He writes this letter, he says, "knowing how doubtfully all allegories may be construed
," and this book of his "being a continued allegory, or dark conceit," he thought it good to explain.
The generosity of Sophia's temper construed
this behaviour of Jones into great bravery; and it made a deep impression on her heart: for certain it is, that there is no one quality which so generally recommends men to women as this; proceeding, if we believe the common opinion, from that natural timidity of the sex, which is, says Mr Osborne, "so great, that a woman is the most cowardly of all the creatures God ever made;"--a sentiment more remarkable for its bluntness than for its truth.
Thomas referred to their faces and habiliments, but they construed
it as indicating the Doctor's state of mind.
Now as he heard her words, he construed
them in his own fashion.
I was ready to sink from fatigue and hunger, but being surrounded by a crowd, I thought it politic to rouse all my strength, that no physical debility might be construed
into apprehension or conscious guilt.
The lip of the youth slightly curled, and he regarded the old man with an expression, which might easily have been construed
into a declaration that such were not his own recollections of his venerable and revered ancestor, though it would seem he did not think it necessary to say as much in words.
Sowerberry rightly construed
this, as an acquiescence in his proposition; it was speedily determined, therefore, that Oliver should be at once initiated into the mysteries of the trade; and, with this view, that he should accompany his master on the very next occasion of his services being required.
I should particularly like to see the fellow to-night who would tell me so, or who would tell me anything that could he construed
to her disadvantage; for I am wearily out of sorts with one Wrayburn who cuts a sorry figure, and I would far rather be out of sorts with somebody else.
39, which states, "A reference to God in the Pledge of Allegiance or on United States currency shall not be construed
as affecting the establishment of religion under the first article of this Constitution.
PMD publisher Al Goodloe says, "This decision in no way should be construed
to mean that we are less optimistic about the future of international markets.
The National Catholic Register (April 28) added: Father Murphy may be chiefly responsible for the misunderstanding of Vatican II in the United States, which was construed
to be an open-season invitation to laxity.
Our position on domestic-partner benefits should not be construed
as any form of discrimination," said Suzanne Apple, Home Depot's vice president of community affairs, to gay newspaper Southern Voice.
The appeals court found that as construed
, the statute does not violate due process because when linked with the requirement that the prisoner contribute part of the award to payment of the fee, it could conceivably inhibit prisoners and their counsel from filing frivolous or low-value suits.
Judge Billings went on to say that even if the lease provision is construed
not solely on the basis of the definition of "occupant," the result is the same.
If human consciousness is construed
as ultimate consciousness, wherefore do we seek, strive, and find?