"All young ladies accomplished! My dear Charles, what do you mean?"
I scarcely know anyone who cannot do all this, and I am sure I never heard a young lady spoken of for the first time, without being informed that she was very accomplished."
Kutuzov never talked of "forty centuries looking down from the Pyramids," of the sacrifices he offered for the fatherland, or of what he intended to accomplish or had accomplished; in general he said nothing about himself, adopted no prose, always appeared to be the simplest and most ordinary of men, and said the simplest and most ordinary things.
He alone during the retreat of the French said that all our maneuvers are useless, everything is being accomplished of itself better than we could desire; that the enemy must be offered "a golden bridge"; that neither the Tarutino, the Vyazma, nor the Krasnoe battles were necessary; that we must keep some force to reach the frontier with, and that he would not sacrifice a single Russian for ten Frenchmen.
The rest of our descent was easily accomplished
, and in half an hour after regaining the ravine we had partaken of our evening morsel, built our hut as usual, and crawled under its shelter.
the purpose, for the bleeding soon stopped.
"This model (which, through want of time, we have necessarily described in an imperfect manner,) was put in action at the Adelaide Gallery, where it accomplished
a velocity of five miles per hour; although, strange to say, it excited very little interest in comparison with the previous complex machine of Mr.
President Barbicane and the members of the Gun Club warmly congratulated their engineer Murchison; the cyclopean work had been accomplished
with extraordinary rapidity.
Then now I think you will have no difficulty in understanding my meaning when I asked the question whether the end of anything would be that which could not be accomplished
, or not so well accomplished
, by any other thing?
I may be mistaken, but I believe that Raoul will be as accomplished
a gentleman as our degenerate age could display."
These, then, are the three objects which the inclinations of tyrants desire to see accomplished
; for all their tyrannical plans tend to promote one of these three ends, that their people may neither have mutual confidence, power, nor spirit.
Apart from his main vocation, which was the service of his Tsar and the fatherland, he always set himself some particular aim, and however unimportant it was, devoted himself completely to it and lived for it until it was accomplished
. And as soon as it was attained another aim would immediately present itself, replacing its predecessor.
It was an everlasting miracle to Martin how it was accomplished
, and from her side of the thin partition he heard nightly every detail of the going to bed, the squalls and squabbles, the soft chattering, and the sleepy, twittering noises as of birds.
The afternoon would show far more accomplished
. And it did; for we returned at one o'clock, rested and strengthened by a hearty dinner.
Vernon on being about to receive into your family the most accomplished
coquette in England.