Palfrey was capable of horse-whipping a too rash pretender to his daughter's hand; and, moreover, he had three tall sons: it was clear that a suitor would be at a disadvantage
with such a family, unless travel and natural acumen had given him a countervailing power of contrivance.
I could not avoid thinking that I had fallen in with a greatly traduced people, and I moralized not a little upon the disadvantage
of having a bad name, which in this instance had given a tribe of savages, who were as pacific as so many lambkins, the reputation of a confederacy of giant-killers.
The obstacles I refer to are the disadvantages
I have in learning French, there being so many persons around me speaking English, and that, as you may say, in the very bosom of a French family.
I leave my estate, with all its advantages and all its disadvantages
, to my brother, your father, whence it will, no doubt, descend to you.
And they are supposed to be connoisseurs of this sort of thing); but in the weather the disadvantages
of the system are more apparent.
In society, high advantages are set down to the possessor as disadvantages
And yet, in spite of all these disadvantages
, there was a certain nobility in the woman's bearing--a gallantry in the defiant chin and in the upraised head, which compelled something of respect and admiration.
OF LIVING IN SAME HOUSE WITH PAIR OF LOVERS.
While my being absent from the school so much unquestionably has its disadvantages
, yet there are at the same time some compensations.
Pierre saw that Boris wished to change the subject, and being of the same mind he began explaining the advantages and disadvantages
of the Boulogne expedition.
With all this, she, the elder of the sisters, was not yet twenty, and they had both been educated, since they were about twelve years old and had lost their parents, on plans at once narrow and promiscuous, first in an English family and afterwards in a Swiss family at Lausanne, their bachelor uncle and guardian trying in this way to remedy the disadvantages
of their orphaned condition.
A JUDGE having sentenced a Malefactor to the penitentiary was proceeding to point out to him the disadvantages
of crime and the profit of reformation.
They labour under the disadvantages
of a scarcity of wood and water,--evils of a serious character, until art has had time to supply the deficiencies of nature.
Yet, that I hold the advantages of the mode of publication to outweigh its disadvantages
, may be easily believed of one who revived it in the Pickwick Papers after long disuse, and has pursued it ever since.
And let it be remembered that these individuals have thus bravely succeeded in conquering for themselves comparative wealth and social position, in the face of every disadvantage