After properly thanking my neighbor for these useful explanations, we naturally fell into discourse about matters and things in general, the weather in America being uniformly too fine to admit of discussion
He would then forget politics and discussion
, and would dwell on the past times of his house, on his family history, on himself and his own feelings--subjects each and all invested with a peculiar zest, for they were each and all unique.
Our author's tendency to philosophical discussion
is strikingly set forth in a letter from Dr.
On this subject we had long and animated discussions
-- he maintaining the utter groundlessness of faith in such matters, -- I contending that a popular sentiment arising with absolute spontaneity- that is to say, without apparent traces of suggestion -- had in itself the unmistakable elements of truth, and was entitled to as much respect as that intuition which is the idiosyncrasy of the individual man of genius.
Blessingbourne pursued, "but I never know, in such intense discussions
, what strange impression I may give.
If, by any extraordinary chance, there was no war going, then they got up a deadly family feud with the next-door neighbor, and if, in spite of this, they still had a few spare moments on their hands, they occupied them with discussions
as to whose sweetheart was the best looking, the arguments employed on both sides being battle-axes, clubs, etc.
My young family are not frivolous; they expend the entire amount of their allowance in subscriptions, under my direction; and they have attended as many public meetings and listened to as many lectures, orations, and discussions
as generally fall to the lot of few grown people.
On the day that I received Rattray's letter we had one of our warmest discussions
With such profound faith as Joe felt in the doctor, it is not to be wondered at that incessant discussions
sprang up between him and Kennedy, without any lack of respect to the latter, however.
Philip heard discussions
about it at the Frau Professor's long table, and at these Professor Erlin lost his wonted calm: he beat the table with his fist, and drowned all opposition with the roar of his fine deep voice.
With no one on board who understood navigation, discussions
soon arose as to their whereabouts; and as three days' sailing to the east did not raise land, they bore off to the north, fearing that the high north winds that had prevailed had driven them south of the southern extremity of Africa.
Not that the discussions
themselves interest me; I am not a politician, you know; but it delights me to see how they address each other 'the noble lord who agrees with me,' 'my honourable opponent who astonished Europe with his proposal,' 'the noble viscount sitting opposite'--all these expressions, all this parliamentarism of a free people, has an enormous attraction for me.
He hired out quite the dirtiest and unsafest bicycles in the whole south of England, and conducted the subsequent discussions
with astonishing verve.
Though I was a mere child during the preparation for the Civil War and during the war itself, I now recall the many late-at-night whispered discussions
that I heard my mother and the other slaves on the plantation indulge in.
There had been many discussions
and preparations for this ball in the Rostov family, many fears that the invitation would not arrive, that the dresses would not be ready, or that something would not be arranged as it should be.