Of Elinor's distress, she was too busily employed
in measuring lengths of worsted for her rug, to see any thing at all; and calmly continuing her talk, as soon as Marianne disappeared, she said,
They are bred up in the principles of honour, justice, courage, modesty, clemency, religion, and love of their country; they are always employed
in some business, except in the times of eating and sleeping, which are very short, and two hours for diversions consisting of bodily exercises.
It has rarely been attempted to be employed
, but against the weaker members; and in most instances attempts to coerce the refractory and disobedient have been the signals of bloody wars, in which one half of the confederacy has displayed its banners against the other half.
The marchande de mode who employed
Adrienne was as rusee as a politician who had followed all the tergiversations of Gallic policy, since the year '89.
Had affection, goodness, modesty, real talent, ever employed
those bright orbs as interpreters, I do not think I could have refrained from giving a kind and encouraging, perhaps an ardent reply now and then; but as it was, I found pleasure in answering the glance of vanity with the gaze of stoicism.
The person so employed
marks the lapse of time by the number of nuts consumed, which is easily learned by counting the bits of tappa distributed at regular intervals along the string.
They are generally Canadians by birth, and of French descent, who have been employed
for a term of years by some fur company, but, their term being expired, continue to hunt and trap on their own account, trading with the company like the Indians.
Use also such as have been lucky, and prevailed before, in things wherein you have employed
them; for that breeds confidence, and they will strive to maintain their prescription.
But there is a natural difference between a female and a slave: for nature is not like the artists who make the Delphic swords for the use of the poor, but for every particular purpose she has her separate instruments, and thus her ends are most complete, for whatsoever is employed
on one subject only, brings that one to much greater perfection than when employed
on many; and yet among the barbarians, a female and a slave are upon a level in the community, the reason for which is, that amongst them there are none qualified by nature to govern, therefore their society can be nothing but between slaves of different sexes.
Military science, seeing in history innumerable instances of the fact that the size of any army does not coincide with its strength and that small detachments defeat larger ones, obscurely admits the existence of this unknown factor and tries to discover it- now in a geometric formation, now in the equipment employed
, now, and most usually, in the genius of the commanders.
The letter was at once composed, on the model which Sharon had already suggested to Moody, and a respectable messenger (so far as outward appearances went) was employed
to take it to the bank.
It might appear, perhaps, the most logical course to devote our first meeting to the discussion of the engine to be employed
I mean no more than that I partly owe to you my existence during great part of the time which I have employed
in composing it: another matter which it may be necessary to remind you of; since there are certain actions of which you are apt to be extremely forgetful; but of these I hope I shall always have a better memory than yourself.
The young girl was occupied in arranging the cottage; but presently she took something out of a drawer, which employed
her hands, and she sat down beside the old man, who, taking up an instrument, began to play and to produce sounds sweeter than the voice of the thrush or the nightingale.
There are a few children employed
in these factories, but not many.