumulation of staggerers, no man can be considered a free agent
. No man knocks himself down; if his destiny knocks him down, his destiny must pick him up again.
As he approached quite close to me I obtained an excellent view of him, and though I was later to become better acquainted with his kind, I may say that that single cursory examination of this awful travesty on Nature would have proved quite sufficient to my desires had I been a free agent
. The fastest flier of the Heliumetic Navy could not quickly enough have carried me far from this hideous creature.
I act as though I were a free agent
. But when an action is performed it is clear that all the forces of the universe from all eternity conspired to cause it, and nothing I could do could have prevented it.
Whether Noah Claypole, whose rapacity was none of the least comprehensive, would have acceded even to these glowing terms, had he been a perfectly free agent
, is very doubtful; but as he recollected that, in the event of his refusal, it was in the power of his new acquaintance to give him up to justice immediately (and more unlikely things had come to pass), he gradually relented, and said he thought that would suit him.
"You are no longer a free agent
. The only question for you to decide is whether you remain here willingly or whether you will force me to remind you of our bargain."
Besides, the missionary's hair-splitting objection had offended him; and, to prove that he was a free agent
and a man of honor, he had swung his huge war club over Starhurst's head.
Tomorrow I shall start afresh--today I am a free agent
for the first time in my life.
It seemed, to my mind, more natural and more probable to assume that she was not so completely a free agent
in this matter as she had herself asserted.
You may not care to please yourself, and you may not care to please him, but you are not a free agent
as to pleasing: you are forced to do that, in spite of yourself, my dear; so it may be a question whether you may not as well please yourself too, if you can.'
I only wished to see that the boy had come to no harm and was a free agent
. As thou knowest, he and I were old friends in the first days of your pilgrimage together.'
They looked at the picture daily and knew that if they themselves were free agents
they would toil, suffer, ay sweat, for the happy privilege of occupying the same room with that lamp through the coming winter evenings.