So your grave, middle-aged family practitioner vanishes into thin air, my dear Watson, and there emerges a young fellow under thirty, amiable, unambitious, absent-minded, and the possessor of a favourite dog, which I should describe roughly as being larger than a terrier and smaller than a mastiff.
It is my experience that it is only an amiable man in this world who receives testimonials, only an unambitious one who abandons a London career for the country, and only an absent-minded one who leaves his stick and not his visiting-card after waiting an hour in your room.
For with eyes made clear by many tears, and a heart softened by the tenderest sorrow, she recognized the beauty of her sister's life--uneventful, unambitious
, yet full of the genuine virtues which `smell sweet, and blossom in the dust', the self-forgetfulness that makes the humblest on earth remembered soonest in heaven, the true success which is possible to all.
Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious
we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.
However, he determined to proceed with his narrative, and speak of the hero when it was needful, but with an unambitious
They are the most simple-mannered people alive, and quite unambitious
people are all very well in their way.
Yet who can help feeling that his style is regular because the matter he deals with is the somewhat uncontentious, even, limited soul, of an age not imaginative, and unambitious
in its speculative flight?
But, though both stout of heart, and strong of person, Athelstane had a disposition too inert and unambitious
to make the exertions which Cedric seemed to expect from him.
A wife, a modest young lady, with the purely appreciative, unambitious
abilities of her sex, is sure to think her husband's mind powerful.
All that brotherhood and sisterhood, and a common childhood in a common past mean, all the stability, the unambitious
comradeship, and tacit understanding of family life at its best, came to his mind, and he thought of them as a company, of which he was the leader, bound on a difficult, dreary, but glorious voyage.
A briefing note by a senior council officer appears to indicate that the council's new assumptions, on which the new plan will be based, are unambitious
and would lead to economic decline.