The councils were held in great state, for every member felt as if sitting in parliament, and every retainer and dependent
looked up to the assemblage with awe, as to the House of Lords.
Continuing his discourse Don Quixote said: "As we began in the student's case with poverty and its accompaniments, let us see now if the soldier is richer, and we shall find that in poverty itself there is no one poorer; for he is dependent
on his miserable pay, which comes late or never, or else on what he can plunder, seriously imperilling his life and conscience; and sometimes his nakedness will be so great that a slashed doublet serves him for uniform and shirt, and in the depth of winter he has to defend himself against the inclemency of the weather in the open field with nothing better than the breath of his mouth, which I need not say, coming from an empty place, must come out cold, contrary to the laws of nature.
Notwithstanding the different modes in which they are appointed, we must consider both of them as substantially dependent
on the great body of the citizens of the United States.
But to produce this effect by the mere spectacle is a less artistic method, and dependent
on extraneous aids.
I conclude, therefore, that no principality is secure without having its own forces; on the contrary, it is entirely dependent
on good fortune, not having the valour which in adversity would defend it.
These, then, are qualities, and the things that take their name from them as derivatives, or are in some other way dependent
on them, are said to be qualified in some specific way.
Her home and her housekeeping, her parish and her poultry, and all their dependent
concerns, had not yet lost their charms.
The fleet tactics of the sailing days have been governed by two points: the deadly nature of a raking fire, and the dread, natural to a commander dependent
upon the winds, to find at some crucial moment part of his fleet thrown hopelessly to leeward.
He has made judges dependent
on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
The uses of every possession are two, both dependent
upon the thing itself, but not in the same manner, the one supposing an inseparable connection with it, the other not; as a shoe, for instance, which may be either worn, or exchanged for something else, both these are the uses of the shoe; for he who exchanges a shoe with some man who wants one, for money or provisions, uses the shoe as a shoe, but not according to the original intention, for shoes were not at first made to be exchanged.
But how strange it was that the creative instinct should seize upon this dull stockbroker, to his own ruin, perhaps, and to the misfortune of such as were dependent
on him; and yet no stranger than the way in which the spirit of God has seized men, powerful and rich, pursuing them with stubborn vigilance till at last, conquered, they have abandoned the joy of the world and the love of women for the painful austerities of the cloister.
Only the expression of the will of the Deity, not dependent
on time, can relate to a whole series of events occurring over a period of years or centuries, and only the Deity, independent of everything, can by His sole will determine the direction of humanity's movement; but man acts in time and himself takes part in what occurs.
To a creature of Will's susceptible temperament--without any neutral region of indifference in his nature, ready to turn everything that befell him into the collisions of a passionate drama--the revelation that Rosamond had made her happiness in any way dependent
on him was a difficulty which his outburst of rage towards her had immeasurably increased for him.
And it did not seem particularly dreadful, because besides the masters he had served here, like Vasili Andreevich, he always felt himself dependent
on the Chief Master, who had sent him into this life, and he knew that when dying he would still be in that Master's power and would not be ill-used by Him.
Carbury, confined to the sofa by a spinal malady, had been hitherto dependent
on her niece for one of the few pleasures she could enjoy, the pleasure of having the best new novels read to her as they came out.