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"Yes," I said, "it is morally justifiable so long as our object is to take no articles save those which are used for an illegal purpose."
Since it is morally justifiable, I have only to consider the question of personal risk.
She had been out-manoeuvred and out- run, to say nothing of her having been unceremoniously tumbled in the gravel, and her arrival was like that of a tornado--made up of offended dignity, justifiable wrath, and instinctive hatred for this marauder from the Wild.
Who can but admire this quality of gratitude in an unprotected orphan; and, if there entered some degree of selfishness into her calculations, who can say but that her prudence was perfectly justifiable? "I am alone in the world," said the friendless girl.
He walked more hastily at first than was consistent with his strength; for a sort of guilty feeling, which sometimes torments men in their most justifiable acts, caused him to seek concealment from Malvin's eyes; but after he had trodden far upon the rustling forest leaves he crept back, impelled by a wild and painful curiosity, and, sheltered by the earthy roots of an uptorn tree, gazed earnestly at the desolate man.
His presence, the gratuitous sacrifice of his own life, would have added only another and a needless agony to the last moments of the dying man; but concealment had imparted to a justifiable act much of the secret effect of guilt; and Reuben, while reason told him that he had done right, experienced in no small degree the mental horrors which punish the perpetrator of undiscovered crime.
If Tom Tulliver whipped a gate, he was convinced, not that the whipping of gates by all boys was a justifiable act, but that he, Tom Tulliver, was justifiable in whipping that particular gate, and he wasn't going to be sorry.
d'Herblay to death; nor could I, on the other hand, expose him to your majesty's justifiable wrath; it would have been just the same as if I had killed him myself."
Celia's consciousness told her that she had not been at all in the wrong: it was quite natural and justifiable that she should have asked that question, and she repeated to herself that Dorothea was inconsistent: either she should have taken her full share of the jewels, or, after what she had said, she should have renounced them altogether.
space program's costs are justifiable. Americans' views have grown increasingly positive over various Apollo 11 anniversaries since 1979.
Kuria on Tuesday said the allowances are not justifiable.
Ditching the Scots law defence of "justifiable assault" in relation to children protects all kids and sends them (and adults) the right message: that no assault is justifiable.
Prime Minister Khagda Prasad Oli's junket to Cambodia and Vietnam this week is not justifiable by any means argue foreign affairs experts.
During the second round of deliberation, held last week, Apple claimed that its actions were justifiable, claiming the company does have an advantage over local mobile carriers in terms of negotiation, and that it does not have any real power it can exert.
Describing the relocation of the sitting of the 3-member tribunal to Abuja as another sign that 'there is a desperate and evil plan by some forces to implement a pre-written script on the proceedings and outcome of its petition, the PDP in a statement signed by the party's chairman in Osun, Hon Soji Adagunodo argued that there was no justifiable reason for the relocation.