Money, position, fashionable accomplishments, and elegant manners were most desirable
things in her eyes, and she liked to associate with those who possessed them, often mistaking the false for the true, and admiring what was not admirable.
The Indian had selected for this desirable
purpose one of those steep, pyramidal hills, which bear a strong resemblance to artificial mounds, and which so frequently occur in the valleys of America.
They evidently saw the approaching hour when the Long Knife would disposess them of their desirable
habitations; and anxiously concerned for futurity, determined utterly to extirpate the whites out of Kentucke.
In the growth of the town, however, after some thirty or forty years, the site covered by this rude hovel had become exceedingly desirable
in the eyes of a prominent and powerful personage, who asserted plausible claims to the proprietorship of this and a large adjacent tract of land, on the strength of a grant from the legislature.
Few of my countrymen can know what it is; nor, as frequent transplantation is perhaps better for the stock, need they consider it desirable
Of the Right Whale, the best outline pictures are in Scoresby; but they are drawn on too small a scale to convey a desirable
Hold; while Prometheus is about it, I'll order a complete man after a desirable
So long as the law considers all these human beings, with beating hearts and living affections, only as so many things belonging to a master,--so long as the failure, or misfortune, or imprudence, or death of the kindest owner, may cause them any day to exchange a life of kind protection and indulgence for one of hopeless misery and toil,--so long it is impossible to make anything beautiful or desirable
in the best regulated administration of slavery.
It is not desirable
to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.
IF knights errant were to be believed, not all castles were desirable
places to seek hospitality in.
Simpson, who ordinarily sat elsewhere at the town's expense), they warmed themselves rapturously in the vision of the banquet lamp, which speedily be- came to them more desirable
than food, drink, or clothing.
She had his companionship no longer; I esteemed it a duty to supply its lack, as much as possible, with mine: an inefficient substitute; for I could only spare two or three hours, from my numerous diurnal occupations, to follow her footsteps, and then my society was obviously less desirable