let both sides join in creating not a new balance
It is true that the green Martians are absolutely virtuous, both men and women, with the exception of such degenerates as Tal Hajus; but better far a finer balance
of human characteristics even at the expense of a slight and occasional loss of chastity.
And in a state of physical balance
and security, power, intellectual as well as physical, would be out of place.
Thuvia volunteered to remain on watch while the balance
of the party slept for an hour.
Solon seems not to have altered the established form of government, either with respect to the senate or the mode of electing their magistrates; but to have raised the people to great consideration in the state by allotting the supreme judicial department to them; and for this some persons blame him, as having done what would soon overturn that balance
of power he intended to establish; for by trying all causes whatsoever before the people, who were chosen by lot to determine them, it was necessary to flatter a tyrannical populace who had got this power; which contributed to bring the government to that pure democracy it now is.
And then I leapt up, desperate with the pain; and, with my tortured hands spread wide to balance
me, I walked those few yards, between rising sea and falling fire, and falling sea and rising fire, as an acrobat walks a rope, and by God's grace without mishap.
Now, Joe," resumed the doctor, "there still remains a handsome fortune for you; and, if we can only keep the rest of this with us until the end of our trip, there you are--rich for the balance
of your days
Seven feet higher he constructed a similar, though lighter platform to serve as roof, and from the sides of this he suspended the balance
of his sailcloth for walls.
Pierre had managed to start a conversation with the abbe about the balance
of power, and the latter, evidently interested by the young man's simple-minded eagerness, was explaining his pet theory.
By the time that Lord John Russell's measure was being debated in the House of Commons, there was a new political animation in Middlemarch, and a new definition of parties which might show a decided change of balance
if a new election came.
Even the children stood firmly upon their single legs and never lost their balance
He was continually encouraging her tendency to affectation (which I had done my utmost to crush), talking about her pretty face, and filling her head with all manner of conceited notions concerning her personal appearance (which I had instructed her to regard as dust in the balance
compared with the cultivation of her mind and manners); and I never saw a child so susceptible of flattery as she was.