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" I might easily have written this story in the traditional manner [...] Every novelist knows the recipe [...] It is not very difficult to follow a simple, chronological scheme which the critics will understand [...] But I, after all, am trying to tell the story of this Chapelizod family in a new way.
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This light did not penetrate very far back into the hall, and my eyes were hindered rather than aided by the dim daylight entering through the fan vents when I tried to pick out whatever might be lying, or squatting, on the floor below.
If you tell him I made a pass at you he might think you misunderstood something I said or did, so instead of just telling him I made a pass, say I tried to date you and that you agreed so you could prove to him what a louse I really am.
I felt that he looked at me coldly and appraisingly and seemed to be uncertain what his attitude towards me should be, but he did not say one word which might indicate that he had been told of advances to his wife.
Since attack serves to stimulate interest in broadcasts, I added to my opening statement a sentence in which I claimed that German youth seemed to lack the enthusiasm which is a necessary ingredient of anger, and might be classified as uninterested and bored rather than angry.
I was far from convinced of the truth of my statement, but could not think of anything that might evoke responses more quickly.
Others mentioned that I might have had to ask friends or even strangers for help and that to be stranded in a foreign country without sufficient funds did not contribute to international understanding.
When confronted with a drunk or an insane person I have no notion of what any one of them might do to me or to himself or to others.
I granted this might be so, but found the result to be even more attention to form than was the case previously.
I fled, however, not from what might have been the natural fear of being unable to disguise from you that the things about my bridegroom -- in the sense you meant the word `` things '' -- which you had been galvanizing yourself to tell me as a painful part of your maternal duty were things which I had already insisted upon finding out for myself ( despite, I may now say, the unspeakable awkwardness of making the discovery on principle, yes, on principle, and in cold blood ) because I was resolved, as a modern woman, not to be a mollycoddle waiting for Life but to seize Life by the throat.
I and easily
And this means, I suppose, that almost invariably age reveals itself by easily recognizable signs engraved on both the body and the mind.
But I questioned, also, professional soldiers, who would not easily be hypnotized by a septuagenarian's dreamy irredentism.
I am not easily persuaded that a rule accepted by so many people for so many centuries can be so lightly dismissed.
Pozzatti and I endeavored earnestly to record our impressions without the prejudice that the anxiety of our time so easily provokes.
“ As he talked, I thought of my difficulties with writing, my struggles to articulate feelings not easily expressed.
Eusebius ' description of his own method —" I shall collect the entries from the whole of the divinely inspired Scriptures, and I shall set them out grouped by their initial letters so that one may easily perceive what lies scattered throughout the text "— implies that he had no similar type of book to work from ; his work was entirely original, based only on the text of the Bible.
Whether the adoption of the classical Alexander for the future Alexander I of Scotland ( either for Pope Alexander II or for Alexander the Great ) and the biblical David for the future David I of Scotland represented a recognition that William of Normandy would not be easily removed, or was due to the repetition of Anglo-Saxon Royal name — another Edmund had preceded Edgar — is not known.
With Christianity easily being accepted by the local nobility, leading on 3 May 1491 to the baptizing of king Nzinga a Nkuwu as the first Christian Kongolese king João I.
When he was accused of theft and taken before the judges, Zadig cleared himself by recounting the mental process which had allowed him to describe the two animals he had never seen: " I saw on the sand the tracks of an animal, and I easily
Elijah Price ( Samuel L. Jackson ) is born with Type I osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare disease in which bones break easily.
Gladstone wrote to Herbert Spencer, who contributed the introduction to a collection of anti-socialist essays ( A Plea for Liberty, 1891 ), that " I ask to make reserves, and of one passage, which will be easily guessed, I am unable even to perceive the relevancy.
I can answer the question without hesitation, bearing in mind the fact he had, as will easily be believed, the strongest possible feeling about the sanctity of treaties and international engagements, and the moral obligation to observe them ... from the moment when the Germans violated the neutrality of Belgium, he would ... have been for immediate war ".
" Referring to the escape of the Afrika Korps Panzerarmee after the battle of El Alamein, General Fritz Bayerlein opined that " I do not think that General Patton would let us get away so easily.
A few verbs are of both types at once, like read: compare I read, I read a magazine, and this magazine reads easily.
Tracy disliked the role, and told director George Cukor, " It's rather disconcerting to me to find how easily I play a heel.
Foucault described it as " by far the book I wrote most easily, with the greatest pleasure, and most rapidly.
Cixi stated that " I have always been of the opinion, that the allied armies had been permitted to escape too easily in 1860.
Thomas Jefferson wrote " I would more easily believe that ( a ) Yankee professor would lie than that stones would fall from heaven.
I and have
`` I mean, we don't have any way to get there and we can't expect you to quit work just to take us to town ''.
As I dug in behind one of the bales we were using as protection, I grudgingly found myself agreeing with Oso's logic, especially when I imagined what would have happened to Missy if Old Knife's large party of screeching warriors had overrun our company.
) hung on a hook on the wall, and underneath it I could see his tie, knotted, ready to be slipped over his head, a black badge of frayed respectability that ought never to have left his neck.
I was at once disappointed, although just what I had expected him to look like I could not have explained.
As he lowered himself on the chair behind his desk I wondered what this dapper, slightly ridiculous man could possibly have to do with the workings of the hall.
I would have foregone my romantic chances rather than leave a friend sweltering and dusty and -- Well, at least I wouldn't have shouted back a taunt.
At once my ears were drowned by a flow of what I took to be Spanish, but -- the driver's white teeth flashing at me, the road wildly veering beyond his glistening hair, beyond his gesticulating bottle -- it could have been the purest Oxford English I was half hearing ; ;