In a community like ours, where property confers immense distinction, social position, honour, respect, titles, and other pleasant things of the kind, man, being naturally ambitious, makes it his aim
to accumulate this property, and goes on wearily and tediously accumulating it long after he has got far more than he wants, or can use, or enjoy, or perhaps even know of.
Now I must disclose to you the chief aim
of our Order," he said, "and if this aim
coincides with yours, you may enter our Brotherhood with profit.
I wish you to observe," says Cardinal Newman, "that the mere dealer in words cares little or nothing for the subject which he is embellishing, but can paint and gild anything whatever to order; whereas the artist, whom I am acknowledging, has his great or rich visions before him, and his only aim
is to bring out what he thinks or what he feels in a way adequate to the thing spoken of, and appropriate to the speaker.
At length, emboldened by the long and patient watchfulness of his enemies, the Huron attempted a better and more fatal aim
The stranger looked at me again - still cocking his eye, as if he were expressly taking aim
at me with his invisible gun - and said, "He's a likely young parcel of bones that.
So saying, and without showing the least anxiety to pause upon his aim
, Locksley stept to the appointed station, and shot his arrow as carelessly in appearance as if he had not even looked at the mark.
They seem still to aim
at things repugnant and irreconcilable; at an augmentation of federal authority, without a diminution of State authority; at sovereignty in the Union, and complete independence in the members.
The slight deviation of the boat's direction was sufficient to throw the muzzle of the rifle out of aim
Let him act like the clever archers who, designing to hit the mark which yet appears too far distant, and knowing the limits to which the strength of their bow attains, take aim
much higher than the mark, not to reach by their strength or arrow to so great a height, but to be able with the aid of so high an aim
to hit the mark they wish to reach.
They ceased taking aim
and were still, whereon Hector spoke.
Don’t be boasting, Billy Kirby,” said Natty, throwing the breech of his rifle into the snow, and leaning on its barrel; “you’ll get but one shot at the creatur’, for if the lad misses his aim
, which wouldn’t be a wonder if he did, with his arm so stiff and sore, you’ll find a good piece and an old eye coming a’ter you.
What on earth can it be that two people so dissimilar as you and Strickland could aim