We Fish-Eaters had not learned to add our strength
until our strength
was the strength
of all of us.
was used to give united strength
to the Oligarchy.
During the month that the French troops were pillaging in Moscow and the Russian troops were quietly encamped at Tarutino, a change had taken place in the relative strength
of the two armies- both in spirit and in number- as a result of which the superiority had passed to the Russian side.
With this loss of substance and exhaustion of strength
, the homes of the people will be stripped bare, and three-tenths of their income will be dissipated; while government expenses for broken chariots, worn-out horses, breast-plates and helmets, bows and arrows, spears and shields, protective mantles, draught-oxen and heavy wagons, will amount to four-tenths of its total revenue.
With a turn for literary expression myself, and a penchant for forcible figures and phrases, I appreciated, as no other listener, I dare say, the peculiar vividness and strength
and absolute blasphemy of his metaphors.
The most sanguine advocates for three or four confederacies cannot reasonably suppose that they would long remain exactly on an equal footing in point of strength
, even if it was possible to form them so at first; but, admitting that to be practicable, yet what human contrivance can secure the continuance of such equality?
The touch of his hand on hers was vastly more potent than any word he could utter, the impact of his strength
on her imagination was more alluring than the printed poems and spoken passions of a thousand generations of lovers.
But the HOUYHNHNMS train up their youth to strength
, speed, and hardiness, by exercising them in running races up and down steep hills, and over hard stony grounds; and when they are all in a sweat, they are ordered to leap over head and ears into a pond or river.
Small states, or states of less natural strength
, under vigorous governments, and with the assistance of disciplined armies, have often triumphed over large states, or states of greater natural strength
, which have been destitute of these advantages.
I used all my strength
, but I could not get on, and was obliged continually to stop.
He was at the edge of another of those terrible canyons, the eighth he had crossed, whose precipitous sides would have taxed to the uttermost the strength
of an untired man well fortified by food and water, and for the first time, as he looked down into the abyss and then at the opposite side that he must scale, misgivings began to assail his mind.
His hope lay in that Ponta himself should ultimately consume his strength