Yes, but," said Bernouin, "thirty-nine millions two hundred and sixty thousand livres make a good round sum.
These thirty-nine millions are bespoken, and much more.
The Chinese militia-soldiers, along with their families, over five millions all told, coolly took possession of French Indo-China and settled down to stay for a few thousand years.
China's population must be seven hundred millions, eight hundred millions, nobody knew how many millions, but at any rate it would soon be a billion.
A great corporation, nerved at every point with telephone wires, may now pay fifty thousand dollars to the Bell Company, while at the same time a young Irish immigrant boy, just arrived in New York City, may offer five coppers and find at his disposal a fifty million dollar telephone system.
To describe this growth in a single sentence, we might say that the Bell telephone secured its first million of capital in 1879; its first million of earnings in 1882; its first million of dividends in 1884; its first million of surplus in 1885.
Millions of men, renouncing their human feelings and reason, had to go from west to east to slay their fellows, just as some centuries previously hordes of men had come from the east to the west, slaying their fellows.
It was necessary that millions of men in whose hands lay the real power- the soldiers who fired, or transported provisions and guns- should consent to carry out the will of these weak individuals, and should have been induced to do so by an infinite number of diverse and complex causes.
My opinion is, that all these old podestas, these ancient condottieri, -- for the Cavalcanti have commanded armies and governed provinces, -- my opinion, I say, is, that they have buried their millions
in corners, the secret of which they have transmitted only to their eldest sons, who have done the same from generation to generation; and the proof of this is seen in their yellow and dry appearance, like the florins of the republic, which, from being constantly gazed upon, have become reflected in them.
Such an army of revolution," he said, "twenty-five millions
strong, is a thing to make rulers and ruling classes pause and consider.
Hale, our interests dictate us to demand of you twenty millions
That sounds like a great deal," observed Clara quietly; for, besides caring very little for these millions
, she had not a profound respect for her friend's accuracy on such subjects.
Forty Mile men told the story of his two tons of flour, and made calculations of what it had returned him that ranged from half a million
to a million
of people down there on earth that are promising themselves the same thing.
Hold him up by the ankles and shake him," said the King; "then give him a check for forty-two million
tumtums and put him to death.