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status with respect to the relations between people or groups

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Would you not say that thirst is one of these essentially relative terms, having clearly a relation--
The city will be courageous in virtue of a portion of herself which preserves under all circumstances that opinion about the nature of things to be feared and not to be feared in which our legislator educated them; and this is what you term courage.
The meaning is, I believe, that in the human soul there is a better and also a worse principle; and when the better has the worse under control, then a man is said to be master of himself; and this is a term of praise: but when, owing to evil education or association, the better principle, which is also the smaller, is overwhelmed by the greater mass of the worse--in this case he is blamed and is called the slave of self and unprincipled.
Nevertheless I should still maintain, that of relatives some have a quality attached to either term of the relation; others are simple and have their correlatives simple.
My meaning was, that if one term of a relation is taken alone, the other is taken alone; if one term is qualified, the other is also qualified.
Next to the effectual establishment of the Union, the best possible precaution against danger from standing armies is a limitation of the term for which revenue may be appropriated to their support.
Had the argument from the British example been truly stated, it would have stood thus: The term for which supplies may be appropriated to the army establishment, though unlimited by the British Constitution, has nevertheless, in practice, been limited by parliamentary discretion to a single year.
Thirdly, That the terms offered to the person who should undertake and properly perform these duties were four guineas a week; that he was to reside at Limmeridge House; and that he was to be treated there on the footing of a gentleman.
The employment was likely to be both easy and agreeable; it was proposed to me at the autumn time of the year when I was least occupied; and the terms, judging by my personal experience in my profession, were surprisingly liberal.
said my mother, when she had read the note of terms and had handed it back to me.
Such distinguished people to know," remarked Sarah, straightening herself in the chair; "and on such gratifying terms of equality too
Yes, yes; the terms, in every sense, are tempting enough," I replied impatiently.
I say, I'm jolly glad we're in the same study this term.
Mingo was a term of peculiar reproach, as were Mengwe and Maqua in a less degree.
Now, mark, Boffin,' returned Silas: 'Mark 'em well, because they're the lowest terms and the only terms.