Accordingly, whereas we not infrequently
have ideas or notions in which some falsity is contained, this can only be the case with such as are to some extent confused and obscure, and in this proceed from nothing (participate of negation), that is, exist in us thus confused because we are not wholly perfect.
The sad thoughts with which this incident naturally left me were at length and suddenly dispersed, as sad thoughts not infrequently
are, by a petticoat.
It is true I knew him more intimately than most: I met him first before ever he became a painter, and I saw him not infrequently
during the difficult years he spent in Paris; but I do not suppose I should ever have set down my recollections if the hazards of the war had not taken me to Tahiti.
The two were nearly inseparable, and by strangers observing their manner were not infrequently
mistaken for lovers.
With her indeed he not infrequently
fell into discussion upon physics, the theory of agriculture, and especially philosophy; philosophy was Agafea Mihalovna's favorite subject.
Had I not known the whole chain of events, or had she not seen how much I was pained and disturbed by her teasing insistency, she would never have thought it worthwhile to soothe me with this frankness--even though, since she not infrequently
used me to execute commissions that were not only troublesome, but risky, she ought, in my opinion, to have been frank in ANY case.
In those days a man imprisoned for debt was not infrequently
a man imprisoned for life.
Thus trained in the exercise not only of free will, but despotic authority, Rowena was, by her previous education, disposed both to resist and to resent any attempt to control her affections, or dispose of her hand contrary to her inclinations, and to assert her independence in a case in which even those females who have been trained up to obedience and subjection, are not infrequently
apt to dispute the authority of guardians and parents.
he goes along for years developing a state of mind, a consistent attitude, and then having got it thoroughly established does something in distinct contradiction to it.
For a long time Billy Kirby would then be seen sauntering around the taverns, the rider of scrub races, the bully of cock-fights, and not infrequently
the hero of such sports as the one in hand.
The fatigue of a great grief not infrequently
produces this effect on the mind.
Properly, a luminous ring encircling an astronomical body, but not infrequently
confounded with "aureola," or "nimbus," a somewhat similar phenomenon worn as a head-dress by divinities and saints.