No, I have never had such an idea, and I cannot adopt
Vanstone further explained that she had perhaps been the more inclined to adopt
it through having been always accustomed, in her early days, to see the captain living now upon one member, and now upon another, of her mother's family.
I observed the Old Soldier - not to adopt
the name disrespectfully - to pretty good advantage, on a night which is made memorable to me by something else I shall relate.
Put the case that at the same time he held a trust to find a child for an eccentric rich lady to adopt
and bring up.
It was, however, obvious, that this kind of interest must in the end occasion a degree of sameness and repetition, if exclusively resorted to, and that the reader was likely at length to adopt
the language of Edwin, in Parnell's Tale:
Yet, as the doctor might hold such an opinion if he believed himself to be constituted differently from ordinary men; or the shipmaster adopt
such a course under the impression that his vessel was a star, Agatha found false security in the subjective difference between her fellows seen from without and herself known from within.
It was the creation of such worlds as these that seemed to Dorian Gray to be the true object, or amongst the true objects, of life; and in his search for sensations that would be at once new and delightful, and possess that element of strangeness that is so essential to romance, he would often adopt
certain modes of thought that he knew to be really alien to his nature, abandon himself to their subtle influences, and then, having, as it were, caught their colour and satisfied his intellectual curiosity, leave them with that curious indifference that is not incompatible with a real ardour of temperament, and that, indeed, according to certain modern psychologists, is often a condition of it.
Giry ventured to adopt
an attitude that was positively threatening.
This principle was sufficient thenceforward to rid me of all those repentings and pangs of remorse that usually disturb the consciences of such feeble and uncertain minds as, destitute of any clear and determinate principle of choice, allow themselves one day to adopt
a course of action as the best, which they abandon the next, as the opposite.
The executive and legislative bodies of each State will be so many sentinels over the persons employed in every department of the national administration; and as it will be in their power to adopt
and pursue a regular and effectual system of intelligence, they can never be at a loss to know the behavior of those who represent their constituents in the national councils, and can readily communicate the same knowledge to the people.
Whatever may be the arguments or inducements which have wrought this change in the sentiments and declarations of these gentlemen, it certainly would not be wise in the people at large to adopt
these new political tenets without being fully convinced that they are founded in truth and sound policy.
Your other warriors would find it to the advantage of themselves as well as of the community to adopt
my methods in this respect.