We may separate two ideas, and hold both in mind in comparison or contrast; but when we abstract one of them, we drop the other out of thought.
On the offchance that the animal might be found in these waterways, a thousand methods were used to spark its interest or rouse it from its apathy.
The morning was as still as death.
And, marvelous to say, sogreat is the dullness of men, that they believe in these theories,in spite of the fact that the whole course of life, every stepthey take, shows how unworthy they are of belief.
“I have no more than twenty acres of ground,” he replied, “the whole of which I cultivate myself with the help of my children; and our labor keeps off from us three great evils-idleness, vice, and want.”
And then, turning to the housekeeper, he said, "Mistress housekeeper may just as well give over saying the prayer of Santa Apollonia, for I know it is the positive determination of the spheres that Senor Don Quixote shall proceed to put into execution his new and lofty designs; and I should lay a heavy burden on my conscience did I not urge and persuade this knight not to keep the might of his strong arm and the virtue of his valiant spirit any longer curbed and checked, for by his inactivity he is defrauding the world of the redress of wrongs, of the protection of orphans, of the honour of virgins, of the aid of widows, and of the support of wives, and other matters of this kind appertaining, belonging, proper and peculiar to the order of knight-errantry.