It is a great triumph of skill to gain
the former, but a still greater proof of generalship to maintain possession of the latter, for man must battle for his fortress at every door and window.
I got a cent ready in one hand and a florin in the other, intending to give him the former if he survived and the latter if he killed himself--for his loss would be my gain
in a literary way, and I was willing to pay a fair price for the item --but this impostor ended his intensely moving performance by simply adding some powder to the liquid and polishing the spoon
And he did "tackle it again" -- and under the double pressure of curiosity and prospective gain
he did it with such spirit that he accomplished a shining success.
Rise my soul, strain every nerve, Thy morgage to remove, Gain
thy mother's heartfelt thanks Thy family's grateful love.
And as for Harriet, I will venture to say that she cannot gain
by the acquaintance.
When young things begin to gain
health they gain
It was very tiring and slow work, yet I did visibly gain
ground; and as we drew near the Cape of the Woods, though I saw I must infallibly miss that point, I had still made some hundred yards of easting.
If the legislative authority, which possesses so many means of operating on the motives of the other departments, should be able to gain
to its interest either of the others, or even one third of its members, the remaining department could derive no advantage from its remedial provision.
All at once from the dark line of the horizon whither it retired to gain
its momentum, the monster rushed suddenly towards the Abraham Lincoln with alarming rapidity, stopped suddenly about twenty feet from the hull, and died out--not diving under the water, for its brilliancy did not abate--but suddenly, and as if the source of this brilliant emanation was exhausted.
These dates were inscribed in an itinerary divided into columns, indicating the month, the day of the month, and the day for the stipulated and actual arrivals at each principal point Paris, Brindisi, Suez, Bombay, Calcutta, Singapore, Hong Kong, Yokohama, San Francisco, New York, and London--from the 2nd of October to the 21st of December; and giving a space for setting down the gain
made or the loss suffered on arrival at each locality.
And that is not all: even if man really were nothing but a piano-key, even if this were proved to him by natural science and mathematics, even then he would not become reasonable, but would purposely do something perverse out of simple ingratitude, simply to gain
Hence those who use fire as an aid to the attack show intelligence; those who use water as an aid to the attack gain
an accession of strength.