It appears that the same active
and leading members of the council had been active
and influential members of the legislative and executive branches, within the period to be reviewed; and even patrons or opponents of the very measures to be thus brought to the test of the constitution.
When he turned to depart from the active
young men, who, back to consciousness, were observing him with bright, quick, wild-animal eyes, Kwaque followed so close at his heels as to step upon them and make him stumble.
The case, however, is different when an animal during any part of its embryonic career is active
, and has to provide for itself.
Nerved by an active
resolution, Adam took a morsel of bread and drank some wine.
No public interests, no ambitious projects, or active
pursuits, - or ties of friendship even (if he had had any friends), could compensate to him for the absence of domestic comforts and endearments.
Here, however, Elinor perceived,--not the language, not the professions of Colonel Brandon, but the natural embellishments of her mother's active
fancy, which fashioned every thing delightful to her as it chose.
If we add to this, that as the members vote by States, and that where there is only a single member present from a State, his vote is lost, it will justify a supposition that the active
voices in the Senate, where the members are to vote individually, would rarely fall short in number of the active
voices in the existing Congress.
Their horses, as well as themselves, had recovered from past famine and fatigue, and were again fit for active
service; and an impatience began to manifest itself among the men once more to take the field, and set off on some wandering expedition.
After lying there quietly for some time, his mind became active
He was developing a sense of humour, and found that he had a knack of saying bitter things, which caught people on the raw; he said them because they amused him, hardly realising how much they hurt, and was much offended when he found that his victims regarded him with active
principle may perhaps be said to constitute the most essential barrier between us and our neighbours the brutes; for if there be some in the human shape who are not under any such dominion, I choose rather to consider them as deserters from us to our neighbours; among whom they will have the fate of deserters, and not be placed in the first rank.
No doubt a fair amount of climbing up iron ladders can be achieved by an active
man in a ship's engine-room, but I remember moments when even to my supple limbs and pride of nimbleness the sailing- ship's machinery seemed to reach up to the very stars.