The place where the traveller found himself seemed unpropitious for obtaining either shelter or refreshment, and he was likely to be reduced to the usual expedient of knights-errant, who, on such occasions, turned their horses to graze, and laid themselves down to meditate on their lady-mistress, with an oak-tree for a canopy.
It was some time before he obtained any answer, and the reply, when made, was unpropitious.
And poor Silas was vaguely conscious of something not unlike the feeling of primitive men, when they fled thus, in fear or in sullenness, from the face of an unpropitious
In a review of these transactions we may trace some of the causes which would be likely to embroil the States with each other, if it should be their unpropitious
destiny to become disunited.
Not the rich, more than the poor; not the learned, more than the ignorant; not the haughty heirs of distinguished names, more than the humble sons of obscurity and unpropitious
If the steward had known anything of women (at Isabel's age) he would never have appealed to her mercy in those plain terms, and at the unpropitious
He could hardly have chosen a more unpropitious
time for pleading his cause with her.
The hermeneutics of Gadamer may seem an unpropitious
place to start from if one wants to theorize anything in a materialist vein.
Unfazed by the unpropitious
day and the scramble to work around a satellite failure last month, the Canadian national daily will employ new equipment that can transmit page facsimiles faster and exploit pagination through use of remote typesetting.
Likewise, it seems indisputable that my generation came into the job market at a singularly unpropitious
time, with marginal job growth outside of what Douglas Coupland famously called the McJob sector.
Not only would this be one of the most unpropitious
times to question people about the benefits of relighting, but the extra four hours of daylight and warmer evenings on the post-test survey may well have influenced responses to questions measuring travel behaviour and fear after dark.
The author's dour prognosis is best expressed by the opening sentence of the final section: "The state of the world system now seems singularly unpropitious
to a socialist future anywhere" (p.
There is, thus, a direct relationship between the distribution of agricultural land and the overall economic development: a favourable distribution of agricultural land is conducive to widespread economic development, whereas an adverse distribution is unpropitious
But what was on his mind in that work was the troubled situation of Italy at the time and how peace and order might be created out of these unpropitious
This act inaugurates in a most ambiguous and unpropitious
manner the Roman peace that is supposed to last forever.