Applying himself in earlier manhood to the study of the law, and having a natural tendency towards office, he had attained, many years ago, to a judicial situation in some inferior court, which gave him for life the very desirable and imposing title of judge.
There is something so massive, stable, and almost irresistibly imposing in the exterior presentment of established rank and great possessions, that their very existence seems to give them a right to exist; at least, so excellent a counterfeit of right, that few poor and humble men have moral force enough to question it, even in their secret minds.
she sat still, she walked about, she tried her own room, she tried the shrubberyin every place, every posture, she perceived that she had acted most weakly; that she had been imposed on by others in a most mortifying degree; that she had been imposing
on herself in a degree yet more mortifying; that she was wretched, and should probably find this day but the beginning of wretchedness.
Some years older than I, she knew more of the world, and could tell me many things I liked to hear: with her my curiosity found gratification: to my faults also she gave ample indulgence, never imposing
curb or rein on anything I said.
This sounded so imposing
that Ben Weatherstaff became quite excited and really could not keep still.
I mean the power of imposing
taxes on all articles other than exports and imports.
A wall of superb rocks, in an imposing
mass, rose before us, a heap of gigantic blocks, an enormous, steep granite shore, forming dark grottos, but which presented no practicable slope; it was the prop of the Island of Crespo.
Loose, half-drunk, imposing
, the king's Musketeers, or rather M.
Pope Julius the Second was assisted in reaching the papacy by a reputation for liberality, yet he did not strive afterwards to keep it up, when he made war on the King of France; and he made many wars without imposing
any extraordinary tax on his subjects, for he supplied his additional expenses out of his long thriftiness.
I was startled, as if of necessity the principal beacon in the water-way of the greatest town on earth should have presented imposing
The capital was furnished by himself he, in fact, constituted the company; for, though he had a board of directors, they were merely nominal; the whole business was conducted on his plans and with his resources, but he preferred to do so under the imposing
and formidable aspect of a corporation, rather than in his individual name, and his policy was sagacious and effective.
He was an imposing
and sombre personage, before whom the choir boys in alb and in jacket trembled, as well as the machicots*, and the brothers of Saint-Augustine and the matutinal clerks of Notre-Dame, when he passed slowly beneath the lofty arches of the choir, majestic, thoughtful, with arms folded and his head so bent upon his breast that all one saw of his face was his large, bald brow.
The dining-room, large and well-proportioned, had windows on two sides of it, with heavy curtains of red rep; there was a big table in the middle; and at one end an imposing
mahogany sideboard with a looking-glass in it.
The officer was admitted and immediately saw all the chief generals of the army together, and among them Ermolov's big imposing
From the roof inside the carriage, umbrellas, walking-sticks, hats, and sundry other articles were depending, and hindered the view, which was particularly imposing