The situation is what counts, and the situation was that social intercourse
for me was getting painful and difficult.
A rule which forbids social intercourse
between members of different corps is strict.
Our time is so short, though, and more especially our coal is so nearly out, that we judged it best to forego the rare pleasure of holding social intercourse
with an Emperor.
In social intercourse
he gives you the surface that he wishes the world to accept, and you can only gain a true knowledge of him by inferences from little actions, of which he is unconscious, and from fleeting expressions, which cross his face unknown to him.
He was an Eastern man, unfamiliar with the decent observances of social intercourse
. A gesture of disapproval from our leader silenced him and the stranger proceeded with his tale:
She would keep the peace if possible; and there was something honourable and valuable in the strong domestic habits, the allsufficiency of home to himself, whence resulted her brother's disposition to look down on the common rate of social intercourse
, and those to whom it was important.It had a high claim to forbearance.
I, who had determined to hold myself independent of all social intercourse
, and thanked my stars that, at length, I had lighted on a spot where it was next to impracticable - I, weak wretch, after maintaining till dusk a struggle with low spirits and solitude, was finally compelled to strike my colours; and under pretence of gaining information concerning the necessities of my establishment, I desired Mrs.
No social intercourse
is allowed between the unmarried of the opposite sexes after working hours; and at night they are locked up in separate apartments, and the keys delivered to the priests.
He enjoyed the pleasant social intercourse
with Olga's friends, while the friendship which had sprung up between the fair countess and himself was a source of never-ending delight.
How soon -- with what strange rapidity, indeed did Pearl arrive at an age that was capable of social intercourse
beyond the mother's ever-ready smile and nonsense-words!
Nobody can live entirely without social intercourse
; and Legree encouraged his two black satellites to a kind of coarse familiarity with him,--a familiarity, however, at any moment liable to get one or the other of them into trouble; for, on the slightest provocation, one of them always stood ready, at a nod, to be a minister of his vengeance on the other.
The other officers were coarse, illiterate fellows, but little above the villainous crew they bullied, and were only too glad to avoid social intercourse
with the polished English noble and his lady, so that the Claytons were left very much to themselves.