But, oddly enough, he has found the people up that back street of precisely
the same stamp as the inhabitants of Shepperton--"a poor lot, sir, big and little, and them as comes for a go o' gin are no better than them as comes for a pint o' twopenny--a poor lot.
In pronouncing these words, he drew a sharp knife across the guide-rope by which I was suspended, and as we then happened to be precisely
over my own house, (which, during my peregrinations, had been handsomely rebuilt,) it so occurred that I tumbled headlong down the ample chimney and alit upon the dining-room hearth.
It is a purely legal phrase, and applicable precisely
in cases such as we have now under consideration, where the probability of the doer of a deed hinges upon the probability of the benefit accruing to this individual or to that from the deed's accomplishment.
After that visit to the house in construction he walked with his companion to see the other and always so much the better one, which in the eastward direction formed one of the corners, - the "jolly" one precisely
, of the street now so generally dishonoured and disfigured in its westward reaches, and of the comparatively conservative Avenue.
Archer had made her understand this, as he was bound to do; he had also made her understand that simplehearted kindly New York, on whose larger charity she had apparently counted, was precisely
the place where she could least hope for indulgence.
Anxiety of any kind would be precisely
the most unfavorable condition for him.
Now, however, you see me for the first time precisely
as my Martian fellows see me--you see the very short-sword that has tasted the blood of many a savage foeman; the harness with the devices of Helium and the insignia of my rank; the pistol that was presented to me by Tars Tarkas, Jeddak of Thark.
I met him again not a quarter of an hour ago, and his manner was precisely
the same: he merely bowed and passed on.
what do you mean when you call us metaphysicians?
It is the custom to trumpet forth much wonder and astonishment at the chief actors therein setting at defiance so completely the opinion of the world; but there is no greater fallacy; it is precisely
because they do consult the opinion of their own little world that such things take place at all, and strike the great world dumb with amazement.
Whenever we can precisely
say why this species is more abundant in individuals than that; why this species and not another can be naturalised in a given country; then, and not till then, we may justly feel surprise why we cannot account for the extinction of this particular species or group of species.
I understand; but I should like to know more precisely
what you mean about them.