It is a universal rule that each of a pair of opposites
of this type has reference to that to which the particular 'positive' is natural.
The hours passed -- and there was the house opposite
still shut up, still void of any signs of human existence inside or out.
Meantime, the sun shone fierce and bright upon the polished arms of the knights of either side, who crowded the opposite
extremities of the lists, and held eager conference together concerning the best mode of arranging their line of battle, and supporting the conflict.
I fired until my rifle was empty and they were almost upon me, and then a glance showing me that Dejah Thoris and Sola had disappeared among the hills, I sprang up, throwing down my useless gun, and started away in the direction opposite
to that taken by Sola and her charge.
To Meriem, however, it presented but a place denuded of large trees which she must cross quickly to regain the jungle upon the opposite
side before Malbihn should have landed.
The carriage stopped near the Meta Sudans; the door was opened, and the young men, eagerly alighting, found themselves opposite
a cicerone, who appeared to have sprung up from the ground, so unexpected was his appearance.
On the opposite
side they beheld a party of thirty-one savages, which they soon ascertained to be Blackfeet.
They sat down opposite
each other in the old places, and Arthur said, "I'm going away, Adam; I'm going into the army.
On the morning of the 31st of May, as the travellers were breakfasting on the right bank of the river, the usual alarm was given, but with more reason, as two Indians actually made their appearance on a bluff on the opposite
or northern side, and harangued them in a loud voice.
He has been kicking the furniture about in all the other rooms; I have locked myself in my study, opposite
It was several seconds before the sounds upon the opposite
side of the partition jolted my slowly returning faculties into a realization of their probable import, and then of a sudden I grasped the fact that they were caused by Tars Tarkas in what was evidently a desperate struggle with wild beasts or savage men.
Much in the same manner ought that oligarchy to be established which is next in order: but as to that which is most opposite
to a pure democracy, and approaches nearest to a dynasty and a tyranny, as it is of all others the worst, so it requires the greatest care and caution to preserve it: for as bodies of sound and healthy constitutions and ships which are well manned and well found for sailing can bear many injuries without perishing, while a diseased body or a leaky ship with an indifferent crew cannot support the [1321a] least shock; so the worst-established governments want most looking after.