I am perfectly willing to be rated low for my preference, and yet I think that if it had been Goldoni's luck to have had the great age of a mighty monarchy for his scene, instead of the decline of an outworn
republic, his place in literature might have been different.
In short, the natural Frenchman is a conglomeration of commonplace, petty, everyday positiveness, so that he is the most tedious person in the world.--Indeed, I believe that none but greenhorns and excessively Russian people feel an attraction towards the French; for, to any man of sensibility, such a compendium of outworn
forms--a compendium which is built up of drawing-room manners, expansiveness, and gaiety--becomes at once over-noticeable and unbearable.
Nature does not often say "See!" to her poor creature at a time when seeing can lead to happy doing; or reply "Here!" to a body's cry of "Where?" till the hide-and-seek has become an irksome, outworn
With memory set smarting like a reopened wound, a man's past is not simply a dead history, an outworn
preparation of the present: it is not a repented error shaken loose from the life: it is a still quivering part of himself, bringing shudders and bitter flavors and the tinglings of a merited shame.
His quiet jests on the scaffold suggest the never-failing sense of humor which was one sign of the completeness and perfect poise of his character; while the hair-shirt which he wore throughout his life and the severe penances to which he subjected himself reveal strikingly how the expression of the deepest convictions of the best natures may be determined by inherited and outworn
modes of thought.
Big men with sledgehammers smashed outworn
pianos in competition against the clock, creating tremendous jangling noises which echoed and re-echoed off the mountainsides on each side of the valley.
We are faced with an aging clerical population; our young clergy, however dedicated, are trained in outworn
forms; our imported clergy, however eager to serve, have neither the language skills nor a solid grasp of our culture, particularly regarding women's aspirations.
By the full Moon on the 12th, you're ready to let go of old and outworn
financial habits and things that no longer suit.
The underlying sweetness of director Michael Dowse's 2011 hockey comedy "Goon" was a mere warm-up act for the full-on charm offensive of "The F Word" Had it centered around a less naturally engaging duo than Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, this cheekily contrived romantic comedy might have outworn
its welcome with its tale of two twenty-something friends taking forever to acknowledge their true feelings for one another.
A source at one of the possible buyers said that Transles was an interesting target, though a problematic one due to its outworn
"We understand that outworn
programs are inadequate to the needs of our time.