Wickham wrote to inform me that, having finally resolved against taking orders, he hoped I should not think it unreasonable
for him to expect some more immediate pecuniary advantage, in lieu of the preferment, by which he could not be benefited.
It had cost Adam a great deal of trouble and work in overhours to know what he knew over and above the secrets of his handicraft, and that acquaintance with mechanics and figures, and the nature of the materials he worked with, which was made easy to him by inborn inherited faculty--to get the mastery of his pen, and write a plain hand, to spell without any other mistakes than must in fairness be attributed to the unreasonable
character of orthography rather than to any deficiency in the speller, and, moreover, to learn his musical notes and part-singing.
"Now, my love, are not you a most unreasonable
little man?" said Mrs.
'My poor fellow!' said the Minor Canon, in a tone so purely sympathetic that the young man caught his hand, 'I never said it was unreasonable
; never thought so.
However, at last I put him so out of humour, that he took up a rash and fatal resolution; in short, I should not go to England; and though he had promised me, yet it was an unreasonable
thing for me to desire it; that it would be ruinous to his affairs, would unhinge his whole family, and be next to an undoing him in the world; that therefore I ought not to desire it of him, and that no wife in the world that valued her family and her husband's prosperity would insist upon such a thing.
A person can't have everything in this world; and it was a little unreasonable
of her to expect it.
These circumstances are cited in palliation of the doubts and surmises of Captain Thorn, which might otherwise appear strange and unreasonable
. That most of the partners were perfectly upright and faithful in the discharge of the trust reposed in them we are fully satisfied; still the honest captain was not invariably wrong in his suspicions; and that he formed a pretty just opinion of the integrity of that aspiring personage, Mr.
But there are a great many unreasonable
ones, as I suppose you know--not yours, dear mother, for I am bound to say that you never required of me more than was natural.
It was accepted like one boy's red hair and another's unreasonable
This seemed to me most unreasonable
. It had been arranged in the morning that I should bring the boat up to three miles above Reading.
Is it an unreasonable
conjecture, that the errors which may be contained in the plan of the convention are such as have resulted rather from the defect of antecedent experience on this complicated and difficult subject, than from a want of accuracy or care in the investigation of it; and, consequently such as will not be ascertained until an actual trial shall have pointed them out?
Edmund did not discern any symptoms of regret, and thought his father a little unreasonable
in supposing the first three or four days could produce any.
Upon my word of honor, this was not an unreasonable
price for that dickey.
"My dear Bransome," he said, shaking hands, "isn't this a little unreasonable
In music she thought him unreasonable
, and in the matter of opera not only unreasonable
but wilfully perverse.