And the worst of it is, there are ignorant
people who say that this is perfection, and that anything beyond this is affected refinement.
Those in whom the faculty of reason is predominant, and who most skillfully dispose their thoughts with a view to render them clear and intelligible, are always the best able to persuade others of the truth of what they lay down, though they should speak only in the language of Lower Brittany, and be wholly ignorant
of the rules of rhetoric; and those whose minds are stored with the most agreeable fancies, and who can give expression to them with the greatest embellishment and harmony, are still the best poets, though unacquainted with the art of poetry.
2) By attempting to govern an army in the same way as he administers a kingdom, being ignorant
of the conditions which obtain in an army.
Then the just has turned out to be wise and good and the unjust evil and ignorant
There is not, indeed, a greater error than that which universally prevails among the vulgar, who, borrowing their opinion from some ignorant
satirists, have affixed the character of lewdness to these times.
I know not in what manner, under what form of falsehood he had imposed on you; but his success is not perhaps to be wondered at, ignorant
as you previously were of everything concerning either.
The electric organs of fishes offer another case of special difficulty; it is impossible to conceive by what steps these wondrous organs have been produced; but, as Owen and others have remarked, their intimate structure closely resembles that of common muscle; and as it has lately been shown that Rays have an organ closely analogous to the electric apparatus, and yet do not, as Matteuchi asserts, discharge any electricity, we must own that we are far too ignorant
to argue that no transition of any kind is possible.
I am still ignorant
whether I am to interpret the 'family misfortunes' which have set up this barrier between us, as meaning the misfortune for which her parents alone are to blame, or the misfortune of her having such a woman as Mrs.
Bonacieux lived on very quietly, wholly ignorant
of what had become of his wife, and caring very little about it.
Though totally without accomplishments, she is by no means so ignorant
as one might expect to find her, being fond of books and spending the chief of her time in reading.
I thought it all out, and reckoned I would belong to the widow's if he wanted me, though I couldn't make out how he was a-going to be any better off then than what he was before, seeing I was so ignorant
, and so kind of low-down and ornery.
The inhabitants, doubtless, were well acquainted with this, but strangers, who might approach in a hostile manner, and were ignorant
of the curve of the causeway, would probably plunge into the lake, which is six or seven feet in depth at the least.
He was universally reckoned the most ignorant
and stupid person among them.
It seemed that this poor ignorant
Monarch -- as he called himself -- was persuaded that the Straight Line which he called his Kingdom, and in which he passed his existence, constituted the whole of the world, and indeed the whole of Space.
He had observed the effect of all this, in elevating the tribe in the estimation of the white men; and determined, by the same means, to gain for his own tribe a superiority over their ignorant
rivals, the Eutaws.