Most political questions are concerned with the construction and expression of the general will, and with attempts to ensure
that the political machinery made to express the general will shall not be exploited for private or sectional ends.
She wishes to see you happy, and she says that she is certain only I can ensure
you the happiness you deserve.
But when he arrived there, instead of throwing off his sword and cloak, he took his pistols, put his money into a large leather purse, sent for his horses from the castle- stables, and gave orders that would ensure
their reaching Vannes during the night.
The expression on the face of the man who, with his hands in his pockets, stands by the stern, smoking a cigar, is sufficient to excuse a breach of the peace by itself; and the lordly whistle for you to get out of the way would, I am confident, ensure
a verdict of "justifiable homicide" from any jury of river men.
The arrangement between us was that she should lie down until my return, and to ensure
its being carried out I saw her in bed before I started, but with the bang of the door she would be at the window to watch me go: there is one spot on the road where a thousand times I have turned to wave my stick to her, while she nodded and smiled and kissed her hand to me.
Here he gathered together his few belongings that were to buy him the uncertain safety of escape, and as he stood for a moment beside the little table on which he had piled them he searched his brain for some feasible plan either to ensure
his safety or to bring revenge upon his enemies.
I trust that if we can ensure
an atmosphere hyper-oxygenated to a certain point, we may be able to retain our senses.
The best intentions will not always ensure
Their reply once ascertained, they could then discuss the mechanical means, and nothing should be wanting to ensure
the success of this great experiment.
Their president, Barbicane, the promoter of the enterprise, having consulted the astronomers of the Cambridge Observatory upon the subject, took all necessary means to ensure
the success of this extraordinary enterprise, which had been declared practicable by the majority of competent judges.
Bees will act like a camel-hair pencil, and it is quite sufficient just to touch the anthers of one flower and then the stigma of another with the same brush to ensure
fertilisation; but it must not be supposed that bees would thus produce a multitude of hybrids between distinct species; for if you bring on the same brush a plant's own pollen and pollen from another species, the former will have such a prepotent effect, that it will invariably and completely destroy, as has been shown by Gartner, any influence from the foreign pollen.
Well, well," says Sophia, "I believe I may ensure
your virtue at a very cheap rate, without carrying any arms with us; for I intend to take horses at the very first town we come to, and we shall hardly be attacked in our way thither.