The third circle with which Anna had ties was preeminently the fashionable world--the world of balls, of dinners, of sumptuous dresses, the world that hung on to the court with one hand, so as to avoid sinking to the level of the demi-monde.
Anna had at first avoided as far as she could Princess Tverskaya's world, because it necessitated an expenditure beyond her means, and besides in her heart she preferred the first circle.
There exist," said Barbicane, "several kinds of circles on the surface of the moon, and it is easy to see that Copernicus belongs to the radiating class.
It was a ringed mountain nine thousand feet high, and one of those circles so numerous on this satellite.
Pierre during the last two years, as a result of his continual absorption in abstract interests and his sincere contempt for all else, had acquired in his wife's circle
, which did not interest him, that air of unconcern, indifference, and benevolence toward all, which cannot be acquired artificially and therefore inspires involuntary respect.
The natural world may be conceived of as a system of concentric circles
, and we now and then detect in nature slight dislocations which apprise us that this surface on which we now stand is not fixed, but sliding.
A score of howling blacks pushed and buffeted the prisoner down the village street and bound him to the post in the centre of the circle
of little fires and boiling cooking-pots.
The highest society then consisted, and I think always consist, of four sorts of people: rich people who are received at Court, people not wealthy but born and brought up in Court circles
, rich people who ingratiate themselves into the Court set, and people neither rich nor belonging to the Court but who ingratiate themselves into the first and second sets.
Billee, terrified into bravery, sprang through the savage circle
and fled away over the ice.
While doing justice to the intellectual power with which a few Circles
have for many generations maintained their supremacy over immense multitudes of their countrymen, he believes that the facts of Flatland, speaking for themselves without comment on his part, declare that Revolutions cannot always be suppressed by slaughter, and that Nature, in sentencing the Circles
to infecundity, has condemned them to ultimate failure -- "and herein," he says, "I see a fulfilment of the great Law of all worlds, that while the wisdom of Man thinks it is working one thing, the wisdom of Nature constrains it to work another, and quite a different and far better thing.
Taking the sled as the centre of the circle
that One Ear was making, Bill planned to tap that circle
at a point in advance of the pursuit.
Be of good courage, then, friend Rouletabille; it is impossible that the incident of the inexplicable gallery should be outside the circle
of your reason.