They therefore proceeded through the entry to the door, which they opened, bidding the applicant
"Come in, in God's name
His name was entered at the Horse Guards as an applicant
for an ensign's commission; the purchase-money was deposited at an agent's; and Richard, in his usual characteristic way, plunged into a violent course of military study and got up at five o'clock every morning to practise the broadsword exercise.
When I changed, I put the money into the pocket of my plain clothes, intending to keep it by me, as I expected to have an applicant
for it in the evening.
The third applicant
was a man of remarkable appearance.
The manager looked with a dubious eye at his singular applicant
The best in the world," the applicant
replied, confidentially; "I am about to become your son-in-law.
Two knights in full armor, with lances raised and closed visors, sat their horses on either side, while in the centre, with two pages to tend upon him, there stood a noble-faced man in flowing purple gown, who pricked off upon a sheet of parchment the style and title of each applicant
, marshalling them in their due order, and giving to each the place and facility which his rank demanded.
With this salutation Mr Squeers patted the heads of two hollow-eyed, small-boned little boys, whom the applicant
had brought with him, and waited for further communications.
The total result, however, was a very thorough knowledge of an extremely wide range of literature; when he entered Oxford in 1728 the Master of his college assured him that he was the best qualified applicant
whom he had ever known.
The applicant stated that he had been annoyed, at intervals throughout the day, by the proceedings of some of those strolling Indians who infest the streets.
The magistrate remarked that, if the annoyance were repeated, the applicant could summon the Indians to that court, where they might easily be dealt with under the Act.
and Chairman of the Charity, who, acting for his principal, felt bound to be conscientiously inquisitive as to the real circumstances of the applicant
, that she had burst into tears outright and aloud, as a cornered woman will weep.
Not very well knowing how to get rid of this applicant, and feeling the more embarrassed because his manner and appearance claimed a delicacy in which the worthy Mr Boffin feared he himself might be deficient, that gentleman glanced into the mouldy little plantation or cat-preserve, of Clifford's Inn, as it was that day, in search of a suggestion.
Again Mr Boffin's eyes opened wide, and he stared at the applicant from head to foot, repeating 'Queer
The data, for example, do not account for the possibility that an institution's outreach efforts may attract a larger proportion of marginally qualified applicants
than other institutions attract and do not provide a basis for an independent assessment of whether an applicant
who was denied credit was, in fact, creditworthy.