Things are censured either as impossible, or irrational, or morally hurtful, or contradictory
, or contrary to artistic correctness.
Now and again a floor shook a little under the combined rushes of Lord Lundie and Sir Christopher Tomling, who gave many and contradictory
On the other hand, had he found Annie what he fancied, his lot would have been so rich in beauty that out of its mere redundancy he might have wrought the beautiful into many a worthier type than he had toiled for; but the guise in which his sorrow came to him, the sense that the angel of his life had been snatched away and given to a rude man of earth and iron, who could neither need nor appreciate her ministrations,--this was the very perversity of fate that makes human existence appear too absurd and contradictory
to be the scene of one other hope or one other fear.
Perhaps a little more at the mercy of contradictory
impulses than other women.
You have asserted nothing contradictory
to what Mr Elliot appeared to be some years ago.
Suppose he kept up his contradictory
position in a confused way by never telling the foreign spies the truth, but letting it more and more be guessed.
More tolerant than his father of a contradictory
opinion, in its aspect as a danger to its holder, he was less ready than his father to pardon it as a slight to his own teaching.
He had listened to these accounts, and to various contradictory
reports on her appearance, her conversation, her point of view and her choice of friends, with the detachment with which one listens to reminiscences of some one long since dead; not till Medora suddenly spoke her name at the archery match had Ellen Olenska become a living presence to him again.
The rooks, swinging in their lofty houses in the elm-tree avenue, seem to discuss the question of the occupancy of the carriage as it passes underneath, some agreeing that Sir Leicester and my Lady are come down, some arguing with malcontents who won't admit it, now all consenting to consider the question disposed of, now all breaking out again in violent debate, incited by one obstinate and drowsy bird who will persist in putting in a last contradictory
This sort of barter is not contradictory
to nature, nor is it any species of money-getting; but is necessary in procuring that subsistence which is so consonant thereunto.
The witnesses were stupid and unreliable and contradictory
, as witnesses always are.
I had not yet learnt how contradictory
is human nature; I did not know how much pose there is in the sincere, how much baseness in the noble, nor how much goodness in the reprobate.
Militiamen and recruits were being enrolled in the villages, and from the seat of war came contradictory
news, false as usual and therefore variously interpreted.
She shrinks from looking at him--she trembles with strange contradictory
sensations of pleasure and pain.
When its head was knocked off, out came a stream of gold, which the Carpenter quickly picked up and said, "Well, I think thou art altogether contradictory
and unreasonable; for when I paid you honor, I reaped no benefits: but now that I maltreat you I am loaded with an abundance of riches.