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How enviable is the consciousness of being usefully employed!
Gridley,' the Lord Chancellor told me last week, 'not to waste your time here, and to stay, usefully employed, down in Shropshire.'
Cassandra plays the part of chaperone very usefully. A charming young woman that--a great favorite of mine." He turned his stone between his fingers, and conceived different methods of leading Celia away from her obsession, which, he supposed, must have reference to the domestic affairs of Cyril as usual.
So, with lightsome hearts and the happy consciousness of being usefully employed -- in their own behalf at least, if not for our beloved country -- these good old gentlemen went through the various formalities of office.
I am not now writing a treatise, but simply prefacing a somewhat peculiar narrative by observations very much at random; I will, therefore, take occasion to assert that the higher powers of the reflective intellect are more decidedly and more usefully tasked by the unostentatious game of draughts than by a the elaborate frivolity of chess.
Lower and wider but the same length as the car it replaces, the new Ceed will feature lane following assist for the first time and, probably even more usefully, a heated windscreen.
Here's a convertible that makes real sense for the part of the world we live in and it's been usefully revised in this upgraded form with smarter looks and extra technology.
There is increasing interest in--and debate about--the extent to which key concepts from the resource-based view (RBV) of the Firm school of strategic management can be usefully applied to study knowledge mobilization (KM) processes in healthcare and other public services settings.
Conceptually the robot's task is to provide a second pair of hands to the maintenance engineer, such that once the robot has been trained it can predict when and how it can usefully provide help.
It is another usefully comprehensive work: both books are inclusive of disability and paralympic sports.
"The shower's radiant is usefully observable from 22h-23h local time onwards, gaining altitude throughout the night.
Meanwhile parents need to know their children are being usefully occupied and cared for over the summer, usually at substantial cost.
If snowfall in Sefton, for instance, is heavier than over the river in Wirral, it would certainly help deflect the criticism that normally confronts local authority executives at times of severe weather, if vital resources such as gritters could be usefully diverted to where they are most needed.
That meant, though, that for once the spectacular surroundings of Symphony Hall might have been usefully replaced with the church setting that Bach would have been used to, such was the reverence, rather than overt passion, that marked this performance.
Perhaps Adrian Don, the RNLI spokesman on Tynemouth, could be usefully employed by the Ministry of Defence explaining the usefulness of the two aircraft-less aircraft carriers in defending the realm.