I want to ask you two questions: the first is,--How did you contrive to preserve the common sympathies of human nature when you resided here?
'To get rid of me, answer my question,' persevered Mr. Linton.
I'm not putting the question through idle curiosity, but--' 'You are putting the question through very idle curiosity,' he interrupted, with a laugh.
Can there not be a government in which the majorities do not virtually decide right and wrong, but conscience?—in which majorities decide only those questions to which the rule of expediency is applicable?
There are orators, politicians, and eloquent men, by the thousand; but the speaker has not yet opened his mouth to speak who is capable of settling the much-vexed questions of the day.
Then we discussed the food question.
"I grant your reservation," he replied, after considering the question gravely for a minute or two.
persisted Sir Percival, repeating his question a little irritably.
We may state the question thus:--Imitation imitates the actions of men, whether voluntary or involuntary, on which, as they imagine, a good or bad result has ensued, and they rejoice or sorrow accordingly.
Her words raised a question.
"It is devilish fine wine," said the Eyebrows, and they looked more good-humoured; and George was going to take advantage of this complacency, and bring the supply question on the mahogany, when the father, relapsing into solemnity, though rather cordial in manner, bade him ring the bell for claret.
"You hardly understood my question, I think.
Upon the fourth day there appeared a long telegram from Paris which seemed to solve the whole question.
We will leave this question undecided and hark back to our morass again, for we have left a good deal unexplored.”
But the provoking kitten only began on the other paw, and pretended it hadn’t heard the question.
I evaded the question, but she persisted.
If he were in a hurry it opens up the interesting question why he should be in a hurry, since any letter posted up to early morning would reach Sir Henry before he would leave his hotel.
I took up the question of pigments to fill up certain gaps.
The man, however, ignored the question as if his arrival simply had to be accepted, and merely replied, “You rang?” “
Just as I thought that I had finished, and was only too glad that I had laid this question to sleep, and was reflecting how fortunate I was in your acceptance of what I then said, you ask me to begin again at the very foundation, ignorant of what a hornet's nest of words you are stirring.
Augustine laughed immoderately at the grave and anxious face with which Miss Ophelia propounded the question.
To Suppress the question.
John, I think, would have pressed his questions further, but at that moment the loud purr of a motor was audible, and we all turned to the window as it swept past.
But we are fortunately not required to enter the labyrinth into which this method leads; there is a much simpler and clearer way of studying such questions, which is to challenge and analyze the assertion before us and seek its basis in human nature.
Monsieur the Principal of Amiens, Monsieur the Curate of Montdidier, and I are arguing certain theological questions in which we have been much interested; I shall be delighted to have your opinion.”
He stared at me with his nether lip dropping, and looked so wilfully stupid of a sudden that it came into my head that he desired to avoid my questions.
Every general question was to be decided, not by a majority of persons, but by a majority of committee, and as eleven votes would make a majority in a committee, and four committees a majority of seven, M. Calonne had good reason to conclude that as forty-four would determine any general question he could not be outvoted.
thatis, what individuals, he could not answer, and even for some reasonregarded the question as idle and frivolous.
It is customary to meet such questions with rather platitudinous answers.
I drew close to him, while John and the lawyer were debating the question of going through Mrs. Inglethorp’s papers.
I didn’t feel ready to hear what I knew was coming, and I threw a question at him before he could continue.
But Madame Olenska only grew a shade paler, and stood with her arms hanging down before her, and her head slightly bent, as her way was when she pondered a question.
Its opening deliberations turned on the question whether it was to meet as one body or as three, each estate having an equal vote.
I set down here Mr. Franklin’s careless question, and my foolish answer, as a consolation and encouragement to all stupid people—it being, as I have remarked, a great satisfaction to our inferior fellow-creatures to find that their betters are, on occasions, no brighter than they are.
Tommy had thought out this question.
But this right to divide a question into items extends to no case but the one specified.
This was the drawing which had suggested my question--an idle question enough--but how could I begin to tal
The king looked at the cardinal as if to interrogate him; but he had not time to address any question to him--a cry of admiration burst from every mouth.
That facts have a value of their own, at once complicates and explains this question.
Why should I treat these questions differently?”
I left that enquiry and turned away to consider whether justice is virtue and wisdom or evil and folly; and when there arose a further question about the comparative advantages of justice and injustice, I could not refrain from passing on to that.
You have anticipated the question which I was about to suggest.
Apparently it was considered bad form to remark these apertures; for when I pointed to this one, and tried to frame a question about it in their tongue, they were still more visibly distressed and turned away.
I did not pursue those questions.
He must have seen the question in my face, for my voice was inaccessible to me.
In that case, supposing Miss Fairlie ultimately decided on holding to her engagement, my necessary personal communication with her, before I drew her settlement, would become something like a downright impossibility, and we should be obliged to commit to writing questions which ought always to be discussed on both sides by word of mouth.
Remember the first question; its meaning, in other words, was this:“Thou wouldst go into the world, and art going with empty hands,with some promise of freedom which men in their simplicity and theirnatural unruliness cannot even understand, which they fear anddread-for nothing has ever been more insupportable for a man and ahuman society than freedom.
She trusted him as much as she trusted anyone except Susebron, but her nerves had a way of making her question everything and everyone.
Can any one doubt after reading these questions that the child who was capable of asking them was also capable of understanding at least their elementary answers?