Price, and creditable
to ourselves, we must secure to the child, or consider ourselves engaged to secure to her hereafter, as circumstances may arise, the provision of a gentlewoman, if no such establishment should offer as you are so sanguine in expecting.
Rouncewell; he says she is a most respectable, creditable
But in Carthage, which is a democracy, money-getting is creditable
, and yet their form of government remains unaltered.
Damn it all," I said, more violently because I had an inkling my motive was none too creditable
, "I don't want to know you.
The great Percerin (for, contrary to the rule of dynasties, it was, above all, the last of the Percerins who deserved the name of Great), the great Percerin was inspired when he cut a robe for the queen, or a coat for the king; he could mount a mantle for Monsieur, the clock of a stocking for Madame; but, in spite of his supreme talent, he could never hit off anything approaching a creditable
fit for M.
He accepted this state of affairs with a serenity creditable
to the Smallways' courage, which one might reasonably have expected to be of a more degenerate and contemptible quality altogether.
The Negro exhibit, as a whole, was large and creditable
Considering that the little party had been seated round the tea-table for less than twenty minutes, the animation observable on their faces, and the amount of sound they were producing collectively, were very creditable
to the hostess.
When they had forced a goblet of the fiery liquid upon him, Peter of Colfax regained his lost nerve enough so that he could raise his sword arm and defend himself; and as the fumes circulated through him, and the primal instinct of self-preservation asserted itself, he put up a more and more creditable
fight, until those who watched thought that he might indeed have a chance to vanquish the Outlaw of Torn.
The action was praised by the critics and reviewers as a highly creditable
effort of the imagination.
He was asked derisively what he thought of the circumstances under which the Countess had become engaged to be married; and he made the characteristic answer, that he thought the circumstances highly creditable
to both parties, and that he looked on the lady's future husband as a most enviable man.
Creede's worth, for either way it is creditable
to him--to his intelligence if he had put himself, even temporarily, into contact with metropolitan culture; to his candor if he had not.
to her brother, and creditable
to herself," said Sir Patrick.
that Miss Nickleby is a very creditable
young person--a very creditable
young person indeed--hem--upon my word, Madame Mantalini, it does very extraordinary credit even to your discrimination that you should have found such a very excellent, very well-behaved, very--hem--very unassuming young woman to assist in the fitting on.
Wilson soon arrived, and, indisposed for business as I was at that moment, and little as I cared for the field or its owner, I forced my attention to the matter in hand, with very creditable
determination, and quickly concluded the bargain - perhaps more to the thrifty farmer's satisfaction than he cared to acknowledge.