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And there would be no difficulty in arguing that Socrates should have lived and preferred to a glorious death the good which he might still be able to perform.
This was manifestly a prig of the first water, and there was no use arguing with him.
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.
When he had finished, the blue-clothed men scattered into small arguing groups between the rows of squat brown huts.
You know I told you I had quite given up arguing the matter with him--I thought it was hopeless--but yesterday morning he asked me to come in here to him before I went out, and astonished me by saying that he had decided on all the new arrangements he should make in consequence of old Satchell being obliged to lay by work, and that he intended to employ Adam in superintending the woods at a salary of a guinea a-week, and the use of a pony to be kept here.
Finally, towards the close of the day, when it was clear that the Grandmother was about to play her last bank-note, there could be seen standing behind her chair no fewer than six natives of Poland--persons who, as yet, had been neither audible nor visible; and as soon as ever the old lady played the note in question, they took no further notice of her, but pushed their way past her chair to the table; seized the money, and staked it--shouting and disputing the while, and arguing with the "gentleman of honour" (who also had forgotten the Grandmother's existence), as though he were their equal.
This peroration was hailed with a boisterous shout of laughter; by degrees the promenaders had been attracted by the exclamations of the two disputants around the arbor under which they were arguing.
Harvey, Dan, and the others stood back, winking one to the other and full of joy; but Disko and Salters wrangled seriously till evening, Salters arguing that a cattle-boat was practically a barn on blue water, and Disko insisting that, even if this were the case, decency and fisher-pride demanded that he should have kept "things sep'rate.
Here were all manner of Northern folk, tending tethered ponies and kneeling camels; loading and unloading bales and bundles; drawing water for the evening meal at the creaking well-windlasses; piling grass before the shrieking, wild-eyed stallions; cuffing the surly caravan dogs; paying off camel-drivers; taking on new grooms; swearing, shouting, arguing, and chaffering in the packed square.
cried Louisa more eagerly, and taking her sister aside, seemed to be arguing the matter warmly.
That old fellow isn't a comfortable person; he is furious, and you'll gain nothing whatever by arguing with him.
You had better go to bed, Bill; at once, without arguing.
Such arguing and pleading and explaining before we could get them mollified
We sat in the Strasburg salle-àamanger arguing the question for half an hour, but the same night we had resumed our journey and were well on our way to Geneva.
Minnie could be heard arguing with Miss Bartlett through the floor.