reservation


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reservation

1. an area of land set aside, esp (in the US) for American Indian peoples
2. Brit the strip of land between the two carriageways of a dual carriageway
3. Law a right or interest retained by the grantor in property granted, conveyed, leased, etc., to another
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We no longer live in times when assassination was the only and the last resource kings held in reservation at extremity.
One of the Indian boys was taken ill, and it became my duty to take him to Washington, deliver him over to the Secretary of the Interior, and get a receipt for him, in order that he might be returned to his Western reservation.
But Pierre believed it without any mental reservation.
Granted that a benefactor's wishes may constitute a claim; there must always be a reservation as to the quality of those wishes.
There had been no reservation on White Fang's part, and the bond was not to be broken easily.
Sebastien, who admired his chief without reservation, and who was, as yet, wholly ignorant of the evils of bureaucracy, had the follies of guilelessness as well as its grace.
What man indeed--upon the stage,' said Mr Curdle, with a small reservation in favour of himself.
Fyne with an air, however, of making some mental reservation which I did not pause to investigate.
She seemed ready to listen without mental reservation, with- out suspicion, without a thought for herself.
Now, unless I am much mistaken, at the inquest to-day only one--at most, two persons were speaking the truth without reservation or subterfuge.
Despite the fact, therefore, that all Nietzsche's views in this respect were dictated to him by the profoundest love; despite Zarathustra's reservation in this discourse, that "with women nothing (that can be said) is impossible," and in the face of other overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Nietzsche is universally reported to have mis son pied dans le plat, where the female sex is concerned.
And yet there was one reservation on each side; on hers, that she intended through her guardian to withdraw herself immediately from the tuition of her music-master; on his, that he did already entertain some wandering speculations whether it might ever come to pass that he would know more of Miss Landless.