There is exquisite pleasure in subduing an insolent spirit, in making a person predetermined
to dislike acknowledge one's superiority.
It is but just to remark in favor of the latter description, that as our situation is universally admitted to be peculiarly critical, and to require indispensably that something should be done for our relief, the predetermined
patron of what has been actually done may have taken his bias from the weight of these considerations, as well as from considerations of a sinister nature.
For Antonia and for me, this had been the road of Destiny; had taken us to those early accidents of fortune which predetermined
for us all that we can ever be.
If it should be said that defects in the State constitutions furnish no apology for those which are to be found in the plan proposed, I answer, that as the former have never been thought chargeable with inattention to the security of liberty, where the imputations thrown on the latter can be shown to be applicable to them also, the presumption is that they are rather the cavilling refinements of a predetermined
opposition, than the well-founded inferences of a candid research after truth.
How horrified he would have been seven years before, when he first arrived from abroad, had he been told that there was no need for him to seek or plan anything, that his rut had long been shaped, eternally predetermined
, and that wriggle as he might, he would be what all in his position were.
If they find you they will kill you, that is a predetermined
thing; try, then, gentlemen, to prevent their finding you.
Upon the bank before the river stood the chief, his spear raised in a horizontal position above his head, as though in some manner of predetermined
signal to those within the boats.
She summons the deserter to her with her fan; but the deserter, predetermined
not to come, talks Britain with Podsnap.
And always, when Nancy reached this point in her meditations--trying, with predetermined
sympathy, to see everything as Godfrey saw it-- there came a renewal of self-questioning.
Yes, of course,' replied I, determined to be as provoking as herself; 'for when a lady does consent to listen to an argument against her own opinions, she is always predetermined
to withstand it - to listen only with her bodily ears, keeping the mental organs resolutely closed against the strongest reasoning.
This tone roused a spirit of resistance in Maggie, and she put her request in quite a different form from the one she had predetermined
Yet this result was predetermined
by the stubborn tenacity and numerical superiority of the conquered people and by the easy adaptability of the Norman temperament.