And though an intimate intercourse under the same government will promote a gradual
assimilation in some of these respects, yet there are causes, as well physical as moral, which may, in a greater or less degree, permanently nourish different propensities and inclinations in this respect.
But the most minute provisions become important when they tend to obviate the necessity or the pretext for gradual
and unobserved usurpations of power.
The second object aimed at by the Bill was the gradual
demoralization of the Circles themselves.
Beyond, the rock opened again upon a gradual
slope of sunlit greenery, and on either hand the light smote down through narrow ways into the central gloom.
I went slowly along, puzzling about the machines, and had been too intent upon them to notice the gradual
diminution of the light, until Weena's increasing apprehensions drew my attention.
It was such a gradual
movement that he discovered it only through noticing that a black mark that had been near him five minutes ago was now at the other side of the circumference.
It was noon, and Monte Cristo had set apart one hour to be passed in the apartments of Haidee, as though his oppressed spirit could not all at once admit the feeling of pure and unmixed joy, but required a gradual
succession of calm and gentle emotions to prepare his mind to receive full and perfect happiness, in the same manner as ordinary natures demand to be inured by degrees to the reception of strong or violent sensations.
This spectacle of gradual
strangulation made the youth writhe, and once as his friend rolled his eyes, he saw something in them that made him sink wailing to the ground.
Hutchinson rejoiced to mark the gradual
growth of an aristocratic class, to whom the common people, as in duty bound, were learning humbly to resign the honors, emoluments, and authority of state.
I had the happiness of hearing of her gradual
recovery, however, before we commenced our journey, though no more was said of the purchase.