While visits of ceremony and grand diplomatic conferences were going on between the partners and the king, the captain, in his plain, matter-of-fact way, was pushing what he considered a far more important negotiation; the purchase of a supply of hogs.
Before embarking, the great eris of the American Fur Company took leave of their illustrious ally in due style, with many professions of lasting friendship and promises of future intercourse; while the matter-of-fact captain anathematized him in his heart for a grasping, trafficking savage; as shrewd and sordid in his dealings as a white man.
He had that common sense of a matter-of-fact
man which showed him what he ought to do.
I said it in the matter-of-fact
voice of one made free of the company of parents, as if I had said it often before, and would have to say it often again, and as if there was nothing particularly delicious to me in hearing myself say it.
We must eat first," he replied in a matter-of-fact tone, and not at all as though he was about to renounce his life's happiness, "and then we shall set out in search of your father.
As a matter-of-fact had it not been for the girl's evident concern he would have been glad to know that they were irretrievably lost; but for her sake his efforts to find the river were conscientious.
You will have to endorse that," he remarked in a matter-of-fact
In continental Greece (1), on the other hand, but especially in Boeotia, a new form of epic sprang up, which for the romance and PATHOS of the Ionian School substituted the practical and matter-of-fact
To the eyes of his matter-of-fact
companions, the aspect of these coasts recalled rather the parceled-out land of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and where the Frenchman discovered traces of the heroes of fable, these Americans were marking the most favorable points for the establishment of stores in the interests of lunar commerce and industry.
The Chief Inspector began at once the account of his investigation in a clear matter-of-fact
Lost his nerve," the voice from above continued in a matter-of-fact
To his matter-of-fact
home, which was called Stone Lodge, Mr.
Built on unadorned concrete piles, it has a pared down, matter-of-fact
Barash presents Natural Selections, a matter-of-fact
look at how human biology and evolution affect human behavior, and what this has to say about both practical and ethical dilemmas in today's world.
MATTER OF FACT: Deal with sex as you would any bodily function in a matter-of-fact