At first, proceeding from the problems
of our own age, it seemed clear as daylight to me that the gradual widening of the present merely temporary and social difference between the Capitalist and the Labourer, was the key to the whole position.
When she was too lonely, she would go to them and shed her own troubles and problems
by absorption in those of others.
The solution of this problem
is our immediate duty.
is not how to guide the balloon, but how to take it up and down without expending the gas which is its strength, its life-blood, its soul, if I may use the expression.
But Tuskegee is, nevertheless, a brand-new chapter in the history of the Negro, and in the history of the knottiest problem
we have ever faced.
The unsolved problem
that tormented him was caused by hints given by the princess, his cousin, at Moscow, concerning Dolokhov's intimacy with his wife, and by an anonymous letter he had received that morning, which in the mean jocular way common to anonymous letters said that he saw badly through his spectacles, but that his wife's connection with Dolokhov was a secret to no one but himself.
He pursued the problem
like the sleuth-hound that he was.
We had our greatest difficulty with the webbed feet, but even that problem
was finally solved, so that when we moved about we did so quite naturally.
It was a pretty problem
she presented, and he was continually debating with himself as to what was the best way to approach her.
And most important of all, far down and yet always at the surface of his thought, was the problem
of how he should comport himself toward these persons.
I should be delighted to look into any problem
which you might submit to me.
he said once again, while rolling a cigarette and as he pondered the problem
of getting back.
before us," continued the president, "is how to communicate to a projectile a velocity of 12,000 yards per second.
Very well, old Barbicane," replied Michel; "they might have cut off my head, beginning at my feet, before they could have made me solve that problem
The entire world hung for months over this obscure problem
--the most obscure, it seems to me, that has ever challenged the perspicacity of our police or taxed the conscience of our judges.