Brocklehurst, I believe I intimated in the letter which I wrote to you three weeks ago, that this little girl has not quite the character and disposition I could wish: should you admit her into Lowood school, I should be glad if the superintendent and teachers were requested to keep a strict
eye on her, and, above all, to guard against her worst fault, a tendency to deceit.
The fish were under a strict
Taboo, until the distribution was completed, which seemed to be effected in the most impartial manner.
While we smile at the simplicity of his heart and the narrowness of his views, which made him regard everything out of the direct path of his daily duty, and the rigid exigencies of the service, as trivial and impertinent, which inspired him with contempt for the swelling vanity of some of his coadjutors, and the literary exercises and curious researches of others, we cannot but applaud that strict
and conscientious devotion to the interests of his employer, and to what he considered the true objects of the enterprise in which he was engaged.
She was of strict
integrity herself, with a delicate sense of honour; but she was as desirous of saving Sir Walter's feelings, as solicitous for the credit of the family, as aristocratic in her ideas of what was due to them, as anybody of sense and honesty could well be.
With regard to military matters, Napoleon immediately on his entry into Moscow gave General Sabastiani strict
orders to observe the movements of the Russian army, sent army corps out along the different roads, and charged Murat to find Kutuzov.
Some have felt that these blundering lives are due to the inconvenient indefiniteness with which the Supreme Power has fashioned the natures of women: if there were one level of feminine incompetence as strict
as the ability to count three and no more, the social lot of women might be treated with scientific certitude.
Perhaps because I never found his work of great ethical or aesthetical proportions, but recognized that it pretended to be good only within its strict
limitations, I recur to it now without that painful feeling of a diminished grandeur in it, which attends us so often when we go back to something that once greatly pleased us.
The Shepherd at first stood on his guard against him, as against an enemy, and kept a strict
watch over his movements.
His posture--flat upon his back, with his hands crossed upon his stomach and tied with something that he easily broke without profitably altering the situation--the strict
confinement of his entire person, the black darkness and profound silence, made a body of evidence impossible to controvert and he accepted it without cavil.
I am your faithful servant, humbly devoted to you from this hour, devoted in strict
truth and honour to him who sent me here, and in pure integrity of heart, and distant respect for you.
In the present book, it should perhaps be added, the word Literature is generally interpreted in the strict
sense, as including only writing of permanent significance and beauty.
I shall not make the attempt, my dear man; but to avoid any misunderstanding occurring between us in future, let me ask, in what sense do you speak of a ruler or stronger whose interest, as you were saying, he being the superior, it is just that the inferior should execute-- is he a ruler in the popular or in the strict
sense of the term?