I see no reason, then, why our metaphysical poets should plume themselves so much on the utility
of their works, unless indeed they refer to instruction with eternity in view; in which case, sincere respect for their piety would not allow me to express my contempt for their judgment; contempt which it would be difficult to conceal, since their writings are professedly to be understood by the few, and it is the many who stand in need of salvation.
He threw himself back upon questioning the utility
of the expedition--its opportuneness, etc.
He had doubts about the utility
of examinations on subjects which had been crammed for the occasion.
To-day, no words of mine could explain to you his exact utility
I am a beauty-merchant, a trader in song, and I pursue utility, dear Madge.
And here's where beauty and utility fall out," was her reply.
The ingenuity and utility of this system are indisputable.
Temminck insists on the utility or even necessity of this practice in certain groups of birds; and it has been followed by several entomologists and botanists.
Here, then, is one difficulty in our law about women, which we may say that we have now escaped; the wave has not swallowed us up alive for enacting that the guardians of either sex should have all their pursuits in common; to the utility
and also to the possibility of this arrangement the consistency of the argument with itself bears witness.
To be plain, I much question whether the politician, who hath generally a good nose, hath not scented out somewhat of the utility
of this practice.
To Sergey Ivanovitch the country meant on one hand rest from work, on the other a valuable antidote to the corrupt influences of town, which he took with satisfaction and a sense of its utility
You are younger; yet l do not suppose, possessed as you are of a competent fortune, that an early marriage would at all interfere with any future plans of honour and utility
that you may have formed.