A belief in his capacity had taken such deep root in all minds that the more ambitious public men felt it was necessary to compromise
des Lupeaulx in some way to prevent his rising higher; they made up to him for his subordinate public position by their secret confidence.
If it should even compromise
me a little," said Monsieur de Comminges, with a smile, "still make your demand.
But he rejected the compromise
indignantly, and still continued his attack on my face, as though nothing short of that would satisfy him.
In his opinion, such conduct would greatly compromise
him--especially if I were to lose much.
Sire, I hope you will give your brother to understand that he cannot remain with us; that it is impossible he should be allowed to compromise
us, or I myself "
They would not compromise
as long as the cats held out.
Montmorency hailed this compromise
with much approval.
I worship you, but I loathe marriage, I hate its smugness, its safety, its compromise
, and the thought of you interfering in my work, hindering me; what would you answer?
Were I you I should leave France," he said, "for sooner or later I shall find an excuse to kill you that will not in any way compromise
My charming friend," he said, "be more charming than ever--consent to a compromise
Finding her from home, he debated within himself for some time whether he should go to his mother's residence, and so compromise
her with Ralph Nickleby.
Refused by the president, who did not choose to compromise
his last success.
This they affirm to be the origin and nature of justice;--it is a mean or compromise
, between the best of all, which is to do injustice and not be punished, and the worst of all, which is to suffer injustice without the power of retaliation; and justice, being at a middle point between the two, is tolerated not as a good, but as the lesser evil, and honoured by reason of the inability of men to do injustice.
As if they were heads in a note-book, he ran through all the incidents of the Schlegels' campaign: the attempt to compromise
his brother, his mother's legacy, his father's marriage, the introduction of the furniture, the unpacking of the same.
That's just the point," said Tom; "I don't object to a compromise
, where you don't give up your principle.