"Huck Finn, did you EVER hear of a prisoner having picks and shovels, and all the modern conveniences
in his wardrobe to dig himself out with?
Dolly is so dependent on modern conveniences
. No, we have all decided against Howards End.
Their apartment was rich in the modern conveniences
, and Tristram lost no time in calling his visitor's attention to their principal household treasures, the gas-lamps and the furnace-holes.
Wooden balconies and overhanging eaves had been added to them, so that, in the language of the advertisement, there were vacant three eligible Swiss-built villas, with sixteen rooms, no basement, electric bells, hot and cold water, and every modern convenience
, including a common tennis lawn, to be let at L100 a year, or L1,500 purchase.
The former had imported a small army of carpenters and plasterers, plumbers and painters from a distant city, and what had been but a dilapidated shell when they reached it was now a cosy little two-story house filled with every modern convenience
procurable in so short a time.
Yet at the same time, it also offers the ease of still being near modern conveniences
, key establishments, premium institutions and central business districts.
We can have delusions of grandeur, sitting in our houses with central heating and all modern conveniences
. Yet our lives hang by a thread.
But the Amish - who shun modern conveniences
and live modestly - are coping with the slayings by looking inward.
For a rustic Colorado vacation break with modern conveniences
, try the Western Riviera Motel and Cabins in Grand Lake, Colo.
Hurst and Aguiar found that the decrease in women's home production work hours made possible by modern conveniences
such as take-out food, microwave ovens, and dishwashers more than made up for the increase in market work hours, resulting in a net increase in downtime.
Mary's story is surprisingly current--when modern conveniences
are cut off, 1906 and 2006 seem only a day apart.