"Still, with all the school-masters, and all the teaching, and all the books, the ignorance of the unscientific world is enormous; they are ignorant both waysthey underrate the scientific people and they overrate them.
From Original made by Miss Emma F. Brigham in 1877] "This ignorance of the masses leads to a misconception in two ways; the little that a scientist can do, they do not understand,they suppose him to be godlike in his capacity, and they do not see results; they overrate him and they underrate himthey underrate his work.
No one can overrate this conception of migraine, for a number of men of genius have suffered from sick-headache and eye symptoms.
It was his Lordship's foible to overrate his rank, to grudge his deformity beyond reason, and to exaggerate the condition of his family and circumstances.
It would be difficult to overrate its importance.
"My dear Mr. Lyndon," he interrupted courteously, "you have been in prison for three years for a crime that you didn't commit, and in return for that you have done England a service that it is almost impossible to overrate.
" It was the misfortune of Croesus to overrate his strength,an error often seen in the career of fortunate men, especially those who enter upon a great inheritance.
So that we cannot overrate his influence in giving a direction to Christian thought.
We cannot easily overrate the influence of those who inspire the social circle.
She did not overrate the impression which she had made on the people; and her faithful attendant, Madame Campan, has preserved more minute details of the events of the 7th than she herself reported to the embassador.
The English did not overrate the bravery of their troops or the abilities of their generals, but they did underrate the difficulties in conquering a population scattered over a vast extent of territory.
I have not the vanity to think myself equal to any such achievement; be assured that you greatly overrate my poor talents; Mrs. Ruscombe's affair was far beyond my slender abilities.
The intelligent novice, standing between these extremes, tends, as a rule, to overrate the efficacy of theoretical instruction, and to expect of analytic criticism more than it has to give.
When, in the following pages, I am found treating with all solemnity matters of apparently trivial detail, I beg the reader to believe that very possibly I do not in my heart overrate their importance.
Our article is not good and our praise is by no means adequate, I allow, but I suspect you very greatly overrate the novel.
Still, when all such difficulties are measured and taken account of, it is impossible to overrate the courage, the patience and fidelity, with which the present House of Commons faces what is not at all an easy moment in Indian Government.
Yet it would be difficult to overrate the service of the Board Schools as training grounds for manners, and anyone who has known the change in our army within twenty-five years will understand what I mean.
The importance of Garibaldi's undertaking it is quite impossible to overrate; but of what account could it have been, if the Austrians had stood to Italy in the same position that they held at the opening of 1859?
But he must be far gone in his sublimated notions of self-complacency and temporary importance who supposes that a magistrate would surrender his sense of independence, and impartiality between man and man, by assuming new and unheard-of duties, at the beck of a military functionary who happens to overrate his own, or misjudge another's position.
There was a great predisposition to admire and overrate everything relative to Indian history and language, as detailed by this good and sincere missionary in his retirement at Bethlehem.
My strength I do not rashly overrate.
The fabrication of imposing and lovely façades at Orvieto, at Siena, at Cremona, and at Crema, glorious screens which masked the poverty of the edifice, and corresponded in no point to the organism of the structure, taught them to overrate mere surface-beauty.
It is quite ridiculous to see how the vanity of these Cockneys makes them overrate their own importance, even in the eyes of us, that have always expressed such plain unvarnished contempt for them, and who do feel for them all, a contempt too calm and profound, to admit of any admixture of any thing like anger or personal spleen.
So, as we neither of us overrate the possibilities of happiness in marriage, perhaps we might, if you would be a little forbearing with me, succeed in proving that we have greatly underrated them.
I suppose I have no right to call him an impostor merely because we were foolish enough to overrate him.
Perhaps you overrate the effect which would have been produced on your character by such a single cause.
In the same degree that we overrate ourselves, we shall underrate others; for injustice allowed at home is not likely to be corrected abroad.
As this was the only occasion on which I saw Nelson, I may, possibly, overrate the value of the incident.
But one can hardly overrate the ill consequences of this particular kind of management, this unspoken bargaining with the little circle of his fellows which constitutes the world of a man.
Me you overrate, but my wishes and my hopes you do not overrate.
Me you overrate, but my wishes and my hopes you do not overrate.
If I do not overrate this author's literary importance, a fair exhibition of the character of his grammar, may be made an instructive lesson to some of our modern literati.
"You overrate your power, sir," said Mr. Lewisham, a little mollified.
At the outset he was inclined to regard the South Kensington scholar as the intellectual salt of the earth, to overrate the abundance of "decent things" yielding from one hundred and fifty to three hundred a year, and to disregard the competition of such inferior enterprises as the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and the literate North.
Still, dreadful as these evils were, it is possible for us, in the conceptions which we form, to overrate the extent of them.
We easily overrate the estimation in which our own services are held taking what is said to us in kindness or courtesy by friends as the sober and deliberate judgment of the public; and thus it often happens that persons who in such case offer to resign, are astonished to find their resignations readily accepted.
His correspondence at this period shows that he was fully aware of the importance of the crisis, and he did not overrate it when he wrote to James Monroe, June 20, 1790, that, unless the measures of the Administration were successful, "our credit will burst and vanish, and the States separate to take care everyone of itself."
He can hardly be said to overrate the importance of one of these works,the celebrated Letters of Cortes.
If the "great elm" and the Cowthorpe oak, if the State-House and St. Peter's, were taken on the same scale, and looked at with the same magnifying power, we should compare them without the possibility of being misled by those partialities which might tend to make us overrate the indigenous vegetable and the dome of our native Michel Angelo.
If he happens to be a successful writer, his friends who become then proud of his acquaintance, flatter him, and by soothing his vanity teach him to overrate his importance, and while he grasps at universal fame, he loses by too vigorous an effort, what he had acquired by diligence and application:
but I beg you not to overrate my merits.
In all free governments, especially, it is the habit to overrate the dramatis personae of the hour.
It leads us to overrate the value of Species, and to believe that they exist in Nature in some different sense from other groups; as if there were something more real and tangible in Species than in Genera, Families, Orders, Classes, or Branches.
It is impossible to overrate the importance of this for the history of Europe, because neither Teutons nor Slavs have preserved pictures of their own heroic past, dating from pagan times.
But you overrate our powers.
It is even better policy to overrate than to underrate it.
The sins of childhood are by nine tenths of mankind enormously overrated, and perhaps none overrate them more extravagantly than teachers.
not worthy of you at allnot fit to tie your shoe-latchet!" "George, you overrate me, you always did, andandyou undervalue Mr. Bainrothe, believe me; nay, I am sure you do.
To the people of the city of New York, who have extended to us the hand of a generous fraternity, it is impossible to overrate our obligation at this most important crisis.
FAIT POINT ACCROIRE, 'Does not make me overrate myself.' (Littré, "Accroire," 3°.} SÉRIEUX, 'Formal.' SUR LE QUI-VIVE, 'Standing on ceremony.' PLUS COMMODÉMENT, 'With less ceremony.' TU AS NOM.