of opposites which are contraries are not in any way interdependent, but are contrary the one to the other.
There was once a shoemaker, who worked very hard and was very honest: but still he could not earn enough to live upon; and at last all he had in the world was gone, save just leather enough to make one pair
After that they took his right hand, placed it on something, and told him to hold a pair
of compasses to his left breast with the other hand and to repeat after someone who read aloud an oath of fidelity to the laws of the Order.
Sommers selected a black pair
and looked at them very long and closely.
Then the wedded pair
walked back through two lines of joyous relations who did not belong to them, and whose only interest in their marriage was the delay caused to their own wedding by this gloomy bridal.
Just the same, he's better stock than that tough crowd you run with, if he can't make a livin' an' keep his wife in three pairs
Alice guessed in a moment that it was looking for the fan and the pair
of white kid gloves, and she very good-naturedly began hunting about for them, but they were nowhere to be seen--everything seemed to have changed since her swim in the pool, and the great hall, with the glass table and the little door, had vanished completely.
The wide-spread grunting drove came on in a surging mass, and without showing any respect for Don Quixote's dignity or Sancho's, passed right over the pair
of them, demolishing Sancho's entrenchments, and not only upsetting Don Quixote but sweeping Rocinante off his feet into the bargain; and what with the trampling and the grunting, and the pace at which the unclean beasts went, pack-saddle, armour, Dapple and Rocinante were left scattered on the ground and Sancho and Don Quixote at their wits' end.
Rub as she could, she could make nothing more of it: she was in a little dark shop, leaning with her elbows on the counter, and opposite to her was an old Sheep, sitting in an arm-chair knitting, and every now and then leaving off to look at her through a great pair
The Marionette, as soon as his hunger was appeased, started to grumble and cry that he wanted a new pair
Look at these here boots--eleven pair
o' boots; and one shoe as belongs to number six, with the wooden leg.
cried Monica, the smaller, the drier, and the more wizened of the pair