In republics, persons elevated from the mass of the community, by the suffrages of their fellow-citizens, to stations of great pre-eminence and power, may find compensations for betraying their trust, which, to any but minds animated and guided by superior virtue, may appear to exceed the proportion of interest they have in the common stock, and to overbalance
the obligations of duty.
There, and in the eyes, was the secret of the certitude with which she carried the heavy sacks up the steep steps, with never a false step or overbalance
, and emptied them in the grain-bin.
Should her brother's aimless footsteps stray thitherward, and he but bend, one moment, over the deep, black tide, would he not bethink himself that here was the sure refuge within his reach, and that, with a single step, or the slightest overbalance
of his body, he might be forever beyond his kinsman's gripe?
Nothing had as yet occurred to shake Cocles' belief; the last month's payment had been made with the most scrupulous exactitude; Cocles had detected an overbalance
of fourteen sous in his cash, and the same evening he had brought them to M.
The first is an excessive focus on current critical theories that overbalances
consideration of the Bible's content.
tries to include theological history and poststructuralist literary theory of "writing" that overbalances
the much too brief analysis of the three novels.