If such a creature were, by its own process of metabolism, to change much of its bulk for intellectual growth, we should at once arrive at a new class of creature--more dangerous, perhaps, than the world has ever had any experience of--a force which can think, which has no soul and no morals, and therefore no acceptance
And yet--there was a rebellious spirit in her which wondered whether the acceptance
might not have been less delicate and more beautiful.
I beg to lay the 'ouse in Walcot Square, the business, and myself before Miss Summerson for her acceptance
Casaubon's coat-sleeve, or to have caressed his shoe-latchet, if he would have made any other sign of acceptance
than pronouncing her, with his unfailing propriety, to be of a most affectionate and truly feminine nature, indicating at the same time by politely reaching a chair for her that he regarded these manifestations as rather crude and startling.
If the latter, the refusal was to be expressed so delicately that it would be next best thing to acceptance
, and he would go away, after kissing her hand, assuring her of his unalterable, life-long devotion.
In my later and more tolerant years I had been unenthusiastic in my acceptance
of it as an inevitable social phenomenon.
It was quite evident he had had little doubt of my acceptance
, and no idea of a positive denial.
Indeed, then," said the lady, "I will most readily propose your lordship to her father; and I can, I believe, assure you of his joyful acceptance
of the proposal; but there is a bar, which I am almost ashamed to mention; and yet it is one you will never be able to conquer.
But such an argument evidently found no acceptance
with Monsieur Robert Darzac.
Campbell and myself would be blithe of your acceptance
Idiotic propositions of a parallel nature have been freely offered for my acceptance
, and I have been called upon to admit that I would give Poor Law relief to anybody, anywhere, anyhow.
Deane went on speaking; he was conscious of something he had in his mind to say, which might not be agreeable to his uncle, simply because it was a new suggestion rather than an acceptance
of the proposition he foresaw.