He was, indeed, the Custom-House in himself; or, at all events, the mainspring that kept its variously revolving wheels in motion; for, in an institution like this, where its officers are appointed to subserve their own profit and convenience
, and seldom with a leading reference to their fitness for the duty to be performed, they must perforce seek elsewhere the dexterity which is not in them.
We may study the laws of matter at and for our convenience
, but a successful life knows no law.
Sometimes he copied on paper the involved and delicate pattern left by the ball of the finger, and then vastly enlarged it with a pantograph so that he could examine its web of curving lines with ease and convenience
He easily guessed his way to the truth -- the girl had simply made a convenience
of him to vent her spite upon Tom Sawyer.
As for Isabella, she has been married long enough to see the convenience
of putting all the Mr.
It would be a compact of convenience
, and the world would be satisfied.
I thought when the coach stopped here there would be some one to meet me; I looked anxiously round as I descended the wooden steps the "boots" placed for my convenience
, expecting to hear my name pronounced, and to see some description of carriage waiting to convey me to Thornfield.
I should be sorry to ask you to cross the threshold, for my convenience
, on such a night,' I cried.
Vanstone as boisterously round the neck as if he belonged to some larger order of Newfoundland dog, and was made to be romped with at his daughter's convenience
Well, I suppose you are not afraid of them, in any case," said Agatha, knowing the contrary, but recognizing the convenience
of shaming Gertrude into silence.
For the better convenience
of beholding him, I lay on my side, so that my face was parallel to his, and he stood but three yards off: however, I have had him since many times in my hand, and therefore cannot be deceived in the description.
Distant from Rondelo a hundred and thirty leagues is the Isle of Suaquem, where the Bassa of that country chooses his residence, for the convenience
of receiving the tribute with greater exactness, there being a large trade carried on here with the Abyssins.
Each State, yielding to the persuasive voice of immediate interest or convenience
, has successively withdrawn its support, till the frail and tottering edifice seems ready to fall upon our heads, and to crush us beneath its ruins.
as well as the beauty of the results commended themselves to all.
Certain matters, however, in which old instinct was at war with Moreau's convenience
, were in a less stable condition.