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58 examples of  rather it is  in sentences

58 examples of rather it is in sentences

"Yesnothat isor rather it isn't" (Exit, while Trumpeter makes faces at the gallery.)

Besides, it was, in fact, not sorrow that he felt, rather it was contentment, when he remembered the girl's present happiness; and what alone depressed the colonel's courtly affability toward the universe at large was the queer, horrible new sense of being somehow out of touch with yesterday's so comfortable world, of being out-moded, of being almost old.

At Paris, possibly for the first time in history, the destiny of the most cultured people in Europe was decidedor rather it was thought that it was being decidedwithout even listening to what they had to say and without hearing from their representatives if the conditions imposed could or could not possibly be carried out.

Or rather it is as if there appeared within the heart of our civilization a common purpose and intelligence, now so palpably lacking, which magnetized and drew to itself all the streams of individual self-aggrandizing effort.

But the existence of a counterfeit is no argument against the existence of the reality; rather it is an argument for the existence of the reality.

Or rather it was the same crime, the crime of the Second of July, 1849, ever erect, ever alive, which had only changed its name, which now called itself the Second of December, and which, the offspring of this Assembly, stabbed it to the heart.

Rather it is because it takes years to build a home, whereas a house can be builded in a few months.

The clear conception, outrunning deductions of logic, the high purpose, the firm resolve, the dauntless spirit, speaking on the tongue, beaming from the eye, informing every feature, and urging the whole man onward, right onward to his object,this, this is eloquence; or rather it is something greater and higher than all eloquence,it is action, noble, sublime, god-like action.

I placed everything on one card, and I wonor rather it is not I, but intelligence which has conquered.

"No, mother, it is mine, or rather it is yours, for I give it to you.

It was late in the night, or rather it was early the next morning, when the "Heather Bell" reached her wharf.

Rather it is the consecration to the welfare of humanity.

But since somebody had to have it, I'd much rather it was you, my boy, than a set of infernal, hypocritical, philanthropic sharks, and I'm damn' glad Frederick has done the square thing by youyes, begad!"

A great war against the so-called Quadi also fell to his lot and it was his good fortune to win an unexpected victory, or rather it was given him from Heaven.

Under Louis XII., Queen Anne invented a low head-dressor rather it was invented for herconsisting of strips of velvet or of black or violet silk over other bands of white linen, which encircled the face and fell down over the back and shoulders; the large sleeves of the dresses had a kind of turned-over borders, with trimmings of enormous width.

Rather it is incisive satire, with too biting an undercurrent to pass muster in the company of the genial in literature.

He was planning his trip to the East when the thought of Sheila first struck him like a cold wave ... or rather it was as if the wave of his selfish excitement had crashed against the wave of his desire for her.

Barring I would rather it was meself, that I might sittle it gintaaly wid him;" and Teddy, "squaring" himself, began to make threatening motions at the Indian's head.

They who are at work abroad are not cold, but rather it is they who sit shivering in houses.

I just discovered it to-night, or rather it is the first time I ever let myself look straight at the fact.

"Why, Charlie," said he, "it fits you like a shirt on a bean-pole, or rather it's like a sentry's boxit don't touch you any where.

" "Well, my love," said the candidate, despairingly, "some member of the family had to be drunk for the last week, and I'd rather it was Mike than you or any of the children.

It is, or rather it was, at the time of which I speak, the dwelling of Mrs. Browne, the widow of the late curate of Combehurst.

Rather it was as if his love for it were a racial love, reaching back beyond his own life: something inborn in him.

Rather it was darkdark as dark earth.

Rather it was a scene of scintillating life, vivid past all expression.

Rather it was a mood that sprang from their surroundings here, their shelter at the mouth of the cave.

Rather it was with overwhelming wonder.

Rather it is folly and lightness, and the tune of a merry song.

A fair presentation of political conditions in Cuba is exceedingly difficult, or rather it is difficult so to present them that they will be fairly understood.

When a thing of the intellect is settled it is not dead: rather it is immortal.

Rather it was for a certain fleet-winged little hawk, a hunter of sparrows, that is one of the most free spirits in all the jungle.

I would rather it was anywhere else.

" She turned round on him with flushed cheek and trembling lips: "Yes, but I had rather it were spent in getting joy from me.

Rather it is a blessing to my heart to keep it open in gratitude, a blessing to dispose of it to gladden other hearts, and the surest way to keep the Lord's favor with me.

Rather it is like nature itself, where the flowers grow wild at our feet, and the rocks lie as the Creator's hand left them, and where each man must do the classifying and labelling for himself.

But you said no, ma'am, you'd rather it was shut.

Rather it is the hope of the nation.

Rather it was a sense of bewildered shock and horror that such things could have broken in upon that orderly, disciplined world with which he had become familiar.

" "No, no, dear snip, it is not indigestion, but rather it is that music, which is plaguing me.

Rather it was the look of a strenuous Demiurge, of a soul on which high tasks are laid, and which finds in their accomplishment its only imagination of joy.

The right of rebellion and revolution is totally disregarded, rather it is not recognized that any rights whatever exist.

He still wears the long black coat buttoned at the throat, but the air of hieratic dignity is now replaced by, or rather it is glossed with, the ordinary passion of life.

The work is hard, or rather it is continuous.

" "O, very well, brother, I am very glad; I would rather it were you than I;" and he resumed his pipe.

Rather it was the perfect poise and balance of the man, the ease and unconscious grace of every swift and sure motion.

Rather it is this inability to see beyond the facts of our condition to some diviner, ever-present law, which helps to knit us to our kind, our brethren "whom we have seen.

I would not waste them in idle talk; or if I must have the integrity of fancy broken in upon, I would rather it were by a stranger than a friend.

The inevitable irony of the event is awful, but it is not cruel, rather it is the supreme touch of that pathos which seems the crowning motive of the book.

Rather it was the smell of the man, remembered from long ago, and the sound of his voice, never quite forgotten.

It is one of my own, or rather it was mine; it is yours hereafter.

Rather it was a conglomerate, consisting of many parts held together by connecting social tissues which Rome and Italy alone supplied.

Rather it is a social life cycle, with a beginning and an end, and a peck of troublesome contradictions and conflicts in between.

Nature as it is is one image; nature as it appears is a thousand; or rather it is infinite.

I would rather it were that.

" "I would rather it were from under the shadow of God's wings," replied Dorothy timidly.

"I had rather it were under our canvas, with a stiff breeze!

"All right, my bonnie Nance, I'll promise on my side never to ask you to go against your real conscience, and if you must have a Pope, I had rather it were Pope Julius than Pope Pilgrim." "Don't, Miles.