Matilda told such Dreadful Lies, It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes; Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth, Had kept a Strict Regard for Truth, Attempted to Believe Matilda: The effort very nearly killed her.
"We tried to make our characters as human and empathetic as possible. Instead of merely emphasizing their super feats, we Attempted to make their personal life and personal problems as realistic and as interesting as possible. We wanted to make them seem like real people whom the reader would like to spend time with and want to know better.stan lee
Incarcerating people for their [drug] consumption choices has the consistency of arresting a survivor of suicide for Attempted murder.ilana mercer
Notes: When Aono, Yurito's sister, Attempted to kill Matsuri with a katana, Yurito stood in the path of her blade. Yurito is slain and his illusionary form (he was a fake substitute created by Aono through Yaka powers) dissolved back into a sea of papers.
He was almost a force of nature, like a slumbering volcano, wreathed in clouds, occasionally emitting smoke which soothsayers Attempted to interpret.Theodore H(arold) White
Between 1945 and 2005 the United States has Attempted to overthrow more than 40 foreign governments, and to crush more than 30 populist-nationalist movements struggling against intolerable regimes... In the process, the U.S. caused the end of life for several million people, and condemned many millions more to a life of agony and despair.william blum
Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities the political, the religious, the educational authorities who Attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing forming in our minds their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable open-mindedness, chaotic, confused vulnerability to inform yourself.
In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts and in living color, you are going to see another first -- Attempted suicide.Christine Chubbuck
One thing about school - I always had this attitude that I was in school to learn, and Attempted to do whatever was involved in that process, while school had this attitude that I was there to earn grades, which I couldn't care less about. Unsurprisingly, my grades weren't very good.bram cohen
The dilemma of traditional sex research lay in the unconscious, but unquestioningly assumed division into opposing drives and hereditary factors... The division into heterosexuality and homosexuality, into heterosexuals and homosexuals, is also an artifact that rests on a grave error, namely, on the assumption that a fundamentally different model is necessary to explain heterosexual and homosexual behavior. The entire investigation of etiology was ideologically loaded beforehand because it separated a segment of the sexual continuum and Attempted to make analyses with the help of fundamentally different concepts.
Men's consciences ought in no sort to be violated, urged, or constrained. And whenever men have Attempted any thing by this violent course, whether openly or by secret means, the issue has been pernicious, and the cause of great and wonderful innovations in the principallest and mightiest kingdoms and countries...roger williams
It was in old days, with our learned men, an interesting and oft-investigated question, "What is the origin of light?" and the solution of it has been repeatedly Attempted, with no other result than to crowd our lunatic asylums with the would-be solvers. Hence, after fruitless attempts to suppress such investigations indirectly by making them liable to a heavy tax, the Legislature, in comparatively recent times, absolutely prohibited them.edwin abbot
The quality which makes his work great is not his scholarship, nor the faculty of narrative which he shared with many contemporaries, but his astonishing power of co-ordinating the fragments of information which came to him through tradition, the relation of friends, or documentary evidence. In an age when little was Attempted beyond the registration of fact, he had reached the conception of history. It is in virtue of this conception that the Historia Ecclesiastica still lives after twelve hundred years.bede
Is it not good to know what follows from what, even if it is not necessarily FAPP? [FAPP is Bell's suggested abbreviation of "for all practical purposes."] Suppose for example that quantum mechanics were found to resist precise formulation. Suppose that when formulation beyond FAPP was Attempted, we find an unmovable finger obstinately pointing outside the subject, to the mind of the observor, to the Hindu scriptures, to God, or even only Gravitation? Would that not be very, very interesting?john stewart bell
Charismatic Lithuanian baritone Vytautas Juozapaitis was a spirited, energetic Don Giovanni who held the audience's rapt attention whenever he was on stage. He had an authoritative sound that could be romantically enticing in an attempt to seduce a lady, but could change instantly into a commanding tone when anyone Attempted to thwart his will.vytautas juozapaitis
Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close Something Attempted, something done, Has earned a night's repose.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Marx claimed in Volume 1 [of Capital ] that there was some interesting economics involved in a labor theory of value, and some believe his greatest fame in pure economics lies in his attempted analysis of "surplus value." Although he promised to clear up the contradiction between "price" and "value" in later volumes, neither he nor Engels ever made good this claim.karl marx
Minimal sculpture is composed of extremely simple, monumental geometric forms made of fibreglass , plastic , sheet metal, or aluminum , either left raw or solidly painted with bright industrial colours. Like the painters , minimalist sculptors Attempted to make their works totally objective, unexpressive, and non-referential.
As no Court has ever Attempted to define fraud, so no Court has ever Attempted to define undue influence, which includes one of its many varieties.
Whoever has ever Attempted to translate poetry knows how very difficult it is, both to transmit adequately the message and to recreate the rhyme and rhyme scheme. De Zayas has been remarkably successful in tackling both difficulties. Throughout the book we sense his easy recreation of the mood, the charm, the musicality of the language, and the meter of Rilke’s poems.
...and I longed to return to the peak to explore some of the many ridges and faces which as yet had never been Attempted. I now realise how lucky I was to have had this extraordinary peak virtually to myself;... ~ Eric Shipton Few mountains have such a superb array of ridges and faces. ~ Eric Shipton
The dilemma created by the existentialist “leap” is inescapable. Every Attempted escape becomes an escape from existentialism itself. … It is one of the characteristics of existentialism that its adherents are continually on the verge of apostasy.
Nature herself has never Attempted to effect great changes rapidly.
The dilemma of traditional sex research lay in the unconscious, but unquestioningly assumed division into opposing drives and hereditary factors . . . The division into heterosexuality and homosexuality, into heterosexuals and homosexuals, is also an artifact that rests on a grave mistake, namely, on the assumption that a fundamentally different model is necessary to explain heterosexual and homosexual behavior. The entire investigation of etiology was ideologically loaded beforehand because it separated a segment of the sexual continuum and Attempted to make analyses with the help of fundamentally different concepts.
When late I Attempted your pity to move, why seemed you so deaf to my prayers? Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, but why did you kick me downstairs?