A conceit may be defined as an exaggerated figure of speech or play on words in which intellectual cleverness figures at least as largely as real emotion and which is often dragged out to extremely complicated lengths of literal application
A caveat is a declaration that the writer has NOT invented a thing, but believes that he is about to do so; while an APPLICATION
is a declaration that the writer has already perfected the invention.
I am sure of Sir James at any time, and could make him renew his application
by a line.
After addressing her with his usual politeness, he turned to his daughter and said, "Well, Eleanor, may I congratulate you on being successful in your application
to your fair friend?
But it seems unlikely that man should be able to adjust that which the law cannot determine; it may be replied, that the law having laid down the best rules possible, leaves the adjustment and application
of particulars to the discretion of the magistrate; besides, it allows anything to be altered which experience proves may be better established.
Though too shy to answer the advertisements which demanded a personal application
, he replied to those which asked for letters; but he had no experience to state and no recommendations: he was conscious that neither his German nor his French was commercial; he was ignorant of the terms used in business; he knew neither shorthand nor typewriting.
After living at the seat of the highest authority and power, after conversing with the Emperor less than three hours before, and in general being accustomed to the respect due to his rank in the service, Balashev found it very strange here on Russian soil to encounter this hostile, and still more this disrespectful, application
of brute force to himself.
Yes--careful against mental agitation of all kinds, and against excessive application
The sheriff grasped one of the outthrown arms; it was as rigid as iron, and the application
of a gentle force rocked the entire body without altering the relation of its parts.
Above all others, men of genius and learning shared the principal place in his favour; and in these he had much discernment: for though he had missed the advantage of a learned education, yet, being blest with vast natural abilities, he had so well profited by a vigorous though late application
to letters, and by much conversation with men of eminence in this way, that he was himself a very competent judge in most kinds of literature.
was at first fluctuating and uncertain; it gained strength as I proceeded and soon became so ardent and eager that the stars often disappeared in the light of morning whilst I was yet engaged in my laboratory.
The more carefully I reflected on what had passed between us, the more shrewdly I suspected the production of the casket, and the application
for the loan, of having been mere formalities, designed to pave the way for the parting inquiry addressed to me.