Happiness, leisure, foster thought--and all thoughts are bad thoughts!--Man must not think.--And so the priest invents distress, death, the mortal dangers of childbirth, all sorts of misery, old age, decrepitude, above all, sickness--nothing but devices for making war on science!
Notwithstanding the strange rumors in relation to his ride on the Woolly Horse, the manners of Mr. Pate in the presence of the gentler sex were so bland and fascinating that he soon recovered his popularity in the social circle.
His chamber seemed strangely hollow at times--his own personality exceedingly disagreeable.
If it is broken, you will find displeasing incidents in your business, arising unexpectedly.
No; you're not fit to be your own guardian, Isabella, now; and I, being your legal protector, must retain you in my custody, however distasteful the obligation may be.
I'm awful dull, but I hope I've beat out something nigh the rights of this at last.
I have no power to prevent him from putting his own horrible construction on the confidence I placed in him.
The cheap, mean, nasty, selfish upstarts!
They are responsible for the offensive of July 1st and for the prolongation of the war.
Poor Medora, repeatedly widowed, was always coming home to settle down (each time in a less expensive house), and bringing with her a new husband or an adopted child; but after a few months she invariably parted from her husband or quarrelled with her ward, and, having got rid of her house at a loss, set out again on her wanderings.
As for the first subgenus, it furnished several specimens of that bizarre fish aptly nicknamed “toadfish,” whose big head is sometimes gouged with deep cavities, sometimes swollen with protuberances; bristling with stings and strewn with nodules, it sports hideously irregular horns; its body and tail are adorned with callosities; its stings can inflict dangerous injuries; it’s repulsive and horrible.
The best qualities of his mind are impaired; common enjoyments become tasteless; his appetite for the higher kind of pleasures is vitiated; and when he comes to face the work and the duties of life, the result is usually aversion and disgust. “
The courtiers of Philip the Second probably did not regard his rooms at the Escurial as particularly interesting, but simply as small, ugly, and damp.
The meal is endless; each course is equally unappetizing to look at, and abominably served.
To hear others stammer, foretells that unfriendly persons will delight in annoying you and giving you needless worry.
She had been warned she would be unhappy; and she ended by asking him for a dose of medicine and a little more love.
We certainly can’t talk out here, we’d wake everyone up and I think that would be more unpleasant for us than for them.
But the different nature of the material -- the fact that a character is not a presentation to sense, but a rationalistic synthesis of successive acts and feelings, not combinable into any image -- makes such a description much more unsatisfying in this case than in that of material forms.
In the same way, he had been guilty of some very questionable, and one or two actually unsavory, appointments.