Philip's father was a surgeon in good practice
, and his hospital appointments suggested an established position; so that it was a surprise on his sudden death from blood-poisoning to find that he had left his widow little more than his life insurance and what could be got for the lease of their house in Bruton Street.
'That fellow,' said Mr Chester, relaxing his face when he was fairly gone, 'is good practice
. I HAVE some command of my features, beyond all doubt.
Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think--' (for, you see, Alice had learnt several things of this sort in her lessons in the schoolroom, and though this was not a VERY good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice
to say it over) `--yes, that's about the right distance--but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I've got to?' (Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say.)
Caverly was a lawyer of good practice
, fair reputation, and respectable family.
It was good practice
, he said, and when the beginners improved, anyone would pay.
It'll be a good practice
for him, and he won't put it on to the gal like you devils, neither."
Richard Swiviller considered it advisable to hear no more, but taking advantage of a pause in the dancing, and the approach of Mr Cheggs to pay his court to the old lady, swaggered with an extremely careful assumption of extreme carelessness toward the door, passing on the way Miss Jane Wackles, who in all the glory of her curls was holding a flirtation, (as good practice
when no better was to be had) with a feeble old gentleman who lodged in the parlour.
I wish that you would try; the attempt will be good practice
with a view to the answer about virtue.
She went out to America when she was young, and lived in the town of Atlanta, where she married this Hebron, who was a lawyer with a good practice
. They had one child, but the yellow fever broke out badly in the place, and both husband and child died of it.
Bayham Badger, who had a good practice
at Chelsea and attended a large public institution besides.
The next year I sometimes caught a mess of fish for my dinner, and once I went so far as to slaughter a woodchuck which ravaged my bean-field -- effect his transmigration, as a Tartar would say -- and devour him, partly for experiment's sake; but though it afforded me a momentary enjoyment, notwithstanding a musky flavor, I saw that the longest use would not make that a good practice
, however it might seem to have your woodchucks ready dressed by the village butcher.
The result of so much good practice
was, that by and by I began to keep pace with Traddles pretty well, and should have been quite triumphant if I had had the least idea what my notes were about.