If it should even compromise
me a little," said Monsieur de Comminges, with a smile, "still make your demand.
They would not compromise
as long as the cats held out.
It never entered his head that compromise
Montmorency hailed this compromise
with much approval.
The result was a compromise
which was inevitable: a small detachment was sent to Forminsk to attack Broussier.
I worship you, but I loathe marriage, I hate its smugness, its safety, its compromise
, and the thought of you interfering in my work, hindering me; what would you answer?
Were I you I should leave France," he said, "for sooner or later I shall find an excuse to kill you that will not in any way compromise
My charming friend," he said, "be more charming than ever--consent to a compromise
Vain and egotistical, supple and proud, libertine and gourmand, grasping from the pressure of debt, discreet as a tomb out of which nought issues to contradict the epitaph intended for the passer's eye, bold and fearless when soliciting, good-natured and witty in all acceptations of the word, a timely jester, full of tact, knowing how to compromise
others by a glance or a nudge, shrinking from no mudhole, but gracefully leaping it, intrepid Voltairean, yet punctual at mass if a fashionable company could be met in Saint Thomas Aquinas,--such a man as this secretary- general resembled, in one way or another, all the mediocrities who form the kernel of the political world.
Finding her from home, he debated within himself for some time whether he should go to his mother's residence, and so compromise
her with Ralph Nickleby.
Refused by the president, who did not choose to compromise
his last success.
This they affirm to be the origin and nature of justice;--it is a mean or compromise
, between the best of all, which is to do injustice and not be punished, and the worst of all, which is to suffer injustice without the power of retaliation; and justice, being at a middle point between the two, is tolerated not as a good, but as the lesser evil, and honoured by reason of the inability of men to do injustice.
As if they were heads in a note-book, he ran through all the incidents of the Schlegels' campaign: the attempt to compromise
his brother, his mother's legacy, his father's marriage, the introduction of the furniture, the unpacking of the same.
That's just the point," said Tom; "I don't object to a compromise
, where you don't give up your principle.
One would think you were afraid my society would compromise