I am but a poor commoner of England myself, and yet I know something of charters, liberties franchises, usages
, privileges, customs, and the like.
The objection to conforming to usages
that have become dead to you is that it scatters your force.
She volunteered to copy many of his letters, and adroitly altered the spelling of them so as to suit the usages
of the present day.
And to his horror he felt himself driven to regret almost that the usages of a society ready to forgive the shooting of a burglar forbade him, under the circumstances, even as much as a thought of murder.
It did not present itself to him, notwithstanding his respect for law and usage, as a proper refuge for dignified grief.
His declaration was received in silence; and though several of the chiefs, who were in the counsels of Mahtoree, turned their eyes on their leader, none presumed to oppose so aged and so venerated a brave, in a resolution that was strictly in conformity to the usages
of the nation.
In return for all this we asked but one condition: that was, that you should embrace the true faith, and conform in every way to its usages
1989) says, "We suspect that this is one of those idiomatic usages
that seldom give the native speaker trouble.
The 173-member jury responds to questions about disputed usages
- among them matters of pronunciation - and their comments are included in many Usage