I should scold her myself, if she were capable of wishing to check
the delight of your conversation with our new friend.
John and his wife, Leah the housemaid, and Sophie the French nurse, were decent people; but in no respect remarkable; with Sophie I used to talk French, and sometimes I asked her questions about her native country; but she was not of a descriptive or narrative turn, and generally gave such vapid and confused answers as were calculated rather to check
than encourage inquiry.
I have always been accustomed to check
her, in this respect.
We see it particularly displayed in all the subordinate distributions of power, where the constant aim is to divide and arrange the several offices in such a manner as that each may be a check
on the other -- that the private interest of every individual may be a sentinel over the public rights.
You sign this contract, which is exactly like all the others we use, and I'll hand over your check
Certainly they are to be repressed, or at least well guarded: for they cloud the mind; they leese friends; and they check
with business, whereby business cannot go on currently and constantly.
We can only imagine, therefore, that the balance of Nature is preserved by some check
which limits the numbers of these ferocious creatures.
Kutuzov as far as was in his power, instead of trying to check
the movement of the French as was desired in Petersburg and by the Russian army generals, directed his whole activity here, as he had done at Tarutino and Vyazma, to hastening it on while easing the movement of our army.
Dorothea's impetuous generosity, which would have leaped at once to the vindication of Lydgate from the suspicion of having accepted money as a bribe, underwent a melancholy check
when she came to consider all the circumstances of the case by the light of Mr.
Diana, pleased and embarrassed, got herself away, and poor Anne, after flinging the innocent check
into her bureau drawer as if it were blood-money, cast herself on her bed and wept tears of shame and outraged sensibility.
On the floor were fragments of paper, which were afterwards put together, and found to be the remains of a check
for a large amount, payable to Lady Ruth, and signed by Wingrave.
And, since first-class magazines always paid on acceptance, there was a check