The answer of the sisters to the communication was, if not conclusive
, at least consoling and hopeful.
But while the collapse of the previous great civilisation, that of Rome, had been a matter of centuries, had been a thing of phase and phase, like the ageing and dying of a man, this, like his killing by railway or motor car, was one swift, conclusive
smashing and an end.
The voices of those who counseled delay and advised waiting for something else before advancing had been so completely silenced and their arguments confuted by such conclusive
evidence of the advantages of attacking that what had been discussed at the council- the coming battle and the victory that would certainly result from it- no longer seemed to be in the future but in the past.
I sauntered away, but when I returned he was still there, which seemed conclusive
proof that he had smoked my purpose.
If it weren't that I had conclusive
evidence to prove what I was doing there, he seemed rather set on getting me into trouble.
And it is just as conclusive
that between these two periods I must have left my mother.
Yet it was there, shouting its message of warning through every tissue cell, every nerve quickness and brain sensitivity of him--a totality of sensation that foreboded the ultimate catastrophe of life about which he knew nothing at all, but which, nevertheless, he felt to be the conclusive
There was but one assailable p oint in this otherwise conclusive
Lyell, that the large quadrupeds lived subsequently to that period, when boulders were brought into latitudes at which icebergs now never arrive: from conclusive
but indirect reasons we may feel sure, that in the southern hemisphere the Macrauchenia, also, lived long subsequently to the ice-transporting boulder-period.
Yes, yes, too conclusive
," continued Poirot, almost to himself.
The evidence that animals have souls is so very shaky that, if it is assumed to be conclusive
, one might just as well go a step further and extend the argument by analogy to all matter.
In order to work out the whole subject theoretically and to complete his book, which, in Levin's daydreams, was not merely to effect a revolution in political economy, but to annihilate that science entirely and to lay the foundation of a new science of the relation of the people to the soil, all that was left to do was to make a tour abroad, and to study on the spot all that had been done in the same direction, and to collect conclusive
evidence that all that had been done there was not what was wanted.
The fact that I have taken expensive rooms on the Campania, and that I have sent many packages there, that my own belongings are still in my rooms untouched, seems to our friends conclusive
evidence that I am going to attempt to leave America by that boat.
You see, you can't even bear the mention of something conclusive
Louisa denied Tom's participation in the offence; but her mother stopped her with the conclusive
answer, 'Louisa, don't tell me, in my state of health; for unless you had been encouraged, it is morally and physically impossible that you could have done it.