I'm not sure if the best thing wouldn't be to cut the loss.
He wished with all his heart that he had never been such a fool as to dabble on the Stock Exchange, but the only thing was to hold on; something decisive might happen any day and the shares would go up; he did not hope now for a profit, but he wanted to make good his loss.
I mix with all the neighboring landowners, who are cultivating their land on a rational system; they all, with rare exceptions, are doing so at a loss.
Madame Sviazhskaya had just told him at tea that they had that summer invited a Gemman expert in bookkeeping from Moscow, who for a consideration of five hundred roubles had investigated the management of their property, and found that it was costing them a loss of three thousand odd roubles.
The underwriter, who had been trying to minimize the amount of impending loss
, regrets his premature pessimism.
Nor can the judicious reader be at a greater loss
on account of Mrs Bridget Blifil, who, he may be assured, conducted herself through the whole season in which grief is to make its appearance on the outside of the body, with the strictest regard to all the rules of custom and decency, suiting the alterations of her countenance to the several alterations of her habit: for as this changed from weeds to black, from black to grey, from grey to white, so did her countenance change from dismal to sorrowful, from sorrowful to sad, and from sad to serious, till the day came in which she was allowed to return to her former serenity.
Captain Bonneville, whose own horses remained safe at their pickets, watched in momentary expectation of an outbreak of warriors, Pierced-nose and Flathead, in furious pursuit of the marauders; but no such thing -- they contented themselves with searching diligently over hill and dale, to glean up such horses as had escaped the hands of the marauders, and then resigned themselves to their loss
with the most exemplary quiescence.
The enemies loss
was uncertain, from the common practice which the Indians have of carrying off their dead in time of battle.
The time has been when nothing could have moved me like the loss
of this great sum.
We mingled our tears, for the loss
of one was the loss
of the other, and then I made up my mind that it was my duty to break the solemn oath I had sworn to the prince.
Having resolved to do it without loss
of time, as his leave of absence extended only to the following Saturday, and having no feelings of diffidence to make it distressing to himself even at the moment, he set about it in a very orderly manner, with all the observances, which he supposed a regular part of the business.
It was not the loss
of the Lady Jermyn that I could not bear to speak about; it was my own loss
; but the one involved the other.