As the natural limit of a democracy is that distance from the central point which will just permit the most remote citizens to assemble as often as their public functions demand, and will include no greater number than can join in those functions; so the natural limit of a republic is that distance from the centre which will barely
allow the representatives to meet as often as may be necessary for the administration of public affairs.
They had followed immediately behind him, thinking it barely
possible that his actions might prove a clew to my whereabouts and had witnessed my short but decisive battle with him.
The planet Mars, I scarcely need remind the reader, re- volves about the sun at a mean distance of 140,000,000 miles, and the light and heat it receives from the sun is barely
half of that received by this world.
She sold all her property excepting the farm of Toucques and the farm of Geffosses, the income of which barely
amounted to 5,000 francs; then she left her house in Saint-Melaine, and moved into a less pretentious one which had belonged to her ancestors and stood back of the market-place.
THE column that had butted stoutly at the obstacles in the roadway was barely
out of the youth's sight before he saw dark waves of men come sweeping out of the woods and down through the fields.
The man, whose name was Adam Colburn, had a face sunburnt with labor in the fields, yet intelligent, thoughtful, and traced with cares enough for a whole lifetime, though he had barely
reached middle age.
Accustomed to ease, and unequal to the struggles incident to an infant society, the affluent emigrant was barely
enabled to maintain his own rank by the weight of his personal superiority and acquirements; but, the moment that his head was laid in the grave, his indolent and comparatively uneducated offspring were compelled to yield precedency to the more active energies of a class whose exertions had been stimulated by necessity.
At first my bow and the fact that I had my hat in my hand barely
caught their attention.
Suitors are so distasted with delays and abuses, that plain dealing, in denying to deal in suits at first, and reporting the success barely
, and in challenging no more thanks than one hath deserved, is grown not only honorable, but also gracious.
And you killed her out of fear, because you trembled still at the danger you had barely
She had barely
finished when she beheld Quasimodo returning.
When he arrived he knocked at the door; but no one answered, and looking at his watch he found it was barely
half past nine; he supposed he was too early.