Vera at the same time smiling with a sense of superiority over her good, conscientious
husband, who all the same understood life wrongly, as according to Vera all men did.
Moreover, he was too conscientious
to do anything to enfeeble his impressions and unwilling to alter any of the customary conditions under which the manifestations were said to occur.
But it was not such a bad arrangement after all; a little "appreciation" sometimes does quite as much good as all the conscientious
"bringing up" in the world.
Who could advance objections against conscientious
observers, who at less than twenty-four miles distance had marked that curious mountain of Tycho, the strangest system of lunar orography?
Some years of conscientious
nursing of her father, terminated by his death, were followed by one in Geneva, nominally a year of vacation, but she spent it largely in the study of experimental physics.
An officer who had only just joined the regiment, the son of a peer of France, had said one day of Genestas, that he would have made one of the most conscientious
of priests, or the most upright of tradesmen.
Miss Amelia put the case before her sisters from the sternly conscientious
point of view, at the opposite end of the room.
Neither law nor conscience forbid this project: for the fellow, I promise you, however well drest, is but a vagabond, and as proper as any fellow in the streets to be pressed into the service; and as for the conscientious
part, surely the preservation of a young lady from such ruin is a most meritorious act; nay, with regard to the fellow himself, unless he could succeed (which Heaven forbid) with my cousin, it may probably be the means of preserving him from the gallows, and perhaps may make his fortune in an honest way.
Free from the happiness of slaves, redeemed from Deities and adorations, fearless and fear-inspiring, grand and lonesome: so is the will of the conscientious
And with his close assiduity, his conscientious
devotion to his work, he's strained to the utmost; and there's some outside burden weighing on him, and not a light one," concluded the doctor, raising his eyebrows significantly.
There was that in the tone of this short speech which made the conscientious
man to whom it was addressed uneasy.
Nothing clings like a suspicion in the mind of a conscientious
young man that he has been allowing his heart to stray from its proper anchorage.
With each the question is what the writer has done with his opportunity; and each answers the question for itself in words which, if I may say so without undue solemnity, were written with a conscientious
regard for the truth of my own sensations.
These are things impossible, my dear; so you must e'en do as other conscientious
mothers have done before you, and be contented with things as they must be, though they are not as you wish them to be.
The little man, who sometimes brings an elderly sister to our meetings, and sometimes another female too, who is conscientious
, I have no doubt, but not well-favoured?