You must except, nevertheless, Marcus Antonius, the half partner of the empire of Rome, and Appius Claudius, the decemvir and lawgiver; whereof the former was indeed a voluptuous man, and inordinate
; but the latter was an austere and wise man: and therefore it seems (though rarely) that love can find entrance, not only into an open heart, but also into a heart well fortified, if watch be not well kept.
It affords you then an inordinate
amount of self-esteem.
pride of State importance has suggested to some minds an objection to the principle of a guaranty in the federal government, as involving an officious interference in the domestic concerns of the members.
We were not fighters like them; we were cunning and cowardly, and it was because of our cunning and cowardice, and our inordinate
capacity for fear, that we survived in that frightfully hostile environment of the Younger World.
And what was a cocktail--one cocktail--to me who on so many occasions for so many years had drunk inordinate
quantities of stiffer stuff and been unharmed?
As Queequeg's Ramadan, or Fasting and Humiliation, was to continue all day, I did not choose to disturb him till towards night-fall; for I cherish the greatest respect towards everybody's religious obligations, never mind how comical, and could not find it in my heart to undervalue even a congregation of ants worshipping a toad-stool; or those other creatures in certain parts of our earth, who with a degree of footmanism quite unprecedented in other planets, bow down before the torso of a deceased landed proprietor merely on account of the inordinate
possessions yet owned and rented in his name.
She slid into the silence with a technicality, asking if John still took his old inordinate
amount of sugar.
It was the spirits and the intelligence, combined with inordinate
roguishness, that made him what he was.
I am not learned enough to trace the influence of that life in making him what he is; but I think I can see the result in an over-excited imagination, and I fancy I can trace his exhibiting his power over the poor cousin and his singing of that wonderful song to no more formidable cause than inordinate
I have not seen her myself, and therefore cannot give you a particular account of her person and conversation, and so forth; but, if the old lady's eulogies are correct, you will find her to possess all desirable qualifications for her position: an inordinate
love of children among the rest.'
"Being now provided with all the necessaries of life, I betook myself once again to study, and that with a more inordinate
application than I had ever done formerly.
(an immensely fat old woman, with an inordinate
appetite for butcher's meat, and a mysterious leg which had now refused to get out of bed for fourteen years) contrived the marriage, at a period when Sparsit was just of age, and chiefly noticeable for a slender body, weakly supported on two long slim props, and surmounted by no head worth mentioning.