This fact may be observed in lists already given, particularly List A. It may also be observed in the following words: <LIST F> moon, lunar star, stellar star, sidereal sun, solar earth, terrestrial world, mundane heaven, celestial hell, infernal earthquake, seismic ear, aural head, capital hand, manual foot, pedal breast, pectoral heart, cardial hip, sciatic tail, caudal throat, guttural lung, pulmonary bone, osseous hair, hirsute tearful, lachrymose early, primitive sweet, dulcet, sweet, saccharine young, juvenile bloody, sanguinary deadly, mortal red, florid bank, riparian hard, arduous wound, vulnerable written, graphic spotless, immaculate sell, mercenary son, filial salt, saline meal, farinaceous wood, ligneous wood, sylvan cloud, nebulous glass, vitreous milk, lacteal water, aquatic stone, lapidary gold, aureous silver, argent iron, ferric honey, mellifluous loving, amatory loving, erotic loving, amiable wedded, hymeneal plow, arable priestly, sacerdotal arrow, sagittal wholesome, salubrious warlike, bellicose timely, temporary fiery, igneous ring, annular soap, saponaceous nestling, nidulant snore, stertorous window, fenestral twilight, crepuscular soot, fuliginous hunter, venatorial The fact that English is a double-barreled language, and that of parallel terms one is likely to be native and the other classic, is interesting in itself.
The English are really good people, which I never would have believed before I was taken prisoner.
the English are a great nation!"
The English are not our masters.
He cautioned me, with entire gravity, to be punctilious in writing English; never to forget that I was a Scotchman, that English was a foreign tongue, and that if I attempted the colloquial, I should certainly be shamed: the remark was apposite, I suppose, in the days of David Hume.
The French language lost its official prestige, and English became the speech not only of the common people but of courts and Parliament as well.
In their Regular Army French and either English or German are compulsory studies, and a good standard of fluent conversation is required.
I subscribe to what my late truly learned and philosophical friend Mr. Crosbie said, that the English are better animals than the Scots; they are nearer the sun; their blood is richer, and more mellow: but when I humour any of them in an outrageous contempt of Scotland, I fairly own I treat them as children.
He says:--"The Morocco Moors like the English very much, and better than any other Europeans, for they know the English to be their best friends.
The English are a mixed race, with enormous infusions of Celtic and Roman blood.
The English had been good comrades; he remembered agreeably his voyages as an official aboard the British boats.
English would he be to the back-bone, to the finger tips, to the marrow; a quiet, clean, straight-dealing Englishman of normal tastes, habits, and life.
Equally un-English was his frank openness of speech and bearing.
When we say, the English, the French, the Dutch, the Scotch, the Welsh, the Irish,--meaning, the English people, the French people, &c., many grammarians conceive that English, French, &c., are indeclinable nouns.
And while we were drinking, one of the Staff Captains--the one whose English was the less perfect of the two--began to tell me of the career of the Commandant, in Algeria and elsewhere.
If any journalist or reviewer were to write his to-morrow's leader or his next week's article in a style absolutely modelled on Dryden, no one would notice anything strange in it, except perhaps that the English was a good deal better than usual There can therefore be no possible reason for erecting an artificial barrier between him and his readers of to-day, especially as that barrier would be not only artificial but entirely arbitrary.
The English may be snobs, they may be plutocrats, they may be hypocrites, but they are not, as a fact, plotters; and I gravely doubt whether they could be if they wanted to.
V The A. Lincoln Wilbram prize went to a small boy named Aaron Levinsky whose English was 99 per cent.
These English have ever been a thorn in our sides.
The chief obstacle to a Frenchman or Englishman learning Russian is the difficult and confusing alphabet; the chief obstacle to anyone learning English is the irrational spelling.
At the present day the English of Commons is a supreme body.
The language of England a thousand years ago was very much like the language of the Germans, for the English were originally German tribes.
His "Little Plain English in Favor of Mr. Jay's Treaty" was altogether the best thing published on that side of the question.
But the English of the name is flower, and you can call me Mrs. Flower.
Railways have given a mighty impetus to religion by facilitating access to places of pilgrimage; the post office keeps disaffected elements in touch; and English has become a lingua franca.
I know, besides, that the English are your enemies; you are always at war with them either in Europe or on the Coromandel Coast, so I can interpret your refusal only as a sign of the little interest you take in what concerns me.
The English are very much out of favour with the emigrants, as well on account of the stripping of the Louvre as on account of not having shot all the liberaux.
When the double government was originally established, the English in India were still but a small mercantile community, with very little territory beyond that in the immediate neighborhood of its three chief cities.
By it valuable privileges were granted to the English traders; four commissioners,--two English and two Portuguese, were appointedb to settle all claims against the Portuguese government; and it was agreedc that an English commissary should receive one-half of all the duties paid by the English merchants in the ports of Portugal, to provide a sufficient fund for the liquidation of the debt.
It is a mistake to suppose that, because the English had been behindhand in the exploration of remote regions, they were wanting in maritime enterprise.
et honores/ Morte ruant subita sola manent merita/ Wherof the english is Beaulte.
Although the English had been final victors at Bunker Hill, the American militia, behind their intrenchments, under Prescott, had repulsed twice their number of the best soldiers of Europe, and retired at last only for want of ammunition.
At the time the great Puritan movement began, the English were chiefly agriculturists and the Dutch were merchants and manufacturers.
His father, a butcher in good circumstances, sent the boy to a school in which English, instead of Latin, was the medium of instruction.
Here are no English, except a Mr. Bertie and his governor, who arrived two days ago, and who intends but a short stay."
The English are in favour of Feisul, and would help him if they could.
On the other hand, he knew a good deal about the history of Ireland, and the English were still for him the ‘new foreigners’ whom Keating describes.
A European nation is no more Aryan, in strict truth, than the English are Anglo-Saxon.
The Germans, however, argue that the English are such swine they would have used it to carry supplies as well as sick and wounded.
But, in this case, the settlers adhered to their original principle of only obtaining, by purchase from the natives, those tracts of land on which they desired to settle; and a great part of that which was now bestowed on Uncas, was afterwards bought back from him and his inferior Sachems, or obtained by friendly contract, until the English became possessors of the whole district.
The Flemish are Germans, the Dutch are Germans, the English even are Germans, or were before the war had made them, in Germany's eyes, the offscouring of mankind.
CHAPTER XII THE LITERATURE OF HATE "The English are wretched scoundrels.
The most English of all our great men of letters, next to Shakespeare, is certainly Dr. Johnson, but he was no great poet.
Indeed the Germans are so unable to see any charm in that profound and humane people that they believe that the English liking for them must be an insincere pretence, put forward for wicked or selfish reasons.
"TOM BROWN" is not looked upon as a sheepish person, and yet, the English of his name is ewes ('ughes).
Thus to imply, as is sometimes done, that modern English is simply a blend of Anglo-Saxon and Latin elements is misleading.
Samuel's inelegant English had always been a source of distress to Blossy; yet still she stared long at the picture.
American English isn't Oxford English, but your people are beginning to use it and Miss Barbara learns fast.
Monsignor English was much younger and more reserved, the Anglo-Saxon type--a contrast to the exuberant Southerners.