They were aware that a certain number of troops for guards and garrisons were indispensable; that no precise bounds could be set to the national exigencies; that a power equal to every possible contingency must exist somewhere in the government: and that when they referred the exercise of that power to the judgment of the legislature, they had arrived at the ultimate point of precaution which was reconcilable
with the safety of the community.
It is evident that no other form would be reconcilable
with the genius of the people of America; with the fundamental principles of the Revolution; or with that honorable determination which animates every votary of freedom, to rest all our political experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government.
Many things he had said which I had been at a loss to understand, were quite reconcilable
with the idea thus presented to me, and at length I concluded that beyond all doubt he was one of this unhappy race.
For which cogent reason I kept Biddy at a distance during supper, and, when I went up to my own old little room, took as stately a leave of her as I could, in my murmuring soul, deem reconcilable
with the churchyard and the event of the day.
Yet those who approached Dorothea, though prejudiced against her by this alarming hearsay, found that she had a charm unaccountably reconcilable
At the same time, in bringing any distress upon the lady who is the subject of the present conversation, or in unfortunately compromising her in any way, or in committing myself by any expression of sentiments towards her, not perfectly reconcilable
with - in fact with - the domestic hearth; or in taking any advantage of her father's being a machine, or of her brother's being a whelp, or of her husband's being a bear; I beg to be allowed to assure you that I have had no particularly evil intentions, but have glided on from one step to another with a smoothness so perfectly diabolical, that I had not the slightest idea the catalogue was half so long until I began to turn it over.
In their later conferences his snorting assumed an irritable sound which boded the Patriarch no good; likewise, Mr Pancks had on several occasions looked harder at the Patriarchal bumps than was quite reconcilable
with the fact of his not being a painter, or a peruke-maker in search of the living model.
The prudence which secures an outward well-being is not to be studied by one set of men, whilst heroism and holiness are studied by another, but they are reconcilable
. Prudence concerns the present time, persons, property and existing forms.
Persons of a figure remotely reconcilable
with his were subjected to quite extraordinary inquisitions, made to scrub their faces before going on board ship, as if each white complexion were made up like a mask, of greasepaint.
These steps, advancing nearer and nearer to the gallery, bring into it a group at first sight scarcely reconcilable
with any day in the year but the fifth of November.
Not that they are reconcilable
, of course, but the room offered for scientific satire--"
Will current diplomatic initiatives and peace talks really convince supposedly "reconcilable
" elements of the Taliban to lay down their arms and join a political process?