In considering what words mean
, it is natural to start with proper names, and we will again take "Napoleon" as our instance.
'I don't know what you mean
by "glory,"' Alice said.
that the return of a deposit of gold which is to the injury of the receiver, if the two parties are friends, is not the repayment of a debt,--that is what you would imagine him to say?
The average price of wage-labour is the minimum wage, i.e., that quantum of the means
of subsistence, which is absolutely requisite in bare existence as a labourer.
The German word ALSO is the equivalent of the English phrase "You know," and does not mean
anything at all--in TALK, though it sometimes does in print.
And what do you mean
? How can a man's inside "front" in any direction?
"Bill Starkey," continued John, "did not mean
to frighten his brother into fits when he dressed up like a ghost and ran after him in the moonlight; but he did; and that bright, handsome little fellow, that might have been the pride of any mother's heart is just no better than an idiot, and never will be, if he lives to be eighty years old.
"But surely love means
perfect trust," said Rosalind.
The captain chid her for the conclusion of her speech, as an improper assurance in judging of her master's actions: for if his honour, or his understanding, would have suffered the captain to make an alliance with Mrs Wilkins, his pride would by no means
have admitted it.
In the present task I have not got beyond this:--I am bent on finding Lizzie, and I mean
to find her, and I will take any means
of finding her that offer themselves.
He is at some obvious pains to "punish vice and reward virtue," but I do not mean
that easy morality when I praise his; I mean
the more difficult sort that recognizes in each man's soul the arbiter not of his fate surely, but surely of his peace.
There is another art which imitates by means
of language alone, and that either in prose or verse--which, verse, again, may either combine different metres or consist of but one kind--but this has hitherto been without a name.