I remember a coasting pilot of my early acquaintance (he used to read the papers assiduously) who, to define
the utmost degree of lubberliness in a landsman, used to say, "He's one of them poor, miserable 'cast-anchor' devils.
I use two French words because they define
better than any English terms the species of intelligence with which his features were imbued.
The intervening mountains generally two or three thousand feet above the level of the sea geographically define
the territories of each of these hostile tribes, who never cross them, save on some expedition of war or plunder.
This dread was not exactly a dread of physical evil - and yet I should be at a loss how otherwise to define
What of it there remained I will not attempt to define
, or even to describe; yet all was not lost.
She certainly understands you better than you are understood by the greater part of those who have known you so long; and with regard to some others, I can perceive, from occasional lively hints, the unguarded expressions of the moment, that she could define
many as accurately, did not delicacy forbid it.
To this moment I am unable to define
my feeling towards her: it was not ordinary boyish admiration, for she was the very opposite, even to the colour of her hair, of the ideal woman who still remained to me the type of loveliness; and she was without that enthusiasm for the great and good, which, even at the moment of her strongest dominion over me, I should have declared to be the highest element of character.
Yet that terror was not fright, But a tremulous delight -- A feeling not the jewelled mine Could teach or bribe me to define
-- Nor Love -- although the Love were thine.
In common use they define
a citizen to be one who is sprung from citizens on both sides, not on the father's or the mother's only.
Will you please define
what gumption is, Aunt Jimsie?
Let Meno take the examples of figure and colour, and try to define
Nietzsche as an evolutionist I shall have occasion to define
and discuss in the course of these notes (see Notes on Chapter LVI.