In the better specimens of the breed, this peculiarity threw an ideal grace over the hard material
of human life, without stealing away any truly valuable quality.
Yet not altogether worthless, perhaps, as materials
of local history.
Having thus materials
of every kind lying strewed around him, there was little, you observed, to embarrass the author, but the difficulty of choice.
It cannot be affirmed, that a duration of four years, or any other limited duration, would completely answer the end proposed; but it would contribute towards it in a degree which would have a material
influence upon the spirit and character of the government.
Since the development of class antagonism keeps even pace with the development of industry, the economic situation, as they find it, does not as yet offer to them the material
conditions for the emancipation of the proletariat.
He wisely resolved to be particularly careful that no sign of admiration should NOW escape him, nothing that could elevate her with the hope of influencing his felicity; sensible that if such an idea had been suggested, his behaviour during the last day must have material
weight in confirming or crushing it.
For machinery it is, doing its work in perfect silence and with a motionless grace, that seems to hide a capricious and not always governable power, taking nothing away from the material
stores of the earth.
I had almost forgot (it was Edmund's fault: he gets into my head more than does me good) one very material
thing I had to say from Henry and myself--I mean about our taking you back into Northamptonshire.
advantages of Bath over London had of course been given all their weight: its more convenient distance from Kellynch, only fifty miles, and Lady Russell's spending some part of every winter there; and to the very great satisfaction of Lady Russell, whose first views on the projected change had been for Bath, Sir Walter and Elizabeth were induced to believe that they should lose neither consequence nor enjoyment by settling there.
Lady Susan's age is itself a material
objection, but her want of character is one so much more serious, that the difference of even twelve years becomes in comparison of small amount.
The first remedy or prevention is to remove, by all means possible, that material
cause of sedition whereof we spake; which is, want and poverty in the estate.
In such a state of affairs, whatever your ultimate plans may be, the interest of Your Majesty's service demands that the army should be rallied at Smolensk and should first of all be freed from ineffectives, such as dismounted cavalry, unnecessary baggage, and artillery material
that is no longer in proportion to the present forces.