Let us not attempt to reconcile
contradictions, but firmly embrace a rational alternative.
This is not the only case in which the articles of Confederation have inconsiderately endeavored to accomplish impossibilities; to reconcile
a partial sovereignty in the Union, with complete sovereignty in the States; to subvert a mathematical axiom, by taking away a part, and letting the whole remain.
They, therefore, endeavour, and that consistently, to deaden the class struggle and to reconcile
the class antagonisms.
Du Bousquier, whose secret ambition was to lay down the law to the town, wished, as a first proof of his power, to reconcile
the minister of Saint-Leonard with the rector of the parish, and he succeeded.
And indeed the worst of my faults was a certain impatient gaiety of disposition, such as has made the happiness of many, but such as I found it hard to reconcile
with my imperious desire to carry my head high, and wear a more than commonly grave countenance before the public.
Without seeking to reconcile
what was contradictory between Captain Nemo's manifest aversion to islands and continents, and his invitation to hunt in a forest, I contented myself with replying:
It is, however, not by this method that we can begin to trace the difference between the poets of East and West, but in the two aspects of life which no amount of comparison can reconcile
Darcy was really the object of her choice, by explaining the gradual change which her estimation of him had undergone, relating her absolute certainty that his affection was not the work of a day, but had stood the test of many months suspense, and enumerating with energy all his good qualities, she did conquer her father's incredulity, and reconcile
him to the match.
That is a matter of taste," said King Ulysses, "and, for my own part, neither the most careful fattening nor the daintiest of cookery would reconcile
me to being dished at last.
How to reconcile
his dignity with the satisfaction of his curiosity by walking towards the Green was the problem that Mr.
This consideration, while it serves to reconcile
an apparent contradiction in the moral character of the islanders, should in some measure alter that low opinion of it which the reader of South Sea voyages is too apt to form.
It is no small part of our art, sir,” and he now spoke with the confidence of a man who understood his subject, “to reconcile
the patient to what is for his own good, though at the same time it may be unpalatable.