That it was intrinsically valuable was a truism
I had never questioned.
I turned this truism
over in my mind as, in the frosty dawn of a January morning, I hurried down the steep and now icy street which descended from Mrs.
The French electrify the world not by starting any paradox, they electrify it by carrying out a truism
. They carry a truism
so far--as in the French Revolution.
"While there is life," he said, "there is hope," but he grinned as he voiced the ancient truism
The doctor here will bear me out that on one occasion I tried to kill him for the purpose of strengthening my vital powers by the assimilation with my own body of his life through the medium of his blood, relying of course, upon the Scriptural phrase, `For the blood is the life.' Though, indeed, the vendor of a certain nostrum has vulgarized the truism
to the very point of contempt.
I echoed a sentiment that was generosity itself in Raffles, but in my case a mere truism
But except for a short shudder Mrs Verloc remained apparently unaffected by the force of that terrible truism
. It was Mr Verloc himself who was moved.
Before an anchor can ever be raised, it must be let go; and this perfectly obvious truism
brings me at once to the subject of the degradation of the sea language in the daily press of this country.
He seems to think that the end of poetry is, or should be, instruction; yet it is a truism
that the end of our existence is happiness; if so, the end of every separate part of our existence, everything connected with our existence, should be still happiness.
"It has been a well-worn truism
," said the Times, "that our human race are a feeble folk before the infinite latent forces which surround us.
Aware of the impression he had made--few men were quicker than he at such discoveries--Mr Chester followed up the blow by propounding certain virtuous maxims, somewhat vague and general in their nature, doubtless, and occasionally partaking of the character of truisms
, worn a little out at elbow, but delivered in so charming a voice and with such uncommon serenity and peace of mind, that they answered as well as the best.
Since the 19th century, it has become a truism
among many Jews that the principal if not the only determinant of Jewish identity is Jews' relationship to a "religion" called "Judaism." Corollaries to this truism