Those (or some of those) that differ from it only very slightly will be found to differ approximately according to certain laws which may be called, in a generalized sense, the laws of "perspective"; they include the ordinary laws of perspective as a special case. This approximation grows more and more nearly exact as the difference grows less; in technical language, the laws of perspective account for the differences to the first order of small quantities, and other laws are only required to account for second-order differences.
In this one very special case we know what happens: we have the sensation called "seeing the star." In all other cases, though we know (more or less hypothetically) some of the correlations and abstract properties of the appearance of the star, we do not know the appearance itself.
"No, I don't think it was a special case
," said the prince, quietly, but firmly.
The present seemed something in the nature of a special case
, and nobody was quite certain as to the correct procedure.
He assured her curtly that no promises on his part were necessary, but he took good care not to contradict her in set terms, because he had had much to do with excited women, and he was inclined in general to let his experience guide his conduct in preference to applying his sagacity to each special case
. His sagacity in this case was busy in other directions.
My professional opinion on the special case
of your friend has not been given yet."
Grewgious held decidedly to the general principle, that if you could steal a march upon a brigand or a wild beast, you had better do it; and he also held decidedly to the special case
, that John Jasper was a brigand and a wild beast in combination.
Exceptions are only made in special cases
, as the Sons of Iapetus (ll.
Philip went into a `small ward', which was a room on the landing, outside each ward, reserved for special cases
. He remained there a month, for the surgeon would not let him go till he could walk; and, bearing the operation very well, he had a pleasant enough time.
There was fascination in the hope that the two purposes would illuminate each other: the careful observation and inference which was his daily work, the use of the lens to further his judgment in special cases
, would further his thought as an instrument of larger inquiry.
Except in special cases
, when the little sultana amused herself by inflicting suffering upon some unoffending citizen, no one was let into it but wretches condemned to death.
"Well, no--that is not very difficult," Mikulin said innocently, "except, of course, in special cases
. For instance, this Haldin.