"I am an admirer of Montesquieu," replied Prince Andrew, "and his idea that le principe des monarchies est l'honneur me parait incontestable
. Certains droits et privileges de la noblesse me paraissent etre des moyens de soutenir ce sentiment."*
For a long time no critic has enjoyed in France a more incontestable
authority, and it was impossible not to be impressed by the claims he made; they seemed extravagant; but later judgments have confirmed his estimate, and the reputation of Charles Strickland is now firmly established on the lines which he laid down.
But if, as you suppose, the murderer was in The Yellow Room for five, or even six hours, and the crime was not committed until towards midnight, the purchase of this cane proves an incontestable
alibi for Darzac."
The physician, seeing the incontestable
improvement, returned to Blois, after having ordered some prescriptions, and declared that the comte was saved.
A great deal more of what the gentleman with the gray whiskers said to show in what way Russia was ruined by the emancipation struck him indeed as very true, new to him, and quite incontestable
. The landowner unmistakably spoke his own individual thought--a thing that very rarely happens--and a thought to which he had been brought not by a desire of finding some exercise for an idle brain, but a thought which had grown up out of the conditions of his life, which he had brooded over in the solitude of his village, and had considered in every aspect.
"Only," replied Treville, "it is a sad thing that in the unfortunate times in which we live, the purest life, the most incontestable
virtue, cannot exempt a man from infamy and persecution.
madame, the credit of my protector is incontestable
and his promises are as good as deeds."
It was incontestable
that, whether for right or for wrong, most readers of certain of Aspern's poems (poems not as ambiguous as the sonnets--scarcely more divine, I think-- of Shakespeare) had taken for granted that Juliana had not always adhered to the steep footway of renunciation.
After all, one thing was incontestable
: THIS BILLY WES NOT THE BILLY SHE HAD LOVED.
'I knew he was shamming,' said Fang, as if this were incontestable
proof of the fact.
She had won two incontestable
triumphs in her first scene.
Elizabeth, after pointing out the gun-racks, and the hooks for smoking hams, and other evidence of incontestable
age, and explaining that Mary had had the idea of turning the room into a sitting-room--otherwise it was used for hanging out the wash and for the men to change in after shooting--considered that she had done her duty as hostess, and sat down in an upright chair directly beneath the lamp, beside a very long and narrow oak table.