In the state of things which has happened to take place since the revolution, the constancy of the valuation has been advantageous to the landlord and hurtful to the sovereign.
The man was running away with the rest, and selling his papers for a shilling each as he ran--a grotesque mingling of profit and panic.
It means literally the standing and stability of a thing; and you have the full force of it in the derived word “statue”—“the immovable thing.”
Current concerns include terrorism by Islamic militants, economic stagnation, and the curtailment of human rights and democratization.
But I had voluntarily stripped myself of all those balancing instincts 98) by which even the worst of us continues to walk with some degree of steadiness among temptations; and in my case, to be tempted, however slightly, was to fall.