We would rather abide by your decision
, O Excellency Our Governor.
It appeared unutterably rash, though when hit upon, it had been a decision
that moderated a more extreme action.
The case was at last submitted and duly finished by the judge with an absurd decision
and a ridiculous sentence.
The finest things of which France can boast have been accomplished without reports and where decisions
were prompt and spontaneous.
As a sample of the decisions
of the courts adverse to labor, the following instances are given.
The House of Commons, balked in an attack on the King and the Duke of Buckingham, suddenly turned on Bacon and impeached him for having received bribes in connection with his legal decisions
as Lord Chancellor.
Human life grows solemn when all eternity hangs upon the slightest of our decisions
It was in this state of things that the sons of Ishmael, in obedience to an order from their father, conducted the several subjects of his contemplated decisions
, from their places of confinement into the open air.
His final decisions
were what he came to trust least, and when the hour struck, it all came to pass quite differently, as it were accidentally and unexpectedly.
His first idea had been to communicate the details in writing; but the partners had, on reflection, thought that the necessary decision
might be more readily obtained by a personal interview with his father and his friends.
To come to a decision
is always to bring something to an end.
He bade him hold his tongue, and the Distressed One went on to say: "At length, after much questioning and answering, as the princess held to her story, without changing or varying her previous declaration, the Vicar gave his decision
in favour of Don Clavijo, and she was delivered over to him as his lawful wife; which the Queen Dona Maguncia, the Princess Antonomasia's mother, so took to heart, that within the space of three days we buried her.
If there be any truth in the remark, the crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be regarded as the era in which that decision
is to be made; and a wrong election of the part we shall act may, in this view, deserve to be considered as the general misfortune of mankind.
And although one cannot give a final judgment on all of these things unless one possesses the particulars of those states in which a decision
has to be made, nevertheless I will speak as comprehensively as the matter of itself will admit.
The quality of decision
is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.