In his account of the mission, where his veracity is most to be suspected, he neither exaggerates overmuch the merits of the Jesuits, if we consider the partial
regard paid by the Portuguese to their countrymen, by the Jesuits to their society, and by the Papists to their church, nor aggravates the vices of the Abyssins; but if the reader will not be satisfied with a Popish account of a Popish mission, he may have recourse to the history of the church of Abyssinia, written by Dr.
For by deviating in exceptional cases from the normal idiom, the language will gain distinction; while, at the same time, the partial
conformity with usage will give perspicuity.
My sister sends you this authorization with great pleasure, for she is very partial
to the little girl, to whom she intends to be more serviceable hereafter.
He knows of my being in town, I am certain, from something she said herself; and yet it would seem, by her manner of talking, as if she wanted to persuade herself that he is really partial
to Miss Darcy.
It resembles pennyroyal, and derives its name from a partial
Edmund's first object the next morning was to see his father alone, and give him a fair statement of the whole acting scheme, defending his own share in it as far only as he could then, in a soberer moment, feel his motives to deserve, and acknowledging, with perfect ingenuousness, that his concession had been attended with such partial
good as to make his judgment in it very doubtful.
I cannot help fancying that she is growing partial
to my brother.
She liked him the better for being a clergyman, "for she must confess herself very partial
to the profession"; and something like a sigh escaped her as she said it.
Phaidor's pleasure had been due to her realization of what this last cruel blow would mean to me, as well as to a partial
satisfaction of her jealous hatred for the Princess of Helium.
They are our gods: they round and ennoble the most partial
and sordid way of living.
But then you are only a boy, you have nothing to conceal, and you are partial
to me, aren't you?
When she was arrested she had cursed the lady into a partial
swoon, and with her aged limbs, twisted from rheumatism, had almost kicked the stomach out of a huge policeman whose conduct upon that occasion she referred to when she said: "The police, damn 'em.