And as I have mentioned the word labour, I cannot help saying that a great deal of nonsense is being written and talked nowadays about the dignity of manual labour.
If a man of science were told that the results of his experiments, and the conclusions that he arrived at, should be of such a character that they would not upset the received popular notions on the subject, or disturb popular prejudice, or hurt the sensibilities of people who knew nothing about science; if a philosopher were told that he had a perfect right to speculate in the highest spheres of thought, provided that he arrived at the same conclusions as were held by those who had never thought in any sphere at all - well, nowadays the man of science and the philosopher would be considerably amused.
However they may object to it, people must nowadays have something charming in their surroundings.
It is the one subject of really national importance, nowadays, Lady Stutfield.
It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about, nowadays, saying things against one behind one's back that are absolutely and entirely true.
Those seem to be the only two fashionable religions left to us nowadays.
You see nowadays it is not fashionable to flirt till one is forty, or to be romantic till one is forty-five, so we poor women who are under thirty, or say we are, have nothing open to us but politics or philanthropy.
were too busy--busy with reforms and "movements," with fads and fetishes and frivolities--to bother much about their neighbours.
His cortege--what we should nowadays
call his staff--of bishops and abbés invaded the estrade in his train, not without causing redoubled tumult and curiosity among the audience.
Oh, nowadays so many conceited people go about Society pretending to be good, that I think it shows rather a sweet and modest disposition to pretend to be bad.
Nowadays people seem to look on life as a speculation.
a poet makes a poem, and it is printed with his name upon the title-page.
Hanged if I understand things over here, nowadays, Reggie
You see, we've learned to conceal things nowadays - to smooth them over, to play the part of ordinary citizens to the world while we tug at the underhand levers in our secret moments.
Engage a piano player, and let them dance, and not as you do things nowadays
, hunting up good matches.