I want your authority to give him such assurances
of personal safety as I may think proper.
He told her he had a great desire to see me, that he would give her any assurances
that were in his power, not to take any advantages of me, and that in the first place he would give me a general release from all demands of any kind.
A deeply rooted dread of the man; the conviction that his ferocious nature, once roused, would stop at nothing; and the strong assurance
that if she impeached him, the full measure of his wrath and vengeance would be wreaked on Joe, who had preserved her; these were considerations she had not the courage to overcome, and inducements to secrecy too powerful for her to surmount.
The officer always gave me the assurance
that he was worse, and some other sick prisoners in the room, and some other prisoners who attended on them as sick nurses (malefactors, but not incapable of kindness, God be thanked
Not that in this I imitated the sceptics who doubt only that they may doubt, and seek nothing beyond uncertainty itself; for, on the contrary, my design was singly to find ground of assurance
, and cast aside the loose earth and sand, that I might reach the rock or the clay.
delighted Morrel, who took leave of Villefort, and hastened to announce to old Dantes that he would soon see his son.
I have had my fears about that: can you relieve me by an assurance
at least of its average power?
During the few days he spent in Moscow after the death of Count Bezukhov, he would call Pierre, or go to him himself, and tell him what ought to be done in a tone of weariness and assurance
, as if he were adding every time: "You know I am overwhelmed with business and it is purely out of charity that I trouble myself about you, and you also know quite well that what I propose is the only thing possible.
The more he thought upon it the more positive he became that not only was there no assurance
in her words that she loved him, but none either in any act of hers.
And what assurance
have I that you will live up to your end of the agreement?
Upon this assurance
the people came forward with subscriptions to build a second machine.
Of the "Oedipodea" practically nothing is known, though on the assurance
of Athenaeus (vii.
Of this then, which every soul of man pursues and makes the end of all his actions, having a presentiment that there is such an end, and yet hesitating because neither knowing the nature nor having the same assurance
of this as of other things, and therefore losing whatever good there is in other things,--of a principle such and so great as this ought the best men in our State, to whom everything is entrusted, to be in the darkness of ignorance?
Shortly after, the company broke up, and, as the guests were retiring to their rooms, Arthur approached me, smiling with the utmost assurance
But, I submit myself to suffer judgment to go by default on all these counts, if need be, and to accept the assurance
(on good authority) that nothing like them was ever known in this land.