Four times a year the youth of a certain
district meet to show their proficiency in running and leaping, and other feats of strength and agility; where the victor is rewarded with a song in his or her praise.
The third, to conduct my thoughts in such order that, by commencing with objects the simplest and easiest to know, I might ascend by little and little, and, as it were, step by step, to the knowledge of the more complex; assigning in thought a certain
order even to those objects which in their own nature do not stand in a relation of antecedence and sequence.
Unless you adopted the opinion of certain
observers of the human heart, and thought that the chevalier had the voice of his nose, his organ of speech would have amazed you by its full and redundant sound.
Even as he did so he thought he perceived a certain
haziness of eye and speech in his trustee; but he was too hopeful to be stayed, silenced the voice of warning in his bosom, and with one and the same gesture committed the money to the clerk, and himself into the hands of destiny.
No," I answered, quickly; "particularly if certain
precautions are taken.
The drawer was never opened, it is true, but that next it was in constant use, and certain
crevices beneath the counter enabled us to see a little, and to hear more, of what passed in the magazin.
Despite his prosaic appearance and generally practical walk of life, Father Brown was not without a certain
streak of romance in his composition, though he generally kept his daydreams to himself, as many children do.
With respect to offices, some are fixed to a particular time, so that no person is, on any account, permitted to fill them twice; or else not till some certain
period has intervened; others are not fixed, as a juryman's, and a member of the general assembly: but probably some one may say these are not offices, nor have the citizens in these capacities any share in the government; though surely it is ridiculous to say that those who have the principal power in the state bear no office in it.
I never heard him speak of those whose work had a certain
analogy with his own -- of Cezanne, for instance, or of Van Gogh; and I doubt very much if he had ever seen their pictures.
It is certain
that he had frequently been seen to pass along the Rue des Lombards, and furtively enter a little house which formed the corner of the Rue des Ecrivans and the Rue Marivault.
It looked as though you did not act in a certain
way because you thought in a certain
way, but rather that you thought in a certain
way because you were made in a certain
Now, good uncle," quoth Will Scarlet at last, when they had walked for a long time beside this sweet, bright river, "just beyond yon bend ahead of us is a shallow ford which in no place is deeper than thy mid-thigh, and upon the other side of the stream is a certain
little hermitage hidden amidst the bosky tangle of the thickets wherein dwelleth the Friar of Fountain Dale.