I admit your calculations
, Captain," I replied; "I should be wrong to dispute them since daily experience confirms them; but I foresee a real difficulty in the way.
And the abbe, casting away his coverlet, resumed his place, and continued his calculations
Xavier returned from I do not know where at midnight, absorbed in calculations
on the eternal question of his Aurora--la belle Aurore, whom I begin to hate.
He remained absorbed in his own reflections, giving himself up to secret calculations
, passing his nights among heaps of figures, and making experiments with the strangest-looking machinery, inexplicable to everybody but himself.
Once when making such calculations
he wrote down his own name in French, Comte Pierre Besouhoff, but the sum of the numbers did not come right.
I can be making some calculations
with reference to the number of hospital beds for each transport.
But for Rosa and William, the calculations
of the envious neighbour would have been correct.
Maggie wondered at the splendor of the costume and lost herself in calculations
of the cost of the silks and laces.
Nor did he trouble his borrowers with abstract calculations
of figures, or references to ready-reckoners; his simple rule of interest being all comprised in the one golden sentence, 'two-pence for every half-penny,' which greatly simplified the accounts, and which, as a familiar precept, more easily acquired and retained in the memory than any known rule of arithmetic, cannot be too strongly recommended to the notice of capitalists, both large and small, and more especially of money-brokers and bill- discounters.
related how Sir John Herschel, having been despatched to the Cape of Good Hope for the purpose of making there some astronomical calculations
, had, by means of a telescope brought to perfection by means of internal lighting, reduced the apparent distance of the moon to eighty yards
Barbicane took the paper, and began to make his calculations
with great rapidity.
These meditations were entirely employed on Mr Allworthy's fortune; for, first, he exercised much thought in calculating, as well as he could, the exact value of the whole: which calculations
he often saw occasion to alter in his own favour: and, secondly and chiefly, he pleased himself with intended alterations in the house and gardens, and in projecting many other schemes, as well for the improvement of the estate as of the grandeur of the place: for this purpose he applied himself to the studies of architecture and gardening, and read over many books on both these subjects; for these sciences, indeed, employed his whole time, and formed his only amusement.
Table and bunk were littered with designs and calculations
of various life assurance and annuity offices, among other figures which cannot go wrong, have established the fact.
Sometimes a magnate addressed him, to turn the stream of his own particular discussion towards him; but Mr Merdle seldom gave much attention to it, or did more than rouse himself from his calculations
and pass the wine.